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posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 09:34 PM
I was starting to doubt myself. September is winding down and I thought my prediction of the crash was wrong. Nope. Europe was down by 5% and is at its worst levels in years. It's obvious the attack is on European banks.

The rally in the early part this month was due to investors buying up over-sold stocks from their lows reached last month. They were snatching up good stocks at firesale prices. Now, they're selling again to profit from the rise in price. They'll drive it down again. Cause another banking crisis. And scoop up stocks and dump bad debts on the government. It worked so well the last time, why not do it again. They are doing what any good monopoly player would do, they're trying to buy and own everything on the board.

posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 01:04 PM
Well, I'm not the only one who thinks the markets are going to crash.

This investor is saying exactly what I've been saying. Europe will crash. And the big boys are controlling the markets. They will get rich by buying when after the "fire-sale".

There is speculation that this guy is a Yes Man. But I doubt it. Forbes magazine has interviewed him. And the Yes Men deny that he is one of them. They would admit it because that's how they get publicity.

So, from my vantage point, having already understood the market's direction, this guy is just saying what's what.

posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 05:30 PM
Here's a funny picture of the German Chancellor.
She's watching the sky falling.

posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 11:59 AM
And it's now time once again for angry robin...

People are stupid. Well, at least some reporters. I've been reading about the ozone hole this morning. Several of the reports are misleading. And just plain wrong.

First, from The Guardian,

"A huge hole that appeared in the Earth's protective ozone layer above the Arctic in 2011 was the largest recorded in the northern hemisphere, though the sudden appearance of the hole was not due to man-made causes, scientists said in a report on Monday." Bullcrap.

Second from Wired,

"The blame has been pinned on cold temperatures. "

Here's the conclusion,

"On the bright side, the root cause of this problem — anthropogenic CFC emissions — were successfully restricted in 1987 by the Montreal Protocol, and eventually eliminated in a rare case of international co-operation over atmospheric science. It’s just that the chlorine compounds that were emitted prior to the restrictions being implemented can persist for a long time in the upper atmosphere. The ozone layer is on its way back to health, and isn’t expected to get any better before the middle of the century, but at least it isn’t getting much sicker."

But this is not all of the story. The cold temperatures are not to blame. They are the natural forces which have been at play for thousands and thousands of years. The culprit is man-made chemicals. Nothing else.

And the deluded conclusion in Wired does not account for the CFC's which are still being produced.

Proof, from The Guardian article, which starts out with a incorrect definition of cause, then is the only article which correctly gives the state of CFC production.

"The scientists say man-made chemicals such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) destroy ozone in the stratosphere, after sunlight breaks up the complex chemicals into simpler forms that react with ozone. While some of the chemicals are covered by a UN treaty that aims to stop their use, it will be decades before they are fully phased out of production."

Under the Montreal Protocol, developing countries were to phased out production of CFCs by 2010. Last year. I've had trouble finding out if they have now banned the production. There is an illegal trade in CFCs. So, the chemical is still in use. Still available. And probably stockpiled by the developing countries.

It's as if we think we've cleaned up our act. We haven't. They are persistent chemicals which will be around for many, many more decades.

Oh, here's an article stating that the Canadian government is cutting money for scientists who are studying the ozone holes.

the Guardian


The state of our reporting is horrible. Too many sources competing with too little time to get it right. At least the National Post, which has a conservative bias, is at least holding the government to account. Well done.

posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 09:54 PM
Here's a challenge. I watch 60 Minutes. Here's a hint. My previous post criticized the state of our reporting.

Can you guess which story upset me and why?

posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 04:50 PM
Apparently the bank crisis will start in October. Which means it will be a carbon copy of 2008. The market's have sold off. And the rumors are flying fast and fierce. Investors off balance as one day things get better, then, another headline comes along stating Greece is going to default. Moodys got into the act today downgrading UK banks as well. I think Spain and Italy got whacked as well.

Enough of finance. I'm too preoccupied with Arkansas. Oh, yeah. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe Perry won't win. I'm sticking to my pick. But, there's too many angles right now. I'm starting to think they'll be a third party candidate.

Lord, thank you. Sarah won't slay us. This means my daydreams of doom weren't prophesy.

posted on Oct, 22 2011 @ 07:40 AM
Hi Robin... I've seen you post in a couple of forums now about how close Yellowstone was to errupting. I was hoping you would elaborate on that and share more of your thoughts and theories about that. Whether you do it here, or in the Yellowstone thread, I for one would certainly appreciate it. I'm sure many others would as well.

posted on Oct, 23 2011 @ 11:13 AM
reply to post by UtahRosebud

Yeah, I did. And it's been popping in and out of my head lately. I am not yet ready to put it all together. A simple way of looking at it by simply contrasting what's happening now, and what did happen starting in 2004.

The simple fact is that is impossible to say how close we came. This statement also applies to the geologists. They are correct to say that nothing happened to signify an immediate eruption. Let's just say they saw no signs that the seal had been broken. But they can't say how much real strain was applied and at what point it would have ruptured.

Think about it. Isn't it quiet at Yellowstone. Real quiet.
In 2008/2009 and in 2010 is was real noisy.

Compare and contrast. That's all that science is.

posted on Oct, 23 2011 @ 06:02 PM
I forgot my password for a moment. But, now, here I am. I now just come to really understand what I am. I am an existentialist. Not meaning I am some faithful follower of some philosophical _ frig I the word and it's gone. If you have to struggle forget it. I mean, my mind is obsessed and fixated on only one thing. Existence.

I've been trying to explain to my helpers that I can't meditate. After several moments or minutes, I'm angry. I just laughed. It's true. They offer all kinds of advice and services. I've very keen for the services. But I've had to ask more and more to hold the advice. I have a problem. I can't take advice. Especially now.

I just off the phone with someone who was grieving. I talked to them but it was gruelling because I don't know what to say. I just become very agreeable and follow instuctions, and repeat stuff. I find it impossible to express tradtional cliches to help. This leaves me stumbling and invariably leads to me saying something stupid. Last night, I was in a discussion and when I made my point, I had been completely and totally insensitive because I am under duress. I was bemoaning my own misery and forgot about the misery of others. More specifically, I was generalizing.

Where is this all going? Haven't a clue. It's just that this is all I have left. I've talked to all my helpers. I've got all the wheels of the greater society in motion. I've acted when I concluded the only course of action. I have no real choices. My decisions are ones of last resort. I am only trying to stop a collapse. My collapse.

For as I write now, I am having a complete and utter nervous breakdown. But wait. I am coherant and productive. Meaning I'm not being destructive and irrational. Oh, don't think I wouldn't be doing that if I could. It's just that I've tried that route over and over again. A billion times I've tried a billion different ways to unravel. I have the bumps on my head to prove I repeatedly ran headlong into the wall. No. This time I'm not exploding because it isn't an option.

What's left. Endurance. That's all I got. My arm is killing me as I type. It will flare up later and I'll want painkillers. I will then have to fight against and addiction to them as I endure each new day. Each new minute. I wrote to my helpers when I need an urgent pep talk. To alert them to my immediate need. I simply wrote, "time is not my friend."

Advise. I've been trying not to fault people for their desire to offer advice. Damn it. It's spelled with a c. How many times do I have to tell you? They still do. The only person I didn't tell to not give me advice was my adult son. At the end of a recent conversation, guess what? He gave me advice and offered a cliche. Guess what? I didn't scold him. I just loved him even more and this was food.

Context. Muck it. You can have no context. My life is way too damn long and it's impossible.

I can tell you how miserable I am. But there is no way. I could write forever here. All I'll do is start spinning in bigger and bigger circles. Jumping back and forth because it's too damn big to spit out all at once. There's things I can't even express for reasons that I can't even express because it is inappropriate. Trust me. It's official. And it's not some paranoid conspiracy. It's simple and mundane. Meaning it's unremarkable because it happens to lots of people in my position every day when people have disagreements and end up - where I never wanted to go.

Lawyers. Everyone said I should have been a lawyer. Ha, not that I'm grown up I come to loath a few and am glad I never went that route. Oh, I believe in law. It's just that a human construct and full of flaws.

Existence. Yes, I am existing at this time. I guess that's a choice. So I still have power. Hey, gotta start somewhere. Rage. I guess that's part of it as well and I must embrace it. Not tight enough to burn though.
Breath. I am breathing. That's all I got at the moment. Because - I'm so full of crap.

The problem is with existing. It's with the next moment. The uncertainty. The calculation. And when you are given some horrible odds, it's hard to know where to place your only token.

I want to shut up now. Because I'm looking for answers that don't exist. I almost want advice. I want it. But I know it's cliche and it's only based on hope. And sorry. You can hope. But hope does not make something exist. It just helps us endure. Yes, indeed. I could change myself, and accept that I can't control others, and accept that it's part of life. But that does not stop it from affecting my life. And I'm not going to pretend otherwise and spout cliches'. No.

Suffering. I guess- no pain no gain?

And now because I'm so totally sick of listening to myself crying about my own misery. Hell. Even prisoners get a break to go outside.

Wouldn't you know it. I could write about something that will lighten my spirit. I could find some delightful thing to distract myself. I cou

posted on Oct, 23 2011 @ 06:14 PM
Wow. filled the whole damn thing.

I could talk about cicadas. Or wax poetically about the absurd theatre which is politics. And such.

No. Damn. No.

I've been pondering whether or not I should start a thread about the new Arkansas swarm. I've been trying to be a good boy and stay calm. I've pulled back and taken a wait and see approach. I really don't have the strength to try and draw everyone's attention to it right now. But. I'm so damned convinced of what is around the corner. So, convinced this new swarm is not just some remnant of the last swarm.

So, am I deluded? I am not religious. But I talk to God all the time. The problem is that I have no proof of anything. And without solid proofs, I am always in doubt. Even with accepted things I rebel. So, my seeing the future has nothing to do with the devine. It's only logic.

I see the disaster. I know that if I start another thread and express my real feelings. I'll be labelling a scaremonger. I frankly don't care. But it would be that if I am jumping the gun and every goes quiet. I am certain it won't. And I know very soon there will be more and they will grow in size and intensity. Today, one was further north than the others. I have state in the past that the fault is longer than thought. But with only one, how do you claim a trend? I can't. So, I don't.

That's it. Wait. I'll look at the siesmos and see if things are quiet. There not. There was just another one before I started writing this. You could say that's what helped trigger my outburst here. What else am I going to do? I'll just keep writing.

You know what. I should be writing somewhere else at the moment. And it's important too. The problem is that it's ripping out my heart whenever I'm actually doing it.

Hold on. Pulling up graph. No. Just the one. Still just being regular I guess. Better than signs it's getting worse fast.

No advice.

posted on Oct, 24 2011 @ 10:09 AM
I'm sweaty.
The air is cool outside but I'm hot inside.

I'm listening to a radio program that tells me that the subconcious makes the best decisions. I knew I spelled subconscious wrong. I hate having to stop and look up words. I could download chrome and it will fix my spelling as I go. Damn explorer doesn't. And if it does, I can't be bothered figuring out how to enable it.

Why the hell should I care so much?

So much for my subconscious. It told me to write. And I got nothing left. I spent all I had when I ranted on QuakeWatch about Arkansas.

Do you think I'm obsessed with Arkansas?

Isn't that funny. I think so.

I need something to preoccupy my mind. A mystery. I know. Maybe I should try and figure out how to spell


posted on Oct, 24 2011 @ 12:40 PM

That leaves 1% right. Then what am I? Gee, it's teeny. And if all the millions of words I've spoken, and written are part of me. Then what's the power of what I will can express right now. Gee. It is tiny.

Here's some math.
Here's some analysis.

edit on 24-10-2011 by Robin Marks because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 26 2011 @ 05:27 PM
I figured I'd keep writing. But not all at once. My arm is hurting. So, I'm going to write in bursts. This way I'll keep writing and not have to stop because my nerve is screaming.

One problem. When I was composing while doing other things, I didn't like the subject that was featuring. Oh, I came up with a doosey of a theory. But it's so close to the truth it's scary. I get nervous under stress. So, I'll chalk it up to that. I have developed a method of distracting my mind is a productive way, but, I need to be careful. If I become too interested, I become to obsessed. And when it's a serious subject- it can become too real.

Did you hear Van Gogh didn't kill himself? Fascinating stuff. You never stop learning. If you are studying history, there's so damned much, you'll never have enough time to learn it all, so, you literally can't stop learning. My latest study has been the Brits, and Scots primarily.

I'll say one thing about what I don't want to write about. The Knight's Templar, are, today's version of the CIA. Don't mistake what I am suggesting for the Illuminati and such. No. It's one degree over. If you step back to the side of the light, by one teeny degree- you get the truth. If you take away the mysticism, and you stick to real historical fact, and mix in pyscology based on evolution- you are left with an equation which gives you a very ugly picture. Maybe this may help better explain what I am to articulate without sounding like I'm ranting and pointing fingers at any particular group. There is a "New World Order". But there is no order. It's working on the same old plan that has been ongoing over the last few thousand years. The problem is trying to comprehned any of it under you have a real grasp of history. And the actual mechanisms regrading evolution.

Think about this. There was a tea-toddling, regilious pirate who was the scrouge of the entire New World Trade.

Not your typical pirate you say. Nothing is typical when you study history. And nothing much is like the lengends that history spawns. You need to get the tedious stuff. The small stuff that when added up blows your mind.

So, since I believe that they have a better purpose for me. I'll change subjects and talk about what I intended.

I keep thinking I'm going to have to admit I'm wrong about two things. The banks crashing. And Rick Perry.
It seems that I'm wrong. But wait. Tomorrow the whole thing will unwind. The market is back up. Pump and dump and pump and dump, and then fix the Vix. Knock out one card, and the whole thing flips and flops and flattens on the table. I was rarely the one trying to steay my hands as the house of cards neared the top. I was the little bugger in the background waiting for the right time to blow a big breath at one of the cards at the base.

I know how they think.

Perry. They voted for George Bush Jr. Need I say more.

posted on Oct, 31 2011 @ 07:35 AM
Shhh. I'm sneaking in. I started a new thread, but I'm trying to avoid my own creation. I'm disappointed. Not that I didn't get much attention. I'll admit, it's refreshing to have had people listen to me, and take the issue seriously. They stopped the injection wells. So, why can't I move on? Well, I know the answer, it's just I don't like accept the reason. The simple fact is that the fault is longer. And still active. I have seen the future. They're will be a rupture. I was hoping to get issue in the spotlight again and warn that fracking is still stressing the fault. But nope. People wait until the big event happens, and then they'll pay attention. The Arkansas thread got attention after the 4.7M. Since I was already ontop of the issue, people then wanted to know what was going on. Now, they've fallen back to sleep.

Hopefully, there is some more moderate quakes before the big one. If there is significant signs, maybe I can shake everyone out of their sleep. I want ATS to light up and do what it claims to do. Deny Ignorance.

There is a disaster coming. Fracking will cause a series of major earthquakes in Arkansas. I still think Memphis will be part of the series.

But what do I know? The Euro Banks haven't crashed. And Perry looks like he's walking around with his wang in his hands. There is no doubt there is an economic war being waged against the Euro Zone. It's just that the Europeans are fighting back. The markets have bought back the stocks it sold. Classic pump and dump. Someone was buying up large chuncks of beaten down shares.

If the aim was to devalue the Euro, maybe it's been beaten badly enough. Maybe. So, maybe I'm wrong. Hell. Let's just say I was wrong.

And I'm probably wrong about Perry.

So, maybe I'm wrong about Arkansas. And maybe I should let it go.

I would if I could. Really. It's just that I'm so damned stubborn I'll fight long after I know it's a losing battle.

If you son's of bitches, and you know who you are, don't step up and talk to me directly, I won't give you any more answers. I know you don't understand how I can see through the ground and know what's happening. But you know I've been spot on. January 15 2010 was not a fluke and you know it. That's why you read. That's why you... No more. No more.

I'm ready. I'll know. But it's your move. I'm standing firm.

If I get no acknowledgement. You get no more.

Take me out for a nice dinner. I don't get out much.

posted on Oct, 31 2011 @ 03:27 PM
reply to post by Robin Marks

Found you, Robin. Had to look around a bit when I saw you weren't on the other threads.

Good to find you here.

The politicians and the euro and what they are doing -- those are not the biggest issues and anyone could be right or wrong on them and it won't matter at all.

You were right about the fracking and that's what matters. That's what matters.

Politicians come and go anyway. So do currencies and markets and what people do with them and often we could do better without all of them.

We can't do much without our planet. Without our planet staying calm enough for us to live on it, it mean.

Hey, I wrote a song the other day, based on Ray Charles' "Hard Times". I would guess you know how it goes.

Hard Times (and who knows it better than Guy, Arkansas)

My moma called me
Just the other day
Said her whole house was shaking
Like it was gonna fall away

She said there'll be hard times
Arkansas' hard times
And who knows it
Better than Guy

I soon found out
Just what she meant
When I had to run outside
As the ground began to rent

Oh we've got hard times 'cos the frackin' wells,
Arkansas' hard times...
Yeah who knows it
Better than Guy

(Middle 8)

Arkansas' got beauty
All those towns and hills so green
But when the quakes start up again
It's enough to make you scream

I'm talking hard times 'cos the frackin' wells,
Arkansas' hard times
Yeah who knows it
Better than Guy.

Oh man, one of these days,
All them gasmen with their frackin' wells
They're gonna have to pay

Pay for those hard times
Arkansas' hard times
And who knows it
Better than Guy.

I recorded it (just on a vid cam, don't have a studio), but once I've done the edit and so forth I could upload it somewhere I guess. Used another person's keyboards for backing so need to get his permission first, though. But anyway, wanted to share the words with you at least.


posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 08:16 AM
reply to post by JustMike

Look forward to hearing it Mike.

Bit of a musician myself. Radio and TV in my younger days - only a couple of times however. Even made a record but the record company went bust just at it was released. Obviously I did nothing for them!!

posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 08:31 AM
reply to post by Robin Marks

Robin, thanks to your amazing efforts I have learned so very much about quakes,fracking, and being prepared.

Never ever thought I`d be having to learn about all of this, but I am able now to help those around me learn and get ready.

Fracking seems now to be a "national security issue"..... Funny I always thought that the health and safety of the people was the top "national security issue" but it appears I was wrong.

Your "feelings" on what`s coming for Arkansas are important to me.... you have been right on so many times, and I value your "feelings"!

Thank you !!!!!

posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 08:33 AM
reply to post by PuterMan

Record companies can be like that...
My experience has been basically live shows in clubs and so forth over a dozen years or so, within this country. Lots of fun, but no way to make a living. (Most musos never make much of a living -- don't we know it?

I've decided to re-record the thing anyway. For the first attempt I played the backing music live and sang with it, but I'll get better quality if I playback through phones and sing along, then edit the musical backing into the video afterwards and balance it properly. Will try to get it done in the next few days. I've written to the guy whose performance I'd like to use and asked him if he'll give permission. Told him it was for a version of the song as part of the (ongoing) protest against fracking.

If he doesn't wish me to use it (which is his right) then I'll find another way. I'd play it myself but my keyboard is not that great. Could do at a pinch, though.


edit on 1/11/11 by JustMike because: typos

posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 08:42 AM

Originally posted by dragonlover12
reply to post by Robin Marks

Robin, thanks to your amazing efforts I have learned so very much about quakes,fracking, and being prepared.

Never ever thought I`d be having to learn about all of this, but I am able now to help those around me learn and get ready.

Fracking seems now to be a "national security issue"..... Funny I always thought that the health and safety of the people was the top "national security issue" but it appears I was wrong.

Your "feelings" on what`s coming for Arkansas are important to me.... you have been right on so many times, and I value your "feelings"!

Thank you !!!!!

I second this quote.
Living in Tennessee made me concerned last year when all the swarms were taking place in Arkansas. When the Big One happened in Japan is when I found this site and learned all about fracking. I have learned a lot from you Robin as well as the other guys/gals over on Quake Watch. Thank God we have a place to go and ask stupid questions without ridicule. We really do value what you are doing and how dedicated you are. I am afraid the damage is done.

But then again...there is always hope.


posted on Nov, 5 2011 @ 12:39 PM
reply to post by Robin Marks

Robin, I don't know if I have ever even commented on this particular thread before....but you know I follow your ruminations.

This one really has me intrigued. Main reason? My gut. I have had this 'feeling' for lack of a better word since...wait.....

Okay. So this was bugging me. I went back through my thread about odd quakes (ref, the virginia and colorado quakes) to find where I first talked about it. I found my first post where I mention watching Oklahoma on 8/23/11. This was well before they started having any quakes there:

posted on 23-8-2011 @ 08:36 PM this post reply to post by Robin Marks


Well Robin....THAT is an interesting theory,and it makes sense.

It also goes a long ways to explain some of the wierd stuff (signatures) going on with the Arkansas swarm. (I know what you were referring to)

Obviously, the more water in the ground, the greater the liquifaction. This would perhaps lend credence as to why the quake was so widely felt? There is WHOLE lotta mining going on over there in Virginia.

So then the question would lead to: what next? Ofcourse, still we wouldn't really know the answer to that. I am starting to form a picture in my mind now of what it must look like just below the surface in the states. Including the shale, gas, water (natural and injected) all coming together with known and unknown faults, minerals, vibrations and liquifaction. Hmmmmmmm.....

ETA: For whatever reason, I feel like we need to be watching Oklahoma.


So if you were to then look through the rest of the thread (don't expect anyone to, it's long) you'd find that I keep referring back to it. Watch Oklahoma. I think I have said that around twenty times or more now. Not just on this thread either, but others. I don't normally do that. I have NO scientific reason, or even because of a theory or anything OTHER than a feeling....and I haven't said this anywhere else, but I can clearly remember that afternoon. I was thinking about the thread...about the virginia quakes, etc., wondering where we should be looking, what I was missing. Then, I simply saw an image of the states with only Oklahoma named and thought very cleary "watch Oklahoma". Never had that happen before. It evoked some very strong feelings about it, which is why I have kept repeating here on ATS. I have no other reason. It is actually kinda scaring me that there are now all these quakes there. I really feel like something bigger is coming.

SO. Robin. If what you were talking about may involve Oklahoma (which I think it can clearly draw a line from the OK quakes to the Ark quakes...and then some
) could you expand a bit????? Pretty please???
edit on 5-11-2011 by westcoast because: (no reason given)

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