Wednesday, April 16, 2014

R.I.P. Michael C. Ruppert - You will be missed

On Sunday April 13th 2014 Michael Ruppert committed suicide following his airing of the Lifeboat Hour. Readers of this blog will know I had a great love and respect for the man, he was nothing short of brilliant and one of the only people I trusted to provide information.

I worked with him at CollapseNet, I considered him a mentor and a friend, and I believe he likewise thought of me as a friend. I don't usually write about deaths and such here, even Jack Layton who was a man I also greatly respected got no mention here. I don't care that Flaherty died, I'm sure it's sad for the family just as the policies imposed by the western banking cartels are sad for families. There is no sadness here, we live in a world surrounded by death powered by an infinite energy we can not identify.

My experience and time with Mike tells me there was no sadness in his death. Mike was a warrior, intent on staying on this planet until his message was heard and not one minute longer. He wanted to find the 100th monkey and with his death I believe signals he found it. Mike believed death was simply a doorway and true to form, and his word, stepped right through. Fearless.

R.I.P Mike, you will be missed.

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Richard Fantin is a self-taught software developer who has mostly throughout his career focused on financial applications and high frequency trading. He currently works for CenturyLink

Nazayh Zanidean is a Project Coordinator for a mid-sized construction contractor in Calgary, Alberta. He enjoys writing as a hobby on topics that include foreign policy, international human rights, security and systemic media bias.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Richard. Thanks for this post. Here's a link you might check out. A Princeton study concludes that democracy has been ousted by oligarchy in the US as far back as 2002.

    I'm off doing studies on globalization and war in the 21st century. Part of it involves a course offered by the war studies department of King's College, London. Although I can think of no conceivable use for more course credits I might pursue other studies there.

    I'm also delving into globalization and climate change. Not the usual stuff about greenhouse gas emissions caused by globalized trade, just the reverse. I want to explore how climate change impacts will affect globalization - economic and political - over the next few decades.

    Globalization is, of course, inter-dependent. It's a matrix of trade relations that depend on relatively high levels of stability and security among the participating nations. What then might happen if one or more of the major players is destabilized by climate change or climate wars? The focus is, of course, on the mounting conflict over access to Himalayan headwaters between China and India but also between India and Pakistan.

    It dawned on me that our globalized world has evolved a structure of institutions and protocols that have never been tested by a major conflict - the WTO, the IMF, the World Bank, EU, NATO, Shanghai Cooperation Organization, UN, OECD, and the subordinate gaggle of free trade pacts and mutual defence leagues. How resilient are they? How might they act in the face of a war between major economies even well removed from Europe and North America?

    Fun stuff.