Friday, May 7, 2010

Funny Money

Disclaimer: this is pure speculation on my part, probably no more reliable than a carnival "psychic" with her crystal ball. Just wanted to make that clear.

I believe that there is a possibility that the trillion dollar snafu in the Dow Jones index yesterday was intentional sabotage by the government. Why? In order to convince Congress and the American people to accept the so-called Cybersecurity Act, which is really nothing more than another thousand page bill which does exactly the opposite of what its name indicates. What it really will empower Soetoro to do is to censor the internet and keep anyone who posts information, such as myself, from being permitted to access the internet. The Internet 2 that is already in operation at major educational and government institutions will be extended to the whole country, while the free internet we've enjoyed for 15+ years will bed shut down entirely. You will have to get a license to access the internet, and they openly state that all of your traffic, both in and out of your computer, will be logged and stored permanently. This is already being done to a large extent, but in the Cybersecurity bill it is openly stated.

Make no mistake about it -- this is only one possibility, and probably not the one that is the most likely. It certainly could have been caused by human error, by a bug in the software, by a failure in the hardware of the DJI computer systems, by a Chinese, Russian, North Korean or Iranian cyberattack, or by freelance hackers. But CNBC has already been forced to retract their story of yesterday that the problem was caused by an operator accidentally entering a "B" instead of "
M," denoting billions of shares of Procter & Gamble instead of the millions that were supposed to be transacted. And today, Barry came out and said that it is possible that the trillion dollar loss was perpetrated by a cyberattack.

It is way too early to form a firm hypothesis based on data, that's why I began by stating that I am merely speculating. But if the media and government agencies start really pushing the idea that the problem was indeed a cyberattack, no matter whether from a foreign government or even those damn teens in their parents' basements, look out. The Cybersecurity Act already has broad support in both houses of Congress and the Republicans are on board to a large extent so it is almost certain to pass. The only reason it hasn't is because Pelosi's and Reid's mafiosi are too busy destroying the economy and funneling tens of trillions of dollars to the bankster puppetmasters who control this government. If this Dow Jones incident is pushed as an attack, and especially if another couple of real or fake cyberattacks are ballyhooed in the media, that's the tell.

If the Cybersecurity Act is voted into law, that will be the end of free speech on the internet. And if they are emboldened by that victory against the Constitution and the American people, they will move swiftly to ban speech altogether. They already passed that awful "hate crimes" bill, where anyone can be arrested and jailed for "offending" anyone else. That's how they operate in the early phase of globalist tyranny -- all of these laws are put in place but rarely if ever utilized, so that the people don't panic. But what they are doing is laying the foundation for the total police state command/control crackdown, where all at the same moment, all these measures that fly under the radar of the peoples' awareness will be instantly used to disappear or jail anyone who speaks out against the banksters, Soetoro, Reid, Pelosi, von Rompuy, Ban and all the rest. It will be the American version of Kristallnacht, only on a much grander scale.

So, maybe it was a stray cosmic ray which struck a computer in New York at just the wrong moment, altering just the wrong byte of data, or maybe it was a real foreign or domestic cyberattack, maybe it was operator error or a glitch in the software. But keep your eyes open for more cyberattack talk in the media. And whatever the case with this incident, there is no excuse for computer system responsible for trading trillions of dollars worth of shares daily to not have redundant error correction capability. All of NASA's manned spacecraft have had triple redundancy in all onboard systems, with obvious exceptions like the actual engine cones themselves, windows and the like. All manned craft can experience two failures in the same system and still be able to land safely. The Space Shuttle was conceived in the '60s (interestingly based on Nazi Werner von Braun's design from the '30s), designed in the '70s, and operational in the early '80s, and it has no less that six onboard flight computers. Five are identical, and at least three must agree with each other on all data from sensors and all human input before they are allowed to perform operations. This is because, outside the protection of Earth's atmosphere, much more radiation penetrates the orbiter's hull and can cause errors. The sixth is a computer of entirely different design, running completely different, pared-down flight software. If the main flight computers become incapacitated, or if a solar storm causes them to constantly disagree with each other, the emergency computer can allow the vehicle to land safely.

The Space Transportation System, known commonly as the Shuttle, is the most complex machine ever designed and built. The Dow Jones and the secondary markets are the most important economic markets in the world. What excuse is there for a computer system with no redundancy or error checking that could even possibly lead to a trillion dollar error with the press of a wrong key, or after being hacked? I propose a Shuttle-like system of multiple, voting computers, with a backup system comprised of a machine of a different design, using a different processor from the other company, running an operating system and software from different companies. That would make it much more difficult to hack or to be susceptible to internal error, or at the least would slow down the transactions until a human operator could check out the problem.

They want "Cybersecurity" but the Dow can't even pay $70 a year for Norton Internet Security? Are you joking? There's more to this story than fat fingers hitting a wrong key. Stay tuned for updates...

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