GLITCH

The New LANTERN TIMEGLASS JOURNAL

Editorial Article and Special Report

by Jim Lantern

31 July 2015

TWO REPUBLISHED POSTINGS…

The Internet “Glitch” of Tuesday 7 July 2015

Editorial Article by Jim Lantern

10:00 a.m. Pacific Time – Friday 10 July 2015

The Internet “Glitch” of Tuesday 7 July 2015

First, a few excerpts from Famous Glitches in History:

  • The asteroid that hit Earth and killed off the dinosaurs 65 million years ago was just a glitch.
  • The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 7 December 1941 was just a glitch.
  • Barack Obama being elected US President 2008 and 2012 was just a glitch.
  • Hillary Clinton (running for US president in Election 2016) is just a . . . glitch.

Then, Tuesday morning 7 July 2015:

  • United Airlines bites the dust due to a glitch.
  • The New York Stock Exchange bites the dust due to a glitch.
  • The Wall Street Journal bites the dust due to a glitch.
  • Other businesses and services, not reported as being part of this series of glitches, bite the dust.

Related article…

Excerpts…

  • Across the world, nearly 5,000 United flights were grounded and delayed for two hours because of an “automation problem.” Connections were missed and upheaval ensued; 500,000 travelers were affected.
  • The culprit was later determined to be a router that “degraded network connectivity.” Meanwhile, in Seattle, the city’s 911 system went briefly down, causing residents to reach a busy signal.
  • Later on Wednesday morning, another glitch caused trading in all securities to be suspended on the New York Stock Exchange. The mood was more of calm resignation. “It’s under control. We’re just waiting for word. There’s no sign of panic at all,” one reticent trader told Reuters. Trading eventually resumed just in time for workers to miss their lunch.
  • As the news outlets reported on NYSE suspension, just down the metaphorical street, The Wall Street Journalwas left behind after an outage prevented its homepage from loading. The paper announced “technical difficulties” and subbed in a stripped down version of the homepage. By early afternoon, the site was back up, featuring stories about all the other glitches.
  • On Wednesday, whatever panic there was seemed to center more on the cause. In an interview with CNN, a spokesperson from the Department of Homeland Security said that there is “no sign of malicious activity” in either the United or NYSE troubles.

As it happened, I was switching between CNN and FOX News on TV. “Happening Now” on FOX News was interrupted by BREAKING NEWS – Shepard Smith suddenly broke in with BREAKING NEWS – the BREAKING NEWS being Shepard Smith’s assessment of the cause of the problems. He presented his opinion as FACT. The FOX News anchor claimed all of those events are just coincidences, and that there is no deliberate attack in progress. He implied that anyone who believes the events are not coincidences, are not just simple malfunctions, are stupid people grossly irresponsible for pushing conspiracy theories. That’s also what the Obama Administration was already claiming just minutes into the series events. This is not the first time Smith has taken the side of the far left liberal Democrats to condemn all other views. Perhaps he should move over to MSNBC. “Fair and balanced” news coverage at FOX News? Perhaps Shepard Smith and his claim is just a glitch.

As it happened, I was working on a new editorial article here at The Lantern Journal. Repeatedly, I experienced “connection lost” notice at the top of the wp-admin post edit page. This was only happening at WordPress. I didn’t have trouble accessing other websites, at that time. I checked my Internet connection, and it was working fairly well. I checked my live StatCounter reports, and found the Navy Network Information Center was visiting my WordPress site – The Lantern Journal.

I get visits from NNIC (and other similar government agencies or US military) when having posted or working on certain editorial articles that involve sensitive government and political issues. NNIC showed up on the Users Tab, having remotely accessed my personal desktop computer at home, evening of Friday 6 September 2013. Their interest was caused by my editorial article about the USS San Antonio about to deliver some US Marines to Syria, briefly reported by CNN, in conflict with Obama’s promise that he would not do that. CNN withdrew the report, and then deleted comments at its website by viewers who saw the report. I was writing another article about it when NNIC, the US Navy’s version of the CIA and NSA, then hacked my computer again and delivered a virus that destroyed Windows on it. I was censored, silenced for 6 months, until I was able to save up money to by a Chromebook with the Chrome Operating System – which can’t be hacked and can’t get a virus.

Previously, for example, excerpts from 1 September 2014 StatCounter report for visitors at The Lantern Journal…

  • Arlington, Virginia, US Senate 156.33.241.8
  • Washington, District of Columbia, US Senate 156.33.241.5
  • Washington, District of Columbia, US House Of Representatives 143.231.249.137
  • Washington, District of Columbia, US House Of Representatives 143.231.249.141
  • Washington, District of Columbia, US Department Of State 169.253.194.1
  • Washington, District of Columbia, US International Broadcasting Bureau 152.75.13.70
  • Apo, Armed Forces Europ, United States, Tks Telepost 178.76.175.204
  • Apo, Armed Forces Europ, United States, Inexio Informationstechnologie Und Telekommunikati 178.76.159.244
  • Aberdeen, Maryland, US Department Of Defense Network 140.153.24.26
  • Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas, US Department Of Defense Network 192.138.52.41
  • Fort Belvoir, Virginia, US Department Of Defense Network 130.16.98.134
  • Fort Huachuca, Arizona, US Department Of Defense Network 140.153.173.93
  • Fort Huachuca, Arizona, US Department Of Defense Network 147.71.10.254
  • Washington, District of Columbia, National Defense University 198.76.89.10
  • San Diego, California, Navy Network Information Center (NNIC) 138.163.0.42

This also recently includes IP 205.115.188.114 – ISP Navy Network Information Center (NNIC) – Jacksonville, North Carolina, accessing my WordPress postings 7 July 2015, according to my StatCounter report used with WordPress Stats.

Fact is, NNIC was active at the time of the series of “glitches” on Tuesday 7 July 2015. I do not believe China was responsible for the “glitches” here in the United States. Fact is, as it happened here it also happened in China – where their stock market crashed.

Is it possible this was just a practice run for a more significant world-wide future attack as a “false flag” operation? Unlikely, but possible.

The US Government continued to claim the problems with New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street Journal, US Airlines, and others is “just a glitch” for each without any common cause such as a cyber attack by hacker. However…

Excerpts…

  • Anonymous may have been involved in the problems that have crippled the New York Stock Exchange, according to a tweet sent by the group.
  • “Wonder if tomorrow is going to be bad for Wall Street….” one of the group’s most popular accounts tweeted. “We can only hope.”
  • Authorities have so far denied that there is any sign of a hack. But YourAnonNews sent the tweet around midnight local time, before the problems were known and when the exchange was closed.

“In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” – George Orwell.

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith…
Padmé: “”What if the democracy we thought we were serving no longer exists, and the Republic has become the very evil we have been fighting to destroy?

“It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.” – Mark Twain.

“WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY AND HE IS US.” – from Walt Kelly, his classic newspaper comic strip, Pogo, known for seemingly simplistic, but slyly perceptive comments about the state of the world and politics. Pogo’s quip was a pun based on the famous quotation “We have met the enemy and they are ours” — one of two famous quotes made by American Navy Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry on September 10, 1813, after defeating a British naval squadron on Lake Erie during the War of 1812.

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The Glitch of 2016

2015 July 16 – 0800 a.m. PT – Thursday

Editorial Article – Political Humor – News

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Vote for The Glitch in 2016

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Opinion: Hillary Clinton is a . . . glitch.

By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes.

…Dialog of the second witch in Act 4 Scene 1 of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

A few excerpts from Famous Glitches in History…

  • The asteroid that hit Earth and killed off the dinosaurs 65 million years ago was just a glitch.
  • The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 7 December 1941 was just a glitch.
  • Barack Obama being elected US President 2008 and 2012 was just a glitch.
  • Hillary Clinton (running for US president in Election 2016) is just a glitch.

Tuesday morning 7 July 2015…

  • United Airlines bites the dust due to a glitch.
  • The New York Stock Exchange bites the dust due to a glitch.
  • The Wall Street Journal bites the dust due to a glitch.
  • Other businesses and services, not reported as being part of this series of glitches, bite the dust.

Related article…

The US Government continued to claim the problems with New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street Journal, US Airlines, and others is “just a glitch” for each without any common cause such as a cyber attack by hacker. However…

Excerpts…

  • Anonymous may have been involved in the problems that have crippled the New York Stock Exchange, according to a tweet sent by the group.
  • “Wonder if tomorrow is going to be bad for Wall Street….” one of the group’s most popular accounts tweeted. “We can only hope.”
  • Authorities have so far denied that there is any sign of a hack. But YourAnonNews sent the tweet around midnight local time, before the problems were known and when the exchange was closed.

“In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” – George Orwell.

“It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.” – Mark Twain.

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith…
Padmé: “”What if the democracy we thought we were serving no longer exists, and the Republic has become the very evil we have been fighting to destroy?

“WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY AND HE IS US.” – from Walt Kelly, his classic newspaper comic strip, Pogo, known for seemingly simplistic, but slyly perceptive comments about the state of the world and politics. Pogo’s quip was a pun based on the famous quotation “We have met the enemy and they are ours” — one of two famous quotes made by American Navy Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry on September 10, 1813, after defeating a British naval squadron on Lake Erie during the War of 1812.

… Timeglass Babylon variation: WE HAVE FOUND THE ALIENS – THEY ARE US!

Statists – A glitch on the political spectrum:

Statists are the real enemy. Statists want government to have a great deal of control over individuals and society. They support centralized planning, and often doubt whether liberty and freedom of choice are practical options.

At the very bottom of the chart, left-authoritarians are usually called socialists, while right-authoritarians are generally called fascists.

President Obama is a left-leaning Statist, not a Liberal. So is Hillary Clinton – favoring an Orwellian kind of government. For comparison, President Bill Clinton was a Liberal, not a Statist, but now appears to also be a left-leaning Statist. I’m  strongly opposed to Statists. 

On the Political Spectrum:

Left-Liberals, Democrats, generally embrace freedom of choice in personal matters, but support central decision-making in economics. They want the government to help the disadvantaged in the name of fairness. Leftists tolerate social diversity, but work for what they might describe as “economic equality.” I’m not opposed to Liberals or Democrats.

Right-Conservatives, Republicans, and Tea Party members have at times been the majority of readers here at The Lantern Journal. They favor freedom of choice on economic issues, but want official standards in personal matters. They tend to support the free market, but frequently want the government to defend the community from what they see as  threats to morality or to the traditional family structure. I’m not opposed to Conservatives or the GOP Republicans.

Libertarians support a great deal of liberty and freedom of choice in both personal and economic matters. They believe government’s only purpose is to protect people from coercion and violence. They value individual responsibility, and tolerate economic and social diversity. I’m not opposed to Libertarians, but find them to be more extreme than Conservatives and Liberals on some issues.

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Centrists favor selective government intervention and emphasize what they commonly describe as “practical solutions” to current problems. They tend to keep an open mind on political issues. Many centrists feel that government serves as a check on excessive liberty. I’m a Centrist, similar to Libertarians but not as far left as they are and not as far right as they are. Conservative on most but not all economic and government issues. Liberal on most but not all personal and social issues. People “average out” to be Centrists. There is no true third choice for most issues to define a Centrist, who basically must “Agree” or “Disagree” on each issue. “Maybe” is not an acceptable choice. “Maybe” is the usual choice of Moderates. Centrists are not Moderates. Centrists know where they stand on each issue. Many Centrists are registered as Independent voters – otherwise are Nonpartisan or Unaffiliated – not members of any political parties.

Election 2016: A Final Election Odyssey?

IF THIS GOES ON—

Excerpts from Wikipedia article…

  • “If This Goes On—” is a science fiction short novel by Robert A. Heinlein, first serialized in 1940 in Astounding Science-Fiction and revised and expanded for inclusion in the 1953 collection Revolt in 2100. The novel shows what might happen to Christianity in the United States given mass communications, applied psychology, and a hysterical populace. The novel is part of Heinlein’s Future History series.
  • The story is set in a future theocratic American society, ruled by the latest in a series of fundamentalist Christian “Prophets.” The First Prophet was Nehemiah Scudder, a backwoods preacher turned President (elected in 2012), then dictator (no elections were held in 2016 or later).

The following two paragraphs have been excerpted from the 1986 Baen Book printing of Robert A. Heinlein’s novel titled Revolt in 2100 –from the story titled If This Goes On—:

  • For the first time in my life I was reading things which had not been approved by the Prophet’s censors, and the impact on my mind was devastating. Sometimes I would glance over my shoulder to see who was watching me, frightened in spit of myself. I began to sense faintly that secrecy is the keystone of all tyranny. Not force, but secrecy . . . censorship. When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, “This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know,” the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything—you can’t conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.
  • I had trouble at first in admitting the possibility of what I read; I think perhaps of all the things a police state can do to its citizens, distorting history is possibly the most pernicious. For example, I learned for the first time that the United States had not been ruled by a bloodthirsty emissary of Satan before the First Prophet arose in his wrath and cast him out — but had been a community of free men, deciding their own affairs by peaceful consent. I don’t mean that the first republic had been a scriptural paradise, but it hadn’t been anything like what I had learned in school.

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WATCHMEN

The Times They Are A-Changin’
Bob Dylan lyrics

Come gather ’round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You’ll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you
Is worth savin’
Then you better start swimmin’
Or you’ll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin’.

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won’t come again
And don’t speak too soon
For the wheel’s still in spin
And there’s no tellin’ who
That it’s namin’
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin’.

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don’t stand in the doorway
Don’t block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There’s a battle outside
And it is ragin’
It’ll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’.

Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don’t criticize
What you can’t understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is
Rapidly agin’
Please get out of the new one
If you can’t lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin’.

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin’
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin’.

We Didn’t Start The Fire
Billy Joel lyrics 

Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray
South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio
Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, Television
North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe

Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom
Brando, The King And I, and The Catcher In The Rye
Eisenhower, Vaccine, England’s got a new queen
Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev
Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc
Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Dacron
Dien Bien Phu Falls, Rock Around the Clock
Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn’s got a winning team
Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland
Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Khrushchev
Princess Grace, Peyton Place, Trouble in the Suez

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac
Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, Bridge On The River Kwai
Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California baseball
Starkweather, Homicide, Children of Thalidomide…

Buddy Holly, Ben-Hur, Space Monkey, Mafia
Hula Hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go
U-2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy
Chubby Checker, Psycho, Belgians in the Congo

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

Hemingway, Eichmann, Stranger in a Strange Land
Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion
Lawrence of Arabia, British Beatlemania
Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson

Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British Politician Sex
J.F.K. blown away, what else do I have to say

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again
Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock
Begin, Reagan, Palestine, Terror on the airline
Ayatollah’s in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan
Wheel of Fortune, Sally Ride, heavy metal, suicide
Foreign debts, homeless Vets, AIDS, Crack, Bernie Goetz
Hypodermics on the shores, China’s under martial law
Rock and Roller Cola wars, I can’t take it anymore

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
But when we are gone
It will still burn on and on and on and on
And on and on and on and on…

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No, we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No, we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

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