Saturday, August 09, 2008


“You may be seeing me sooner than you think.”

I’ve always had the uneasy feeling that, when it came to the unthinkable, ultimate showdown, nuclear powers might just behave as badly drunks in a bar carrying guns. When one whiskey-drunk idiot pulls his gun and starts shooting, the others just can’t stop themselves doing the same. Okay so Kennedy and Khrushchev skated by in the Cuba Missile crisis, but that was just two of them. These days, the barroom is a lot more crowded, and when we hear what follows, we do well too well to worry. Or run out angry and amok in the street, crying bloody murder.

(On Aug. 9, 1945, the United States exploded a nuclear device over Nagasaki, Japan, instantly killing an estimated 39,000 people. The explosion came three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.)


While not one but maybe two wars seem in the making, the cable news channels have scarcely mentioned either, focusing instead on John Edwards career going down the tubes. And I find myself wondering if this is Bush’s big play to overturn the election and seize permanent power while the world is supposedly watching the Olympics. (But it also reads like the first ten minutes of a post-apocalyptic sci fi movie.)

"Massive US Naval Armada Heads For Iran
Operation Brimstone ended only one week ago. This was the joint US/UK/French naval war games in the Atlantic Ocean preparing for a naval blockade of Iran and the likely resulting war in the Persian Gulf area. The massive war games included a US Navy supercarrier battle group, an US Navy expeditionary carrier battle group, a Royal Navy carrier battle group, a French nuclear hunter-killer submarine plus a large number of US Navy cruisers, destroyers and frigates playing the "enemy force".
The build up of naval forces in the Gulf will be one of the largest multi-national naval armadas since the First and Second Gulf Wars. The intent is to create a US/EU naval blockade (which is an Act of War under international law) around Iran (with supporting air and land elements) to prevent the shipment of benzene and certain other refined oil products headed to Iranian ports. Iran has limited domestic oil refining capacity and imports 40% of its benzene. Cutting off benzene and other key products would cripple the Iranian economy. The neo-cons are counting on such a blockade launching a war with Iran."

And if that wasn’t bad enough we also find that…

"UPDATE 8 August 2008 ~ War has broken out between Georgia and South Ossetia. At least 10 Russian troops have been killed and 30 wounded and 2 Russian fighter jets downed. American Marines, a thousand of them, have recently been in Georgia training the Georgian military forces. Several European nations stopped Bush and others from allowing Georgia into NATO. Russia is moving a large military force with armor towards the area. This could get bad, and remember it is just a strategic diversion....but one that could have horrific effects. FURTHER UPDATE ~ Russian military forces in active combat; now total of four Russian fighter jets reported downed. ADDITIONAL UPDATE ~ Georgia calls for US help; Russian Air Force bombs Georgian air bases. DEBKA, the Israeli strategy and military site, states that Israeli military officers are advising the Georgian armed forces in combat operations and that 1,000 Israelis are in-combat on the side of Georgia at this time." (Click for the full story)

The secret words are Duck and Cover

The coded message is
(for decoding instructions, scroll back to Thursday)
Added Later -- With no word of the naval build-up in the Persian Gulf in The New York Times, I have to wonder if the first part of this post is fanciful disinformation. I keep an open mind , however.
Later Still -- This would be some kind of confirmation.

Friday, August 08, 2008


"Are you a tough guy or just a pussy with a pistol?"

The atmosphere was one of danger, imminent but less than clear.


I still have a vestigial tendency to scoff at FEMA death camp fear, but this historic clip from the San Francisco Chronicle was sent by our pal Iggy to clearly demonstrate that whole thing is not just the product of the paranoid web but has actually been validated in the mainstream media. All I can really add is that, if they come for me, I profoundly hope I have the courage to tell the bastards I ain’t going. “Shoot me on the spot, motherfucker. There are worse things than death.” And meanwhile someone here in LA needs to have a very serious talk with Rep. Jane Harman.

"San Francisco Chronicle. By Lewis Seiler and Dan Hamburg. Monday, February 4, 2008

"The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him the judgment of his peers, is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist."- Winston Churchill, Nov. 21, 1943

Since 9/11, and seemingly without the notice of most Americans, the federal government has assumed the authority to institute martial law, arrest a wide swath of dissidents (citizen and noncitizen alike), and detain people without legal or constitutional recourse in the event of "an emergency influx of immigrants in the U.S., or to support the rapid development of new programs."Beginning in 1999, the government has entered into a series of single-bid contracts with Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR) to build detention camps at undisclosed locations within the United States. The government has also contracted with several companies to build thousands of railcars, some reportedly equipped with shackles, ostensibly to transport detainees.According to diplomat and author Peter Dale Scott, the KBR contract is part of a Homeland Security plan titled ENDGAME, which sets as its goal the removal of "all removable aliens" and "potential terrorists."Fraud-busters such as Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Los Angeles, have complained about these contracts, saying that more taxpayer dollars should not go to taxpayer-gouging Halliburton. But the real question is: What kind of "new programs" require the construction and refurbishment of detention facilities in nearly every state of the union with the capacity to house perhaps millions of people?Sect. 1042 of the 2007 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), "Use of the Armed Forces in Major Public Emergencies," gives the executive the power to invoke martial law. For the first time in more than a century, the president is now authorized to use the military in response to "a natural disaster, a disease outbreak, a terrorist attack or any other condition in which the President determines that domestic violence has occurred to the extent that state officials cannot maintain public order."The Military Commissions Act of 2006, rammed through Congress just before the 2006 midterm elections, allows for the indefinite imprisonment of anyone who donates money to a charity that turns up on a list of "terrorist" organizations, or who speaks out against the government's policies. The law calls for secret trials for citizens and noncitizens alike.Also in 2007, the White House quietly issued National Security Presidential Directive 51 (NSPD-51), to ensure "continuity of government" in the event of what the document vaguely calls a "catastrophic emergency." Should the president determine that such an emergency has occurred, he and he alone is empowered to do whatever he deems necessary to ensure "continuity of government." This could include everything from canceling elections to suspending the Constitution to launching a nuclear attack. Congress has yet to hold a single hearing on NSPD-51.U.S. Rep. Jane Harman, D-Venice (Los Angeles County) has come up with a new way to expand the domestic "war on terror." Her Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007 (HR1955), which passed the House by the lopsided vote of 404-6, would set up a commission to "examine and report upon the facts and causes" of so-called violent radicalism and extremist ideology, then make legislative recommendations on combatting it.According to commentary in the Baltimore Sun, Rep. Harman and her colleagues from both sides of the aisle believe the country faces a native brand of terrorism, and needs a commission with sweeping investigative power to combat it.A clue as to where Harman's commission might be aiming is the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, a law that labels those who "engage in sit-ins, civil disobedience, trespass, or any other crime in the name of animal rights" as terrorists. Other groups in the crosshairs could be anti-abortion protesters, anti-tax agitators, immigration activists, environmentalists, peace demonstrators, Second Amendment rights supporters ... the list goes on and on. According to author Naomi Wolf, the National Counterterrorism Center holds the names of roughly 775,000 "terror suspects" with the number increasing by 20,000 per month.What could the government be contemplating that leads it to make contingency plans to detain without recourse millions of its own citizens?The Constitution does not allow the executive to have unchecked power under any circumstances. The people must not allow the president to use the war on terrorism to rule by fear instead of by law.Lewis Seiler is the president of Voice of the Environment, Inc. Dan Hamburg, a former congressman, is executive director."

The secret word is Resist

Now play Guns Of Brixton by The Clash


But just suppose we are all going to be rounded up and put in camps, who would be the first to disappear? Who are deemed the most subversive individuals in America and the greatest danger to a fascist dictatorship? Who do we watch so when they vanish we know we are all in trouble? Noam Chomsky? Stephen Colbert? Jenna Jameson? Hank Williams 3? Jack Daniels? Original thoughts as comments please.


"Ain't it just, comrades."

Thursday, August 07, 2008


The following disturbing tale comes from the excellent Prison Planet website and was sent by Kass.

“Amazing revelations have emerged concerning already existing government plans to overhaul the way the internet functions in order to apply much greater restrictions and control over the web.
Lawrence Lessig, a respected Law Professor from Stanford University told an audience at this years Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference in Half Moon Bay, California, that “There’s going to be an i-9/11 event” which will act as a catalyst for a radical reworking of the law pertaining to the internet.
Lessig also revealed that he had learned, during a dinner with former government Counter Terrorism Czar Richard Clarke, that there is already in existence a cyber equivalent of the Patriot Act, an “i-Patriot Act” if you will, and that the Justice Department is waiting for a cyber terrorism event in order to implement its provisions.”
Click for more.

The secret word is Totalitarian


A large object with a turquoise hue plummeted out of the sky and plowed into the earth south of Las Vegas. Eyewitnesses say this was no meteorite. It could have been aliens, but the official response would seem more in keeping with one of their ultra-secret, black-budget, super planes. To watch a TV news video with the excellent George Knapp, click here.

The coded message is

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Tuesday, August 05, 2008


“More than a third of the American public suspects that federal officials assisted in the 9/11 terrorist attacks or took no action to stop them so the United States could go to war in the Middle East, according to a new Scripps Howard/Ohio University poll.
The national survey of 1,010 adults also found that anger against the federal government is at record levels, with 54 percent saying they "personally are more angry" at the government than they used to be.
Widespread resentment and alienation toward the national government appears to be fueling a growing acceptance of conspiracy theories about the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Suspicions that the 9/11 attacks were "an inside job" _ the common phrase used by conspiracy theorists on the Internet _ quickly have become nearly as popular as decades-old conspiracy theories that the federal government was responsible for President John F. Kennedy's assassination and that it has covered up proof of space aliens.”
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The secret word is Movement

The coded message is

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“Hi there, I’m David,
Hi there, I’m Bill
Performing to you people
Would give us such a thrill.”


A feasibility study is now being conducted regarding the manufacture and distribution of the Doc40 Secret Decoder Ring. It’s also high time that I updated Doctube, the Doc40 video juke box that has been neglected for some months after a promising start. If my luck holds, it should be done before the weekend.

Monday, August 04, 2008


"I have outlived my dick." (supplied by Munz)


I think this early picture of Elvis was one of the elements that convinced me as a youth that it would be pretty fucking cool to be Elvis. Of course, Elvis has been dead thirty one years this month and I'm still here. (Hows that for a lead-in to a spot of malcontent philosophy?)

'The formula works. He stumbled on the first and last truth about the leisure society, and perhaps all societies. Crime and creativity go together, and always have done. The greater the sense of crime, the greater civic awareness and richer the civilization. Nothing else binds a community together. It's a strange paradox.' - J.G. Ballard (in Cocaine Nights)

The secret word is Nihilist

The coded message is

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These are your first words in Turkish

Sunday, August 03, 2008


For a very long time I have wanted there to be a Doc40 Secret Decoder Ring as merchandise and a prize, and for fun and insurrection. Now it seems the dream may be within my grasp. I have discovered a manufacturer who claims to be able to supply the object of my anarchist desire, made from recycled plastic, and very cheap – although not so splendid as the Ovaltine one above. If it hasn’t been discontinued since the web post. The only snag is that the minimum order is 1000, and since I have never been a mail-order wizard (quite the reverse in fact) I will need all the help, advice, input, donations I can get, plus a consensus that we need this thing as badly as I think we do. (It would also seem an ideal tool for Iggy and his post-FEMA resistance. See last Friday “Amazing Email”) Meanwhile here’s a basic rundown on decoder rings from the website Exploratorium.

“The Captain Midnight decoder ring (which is an "encoder" ring as well) allows you to do a simple substitution cipher. It usually has two concentric wheels of letters, A through Z. You rotate the outside ring and substitute the letters in your message found on the outside ring with the letters directly below on the inside ring (see diagram). Here, the algorithm is to offset the alphabet and the key is the number of characters to offset it. Julius Caesar used this simple scheme, offsetting by 3 characters (He would have put the "A" on the outer ring of letters over the "D" on the inner ring if he had owned a Captain Midnight decoder ring.) The word "EXPLORATORIUM" thus becomes "HASORUDWRULXP." Such a scheme was easily broken and showed a certain level of naivete on Caesar's part concerning the enemy's intelligence.”

And also a history from Wikipedia

And now for an experiment.

The secret message is

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(Disappointed? It’s just a test.)


Bananas contain beneficial quantities of potassium.

THE RATSO REVELATIONS (hero of pedestrians)

“I’m walkin’ here! I’m walkin’ here!” So click here. (sent by Munz)