Mar 3, 2012

Internet Shutdown and Other Time Monks Related Concerns

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.

Web Bot Forum Roundtable Discussion of Data Gap

As discussed, this month is when the web bots are predicted to hit the hard wall of the "data gap," or "discontinuity." To be clear, Clif High does not pretend to know what causes the data gap. But reports going back to some of the earliest web bot runs have shown that in this time period, the ability of the web bots to gather data would start to drop off dramatically and, over the course of about a year, disappear. Jules from Web Bot Forum posted an overview here.

Since the early years of the webbots, Clif High has seen a discontinuity or data gap in the webbots long term forecasting. As we get closer, the discontinuity has come into clear view starting in March 2012 yet for all intense [sic] and purposes, the discontinuity still remains a mystery. During this period the data grows holes which make forecasting impossible. Forecasting correctly and incorrectly is one thing, but what could happen that makes the data impossible to forecast?

Data gap is also something of a misnomer, according to High, who has more recently said that the reemergence of a small amount of data gathering capability was actually forecast due to a programming error. What we're actually looking at is a data stoppage.

Sorry, no. You misunderstand. Data gap is a 'natural' phenomenon. The recurrance of data after 5/2013 is the processing artifact.

The gap effect has already started in modelspace and simply is totally complete by 6.2013.
Also do not know what causes the gap. But at least now we know it is not a gap so much as a winding down and stoppage So unknown effects now are gradually (over 2011 into 2013) causing the stoppage of data. This *may* be good news in the sense that this pattern *would* fit a degradation of the internet.

The hard wall of the data gap also appears to be accompanied by a seemingly infinite period of "release language." Interestingly, High now says that the release language will not be triggered by a specific event but actually seems to be organic.

I have been looking at the data gap with increasing concern as it's onset moves closer but the more I examine it, the more inscrutable it becomes. I do think, however, that whatever it is, it's fairly inevitable. In the years that I've been following the Time Monks work, I've found their accuracy on the big picture stuff to be fairly dazzling. And when they predict a period of release language, it always comes, accompanied by an event or a series of them. That the data gap correlates with a release language period such as we've never seen before makes me take it all the more seriously.

Bear in mind that when the web bot predictions pan out, it's not because Clif High or George Ure are so good at predicting things. It's that we, the human race, know what's coming due to our innate psychicness. Clif High has just developed some very clever software that has a good batting average when it comes to reading the collective unconscious through our expressions on the internet. Often, High doesn't understand what he's looking at. As he has said himself, the monkey mind gets hold of these broad archetypes and misinterprets them. The fine details, he can get wildly wrong, while, at the same time, reporting archetypes and memes that are dead on. Often, they can only be really understood in retrospect.

In Wikipedia's write-up on  the web bot project, they list some of the hits and misses. The first item on the miss list is a perfect demonstration of how totally misunderstood the nature of these predictions is.

A massive earthquake in Vancouver, Canada and the Pacific Northwest was predicted to occur on 12 December 2008.

While High's analysis of the predictive linguistics did point to an earthquake for the region that did not come to pass, much of the language he based that forecast on was fulfilled. Where High often gets it wrong is in his analysis of what the language means, not in the accuracy of the language itself. So what actually occurred? On December 11 2008, Bernie Madoff was arrested for running a ponzi scheme and the phrase "financial earthquake" was repeated ad nauseam, ad infinitum, to describe the Madoff scandal. And while no massive earthquake hit Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest, the "geographic isolation" predicted in the linguistics did because of massive snow storms. Flights and other mass transit were majorly disrupted ruining Christmas for many. It was not widely reported but because I have internet friends in the area I know that many people were unable to access major roadways or buy groceries. There were people who were snowed in for weeks, in some cases. So High's deduction that the "geographic isolation" would be caused by the "earthquake" was incorrect. He conflated two discreet language components that turned out to be separate. But the language itself was absolutely borne out by events.

And that was one of their "misses."

So, when it comes to the broad strokes, I take the Time Monks predictions seriously. The fine brushwork, less so.

While I think it's fairly inevitable that there will be a data gap, the reasons are incredibly unclear and High and Ure have done a fair bit of spit-balling, and most of their predictions are dire. Ure has several times advanced the idea of it being due to a web stoppage. Horrible as it sounds, it is, in my opinion, the most obvious reading that suggests itself. And the fact that the FBI is warning that they may shut down DNS access on March 8 points to one possibility. As any programmer knows, things like this rarely go smoothly.

The FBI is currently scheduled to take several temporary DNS servers offline on March 8th; an action that could result in the disconnection of millions of Internet users. This dilemma stems from a nasty trojan that was circulating back in 2011 called DNSChanger. This bug was used to alter a user’s DNS settings, and law enforcement used temporary DNS servers to give everyone time to fix the problem. Experts fear that many systems are still infected, and risk failure on March 8th.

Clif addressed this one head on near the end of his most recent interview, which can be downloaded here. It's one of the best and most informative interviews he's done in a while. Here's what he had to say on the data gap possibly being tied to some sort of internet take-down.

Well, let me tell ya, since about 2002 we started getting indications that there was this data gap showing up in 2012 and I used those terms, "data gap." First started showing up as swiss cheese kind of effect in our modelspace and these holes. But when we shift modelspace and make it move to get the temporal effect and figure out a time ratio, all of those swiss cheese holes form a solid gap. And so we've got this data gap that has been forecast since way back when appearing at this particular time. Our data gap had always been focused on March 15th of this year. Now was it forecasting the internet going down way back when in 2002? It didn't seem to relate to the hardware but there was no way to-to know at the time because the language was related to the emotions that people would feel as a result of whatever the event was that caused the data gap itself. And our data gap, since we didn't have any follow-up on that, we couldn't look ahead and then look back from that far perspective to see what had happened so to speak. And so it's been a big mystery for us what occurred in 2012. Coulda been, okay, we've been speculating, okay, the data gap could relate to the huge, uh, could relate to a nuclear war where we're all killed. That would certainly cause a big disruption in the psychic, uh, forcefield that is humanity. Or it could be solar flares or so on. Or, even way back when, it could be a total disruption, uh, of the internet. Well, the way that that comes out, though, uh, we've seen the data holes show up and there is some, I have to say, there's some supporting argument temporally based for George Ure's contention that the take-down of the internet attempts in Northern Africa as part of the Arab spring were the, coincidentally, when the first of our data holes showed up. So we may have been forecasting a generalized disruption of the internet that might begin on March 15th. If so, it persists for a long time. 

Another possibility that High mentions in that clip, and has mentioned several times over the years. is solar flare related disruption to the magnetosphere being responsible for the data gap. Obviously, if we had a massive Carrington event and it wiped out the electrical grid, our entire communication system would go. Of course we'd also quite possibly be thrown back to the 1800s. Around 11 minutes into the second hour of that same interview, High discusses the "sun disease" meme relative to the possibility of disruptive solar events. Interestingly, he charts 3 of these events between early 2012 and 2013. I mention this because it could arguably point to a Carrington or other electromagnetic disruption and it correlates to the time period over which the data stoppage occurs.

The auroras we've been seeing have been beautiful but the threat to our electrics shouldn't be underestimated. A recent study found that we are even more at risk than previously thought. 

"Even if it’s off by a factor of two, that’s a much larger number than I thought,” study author Pete Riley, senior scientist at Predictive Science, a space "weather" research firm in San Diego, told Wired.

. . .

Riley calculated the relationship between the severity of a solar storm and how likely it is to happen, basing his predictions on the so-called Carrington event of 1859, which caused widespread disruption of communication systems as well as brilliant auroras as far south as the Caribbean. During the event, Scientific American noted, "People could read the newspaper by their crimson and green light. Gold miners in the Rocky Mountains woke up and ate breakfast at 1 a.m., thinking the sun had risen on a cloudy day." 

War with Iran appears to be one of High's greatest fears as much of this coincides with the webbot meme "the Israeli mistake" and what is an increasingly audible drumbeat from the pro-bomb Iran faction. This particular concern drove High to cancel all his interviews and unplug from the conversation entirely because he was too depressed to talk about it. He rallied and went on to schedule some other interviews, shifting his focus to preventing a trigger to war, such as false flag attack. Please note that I do not in any way endorse the paranoid abuse of terms like zionist, mason, or illuminati. There is much I disagree with in terms of High's personal filter and these particular conspiracy theories are among them. However, that there is an active push for war with Iran is pretty hard to deny and the rhetoric is really ramping up.

When it comes to false flag possibilities, note how much of Barry McCaffrey's case for war relies on an anticipated attack from Iran. This retired general (please note my use of the word retired) and full-time war profiteer presented this Power Point to the editorial board of NBC, as reported by Glenn Greenwald. In it he practically writes the script for a false flag.

Here is the relevant text:

The latest saber rattling by the Iranian Armed Forces threatening the US Navy Carrier Stennis Battle Group to not return to the Gulf was significant. It was immediately and widely derided as an empty threat by the 5th Fleet in Bahrain. In my judgment the US will not and should not place a carrier at risk in the narrow Gulf waters if combat operations are deemed likely. There is a high probability that the Iranians could SINK a US carrier (with 5000+ sailors) in these constrained waters with their current military capabilities. It would mean all-out war if that happened.

I can't help noticing, though, that all this saber rattling is getting major push-back from active duty, as opposed to retired, military, with both the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Martin Dempsey, and the Air Force chief of staff, General Norton Schwartz, publicly questioning the wisdom and efficacy of striking Iran. And yesterday, General Dempsey dug in his heels during a Congressional hearing, repeating his assertion that Iran is a "rational actor" and should not be underestimated. Military chiefs don't speak out publicly like that unless they are in alignment with the current administration, which they are.

“Any military action in that region threatens greater instability in the region,” said White House spokesman Jay Carney.

. . .

So far, the United States has no conclusive evidence the Iranians are building a nuclear weapon, he said.

The Obama administration is advocating for a political solution to the crisis that includes International Atomic Energy Agency monitoring of Iran’s nuclear program.

It's also clear from this interview that President Obama is not taking military action off the table -- something that no President in a difficult negotiation would ever do -- but he has numerous preferred methods he wants to see unfold. It seems pretty clear that he wants to talk the Israeli government down when he meets with Prime Minister Netanyahu.

In my discussions with Israel, the key question that I ask is: How does this impact their own security environment? I've said it publicly and I say it privately: ultimately, the Israeli prime minister and the defense minister and others in the government have to make their decisions about what they think is best for Israel's security, and I don't presume to tell them what is best for them.

But as Israel's closest friend and ally, and as one that has devoted the last three years to making sure that Israel has additional security capabilities, and has worked to manage a series of difficult problems and questions over the past three years, I do point out to them that we have a sanctions architecture that is far more effective than anybody anticipated; that we have a world that is about as united as you get behind the sanctions; that our assessment, which is shared by the Israelis, is that Iran does not yet have a nuclear weapon and is not yet in a position to obtain a nuclear weapon without us having a pretty long lead time in which we will know that they are making that attempt.

The Obama administration is in no hurry to go for the military option and sees it as a long term strategy potential so I think it unlikely that we will take any such action this month. If that issue were to be involved with the release language, it would require a triggering event like a false flag and it would have to be very soon. Personally, I don't see how any of that could correlate with a period of prevailing release language as whatever war preparations took place in the aftermath of a false flag would be redolent with building tension language. That there is lots of language and speculation about war with Iran that could contribute to the crocodile teeth pattern we are supposed to be entering right now is a strong possibility. Nuclear annihilation in the coming weeks, far less so, in my opinion. I just don't see how that possibility fits the timeline.

The discussion posted at the top of the page includes a lot of theories and some of them are really positive. The possibility of the release language as part of a massive consciousness shift seems like a very real possibility to me and squares with this sense I've been having of the earth itself just suddenly thriving and blooming.

In this segment of Jay Weidner's speech he quotes High as saying years ago that what he saw for this time period was not a revolution as much as an evolution. One way or another, I think that is what's transpiring. It's only a question of how much pain will accompany that growth. I certainly hope it's a lot less than the worst predicted scenarios.


  1. Great and informative post. It has succinctly organized all my thoughts I've been having and researching about 2012. (by the way, you write "20012" by accident in your post).

    I can't wait to see what the data gap may be, and unfortunately so, have been neglecting my day to day duties in order to keep up with everything that is going on in the world today.

    I hope that the internet cables that were cut by the ship in Africa is not a precursor to the eventual shutdown of the internet. If it is, I will finally stop feeling as though I am crazy or "conspiracist", and if nothing happens I still have plan B. Signs are pointing to it though. Anonymous, FBI, NASA all talking about some sort of outage of some sort—electric grid, trojan.

    "Beware the Ides of March" — Shakespeare in the play of Julius Cesar (In context, Julius Cesar was told he would die sometime in the middle of march, but he was so proud he did not believe that it would come true).

  2. @Kingkok, I hadn't heard about the thing in Africa. Geez Louise. It cut off access in 6 countries. That's a pretty big hole in the swiss cheese. And then there's this:

    "There are claims that the cable was intentionally sliced as three other cables were also cut in the Red Sea off the coast of Djibouti just days beforehand."

    Thanks for the info. (more here)

  3. Massive solar flare hitting today. I'll just throw this here:

    "A massive solar flare that erupted from the sun late Tuesday (March 6) is unleashing one of the most powerful solar storms in more than five years, a solar tempest that may potentially interfere with satellites in orbit and power grids when it reaches Earth."


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