SOCIAL MEDIA, CRYPTOCURRENCIES AND DISTURBING DOT CONNECTIONS
Today's blog is unusual in that I am not blogging about one article, but two. This sometimes happens as people send me things which, taken in isolation from each other, seem to be about one thing, but when considered together open up some intriguing - or in today's case, disturbing - possibilities. Perhaps I am alone with my speculations today, but perhaps I am echoing other readers' thoughts. I certainly wasn't prepared for the comments that followed yesterday's blog about "melting the ice" in Antarctica indicating that a few others had also been entertaining my wild speculation.
So let's start with article one, which alleges a very different story of the history of Facebook than the one we've been accustomed to, because there's something in it that has much wider implications, beyond the fascinating allegations of the story itself. (This article was submitted by our regular contributor Mr. V.T.):
Facebook Unmasked: How the World’s Most Relevant Entrepreneur Was Screwed By Zuckerberg
Now, what interests me here are not so much the allegations of theft of social media software, as the implications of these paragraphs:
Patent theft is accomplished through the Patent Trial and Appeals Board and the many laws that allow the US Patent and Trademark Office to confiscate and control any patent deemed a national security issue. Once confiscated, the inventor is not compensated for the out-right theft of the patent. Stiff penalties, including incarceration, accompany these seemingly “illegal” patent laws that can steal any patent that the military (Department of Defense) or cyber-intelligence (all 17 agencies) considers a patent that could be turned into a weapon.
Once stolen, the government uses a complex group of public, and secret, defense agencies, corporate contractors, and crooked bankers to fund the weaponization of trade secrets, patents, copyrights and other forms of intellectual property. Usually, the government builds in a “back-door” to the technology–so that they can control and manipulate the weaponized property. Then, they fund a “front-man” as a stooge to run a private corporation that is built on the weaponized invention.
The dummy company gets tens of millions of dollars in initial investments. Its underwriters then inflate valuations that turn into billions when the fake private corporation later hits the stock market. These fake front-men, pseudo-military corporations, stolen patents, and corrupt defense contractors then magically become the largest corporations in the world – Google (NSA), Facebook (NSA and CIA programs), Amazon (NSA and CIA) and on and on down the line of the huge tech corporations that are consuming everything around them in league with the ill-intent of the military and intelligence agencies.
Leader Technologies’ inventions fueled dozens of the largest corporations in the world. It was out-right industrial espionage at the highest governmental levels that led to the theft of Leader’s trade secrets, copyrights, and patents.
In other words, when the decision was taken to make the old US military computer communication network Arpanet public, this was already a deliberate decision to establish a worldwide surveillance system. Such networks were coming sooner or later, and the reasoning was simple: best to lead it and thereby control it rather than let others do so. It was, as the above paragraphs imply, a "national security" issue. Social media software represented a significant national security issue, and thus had to be captured, stolen, the requisite "additions" to the lines of code made, and then marketed and pushed.
And so it is with any "game changing" technology, or software...
Like many readers on this site, I've been watching the emergence of crypto-currencies with a mix of fascination and - well, quite frankly, revulsion - because it seems clear to me that this is yet another case of "capture the technology, modify it, then push it", and use the process of enriching people to push it. It has struck me more than once watching this phenomenon that it is the perfect vehicle for Mr. Globaloney to complete his theft of the world's liquidity and cash, and give the rest of us absolutely nothing in return except for one's and zero's. It's the final component, so to speak, of Catherine Fitts' model of moving from "Global 2.0 to 3.0." As I've been mulling over all this, it also occurred to me that it's also the perfect way to take a hidden system of finance "public" so to speak, and use the phenomenon of the "bubble" - the good old Mr. Global "pump and dump" scheme - to make a little extra money for its pet black projects.
As I was pondering the first article, lo and behold Mr. T.M. spotted this little gem, and shared it:
Neo-Nazis are also profiting from bitcoin's massive boom
Now, consider the implications of the following paragraphs:
The massive boom in the value of bitcoin has ended up profiting neo-Nazis who have taken thousands of dollars in donations, according to an investigation by Mic.
Mic used the @Neonaziwallets Twitter bot, created by security researcher John Bambenak, to track cryptocurrency transactions in and out of suspected neo-Nazi wallets over a period of several months.
In that time, bitcoin has gone up 243% in value and is currently sitting at $15,338. You can read a full primer on what bitcoin is here.
A quick scan of @Neonaziwallets' Twitter feed shows it's tracking accounts belonging to Counter Currents, a US white supremacist publishing house which has published books about the pro-Nazi spy Savitri Devi, and former BNP member Jonathan Bowden. It's also tracking neo-Nazi Andrew "weev" Auernheimer, white nationalist Richard Spencer, and his think tank the National Policy Institute, among others.
One of bitcoin's most famous attributes is that it lets you move the currency anonymously — but in order to accept donations, places like Counter Currents have had to publicise their bitcoin addresses. That's allowed Bambenak to track what goes in and out of their accounts.
Auernheimer, or weev, has reportedly received more than $1 million in bitcoin and, according to Mic, withdrawn $118,620 (£88,057) from his wallet between late August and December.
One wallet apparently belonging to Auernheimer has contained a total of 194 bitcoin over a period of several years. At today's bitcoin value, that would add up to more than $3 million.
According to the @Neonaziwallets bot, Counter Currents holds 5.79 bitcoin across its wallets, which equates to $91,156 (£67,566).
Thank goodness Neo-Nazis aren't as diabolically clever as the old-fashioned Nazis of Yesteryear in advertising places to make bitcoin donations to "the cause." Their rationale for jumping on the Bitcoin bandwagon is, of course, clear: to make some money while the scheme is still being pumped. But the nature of their scheme points to a better way to do it: since the system is anonymous, then simply use anonymous circles to take "donations", with membership and accounts circulated privately. Once one gets to this possibility, then we're right back where we started, with a national security issue, "backdoors", and hidden surveillance. What we see is a paltry sum, hardly enough to promote the cause of Weltherrschaft. It's what we don't see that, for me, is the real concern, not only for moving and acquiring even more money for a hidden system during the "pump" phase, but also for adding yet another layer of surveillance to an already over-surveilled world.
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Anyone else here consider that we are feeding the machine… a whole lot of “energy” for a virtual reality? AI is learning everything about us and can now create money out of computations. We are getting further away from our roots of being human.
“Your comment is awaiting moderation.” I was just notifying folks that my old comments were out of moderation. How ‘funny’!
goshawks – December 11, 2017 at 7:04 pm.
Bit coin $16,996
No more $ 21 trillion missing with blockchain. Iceland embraces blockchain and top crypto currencies for countries infrastructure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwtEUD2crwA&ebc=ANyPxKq4hYmIDqfcdDMaZWBuzjDxgsfk_EJJNBnl347fXHBeuaGCGXb_JAa_GRXz_pi6HzAt4hnsKcBvQYMFgyZGzdmkSl7uiA
Whoops , was that Frank “Uranium One” Guistra , Hillary and Bill’s boy?! Prick pal in Hive. Yes, Betting big on bit coin and blockchain becoming number one gangster of crypto mining? Yes, well it is not going away and it will separate good actors from bad ,but it is highly concentrated and spook driven early actors are present.
Very Good Video.
Thanks for the link.
By the way, three comments of mine are now out of moderation. Enjoy!
Joseph, thanks for the informed ana lysis. The single thing that most people will not grok is that this is not a Fair Game. It is rigged at every possible level, by the bankster side, the intelligence side, the zionist side, and many other sides. Until this fundamental mind-shift takes place, naivety reigns. Call it Practical Paranoia…
I view bitcoin and derivatives in the same way I view twithead, faceplant, etc. All are a sly way to gather ‘associations’. Think back to one of the last “Jason Bourne” movies: how the alphabet-agency ‘war room’ was able to call up any person’s past web-of-contacts IN REAL TIME for quick-reaction capability. Devastating. And real. I would add that the movie concentrated on personal contacts, but there is bound to be the same system set-up for financial transactions – including bitcoin and derivatives.
I remember when Pretty Good Privacy and other ‘transaction’ schemes were set-up. At the time, I noted that anyone not wanting to be monitored would scurry over to those methods. Thus, the alphabet-agencies would have a pre-concentrated pool of folks to ‘mine’. Build-into or add-on or work-around the security aspect, and voilà(!) a gold mine of suspects. That is why I never even bothered to use them.
I see bitcoin (etc.) as just the financial-side ‘bait’ that PGP (etc.) was for the conversation-side. Plus, the opportunity to zero-out the contents as desired…
I remember many moons ago, a demon of savvy individual told me I would not believe[he knew I’m prone to being highly imaginative] how organized “they” were AND how far back they go. The connotation here is CONTROL. So this is patently[stolen, of course], not a surprise, but SOP. Their modus operandi organizational structure is Matryoshka nesting like. Very cleverly hidden within, and within. The overall structure was updated in the Bretton Woods Agreement towards a new world order infrastructure based upon corporate fascism. As another savvy individual said during a corporate turnover/don’t write that down[the instruction given at the meeting was to write]; wait until they say put the pens down and proceed to tell us what they won’t do[write that down, because that’s the new blueprint].
The crypto currencies are subject to theft. As the price goes up; the “secure” wallets will be an extremely tempting target. That’s supposedly the next GREAT discovery waiting in the wings for some ingenious[read gullible] individual entrepreneur to develop: inherent protection from theft.
Going w/the previous Extremely Organized scenario; it’s a given, that these currencies are/were not w/o precedent. That is to say, its global appearance on stage has been rehearsed. The script has been written and is being followed. If it is genuine; then its part of the plan. But, they’re weaknesses in perfection.
The key here, an in other currencies, is trust; and already this fertile ground is being prepped w/new books now coming out about these currencies and other issues.
For example, Who Can You Trust: How Technology Brought Us Together and Why It Might drive Us Apart by Ratchel Botsman; War In 140 Characters: How Social Media Is Reshaping Conflict In The 21st Century by David Patrikarakos.
Still, the genie appears to have been let loose.
So “they” are just trying to profit and maintain some control by being 1st movers?
Supposedly Confucius said/Abandon weapons first, then food. But never abandon trust. People cannot live w/o trust. Trust is more important than life.
First, I don’t cotton to heresay. With Jesus, Confucius, and the guy forced to drink hemlock by the Greek oligarchy – they all were orators and didn’t write period[the new technology of their NWO, that they didn’t trust!].
So their viewpoints, as far I’m concerned, have been corrupted.
So read BETWEEN the lines; and use other resources to fathom out the truths they spoke of.
Robert – “Don’t write that down” is a useful psychogical ploy to impress upon board members that they are privy to a momentous secret (which may or may not be the case), thus inflating their egos while making them beholden to the “dispenser of secrets”. Secret societies work in the same manner… with the additional benefit that in case of a “leak” the boss can accuse others of disloyalty, when he himself has “leaked” the info…
In one “secret” meeting they were doing some sort of ritual and, frankly I burst out laughing. Unfortunately, everyone else was deadly serious[which made it even more hilarious] .
Needless to say I’m not “club” material.
The debate over cryptos will not end tomorrow nor in 20 years time, so just a brief remark. As CA Fitts pointed out in a recent interview with Greg Hunter
( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcOM1e9blBI ) the crypto market cap is just a fraction of total world financial wealth, so the “real action” is elsewhere – at least for now. Anyway, whatever their possible “Deep State” connections, if existing and new cryptos are able to play the two key roles of (a) storing wealth and (b) providing a cheap, versatile means of payment, people will go for it. So a million users might become a billion users, many of them in Asia – where they ALSO value precious metals. This will impose a transformation of banking as we know it. As for the hackability of any single wallet, Clif High’s explanation seems quite good: yes, of course the code can be cracked. But even the various nefarious parties have priorities, a lot of computing power is required to crack one “wallet”, and unless they have some special info, such hacking is not worthwhile. What’s more, savvy investors/speculators have dozens or hundreds of “wallets” (and do NOT leave them on an exchange. And finally, as for the “catastrophist” scenario much loved by so-called preppers in the US, with the entire world internet system (or systems?) going down, well, we’d all be in the soup….
Excellent points and Post D. Greg Hunter is so animated when he gets going, sort of like a sober version of famous announcer for Chicago Cubs , the late Harry Carey. Pretty humorous considering the topics , like getting ripped off 21 trillion clams. Yes , cryptos and bitcoin. Hmmm , you think that BTC or a crypto of sorts would be the end to the swamp gas and theft using that blockchain for DOD and HUD? Sort of help document that large undocumented expense field in the ol’ budget ? Like the internet in its infancy, I’m with you , that the blockchain shall evolve into many beneficial uses and as much for the Nepharium . Such poor accounting /theft won’t be possible.
Thanks for the link.
Blockchain technologies have already been proven to be lacking any real security by the thefts and “accidents” which have already occurred. You have to access them through their compromised systems.
To date, the only decently secure operating system I have found is open source Knoppix 8.1 which boots/runs from a DVD or flash drive preventing them from installing anything on your computer and can be further secured by placing a password on your desktop. It uses considerably less bandwidth than any of the other compromised operating systems. How long this will last remains to be seen.
You can forget any security on your cell phone.
You are talking about end point security, which is not a function of a blockchain, and is a problem common to all computer networks.
For my pains, I have found a hardware wallet is highly resistant to the attacks you list. You can pair it with your phone such that your private keys are never viewed by your phone.
Walking thanks for the Knoppix tip
Seems real heavy on claims, but real thin on evidence.
The “Google elected Obama in 2008″ thing is especially preposterous.
Hillary Clinton was a weak compromised primary challenger to Obama. (Points of weakness that Hillary did nothing to fix for herself over the next 8 years.)
While in the general election of 2008, McCain was a nothing candidate of the same party as W–who’d never won election to the presidency–and McCain had picked a truly repulsive VP. Someone notably mostly avoided by Trump now that he’s in office.
Then: The idea that Facebook is some radically important technology is silly. While the Google search engine technologies come directly out of government funded computer science, nothing especially super secret. And in the case of Google, Stanford owns the basic search patents.
A recently launched crypto-currency called Electroneum can be mined and stored on a cellphone.
@Jake good post , you sounded like Robt. Steele. Pun intended? Open source. College , learning, development, news, intell, all open source. Good stuff .
Thanks Yiannis. Whatever you think about Steele, he really has a good point on all this open source stuff.
Knowledge is the ultimate power, and TPTB have been winning by keeping it all to themselves.
The first half is patently (couldn’t resist it) what many of us have known or suspected for a long time. There is a club (monopoly), and you are me are not a part of it. Not only that, their products are psychological traps to enslave our minds, as they know just which buttons to press to keep the human mind hooked
However, let me explain why I think the second half is going in the exact opposite direction to where you think it is, and how crypto-currencies are playing their part. This could get quite long….
First up, the patent system. So, above we have a good summation of why TPTB love the current system. The point is they they keep a hold on all the new ideas coming out, to either bury the ones they do not like, or hijack the ones they really do. Ideas are powerful, so they must be controlled.
Patents (monopoly of ideas) offer several avenues of control for Mr Global to exert over us, and for arguments sake lets assume we are talking about a patent for free energy.
1) Secrecy: To protect an idea before it can be filed for a patent it has to be kept secret, because if it is leaked, any well funded Mr Global can go ahead and exploit my IP before one can raise sufficient capital (probably from Mr Global) etc. So the idea incubates in a space separate from mainstream human consciousness to protect future profits arising from the idea. The genie stays within the bottle so to speak, giving Mr Global his opportunity to steal/corrupt/destroy/hide/co-opt at a later time, when he is more likely to become aware of it.
2) Patent review: This gate is an extension of the secrecy phase, operating in the space of ‘officialdom’. Nominally, it is to make sure that the idea is patentable; is valid, novel, and does not infringe upon other patents. Clearly, this is the in-tray of Mr Global’s agents to vet new ideas for the concepts they like or do not like, so that they can plan to steal/corrupt/destroy/hide/co-opt.
3) steal/corrupt/destroy/hide/co-opt: Mr Global now has a range of big bully tactics available to him to stop the Tesla like invention from ever seeing day. Get the government to steal it under guise of security. Buy it off the inventor. Bring the inventor under his fold. Rip it off somewhere like China. Bankrupt the inventor with a series of spurious law suits. Kill the inventor. Prevent the inventor getting any funding. And so on…as long as the genie never leaves the bottle unless it is beholden to Mr Global.
The problem is that Mr Global has shaped his monopoly in all things for a very long time, culminating in a system where he owns almost everything (that matters), controls all the money, the mercenaries (armies), the administrators (governments), and worst of all the knowledge/ideas.
The answer to this problem is to break Mr Global’s monopoly.
So what if a genie came along at the time of humanity’s need and escaped the bottle into human consciousness, from where it could no longer be put back? How could that work? Surely it is a coincidence? And because we do not believe in coincidences, then it must be the work of Mr Global applying his ratchet further?
I do not believe this is the case, because a new movement that does away with Mr Global’s control mechanisms of new ideas/knowledge is here. Its called open source.
Running this model through Mr Global’s avenues of control we get.
1) Secrecy: None. Designs, code, etc are openly and freely distributed to anyone who wants to use them. Not only does the genie get out, Mr Global cannot be guaranteed his monopoly should he want to profit from the idea, and Mr Global wants a monopoly if he is going to invest.
Also, open nature of the designs and code mean they can examined by anyone with the correct skills to check for backdoors and other undesired hidden functions (used to enforce their monopoly).
This does not stop money being made on an idea, instead it shifts onus on to how you exploit the idea. The most innovative business model is the one that will succeed. Imagine also how this will reduce the cost of products we must all purchase, i.e. an open source automobile vs. Mr Global one (enough said).
The old paradigm that you must retain control of the idea no longer works with the coming generations, because we have noticed how it is used to enslave us, and that by sharing it we free each other.
2) Patent review: Mr Global no longer gets advance warning of the wonderful and wacky ideas coming down the pipe. And indeed more likely, Mr Global will not be paying attention to the community playing around with the idea until it is so far widespread it is much too late to reign it in.
Mr Global is now forced to compete openly with the rest of humanity to exploit the idea, and Mr Global likes a monopoly.
3) steal/corrupt/destroy/hide/co-opt: Mr Global’s arsenal has now been reduced significantly. Killing no longer works, as the idea is in the open. Same with stealing, buying off and destroying. Either Mr Global competes or gets his pet administrators to enforce a ban, which will not always be effective. Particularly if you consider a world where 3D printing is going to dominate means of production. Now, the compartmentalization of production being rolled out by the deep state is going to have some unintended consequences of its own.
Aside from derailing Mr Global’s monopolies, practice of open source philosophy will help humanity transition to a world where openness and the free exchange of ideas, will engender even better ideas, not because they can exert the most control or make the most money, but because they are the most cool.
The innovators of the crypto currencies are largely guided by this philosophy, and they are shaping the direction this technology is taking.
Right now, the early adopters are getting involved with crypto currencies, and granted, many of those are trying to bring the old paradigm (I like to call it daddy’s model) to the party, and now the rails have been built, all they can do is decide how they would like to run the trains they build upon them. The starting point and directions are out of Mr Global’s hand now. If he wants to play in this future, he can no longer count on us being his slaves.
…I’ll address how cryptos are using this philosophy to peel Mr Global’s grip off the world’s money in a post below
This is the section I would like to address the following:
“it seems clear to me that this is yet another case of “capture the technology, modify it, then push it”, and use the process of enriching people to push it. It has struck me more than once watching this phenomenon that it is the perfect vehicle for Mr. Globaloney to complete his theft of the world’s liquidity and cash, and give the rest of us absolutely nothing in return except for one’s and zero’s”
If we consider JPF’s position we a need to first decide whether daddy’s model is still valid or not.
If we take the view that it is, then you need to understand the mechanics of the cryptos (which I touched upon in the comments of a previous blog) to grasp just how difficult it is for Mr Global to co-opt blockchain technology. You need to be able to answer this question: How do you corrupt Satoshi Nakamoto’s design https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf and I would love to know about a workable method. See also this video for blockchain explanations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkB-fSLV74w
Besides, does Mr Global not have full control of 1s and 0s in our bank accounts as it is already? Mr Global can decide on a whim whether we can withdraw money to buy food, get to open an account, participate in trade etc etc. Just how much more control can blockchain give him than that? Given that it is permissionless, I would argue a great deal less.
If we take the view that daddy’s model is defunct, then the rules of the game have now changed, as I explained in the post above this one. Mr Global’s usual game will no longer work.
Basically, crypto currencies have evolved from a Mr Global resistant philosophy, using Mr Global resistant methodology and technology. That is not to say they are impervious to all machinations, but they are far superior to the current paradigm, and humanity liberating in potential.
Now, why do I take the time to tell you this? I am investing my energy in you in the hope that you will pay sufficient attention to examine all the facts in detail and not fall prey to your fears (Mr Global’s favored control tool) whilst there is time to act prior to the train leaving the station.
Given that we seem to be in the death throes of fiat money, does anybody here have an idea for a system we could transition to that enforces openness, freedom, trust, innovation, privacy and sharing better than crypto-currencies can? Because you are serving Mr Global’s purpose by perpetuating his FUD if not.
The wealth transfer is already underway. You can be behind the curve or ahead of it. I want as many non-baby raping psychos to rise to the top as possible this time around.
Ok, now to peeling Mr Global’s fingers off money control, and increasing our freedom.
I’m not going to explain these statements in detail, but feel free to use them as points of reference to validate or reject.
There is real value (hence the increasing dollar price) in a system that conforms to these statements, and all go against the direction of the Mr Global control system.
Open source blockchain technology is permisionless:
-Anybody, anywhere with an internet connection (think smart phone) can install a bitcoin (or other chain) wallet for free within minutes.
-The wallet cannot be frozen, or transactions to and from stopped (other than by cutting the internet connection).
-Funds are sent directly between wallets (peer to peer), across borders, without having to go through any authorizing 3rd parties institutions (middlemen).
Open source blockchain technology is trustworthy (I prefer trust-less):
-Executed code can be examined due to its open source nature
-Transactions processed by the network deduct the correct amount from one address on the ledger, and credit the correct address on the ledger. This transaction history is time-stamped and recorder by the ledger, which defeats the double-spend problem.
-Cryptographic standards employed are highly resistant to brute force attacks by supercomputers
-Network consensus enures the ledger is not corrupted by external attack
Open source blockchain technology is robust:
-The network is resistant to forgery unlike fiat http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/11/quality-fake-supernotes-found-seoul-fan-suspicions-north-korea/
-The network is accessible as long as you have an internet connection (this is protocol related)
-The network is duplicated in thousands of locations around the planet. In the event of a cataclysm, it can be restored as long as portion survives.
Open source blockchain technology enhances privacy:
-On a public blockchain transactions can be followed, but unless you declare you own the wallet address, it is anonymous
-On a private blockchain transactions can be followed by the transacting parties to ensure correct processing, with all other information being cryptographically obscured, including the send receive addresses.
-Decentralized exchanges allow swaps that cannot be monitored by central authorities
-‘public’ coins can be transacted through a ‘private’ coin bridge to obscure the originators address.
its in plane site…
oh and this “fiat money” meme is false as well…for one dollar 🙂
Rabbit hole money is popular in Sherwood. Sheriff of Nottingham is at loss. He can’t catch the rabbit.
File share technology has an obvious clearing aspect to it. We all know what everybody knows.
Robin is not hiding behind a tree. He is the tree. Christ is Green Man in catacomb currency.