Monday, June 25, 2012

Tax Man


Let me tell you how it will be,
There’s one for you, nineteen for me,
‘Cause I’m the Taxman,
Yeah, I’m the Taxman.
Should five per cent appear too small,
Be thankful I don’t take it all.

(If you drive a car ), I’ll tax the street,
(If you try to sit ), I’ll tax your seat,
(If you get too cold ), I’ll tax the heat,
(If you take a walk ), I’ll tax your feet.

Don’t ask me what I want it for
(Haha! Mister Wilson!)
If you don’t want to pay some more
(Haha! Mister Heath!),

Now my advice for those who die, 
Declare the pennies on your eyes, 
‘Cause I’m the Taxman,
Yeah, I’m the Taxman.
And you’re working for no-one but me,

(Harrison- 1966)

I was listening to Revolver again yesterday and once again, it occurred to me what masters of their craft The Beatles were. Not only were they way ahead of their contemporaries musically, at a time when the opposition were still exploring basic 12-bar 3 chord rock&roll, but they were also engaging their listeners lyrically on a plane somewhat above the average R&R commentary of the time, with some telling insights.

And of course George threw his toys out of the cot in 1966, what with Harold Wilson's Labour Government taking 95% of their earnings, at a time when The Beatles finally started to earn some real money. Small wonder then, this song. However I'm interested to note an almost visionary quality in some of the lyric. 

Taxing the street? Toll roads of course
Tax the heat? Energy/Carbon taxes!
I'm not too sure yet about taxing your seat and taxing your feet, but I'm confident that governments everywhere will soon dream up a means of doing exactly this.

Certainly bridge tolls in the UK are very old, however I'm unsure as to whether roads were actively tolled - the M6 being the only new toll road. Anyway, I don't think there was any mention of energy taxes in 1966, so  this qualifies as visionary! I'm kinda wondering if maybe the chancellor of the exchequer didn't take his lead from the Beatles in dreaming up a few new taxes.... 

And on George Harrison's solo tour of Japan in 1991 "If you're overweight I'll tax your fat".

Now there's a thought! Just what the world needs. I gather Britain is getting as chubby and lard-assed as the US with their shoddy eating and sedentary lifestyles these days. Imagine a compulsory annual medical assessment (which each person would have to pay for, of course) where one's weight was computed against frame and height, and each kilo over the "ideal" was progressively taxed! Would bring in a lot of money, and as a spinoff we'd have a large number of people losing some ugly fat. The rationale of course would be a  "consumption tax" to disincentivise excess food consumption (particularly meat, since vegetables are virtually impossible as a means to gain weight substantially).   

The only negative(!) would be that these folk would find their health improving - which is bad for Big Pharmaceuticals, the Mega Food industry with its "Factory Farms" and the medical profession. I guess for that reason there may never be a "fat tax" - too much unintended pressure on Big Business (pun intended).

And as for the pennies on one's eyes, of course estate duties are a well-entrenched tradition. The last person who gets a bite out of you before you go, is the taxman. 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

MegaFartz Syndrome and 21st Century Cynicism

"Are you a man - over 50?
Do you wake up in the morning without a hard-on that can raise the roof and dislodge the roof tiles?
Do you wake up sometimes without an erection at all?
If so, you could be suffering from Floppicox Syndrome - YES! Floppicox Syndrome!!
Floppicox Syndrome was discovered by 2 doctors : Dr F.L. Opperman and Dr J.T (John Thomas) Cox
This potentially lethal disability can ruin your whole life and future happiness!
But Wait! There's hope! Ask your Doctor for Merck Lab's "Stiffen Up" or Pfizer's "Pole in a Mo' "

Ask today and live a life of freedom from tomorrow!" (Sounds more like Poppycock Syndrome to me).

Or what about this variant?

"Do your Fartz embarrass you? When was the last time your partner went "eeeeeuuuuggghhh!" when they came out of your recently-vacated toilet? Or when last did you notice traffic screeching to a halt outside because they thought it was the rumble of an earthquake - or maybe a ship sailing down the road, sounding its airhorn?

You could be a victim of Megafartz Syndrome. When you suffer from Megafartz, the little bacteria in the intestine get lazy and stop doing their job of breaking down nutrients into water and harmless CO2. Instead you get a buildup of deadly methane, sulphur dioxide and other atmospheric pollutants. And unchecked, in time, you can kill yourself and your family if you're not careful. And if you live in the EU, or in countries where they are monitoring carbon emissions, you could be presented with a nasty cold sharp measuring probe (for obvious uses), followed by a BIG fine.

But now there's hope. Lilly Labs in conjunction with Glaxo-Wellcome Smithkline Beecham have devised a life-saving new drug that effectively and safely calms and retrains the bacteria, reconverting them into models of bacterial efficiency. A single course - or maybe two - will result in peace and harmony in the home - and no nasty threat of Fart-Police raids embarrassing you and frightening the kids!

Ask your doctor about Lilly/ G-W SK-Beecham's "Fartless 'n Free" and set your intestines free again!"

Does any of this sound familiar? Go and watch "Big Bucks Big Pharma - Marketing Disease and Pushing Drugs"  - how the large pharmaceutical companies cynically exploit our gullibility through advertising sickness - effectively inventing new disabilities for which we can spend huge amounts of money being "cured". See how the large pharmas get onto the bandwagon, offering incentives from the time the trainee doctors enrol at med school.

By the way - what do you think ADD is? Attention Deficit Disorder. Go and find out how much Big Pharma profited from this delicious little problem. What do you expect if you feed your kids junk food and sit them in front of a TV set all the time? Or TV games? (none of these in moderation). Did it ever occur to feed simple nutritious food, lots of exercise and stimulation of the mind and imagination - i.e. actually interact with your kids? Did anyone realise that kids need to be trained - as much to concentrate as to do anything else. Or is this too much like hard work?

Life doesn't come naturally - it takes training in all things. But no - somebody decided to give it a silly syndrome name (so we didn't have to feel guilty about being lousy parents), and out came the Big Pharma cure-all : drugs, drugs and more drugs- amphetamines, anti-depressents etc - all with side-effects for which you can be given more drugs.

Check out  and at the bottom of the chart we have:
"The FDA has issued a warning about the risk of drug abuse with amphetamine stimulants. FDA safety advisors are also concerned about the possibility that all amphetamine and methylphenidate stimulants used for ADHD may increase the risk of heart and psychiatric problems.

The FDA has also issued a warning about a connection between antidepressants (including the non-stimulant Strattera) and an increased risk of suicide in adults aged 18-24, especially in the first one or two months of treatment.

While these risks may seem alarming, keep in mind that experts generally consider these medicines safe...."

RIGHT!!! The Experts!!!! Which experts? Oh - those experts who have been receiving golf clubs, memberships, freebies, and weekly visits from the medical reps. Yeah - right. What happened to common-sense?

And if any of this disturbs you - and we hope it does, you can explore Codex Alimentarius
and find out how the World Health Organisation in conjunction with Big Pharma and the large international financiers are rolling out an international agreement, which if implemented across all signatory countries, will result in our freedom to eat healthy and choose alternative and natural medications (including garlic, and even, potentially, water!!) being curtailed. I kid you not. Natural herbs, garlic etc. would be available only on prescription from a GP, and supplied only through Big Pharma.

Where I come from, that's called "anti-competitive practice". Sadly, governments are so hand in glove with large corporations these days, that they no longer seem to be prosecuting this. Your freedom to remain healthy by eating healthy has just been terminated. Go and stand in the sickie queue for your prescription.

Do we really think the pharmaceutical companies are going to put themselves out of business by allowing people to actually be cured of their ailments, or condoning prevention of illness through education?

As Donald Trump says "It's nothing personal - it's just business".

Spread the word - for your sake, mine, and everyone else's.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Controlling the World

Now if I were to control the world, I'd break down the problem of how to do this into a number of layers, with different responsiblities, much as is done with spans of management control at different levels in any company. I'd assign roles and tasks for each layer (or level), and ensure a continual up/down information flow to ensure the process runs like a well-oiled machine.

I'd ensure the masses at the bottom were kept informed of only what they needed to know to run their little lives - using the media, PR and a bombardment of advertising, controlled economic disinformation and amusements. I'd try to ensure as far as possible that these people were not able to mass-communicate between them, in order to prevent alliances, and compare notes on who was doing what to whom. There's nothing wrong with free speech - but the common classes cannot be given a soapbox to broadcast from. Put another way  - you can say what you like, as long as there's nobody to hear you.

Consider the model below :

Notes :

1. It's called "the Game", because it's not about money. The people running the world show are swimming in money. It's the love of the "hunt". It's a game - it's world domination. Monopoly on a grand scale.

2. World domination has always been a fantasy of the comic book James Bond-type megalomaniac villain. But in order to dominate the world, you need to be super wealthy and have the right players on your team. That's the level where the overarching global strategy and objective is set.

3. The elite secret societies are the forums where the more detailed planning and long term goals are hammered out. The attendees are the elite "right players" referred to above.

4. Since members of the secret societies include heads of state, royalty and all the major industrial and economic leaders, their respective corporations and governments become the Implementation layer below this. It is important here to have representation from governments, the media, financial and banking, and the major food and agriculture industries, so that the thrusts (or interventions) down on the broad population, can cover every avenue of life.

5. The implementation thrusts shown are hardly comprehensive. In fact every aspect of finance, culture, economics, health, agriculture and the military has to be covered in order for a concerted and successful world domination.

- military initiatives are typically used to open the door to "economic advisors and aid workers" who move in following a military withdrawal. The countries supplying troops thus have a springboard into the area of conflict. Examples of Military initiatives that have been used to start or join conflict with a view to achieving other agendas are :
   - Vietnam
   - 911 WTC "Attack" - lead to War on Terror and Springboard into Afghanistan and Pakistan
   - Libya & overthrow of Ghaddafi
   - Syria (currently in progress) - intention to disrupt the Syrian/Iranian axis
   - Gulf of Tonkin incident - on declassified material is noted to never have happened, but it started a war
   - Pearl Harbour - indications that the attack proceeded with the full knowledge of the US govt.

- Food farms (mass factory farming of animals under conditions of extreme stress and cruelty). The big players have to a large extent ousted the small farmer and control the means of food production to market. See Farmageddon to get more insight into how - with the cooperation and collusion of government, big Agri is putting the squeeze on small farmers to remove competition.

- GM Foods. Companies like Monsanto spring to mind. The typical modus operandi is to move into a new market with approval and support of the government and initially allow the farmers to reharvest and sell GM seed to each other. Then, when GM seed is widespead in the economy, Monsanto uses its patent law protection to prohibit farmers retaining and regrowing seed. Each season's new seed therefore has to be purchased anew from Monsanto. Wind and vector-borne cross pollination will ensure that even non-GM crops are eventually infiltrated by GM seed, for which Monsanto reaps the royalty flow. When harvests are good, Monsanto's royalties are good. When markets fail (as they have in South Africa twice since 2009), the country has to import extra grain to feed the population, putting pressure on the currency, and balance of payments. A bankrupt country is a country ready to take loans from the World Bank. See The World According to Monsanto to get a better idea

- Big Pharmaceutical companies. An advertising onslaught on the public of new expensive drugs for old maladies, dressed up as new "syndromes". Expiring patents replaced by slightly different formulations and relaunched for another few years as brand new patent-protected drugs. See "FDA only Benefits Big Pharma and Big Food Corporations" .
See also Big Bucks Big Pharma

- Assisted Instability. This can refer to insurrection and assistance to "resistance movements" in hot spots. A favourite ploy of certain governments is to destabilize a region and gain a foothold in working with resistance groups to overthrow established government forces. Regimes favourable to the destablising power are then established, and social and food aid is provided, as well as civilian and military advisers. Loans are given - all of which have to be paid back, failing which the foreign power sets up permanent infrastructure in the area and establishes its presence. However, it can also refer to opportunistic or planned destabilisation of a system or process. Take for example the recent Eurozone (Spanish) e-coli outbreak. No culprit was found and all has now gone quiet. But in the process, thousands of tons of fresh produce were destroyed, bankrupting farmers. Why? Control. Go and see "Evidence emerging that the e-coli Eurozone Superbug was Bio-Engineered to produce human fatalities"

- Economics. An extremely powerful force - especially when it is used in scaremongering in order to produce a self-fulfilling prophecy. An example might be prominent international economists warning of a coming slowdown and shedding of jobs. Companies respond by shedding jobs and the resulting drop in disposable income and spending causes a contraction in the economy - exactly what was warned would happen. The counter example occurs once 2-3 years of economic hardship have been endured, and some economic bright spark comes on TV and tells the world that the worst is past and economies are growing again. Top Exec salary packages soar and (theoretically) companies start hiring again as a result of growth in economic activity, thereby getting more disposable income into the economy. Lies, damn lies and economics.

6. Then, the economic control layer ensures the controlled supply of money to the masses via their governments, through expeditious loans. Of course loans are a great asset in the hands of Banks, since this attracts high rates of interest. But loans have to be repaid and a bankrupt debtor is a prime target for economic control.

7. And from the bottom of the pile, the masses of the world's common people pay for the supply of commodities they receive- food, water, oil and fuels, housing, transport, medical etc. They also pay levies, taxes, tolls, royalties. And to cap it all, they attempt to "save" at a zero rate of interest (in South Africa currently, overdraft rates are around 9-10% p.a. while savings attract no growth) and incur bank charges in abundance. And to keep these people happy, we have a diet of fast foods, adverts telling them what they need to make their lives better and an endless supply of junk television.  None of the really important events are ever seen on the news....

And that's how I would do it - set up the control layers, get the right movers and shakers and dominate and centralise the supply of commodities while pushing the independents out. In the process, centralise wealth in the hands of as few people as possible. At the time of writing, 0.5% of the world's population own almost 40% of the worlds wealth. Oh - nearly forgot. I'd also seek to censor the internet - since it is the only  mouthpiece for the everyday person to achieve a potentially international audience. It also enables us common folk to find out exactly what all these miserable mega-bastards have been doing to us. And we can't have that, can we?

Easy, isn't it? Now go back to sleep. Enjoy your fast food and your telly and don't rock the boat.

(See also for a chilling view of the history of power.)  

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Debunking Christianity in 5 Points

Easy - piece of cake.

1. Adam and Eve is a bunch of B/S. Reason? Because you can never achieve the staggering range of human genetic diversity from in-breeding two adults. It's impossible. Who do you use for a genetic out-cross? Did Adam copulate with his daughter- and vice versa Eve with her son? Or brother to sister?  Did it create genetic diversity or genetic homogeneity? If you don't know what I'm talking about, take a basic course in genetics and find out.

2. No Adam and Eve? Yes - you say "I agree it's just a story". Really? Then what happens to the doctrine (there's that word again - (man-made) doctrine) of original sin? No original sin means nobody inherits the mantle of "sinner by inheritance" because we didn't fall into sin in the garden of Eden in the first place.

3. No original sin means there is nothing to "forgive" anyone for. This means there is no need for a "sacrifice" to God, because we cannot be accused of being sinners from the foundation of the world.

4. This means there is no need for eternal atonement from sin. Therefore no need for Jesus and his coming to Earth , dying  "rising again" and etc. It's pointless. It may be the same old hacked-up god-man story as the other 49 that preceded it in ancient mythology, but that's beside the point.

5. So if there was actually a Jesus Christ, he was a poseur - it was probably Jesus Cohen trying to make a fast buck. Not that there is any historic evidence for the existence of the "greatest hero" the world has ever known, mind you. Go and look for yourself.

We're on our own. Grow up and get used to it - and start to become more socially responsible for the world you leave behind - because nobody is going to fix it with the wave of a magic wand.

The end.