Conspiracy

Illustrator David Dees, who unbelievably also does artwork for mainstream children’s products, has created the internet’s best and most extensive collection of paranoid conspiracy-related imagery. It’s a must-see, with themes including vaccines,…






Via Media Roots: A mysterious pair of internet archivists who call themselves ‘Neuro Linguistic Programming’ started to upload what they claim is ‘Part 1 of 40’ of American mainstream media print publications…



moneykeyAn Esquire piece on $4 billion software company Tibco discusses its latest, perhaps most significant project:

TopCom is a private communications platform for the 200 most powerful people in the world. It is being officially launched in late January at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. It is basically a customized, ridiculously secure version of tibbr, a platform developed as a kind of combination Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, texting, and Skype. It is a private social network, essentially — in this case, for world leaders.

Because the World Economic Forum has a hierarchy, so does TopCom: The top two hundred WEF members — basically, the people who run the world — can speak to one another on a given subject, and then they can choose to loop in members from lower tiers (experts, academics, etc.) as needed, widening the pool of knowledge on whatever problem is on the table.




Saddam Hussein’s execution in 2006 was quickly publicized all over YouTube. Now the video sharing site has brought us a prank call that fuels the theory of Hussein still being alive. During a dinner party, Hussein supposedly called Hassan al-Allawi, a former Ba’ath Party member and member of Parliament, with a voice that was quite convincing. The entire report can be read at The New York Times. Below is a recording of the phone call along with an English translation: