Sun, Dec 1, 2013 - 4:13am

I became fascinated with the topic of misinformation around 8th grade, when I prepared a school report about the excesses of Stalinist-era media in the early 1950’s. My presentation included some articles and pictures from the daily newspaper of the local national Communist party. The headlines from 1952-53 blared that the imperialist USA was carpet-bombing North Korea with biological and chemical agents, blanketing innocent populations (as well as the Communist troops heroically defending N. Korea) with all manners of pestilence and plague.

At the time, I brought it up as an example of the ridiculousness of the propaganda (the report actually contained a description of locusts and other vermin being physically air-dropped to destroy crops and spread disease – with allegations, I believe, that the same was being done over Eastern Europe). It was during a section of the curriculum when we were learning about the personality cults of WWII and the 1950s. I am pretty sure I was at least partially spurred on by having already read ‘Animal Farm’ and ‘1984’ at that point. Naively, I considered the propaganda reports to be crudely and amateurishly done, it seemed to me a double injustice. Not only did the case seem a fabrication to besmirch the reputation of a society which at the time was much more free than any behind curtains Iron or Bamboo – what really bugged me was that the populace in Communist countries was assumed to be so ill-educated and cut off from the outside world that they would believe such a literal replay of Biblical plagues.

Little did I realize back then, that ALL involved were lying, in their own ways. The Soviet media-apparatus dictating to the state media of the Eastern European bloc KNEW that the Chinese reports of biological warfare were based on spurious / unsubstantiated evidence. The Chinese realized that they did not have ‘smoking gun’ proof in their hands, but chose to continue with pushing the storyline to bolster popular support for the war in Korea. Both figured it to be a useful tool in their arsenal of the PR effort against the non-Communist parts of the world. The West of course teaches the case as a textbook example of baseless Commie propaganda.

The twist in the tale is that the formerly occupying Japanese army had units responsible for the development and testing of biological agents just a few years earlier. Under the command of Lt Gen Shiro Ishii, the Chinese province bordering Korea -- Manchuria -- was turned into “one huge biological warfare laboratory under Japanese rule”. The American military commissions set up to investigate and prosecute these events and those responsible eventually had reached a curious non-conclusion:

“By the time the Far East International Military Tribunal had concluded its hearings into wartime atrocities across the region in 1948, and handed down its sentences, biological warfare had been mentioned only once and taken up a mere 10 minutes of the court’s time.

Masataka Mori, a professor of history at Shizuoka University in Japan, who has studied the activities for Unit 731 for many years, believes that Japan’s biological warfare programme was not fully investigated for good reason: Unit 731’s scientists, he says, were granted immunity in return for sharing the fruits of their research with the Americans.”

In the end, it may not be possible to determine the absolute truth of what exactly transpired -- I certainly have no proof one way or the other. From the perspective of one who has no dog in this fight, my personal take is that over the decades that have passed, the various US administrations, and military-intelligence complexes have proven dozens if not hundreds of times to be capable of equivalent or worse atrocities. For a non-published scholarly article arguing the case that BW agents WERE used by the US, you can check out this page.

This little episode is merely a vignette of how large powers continuously, in real time and retrospectively, re-write history. Just like party officials who later fell into disfavor were literally airbrushed out of official photos and media reports, the lives of millions of people, entire countries and eras were bleached, changed and edited on the pages of history books.

The situation we find ourselves in while trying to tease out truth from propaganda and deliberate falsehoods both historic and current reminds me very much of Plato's Allegory of the Cave. Though it is (presumably) a discussion in dialectics, and the Theory of Forms, to explain how humans perceive, think about and verbalize abstract and concrete -- I find it to be prophetic and quite literal in its description of how the world works today.

Like prisoner’s in Plato’s cave who have made it only part of the way out, we KNOW (or think we know, anyway) that there is a world above the cave. That sunlight exists, and illuminates a world filled with REAL objects nearly infinite in their variety. But having been afforded only fleeting glimpses, these are merely mosaic-pieces, assembled in the darkness of the cave to which we have been returned after our re-capture. We are, in most cases, reduced to trying to interpret the shadows on the wall, cast by the cut-outs paraded before the artificial light source below ground. We can speculate as to the true nature of these shadow-puppets, and as to the intentions of their puppeteers (and THEIR masters). We can try to discern patterns and recognize similarities and anomalies. From time to time, the sound of thunder or the physical evidence of a torrential flood may intrude upon the reality of the life in the cave – and those who at least KNOW of the existence of the surface and all the things possible in it can formulate reasonable hypotheses explaining the unfolding spectacle.

The walls of the cave are not solid rock, however. Thick, dark canvas, perhaps – multiple-layered, if you will – but vulnerable or at least susceptible to real-world effects nevertheless. As external events (aka reality) wear away at it, it thins, develops frays and rips. Benghazi, Syria, UnAffordableCare (and the latter is debatable) are just the most recent examples. And so the cardboard-cutouts are paraded ever-faster in front of the light source. New, novel ones are introduced to stir things up and disrupt pattern recognition. Assets are deployed to patch the holes in the fabric.

One additional thing to keep in mind – just like the fabled prisoners in Greek philosophy, our lives are also governed by our ability to correctly interpret, analyze and react to the shadows on the wall. Salaries, profits, promotions, housing options, spousal options, power – all of these are dependent on being versed in these skills. In many ways, reality as such really does not matter – so long as one is never able to leave the cave anyway.

The current ‘value’ of the USDX, the rates on T-bills, the index value of the Dow or the S&P, the USD cost of a COMEX contract for Feb15, the talking points read aloud with much theatrical pith by the Teleprompter-in-Chief, the justification given for the latest false arrest/imprisonment/shooting by armed branches (or in some cases mere paid mercenaries) of the .gov --- these would all qualify as ‘shadows’. Really, all the content of MSM, corporate and government communications, advertising and the formal education system can be considered to belong here as well.

TPTB in our parlance might represent the puppeteers – they are the ones who wield the power to alter lighting conditions, and to change the shape, speed and direction of the shadows being generated. The only question is the existence and identity of the ‘handlers’ of these puppeteers. Perhaps some among them ARE true wielders of power, and perhaps some drop in as a 'guest performer' to participate in the shadow play. All Greek gods at some point or another donned human shape to wreak mischief or deliver their brand of justice among mankind – certainly their modern ‘analogs’ could do the same. Whether they do so directly or through proxy is material only in whether we might guess or find out their specific identities.

The chains binding the prisoners are one one hand physical and external, and on the other hand self-imposed. The heavy arm of the law encircles us ever more each day, both slowly and imperceptibly, but of late also in leaps and not-so-subtle bounds. Tax, customs and financial regulations (FATCA, Dodd-Frank), case precedent (see: Nothaus), emergency laws (NDAA, CISPA), executive orders are just the ones we know about. But the pen (or is it the chute leading to the abattoir?) the crowd is being herded into seems all but inevitable – for in their (and to some extent in all of our) minds there is no viable alternative to playing by the rules of the system. We are prisoners for having chosen to accept that prisoners we all must be to stay alive. Lest you think this is indictment of others or a stone thrown from a glass house – I am one of those more guilty than most in my participation, nay, even propagation of this system.

As for the true light of the surface world, and all the wonders it may contain? Is it just a fanciful, utopian neverland that could never exist as imagined? Our current state of affairs proves that mankind is only able to survive/remain productive in servitude, denial and deception? Is it really only the ideal, embodying merely human dreams/wishes of the afterlife, the domain of immortals and/or a Creator? Is it too merely another layer of the illusion, a cave within a cave within a cave?

Assuming the cave’s shackles could be broken, its wardens overthrown or neutralized – would the glare-blind, weak-muscled escapees ignorant of conditions outside be even able to make a start of creating a new existence and society outside their prior bounds? And even if at one time the ‘outside world’ was once akin to our collective memory of a paradise, it is still so, or has it become an uninhabitable, desolate landscape while we toiled belowground, unwittingly (or unconcernedly) working to destroy it chasing our shadows?

As usual, I do not have the answers, merely my opinions. I believe that there are currently a higher proportion of those in society that see the mirage projectors for what they are. Their ratio among the populace IS rising. Despite the base number being ridiculously small, as we all know exponential curves resemble linear ones for quite a while in the beginning. Yet knowledge is nothing without action, and action is doomed to failure without overwhelming numbers. And therein lies my direction as to what I can do to effect change – try to reach and show as many of my fellow cave-dwellers the glitches in the projections being shown, to try to convince them to see and hear the power cords and the whirring coming from behind the curtain.

The way for any system to survive is to continually adapt, ‘reform’ or at least pretend to do so, and one way of doing this is by denouncing the excesses of its past, purging/pillorying those responsible (finding suitable scapegoats and figureheads for the purpose). Show trials are conducted, tearful confessions are telecast, public atonement is sought. Wise men sway their heads in disapproval, lamenting the conditions that had made such extremes possible. The populace is duly informed that with the ‘new framework’ and ‘reforms’ in place, such a thing can never happen again. Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, the Iran-Contra hearings, the Warren Commission, the contrition of William Jefferson C. from Arkansas, Sarbannes-Oxley after Enron and Dodd-Frank after 2008, the syphilis experiments with African-Americans and Guatemalans, the spectacle of Abu Ghraib – all episodes which ended with loud declarations of some version of ‘never again’, either then or later. Yet here we are still – or yet again, if you prefer.

When we begin to see more evidence of ‘self examination/flagellation’, a distancing of oligarchs and figureheads from ‘the way things had been done in the past’ and the 'mistakes that had been made', we can expect the beginnings of a changing of the guard, a turning of the screw, a new and improved system of control on its way. Whether that is a ‘soft transition’ to a merely more efficient form of oppression, or a decline into naked authoritarian rule as some fear is immaterial from this perspective – both will be preceded by loud, even overwhelming revelations and denunciations (hence my ongoing reservations about all leak-related entities and people – even the most honest and idealistic actions can be twisted and used as tools by the ‘controllers’ to their own advantage).

Which brings us to the topic of whom one can trust. What sources of information are reliable, what version of analysis is ‘the truth’? I must confess, that despite being steeped for decades in the actively managed information bath of late Communist propaganda, it took me a while to realize the basic fundamental – never trust the account of anyone who holds the power to alter the record. During the run-up to the Great Financial Crisis of 2008, I was merely gradually drifting to a state of wakefulness. I had begun systematically reading and sporadically collecting articles and other pieces of evidence that pointed to an upcoming crash. The fact that my TBTF clients had started requiring that I excise any mentions of SIVs, off-balance-sheet transactions and subprime lending from reporting gave a definite tipoff to the fact that there indeed WAS substantial truth to the emerging allegations of their misdeeds on that front. It was only during and after the initial crash that I began to really come to my senses.

Those on the outside by definition have fewer resources, less data, no clear visibility as to the methods being employed, no verifiable first-hand ‘facts’ of many of the events which shape our ongoing history. We are forced, despite our desire to seek truth, to interpret first, second or even further-order derivatives thereof to try to figure out WHAT is going on, and WHY.

Given this presumed state of affairs, the types of sources that (in my humble opinion) MAY perhaps be relied upon share a few characteristics. This is no guarantee, of course, of anything – just guidelines.

  • Focuses on fundamentals, and acknowledges the existence of factors fundamentally different from (and perhaps superior to) the ‘derivative’ images all of us see every day.
  • Is able to provide some form of interpretation of the events beyond those ‘shadows’ that are interminably touted in the so-called media – in terms of causation, actual event description and estimation of impacts.
  • At the same time recognizes the reality that all of us as yet still reside in the dominion of the cave. Even those of us completely off the grid are directly impacted by the events transpiring there.
  • Does not attempt to focus its efforts exclusively on
    • Perfecting its analysis of shadows
    • Deriding, attacking and disproving alternate schools of ‘shadow divination’
    • Loudly proclaiming itself to be the One True Way of interpreting shadows, whose followers are the only ones who stand a chance
    • Declaring that even skeptics (let alone opponents) are doomed to an eternity in the deepest, most sulphurous bowels of Purgatory for their foolish heresy
  • Encourages the reader to seek out alternate views and original data, and stimulates the asking more questions alongside an increased understanding of current ones.
  • Even those pulling the strings (both the ones moving the puppets, and those controlling the puppeteers) MUST divulge some portions of the truth from time to time. Otherwise there is no way to maintain the ongoing performance and parade of shapes.

Beware prophets of all kinds, especially those dealing in absolutes or those claiming special relationship to Elites, and those who are most adamant that there is no cave, let alone a world of ‘real’ things outside it.

Is the cave really collapsing? Is the projector really overheating, and about to keel over? Or does the whole setup still have years or decades of life left in it? Can the sacrificing of a few million (more) cave-dwellers extend the operation by more decades still? Preparing provisions, skills and routes for the possibility that shadow-reading is no longer a reliable source of sustenance/prosperity is merely prudent risk-management, and need not be all-consuming or unprofitable. My answer to these questions is – does it matter? In order to escape a collapsing cave or to escape the servitude of a perfectly functioning, tip-top shape Matrix the same thing is required: a recognition of the shackles and a concerted, cave-wide effort to get rid of them. This step is needed regardless of whether the shining light of the outside world exists or is accessible. The fact that previous instances of slave-revolts ultimately/eventually (perhaps inevitably) failed is merely a deep well of knowledge to learn from, not a cause for despair. The learned helplessness of a populace can be turned on its head, once enough of said populace are able to recognize the source of the arbitrary negative reinforcement, and through sheer strength of numbers able to return the favors to the ‘overseeing class’.

If we are to live to see any (positive) change in the state of affairs, I believe we need to redouble our efforts to educate, enlighten and guide those capable of at least SEEING the situation for what it is. The ongoing neoGuttenberg revolution the internet represents (despite inevitable evolutionary dead-ends, or rather intentional distractions like FacePalm along the way) a unique opportunity in a time when the fabric of the cave’s ceiling has never been thinner and more prone exposing the cracks illusions within. Who knows, perhaps we as a species may yet finally find a way to avoid blundering from one great calamity to another -- if only for a little while.

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Dec 1, 2013 - 4:35am



Dec 1, 2013 - 5:20am
Dec 1, 2013 - 5:22am

Brilliant!I have no doubt we


I have no doubt we shall figure out how the outside of the cave world works, either we like it or can not bear it. In the end, after all discussions, there is only one way how all 2 dimensional projections in the cave can be projected back to true three dimensional intentions behind them. 

We are missing one dimension ( using cave analogy) which has to be reconstructed from shadows we are allowed to see. I am sure we have inside us a guide to help in this reconstruction- as painful as it could be- that we share this third dimension with those outside the cave, but we have suppressed it due to pain it causes when recognized, and have been happy to live fed by 2D shadow world. 

The only way to understand this third dimension that controls us is to let the false happiness of ignorance to go and face the reality.

Ignorance is evil in that it allows evil to rule.

Gold Dog
Dec 1, 2013 - 7:01am

Excellent piece JY!

Up early after the great food coma of November has come to an end.

Knowing we are in a cave is a bigger step than most of us realize. Those that are aware ALL want out into the sunlight but the path is so very confusing.

Do we have the throw weight to get anything done for all? I see women tasering each other for a trinket of diversion, I am amazed that the need to ease the psychic pain so many feel is manifested by stampeding the stores in the middle of the night and wonder if all is lost? Can these misguided souls be brought towards the surface? Do they even care?

Most here feel the duty to soldier on. Of the perhaps one hundred touch points on this subject I encountered in the last number of days 99% of those people are aware they are being misled in a major way and just want the crap to stop....perhaps the canvas is starting to fray more than I know. (Or am I just exposed to a better educated touch point?)

As for this Dog, I have taken steps to get my fiat out of Dollars and into NOK, the great productive tangibles search starts in earnest this March in Chile. (I will start with some piscatorial research floating the Cisnes!)

Your friend,


Dec 1, 2013 - 8:07am



sierra skier
Dec 1, 2013 - 8:18am

Spelunking, Aaaahhh Yes

Those in charge will always tell us falsehoods to keep us from understanding the truth and in the dark. It makes it easier to play the game by their rules.

Great thoughts JY.

Dec 1, 2013 - 9:44am

Marvellous post JY896

Having written something like that, I'm now wondering what "JY896" stands for? I'm sure it's not random ... eh?

Regarding: "... recognition of the shackles and a concerted, cave-wide effort to get rid of them"

In my experience people are so attached to their shackles, are so entrenched in belief of the lies spoken to them by tptb (and the media etc), that they won't let them go. Their very identity comes from their attachment to the shackles. They are terrified to see the truth because it means that their attachment has to be broken.

In my experience the desire to see the truth of what's going on, the desire to be truly free of these shackles (which are all mental - unless someone has, say, physically tied you down) has to initially come from within. People, right teachers, then appear outside to reflect that desire.

So, I don't think the majority of the occupants of the cave will ever see and comprehend the truth of what's going on. When things start really collapsing, they will go insane as their attachments are destroyed.

Or to put it another way, my relationship to things outside me is a reflection of what is in my mind. To the extent that I am attached to anything (attachment is thought) I will suffer when that attachment is broken. TPTB have attached the occupants of the cave (and they have willingly allowed it) to so many things, they have no real sense of who they are, and so won't have the strength of mind to survive when the objects of their attachments are destroyed.

So, as I see it, "a concerted, cave-wide effort to get rid of them" (the shackles) won't ever happen.

Dec 1, 2013 - 9:45am

Exposing TPTB

Excellent online free book exposing how this mess got started. The London money behind most of the industrialists, Vanderbilt, Gould, Fisk and many more. Would recommend reading this to anyone interested in finding out where all this is coming from.


Dec 1, 2013 - 9:48am

JY896--great post

Mrs Silver66 and I were discussing this idea last night at dinner. What is the tipping point for people to take action to change TPTB? is it 3% of the population, 5%? 8%

We were discussing Lech Walesa of Poland and why he went from fringe to mainstream seemingly overnight. We also chatted about Nicolae Ceausescu

Your article asks very good questions and makes me think...what is the % and are we close

thanks for posting


Dec 1, 2013 - 10:00am

Mark Dice branches out!

"'I bet you don't even have a retirement plan, do you?' he said.

'I bet you don't have an ounce of silver. But you're going to go buy more garbage with credit cards to impress people you don't even like with money you don't even have. Way to go, debt slaves!'"

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2516236/Youre-disgrace--Santa-shames-Thanksgiving-parasite-shoppers-lined-outside-retailers--using-megaphone.html#ixzz2mEfEVnFw
Dec 1, 2013 - 10:58am

There is nothing new under the sun

Your piece was a great way to start my Sunday morning. Jazz in play, coffee in hand and tablet in lap. It will give me something to contemplate during the day as I do some chores. The sad part of this story is that it is a reminder that there is nothing new under the sun. Plato had his prisoners chained in a cave in order to view the show and now we pay monthly service charges in order to be able to bring the cave wall with us where ever we go. The resolution and entertainment value may have improved but for the most part the deception and complicity remain the same.

Dec 1, 2013 - 11:00am

@ JY

AKA- John Yossarian from Catch-22 (Bollocks)

An exceptional bit of writing. Amazingly your writings continue to get better and better. Maybe you have found another career?

From your link regarding biological and chemical weapons. I must confess very dry but I waded through it. great conclusion in bold below.


The threat to the planet from weapons of mass destruction (biological, chemical and nuclear) lies not mainly in some weak, poor world countries, but chiefly in powerful countries such as the United States itself and its closest allies. The threat comes from a political culture that allows the executive branch and the military to lie to Congress and the American people, and to proceed, in spite of moral and legal restraints to introduce weapons of mass destruction such as biological weapons in a time of crisis. The US government still covers-up its biological warfare experiments in the Korean War. Can people who make false denials be trusted to keep their promises?

If the US government does confess to having committed an international war crime it will not immediately banish the threat of weapons of mass destruction. But it will be a start in changing the political culture to one of less secrecy, more transparency and honesty in public affairs. It will be a relief and a contribution to the patient efforts needed to build an international order where weapons of mass destruction can be truly eliminated.

- Stephen Endicott & Edward Hagerman , June 2002, Toronto, ON., Canada.

Dec 1, 2013 - 12:14pm

JY, great Sunday Topic

I think you might find this interesting, The Geography of the Eye:


Mr. Fix
Dec 1, 2013 - 1:43pm

Great post JY

 I've been spending the past few days exploring the "rabbit hole" with this guy: 


Remember Who You Are breaks massive new ground as David connects the dots between apparently unconnected people, subjects and world events like never before. Suddenly, a world of apparent complexity, mystery and bewilderment makes sense.

The key is in the title. We are enslaved because we identity ‘self’ with our body and our name, when these are only vehicles and symbols for what we really are – Infinite Awareness, Infinite Consciousness. We are imprisoned in the realms of the five senses and ‘little me’ when we are All That Is, All That Has Been and All That Ever Can Be.

To breach the perceptual walls of the Saturn–Moon Matrix and bring an end to mass human enslavement, we need to awaken to our true identity. Everything, but everything, comes from this. Remember Who You Are. Remember ‘where’ you are and where you ‘come’ from. Remember.Remember Who You Are is destined to transform the way vast numbers of people see themselves and the world – and it could not have been published at a more pivotal moment in known human history:

We live in extraordinary times, and we face the most enormous challenge to our individual and collective freedom. David Icke has been a trailblazer for more than two decades, warning of the coming global fascist/communist state that is now unfolding on the television news and in our daily experience. He was subjected to mass ridicule and called a madman – but events have proved him right, and continue to do so.

David has exposed the global network of families behind Big Banking, Big Biotech, Big Food, Big Government, Big Media and Big Pharma in book after book as his awareness has expanded – and he takes this on to still new levels of exposure in Remember Who You Are.

But David goes far deeper down the rabbit hole than merely our daily experience of the ‘five senses’. He reveals the true nature of our reality where there is no ‘solidity’ or ‘physical’ – only vibrational, electrical, digital and holographic information fields that we decode into what appears to be a ‘physical world’. 

David calls this the ‘Cosmic Internet’, and in this amazing work he explains how a malevolent force has ‘hacked’ into the cosmic information source via the ‘Saturn–Moon Matrix’ to feed us a false reality very similar in theme to the illusory world portrayed in the Matrix movie series.

Remember Who You Are breaks massive new ground as David connects the dots between apparently unconnected people, subjects and world events like never before. Suddenly, a world of apparent complexity, mystery and bewilderment makes sense.

Yes, it is obscenely long ( 9 1/2 hours), but I take a few hours at a time, its basic premise, is that most people who see conspiracy theories, are only looking at one of many, and and if you were to stand back and look at a bigger picture, many if not all of these conspiracies are tied together at the very top, and there is really only one agenda.

 Get ready for an exploration into God, consciousness, the origins of humanity, all the way through Agenda 21.

After reading today's post, I realized that the above video is incredibly relevant at pointing out that misinformation that is being perpetrated on humanity, and what the truth is in fact. A couple of years ago, I wrote this guy off as a complete whack job, however, I have independently corroborated so much of what he says, that I am finding myself in complete agreement with his assertions.

 Yes, it is very time-consuming, but a fascinating journey, and I have had to back track many times just to get clarification on particular points. Today, I am addressing individual topics that were explained in the “big picture”, since so many topics are covered, few are explained in the amount of depth that I require.

 Admittedly, it's not for everyone,

 it's just where I'm at today.

bullion only
Dec 1, 2013 - 2:08pm
Dec 1, 2013 - 2:25pm


i don't keep mine in an electronic wallet. i keep it on a plate, right beside the eggs.

Dec 1, 2013 - 2:40pm

Oh the bank was doing it for the good of the taxpayer!

"Returning taxpayers cash took priority..." What a load of bullshit.

Check out the recording at the link of the discussion to see how this bank, 80% owned by the uk taxpayer after massive bailouts, is acting like the mafia (which they're not. They're a lot worse than that).

RBS, the fight for survival and a legacy of bitterness who cried foul

Returning taxpayers’ cash took priority over small firms, writes Harry Wilson

The Demise of a business is never pleasant for those involved and bitterness is never far from the surface.

St Helens-based pharmacy operator Trihealth is not quite dead, but its co-founder and director Mark Addison is close to throwing in the towel in after fighting Royal Bank of Scotland for three years to keep the business alive.

Put under the control of RBS’s global restructuring group (GRG) in October 2010 after breaching an RBS overdraft limit, Mr Addison says he has reached the end of his tether.

“We had been hovering around our overdraft for some time when they finally put us into GRG, but what has followed has been appalling,” he says.

Trihealth’s story is a familiar tale of a business that prospered in the years of plentiful credit only to come unstuck five years ago. However, Mr Addison’s feelings go beyond mere bitterness; he claims the bank actively contributed to the collapse of the business.


In its three years under GRG [RBS's "Global Restructuring Group"] , the company claims to have paid £130,000 in fees to GRG, including a £1,000 monthly charge, £70,000 in invoice financing, £50,000 for an outside turnaround adviser, £12,000 in valuation fees and £40,000 in additional interest payments. It has an outstanding interest rate hedging product that has so far cost about £700,000.


By the way, this is about the interest-rate swaps that is the latest banking scam that's surfaced in the UK and has affected thousands of small businesses.

Dec 1, 2013 - 2:52pm

Tammy Faye

I remember when (while channel surfing) I happened to land on what I thought was a crying, talking pig. I was instantly astounded when said pig told a story about how the IRS had taken her 2-3 carat diamond ring and she was asking the viewers to send money to replace it and "show the IRS God's will." My first thought was that the commies have put LSD-25 in the drinking water and that "this sh!t ain't real."

Since that time, I have gleaned through observation, that the IRS really is one of the servants of Satan that have infiltrated our government....not to mention a bus load of demons that have been elected to the US Congress. Make that four bus loads. That said, the fact remains that the easiest lie to tell is the one that people want to hear or are willing to believe.

There is no cure for stupid. There ARE several treatments that offer eternal relief for those of us above dull normal. At this point, those useful idiots that continue to repeat their hollow mantra of "All Is Well" have exposed themselves as the "devoutly stupid".

This will not end well for the slack-jawed masses.

For those that are "Comfortably Numb".....



Great work as always, .JY896 Outstanding!

Dec 1, 2013 - 3:40pm

Bit of a sad day for Bitcon today.

I weep openly crying. Never afraid to show my true feelings, me.

Urban Roman
Dec 1, 2013 - 4:27pm

It was due for a correction,

It was due for a correction, Bollocks. A 60% correction would not be unusual, based on its history. That would put the bottom of the dip at about $480.

Nice to see that concern troll is concerned.

Dec 1, 2013 - 4:55pm

Urban Roman

Great! Am I pleased to hear that something that has no intrinsic value is due a 60% correction.

Happy? Me?

I'm ecstatic!

Thank you SO much yes.

Dec 1, 2013 - 5:00pm

Re bitcon

A 30+% drop overnight is all the reason you need to see why bitcon isn't money. Nothing that volatile can ever be a currency/money.

Also, so, every transaction is recorded in the block chain and the US govt can track it all. The level of mania is insane. When you lose it all, don't say you weren't warned. The US govt knows everything and they will shut it down when they see fit. People thought TOR was secure, govt proved them wrong. Nothing you do online is 100% secure or private, including bitcon.

TJeffson Bollocks
Dec 1, 2013 - 5:03pm


Well said. Bitcoin has no value at all. Between the bitcon pushers and freegolders , I've taken a lot of my time away from here.

Dec 1, 2013 - 5:27pm


You are a most gifted & talented writer...The way you explain everything...is like you were there!...Did Stalin & Yezhov survive?...Don't I know you from somewhere?...Max???...


Bag Of Gold

Dec 1, 2013 - 5:34pm


Just plain over-da-top GREAT.

and FIXER ----------------- Congratulations and welcome home

Mr. Fix abguy4
Dec 1, 2013 - 6:22pm

It’s the Questions, Not the Answers:

‘Researching has taught me so many things. First of all, explore. Remain open and take the time to follow your heart and the leads and little nudges you’re given.I know I’m preaching to many of the choir here, but these basic principles have such a wealth of wisdom to be gleaned and many newcomers are daily finding this awakened perspective.We also soon find out the deeper one gets in the labyrinth of rabbitholelandia the lonelier it appears to become. It isn’t really in the cosmic sense, but we become estranged to our previous surroundings and ways of thinking and quickly realize our very lives are being drastically changed as we truly adopt the new Truths that are becoming increasingly apparent.’

Read more: It’s the Questions, Not the Answers

Mr. Fix
Dec 1, 2013 - 6:29pm

Boomer On A Grampage:

‘It’ s no wonder the awakened boomer generation is so upset. We’re the current elders who’ve watched these latest accelerating changes not just take place, but fully supplant the delicate human and planetary condition. We’ve seen it happen step by premeditated step.

Even though we baby boomers were born in the heat of social programming experiments, the exponentially increasing onslaught on our world is next to unfathomable. Even we remember simpler times, while our forefathers are no doubt groaning from beyond.

Researchers have tracked these changes brilliantly, even naming the mechanisms being used on humanity. These include cognitive dissonance and other disorders brought on deliberately to create the passive disassociated non-response so prevalent in the current mind set. It’s infuriating, yet the great gap grows between the awake and aware, and the psychologically duped.’

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Mr. Fix
Dec 1, 2013 - 6:37pm

Falling Off the Edge of the World:

‘What a strange world we’re living in. It’s wonderful we have other dimensional realities we’re anchored to, but this is one weird place. People around the “whirled” are being tossed about like trash on an angry sea. Everything just comes at us and there appears to be no one at the helm for humanity. Only selfish manipulators seem to be in charge on a landscape of constantly shifting values and perspectives.

It’s hard to believe how far down the tubes this world has gone with so few recognizing what is happening. Fabricated trends blend into daily behaviors so fast that foundational reality has very little effect. There’s no common standard with which to compare anything.

The effects have become the new effect. There’s no more foundational, root cause. And from there our own roots are cleverly severed and distanced into oblivion.’

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Dec 1, 2013 - 7:06pm


The last two of them was what I was thinking about while reading the Creature from Jekyll Island book. In order to stop this nightmare, we have to redouble this effort to educate people and so on. We can't fight the banksters head-on, because they've not the money and the military power. What they DO NOT have is sheer numbers. My question is, "How do I go about maximizing the speed of this educational, enlightening process for as many people as possible?" I am willing to try working for someone with deep pockets who want to change things. To be paid to go out and tell people what is possible. Next question is, "Who is willing to help me do this?"

I'm keeping this tab open in the hope that someone will answer, as I am jobless, and I have nothing less than a living stake in make this change. If this will not change within my life, there is no sense continuing to live.

Mr. Fix
Dec 1, 2013 - 7:06pm

Does Humanity Even Want Freedom?

The most precious gift given to humanity besides its very existence and innate connectivity to universal Source is the gift of free will. We can choose. We ultimately have the power to make decisions for ourselves. Unfortunately this concept is buried under the rubble of ignorance and social engineering and of course becomes a very complex matter as life’s input and experiences complicate our entire decision-making process.

And freedom and free will? They’re generally relegated to philosophical treatises and ideological tugs of war in the political arena. Nicely sectored off to where they can’t touch our consciousness and every day living.’

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