I've run into so much whack shit today, it's hard to tell where to start. Cain, if you're out there, I would seriously appreciate any comments you may have.
Hm, ok, I'll start here.... My roommate passed this along:
We all may have caught the 'Russia arrests Greenpeace activists' story. I haven't dug into that plot point too much, but it seems some Dutch citizens sailed into Russian waters and boarded an oil platform (state owned, I believe).They escaped into international waters, but were arrested by Russian "border guards" while still in Russias "area of economic interest". OK, just the Aftermath rolling along, right? The interesting stuff happens next.http://en.ria.ru/russia/20131008/184000274/Russias-Putin-Demands-Dutch-Apology-Over-Treatment-of-Diplomat.html
"MOSCOW, October 8 (RIA Novosti) – The stand-off between Russian and the Netherlands escalated Tuesday as Moscow angrily demanded a full account of how one its diplomats came to be arrested by the Dutch police over the weekend.
So, apparently, a group of armed men in camo fatigues grabs the Russian diplomat to the Netherlands, and takes him to a "jail" for quite a few hours. A DIPLOMAT, mind you, on apparently trumped up charges regarding his wife crashing a car or something, and child endagerment of his 2 and 4 year olds.
"The Foreign Ministry of the Netherlands on Tuesday confirmed that Dmitry Borodin, deputy to the ambassador at the Russian embassy in the Netherlands, was detained over the weekend and said it would investigate whether the incident had violated any diplomatic rules. Lavrov said the incident was in violation of the Vienna Convention, under which diplomats are granted immunity.
Putin, of course, was PISSED: "Putin, who was attending an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Bali on Tuesday, said earlier in the day that the incident with Borodin was “a crude violation of the Vienna Convention,” and demanded “clarifications, apologies and the punishment of those guilty.”
Specific details about what led to the detention of Borodin, a senior diplomat previously posted in Belgium, Luxembourg and several African countries, remain murky.
Russian state television Rossiya-24 reported that local police forced their way into Borodin’s apartment, assaulted him, and then held him at a police station for several hours without explanation.
This started some "black-ops bs" thoughts in my head, but then THIS happens:http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2013/1016/Beaten-diplomats-and-bad-tulips-Russian-Dutch-ties-get-worse
"Onno Elderenbosch, deputy chief of the Dutch mission in Moscow, was attacked by two men posing as electricians after he admitted them to his apartment Tuesday evening, according to Russian media reports. The intruders roughed him up, tied him to a chair, stole nothing but scrawled the term "LGBT" [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender] on his mirror in lipstick together with a Cupid's heart.
My roommate had dug into this side of it a bit (he used to work for Rand a while ago, habit). The Dutch diplomat to Russia was worked over from the neck down, nothing was stolen, and a "calling card" was left. That's a professional job, false flag lipstick non-withstanding.
So, were those really "environmental activists"? What the hell are these people up to. This is like the SAS strolling into the Argentina embassy and capping Assange in the face, then blaming it on Somali pirates.
Where do we turn next? I've been working killer overtime this week, breaking all the games. I really haven't even had time to _think_ about these stories yet. My time is often filled with four hour chunks of unplugging a wire, plugging it back in, and noting the results.
Oh, here's a one off: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/18/dick-cheney-altered-his-defibrilator-to-fight-terrorist-hackers/
*cackle* Ain't nobody hacking the cyborg VP.
But, the more pressing chaos bubbles over there: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-san-francisco-transit-strike-20131018,0,608333.story
And here, the NY Stock Exchange are now letting the 'big boys' practice
before trading for really realness: http://money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=AP&date=20131018&id=17014169
IBM is starting to break the current computer hardware paradign, with their 'electronic blood system': http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24571219
Holyshit that's cool. The electrolyte solution carries power into and then carries heat out of the system. It's based on brain design.
There's an Eclipse tonight, for you non-down under folks (sorry spags): http://local.msn.com/lunar-eclipse-friday-where-to-see-it-2?ocid=ansloc11
Oshit, that's right now. BRB.