Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Just Conspiracies...

I haven't been here in a while. That annoys me. I would like to blog more often, but I get distracted. The hazards of ADD. I watch things and here about things on the TV and radio. Things the government is doing and Obama is fully aware of, if not initiating. I don't agree with them, and it's not because he's black, it's because they are bad policies.

But I've come to realize that everything may not be what it seems. It is, at least, very plausible that the things we see going on in the world, with other countries, could be pre-planned for a purpose that we as the American people had nothing to do with. But our leaders were in collusion with other forces, entities, to move forward an agenda that "we the people" were not told about.

One of the theories is that there is a shadow government running our country. So all the political falderal that we see in the news week to week is just a show. Now, that said, I have wondered where is the line of knowing and not knowing?  Who knows their actions are deceiving and who is just being used in the deception?

There is so much that could be included here, but right now I just don't have the time. I really wanted to get something out to get you thinking. I will try and update this blog and give you some direction as to where to look for more info while I get this blog more together.

I want to thank you for looking in and reading what catches your fancy. I will try and add some things to my UFO and Paranormal blog soon.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Random stuff

I haven't been keeping up lately, more than lately. Anyways, things have been going on and stuff has been happening. Thoughts have been racing through my mind and I haven't been able to harness them. 

Worse yet, I haven't been able, or willing, to try and harness them, but just let them rattle around in my head and thought, someday I'll get to them. Well, someday is here. I made it to the Blogger page and I will try and throw down some of the ideas and feelings that have been rattling around in my head the past few weeks. This is going to be a free-flowing exercise for me. So we'll see how this turns out.

A few week ago I saw a video from on of my G+ associations about a message from the Pleadians.  I have always found those interesting in the past and so I listened.

In some ways it was a very familiar message of love and hope for us as a species or race. But it went further. It talked about how there seemed to be a power struggle for our planet and how they knew that we were ready for our ascension and have been waiting for it, but it would take longer. They had been among us for years and had seen all that we were going through.  The big issue was did we, as a species, really want them, the Pleadians, to reveal themselves to us? 

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Another thing that has been running through my mind is the "Ebola crisis". Especially since one of the nurses that took care of Thomas Duncan, who died, traveled up to Cleveland, Ohio to do some shopping for a wedding she was going to be in.  Now I work in Livery, I'm a Chauffeur. I'm at the same airport she came through, everyday I work.  I was scared when they said she may have been contagious when she traveled. Great!

But then she got well. And everybody else that had the virus, got well. To the point that it almost became a non-issue. Then it became a little funny, in that, for all the hype the media was giving it, nothing really bad was happening, it was sort of fizzling out in America, meanwhile in Africa, tens of thousands were dying. 

I am interested in conspiracy theories. One of them has the shadow government, the Illuminati, the Elite, etc., they want to depopulate the planet by 3 to 4 billion people. That would leave about 2 to 3 billion left. A manageable number, I'm told they think to rule over.
So, with that plan in mind, it has seemed, to me, for the past 4 years or so the media has been hyping the flu season, throwing out ideas of epidemics and pandemics. To no avail, because the flu seasons would come and go with nothing remarkable to report. So now, let's import Ebola into the USA. 

Thomas Duncan comes over and dies, then our troops get sent in to the "hot zone". A few health workers exposed to the virus wander around the country. Is this stuff made up or are they following some kind of a script? If Ebola fizzles out, what is next?

That's about it for now, I might come back and try to add some graphics to make it a tad more interesting.


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

It's worse than we thought

Well, here we are again. We see warnings that it's possible our tech companies can spy on us. Hackers for sure. Any built-in camera or microphone can be used to pry on your privacy by anyone with enough know-how and determination to be that invasive.  There were a few news reports of people that had been violated that way, and it was a scary concept.

Then we hear that our tech companies are being pressed for access to our data by police forces and government agencies. Now at this same time there are reports of the NSA building the biggest facility out in Utah that can gather enough data on all of us to make our heads spin.  Some said they had nothing to hide, the ones that did probably said nothing but thought they could still get around anonymously. 

Then there were all the reassurances that it was just "metadata", numbers, locations and, maybe names, but nothing like contents of emails or phone conversations. Right? Okay, good. We sort of breathed a sigh of relief. Even President Obama said it was just the metadata. We can trust him, right? In all this hunting for terrorists a few rights have to be sacrificed once in a while, right? But we're still good. We'll put everything back when we're done, okay?

Last night I saw a blogger, who had a legal blog, and maybe a law firm, not sure, say after the latest "revelation", that was too much and she could no longer stay online. She was shutting down her website and going offline as much as possible. Groklaw was the name of the blog. Here's the link: http://venturebeat.com/2013/08/20/nsa-spying-leads-legal-blog-groklaw-to-shut-down-in-a-post-that-will-break-your-heart/ Previously two other email services had shut down siting too much surveillance, can't recall their names right now. One of them had to do with Mr. Snowden.

Well, now reports come out about broader surveillance reach by the NSA than was thought before.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324108204579022874091732470.html

Now this is still under the auspices of hunting the bad guys, and that may still be valid, since we're not on real good terms with the Muslim Brotherhood and Al-Queda. So a few innocent Americans get caught up in our nets...oops, sorry.

Well, it seems it's not as bad as I first feared when I saw the headline. But unfortunately, the potential for abuse is still there, and we could all be being watched and listened to regardless of what they say. That thought will always be in the back of my mind.

Waiting for the other shoe to drop,

Take care.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Big Brother 2

Okay, yesterday I went on a bit of a reactionary rant about the news reports that the government was watching us and listening to us all the time. Maybe they are, maybe they aren't. Maybe it was an exaggerated story just to get us riled up. I'll get back to this idea later.

Now I'm not dismissing the allegations and stories from yesterday, but rather, looking at it with more facts in hand, and other perspectives, in the cold hard light of reality.

The other aspect of this that didn't occur to me was the terror-prevention part. There are people and groups of people that do want to hurt us, kill us, and would love to see this country in flames coast to coast, burnt to the ground with nothing left. A lot of that animosity has been thwarted, some has not. So, I guess in brief, what the government is doing now is the best way to keep us safe. That carries some weight. Maybe it's not the best solution, but it's probably better than nothing. I remember a few years ago seeing reports of buses being blown up in Israel almost weekly. So far, that hasn't happened here.

 My tempered response here comes from a conservative radio broadcast I heard yesterday. Now, I've spent over 20 years in evangelical Christianity, voting republican and counting myself a conservative. I grew up with the idea of America, freedom and liberty from a conservative perspective. Now I'm not involved with the church and I'm in a place where I've been questioning a lot of things and researching a lot of things. I don't think the republicans and conservatives have it all right, but neither do the democrats and liberals. But power and money have corrupted our system. I have more thoughts about that, but later.

Anyways, I keep an ear open to some of the conservative talk-radio folks. I don't agree with them as much as I used to, but sometimes they have some insights and perspectives that make sense. So all the surveillance, for now it is keeping us alive and keeping our country intact. Actually, that is more appealing than having our country be destroyed by those who call us infidel.




Friday, June 7, 2013

Big Brother


This is raw. I am scared by the news that our government is spying on us. I knew this day would come, but it doesn't make the realization any easier.

I read 1984 back in the '70s. It was scary back then. Up until the age of the internet and wifi, it was a bit of a joke. Then, as the internet became more prevalent, and technology began surrounding us more and more, the idea of going off the grid became more of a serious option. When I realized that thought, I began to realize how attached I was to the grid, smartphones, laptops, music players make life so handy. As a Google user I would joke with my family how "Google knows all". Some articles indicated that if it didn't already, it was on a path to. Unsettling.

With the advent of smartphones and laptops, there came the ever-present little camera lens, watching you, and the microphone,   listening to you. There were, and still are stories of people who have been spied on through their laptops doing various things. That's why I don't leave my laptop open when I'm not using it. And now, when I am, I sometimes wonder, who can see me? With my Android smartphone near me almost always, I sometimes wonder, who can hear me and see where I am and have been. Some articles give chilling details of what technology can do with those devices.

Wanting to be naive about those things I would tell myself that it could be a random occurrence, like getting a virus. But now, it's different.

People have said it's Bush's fault with those warrentless wiretaps. This is worse than wiretaps, and Bush ain't in charge anymore. Some can even wonder if Obama is in charge. If Bush opened the door with warrentless wiretaps, Obama kicked it down and the whole rest of the federal government charged in. Probably ran Obama over in the process. Seriously, our government has taken a turn for the worse, and at best it is unsettling.

In our TV shows authorities are able to find various surveillance cams to track stolen cars, abductees,  and bad guys, their assistants appear with phone records at the drop of a hat, (TV magic of course). I reference shows like NCIS and Castle. In the action-adventure movies, the good guys and the bad guys do even more incredible things; mess with the infrastructure, traffic lights, utilities, etc. I reference the movie Live Free or Die Hard. One of my favorites has always been Minority Report. I never saw the movie but not I want to. The scene where Tom Cruise's character is running past the billboards and they start talking directly to him, by name. How far are we from that?

Life seems to imitate art. How do we deal with it? Ignore it and pretend it doesn't exist, or be okay with it since "I don't have anything to hide." Think about it, and the ramifications of it, become uncomfortable and then try to ignore it. Some may want to become politically involved, contacting the government, or protesting the government. Increasingly risky propositions. Or, become healthily paranoid. Maybe not tin-foil hat paranoid, but always aware that your devices can and now are being used without your consent by Big Brother.


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Greetings, it's been a while. A lots been going on and going through my head, I can barely keep up. I've been thinking about updating this blog for a while, but not sure how to go about it. What's important and meaningful? Conspiracy theories? Internet privacy and knowing how to hide when you need to?

The government has, and is passing legislation that erodes our online privacy. Makes it easier for other government entities to spy on us. Granted Google knows everything about us from what we tell them, and that our Andriod phones are always on, I know mine is, so they can find me.

Now you can get some privacy when your online, or after you've been online. The simplest is to delete your browser history. IE and Firefox you can set them to delete everything when you close the browser. With Chrome you have to do it manually afterward. And all browsers have a "private" mode, that when you close that window, all records are erased. Nice to know there's a little bit of control in those areas. Thank you IE, Firefox and Google.

Now for more serious security seekers there is a browser called Tor: www.torproject.org. I've looked at it but haven't tried it. Apparently it bounces your traffic around different places so your IP address is obscured. Another item that is good along with that is Tails: tails.boum.org. Worth looking into if privacy is really impotent to you.

Conspiracy theories, where to begin? Big government is Big Brother? The Illuminati? The Papal Prophecy? *Sigh* More on this later, I'll try not to make it such a long time.

Until then, take care.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Again?

This sort of stuff is happening way too often. This is an unspeakable tragedy and my thoughts and prayers are with the families of all involved. I really think something is wrong, like something's wrong in the world. I don't know how to put it, why are so many people going crazy with guns in such a short space of time? What is setting them off? There are conspiracy theories about things like this. I'll try and explore them in another post.