It’s been a while since POM visited the Freddy Mercury/Queen mystery. There were some comments that wondered if the whole thing wasn’t some “project.” I don’t know, but I do find it a bit unusual to find this in the 2020 offerings at The Royal Mint. All those British bands, and this it the only one with its own minted (official) coin. I’m sure there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation, yet it eludes me. Might need help with this one.
Mark and others have demonstrated how the climate change narrative has been doctored and promoted by a multi-disciplinary team of liars that serve the collection of oligarchs presently anxious to begin their turn partying in the driver’s seat. But will the new, green economy do the trick? Will climate change create the hysteria needed to inflate the next global economic bubble and transition us into a new world order – much like the old-world order — that is less dependent on perpetual war and violence against the non-compliant? Can the ruling class reach consensus?
Privatization, deregulation and austerity (neoliberal principles) have served the uber-rich since the 1970s at the expense of everyone else. Countries rich in oil and other natural treasures have suffered most. Wealth has accumulated at the top, stolen in the usual manner, at gunpoint, by the proxy armies of NATO and private mercenaries and international NGOs, funded by the U.S. defense budget and laundered money from gun-running, drugs, trafficking and gambling, all channeled through global banks like the BIS, IMF and World Bank.Continue reading “Blowing (debt) bubbles for oligarch carpetbaggers: Bigger and better than ever.”
As we approach another yet another fake ceremony pretending that 9/11 was not an inside job, I’ve been thinking of the coincidence of that date and the other significant events that happened on that date. September 11 is not just a date to remember because of the 2001 razing of the Twin Towers and Building #7 in New York City. It also commemorates the anniversary of 1) the birth of neoliberalism and 2) the military coup in Chile ordered by Sec. of State Henry Kissinger and executed by the CIA.
Duly elected president of Chile, Salvador Allende, was forced out, replaced by General Augusto Pinochet, and later assassinated. The primary objective of the September 11, 1973 coup was the neoliberal economic transformation, which led to rapid price increases for basic goods and looting of the nation’s most valuable natural resource, copper. But even more important, perhaps, was the denigration of national sovereignty – creating a vassal state ruled by a puppet dictator.Continue reading ““Regime change” + “make the economy scream” = neoliberalism = death”
Anybody’s bet on a place not to find me would be at Red Rocks Amphitheater, just down the hill from where we live, during a rock concert. We have been there three times before, but never for a packed house performance as we saw the other night. Our friends came upon some free tickets, and offered us two, and because they are really nice people and fun to be with, we accepted.
As 2020 approaches, isn’t it time we meet the folks designing your “full-spectrum” ID future? ID2020 doesn’t just expand national biometric identity programs. Casting a wide net to ensnare stateless individuals with no “record” in state-based systems. This is of course being pitched as a benefit to individuals who “…must have the capacity to assert their identity across borders…” — “Privacy, portability, and persistence are necessary for digital identity to meaningfully empower and protect individuals.”
Meet the ID2020 Alliance:
The ID2020 Alliance is an innovative public-private partnership committed to improving lives through digital identity. The Alliance brings together multinational institutions, nonprofits, philanthropy, business, and governments to set the technical standards for a safe, secure, and interoperable digital identity that is owned and controlled by the user. It funds high-impact pilot projects that bring digital identity to vulnerable populations, and uses the data generated to find scalable solutions and inform public policy. Partners include Accenture, FHI360, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Hyperledger, IDEO.org, iRespond, Kiva, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, Simprints, and United Nations ICC.
Anybody buying this benevolent corporate double-think? I know, to many of our POM readers this is covering well-traveled territory. But there are always new wrinkles to what we think we already know. Here’s something new:
H. R. 1729, introduced March 13, 2019 by Mr. Higgins of Louisiana, amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002, establishing the Office of Biometric Identity Management. https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1729
In the last session of Congress (115th) there was a bill requiring biometric ID for all U.S. citizens. It hasn’t been reintroduced in the 116th Congress as far as I know. If passed, anyone who wants to work in the U.S. would need a biometric ID. Cross a border, get on a plane, enter a secure federal building, you get the ID-ea.
Questions? Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about biometrics. https://www.gemalto.com/govt/inspired/biometrics
The elitist ruling class has really outdone themselves. Use your unique, biological features as a weapon against every human being still breathing on earth. Who says you aren’t the target?
CRISPR research has (publicly) moved into actual genetic editing of human genes to produce — wait for it — Chinese twins. Genetically modified babies are no longer cause for speculation, or at least according to a recent article over at Global Research by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky. (April 28, 2019).
A Chinese biology professor in Shenshen announced that he and his team of biologists had created twin, genetically-edited babies (Luna and Nana) using CRISPR – Cas9 gene-editing technology. Whether or not this is the “World’s first” is unknown at this time. Hey, that’s what they’re saying.
Well, in January the biology professor was fired from his University position. The Chinese government is “investigating.”
There’s another twist to the story. The patent on CRISPR – Cas9 technology isn’t registered in China. The Broad Institute in Cambridge, Mass. owns the patent. Check out their Board of Directors at https://www.broadinstitute.org/people/board-directors Here’s pack of pedigreed pooches if there ever was one.
“We’re talking about “Big Business” involving the potential marketing and sale of genetically modified human and animal life forms. Imagine the potential strategic and military applications, not to mention the emergence of a corporate health service economy for the super-rich, where “perfect babies” can be purchased for a million dollars.”
What are the chances that this technology has been around a lot longer than we can know? The “rollout” of actual human production in China makes sense if anyone involved with The Broad Institute is looking for a little plausible deniability when the “shit hits the fan” — in China, of course.
As they say in science-world, “more research is needed.”