Posts Tagged ‘top 10’

Well, it’s just… This is all so sudden…

O. Em. Gee. I just HAVE to call my frenemy to rub this in her face. The COW!

Fellow creatives, I’ve been at this for a while.

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I write this blog, as you know, which I LOVE and wouldn’t trade for the world, and which has been up and running for about a year now. I pour my very heart and soul into the endeavor. I rake my brain throughout the week, eventually settle on the one issue that’s embracing my heart most tightly, and then well… I run with it.

~~ InSaNiTy EnSuEs ~~

This action is not endorsed by this Blog, nor any of its affiliates. Unless you trip. And film it. And send me the link. πŸ˜‰

I’m never quite sure what’s going to happen next, and I love that.

Plus, let me tell you — you learn a lot as you write. Particularly writing as I do, being I’m so drawn to hotly debated ideas and topics which necessitate heavy reasearch (You wouldn’t believe the type of research I do at times… too much! Far too much…). But, in the end, it’s not only that I’ve learned about the world as I’ve written.

I’ve learned a lot about myself.

I don't get it. Hey baby, who's that other baby? Hey other Baby, what are you doing in there?

I’ve learned that I enjoy beauty and creativity in all it’s forms.

From Artists to Zombies, from the Brain to the Soul — I’ve learned that I’m fascinated by what makes people tick.

Especially those who create.

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But…… Really…, what’s a guy got to show for it?

What, as some might have asked me (repeatedly and often), is the point?

How do you win?

What’s success?

Why? ~~ How? ~~ Who? ~~ What?

WHEN!?!?

When, you say?

Today — that’s when!

YAY, I win the internet! You can all go home now. Wait -- NO -- Finish the post. FINISH THE POST!!! (Crap, they've already gone...)

Life sure is funny…

Why, only yesterday I was going over my finances — all twenty-eight cents of them — and thought it would be a swell idea to make this weeks post a sequel to my “Guide to being poor” series. Being that I, myself, am… Let’s just call it, Monetarily Challenged at the moment. BUT, thanks to this blog, as I awoke this morning and checked my e-mail from bed, directly after considering cold canned-beans on toast for breakfast once more (SO GOOD!), I learned that I’m not poor. I’d won something.

I’m rich!

Well, not Monetarily Rich per-se, but, well — you get the picture.

This morning, deserved of praise or not, I was praised. Peter, “PL Holden”, of the always fun and interesting, Wish I Were There 24/7…, decided to pass his 7 & 7 award on to me — solidifying finally, beyond any shadow of doubt, that this Blog is officially, once and for all, more trustworthy and well versed than the entirety of the Prestigious Mensa organization.

Yep, that’s what it means!

Take my word.

Seriously…

Go on then, non-believer, try me!

Come-on! Just give me a puzzle!

Would somebody please hand me those scissors from up top?

So this is how it works:

The Rules;

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1- List your top posts (of all you’ve ever written) under the 7 categories below.

2- Pass the award on to 7 of your fellow bloggers and let them know you did so.

3- Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to his or her blog.

So now, without further ado, I’d like to give you my picks πŸ˜‰

So not funny, dude...

Most Beautiful

Writing the end of your story – To me, who’s (lets face it) the only person I can really ask, written stories of redemption are beauty incarnate — and that’s what this was. I don’t often write about my own life, as so many others do, but here I did. It was raw, and I was low. I mean really low. Practically everything that could go awry, HAD gone awry with my life, and I’d felt helpless, like a ringside coach, who really needed the fight to go all 12 rounds, standing agog at the doings within the ring and ready to toss in the towel. But I’d made it out. I’d persevered. And, least I think, I’d portrayed the story rather well. Elements of pride, creativity, goals, failures, ambition and family had somehow all intertwined to magically coalesce to my salvation. Somehow… By the end, I’d been cheering for myself, and as someone who rarely enjoys his own work this was something. It was Beautiful.

Most Helpful

Happiness – What is Happiness? How do we get there? Can we live there forever? (Is this real life?) These are the questions I’d tackled in this post which expunged the common held belief that when you don’t feel perfect, something’s wrong. NO! That’s normal. It’s normal to feel inadequate from time to time. It’s your body’s way of telling you that you need a change — something needs to be altered to regain your worth — and you need to derive this worth from within, or it’s false. Listen to the voice and don’t medicate it away, for if you heed it you’ll be happier for the effort alone.

Most Popular

My Top Ten Favorite Conspiracy Theories, #4 – The Kennedy assassination. This would be one of those examples of where I’d put in much more work than the requisites of casual blogging demand. But the Blog was fresh, I’d wanted a challenge, and this was the result — a new conspiracy theory EVERY DAY for ten days straight. Let me tell you, my Girlfriend loooooved me when I was writing these. Maybe that’s why she left to go back to Michigan and I’m single again. Huh, food for thought πŸ™‚ .

Most Controversial

What are we? – Ahhh the crazy consumerist society we live in. Branding, branding, branding — That’s the game. From even before your actually born people all around you are thinking about how you’ll be perceived by the title you’ll be given. Ubiquitous throughout society, sure. But a good idea? This post strives to break the boundaries of limiting thought processes, with hopes to endow the people who’d read it with the ability to see things for what they are — not buzz-worthy catchphrases bearing the fruit of a better life for the trade of your very soul — but rather, just words. Silly words. Controversial, maybe; as I hold the world accountable. Helpful knowledge to have though, I think so.

Most Surprisingly Successful

TGR Part 4 “Thinking about Thinking” – At the onset of my “Great Reset” project, I’d known that I was tapering away from general appeal. However, as mentioned earlier, I always write what’s nearest to my heart. What a pleasant surprise then, to learn that one in the series had done well. Like very well. Like crazy well. Crazy like Charlie Sheen saying something not only intelligible, but wise, crazy. Like, NUTS!

Most Underrated

And so he ran, I, II and III – These three little guys came from the future, and didn’t get much attention in the present. I was shocked — and a little hurt. Here I’d wanted to try my hand at the short story format, and figured that I had so much thought invested into my book already that a short surrounding the origin of a character you otherwise wouldn’t have heard could be cool. Quantum even. Nope. Like nothing had ever happened. Go figure.

Most Prideworthy

My first post, Chicken Soup for the Deranged and Enlightened mind – This was the beginning of it all. I had written a book, and had no concept of “a platform”, so I began. And it quickly took on a life of its own. Before long — like half way through the first entry — the blog had the pitter-patter of a tangible heartbeat, and all at once it was a marketing tool no more. It was alive. And I couldn’t have been more proud. For all who didn’t know, the Blog was launched off one of my favorite quotes, “The only measurable difference between genius and insanity is in their degree of success.”; and so, hence, the Blog’s name was born, “Chicken Soup for the deranged and enlightened mind”, representing a place that either could call home.

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Thank you Peter. This was an unexpected surprise, which came at a time when I’d really needed it. I am honored.

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Now, finally, 7 other bloggers who deserve this prestigious award!

For many of you I’m sure this will come as a surprise. I follow many blogs, and don’t always leave comments, but I do love you all — collectively you’re hugely influential to me and it’s nice to be able to prove it — anddddd…. here’s the proof.

#1- Al @ SingleMaltMonkey — Ever caught one of those Dos Equis commercials? The ones with, “The most interesting man in the world”? Classic right? Well, THIS IS THE GUY!!! I never know what I’m in for when I drop on by this eclectic and lively place, actually today I was treated to a deeply soulful Cuban beat, but I always leave happy, having learned something about some place I’d never been, or having gleaned an insight about something I’d have never otherwise even had on my radar. What can i say, the guy’s unique, and he’s about as creative as they get. I once saw a hand-made guitar he’d made. Let me repeat this — the dude MAKES GUITARS! Like by hand! Who does that? Awesome people, that’s who. So — If you’re looking for something that’s always cool, fun, funny, and intriguing — this is where to go!

#2- Jackie @ The Jackie Blog — Jackie caught my attention when she’d once been Freshly pressed on WordPress’s homepage some time ago. I dropped in to read the story and leave a comment, and learned that she was a 365 challenge participant! Um — hello fellow nutcase. Not only that, but she had some sucker lollipop Tuesday dealieo’ going on where she’d try something previously, “new and scary” to her, EVERY TUESDAY! If I hadn’t gotten hopelessly hooked on the creative idea alone, I would’ve become hooked on the girls writing. A wry wit, a healthy dash of sarcasm and a daily dose of Jackie will always cure what ails you. Check her out! (Note: her year challenge is over. Hope for once a week now. Congrats girl.)

#3- Scott @ People-triggers — Insight into the human mind lever looked so good or read so well. Sure we’d like more from this sparing poster, but what we get is amazingly dense brain fodder that you can feast on for weeks. When I see this Poster has come up with something new to share I, A) Get nerd chills, Then, B) fumble over the keyboard because I cant get there quick enough. Want something interesting, other than what you find here πŸ˜‰ — get over there!

#4- Miss Kitty in NYC @ Ive Never Seen My Roommate — This is no joke. This girl has been living in a place for over two months and, at least as I’m writing this, she’s never met her roommate — never even seen her.Β  This real life murder mystery (sans the murder) has really kept me on the edge of my chair, and, despite my avid assurances that we could grab a look at madam X with a deer trap or a camera rigged with a bit of trip-line floss, Miss kitty simply will not. She’s a trooper. She’ll be riding this out as far as it goes and I’ll be eating my popcorn as I go along for the ride. My bet’s on Jimmy Hoffa. He just wears the heels for the sound effect.

#5- Mikalee @ Me 2.0 — Sure she’s popular, for good reason too — this is funny ‘ish. If you like comical slices of life and occasional sailor like cussing, (and let’s be honest here, who the hell doesn’t?) than this place will feel about as good as warm apple pie. Not traditional pie though, too philistine that. More-like the Apple pie from the Movie, “American Pie” afterΒ Jason Biggs had his way with it. Yea, that’s what I’m talking about. Go Jim. Now than, where’s my whipped cream?

#6- Danny @ Times and Reason with Danny Dragone — This Man sees the world with two wide open eyes, and one wide open heart. He doesn’t shy away from the troubles of society, and he rarely blogs about the easy things in life — Danny hits hard with the old 1-2 of insight and truth. He’s been to Occupy Wall St., and has reported back with his findings. He follows closely to the news and, like myself, isn’t pleased with what he sees. Need to know about the world? Looking to deprogram someone who’s been brainwashed, possibly by our own media? Send em’ this way. Danny’s got you covered.

#7- Rayme @ A Clean Surface — Simple. Elegant. Organized. Sublime. This place is my Zen. Never a novel, like this place can be, but rather blissfully the opposite. “Less is more” would be a wonderful axiom to describe this place, but it’s a place beyond convention. It just is. And I like it that way.

Well, that about wraps this up doesn’t it? I like this idea. I like it a lot. Sure it’s a bit like a chain letter, and for those of you who don’t send it forward DON’T FORGET that Bill Gates will not be making a donation in your name — I’m just saying — but, anyway, it’s nice.

It gave me a chance to say thank you to you all for all the inspiration I’ve gotten.

So, as this is about as long-winded as I typically am, I guess I should wrap this up.

There, that should do it.

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~J

Once again — no hesitation — here we go!

β€œPatriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” ~ Mark Twain

In honor of this — here’s ten reasons why our Government doesn’t deserve our support lately πŸ˜‰

(Sidenote: WE BEAT SOPA TODAY!!!!! Now, help keep it that way.)

~~~~~ This Final Post is in 3 Parts — here’s part-1 to get you properly started! ~~~~~

Here’s my Top Ten — cause who doesn’t like a good list πŸ˜‰ !?

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Remember; Of the people, by the people, and for the people — makes no mention of government or business…

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1- Overturn corporate personhood, or “Citizens United” ruling: Why should corporations be granted the same rights of a citizen under the 1st amendment? This is the Bill of Rights, it’s for people — not businesses! Do I really need to list the differences? Also, in the meantime, how about we force our elected officials to wear a sewn on brand name logo for each of their sponsors — just like NASCAR drivers — so that we really know who’s pulling their strings!

2- Overturn Buckley VS Valeo: Money is not speech. Because if it were, those with it could talk, while those without — like myself — become mute. It’s an insane loophole, and wholly nonsensical.

3- Stop allowing patents that limit invention: Company’s are currently allowed to make faulty products, and control their competition, through buying up patents that would allow competitors to gain a leg up, and/or invent something that would do the job better. This is insane! How can we allow a patent to be placed on a product, so that it WONT be built!? This is backwards logic! With the goal of creation held above all else, this is completely against progress! Ideas should be free — take any of mine if you wish, I offer them freely — as only the best end product should rule the day. Heck, I have half a mind to outlaw patents all together, due to their ability to stop others from using an invention to create something better for us all. Perhaps a residual scale would be more prudent, like in my acting world, as a way to better promote innovation, and acknowledge inventors, than disallowing use of their invention altogether.

4- Congressional seats cost Millions to run for, Presidential races — Billions: NO!, no wayyyy! You want to call yourself a Democracy America, and you want to spread this “pure and perfect philosophy” of yours around the world, yet this can happen? We better perfect this method at home first, before we go spreading it around the Globe. What if I wanted to run? How could I possibly finance my way there? Beg borrow and steal, and owe allegiances to those 400 people mentioned before? No thank you! Limit the amount that can be spent, to — oh i don’t know — nothing… Nothing but what you can prove comes from your own pocket? How awesome to see You-Tube videos of the possible nominees…

5- Abolish the 2 party system: As I’ve mentioned before, uniting under a banner prevents organic thought. It’s like the Yankees VS the Mets, but this isn’t sports! Nobody agrees with EVERYTHING that either party stands for, and if they do, than they aren’t thinking hard enough, nor for themselves — nor divergently, which is the most important of all. I suggest that we disallow candidates from announcing their party whatsoever, and make the people vote not on individuals — but issues. The person who is most aligned with the answers to this, “Voting test”Β  that people will take, on current issues around the world, will in turn place a vote in the name of the candidate who is most closely aligned with your beliefs. However… if we can’t abolish it, lets add to it! — If we can’t remove the two-party system, I suggest a new party — “The Intellectual party”; who will make smart and just decisions that have only the people’s needs at heart.

6- Balance the budget: Look, a government should not be able to live beyond its means — just like a person. We can’t get credit lines when we don’t pay our bills, and a nation should be no different in this regard — particularly when we, the people, foot the bill. We need to pay off our national debts, and eliminate the FED and this debt-built system once and for all! Let’s get, “in the green” again. How? Make a new currency that we own, that is OURS, “The Peoples Paper” perhaps, whatever, and make it more valuable than the old Federal Reserve Notes, and then — simply pay them off! Thank you — please (don’t) come again!

7- No more hiding the truth: No more lies, no more clandestine plans, no more making decisions without our consent. Everything we do needs to be made public. We need to be able to know, quickly and coherently (and without lawyer babble), what’s going on with us as a nation, and why we are doing the things that we do. And, if we don’t agree, we should have the right to a public veto which could even overrule the president/monarch him/herself! All this should be a part of the new Data.gov proposed governmental website!

8- Limit insane lawsuits, a type of tort reform: People these days are being rewarded for not thinking and acting the fool. If you cut yourself while breaking into a building to rob the joint, how is it OK that you can then sue the business? How about a, “Common-Sense Law”! Also, much like our friends across the pond, the person who’d dragged everyone away from their jobs to sit on a jury, for this BS case, so that they could try this ridiculous money-making scheme (which will surely pervert the bill of rights to their greedy whim), should have to pay everyone present for their time — after being kicked out! The Judge, the lawyers, the jury, the bailiff — EVERYONE! We’ll see if that wont make people think twice about this type of malarkey!

9- Legalize it: Legalize all drugs. Seriously. We’re still consuming them, people get them when they want them, and by having them be Illegal, A) we’re forcing people who want them, perhaps for just an experiment, to become part of a criminal syndicate to do so, AND, B) We’re causing a war in Mexico, as the cartel has come about as a direct result of our undying need for all things illegal and druggy. I hate to sound callous, but choosing your own destiny is an inherent right of a truly free and sovereign people, and if an adult chooses to live his/her life in the dregs, just for that next hit — well, than, I’m sorry… but that’s their prerogative. If everyone’s truly equal, than we can’t assume ourselves “Better qualified” to tell others how to lead their lives. If they die, they die, and it was meant to be… However, I have a feeling that family and community will take personal interest in these lost souls — especially when there isn’t a criminal factor involved — and with the right support, and the right conditions in the world, these people wont want to live life this way at all.

10- Stop bailing out businesses with our money, abolish wall street: It’s legalized gambling… with our money… and it’s unessential! How is it OK to have enough of our money tied up in this, that it can affect our very economic strength/stability — when these people are merely placing bets on how a Company will do within the next few seconds? Do all the research you want, it’s a guess. And research has proven that outside factors can influence these people on “The Floor”, which can alter their practices, and cause them to influence markets around the world. It’s too much power to be placed in a silly gambling hall.

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NO -- I will not Pay! (OK maybe I will, I don't like prison. Bullies.....)

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These changes are a start, but let’s remember our ULTIMATE GOAL: that high fiving, free society, that’s been smart in its investing, and has permitted its people to “Retire”. There’s a funny thing about retirement though, people don’t just stop living — they finally find a passion and pursue it. Imagine what this World could be, if people could do that from birth?

Let’s get back to the ways of the founding fathers: of, by, and for US — THE PEOPLE!

Protests in the US are not low-level terrorism!

OWS protests in the UK are not part of a terrorist regime!

The “Detention bill” is INSANE!

Our governments influence has grown far too large in some regards, and has shrunk far too small with others, particularly with what really matters — serving the people! This is not a Democracy we have here — it’s a corporate dictatorship; only concerned with the bottom line. Again I’ll say — Surely we can have a loftier goal for mankind than amassing stacks of greenbacks. The game’s rigged people, and we’re all playing as the away team –whilst somehow still being on our own turf…

EVERYBODY MATTERS, EVERY VOICE SHOULD HAVE IT’S CHANCE TO BE HEARD!

So, Surprisingly, in the end — maybe the Mafia had the right idea. Perhaps giving power to individuals voices to effect change is the right way to go. Maybe we should have a leader on every floor of an apartment, on the corner of every street, and have them alternate to avoid corruption. These people can then have two meetings, two times a week, where we can address our needs, if we have any — and if they can’t handle this issue of ours, they can pitch it up the chain of command either as our representative, or if we’re more knowledgeable, we would go ourselves. From the block, to the town, to the city, to the county, to the state, to the time-zone, to the country — and right on up to the White houses door, should this individual and his/her question go, if it can’t be solved along the way. And in this way, they can finally hear about, and efficiently deal with, the bastards who are slashing our tires!

But who knows….

Certainly not me.

I’ve written over a tenth of a novel on this subject by now,

and am confident that it COULD be done…. But will it?

That, my friends, is the question that truly needs answering.

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(Well that, and will anybody ever read this?)

Who knows, but I’d guess — probably not πŸ˜‰

~J

Ahhh, relaxation…

Good creative people, I Love You with all my heart (I’ll never stray, it’s you and me forever baby), and I hope you know that, but WOW am I tired! I have to admit, the last few days have been exceptionally trying on this fresh little relationship of ours. But, like I said, I’m in this thing for the long haul, and I really believe that this experience has only served to bring us just that much closer together in the end.

Though you should know: Only for you have I worked (hard), only for you I have studied (also…hard), only for you have I bled (freely…my poor fingertips!), and only for you would I have done all this, just to hope to spark a bit of creativity, and maybe break your spat of writers block.

Today good creative people, i get to relax, and just spew fiction… and boy am I glad to get back to it. Eventually, when I’m done ranting, I’ll get to the part where I unify all the previous conspiracies that I’ve mentioned – numbers 1-10 alike – into a seamless beautiful web of conspiracy-silk… and point out the spider who made it all with one of those giant foam orange #1 hands from football stadiums. But for now, I’m just going to relax, and let my beleaguered mind do as it will, after all: it’s earned it.

❀   I love conspiracies   ❀


Could you tell? To me they’re like superheros of the real world: Their real identities are a mystery; you see their feats on the news, but never are prithee to witnessing the actual happenings (unless you’re involved – and that normally means you’re having a very bad day); they seemingly have superpowers in the ways that they achieve their amazing deeds without much strain, and in the end the damsel is always saved (wait a minute, no she’s not)… Moving on.

Like I was saying, I love conspiracies! They get you thinking, e.g. – Could that really be? But I thought this happened (*rush to research*). How could I have missed THAT bit of info? Their very nature forces you to question your foundations,Β  and reevaluate some of your longstanding assumptions on the world. Which in turn leads you to invent some of your own bits of fiction to fill the gaps in the story. As far as actual belief in the conspiracies themselves is concerned: that’s your call. Belief is not a prerequisite to their enjoyment, nor to their benefits.

But, like I was saying wayyyy up ↑-there-↑, today I would like to spin some fiction for you good people, hot off the presses, as a reward for taking this trip with me, and seeing it through to the end. We had some good times didn’t we? I know I did. Who knew that the Federal Reserve was never ratified by all 50 states? I sure didn’t. Had any of you ever heard of the Nazca lines, or the Palpa lines? I hadn’t. What about that little factoid about Egypt’s Kings having never been found in a Pyramid? It’s pretty sweet! Kind of makes you wonder why they teach you in school that King Burial was their sole purpose, when meanwhile they have only anecdotal evidence to back up their claims.

Also on a side note, but still related to mis-information given from your teachings… Did you know that your tongue does NOT have differing regions for taste, i.e. salty in the back, sweet up front, bitter on the sides, etc…? Seriously look it up! Every spot on your tongue has the same taste receptors. OH and they discovered a new flavor that your brain processes, “Umami“, which is the ummmmm… (*Homer Simpson drooling sound here*) response we all get when we eat protein, or fat. Speaking of which, I want pizza… Moving on.

HERE WE GO!

In the spirit of not burying the lead, I’m going to give away my theory in just one word (good luck extrapolating the rest of the puzzle from it alone, muhahaha! It’s good to be the King. What the curtains?… moving on) GOLD.

Yes that’s right GOLD good men and women of reason. Why GOLD you ask (Goooollllldddd… Quiet goldmember!), well i’m glad you’ve taken an interest. Let me splain it to you Lucy.

Gold is the resource of the future. It’s a noble metal, which means that it does not readily corrode while in the presence of humid air, it is a phenomenal conductor of electricity, highly mailable, nearly impossible to destroy, and will – without doubt – come into greater and greater demand as man continues on forward in his technological journey of existence.

But here’s the thing: Man is a young species. One would not have to strain his or her imagination too far to see our forthcoming colonization of neighboring planets, and eventually neighboring solar systems, and even galaxies. It is with this thought-process of where we’re going that I am basing my theory of where THEY already are.

By they, of course I mean ET (don’t look at me like that, if you’re reading this blog, than you’ve read it before, and you know that I’m completely off my rocker, but the idea of ET becomes a mathematical CERTAINTY once you get a grasp on how HUGE the universe actually is! Trust me, they’re out there… and besides, this is after all only a conspiracy theory… geez, get off my case already would ya? I kid, I kid, I ❀ my subs).

Now where was I? Oh yes, Aliens.

Taking into account the relative size of the universe, I’m positive that there is some form of intelligent life out there. In my experience (however under-qualified I may be notwithstanding), everything in life – with a varying degree of possibility – follows a bell curve. There will be species out there that are younger and far stupider than us – and there will be species out there that are older than us, and far more intelligent.

Given the vastness of space, and the relative hostility of about 90% of its real-estate… life is likely to be rare. So let’s engage in a thought experiment:

Let’s say that in 10,000 years from now, Man has begun its colonization of space. Space, as the name might imply, has a lot of space, between bodies in space. The distances are nearly unfathomably distant. When you hear “Light years away” that’s how many years it would take light (the proverbial speed-limit to all moving things), to get wherever you are looking. Light, for those who don’t know, travels at 186,000 miles A SECOND! Let’s see, multiply by 60: that’s per minute, another 60: per hour, 24: per day, 365: per year… Light travels (according to my calculator) 5.8657e+12 miles a year, and if my insane high-school math skills still work, that’s 5,865,700,000,000 miles a year. 1 light year!

Andromeda, out nearest galaxy, is 179,000ish LIGHT YEARS away… That’s one spicy-a meatball!

What this tells us is that even with advanced cryogenics, space travel over vast distances like that is nary impossible. Firstly what I need you to picture, good creative people, is not only an older, or more technologically advanced version of ourselves traveling around out there in space… I need you to picture us at such an advanced state of genetics, that we have extended our own lifespans far beyond our 100 year-ish cap.

Here’s why. True space travel, being that it takes place over such great distances, could never be achieved in one person’s lifespan (unless you had mastered wormhole tech, but I wont get into that, you need a lot of power, and there must have been a point when we were ready to leave our neighborhood before we’d figured that out anyway.). If we maintained our current life cycle, we would have to literally give birth to multiple children on board so that they might take up our journey.

Here-in lies the moral dilemma: how can anyone be so cruel, as to give birth to a child on a spaceship, and tell them that their entire life, from this point forward, MUST be dedicated to only the mission. They would be a prisoner… They would be forced to learn everything having to do with science, and space, and all things physics, and they would never have a choice. That’s simply not right, and we could never pass legislation to approve it, and it’s likely neither could THEY.

So, looking at some of the eternal creatures living here on earth (yes, creatures like the Hydra, some jellyfish, and a lot of bacteria are immortal), it’s not so out of the question to think that we might be able to mirror some of these creatures tricks for staying alive long-periods of time, and translate that knowledge through genetics to extended our lifespans to amazing lengths. But, even if we did manage to extend out lives to accommodate the gradual aging from cryostasis (years add up when you wake up to explore a planet, or to do research on your findings, and then you have to eat some too…), large ships for which to take us from place to place would still be in high demand.

You would need a ship so large, that it could have a mini-living civilization on it to travel the distances between stars. So, it stands to reason, that GOLD, being a phenomenal resource for building spaceships, thanks to their durability and near magical properties, would be a highly sought after building material for an advanced human-like society, that had taken a similar path through life, that we eventually will.

But why don’t they just make more of it?

That’s the thing… They, and we…can’t. Gold is only made in one place: the heart of a dying star. Only under the immense pressures created by the very dense core of a dying massive star can the element “Au” be forged. So what I’m telling you, good creative people, is that there’s not that much of it, not even in all in the vastness of space. Gold is the only element – in all of existence – that can efficiently tic off each and every single bullet on the checklist of things an advanced civilization would need its conductors to do.

Trouble is, when GOLD is forged in the heart of a dying star, the star then explodes… and scatters the resource into a million little microscopic dots that careen through space, which, I’m sure I don’t have to tell you, then makes it VERY hard to gather in large quantities. The gold will eventually stop moving when it impacts a planet, and becomes part of it. Because of this mayhem, mining operations of the stuffs would be cumbersomely long, and wholly inefficient.

Personally…

If I was on a spaceship, traveling close to light-speed throughout the cosmos’ (with or without a wormhole), i sure wouldn’t want to have to stop on every rock I saw, just to mine a few flakes of gold… To a civilization with a scope that can only be gained through a long-long life, such as the one we’re speaking about, it would be far more efficient and prudent to seek out life… and have them do the mining for you over time.

With all this in mind, I would like to present to you, good people of creativity and conspiracy alike… My Conspiracy theory of life, the universe, and everything (that sounds familiar… it’s certainly not a book I recently read again, that’s for sure):

Aliens had, for reasons previously mentioned, been in search for civilizations to mine gold for them. When they came across earth, we might have been barely mammals (and they might have spliced in their genes with ours to make us evolve faster. The better to mine for them we would be… hush Yoda), or we might have been humans, that part is still up for debate.

So, they’re here, and they need gold, and they visit: The Mayans, The Egyptians, The Incas, The Atlantans, the Native Americans, etc… and tell them that they will share their knowledge with them (or maybe their double cheeseburger recipes; we’ll never know), if they undertake in mining gold, and give them our eventual cache of the resource when they return, possibly in a botched attempt in Roswell NM, or possibly in 2012…

(For those paying attention, we’ve got numbers 6,7 & 8 in covered in that list bit)

So, being good little bipeds we go about our business, mucking about with life, and daily things i.e. sex, eating, killing, eating some more – and we toss in Gold collection for good ole’ Alf, for good measure. Because why not? We’re bored. Angry Birds wasn’t around yet.

So the information goes forward along the years. Passed throughout hushed circles; from fathers to sons, and mothers to daughters, and eventually, like a long game of telephone, the message is nearly completely forgotten altogether. When people spoke of ET, when he was coming back, and how he would get all his gold on the ship, the words were taken for passing blase rumor, rather than some long forgotten truth – which it was! Some people however, will undoubtedly take this information to heart, and begin telling the stories of the space-men to people in their trusted circle.

Enter the Masons #5

Part of the legend of the masons beginnings, is that they were descendants of Atlantis; the now underwater, once-great city of man, which came from unearthly origins. Atlantis was one of the Grey’s first cities on earth, and they shared most of their tech with this location because it was simply their favorite. Because of Atlantis’s charged beginnings, the memory of ET, and his inherent message, is stronger in it’s descendants, and saved with this group. They will eventually come to teach this message only to the top tier Masons when they establish their first lodges in 14th century Scotland.

Enter the evil Illuminati/Rothschilds #1

Using the established platform of the Mason lodges to corrupt the higher tiers (in order to recruit members for their secret society), not only aided the Rothschilds in their eventual ownership of the world’s banks, but it also taught them an invaluable lost secret of history: Aliens had been here before, were coming back, and they wanted gold in exchange for technology! So, using their influence with world governments, and banks, they begin collecting the valuable ore.

What this means; is that all the wars they started were not only to make money, but also to cause a depression in the nations that had gone into battle as a result. The subsequent and inevitable depression would prompt the citizens of the respective nations to sell the gold that they were previously in private ownership of (Cash for gold anyone? How about when the US government came into homes and stole it for ample compensation…!?), to buy bread, clothing, and medicine which they needed to survive! With this in mind even the stolen gold in the basement of tower comes to mind.

(that’s #2 checked off the list! Let’s see, what’s left…3,4,9,10 right? let’s keep going!)

Being that us humans would be adept at gathering gold from land, the Aliens would likely be interested in the large cash of GOLD in our seas as well, so the Bermuda Triangle, and the Devils Triangles are both bases of operation for the creatures, and at these bases of operation they run a filtration system through our waters, in hopes to extract more of the invaluable resource! To travel quickly between the two they have a wormhole set up, which causes frequencies to go haywire, and delicate machine function to cease!

That’s #9!

As far as JFK, and Pearl harbor are concerned, they both fall into the category of causing wars to collect depressed people’s gold, and making the Rothschilds money (to acquire more gold), which they can then sell to the Greys (when they return in 2012), to eventually be the only people in the world to posses their Knowledge, so that they can finally be, what they’ve strived to become for so many years now: our sole malevolent rulers!

So that’s 4 & 3!!! only # 10 left!

Plum Island… Plum Island…

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Well?

I got nothing

You can’t just say that, the people expect you to come up with SOMETHING!

I know, I know, but I don’t want to make bad fiction… It doesn’t fit!

Well you’re creative, think of something!

Ugh… Fine

(Stupid voice, always making me do stuff) And Finally, Plum Island is a facility that researches one of the Grey’s left over GOLD sniffing dogs, from their days of living on the planet here with us!

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(Lame)

Hush up voice!


And there you have it good ladies and gentlemen of curiosity, reason, creativity, and conspiracy!

THE GREATEST CONSPIRACY THEORY OF ALL TIME!

(And I invented it just for you, simply because I love you so much! I’m going to go collapse now out of exhaustion… Goodbye!)

P.S. Things should return to normal sometime next week… I’ve really got to focus on my novel. I love you all and we’ll chat soon.

~J

#1 ~ The Rothschild Family owns EVERYTHING

We made it! Are you excited good creative people? Well you should be (I know I am)! Today I have for you my longstanding favorite in “Cospiricous’ Theoricuss’es” (conspiracy theories… in my excited Latin I just made up).

~The Rothchild Conspiracy~

The story of the Rothschild family is a heavily tarnished, and deep-seeded affair, where in the end – an undeniable picture is painted (amazing based mostly on FACT), of this family holding the strings to the top players around the globe! They are thought to BE the Illuminati, the Masons, the very reason we wage wars, and also the very people who profit from it all!

Good ladies and gentlemen of reason, creativity, and conspiracy alike, here we go:

The Rothschild’s, like any other family, had exceptionally humble beginnings. Our story begins back in 1743, with the birth of, Mayer Amschel Bauer, the son of a money-lender, and eventual apprentice to his counting house (basically, the modern equivalent to an accountant).

By seventeen, Mayer has grown quite accustomed to the red hexogram that his father, Moses Amschel Bauer, has hung above the door to their store, and it was purportedly with hopes to make his father (and their clandestine symbol, 6-sides, 6-vertices, 6-angles…), proud, that he left his home in Frankfurt Germany, to go work for a banker in Hanover. Moses does quite well working for the Oppenheimers, and around 24 years of age, he is promoted to Jr.Partner at the banking institution.

After a year or two of working at the bank, Mayer receives the grim news of his father’s death back in Frankfurt, and returns home to take over the family business, finding that lovely sign still hanging above the door. Whether it was in remembrance of his father, or simply a preternatural love of this symbol we’ll never know, but at this point, Mayer Amschel Bauer chooses to change his last name to Rot-(<-german word for “red”)-schild (<-german word for “sign”), making the first bonafide member of the Rothschild family.

Now Mayer Amschel Rothschild (the man who will be the start of all the atrocities to come), learns that an old associate of his from the bank has been working for Prince William IX of Hesse-Kassel (a very rich man in Europe at the time, with quite the fancy-pants name), and see’s an opportunity…

Using his acquaintance as an in, Mayer weasels himself into the court of the Prince, and begins selling him trinkets and rare coins at a heavy discount. This would be the Rothschild’s first taste of lending to a government,Β  and it was delectable and rich. Mayer rapidly learned that a government would always request greater loans than an individuals eve could, and also would be sure to pay him back – thanks in no small part to the taxpayers (THAT’S US!!). This, “lending to a nation’s government” trend would be a pattern that the Rothchilds would come to use throughout history.

1790~”Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.”

That’s a scary line… and undeniably true (guess who’s quoted as saying it?). A nation is only worth what it can buy and trade in paper, A.K.A.–money, and if you were the person in control of said money, what on earth could stop you? Are we getting the willies creative peeps? You should!

1770– Mayer understands that the revolution he has in mind cannot be achieved alone, so it is thought that around this time he conceives of the Illuminati (a luciferian word which means “The keepers of the light”, a reference to Lucifer – don’t look at me that way, I’m not making this stuff up!), and commissions Adam Weishaupt, a trusted friend and ally in his dastardly deeds, to organize and develop the group.

Around 6 years later Adam completes his organization of the clandestine group. With money from Mayer they hire 2,000 individuals, and together under Mayer’s instruction they begin taking over the masonic lodges that are already spread all throughout Europe (a convenient and unfortunate note of history as the masons had been growing since the 14th century, and were by now EVERYWHERE), working their way up to the secret highest tiers of the Masons, and changing all the teaching beneath them to mirror their plans of world domination!

I won’t give you the specific details of their plan, as it’s easily found all over the internet (and is pretty lengthy say thank-ya, there will be links, there will be links… just read on), but it boils down to confusing the heck out of everyone, and robbing them blind in the haze, by lending to governments that go to war, and creating debt in the process.

1784~They’re caught!

Yea that’s right, they were caught… on more than one occasion. In this instance the group was looking to take control of France’s bank (and if you read that quote up top, it’s very government as well), and their representative, Maximilien Robespierre, who they’d met in a masonic lodge (now an Illuminati run building), wanted to help, but hadn’t the slightest clue how to do it… But that didn’t matter, they would help! What good people. All that was important was that they had their leverage ready…

So Adam Weishaupt commissions Xavier Zwack to write his careful instruction of France’s takeover in the form of a book, and once finished a year later, they had this book sent V.I.A. courier to Robespierre in France, and all was fine and dandy, and going according to plan when… BAM! The courier was struck by lightning (Divine intervention?), and the Bavarian Police wind up recovering the delicate document. Shortly thereafter the Bavarian government outlaws all Masonic/Illuminati lodges, and raids the homes of its members.

Clearly the Bavarian government had seen something in that book that was cause for alarm

They go on to publish a document entitled, “The Original Writings of The Order and Sect of The Illuminati”, which they send to the heads of church and state worldwide, in hopes to illuminate what was happening underneath all of their very noses.

Sadly the document was ignored, as it was thought to be a fanciful work of fiction…

Robespierre eventually get’s his book, the French revolution takes place (putting the country greatly in the Rothschild’s debt, as he lent the money for the weapons of war), and the Rothschild’s help establish a new constitution in France – that’s a bankers dream come true – where the Roman Church could no longer levy their tithes, and the government began taxing the church, to help pay back the Rothchild’s and their affiliates.

Umm… Jared, I’m getting freaked out here. Where’s the part when we get to the fun conspiracy?

Uhh… I’m sure we’ll get there soon. But that’s a good point. Let me see. Next is America, will that hold your interest?

Sure

Cool.

On to America!


Alexander Hamilton; the inaugural Secretary of treasury to our first president George Washington (and founder of the First Bank of the United States), was an alleged mason under John Tinkler back in the British West Indies; where he was born.

It is thought that when his mother died and he was orphaned, that he had been looking for a place to work when he found a local import-export firm named, Beekman and Cruger. Both of the owners were happy to take Alexander under their wing, and they treated the boy like a son… they were also members of Tinkler’s Lodge (established before he was born in 1752), and they taught Alexander the ropes of Illumaniti tradition, in true banker fashion.

Alexander was well aware that America would be weary of adapting its own one bank system – as when we seceded from England it was not only for religious freedom, but also to escape the inherent debt building society under the tyranny of a central and privately owned bank – so he proposed the idea to the first session, of the first Congress, in 1790, with a 20 year charter tagged on as its expiration date, seemingly giving an escape route in the years to come to those in doubt of his overarching plan.

Hamilton proposed funding the bank with the sale of $10 million dollars worth of stock, the first $2 million of which the US government would be responsible for buying, and the other $8 million left over would be open to the public (provided that they pay 1/4 of their purchase in gold/silver). Sensing the problem before it arose, Hamilton put forth a Payment plan for the young nation (as we had nowhere near $2 million to invest), where it could pay off the loan in ten easy installments of only $200,000 (sounds like a cheezy infomercial doesn’t it?), with just a smidge of taxation added on to the tab owed so that the bank could profit.

Now i ask you good creative people… If i gave you $10 Dollars (or $10 mil), and charge you interest… but meanwhile all you ever have is $10 dollars to pay me back, how can you ever pay back the loan ($10) plus the interest (29.99%), regardless of the time you have to make it? You cant… and therein lies the genius of the plan.

The Rothchilds know, that once the teeth of corruption have pierced your flesh, the poison runs deep regardless if the fangs are removed

Despite the fearsome opposition of renowned historical figures (such as Sec. of state Thomas Jefferson, Rep. James Madison, and attorney general Edmund Randolph), Washington signed Hamilton’s “Bank Bill” on April 25th, 1791, and the First bank of the United States was built that same year in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1798~ Professor John Robeson of the University of Edinburgh, publishes a book, with the (Bludgeoningly long title…), “Proofs of a Conspiracy Against All the Religions and Governments of Europe Carried on in the Secret Meetings of Freemasons, Illuminati and Reading Societies”. In the book Professor Robeson, one of the leading intellects of his time, outlines the Illuminati’s plot, and (having been a high level mason who hadn’t agreed with what he’d discovered), reveals all the grim and gory details of their sinister plan for world domination.

That same year the President of Harvard Uni. David Pappen makes a speech to his graduating class about how illuminism was influencing modern American religions and politics.

Both of these outward warnings are ignored as well…much like the Bavarian’s one before them

1811~ the 20 year charter for the First bank runs out, and congress votes down its renewal. Nathan Mayer Rothschild, 2nd son to Mayer Amschel Rothschild (the first dude who changed the family name), is quoted as saying,

“Either the application for renewal of the charter is granted, or the United States will find itself involved in a most disastrous war”

However, The United States stands strong, and the charter is still not renewed, and Nathan Rothschild is again quoted:

“Teach those impudent Americans a lesson. Bring them back to colonial status.”

The war of 1812 begins

A year later, the United States finds itself in a costly war with the British Empire (conveniently enough, people who themselves are corrupted and in debt by/to the Rothschild’s…) over superficial reasons, and the war drags on for 4 years, costing millions, and killing thousands.

1815~ Nathan Mayer Rothschild is famously quoted as saying,

“I care not what puppet is placed upon the throne of England to rule the Empire on which the sun never sets. The man who controls Britain’s money supply controls the British Empire, and I control the British money supply”,

something true to the form of his bloodline, and very similar to something his father might have said himself.

He would have been so proud!

The war between the Americans and the British negatively effects the worldwide credit of the US – bringing their lending and borrowing capability to the lowest level since its inception. The war eventually ends with Andrew Jackson’s decisive win in the battle of New Orleans (the inspiration for the song, “The star-spangled banner“), and directly after, in a dramatically fast turnabout, we open trade routes to Europe, as by now we really needed the cash – we had put ourselves in massive debt with the war.

1816~ the Second Bank of the United States is founded. The Rothschilds get their bank…

The Debt built over the cost of war is a phenomenal source of income for the Family – as now they had a bank in both the fledgling nation as well as in Europe – so, basically, they had effectively funded both sides of the war.

Andrew Jackson – a true American patriot – was a famed opponent to the bank and the Rothchilds alike; as he had been involved as a general in the final battle to thwart their influence in this country,Β  and his platform for presidency leaned heavily on the “Kill the Bank” motto.

1829~ Andrew Jackson is elected as the President of the United States, and quickly comes to dislike the second federal bank even more (if that’s possible), famously stating,

β€œbeyond question that this great and powerful institution had been actively engaged in attempting to influence the elections of the public officers by means of its money.” ~ Andrew JacksonΒ  1830

Jackson poured all his efforts in the following years into dismantling the bank. He reduced our national debt to $34,000, and was the first (and only) President in this nations history to eliminate our debt altogether. He invested federal dollars into “Pet” banks (banks loyal to him), rather than the central one, as he knew of the true evil that was happening all around him, and constantly strived to protect this nation by any means necessary.

“Gentlemen, I have had men watching you for a long time and I am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter, I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin!

You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the grace of the Eternal God, will rout you out.”

~~~Andrew Jackson; when forcing the closure of the Second Bank of the US in 1836~~~

Having in his lifetime; served as an active General through countless engagements, dramatically reduced the national debt, revoked the one bank system, thwarted Europe’s influence, and saved the country from the Rothchild’s influence, Jackson had undoubtedly lived a full and amazing life.

1845~ The great unsung hero of America, Andrew Jackson, dies…

When asked on his deathbed what the greatest achievement of his life was, he responded without hesitation,

“I killed the bank”

1865: President Abraham Lincoln has dealings with the meddlesome Rothschild’s as well, saying, in a statement to Congress having to do with both the civil war and the Rothchilds lending influence in the small, once loyal, “pet” banks, that now want to charge him upwards of 36% interest on the money he wants to borrow to fund the War,

“I have two great enemies, the Southern Army in front of me, and the financial institutions in the rear. Of the two, the one in my rear is my greatest foe.”

Lincoln, like Jackson, held strong against the tyranny of the family, and together with the Tsar of Russia (who was also stubbornly resilient to the charms of the bloodline), Alexander the 2nd, they made a stand against the family that kept both of their nations safe.

April 14th, also 1865~ President Lincoln is assassinated…

The story I have told you good creative people is sadly only a small piece of the true history of the Rothchilds. They would go on (through their daughters), to have family ties to the Rockefeller’s, duPont’s, Astor’s, Kennedy’s, Oppenheimer’s, and many, many more. As amazing a saga as I have spun, it does however have a tragic end…

In 1907~ during a US recession, the infamous bankers panic occurs when stocks fall below 50% of what their peak was that same time last year, and because of this, and all the borrowing that followed… (gee, I wonder who could have had enough world influence and money to manipulate the state of our markets to such an extent…)…

1913~ the third central bank of America, The Federal Reserve (third time’s a charm), is founded,

largely as a response to the debt we gained during our period of recession, and low markets, and it is this very banking institution that we have come to rely on today…

They keep no records

They report to no-one

They were never fully ratified in the US

Yet we pay them droves of cash each year…

They start wars, and profit from both ends

As the Illuminati they’ve overtaken the Freemasons, they have worldwide members that are our very presidents, and they effectively run the world!

Or do they…………………………………………….?

Ladies and gentleman, I give to you, the greatest conspiracy of all time!

Links!: Good timeline, microchips?, just for fun.

Wiki any of the following: First US Bank, Second US bank, Federal reserve, any name listed above, and event, it’s all historically accurate… hope you all had fun with this, and that I didn’t scare you too bad.

Tune in tomorrow when i surmise every conspiracy up until this point in my unique, original POV, until then stay creative good people!

#2 ~ 9/11: The fall of the Twin Towers

We’re coming down the final stretch of my top ten favorite conspiracy theories of all time good creative people, and today… boy do I have a doozy for you. Today I have a tale of greed, corruption (all types of corruption!), secret treasure, ignored information, and (are we noticing a trend), government cover ups. Today I give to you, creative people of the world:

The attack on the World trade center!

Perhaps no conspiracy on the this list will resonate quite so deeply as 9/11. It’s still fresh in our minds. On the day of the crash I was headed to Long Beach, just a typical day on my way to work, and there to the right of me, across the open expanse of water that separates Long Island from NYC…was the horrific sight. I can still close my eyes to this day, and see the billowy smoke trail from tower one behind their lids; painted jagged in charcoal against the backdrop of that otherwise picturesque clear blue sky.

It’s likely that each and every one of you reading this will know someone that was personally involved, and to those of you I say, with this conspiracy being as fresh as it is, you have my deepest condolences. This truly was a horrific event in mankind’s history.

I have to admit, for me this event is slightly more personal than the last few – as I was actually alive for this. I remember at the time being confused for many reasons, such as: why the lesser known (and quickly glossed over – and recycled), tower 7 had fallen at all, or why did the crash site in Shanksville look so barren? After watching a bit more news, I found the lack of pentagon footage disturbing, and simply couldn’t ignore the firemen’s famed claims that they’d heard explosions ring out from the towers just before they’d collapsed… One might even say that this event had opened my eyes. Not to the truth per-se, but rather to alternative possibilities, and healthy skepticism about what we’re being told, and how that might differ from the truth.

Three parties can keep a conspiracy theory: so long as two of them are dead

When I talk about 9/11 to friends and family, that’s a popular response, and it makes a good point. For all these events to line up synchronously in the way that they did, with the assumption that it was a planned event in mind, would be a huge leap of faith on our parts – especially as it concerns the competency and overall intelligence capability of the theoretical parties involved. However, sometimes complication on one end of an issue, simply stems from the single root of one trunk on the other. It is possible that a single goal, created the necessity of all the other actions that followed it… perhaps tomorrow (or the day after), when I reveal the number one greatest conspiracy theory of all time we’ll have our answer… Or maybe I’ll get lazy and sleep in – whatever.

My mind is scrambling… I’ve heard so many juicy stories, and I want to share them all with you (truth be told, for each plane there’s a fresh conspiracy), but I don’t want to just ramble, so I’ll go in order, and start from there…

On 9/11/2001, 19 al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial passenger airline jets

At 8:46am, American Airlines flight 11 crashed into the north WTC, between the 93rd and the 99th floors, traveling at around 450 mph, At 9:03am, United Airlines flight 175 hit the south WTC, between the 77nd and 85th floors, traveling at around 600mph, At 9:37am American Airlines flight 77 careened into the Pentagon, and at 10:03am, after a mutiny against the hijackers changed the plane’s course (it was aimed either at the Capital building, or the White House) the final plane crashed into a field in Shanksville PA.

How? Why?

Good question, and I’m glad you asked. It’s not like just any Joe-schmo off the street can climb into the cockpit of a 747 and take to the controls like it were a video game (Rodger. What’s your vector Victor?) . These people needed serious training – and they got it (at least two of them did), right here in the good old US-of-A: at Huffman Aviation, in Venice Florida.

Turns out that officials found (allegedly, i can hear the griping through my monitor), an abandoned car in the parking lot of Boston’s Logan Airport – where two of the flights were Hijacked from – with arabic flight manuals, instructional video tapes on how to fly a large plane, a Koran, left over chinese food (ok maybe I added in the chinese food…), and a fuel calculator guide.

When they tracked the car back to its rental origin in Boca Raton Florida, officials quickly learned that it was paid for by Mohamed Atta, a 33-year-old United Arab Emirates passport holder, with a given address somewhere in Florida. They tracked down the homeowner (a 53-year-old man living Venice FL, on the Gulf of Mexico), and politely knocked on his door (more like they kicked it in), and learned that two men had stayed in his home for a week in 2000 while they took aviation courses at Huffman, before he’d kicked them out for being rude.

Their names were; 33-y/o Mohamed Atta (the terrorist who crashed into the North Tower), and 23-y/o Marwan Al-Shehhi (the south tower attacker), and they were both listed on the flight manifest’s for their respective flights.

It is thought that these two were the representative teachers for the group of Hijackers, and, if you think about it, that makes sense, as they took the higher profile destination (the terrorists had hoped to change the sky-line of Manhattan forever as a token remembrance of what they’d done, and sadly… they did), and actually achieved their sinister goals, unlike the failed PA flight, and the Pentagon crash; which caused minimal damage at best.

It is at this point in the story that conspiracy theorists usually say something like, “See! They were trained on our soil. The government must have known all along.” and perhaps they’re right.

OK, so they were trained on our own soil… but that still leaves the Why?

Why yes, it does. Why would these 19 people go so far out of their way to desecrate the US? What had we done to them? There can be a plethora of answers to that question, and I’m sure some may be right, but in the end, most of these things come down to one thing: Money, and as it pertains to 9/11, quite a few strange happenings surrounding the bloody-green paper abounded.

1) In the days and weeks leading up to the 9/11 attacks, there were an inordinate amount of “Put options” placed on both American Airlines, and United Airlines stocks alike – it would seem that someone had been very lucky that day on the market.

2) Also in the market, insurance companies saw anomalous trading practices, when a highly unusual amount of investors had gambled quite a bit of money that Citigroup inc.‘s (of travelers insurance), stock would fall below 40$ – the day after the attacks, with all the insurance they had to pay out looming over head, the stock fell to 38.09, granting many people windfalls…

3) I’m not going to list every one separately… as there are A LOT of little instances, but: Morgan Stanley (a companies. who occupied 22 floors of WTC), and Raytheon (a defense contractor), are two great examples of companies had large surges in their market share activity as well.

4) Underneath tower 4 WTC was a well known – and vast – storage space for precious metals; named, “The Comex Vaults”. Just before 9/11 the vault was home to various stockpiles of gold and silver bullion, owned by various organizations (the bank of Nova Scotia, Comex clients, Comex metals trading, etc…), valued at total to be worth around 900,000,000 dollars (nearly a billion dollars!). After the attacks, and still during the cleanup effort, on Nov. 1, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani announced that “more than $230 million” worth of gold and silver bars that had been stored in a bomb-proof vault had been recovered.

$900mil… $230mil…same diff,Β  no biggie right?

Uh, wrong. If the 9/11 attacks were about an immense amount of gold, and also about an immense-r amount or money made in the stock market, and even an immense-rist amount of cash to be made with stocks in Raytheon from the upcoming war – not to mention the prospect of Oil deposits leading the way… one cant help but start to speculate if these factors could have played a part in this melodrama.

Submitted for your conspiracy loving approval, good creative types, is my original take on the 9/11 attacks.

President bush is a patsy. Sure Jeb could have been the president (at least he wasn’t an ex-drunk frat boy who could actually hold down a job [j/k GW, I love you – and you love your gynecologists praticin’ their love on women]) but it was likely that Jeb was simply too smart, and wouldn’t go along with what was to come. Bush played his part expertly, and in true thespian fashion, when he took on the role of the hapless lovable idiot, and willfully ignored the reports he’d seen of the oncoming onslaught… likely because daddy told him to.

George Bush senior profited nicely from the war, thanks to his association in the Carlyle group (actually during the 9/11 attacks he was at an investment conference sitting across the table from Bin Ladens “estranged” brother; Shafiq bin Laden) which specializes in military contracts. Carlyle, which is similar to Haliburton, scored 2.8 bil worth of contracts, and 1.2 bil worth of revenue respectively (Ex VP Dick Cheney, retired from Haliburton in 2000 with a 33.7mil retirement pkg., but amazingly still holds 50,000 shares in the business…)Β 

That’s a lot of paper!

It sure is. Seems to me with the foreknowledge of all the gold in the basement, and all the stocks they could play like a fiddle (to the sweet-sweet tune of moolah), that certain people had a very real interest in planning the attacks. How hard would it be, really, to pay off Bin laden, hire some mis-informed, but genuinely pissed off Arabs, and bring this all together like a bad grade school musical?

Here we go…

So basically, they hire some Arabs, from a legitimately American hating group, these nut-cases do as their told (not knowing all the while that their leader has been paid off), they crash the planes, someone usurps with the gold/silver, they all make a windfall in the stock market, and that’s that… oh and if this all were true, all the parties involved would still be making money – to this day – for their cheap shares in that Raytheon stock, and selling out their souls…

There you have it

As for the super-thermite theory… sure there might have been detonations in the central elevator shafts of buildings 1/2 (and sure they were out-of-order for a while in the weeks leading up to the infamous date, giving – anyone ambitious really – unrestricted access to the structure’s main support area that surrounded the central elevator shaft), and these detonations might have aided in the collapse of the towers – as they were theoretically designed to withstand a plane larger than the ones that had his it – but we’ll never know, and it seems immaterial to the real goals of the group, other than ensuring that the towers fell.

As for the disappearing plane in PA, and the rumors of no wreckage found… Always be sceptical. A quick poke around the internet spat out hundreds of images of the site spewing up engine parts and seats from a shallow spot of red earth just beneath the surface.

Why did tower 7 fall? A corner beam of the banana peeling tower one was tall enough to reach out and smash through the alternately designed web column structure of tower 7… add into that the rumors of fire, and this aspect is explained away, and, so far as i can tell, is inessential to the core of the real meat to this conspiracy theory.

Was the Pentagon hit by a missile? again, non-essential. The crux of the conspiracy is the money, the rest of these details are intriguing, but only distractionary when it comes to the linchpin of the operation… Gold.

Why gold you ask?

Well I’m a fiction writer, and now that this whole crazy list is all said and done, I just couldn’t help myself but to have come up with my take on it all. That’s right – every conspiracy I’ve listed thus far, is connected! And I’m going to tell you how, in just a few days…

Until then: stay curious creative people, and always remain skeptical and observant… never judgmental πŸ˜‰

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#3 ~ The attack on Pearl Harbor

We’re Coming around the bend in the road, good creative people, with our goal of the number one top conspiracy theory of all time in our sights – and boy is it coming up quick. Today I have for you a tale of misinformation, ulterior motives, double-sided war funding, and poisoned corruption which leads its sickly serpentine trail all the way up to the President himself! This is…

The attack on Pearl Harbor

On December 7th, 1941; famously described by FDR (Franklin Delano Roosevelt; the 32nd president of the USA), as, “A date which will live in infamy”, the Empire of Japan caught us completely unawares, (with our pants around our ankles, sitting on the john, reading maxim), when they launched 353 aircraft – in two deadly waves – hellbent on destroying our naval fleet – and hoping to prevent our inevitable involvement in their invasion of south-east Asia (the Philippine islands were a territory of ours).

When all was said and done, the attack claimed; the lives of 2,350 American citizens (1,178 instantly from the Arizona, which was hit with an armor-piercing shell, and exploded… sinking in seconds), 9 naval ships (2 were later brought up, and put back into service), damaging 21 more (3 were irreparable), and effectively ending the collective consensus among American citizens to take a stance of isolationism from foreign happenings in Japan, and most of what was happening in Europe for WWII as a whole.

On December 8th, 1941 – the very next day – our visa as a Neutral party in WWII was revoked when we declared war on the Empire of Japan, and joined the Allies in their fight against the members of the tripartite Pact, or the Axis (of evil! In later years even President Bush himself went evil…). And… that’s how history went. And not a single one among us can question it. Take care good creative people, thanks for reading…have a great day…

Or, is it? Dun, Dun, Dun (i feel like I’m over-using that, but frankly I don’t care :-P)!

A widely popularized misnomer of the situation is that we had no idea about the oncoming attack to pearl harbor. However multiple accounts in the days – and even years – leading up to the attack might lead you to believe otherwise. Grab your comically over-sized Magnifying glass, and get your best Dick Tracy trench-coat ready creative peeps – were about to become detectives to this conspiracy!

Flashback:Β  Feb 1, 1933; Hawaii, (8 years, 10 months, 6 days, before Pearl Harbor was attacked)

Fighter planes circle the small helpless island of O’ahu Hawaii, home to Pearl Harbor, and conquer the hapless island unquestioningly – despite the numerous Battleships, Cruisers, and Destroyers stationed there. Luckily, this was only an excercise. The reason for this theatrical demonstration was to highlight the weaknesses of the small island in the pacific, and prepare it for, (wait for it…), an impending attack, most likely to come from Japan.

You see, for years Japan; a nation of roughly 50 Million at the time, had been running out of land and resources (on their isolated tiny islands off the coast of eastern Asia), that could adequately support all its citizens. After a few trying decades, where the crowding got completely out of hand (actually it still is…), Japan felt it had no other choice but to start trying to find its people another place to live. With their superior numbers, and China right across the way (I can see china from here), they had thought it a pretty swell idea to start invading parts of their neighbor, eventually turning their sights toward south-east asia as well, in an effort to assuage their tiny islands woes.

So, in the late 1920’s, right on into the early 1930’s Japan forced its influence into these areas, and began to undertake the familiar process of imperialization, with some isolated battles that were labeled “incidents” (a cute term, no doubt used to hide their terrible acts, like gremlins…don’t add water!).

Enter big bad USA

We didn’t like the idea that Japan was spreading its wings. We had plenty of interests in south-east Asia (Like I mentioned earlier, the Philippines was our territory, and hard-won too – through our own imperialist ventures; namely the Spanish-American war), and we knew that if Japan’s conquering ways weren’t stifled, that we would lose the land. What we needed to do was to rush in there and fight, we needed to protect our sovereignty, we needed a war. But how could we, when the American people had taking such a shining to the idea of isolationism? We couldn’t just charge into war with out the support of the people behind us…

This posed a large problem to the US government

If we waited to attack, and allowed Japan to get fortified into a position of defense in eastern Asia, it would be a very difficult stronghold to break, and, not to mention, Germany was at the time busily gobbling up all the other nations in Europe, which meant that soon, if we did nothing, we would have enemy’s knocking on the front, and the back door of our nation… The question became, behind locked doors and in private meetings: how do we get Japan to attack us?

(1 year, and 2 months, before Pearl Harbor)

October 7th, 1940. The 8 action memo; a little known/remembered memorandum, was written by Arthur H. McCollum, and sent out to Navy Captains; Dudley Knox, and Walter Stratton Anderson. This lengthy, well-preserved, eight bulleted document proposes a plan (of 8 steps), to bait the Japan into attacking us at Pearl Harbor, which will result in (other then all the horrific death, tragedy, broken families, and property damage), the whole of America immediately abandoning their isolationist ideals, and rallying behind the war effort (officially the president never saw this memo… although presidential logs and collateral Naval intelligence strongly suggests otherwise).

To Conspiracy theorists across the globe, two points of the memo (other than it’s existence itself), stick out as shocking:

1) We put an embargo on all dealings with Japan (Up until this point, we had been the majority supplier to their war effort, as 80% of their consumed oil came from us.), which will make them desperate, and force them to be on a deadline – as their reserves could only last 2 years at best without our support.

2) We place multiple ships at Pearl Harbor, a place very hard to get back-up to quickly in an emergency situation (as proved through the mock attack back in 1933).

Is it just me, or is this is starting to sound less and less like conspiracy, and more like truth, creative people? We backed the lion into the corner – after starving him for a year – and proceeded to dangle our we-willy’s at it, double-smoked bacon wrapped around… what did we really expect to happen?

On October 8th, 1940 (the day after the memo came about), Admiral James O. Richardson – commander of the Pacific fleet – requested that his ships be removed from Hawaii, as he felt that both the ships, and his men’s lives, were being placed at risk for no apparent reason… FDR promptly replied to the wise Admiral with a resounding NO, stating that the ships would remain where they were, as they were there as protective measure (to who Delano, I thought we knew nothing of an attack…).

July 6th, 1941 (4 months & a day before pearl harbor), the US had its Oil embargo; it had begun to starve the tiger

Japan’s options had run out. If the Empire hadn’t acted to stifle our fleet (so that they might invade their neighboring provinces), then they would be right back to where they had started… with no land or resources to support their people. They needed time to solidify their position in Asia before the Calvary arrived, so, to slow our fleet, they pounced on Pearl Harbor like that starving tiger lusting after that bacon, and eventually felt the weight of repercussions in a way unlike any t he world had ever seen.

President Harry S. Truman OK’s the bomb

Fat-man, and little-boy landed on August 6th, and 9th, 1945; in Hiroshima and Nagasaki respectively… They killed over a quarter of a million citizens… and decimated enormous amounts of land. Land that would not be safe to live in for years to come.

They surrendered 6 days later.

The Allied powers went on to defeat the Axis in WWII, thanks in no small part to the US involvement. But, when we examine the evidence; with all the lives lost, the lies and betrayal, and the conspiracy, one cant help but wonder… who really is more Evil.

There can be no question that Hitler was an insane individual, but perhaps Japan, and Italy were simply misguided. It would seem to me that, yet again, someone had interests in us going to war, good creative people… who could that be? You’ll have to stop on by this fri/saturday to find out the number one greatest conspiracy theory of all time, and to hear my final thoughts on the matter.

As always, stay curious, stay creative, and take care.

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#4~ The Kennedy assassination

“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country”

These famous and empowering words, spoken in 1961 by John Fitzgerald Kennedy at his inaugural presidential speech, were eventually (purportedly…), answered by Ex Marine, and Soviet defect: Lee Harvey Oswald;

What your country can do for you, is kill.

Taking the number four spot on the list, and doing so in true Conspiratorial form; with multiple accounts, Government involvement, and a witness who dies before he could tell his tale, we’ve got: The Kennedy Assassination.

Lee Harvey Oswald (why do these people always have three names?), is credited by multiple Governmental reports – such as; the Warren Commission, and The HSCA (United States House Select Committee on Assassinations… evidently the guy whose job it was to make the acronym’s had the day off), as being the solitary murderer of the much beloved Democrat, and anti-war activist; JFK. But, curious good creative people and fellow conspiracy theorists alike, I submit this question to you:

should we believe them?

On that fateful day: 35 eye witnesses to the motorcade claim to have heard the gunfire originate from a place in front of the president – by the infamous Grassy Knoll, or Triple Underpass (presumably neatly filing away this little tidbit of knowledge whilst vigorously peeing their pants); while 56 others swore that they heard the shot ring out from the general area of the Depository (the location where, on the sixth floor, Lee Harvey Oswald would be credited with firing from), behind the president; while still 5 others – who would later become the womb of incubation for this conspiracy – claim to have heard the shots emanate from both directions.

Mr. Oswald (that seems far too respectful a title for this lunatic… let’s call him Ozzy), or Ozzy, was nabbed by officials not but 40 minutes later, after shooting officer J.D. Tippit down in the line of duty. Ozzy vehemently denied the allegations of his involvement in both murders, and patiently awaited his day in court to defend himself and regain his honor… but two days later – in a brief vulnerable window while he was being transferred from a holding pen in Police headquarters to the county Jail – Ozzy (he was never proven guilty, I’m going back to Mr.Oswald), or Mr.Oswald, was mortally wounded by Jack Ruby, when he was shot in the stomach.

Lee Harvey Oswald died, without ever having the chance to plead his case…

Sure police had the weapon (found in the 6th floor of the depository), and the three cases of spent munition, ( found in the same place as the hidden gun), they knew that the gun was bought under the false name; A. Hiddell, and that Ozzy (OK, the evidence is mounting, I’m going back to Ozzy), had in his wallet at the time of arrest a fake I.D. with the name Alek Hiddell, but still – isn’t every citizen of this fine nation entitled to due process? Furthermore creative people, I personally find it strikingly odd that during the interrogation of Ozzy – a person who was accused of murdering the President – that no transcripts or tapes had been generated. Or maybe it’s just that they just hadn’t been released to the public…

In one of the more famous statements that Ozzy had a chance to make to the news media at large before being slain by Jack Ruby (a nightclub owner with reported ties to the mafia), he claimed, not only that he had nothing to do with the Kennedy assassination, but also that he was a Patsy (a person set up by the mob), for the entire incident.

In the world of conspiracies, there are no coincidences. For years now people have questioned this famed statement, and many believe that – beyond a shadow of a doubt – the government itself is responsible for the assassination of JFK (because – obviously – the Mob has always worked for the government). Let us ponder for a moment on the impact that JFK’s death had on the world. The first thing to happen after the president was callously torn from office (and this plane of existence), was the vice president, Lyndon B. Johnson, took office.

JFK wanted to bond the Nations of the world to join against the, “common enemy’s of man; tyranny, poverty, disease, and war itself.”

LBJ had some differing views from his predecessor. He quickly took a harsher stance on the situation that was brewing in Vietnam, and within two years of Kennedy’s death (a millisecond in usual governmental response time), had us fighting in places like Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia (which dragged on a burdensome length of time), from 1955-1975, in the Vietnam war. LBJ himself had spearheaded the predominant report on JFK’s death; The Warren Commission, which came to write the history book on what actually happened with the murder. This odd string of facts has led some Conspiracy theorists to conclude the following.

~For some reason, someone wanted to go to war, and Cuba simply wasn’t enough to satisfy their blood-lust (for more on that someone you’ll have to check back on our #1 greatest conspiracy theory of all time this Friday/Saturday 1/14-15/11).

~JFK, being a strong believer in the unification of nations, was getting in the way of this goal.

~LBJ made it perfectly clear that he had no problem helping out.

~Lee Harvey Oswald was set up as a patsy, and the Mob assassinated JFK in the name of the Government, the Soviets, the FBI, and that someone mentioned earlier.

~The whole thing was covered up, and neatly tucked under the rug, never again to rear its ugly head.

And that’s all…

Without modern forensics, how can we be sure that the A. HiddellΒ  ID wasn’t planted by police in Mr.Ozzy’s wallet (there, that’s a nice compromise), or that he actually was the one who’d fired the gun? How can we be certain that JFK was killed in the way the official report stated, and furthermore what does it imply if he wasn’t? With so many eye-witness reports present that day reporting the opposite of the official story, surely there should be some doubt.

After all, good creative people, a great marker of creativity and intelligence in general, is the ability to not only see one answer to a difficult problem; but rather multiple answers. This Conspiracy theory is one of the most disturbing yet, as it has so many far-reaching implications, and leaves more open doors than closed ones.

Or… maybe… the “cover story” is the truth after all, and we all would rather accept the conspiracy. I suppose that (as crazy as it sounds), a conspiracy would be an easier pill to swallow, than the brutal truth.

Perhaps at the end of the day we simply, collectively, just needed something to distract us, and help us cope, with the loss of a President, and a great man.

R.I.P. J.F.K.

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