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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Nic Cage -- Taunted Police Into Arresting Him

from by qew

4/16/2011 9:26 AM PDT by TMZ Staff  

Sources close to Nicolas Cage tell TMZ ... Nic was arrested in New Orleans this morning after daring the police to arrest him following a loud argument with his wife.


Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Nic was "very drunk" on the streets of N.O. when a cab driver saw him loudly arguing with his wife Alice.

We're told the cabbie called the police and said in addition to the screaming and yelling ... he saw Nic grab her.

We're told the police came and told Nic and his wife to just go home. That's when Nic allegedly told cops, "Why don't you just arrest me?" The cops then reiterated that he and his wife should just go home. Cage then repeated his dare to cops.

At that point, police took Nic into custody and charged him with ...domestic abuse and disturbing the peace.

We're also told Nic's wife is not a complaining witness and does not want him charged -- and says there was no physical contact.

UPDATE 10:27 AM PT -- A bond has been set at $11,000.

UPDATE 11:20 AM PT -- Cage has been released.

A Golden Tipping Point: University of Texas Takes Delivery Of $1 Billion In Physical Gold

from by qew

Tyler Durden's picture

Tipping points are funny: for years, decades, even centuries, the conditions for an event to occur may be ripe yet nothing happens. Then, in an instant, a shift occurs, whether its is due a change in conventional wisdom, due to an exogenous event or due to something completely inexplicable. That event, colloquially called a black swan in recent years, changes the prevalent perception of reality in a moment. This past week, we were seeing the effect of a tipping point in process, with gold prices rising to new all time highs day after day, and the price of silver literally moving in a parabolic fashion. What was missing was the cause. We now know what it is: per Bloomberg: "The University of Texas Investment Management Co., the second-largest U.S. academic endowment, took delivery of almost $1 billion in gold bullion and is storing the bars in a New York vault, according to the fund’s board." And so, the game theory of a nearly 100 year old system of monetary exchange has seen its first defector, but most certainly not last. With an entity as large as the University of Texas calling the bluff of the Comex, the Chairman, and fiat in general in roughly that order, virtually every other asset manager is now sure to follow, considering there is not nearly enough physical gold to satisfy all paper gold in existence by a factor of about 100x. The proverbial Nash equilibrium has just been broken.

Revolving Door Justice System

Humanities Last Stand - Max Igan


from by qew

Jamie Scott: Countdown to Revolution - Independent Candidate for Surrey-North, BC Elect Jamie Scott - MP Surrey North -

Our governments are dishonest, whether you are talking provincial, federal or international.
Now they have us arguing amongst ourselves over which one of these men are best suited to rule us. It's time for an intervention. Let's start removing these parties, and their 'leaders', by ballot, one-at-a-time. Starting May 2, 2011. Elect Jamie Scott, MP Surrey North, and change politics forever.


"ALERT" Comit Elenin Confirmed

Crackdown on Full Tilt Poker clouds future of online gambling

from by qew

The US Attorney in Manhattan has filed fraud charges against Full Tilt Poker and two other online companies. The move is roiling the US poker community, and it plays into a larger debate about the legal status of online betting. online poker, a company in British Columbia, Canada. In the United States, Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars, and Absolute Poker face criminal fraud charges.
By Mark Trumbull, Staff writer / April 16, 2011
Criminal fraud charges against three large Internet poker companies have stirred an uproar in the world of online poker, and are reviving a broader debate about the future of online gambling in the US.

On Friday the US Attorney in Manhattan, Preet Bharara, filed charges against Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars, and Absolute Poker, alleging that they have been violating a US law that bans companies from knowingly accepting payments that relate to illegal online gambling.

The move comes as some congressional lawmakers have been pushing to legalize online gambling in the US. 

Critics of online gambling argue that legalization could make problems like compulsive and underage gambling an even bigger social challenge in America.

Peak Stupidity

MIND CONTROL: Paul Mecurio Says "Adjustments Have To Be Made For A New World Order"

Fukishima DOOM from mainstream scientists! He even has relatives EVACUATING JAPAN!

Listen to what Japan's 9.0 earthquake sounded like underwater... from Alaska

Friday, April 15, 2011

Flobots Music Video - There's A War Going On For Your Mind

Why Do the Good Guys Always Win?

from by qew

When we're teaching children morality, we tell them tales of virtue and self-sacrifice where -- virtually always -- the person who was virtuous and self-sacrificing ends up better off materially in the end the person who is greedy and grasping. Whatever sacrifice the protagonist makes, whatever goal is not pursued due to moral qualms, is more than compensated in the end. The good guy refuses to cheat but wins the fight. Cinderella gets the prince. Virtue pays -- in golden coin!

Recently I've been reading through the ancient Chinese philosophers Mencius and Xunzi. And whenever I do, I'm struck by their repeated, seemingly Pollyannish, insistence that following the rules of morality will lead one to wealth and political success while breaking those rules will bring disaster. Their aim in saying such things is to win the hearts of vicious princes over to the path of morality.

Now maybe it's true that virtue pays better than vice in the long run -- that there's something paradoxically self-defeating about greed and something paradoxically profitable in self-sacrifice -- but that empirical question isn't what's troubling me now. The issue I want to raise is: Why is it so rare (except in the most subtle adult literature and film) to portray a virtuous protagonist as losing out because of her virtue, while still conveying the message that it's a good thing to be virtuous? (Minor characters are allowed to suffer for their virtue.)

Consider the end of Saving Private Ryan. The platoon shows mercy on a captured German, letting him go rather than executing him. The German comes back and kills one of them in a later battle. The audience seems invited to the conclusion that it was a mistake to have let him go, because of this bad consequence. The audience isnot drawn to the conclusion (I think) that letting him go had been the right thing to do and simply had a bad outcome. Now maybe it was a mistake to let him go. Maybe it wasn't all things considered the right thing to do. But it doesn't seem to me that the fact that he comes back to do harm should close the question from the point of view of the narrative. And yet it does.

One might worry that incorporating the "virtue pays" structure so deeply into our morality tales risks teaching children that if virtue doesn't pay, it isn't really virtue. If we really want to inculcate an ethos of self-sacrifice and a willingness to do what's right regardless of the consequences, why don't we offer tales in which the protagonist may suffer or be rewarded for her virtuous behavior, but is admired nonetheless?

Now, I respect folk traditions of moral teaching enough to think that morality tales have the structure they do for excellent reason, and I have some preliminary thoughts about why that might be, but this seems to me a question that deserves more attention than it gets in treatments of moral education.

If your government shuts down the internet, SHUT DOWN YOUR GOVERNMENT.

Jay Rockefeller: Internet should have never been invented

Three largest online poker sites indicted and shut down by FBI

from by qew

The founders of the three largest online poker sites were indicted on Friday in what could serve as a death blow to a thriving industry.
Eleven executives at PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker and a number of their affiliates were charged with bank fraud and money laundering in an indictment unsealed in a Manhattan court. Two of the defendants were arrested on Friday morning in Utah and Nevada. Federal agents are searching for the others.
Prosecutors are seeking to immediately shut down the sites and to eventually send the executives to jail and to recover $3 billion from the companies. By Friday afternoon Full Tilt Poker’s site displayed a message explaining that “this domain name has been seized by the F.B.I. pursuant to an Arrest Warrant.”
The online gambling industry has taken off over the last decade, drawing an estimated 15 million Americans to bet online.


from by qew

April 14, 2011 - 4:08pm

By Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

Under a White House plan, the Homeland Security Department will have far-reaching oversight over all civilian agency computer networks.
The proposal would codify much of the administration's memo from July 2010 expanding DHS's cyber responsibilities for civilian networks.
The White House, however, is taking those responsibilities further, according to a source familiar with the document. The administration drafted a legislative proposal to give DHS many, if not all, of the same authorities for the .gov networks that the Defense Department has for the .mil networks.
Federal News Radio recently viewed a draft copy of the legislative proposal.
"I have to question why the Executive branch is writing legislation," said the source, who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to talk about it. "This is not a proposal or white paper like the White House usually sends to Capitol Hill. This is the actual legislation."
The source said the 100-page document is going through interagency review. DHS sent the document around to agencies late last Friday and asked for comments by Monday. The source said few agencies had time to take a hard look at the document, especially in light of the possible government shutdown.
Sources on Capitol Hill and in government confirmed the White House is working on such a proposal.
A DHS spokesman said the agency doesn't comment on pending legislation.
Incorporates Senate cyber bill, OMB memo

Online Poker Sites Shut Down

from by qew

Apr 15, 2011

Author: Steven

On April 15, 2011, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) seized the four poker sites' domain names:,, and Shortly after the seizure, the online poker sites shut down the tables to players with accounts linked to a United States address. A press release from the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's office has since confirmed many players' worst suspicions: 11 people, including the poker sites' owners and persons linked to the sites' payment processing operations, have been charged with gambling-related crimes.If you're an online poker player from the U.S., take note: PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet are no longer accepting American traffic, leaving only a handful of US poker sites to choose from.
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Pret Bharara made it clear that the charges were serious: "these defendants concocted an elaborate criminal fraud scheme, alternately tricking some U.S. banks and effectively bribing others". Further, the U.S. Attorney alleges that "the defendants also engaged in massive money laundering and bank fraud."
The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement act, passed in 2006, codifies the illegality of facilitating gambling transactions in the United States. To circumvent the UIGEA, the poker sites hired payment processing 'experts' whose job involved setting up shell corporations; these shell corporations would then obtain accounts at U.S. banks, through which funds from online poker sites could pass undetected.
In addition to tricking banks into opening accounts, the Manhattan U.S. Attorney claims that PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and their payment processors "persuaded the principals of a few small, local banks facing financial difficulties to engage in [illegal] processing in return for multi-million dollar investments in the banks." In essence, the poker sites hired payment processors to bribe down-and-out financial institutions. All this in an effort to facilitate withdrawals and cashouts to American players, in contravention of U.S. law.
The 11 defendants now variously face charges of "Conspiracy to Violate Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act," "Violation of Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act," "Operation of Illegal Gambling Business," "Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud and Wire Fraud," and "Money Laundering Conspiracy." If convicted, some defendants could face up to 30 years in prison, plus a fine of $1,000,000 or twice the gross gain or loss from the operation. In the face of these charges, Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars, Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet have evidently deemed it wise to exit the American market. Thus American players can no longer deposit at or play real money games at these sites.
It isn't clear yet what's to become of existing players' bankrolls. Some players on internet forums claim that PokerStars is approving cashouts; but whether or not financial institutions will actually process these remains to be seen. Players on Full Tilt Poker have reported being frozen out of the cashier's withdrawal screen entirely, unable to cash out any funds at all.
A result of the FBI investigation was that over 75 bank accounts linked to "payment processors" were frozen; so the capacity these sites have to actually process anything in America is unknown at this point. In short, if you're an American looking to play some online poker, don't bother with the Big 4. PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker, and Ultimate Bet won't be servicing U.S. players for a while.

FBI: online poker sites "bet the house" on money laundering, fraud

from by qew

By Jacqui Cheng Last updated about 6 hours ago

Federal prosecutors have charged some of the biggest names in online poker with bank fraud, money laundering, and illegal gambling, the US Justice Department announced on Friday. Those behind PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker have had their domains seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), and 76 bank accounts owned by the companies have been temporarily shut down via restraining orders.
Online gambling technically became illegal in the US starting in 2006, when legislators barred wire transfers, "payment system instruments," and credit cards from being used as payment methods for online gambling sites. Unsurprisingly, this didn't stop many gambling sites from running offshore operations and continuing to grow. Full Tilt Poker, for example, has grown large enough that it regularly sponsors players at the World Series of Poker. The domains of popular poker sites are no secret among online gambling aficionados.

The End of America - George Carlin

State of Progress by Jay Moro

from by qew

State of Progress from Jay Moro on Vimeo.

In 2014, a terrorist organization systematically released smallpox in major cities throughout the world. This brought the world to its knees, and lack of vaccinations was a major problem. The ‘ministry of progress’ stepped in with a document called the Doctrine, stating who in the world should live, and who shall become ‘property of the state’. The state started testing children from birth to check for genetic defects, and to make sure they were ‘fit’ for society years later.
This film follows the Davis family, as they wait and see the fate of their son. As well as this, the film gives knowledge of the world as we know it (present day: Year 2023). We meet a variety of character both pro government, and anti government; giving their opinions about the actions of the Ministry of Progress.

Gas for $2.80 a Gallon? - In Mexico

from by qew

Jim Forsyth

Such a deal! How would you like to be able to fill up at $2.80 a gallon?

Gasoline prices like that are available but there’s one catch...they’re in Mexico.

But 1200 WOAI’s Michael Board says plenty of south Texans are ducking to avoid the bullets from the gang wars, to gas up at prices which are as much as a dollar lower than prices in the United States.

“When Piedras prices are under ours, a segment of Eagle Pass residents go to Piedras Negras to fill up,” says Chad Foster, the former Mayor of Eagle Pass and currently a real estate agent who sells property on both sides of the Rio Grande.

Why is gasoline so much cheaper across the Rio Grande? Two main reasons. First of all, Petroleos Mexicanos, the state-owned oil company, controls prices with the assistance of the Mexican government, which is not keen to see the price of gasoline go up too high for fear of public unrest. Also, Mexican environmental laws are not as strict as laws in the U.S., and gasoline sold in Mexico is not required to have many of the special blends designed to hold down air pollution, which jack up U.S. prices.

Foster says he will organize his day so he can buy gasoline in Mexico.

“The other day, I was going to Zaragoza to show a ranch, and I needed gas, and I have no issue buying Mexican gas,” he said.

Traveling into Mexico to buy gasoline is not considered smuggling and is not against the law. The gasoline in the tank does not have be ‘reported’ to U.S. Customs officers at the border, and customs duties do not have to be paid on it.

“A lot of our community goes to Piedras Negras to buy drugs, and for doctor visits, and will incorporate a visit to the gas pump,” Foster says.

Libya: All About Oil, or All About Banking?

from by qew

Courtesy of Ellen Brown, originally published at Truthout

Several writers have noted the odd fact that the Libyan rebels took time out from their rebellion in March to create their own central bank - this before they even had a government. Robert Wenzel wrote in the Economic Policy Journal:
I have never before heard of a central bank being created in just a matter of weeks out of a popular uprising. This suggests we have a bit more than a rag tag bunch of rebels running around and that there are some pretty sophisticated influences.
Alex Newman wrote in the New American: 
In a statement released last week, the rebels reported on the results of a meeting held on March 19. Among other things, the supposed rag-tag revolutionaries announced the "[d]esignation of the Central Bank of Benghazi as a monetary authority competent in monetary policies in Libya and appointment of a Governor to the Central Bank of Libya, with a temporary headquarters in Benghazi."

Lady Gaga grows HORNS. Seriously. wtf?

from by qew

She may be renowned for her fanciful soundbites, but Lady Gaga has now gone full-fledged silly, claiming she has magical bony protrusions which "come out when I'm inspired". Oh yes, and she is ‘channeling’ the ghost of Alexander McQueen.

Lady Gaga has shown off her skin-bumps in a few places so far, including on the cover of latest single Born This Way and in a new photo-shoot for Harper's Bazaar. "Gaga emerged from make-up at our shoot with pointy shoulders and sharp protrusions on her forehead and cheekbones," explained Bazaar editor Laura Brown.

From the horse’s mouth…
"First of all, they're not prosthetics," she said. "They're my bones ... They've always been inside of me, but I have been waiting for the right time to reveal to the universe who I truly am." The singer said the ridges rise up when inspiration strikes – and that she's not alone. "We all have these bones! They're the light from inside of us." 

Inside info on comet Elenin (yes, you're being lied to)

from by qew

I'm going to keep this short, but sweet. I have some inside info on elenin and its trajectory. NASA is worried that comet elenin will hit, (yes, physically collide with), the International Space Station (the exact phrasing was "nasa space station"). This means the official .24 au passing distance is a lie. It also explains the media silence. Most comets recieve large, global news coverage. "Haley's comet" is a household name, why not Elenin?

There seems to be a massive disinfo campaign concerning this comet, several youtube accounts have been deleted along with all their videos, for no reason. Nasa shut down its own buzzroom over a single comment stating:

"these are my calculations, but I've revised the 0.24AU's down to 0.0004617 AU's on 21.42pm 16th Oct 2011 (pretty god dam close!)"

On videos with lots of views containing elenin information, click on posters who dismiss elenin with a superior air and sound intelligent, and you will find many of them have accounts made shortly after elenin was found. I'm not saying all of them are part of the disinfo, but you will probably notice the pattern too.

Why am i posting this? people have a right to know.

i will try to find out more.

this will probably come to bite me in the ass...but i have a nasa source.

911 The Great Illusion


TSA security looks at people who complain about ... TSA security

from by qew

By Mike M. Ahlers and Jeanne Meserve, CNN

April 15, 2011 12:57 p.m. EDT
Click to play
Passenger behavior and flying
Washington (CNN) -- Don't like the way airport screeners are doing their job? You might not want to complain too much while standing in line.
Arrogant complaining about airport security is one indicator Transportation Security Administration officers consider when looking for possible criminals and terrorists, CNN has learned exclusively. And, when combined with other behavioral indicators, it could result in a traveler facing additional scrutiny.
CNN has obtained a list of roughly 70 "behavioral indicators" that TSA behavior detection officers use to identify potentially "high risk" passengers at the nation's airports.
Many of the indicators, as characterized in open government reports, are behaviors and appearances that may be indicative of stress, fear or deception. None of them, as the TSA has long said, refer to or suggest race, religion or ethnicity.
But one addresses passengers' attitudes towards security, and how they express those attitudes.
It reads: "Very arrogant and expresses contempt against airport passenger procedures."