Monday, July 30, 2012

Alexander Cockburn R.I.P. (1941-2012)

Alexander Cockburn, muckraking journalist and co-editor of COUNTERPUNCH, passed away on July 21.  He was the author (or co-author) of several important books, including WHITEOUT:  THE CIA, DRUGS AND THE PRESS (Verso, 1997).  I quote from Cockburn extensively in Chapter Three of CRYPTOSCATOLOGY.  Earlier today The Washington Times published an excellent article about the late journalist and his legacy.  Please read "Remembering Alexander Cockburn" HERE.

A member of my elite corp of roving Cryptoscatology reporters managed to bring back exclusive photos of the funeral.  If you look closely (yes, the time stamp is wrong) you'll be able to see pictures of Cockburn's dog, Cadillac, and typewriter engraved into the side of his coffin.  Yes, indeed, he took them with him....



He (and his typewriter) will be missed....

Thursday, July 26, 2012

CRYPTOSCATOLOGY ON THE BILL FRANK RADIO SHOW


Last Sunday (July 22) radio host Bill Frank interviewed me about CRYPTOSCATOLOGY on his morning show, which airs simultaneously on KVTA and KKZZ.  The entire interview is archived HERE:

http://brainstorminonline.com/robert-guffey-examines-conspiracy-theories-as-an-art-form-in-his-book-cryptoscatology/

Feel free to listen away!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

EVEN 4-YEAR-OLDS ENDORSE CRYPTOSCATOLOGY!


"Oh, hello there!  This book?  Why, it's CRYPTOSCATOLOGY by Robert Guffey, and it's great!"


"This page is pretty great, but it should be pink."

 "I love the indicia page!"

"Dang, I never knew the CIA dealt LSD... they probably think there is a MONSTER at the end of this book... it's only GROVER, people!  Sheesh!"


Yes, it's true, 4-year-olds coast-to-coast are saying, "Click HERE to buy Cryptoscatology: Conspiracy Theory as Art Form!"


Friday, July 20, 2012

Twilight Language in Colorado

Loren Coleman, author of MYSTERIOUS AMERICA and other fine books of cryptoscatological importance, predicted the Aurora, Colorado shootings a day before they occurred.  How did he accomplish this?  Why, through the elementary study of Twilight Language, of course.

"Twilight Language" was a phrase first coined by James Shelby Downard, author of a very peculiar memoir entitled THE CARNIVALS OF LIFE AND DEATH and the classic Kennedy assassination article "King-Kill/33."  According to Coleman, the study of Twilight Language involves the exploration of "hidden meanings and synchromystic connections via onomatology (study of names) and toponomy (study of place names)."  Read Coleman's rather eerie 7/19/12 prediction right HERE.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

JIM MARRS ENDORSES CRYPTOSCATOLOGY

"Whether you believe or disbelieve in deep and hidden conspiracies, Robert Guffey's droll yet thought-provoking book Cryptoscatology (the study of secret shit) should be required reading. From the valid to the invalid, from the provable to the possible, from real life to art, Guffey shuffles the most prominent names and topics in conspiracyland. They are all laid on the vivisection table with often surprising results. Don't miss this ride."


--Jim Marrs, author of The New York Times Best Sellers Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy, Rule by Secrecy, and The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Roving Drones and Porno Scanners (OR)

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace:  A Trilogy (Part 1):  


From "Drone trade group adopts guidelines for flying in 

U.S. airspace" by W.J. Hennigan (Los Angeles Times 7-5-12): 



An expected proliferation of unmanned aircraft in U.S. skies over the next few years is generating concern among civil libertarians and citizens about safety and privacy, and the nation's drone makers are taking heed.



The Assn. for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International in Arlington, Va., has published a code of conduct for manufacturers and operators of the thousands of drone aircraft that are expected to be flying in U.S. airspace by 2015.

  

"We want everybody to know that this technology will be handled safely and with the utmost respect to individuals' privacy," said Ben Gielow, the association's general counsel and government relations manager. "Ultimately, public confidence is needed in fielding these systems."
But critics are unimpressed. Unresolved, they say, are worries about how commercial planes and small, low-flying drones can safely share the same airspace. Also, there are privacy concerns about the drones' use of high-powered cameras as they fly above backyard pool parties and other private activities.
The San Francisco digital legal advocacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation shares those concerns. Jennifer Lynch, attorney with the foundation, said the code is ambitious but limited.
It "does not go far enough to recognize the very real threat to privacy posed by surveillance drones flying in the U.S. and makes no actual and enforceable commitments to protect individuals' civil liberties and privacy rights," she said.
For the rest of the article, go HERE.
All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace:  A Trilogy (Part 2):  

 

From Disinfo.com (7-8-12):
"Anti-Obama Journalist Claims Drones Are Following Him"

Journalist Joseph Farah says the aircraft he saw hover above his rural Northern Virginia home recently was a government surveillance drone, and he believes the unwelcome visit was just a step in the Obama administration’s war against liberty.
“I’m taking my dog for a walk and guess what I see right over the tree line right above my head is a drone,” Farah, the editor of World Net Daily, tells radio host Alex Jones this week.
“I don’t live in the city, I don’t live in a populated area, I live in one of the most rural places you could possibly live in Northern Virginia and there could only be one thing that this drone was spying on and that would be me, that would be my property because there’s just nothing else around except woods and deer,” he adds.
Farah implies in the interview that the drone could have been dispatched by US President Barack Obama, whom he insists is out to attack his critics. It just so happens that Farah is perhaps one of the most famous opponents of the current administration, and has been such since before the commander-in-chief ever took the oath of office. In a 2008 op-ed, Farah was one of the first well-known journalists to take jabs at the authenticity of President Obama’s birth certificate.

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace:  A Trilogy (Part 3):  

  

Posted by Cory Doctorow on boingboing.net (7-2-12):

Cops in USA to drive around in pornoscannerwagons, covertly irradiating people and looking through their cars and clothes


These pornoscannerwagons will look like regular anonymous vans, and will cruise America's streets, indiscriminately peering through the cars (and clothes) of anyone in range of its mighty isotope-cannon. But don't worry, it's not a violation of privacy. As AS&E's vice president of marketing Joe Reiss sez, "From a privacy standpoint, I’m hard-pressed to see what the concern or objection could be."

For the entire post, go HERE.


"I like to think (and
the sooner the better!)
of a cybernetic meadow
where mammals and computers
live together in mutually
programming harmony
like pure water
touching clear sky."

--Richard Brautigan, "All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace," 1967