19% of Americans believe the U.S. government was behind 9/11. 25% believe the financial crisis was caused by the small cabal of Wall Street bankers. 11% believe the government is mandating a switch to compact florescent light bulbs because the light bulbs make people obedient and easy to control.
مؤشر تقلب التشفير (CVI) هو مؤشر VIX لامركزي للعملات المشفرة يسمح للمستخدمين بالتحوط لأنفسهمضد تقلبات السوق والخسارة غير الدائمة. تم تطوير CVI وإطلاقه على Ethereum MainNet في 20 يناير 2021 من قبل فريق COTI بالتعاون مع البروفيسور دان غالاي. وهو مبتكر VIX وجزء من مجلس مستشاري CVI. بالنسبة لأولئك الذين ليسوا على دراية بالمصطلح ، فإن VIX هو مؤشر يقيس التقلبات في سوق الأسهم بناءً على التقلب الضمني لخيارات مؤشر S&P 500 . ويُشار إليه أيضًا باسم “مؤشر مخاوف السوق”. بطريقة مماثلة ، يساعد CVI المستخدمين على تتبع وتداول التقلب الضمني لمدة 30 يومًا لايثيريوم (ETH) و بيتكوين (BTC) . إقرأ المزيد تعمل جوجل على إنشاء سماعة رأس للواقع المعزز ممدوح مجدي الأحد 12:58 م - 23 يناير - 2022 لماذا يتبنى تويتر وفيسبوك معايير NFT؟ ممدوح مجدي الأحد 12:57 م - 23 يناير - 2022 وذلك باستخدام نموذج تسعير خيارات بلاك سكولز Black-Scholes لتعزيز مؤشر يتقلب بين 0 و 200. سكولز هو نموذج تسعير يستخدم لتحديد السعر العادل أو القيمة النظرية للمكالمة أو خيار البيع بناءً على ستة متغيرات:
سعر السهم الأساسي
السعر الخالي من المخاطر
يتم إنشاء CVI عن طريق حساب مؤشر التقلب اللامركزي من أسعار خيارات العملة المشفرة جنبًا إلى جنب مع تحليل توقعات السوق للتقلبات المستقبلية. يمكن للمتداولين استخدام المؤشر كأداة للمضاربة أو التحوط في محفظتهم إذا اعتقدوا أن التقلبات في العملات المشفرة ستزداد. كما ذكرنا سابقًا ، يمكن أن يتأرجح المؤشر بين رقمين: 0 و 200. العناوين الرئيسية [إخفاء]
200 سيشير إلى أقصى مستوى للتقلب في السوق بينما يشير الصفر إلى انخفاض التقلب.
عندما نرى أسعار BTC و ETH تنخفض بشكل كبير ، فإن المؤشر سيرتفع في الاتجاه المعاكس. يمكن للمستخدمين فتح مركز على منصة CVI ببساطة عن طريق الاتصال بامتداد متصفح MetaMask . وإما تحديد خيار الشراء أو البيع اعتمادًا على جانب التقلب الذي يرغبون في تداوله. يمكن اتخاذ المواقف باستخدام USDC و ETH و COTI. إلى جانب تداول المؤشر ، يمكن للمستخدمين أيضًا المشاركة من خلال توفير السيولة للمنصة. يتوفر توفير السيولة حاليًا في CVI / USDC ويتلقى موفرو CVI / ETH و LP مكافآت في شكل رموز GOVI بالدولار الأمريكي. ميزة مثيرة للاهتمام هي أن مزودي السيولة على CVI يلعبون دور النظير في كل صفقة تتم على المنصة.
بمعنى آخر ، إذا اشترى تاجر تأمينًا ضد التقلبات أو ضد الركود ، فإن مزودي السيولة يلعبون دور شركة التأمين.
هذا وضع رائع يجب أن تكون فيه لأنه مربح أكثر بكثير من مجرد توفير السيولة مقابل رسوم رمزية والتعرض لخطر الخسارة غير الدائمة. يخضع مشروع CVI إلى رمز GOVI $ المميز ويمكن لحاملي الرمز المميز التصويت على مسائل مختلفة. مثل استخدام الرافعة المالية ورسوم النظام الأساسي واستخدام الإيداع والأصول القابلة للتداول. تسمح GOVI لحامليها بتحصيل رسوم المنصة عن طريق وضع العملة الرمزية. في البداية ، تم إسقاط الرمز المميز $ GOVI إلى حاملي $ COTI ولا يمكن المطالبة به إلا باستخدام منصة CVI. نظرًا لأن فريق COTI تم تطويره بالكامل من قبل فريق COTI ، في البداية ، كان حاملو COTI هم الرابحون الرئيسيون من الإنزال الجوي GOVI . ولكن الآن يمكن لكل حامل GOVI أن يكسب من مشاركة GOVI في المنصة. من أجل تجنب رسوم الغاز المرتفعة من استخدام النظام الأساسي على ايثيريوم بلوكشين ، تمكن الفريق من إصدار نموذج تحسين العقد لخفض تكاليف الغاز بنحو 40٪. بالإضافة إلى ذلك ، يمكن للمستخدمين أيضًا الاستفادة من تجربة أكثر ملاءمة وفورية تقريبًا من خلال استخدام النظام الأساسي في سلسلة Polygon الجانبية. تستخدم CVI شبكة أوراكل لامركزية مدعومة من Chainlink لتجميع بيانات سوق الخيارات من مصادر متعددة خارج السلسلة وتقديمها عبر السلسلة. من أجل ضمان اللامركزية والشفافية ، تستخدم بنية Chainlink عدة أوراكل مستقلة تستخدم محولات خارجية لاسترداد بيانات خيارات التداول من جميع أنحاء السوق من أجل حساب CVI. يستخدم CVI تبادل Deribit كمصدر بيانات رئيسي لحسابات المؤشر لأنه النظام الأساسي الأكثر تقدمًا والأكثر اعتمادًا للمشتقات والخيارات.
ماذا تحمل المنصة للمستقبل؟
إلى جانب الترحيل الأخير من USDT إلى USDC والتكامل الأخير مع موقع Investing.com ، أعلن مؤسسو CVI عن تنفيذ ميزات جديدة ومثيرة للبروتوكول. الأول ، هو إطلاق الرموز المميزة للتقلبات عبر CVOL (رمز تقلب التشفير) و ETHVOL (رمز تقلب Ethereum). يمكن فهم هذه الرموز على أنها غلاف لفتح مركز طويل في CVI ويمكن تداولها على DEXs المتوافقة مع Ethereum. تحافظ الرموز المميزة على ربطها بقيمة الأصل الأساسي من خلال اتباع آلية إعادة تحديد الأساس لهيكل مماثل لتلك الموجودة في الرموز المميزة مثل Ampleforth. يمكن استخدام الرموز المميزة للتقلبات للاستفادة من استراتيجيات تداول المراجحة في DEXs الأخرى المتوافقة. إلى جانب ذلك ، يأتي تنفيذ الرموز المميزة للتقلبات ذات الرافعة المالية (ETHVOL-X2 و ETHVOL-X3) والتي سيتم دعمها في نفس مجمعات السيولة المتاحة وقابلة للتداول في بيئات DEX المختلفة. في محاولة لجعل تجربة المستخدم ميسورة التكلفة دون التضحية بميزات الأمان الأساسية لسلسلة Ethereum mainchain ، يخطط الفريق أيضًا لنشر CVI على سلسلة Optimistic Rollup. أخيرًا ، تخطط خارطة طريق المشروع أيضًا لزيادة التعاون والتكامل مع أوراكل بيانات إضافية على السلسلة بخلاف Chainlink . وإنشاء GOVI DAO لمنح حاملي الرموز GOVI الفرصة لاتخاذ قرار بشأن اتجاه منصة CVI . وتنفيذ نظام الحماية من الخسارة لمستخدمي DEX.
Prelude To Total Fucking Meltdown - The Coming UK Mortgage Crisis Explained & What Prime Minister Sunak Can Do About It
TLDR; Rishi Sunak is confirmed as UK Prime Minister, but the contagion from Trussonomics is likely to complete a wipeout of confidence in the holy trinity of safe money - gilts, pensions, and property. Pre-2008 and 1929 markers are pinging, indicating a wombo combo of very bad things. The situation is fluid AF, but bear with me... Firstly, I'd like to remind everyone that the Great Crash of 1929 was caused by the British. Now, I'll throw a shade of nuance on that fact a little further down, however the fact remains. So I ended the last piece, The UK Pensions Crisis Explained, with; "..it poses the question of whether she can stay on at 10 Downing St at all." Liz Truss couldn't, and her premiership spectacularly imploded with all the grace and elegance of Black Friday at a Target. For a quick recap: First, the government tried to force a vote of confidence by proxy, whipping MPs to vote in favour of fracking, despite pledging the opposite in their manifesto. This led to - and I'm not even kidding here - fisticuffs in the House of Commons between Government Ministers and their own MPs, with the Chief Whip loudly announcing that she was outta here. Except that the next day, she kinda wasn't. The Home Secretary, however, was totally out, even grassing herself up for leaking sensitive data just to get the opportunity to rip into Truss in her resignation letter. I always wanted to live in Italy. I never thought the Mother of all Parliaments would work so diligently to bring Italy to me. Enter Sir Graham Brady, Sloth's crisply-spoken stunt double and the Tories' executioner-in-chief. When the Chair of the Conservative backbench committee asks you in for a chat, your coffee comes with a last cigarette, a katana, and bin bags taped down to protect the deep Wilton shag from your enforced seppuku. Aaaaand.. She's gone. I have NEVER seen the BBC put up the exchange rate next to a political story Take note; Truss's 44 days as PM is the shortest tenure in British history, and that's a nailed-on question in all future pub quizzes. "So we're cool now, right?" the Government asked the markets, eyes pleading. The markets sucked their teeth for a moment. "Nah, we're pretty fucking far from cool." And this is the point that we career headlong into the next crisis triggered by Trussonomics. The gilt markets may have cooled, 2-year yields dropping 3-ish basis points, the pound strengthening slightly, but this is the point in the movie where they realise that the infected monkey has escaped from quarantine, and the contagion spawned by TrusTeng starts to spread. The spikes in inflation causes the Bank of England to hike interest rates to peg it back, and this in turn affects the rates that institutions use to lend to each other. Many of those institutions are mortgage lenders, many of which have suffered a Dario Argento-level jump scare, causing a rush to withdraw cheaper mortgages from the market. The remaining new mortgages are now punishingly expensive, meaning that, if you do borrow, your money doesn't go as far. And if you've already borrowed at a variable rate? Sorry, pal. Pow! Right in the kisser. Potential to Mitigate One tax cut that did survive Jez Hunt's eye-watering chopper was a reduction in Stamp Duty, meaning no purchase tax on the first £250k, and first-time homebuyers staying tax free up to £425k. Secondly, if the government can pin back inflation after the energy price guarantee expires (now in April), many of the smarter analysts and the BofE see inflation dropping rapidly back to manageable levels after peaking at a brutal 13%. Thirdly, the Brits have to simply build more fucking houses. Rather than flooding the market - this is a pretty small island, so that would be a tough ask - this could entice mortgage providers to re-enter the market. 13% inflation incoming So the pensions battleground has been vacated, and the world has moved on? Nope. Not in the slightest. One of the biggest headaches coiled in the new PM's in-tray is not energy prices or Ukraine, it's a thing called the pensions triple-lock. Enshrined in UK law, it states that pensions must rise each and every year by either 2.5% or average earnings or inflation.. The kicker is it's whichever is the highest number. Inflation = 10%. This throws up many major problems. How do you afford that? Can you change the law? Do people trust you with their state pensions? If you u-turn on this as well, will your core vote jettison you for a generation, maybe longer? If, if, if.. 11 million pensioners will require epic borrowing at epic rates And these ifs are muy grande. IF the coin toss lands unfavourably, friendo, then these problems could start to compound right around here. We've already seen two pillars of financial safety - gilts and pensions - survive targeted assassination by the skin of their over-leveraged teeth. Here's where the third leg of the fiscal milking stool - property - now comes under sustained attack. To compound the compounding in the ass that the markets have already survived, this snakes and ladders board might drop this crisis back at square one, directly behind the fragile gilt and pensions markets, and it's unlikely they'd survive another hail of bullets without profound consequences. Back to the top, and 1929's lesson from history. London financier Clarence Hatry was an extraordinarily wealthy man, and revelled in his nickname; 'The man who always pays'. Adjusted for inflation, the Hatry Group was worth more than £1.5 billion when it came to light during an attempt to secure outside funds for a merger of steelmakers that ol' Clarence was up to no good. In an effort to raise the funds himself, Hatry had been double-printing stock certificates, essentially selling the same shares twice. In other words, synthetics. Hatry was sentenced to fourteen years in prison, 2 with hard labour, and his company was suspended from the London Stock Exchange. This sent shockwaves through global markets, severely shaking investor confidence, and punching a hole in the widely-believed theory that the markets were a flawless moneymaking engine. Weeks later the world went into total fucking meltdown.. With the noted exception of the London Stock Exchange, which - justice served - remained comparatively calm. FYI the other spikes are Black Monday '87 and 2008 The Brits aren't as shy as others about locking up bankers. That dude convicted of manipulating the old Libor rates? He did 5 and a half years, and that was after he had his original 14 year sentence commuted to 11 years. Minimum sentencing for armed robbery starts at 4 years over here, murder at 15 years. You have to work extremely hard to earn any significant jail time in the UK. The problem is that people have failed to learn the right lesson over and over again. in fact, they learned the opposite; that jailing people and suspending companies does a great deal more harm than good, so it's to be avoided at all costs. The result is that the fundamentals, the very foundations on which banking itself rests, are crumbling. Gilts. Pensions. Property. The Turnaround Sooo.. Can it be turned around? Yes.. Probably.. Fuck knows. It's notable that other European economies are suffering much higher inflation than the UK, including Sweden, the Netherlands, and powerhouse Germany. In fact, the EU average is higher, hovering around the 11% mark, dragged up by crippling numbers from the Baltic States; Latvia (22%), Lithuania (22.5%), and Estonia (24.1%). And don't forget that those guys share a currency, the Euro. How do you square that circle? It doesn't really need repeating, but all the markets really crave is stability. The immediate problem wasn't entirely TrusTeng's unfunded tax spaff, it was also the UK's five-year parliamentary terms. This means that Truss would have faced a general election in around two years anyway, and if her woeful polling had continued (or, more probably, had gotten worse), Labour would have likely overturned the thumping majority that Boris Johnson won in 2019, and that was IF they couldn't have forced a general election before then. Now there's been another prime ministerial coronation, and nobody knows what will happen to polling, interest rates, bond yields, pensions, property or anything else. That's why traders are preferring a punt on shorter-dated bonds at lower yield rates, because nobody has one fucking clue what will happen next. Yup, that's a CityAM forecast of 7 consecutive quarters of negative growth Unbelievably, the UK is at a point where investors believe the historically-high returns are not worth the risks, possibly because they see a harder recession and a further Dante-esque economic descent into the 8th circle of hell.. And before you reach for your Divine Comedy, that's 'Fraud'. More unbelievably still, rumours were coalescing into murmurs that what the markets might really want is Boris Johnson back. Liz Truss must be screaming into her Haagen-Dazs. Live Announcement: Per Brady's announcement at 14:04 GMT, Rishi Sunak has got it over the line, and yields dropped again at the prospect of having an ex-Goldman Sachs billionaire in charge. Shocking. The interesting thing now will be observing whether the new PM, trusted by the markets, can keep a lid on the troubles, or if this is simply temporary relief from systemic, global problems. Now, please don't misunderstand me. I won't dance, I won't even crack a smile, when the whole damn lot comes crashing down. People who rely on gilts, pensions, and the intrinsic value of their house vs loans against it are people like my parents. My mother is a bit of a boss, and after carefully listening to me make the logical, moral, and financial case for investing in GameStop, she gave me £500 to buy her some stonks. My mother is a retired secretary, and £500 is a lot of money to her. Watching my mum suffer a bankrupt pension provider and going upside down on a house she's spent 40 years diligently working her way towards retiring in would break my heart. But this is not the doing of Apes. This is not the recklessness of retail. This is solely, exclusively, and entirely the doing of hedge funds exploiting a system that was designed to be weak. And finally, here's Wilbur with his rocket What it boils down to is how much stability can the UK government afford to offer the markets? Not as much as either would want, in all likelihood. How does this impact MOASS? Well, it keeps my theory of a series of seismic global fiscal events triggering mass buy-ins to GME as a safe haven on its rails and chugging onwards, every day a step closer. Beyond what I said in the last post about the pensions crisis, this either doesn't radically change things.. or, more likely, it means that MOASS is tomorrow. Buy, DRS, and HODL, my dear friends. As per usual; this is not financial advisor, I am not financial advice. We are in an existential economic battle with some of the most brilliant and immoral financial minds of this or any other generation, and I, for one, am having a great fucking time.
19% of Americans believe the U.S. government was behind 9/11. 25% believe the financial crisis was caused by the small cabal of Wall Street bankers. 11% believe the government is mandating a switch to compact florescent light bulbs because the light bulbs make people obedient and easy to control.
19% of Americans believe the U.S. government was behind 9/11. 25% believe the financial crisis was caused by the small cabal of Wall Street bankers. 11% believe the government is mandating a switch to compact florescent light bulbs because the light bulbs make people obedient and easy to control.
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Ex-SC banker Russell Laffitte found guilty in fraud trial that put Murdaugh in spotlight
Ex-SC banker Russell Laffitte found guilty in fraud trial that put Murdaugh in spotlight By Bristow Marchant and John Monk Former South Carolina bank CEO Russell Laffitte was found guilty Tuesday night on all six counts of conspiracy, bank and wire fraud and misapplication of bank funds, ending a three-week trial that also put disgraced attorney and accused murderer Alex Murdaugh in the spotlight. The jury pool of seven men and five women deliberated for almost 11 hours before rendering their unanimous verdict, which was announced in a hushed courtroom around 9:30 p.m. As the clerk of court read the six verdicts, Laffitte sat silently between his two lawyers, Bart Daniel and Matt Austin. About 15 family members, who had appeared in court daily with him for support, also were silent. The defense is likely to appeal the verdict. An attorney for Laffitte declined to comment after the verdicts were read. Laffitte, who will continue on bond until sentencing, left the courthouse with family and did not speak to reporters. A sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled, and lead prosecutor Emily Limehouse told reporters outside the courthouse Tuesday night that the government did not have sentencing recommendation at this time. “We really want to recognize the victims here: Natarsha Thomas, Hakeem Pinckney and Arthur Badger, Hannah and Alania Plyler, Malik Williams,” Limehouse said. “Those people were really the heart of this case. They were victimized (in) some of the most vulnerable situations that any of us can really imagine.” Laffitte, 51, faced six charges: one count alleging that he conspired with Murdaugh to commit numerous acts of bank and wire fraud; one count of bank fraud; one count of wire fraud; and three counts of misapplication of bank funds, alleging he had illegally spent or extended more than $1.8 million in bank money on Murdaugh’s behalf. The trial played out over three weeks, as lawyers introduced more than 300 exhibits to the jury from spreadsheets, canceled checks, charts and bank statements. Only twice did jurors emerge from their deliberation room Tuesday, at one point to ask that the court provide them with a transcript of Laffitte’s five hours of testimony for their review, and again to hear a 10-minute recing previously played in the trial. Judge Richard Gergel only allowed jurors to hear the short recording. After nine hours of deliberation, shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday, jurors sent the judge a note that a “hostile” juror was refusing to engage in deliberations and was refusing to follow some of the the judge’s instructions, resulting in a private meeting with Judge Gergel. Eventually, Gergel announced he had excused two jurors, including one who needed to take an antibiotic and another who said she had been suffering from anxiety and could no longer function as a juror. “We’re in virgin territory,” Gergel said. “I’ve tried 100 cases myself and I’ve been on the bench for 13 years. And I’ve never seen anything like this.” Thirty minutes before 9 p.m. Tuesday, the jury — this time with two of three alternates — went back to deliberating.Once the juror change was made, the jury reached a verdict in less than an hour. Laffitte’s defense team raised an objection to one of the juror replacements, but Gergel said he felt he had no choice as the juror indicated she was unable to continue. Asked whether there were any doubts of a guilty verdict, Limehouse said, “of course.” “But we’re glad they came back with the verdict that we believe the evidence demanded, which was guilty on all counts,” she said. WHAT TESTIMONY SHOWED Over the three weeks, federal prosecutors put up 15 witnesses. The defense presented nine, including Laffitte. Laffitte, 51, spent more than five hours on the witness stand in his own defense, portraying himself as a simple country banker who trusted folks and also undergoing a grueling cross-examination by Limehouse. The trial, held in Charleston federal court, exposed the cozy inner workings of both ” Palmetto State Bank, where Laffitte was CEO, and Murdaugh’s former law firm, what was known as Peters, Murdaugh, Parker, Eltzroth & Detrick. Testimony showed how top officials at the bank and the firm worked at times to cover up self-dealing, money-making behavior by Murdaugh and Laffitte. The bank and the law firm, now called the Parker Law Group, are the two most prominent and powerful institutions in Hampton County, witnesses testified. “None of this would have happened without Alex Murdaugh, but none of it could have happened without the defendant,” Limehouse told the jury in her 70-minute closing argument, marked by an effortless recall of hundreds of details in the complex case. “Russell Laffitte was the banker, the organizer, the one who kept the trains running,” Limehouse told the jury Monday. “Alex Murdaugh was the rainmaker, the one who brought the money in. He (Laffitte) violated the trust of the bank and its customers. That’s why he’s standing trial today.” DEFENDING LAFFITTE But it’s not Laffitte who is to blame, Laffitte’s attorney Daniel said in his closing argument: It’s Murdaugh. Daniel called Murdaugh an “enigma,” who was “trusted by everyone, and his clients loved and revered him.” Murdaugh’s “level of deceit was unimaginable,” Daniel told the jury Monday, saying that even his close partners didn’t recognize him for “somebody other than who we thought he was.” Laffitte’s other attorney Austin told the jury Monday that intent is crucial. “It all really comes down to what is in Russell’s mind,” he said. Prosecutor Winston Holliday scoffed at Laffitte’s efforts to blame Murdaugh for his conduct. Holliday, whose voice sometimes quivered with outrage, reminded the jury that when Murdaugh’s law firm discovered he had stolen $1.3 million from a client and Laffitte helped engineer the theft, Laffitte had in October 2021 written a bank check for $680,000 — half the stolen amount — and agreed to help the law firm reimburse the client. If Laffitte were truly innocent, Holliday said in his closing remarks, he would have told the law firm the theft was Murdaugh’s fault and refused to help in a cover up. Instead, Laffitte started a cover up that soon unraveled, he said. Holliday said the bank board flipped out when it discovered the $680,000 payment, showing, he said, “Russell had steered the Titanic into the iceberg.” “The devil made me do it,” Holliday said, quoting a famous quip by comedian Flip Wilson would say after doing bad things. “This case is the devil made me do it.” WHY DID HE DO IT? The trial was unusual in that the defense and prosecution agreed that Laffitte had acted in numerous ways to illegally direct both bank money and money in conservatorships, to Murdaugh. But they disagreed sharply on Laffitte’s intent. Defense attorneys Daniel and Austin contended, through nine witnesses they put up, that the “charismatic” Murdaugh had repeatedly manipulated and duped Laffitte, who was acting in good faith. Laffitte naturally trusted Murdaugh, a revered and respected figure in Hampton County, defense attorneys told to the jury. Prosecutors Limehouse and Holliday, meanwhile, contended that Laffitte was Murdaugh’s willing accomplice, who knew what he was doing and made nearly $400,000 from fees he earned from secretive transactions he engineered on Murdaugh’s behalf. Laffitte’s intent, or lack thereof, is a crucial factor in this case, Gergel told jurors in an hour-long charge Tuesday. “There is no way to directly scrutinize the workings of the human mind,” Gergel told jurors, so, he said, they must decide on Laffitte’s intent by evaluating the witnesses, their testimony and the exhibits. Laffitte was accused by federal prosecutors of using his position as CEO of Palmetto State Bank to help his friend Murdaugh meet a mounting set of debts by stealing money from the accounts of Murdaugh’s clients, including young children injured in car accidents whose money Laffitte was meant to safeguard. Murdaugh, formerly a high-powered Lowcountry attorney from a long line of local prosecutors, has been at the center of a national, even international, media storm after his wife and son were found murdered on the grounds of the family’s Colleton County estate, called Moselle, in June 2021. He’s now being held in Richland County’s Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center, facing separate charges of financial crimes as well as murder in the deaths of his wife, Maggie, and son, Paul. Though Murdaugh’s name was mentioned repeatedly at Laffitte’s trial, the former attorney himself never appeared despite early rumblings that he might be called to testify. He indicated, through his attorney at one point, that he would be willing to testify in return for immunity from prosecution for anything he divulged on the stand. Equally as eyebrow raising, Laffitte took the witness stand himself, unusual in that criminal defendants rarely testify in their own defense. In a closing argument, Daniel told jurors that “wild horses” couldn’t keep Laffitte from testifying. LAFFITTE TESTIFIES, ADMITS HE DIDN’T PAY TAXES Laffitte offered explanations for his actions in moving hundreds of thousands of dollars from clients’ accounts for Murdaugh’s and his own use. He claimed these were either legitimate loans issued on behalf of the bank, or that he was misled about the nature of the transaction by Murdaugh. But during a cross-examination by Limehouse, Laffitte admitted that he didn’t pay federal income taxes on some $400,000 he had earned in fees from managing money received in large settlements for former Murdaugh clients the lawyer had sent his way. Limehouse forced Laffitte to admit he only reported his income from the fees and paid income taxes in 2021, after the FBI, the State Law Enforcement Division and his bank began asking questions. Laffitte also admitted on the stand that he had, over the years, allowed Murdaugh to take unsecured low interest loans totaling some $1 million from those former client accounts. Laffitte was overseeing those accounts as either a conservator or personal representative. FAMILY BUSINESS The trial also revealed a split in the Laffitte family, which runs Palmetto State Bank. A majority of family members on the board of directors voted to fire Laffitte last January, with only two — his father, Charlie Laffitte Jr. and sister, Gray Laffitte Henderson — voting to retain him as CEO. Laffitte was fired as bank CEO after board members raised questions about a $680,000 payment to Murdaugh’s law firm that Laffitte made to cover losses in the account of one of the clients, car crash survivor Arthur Badger. The prosecution’s 15 witnesses included multiple members of the Palmetto State Bank board who also were blood relations or extended members of the Laffitte family. Those board members testified that they never gave Laffitte approval to make the payments to Murdaugh. Laffitte’s father and sister, both board members, testified in his defense. Both said they had been aware of a $750,000 loan to Murdaugh in July 2021 and gave it their approval, since they — along with Laffitte — constituted a majority of the board’s executive committee. Roughly $350,000 of the $750,000 went to pay off a Murdaugh debt and $400,000 went to cover Murdaugh’s checking account overdrafts. Laffitte’s father and sister also testified they were unaware of the extent of Laffitte’s financial relationship with Murdaugh. TRIAL’S MEANING FOR MURDAUGH Revelations at the trial also shed light on the June 2021 murders of Murdaugh’s wife and youngest son at the 1,700-acre family Colleton County estate. The morning of June 7, 2021, Murdaugh was confronted at his law firm by firm CFO Jeanne Seckinger, who asked about hundreds of thousands of dollars in missing fees that he and another attorney were supposed to have forwarded to the law firm, Seckinger testified Nov. 9. The implication of Seckinger’s testimony was that on the day his son and wife were killed, Murdaugh was under financial pressure that threatened to expose his years of stealing millions of dollars from clients and associates, said lawyers state Rep. Justin Bamberg and Eric Bland, who were in the courtroom viewing the case as observers. Murdaugh was already facing immense pressure from lawsuits, a fatal boat crash where his son, Paul, was the driver and from the bank, said Bland, who with law partner Ronnie Richter helped expose Murdaugh’s secret financial dealings later in fall 2021. “It’s another pancake of pressure on Alex,” Bland said. Bamberg, who represents Badger, said questions about missing fees “probably put Alex in a panic because he was going to great lengths to hide what was going on financially.” After the guilty verdict, Bland tweeted, “On behalf of the Plylers, our other clients and the other victims of Russell Laffitte and PSB, we applaud the wisdom of the jury to see through the confusion that the defense tried to create, as well as the courage of the jury to remind those in power watch the hell out.”
📷 Dylan Ratigan has established himself as a top financial anchor and reporter through his work on CNBC shows such as "On the Money" and "Closing Bell" as well as during his tenure at Bloomberg News, where he served as a Global Managing Editor and host of its "Morning Call" program. He is the anchor and co-creator of CNBC's "Fast Money"and the co-anchor of "The Call" and the 3 p.m. hour of the "Closing Bell." By Dylan Ratigan Warren Buffett recently urged us all to follow his lead in buying American stocks during this fear-driven down market, invoking his common sense wisdom of being greedy when others are fearful and being fearful when others are greedy. While I appreciate and agree with Buffett that it may be a good time to invest in this great country's long-term future, I also think there is a lot the Warren Buffetts of the world can do right now to help ensure a prosperous future. First, we need to take a realistic view of how we got into the current financial calamity. Instead of creating a society that harnesses the powerful force of capitalism to benefit us all, which resulted in the development of light bulbs, automobiles and computers, we have created a system in which the spirit of innovation has been hijacked to find better ways to cheat society for personal gain.(oh yeah we all feel that, products suck and are expensive right now) We have to face the reality that regulators alone can never keep ahead of the cheaters. An unfortunate aspect of human nature is that some people will always try (and succeed) at "gaming" the system, no matter how prescient and attentive our regulators.(we know Gary is a little slow, pretty opaque, action seems soft and distant... maybe changing with the PFOF, but still) I believe the solution to the current and historical problems with capitalism is to enact two pieces of regulation. First, we must never again allow any company to become "too big to fail." Companies, by their very nature, take risk. Because of the competitive nature of capitalism, there is no amount of regulation, transparency or prudence that can successfully prevent companies from occasionally failing. This is especially true of banks, which will always be tempted to increase profits by pushing the risk envelope and will always find ways to do so. Just as traditional commercial bank regulators have the authority to curb an excessively risky bank, we need to enforce a limit on the size of non-bank financial entities. This measure could help stop the inevitable failures that cause the systemic failures for which we are all now paying. Second, and the most pertinent to Mr. Buffett, is that we need to promote, not stamp out, short-selling. It is only through the use of the skeptical force of short selling that those who would seek to inflate their company’s value by hiding or manipulating information will be forced to provide transparency that regulations could never mandate. The wonderful thing about a stronger system of upward and downward pressure is that it forces companies to be more accountable. And if there is anything lacking these days, it is accountability among managements. So instead of an activist like Carl Icahn trying to take over the board of a company, he could simply raise a "short" fund to target companies that have loaded their boards with cronies and yes-men. Or the next time Warren Buffett labels something like derivatives as "financial weapons of mass destruction," he could instead tell us which companies to bet against. This will force these companies to change their behavior more than any government regulation ever can. There is a reason why CEOs who helped get us into this mess regularly blame short sellers for their failures. It is because short selling forces CEOs to either disclose what they are doing or suffer consequences for their secrecy. But rather than admit to 40-1 leverage, they loudly stigmatize those who would dare to bet against their companies. Unfortunately, merely choosing "not to buy a stock" is not enough to force this kind of necessary transparency, for there is always a "greater fool" down the road to buy it. We need to actively punish these companies and managers in our role as profit-minded investors. In simplest terms, choosing not to buy a stock because you don't like the company is like refusing to be friends with a drunk. But shorting a stock is like sending a drunk into rehab. Many of these companies, drunk with money and neglectful of risk, should have been sent to rehab a long time ago. Obviously, we can never again allow the system to become so vulnerable to inevitable future corporate failures. But just as obviously, we can also no longer trust government alone to catch the cheaters and liars that have bastardized American capitalism. Let's apply the human nature that creates these problems to expose and punish them financially. We must no longer pay heed to disgraced CEOs who falsely claim that their downfall was caused by "those evil short sellers." Let’s face it - sober people do not mistakenly end up in rehab because it is so easy to prove that they are sober. But when we discover they are regularly drunk at lunch, that's where we can send them. I can think of no one better than Warren Buffett to be that kind of friend to both our country's companies and its citizens." End Article Text So... stay with me for a minute. Where was GameStop before Ryan Cohen came in? Not in a great spot. It didn't have it's current cool factor at that time, it had debt, the stock was down, leadership didn't have any plans. There was no "transformation" plan before Ryan. If GameStop wasn't undervalued, didn't have potential, then Ryan wouldn't have invested. https://preview.redd.it/revo9icak6v91.jpg?width=828&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=65b711f4e163745b9ecdebd71f81361e983039bb TLDR:: I'm kind of starting to believe Ryan doesn't hate shorts, he just thinks they are stupid. I think Ryan sees the real enemy as bad management, over paid CEOs, and consultants like BCG. Short sellers have a place as the "dumb storm troopers" of the galaxy, but they aren't the problem. I mean are Storm Troopers the bad guys in StarWars? Sort of, but like.... They are just the PAWNS of the bigger bad guys. Ryan believes corporate C-suites and boards should have more accountability, which is why he writes these bomb ass letters to GameStop and BedBabyBath telling them why they are dumb JUST LIKE Carl Icahn does. It's why he pulls the activist investor move and comes in to change things. If there was no incentive, if the stock wasn't undervalued, the whole MOASS and squeeze and all of it would never be a thing set in motion. So while bitching about Kenny and the rest is good, they deserve some spotlight - I think to Ryan, SHF are just a Goomba and BCG/Corp Leaders are the Bowser. ------ There are probably other interesting nuggets just by poking around this blog, that I think this could be the Whisky connection, but I am smooth and ok being wrong and going back to munching my crayons. The other link that's just here from the original blog post goes to this: The end of wall street link didn't work either, lets use wayback machine again. Ok, so the end of wall street's boom goes here. this one had less meaning for me, but I am smooth as hell and asking for help more than trying to explain. https://web.archive.org/web/20090105063744/http://www.portfolio.com:80/news-markets/national-news/portfolio/2008/11/11/The-End-of-Wall-Streets-Bo https://preview.redd.it/ki6ygi04j6v91.png?width=2536&format=png&auto=webp&s=66994a38c4241ab80ea2553f2b89ff8320373b0d exploring the wall street tag: oh, pirates? hmmmm... that rings a bell too Anyways, like I said I am smooth, please do not evicerate me. Flair-ing as speculation because I don't think it's DD level.
I am 32, still make about $300,000, live in NYC, and work as an in house counsel at a large financial institution.
Below is an update on things from last year, but also added some expenses I forgot about the last time around and some new stuff. ASSETS AND LIABILITIES Total Net Worth: ~$917,000. Retirement Balance: ~$150,000. It's about the same as last year even with regular contributions and I don't want to talk about it. Stock Account: ~$250,000. It's about the same as last year even with regular contributions and I don't want to talk about it LOL. Cryptocurrency: ~$20,000. I'm down 50% from last year. RIP. Savings Account: ~$30,000. I downsized a little from last year when I rearranged my assets. Health Savings Account: ~$17,000. No comment. Checking Account: After the rent, credit card payments, and transfers to other accounts, usually around $500. Credit Card Debt: I've been bad the past couple of months because of Necessary Life Expenses (ok not really, botox and fillers but they look awesome so no ragrats). On good months, around $3,000. On bad months, $5,000, which includes this past month too. I make sure to pay this down every month and tap into my savings if I have to (which I immediately fill back up the next paycheck to the extent I can). I charge everything that I can to my card. Home Loan: ~$300,000. This is new. The mortgage is about $2,800/month, but I don't like doing math with uneven numbers so I just auto-pay $3,000/month instead. Interest rate is 2.85%. Basically, I helped my parents to a down payment of a house back in 2016. My mother recently took her name off the title and now I am the sole owner of the house. I hate this house and the state it is in. My parents love it. I'm stuck with it for god knows how long, but it's fine. Home Equity: Equity is ~$450,000, as home value is ~$750,000. This is up from $400,000 when we first bought. Student Loan Debt: $0. INCOME Income Progression: Last year I got a raise, but it's not significant enouogh to update my income range. I'd love to ask for more, but now unfortunately is not the time. I still get paid around $300,000 including bonus. Employer will match part of my 401k contribution as well, which is about $12,000 extra per year. Main Job Monthly Take Home: After 401k, HSA, insurance, taxes, etc., around $11,000, split into two paychecks per month. This goes up around OctobeNovember when I max my 401k. Side Rent: My parents pay me $1,500/month in rent. Something something tax something something. It all works out. As a side note, I report this as income tax and I lose out on maybe $500 in deductions. The loss isn't big enough for me to want to redo my arrangement with my parents. I think of it as a tax I pay for my parent's happiness and comfort. EXPENSES Rent: I now pay $2,750/month in rent. Up $250 from last year, but this still includes electricity and gas. Savings/Investment Contribution: I max my 401k and HSA every year. After that, I invest whatever's left over after I pay off my credit card bills for the month, these days anywhere between $0 to $2,000. In addition to that, I DCA my yearly bonus (which immediately gets transferred to my savings account so I can't spend it) into investments, which is about a flat $2,000/month for about a full year into ETFs. I also have reoccurring $125 per fiscal quarter deposits into an ETF account for both my niece and nephew. Debt Payments: Just my monthly credit card payment that varies and mortgage (see above) for $3,000/month. Electricity/Gas: $0. Included in rent. Wifi: $50/month. I got off of my lazy butt last year since my post, upgraded to a better wifi speed and got a lower bill. Cell Phone: $80/month. Subscriptions: $13.99/month for Netflix. $9.99 for YouTube music. This might not be accurate given I haven't kept track of price increases if any. I am unfortunately too lazy to check Gym Membership: $270/month. Vomit. Pet Expenses: $25 every two months or so for food. $50/month for pet insurance (forgot to include that last time). $540 every 6 weeks or so for boarding. Yearly cost excluding the monthly costs is about $1,500 for vet visits, vaccines, dental cleaning, meds, etc. Housekeeping: $240/month. I still have a housekeeper come in every other week. Day One 7:00 a.m. I wake up. 8:00 a.m. Just kidding. Now I wake up. I feed my dog. Cuddle with him on the sofa. Let him go to the bathroom. And then I return to bed, where it's safe. I see a few likes from Hinge, and I match with two of them. I comb through their profile for an intro. 11:00 a.m. I feel a little mopey so I've been in my bed all morning. Something something my brother getting on me about single something something. Either way, it's playing into my mood and I don't like it. But then I realize, he's an asshole! :) I finally decide to freshen up and log onto work. I decide to just work and block the bad feels out; I feel bad for my boss who has to deal with my mood swings (she doesn't know that I'm having mood swings). I need to get my shit together. 11:30 a.m. Turns out I missed a conference call at 9:00 a.m. :') I attend another conference call and just move on. 12:00 p.m. I'm not particularly hungry, but I decide to heat up some chick'n (vegetarian) nuggets. This better fix my entire life. Since I didn't walk my dog that long this morning, I play with him and feed him extra treats. I roll around the floor with him. 2:00 p.m. My housekeeper is here! I let her have lunch for however long before she begins. My apartment is a mess. I look at my plants. The pothos plants are withering. Holy shit, aren't they supposed to be unkillable? I water them. I need to get my shit together!! 2:15 p.m. I realize it is almost halfway October. I take the time to finally pull the trigger on bulk buying some condiments that I found online and is delicious af, to give out as gifts to close friends for the holidays. $156.99. If I run out of these, I guess I'll just resort to making cookie dough jars or jam from my fridge, but I figured this would be something novel and delicious. I'm getting my shit together!! 2:30 p.m. I'm getting hungry so I eat a banana. I have my shit together!!! 3:00 p.m. I get charged $16.65 for an annual OBGYN visit. Whyyyyy. My annual visits are 100% covered. I'm too tired to argue this bill, so I just pay it. $16.65. On the upside, my friends want to hang today. I cancel my spin class for the evening. 4:30 p.m. My housekeeper is done! $120.00. After she leaves, I put in an order for some icli kofte and baba ghanoush for pick up. $24.92. While I'm out, I pick up some groceries and pet supplies. $12.97 and $23.39, respectively. 5:00 p.m. Dinner is so good. I finish the icli kofte and honestly, I got the baba ghanoush to have for breakfast and lunch tomorrow, but I take one of the four pieces of bread and eat it. It's so good that I want to cry. I take two of the four pieces of bread. Guess I'll have to figure out lunch tomorrow. 5:30 p.m. I feed my dog and take my dog out for a walk, right before heading to a friend's place. I take the train with my dog in tow - he's tired. $2.75. 6:30 p.m. I chill and drink with friends. My dog is happy and he is melting into my friend's lap. We eat cheese and cake and chocolate and drown in heart to heart talks about Life. 9:30 p.m. We are all tired so we call it a day. I hop on the train to get home and I'm back home in 10 minutes! My dog goes straight to his bed to sleep, and I hop in the shower to get clean. $2.75. 10:00 p.m. All clean! Skincare time. My lips are super chapped and peeling so I put on a bit of retinol and cover it up with vaseline. Here's hoping. I game a little while my hair dries. I don't even last 30 minutes, and I brush my dog's teeth and go to sleep. Total: $360.42 (Home/Pet - $143.39, Food/Groceries - $37.89, Gifts - $156.99, Health - $16.65, Transportation - $5.50) Day Two 7:00 a.m. I'm up. 8:00 a.m. I'm really up. I start getting ready and have department meetings that I can dial in for easy listening while I put on my makeup. 9:00 a.m. I reheat/toast the bread I got yesterday and eat up the remainder of the baba ghanoush. I don't have time to make lunch since I woke up late. I feed the dog. 9:15 a.m. Time to run off to drop my dog off at daycare and off to the office I go. I'm in by 9:45 a.m. and I go into focus mode. 12:00 p.m. I get hungry so I go to the cafeteria. I go for the by the pound hot food because it looks better than the usual salad I get. $8.57. I eat alone in the cafeteria because I've been dealing with people all day and I just need some time doomscrolling Instagram on my own. By 12:30 p.m., I'm back in my seat and working. 5:00 p.m. Time to go home! I walk back home and change into gym clothes to go for a run at the gym. I put some rice to cook in the rice cooker. I walk to the gym (5 minute walk) and go for a run. Once I'm done, I go to pick up my dog. 6:45 p.m. Home. Feed dog. Shower. Skincare. Pretty much on auto pilot now. Four matches on Hinge, I send them nice little messages so it's easy for them to respond. 7:30 p.m. For dinner, I have some rice, smoked salmon, avocado, imitation crab, and seaweed. Ultimate comfort food (for me). I binge Little Women on Netflix and I can't stop watching it. I finish the series - it's so good, I highly recommend! 10:30 p.m. Annnd where has the time gone. Brush the dog's teeth. Off to bed! Total: $8.57 (Food) Day Three 8:00 a.m. I'm up. At this point I don't even try to pretend that I'm a person that gets up at 7:00 a.m. anymore. Skincare. Lounge. No food, I feel full from last night still. Feed the dog. 9:15 a.m. Drop off my dog at daycare. In the office by 10:00 a.m. I'm off on a flurry of emails and calls. 12:00 p.m. Lunchtime for some salad. $5.33. By 2:00 p.m., I'm hungry again, so I buy a bag of chips from the vending machine. $1.36. By 3:00 p.m., I get a bit of breathing room so I go out and get some gelato. $6.80. 5:00 p.m. Out of the office to pick up my dog and go home. I contemplate going to the gym but I think I'm OK; legs are still sore from yesterday. I check Hinge while I'm walking; more likes, but none who I want to match with this time around. More importantly, no one has responded to my messages from last week or this week so far. I'm super annoyed. At this point I'm convinced no guy in NYC wants to actually date and I do not care anymore. I deactive Hinge because it's having a negative impact on my life. 6:00 p.m. Home. I prep some duck for dinner because tonight calls for duck. :') I score the duck skin and lightly salt it. Off to the frying pan it goes and the duck fat renders beautifully. I stir fry some green veggies, set out some rice, and dinner is ready. Feed the dog too because he looks at me with annoyance for eating so extravagantly. 8:30 p.m. I'm really tired, so after I brush my dog's teeth, I head off to bed. Total: $13.49 (Food - $13.49) Day Four 3:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. I'm in and out of sleep. I'm super alert but I don't really want to do anything, so I stay in bed. 8:00 a.m. I'm up and I wash up, but no walks for the dog today because it's raining a lot and he looks stressed. I feed him, and lay out a pee pad on the balcony for him to do his business. In the meanwhile, I log on for work. I squint at the documents sent over to me overnight. Nope. This review is gonna happen in the afternoon and the junior can cry all they want, sorry not sorry. I work on everything else but that particular set of documents. 11:30 a.m. My skin is super dry, and my search all throughout the city for the La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Balm B5 has turned up unsuccessful, and I have searched from Chelsea all the way up to UES/UWS for the past month. I finally bite the bullet and go on the LRP site and order the Cicaplast Balm B5 in bulk, as well as their hyaluronic acid serum. I swear to god, this is the worst website and whoever designed it needs to like, not be a website designer anymore. I refrain from tossing my laptop out of my window. $93.59. 11:45 a.m. In an effort to procrastinate, I repot my adeniums and butt ficus. They look good, especially my butt ficus. My hope is that the new soil will allow my butt ficus to do some glute exercises to get its legs thicc. I pour some seaweed fertilizer all over my plants and water them. I prune the pothos plant leaves that are yellowing, and finally, cut some clippings from my heart of pearls to water propagate in a stemless wine glass that I haven't used in years. 12:45 p.m. I have a standing monthly appointment to get my brazilian wax done! I walk over to my esthetician's office and while she gets to work, we gossip and talk about her ex, who is a hardcore scientologist. I never knew this part about her and I've been going to this woman for like 5 years now. Everything in the Netflix documentary I saw is apprently true. I want to overstay my welcome but unfortunately she has a client right after me. I make a note to ask for more deets next month. $106.30. 1:30 p.m. Back home and back to work. 2:30 p.m. A little hungry, so I make a banana peanut butter shake with oat milk. 3:30 p.m. I finish up my to do list at work, so I call my mom and I fast forward in time to one hour later. She asks me to get her a microblading appointment at this place I know, so I put in a request for an appointment all the way in January. 5:50 p.m. I have a spin class coming up but I'm a little hungry and nauseous. I realize I haven't had a lot of minerals/salt the past couple of days, so I take half a serving of rice and some salted fermented shrimp and mix it together as a little snack. Yup. I feel a lot better now. I mix a little electrolyte powder into my water bottle and after I make sure to feed the dog, I walk to the gym for spin class. 7:15 p.m. I've been wanting a burger all class long. I put in an order for a burger, some chili, and some fries and walk over to pick it up. $25.28. 7:30 p.m. I eat my burger, dip my fries in chili, and relish in the goodness. I square away most of the chili into the fridge for lunch tomorrow. Do the dishes, then shower. Skincare. Chill. I turn on my PS5 and play a little. 9:30 p.m. I am fading. I brush my dog's teeth and off to sleep I go. Total: $225.17 (Health/Beauty - $199.89, Food - $25.28) Day Five 7:30 a.m. I'm up! Skincare and making coffee. Lounge around a bit. Feed dog. 8:15 a.m. I take my dog on a nice walk. It's wet outside, but it's not raining, so I'll just deal with a dirty dog later. I take him off-leash in Central Park and as usual, his recall is garbage unless I have a treat in hand. Thankfully I have lots of treats. I was hoping the walk would make me hungry, but I guess yesterday's meal was a bit too much. 9:15 a.m. Back home! My dog wipes his paws and wet body on the rug and now it's really dirty. Thanks, asshole! But I expected as much from my peabrained dog, and that's why I have a washable rug (that, and I needed something to cover the hardwood floor so he doesn't slip on the floor). I also got paid today! Which means it's time that I pay my credit card bill, which this month, is really high at $4,737.10 (not counting this as a part of the total for the day/week). I cry a little on the inside and log on to work. It's a slow day today. 11:00 a.m. Finally hungry, so I heat up half of the leftover chili, fry an egg, and put it on top of some rice. Don't @ me people, this combo is the best, my guilty pleasure. 12:45 p.m. I have an appointment with a nail technician I really like - first one in half a year! I decide to get gel nails this time around. It looks amazing. I don't know why I stopped getting my nails done. $59.96. While I'm out, I take this time to get my eyebrows threaded. I have a $10 reward so the total comes down to something ridiculous like $2, so I tip extra. $6.27. On the way back, I stop by Blue Mercury to pick up some Kiehl's body soap since I'm about to run out. $16.33. Annnd since I think I'm having some friends over today or over the weekend, I buy some snacks to have in handy at the local grocery store. $17.24. 2:30 p.m. Back home and back to work! I have this weird exchange where I ask this banker to attach the document she's referring to, to her email. She says she's referring to x doc. I tell her that I never received it. She says it's attached. I tell her it's not attached. I feel my soul leave my body. She says legal is being difficult as usual and throws a fit and says I'm being unprofessional - in a side email with everyone left off, ofc. :') I copy everyone on my team in and literally attach all of her emails and tell her legal did not receive the doc in question. She finally attaches it and sends to me. I can tell she's mad. This will likely end up as a complaint against me, but fam, I can tell you that I do not give a shit. But I also made sure that my supervisor was copied on all correspondence so idgaf. All of this takes 30 minutes of my life. 6:00 p.m. My friends tell me today's hangout is a go. Which means I cancel my yoga class and get my place ready. I also take my dog out on a quick walk so he's extra tired, and I feed him a little less because he's going to get pampered. Rice and leftover chili again for dinner, but no egg because I'm not that hungry. 7:30 p.m. Friends come over, we eat a lot of snacks and go through a lot of alcohol (between the three of us, a pack of beer and 3 bottles of wine). We're going to regret this tomorrow but we have a good time. 12:00 p.m. Everyone is tired and they go home. I shove everything in the kitchen sink and say I'll handle it tomorrow. Wash my face, brush my teeth, skincare, kiss my dog, sleep. Total: $99.80 (Beauty/Health - $82.56, Food - $17.24) Day Six 8:00 a.m. I am up. I let my dog out, feed him, and then I crawl my miserable existence back to bed. 10:00 a.m. I log onto work and see a request from a banker. He literally just had to fill out a form in track changes, but deleted wholesale paragraphs and copy pasted it in again with his changes, which makes my review much harder than usual. I procrastinate on it since the due date is Monday. I decide to log off and do other things, mainly clean the house, lounge, nap, cuddle with my dog, etc. I consider taking my dog out on a walk but he doesn't seem to want to go out today - last night might have been a little too tiring for him. That's OK, little dude. 11:30 a.m. I somehow get myself out to brunch with friends. I order a vegan fried chicken sandwich, and the others order some other items. They get my order wrong (they give me vegan fried chicken strips), but they let me keep the item. I end up paying for brunch; next time, someone else will pay and that's cool. $33.81. 4:00 p.m. Where has the time gone? I go out to get a massage. It's amazing. My back feels great. My masseus does this thing where she just dismantles all the pressure points in the muscles right next to my spine and it's glorious. $150.00 5:30 p.m. I'm back! I heat up the leftover vegan chicken strips for dinner because I don't feel like cooking. I log on to work again and finally get to the document from this morning and send comments back to the banker. It's already dark, so I end up doing some enrichment exercises and tricks with my dog for the hour, and feed him tasty food and treats. That should do for today. 7:00 p.m. I take a shower. Skincare. Play some games on the PS5. 10:00 p.m. I'm tired so I brush my dog's teeth and go to sleep. Total: $183.81 (Food - $33.81, Health - $150.00) Day Seven 7:00 a.m. I'm up, but not really. I lounge on the bed for about an hour, and then I'm up. Brush my teeth, skincare, feed my dog. 8:00 a.m. I make some coffee to go, and then I'm out the door to walk my dog off-leash at Central Park. He tries to run off with this nice old man with actual boiled chicken for treats. 9:00 a.m. I'm back home. Not too hungry, so I opt out of breakfast for now. 10:00 a.m. I cut an avocado and sprinkle some garlic salt on top. I fry two eggs. Yep. This hits the spot. 2:00 p.m. I get hungry so I just heat up some water and add some generic beef stock. Chop some scallions, some carrots, chinese broccoli, and onions in. Add some frozen dumplings. I let the broth cook and then stir in some egg. Finally, I add rice noodles. I am truly living the bum life this week. I might be just a tad burned out from #adultliving. 3:30 p.m. Of course, because I'm burnt out means that I should go on a juice cleanse starting tomorrow. I put in an order for delivery today from Pressed Juicery. Might as well do a juice/smoothie cleanse while I'm consistently feeling too lazy to cook so I can at least get my gut biome in order idk. $121.78. 5:00 p.m. I go to walk my dog. He gets an extra long walk because it's so nice outside! 6:00 p.m. On the way back, my dog starts running from one end of the street to the other. I try to restrain him, but it's too late. I lock eyes with the local wine store owner. My dog runs into the store. He ends up getting a lot of treats and cuddles, and I come out with a bottle of wine I never intended to purchase. Well, I have to restock anyway so it's not a big deal. $30.49. 6:30 p.m. Food for the dog, and I wash my face. Skincare. 7:00 p.m. I take this time to clean my fridge, tidy my living space, and pull out items from the drawers that I don't use anymore. I take about an hour to split things between things to donate and things to throw away. 8:00 p.m. Not too hungry, so I have a glass of oat milk instead. I play the PS5 a bit; this is literally the best thing I've bought all year. 10:30 p.m. Brush my dog's teeth and off to sleep. Except I don't sleep until around 1:00 a.m. Go me. Total: $152.27 (Food/Groceries) WEEKLY TOTAL: $1,260.56 (Food/Groceries - $288.55, Home/Pet - $360.42, Transportation - $5.50, Gifts - $156.99, Health - $449.10) Reflection: Writing this diary allowed me to confirm that I have been feeling super unmotivated for the past couple of months, just in life and money. On the exercise front, I usually exercise 3-4 times a week, but it's becoming harder with my friends being more active. I think I'll transition to just running 5x a week in the morning to avoid cancelling my classes going forward. On the waking up early front, I woke up or gotten out of my bed late six out of seven days this week. On the cooking front, I feel like I pretty much gave up on even trying to do a nutritious meal consistently. Oh well. I'll try better this upcoming week. The good thing about this week is that I finally got off my butt and did a bunch of self-care things that I've been putting off, even at the expense of my wallet. I'll probably try to undercompensate spending next week, but TBD.
Events for Halloween weekend (Thu 10/27 - Mon 10/31)
** Thu 10/27 *\* 3 - 11 PM |Parrots and Pirates Night | Hollow Spirits, 1324 1st St. NW | Come out to Hollow Spirits to show support for Birds of A Feather Parrot rescue of New Mexico. This is a family friendly event with raffle prizes and more. Birds are welcome to come but it will be on the outside patio! Come dressed up in your best pirate outfit! 6 PM |Trek Albuquerque Halloween Ride | Trek Bicycle Albuquerque, 5000 Menaul Blvd., NE, Ste A | Let’s get spooky! Join us for a fun and casual no-drop ride. Afterward, indulge in a few tricks AND treats at our Halloween party. Helmets are required, and lights will come in candy – oops... we mean handy. Let’s have a howling good time! 7 - 10 PM |Tractor of Terror: Halloween | Tractor Brewing - Wells Park, 1800 4th St. NW | The third and final film in the Tick-R-Terror series for October, we got the slasher that started it ALL, Halloween starring Jamie Lee Curtis! Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again. This is a free show so get here early! Event starts at 7. Movie starts at 8. 9 PM - 2 AM |emoween | Effex, 420 Central Ave | EMOWEEN: Emo Night ABQ. Often imitated, never duplicated, come cry along to songs by the bands you grew up with spun by the saddest DJ’s. ** Fri 10/28 *\* 11 AM - 2:30 PM |The 50th Celebration Family Fall Festival | PB&J Family Services, 208 San Pablo St. SE | Come out to the SE PB&J location and enjoy free food, games, entertainment, and community resources in celebration of our 50 years! We will also be giving away free Halloween costumes for kids (subject to availability). 12 - 6 PM |Treat and Greet | Frenchie & Co., 205 Silver Ave SW | please join us, for the first annual, treat and greet, here at Frenchie & Co. carnival themed, there will be games, prizes, and candy. consider this event, like a trunk or treat, with ten times the fun! come one, come all, and have yourself a little spooky fun. event begins, at the strike of noon, and will conclude at six pm, friday evening. wear a costume, and/or just join us for the carnival fun. child + doggie friendly, thank you for supporting small business, and happy halloween. 5 - 7 PM |Halloween Block Party | Coldwell Banker Legacy, 6767 Academy Rd. NE | Trunk or Treat Event, DJ, Food Truck, Family Friendly 5 - 10 PM |Gin & Jazz & Magic | Tractor Brewing - Wells Park, 1800 4th St. NW | We're injecting some wonder into this very special Halloween edition of Gin and Jazz! We have the wonderful Swing Magique opening things up at 5pm. Then the wonderous Magician Dave Grimm will be performing tricks that will leave you stunned! Then we'll close things out at 8pm with Burque Jazz Bandits until 10pm! 6 - 8 PM |WOC: Featuring Jazz Cuffee | El Chante: Casa de Cultura LLC, 804 Park Ave SW | This month's feature heals with her words and her energy. Poeta Chingona, Jazz Cuffee!!! We will have some light refreshments and welcome anyone that would like to bring food to share. The show will run as follows: 30-45 min Self-identified women of color open mic, 30-40 min Feature, 15 min break, 30-20 min Ally open mic (time permitting) 6 - 9:30 PM |Rebel Bike Night "Halloween Style!" | Lizard Tail Brewing Industrial, 3351 Columbia Dr. NE | YOUR Rebels are at it again. It's time for a Halloween themed Bike Night! More information will be out as we get it. Drawings, 50/50, food, music, costume contest, games and more importantly, raising money to help others. 6:30 PM |Fright Night: Death by Chocolate | New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain Rd., NW | Have a sensational sweet time at this year’s Fright Night: Death by Chocolate. Delight your senses as you explore our new exhibit Chocolate: The Exhibition. Then dance the night away next to our very own Bisti Beast. You will want to make sure you don’t miss our first Fractal show in over 2 years. Shows are available on a first come, first served basis and admission will be by donation/pay what you can. There will be two showings, at 7pm and 8pm. Don’t forget to dress your best as we will have costume contest (included with admission) and there will be prizes for the best overall costume and the most scientifically amazing. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for museum members. Discounted tickets are only available at the Museum box office. This is a 21-and-over event, and ID must be provided upon check-in. 7 PM |Halloween Bash 2022 | Noisy Water Winery, 301 Romero St. NW | NWW ABQ will be hosting a thriller of a good time for Halloween 2022! Come join us for Scaryoke, a Halloween costume contest, a spooky raffle to win NWW wine and goodies, and a ghoulish sparkling wine to drink! Admission is $10/person, and tickets are available online as well as at the door! 7 - 10 PM |Dark & Stormy Haunted Ball | Holiday Dance Studio, 5200 Eubank Blvd. NE, Ste D | Get ready for a chilling evening of ominous elegance as you dance the night away! A Swing lesson will start the evening at 7pm followed by open dancing to the frightful sounds of the haunted season! "Ghouli-cious" refreshments will be served. $30 admission 7:30 PM |Halloween Banger ft. Paul Wall | The Jam Spot, 415 Central Ave | Prettyboifly Ent. Presents: Paul Wall, Taylor Dread, & more 8 PM |Baracutanga | Marble Brewery, 111 Marble Ave NW | Come join us as we return to one of our top favorites stages with the usual energy and vibrant South American music. BARACUTANGA. A Community of Rhythm, Music and Culture. Baracutanga is a seven-piece band, representing four different countries (Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, USA), that blends South American ancestral traditions with a modern sensibility, whose exciting and distinct Latin flavor keeps crowds dancing and always wanting more. Baracutanga creates songs that cross linguistic and cultural barriers, building bridges between the south and the north, overcoming the barriers of discrimination and promoting intercultural experiences that empower Latinos and all people with a positive message of self-affirmation. 8 PM |Vanilla Pop Halloween Show | Hotel Andaluz, 125 2nd St. NW | Even though every show is like Halloween for us, we want you to come out in your full Halloween regalia! (click for tickets) 9 PM - 2 AM |Sage Armstrong | Effex, 420 Central Ave | Dirtybird veteran Sage Armstrong coming back ABQ to make his Effex Rooftop Debut for We House Fridays Halloween Edition 🎃 Costumes Highly Encouraged. Support By: Xblyssid + Ali.Romero. 21+ With Valid ID. Cover Charge at Door. Sage Armstrong began making waves in the house music scene with his debut Dirtybird release, ‘What’s Yo Tempetcha? Grown in the South, he has been influenced by a multitude of different genres that continue to inspire his creative flow in the studio and on stage. He has created his own style by adding unique elements that give off a vibe of bouncy underground beats with original vocals. Sage continues making music with no creative boundaries after receiving support from some of his favorite Dirtybird artists like Justin Martin and the boss man himself, Claude VonStroke. ** Sat 10/29 *\* 9 AM |Boo at the Zoo | ABQ BioPark, 903 10th St. SW | Presented by After Hours Pediatrics, Boo at the Zoo is back, and we hope you're ready for a howling good time at the Zoo and trick-or-treating, too! We welcome you to eat, drink, and be scary as we turn our Zoo into a menagerie macabre for one day only. Lift your spirits with fun educational activities, a craft and pumpkin-painting enrichment station, boo-riffic games and more! This fun family event is a New Mexico BioPark Society fundraiser in support of the ABQ BioPark, so we invite you to come out and have a wicked good time for a ghoul-ishly good cause! Adults: $10, Children 3-12: $5, Children under 2: Free. > NMBPS For a limited time, we’re offering a 50% member discount for a limited number of Boo at the Zoo tickets. Enter your current member number when purchasing! While supplies last. > General Public tickets go on sale Monday, October 3. Please Note: This event is a special daytime fundraiser supporting the ABQ BioPark Zoo and is not included with regular admission. Timed tickets are required and must be purchased in advance. Unless labeled as Boo at the Zoo, no guest passes will be accepted on Sat, 10/29. 9 AM - 12 PM |7th Hike to End Hunger | Boxing Bear Brewing Co. Corrales Taproom, 10200 Corrales Rd. NW | Come walk, hike, run or bike with us to raise awareness about food insecurity in Albuquerque, NM! Rio Grande Food Project's Hike to End Hunger gathers individuals, families, companies and organizations to walk a 5.5 loop hike (or shorter) along the beautiful Bosque Trail north of Alameda. Join us to learn about the vision of RGFP and enjoy a casual, fun day for an amazing cause - alleviating hunger and cultivating long-term food security in our communities. Meet us in the parking lot of Boxing Bear Brewing Co. Corrales Taproom! Brief program starts at 9:00am, Hike starts immediately after program. Purchase your awesome 2022 Hike to End Hunger t-shirt on this page, or at the event! After the hike, join us & enjoy food truck fare from Rollin' in Hot & delicious brews, ciders & non-alcoholic bevvies from Boxing Bear's fabulous Brew Team! (my work is hosting this event, so I will be there) 10 AM - 2 PM |Nature Niños Fall Fiesta | Shady Lakes Trout & Bass Fishing, 11033 4th St. NW | Come join the Nature Niños team and our wonderful partners for our Fall Fiesta! 🍁 Come enjoy archery, fishing, small game processing demo, wilderness first aid demos, mud play, bird watching, edible plant station, wildlife calls and so much more!! 🎃 Interested I’m being a vendor at this event? Follow this link to sign up: https://www.natureninos.org/fallfiestavendors/ 🍂This event is capped at 120 people due to our parking limitations. RSVP Here: https://www.natureninos.org/fallfiesta/ 🍎 Donations are accepted but this event is FREE to the public! 10 AM - 4 PM |3rd Annual Halloween photoshoot | Jerry Cline Tennis Courts, 7001 Constitution Ave NE | it's our annual fundraiser to benefit ABQs homeless pets. Halloween photography, shot clinic, adoptions, bakes sales and more! 11 AM - 2 PM |Trunk or Treat 2022 | Legacy Church, 7201 Central Ave NW | This will be a free, exciting, family-oriented event with a safe environment that will bless the children of our church and the community! Trunk or treat will occur at our new building across from our Central Campus and our Clovis Campus on October 29th from 11am-2pm. Our new building across from Central Campus in Albuquerque: 7000 Central Ave SW Albuquerque, NM 87121. Clovis Campus in Clovis: 3401 N Norris St, Clovis, NM 88101. This afternoon is geared for the whole family! During the trunk or treating, we will be having food trucks and character experiences! You will have an opportunity to vote for your favorite-themed trunk as you check out each vehicle! 12:15 - 3:30 PM |Belles & Chimes New Mexico - Women & Non-Binary Tourney | Sister, 407 Central Ave NW | Pinball tournament welcoming women and non-binary players of all skill levels at Sister in Albuquerque. Sign up starts around 11:00 a.m.; play starts at 12:15 p.m. Entry fee is $5 (all fees go toward prizes) + coin drop. Tournament format (subject to change) is a 2-hour flip frenzy qualifying with a 15 minute break at the halfway point. The top 4 players will play a single game of matchplay for final standings. 12:15 - 4 PM |Halloween Costume Contest | Indian Motorcycle of Albuquerque, 4509 Alameda Blvd. NE | Open to all riders in New Mexico! Awards ride, explore, and challenge (click link for more info) 1 - 2:30 PM |Family Art Workshops | Albuquerque Museum, 2000 Mountain Rd. NW | Stop by the Albuquerque Museum School during your visit to make an art project. We welcome families to the Museum with weekly opportunities to get creative together. All ages will enjoy our family art projects. Work on a new project each week. Try your hand working with a variety of art mediums — all materials supplied. Child and grown-up friendly! October 29 CLAY SKULL PLATES Celebrate Halloween and Día de los Muertos with an homage to a wonderful piece in the Museum’s collection, Green Plate with Skull by New Mexico artist Jerry Price. We will use our favorite Sheepdog air dry clay and colorful tempera paint to make our own splattered and otherworldly platters. 2 - 4 PM |Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat | Faith Lutheran Church, 10000 Spain Rd. NE | Join us for this fall tradition for the whole family! This extravaganza includes games, food trucks, trunks to get candy from, music, snow cones and don't forget the prizes! This is a safe, fun, and FREE event for all ages and all families! For more information or questions please email: [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) 3 - 5 PM |Truck - Or - Treat | Albuquerque Revival Church, 124 Texas St. NE | Join us for Games, Music, Food, and of course, CANDY! 3 - 5 PM |Trunk or Treat | Berean Baptist Church, 3800 Eubank Blvd. NE | There will be an indoor obstacle course, food trucks, a photo booth, and most importantly CANDY! When you arrive, register to win the drawing for one of three awesome prizes: * First Place - a one year membership for a family of four to the ABQ Biopark/Zoo *Second & Third Place - a $50 Visa Gift Card. Don't miss out on this night of family fun! 4 PM |Ghouls on Parade: Halloween Festival & Parade 2022 | Morningside Park, 300 Aliso Dr. SE | THIS IS A FREE EVENT! Welcome to Ghouls on Parade presented by New Mexico Entertainment Magazine. Ghouls on Parade is a festival and costume parade celebrating the spirit of Halloween. The festival section of the event will take place at Morningside Park (between Aliso and Morningside and Silver and Lead) from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. The festival will include a kiddie carnival corner with jumpers, face painting, local performers, and businesses sharing their goods and products. At roughly 6:15 pm, we will have a costume parade down Silver Avenue between Morningside Dr. and Washington St. During that time kids will be provided candy, adding to their Ghouls on Parade experience. We are currently looking for performers, participants, businesses, and vendors to take part. Contact us at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) or http://www.nmentertains.com/ghouls-on-parade for more information. 4 - 8 PM |New Mexico Mustangs Girls Hockey Fundraiser | Chipotle, 8120 San Pedro Dr. NE | Another FUNdraiser for the New Mexico Mustangs Girls Hockey team. Come to Chipotle, have dinner, and support a great team. We will need a minimum of $150 in total sales to receive 33% and have a great fundraiser. Show them this event to have your order qualify. (click link for more info and online order instructions) 4 - 9 PM |Glow and Show | Overlook Park, 580 Overlook Dr., White Rock| A Halloweekend Event, like we have never had before - a Halloween Glow and Show! Travel down to Overlook Park, in White Rock for this FREE event where we will have the Los Alamos Arts Council Pumpkin Glow, music, food, games, fun and FIREWORKS! Music, Food, and Fun starts at 4pm - Pumpkin Glow starts at 6pm. - Fireworks start at 8:30pm. We encourage attendees to either walk to the park or catch a bus from the White Rock Visitor Center or from Sullivan Field, in Los Alamos. Parking is limited within the park, and is available for advance purchase as Premium Parking for $10 via: https://tinyurl.com/PumpkinPremiumParking One pass per vehicle. If Parking Passes are purchased online, purchasers must pick up the physical pass at the front desk at the Los Alamos County Aquatic Center before Oct. 28th at 12pm. Handicap parking is available for free, with proof of a handicap placard. (hosted by Los Alamos County Community Services Dept and Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos) 4 PM - 12 AM |The 5th Annual Halloween Bar Crawl | The Library, 312 Central Ave SW | Get Your Tickets Now‼️ -> www.crawlwith.us/albuquerque/halloween#tickets Join The Event That Keeps Getting Bigger! 2019 - 189 Crawlers, 2020 - COVID, 2021 - 605 Crawlers, 2022 - 750+ People Expected! What You Get: 🏆 $1,000 Grand Prize Costume Contest Entry* 🍻 2 Drinks Or Shots Included With Ticket! 🥤 Crawl With US Stadium Cup! (First 400 Check Ins) 🍻 Exclusive Drink Specials 😋 Food Specials At Partner Venues! 👍 Waived Cover At All Venues ($5-$15 at Some Venues Without Ticket) 📸 Professional Photographers! 🔥 Awesome After Party! 🎟️Custom Halloween Badge With Vouchers. Check in time: 4 - 6 PM. Crawl locations: Boese Brothers, Bourbon and Boots, Damacios, Red Door, Side Effex, The Library, Thirsty Eye. After Party: The Library. (click link for full info) 5 - 8 PM |Closing Reception: A Companion for Departure | Sanitary Tortilla Factory, 401 2nd St. SW | A Companion for Departure by Billy Joe Miller and Bethany Springer closing reception will take place on Saturday, October 29th from 5 – 8 pm. Poet Lauren Camp will contribute to the closing reception of a public reading of work that is produced from a collaborative exchange of ideas positing A Companion for Departure. This reception is free and open to the public. In this collective moment of vulnerability, Springer and Miller lose themselves to embark on a shared journey that bridges the familiar and unfamiliar, seeking points of contact between the enigmatic terrain of the body, mortality, and a projected home in outer space. In a series of conversations spanning over a year, the artists shared experiences that ultimately and profoundly shaped the creation of work. These call-and-response discussions mined the limitations and possibilities of the body, thresholds of loss and resurrection, increasing competition for natural resources held by a planet in crisis, and wonder for the mysteries of the universe as they unfold. Music perpetually materialized as a point of departure and arrival – as a result, song lyrics are woven through the exhibition. Deciphering what was found, the created works coexist as coordinates in a synthesized map, as companions in a metamorphosis processing historical space, memorials, time capsules and artifacts in their wake. 6 PM |The FreQ-Show | JUNO, 1501 1st St. NW | Once again we are calling all Witches and Warlocks, ghosts and ghoullies, and all hallowed souls! Come one, come all and enjoy a night of Eclectic music that is sure to rattle them bones and shake the cobwebs away!! Join us October 29th at Juno for an evening of potent brews, spine tingling freQuencies, and Bass that will wake the dead! We have an amazing lineup of local spooksters, as well as a Special Guest and sonic wizard known as Sleep Mode!! Joining us for the evening all the way from California! We hope to see you! Come say hello, jam with some friends and prepare for a grand ole Halloween. Costumes are very much encouraged but please mind the rules of the establishment. There will be a small $5 dollar cover for a full evening of Beats and Brews! 6 - 11:30 PM |Halloween Party with Adobe Disco | Sidetrack Brewing Co., 413 2nd St. SW | All you ghouls and goblins are invited to dance at the Night of the Railyard Reaper with Adobe Disco. 6:30 - 9:30 PM |Halloween Bash | Skidmore's Holiday Bowl, 7515 Lomas Blvd. NE | Halloween bash with DESIGNATED MIND! **Costume Contest **FREE pumpkin raffle/giveaway **FREE raffle for DM band t-shirt every break. Good Food & Drinks, and CLASSIC ROCK at its BEST! 7 PM |The "Thrilla 80’s Halloween, Zombie, Apocalypse" | Sister, 407 Central Ave NW | An 80’s Zombie Bash featuring all your favorite videos and music you love to sing along to. From the decade that brought you Big Hair, MTV, A-Ha, B52’s, David Bowie, Devo, The Cure, Madonna, Prince, Soft Cell, Violent Femmes, Dead or Alive, Depeche Mode, Rick Springfield, Cyndi Lauper, Modern English, Joan Jett, and so many more!! And of course MICHAEL JACKSON, including the Thriller Dance!! With 80’s DJ Brad Cole, from the FLASHBACK 80’s events. Taking you on a trip thru the MTV generation. We will hit capacity, so get out early! • Big 80’s Video Music projections & TV’s • All your favorite 80’s Music videos • Nonstop party music … • This is a party designed for fun.. • Come as you desire 80’s or Zombie or something! • Costumes are a must !! • Doors, 7:pm • Cover $10 before 9pm - $15 after 10pm • No pre-sale tickets arrive early this will sell out! 7 PM |Night of the Living Cover Bands: Night 7 | Launchpad, 618 Central Ave SW | Night of the Living Cover Bands returns stronger and bigger than ever this year at the Launchpad. Get ready for 8 nights of killer covers from some of our favorite local bands. All shows are 21+. 6pm Doors. $8 Advance. $10 Door. $50 Festival Pass for all 8 shows! https://tinyurl.com/notlcbpass Night 7 Featuring: Sorry Guero as NWA, SHREWD as Thin Lizzy, Mango Cakes as Harry Styles, Jd Nash and Benny Bassett as Flight of the Concords, Amped Owl Drive as My Chemical Romance, Los Mocos as The Cramps, Lithopadeon & Brandon as Van Halen, Sacred 20'S as Blitz Kid, Late Night Fist Fight as Good Charlotte, Jolynn Alarid as Shania Twain, Smoke & Mirrors as Depeche Mode, Stankenstein as Janis Joplin 7 PM - 12 AM |Costume Contest | Lizard Tail Brewing Industrial, 3351 Columbia Dr. NE | We're having a costume contest! Saturday, October 29th with special guest Bad Habit! 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded! Let's see how spooky you all can be! Bad Habit & The Enablers 7 PM - 12 AM |Stranger Things Arcade Carnival & Bazaar | Tractor Brewing - Wells Park, 1800 4th St. NW | It's back! In celebration of Halloween and Season 4 of the hit Netflix show Stranger Things, Tractor Brewing and Blackout Theatre Company have teamed up to bring you yet another evening of the Strangest Things in Albuquerque! Since we're going back to our original form, and we're going big with classic retro arcade games (all free play), art, and entertainment. Booths of the strange from spankings by Self Serve Sexuality Resource Center, to magic by Dave Grimm, tarot card reader, printing, and lots of spooky vendors by the incredible Spectral Youth. Dance to 80's beats brought to you by DJ Riff Rat and DJ Ren at 7pm. Play one of the 12 plus arcade games making their home at Tractor for the evening. Hungry? Munch down on muchies from the delicious food trucks! At 8pm, Blackout Theatre Company will be hosting sketch comedy on our inside stage. Then get your buts back outside to our big stage with No Manners playing Kate Bush's Running Up That Hill along with they're killer originals! And finally close out the night with some headbanging with Powerhouse playing Metallica's Master of Puppets along with some heavy metal originals and covers! Embrace the Strange and get in on early bird pricing for just $10! https://holdmyticket.com/event/400238 7:15 - 10:15 PM |Duke City Swing SPOOKTACULAR | Duke City Swing, 222 Truman St. NE | Swing SPOOKtacular featuring the Burque Jazz Bandits! (A special SATURDAY dance) $10 entry. Photo booth, costume contest, snacks, and dancing to one of the best swing bands in town. The party will be at 222 Truman, with a beginner drop-in lesson at 7:15 and the Bandits starting at 8. 8 PM |Salsaween-Andy’s Legendary Halloween Costume Party & Flor’sBig40 | 9300 Riverfront Dr. NW | Club Casita (Yuki & Nubia) will be joining forces with the Flor Bebesita Karime in hosting this year's Andy's Legendary Halloween Costume Party 🎃!! In addition we'll be celebrating Flor's BIG 40❗️ music by dj Louie & dj Mike coming in from our neighboring city El Paso, TX !!! Free Event, 21+ Party, Guests (Bring Drinks to Share) appetizers will be provided, come ready to dance till you drop 8 PM |90s Halloween | Bow & Arrow Brewing Co., 608 McKnight Ave NW | Costume contest, DJ Rey Cantil, Spooky Brews, Dark Harvest Beer Release! 8 - 11 PM |Fright Night Costume & Dance Party | Marble Brewery, 111 Marble Ave NW | Join us for a spooky dance party featuring a DJ Battle between DJ Flo Fader & TJ the DJ. Be sure to show up in your best dressed costume for a chance to win prizes! 21+ event 8 - 11 PM |DJ Wae Fonkey Halloween Set | Tractor Brewing Company, 118 Tulane Dr. SE | DJ Wae Fonkey will be spinning a set so thrilling it will scare your socks off the dance floor! 8 PM - 2 AM |AfterDark On The Block | Downtown ABQ Halloween Party | Insideout, 622 Central Ave SW | We got your Halloween Weekend Party ABQ. Join us at Insideout Downtown with super fun hometown DJ line-up will be spinning hip-hop, latin and house all night. Costumes highly encouraged, full bar will be available with Halloween themed drink specials, Halloween Decorations and More. Music starts at 8PM. Cover Charge at Door. 21+ with Valid ID 8 PM - 2 AM |One Scary Night | The Salt Yard - West, 3700 Ellison Dr. NW | The Scariest Halloween Party in the 505! Costume contest with $1,000 grand prize. DJ J. Steele and DJ Tony. Doors open at 8pm. 21+ event. No in and out privileges. 10 PM |Albuquerque Witches’ Ball: Mask-erade | NM Black Cat Cultural Enterprises, 3015 Monte Vista Blvd NE | Come one, come all to the Witches' Ball! Join us for a spooky good time and dance to the best Halloween / Sambain music mix this side of the veil! Masks of all kinds welcome! Music, dancing, vendors, costumes, cabaret performances, psychic readings, and more! $10 suggested donation. Tickets available at eventbrite and at the door. 18+ (bring valid ID). Potluck with some food provided. Feel free to bring a dish to share. Mostly street parking plus small side lot -- carpooling strongly encouraged! Tickets are non-refundable but ARE transferable. ** Sun 10/30 *\* 8:30 AM |Safari Run | UNM Golf Course, 2201 Tucker Ave NE | Registration / Details at https://safarirun.org/ Kids Running Clinic: 8:30AM, Kids 1k Run: 9AM, 8k and 5k Run/Walks: 9:15AM, First 300 participants to register will get a beautiful hand-carved animal made in Kenya. We'll have some handmade baskets and other items for sale, as well. The course will be run mostly on a dirt path around the golf course with a few road segments. Since the event is right before Halloween, we're encouraging costumes and festive attire. Come join us! The Safari Run is Global Health Partnerships' premier fundraiser. Global Health Partnerships (GHP) is a non-profit organization based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is comprised of medical professionals and other volunteers who work in partnership with the Kenya Health Ministry. Through this partnership, GHP provides support to the Kisesini Clinic in the form of medical supplies and training its nurses and community health volunteers. The emphasis of Global Health Partnerships in Kenya is on maternal and child health. 10 AM - 4 PM |Dia de Los Muertos Community Celebration of Life | La Parada, 8917 4th St. NW | Bring the whole family and your pets for this beautiful celebration of life in community. 10:00am - 4:00pm Local Folk Art Vendors. 10:00am Free Sugar Skull Workshop. 11:00am Festival Food by Streetfood Institute and Farm & Table. 11:00am Pet Blessing. 12:00pm - 3:00pm Live Music by Juanita. Dia de los Muertos Community Altar. We are grateful for our community and look forward to gathering with you in celebration. 11 AM |Victorian Halloween Cemetery Picnic | Historic Fairview Cemetery, 700 Yale Blvd. SE | Historic Fairview Cemetery is holding a Victorian-style picnic on Sunday, October 30 from 11:00 a.m. until dark. Bring your own picnic foods and drinks, folding chairs, tables and decor, and wear your Steampunk finery! Activities include a scavenger hunt with prizes, sugar skull T-shirt painting, and on-site vendors of Muerto-themed items. Other surprises are in store. A participation fee of $15 will help cover the port-a-potty and T-shirts. Cash only at the event. Please RSVP to Lisa Roberts by October 24. Call or text to 505-331-2888. Your response will help us plan how many T-shirts to purchase. See you at this fun event in the cemetery! 11 AM |KINGdom Haunted House Brunch | The Kosmos Restaurant, 1715 5th St. NW | NM Drag Kings has chosen Elevated as the beneficiary for their October Drag King Brunch! We've got some great prizes from a bunch of great local businesses like Betty's Bath and Day Spa, Tractor Brewing, Evolution Body Piercing, Clowndog, AstroZombies, ABQ Ax, Marble Brewing, and more! Be sure to wear your costumes because there will definitely be a costume contest! And don't forget to bring money to tip the performers and food and drink servers! (click link for tickets) 11 AM - 4 PM |Trunk or Treat - Pop Up | Nob Hill Area | Join us for a trunk or treat, pop up shop style! •TRICK OR TREATING •60+ LOCAL VENDORS •FOOD TRUCKS + DRINKS •CIRCUS PERFORMANCE SPONSORED BY Success smiles orthodontics and Cutting Edge Sharpening Service •LIVE MUSIC •MODIFIED CARS •COSTUME CONTEST •BOUNCE HOUSE. FREE EVENT! ALL AGES! HOSTED EXCLUSIVELY BY DELECTABLE BAKING CO! 12 PM |Turner & Grimes | Tin Can Alley, 6110 Alameda Blvd NE | Inside the City's coolest foodcourt! 7 different places to grab lunch and Santa Fe Brewing to wet your whistle! We ain't afraid of no ghosts! Just 2 guys with guitars playing stripped down ACOUSTIC Rock/Pop/Folk classics and deeper cuts. 12 - 4 PM |Vadoween | El Vado ABQ, 2500 Central Ave SW | Join us at the beautiful outdoor courtyard at El Vado for our 1st Annual Vadoween, Halloween celebration! DJ Primo Swift will be playing your favorite holiday hits!! We have lots of activities planned for adult and kids alike! - Costume Contest - Trick & Treats - Local Arts/Crafts Vendors - Food - Drinks - Fun! 2 PM |Passing the Torch Festival | Marble Brewery, 111 Marble Ave NW | The New Mexico Academy of Rock and Blues annual music festival, Passing the Torch is so happy to be back! Join us as we celebrate music in and with our community! In partnership with UETF Albuquerque, OneAlbuquerque, and Marble Brewery, this is a yearly music festival not to be missed. Live music by Keith Sánchez and the MoonThieves, Reviva, and the Mango Cakes with special guest performances by NMARB musicians. Live paint by Nikki Zabicki. Music begins at 2pm. We can't wait to celebrate with you! 2 - 4 PM|Corrales Historical Society Speaker Series: Brujeria: Witchcraft in New Mexico History | Historic Old San Ysidro Church, 966 Old Church Rd., Corrales | New Mexico State Historian Rob Martinez presents “Brujeria: Witchcraft in New Mexico History” at the Historic Old San Ysidro Church in Corrales, NM on Sunday, October 30, 2:00 PM FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. 4 PM |Trunk or Treat! | Grace Church, 6901 San Antonio Dr. NE | Open to everyone! 4 to 6pm - Fall Festival for all ages. Face painting, bounce houses, food trucks open for purchases. 6 to 8pm - Trunk or Treat with s'mores, candy, games, and more. No entry fee or registration required 4 - 6 PM |Trunk-or-Treat! | Sandia Presbyterian Church, 10704 Paseo del Norte NE | Get your costume on and join us at Sandia Presbyterian Church parking lot for an afternoon of Fall Fun! THIS IS A FREE EVENT and all are invited to join us! Kids will get loads of candy and opportunities to play trunk games plus bounce houses, hot dogs, and live music! 4 - 7 PM |Reggae | Rio Bravo Brewing Company, 1912 2nd St. NW | Live Reggae music at Rio Bravo. Featuring Joseph General and High Vibration, Bles Infinite, and Dj Edub! All Ages, No Cover 4 - 7 PM |Music on the Patio: Le Chat Lunatique | Canteen Brewhouse, 2381 Aztec Rd. NE | As unpredictable, fearless, and entertaining as their namesake, Le Chat Lunatique purveys an addictive genre they call “filthy, mangy jazz,” a signature sound that makes you want to smoke and drink too much—if only you could get off the dance floor. They navigate through a wide range of genres, blending Western swing, classical, reggae, d00-wop, and “anything else we damn well please” into strikingly original compositions and audaciously reworked standards alike. 5:30 - 7:30 PM |Trunk-or-Treat | First ABQ, 10101 Montgomery Blvd. NE | Bring the whole family! Enjoy CANDY, games, glow accessories, food, CANDY, prizes, did we mention CANDY?! You will get to vote on your favorite trunks/costumes! A free dinner will be provided to families who attend 6 PM |Special Samhain Ritual | First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque, 3701 Carlisle Blvd. NE | Last year, we dedicated an altar in the back of the sanctuary to the memory of those who have died during the pandemic where we have placed names of lost loved ones on colored petals forming a beautiful flower. Samhain is a time of honoring ancestors and deceased loved ones. We will hold a ritual to offer these flower petals to a sacred flame and honor the memories of everyone named there. We invite all to attend, and if you placed a name on the altar, you are invited to read that name aloud, say anything on your heart, and place the petal in the flame. Afterward we will serve light refreshments and support each other in conversation and community 7 PM |Night of the Living Cover Bands: Night 8 | Launchpad, 618 Central Ave SW | Night of the Living Cover Bands returns stronger and bigger than ever this year at the Launchpad. Get ready for 8 nights of killer covers from some of our favorite local bands. All shows are 21+, 6pm Doors, $8 Adv, $10 Door, $50 Festival Pass for all 8 shows! https://tinyurl.com/notlcbpass Night 8 Featuring: Coma Recovery as New Order, THC-Worm as Thee Oh Sees, Lowmello as The Strokes, Munirah as No Doubt, Walls Within as Flyleaf, No Manners as Willow, Street Fighters as Weezer, Eileen & the In-Betweens as The Beatles, WILGIRA / RMSM as Rush, The Ordinary Things as UFO, Dakota Hall Scott as Big Thief 9 PM |Halloween Party | Cake Nightclub, 515 Central Ave | Fiesta Latina - Reggaeton - Latin House - Cumbia - Merengue and much more !! Ladies Free Entrance All Night ** Mon 10/31*\* ** 5 - 8 PM |** Scare-a-ton Rewind | Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown, 2600 Louisiana Blvd. NE | A retro Halloween experience bringing back costumes from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, Halloween Charity Carnival benefiting Locker #505 Student Clothing Bank, Trick or treating, games, concessions, cake walk, costume contest. For only $1.00 admission OR a new package of socks or underwear. Call 505-349-2520 for additional info 5:30 - 8 PM |Fall Fest | Calvary Church, 4001 Osuna Rd. NE | Are you ready for a little family fun? This year’s Fall Fest is more fun-packed than ever, and the fun starts Monday, October 31, at 5:30 pm at our Osuna campus with live music, bounce houses, games and giveaways, and of course tons of candy. Dress up the whole crew in family-friendly costumes and you’re automatically entered in our costume contest. You could win an amazing prize in one of three categories: best group or family costume, best DIY (handmade) costume, and best costume overall. Bring your pre-carved pumpkin to enter our first-ever pumpkin carving contest. The crowd will select winners in two categories: ages 10 years old and under and ages 11 years old and over. Invite everyone and bring someone with you to our free Halloween-alternative event. Food trucks will be on campus, so plan to purchase dinner at the event. 7 PM |Halloween Costume Party | Launchpad, 618 Central Ave SW | Featuring DJs Ren, RiffRat, Batboy and Moonside! $5 with costume, $8 without - any costume is welcome! It’s Halloween, after all. Expect a wild and electric night from our DJ team. We’re gonna play whatever the hell we want. And you can bet it’ll be crazy. We’re taking over the stage and main dance floor at Launchpad, so be ready for a serious Halloween party! We’re thrilled to be doing this event. ** 8:30 - 10 PM |** Halloween Costume Contest | Tractor Brewing Company, 118 Tulane Dr. SE | Costume Contest after Dark Red Horror Film Festival! Let's get weird! Boo! Come dressed in your creepiest, funniest, or just strange costumes! Nothing is off limits! There will be 3 categories we are judging on: 1. Scariest, 2. Most Creative, 3. Best Partner (group) Prizes are FREE tickets to Meow Wolf in Santa Fe! This party is for EVERYONE! Although if you have a pass to the Dark Red Horror Film Festival , Tractor is offering $1 off of beers and ciders! Come and have fun, dress up and win some great prizes and dance to some great music by DJ Clout! If you'd like to buy tickets to the Dark Red Horror Film Festival, click here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dark-red-horror-film-festival-tickets-416455538727
This post is intended as an overview. It's impossible to cover such a vast subject in one post, so I will outline some broad and basic points and encourage you to research further. For specific details, sources, and more in-depth information, see the links at the bottom of the post. There's full books from researchers/victims, articles/write-ups, interviews, intelligence leaks, and memories/testimonies of ex-slaves and an ex-programmer. All of them are different facets and parts of this one thing. If you read them, a clearer picture starts to form of the insanity of mind control that is running our world. Mind control ties in with many topics; ancient history, secret societies and their esoteric knowledge, satanic ritual abuse, human/child trafficking, blackmail, and the New World Order. It is all related. Many have heard of MKULTRA, or maybe MONARCH. Those projects are a continuation of mind control experiments. They are refining and furthering complex systems of trauma-based total mind control. Trauma-based mind control is an exploit of the brain's natural ability to dissociate, and to create amnesiac walls to protect itself when faced with extreme trauma. The primary, important factor for the mind control is the ability to dissociate (this is passed down genetically from generation to generation). The victims of these programs are repeatedly raped, tortured, extremely abused, and given huge repeated electroshocks. This can start at birth or even while still in the womb (especially with Jesuit programming). The purpose is to split, fracture, and completely break the victim's mind, to purposely give them Multiple Personality DisordeDissociative Identity Disorder. Using any of a countless number of drugs, hypnosis techniques, betrayal setups, blood rituals/sacrifices, double-bind coercions, pleasure-pain reversals, and severe tortures and abuse, the victim's mind is shattered and then reprogrammed, commonly with children's books, fairytales, or movie scripts (Wizard of Oz/Alice in Wonderland are two of the most used). The victims are tortured so hard as to believe they are a certain character from a book or movie, or an animal ("beta" sex kittens) or object. Repeated punishment/reward until the specific alter personality is absolutely convinced they must do what they are programmed for. They are taken to the point of death and brought back multiple times. Their minds are completely broken and rewritten with hugely complex, multi-layered systems of different alters, internal visualizations and landscapes, colors and internal "computers" (Like the MI6 "Beast computer" system). The different programmed personalities/"alters" can then be called foward/switched to with the correct triggers (words/phrases/sounds/hand gestures) that they were programmed with. These split personality fragments are not aware of each other. There will be an immense number of covefront personalities, secret codes, structures, alters who report to other parts of the system, mirror alters, gatekeepers, buffers, timekeeper alters, and others that do other "jobs", the list goes on. It is a very complex system, that checks on itself. There will be many programs "installed" into the victim. There are silence/no-talk programs, such as "The Rite to Remain Silent", or "remember the flowers". "Another setup is “remember the flowers“: the child is taken to a garden at the monastery where he/she has spent times chatting with their favorite Jesuit Father in the past. There is a water pool in the middle of the garden, and during this setup, it is filled with corpses of children the same age as the young child (ages 2 or 3). The Father cuts a flower, gives it to the child and tells the child to “remember the flowers” (i.e. the dead children who remembered and told others)."
Insanity, pain, and suicide programs are put in, in case the victim begins to remember. Many slaves are programmed with drug addictions, to control them. These internal systems are usually structured in an occult fashion, with "demon alters", ancient languages used, and "esoteric" or "spiritual" imagery. "The controllers for the white spiritual systems will be in place, since the infant will have internalized these through virtual reality, holograms, and dramatic enactments of the “deities” by actors. The white spiritual systems include:
Ancient (pre-Babylonian) deities
These are headed up by the white, or Greek, Pantheon of twelve deities. Each system will have specific traumas attached to it. For instance, Bel, the head of the Babylonian system, will undergo a ritual where he is pierced through with tiny golden needles throughout his body (Babylonian sun ritual). Astarte will have sexual rituals, and Ashtoth will have death rituals associated with him. The black (Vatican) spiritual systems are also being organized and trained from 12 to 14 months after birth."
"Mengele always installed the Q’Ballah in those he worked with, and he installed it into Jesuit systems as well. Althea, or the “Tree of Life” is the basis, with the three cords (white, black, grey) roots entwined and going back to the systems described above. An important part of q’ballah (black Kabbalah) programming is the creation of 'demonic portals'. These are installed at points known as the sephiroth in the body and above it. There will be death rituals, and 'demonic entities' attached to each of these points."
Many systems are modelled on outer space (like in MI6 COSMOS programming), with stars/star clusters, galaxies, and planets for their visualizations. High-voltage electroshock is a big part of mind control. It's used to create dissociation during programming, and is usually used to remove memories after the slave has carried out their "task". This continues throughout their life as "reinforcement", or to add new programs/reprogram them (there are also vans equipped for mobile reprogramming/"tune-ups"). After giving instructions, the programmer will give a high voltage shock to the base of the skull to embed the instructions deep in the slave's subconscious. They use hypnotic cues along with the shock. For instance, they will tell the slave they are "now going over the rainbow". This, "other side of the mirror" and "through the looking glass" refer to the dissociated state, not seen as real by the victim's mind. The "levels" of programming are modelled on the different brainwave states. ALPHA - Regarded as “general”/regular programming within the base control personality. Alpha is more relaxed, and accessing systems and presentations will be created in this state. BETA - Normal, alert. Also used for "sexual” programming. An early sexual abuse event will be used to anchor this programming. This programming eliminates all learned moral convictions and stimulates the primitive sexual instinct, devoid of inhibitions. “Cat” alters may come out at this level. DELTA - Delta is the deepest brain state, and will hold semi-unconscious and unconscious beliefs. This is usually where assassin/killesoldier programming is, and extremely deep death state programming. Self-destruct or suicide instructions are layered in at this level. Delta state will often hold memory files (coded based upon security level, and access to them guarded by delta) as well as internal programming and punishment files for the presentations. "The primary symbol for Delta mind control slave programming is a NIKE RED 'TIC'. NIKE is also known as Artemis and is seen as the huntress. Illuminati slaves are hideously abused and tortured into fight/flight syndrome - this memory is then frozen in time, into their cellular memory/muscles - to be accessed only by a programmer. It is mainly military programming but has also been used in various sports."
"The Delta computer system will have a ground zero state, with delta controllers and introjected trainers “manning” the computer systems. At ground zero, primary traumas and death state programming are installed, to prevent dismantling of the computer system and to keep the child invested in protecting high-security information."
"The MI6/Illuminati demonic rites are all about solar eclipses and sunspots and in connection with the planet Saturn, the Royal planet, the Roman Saturnalia god. You have to ‘see through the moon’ in Delta programming i.e. ‘go to the centre of the earth’ in a visualisation and end up on the ‘dark side of the moon’, courtesy of MI6 COSMOS programming."
THETA - This is a low-energy brainwave state, and psychic ability is often seated in this state. Bloodliners (those coming from multi-generational Satanic families) were determined to exhibit a greater propensity for having unusual abilities than non-bloodliners. "Theta brainwave level is the lowest level of human consciousnes, which the Templars use to create mind control slaves. They implant their sea god and goddess visualisations into the minds of their slaves, at this level (as well as the 'figure of 8' the Octopus of the MI6 CAROUSEL programming to defend these evil idols of the cult)."
OMEGA - Internal computers and “self-destruct” programming put in here, also known as “Code Green.” GAMMA - A high-energy wavestate, and may be where loyalty to cult programming and to the group is located. Another form of system protection is through “deception” programming, which elicits misinformation and misdirection. This level is intertwined with demonology and tends to regenerate itself at a later time if inappropriately deactivated. Many child alters stay at the age they were when first traumatized/created, and when that alter is called up, they revert mentally to/are a child of that age and intelligence again. "Humpty Dumpty's evil speech to Alice about how she can remain at her age - just under 8 years old forever...'two can'...this is TOUCAN programming - the creation of 'child alters' frozen in time, through extreme torture. "One can't, perhaps,' said Humpty Dumpty; 'but two can. With the proper assistance you might have left off (growing up) at seven.' "
Some alters may have been created while drugged, and when switched to, the victim will feel the same effects of the drug again. The same with tortured alters (like fire tortures or tech tortures), the person will actually feel the pain again. Some programmers also install death programs in slaves. "Atrial Fibrillation is normally induced in Illuminati victims and then 'frozen' into the muscles of their heart. This horrific experience can then be called up by the programmer, where necessary to make the slave comply."
Programmers use movies to confuse victims as to what is reality and what isn't. In altered states, slaves are forced to watch movies for "screen memories", to hide/cover what actually happened. If they begin to remember, the screen memories/"scramble programs" come up. Layers of cover images and visualizations will be programmed in to cover the identities of the programmers or what took place. "KATSAV - CATS EYES - the usual mind control programming image, used to protect the top master programmers. The SAATCHIS AND LOWRYS used this to hide behind."
This mind control is self-propagating, as victims are programmed to mind-split and program their own children and others. There are many military bases and underground programming/research facilities (DUMBS) that have advanced technology for programming slaves. Many have reported a shift from the blood rituals/traumas to computerized, high tech programming utilizing "trip-seats", sensory deprivation tanks, virtual reality and holograms, harmonics, implants and microchips, brain scanning, negative sound rooms, high-tech machines used to program in specific beliefs and responses, and other sophisticated electronic hardware-based hypnosis machines. "‘Little screws in space’ This is MI6 COSMOS mind control programming. They use artificial reality to make a recruit believe that they are really weightless and in the depths of outer space – rather like those water tanks used for therapy. The ‘screws’ or ‘nuts’ are then put in i.e. the programming commands and ‘alters’ whilst the recruit is in an altered state of reality i.e. using different brainwave patterns."
"These programs can be activated using hypnotic triggers such as key words and phrases, and patterns with certain and long radio waves that activate tiny microchips injected in the body."
"For years, the cults have been aware of Tesla waves and its applications to create changes within tissue that rival microwave and laser, but with greater energy. Eventually in the mid-1990’s, a machine was developed that was able to use Tesla waves and microbursts of energy to change brain waves and develop internal resonance within the brain. This technology was further developed, and eventually was used to create deep stimulation of the neural pain centers during programming. This type of tech torture creates agonizing pain throughout the neural chain, and is used as the base for modern pain and punishment systems that guard high-security information inside. Various waveforms are created to create pain and terror through direct stimulation of the pain areas; the terror areas, or the despair areas within the brain. Entrainment is used in combination with this type of torture. In a typical session, the individual is placed in a machine (called the “God machine” by some groups), which appears as clear plastic. Inside, the individual is surrounded by a holographic screen that appears when the programming session is active. Their brain scans are continuously displayed for the programmers to view, in order to see when the programming “takes” (there are specific changes in the brain scans that occur when this happens). The entrainment will begin over several hours at a time, with various tones that reflect brain states played in a sequence. In one example, the tones for gamma, beta, alpha, epsilon, theta and delta, then deep delta and death state are played in sequence, and the individual being programmed is slowly entrained to “follow” the tones, and go from one brain state to another in sequence. Very gradually, the tones become more rapid, until the brain is entrained and taught to perform a very rapid drop from high gamma (or even omicron) state, to deep delta or even death state. This rapid drop in brain state creates a sense of “falling” or “dropping” in the parts (often infants or fetuses) being programmed, and is extremely painful, creating terror in the parts that undergo it. The entrainment takes weeks and months to be programmed in fully."
Many children's books are used/produced (by llluminati/Intelligence-controlled publishers) for programming slaves. In some books, the ISBN numbers will be the actual access codes programmed into their internal mind computer systems, and the book's scenes depict (coded/symbolic) what that alter is programmed to do. Illuminati coding (and the whole mind control system) is all about "literary puns", and their "graphic design symbolism". "MI6 like to mind control program their slaves with the RaW Library QUICK READS selection too - look at either the ISBN numbers or programming numbers in the front to work out the general Illuminati lessons within each book - very few books have no programming numbers, a refreshing oddity to find one which doesn't."
"For those who are new to Illuminati programming, the first book you should look at is: FROG - BARRIE WADE/BARRIE WATTS FRANKLIN WATTS 2003 This tells the evil little tale told to Illuminati boys at a very young age, it is all about how one's memories of cult abuse are synonymous with the TAIL of a TADPOLE. As you get older, survive the various brainwashings (that invariably involve drownings and OBES/NDES), you develop 'lungs', come up for air and your TAIL drops off. The Crossword Fiends at MI6 love this one - YOUR TALE/TAIL drops off i.e. your memories of Illuminati cult abuse are no more. They simply don't exist. Such is the brainwashing power of the Illuminati cult. Those of you who are more advanced in this subject - here are some more notes on FROG: This is a RECOUNT TEXT in that it is used for programming reinforcement upon abused child alters of grown men: 'This is how you were born, little tadpole...in a large test tube with a whole load more sperm which had been 'doctored' by us...you were just a BLACK SPOT in jelly...and you grew and grew until one day: Now, after twelve weeks, I am a frog. BOING!' BOING in Illuminati cult-speak means total disassociation through anal rape and/or extreme torture. This is often experienced as an NDE/OBE where the person's 'I' floats free of their body. This 'I' can then be trained to remote-view for military operations."
"Here are the mind control codes for the Templars of Prince Philip's Illuminati cult. They 'run' an 8 year-old boy alter who believes himself to be a young Arabic Prince of ancient times: TUTANKHAMEN. You can find all the codes as ISBN numbers (what else, with MI6?) in the following book: THE DANGER ZONE: AVOID BEING TUTANKHAMUN! David Stewart 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 THE SALARIYA BOOK COMPANY LTD. Richard Tomlinson and other Templars, had all been put through Mummy programming i.e. the golden mask of Tutankhamen. This was part and parcel of the demonic Babylonian rite of Marduk, who supposedly wore a 'golden mask' and armour. They were then forced to worship Akhenaton, who was in fact Mr. Lowry."
Secret societies have known about and practiced trauma-based mind control since ancient times. This has been going on long before MKULTRA/MONARCH. These "black magic" secrets of creating mind controlled "golems" and slaves, this knowledge, has been guarded by occult/secret societies throughout history. "The Mystery Religions of ancient Egypt, Greece, India and Babylon helped lay the foundation for occultism, meaning “hidden knowledge.” One of the earliest writings giving reference to occultism is the Egyptian Book of the Dead, a compilation of rituals explicitly describing methods of torture and intimidation (to create trauma), the use of potions (drugs) and the casting of spells (hypnotism), ultimately resulting in the total enslavement of the initiate."
"Alters are the product of mind-splitting. They are the fragmented soul of 'I' of a person. During torture, a person can OBE (out of body experience) because the NDE (near death experience) ensures this. The mistaken belief of the Monarchists was that they could mind-split and trap their 'alters' into rocks, flasks, bottles (any sort of container really) - rather like the old magicians of folkloric legends i.e. Arabian Nights...or the many magi in the bible/Torah. Read the Book of Daniel for a blow-by-blow account of how the King of Babylon created 'sons of god' and remote viewers from his Hebrew slaves."
MKULTRA/MONARCH and the related projects before it (CHATTER, SPELLBINDER, ARTICHOKE and others) are continuations of the Nazi mind control experiments (which themselves were continuations of research by the groups behind the Nazis). Many scientists/Illuminati torturers were brought into the US after the war through Operation Paperclip or other means. Otto Skorzeny and George H.W. Bush (George Scherff, Jr.) were instrumental in merging Nazi (SS) intelligence with the OSI to form the CIA, with "Wild Bill" Donovan and Allen Dulles. All of them were highly involved in the mind control programs. Paperclip was about getting the meticulously documented Nazi mind control data and scientists from the concentration camps. Many were programmed by "Dr. Green", who was Josef Mengele. "Josef Mengele is considered “the father of modern programming” due to the information and methods that he developed during his infamous end-point (trauma that takes the subject to physical or psychological death) experiments on infants, young children and adults inside the Nazi death camps. After the second world war, Mengele was often flown to Europe to program infants. He was also hired out at times to other organizations, but his primary post-war work was continuing his research and programming international occultic agents from infancy. The volumes and volumes of carefully documented research data are still held within occultic training libraries, and have been replicated and shared throughout the world. The research that he began is still ongoing, as the search for better, “unbreakable” methods of programming continues."
"I thought it so odd that Springmeier's account of the MKULTRA program lacked any mention of SON OF GOD programming. The Americans obviously hadn't done this to their experimental mind control slaves, whereas the British had."
The ability to easily dissociate enters the genetic memory of a family. Aristocratic, "royal", and "bloodline" families have generations of mind control rituals and abuse in their genetic memory. The CIA bought children from multigenerational pedophilic/incestous families for their programs, because the kids could already dissociate from being abused since birth. There is a huge slave trade of these mind controlled slaves (usually run by these bloodlines/families and the groups they control). "This was the original MKULTRA Nazi ideal: Western countries as hive societies, run by the sickest and most deluded people on the planet i.e. all of those 'inbreds' like the Royal Family (UK), the Rockefellers (USA), the Katsavs (Israel) and so on - those descended from slave-driving families who have kept the evil torch of slavery in this world alive today."
"The Royal slave trade, the creation of 'mind control smugglers' (Royal Arch RA CULT) and the various Satanic trades, involving the Royal Genome project and the accompanying hideous trades e.g. human sperm/eggs/zygotes. Sure, they practise Satanic rites, but the esoteric shit is just a cover for a massive mind control slave market, zygote market and child trafficking ring."
There are many groups and organizations using mind control. Government agencies (CIA, NSA, FBI, NASA, MI5, MI6, MOSSAD, etc.), and different orders (Jesuits, Illuminati, Royal Arch Masons, Shriners, Royal Order of Jesters, Freemasons, Rosicrucians, Knights Templar, etc.) all use mind control. Governments (and the secret societies that run them) use the cover of "National Security" to hide these horrific crimes. There is a huge overlap between intelligence and secret societies. They will all have their own secret codes to access their slaves. They can be stolen, and slaves/agents can be reprogrammed by other groups. "Why 1994? Because this was the year when MI6/Illuminati laptops began to disappear in Europe. Mr Putin was beginning to work it all out and as a consequence, was tracking down the MI6 Senior Officers who held the colour-coded information of the tailored mind control programmes for their officers and agents..."
"Stella Rimington decided to use one of her own agents (in 1989) to steal the MI6 mind control code book. With this knowledge (which included her own codes) she managed to not only break out of the system but also to potentially control it from the outside."
These slaves are used for sex (rape) slaves/prostitutes, assassins, undetectable information carriers, drug trafficking, agents and spies, and for New World Order plans. Countless victims are used in sex slavery, for prostitution, and for "presidential models" (presidential sex slaves, also used to carry NWO messages to world leaders). Many are Delta programmed to be assassins, and "Manchurian candidates". By scarring the brain stem, it was discovered that they could create alters who had photographic memories. All slaves are programmed to be "computer brains"/"robot people", but some are programmed as special "mind file computers" for high-security information transfer, or "carrier pigeons" for messages between government/cult/NWO members. They are used for top secret data storage, that can't be remembered/accessed without the proper triggers. They are fed huge amounts of information while in altered states, drugged/hypnotized, which is recorded in the subconscious mind for later retrieval by someone who has the correct keys and codes. "I was taken from chairs that performed different operations, like one that spun, then next to an isolation chamber. They put huge eye machines up to my face and had me close one eye and then the other in order to program each side of the brain separately. Some things were then reversed and programmed into another area of my brain through the opposite eye. They called this "cross-programming." For other functions, both sides of my brain had to be operating syncronistically. Information for mind file use was stored only on one side of my brain. At first I was shown slides of nature scenes like flowers with bees on them and then they began flashing technical slides with pictures of moon landings, instrumentation information, satellite diagrams, craft designs, mathematical equations and all sorts of technical information. There were slides of page after page of numbers, formulas and diagrams of assembly information for certain projects."
Many are used for high-level drug running ("Emerald" programming). Intelligence agencies run the global drug trade. Billions of dollars of "black ops" drug money ("non-appropriated funds") are used to fund projects classified "above top secret", including the building and maintaining of deep level underground bases. The CIA uses the country western music industry as a cover for the drug running done via slaves. MI6 programmed their agent's drug smuggling alters with the book "Three Men in a Boat". " 'Smelly Cheeses’ is programmed in via the reading and enactment of ‘Three Men in a Boat’. Every Illuminati script carries words in CAPITALS which make no sense to an outsider unless they are given the ‘true meaning’ behind their usage. Read Chapter 4 of ‘Three Men in a Boat’ to find out the precise programming which is couched in CAPITALS of: ‘NO CHEESES’. It relates how it is most important whilst traveling and carrying ‘smelly cheeses’, not to touch the goods; nor afterwards, once one has arrived at one’s destination! All smugglers are most worried about the safety of their drugs/contraband and therefore this ruling was the one which was drummed in with the most amount of ECT programming."
Spies and intelligence agents are all programmed, it's a requirement for high security/top secret jobs. "The world's Intelligence agencies are infiltrated and controlled by 'Royal Arch' Freemasons who owe their loyalty not to the State but to Illuminati (Masonic) bankers, posing as the 'Crown' or 'Monarchy.' Most agents are tortured, i.e. trauma brainwashed and mind controlled using trigger words from texts like 'Alice in Wonderland.' "
Ex MI6/Royal Arch slave
"Forget about James Bond movies; much of the secret service apparatus in the U.K and U.S is an occult, paedophile network run by corrupt factions of the “Illuminated” degrees of Freemasonry (33rd degree and above). Everything in Project Mannequin is organized by the Jewish kabala occult system, using such esoteric methods as numerology and archeometry (advanced remote viewing). The people running the AL/499 facility in Berkshire and the connected underground bases are a hard-line military regime that is ultimately a religious cult centred around the corrupt Zionists and Rosicrucians. These places are religious centres where so-called ‘black magick’ rites are performed, ancient deities worshipped, and children trained and sacrificed."
Many slaves are used for blackmail, like at Bohemian Grove. Child slaves will be used to compromise people on video. "They deliberately split off the personalities of these children into multiples, so that when they're put under oath or questioned under lie detector, unless the operator knows how to question a multiple-personality disorder, they turn up with no evidence. They used these kids to sexually compromise politicians or anyone else they wish to have control of."
"Beryl-Green said Epstein knew about MKULTRA. He was into mind-controlling victims and satanic ritual abuse (SRA). Epstein was into DNA mixing, human cloning and he knew about New World Order plans."
Mind control is also one of the biggest parts of the New World Order. They count on people not understanding this and how it works. Many slaves are also programmed with "end-times"/"Janus"/"Alex" or "Alexis" codes and functions for future events. "I have to add that the biggest joke of all is that they will all 'reveal' themselves from behind the blue/green Microsoft curtain as the NWO - when the time is right. Look at the tail 'feathers' of light that are joining up at the bottom left of the picture - these represent the different Illuminati groups joining up all over the world after the military juntas have been imposed."
The film and music industry (and Hollywood) is filled with MONARCH slaves. Many, many celebrities, mainstream musicians, actors/actresses, and athletes are under mind control. MarilynMonroe was the archetypal, ultimate prototype of "Beta sex kitten" programming. The Youtube compilations of celebrities acting very strangely is usually their programming breaking down, or switching alters at the wrong time. Sometimes memories start returning, due to natural changes in the brain around 30 years of age ("27 club"). Many are killed ("thrown from the freedom train") if their programming begins to unravel, they start talking, or become too dangerous to their programmers (Kurt Cobain's "friends in my head"). Countless moviesreference this mind control. Some of the many MKULTRA/MONARCH symbols commonly found in media include the (blue) butterfly (transformation/'floating' from ECT), mirrors (MPD/DID), broken mirrors (shattered minds), dolls/marionettes (puppets, controlled slaves), animal/leopard print ('beta' sex kitten alters), rainbows (over the rainbow), black/white checkerboard (masonic), porcelain faces/masks (alter personalities), lightning bolts (electroshock). Big sports are all rigged. They make huge amounts of money from "gambling" on games played by their mind controlled "robots", and sports are used as a general distraction for the public. I will leave just a quote here regarding this part of the MI6 "Alice in Wonderland" program, because I'm working on a real fullsize post about it. "Those of us who understand 'Alice in Wonderland' mind control will know that these women all have 'child alters' which will have been taught to respond to certain programming commands from especially designed programming texts. For the unenlightened, I am talking about the Royal Genome Project. The use and abuse of women as enslaved zygote-donors, facilitated and implemented by MI6. They would be used for their zygotes (fertilised eggs) in order to continue the research of the Royal cult i.e. the Nazi, eugenics project. The women to be used are called MI6 'bees'. In Alice mind control programming, they were to be used for their 'honey' (see the insect who accosts Alice in the wood, to ask her if she has any honey). One of the 'esoteric' practices of MI6 was to have this woman repeatedly raped by the chosen sperm donor in order to get her pregnant. After a short amount of time (enough to check that she had been 'fertilised'), they would then break into her living quarters and force her to abort."
Many slaves are used as terrorists, programmed to be mass killers and suicide bombers. "We were agents of chaos and anarchy, programmed to provoke civil unrest and the need for greater State security measures."
There's a lot of dis/misinformation. Discrediting sites/blogs are put up against real information. Bots/glows/shills parrot damage-control narratives that MKULTRA was just dropping LSD on agents/filming people with prostitutes. They say "take meds/this is schizo/nice fanfiction" in regards to anything real, or say these programs failed, or it was all in the past. None of that is true. This mind control is how the world is really run, to this day. Many politicians, "leaders", and public figures you see are under mind control, as well as millions of "regular" victims. The people "running" our world are in insane, extremely abused child alters much of the time. "The fact is that they are NOT adults in their own minds. They are abused, crazed, tiny children - a product of mind-splitting and Illuminati mind control programming. It also doesn't help that these people are at the top of the Masonic system worldwide and control freemasonry globally, via mind control. If I were to take the piss out of them - then one needs look no further than American McGee's Alice (a pisstake itself, upon Alice in Wonderland mind control programming) for the right type of images e.g. where one sees those little children with epilepsy headgear on - beating themselves, giggling, laughing, moaning, crying - unable to transform the prisons of their own minds and to recover from such abuse."
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