Monday, July 21, 2014

Paying the Bank to Store Your Money


Last Saturday, iON said to Mark:

“…soon you will have to pay the bank to take your money.”

In early June, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi announced that the ECB would start charging a negative interest rate on money banks deposit at the central bank, effectively making the banks pay the ECB to hold their money there rather than the banks earning interest on their deposits. Continue reading at PBS.

iON | 19 July 2014

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5 also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:
6 or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.
7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
8 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher; all is vanity.
11 The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.
12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
Ecclesiastes, Chapter 12

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Automated Clearing House (ACH) Transfers

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Science Looks for the Key to Aging in Individuals Who Do Not Age

Brooke Greenberg, 19, (in stroller) was born 8 January 1993


Five year old Mackenzee Wittke weighs 16 pounds and measures just under 30 inches. Doctors and specialists say that, physically and cognitively, she’s the age of a six-month-old baby.

No medical expert has ever been able to explain Mackenzee’s condition; all genetic and chromosomal tests come back normal. One scientist, who has dedicated his career to understanding aging, has a theory about what affects her. Solving the mystery of why Mackenzee Wittke seems frozen in time will, Richard Walker believes, answer one of life’s biggest questions: how we grow old.

Aging is a part of life, one we accept as a given. But, while there are lots of theories—maybe it’s preprogrammed into our genes; maybe environmental factors gradually damage our cells and, like a rusted old car, we begin to break down—scientists still can’t say exactly why our muscles slowly weaken, and our organs fail.

Walker, whose career spans almost 50 years, crafted his own hypothesis to explain the decay of age but saw no way of testing his theory, until one evening in 2005. “I was sitting at my desk, and my wife was in another room,” he recalls. “She yelled, ‘Rich, you’d better come look at what’s on TV.’ That’s when I discovered Brooke.” Brooke Greenberg, who lived near Baltimore with her family, was a preteen at the time; she resembled an infant. Nobody could say why.

At 16, Brooke’s height and weight were those of an 11-month-old; she showed no signs of puberty. Her teeth and bones resembled those of a preteen, yet the length of her telomeres (the tiny caps on our chromosomes whose length corresponds to biological age) were right for her 16 years. A bona fide medical mystery, Brooke’s story attracted national media attention—she was on TLC, Katie Couric and in People magazine.

About four years ago, Kim Wittke, who used to work in the insurance industry but now stays home with Mackenzee, also watched a TV show about Brooke Greenberg. “At the time, I think she was 15 or 16, but she looked like a toddler,” Kim says. “Something resonated with me. Mackenzee was 18 months, but she looked like a newborn. I remember them saying, ‘Nothing grows but her hair and fingernails.’ And I said, ‘Yeah. That’s the same with Mackenzee.’ ”

Neither Kim nor Mary Margret (her daughter is also part of Walker’s study) shares Walker’s desire to find an off switch for aging—for us all to remain perfect 22-year-olds forever. “Our goal is not to have a fountain of youth,” says Mary Margret, a staunch Catholic. “I think we’re all meant to be babies, and grow old and die, and that’s the way God made our world.”

Akito’s Guide to Payday | 12 July 2014


PART 1 (5pm)

00:00 - 60:00

DJ Bob Dobbs Plays Musik
- goes over the hour

PART 2 (6pm)

00:00 - 60:00

DJ Bob Dobbs Plays Musik
- goes over the hour

PART 3 (7pm)

00:00 - 09:29

DJ Bob Dobbs Plays Musik, plus, excerpt of iON starting @ 09:30


Carolyn and Bob start the show! (the Fourth 11Hour show)
Kevin joins in

Saturday, July 19, 2014

B.O.R.N. to Style | DRESS Like a GOD

Bob Dobbs | Covert Affairs


Pull up a chair and listen as one of the foremost international intelligence operatives reads from his diaries and explains his involvement in the culture during the later half of the twentieth century.

“I went into broadcasting DURING my espionage life. I had to do it in order to direct the Android Meme in my favour via its xenochrony.”

“I'm an MK-ULTRA victim myself! You put me on the radio, I go into what they programmed me to say!”
Bob Dobbs

Download Bob’s Diaries (PDF)
Inside The LC: The Strange but Mostly True Story of Laurel Canyon and the Birth of the Hippie Generation by David McGowan
Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon
American Tabloid, The Cold Six Thousand, Blood’s a Rover by James Ellroy
Licio Gelli
The Pope and the Vatican Bank, NY Times
Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski Documentary, Born Into This
Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond
Captain Alfred Matthew Hubbard

“In 1919, guided by other-worldly forces, Hubbard invented the Hubbard Energy Transformer, a radioactive free-energy battery that could not be explained by the technology of the day. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported that Hubbard's invention, hidden in an 11" x 14" box, had powered a ferry- sized vessel around Seattle's Portico Bay nonstop for three days. Fifty percent rights to the patent were eventually bought by the Radium Corporation of Pittsburgh for $75,000, and nothing more was heard of the Hubbard Energy Transformer. He was only 16 when he began work on his device and only 19 when he perfected it to a demonstrable machine.”

Friday, July 18, 2014

Advertising | Taco Bell Buys the Liberty Bell


On April 1, 1996, Taco Bell ran full page ads in six of the nation’s largest newspapers claiming that Taco Bell was buying the Liberty Bell (which it renamed the “Taco Liberty Bell”) in “an effort to help the national debt,” and urged other corporations to purchase national treasures.

A news release issued by Taco Bell showed its chief executive officer with an actor portraying Benjamin Franklin in front of a Liberty Bell replica. The release said the bell would continue to be available to the public, but it would spend half of its time in Philadelphia and the other half at company headquarters in Irvine, California.

The ads were the product of Taco Bell’s PR agency, Paine & Associates.

People were quite willing to believe that corporate America will try to buy anything and that the government will sell anything. Hundreds of irate Americans swarmed Taco Bell franchises in protest, and thousands—including two United States senators—called the National Park Service (who oversee the bell) to lodge complaints.

The public’s collective response was so intense that the NPS had to call a mid-morning press conference to announce that the Liberty Bell was, in fact, “not for sale;” in the ensuing chaos, Taco Bell pledged $50,000 toward its upkeep.

The entire April Fools hoax set Taco Bell back about $300,000 ($41,958 for the six ads, $50,000 for the donation, and about $200,000 charged by the ad agency)—but the company saw a much greater return. Paine & Associates later claimed that the incident had earned Taco Bell “about $25 million” in free publicity.

More than 650 print outlets and 400 broadcast outlets covered the story, exposing over 70 million Americans to Taco Bell’s brand. The following morning, an AP photo of the company’s CEO dressed as a founding father posing with the Liberty Bell was circulated in hundreds of newspapers internationally. During the week of April 1st alone, Taco Bell’s sales bumped about $600,000, as compared with the previous week.

The Android Meme Learns So You Don’t Have To

With so much information available, it’s impossible to learn everything but don’t worry, the Android Meme is learning to learn so you will be free to do other things.

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple—are embracing a more powerful form of AI known as “deep learning,” using it to improve everything. Google now employes the researcher at the heart of the deep-learning movement, the University of Toronto’s Geoff Hinton and calls its new artificial intelligence system Google Brain.

“Google is not really a search company. It’s a machine-learning company,” says Matthew Zeiler who worked on Google Brain during a pair of internships. He says that all of Google’s most-important projects—autonomous cars, advertising, Google Maps—stand to gain from this type of research. “Everything in the company is really driven by machine learning.”

Microsoft’s research arm says it has achieved new records with a deep learning system it calls Adam and the Chinese are working on what they call the Brainnetdome, described as a new atlas of the brain.

Scientists are trying to build machines that do things computers have never done before. No matter how sophisticated algorithms are, today’s machines can’t fetch your groceries or pick out a purse or a dress you might like. That requires a more advanced breed of image intelligence and an ability to store and recall pertinent information in a way that’s reminiscent of human attention and memory. If you can do that, the possibilities are almost endless.

You can see an example of the future of AI in the new TV series Extant. A couple have an artificially intelligent “son” who acts, thinks and learns like a human.

Inside the Artificial Brain That’s Remaking the Google Empire

Microsoft Challenges Google’s Artificial Brain With ‘Project Adam’

The Man Behind the Google Brain: Andrew Ng and the Quest for the New AI

Kurt Weller Interviews Bob Dobbs

Here’s what an interview with Bob was like in 2007 shortly before his interactions with iON.

The Plaza of The Mind interviews the enigmatic Bob Dobbs