Sunday, 30 December 2007

Dangerous Knowledge

Dangerous Knowledge
1 hr 29 min 1 sec - Sep 3, 2007
Average rating: (487 ratings)

In this one-off documentary, David Malone looks at four brilliant mathematicians - Georg Cantor, Ludwig Boltzmann, Kurt Gödel and Alan Turing - whose genius has profoundly affected us, but which tragically drove them insane and eventually led to them all committing suicide.

The film begins with Georg Cantor, the great mathematician whose work proved to be the foundation for much of the 20th-century mathematics. He believed he was God's messenger and was eventually driven insane trying to prove his theories of infinity.

Ludwig Boltzmann's struggle to prove the existence of atoms and probability eventually drove him to suicide. Kurt Gödel, the introverted confidant of Einstein, proved that there would always be problems which were outside human logic. His life ended in a sanatorium where he starved himself to death.

Finally, Alan Turing, the great Bletchley Park code breaker, father of computer science and homosexual, died trying to prove that some things are fundamentally unprovable.

The film also talks to the latest in the line of thinkers who have continued to pursue the question of whether there are things that mathematics and the human mind cannot know.

They include Greg Chaitin, mathematician at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center, New York, and Roger Penrose.

Dangerous Knowledge tackles some of the profound questions about the true nature of reality that mathematical thinkers are still trying to answer today.

Friday, 14 December 2007

No, really...

Honestly, you gotta snigger at that one. Well, I didn’t at the time but the tension is coming down now...

Basically, what happened was I decided to change jobs in order to improve my quality of life – on many different fronts. The finances were gaunt, the job satisfaction was gone, the boss was getting weird on me…? 2.5 years is long enough.

Everything went really well – especially the 5 interviews I had to sit for in order to get into the next dream environment. Except, my boss had other ideas and decided to make it difficult for me to leave.

So he gave me terrible references. What a perfect plan – your employee will never leave now because nobody will want him! Suddenly, the vision of a much-needed pay rise (or life for that matter) was beginning to fade away in front of my very eyes.

This is when you get creative.

I managed to chase down a marketing manager from Hong Kong who was in Japan waiting for the next plane to get back home. He didn’t mind telling the truth to my prospective employer. In fact, if it wasn’t for his giving disposition, I would not have been able to get out of this dangerous and scary situation.

I also collected enough written material to reassure my prospective employer that I am not evil, lobotomised or lazy. This was the bit that really lifted my spirits because I simply forgot how many people were pleased to benefit from my services – and how often those thanks were coming down the grapevine.

It’s just that I forgot because I was so busy constantly repairing the damage to my soul. As this is ultimately the price you pay for hanging out with predators – you get eaten. And it hurts. And it can get very hairy for you.

The problem is – you do not always realise that you are hanging out with predators. They have ways of convincing you otherwise, of making you feel inadequate and ill-prepared. Even if everyone around you is wondering what the hell is wrong with your eyes.

So I got it but my boss would not let me go that easily and really put in a lot of effort into harassing me, trying to scare me, pleading, threatening with legal documents that seem serious but really make no sense, etc etc. It went on for two weeks.

So what do you do?

You disconnect - and then you expose them. You cease all contact and get it through to your thick skull that this harassment is the only point there is. It’s only designed to drain you emotionally and physically. There is never a possibility to reason or argue your way out of it.

You just gotta walk away and refuse to play!

So by the end of the first week I would not have it any longer and abandoned my employment. The notice had already been given anyway and I was prepared to go without pay for a couple of weeks. The new employer recommended that I take a week off too but it was never meant to be this dramatic.

This is when the unsolicited visits started happening, harassing phone calls and – surprisingly – weird text messages. As my rant is getting long already, I just want to leave this topic with a quote that we all here had a good giggle about.

SMS Communication – 2 of 3
From: H* A*
Time: 14 December 2007, 08:38

It was witnessed [by me] u picked up and read letter fully dressed at 07.42. Had hopes u would have made contact with us by now as action is needed. H*

Well, it certainly seems that some sort of action was needed – I am just quietly pleased that, on this occasion, I was “fully dressed” while opening my letter box...

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Evidence of Revision - RFK, MK ULTRA and Jonestown

Evidence of Revision Part 5: RFK Assassination, MK ULTRA and Jonestown Massacre
1 hr 20 min 12 sec - 12 Apr 2007

Average rating: (56 ratings)

This is the mind blowing 5-part video documentary series Evidence of Revision whose purpose is to present the publicly unavailable and even suppressed historical audio, video and film.

These recordings have largely been unseen by the American and the world public - relating to the assassination of the Kennedy brothers; the little known classified "Black Ops" actually used to intentionally create the massive war in Viet Nam; the CIA "mind control" programs and their involvement in the RFK assassination and the Jonestown massacre and other important truths of our post-modern time.

The U.S. Government's Orwellian "Office of Public Diplomacy" has been in existence in various forms and under various names since World War ONE. The union of American governance and American corporate interests began in Abraham Lincoln's day and the massaging of "public truth" began even before the Roman Empire.

The more you know about "real history" versus "official history", the better equipped you are to see behind the lies of our times, even as they are told to you.

Evidence of Revision
sweeps "official truth" into the dustbin of history as it may be revised even as it is being written.

Each part cca 100 min. long, 8 hours all together. A must see for everyone
  • Part 1: The assassinations of Kennedy and Oswald as never seen before
  • Part 2: The "Why" of it all referenced to Viet Nam and LBJ
  • Part 3: LBJ, Hoover and others. What so few know even today.
  • Part 4: The RFK assassination as never seen before
  • Part 5: The RFK assassination continued, MK ULTRA and the Jonestown massacre...

    ...all related.

Friday, 23 November 2007

Money, Banking and the Federal Reserve

Money, Banking and the Federal Reserve
41 min 25 sec - Jun 1, 1996

Average rating: (721 ratings)

Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson understood "The Monster". But to most Americans today, Federal Reserve is just a name on the dollar bill.

They have no idea of what the central bank does to the economy, or to their own economic lives; of how and why it was founded and operates; or of the sound money and banking that could end the statism, inflation, and business cycles that the Fed generates.

Dedicated to Murray N. Rothbard, steeped in American history and Austrian economics, and featuring Ron Paul, Joseph Salerno, Hans Hoppe, and Lew Rockwell, this extraordinary new film is the clearest, most compelling explanation ever offered of the Fed, and why curbing it must be our first priority.

Alan Greenspan is not, we're told, happy about this 42-minute blockbuster. Watch it, and you'll understand why. This is economics and history as they are meant to be: fascinating, informative, and motivating.

This movie could change America.

Indeed, this movie could change the whole world – well, at least it will shed some light on the reality of the contemporary monetary system.

Make no mistake, the issues discussed in this documentary are not just relevant to the United States – in fact, all Western countries subscribe to a slight variation of the same model. Therefore, we are all under the same - essentially feudal - system with few people in charge.

The secretive nature of the Reserve Banking System is probably the most disturbing aspect of this whole kabana. We are looking here at essentially non-government entities, with no overseeing body and no known budgets. That no-budget quandary is actually pretty funny considering that Reserve Banks magically create money out of thin air and then lend it to governments at interest.

So if they need cash for something, I guess they can just print some… Crazy world!

Ron Paul makes an interesting appearance in this movie. He is obviously arguing against such tyranny – and "tyranny" is probably a good word here. His contribution to the debate obviously needs to be acknowledged. However, I cannot escape the impression that promoting such views will not be very helpful in his upcoming presidential candidacy of 2008.

Not because it’s a wrong thing to argue – not at all, quite the opposite in fact. Nevertheless, since this whole “imaginary money” thing is so entrenched, with so many extremely powerful stakeholders relying on perpetuating such a state of affairs – he will likely find it difficult to be accepted and promoted as a serious contender.

Although, stranger things have happened

Added: 14 April 2008

The Money Masters - How International Bankers Gained Control of America
3 hr 35 min 19 sec - Mar 27, 2007
Average rating: (2513 ratings)
"The powers of financial capitalism had a far-reaching plan, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole...

Their secret is that they have annexed from governments, monarchies, and republics the power to create the world's money..."

The Money Masters is a 3 1/2 hour non-fiction, historical documentary that traces the origins of the political power structure that rules our nation and the world today.

The modern political power structure has its roots in the hidden manipulation and accumulation of gold and other forms of money. The development of fractional reserve banking practices in the 17th century brought to a cunning sophistication the secret techniques initially used by goldsmiths fraudulently to accumulate wealth.

With the formation of the privately-owned Bank of England in 1694, the yoke of economic slavery to a privately-owned "central" bank was first forced upon the backs of an entire nation, not removed but only made heavier with the passing of the three centuries to our day. Nation after nation, including America, has fallen prey to this cabal of international central bankers.

  • The Problem
  • The Money Changers
  • Roman Empire
  • The Goldsmiths of Medieval England
  • Tally Sticks
  • The Bank of England
  • The Rise of the Rothschilds
  • The American Revolution
  • The Bank of North America
  • The Constitutional Convention
  • First Bank of the U.S.
  • Napoleon's Rise to Power
  • Death of the First Bank of the U.S. / War of 1812
  • Waterloo
  • Second Bank of the U.S.
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Fort Knox
  • World Central Bank
and more...

Added: 14 April 2008

Money As Debt
47 min - Feb 12, 2007

Average rating: (3853 Ratings)

Paul Grignon's 47-minute animated presentation of "Money as Debt" tells in very simple and effective graphic terms what money is and how it is being created.

It is an entertaining way to get the message out. The Cowichan Citizens Coalition and its "Duncan Initiative" received high praise from those who previewed it.

I recommend it as a painless but hard-hitting educational tool and encourage the widest distribution and use by all groups concerned with the present unsustainable monetary system in Canada and the United States.

Monday, 12 November 2007

Definition of Stupidity

Definition of Stupidity
1 hr 10 min 43 sec - Sep 18, 2007

Average rating:
(41 ratings)

Stupidity by Albert Nerenberg Features Bill Maher, Noam Chomsky, George W. Bush, Mark Crispin Miller and many others.

A humorous examination of stupidity in contemporary American culture, covering: the effects of television and mass media on the American intellect; the "dumbing down" of American culture; the popularity of Steve-O and Jackass; role of religion in willful stupidity; the identifaction of many Americans with George W. Bush; the evolution of such concepts as "idiot" and "moron."

The DVD edition contains extra interviews commentaries and readings. The film is not connected to Matthijs van Boxsel's book called Encyclopaedia of Stupidity -- also 2003- but recommended. Notes written September 17th, 2007

Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Revelations From Beyond The Grave - Bill Hicks

Bill Hicks - Revelations (1993)
56 min 22 sec - May 10, 2007

Average rating: (180 ratings)

Hicks' follow-up show to Relentless, recorded at the Dominion Theatre in London.
We live in a permanent state of Halloween - no, really. This reality is bizarre and strange. People are strange. They do weird and scary things and are proud of them.

Once in a while we are blessed with a visionary able to catch these things with an objective eye and just pause for a second, realise it - and then yell to all concerned.

Bill Hick was one of those visionaries - and he could see and pause and then describe what he noticed in a foul, poignant and excellent way.

If you are offended by what you hear in this recording, then you missed the point completely.

Is there a point to any of this? Yes, I think there is.

The world is like a ride at an amusement park. It goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills and it's very brightly coloured and it's very loud and it's fun, for a while.

Some people have been on the ride for a long time, and they begin to question: Is this real, or is this just a ride? And other people have remembered, and they come back to us, they say, "Hey - don't worry, don't be afraid, ever, because, this is just a ride...”

But we always kill those good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok.

Jesus - murdered;
Martin Luther King - murdered;
Malcolm X - murdered;
Gandhi - murdered;
John Lennon - murdered;

Reagan... wounded.

But it doesn't matter because: It's just a ride. And we can change it anytime we want. It's only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings and money. A choice, right now, between fear and love.

The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love, instead, see all of us as one. Here's what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride.

Take all that money that we spend on weapons and defenses each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace.

Bill Hicks (1961 - 1994)
Prophet. Smoker. Asshole.

Added: 24 November 2007

Bill Hicks on David Letterman censorship

Monday, 22 October 2007

Dan Aykroyd - Unplugged on UFO's

Dan Aykroyd - Unplugged on UFO's
1 hr 21 min 15 sec - Feb 7, 2007

Average rating: (422 ratings)

Hollywood star Dan Aykroyd, who is a believer in the existence and government cover-up of alien life-forms, hosts this look into the phenomenon of UFO sightings.

Akroyd shares his personal experiences in this field and also discusses recent findings with author and UFOlogist David Sereda. Dan Aykroyd Unplugged On UFO's features UFO footage as well as testimonial material from Astronaut Gordon Cooper and others, including former president Ronald Reagan.

Note: Dan has in his possesion the photo and video material of the famous O'Hare Airport sighting. That feature will be presented is his new documentary.
Hmmm..., something seems to be taking place on the UFO scene at the moment – something quite subtle and intangible. Both in terms of the actual increase in the number of sightings and the widespread release of tons of new research material.

The general increase in the number of sightings is probably due to both the number of people actually looking up in the sky – and the increased number of alien visitations.

What could that mean in terms relevant to us – the everyday people?
This is basically the theme of today’s documentary.

To be honest, I never gave Dan much credit. I kinda thought that he was a bit of a showman, maybe with a dash of geekiness. Sorry Dan, if you are reading this – but you never really exposed this side of yourself before…

And the person that basically comes out in front of our very eyes is an extremely intelligent philosopher with extensive knowledge in the field of UFO’s, with a genuine thirst for knowledge.

That is rather surprising and most pleasing, actually.

I must congratulate Dan on this interview – it must have taken quite a lot of strength to do it. I mean, most people attempting to discuss UFO's and aliens are either ridiculed or pushed out to the fringe of science, with little chance of reaching mass audiences.

What surprised me the most about Dan in this particular interview was his eloquence and the impressive display of knowledge – information which he seems to have gathered over an extensive period of time. It is especially evident in his discussion of interdimensionality.

Another interesting part of the interview is when Dan speculates about the benevolence of the alien visitors - something that most researchers feel very uncomfortable about and tend to just settle on “they’re friendly – why not” shtick.
The possibility of us being food or a cruel joke is somehow inconceivable to most people interested in the topic.

Well, Dan Aykroyd seriously explores various possibilities. He gives some reasons to think about aliens as friendly beings – but also delves into the implications of malevolent alien behaviour; things like abductions, the trauma caused as a result, etc…

That in itself is rather revolutionary. Sure, there were plenty of others before him to seriously consider this question but Dan Aykroyd is a celebrity. A famous celebrity talking about aliens trying to pretend they’re nice so they can trick you. Not bad.

Anyways, enough about my impressions – do make an effort to form your own and just watch this fascinating interview. It is peppered with lots of great UFO footage – a lot of it is very recent.

I am very interested in the topic of UFOs and have already posted about other great movies discussing them. Please see Open Your Eyes - UFO Video and Testimony for more information.

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Manufacturing Consent - Noam Chomsky

Manufacturing Consent
2 hr 47 min 37 sec - Mar 27, 2007

Average rating: (208 ratings)

The classic Canadian documentary Manufacturing Consent based on the Noam Chomsky/Edward Herman book by the same name. Explores the propaganda model of the media.

Noam Chomsky... Well, to be honest, this is not a person that I claim to know much about. Nevertheless, his work came up during the course of my research.

It would seem that everybody has an opinion about Noam - much as is the case with David Ickie. In other words, some bits of his will be good - some not so kosher. However, ultimately he has made a number of really good observations and these resonated with many people.

The reason I like this movie is because it is a classic with a lot of excellent points about media bias and the way our minds are shaped by those in power. By now, you have probably noticed that these sorts of issues are the prevailing theme in my blog.

The reason to like it slightly less is the dryness. There are plenty of excellent moments - but at times, they do get repetitive. Nevertheless, the content is spot on and really enlightening as to the true nature of modern propaganda.

Do yourself a favour and make an honest effort to see this one. It is filled with juicy excerpts from newsmedia and various public talks.

Here is a quote from Wikipedia regarding the documentary:

Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992) is a documentary film that explores the political life and ideas of Noam Chomsky, a linguist, intellectual, and political activist. Created by two Canadian independent filmmakers, Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick, it expands on the ideas of Chomsky's earlier book, Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, which he co-wrote with Edward S. Herman.

The film presents and illustrates Chomsky's and Herman's propaganda model, the thesis that corporate media, as profit-driven institutions, tend to serve and further the agendas of the interests of dominant, elite groups in the society. A centerpiece of the film is a long examination into the history of The New York Times's coverage of Indonesia's invasion and occupation of East Timor, which Chomsky claims exemplifies the media's unwillingness to criticize an ally.

Until the release of The Corporation (2003), made by Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott and Joel Bakan, it was the most successful documentary in Canadian history, playing theatrically in over 300 cities around the world; winning 22 awards; appearing in more than 50 international film festivals; and being broadcast in over 30 markets. It has also been translated into a dozen languages.

Chomsky's response to the film was mixed;

in a published conversation with Achbar and several activists, he stated that film simply doesn't communicate his message, leading people to believe that he is the leader of some movement that they should join.

In the same conversation, he criticizes the New York Times review of the film, which mistakes his message for being a call for voter organizing rather than media critique.

Added 12 April 2008

And so the video has made the rounds around the Internet. In fact, Manufacturing Consent has caused quite a stir. Except, the controversy never really focused on the topic at hand but the credibility of Chomsky and his associates. Again.

It's different this time though, Noam. Now it's the Truth movement turning against you and beginning to question your credibility. It's questioning your selective attention to the Facts.

When this post was first released back in October 2007, I claimed not to know very much about Noam Chomsky and what he represented. I also complained about the dryness of his approach. I still stand by that.

Of course, this could be a result of slight mental retardation on my behalf - after all, lots of people love his stuff. And lots of people seek out pages about him, including this one.

So why on Earth, would I bother to flap my wings about it? Well, obviously, not all of it is crap. In fact, there is a lot of good content in the movie. Hell, nowadays you tend to grasp at straws when it comes to Seeking the Truth.

Not very many people say anything at all about the current state of planetary affairs. You kind of have to put on a good pair of weeding gloves, validate everything, explore multiple sources - and eventually, you would hope that everything falls into place.

Except, with Chomsky - you will get a good dose of the standard set of "issues" and then he refuses to go any further with that. The 9/11 inside job is a good example - it is inconceivable in his opinion that there could be a problem with the involvement of Neocons.

What an odd thing to say...

And so now it is coming back to bite Mr. Chomsky in the proverbial behind. Of course, this is not a criticism of the movie as presented to the audience. It's about Complicity with Evil.

If you are selective about Truth and then present it in a way that serves your own agenda - you are guilty of spreading Lies.

In conclusion, allow me to quote from one particularly interesting source, followed by some more research material.

Where Noam will not roam:
Chomsky manufactures consent, supports the official stories of 9/11 and JFK

"The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum."
- Noam Chomsky

"That's an internet theory and it's hopelessly implausible. Hopelessly implausible. So hopelessly implausible I don't see any point in talking about it."
- Noam Chomsky, at a FAIR event at New York's Town Hall, 22 January 2002, in response to a question from the audience about US government foreknowledge of 9/11.

At that time, 9/11 investigators had already presented substantial documented evidence for: prior warnings, Air Force stand-down, anomalous insider trading connected to CIA, cover-up of the domestic anthrax attacks, inconsistencies in identities & timelines of "hijackers", US connections to al Qaeda in Balkans, a Pak ISI-al Qaeda funding connection, etc etc etc

Professor Noam Chomsky, one of the country's most famous dissidents, says that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman in Dallas. Anyone who still supports the Warren Commission hoax after forty years of countering proofs is either ill-informed, dumb, gullible, afraid to speak truths to power or a disinformation agent.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where Chomsky has worked for decades, has a very good physics department (MIT is the largest university contractor to the military). Perhaps he could visit them and learn why it is physically impossible for Oswald to have been anything more than the "patsy" that he (accurately) claimed to be.

The truth is that Chomsky is very good in his analysis within certain parameters of limited debate -- but in understanding the "deep politics" of the actual, secret government, his analysis falls short.

Chomsky is good at explaining the double standards in US foreign policies - but at this point understanding / exposing the mechanics of the deceptions (9/11 isn't the only one) the reasons for it (Peak Oil / global dominance / domestic fascism) and what we can do (war crimes trials / permaculture to relocalize food production / paradigm shifts) is more important than more repetition from Chomsky.

Professor Chomsky was apparently part of a study group in the late 1960s that was investigating what really happened in Dallas (ie. he was a skeptic of the official story). It seems likely that Chomsky did indeed figure out what happened - and decided that this was too big of an issue to confront.

Maybe Chomsky gets more media attention these days than most other dissidents BECAUSE he urges people not to inquire into how the secret government operates.

Noam Chomsky Debunks 9/11 and JFK Murder

hy·poc·ri·sy (h-pkr-s)
n. pl. hy·poc·ri·sies
  1. The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.
  2. An act or instance of such falseness.

[Middle English ipocrisie,
from Old French,
from Late Latin hypocrisis, play-acting, pretense,
from Greek hupokrisis,
from hupokrnesthai, to play a part, pretend : hupo-, hypo- + krnesthai, to explain,
middle voice of krnein, to decide, judge;
see krei- in Indo-European roots.]