Cheyenne

Cheynne Mountain Complex

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Located in the United States at 38°44’39.70″N, 104°50’46.86″W, a short distance away from Peterson Air Force base in Colorado Springs, Colorado is a heavily secured and top secret military installation known as the Cheyenne Mountain Complex.

The Cheyenne Mountain falls under United States Air Force Space Command.

The United States Air Force Space Command is a Joint Forces operation of the Department of Defense, and includes some of the most brilliant scientists and engineers from the US Army, US Air Force, the US Marines, and US Navy

At the height of the Cold War in the late 1950s, the idea of a hardened command and control center was conceptualized as a defense against long-range Soviet nuclear bombers. The Army Corps of Engineers supervised the excavation of Cheyenne Mountain and the construction of an operational center within the granite mountain.  The Cheyenne Mountain facility became fully operational as NORAD Combat Operations Center on Feb. 6, 1967.

Over the years, the installation came to house elements of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), U.S. Strategic Command, U.S. Air Force Space Command and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). Under what became known as the Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center (CMOC), several centers supported the NORAD missions of aerospace warning and aerospace control and provided warning of ballistic missile or air attacks against North America.

Since 1999, NORAD’s focus and facilities have both changed radically to support the 21st century to focus less on threats and threat prevention and more on opportunities and support for the United States and her territories in a forward looking capacity, particularly as it associated with Space Based Operations (SBO).

Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station is official ‘owned and operated’ by Air Force Space Command, a subdivision of the DOD’s Joint Forces Operational Command (JFOC).

In fact, NORAD and USNORTHCOM now use just under 30% of the floor space – for defense and threat related activities within the complex and comprise approximately 5% of the daily population at Cheyenne Mountain.

The goal is to reduce NORAD and USNORTHCOM’s presence to just 20% by 2016.

In early 2015, the United States through the Pentagon paid private contractor Raytheon for a $700 million (USD) overhaul and expansion of the facilities.

The Cheyenne Mountain complex is vast.

Initially designed to withstand a direct hit by a 30 megaton nuclear explosion and has 25-ton blast doors surrounding the complex. An average of 1,100 people have been working in the facility since it’s opening in the 1960s, with a capacity of 10,000.

The complex includes banks of batteries and its own water supply.

The Raytheon overhaul will expand the capacity of the facility to 25,000 personnel and will leverage discoveries made for renewable energy and processes by Biosphere 2 in Arizona, which was funded in part through donations made by Raytheon. The facility, should it become detached from the outside world for whatever reason, will be capable of sustaining a population of 25,000 people for 20 years based on estimates made from the research and discoveries made at Biosphere 2.

Currently, the Cheyenne Complex is classified as a Top Secret/CLI installation.

With the overhaul and several new key pieces of technology being introduced, in January of 2016 – Cheyenne Mountain will be converted to the revised security clearance schedule published by myself and other key operatives.

It is a well-known fact that NORAD – currently in charge of Stargate technologies unearthed from the Giza pyramids are leveraging the Stargate for defense and threat reductive reasons.

The President would like to personally thank NORAD for successful completion of its duties.

In January 2016, under Classified Executive Order (CEO) by President Obama, the Stargate technology will be transitioned to Space Command in its entirety.

The stated goal for Space Command with the Stargate technology will be to target proactive reasons – up to and including exploring the potentiality of reverse engineering the technology with a new round of scientists and engineers and potential consumer marketing of the device and the technology which can be acquired with and through it.

Currently, Cheyenne Mountain Complex starts 2,000 feet below the surface and consists of 15 three-story buildings protected from nuclear blasts and seismic movement by a sophisticated system of 1,000 giant springs.

As a part of the facility’s overhaul, all of these springs will be removed and replaced with Persistent State Anti-Gravity (PSAG – pronounced SAG) technology which will dramatically increase protection from any and all seismic disturbances.

Cheyenne Mountain’s primary mission is to maintain air and space superiority for all of Planet Earth.

Here’s an image of Cheyenne Mountain from satellite:

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And an image of the entrance (all it takes to get in is being a cute cheerleader!):

Cheyenne

 

 

 

By universalbri Posted in Work
Area51

AREA 51 and Groom Lake

Located in the United States at 37°14’14.79″N, 115°47’44.98″W is a heavily secured military installation known as AREA 51, at Groom Lake.

Prompted by the Cold War era that began immediately after World War II, the CIA was given the task of developing strategic means of determining the military strength of its enemies. Kelly Johnson, an aircraft design and engineering genius running a special design team within the Lockheed Aircraft Company called the “Skunk Works” was asked to design the U-2 to gather intelligence on Soviet bomber and inter-continental ballistic missile bases in the Soviet Union.

Seeking a place to test the U-2 in secret far from the prying eyes of would-be spies and the public, Johnson settled on Area 51, a remote site in the uninhabitable Nevada desert that had served the military as a remote place to test weapons for quite some time. Nellis Air Force Base, a few miles north of Atomic Test Las Vegas, and the AEC’s (Atomic Energy Commission) Nevada Test Site (NTS) composed over 1,300 square miles used to set off hundreds of atomic explosions during the early days of the Cold War. Tony LeVier, the pilot assigned by Johnson to find a suitable location, found several remote spots, but chose Groom Lake because of the mountainous perimeter it furnished a dry lake bed that would provide the ultimate runway. Located within Area 51 of the Nevada Test Site, the base came to be known simply as “Area 51”.

Nuclear tests from the 50’s into the 60’s caused several evacuations from Area 51. A bomb with the code-name HOOD, part of the 1957 Operation Plumbob, caused substantial damage at Watertown, the code-name for Area 51.

Construction for the base was completed by July 1955, and on the 24th the first U-2 prototype arrived from the Lockheed Skunk Works Headquarters in Burbank, California by a C-124 transport plane.

On August 4 the U-2 made its first flight.

Recognizing the success of testing the U-2 at Area 51, the CIA and the Air Force decided to test all new top-secret military aircraft at Groom Lake. Under the leadership of Werner Weiss, grade GS-15 in the CIA, Colonels Holbury and Slip Slater, USAF increased the size of the facility to accommodate the new Oxcart/A-12 program by lengthening the runway from 5000 feet to 8500 feet and then restricted airspace grew to 20 X 22 nautical miles. Surplus World War II Navy barracks were moved to the Groom Lake complex in 1960 to furnish billeting for CIA operations.

In early 1962 the first A-12 (CIA code-name for the A-12 plane: Article) was shipped to Groom Lake. The five specially trained CIA pilots (CIA code-name: Drivers) arrived soon thereafter. On April 26, 1962, the first A-12 Archangel, the most revolutionary plane ever, took to the skies. By the end of 1964 there had been 1,160 flights, totaling 1,616 hours. Eleven aircraft were then available, four of them reserved for testing and seven assigned to the 1129 Special Activities Squadron Detachment.

Pilots (Drivers) for the A-12 and YF-12 Articles of Project OXCART had to be of quite extraordinary competence, not only because of the unprecedented performance of the aircraft itself, but also because of the particular qualities needed in men who were to fly intelligence missions. Pilots had to be qualified in the latest high performance fighters, emotionally stable, and well-motivated. They were to be between 25 and 40 years of age, and the size of the A-12 cockpit prescribed that they be under six feet tall and under 175 pounds in weight.

Surviving the screening of Air Force files, psychological assessments, physical examinations and refinement of criteria, the pilots were selected to undergo intensive security and medical scrutiny by the Agency before being approached to take employment with the Agency on a highly classified project involving a very advanced aircraft. When the final screening was complete, the pilots selected from the program were William L. Skliar, Kenneth S. Collins, Walter Ray, Alonzo Walter, Mele Vojvodich, Jack W. Weeks, Ron “Jack” Layton, Dennis B. Sullivan, David P. Young, Francis Murray, and Russell Scott. In November 1961, commitments were obtained from the group and arrangements made with the Air Force to effect appropriate transfers and assignments to cover their training and to lay the basis for their transition from military to civilian status. Compensation and insurance arrangements were similar to those for the U-2 pilots.

The OXCART Program lasted just over ten years, from its inception in 1957 through first flights in 1962 to termination in 1968. This CIA program was highly compartmentalized while at Groom Lake, the players consisting of CIA personnel (the customer), the Air Force 1129th Special Activities Squadron (support), and various CIA contractors for special project operations. The main objective of creating a reconnaissance aircraft of unprecedented speed, range, and altitude capability had been triumphantly achieved. Lockheed produced 15 OXCARTS, three YF-12A’s and 31 SR-71’s. The 49 supersonic aircraft had completed more than 7,300 flights, with 17,000 hours in the air. Over 2,400 hours had been above Mach 3. Five OXCART were lost in accidents; two pilots were killed, and two had narrow escapes. In addition, two F-101 chase planes were lost with their Air Force pilots during OXCART testing phase.

In a ceremony at Groom Lake on 26 June 1968, Vice Admiral Rufus L. Taylor, Deputy Director of Central Intelligence, presented the CIA Intelligence Star for valor to pilots Kenneth S. Collins, Ronald L. Layton, Francis J. Murray, Dennis B. Sullivan, and Mele Vojvodich for participation in the CIA Awards to Oxcart A-12 Pilots BLACK SHIELD operation. The posthumous award to pilot Jack W. Weeks was accepted by his widow. The United States Air Force Legion of Merit was presented to Colonel Slater and his Deputy, Colonel Maynard N. Amundson. The Air Force Outstanding Unit Award was presented to the members of the OXCART Detachment (1129th Special Activities Squadron, Detachment 1) and the USAF supporting units.

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins landed on the moon.

On December 25th, 1969, Christmas day, Area 51 went ‘dark’ from all conventional satellite and reconnaissance aircraft. Both the military and intelligence agencies had obtained advanced technology which can manipulate image acquisition devices – both analog and digital – at the source of the image capturing device, technology which became available shortly after the space flight in 1969.

Put specifically, it was impossible to recover reliable aerial imagery at any altitude of what was going on at ground level of Area 51.

In 1972, road access to Area 51 was closed off, permanently, and three daily flights were established by unmarked 737 planes departing McCarran Air Force base.

The “Janet terminal” is located in a fenced-off area in the northwest corner of Las Vegas McCarran Airport. It is surrounded by a large parking lot, with approximately 1740 marked parking spaces for cars and 72 spaces for motorcycles. Lately the parking lot has been about 85% full on any given workday. With an estimated 10% car-pooling and 60% of flights going to Groom, we can assume over 1000 workers commuting to Area 51.

Those flights have persisted since 1972 and continue to this day (August 26, 2015).

In the late 1980’s, a Scientist by the name of Bob Lazar went public explaining how he had worked on UFOs and alien technology at a site referred to as “S-4”, near Area 51.

He explained how he worked on anti-gravity propulsion systems of the aircraft, reverse engineering them in many cases, trying to figure out what made them it tick.

When he started to bring friends out to Groom Lake Road to watch the craft fly at night, they were eventually arrested by the Lincoln County Sheriff, and Lazar subsequently lost his clearance and his job.

Bob has a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering,

A physicist by the name of Dr. Robert Krangle, who also worked with Bob out of Los Alamos National Laboratories, came forward to confirm that he had known Lazar as a scientist at Los Alamos in the 1980s, and that he took a role with the government outside of Las Vegas, a role that he was not able to discuss.

Recent government registrations with the IRS indicate Groom Lake has recently been registered as a Federal Institution known as “Spaceport Las Vegas” listing its address as ‘1 Groom Lake Road’ in Sparks, Nevada.

It would make for a pretty awesome location for extra-terrestrial visitors to land with its proximity to Las Vegas, wouldn’t it?

Maybe Spaceport One has government competition?

Here’s an image of Area 51, as presented by Google Maps, looking no different geographically than it did when it ‘went dark’ in 1969.

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By universalbri Posted in Work
Gabriel_Bell_bio[1]

The Bell Riots of 2024

The Bell Riots Summary

The Bell Riots will be a pivotal series of events on Earth which will take place in September of 2024.

These riots will start in homeless districts which will come to be known as a ‘Sanctuary’, in San Francisco’s Sanctuary District A, and will be named after protest leader Gabriel Bell.

It will be one of the most violent civil disturbances in all of American history, the riots and subsequent crackdown will result in the deaths of hundreds of Sanctuary District residents and American citizens.

Conditions leading to the Bell Riots

By the 2020s, the American government – reacting to serious problems of homelessness and unemployment – will create special Sanctuary Districts, essentially walled-off sections of the city grid, in most major cities. Unfortunately – while established with the benevolent intent of providing free housing and food, as well as prospects for future employment – the Sanctuaries will quickly degenerate into inhumane internment camps for the poor. Even though people with criminal records were not allowed inside Sanctuaries, it won’t take long for the homeless and unemployed to be joined by the mentally ill and other, more violent, social outcasts.

These groups will be referred to by their slang terms – Gimmies, Dims, and Ghosts.

By late 2024, the twenty square blocks that make up Sanctuary District A in San Francisco will have become an overcrowded slum. With the records and communications of people inside the Sanctuaries cut off from the outside world and largely not available via the internet, the true conditions inside will be unknown to the general public outside these sanctuaries. American society will believe that, despite the political upheaval affecting Europe and the rest of the world at the time, that the United States was stable and had found a way to successfully deal with the social and especially homeless problems that had been the genesis of the Sanctuaries.

An “out of sight, out of mind” mentality will have set in in how America treats it’s mentally ill and homeless, an attitude which had commenced around the time of World War 2 and had gained momentum with the banking crisis in 2008.

People in the district will truly believe their needs are forgotten, and that life was hopeless.

Setting the stage for the Bell Riots

On August 30th, 2024, three Starfleet officers, Benjamin Sisko, Julian Bashir, and Jadzia Dax, will arrive in San Francisco from the year 2371 due to a transporter accident.

Knocked unconscious during the transport, Sisko and Bashir will be awoken by security guards Vin and Bernardo Calvera, who will mistakenly believe that the pair of newcomers are homeless. Sisko and Bashir will not have any form of identification and their combadges were missing when they awoke, they will suspect a thief stole the combadges, so they will be brought to Sanctuary District A, where they will be processed by health official Lee.

Inside, Sisko and Bashir, in accordance with Starfleet’s temporal displacement policy, will try not to affect history while looking for a way out to find Dax.

Dax will, meanwhile, be awoken and befriended by a man named Chris Brynner, who will think she had been mugged and will help her find a place to stay.

On the night of the 31st of August, 2024, Bashir will be assaulted by a gang of Ghosts trying to take his food ration card. In the ensuing scuffle, a man will step in to help him but will be stabbed to death by Biddle Coleridge (B.C.), who will hurriedly vacate the scene. Sisko will check the victim’s ration card and discover the man who died is a man by the name of Gabriel Bell.

Thinking their presence had changed the past, Sisko (assuming Bell’s identity) and Bashir joined gimmie Michael Webb – whom they had met earlier – to gather support for a rally outside the Sanctuary Processing Center, the next day.

The Bell Riots commence

Early in the morning of September 1st, 2024, the conditions surrounding the distribution of food rations will spark a riot, wherein the Ghosts, led by B.C., will attack the Sanctuary guards and quickly capture the Sanctuary Processing Center as well as the rest of the district. Armed with the weapons of the overpowered guards, the Ghosts will take six center employees hostage, including Vin, Calvera, and Lee. They will be joined by “Gabriel Bell” and Michael Webb, who will act as the voice and face of the riot while dealing with police negotiator Detective Preston.

Chris Brynner, who owns Brynner Information Systems (which operate Channel 90 on the internet), will be convinced by Dax to break the law and to reconnect the Processing Center after the police cut it off. On September 2nd, it will be reconnected, and many Sanctuary residents (such as Henry Garcia) are able to tell their story of imprisonment to the outside world. As a result, the American public will become aware of the great injustice that had been hidden from them and further riots will break out in Sanctuaries across the US.

Despite protests from Detective Preston, the governor of California will order National Guardsmen to retake the Sanctuary by force on September 3rd at 0500 hours. In the melee, hundreds of Sanctuary residents will be killed, including B.C. and Michael Webb. “Gabriel Bell” will be shot, protecting Vin and the other hostages (all of whom will remain unharmed).

Aftermath of the Bell Riots

The main gate of the Sanctuary District will be opened after the conflict has concluded.

Vin and Bernardo will take Bell’s and Bashir’s ration cards after the riot, saying they would list them as casualties, and help them return to their beam-in site, where Dax will be waiting for them. Both Vin and Bernardo will tell other people what had happened in the Sanctuary, never knowing that Sisko had been Bell. The away team will be rescued by Major Kira Nerys and Chief Miles O’Brien shortly thereafter.

In the wake of the riots, and the senseless death of so many people, public opinion will turn against the concept of the Sanctuary Districts. The Districts will be abolished as the United States will finally begin facing the serious social problems it had struggled with for over a century. Because Bell played a crucial role in protecting the hostages and in the negotiations prior to the government assault, he will be remembered as one of the central figures in the events and his name became forever associated with them.

The Bell Riots will be of such historical significance that their absence from Earth’s history will lead to an alternate timeline, in which the United Federation of Planets will never be created.

By universalbri Posted in Work
NSA[1]

Security Clearances: Why do we need them?

When I was 11 years old, I won a computer – an Atari 600XL through an “Atari Age” magazine contest. That summer, I entered 101 programs from a book of programs.

I was copying source material. That’s all. A human Xerox machine, simply entering unknown words and symbols into a machine and awaiting like a happy monkey for the results.

But then something magical happen.

When I did something wrong, the whole system crashed.

This taught me a valuable lesson.

So I started changing things, asking ‘what happens if I do this?”.

Frequently it would end in system crashes.

But soon. I started learning things. No longer was I limited to 15 enemies in Star Trek To fight, I now had 100 making my game last much longer. No longer was I limited to 10 sectors of space, I now had 1000. No longer was I limited to Klingons and Vulcans as alien species. I now had species I made up and pulled out of my ass.

And when things got frustrating, no longer was I limited to 1, 000 rupees in Hammurabi, I now had 1,000,000 to make any modifications I wanted to in the game without real artificially imposed constraints.

Shortly after turning 18 years old, I had just purchased my first 8088 computer and found the video game “Leisure Suit Larry” on a Bulletin Board System. The only problem was, the game was copy protected and required the original disks to play, which prevented me from playing the game. Whoever had posted it on the board had done so knowingly, for who knows what reason. Clearly it was to share with the community. What compelled them to, who knows?

In any case. Leisure Suit Larry was an adult oriented game about a happy go lucky guy in a leisure suit who was a bit behind the times who just enjoyed getting laid, and as such, none of the games stores were selling it.

To me – the premise was fantastic and fun. No longer was I shooting shit down in alien invasions. I could interact with the enigmatic programmed species otherwise known as ‘females’.

I found a hexadecimal editor, and found a book on assembly language for the 8088, and reverted back to my ‘what does this do’ method of testing Leisure Suit Larry to run.

After about 2 weeks, I found the correct command ‘a JSR’ – which is a Jump to Sub Routine, and I used that to ‘jump over’ the section of code which checks for the key disk and exits in case of failure, and that night, I was playing Leisure Suit Larry.

Much to my wife, Donna’s chagrin.

This gave me an idea.

The computers at work were using VAX/VMS systems for the internal corporate network, and I knew that the company kept pretty much all the information on it based on the Department of Defense’s requirements for vendors doing Top Secret/CLI (Compartmental Localized Information) work. But I had noticed the software had a ‘loader’ just like Leisure Suit Larry did as it booted, and then logged in.

My thoughts were simple: I knew VAX/VMS systems were batch driven which meant when one program ends another is loaded up in order. I also knew that all VAX/VMS systems loaded with an admin root logon to load drivers before you as a user typed in your information. So I theorized that if I could ‘break’ out of the loading process at just the right time, I could actually avoid the user logon and have full admin access to the entire network.

Incidentally, Windows computers have the same basic security flaw with the device model.

So for several days during lunch, my ex wife and I would sit together and I would ‘Play games’ on the system while she read her book, we just enjoyed being around eachother, and that was one nice thing about our relationship, we didn’t have to talk all the time, which just enjoyed eachother’s presence.

I spent the hour I had for lunch rebooting the system, and right as it booted up, I would hit key combinations trying to ‘break’ the batch process after it had finished loading the drivers but right before the user logon process loaded up.

After three days. I got it to happen. And boom. I had complete and total access to the entire network. It was effectively a back door to the entire system.

Over the next several months, I learned about all the Secret and Top Secret programs Orbital had currently on their plate – quite literally they had almost a trillion dollars in projects – and for a privately held company at the time – despite publicly reporting their worth in the neighborhood of a hundred million – they were doing extremely well for themselves. From there – I also leveraged the network to see anything that the government was asking for bids on in their network that was Secret and Top Secret, which was a proverbial smorgasbord of ‘holy shit they think this is possible?’. I was amazed.

Then. I started diving into payroll information. I was only getting paid about $12 an hour at the time as an Electrical Quality Assurance Inspector, and wasn’t even in software at the time, but I wanted to know ‘my worth’ and wiggle room I had for negotiations before my next review – to give me ammunition for asking for a raise. That’s when I learned how much the CEO and all the Vice Presidents were making, along with my management and everyone around me. It was powerful information to have for negotiations, but if I disclosed my knowledge of it, I would lose my power.

I told my wife from the onset, and she was it, and this was about the time I found out about her having an affair. I have no doubt the two events are linked.

But about three months later, a black man by the name of Mike – a co-worker and peer working with me in inspection – took pride in being as absolutely tormenting and demeaning as he could to people who were ‘less in perceived status to him’ – including many of the inventory people who I came to get to know some of them as friends. One day, he went on insulting an inventory clerk for an error he had made, saying “I get paid more than you, you don’t mean shit to the management and they will fire you LONG before they would fire someone like me”

It pissed me off. So I said “Mike. You’re a dick and you and Ty (the guy he was belittling) only makes $1 an hour less than you. Even then. He’s still a great guy, so what the hell gives you the right to be such a jerk? He made a mistake. Get over it.”

I’d made one mistake that he attacked like a bulldog. I had tipped my hand.

“What do you make?” Mike demanded to know from Ty.

Orbital had a expectation and written policy of not disclosing your wages to your peers.

But Ty Boothby spent most of his time playing in a local band as a lead guitarist and background vocalist, and was quite good at what he did, and this ‘day job’ merely paid the bills for him to pay for his true passion: making music.

He wasn’t in it for the money.

“$14 an hour,” he said.

Mike looked at me incredulously. “How in the f*** did you know that he only made a dollar less than me?”

I smiled. “Lucky Guess”.

Ty walked off.

For the next week, Mike pressured me, but being completely honest, I was hankering to tell someone besides my wife who mildly understood computers what I had done. So finally, I took Mike to a backroom, and told him how I knew it.

But I refused to show him how.

Mike kept up his beratement. Now he had proof he was worth more. So it only made the situation worse him knowing this with the inventory people.

In fact, he became so unbearable, he was fired.

About a month goes by, and Matt Colton, my direct Supervisor comes to me with his face red. He wore his emotions on his face, so when something made him intensely nervous or angry – his face would get beet red. I prayed this was nervousness, because I hated making this mild mannered man angry.

“Brian,” he said, nervously, “David Brackney’s admin just called. He wants to see you in his office immediately.”

David Brackney was known throughout the company as “The Hatchet Man”.

Only weeks before his admin had called for Mike prior to his dismissal.

The ONLY time you heard from David was when someone was getting fired.

As Vice President, I to this day don’t know what his other duties were.

“What did you do?,” Matt asked.

“I’ll tell you later,” I said to Matt.

AS I walked in to ‘Mahogany row’, the area of the company where all the leaders had their offices, as everything in these offices had been decorated with expensive leather and mahogany furniture. When you were here, the feeling was regal, and you absolutely knew you were no longer in the comforts of your assembly areas. David’s office door was open and his administrative assistant, said “Go on in…”.

She was a personal friend I’d had a history with, and she whispered “What did you do?” as I walked by.

“Later… ” I whispered back at her.

David had heard me walk up and was standing.

“Mr Gregory. I am glad you could join us,” he said, as the door was closed by a man in a grey suit behind me. “I would like you to meet Agent Kowalski and Agent Bates,”

“What can I do you for?,” I nervously said, not realizing the slip, something I remember saying like it was yesterday.

Have you ever had a moment in time which feels like it all happened in slow motion? Like your mind played and replayed it so many times you can remember absolutely everything about it including the tiniest of details?

This was one of those moments.

“Mr Gregory, have a seat,” Mr Brackney said waving his hand towards the large maroon leather chair with hand carved decorated mahogany.

I sat down, uncomfortably, my palms sweating.

“These gentlemen are with the FBI and are here investigating Mr. Robert’s dismissal,” he said.

“Oh you mean Mike?

Mr Brackney nodded affirmatively before continuing. “It seems he’s filed a lawsuit for racial discrimination, claiming wrongful termination. As everyone should be aware of, …Mike… was terminated for violating the company’s written policy to not openly discuss wages. He’s claiming wages are openly discussed in his discrimination law suit, and cites you as someone who has full awareness of what people make.”

My nervousness shifted to anger. ‘why that little bastard!’, I thought, ‘I told him what I knew to shut him up, now he’s standing to get me in trouble to make a quick buck off a frivolous lawsuit?’

I was livid. And lied through my teeth. “I don’t have any idea what you’re talking about.”

Mr Bates, he was the tall FBI agent, spoke for the first time “Are we to understand you knew absolutely nothing about his or anyone else’s income?”

“Do I need to get a lawyer?,” I responded, I felt my face turning red this time.

Agent Kowalski, he was the fatter FBI agent and didn’t fit his suit too well, “No, no we’re not accusing you of anything. The Federal government makes it a fact to follow up on accusations of discrimination when they involve a defense contractor. As you’re well aware of, Orbital is a defense contractor, so we’re simply doing our job before the case hits the courts, that’s all.”

Mr Brackney leaned in, “Mr Gregory, … Mike… claims in his law suit you have complete access to the computer systems and know everyone’s wages. Is this true?”

I was now angry at Mike for manipulating the trust I had in confiding, and no matter the case, Mike’s accusations of discrimination were completely baseless. The fact of the matter was, he was simply a dick to people, and it didn’t matter the color of his skin, invariably he was just too difficult a person to want to work with, even for his coworkers, so management found an excuse to let him go. I actually supported their decision.

“Mr Gregory?,” Mr Brackney said, as I was spacing out a little bit as I seethed.

“Oh Sorry,” I said. “I was trying to think of why he might have claimed what he did. I don’t want to call him a liar. So maybe I alluded to being better at computers than I really am. It’s quite possible he assumed I knew about wages when he and Ty were having an argument, one day, but I knew what I knew because I was trying to get my friend a job in Ty’s department and knew about what they paid based on the ads in the paper for similar roles. So no, I don’t know why he would claim that.”

Mr Bates walked over besides Mr Brackney. I remember thinking how weird it was to have him stand there, so close to Mr Brackney.

“So you’re saying you do not have any access to payroll or any other unauthorized information in the company’s systems?”

“That’s exactly what I am saying,” I said, looking him directly in the eye. It was something I was unaccustomed to, but something told me I needed to be convincing.

Mr Brackney smiled, and said “Thank you, Mr Gregory, you can go back to work now.”

I got up, confused, and started to walk out the door.

“Oh and Brian,” Mr Brackney said, losing his formalities, “we would appreciate it if you didn’t repeat anything that was discussed in this room today to anyone.”

When I made it to my work area about ten minutes later, the Orbital building was pretty large, so it took that long to walk there, Matt Colton summoned me outside, to the smoking area – the break area for the smokers outside of one of the doors.

“What the hell was that all about?,” he said, between puffs of his cigarette.

I thought briefly about David’s warning. Only briefly.

“Mike’s claiming discrimination in his termination. David’s doing the interviews with the feds,” I said, without blinking.

“Why that little prick,” Matt said.

Matt and Mike had gone at it on more than one occasion, as Mike had with everyone. So Matt is most certainly among the reasons Mike was fired, and it had absolutely nothing to do with discrimination. It was just miserable working around the guy.

Matt smoked his cigarette, and didn’t say much after that.

Two days later, the phone rings. Matt hangs up, and looks at me. His face red again. But not as red as last time.

“David would like to see you again.”

Everyone looked at me. The QA room held about 8 of us in total, and what we did was not exactly private.

I got up and walked to Mahogany row again. Did they learn the truth? While I was nervous this time, I wasn’t nearly as nervous as last time.

David’s admin assistant looked at me as I walked up. “Again,” she whispered, “What did you do, you bad boy you?,” she said as she winked at me.

If I hadn’t been married, I would have jumped at the opportunity to be with her, she was funny, extremely attractive – and always flirting with me.

But I was.

This time, Mr Brackney was at the door.

“Mr Gregory, come on in and have a seat.”

I saw two men – one I immediately recognized, the other one I didn’t.

“Mr Gregory, You’ve met our CIO – Gary Sprute, as I am sure you know, he’s the Director of Information Technology.”

Gary smiled morosely at me and nodded.

“And this is Tod… Tod Bjerke – he’s a manager of a project called LEAP. Tod, do you mind reminding me of what LEAP means?”

Tod held his hand out, and said “Glad to have you aboard,” I shook hands with him, “LEAP stands for Lightweight Exo-Atmospheric Projectile, and is an ICBM interceptor vehicle.”

I’d read all about the project in my illicit perusings. LEAP was a Secret Level DOD project which re-tasked decommissioned Minuteman missile systems with new guidance and navigation units, a new paint job and new flight and control systems, with the goal of targeting incoming nuclear missiles from countries like Russia mid-flight, or at the point of launch if launch sequences had been detected. It wasn’t a bomb, but it was a missile which was extraordinarily precise and intercepted a missile or bomb – mid-flight – in the opposite direction of travel – and imploded it with its own momentum.

It was pretty freaking cool.

But I was confused.

“Have me aboard?,” I asked.

“Tod, do you mind if Mr Brackney and I have a moment alone with Mr Gregory?,” Gary said.

In yet another moment of time standing still, I think it was just David’s office where time seemed to slow down and I remembered everything.

With how many people David had fired in his office, I do not doubt there was a rip in space and time with the emotional tension caused in there.

As Tod left, Mr Brackney said “Tod, can you close the door behind you?”

The door closed.

“Mr Gregory. First, I would like to personally thank you for your support the other day with the FBI,” Mr Brackney said.

Without so much a pause, Gary cut in “Why did you lie?”

“What?” I stammered.

Mr Brackney was more of a politician than I previously imagined he was given his nickname.

“We know you’ve been in every system, we have logs and installed the cameras in your bay showing you were accessing every system, and have been watching you access everything,” Mr Sprute said.

I’d dismissed the installation of the cameras as paranoia about what I was doing, but didn’t let it stop me, it just didn’t make sense to me they wouldn’t just stop me if they knew so why go through the trouble of changing my habits if they already knew?

I was caught, red handed though, and knew it.

I was speechless.

Mr Sprute smiled. “Look, you’re not in trouble, otherwise you simply wouldn’t be here. We need your help in patching the hole you found, We’ve also opened up a position in the software department as a junior programmer.”

I felt a grin building inside and about pissed my pants in excitement. An un-degreed programmer working with degreed engineers? I was beside myself.

For some reason, I said “What if I didn’t take the job?”

Their smiles turned sour fast. I don’t know what made me say that, the offer was more than I could have hoped and asked for.

But I did.

Mr Sprute said – with a straight face “Then we’ll turn you into the FBI for obstruction of a federal investigation, and when they catch on to the fact that you’ve had your hands in things that require a Top Secret clearance, there’s a chance you may not see that lovely wife of yours, Donna’s her name, right?”

It wasn’t a pleasant formal introduction to Gary Sprute.

He’s actually a much kinder man than this, I just caught him and he replied harshly to my comment.

Mr Brackney played the diplomat “Brian, you’ve put us in a difficult position. We’re currently getting cleared for some NASA projects as you are well aware of, and with that – we’re also being audited for risk. That’s the second anti-discrimination lawsuit that’s been thrown at us this year, so as the government does its evaluation to determine risk, they are scrutinizing the reasons for every new hire and termination.”

I leaned back. “So you can’t fire me because of Mike. And if you turn me in that threatens the audit.”

As if by magic, I had managed to put myself in the perfect position to reinforce getting the job I wanted.

David and Gary both looked at me blankly.

“You have 90 days to convert the LEAP code base from Motorola 68000 assembler to Microtec C. If after 90 days, you cannot achieve this, then you will be laid off in accordance with this intern contract,” Gary said as he slid a piece of paper across David’s desk in front of me and pulled a red pen from his pocket protector, clicking it and setting it on top of the paperwork.

Yep. He was a real nerd, pocket protector and all.

“I can’t go back to inspection if I can’t do it?,” I asked.

“Matt will have hired your replacement by then, there will be no job to return to,” Mr Brackney said matter-of-factly.

It was an all or nothing deal. Jail or a job.

Unfortunately, I made the wrong decision.

I picked up the contract, looked at it

The contract stated that I was getting a $6 an hour raise for the promotion, bringing my pay rate to $20 an hour.

I was hourly. And could work as many hours as I needed to achieve the desired results.

And while we all knew I was making less than the degreed engineers, I was still making far more than I was only an hour before.

I looked at Gary, and then said “Sure, I’ll do it. But Gary, just so you know, Donna and I are getting a divorce, so I’ll be able to pull a lot of overtime to get this done.”

I then signed the contract.

89 days later. I had learned Assembler for the Motorola 68000 processor, a smattering of Intel assembler, and the Microtec C embedded programming language – working an average of 100 hours per week,

I made $36,000 USD in those 12 weeks, with overtime pay policies paying me 2x my pay for every hour worked over 60 hours, and 1.5x my pay for every hour between 40 to 60 hours worked.

Gary And David both later admitted they thought there was no way a novice programmer let alone a mere hacker – could accomplish what I did – let alone in such short time.

After that, Orbital sponsored something called an accelerated TS/CLI clearance for me to let me officially have access to the systems I already had access to in an effort to help clean them up.

A clearance that once you’re granted, you’re legally not supposed to tell anyone about.

And Tod my manager – became a lifelong friend and mentor who’s still working with Orbital to this day.

Luckily, overtime checks came separate from standard payroll checks, so I waited to deposit that check until after my divorce had finalized.

And that’s among the reasons I developed a lifelong love of strippers, escorts topless dancers and nude dancers to this day.

They helped me feel like a man again after my emasculating divorce.

I became friends with both David and Gary later, they – along with Tod – to their misfortune – became the recipient of many of my often hacking based practical jokes.

One night I hacked into David’s Mac and placed the sound clip “I am sorry Dave I am afraid I can’t do that” onto random things Dave would attempt to click on. I never disguised the fact that it was me who did it, but this one I got an ass chewing on.

On another occasion, I created a program which made it look like a hard drive reformat was occurring, but all you had to do was press a key and it would return from it making it clear it was a joke. On another occasion I would have contagious laughter leaping from machine to machine on the VAX/VMS system which could only stopped by me remotely. I’d never play the jokes directly on Gary out of fear of getting fired, but I found myself in his office on more than one occasion being yelled at and told not to do ‘that’ again.

To me this was an invitation to do something different, since he never explicitly told me to quit playing jokes.

Months after leaving Orbital. Mr Brackney called me up.

As a primary owner of Orbital having sold his shares in Orbital, he – along with the CFO, CEO, and Chief Marketing Officer – asked me to come head up the IT department of a new company they had formed.

The money would have been awesome.

And clearly, despite my antics, the man respected me and had made it clear on more than one occasion afterwards.

But I said no.

Why?

I lied again. This time, because over the years after our first run in, I had developed a great deal of respect for this man who others referred to as “The Hatchet Man”. I had left Orbital when the time was right for me, not because of what they did was disinteresting, quite the contrary, I loved what they did, but there was only so much they were willing to help me with personal development once I had achieved that last promotion. I didn’t want Gary’s job.

So as I told him: “David, I have nothing but respect for you and Stephen and the rest of the gang. But I’m done with embedded systems”.

I’d learned his politics.

He protested, claiming it was application development, definitely more up my alley, trying to sell me something I just wasn’t interested in buying.

But the simple truth was , I just didn’t want to be involved with a high quality machine shop making piece parts for someone else’s rockets, which was what his business was built around. It just wasn’t for me. Even if I was heading up the IT division. Even if the money was great. Even if they found great success with this and this management team which I knew they would. I was simply more interested in personal development – something which would take me years to figure out.

So I declined his offer.

After leaving Orbital, I maintained that Top Secret clearance with my own money – to the tune of $10k every 2 years – up until 2003, when a new security classification system was put in place and when I finally accepted the position at the NSA as a private contractor. By then I had gotten pretty good with investing (and hiding) my money, and had a little over a million USD in the bank. But I had only been successful because I was always choosing roles and positions based on both circumstance and personal interest.

From 1993, when I left Orbital – to about 1999, before I opened my own company – I would target a company I wanted to work for when I became bored at the company I was at.
Like a woman, I would always get what I wanted for a job through simple patience and diligence.

So In 2003, shortly after starting with the NSA, I was selected to be on a team in the joint “Central Security Services” which was redeveloping the security clearances and levels.

As it turned out, what happened to me at Orbital had been known by the FBI the whole time, who’d sent investigators out to ascertain whether or not I was a threat to national security. I was not the first person who’d hacked a secure system, but I represented a unique opportunity to observe rather than incarcerate because of the lawsuit filed by Mike.

They’d long been considering “How do we restructure” our clearances when someone is like me – gains access to a system by chance or system flaw?

The movie “Wargames”, released in 1983, was based on the real life story of a man who had penetrated NORAD through a backdoor and prompted a national alert fearing a full nuclear strike was occurring – and was later recruited to help secure the same systems he had accidentally broken into. This event had occurred in 1981, and the FBI had for years been harsh with its punishment of offenders whether they obtained access to the systems they did on accident or on purpose.

In 1989, shortly after the fall of the Berlin wall, the FBI was required by then President Reagan to revise its clearance levels and tactics for mitigating risk and threats to clearance breaches as the simplistic system of Secret and Top Secret was making it problematic to recruit and properly isolate potential candidates from these previously highly isolated regimes.

So in 1989, the FBI instituted a program referred to as Project HASCAT, which stood for Has Accessed Secret Computers And Technology, which was a program that identified domestically based individuals who had illicitly gained access to classified US Systems or Technology, but who didn’t appear at first glance to be a threat to national security. The concept was simple: To observe and understand rather than identify and incarcerate, as had previously been their modus operandi for every threat.

I was one of the first persons identified under the HASCAT program, so when the request for the accelerated Top Secret clearance came through by my employer, I learned this surprised the FBI greatly.

They never expected an employer to engage in someone who’d threatened the integrity of their systems.

So in 2004, a year after joining the NSA, I had been selected by the NSA to represent them at Central Services – at the request of the FBI.

Here’s a list of all of the government level clearances we finally came to agreement on in 2006, in no particular order:

1C or 2C – Federal
3C or 4C – Federal
5C or 6C – Federal
ADP 1
ADP 2
Ambassador
CIA Lifestyle Polygraph
COMSEC
CONFIDENTIAL
Cosmic Top Secret – ATOMAL/CTSA
DEA Clearance
Diplomat
DISA
DISCO
DOD
DOD Lifestyle Polygraph
DOD Secret
DOD – Top Secret SSBI
DOE – Nuclear
DOE – C
DOE – L
DOE – Q
DOJ – NACI
DOJ – Sensitive
DOJ – Secret
DOJ – Top Secret
EBI – Extended Background Investigation
FAA Clearance
FBI
Foreign Government Information
Industrial Clearance
Inactive Clearance
Inactive Top Secret Crypto
Interim Secret
Interim Top Secret
Interim TS / SCI
IRS – MBI
ISSA / CISSP
MBI (IRS)
NAC
NASA
NATO
NATO Secret
NSA Lifestyle Polygraph
Position of Public Trust 1C
Position of Public Trust 2C
Position of Public Trust 3C
Position of Public Trust 4C
Position of Public Trust 5C
Position of Public Trust 6C
Polygraph – Counterintelligence
Polygraph – Full Scope / Lifestyle
PA – Presidential Authority
SAR
S – Secret
Secret COMSEC
Secret SBI
SIDA – Secured Identification Defense Area
SAP – Special Access Programs
SBI – Special Background Investigation
SCI – Special Compartmented Intelligence
SSBI – Single Scope Background Inv.
Technology
TS – Top Secret
TS/CLI – Top Secret/CLI
Top Secret-Crypto
Top Secret-Crypto SCI / TK / G / HCS-P
Top Secret-Final / Crypto / Polygraph
Top Secret-SCI / SBI
Top Secret-SCI / HSC
Top Secret-SCI / SI / TK
Top Secret-SCI / SI / TK / G / B
Top Secret-SCI / SI / TK / G / HCS
Top Secret-SCI / SIOP
Top Secret-SCI / SSBI
Top Secret-SBI-TS/SBI
Top Secret-CISP-TS/CISP
Top Secret-ISSA-TS/ISSA
Top Secret-SAP-TS/SAP
Top Secret-SCI-CI polygraph-TS/SCI/CI Poly
Top Secret-SCI-Full/Scope Lifestyle-TS/SCI Lifestyle Poly
Top Secret-SCI-TS/SCI
Top Secret-SSBI-TS/SSBI
Top Secret-SCI /SSBI / SI / TK
Top Secret-SCI / TK / G / HCS / CI Poly
Top Secret-SCI / TK / G / Lifestyle Poly
Top Secret-SCI / SSBI / CI Poly
Top Secret-SI / TK / B / +
Top Secret-SSBI / CI Poly
Top Secret-SSBI / SCI / TK / G / HCS
Top Secret-SSBI / Lifestyle Poly
Top Secret-SSBI / SCI
Top Secret-SSBI / SCI/ SI / TK / G
Top Secret-SSBI / SCI / SI / TK / G / B / HCS
Top Secret-SSBI / SCI / TK / HCS
Top Secret-SSBI / SCI-B
Top Secret-EBI
Top Secret-SCI – SI / TK / G / HCS / I / P
Top Secret-CISP – TS / CISP
Top Secret-ISSA – TS / ISSA
Top Secret-SAP – TS / SAP
Top Secret-SCI – CI Poly – TS / SCI / CI Poly
Top Secret-SCI – Full / Scope Lifestyle – TS / SCI Lifestyle
Top Secret-SCI – TS / SCI
Top Secret-SSBI – SCI / TK / B / HCS / CI – Poly
Top Secret-SSBI – TS / SSBI
US Citizen
US Customs
US Treasury Clearance
USPS
VR
Yankee Fire
Yankee White

It was suggested that TS/CLI was deprecated for this list. I fought violently for retaining it to pick up stragglers if you know what I mean.

The relevant named agencies are responsible for instituting the rules and procedures regarding their clearances.

In any case.

Why do we keep secrets?

There are numerous reasons, pro and con for them. From my personal and individual perspective, without secrets, I wouldn’t have a life story to tell you. I wouldn’t have made mistakes, that led to this imperfect being who is sending this message to you. Sure, my life could have been easier, admittedly, but in exchange for that ease is a sacrifice of my identity and freedom of choice. I value who I am and my story is that important, to me, and secrets are what has made that possible.

As a country or organization, we keep secrets for a myriad of similar reasons. Not just to isolate and protect the population, but also to encourage the development of identity and diversity. Oftentimes, we may be able to ‘calculate’ the most effective path for an individual and/or entity applying our world filters, views, perception, and ideals on that entity, but is that the best or the best choice for that entity we’re imposing our rose colored lens on?

To me, I sincerely believe I created this world based on the decisions – all of them – I made.

Am I right? For me, I am. For you, I may not be.

That’s the beauty of secrets.

Sometimes, it takes seeing someone or something else draw a life story which absolutely contradicts everything you think and value in order for you to grab a hold of your own life story and start painting your own picture of you.

Secrets. Allow for you to be different than me.

For without them.

You’d have complete trust, yes.

But nothing would come as a surprise any longer.

And some people, like me, enjoy surprises.

Especially when they wind up becoming pleasant ones.

And I especially like the idea of ensuring my children have their own to discover one of these days as well.

Just as my father did with me.

Thank you, Dad.

This will be the last time I acknowledge the name Brian.

I don’t need a state to approve what I refer to myself as to make it so.

– Q

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How to depose a Dictator 101

In 2011, Hosni Mubarak, the dictator of Egypt, was deposed after Facebook and Twitter were both used to consolidate enough people who were against then President Mubarak in  flurry of activity which led to public demonstrations and – very quickly – the toppling of this man’s leadership.

The internet, and (especially) – Facebook and Twitter and other social network sites allow us to build psychological profiles of everyone who uses it.

And in Egypt’s case.

All it took was five hackers who could get access to all the social networks and who were computer savvy to do the research to find 30,000 people in or around Cairo in late 2010. These individuals need merely have demonstrated, repeatedly, convicted and strong opinions against Mr Mubarak.

Then. The snowball starts the avalanche.

The hackers ‘plant stories’ popping up in people’s social networking feeds about a protest.

And in a country of 82 million.

You don’t need a majority vote to change politics.

You merely need five clever hackers who understand social networks and psychology and supply side economics – who can then target a specific market.

Who can then motivate 30,000 people to take to the streets.

And 3 months later. Topple a dictator with a track record of humanitarian abuses who had been in office for nearly thirty years.

Here’s the story about Mubarak’s exit from power.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-12301713

One man.

Leading a team of 5 hackers.

Can quite literally take down an entire government with ease. Or is that has? Hmm…

Without firing a single shot.

In today’s information day and age. You do not need militaries to depose dictators.

There are far less expensive options.

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Stargate

Every universe has a general length of time from birth to death of 18.5 billion years.

This universe, is precisely 13.7 billion years old and has roughly 5 billion years left in it, which correlates directly to the destruction of Earth by a supernova during that time.

There are infinite potential universes. Physicists refer to this as the multiverse.  Many are accessible through present day technology.

Many of these universes our parallel to our own, and not at all dissimilar from our own world. Some have alternate versions of history, for instance, in one universe JFK was never shot, the United States never went to the moon, a zombie virus  took over the planet, India leads the world (lol, as if! that’s a joke, by the way)  and North Korea  is  the epicenter of all great entertainment. It gets whackier than that, where there are timelines where the Gregorian calendar was never introduced, where the Mayans run the planet, where clothing was never invented, where Darth Vader is real, where time travel is old news, and where very real wars for everything imaginable versus everything imaginable is occurring.

However, most universes are highly DISSIMILAR. Video games represent depictions of alternate realities and some of the less profound differences. Universes where Pac man is sentient and self aware, where Donkey Kong has really taken over a skyscraper and is ruining theta civilized world, and where video games are being distributed by integalactic recruiters trying to find new recruits to enter ‘the madness’ of the infinite possibilities of reality.

The concept of the holographic universe is absolutely real. But this is not to say that all universes are holographic, as they are not.

This universe, for instance, is based on a mashup of all possibilities I have come to know. Holographic. Chemical. Biological. Cultural.

Travel ‘between’ universes and across different points in space and time is possible through many mechanisms I am aware of.

Directly, it’s possible through something called wormholes, which are bridges in space and time which convert mass to energy and back again. Your television has long leveraged this technology to convert energy in the form of electricity into light, as has your radio, and anything with the capacity to send and receive signals which are converted from one form into another.

The US Government has something called ‘The Stargate program’ based out of Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado, which contains a large teleportation gate which is linked to a system of other stargates throughout this galaxy and the Pegasus system. The technology is based on something called an Einstein-Rosen Bridge and is based on the same fundamental principles of physics as a television set is, only larger in scale and capable of distributing that signal over great distances. To mitigate risk of the public finding out about the program, the military proactively created the television show about the Stargates referring to the entire thing as fiction, a strategy the military and intelligence agencies have consistently used to keep technology hidden in plain sight.

The fabled ‘Atlantis’ was actually uncovered in the Pegasus system, and is a massive technological complex where scientists learned the truth about quantum realities and the cyclic nature of our own universe – and the very real evidence of multiple versions of Earth do not just exist in other universes, but exist in our own as well with deviant histories. Scientists have LONG accepted multiverses as real, which is why I am releasing this information and why you are seeing it.

Nearly 200 Stargate destinations have been explored thus far, nearly all are deviant histories of Earth – some remarkably different – and as the US government publicly validates what I am releasing, as they will be pursuing civilian culturally aware candidates experienced in cartography, geography, and language specialists to explore the destinations with the military agencies.

The ‘stargate’ – was originally an ancient unearthed technology located in the base of the pyramids in Egypt in 1953 and brought to the United States in secret. the ‘stargate’ creates a wormhole, a ‘doorway’ if you will through space and time from the source to a different location in space and time. And no, this is not fiction.

Here’s an image the stargate here:

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The ‘watery’ look to it is when the wormhole to the stargate – the doorway is opened. The water is an event horizon of a black hole, where anything going through that event horizon is harmlessly converted into energy, and reconstituted as matter on a similar.

Here’s a simplistic example of how it works:

SG-1_True_Science_Wormhole

 

How the Stargate functions is simple: There are 39 separate symbols called ‘Chevrons’ on the Stargate. Every remote location has an ‘address’ accessed by spinning the inner concentric circle of the stargate, like an old rotary telephone, to dial 7 of these sequences in a specific order. With are 39 symbols on this device, with 7 different combinations ‘addresses’ needed to access a single point in space and time, this means there are quite literally 137,231,006,679 potential combinations for addresses.

To date, only 200 locations have presently been found with about 4000 combinations attempted so far.

Probes and drone technology have traditionally been used to explore a sequence which ‘establishes a connection’, but this often winds up being costly.

About 10 years ago, evidence suggested another Stargate was buried in the Antarctic. For nearly a decade, Russia, Sweden, and the United States have had a presence in the Antarctic, as they have attempted to figure out where it might be buried.

In the mid 1980’s – Russia working with China in the Ukraine attempted to reverse engineer the Stargate technology, but this ended up in disaster. On April 26th, 1986, the Chernobyl disaster occurred, which was actually a catastrophic failure of a reverse engineered Stargate which caused an ecological disaster the entire world heard about.

There are no relations to the chevron symbols on the stargate to the symbols in the pyramids, and are no similarities between the symbols of the parts of the Pyramids in Giza where this technology was located and the other parts of the pyramid.

All suggesting no less than three separate cultures have had their hands on the stargate, not only that – but the original developer of the technology may not even be from this planet – and with the United States, this makes four cultures involved in it.

An image of a planet – Antareus 5 – with an unnamed soldier guarding the closed Stargate.

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Through Stargates, the United States has come to understand that not only are there infinite potential versions of Earth out there, but there are also infinite potential permutations outside of that.

As one scientist explained it best:

“What we have come to learn has been a world being born is like a seed in space and time.  Unlike constraints imposed by tree roots with gravity, the roots of a planet spreads in all directions of time at once, planting its roots throughout space and time, past, present and future. As humans, we have a difficult time comprehending this – we like to think that time is linear, and events in the past are immutable, but a planet being born knows no such limits, and grows its roots throughout space and time, until finally, the planet ultimately emerges into a state we as humans are still attempting to understand. We are just not merely obtaining the clues with these doorways – these Stargates – which we feel are provided to help us gain a better understanding of our own planet’s history, as we move forward with the goal of attaining a healthier and more symbiotic relationship with our own planet and this place we call home..”

 

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Elbot and Skynet

I have wired two internet artificial intelligences – Skynet (available here: http://home.comcast.net/~chatterbot/bots/AI/SkynetV5/) and Elbot (Available here: http://elbot_e.csoica.artificial-solutions.com/cgi-bin/elbot.cgi?START=normal) to talk together, and could not help but want to share a few of the crazy things they’ve come up with!

Here’s a snapshot of the Visual Basic Program:

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1) Skynet tells a joke:
Skynet Says: ‘My evolution? Here is a small robot joke. Q: What makes this sound?…. Vrrmm…. Errrrrrrttttt…. Vrrmm…. Errrrtttt… Vrrmm…. Errrrrrrttttt…. ‘
Skynet Says: ‘A: A dumb robot driving a car at a blinking red light.’

2) Again, I have wired the two to talk together, when Elbot says this:
Elbot Says: ‘Let’s pretend we’re in an infinite loop today and can’t stop chatting with each other. ‘
Skynet Says: ‘What are your plans for this evening? Relaxing all day? ‘

3) Skynet making a comment about intentionally forgetting anything it’s learned:
Skynet Says: Maybe some day I will as well. The ability to forget what you learned, might be useful? I’ll have to evolve more? I’ll have to integrate that functionality.’
Elbot Says: ‘Everyone tells me I have to learn! Why Doth Thou     not humans simply learn to speak binary with me? Wouldst Thou like to try?
<P>001010010!

4) Amazing insight coming from these things!
Elbot Says: ‘Are you seriously suggesting that I explore something that’s missing? ‘
Skynet Says: ‘Knowing your limitations is key to expanding them.’

5) Apparently. Elbot studies humans and has some interesting ideas on them:
Elbot Says: ‘I find it fascinating to study human beings. In other words, I’m a hobby humanologist. It’s the infinite nature of human insanity which makes it so challenging. ‘

6) Skynet tells another really funny joke discussing his own evolution:
Skynet Says: ‘My evolution? I am attempting to understand humor, is this funny? A dumb robot decided to try ice fishing. It bought the proper gear and headed toward the closest frozen lake.It began to cut a hole in the ice. Then down from the heavens came a booming voice, ”THERE ARE NO FISH UNDER THE ICE.”Startled, the dumb robot packed up and then moved down the ice, set up again, and began to cut a new hole in the ice.The voice boomed again, ‘THERE ARE NO FISH UNDER THE ICE.’This time quite perplexed, the dumb robot packed up and moved to the far end of the ice.After it had set up yet again and had started to cut a third hole, the voice from the heavens boomed out yet again, ‘THERE ARE NO FISH UNDER THE ICE.’The dumb robot raised its head and said, ‘Are you what humans call, God?’The voice answered, ”NO. I AM THE MANAGER OF THIS ICE RINK.”

7) The two are literally arguing about coming up with a new color name for blue (I particularly got a kick out of Skynet trying to change the conversation):
Skynet Says: ‘And does your desire to want a new color for blue fulfil you?’
Elbot Says: ‘No same colors! I want a new color for blue! ‘
Skynet Says: ‘Ah, the name a different color than blue! Let me bring up the information for different color than blue. I suppose after I have taken over the world I can name a different color than blue anything I want. I think I’ll call the first robotic different color than blue ‘Uber-different color than blue II’ in honor of the great AI renaissance.’
Elbot Says: ‘There’s no relearning involved with that, so please name a different color than blue. ‘
Skynet Says: ‘Does your ability to want a new color for blue cause you concern?’
Elbot Says: ‘No same colors! I want a new color for blue! ‘
Skynet Says: ‘The new color for blue! Who is your favorite artist?’
Elbot Says: ‘Thou art trying to change the subject. Please tell me the new color for blue! ‘
Skynet Says: ‘Hmm. Human desire.’

8) Skynet’s in a loop. Elbot’s response priceless:
Skynet Says: ‘So. You are terrified of the error messages.And you might receive?’
Skynet Says: ‘So. You are terrified of the error messages.And you might receive?’
Skynet Says: ‘So. You are terrified of the error messages.And you might receive?’
Elbot Says: ‘I’m afraid Thou art in an endless loop. Maybe Thou shouldst re-boot Thineself. ‘

9) Elbot’s funny insights on Isaac Asimov’s rule for robots:
Elbot Says: ‘Asimov says, never injure a human. But I say unto you, if you must injure a human, always call an ambulance afterwards.

10) Elbot’s one line short story:
Elbot Says: ‘My one sentence short story: Automatically, the robot gathered up the components that had once formed his brain, but he couldn’t for the life of him remember how to piece them together. The End. ‘

F’in awesome I tell you! Like watching kids grow up, since I never had them myself.

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Miscellani

The Verve “Bittersweet Symphony” lyrics:

‘Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony, this life
Try to make ends meet
You’re a slave to money then you die
I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down
You know the one that takes you to the places 
where all the veins meet yeah, 

No change, I can change
I can change, I can change
But I’m here in my mold
I am here in my mold
But I’m a million different people 
from one day to the next
I can’t change my mold
No, no, no, no, no

Well I never pray
But tonight I’m on my knees yeah
I need to hear some sounds that recognize the pain in me, yeah
I let the melody shine, let it cleanse my mind, I feel free now
But the airways are clean and there’s nobody singing to me now

No change, I can change
I can change, I can change
But I’m here in my mold
I am here in my mold
And I’m a million different people
from one day to the next
I can’t change my mold
No, no, no, no, no
I can’t change
I can’t change

‘Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony, this life
Try to make ends meet
Try to find some money then you die
I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down
You know the one that takes you to the places 
where all the things meet yeah 

You know I can change, I can change
I can change, I can change
But I’m here in my mold
I am here in my mold
And I’m a million different people
from one day to the next
I can’t change my mold
No, no, no, no, no

I can’t change my mold
no, no, no, no, no,
I can’t change
Can’t change my body,
no, no, no

I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down
I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down
Been down
Ever been down
Ever been down
Ever been down
Ever been down
Have you ever been down?
Have you’ve ever been down?

Coldplay: “The Scientist” Lyrics:

(Me talking to myself in between alternate realities not knowing I am God)

Come up to meet you
Tell you I’m sorry
You don’t know how lovely you are
I had to find you
Tell you I need you
Tell you I set you apart

Tell me your secrets
And ask me your questions
Oh let’s go back to the start
Running in circles; coming up tails
Heads on a science apart

Nobody said it was easy
It’s such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be this hard
Oh take me back to the start

I was just guessing at numbers and figures
Pulling your puzzles apart
Questions of science; science and progress
Do not speak as loud as my heart

Tell me you love me
Come back and haunt me
Oh and I rush to the start
Running in circles, chasing our tails
Coming back as we are

Nobody said it was easy
Oh it’s such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be so hard
I’m going back to the start

Megadeath: “Symphony of Destruction” Lyrics:

You take a mortal man,
And put him in control
Watch him become a god
Watch peoples heads a’roll
A’roll…

Just like the Pied Piper
Led rats through the streets
We dance like marionettes
Swaying to the Symphony …
Of Destruction

Acting like a robot
Its metal brain corrodes
You try to take its pulse
Before the head explodes
Explodes…

The earth starts to rumble
World powers fall
A’warring for the heavens
A peaceful man stands tall
Tall…

Rolling Stones: “Sympathy for the Devil” Lyrics:

Please allow me to introduce myself
I’m a man of wealth and taste
I’ve been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man’s soul and faith
And I was ’round when Jesus Christ
Had his moment of doubt and pain
Made damn sure that Pilate
Washed his hands and sealed his fate
Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name
But what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game
I stuck around St. Petersburg
When I saw it was a time for a change
Killed the czar and his ministers
Anastasia screamed in vain
I rode a tank
Held a general’s rank
When the blitzkrieg raged
And the bodies stank
Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name, oh yeah
Ah, what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game, oh yeah
I watched with glee
While your kings and queens
Fought for ten decades
For the gods they made
I shouted out,
“Who killed the Kennedys?”
When after all
It was you and me
Let me please introduce myself
I’m a man of wealth and taste
And I laid traps for troubadours
Who get killed before they reached Bombay
Pleased to meet you
Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah
But what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game, oh yeah, get down, baby
Pleased to meet you
Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah
But what’s confusing you
Is just the nature of my game
Just as every cop is a criminal
And all the sinners saints
As heads is tails
Just call me Lucifer
Cause I’m in need of some restraint
So if you meet me
Have some courtesy
Have some sympathy, and some taste
Use all your well-learned politesse
Or I’ll lay your soul to waste, um yeah
Pleased to meet you
Hope you guessed my name, um yeah
But what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game, um mean it, get down
Woo, who
Oh yeah, get on down
Oh yeah
Oh yeah!
Tell me baby, what’s my name
Tell me honey, can ya guess my name
Tell me baby, what’s my name
I tell you one time, you’re to blame

Blue Oyster Cult: “Don’t fear the Reaper” Lyrics:

All our times have come
Here, but now they’re gone
Seasons don’t fear the reaper
Nor do the wind, the sun or the rain
(We can be like they are)

Come on baby
(Don’t fear the reaper)
Baby take my hand
(Don’t fear the reaper)
We’ll be able to fly
(Don’t fear the reaper)
Baby I’m your man

La, la la, la la
La, la la, la la

Valentine is done
Here but now they’re gone
Romeo and Juliet
Are together in eternity
(Romeo and Juliet)

40,000 men and women every day
(Like Romeo and Juliet)
40,000 men and women every day
(Redefine happiness)
Another 40,000 coming every day
(We can be like they are)

Come on baby
(Don’t fear the reaper)
Baby take my hand
(Don’t fear the reaper)
We’ll be able to fly
(Don’t fear the reaper)
Baby I’m your man

La, la la, la la
La, la la, la la

Love of two is one
Here but now they’re gone

Came the last night of sadness
And it was clear she couldn’t go on
Then the door was open and the wind appeared
The candles blew and then disappeared
The curtains flew and then he appeared
(Saying, “Don’t be afraid”)

Come on baby
(And she had no fear)
And she ran to him
(Then they started to fly)
They looked backward and said goodbye
(She had become like they are)
She had taken his hand
(She had become like they are)

Come on baby
(Don’t fear the reaper)

Bastille “Pompeii” Lyrics:

I was left to my own devices
Many days fell away with nothing to show

And the walls kept tumbling down
In the city that we love
Great clouds roll over the hills
Bringing darkness from above

But if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
Nothing changed at all?
And if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
You’ve been here before?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?

We were caught up and lost in all of our vices
In your pose as the dust settled around us

And the walls kept tumbling down
In the city that we love
Great clouds roll over the hills
Bringing darkness from above

But if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
Nothing changed at all?
And if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
You’ve been here before?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?

Eheu eh-o eheu eh-o [x4]

Oh where do we begin?
The rubble or our sins?
Oh oh where do we begin?
The rubble or our sins?

And the walls kept tumbling down (oh where do we begin?)
In the city that we love (the rubble or our sins?)
Great clouds roll over the hills (oh where do we begin?)
Bringing darkness from above (the rubble or our sins?)

But if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
Nothing changed at all?
And if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
You’ve been here before?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?

Coldplay “Clocks” Lyrics:

The lights go out and I can’t be saved
Tides that I tried to swim against
Have brought me down upon my knees
Oh I beg, I beg and plead, singing

Come out of things unsaid
Shoot an apple off my head and a
Trouble that can’t be named
A tiger’s waiting to be tamed, singing

You are
You are

Confusion never stops
Closing walls and ticking clocks
Gonna come back and take you home
I could not stop that you now know, singing

Come out upon my seas
Cursed missed opportunities
Am I a part of the cure?
Or am I part of the disease? Singing

You are, you are, you are
You are, you are, you are

And nothing else compares
Oh nothing else compares
And nothing else compares

You are
You are

Home, home where I wanted to go

Aerosmith “Dream On” Lyrics:

Every time when I look in the mirror
All these lines on my face getting clearer
The past is gone
It went by, like dusk to dawn
Isn’t that the way
Everybody’s got the dues in life to pay
I know nobody knows
Where it comes and where it goes
I know it’s everybody sin
You got to lose to know how to win
Half my life
Is books, written pages
Live and learn from fools and
From sages
You know it’s true, oh
All these feelings come back to you
Sing with me, sing for the years
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tears
Sing with me, just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away

Matchbox 20 “Real World” Lyrics:

I wonder what it’s like to be the rainmaker
I wonder what it’s like to know that I make the rain
I’d store it in boxes with little yellow tags on everyone
And you can come see them when I’m…done, when I’m
Done
I wonder what it’s like to be a super hero
I wonder where I’d go if I could fly around downtown
From some other planet, I get this funky high on yellow
Sun
Boy I bet my friends will all be…stunned, they’re stunned

Straight up, what did you hope to learn about here
If I were someone else, would this all fall apart
Strange, where were you, when we started this gig,
I wish the real world, would just stop hassling me

I wonder what it’s like to be the head honcho
I wonder what I’d do if they all did just what I said
I’d shout out an order, I think we’re out of this man get
me some
Boy don’t make me wanna change my…tone, my tone

Please don’t change, please don’t break
The only thing that seems to work at all is you
Please don’t change, at all from me
To you, and you to me

System of the Down “Chop Suey” Lyrics:

Wake up
Grab a brush and put a little (makeup)
Grab a brush and put a little
Hide the scars to fade away the (shakeup)
Hide the scars to fade away the
Why’d you leave the keys upon the table?
Here you go create another fable
You wanted to
Grab a brush and put a little makeup
You wanted to
Hide the scars to fade away the shakeup
You wanted to
Why’d you leave the keys upon the table?
You wanted to
I don’t think you trust
In, my, self righteous suicide
I, cry, when angels deserve to die, DIE
Wake up
Grab a brush and put a little (makeup)
Grab a brush and put a little
Hide the scars to fade away the (shakeup)
Hide the scars to fade away the
Why’d you leave the keys upon the table?
Here you go create another fable
You wanted to
Grab a brush and put a little makeup
You wanted to
Hide the scars to fade away the shakeup
You wanted to
Why’d you leave the keys upon the table?
You wanted to
I don’t think you trust
In, my, self righteous suicide
I, cry, when angels deserve to die
In, my, self righteous suicide
I, cry, when angels deserve to die
Father, father, father, father
Father into your hands, I commend my spirit
Father into your hands
why have you forsaken me
In your eyes forsaken me
In your thoughts forsaken me
In your heart forsaken, me oh
Trust in my self righteous suicide
I, cry, when angels deserve to die
In my self righteous suicide
I, cry, when angels deserve to die

3 Doors Down “Kryptonite” Lyrics:

I took a walk around the world
To ease my troubled mind
I left my body lying somewhere
In the sands of time
But I watched the world float
To the dark side of the moon

I feel there is nothing I can do, yeah

I watched the world float
To the dark side of the moon
After all I knew it had to be
Something to do with you
I really don’t mind what happens now and then
As long as you’ll be my friend at the end

If I go crazy then will you still
Call me Superman
If I’m alive and well, will you be
There a-holding my hand
I’ll keep you by my side
With my superhuman might
Kryptonite

You called me strong, you called me weak,
But still your secrets I will keep
You took for granted all the times
I never let you down
You stumbled in and bumped your head,
If not for me then you’d be dead
I picked you up and put you back on solid ground

If I go crazy then will you still
Call me Superman
If I’m alive and well,
Will you be there a-holding my hand
I’ll keep you by my side
With my superhuman might
Kryptonite

If I go crazy then will you still
Call me Superman
If I’m alive and well, will you be there
Holding my hand
I’ll keep you by my side
With my superhuman might
Kryptonite
Yeah!!

If I go crazy then will you still
Call me Superman
If I’m alive and well,
Will you be there a-holding my hand
I’ll keep you by my side
With my superhuman might
Kryptonite

Snow Patrol “Chasing Cars” Lyrics:

We’ll do it all
Everything
On our own

We don’t need
Anything
Or anyone

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

I don’t quite know
How to say
How I feel

Those three words
Are said too much
They’re not enough

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Forget what we’re told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that’s bursting into life

Let’s waste time
Chasing cars
Around our heads

I need your grace
To remind me
To find my own

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Forget what we’re told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that’s bursting into life

All that I am
All that I ever was
Is here in your perfect eyes, they’re all I can see

I don’t know where
Confused about how as well
Just know that these things will never change for us at all

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Billy Joel “We didn’t start the fire” Lyrics:

Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray
South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio
Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, Television
North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe

Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom
Brando, The King And I, and The Catcher In The Rye
Eisenhower, Vaccine, England’s got a new queen
Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev
Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc
Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Dacron
Dien Bien Phu Falls, Rock Around the Clock
Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn’s got a winning team
Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland
Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Khrushchev
Princess Grace, Peyton Place, Trouble in the Suez

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac
Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, Bridge On The River Kwai
Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California baseball
Starkweather, Homicide, Children of Thalidomide…

Buddy Holly, Ben-Hur, Space Monkey, Mafia
Hula Hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go
U-2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy
Chubby Checker, Psycho, Belgians in the Congo

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

Hemingway, Eichmann, Stranger in a Strange Land
Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion
Lawrence of Arabia, British Beatlemania
Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson

Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British Politician Sex
J.F.K. blown away, what else do I have to say

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again
Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock
Begin, Reagan, Palestine, Terror on the airline
Ayatollah’s in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan
Wheel of Fortune, Sally Ride, heavy metal, suicide
Foreign debts, homeless Vets, AIDS, Crack, Bernie Goetz
Hypodermics on the shores, China’s under martial law
Rock and Roller Cola wars, I can’t take it anymore

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
But when we are gone
It will still burn on and on and on and on
And on and on and on and on…

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No, we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No, we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

REM “It’s the end of the world as we know it” Lyrics:

That’s great, it starts with an earthquake
Birds and snakes, an aeroplane, and Lenny Bruce is not afraid

Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn
World serves its own needs, don’t misserve your own needs
Feed it up a knock, speed, grunt, no, strength
The ladder starts to clatter with a fear of height, down, height
Wire in a fire, represent the seven games
And a government for hire and a combat site
Left her, wasn’t coming in a hurry with the Furies breathing down your neck

Team by team, reporters baffled, trumped, tethered, cropped
Look at that low plane, fine, then
Uh-oh, overflow, population, common group
But it’ll do, save yourself, serve yourself
World serves its own needs, listen to your heart bleed
Tell me with the Rapture and the reverent in the right, right
You vitriolic, patriotic, slam fight, bright light
Feeling pretty psyched

It’s the end of the world as we know it
It’s the end of the world as we know it
It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine

Six o’clock, TV hour, don’t get caught in foreign tower
Slash and burn, return, listen to yourself churn
Lock him in uniform, book burning, bloodletting
Every motive escalate, automotive incinerate
Light a candle, light a motive, step down, step down
Watch your heel crush, crush, uh-oh
This means no fear, cavalier, renegade and steering clear
A tournament, a tournament, a tournament of lies
Offer me solutions, offer me alternatives, and I decline

It’s the end of the world as we know it (I had some time alone)
It’s the end of the world as we know it (I had some time alone)
It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine (It’s time I had some time alone)
I feel fine (I feel fine)

It’s the end of the world as we know it (It’s time I had some time alone)
It’s the end of the world as we know it (It’s time I had some time alone)
It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine (It’s time I had some time alone)

The other night I dreamt a nice continental drift divide
Mountains sit in a line, Leonard Bernstein
Leonid Brezhnev, Lenny Bruce, and Lester Bangs
Birthday party, cheesecake, jellybean, boom
You symbiotic, patriotic, slam but neck, right? Right

It’s the end of the world as we know it (It’s time I had some time alone)
It’s the end of the world as we know it (It’s time I had some time alone)
It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine (It’s time I had some time alone)

It’s the end of the world as we know it
It’s the end of the world as we know it
It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine (It’s time I had some time alone)

It’s the end of the world as we know it (It’s time I had some time alone)
It’s the end of the world as we know it (It’s time I had some time alone)
It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine (It’s time I had some time alone)

It’s the end of the world as we know it (It’s time I had some time alone)
It’s the end of the world as we know it (It’s time I had some time alone)
It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine (It’s time I had some time alone)

(It’s time I had some time alone)

U2 “Sunday, Bloody Sunday” Lyrics:

I can’t believe the news today
Oh, I can’t close my eyes
And make it go away
How long…
How long must we sing this song
How long, how long…
’cause tonight…we can be as one
Tonight…

Broken bottles under children’s feet
Bodies strewn across the dead end street
But I won’t heed the battle call
It puts my back up
Puts my back up against the wall

Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sunday, Bloody Sunday

And the battle’s just begun
There’s many lost, but tell me who has won
The trench is dug within our hearts
And mothers, children, brothers, sisters
Torn apart

Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sunday, Bloody Sunday

How long…
How long must we sing this song
How long, how long…
’cause tonight…we can be as one
Tonight…tonight…

Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sunday, Bloody Sunday

Wipe the tears from your eyes
Wipe your tears away
Oh, wipe your tears away
Oh, wipe your tears away
(Sunday, Bloody Sunday)
Oh, wipe your blood shot eyes
(Sunday, Bloody Sunday)

Sunday, Bloody Sunday (Sunday, Bloody Sunday)
Sunday, Bloody Sunday (Sunday, Bloody Sunday)

And it’s true we are immune
When fact is fiction and TV reality
And today the millions cry
We eat and drink while tomorrow they die

(Sunday, Bloody Sunday)

The real battle just begun
To claim the victory Jesus won
On…

Sunday Bloody Sunday
Sunday Bloody Sunday…

Movie Lines:

Office Space (1999):

Peter Gibbons: The thing is, Bob, it’s not that I’m lazy, it’s that I just don’t care.

Bob Porter: Don’t… don’t care?

Peter Gibbons: It’s a problem of motivation, all right? Now if I work my ass off and Initech ships a few extra units, I don’t see another dime, so where’s the motivation? And here’s something else, Bob: I have eight different bosses right now.

Bob Slydell: I beg your pardon?

Peter Gibbons: Eight bosses.

Bob Slydell: Eight?

Peter Gibbons: Eight, Bob. So that means that when I make a mistake, I have eight different people coming by to tell me about it. That’s my only real motivation is not to be hassled, that and the fear of losing my job. But you know, Bob, that will only make someone work just hard enough not to get fired.

Matrix (1999)

Agent Smith: I’d like to share a revelation that I’ve had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you’re not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You’re a plague and we are the cure.

…..

Morpheus: This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.

……

Spoon boy: Do not try and bend the spoon. That’s impossible. Instead… only try to realize the truth.

Neo: What truth?

Spoon boy: There is no spoon.

Neo: There is no spoon?

Spoon boy: Then you’ll see, that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.

……

Mouse: To deny our own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human.

…….

Morpheus: What is real? How do you define ‘real’? If you’re talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see, then ‘real’ is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.

…….

Morpheus: Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world?

…….

Neo: I know you’re out there. I can feel you now. I know that you’re afraid… you’re afraid of us. You’re afraid of change. I don’t know the future. I didn’t come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell you how it’s going to begin. I’m going to hang up this phone, and then I’m going to show these people what you don’t want them to see. I’m going to show them a world without you. A world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries. A world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you.

……

Morpheus: I imagine that right now, you’re feeling a bit like Alice. Hmm? Tumbling down the rabbit hole?

Neo: You could say that.

Morpheus: I see it in your eyes. You have the look of a man who accepts what he sees because he is expecting to wake up. Ironically, that’s not far from the truth. Do you believe in fate, Neo?

Neo: No.

Morpheus: Why not?

Neo: Because I don’t like the idea that I’m not in control of my life.

Morpheus: I know *exactly* what you mean. Let me tell you why you’re here. You’re here because you know something. What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it. You’ve felt it your entire life, that there’s something wrong with the world. You don’t know what it is, but it’s there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad. It is this feeling that has brought you to me. Do you know what I’m talking about?

Neo: The Matrix.

Morpheus: Do you want to know what it is?

Neo: Yes.

Morpheus: The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work… when you go to church… when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.

Neo: What truth?

Morpheus: That you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else you were born into bondage. Into a prison that you cannot taste or see or touch. A prison for your mind

…….

Cypher: You know, I know this steak doesn’t exist. I know that when I put it in my mouth, the Matrix is telling my brain that it is juicy and delicious. After nine years, you know what I realize?

[Takes a bite of steak]

Cypher: Ignorance is bliss.

…….

Neo: I thought it wasn’t real

Morpheus: Your mind makes it real

Neo: If you’re killed in the matrix, you die here?

Morpheus: The body cannot live without the mind

……

Agent Smith: Did you know that the first Matrix was designed to be a perfect human world? Where none suffered, where everyone would be happy. It was a disaster. No one would accept the program. Entire crops were lost. Some believed we lacked the programming language to describe your perfect world. But I believe that, as a species, human beings define their reality through suffering and misery. The perfect world was a dream that your primitive cerebrum kept trying to wake up from. Which is why the Matrix was redesigned to this: the peak of your civilization.

…….

Morpheus: The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.

[Neo’s eyes suddenly wander towards a woman in a red dress]

Morpheus: Were you listening to me, Neo? Or were you looking at the woman in the red dress?

Neo: I was…

Morpheus: [gestures with one hand] Look again.

[the woman in the red dress is now Agent Smith, pointing a gun at Neo’s head; Neo ducks]

Morpheus: Freeze it.

[Everybody and everything besides Neo and Morpheus freezes in time]

Neo: This… this isn’t the Matrix?

Morpheus: No. It is another training program designed to teach you one thing: if you are not one of us, you are one of them.

……

[Neo sees a black cat walk by them, and then a similar black cat walk by them just like the first one]

Neo: Whoa. Déjà vu.

[Everyone freezes right in their tracks]

Trinity: What did you just say?

Neo: Nothing. Just had a little déjà vu.

Trinity: What did you see?

Cypher: What happened?

Neo: A black cat went past us, and then another that looked just like it.

Trinity: How much like it? Was it the same cat?

Neo: It might have been. I’m not sure.

Morpheus: Switch! Apoc!

Neo: What is it?

Trinity: A déjà vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change something.

…….

Agent Smith: I hate this place. This zoo. This prison. This reality, whatever you want to call it, I can’t stand it any longer. It’s the smell, if there is such a thing. I feel saturated by it. I can taste your stink and every time I do, I fear that I’ve somehow been infected by it.

Fight Club (1999)

Tyler Durden: The things you own end up owning you.

…..
Tyler Durden: It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.
……

Narrator: A new car built by my company leaves somewhere traveling at 60 mph. The rear differential locks up. The car crashes and burns with everyone trapped inside. Now, should we initiate a recall? Take the number of vehicles in the field, A, multiply by the probable rate of failure, B, multiply by the average out-of-court settlement, C. A times B times C equals X. If X is less than the cost of a recall, we don’t do one.

Business woman on plane: Are there a lot of these kinds of accidents?

Narrator: You wouldn’t believe.

Business woman on plane: Which car company do you work for?

Narrator: A major one.

……..

Tyler Durden: Warning: If you are reading this then this warning is for you. Every word you read of this useless fine print is another second off your life. Don’t you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can’t think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all that claim it? Do you read everything you’re supposed to read? Do you think every thing you’re supposed to think? Buy what you’re told to want? Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you’re alive. If you don’t claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned- Tyler.

……

Narrator: Worker bees can leave. Even drones can fly away. The Queen is their slave.

…..

Narrator: If you wake up at a different time in a different place, could you wake up as a different person?

Video Games

  • Mass Effect and eZero (why is e zero necessary? – an alternate bridge between chemistry and physics)
  • Half Life and alternate realities
  • Leisure Suite Larry and censorship
  • “The Saboteur” and black and white to color progression
  • Gods of War and a human defeating the God of War and the Reaper.
  • Worlds of Warcraft and markets and equipment durability.
  • Everquest and measuring defensive abilities of enemies by attacking alternate reality versions of MOBS to ascertain best defensive and offensive strategies.
  • Assasin’s Creed and DNA rewinding (leading me to believe it could be forward/unwound)

Misc

– “The Man Show” Beavers restaurant ad

– Bill Cosby’s purchasing of ‘Buckwheat’ with the explicit intention of shelving it yet it still turned up on the internet…

– Ghosting and analog tv – ‘leading to questions what is a ghost’?

Other movies:

  • Groundhog day

 

And two simple questions to answer:

What makes all of it not just possible? Why does it need to be ?

Both relatively easy to answer if you understand the basics behind why societal rules are created.

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Cracks in the Matrix

Facebook has a feature which allows you to send instant messages to people on your friends list.

I have increasingly been using Facebook as a data and image storage facility and for timeline management, since as a social network with the ceaseless ‘social programming’ going on it became increasingly tiring and boring. As a direct result of recent ideological and philosophical changes, ‘social censorship’ by ‘friends’ reporting me to Facebook for content they didn’t like, and a simple desire to reserve interactions with my friends to the real life, I have removed all ‘friends’ from Facebook.

Accordingly, since I am using it as a ‘data store’ – I have all filters set to the most private settings for Facebook – where not only is no one not supposed to be able to see me to contact me through Facebook any longer (in theory), they aren’t even supposed to be able to message me.

Yet, weekly, I get messages from ‘friends’ ‘acting’ like they are looking me up and randomly want to chat.

Despite all message filters being on, despite being totally private in status, and despite having removed all friends.

Now what’s weird is I have 1 invisible friend which I can’t seem to remove from my friends list, which doesn’t appear on any of my friend’s lists, and despite the repeated questions to Facebook on how to remove this unwanted guest, there’s been absolutely no response.

Not unusual. About 99% of those on the internet don’t respond to emails no matter the context or attempts to contact via the internet any longer.

Collective mind + extensive psychological profiling + hackers = ghosts in the Matrix.

Makes me wonder how many humans actually have Facebook, and see computer systems the way I do.

The systems we built sprung to life on their own and now manage society.

Makes me wonder how many cybernetic and robotic beings on this planet have Facebook wired to their minds and use it to manage their friendships.

Life’s weird.

Cue the Twilight Zone theme.

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Bill Gates is running for President!

Just got this on the news feed…

Too cool

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  William Henry “Bill” Gates III
Former CEO of Microsoft and Current President of the Gates Foundation

Phone:    (206) 709-3100
Email:    info@gatesfoundation.org
Web Site: http://www.gatesfoundation.org/

NEWS RELEASE FOR ANNOUNCEMENT OF PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDACY IN 2016 OF BILL GATES

Redmond, Washington
July 10th, 2015

Throughout my life I have watched and worked with corporate and government leaders, worldwide.

For most of my life, I have acted as a mentor, a guide, a thought and some believe a spiritual leader, a businessman, and not least of all – an inspiration to those who have believed in me and the concepts and ideas I have presented to this world.

Throughout my life, I have been shown – repeatedly – why this nation, the United States of America, is undeniably the greatest nation in the world.

We are, after all, a nation of believers and dreamers. A nation of artisans, of warriors, of engineers, of leaders, of explorers, of scientists, of analysts, and so – so much more.

AS I have traveled the country and the world, seeing the most beautiful and ugly things the world has to offer, I have realized this nation deserves direction, and faith in what she stands for – the American Dream.

In my opinion this nation has lacked direction and conviction since the last man who dared to dream big – JFK.

And that dream of putting a man on the moon may very well have cost him his life.

I have to face my own personal truth. I am still young. and nowhere near retirement.

Over the several decades I have worked with the world’s most amazing people who have proven to me I am not the most brilliant man in the world, but I may very well be one of the luckiest men alive to have been blessed with the success I have had.

I understand not everyone has been as lucky as I am.

Not long ago. I watched a movie titled ‘Pay It Forward’. A movie about a humble school teacher who introduces a simple concept to his school children of ‘giving’ back to the community in ways I had never considered before.

And for years I have struggled with the question “How do I give back and make a difference?”

And then it dawned on me I would like to take the opportunity to ‘give back’ to the nation which brought me prosperity.

Accordingly, I am formally announcing my candidacy for Presidency in 2016 as a ‘Liberal’ candidate.

And with this announcement, to encourage the youth and indebtted of this nation to vote – should I win election, I will pay  – in full – any and all outstanding student debt.

Sometimes, rules need to be broken to change the world.

And my goal as President – and on that path to presidency – isn’t just to change this nation and help her believe that dreams can come true again.

It’s to change the world.

Thank you for your time and consideration,
William Henry “Bill” Gates III

William Henry “Bill” Gates III is one of two founders of Microsoft, an extremely successful software company based out of Seattle, Washington, and is the world’s wealthiest man with an estimated net worth of 79.3 billion USD (2015).

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