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Just before the weekend, the National Park Service informed charter boat captains in Florida that the Florida Bay was "closed" due to the shutdown. Until government funding is restored, the fishing boats are prohibited from taking anglers into 1,100 square-miles of open ocean. Fishing is also prohibited at Biscayne National Park during the shutdown.

The Park Service will also have rangers on duty to police the ban. Of access to an ocean. The government will probably use more personnel and spend more resources to attempt to close the ocean, than it would in its normal course of business.

This is governing by temper-tantrum. It is on par with the government's ham-fisted attempts to close the DC WWII Memorial, an open-air public monument that is normally accessible 24 hours a day. By accessible I mean, you walk up to it. When you have finished reflecting, you then walk away for it.

At least that Memorial is an actual structure, with some kind of perimeter that can be fenced off. Florida Bay is the ocean. How, pray tell, do you "close" 1,100 square miles of ocean? Why would one even need to do so?

Apparently, according to an anonymous Park Service ranger, “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.”

Centuries ago, King Canute famously failed to command the ocean tide to stop. His display was actually a means to educate his subjects on the limits of royal power. Today, however, our President actually believes he has the power to control the oceans.
mastercard wants your fingerprints:

"MasterCard will be the first major payment network to join FIDO. The Alliance is developing an open industry standard for biometric data such as fingerprints to be used for identification online. The goal is to replace clunky passwords and take friction out of logging on and purchasing using mobile devices."
In a First, Japan Airlines Orders Airbus Jets


this is pretty big.

Japan has been really loyal to the american boeing. going airbus is a slap in the face sorta
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York is expanding its probe nationwide into the 1980s sale of the rights to the name "World Trade Center" to a nonprofit for $10, resulting in millions of dollars in fees for use of the name in 28 states, according to an official familiar with the investigation.
The official told The Associated Press that letters seeking information on the deals should arrive Monday at 45 World Trade Center complexes, from Alaska to Florida. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the official wasn't authorized to speak publicly about the probe.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating a 1986 deal in which the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey sold the naming rights to one of its outgoing executives for use by a nonprofit organization called The World Trade Centers Association. The Port Authority owns the World Trade Center site but is among hundreds of entities worldwide that pay to use the "World Trade Center" name.
"The attorney general is looking to find out how the WTCA got such a sweetheart deal on the naming rights, how much revenue the WTCA makes selling the name and how that price is set," the official said.
The Record newspaper reported in September that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey sold the naming rights to Guy Tozzoli in his role as head of the nonprofit WTCA. Tozzoli died in February.
The letter obtained by the AP sets an Oct. 25 deadline for responses to the World Trade Centers in cities including Houston, New Orleans, Detroit and Sacramento.
The letters seek the date in which each entity entered into an agreement with the World Trade Centers Association, the end date of any agreement, and the amount paid to the association, and names of principals involved and the license agreements.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo referred the case to Schneiderman on Sept. 17.
"Using the millions of dollars in annual revenue from licensing fees paid by companies around the globe for the use of the World Trade Center brand, Mr. Tozzoli received exorbitant annual compensation," Cuomo said.
(10-07-2013 11:15 PM)EvilMaster Wrote: [ -> ]Economic Collapse and the Debt Ceiling: The 4th Turning is Here

By Daniel Taylor

There are two distinct sectors of society emerging. One is buzzing with passion and new insights in the nature of our society and government. They are proactively using this knowledge to better the world (and themselves) in any way they can. Revolution is whispering in the wind. The other is passively reacting to things that are happening to them. They are becoming increasingly compliant with an overbearing, tyrannical government. Without a foundation, they go whichever way the wind blows.

History has shown us a societal situation like this before. During what are called “4th turnings” groups entrench themselves in the power structure and in support of it, and others organize to resist it. Famous Fourth Turnings of the past include: The Wars of the Roses (1459-1487), The American Revolution (1773-1794), The Civil War (1860-1865), and the Great Depression and World War II (1929-1946)

History is made up of highs and lows. During a high, government and institutions are built up while values are established and commonly held. Another generation is born and these institutions are questioned and undermined. Then, an “unraveling” era unfolds.

Authors William Strauss and Neil Howe document these patterns in their 1997 book The Fourth Turning. The book reminds us that the old adage “There is nothing new under the sun” is truly rooted in fact. The issues that we are facing today – with new faces and slightly different angles – are the same realities that our ancestors dealt with during their times of crisis.

“History is seasonal,” write Strauss and Howe, “…and winter is coming.” “Like nature’s winter, the saecular winter can come early or late. A Fourth Turning can be long and difficult, brief but severe, or (perhaps) mild. But, like winter, it cannot be averted. It must come in its turn.”

As a society we are sensing the coming winter and (hopefully) preparing accordingly, just as past generations did at their time of crisis. Government is certainly preparing for massive upheaval just in time for the arrival of the Fourth Turning. As Strauss and Howe point out, the outcome of this season of radical change and potential destruction is up to us.

The authors accurately predict in 1996 that one of the indicators of modern America’s Fourth Turning will be:

“An impasse over the federal budget reaches a stalemate. The president and Congress both refuse to back down, triggering a near-total government shutdown. The president declares emergency powers. Congress rescinds his authority. Dollar and bond prices plummet. The president threatens to stop Social Security checks. Congress refuses to raise the debt ceiling. Default looms. Wall Street panics.”

All of the indicators are in front of us. The new generation has forgotten the lessons of the past. An entrenched elite is refusing to back down. The global economy is teetering on the brink of collapse. The human capacity for intuiting danger is raising red flags across the board. Resistance is growing. The cycle is repeating.

Thanks for posting this, E. Master. I highly recommend the Fourth Turning book. Some thought that the current Fourth Turning began on 9/11, but as I recall Howe in various interviews has stated he thinks it began with the 2008 financial crisis, which means we have another 15 years or so of difficult times ahead, based on historical averages.

"The Federal Reserve will begin circulating a new $100 bill on Tuesday with some modern and colorful anti-counterfeiting features, after overcoming problems that postponed its debut for more than two and a half years.

In addition to traditional safeguards like a paper blend that would be difficult to duplicate, the redesigned note will have two new features: a three-dimensional blue strip with images that appear to move when the note is tilted, and an image of a copper inkwell containing a holographic bell whose color changes when tilted.

The $100 bill is an especially hot item on the global stage: The Federal Reserve estimates that one-half to two-thirds of $100 notes in circulation are abroad at any given time, making them one of the nation’s largest exports.

As a result, the $100 bill is the most commonly counterfeited note outside the United States

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not as surprise.

100 dolla bills are probably used to pay off Al-Nusra etc.
China is flexing its muscle.

btw evil, i made your TPP thread a sticky
I think that there is a conspiracy on Evilyoshida.com that I cannot vote up EvilMaster.

Every time I try it says 'sorry, no more reputation for you! Next!'

This is like that Rihanna video all over again.

Petey, my heart!

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Voted up in spirit EM, coming from a Canadian military brat whose dad was the fastest promoted NCO to date in his day, chief at 36, because he wouldn't take commission, and 'push ashtrays for a clown parade with a spaghetti string on his shoulder.

His words not mine. He said some other things about taking commission, being an officer and what it meant, and stuff about officers in general, but I won't repeat it here.

It would probably get me banned, Vutu style Tongue

Dad never took commission, retired full pension a couple decades ago, and gets pissed off when you won't hire him to rake leaves because he's overqualified. Being overqualified to rake leaves really pissed him off.

He's head of maintenance for some hospital in Nova Scotia ATM, because retirement is for pussies.

Dudes that have served in the Canadian military are some of the best and baddest on the planet, imho.
Thank you for being here boss.
this is one of those HUGE issues.. that is being quietly passed.

I mean they are trying to keep this on the DL.

there is a big chance this whole deal won't succeed though.
If they want to deregulate cross border finance with asian countries... FORGET it.

not going to happen.

I think this whole thing is aimed at China/Russia.

Weaken their sphere of influence.

Because even though China/Japan/Korea/SE ASIA are not exactly POLITICALLY integrated.. economically they are.

and money makes the world go round.

TPP can put a damper on that.

but the other issues you bring up are important too.. using this to censor the net etc.
(10-09-2013 09:13 AM)EvilMaster Wrote: [ -> ]Biggest game in town. All these Elite pricks that are forcing us into this new global social experiment, need this. If they get this in place, they can't be beat. They lose this, there is a chance we can back them off. It's the fifth round of a championship fight and we're tied 2 to 2. Winner take all.

Throughout history, the people have always won when the out of touch elites put the finishing touches on their project.

Tyranny always gets stomped and always will. People can only take so much shit, period, and there are a lot more of us than there are of them.
^ yeah. people know their schemes now so the people have some power now.

if the people think the entire thing is a scam, the system doesn't work as smoothly. too much demoralization/demotivation
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