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EMP, DIGITAL “CURRENCY”, AND CASH

Before I get to today's blog, I want to thank everyone for putting up with my little absence over the July 4th holiday.  Also, I wanted to let everyone know once again that the short format vidchat for this coming Friday is already posted in the members' area, so please post questions and comments in the comments section there, one post per member, and please try to remember to keep them relatively short.

For quite some time I've been trying to warn people about the dangers of the move to digital currency, or the attempt to roll any particular crypto-currency over into a digital currency. A couple of years ago, however, the director of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, made statements to the effect that a digital currency could replace the US dollar as a reserve currency. As Catherine Fitts has pointed out, the trouble with this latest bunch of nonsense to be proposed by Mr. Globaloney is that it's a one-way mirror, allowing him to hide behind it and transact, while putting everyone else on full view; such a system, coupled with a social credit system means in effect that a "digital currency" is not a currency at all; it's a corporate coupon whose value can be adjusted on a case-to-case basis depending if one is a good little girl or boy. With all the concerns over the quackcines and their "safety" and experimental nature, imagine if such a system had already been in place: those questioning their efficacy and long-term effects might suddenly find the value of their digital currency halved, or worse, denied use of it altogether until they took the "jab".   Instantly adjustable "currency" we've seen before during the hyper-inflation of the Weimar republic; indeed it could be argued that if a currency dramatically loses value between the time a paycheck is deposited or cashed at a bank and a loaf of bread is bought at the grocery store, it's no longer a currency. Barter was the result.

There's another danger to the digital hopes of Mr Globaloney Central Bankster: EMP, electromagnetic pulse. Consider this story shared by E.G., and then I want to ask a very simple question:

Why Isn't The US Preparing For EMP War Like The Rest Of The World?

Now, having considered the article,  here's the question: when was the last time you heard the promoters of digital currencies, or of crypto-currencies (the two are not the same thing), talk about the dangers of EMP? Chances are, you haven't.  Or for that matter, when was the last time you visited the grocery store, paid cash, and encountered a clerk who knew how to count change back to you without the cash register telling him how much was owed? Chances are, you haven't.

While the two may seem unrelated questions, they're not in the context of the article. Indeed, I have to wonder in my high-octane-speculation sort of way, whether or not the drive to a "digital currency" is not really part of a plan of some sort to hit the West with a set-up for a massive fall: Stage One: get the West to go "all digital"; Stage Two: inject much of its population with nano-tech "quackcines" that have to be constantly "updated", and which are part of a bio-surveillance network; Stage three, integrate that into a social credit system with its digital "currency"; and then Stage four: hit the west with a massive EMP strike, shutting down its businesses, disrupting supply, emptying its "digital accounts", and causing massive loss of life as a result.

A few years ago I blogged about an unusual story in Russia: in response to government concerns about hacking, the Russian government was buying up all sorts of old typewriters for day-to-day communication.

In other words, they went "analogue."

Similarly, I've occasionally blogged about another phenomenon: the restoration of steam locomotives.  My speculation there? That Union Pacific and other railroads involved in this effort were not doing it out of some desire to spend lots of money to support "railroad heritage days," but rather that it was another "analogue work-around." The reason is simple: a diesel-electric locomotive would be affected by EMP. Steam locomotives, with their dials, levers, pulleys, and ...well... steam will not. No steam locomotives + EMP = freight stops. Steam locomotives + EMP = no problem, freight still moves. (See the following video, and note the one steam engine, and the many diesels, pulling similarly long freight trains: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhgHrDbN4EU )

Again, they're backing up digital with analogue.

Which brings me to today's point: going all digital and removing physical media of exchange is a recipe not only for slavery but for suicide. It's a national security matter. Not for nothing do you never hear Mr. Globaloney Central Bankster never talking about thorny issues like hacking, EMP, and so on, because those - and particularly the latter - are the spanner in their works of central control, one-way mirrors, social credit systems, and so on. They do not want the analogue work around because it's an affront to their power and designs (not to mention, their stupidity).

So we need an analogue work-around, and thankfully, we already have one: cash, and we could have much more: bullion-coins. So start building more analogue redundancy into the system: use cash. In fact, Catherine Fitts and I discussed this issue in the last Solari wrap up, and she's starting a "Cash Friday" drive to get people to use cash in transactions, especially on Friday:

Funny thing about those paper currencies, those bullion coins, and those old-fashioned hand-crank cash registers: they still work and can't be hacked.

Now all we need to do is get the schools to teach kids how to count back change, and if they won't, fire them, and teach them ourselves...

See you on the flip side...

38 thoughts on “EMP, DIGITAL “CURRENCY”, AND CASH”

  1. marcos toledo

    As Julia from 1984 would say the hacking and ransomware are inside jobs built into the system. What better way to reduce the rest of us to helpless thralls as a resident of Puerto Rico I was four months without power no telephone no internet just battery and whine up radio for local radio stations. due to the two hurricanes a week apart that hit the island. Good old hard cash was the only way to buy food and drinking water at that time. Given our elites in the West don’t consider anyone below them even subjects just thralls and beasts of burden if you trust these jokers you have no brains to speak of.

  2. Wasn’t sure if the “sign-in” option would work as it seems to be acting funny. As if there’s a duplicate GizaDeathStar site remotely or getting rerouted clandestinely somewhere. Hope everyone has been behaving.

    Not one to add a flash point to your “high octane speculations” but there may be a simulated one, albeit limited one, in effect right now. One’s own suspicions started with the displacement or even disappearance of the local network hub with other servers allowing for traffic or simply taking it over. Hot mobile points in operation, like that fella with the hoody at the back table with an antenna sticking out of his armpit (just kidding), but the screen is showing anomalous contortions as if “ghosting images” are not quite as they should be seen with clarity and proper iconography or graphics representation. One has several thoughts on that but not anonymously via blog. Worth checking systems of local connectivity if possible. The northwest weather anomaly is one consideration. And, it’s only with your site. I’ve checked others already for why this might be strange and of a singular direction.

    There is a reasonable consideration and that is that the planetary magnetospheric protection isn’t what it is cracked up to be and is a real concern when X-Flares start firing off from Sol as they soon might. The earth is farthest away from the Sun in northern summertime and closest in northern wintertime. A good way to start plotting parameters.

    Carrington 2.0, one doesn’t know, but its effect will likely be greater and more impactful than hot wires along the telegraph lines along the rail lines.

    The fall of the trade center towers had an electronic impact still being mapped out and prepared for just as (most likely) undisclosed threats might instigate activities in that direction. After all, talk is talk until something happens.

    Then again, it might just be wind in the wiring with fireflies blinking. But then there is this singular site html anomaly and only on your site so far. One has seen this stuff before but observations require supporting data and evidence. Those [support; community; posts; essentially that menu bar] are still ghosting on the white background

  3. https://153news.net/watch_video.php?v=R65GSORRYG59
    so the graphene memes are growing.
    Whole new paradigm coming up – graphene is in the masks, the swabs’ tips and the vaccine. Graphene oxide causes covid 19 symptoms. And now graphene lace is how Musk’s Neuralink works. One way or another the WEF crowd is twisting folk around to get consent for their singularity possession of humans.

  4. Robert Barricklow

    Someone just reached in your pocket and took your wallet.
    Oops! Your virtual wallet. Your ones/zeros in the digital jungle.
    Not your physical wallet.
    W/all the ransomware and rampant digital theft going on worldwide;
    “they” want you to take a digital leap of faith,
    and change your physical currency, to “easy-go” currency
    [which is not easily come by physically, but easily taken digitally].
    “They” also want to to take their “digital nanonots shots”.
    All the better to transhumanize you and cybernetically imprison you; controlling your body/mind and your money/behavior.
    To today’s blog/post.

    Mark Carney, the puppet on a currency string; who will say anything & believe anything for a price[as long as the price is right].
    A man of cartoon character; preaching Looney Toon policies.
    Corporate coupons supporting draconian social credit systems
    in your local dystopias.

    The EMP can come purposed;
    or by a solar event.

    Doesn’t matter, as long as your government’s prepared
    and have the the necessary steps and policies in-place.

    Unless, of course, your government considers its population:
    Public, Enemy #1!

    1. Joseph Aiello

      Yes, you are right, sort of. You can have a hard wallet that is not connected to the internet. Looks like a USB stick. You can keep your digital money on that and like a leather wallet, if you don’t lose it your money is safe. Even if you lose it, wallet doesn’t actually store the coins. It points to the transactions on the blockchain that show what crypto has been transferred in or out of your blockchain address. Therefore, if you lose your hard wallet, you can reconstruct your transactions with your address keys and rebuild your wallet.
      With cryptocurrency, you are responsible for your wallet and your currency. You must guard the keys. It is not a centralized storage of your assets. A lot of people are not comfortable with that. But you can store them centrally, if you want. You can also transfer them virtually anywhere in the world without permission of someone else or on someone else’s timeline(like days for a cross border transaction).

      1. Robert Barricklow

        I’ll stick to the physical.
        But, if things get too dicey; it might be easier to hide a USB stick,
        than lots of cash. Still, anytime you connect;
        there’s a chance of something going wrong.

        Banks may start requiring passports
        and/or other draconian measures.

        Physical money may become equated w/breathing free;
        no mask$/passport$ required.

        1. marcos toledo

          Robert, I have to use a passport at Walgreens to buy my prescriptions already. And I am a known customer at that store for years.

          1. Robert Barricklow

            Yes.
            I was at Burger king yesterday[wife likes the fries];
            and wanted to substitute fish for beef[coupon].
            The clerk couldn’t do it, even if she wanted to;
            the computer completely controlled the transactions.
            [bar codes, etc.]
            The human factor is becoming unmitigatedly redundant.
            Only after injected Moderna operating systems;
            and/or being chipped; and/or being transhumanized,
            is the human being recognized as a part of the machine.

            Your transhuman passport into the machine world.
            Nature is becoming as obsolete as the human being.
            Or, is a better word: extinct?

        2. Two years ago I thought I would buy a small amount of bitcoin ($5000.00 at the time) so I researched a bit and was ready to go; until I found out I needed a cell phone for the transaction, which I don’t own.

  5. While the effects of an EMP last, there will be very little normal law enforcement which is very dependent on electronic comm, local militias will start up. It probably won’t be long before martial law will be invoked, but it wouldn’t be very effective in in the absence of comm and transport.

    1. We’ve been under Martial Law since Lincoln. Read General Orders 100 to the Grand Army of the Republic followed by the Army Field Manual.

  6. For what it is worth, I taught Special Education at a K-8 elementary school and in a Continuation High School in rural central California about 15 years ago and taught my kids how to count back money as part of basic math skills.

  7. Joseph Aiello

    In a decentralized world of true cryptocurrency, an EMP would be much less effective since the nodes running the network for the coin are global. A “centralized” legacy system is at greater risk of EMP or any other disruption. Every node of a true cryptocurrency system stores the entire blockchain and can reconstruct the the chain from day one from the other nodes if it gets disrupted. Various currencies have thousands of nodes around the world.
    A true cryptocurrency is decentralized. The governments are deathly afraid of them. That is why they want to start their own CBDC(central bank digital currency). Note the operative word of “central”. These are nothing more than digital fiat. They must be distinguished from cryptocurrency which is decentralized.
    Operative word “decentralized”. Get it out of the hands of the few.
    There are now decentralized exchanges and finance systems that run autonomously. No central operating authority for a government to take down. This system of cryto is flying by the governments, which are slow to react and brutish. They cater to their banking interests which are trying to put wrenches in the development.
    While crypto is digital and may have issues with some electronic disruption, everywhere you turn is digital and an electronic disruption will wreak havoc on all aspects of our life, not just digital money.

    1. I yield my time to this person. ^^^^^
      Harrumph. Harrumph.
      I think Cash Friday is a great idea. We should demand the use of FUNGIBLE, SOUND money in all transactions. USD lacking in any/all soundness. THE PEOPLE SHOULD CHOOSE THE NETWORK (decentralized, distributed and fungible). DO NOT LET THE LIZARD PEOPLE CHOOSE GARBAGE CBDCs NETWORKS FOR THE PEOPLE. Their time is up. Their money is worthless, unaccountable garbage.

      1. Spot on, Peter. Demand “lawful” money.
        This basically means, “We don’t have enough United States Notes to pay you in USN’s, but we can admit that these digits in your account are considered to be United States Notes.”

        Why would that matter? Because United States Notes have value based on an actual commodity and are then presumed to be actual assets belonging to the account holders. They can’t be seized by the bank because of that little fact and also the fact that USN’s are issued by the United States, not the bankrupted Federal Reserve System.

        Read more June 2020. https://searchannavonreitz.americanstatenationals.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Article-1794.-Lawful-in-What-Sense.pdf

    2. If the power goes away, so does your money.
      What good does it do you if you can’t get to your money, but a friend on the other side of the world can access it?
      Your friend still can’t get the money to you, no matter had badly he wants to help.

  8. I’m old enough to remember a time before everything went digital. Back in the day, if you needed cash you could cash a check at your local bank. One of my first jobs was in a grocery store where everything had a price sticker on it, no barcodes. You had to punch in the amount on the register and count back change. Very easy. When you called someone on the phone (before answering machines) and they didn’t answer, or you got a busy signal, you simply called back later. Most families had one car, one phone and one TV. No one felt deprived. I miss the analog world in many ways. Life seemed a lot less complicated, and no one was confused about their gender. Men were men and women were women. Ah, the good old days!

  9. I use a cash drawer in my office. There’s a computer program to register sales. There is field to enter amount tendered if one chooses. I don’t. Money back is counted out to customers.
    My Mom taught me how to count change when I was about seven years old which came in handy while owning and managing a neighborhood lemonade stand later on in my youth. Thank the

  10. With regard to the Russians (or anyone else) resurrecting typewriters and analogue communications, it would not surprise me if some, if not all, highly-classified documents never went digital in the first place. The UK monarch and her ministers are well known to use lead-lined red leather despatch boxes to pass documents between each other (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_box_(government)). These documents have security features which digital documents could not have, while digital documents present security risks which analogue documents do not have.
    As for cash, this is another area where Japan is “behind” the West. There is an officially-encouraged prepping mentality in Japan. The government encourages each household to have an emergency kit for use in case of natural and – presumably – man-made disasters like earthquakes (and nuclear power plant explosions – and EMPs?!). Cash is one of the suggested components of these kits. Even in normal times in Japan, it is still quite common for people to prefer to use cash, even for large transactions and there is no hue and cry about money laundering. It is also still very common for payment for goods and services to be required in cash only.
    As for “Why Isn’t The US Preparing For EMP War,” this is a false premise. Note that the 2009 EMP Commission Report “raised the issue of EMP-preparedness for the American public.” The Executive Branch and the military are well prepared and have been for a very long time. As for the American public well, good luck!

  11. “…those old-fashioned hand-crank cash registers: they still work and can’t be hacked.”

    That would make for some seriously stressed checkout operators, at least initially. I suppose there’d be a few workers compensation claims for RSI later that week.

  12. Here in Italy cash is very widely used in the retail sector. The globalist puppets who pass for a government tried a 6-month experiment which has NOT been renewed, by which plastic payments allowed buyers a miniscule tax rebate. Though theoretically obliged to implement it, retail sellers pushed back informally, for example pleading that the little device was momentarily out of order etc.; they were penalised for small purchases by having to pay, say, a dollar fee to banks on a $10 sale while the “happy” customer got a few cents worth of rebate which, he hopes, will be credited to him the following year. This followed on another crazy experiment, the “receipt lottery” by which customers could get a small prize as long as the vendor duly issued a receipt. People are not stupid however and know that the big multinationals with their off-shore headquarters and shell companies, pay hardly any taxes.

  13. There are 2 big problems going analogue.
    1. You still need Cash Machines / ATMs to get your cash out. Even the cashier at the counter in the bank has a digital till with the money held securely in it. Even the Safe is digitally coded. They are all digital and prone to hacking / outages.
    2. Steam Locomotives still need railtracks and signals to get anywhere! Tracks have points and crossings that are digitally controlled and the signals are digital, not analogue up and down arms!
    LOL!
    We are all digital now unfortunately!

    1. Oh come on! You never once seen two, three blokes at signals boxes/ junctions doing that kind of thing manually with crowbars and the like?

    2. Joseph Aiello

      Yah, I think if an EMP hit, then dealing with digital currency or this or that would be the least of your concerns.

    3. YEs I’ve mentioned this before in regard to steam locomotives: the digitalization of turn-out controls and so on… what I’ve advised is that if my speculation be true, then one should look for restoration of old analogue semaphor systems on major rail lines, including manual operation of turn-outs.

      1. During the year of Y2K hysteria, before. 1-1-2000, I reset the date to beyond the the dreaded date on my 386 Intel machine. No problems of any kind. Had fun listening to Art Bell’s apologies on his radio program. Recall an “expert’s” advice to a quivering vocal question to a fearful
        current elderly woman asking if she would be able to still get her medicine (“No’ said the degrees expert).

        What a year that was. Although pale in comparison to recent events.

        1. Robert Barricklow

          I spread some rumors around
          that the whole scheme was designed to steal money
          & blame on Y2K[Hey, who knows what happened?].

      2. Additional indicators that steam locomotives are being considered for hauling freight rather than tourists would be the building or restoration of fueling and water facilities to enable long runs. If the locomotives use coal as fuel, cooling stations should start to be seen again in rail yards. Union Pacific had many locomotives that used oil as fuel, recognizable by their tank tenders rather than coal tenders. These locomotives could use existing diesel fueling facilities (assuming they are analogue). Water towers need to be available at regular intervals along the rail lines for steam locomotives, or perhaps the locomotives could pull tank cars filled with water for this purpose.

      1. From an Electricians perspective:
        While most of your article is entirely accurate including your speculation. I will say we are in fact quietly preparing for an EMP. During the Trump admin billions were set aside hidden in an omnibus bill. We install Generac and Briggs and Stratton Generators… some as I’ve mentioned for the Military (with some sort of new tech). Currently the waiting period for a Generac standby generator is 39 weeks… this is because the government is buying them up and personal use is set for back order. Briggs and Stratton is included in this along with similar waiting periods. Many of their parts do not come from China but rather Mexico, including copper. Along with this we Install at least 5-6 emp shields weekly, (some of these customers get subsidies for doing so). The EMP Shield is basically a lightning arrestor on steroids. If an EMP went off over the town or city… there is literally nothing you could do to stop it but those on the outskirts would be reasonably protected at least their houses and panel boxes… hence the Generators. We have installed Faraday cages in several government buildings some the entire building. This basically is lining the building with a fine wire mesh and sinking large ground rods (8ft long 3/4 inch solid copper at 4 corners along with lightning arrestors and rods. So there is an ongoing preparation it’s just not widely publicized. This isn’t even getting into batteries. However I will agree with the entirety of your blog outside that.

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