I was wrong. There is a way to maintain secure communications. Steganography.

The issue with cryptography is that it’s obvious the message has been encrypted.  It will draw interest, even if it’s benign.  But there is a way to send encrypted messages so that no one even knows there IS a message, much less that it’s encrypted.  Steganography.

Is you are willing to spend a bit of time learning how it works, there are a bunch of different programs you can use – not to hide your messages, but to make them invisible.


I recommend OpenPuff.  Hard to learn – hard to beat.  Your secrets will stay secret.  Of course, it was designed for Windows, so I can’t use it.  But I have no secrets and, if I did, I wouldn’t tell them to you.

UPDATE: 30 July, 2016

The FBI claims to have broken this software after having found ‘Russian’ spies (the Chapman group?)  using it.  The claim is unlikely unless they recovered the sending computer and the passwords.  The FBI does not otherwise have that level of sophistication.

However, the NSA does.  Still, why they would bother with the Chapman group, except in an effort to uncover a deeper target – which they did not do to my knowledge – seems a huge waste of resources.

One almost has to be a mathematician to understand this clearly, but it has, and continues to defy mid-level attempts to even find it, much less decipher it.  You can throw the software away and merely read the thesis if your interest, like mine, is theoretical.




Quote of the day and Joseppi’s opine.

H/T Joseppi.

“Once you go down the path of empire, you inevitably start a process of overstretch, of tendencies toward bankruptcy, and, in the rest of the world, a tendency toward the uniting of people who are opposed to your imperialism simply on grounds that it’s yours, but maybe also on the grounds that you’re incompetent at it.

Indeed, one wonders whether we have already crossed our Rubicon, whether we can go back. I don’t know.

The Department of Defense is not, today, a department of defense. It’s an alternative seat of government on the south bank of the Potomac River. And, typical of militarism, it’s expanding into many, many other areas in our life that we have, in our traditional political philosophy, reserved for civilians. Domestic policing: they’re slowly expanding into that.

So, what do I suggest probably will happen? I think we will stagger along under a façade of constitutional government, as we are now, until we’re overcome by bankruptcy.”

Chalmers Johnson


When the political process becomes controlled by multi-national corporate interests, the US government becomes a tool of corporate interests. When multi-national corporations control the mass media as it presently does, democratic debate becomes impossible. As we witness Corporate power becoming a dominate force in international relationships, it will continue to diminish independent national sovereignty under the banner of “free trade”.

Nothing is free, especially our future lunch. Bon appetit – Joe


Rihana, a Syrian Kurd in Kobani

Has killed over a hundred ISIS fighters as of today, so the story goes.  Even if it’s a bit exaggerated, it’s a good story for all of the disgusting cowards in the US who are terrified of ISIS.  But the fact is that the gear she is wearing fits her and she’s giving the  finger to ISIS, so I prefer to believe it.


You know, Bra….I don’t read the bible enough.

Hawaiʻi Police Department
South Hilo Patrol
Lieutenant Robert Fujitake
Phone: 961-2213
Report No. C14027337

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a burglary that was discovered over the weekend at Haili Christian School in Hilo.

Sometime between 1:30 p.m. Friday (October 10) and 4:30 p.m. Sunday (October 12), unknown persons entered several classrooms at the private school at 190 Ululani Street and removed a Cannon camera and lenses, two Kamaka ukuleles, another ukulele imprinted with foreign words, a red HD web camera, a Bible and cash.

Police ask that anyone with information about this case or the identity of the burglars call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Officer Wayne Kenison at 961-2213.

Lava: What if Kilauea actually erupted?

First, it’s a million to one… or a billion to one for it to feed lava on the CURRENT flow path in any great quantity.  It would run down the hill to Seaview and Kalapana. But let’s say it erupted enough to keep flowing for a couple of years but not enough to go over the side…say it DID continue as it is…

We have to make assumptions based on physical laws. Lava is sort of like water…it flows. And it flows downhill. But those are really the only rules it has to follow. So…click on the map below.  The first thing that pops out is that Beaches and Shores would lose the water company and their only access route and  electricity.  The entire subdivision might have to be abandoned. I didn’t fill in the color, but under certain circumstances, everything inside the purple outline would be affected.  If it REALLY erupts….well, it will be past my ‘use by’ date.


Lava update, Sunday 11:00

The threads of lava moving toward Cemetary Road have almost stopped. The other finger, now the most active one, has left the steepest descent and is falling off to the north – which might put it right back on my originally predicted track. If I overlay a picture and topo in that direction, the path looks like it could, IF IT CONTINUES TO ADVANCE- A BIG ‘IF’, put it right through the back door of Malama Market. That’s almost the worst possible short-term outcome because it would muck up the shopping center and cut the road before Keonepoko and then, probably, cross Keonepoko twice more.

As an aside, all of the people who were complaining about the horrible but occasional emissions from the Geothermal plant may get their wish.  If the lava keeps coming the plant could be shut down.  They can now contemplate the eventual inevitability of living with SO2 constantly blowing in their faces if – and as long as – the lava flows past 130 as well as certain inconveniences – such as using Chain-of-craters Road to get anywhere, no power for awhile, or cable or much of anything else – including county services and jobs if they work in Hilo or Pahoa.  And if it doesn’t come THIS time, it will at some point. Be careful what you wish for.



You can’t make this stuff up.

Almost everyone I know firmly believes that Obama is actively destroying the US – whether on purpose or through incompetence might be debatable. But the fact that he has bombed 7 countries in 6 years, doubled the national debt and the economy is going to hell says something. They recognize that the US had to force the EU to go along with the sanctions against Russia because everyone knows that Russia didn’t invade Crimea or Ukraine or shoot down the Malaysian airliner. They know that the US armed ‘moderate’ Muslims to fight against Assad in Syria – the same ‘moderate’ Muslims that have now formed ISIS. They know that the militarized police in the US have killed more people than we lost in Iraq AND Afghanistan. They recognize that ebola is loose in the US because the administration wouldn’t stop direct flights from Liberia and central Africa; that the Constitution and Bill of Rights are no longer in force in this country and that people who are rich or politically connected are above the law.

They absolutely agree that the US government, especially the President and the Secretary of State are bumbling muppets and cannot tell the truth about anything, if they even know it themselves.

But in the very next breath, they say we have to kill ISIS- all of them. People who hate us because we invaded Iraq and killed a million muslims and are STILL killing schoolkids in Pakistan with drones because of a bullshit story that 18 Muslims, MOSTLY SAUDIS, blew up the WTC – which everyone now just about agrees was a false flag, like Boston.

And that Putin invaded Crimea, and that China is getting too uppity and we have to step on them too. We financed the Hong Kong demonstrations which went nowhere, and we financed the Ukranian coup of a popularly elected leader to the tune of WELL over $5 Billion dollars and put Nazis in power; this, while the City of Detroit is shutting off water to all the poor unemployed who can’t pay their water bill and the TSA is flying illegal immigrant kids in the US without their parents to ‘sponsors’ in Hawaii and everywhere else. But the Mexican border is still wide open and so are direct flights from Liberia.

Now that our infrastructure and economy are failing, and we are ar war in the middle east, Africa, Pakistan, the South China Sea, South America, Texas, Mexico, Ferguson, and places of which we know nothing, it’s about time to understand that something is seriously wrong – everyone sees that something is wrong. But they still cannot believe that the US has turned into the dark side. If President Obama is leading the Free World, HE’S DOING IT WRONG!

How can anyone be stupid enough to blame the state of the world on a rag-tag bunch of Muslims running around the (now) war zones of Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Libya, Pakistan, Afghanistan and what should be Kurdistan and Palestine – which WE bombed or enabled someone else to blast into the stone age and kill the citizens and their relatives and family and then armed them with American weapons and tanks and artillery…and who we insanely expect to fight whoever we tell them to fight – have organized their illiterate followers who still do female genital mutilation, into sophisticated cells of terrorists and placed them in ‘sleeper’ cells in America where they have blended in and are just waiting to cut some throats? No one can think that. But a lot of people do because belief systems are irrational.

Baghdad was one of the safest tourist cities in the entire world before we destroyed it. Isis has only existed since Obama started giving money and arms to ‘moderate’ Muslims to fight Assad. Those people aren’t here. Their fight is to establish a Caliphate is the sand dunes of the middle east. What the HELL are people thinking about? If you are worried about a Muslim with a knife, GET A GUN!

And Russia…look, peeps…this is not rocket science. There are reasons this stuff happens and there is a reason WE ALWAYS START IT and try to blame whoever we want to bomb next. It’s scripted and they don’t even try to hide it anymore.

READ THIS! Just read it once. Take the ten minutes now, because when you are wondering what happened later, you won’t have time.

Read it. You will ‘get it’.