Friday, April 29, 2016

The Spark Of Life Caught On Film

Pretty incredible.

Bright flash of light marks incredible moment life begins when sperm meets egg

By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor

26 April 2016 • 11:49am
Human life begins in bright flash of light as a sperm meets an egg, scientists have shown for the first time, after capturing the astonishing ‘fireworks’ on film.

An explosion of tiny sparks erupts from the egg at the exact moment of conception.

Scientists had seen the phenomenon occur in other animals but it is the first time is has been also shown to happen in humans.
“To see the zinc radiate out in a burst from each human egg was breathtaking.”
Professor Teresa Woodruff, Northwestern University

Not only is it an incredible spectacle, highlighting the very moment that a new life begins, the size of the flash can be used to determine the quality of the fertilised egg.

Researchers from Northwestern University, in Chicago, noticed that some of the eggs burn brighter than others, showing that they are more likely to produce a healthy baby.


“It was remarkable,” said Professor Teresa Woodruff, one of the study’s two senior authors and an expert in ovarian biology at Northwestern.

“We discovered the zinc spark just five years ago in the mouse, and to see the zinc radiate out in a burst from each human egg was breathtaking.

“This means if you can look at the zinc spark at the time of fertilization, you will know immediately which eggs are the good ones to transfer in in vitro fertilization.

“It’s a way of sorting egg quality in a way we’ve never been able to assess before. “All of biology starts at the time of fertilization, yet we know next to nothing about the events that occur in the human.”

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Coming To A Target Store Near You

Freak shows.

I won't shop at Target to begin with but since I lived in the Bay Area back in the 80's there ain't much that I haven't seen already anyway.

That was me back then though, when I was young, wild and didn't care,I have daughters and I most certainly would not want some degenerate cross dresser anywhere near them when their britches were down.

Target is more than welcome to do whatever they want.
They will see how well this goes over in their next quarterly financial statement.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

This Is What Happens When FedGov Doesn't Get Their Cut.

Read this hit piece and keep that point in mind.

‘Medicine Man' found with bunker, arsenal of guns was a ‘prepper,' attorney says

A self-proclaimed medicine man arrested on federal tax evasion and weapon charges kept a bunker because he was preparing as if there was an Armageddon, his defense attorney said Tuesday.

Reuben DeHaan appeared in federal court Tuesday for a detention hearing.

The proceeding determines whether or not a suspect is a flight risk and/or danger to the community, and should be allowed out on bond. Judge David Keesler ultimately ruled that DeHaan should stay behind bars.

Clients of DeHaan's describe him as a natural healer who ran his business out of his Kings Mountain home. However, federal agents said he didn't pay taxes for his business and took him into custody Thursday. Authorities said DeHaan didn't believe he needed to pay taxes because he is a minister.

Prosecutors filed additional charges Friday after a sweeping raid of his property.

Authorities discovered a bunker with a "significant amount of food and beverages" stored in various rooms, walls and ceilings, according to an affidavit.

It included two water tanks that each held about 2,000 gallons of water.

One room within the bunkers contained approximately 70 weapons to include rifles, shotguns and handguns, according to an federal investigators.

Foreign connections

Prosecutors revealed new evidence of DeHaan’s ties to foreign countries to try and prove he is a flight risk.

Investigators said they found a passport from the World Government of World Citizens which authorities seemed to know little about. Prosecutors said it is accepted by a small collection of companies.

Prosecutors also said DeHaan had a U.N. driver's license.

His defense attorney, C. Melissa Owen, said documentation was expired and the passport couldn't even get him to Cleveland.

However, federal investigators announced that they have subpoenaed a collection of shell companies tied to DeHaan. Prosecutors said they are looking into those corporations, along with foreign bank accounts and property.

Investigators said Thursday's search also turned up a "Special Agent badge" as well as other identification items like a press pass.

Extensive bunker

In addition to the firearms, prosecutors said the bunker held Meals-Ready-to-Eat, 5,000 gallons of water storage and had fortified walls.

Owen said her client's bunker even had an air filtration system that could be used in case of a nuclear attack.

She argued that while many of the facts around the situation are unusual, they do not mean it was illegal.

She said DeHaan was a gun collector and that friends could testify that he was a responsible gun owner.

My bold. Read the rest here.

Because FedGov didn't get their piece of the action, they raided this guy and are trying to portray him as some kind of threat to society because guns and prepping. Gasp!
Just as his attorney says, all of which are perfectly legal.

 They are stretching pretty hard here, a UN drivers license?
A "Special Agent " badge , that ought to be good for 5 years all by its self, impersonating an official thug is really frowned upon in certain circle jerks.
I love the passport line though.
Funny stuff.

Shell companies?
Gotta be guilty of something, they need to spend several thousand dollars investigating that.

All this character assassination because he didn't pay taxes on witch doctoring.
You couldn't make this shit up.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

I've Been Wanting One Of These For A While Now

Every time I have to go to Wally World, Bi Mart or Fred Meyer for anything I always wander through the Sporting Goods section looking for one of those Coleman Dual Gas cook stoves. I've been looking for a couple years now without any luck.
Same thing with garage sales just on the off chance, one never knows.
It was never a big priority buy I always thought it would be real nice to have one for camping or emergencies.

I finally found one today.

I hate dicking around with propane bottles, ESPECIALLY those little bastards. They are a pain in the ass and expensive as hell compared to just getting a bottle filled.

I mean propane is nice in that it never goes bad but I have been in those situations before where you can't find it for love nor money when the snow is blowing, the roads are frozen and nobody is open for business and have never forgotten it.

White Gas can be hard to find when you really need it too, that's what I always liked about the dual fuel units. Unleaded isn't that hard to come by unless you are way out in the Boonies on foot. I bought a Dual Fuel lantern off of Ebay a couple years ago that was almost brand new for a hell of a good price and stashed that little puppy away after I bought a bunch of extra mantles and a couple gallons of White Gas.

So today I had to go to Wally World to take something back that I ordered On Line that the wife decided she didn't like. A 12'X12' canopy set up.

Of course , after I got done dealing with that mess it was straight to the Sporting Goods section and Lo and Behold, here is one of those little stoves sitting on the shelf as a display.
True to my luck, there wasn't one in a box on the shelf so I had to go hunt down some "associate" type dude.
This proved to be a frustrating deal, he didn't have one of their scanners so he had to go find some other guy. That guy comes around finally with a scanner and can't get the fucking thing to work. He said he thought they were out of stock anyway.

That's when I was about done messing with Walmart cretins.
I asked him if they would just sell me the display model, I didn't care if it had a box or not.
Well, of course, he didn't know and he would have to go ask someone else and holy shit was I starting to get frustrated.

It's right there, sell it to me for fucks sake!

So off he goes and I'm left standing there with my thumb in my ass waiting again.

While he was gone I started looking around at some other shit they had there and this little cutie caught my eye.

Something else I have been wanting.
I bought a cheap,crappy Chinese plastic "emergency" radio a couple of years ago and it's a piece of shit.
When I say Crappy Chinese plastic, I mean it. The kind that is so brittle that if you look at it sideways it cracks.
Of course I dropped it once and broke one whole corner off of it. I wrapped about ten yards of electrical tape around it and threw it in the garage. It still works amazingly enough, I ran across it last week and tried it just to see.

So anyways, I snag the Scorpion radio and pretty soon here comes the Walmart guy with a box in his hands.
Cool, he found one!

They are going to sell me the demo model though so that works for me and he did apologize for me having to wait so damn long. I got the two year extended warranty on both of them, not something I normally do but I plan on seeing just how tough they are. This way if they break, I get new ones and can plan accordingly to replace them with something more robust if necessary.

Coleman, like everyone else, has kind of slipped a bit in quality over the years. The tin seems just a shade thinner from what I remember and the fit isn't exactly the quality I remember either so we shall see.

The radio on the other hand is nice.
I plugged in the headphones I use to listen to music with on my lap top and was astounded at the sound quality that came out of it.
The openings and switches have water resistant rubber plugs over them and as you can see, it has a crank handle, solar panel and rechargeable batteries in it.
Big bonus is it will charge up a phone. Big ding for not having a small compartment to put the cable it came with for that in though.
It wasn't cheap either. Good reception, has dual time display capabilities and picked up a local weather channel the minute I turned it on like it was pre set to it.
It scans channels if you hold the button down but doesn't have preset buttons as far as I can tell.
I like it.

Trout season should be opening up around here next weekend and I haven't been fishing in about two years.
That is going to change.
I have been slowly gathering up camping gear on the sly for a few months now, bought a new pole and reel too.
Now that the Sprite is driveable and conveniently only has one seat in it, I believe there is a 3 or 4 day fishing trip coming in the near future for me, alone. With no passenger seat there is plenty of room for camping and fishing gear between that open space and the trunk.
I will be testing out the lantern and the stove, along with a couple other pieces of gear and dusting off my old camping skills.
It's been a long time but I still have them.

Old school camping skills.

Sounds like a good time to me.

Eat Your Vegetables They Said, They Are Good For You They Said


It's Still Not Right

Get rid of that hall, there is room for one more rollaway toolbox there and you don't need a dining room, that's what the living room is for.
I'm thinking some chick must have come up with that drawing anyways.
Way too much wasted space and there isn't a hoist.

Slow Learner

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Cue The Drive To Put Prince On The Five Dollar Bill

Like I would be surprised at that.

Prince Found Dead At 57

I wasn't a big fan but there is no denying the man had a huge amount of talent and was iconic in his influence of the music industry. At 5'2" he had a huge presence in a little package.

The cause of death hasn't been determined but he was reportedly suffering from flu like symptoms recently.

I'm sure the news will be saturated for quite some time with tributes from around the world.

What impressed me about him was his skill at wielding an axe, the man could really play a guitar when he wanted to.

In other news, the Pro Lady Wrestler Chyna was also found dead this morning, she was only 45 years old.

Today is also the Queen of England's 90th birthday, hard to imagine but she has been the Queen since before I was even born.

In more local news, my wife walked in the door a few minutes ago to inform me that she was just rear ended for the second time in a month.
This is going to be interesting, her car is still in the shop getting fixed from the first one so the one she just got hit in is a fucking rental. Thank God she was smart enough to get the insurance on it when she rented it.

Thaaaaaaaat's Attractive.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

I Learned Something Today

I love the internet!
I'm 56 years old, was a Boy Scout, think I know a little something about something and was just floored to discover a fairly easy new way to make fire.
I had never heard of Fire Rolling.

Apparently you can use just about any sturdy natural fibers, even paper towels or Hemp rope strands. The ash seems to be key here, I'm thinking this is where the actual friction comes from.

Get on Youtube and you can see all kinds of different things you can use to do this.
Here is a pretty good primer demonstration.

Let's Hit The Beach! (May be NSFW)

Damn, there was never anything that smokin' at any of the beaches I grew up around.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Break Out The Kleenex

My heart bleeds for these fuckers.....
What, did they finally bleed everyone dry?

Goldman posts weakest results in four years, revenue tumbles 40 percent


Goldman Sachs Group Inc reported the worst quarterly results in more than four years on Tuesday as volatile markets kept clients from trading, investing or issuing new securities.

Goldman's report wrapped up a dismal quarter for big U.S. banks. The previous day, its most comparable rival, Morgan Stanley, also said its profit fell by more than one-half due to tough markets.

Goldman's first-quarter revenues tumbled 40 percent, hit by sliding commodity prices, worries about the Chinese economy and uncertainty about U.S. interest rates. Profit fell even more sharply, emphasizing Goldman's reliance on the capital markets business, particularly bond trading which can be volatile.

Analysts peppered Chief Financial Officer Harvey Schwartz with questions about Goldman's commitment to bond trading as well as its unusually low returns during the quarter, and his outlook for the rest of the year.

"I certainly would not sit here and tell you we were happy about this quarter," he said. "But we will do what it takes over time to make sure that we deliver for our clients and maximize the returns for shareholders."

That's financial speak for BOHICA.

Monday, April 18, 2016

ROFLMAO! Tens Of Thousands Of Stupid California Voters Are Now Registered As Independant Conservatives By Mistake

They are stuck now and won't be able to vote in the Primaries.

Can you say Too Stupid To Vote?

I can.

Thousands of voters, including celebrities, register to wrong Calif. party

Tens of thousands of voters, including high-profile celebrities such as Kaley Cuoco, Demi Moore and Emma Stone, have accidentally registered as members of a small conservative party in California, according to a new survey.
The Los Angeles Times said that a telephone survey of 500 members of the American Independent Party found nearly three of four members did not realize they had enrolled in a political party that opposes abortion rights and same-sex marriage and calls for building a fence along the southern U.S. border.
The newspaper said voters were confused by the use of the word "independent" in the party's name. In California, voters who do not want to register with any party must check a box on a registration form for "no party preference."
This mistake could prevent people from casting their votes in California’s June 7 primary.
The Times reported that those who made the mistake include celebrities like Moore, Cuoco, Stone and Sugar Ray Leonard. Moore has contributed money to and campaigned for President Obama, the Associated Press reported.
"Demi Moore is not, nor has ever been, a member of the American Independent Party," a representative for Moore told the Times.

She is now Bub.


Fucking idiots.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Good Stuff

I stumbled on this over at Ye Olde Youtube after I typed in Electric Blues and found a playlist.
I liked it so much I'm gonna share it with y'all.
It's just a good tune from some guys I've never heard of and I have to give extra credit for the home made guitar.
That's just fuckin' cool man.
Nice mouth harp work too.

This Is What The Republican Party Is Going To Look Like After November

Right after they get done rat fucking their base and their base turns right around and shows them what rat fucking really looks like.

The way the RNC is waving their little dick around right now, basically telling the Republican voters to shut up and sit down because they know what's best, is pissing a lot of people off.

Granted, the average American voter seems to have the memory of a Goldfish, see Mitch McConnel's re-election for example, but there is such a thing as Critical Mass, a limit of how much plain Shit Sandwich these people are going to eat and I think they are about to push away from the table. When that happens, all bets are off.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Rat Rides Again!

It was a nice day around here so I rolled the dice and took the little bugger out for a good shakedown run.
There is still a TON of work to do on it but it's mostly all cosmetic at this point, the mechanical shit is done. I had a blast and the thing runs like a champ. I wound it out a bit in 3rd gear a couple of times and took it on some nice twisty roads, the kind the damn thing was designed to drive on and the engine runs strong.
It's the first time since I have owned it that it ran the way it is supposed to and didn't either over heat or break down on me.
It cost me a shitload of money but it's worth every cent at this point.

For those not familiar with my 25 year long Love/Hate relationship with this fucker, it's a 1964 Austin Healey Sprite that I have driven less than 2500 miles since the day I bought it because it was always broke down.

Look up the word stubborn in the dictionary and you will see my picture.

Now it's tear the dash out, sanitize the wiring and paint it, get the gauges working, new carpets, new interior trim, recover the seats and repaint it, again.
If I'm lucky and The Good Lord is willing, I may actually finish this damn thing before I die.

Does This Offend You?

If it does, this is your clue to the fact that you are a useless fucking pussy and you need to quit wasting my oxygen immediately.

Mad Parenting Skilz

Thrashin' On It

Listen carefully.

The last time you heard tires make that sqwallin' noise was in a cartoon, wasn't it?
Go ahead, play it again.
You know I'm right.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

I Wouldn't Think Guided Missile Containers Would Be Something One Just Dumps In the Ocean

But two of them were found floating in the drink off the coast of Alaska.

Pair of guided missile containers found in Pacific Ocean near Alaska


Two large shipping containers, stamped with the words “Contains: Guided Missile,” were discovered in the Pacific Ocean near Alaska Sunday.
Alaska State Troopers said the containers were empty, and information from tags attached to the boxes was sent to the U.S. military. There was no immediate public comment from military officials.
Troopers were investigating the discovery of one suspicious box when they got a radio message from another mariner that a second container had been found. Both were found near the southeast island community of Craig.
Clinton Cook Sr. told KTUU-TV he was on a charter boat that found one of the heavy, hard plastic containers. They were going to pass it, but noticed the unusual shape.
"I seen the data plate," Cook said of the plastic box. "It said, 'Contains: Guided missile.' And I was like, 'Holy crap.'"
Cook told the station he was traveling to a job site to lay propane pipes in the Steamboat Bay area when someone saw the object. The crew initially thought it was a float.
Troopers say an explosives ordinance team helped determine the boxes were "void of their original contents." Troopers didn't know any history of the containers.

It would be interesting to see if anyone follows up on this.


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Can We Make This Guy An Honorary American?

It's pretty sad when a British subject can see the problem here and can articulate it so eloquently when one half of the citizens here have their heads stuffed permanently up their asses and would argue he is wrong when it is demonstrably correct if they bothered to pull out long enough to get some air.

H/T to my pal Ben.

I'm Working Man

I just got home from the first of several 12 hour shifts going down this week.
I bought a new pair of Dickies steel toe'd boots last Friday because my old boots were breaking down inside and my feet were killing me at the end of the day after walking a few miles on steel grates and concrete. I figured I would get a head start on breaking them in over the weekend.

Ha, I didn't know what foot pain was come to find out.

My feet aren't just hurting right now, they are screaming and throbbing.

I snagged a set of insoles that will be getting stuffed in those boots before I leave this house again for damn sure.

So posting will probably be a bit lighter than normal, I do very physical work and after 12 hours I am beat.

I'm sure I will find time to throw something up here and there.
In the mean time, kick back and enjoy this classic tune from Rush.

They call me the working man.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

You Tell Me

Rock Star or Mass Murderer?

WTF Blogger?

I flipped open the laptop and clicked on Ye Olde Blog and find it's all fucked up.
Like a good half inch of the right sidebar is off the screen.
So I got in the control panel and dicked around for about five minutes with the resolution and other shit and nothing changed as far as the Blog was concerned.
So I said fuck it and went into the template settings at Blogger and starting adjusting the widths on everything. After another good ten minutes I finally got the sonofabitch back to where I can see everything again.

I have no fucking idea what that shit was about.
Fucking with the template isn't something I usually do out of sheer boredom because it can really fuck shit up.
It took me over an hour to get it where I wanted it in the first place. Having three columns is nice but it can be touchy getting everything adjusted properly so that one sidebar isn't huge and the other squeezed off the side and crammed up.
You have to adjust both sidebars and the total width of the blog all at the same time to get everything to fit right which is why I don't understand how it got fucked up in the first place.

Fucking gremlins I tells ya.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

I Double Dog Dare Ya.

That feeling of confidence that only two humongous and vicious looking guard dogs can provide.

Now 'At's A Knoife

Town of Bowie, Texas, seeks record for 'world's largest knife'

BOWIE, Texas, April 8 (UPI) -- A small town in Texas has constructed a record-breaking monument -- the world's largest Bowie Knife.

The town of Bowie, Texas, which -- like the knife -- was named after Alamo defender Jim Bowie, unveiled the 20-foot-long, 3,000-pound, stainless steel knife on Thursday.

"For Bowie, we are hoping to get people off of the highway and into town," Diana Thomlinson, executive director of the Bowie Chamber of Commerce, told KFDX 3. "We want them to spend their money of course, but we want them to see there is so much to do and see in Bowie.

Thomlinson also said that the knife was funded using private funds. It will be dedicated to Bowie in a ceremony in June, with plans to submit it for consideration in the Guinness World Records.

"It will be a record," she said. "We're intending to have [officials for Guinness World Records] at our dedication ceremony."


I see way too many kids these days who should have had their asses beat on a regular basis when they were younger.

Fear can be a working substitute for respect if necessary.

He's Serious.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Merle Haggard Has Died At 79

One of the last of the Good Ol' Boys.

Merle Haggard dies at 79; prolific country music outlaw brought the Bakersfield sound

Merle Haggard, the prolific singer-songwriter who sang of his law-breaking Bakersfield youth and penned a seemingly effortless stream of natural, storytelling lyrics with vast popular appeal — nearly 100 of his songs made the Billboard charts — has died at his home near Redding, said his spokeswoman Tresa Redburn. He was 79.

The cause of death was not disclosed.

A Central Valley native and former San Quentin inmate, Haggard was considered one of the leading artists of Bakersfield’s honkytonk scene, and his stature in the country-music pantheon ranks with that of Hank Williams and Johnny Cash.

His biggest years stretched from the late 1960s to the early 1980s, during which he once had nine consecutive country No. 1 singles. But Haggard’s inborn, relentless creativity never flagged. He was still composing new songs long after his prodigious streak of hits subsided.

He owed some of his fame to conservative anthems, including the combative 1969 release “Okie from Muskogee,” which scorned San Francisco’s antiwar hippies.

But patriotic-pride and political songs make up a portion of the vast and diverse Haggard portfolio, which includes autobiographical laments, paens to working men, drinking songs and love songs. A Times critic described his ballads as “caked with the dust of hard-won experiences.”

In life Haggard was by no means the clean-cut square of the Muskogee song, about which he expressed mixed feelings (though after a hiatus, he eventually resumed singing it).

He had grown up a troublemaker — a teenage runaway who rode the rails and turned petty criminal. Sent to prison after a botched burglary attempt, he was among the inmates who watched Johnny Cash perform at San Quentin in 1958.

They broke the mold after they made that guy.

Redneck For The Win!

Some people have way too much time on their hands.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Panama Papers Fallout Begins Already

Iceland's Prime Minister resigned today over mounting pressure after it was revealed that he had business dealings with an offshore company involved with the failed banking industry in his country.

Expect to see more shockwaves coming soon.

Panama Papers fallout: Iceland's prime minister resigns

Reykjavik, Iceland (CNN)[Breaking news update at 11:52 a.m. ET]
Icelandic Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson has resigned, the deputy chair of Iceland's Progressive Party said Tuesday.
Gunnlaugsson had been under intense pressure to step down since leaked documents hacked from a Panamanian law firm revealed his links to an offshore company, triggering mass protests in the capital.

The fate of Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson and his government hung in the balance Tuesday as senior political figures in the Nordic nation held emergency talks amid fallout from the "Panama Papers" leaks.
Gunnlaugsson has been under intense pressure to resign since leaked documents hacked from a Panamanian law firm revealed his links to an offshore company, triggering mass protests in the capital Monday.
Critics said the revelations around the company, which allegedly had holdings in Iceland's collapsed banks, have shattered public confidence in his leadership and could affect the country's international reputation.
On Tuesday, Gunnlaugsson said he planned to dissolve parliament and call for fresh elections as soon as possible if lawmakers from his party's coalition partner -- the Independence Party -- did not support his government.
Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson in parliament Monday.
But after meeting with Gunnlaugsson, Iceland's President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson said he would not consider the request to dissolve parliament before he had spoken with both parties in the coalition, according to Iceland's national public service broadcaster RUV.
Gunnlaugsson has led the island nation of 330,000 people since 2013, his Progressive Party governing in a center-right coalition government with the Independence Party.
An estimated 10,000 demonstrators -- a huge number considering the population -- packed the streets Monday evening outside parliament in Reykjavik as opposition lawmakers called for a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister.

As I recall, Iceland took a very hard line when it came to the crooked bankers running amok in their country and sent a bunch of them  to jail.
A very touchy subject over there. When they found out the PM had ties to that, whether he he knew about it or not, they smelled blood in the water.

Considering the amount of data that was leaked, it is going to take a long time to finally see who has been playing hide the weenie and where but before this is all over you can expect to see more of this and even some people going to prison.

Monday, April 4, 2016

What The Panama Papers Leak Isn't Telling You

If you haven't heard of the Panama Papers Leak yet, you need to get up to speed .
Basically it is a massive insider leak of the internal papers of a law Firm that specializes in creating shell companies to help people laundry money among other things. The leak documents forty years of the tax avoiding scams they have been involved in for the likes of world leaders and drug lords to help them launder or hide money.

There are some very easily recognized names being drug through the mud but as Emptywheel points out, so far there are no Americans yet.

We are talking Terrabytes of information here, much bigger than the Snowden leak.

Something stinks to High Heaven here.

Where are the corrupt Americans?

As with the BVI leak before it, thus far this leak has included no details on any Americans. Some have suggested that’s because the Panama trade deal already brought transparency on US persons’ activities through the haven of Panama, except these files go back four decades and Americans not only used Panama as a haven before that, but the CIA used it as a key laundering vehicle for decades, as Manuel Noriega would be all too happy to explain if western countries would let him out of prison long enough to do so. Moreover, the files are in no way restricted to Panama (indeed, some of the stories already released describe the establishment of shell companies within the US).

This opens up all kinds of questions.

I'm thinking someone is going to be providing us the answers here shortly.

There are too many journalists and people in general who will be poring over these documents in the coming months for this information to stay buried.

It will be very interesting to see who's heads start popping out from under the rocks that get turned over.

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