Nice email from a Mediterranean reader:
“Hi George, I am a follower of Cliff and you from Italy.
I am 41 and am a manager in a huge US multinational Corporation (stock exchange quoted). I always had the 2012 milestone in mind but really could never understand why that milestone was so clearly embedded in my own inner natural calendar …. anyway, 2 months ago I succeeded in stopping working (I am currently in unpaid leave) for understanding the milestone meaning and watching what’s happening around on that matter …
Of course I felt astonished when I went through the literature and I then started building up a plan and put some actions in place, but now, that I am more or less prepared with water supply capabilities, food storage and on the finance readiness side, sometimes I find myself lazy waiting for facts/signs that confirm the “theory” and that could provide me new energy in order to proceed further. You know, the few people that know what I’m doing in this period, look at me as if I was insane (despite a history of recognized excellence both in my professional career and in my open-mindness and vision capability), so not always is easy for me to find self justification / motivation of what I’m doing. I believe in it, full stop, especially I strongly believe I should not be in the working loop of my job right now, that would prevent me for having time to read you and Cliff, execute the actions from the surv plan and get literated on the historical matters that are going to happen here. And also eat lots of pies and enjoy what I like most in life … Sorry for this annoying introduction, I read you every day (and Cliff whenever he posts something) so writing to you is like a way to take out what I have in which nobody seems to understand here …
Main reason for this email is just to share with you this article which I liked very much, posted Mar 21st, with the “attractive” title “Post-Apocalyptic zombie finance“.
One additional request, what would you suggest me in order to get in touch with other fellows here in Italy having a similar vision on TSOTTC (if you have other Italians subscriber would it be possible for you to provide them my address so that if they want they can get in touch with me) ?
Last question first: You ought to ber able to meet like-minded Italians at the barricades and riots in mid-June – Mid-July or so.
As to the main thrust of the Zombie Finance article, that’s something we’ll get into in Peoplenomics this weekend, but it all comes down to the question “Model a world where the whole hoax of electronic ‘money’ and electronic ‘debt’ becomes universal. Then come, oh maybe 2012-14 we get a CME (coronal mass ejection from the sun) that outdoes even the events of 1859.
What events? A fine question…and plenty of details about it on the NASA web site from a 2003 story:
“In scientific circles where solar flares, magnetic storms and other unique solar events are discussed, the occurrences of September 1-2, 1859, are the star stuff of legend. Even 144 years ago, many of Earth’s inhabitants realized something momentous had just occurred. Within hours, telegraph wires in both the United States and Europe spontaneously shorted out, causing numerous fires, while the Northern Lights, solar-induced phenomena more closely associated with regions near Earth’s North Pole, were documented as far south as Rome, Havana and Hawaii, with similar effects at the South Pole.
What happened in 1859 was a combination of several events that occurred on the Sun at the same time. If they took place separately they would be somewhat notable events. But together they caused the most potent disruption of Earth’s ionosphere in recorded history. “What they generated was the perfect space storm,” says Bruce Tsurutani, a plasma physicist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
To begin to understand the perfect space storm you must first begin to understand the gargantuan numbers with which plasma physicists like Tsurutani work every day. At over 1.4 million kilometers (869,919 miles) wide, the Sun contains 99.86 percent of the mass of the entire solar system: well over a million Earths could fit inside its bulk. The total energy radiated by the Sun averages 383 billion trillion kilowatts, the equivalent of the energy generated by 100 billion tons of TNT exploding each and every second. But the energy released by the Sun is not always constant. Close inspection of the Sun’s surface reveals a turbulent tangle of magnetic fields and boiling arc-shaped clouds of hot plasma dappled by dark, roving sunspots.
Once in a while–exactly when scientists still cannot predict–an event occurs on the surface of the Sun that releases a tremendous amount of energy in the form of a solar flare or a coronal mass ejection, an explosive burst of very hot, electrified gases with a mass that can surpass that of Mount Everest. “
Now, we risk running the danger of writing a full-up Peoplenomics report here (and there is other stuff to cover, for sure) but consider the dream references that come through which are either directly (or think of it as archetypically linked) in this next related email:
I am an avid reader of your daily posts. After reading your post today, specifically “them Pyramids in Iraq,” I was compelled to write with one more data point for the coming events or maybe for the Wujo.
While I have followed your postings my wife is a skeptic. She sometimes thinks I am nuts [she's probably right, but you're among friends here, so please continue...-G] , but she has been coming around ever since the economic turning point in October 2008. She is something of a latent psychic and has had some very prescient dreams. These dreams are more like snapshots or videos of events that come to pass as seen from another persons perspective and with the persons feeling. For example, prior to the 2004 Asian Tsunami she had a dream from the perspective of a man on a beach running from a giant wave that was feeling it was the end of the world (which it might have seemed like to anyone caught in the tsunami). She also had a dream of President Bush in the helicopter over Katrina. In themselves these and other dreams are difficult to interpret prior to the events.
I am writing because this weekend my wife had a dream that was pretty shocking and with global implications. She stated that she was dreaming from the perspective of a woman with her husband and small boy (younger than 6). It appeared to be a summer day, bright with no clouds. She stated that the sun appeared to change color and that the sky became darker. Her feeling was that she needed to go home and the three started to run home that was when she noticed that the boy’s feet started to spark as his feet left the ground.
Now before you dismiss this as just some hokum, I have to tell you that my wife is a very level-headed person. I have never known her to read any alternative media websites and, in spite of my insistence, does not read your website. She says she prefers to leave that to me. She was ignorant of CMEs, the solar cycle, the electric universe and the recent filament action on the sun.
Her dream struck me as fitting into the general trend of signs and signals to future events as we enter into the next solar maximum and fits with the predictive linguistics on the series of great quakes that we have had/will have. I have tried to be prepared for the earth/economic/social changes, I guess I will also have to be prepared for more shocking news (pun intended).
I look forward to my daily dose of information and humor (sometimes provided by your typos). Keep up the good work.”
Cliff has done a tremendous amount of reading on ancient cultures and one of the things he found in Jain (or was it Vedic…need more coffee to pull this out of the noise) was that in a previous end or ages kind of event, people were advised not to wear metallic things. And this was at a time when the world was popping off with so many 6.0 and larger quakes that just about everything was reduced to rubble…which is why the Chaldeans (if I’ve got this right) moved West (and set up shop in Babylon etc) and then settled in the Middle East brining their lore with them which was later enshrined (quite literally, I ‘spose) in what are now the Western religions.
Kind of a long answer for the reader in Italy, but it’s an interesting line of inquiry, especially is there’s a lot of RFID chipping…which if you read up on ‘mark of the beast” warnings from Revelation 13:15-18 seem to me like they would bad pun coming, be ready) would probably hurt like the devil if they heated up/exploded in an ultra-high electric magnetic field just as might well accompany a massive CME larger than the 1859 event. Right hand oughta be easier to wrap than one’s forehead I’d think, though I’ve already got tinfoil for that, so….
Sorry: Those Were NOT Pyramids in Iraq
A couple of emails on point on this one:
I was just reading the bit about the Iraq pyramid and it was nice of the marine to attach a picture. Not to take away from the kid’s email, but I’m somewhere in the neighborhood of 99.9% sure that what we’re all seeing is a man-made bunker.
The country is full of them. If I remember correctly, they were built by the Polish (I’ll leave that one alone). I was lucky enough to spend some time in Fallujah in the Al Anbar province (and several other interesting places) back in 2003 before it was leveled. I’ll attach of a couple of pictures taken by yours truly for contrast and comparison discussions. These were taken at Balad, Iraq. It’s easy to see how one could make a mistake. Feel fee to use those pics, just don’t put my name out there.
Another on-site report:
Afraid I’m going to have to disagree with some detective work when it comes to the Iraqi pyramid bit from yesterday.
I’ve spent the better part of the decade in Iraq as both a US Marine and now as a contractor for a major US defense company, and looking at things is my business.
Anyway, the pyramid in the picture is, as you correctly pointed out, not a storage unit, but it’s not so much a pyramid as it is a bunker. It’s kind of difficult to tell from the picture, but judging by the others I’ve come across, they’re mostly used for Command and Control type functions. Most were probably built in the 70′s to 80′s in preparation or response to the Iran war, and you’ll find them scattered throughout Al Anbar province.
Saddam had sort of an interesting take on his defense logistics network, and that was to take massive amounts of munitions and basically dump them in the desert. Sort of like Umatilla, Oregon, but with a bit less security. What seemed like a real mess turned out to work well for his advantage, or at least the remains of his regime, once he was kicked out, as what Iraqi military personel left at the sites just left the bases, leaving the doors open with them. Most of the bunkers, those that survived the 1st war and the initial bombing runs of the 2nd were looted, along with the stores of artillery shells, etc. Hence the IED was so popular. It took a few years before we managed to get enough people together to make a dedicated effort to destroy the remaining muntions in these places, and at least in the Western Euphrates River Valley (WERV), it was with the assistance of the Iraqi police, army, and tribal militias.
Anyway, bottom line, not pyramids, just bunkers. It almost looks like you can see a ventilation system in the left part of the photo.
Hope that clears it up, keep up the good work, and keep putting out depressing stuff, gives me an excuse to crack open a…
(Alcohol reference removed for a reader who’s coming up on the two-week mark). Anbd our third ‘eye-on report’:
“Good morning to you George! Sergeant Pete (not too identifiable) here from the US Marine Infantry. My unit flew in and out of a base in Al Asad Iraq multiple times while opening and closing deployments to the region. I have personally been on and inside one of these pyramids and, best i can tell, they are munitions storage units built from reinforced concrete, separated from each other to prevent chain-reaction style detonations under attack, and capped off with a thick steel door. Safely located away from runways, equipment, personnel, and each other, these pyramids are built in small groups. My experiences in the country go back to when we were still sitting in Kuwait waiting for G-Dub to ‘kick things off’. Tip of the Spear as they called us. I made a few trips over there and conducted various ops including small scale raids to large scale battles like Fallujah. If you need someone to bounce any questions off, i usually do a good job of tellin it like it is. I am a daily reader of your report, and my friends are slowly hopping on the train. Between perfecting my pies and acoustic guitars, thinking, and trying to assimilate back into a mindset not based on hunting/fighting my days seem to roll into each other with no time to spare. I consider your daily update just one side of my rehabilitation and a temporal marker that helps me to distinguish between one day and the next. Lawda-Mercy,
Indeedy-deedy-doo. Well, so much for the ancient pyramids theory, although the rumors of antiquities teams persist… And then there’s this:
Are you following the amazing discoveries at Göbekli Tepe in S. Turkey (the name means “hill with a pot belly”). If not, I “highly” recommend you take a gander at these links:
The place is estimated to be “at least” 12,000 years old, done with ‘stone tools,’ by ‘stone age’ hunter-gatherers. Wickedly, suspiciously advanced construction and artistic techniques, considering the rest of the world was living in skin, stick and/or waddle huts. And the best part . . . the entire temple complex (only a small portion of which has been uncovered to date) was intentionally buried, preserving it in pristine condition.
Who made Göbekli Tepe? Why did they make it? Why did they bury it? Where did they go when they left it for the last time? 12,000 years from now, will people be randomly discovering the St. Peter’s Basilica or the Mormon Temple and asking the same questions?”
Chaldeans walking West, dude…least that’s a workman idea, huh? Bringing with them the prohibitions from the last time around and encoding them for future generations in religions… (spin up the X-Files theme?)
Hey, BTW, our reader in Italy a ways back – might want to practice using more generalized language. Using a word like ‘literated’ (as in to get literate on something) can be used as a linguistic tracking tool. Only 9,600 page hits on Goog for that ‘un. I mean if Tom Brown, Jr. was tracking language, know what I’m sayin?
Smart People, And Their Desires
Interesting story about how “Math genius Grigori Perelman refuses $1m price for solving Poincare Conjecture.“ Particularly cool quote: “I’m not a hero of mathematics. I’m not even that successful, that is why I don’t want to have everybody looking at me.” Definitely time monk material.
When I read about really, really smart people, I usually find it interesting that they enjoy simple things. Like Albert Einstein – who enjoyed sailing and, oh, and I suppose bedding Marilyn Monroe could be considered a pursuit… sailboat, Marilyn, pipe (depending what’s in it maybe?) not a bad combo.
That, however, gets taken out of the history books and switched around in the public mind by coming up with the “Marilyn Monroe-Albert Einstein Illusion” graphics.
See how the substitution method of mind control works? Why, can’t have the kids knowing that Albert was a bit of a ‘playah” yo? Marketing, marketing, marketing, homey.
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The ‘Core Competency Culture’ Problem
A funny thing happened on the way to the future. Cliff had the ‘pipes open’ [spiders running to catch language change around the SOTTC report] and started to notice a growing body of ‘fear’ language about something which reduces (after a little software ‘simmering’ to reduce essences to half, or so) to fears of an emergent ‘core competency culture’ which seems to have the PTB pretty worried. My, ain’t that strange? Anything that scares the ‘establishment’ is important to us…so off we go tromping through the literature to find…what?
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