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I heard today is Conspiracy Theory day.  If it isn’t, then it must be a conspiracy to keep it from being so.

So here’s my submission for today:

Man-Caused Iceland Volcanic Ash Fosters in Airline Bailouts, Gun Control

The five-day moratorium on flights that would be affected by the Volcanic ash is a big inconvenience to travelers, but it’s just the right incentive / door-opening event that would make a bailout of the airlines (aka: government ownership) a possibility.

Think of the headlines next month: “Airlines lose 10 billion dollars due to Global Warming”.  “American Airlines forced with bankruptcy”.  All with a complicit media showing many different facets of the manufactured tragedy about how jobs will be lost by hard-working union members.  Underneath every news article you read, it will be up to The People to ensure the unemployment figures aren’t made even worse by allowing transportation to be impacted in such a huge way.  In fact, it will be an assumed truth that transportation, both domestic and international, is too important to be left to the risks put forth by the free market.

“We can’t afford to let an essential resource such as air travel be hindered by unexpected natural disasters,” the articles will say.  They will make a compelling argument how man-caused global warming (Climate Change) has brought forth the recent volcanic eruption, and we only have ourselves to blame.  Nonetheless, the entire global economy is at risk if the airlines cannot be bolstered to the point where they can stay in business, and the only solution available is a bailout.

The reality is that powerful government officials expedited the ash protrusion, and have technology available to cause earth tremors.  In fact, the recent earthquakes were caused by the testing out of equipment, so that the officials could make sure the technology worked like it should.  Haiti, China, and more to come.

The government had planned on this eruption happening at any time between 2009 and 2011, depending on how the other takeover activities were coming along.  They didn’t want it to happen before the health care takeover, and they needed it to happen before they declare a ban on personal weapons (coming later this year or early 2011).

They need just enough time for the airline bailout/ownership grab to take hold (3-9 months), so they can ground/track flights at will.  This will help stem the tide of ammunition sales, and prevent Americans from fleeing the country via air when more people realize what’s going on.

Which ones can you come up with?

(This is a continuation of the previous post, but a little shorter.)

I just got an email from Barack Obama* saying how bad Wall Street is, and that he’s not going to stop until the government does something about it.  He said that it “cannot wait” and people are getting rich while middle class struggle to pay their bills.  Then he asks you to stand with him against Wall Street.

I can only imagine what the government is going to do about it.  The same people who ran Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; the same people who run Social Security; the same people who run huge bureaucratic, lobbyist-driven, secretive, “no incentive for reduced costs” government organizations is now going to step in and take care of the free market.

So.  The government’s already in charge of oversight, investigations, and alleged wrong-doings throughout every industry in the nation.  Recently, the government has taken ownership or large stakes in all sorts of industries.  To my way of thinking, they’ve just gotten in the business, and now they have a lot of inconvenient competitors.  Competitors whom the government can oversee, investigate and allege wrong-doing.

When an entity can tax people to get its revenue, there is absolutely no incentive whatsoever for that entity to reduce costs.   Think about it – if you had unlimited funds, wouldn’t you spend more?   The people involved with government are incented, rather, to be “on the take.”  The officiating, dealings and back-door agreements are all tainted by financial and political greed, and that’s on both sides of the political aisle.

It is by capitalistic principles that the system is self-balancing, and everyone becomes truly equal.  In fact, I don’t understand why minorities (women, blacks, gay, immigrants, whatever the grouping) don’t embrace Capitalism more.  Who loves you more than Capitalism?  Who else gives you unlimited potential, constrained only by your own ability, drive and value to others?  Politicians promise you things so you think *they* love you.

Capitalism, on the other hand, has always delivered on its promises, and doesn’t give a darn what your color is.  Capitalism is the closest economic system to nature as you can find, and you dash in a little compassion here, a little protection there, and bam, you’re done.  Equality.  Let Charity, Church and Goodwill take care of anyone else who can’t make it on their own.  You’ll find the recipients a lot better off, too – how grateful is the single mother waiting in line to get a check at a cold hard brick building where people are paid to distribute them free money?  Do you think she wants to change her habits?  Compare that to the mother who gets fed by loving volunteers who give from their own table and with their own hearts.  when people receive charity, their more likely to return the favor later, AND they feel incented to do so!

But instead of Capitalism, we now have a minuscule percentage of the people (about 500 out of 300,000,000) making lofty decisions, shuffling money, inserting laws, dictating what companies can pay their CEO’s, investigating this, legislating that, and tying up company’s resources unnecessarily.  And to what end, you may ask?  Control.  It all comes down to control.

The poem in my last post talked about how the government came and took certain kinds of neighbors, but the author sat by because it wasn’t directly affecting him at the time.

I submit a new version, updated for our current times:

THEY CAME FIRST for the rich,
and I didn’t speak up because they promised to redistribute some of it to me.

THEN THEY CAME for the Insurance Companies,
and I didn’t speak up because they promised me lower premiums.

THEN THEY CAME for the Automobile Makers,
and I didn’t speak up because they promised me a cheaper car.

THEN THEY CAME for the Banks,
and I didn’t speak up because they promised me the bankers wouldn’t get rich any more.

THEN THEY CAME for the Health Care industry,
and I didn’t speak up because they promised me free health care.

THEN THEY CAME for the Student Loans,
and I didn’t speak up because they promised me I could get my loan easier.

THEN THEY CAME for the Wall Street Bankers,
and I didn’t speak up because they promised me “my equitable share.”

THEN THEY CAME for me,
and by that time, I had no job, no car, no money, no credit, no doctor and no-one I could trust to speak up for me.

And everything I was promised never showed up.

Most of those stanzas happened in about a year, folks.  One. Year.

Yup, we got about 3 months left.

Real Change is coming.

* this is not about Obama.  It’s about all government who thinks they know what’s good for you better than you do, while they themselves are subject to the same temptations, corruption and greed as all humans.  Remember, “A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have” – Gerald Ford, 12 August 1974.

So, a massive fireball shoots across the sky and mysteriously explodes right before it would have hit the planet.

Also, volcano ash is stopping air travel in Europe

volcano-ash-plume

A couple of earthquakes in the last week.

The Haiti disaster.

Swine Flu.

Tsunami.

Katrina.

And it’s Tax Day.

A few of you think I’m crazy, and I won’t stop until all of you do.

Read the rest of the entry for more of the same.

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You’ve undoubtedly heard of the 2012 connections of late – the supposed end of the Mayan Calendar, the alignment with the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy, the potential energy blast that might shock our system, alien visits, humans suddenly becoming telepathic, the poles shifting, total catastrophic destruction, or maybe just a small transformation in how mankind honors and lives with nature.

There’s even a movie coming out about it:

As I was listening to Prince’s 1999 this morning, however, it became clear to me that he already knew what was going to happen, and why.  The fact that he was able to capitalize on the vision he had while dreaming, not only in the 80’s but also at the end of the 20th century, is beyond impressive. It’s downright amazing.

The primary key to unlocking the meaning of his song is embodied here in the chorus

‘Cuz they say two thousand zero zero party over
Oops out of time
So tonight I’m gonna party like it’s 1999

Let’s start with “two thousand zero zero.”  This is commonly mistaken for the year 2000.  But it’s really “2000, zero zero,” which is 200,000.   There are 200,000 people currently believing in the 2012 phenomemon.  Coincidence, you say?

Moving on, “out of time” is one of the central themes to the Mayan Calendar connection to 2012.  They refer to “the end of time” or the end of the calendar as we know it.  Some have likened this to the end of the world (as in destruction) and others have said it’s like an odometer that has cylinders that start over at zero.  Still other say it’s the end of an era, whatever you take “era” to mean.

Many people thought that Prince’s song was about the year 1999, as if the world would end during that specific year.  But the lyrics clearly say “like it’s 1999.”  This indicates that there’s a reference to the hype, foreshadowing, or reminiscence about the attitude towards partying when you know the end of the world is coming.  I correlate this to events in 2012, and more specifically, December 21st, 2012 at 11:11 am GMT.  12-12-2012 because that’s when the once-in-every-25-thousand-years alignment happens between the center of the galaxy and the sun (from the Earth’s point of view).  I picked 11:11 because, well, just because.

I thought I should also point out that “Prince knew it all along about 2012” anagrams into “It’s the end of the world, sucka!” if you take away a few letters and add a couple more.

In Prince’s dream, the “sky was all purple” and there were “people running everywhere.”  This clearly can’t happen, and everyone’s saying the 2012 prophecies can’t happen, so there’s a tie-in as well.

Do you see how it all comes together?

Don’t even get me started on his new “name” or Symbol or whatever.  It’s got 2012 written all over it.

Ever wonder?

The above can is what we found after we started looking for the culprit for this:

At least it’s easy to clean up.

Which is more than I can say for my brain.  My brain needs to be cleaned out something fierce.  It’s full of wacky conspiracy theories right now, and they work out pretty amazingly in my head but I lack the time or proper motivation to adequately explain them.

One of them is about the swine flu media frenzy, the government recently ordering 195 million vaccines (and another 120 million does of “stretcher material to make more available), a filibuster-proof Democratically-controlled Senate, and an all-powerful entrancing President.  Do we really know there’s any swine flu (H1N1) going on, or do we just trust some reports from somewhere else?  Supposedly, only one state had more “confirmed cases” than Texas, but still I wonder – do we really know anything?

What if the government mandated all Americans (or at least everyone but children and the elderly) they must take some drug?  Would we all just take it?  Would the government portray “dissenters” as terrorists?  Would they label gun-owning Republicans as enemies of the state?

If we look through history, all we know for certain is that we’ve never known anything for certain.  From the earth being flat to the moon being cheese; from Pangaea to plate techtonics; from the inherent flaws of carbon dating to our understanding of relativity and spacetime… we as humans constantly struggle against conventional wisdom vs facts vs interpretation of the facts.  Religious figures, politicians, scientists, and scholars each have their biases, both active and passive that in retrospect sometimes border on the criminal.

The ridicule, ostracizing, vilification and lynching done by our society at those who brought “truth” before we were ready is staggering to behold.

I wish I made more time to investigate these lines of thought, but here is where I lay them down for now. 

By the way, if I mysteriously get hit by the beer truck after post, someone please look for me.  Or if I’m suddenly charged with some strange crime or you find out I was the Unibomber 2.0, don’t necessarily take it for truth.

And question everything.  Especially me and my wacky conspiracy theories.

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I think Google is getting in on the Green, Environment, We Need To Reduce Our Dependency on Foreign Oil bandwagon.  I’m tagging this as a “conspiracy theory” because it’s sexy to do so.

As you may have learned from my Twitters and Utterz, I’ve started riding the bus to work.  I’m actually typing this on my laptop on the bus on the way home.  They really need to put some work desks in.  I’m serious.  Since when is a laptop supposed to actually go on your lap?!??  If they’d just put in a few airline-style workdesks or maybe just a table or something for a couple seats, I bet more professionals might find it worthwhile.

But I digest.

Reason #1: Google helps people ride the bus

So one of the things I’ve been using Google for is to find the next few times for my local bus stop.  It’s pretty amazing!  The bus stop just shows up on google maps, and when you click on it, it tells you the next two or three times that the bus should be there.

About the only thing that would be cooler is if I could give it a range of times and have it alert me 15m before the bus automatically and then magically “know” when I’m on it or in my car so it stops bothering me.

Google helps people plan walks

I noticed this today when trying to get directions out to a very secluded place out in the country where we could watch the Persoid Meteor Shower Monday night.  We really wanted to get out of the city, away from light pollution and really be able to see the stars and comet debris that is supposed to be drifting into our atmosphere over the next couple of days.

This land is way out in Bastrop, TX.  I’ve been there maybe once.  But it would be perfect for what we want, so I got the address and googled it.

The first thing I noticed was that it was 50+ miles away.

The second thing I noticed was that it offered a “Walking” dropdown.  Um, what?  So naturally I tried it out and it was actually shorter to walk!  I saved more than a full mile (2 percent, for those of you keeping track) of my horizontal traveling if I just chose to walk instead.

 Of course, the trip would take 17.5 hours, but I’m saving A FULL MILE.

I also noticed that the actual journey changed quite a bit.  When going by car, the route looked like this (blue line is the car route):

yet if I walked, the rout changed I went through a lot of side streets, trees, or secret military installations. (Tip: any time a map does NOT indicate that it’s part of a secret military installation, chances are it might be a secret military installation.  I mean, it’s not like they’re going to advertise it, right?)

And here’s the revised walking-enhanced route (same blue line):

So since Google is going to start pushing Walking as an option, that’s another nail in the Conspiracy Theory coffin.

There’s only one known blog post about this Conspiracy Theory

One of the biggest tip-off’s on conspiracy theories is how few people know about it.  Think about it – have you ever heard of this before now?  And I bet if you Google about conspiracy theories that involve Google, you just KNOW they’re filtering them out. And they’re probably reporting you to themselves somehow.  If something weird or unnatural happens to the author of that one blog post, then you’re guaranteed to be smelling like a Conspiracy Theory.

For example, that single author might be all-of-a-sudden unfunny.  Or he might be “delayed” in his video blogs for a month with little to no explanation.  It could be anything!  Maybe *I’m* the “dead man walking” Google-style.

BE AWARE, PEOPLE!  Trust no-one.

‘cept me.  You can trust me.

Has anyone else noticed how many Penguin-themed movies there are for kids?

Happy Feet  march of the penguins  Surf's Up!  Madagascar

(ok, I admit Madagascar wasn’t BASED on penguins, but the penguins in the movie were a lot funnier than Ben Stiller as Alex the lion.  Maybe not funnier than Chris Rock as Marty the zebra, but still, the navigating conspiratorial mutinous penguins made that movie.)

So all these kids movies starring penguins.

Getting kids to love penguins.

All dem penguins.

Penguins.

Why the push?  I suspect a conspiracy.  I mean, Linux has the penguin as their mascot.  Maybe someone really wants to get back at Bill Gates and Microsoft for dominating the market with their operating system, and they feel that 15-20 years down the line (well, I guess 10 years now) the people making decisions about operating systems will subliminally choose a penguin over a windows logo.  Maybe someone is investing a LOT of money in supporting Linux and having an open source operating system would really help towards that goal, or with virtual machines.

Seriously, which would you choose?

Linux tux penguin        windows logo

Believe me, a good logo or a name means A LOT when people make decisions.  It’s not everything, but it’s important.  How many of you believe Dell wasn’t chosen at times because it was easy to say?  Only geeks could spell Compaq or Hewlett-Packard correctly, too many people laughed when they said “Wang” and although cows are cute, Gateway sounded too technical, like a router.  Like with IBM and Cisco, you “couldn’t get fired for buying a Dell” and it didn’t hurt that their prices were good, support was good, back end systems were good, yada yada.  Having a good product alone doesn’t mean the product is successful, as we saw with Betamax vs VHS.

Even in Toy Story, the penguin was portrayed as someone needing a hand, and when Woody got the penguin’s squeaker back, he could sing it up like no-one’s business, almost like “he just needed a chance…”

However, even further I suspect something way beyond an operating system choice.

Guess what the mascot is of the Libertarian Party?

Seriously, which would you choose?

elephant republican  donkey democrat  liberty penguin

I’d say this marks a major shift in our political climate over the next 20 years as penguin-indoctrinated people turn voting age.  We’ll also see how many more penguin-themed items, movies, songs or other pop-culture entities make their way into our collective memory.


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