Sunday, September 6, 2015

Darkmoon Rising

"Who are the Evildoers? — List of names
. . . by Tony Cartalucci
with an introduction by Lasha Darkmoon 
Is the world going to hell in a hand cart?
If so, here is a list of the main evildoers.

World's Most Powerful People

Introduction by Lasha Darkmoon

Are these really the most powerful people in the world? Or is there a shadowy group behind them, pulling their strings and exerting hidden pressures? According to Forbes magazine, 25-year-old singer Taylor Swift is the 64th most powerful person on the planet, not far behind the Queen of England. This is just not believable.  So the question we need to ask ourselves is: Who are the puppet masters and who are the puppets?

Having read through this disturbing article, my mind is filled with foreboding. I begin to suspect that we were on the edge of an abyss. That there is little we can do reverse the Gadarene rush to the grim dystopia that our elite ruling classes appear to be preparing for us.

Like grunting swine, we are  being led to the slaughterhouse. 

Here is my advice to all like-minded readers, to that small minority of political dissidents and deracinated Outsiders who know we are being ruled by a hostile elite. They care little for us—these People Farmers who regard the masses with contempt, and to whom we are no more than livestock.

Realize that you are here to be exploited. Know that life was far better for most people growing up in the 1960s and 1970s than it is today. Life has becoming progressively worse, with the divide between rich and poor growing more unacceptable by the day. This didn’t happen by chance. It happened by design, because predators rule and we are their prey.

An attempt by maverick British politician Jeremy Corbyn to reverse this obscene trend has, as you might expect,  met with visceral hostility from the raptor ruling classes. Corbyn’s reasonable proposal that there should be a maximum wage so as to allow the majority of struggling workers a bigger slice of the cake has been greeted with howls of rage by the fat cats. “This is wrong in principle!” pontificates Ryan Bourne, head of public policy at the Institute for Economic Affairs, adding callously: “There is no reason, functionally or morally, why a person should not enjoy any amount of wealth.” (Daily Mail, August 25, see here).

In other words, let’s keep our tears for the rich—and to hell with the poor!

I am unable to follow my own advice, since it is so extreme, but in ideal circumstances this is what I would advise my ideological brothers and sisters to do in order to survive the psychic storms ahead:

Take no part in the political process. Do not vote. By voting you give legitimacy to your future oppressors, to the elite ruling classes who are intent on becoming richer at the expense of the poor and in making life a hell for the people they rule over. Regard democracy as an utter sham and have nothing to do with it. This is extreme advice. Feel free to reject it. There are exceptional circumstances when one ought perhaps to vote: during important referendums, for example, or when an extraordinary and charismatic leader emerges with sincere promises of radical change. 

However “extreme” this rejection of democracy might appear to you—or rather the pseudo-democracy which enfolds us all in its totalitarian tentacles—I was gratified to read a recent comment on my website which is equally dismissive of our fraudulent American-style democracies in which most citizens find themselves disenfranchised:
“I’ve actually felt freer in dictatorships than so-called democracies. Spain under Franco was a wonderful place. Portugal under Salazar was the same. People had work, food was cheap, one could walk the streets any hour of the day or night. In fact I live in a military dictatorship at the moment (Thailand) and I feel freer than I would in Europe or the US. 
‘Democracy’ as practised in the so-called democratic West is a sham. 
The only freedom you have is the freedom to be swindled by your government and banks.”  (FELIX 
Felix might also have added: the only freedom you have in America and its vassal states is the freedom to almost unlimited sexual perversion. This is one freedom widely promoted by the elite media, and it’s promoted  in the interests of mass demoralization.

Avoid the mainstream media like a plague. Believe nothing you see on television or read in the newspapers. Stop watching Hollywood movies if you don’t want your mind to be invaded by black propaganda, false memes and subliminal advertising. Better still, don’t watch TV at all. And don’t buy the newspapers and magazines you see for sale in supermarkets or high street newsagents’.

If you do, assume that almost everything you read is a lie or distortion calculated to turn you into a “model citizen”, i.e., a submissive slave. 

If you decide to hang on to your television, know this : even now you are being spied on through your smart TV. All the programs you watch are being carefully monitored so as to allow the big corporations (listed below) to “help” you with targeted advertising. It gets worse. According to a trusted correspondent of mine who was a gay associate of futurologist Arthur C. Clarke in Sri Lanka, within 30 years from now your TV will be spying on you in your own living room. Nothing new here. This is what Orwell had already envisaged in his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. But what Clarke apparently predicted in private conversations in Sri Lanka was far worse.
“Hidden microphones and cameras in your TV set,” my correspondent revealed, “will allow Big Brother access to every intimate aspect of your life. All houses and apartments will have compulsory TV units built into the walls of every room, including the bathroom. Even when you turn the set off, its never-sleeping eye will be watching you and its ear will be ever on the alert for the slightest sound. This round-the-clock surveillance will of course be “for your own good” so that, in the event of a heart attack or sudden emergency, paramedics and police will be able to rush to your rescue at a moment’s notice. You won’t be able to sneeze without a helpful voice intoning, ‘Dog bless you!’— For needless to say, God will have been banned long ago.” 
The idea of mass surveillance by the state is  a subject I have already dealt with in detail here. This secret surveillance has taken a sinister twist recently, with major corporations now spying on their employees and others — even in the washroom! Only yesterday I was amazed to read an article in the Daily Mail with the headline: “Guest’s horror as she spots a hidden camera while taking shower in a Travelodge room.”  Here is an attractive young female who can’t take a shower without some sexual pervert employed by the hotel spying on her.

When evil tyrants run the world, it’s best to keep away from them. Expect to be maladjusted. A square peg in a round hole. A stranger in a strange land, watching the passing show with sad, wistful eyes. To be well-adjusted is to be sick. For in the wise words of Krishnamurti,  “It is no measure of mental health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” 

—  LD

Naming Names: Your Real Government

When dark deeds unfold, point the finger in this direction.

by Tony Cartalucci

This is your real government; they transcend elected administrations, they permeate every political party, and they are responsible for nearly every aspect of the average American and European's way of life. When the "left" is carrying the torch for two "Neo-Con" wars, starting yet another based on the same lies, peddled by the same media outlets that told of Iraqi WMD's, the world has no choice, beyond profound cognitive dissonance, but to realize something is wrong.

What's wrong is a system completely controlled by a corporate-financier oligarchy with financial, media, and industrial empires that span the globe. If we do not change the fact that we are helplessly dependent on these corporations that regulate every aspect of our nation politically, and every aspect of our lives personally, nothing else will ever change.

The following list, however extensive, is by far not all-inclusive. However after these examples, a pattern should become self-evident with the same names and corporations being listed again and again. It should be self-evident to readers of how dangerously pervasive these corporations have become in our daily lives. Finally, it should be self-evident as to how necessary it is to excise these corporations from our lives, our communities, and ultimately our nations, with the utmost expediency.

International Crisis Group

Background: While the International Crisis Group (ICG) claims to be "committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict," the reality is that they are committed to offering solutions crafted well in advance to problems they themselves have created in order to perpetuate their own corporate agenda.

Nowhere can this be better illustrated than in Thailand and more recently in Egypt. ICG member Kenneth Adelman had been backing Thailand's Prime Minster Thaksin Shinwatra, a former Carlyle Group adviser who was was literally standing in front of the CFR in NYC on the eve of his ousting from power in a 2006 military coup. Since 2006, Thaksin's meddling in Thailand has been propped up by fellow Carlyle man James Baker and his Baker Botts law firm, Belfer Center adviser Robert Blackwill of Barbour Griffith & Rogers, and now Robert Amsterdam's Amsterdam & Peroff, a major corporate member of the globalist Chatham House.

With Thailand now mired in political turmoil led by Thaksin Shinwatra and his "red shirt" color revolution, the ICG is ready with "solutions" in hand. These solutions generally involve tying the Thai government's hands with arguments that stopping Thaksin's subversive activities amounts to human rights abuses, in hopes of allowing the globalist-backed revolution to swell beyond control.

The unrest in Egypt, of course, was led entirely by ICG member Mohamed ElBaradei and his US State Department recruited, funded, and supported April 6 Youth Movement coordinated by Google's Wael Ghonim. While the unrest was portrayed as being spontaneous, fueled by the earlier Tunisian uprising, ICG's ElBaradei, Ghonim, and their youth movement had been in Egypt since 2010 assembling their "National Front for Change" and laying the groundwork for the January 25th 2011 uprising.

ICG's George Soros would then go on to fund Egyptian NGOs working to rewrite the Egyptian constitution after front-man ElBaradei succeeded in removing Hosni Mubarak. This Soros-funded constitution and the resulting servile stooge government it would create represents the ICG "resolving" the crisis their own ElBaradei helped create.

Notable ICG Board Members:

George Soros
Kenneth Adelman
Samuel Berger
Wesley Clark
Mohamed ElBaradei
Carla Hills

Notable ICG Advisers:

Richard Armitage
Zbigniew Brzezinski
Stanley Fischer
Shimon Peres
Surin Pitsuwan
Fidel V. Ramos

Notable ICG Foundation & Corporate Supporters:

Carnegie Corporation of New York
Hunt Alternatives Fund
Open Society Institute
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Morgan Stanley
Deutsche Bank Group
Soros Fund Management LLC
McKinsey & Company

Brookings Institute

Background: Within the library of the Brookings Institute you will find the blueprints for nearly every conflict the West has been involved with in recent memory. What's more is that while the public seems to think these crises spring up like wildfires, those following the Brookings' corporate funded studies and publications see these crises coming years in advance. These are premeditated, meticulously planned conflicts that are triggered to usher in premeditated, meticulously planned solutions to advance Brookings' corporate supporters, who are numerous.

The ongoing operations against Iran, including US-backed color revolutions, US-trained and backed terrorists inside Iran, and crippling sanctions were all spelled out in excruciating detail in the Brookings Institute report, "Which Path to Persia?" The more recent UN Security Council resolution 1973 regarding Libya uncannily resembles Kenneth Pollack's March 9, 2011 Brookings report titled "The Real Military Options in Libya."

Notable Brookings Board Members:

Dominic Barton: McKinsey & Company, Inc.
Alan R. Batkin: Eton Park Capital Management
Richard C. Blum: Blum Capital Partners, LP
Abby Joseph Cohen: Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Suzanne Nora Johnson: Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Richard A. Kimball Jr.: Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Tracy R. Wolstencroft: Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Paul Desmarais Jr.: Power Corporation of Canada
Kenneth M. Duberstein: The Duberstein Group, Inc.
Benjamin R. Jacobs: The JBG Companies
Nemir Kirdar: Investcorp
Klaus Kleinfeld: Alcoa, Inc.
Philip H. Knight: Nike, Inc.
David M. Rubenstein: Co-Founder of The Carlyle Group
Sheryl K. Sandberg: Facebook
Larry D. Thompson: PepsiCo, Inc.
Michael L. Tipsord: State Farm Insurance Companies
Andrew H. Tisch: Loews Corporation

Some Brookings Experts:
(click on names to see a list of recent writings.)

Kenneth Pollack
Daniel L. Byman
Martin Indyk
Suzanne Maloney
Michael E. O'Hanlon
Bruce Riedel
Shadi Hamid

Notable Brookings Foundation and Corporate Support:

Foundations & Governments

Ford Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation
Government of the United Arab Emirates
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Banking & Finance

Bank of America
Goldman Sachs
H&R Block
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Jacob Rothschild
Nathaniel Rothschild
Standard Chartered Bank
Temasek Holdings Limited
Visa Inc.

Big Oil

Exxon Mobil Corporation
Shell Oil Company

Military Industrial Complex & Industry

General Dynamics Corporation
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Siemens Corporation
The Boeing Company
General Electric Company
Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Raytheon Co.
Hitachi, Ltd.

Telecommunications & Technology

Google Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Panasonic Corporation
Verizon Communications
Xerox Corporation

Media & Perception Management

McKinsey & Company, Inc.
News Corporation (Fox News)

Consumer Goods & Pharmaceutical

PepsiCo, Inc.
The Coca-Cola Company

Council on Foreign Relations

Background & Notable Membership: A better question would be, who isn't in the Council on Foreign Relations? Nearly every self-serving career politician, their advisers, and those populating the boards of the Fortune 500 are CFR members. Many of the books, magazine articles, and newspaper columns we read are written by CFR members, along with reports, similar to Brookings Institute that dictate, verbatim, the legislation that ends up before the West's lawmakers.

A good sampling of the most active wings of the CFR can be illustrated best in last year's "Ground Zero Mosque" hoax, where CFR members from both America's political right and left feigned a heated debate over New York City's so-called Cordoba House near the 3 felled World Trade Center buildings. In reality, the Cordoba House was established by fellow CFR member Feisal Abdul Rauf, who in turn was funded by CFR financing arms including the Carnegie Corporation of New York, chaired by 9/11 Commission head Thomas Kean, and various Rockefeller foundations.

Notable CFR Corporate Support:

Banking & Finance

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
JPMorgan Chase & Co
American Express
Barclays Capital
Morgan Stanley
Blackstone Group L.P.
Deutsche Bank AG
New York Life International, Inc.
Prudential Financial
Standard & Poor's
Rothschild North America, Inc.
Visa Inc.
Soros Fund Management
Standard Chartered Bank
Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
Veritas Capital LLC
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Moody's Investors Service

Big Oil

Chevron Corporation
Exxon Mobil Corporation
BP p.l.c.
Shell Oil Company
Hess Corporation
ConocoPhillips Company
Marathon Oil Company
Aramco Services Company

Military Industrial Complex & Industry

Lockheed Martin Corporation
Airbus Americas, Inc.
Boeing Company,
DynCorp International
General Electric Company
Northrop Grumman
Raytheon Company
Hitachi, Ltd.
BASF Corporation
Alcoa, Inc.

Public Relations, Lobbyists & Legal Firms

McKinsey & Company, Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
BGR Group

Corporate Media & Publishing

Economist Intelligence Unit
News Corporation (Fox News)
Thomson Reuters
Time Warner Inc.
McGraw-Hill Companies

Consumer Goods

Nike, Inc.
Coca-Cola Company
PepsiCo, Inc.
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
De Beers

Telecommunications & Technology

Google, Inc.
IBM Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Sony Corporation of America
Xerox Corporation
Verizon Communications

Pharmaceutical Industry

Merck & Co., Inc.
Pfizer Inc.

The Chatham House

Background & Membership: The UK's Chatham House, like the CFR and the Brookings Institute in America, has an extensive membership and is involved in coordinated planning, perception management, and the execution of its corporate membership's collective agenda.

Individual members populating its "senior panel of advisers" consist of the founders, CEOs, and chairmen of the Chatham House's corporate membership. Chatham's "experts" are generally plucked from the world of academia and their "recent publications" are generally used internally as well as published throughout Chatham's extensive list of member media corporations, as well as industry journals and medical journals. That Chatham House "experts" are submitting entries to medical journals is particularly alarming considering GlaxoSmithKline and Merck are both Chatham House corporate members.

No better example of this incredible conflict of interest can be given than the current Thai "red" color revolution being led by Chatham House's Amsterdam & Peroff with consistent support lent by other corporate members including the Economist, the Telegraph and the BBC.

In one case, the Telegraph printed, "Thai protests - analysis by Dr Gareth Price and Rosheen Kabraji," within which Price and Kabraji make a shameless attempt at defending the Western-backed, Maoist themed, violent protests. While the Telegraph mentioned that Price and Kabraji were both analysts for the Chatham House, they failed to tell readers that the Telegraph itself retains a corporate membership within the Chatham House as does the Thai protest leader's lobbyist, Robert Amsterdam and his Amsterdam & Peroff lobbying firm.

Notable Chatham House Major Corporate Members:
Amsterdam & Peroff
Coca-Cola Great Britain
Goldman Sachs International
HSBC Holdings plc
Lockheed Martin UK
Merck & Co Inc
Mitsubishi Corporation
Morgan Stanley
Royal Bank of Scotland
Saudi Petroleum Overseas Ltd
Standard Bank London Limited
Standard Chartered Bank
Thomson Reuter
United States of America Embassy
Vodafone Group

Notable Chatham House Standard Corporate Members:

Amnesty International
Boeing UK
CBS News
Daily Mail and General Trust plc
De Beers Group Services UK Ltd
G3 Good Governance Group
Hess Ltd
Lloyd's of London
McGraw-Hill Companies
Prudential plc
Telegraph Media Group
Times Newspapers Ltd
World Bank Group

Notable Chatham House Corporate Partners:

British Petroleum
Chevron Ltd
Deutsche Bank
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Royal Dutch Shell
Toshiba Corporation
Total Holdings UK Ltd
Unilever plc


These organizations represent the collective interests of the largest corporations on earth. They not only retain armies of policy wonks and researchers to articulate their agenda and form a consensus internally, but also use their massive accumulation of unwarranted influence in media, industry, and finance to manufacture a self-serving consensus internationally.

To believe that this corporate-financier oligarchy would subject their agenda and fate to the whims of the voting masses is naive at best. They have painstakingly ensured that no matter who gets into office, in whatever country, the guns, the oil, the wealth and the power keep flowing perpetually into their own hands. Nothing vindicates this poorly hidden reality better than a "liberal" Nobel Peace Prize wearing president, dutifully towing forward a myriad of "Neo-Con" wars, while starting yet another war in Libya.

Likewise, no matter how bloody your revolution is, if the above equation remains unchanged, and the corporate bottom lines left unscathed, nothing but the most superficial changes will have been made, and as is the case in Egypt with International Crisis Group stooge Mohamed ElBaradei worming his way into power, things may become substantially worse.

The real revolution will commence when we identify the above equation as the true brokers of power and when we begin systematically removing our dependence on them, and their influence on us from our daily lives. The global corporate-financier oligarchy needs us, we do not need them, independence from them is the key to our freedom.


Also see: How TV Affects Your Brain Chemistry for the Worst

And I was going to watch Titanic tonight.

While scrolling up the board I noticed what Aangirfan has looks interesting, as well as this read:

"How Understanding The Truth Movement May Hold Many Answers For Humanity

September 6, 2015
by Bernie Suarez

With all the mainstream media mental junk food now feeding humanity almost daily guaranteed lies in order to secure the stated agendas of the new world order, I want to pose a divider question. That’s a name I made up for a question that is sure to divide people. Nevertheless, a question that deserves attention and consideration from all critical thinkers and truth seekers. Today I pose this simple question only because it cuts through much of today’s subjectivism, it tramples on people’s belief systems, religions, opinions, political persuasion and someday it may even determine whether you live or die. It’s a question we should all be able to answer with understanding and conviction because when we do we’ll realize that doing can unlock many answers for humanity. The question is – What exactly is the truth movement?

Yes, on the surface it may seem like a silly or trivial question. But is it really? Sadly and unfortunately many people especially in America are actually trained and thoroughly brainwashed into thinking that the truth movement is nothing but “conspiracy theorists” and all the rest that comes with that engineered mass mind conditioning. If you believe this way I encourage you to forget what you’ve been told and think on your own for once. For those awakened and seeking truth let us spend some time answering this question or attempting to put this concept in perspective.

First off, truth is realized. No one has a patent on truth – not myself, not anyone in the truth movement. Anyone can be wrong about something but the pursuit of truth as a lifestyle that involves first being completely disconnected from the matrix of lies then using all your senses, accepting when you might be wrong, researching things, seeing the bigger picture in light of history, established documents, current day observations, and in light of the technology assisted information sharing.

As I’ve indicated, all of this requires shutting off all mainstream media news. People who resist truth are almost always guaranteed to be looped into mainstream media junk, government scientific claims and highly coordinated and structured ongoing propaganda. Sadly, these people are never aware of the mental information circus they are subjected to every day.

We have powerful tools today for anyone with a clear and functional mind (free of mainstream media news and government propaganda of course) to enjoy the pursuit of objective truth, as it is realized not something someone convinces you of. Anyone who cannot wrap their head around this concept is permanently bound to slavery, subjectivism, mental anguish, stress, and oppression at the hands of government and their control system. You could never truly be free AND still believe and go along with government lies no matter what. Similarly, you cannot live in a subjective world without any sense of truth and objectivity AND at the same time think that you are somehow in control. Many people try to live in a purely subjective world never acknowledging that there really is an expression of truth versus lies that objectively exists.

All that said, since government loves to throw out “manifestos” into the public minds every time they spin off a gun-grab false flag shooting, I thought it proper to put out a manifesto explaining exactly what I believe the truth movement really is. It is my hope to cut through the stubborn minds that resist truth and lay out some concrete ideas for understanding what the truth movement is all about.

What is the Truth Movement?

The truth movement is an idea and a citizen-based grassroots peace and social justice movement that began mostly in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 globalist terror attacks on America. An attack planned and coordinated by a network of global financial elite referred to by many as the nameless “new world order.” For this reason the truth movement began as a focused attempt to reveal the truth about 9/11 but has since expanded to cover many other social justice issues that plague humanity.

We believe this era of information awareness and sophisticated technology has both allowed corrupt governments to become more oppressive and at the same time has allowed the truth about the new world order to become common knowledge to millions around the world. The truth movement represents the spirit and commitment of humanity to focus on exposing the globalists, corrupt politicians, and elite who are working tirelessly to enslave humanity and usher in their new world order.

The truth movement, while it’s mostly an idea, it is also a conscious commitment to actions that promote social justice, freedom, liberty, equality and opposition to political corruption, oppression, tyranny and fascism. We hold politicians and media responsible for the lies they tell that keep humanity in a perpetual state of enslavement and war under the guise of “safety” from terrorism shown to be created and orchestrated by the same controllers who seek to diminish your freedoms and liberty.

Above all, the truth movement seeks to expose all lies, political propaganda, mass deception and staged news at any cost. It has no obligatory allegiance to any political party (including the libertarian political party), religion, race, gender, culture or other interest because all of these interests are vulnerable to government propaganda. The truth movement acknowledges that truth itself is the thing that holds the most value regardless of who it may offend, and it is incumbent upon all of us to do the best we can to line ourselves up with the truth whatever that truth may be.

We acknowledge that in the past some organizations and leaders have been described and referred to by mass media as representatives of the truth movement, but we believe that is not possible because the truth movement is a conscious network without a single leader. It is a global consciousness matrix that has evolved out of humanity in the post-9/11 era that cannot be stopped. We believe government controllers would love to suggest that the truth movement is represented by one person or one organization because that makes the idea easier to discredit or destroy by simply destroying or discrediting that single person or organization. Unfortunately for the controllers the truth movement is a living and breathing concept that lives inside of you and me, and it is the essence of humanity’s conscious attempt to survive this modern day tyranny and mass mind control.

We believe that acknowledging the essence and reality of the truth movement is a great starting point to becoming mentally free from the enslavement humanity is under. Like the essence of realizing that you are born a free and sovereign human being, likewise truth is a realization not a dogma or belief to be forced upon anyone.

The goal is to de-politicize the movement and the concept and to understand it in your heart and mind as an organic phenomenon of humanity. This organic mental awakening will unlock your mental chains and allow you to more quickly understand and recognize government lies and deceptive propaganda and begin to reveal many answers about life you have now.

This human awakening is a major threat to the control system which has nothing but empty entertainment, fear and anxiety-producing news, government intimidation by enforcement of laws, and other lies and propaganda to offer humanity. In the same way that government cannot sell you spirituality, organic love, true joy and a sense of human purpose, likewise it cannot sell you vivid truth and the passion and energy that comes with acknowledging truth. Everything government offers is shallow, empty, temporary and based on artificially engineered feelings. Imagine how weak and powerless all of this compares with discovering who you are, who other truth seekers are, and the power of global human unity and purpose?

This is the power of being human. And this is what the truth movement is truly all about. If you understand this message and agree, share this message with someone who still thinks the truth movement is about conspiracies and nothing else. Pass a candle to those sitting in the dark to help light their way.


What is that old saying, Les is more?


What can I say? 

I'm rising later and later each morning, and the first thing I did after logging in was go here. I've labored away logging much of the Globe and should be posting this afternoon; however, this post has proven to be popular, I'm headed with anticipation to another site, and have a basketball game to play early this evening. I'm hoping I still have time to get some things, so I hope you will forgive me if I rest this day.

UPDATE: Others did not agree with Cartalucci and noted the absence of banking institutions in the list (IMF and so forth); however, that article has removed by the webmaster.