Friday, November 14, 2008

Maicrocosm




Heroes & Villains

Short Roundup from the last 2 episodes:
Claire (Clear) and Elle (mirrored name, french for "she", and El=Hebrew for God) go to Pinehearst, a front for "the Company", which uses a DNA Logo and has the words Pine(al Gland) & Heart.

Claire
: What if there's something wrong with all of us and they can fix it?
Elle: You're fine. You're perfect.
Claire: No, I'm not. Whatever's happening to you, it's happening to me, too.
Elle: You're still healing, aren't you?
Claire: Yeah. But I can't feel pain. And I think it's only a matter of time before I can't feel anything at all.
Elle: You can't feel pain. I wish I had your problems, Cheerleader. My body is screaming. I'm in agony.
Claire: Go with me. If there's a chance that these people at Pinehearst can help us, we'll go together.
Elle: All right, Dorothy. Then we're off to see the Wizard.

But the "wizard" aka "the man behind the curtain" aka Arthur Petrelli causes his own son Peter to go flying through a window as they arrive... (through Sylar, his other son)

Mohinder (voice-over): "A child is born to innocence. A child is drawn towards good. Why then do so many among us go so horribly wrong? What makes some walk the path of darkness while others choose the light? Is it will? Is it destiny? Can we ever hope to understand the force that shapes the soul? To fight evil, one must know evil; one must journey back through time and find that fork in the road, where heroes turn one way and villains turn another."

"I am better, Peter. That's not a belief, it's a fact."
Arthur Petrelli

Meta-Modelling that: Better how exactly?
Well in the episode he has a crapload of powers, but that doesn't change the fact that a range of different intelligences within him need serious work, crazy megalomaniac screwball that he is and all. So how is Petrelli evil? It all comes back to bs, ego & ignorance.

In the same episode, Arthur is holding a copy of Thus Spake Zarathustra, with the much misunderstood concept of the Superman or Overman by Nietzsche. Arthur Petrelli is now the Leader of the Company in heroes, the Company is a much used name for a metaphor about an organization of megalomaniacs that might ring a non-fictional bell. The Company in Heroes got sync'd to Prison Break's Company by the mention of "where's Scofield?" in the last episode. He's not exactly a nice guy, as he has been brainwashing his wife most of their life together, tried to kill his own son, and oh yeah, take over the world by any means necessary...

Arthur Petrelli: What do you suggest, we abort?
Lindermann: No not abort, no. Postpone.
Arthur Petrelli: You're not thinking this through, the plan for New York has been years in the making, do we postpone that too?

Hiro is on a mind expanding spirit journey thanks to an entheogen...

"You eat a disgusting paste made from roots of a Tamboti tree and the dung of a hyena."

And will be facing Arthur Petrelli in the next episode, as he doesn't like people dreaming about him...

Merrily

Alejandro Jodorowsky - Tarot of Marseilles


Alejandro Jodorowsky - Tarot of Marseilles

Alejandro Jodorowsky talks about his fascination with the Tarot and how he helped recreate what the Tarot of Marseilles looked like 1400 years ago. He also goes into the meaning of the Major Arcana of the Tarot. This video is an extra from the 2007 restored DVD of The Holy Mountain (1973 film).

Thanks a lot to Technoccult

Conspiracy Research

Obama's Bailout Bunch Brings Us More of the Same

Opinion by Jonathan Weil at Bloomberg.com

Nov. 11 (Bloomberg) -- It's hard to believe Barack Obama would even think of calling this change.

Take a good look at some of the 17 people our nation's president-elect chose last week for his Transition Economic Advisory Board. And then try saying with a straight face that these are the leaders who should be advising him on how to navigate through the worst financial crisis in modern history.

First, there's former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin. Not only was he chairman of Citigroup Inc.'s executive committee when the bank pushed bogus analyst research, helped Enron Corp. cook its books, and got caught baking its own. He was a director from 2000 to 2006 at Ford Motor Co., which also committed accounting fouls and now is begging Uncle Sam for Citigroup- style bailout cash.

Two other Citigroup directors received spots on the Obama board: Xerox Corp. Chief Executive Officer Anne Mulcahy and Time Warner Inc. Chairman Richard Parsons. Xerox and Time Warner got pinched years ago by the Securities and Exchange Commission for accounting frauds that occurred while Mulcahy and Parsons held lesser executive posts at their respective companies.

Mulcahy and Parsons also once were directors at Fannie Mae when that company was breaking accounting rules. So was another member of Obama's new economic board, former Commerce Secretary William Daley. He's now a member of the executive committee at JPMorgan Chase & Co., which, like Citigroup, is among the nine large banks that just got $125 billion of Treasury's bailout budget.

There's More
Obama's economic crew might as well be called the Bailout Bunch. Another slot went to former White House economic adviser Laura Tyson. She's been a director for about a decade at Morgan Stanley, which in 2004 got slapped for accounting violations by the SEC and a month ago got $10 billion from Treasury.

That's not all. There's Penny Pritzker, the Obama campaign's national finance chairwoman. She was on the board of the holding company for subprime lender Superior Bank FSB. The Chicago-area thrift, in which her family held a 50 percent stake, was seized by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in 2001. The thrift's owners agreed to pay the government $460 million over 15 years to help cover the FDIC's losses.

Even some of the brighter lights on Obama's board, like Warren Buffett and former SEC Chairman William Donaldson, come with asterisks. Buffett was on the audit committee of Coca-Cola Co.'s board when the SEC found the soft-drink maker had misled investors about its earnings. Donaldson was on the audit committee from 1998 to 2001 at a provider of free e-mail services called Mail.com Inc. Just before he left the SEC, in 2005, the agency disciplined the company over accounting violations that had occurred on his watch.

Telling Stories
So, by my tally, almost half the people on Obama's economic advisory board have held fiduciary positions at companies that, to one degree or another, either fried their financial statements, helped send the world into an economic tailspin, or both. Do you think any of that came up in the vetting?

Let's say we give Buffett a pass -- smart move he made, skipping the group photo-op last week in Chicago. What about the rest of them? Donaldson, for one, was chairman when the SEC voted in 2004 to let the big Wall Street banks, including Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and Bear Stearns Cos., lever up their balance sheets like drunks. Talk about blowing it.

And whom did Obama tap for White House chief of staff? Rahm Emanuel, the Illinois congressman who was a director at Freddie Mac in 2000 and 2001 while it was committing accounting fraud.

Ideally, this job would go to someone who can't be easily fooled. Think about it: Of all the people Obama could have chosen as his chief of staff, couldn't he have found someone who wasn't once on the board of Freddie Mac?

Renewed Confidence
The president-elect needs some new advisers -- fast. We are in a crisis of confidence in American capitalism. These aren't the right people to re-instill its sense of honor.

Many of them should be getting subpoenas as material witnesses right about now, not places in Obama's inner circle. Did Obama learn nothing from the ill-fated choice of James Johnson, the former Fannie Mae boss, to lead his vice- presidential search committee?

Does he think people like Robert Rubin or Richard Parsons will offer any helpful advice on how to stop crooked bankers or sleep-walking directors from sinking our economy? Or that they won't mistake the nation's needs for their own corporate interests? Or that the people who helped get us into our long financial nightmare have any clue how to get us out?

Obama has created hope that our nation can stand for all that is good in the world again. It's not too late to change course.

Start by scrapping this board.

Yeah that's really gonna happen...
Seriously, stop drinking the Kool-Aid.

Obama related Standup & more

lightening things up a little:

Eddie Murphy - First Black President

From here. Psst.


Chris Rock: Never see a Black Vice President (15sec wtf intro)

"He speaks so well." Hmm, sounds familiar :p


Chris Rock on the Media, War on Terror, Voting, Fearmongering

If ya want more:
Chris Rock: how cocky you have to be to run for President & Chris Rock: The Next President (Screw Count Guliani though)

"Is America ready for a black president, I say why not?
We just had a retarded one!" Chris Rock

A president is just a presiding mascot after all. Barack Obama: The 50 facts you might not know. Not from a conspiracy site ;p The video of the well-prepped Michelle droid doesn't help at all to make me like him more though, and because I just can't help myself, I point out:
He collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian (Arnie is next? ;p) comics
He was known as "O'Bomber" at high school for his skill at basketball. (lol)
His desk in his Senate office once belonged to Robert Kennedy. (oh oh)
He would have liked to have been an architect if he were not a politician.
He was given the code name "Renegade" by his Secret Service handlers.
By the way, whenever you get an irrational hope-injection cause you read something about Obama and comic books, or Obama and poetry, or any reference to Obama and something you like - remember what happened the last time people got a president they wouldn't mind having a beer with...