Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Enemy Inside the Gate

It was in 1992, while listening to a speech given by then presidential hopeful Bill Clinton, that I found myself on an alternate path. Bill said, in essence, "If I and Al Gore are elected, we will eliminate the Constitution... it was a radical experiment that has outlived its time."

From my early youth to the age of 42 I was a socialist. It was in 1958 that I built my first shortwave radio. It was then that I began listening to Radio Moscow, Radio Havana Cuba, and other radio stations in Communist countries. At the age of 14 or 15 I began sending letters to Moscow.

After a life time of dislike for Capitalism, I suddenly came face to face with a Communist in our government who was about to become president of this country. I told my wife that Clinton is a comrade and that if elected he would turn our government upside down, which he did.

The turning point came for me later that evening when I, in the quietness of my own home, sat down and read the U.S. Constitution. This was probably the first time in my life that I seriously read it. What I found blew me away. As I told my wife, "I was duped."

My words to her were essentially this, "This document has protected this nation from subjugation by a foreign power for more than 200 years."

That was it for me. I became a Capitalist in a few minutes. Well, actually, I had already embraced Capitalism even as a Socialist by virtue of the business I once ran and the system I was involved with. At the time, in 1992, I was a trade journalist living and working in the Chicago suburbs. Now, I made it official.

When Clinton won the election in November of that year, I put a sign on my cube wall that said, "In Mourning." When management discovered that it was not a death that I was in mourning over, they ordered me to remove the sign or face the consequences.

So, because of my past involvement with Socialism and Communism, perhaps I have a unique perspective on the unique mindset of a leftist. Today, I see very little difference in what President Obama represents and the precepts and ideology of the Communists I listened to so many years ago on the shortwave radio. In a word, our enemy is inside the gates of our government and those of you who hail from the left do not know what you've managed to do by helping get his elected and by your current support.

If you should have any questions regarding this issue or any other, feel free to reach out and connect with me. You can do that by sending me an email at blogger@tpromo.com.


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Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Banker's Conspiracy Which Started the World Crisis

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Those who have followed my work over the last 25 years know that I've been warning the public of a plan involving the International Bankers, a plan that will end in the U.S. Dollar (USD) becoming merely a notation in future world history.

Up until recently, my assessment of the situation has been based on research involving the Int'l Banking community, current events, and laws passed since 1900. I have listened with great interest as China has made it known that they intend for their own currency to become the generally preferred global currency in place of the USD. And to be honest with you, in the 1990s and early 2000s I received plenty of information from intelligence sources across the spectrum that point to a significant economic collapse on a global basis, all because of an out-of-control Int'l banking community hell bent on creating a single, global central bank, complete with its own one-world currency.

Several days ago I discovered a book, called The Bankers' Conspiracy, which started the world crisis, by Arthur Kitson, published in 1933. You need to read or listen to this book on audio tape. I am providing both below:

Click on the image above to view and read this book, or listen to an audio rendering of the book (below).

Arthur Kitson -- The Bankers' Conspiracy! Which Started the World Crisis (1933), Posted to YouTube by Tim Hayes.

Added 11/10/20: On Hayes' YouTube rendering of the above audio recitation, here's a short word of wisdom, and I mean utter brilliant wisdom: 

Kitson: "Money is not international, and the attempt to make it so is part of a deep-laid plot on the part of certain international financiers to control the world politically, industrially, and financially, by means of the Bank of International Settlements established recently at Bale.

"If this Conference results in the adoption of an International Money system, the masses of mankind will be enslaved to a soulless despotism, and it will result in further wars. It will compel the workers of all countries to engage in a sordid, cut-throat wage competition, which will reduce them all to the lowest level of bare existence! The World will then be engaged in a life and death scramble for money! The only alternative to this will be raising the world's tariff barriers!"

This is, in fact, directly attributable to the COVID-19 narrative that we now have before us! --Al Colombo


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About the Author

Al Colombo is a trade journalist in the physical security and life safety markets. His 30-year career includes the title of Associate Editor with Security Distributing & Marketing Magazine and Technical Editor with Security Sales & Integration. His freelance work has also appeared in Security Dealer & Integrator, Locksmith Ledger, National Locksmith, Security & Life Safety, Alarm Installing Dealer, Electrical Contractor Magazine, and The Electrical Distributor, in addition to writing promotional copy for Honeywell Life Safety, Digital Monitoring Products, Home Automation Inc., Camden Door Controls, and numerous websites throughout cyberspace. To contact Al Colombo, click here.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Facebook: Intel Gathering Effort or Social Network

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Please allow me to make a comment regarding Facebook's "Friending" pollicy

First, I want to say that it sucks. They want you to ONLY friend people you REALLY know. Second, this brings me to the issue of what a social website is. I would think a social website is intended to support current friends, to make new friends, and to introduce your current friends to your new friends.

Third, I have suspected for some time that Facebook (FB) is operated in part with money supplied by either our government or by a quasi-governmental agency, such as the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). I mention this because FB's social policy sounds more like the government wanting to create a matrix of our associations than a social website.

As a former System Operator (SysOp) on the Compuserve network, I can tell you emphatically that these networks allow government agents to access every nook and cranny of the public portion of the network. So keep all of this in mind when you place personal information on your FB Wall. Just warning you...


There's something about a woman
with a really big gun!!


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About the Author

Al Colombo is a former trade journalist in the physical security and life safety markets. His 28-year career includes the title of Associate Editor with Security Distributing & Marketing Magazine and Technical Editor with Security Sales & Integration. His freelance work has also appeared in Security Dealer & Integrator, Locksmith Ledger, National Locksmith, Security & Life Safety, Alarm Installing Dealer, Electrical Contractor Magazine, and The Electrical Distributor, in addition to writing promotional copy for Honeywell Life Safety, Digital Monitoring Products, Home Automation Inc., Camden Door Controls, and numerous websites throughout cyberspace. To contact Al Colombo, click here.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Crime Prevention Begins at the Front Door

I have always been big on crime prevention, especially since my father's home was broken into back in the early 1970s. That prompted he and I to install a home-brew alarm system consisting of relays, surface magnetic door switches, foil tape on his windows with butterfly transition devices, and Amprite delay devices to provide an entry/exit delay (that sure took me back a ways).

Here's the deal, crime prevention should be part of everyone's life. Every single day good people are victimized by bad guys. In most cases the victim was not aware of things going on around him/her. Because they did not practice situational awareness, they failed to see it coming.

One of the most common areas where victimization occurs is in the home. More and more we're hearing in the news of home invasions where the homeowner(s) is there when a criminal act take place. In a good number of them the homeowner him/herself unlocked and opened the door, thus allowing a bad guy to push his way into the home.

The lives of two children, ages 4 and 7, were threatened Tuesday night when four people entered a man’s apartment and told him they would shoot his children if he didn’t give them money. (read more)

You can greatly reduce your risk by simply NOT unlocking and opening the door to a caller. Instead, verify who they are and what they want before incurring a risk. One way to do this is to install a through-the-door peephole lens through which you can see people on the other side.

In most instances you can talk back and forth through the door to find out what they want. If this is not efficient, then have a small two-station, battery-operated intercom installed. They can actually be installed back to back when they are surfaced on the outside and inside walls. If feedback is an issue, install a thin piece of foam or rubber insulation on the backside of each unit to minimize the problem.

Not all home invasions happen as a due course of unlocking and opening a door.

Berndt Anderson, 63, was awakened around midnight by a man rummaging in his bedroom at 130 Arbor Drive, according to a police report. Anderson told police that he chased the man out, but was confronted by two other men in the house -- one who appeared to have a gun.(read more)

In this case it's wise to install a burglar alarm system covering at least your doors. If you are concerned enough and you have the money, include the windows. This will help to frighten off would-be criminals once the alarm sounds. You might also consider installing a single-cylinder deadbolt lock on your bedroom door so if someone does proceed to enter once the alarm sounds, you can minimize your risk and maximize your chances of successful police response by locking your door.

Although there is no sure way to stop a determined criminal from getting into your home, you can slow him down and maximize your chances of survival in an assortment of ways.


About the Author

Al Colombo is a former trade journalist in the physical security and life safety markets. His 28-year career includes the title of Associate Editor with Security Distributing & Marketing Magazine and Technical Editor with Security Sales & Integration. His freelance work has also appeared in Security Dealer & Integrator, Locksmith Ledger, National Locksmith, Security & Life Safety, Alarm Installing Dealer, Electrical Contractor Magazine, and The Electrical Distributor, in addition to writing promotional copy for Honeywell Life Safety, Digital Monitoring Products, Home Automation Inc., Camden Door Controls, and numerous websites throughout cyberspace. To contact Al Colombo, click here.

Friday, October 26, 2012

The Untimely Death of 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale

The connection between children killing children
and the modern instrument of visual/audible
communication called the
television.

I read with great sadness the demise of 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale, a young girl allegedly murdered by two teenage brothers in New Jersey. This young girl was to turn 13 this coming week.

The very thought of what was done to her (strangulation) causes me a good deal of anguish, especially when I think of the parents and grandparents. As a grandfather of 15, I cannot imagine what the family is feeling right now.

The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office hasn’t identified the teens because they are juveniles, but neighbors and relatives have identified them as 17-year-old Dante Robinson and his 15-year-old brother, Justin Robinson. (click here)

If you think about this crime, you have to admit that there is only one way such things take place at the hand of such young assailants for it's impossible for them to have come up with such a horrid thought on their own. The culprit behind this and all such acts of violence is "example." The murderous thoughts that took place in their young minds had to come from outside of themselves for young children are not, or should not be predisposed to such thinking on their own without some outside agency at work.

Another way to put this is: Monkey see--Monkey do!

Violence on Television

The question is, can repetitive visual exposure to violence on television and in the movies cause young people to commit acts of violence themselves? According to Leonard Berkowitz, author of Impulse, Aggression and the Gun, the answer to that is "Yes."

"Two series of experiments that my colleagues and I have performed on impulsive aggression bear directly on these questions. The first series indicates that even so small a matter as the casual sight of a gun can sometimes stimulate aggressive behavior. The second suggests that, contrary to what the so-called catharsis theory predicts, the sight of violence can increase the chance that a viewer will express aggression himself." Source: Impulse, Aggression and the Gun, Leonard Berkowitz, Readings For General Psycholoby, PL202/PL252, Instructors Office Of Military Psychology and Leadership, Xerox College Publishing, Lexington, Mass.

Source: The Daily CommentaryCatharsis: Psychiatry, psychotherapy that encourages or permits the discharge of pent-up socially unacceptable emotions.

In the first experiment, a group of students from the University of Wisconsin were told that the experiment was intended to measure students' physiological reaction to stress. The students were divided into two groups. Each group was exposed to a series of electrical shocks in response to a series of marketing ideas that they had presented. One group received a low number of shocks while the other group received a much larger number of shocks, irregardless of the quality of their marketing ideas. The group that received the maximum number of shocks were what Berkowiz called "our angry group."

The Daily CommentaryIn the final phase of the experiment, Berkowitz says that some of the students from both groups were exposed to the consequential sight of a .38 cal. handgun and 12-gauge shot gun. Students were told that the guns were left there from a previous experiment and the administrator merely pushed them aside. Each student had a partner who was actually a plant. The roles were then switched where the students were asked to administer the same electrical shocks to their partner who had previously administered the shocks to them. Within the group who had seen the guns, a significant number of students showed more aggression than the control group who did not see them.

Berkowitz says,

"It is quite conceivable that many hostile acts which supposedly stem from unconscious motiviation really arise because of the operation of aggressive cues. The aggression can even be thought of as a conditioned response to the stimulus. If a gun can be that stimulus, then it is a double-barreled threat--an immediate cue that also presents the aggressor with a deadly means of aggrression."

Berkowitz adds a very important point that this experiment brought out. "With our subjects, the guns did not enhance aggression unless the students were angry to begin with."

In the second experiment, young children were encouraged to play with older children who were asked to remain neutral. Berkowitz says there was no fighting or fussing going on. Some of the children were given toy guns to play with while others talked and had fun. The younger children were then told that the older children had built block houses on a series of tables in another room and that if they pressed a button on the table, these houses would shake and come to ruin. According to Berkowitz, despite the fact that all of the children hadn't quarreled and were not angry, those who had played with the guns invariably pressed these buttons, demonstrating more violent behavior than the other group who had sat and talked and simply played.

What do these experiments tell us about children and guns?

"Even given high frustration and an immediate cue, violence will not erupt unless there is a third factor as well: low inhibitions. The 'normal' level of inhibitions to violence in our society is not particularly high. We take a lenient attitude toward what is sometimes called defensive aggression," says Berkowitz.

"Nowhere is violence in the cause of good more consistently and more enthusiastically touted than in movies and on TV. Fictional representations of violence are often defended, by people in the industries that sell them and also by many consumers, on the grounds that they serve a cathartic purpose."

Berkowitz says that some psychologists still believe that it is better to enact violence while others believe that witnessed violence can actually cause children to act out violent behavior. He adds that "a little aggression, like a snowball, can gather momentum and grow."

"Results like this present an awkward problem to TV and movie censorship agencies, and to producers who want to make violent films without encouraging real violence. The modern censorhip agencies generally insist that crime and violence be used not just to entertain but to teach a lesson--'crime does not pay,' for example. How the lesson should be taught is left vague; scriptwriters usually follow the maxim of 'an eye for an eye'," says Berkowitz.

If society is really serious about curbing school violence, then they will look more to the television and movie houses than to the availability of guns. Sure, the sight of a gun on dad or mom's night stand (it ought to be locked up other than at night when mom and dad are in bed) is enough to suggest violence, but, as Berkowitz's research bares out, this alone is not usually enough to trigger violent behavior.

Take the young children experiment where those who played with toy guns reacted more violently than those who did not. At first glance, it's easy to blame the toy guns for the aggressive response of the children. However, it is the significance of the toy gun to these children that actually caused their more violent behavior, not the gun itself. What do I mean by that? Simply that by witnessing violence on their parents' television sets, they knew what the gun was for and they associated violence with the gun before them. Was it the gun itself that caused them to become more violent or was it the violence on their parents' television sets that they associated with the gun?

If you have an opinion on this issue, I welcome your input. Please use the comment portion of this post, email me (allancolombo@gmail.com), or call me at 330-956-9003.

Al Colombo

Editor's Note: A portion of this commentary appeared in the Daily Commentary on the Giant Killers Organization (GKO) website on May 18th, 2001. (click here)
On the 18th, I offered some ideas on quantum mechanics in relation to what some researchers are calling a programmed reality, called Life and a Programmed Reality.

There is no doubt that science's ability to peer into smaller and smaller areas of the substance of reality makes it more likely that we'll soon learn the truth to the assertion of a programmed reality, as discussed in my last blog post. For now, however, scientists have an assortment of ways to anticipate reality using mathematics and observation in combination with the scientific method.

Once Silicon Valley transitions from a world described by classical physics to one described by quantum physics, it means that one of the basic building blocks of modern society — computers — can be harnessed in fundamentally new ways. Unlike present-day Macs and PCs, which derive their year-over-year gains in computing power by cramming more and more transistor components closer together on a piece of silicon, new quantum computers would have the potential to smash Moore's Law to smithereens by computing directly at the atomic level. Instead of a world of traditional bits (1’s and 0’s), we would enter a world of quantum bits (”qubits”) and mindboggling computing power. Source: The cat is out of the box for quantum computing

The one thing I do know is that we do not live in a world that the mechanics thereof can be adequately described using two entirely opposing methods of scientific thought. So either traditional science or the new quantum thinking is correct--not both. Perhaps this way of thinking is not accurate, as perhaps both do apply, but I have a strong feeling that the rules change as we move from the macrocosm to microcosm.