No, it’s not a typo; the Illuminati are buying up all land and real assets at fire sale prices.
Fiat currency is debt by definition. Every US dollar created is a loan from the Federal Reserve, and the net owed to the Fed will always be greater than the amount of currency in circulation. This includes notional currency. Even if we simply shut down all borrowing and pay back every loan to every lender, the US would still owe the Fed interest on the existing number of dollars, with no means to pay. Let this soak in: Every dollar is a loan.
Part of pulling us into debt feudalism is taking complete ownership of all real property. Watch what happens in Greece. In the middle of the austerity is also the sale of national treasures in the form of real estate occupied by landmarks, particularly ancient structures. Greece will soon be literally owned by the bankers. TPTB are willing to wait for this, one or two nations at a time, collapsing under the impossible burden of debt. Once they hold title to the land, the people will also owe them all future productivity from labor.
Now notice the US federal government is currently offering to buy all that flooded farmland in the Mississippi and Missouri Valleys. Think about that. These people are completely vulnerable; they have more than one kind of flooding on their minds. They were already in debt, and barely keeping their heads above the debt flood by productivity and maintaining the value of their property. So this giant flood comes along and they lose it all. There won’t be much to go back to even after the water recedes later this year. So along comes the US government offering to buy out their holdings at distressed pricing. What choice would they have? If even a few of their neighbors sell, the leverage to simply take it under condemnation builds up.
Some are now asking whether that trick is being applied in the Gulf Coast area. Range land in the burning Southwest? I don’t know about any secret dealings, but I would hardly be surprised. There has been lots of forced buyouts all over the US in the past decade for so-called “wilderness lands.” This is nothing new. What would the US government use to pay down it’s incomprehensible debt to the Fed? The IMF is not big enough to bail out the US, but I keep watching for some other shadowy agency to arise with much greater capital. It could simply be the Fed itself, but I would expect a different name.
This is the typical Western Illuminati thinking showing through, the not-so-ancient Western Medieval Feudalism. As long as people actually believe in the principles of debt and land ownership on Western terms, they will enslave themselves. This is what’s behind a strong current among the alternative press to rant about the Rule of Law. TPTB don’t obey laws, but expect us to buy into that frame of reference. It’s not about stealing, as in taking by force or deception, but I promote a moral dismissal of the entire system which brought us to this place. It’s the fundamental sickness of believing a rule of laws is possible, while offering the false dichotomy that it’s either that or “might makes right.” Both are wrong.
While I do teach the only proper foundation is the ancient tribal social structure, I’m not foolish enough to believe there is some golden age yet ahead of us if only I could get everyone to see it my way. We won’t get there before The End of All Things. It’s only going to get worse until then. Once you realize there is no fix, you find yourself free to seek answers not tied to this plane of existence.
I nailed all that hope-in-a-better-world to the Cross a long time ago.
The special situation involving Intel graphics hardware requires a separate explanation. This applies to RHEL 6.x, Scientific Linux 6.x and the soon-to-be-released CentOS 6.x (something like 01 July).
During installation on a computer with Intel video, most often you will have to bypass the graphical installer by selecting the “Install with basic video driver” option. If you do, the installer will do two things you’ll need to consider fixing.
First, it will create an X.org config file (
/etc/X11/xorg.conf) calling for the VESA driver. This isn’t a bad thing in itself, but it will limit performance and create a few hassles with your display. Edit this file, which should have only a few lines in it. Look for the deeply indented line starting with
Driver and replace “vesa” with “intel”.
Second, it will turn off kernel mode setting (KMS). Again, not a disaster, but you won’t get that nice graphical boot screen. The correction is editing
/boot/grub/menu.lst (that’s LST lower case on the end of the file name). Scroll down until you see a deeply indented line which begins with “
kernel /boot/vmlinuz...” and stretches quite long. Near the end of that line look for the word
nomodeset and delete it. Save the file.
If you fix the KMS issue and not the driver issue, it won’t finish booting on some machines. So fix both and reboot, or fix neither.
There is a vast world of ordinary people out there who are used and abused, particularly in the world of computing.
When it comes to the very fundamental questions of life, I exempt no one from the duty to find your own way. If you are content with someone else’s religion package, I hold you in contempt to the degree you are willing to swallow the whole thing. This is too important for adults to just accept what someone passes your way.
With computers, it’s not the same. Sure, there are people for whom computer use is a religion. That includes most of the serious Open Source computer users. They aren’t part of this discussion. With computers, the whole point is we are looking at a consumer commodity that people use, not what they live and die for. The folks who produce the hardware and software are catering to an audience, a vast range of folks who simply cannot take the time and effort to become their own computer expert. The majority of users will never learn to code, nor even so much as learn my paltry collection of computer fixing skills. They’ll just use what they can get.
I remain entirely angry at the propaganda from the Open Source community. They lie; the make offers and promises on which they cannot deliver. They fool themselves, so it’s not quite evil, but it is a closed minded stupidity. They say Open Source is better, that it will set you free from the abuse of commercial interests and snooping manipulative advertisers, and giving you back control over your computer. The lie is you don’t really have control over either commercial or Open Source software. You have more options with Open Source, but only in theory. If you happen to be a coder, you have all the freedom in the world. If you were a coder, you wouldn’t need to hear their false promises. If you aren’t a coder, you are still stuck with someone else’s decisions.
Sometimes it works out okay. Sometimes a major element in the Open Source system of computer software development will listen when you say something makes you unhappy. Mostly they will not, but that’s the way it goes, since you aren’t paying for it. You most certainly can, and folks often do, pay someone a small amount to code a feature you like. It’s called “bounties.” Then again, some projects are hijacked by real jack-asses, like the GNOME Project. Years ago they voiced a sort of low-level hostility to user input. These days, it’s pretty overt, and downright ugly. You can get a taste of it by reading the comments to this blog post. It’s not as if to say you are stupid if you like GNOME and the current development trends. But if you do like it, count your blessings. If you don’t like it, you are out of luck. The GNOME developers have decided they know what you want, and if you happen to forget, they will quickly remind you that you don’t know what you want.
Some say the KDE Project folks, representing the primary alternative to GNOME, are listening. By comparison, they are, but on the broader scope, they are not. They consider you some kind of software pervert if you still think the previous series was better, but they won’t try to call the software police on you. It’s a friendlier grade of arrogance.
This is showing up in a great many projects. The old line coders were cranky at times, and might provoke you with ugly words, castigating you publicly in some online forum. The new generation carries an Uzi and grenades, and come looking for you if you happen to mention there might be something less than perfect with their software ideas. (Yes, a little hyperbole is good for the soul.)
If you go with commercial software, you have someone paying the jerk coders to build what sells and makes money. In Open Source, you have jerk coders doing what they please, coding to suit themselves. The coders who don’t happen to be jerks are so few, they are remarkable. Either way, no one actually codes for you. The commercial guys will sell your information and privacy for a quick buck, and won’t hesitate to create backdoors for their own convenience. They are quick to make all your investment in software obsolete, forcing you to upgrade or go with some competitor’s equally expensive and incompatible offerings. Migrate your data? They’ll sell you an extra package at a high price for that, and it might even work. All the good ethical software companies were bought out long ago.
So the point is this: Today you are either exploited for a profit or suckered for bragging rights. You can buy something developed to please a slimy marketer, or something developed to please no one but the arrogant developers. It’s not that nobody cares what you want; everyone is hostile to what you want. The white knights are so few, so rare, they are quickly destroyed by the other two groups. You can either pay lots of money for an individualized product, or pay the price of learning to make your own, in which case you don’t really need what someone else is offering. Becoming a developer these days is so very all-consuming just to get involved, you can’t do much of it as a hobby. The barriers are quite high.
As user, you don’t have any friends when it comes to computers.
The concept of hacking includes far more than poking around in other people’s computers.
This is more than a whine against the MSM for confusing the term “hacking” with “cracking.” Anyone who pays much attention to the MSM can’t be taken seriously. I realize that means most of our world, but that’s the reality. While I take seriously the genuine needs of every human alive, I don’t take seriously what they think and feel. No, this is about how those of us who know hacking means poking around in something to satisfy a curiosity, however much that curiosity may drive us to obsession. Nor does it matter how much skill and knowledge you bring to the hacking, but how it changes you.
By no means would I qualify as a computer hacker. Yes, I do poke at things related to computers, because inevitably the people who make the stuff and write the software are not interested in the same things which interest me. If I take the time to read all their stuff, I won’t know anything they didn’t intend me to consider. So I poke to discover what my own interests can extract from their work. Sometimes I’m just trying to find a fix which was not published, or not very well published. But mostly it’s not a question of how it works, but how I can use it. I’m just a hobbyist or perhaps a “power user” on computers, not a hacker. By sheer luck some of my uses resonate with the interests of others. Thus, I get a lot of hits on my computer related posts here.
This tells me there’s a lot more people interested in harnessing their computers than the other stuff I write about. I most certainly will claim to be a hacker of religion and morality. I’ve spent my life learning, poking and prodding what exists. In this case, it’s not just a question of how I can use it, but exploring the full depth of its nature, things the professional writers didn’t or couldn’t tell me. I’m not just prodding the software, or simply the OS, but I’m poking around in the hardware itself. I want to know human nature as it exists, and to discern things centuries of experts didn’t think about, and certainly didn’t talk about. Then I blather about it here, and a smaller groups seems to be interested. Again, by sheer luck, as it were, I’ve found some stuff other folks were looking for but may not have found by themselves.
A significant element in what I write is the underlying theme you can poke at just about any area of human knowledge. The recurring statements encouraging readers to challenge every authority on every issue which matters to them is the same hacker intelligence. The experts don’t know everything, and may not really know much of anything. Those who write the textbooks and whose ideas dominate the mainstream may be all wrong, trying to hide from you something which is your destiny. Everyone who seeks a place where they can anchor authority and whence they can gain leverage over others warrants the deepest suspicion of their motives. Good moral people do not want control over others. People who simply share what they know will always betray a willingness to hear conflicting notions, and won’t go ballistic because you dared question their personal orthodoxy.
Don’t swallow my religion. It’s not universal; it may not suit your needs. Take from what I write whatever you can use. Steal it! Poke and prod, examine and explore. Adapt it and make it your own. If you have time and inclination, tell me about your own resulting efforts. Maybe you’ll show me something I can use.
It appears Mozilla leadership is telling corporate partners to get lost.
I realize Ed Bott is a devoted worshiper of Microsoft. But that doesn’t mean he’s ignorant, nor especially dishonest, just biased. When he says Mozilla to enterprise customers: “Drop dead”, it appears he is simply crowing over what everyone should have already known. The Mozilla folks are not interested in the needs of corporate IT.
There was a time when Netscape, then Mozilla, then Firefox were avidly hoping to become the flagship browser of every corporate IT department. That was a sentiment held over from the days when everyone’s first contact with desktop PCs was in the workplace. There would have been no need to mass produce cheap knock-off “IBM compatible” PCs had folks not learned to see their value first by using the more expensive IBM systems their employer decided was necessary. Nowadays, the front wave of technology is not business and government, but the consumer. In this, Mozilla folks are probably correct.
But they are making at least one huge mistake: What happens when the economy regresses a bit and folks can’t get new systems, and businesses and government are the primary market again? Such is almost on top of us. Consider that average consumers now see the net through the tiny screens of mobile devices, while only those doing actual work keep the desktop market alive. Compare this with the Linux market itself, on which Mozilla is very largely dependent in some ways. Ubuntu leads the consumer-based expansion of Linux adoption, but Red Hat and friends dominate the corporate-government field. When times get tough and folks are stuck with using an older system they can’t afford to replace, they won’t be installing the latest fat Ubuntu release. They’ll be installing the long-term supported stable release of Red Hat and clones. Not because of advertising, but because if they find Linux worth using at all, it will be the reliable, stable thing which does not leave their aging hardware struggling to keep up.
Meanwhile, Red Hat and friends have dug in their heels on Firefox. When 5 was released, the Red Hat chain of updates gave us 3.6.18. That is, an update of the 3.6 series for security and bug fixes. If Mozilla drops this, either Red Hat will adopt it and backport fixes, or it will disappear from the system. The corporate clients of Red Hat won’t tolerate jumping major release numbers every six weeks.
For you, if you are a casual user, regardless of your OS I think you should stay loose on this. For God’s sake, DO NOT USE IE! It’s easily one the biggest security holes in an already unsecured operating system. If you like playing with frequent updates and eye-candy stuff, then chase Firefox. But be warned: Firefox is giving lots of folks big problems on lots of websites. I’ve seen plenty of computers which, for example, couldn’t browse and watch videos on YouTube for reasons I couldn’t discern when fixing their computers. Granted, there is a lot I don’t know, but the Net is loaded with complaints of that sort and no fixes even when real experts get involved. I tend to think Firefox does some really wonky things with networking protocols.
If you don’t care about tight control over how things run, just need it to work, use Chrome browser. It’s also running breakneck forward with new releases, but at least it works consistently.
If you need better control and security really matters, use Opera. All browsers stink, but Opera generally doesn’t choke you. It’s occasionally a little heavy on resource usage on Linux, but it’s tolerable so far, and improving. It’s the browser I’ve long used most, but it’s not for everyone. That is, the graphical browser I use most; I prefer to surf with Elinks and Lynx most of the time. But while Opera is only a tiny slice of the user pie on the Net, the company behind it will work rather hard with IT departments. If you tell them what you want, they’ll produce it if they can, even as they try to please the common consumer user base. I really like this company, and gain nothing by telling you that.
Most business folks are not nice people. Most companies are all about profit, and only by accident will they pay much attention to morals. When they are hungry, they tend to work harder, as Opera does. When they own the whole field, they only pretend at best, as does Microsoft. At MS, you are the product delivered to their corporate allies; Windows is the means of delivery. The vast number of doorways they leave open for their partners are what crackers exploit when they stumble across them. Open Source operations may decide whether they will serve IT, the consumer, or try to balance things. Most simply refuse to play at all, and serve only their internal interests. At best, they’ll play to the fanboy audience.
This is what we see happening at Mozilla. They pretend to play to the consumer, but it’s really the fanboy audience, which is not the same thing. The fanboy crowd lives in a fantasy world of new toys, and seldom do any real work on computers. They put all sorts of efforts working with computers; it’s a devotion to the thing itself, not what it does. In actuality, I believe Mozilla leaders are simply turning inward, listening to the strange, almost alien voices inside their developers’ minds. That’s what we expect from Open Source. Sometimes it works out okay, but the best Open Source products are those which filter through some packaging outfit who understands the real world of computer users, who understand using computers to do useful things, not chasing some ghostly dream of computer perfection.