Sep 222014

In 2009 when my girls and I originally visited the Georgia Guidestones for what turned out to be my initial article on the subject, I discovered a large notch cut out of the top-right corner of the English language Guidestone. Given the considerable amount of vandalism committed over the year prior to our visit, I assumed that the notch was an attempt to topple the monument by freeing the English language Guidestone from the large stainless steel pin securing it to the capstone.

Mart Clamp, whose father sandblasted all of the letters and hieroglyphics onto the granite slabs 30 years previously from that visit, was chiseling away two-part epoxy that had been thrown onto the controversial monument in a recent act of vandalism. I asked Mart about the notch, but he said that he did not know anything about it.

Mart Clamp chisels away at vandalism in 2009.

I could find no previous photographs of the notch even though I found photographs taken by other visitors to the site earlier in 2009. Additionally, I found the following video from December, 2008, posted by an anonymous vandal. The notch is not visible on the English language Guidestone at the time of the video.

Promise to The New World Order at The Georgia… by neverknwo

Elberton Star publisher Gary Jones is a local expert on the granite edifice. While interviewing him in 2009 about the Georgia Guidestones, I mentioned the notch. Gary was not aware of the notch at that time and he told me that he would report my information about it to the local authorities.

A view of the recently cut notch in November, 2009.
A second view of the notch.

On September 11, 2014, I was contacted by a reader, Brian, who had recently visited the Georgia Guidestones. He said that the notch had now been filled with a granite cube etched with the numbers “20” and “14” on the two exposed sides of the cube. Brian sent me the two photos below.



I contacted Gary Jones about the newly added cube and he passed along the information to the Elbert County Sheriff’s Department. Whoever placed the cube into the notch did not do it as part of any officially sanctioned activity. It will be interesting to see if the block is removed in the next few days.

The cube appears to be professionally created out of a type of granite similar to the Pyramid Blue granite used to construct the Georgia Guidestones.

Mart Clamp, owner of Clamp Memorials, has the tools, materials and expertise necessary to manufacture the block. When I first met him five years ago, he was chipping away at the monument with a hammer and chisel almost directly underneath the newly created notch, as you can see from the first photo in this blurb. I have tried to contact Mart about the block, but to no avail yet.

“My long-term goal is to build some sort of festival around it, something that would be a weeklong thing that could be held in two or three different spots around Elberton that could really draw in crowds and help the local economy,” Mart said in a New York Times piece published about a year ago.

Given the overt and explicitly apocalyptic nature of the Georgia Guidestones, it is understandable that many people have already expressed alarm over the recent addition to the monument of new component bearing what certainly appears to be the current year. War, social unrest, ebola and global chaos have many people on edge.

Interestingly, the word “Isis” was scribbled all over the monument at about the same time that the “20 14” cube appeared inserted into the Guidestones’ notch, a notch that had been vacant for five years. The mention of “Isis” alarmed local authorities enough for them to contact the FBI, according to a local news report.

Our initial analysis of the monument five years ago demonstrated a link between it and the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. In fact, our analysis introduced the words “caliphate” and “Mahdi” long before they became mainstream with the emergence of ISIS. ISIS declared a caliphate early this summer. And the occult overtones of “ISIS” are obvious.

You can see all of our Georgia Guidestones research here.

Apr 202010

One week after the tragic crash of a Tupelov-154 military aircraft near Smolensk in western Russia killed key leaders of Poland’s government, military and central bank, a video was released allegedly showing the systematic assassination of the crash survivors. The purported evidence in the shaky video is difficult to make out even with the assistance of visual aids. An English language version of the video can be seen below.

Adding another layer of intrigue, a comment on a Polish website claims that the person who filmed this scene, Adrij Mendierej, was assaulted and stabbed multiple times after posting this video to the Internet. While at the hospital for treatment of the resulting severe wounds, two unknown assailants again attacked Mendierej, stabbing him repeatedly and removing him from life support resulting in his death on April 16th.  A crude translation can be read here.  An active discussion thread can be viewed here.

Although this evidence appears to be marginal at the moment, it must be stated that mainstream media recently retracted earlier stories claiming the Polish plane crashed on its fourth attempt to land. Instead, the official story now admits that the plane crashed on its first landing attempt.

Feb 232010

Last week a row erupted when an article appeared on the Internet complaining about Windows 7 memory usage.  The article maintained that a large number of personal computers were instrumented with monitoring software in order to log and upload various operating system state statistics like memory usage.  Supposedly their data proved that Windows 7 was an even bigger memory hog than Windows Vista and much worse when compared with Windows XP.

Of course, like nearly everyone else the first thing that came to my mind is “SuperFetch,” a Microsoft service introduced with Vista that attempts to anticipate usage patterns and preload applications so that frequently used programs are available much more quickly than would otherwise occur.  SuperFetch obviously consumes memory, but frees it quickly when needed by the user.  However, this was such an obvious consideration that it was hard for me to imagine how any conscientious commentator on Windows 7 memory usage could not take SuperFetch into account (and apparently they did).  Debate over whether or not SuperFetch was accounted for in the Windows 7 memory pig claims was the main source of the initial controversy.

But that row was tiny compared to the scandal that went nuclear after the shady connections between players in this soap opera were “discovered.”

The company behind the Windows 7-is-a-memory-hog-piece was Devil Mountain Software (DMS).  Having been in the benchmarking business for a long time, “Randall Kennedy” immediately popped into my head when I saw DMS was involved, so I didn’t pay much attention to the initial story.  Kennedy is constantly rattling his Infoworld cage and is a continual source of controversy; he is a real-life, public troll and I am sure this is at least partially intentional.

I met Kennedy long ago and had lunch with him at Bert McComas’ sadly now defunct Platform Conference.  A long time back, Kennedy wrote OfficeBench, a simple OLE/COM-based Microsoft Office benchmark which he said he developed while under contract with Intel; however, Chipzilla panned it because it made their chips look weak.  Kennedy updated the benchmark recently, which I downloaded and tested.  Unfortunately, the workload itself had not been improved much.  Worse, although I found some merit in earlier versions of OfficeBench, I dropped the updated product from my suite of performance tests at Centaur because its results were often not reproducible: run-to-run variations were frequently enormous.

Having written many benchmark tests myself including automated Microsoft Office benchmarks, I understood the source of OfficeBench’s flaws and was disappointed Kennedy had not addressed them.

Over the years I had marveled in a stupifed way at Kennedy’s continuing success at Infoworld, the IT news journal that was once my favorite publication of its kind.  I’ve come to understand that the key to his popularity was a common personality condition I have seen among many successful people in the computer industry: Kennedy is loud and relentless to the point of being pathological: mistakes, egged faces, crushed toes and history be damned, Kennedy doesn’t quit being Kennedy.  Indefatigability has its benefits and is almost an essential quality for achieving success in any field and can often overcome equally significant personality defects.

The connection between Devil Mountain Software and Randall Kennedy was well known to me because DMS distributed OfficeBench and because Kennedy publicly claimed ownership of that company, so I was surprised to see ZDNet’s Larry Dignan pen a piece where he “uncovered” this seemingly obvious link, a major component of the scandal he helped trigger.  However, Dignan showed that link had been obscured recently and also convincingly demonstrated that Randall Kennedy was Craig Barth, the CTO of Devil Mountain Software who frequently fed ComputerWorld’s Gregg Keizer with DMS research, often to the detriment of Microsoft.  Keizer quickly issued a mea culpa as this scandal began to unfold.

Like other past controversies, the initial furor would have passed and Kennedy would have survived to incite Internet conflict until he eventually grew old and tired of trolling.  What makes the Dignan scandal much worse for Kennedy is that Kennedy also created a secret sock-puppet persona to bolster his real-world identity and to promote his business through various professional and respected publications.

As for Infoworld, with knowledge that Dignan’s scandalous article would soon be aired, Infoworld’s Eric Knorr hastily published a blurb announcing that his publication had reluctantly fired Kennedy.  However, Infoworld certainly knew of the connections between Kennedy and Devil Mountain Software and even initially advertised this relationship along with the DMS applications they offered.  However these links eventually were obscured over time, apparently systematically and intentionally.  For his part, Kennedy claims that his Infoworld colleagues knew all along about his Craig Barth alter ego.  He also maintains he quit and was not fired from his position as an Infoworld contributing editor.  However, it appears certain that Kennedy did not let anyone know that he was pulling a snow job on Gregg Keizer.  Rather than simply begging forgiveness for his duplicity, Kennedy brashly blames Keizer:

IDG knew. Galen Gruman, Executive Editor of InfoWorld knew. As did Eric Knorr. And several others. But poor Gregg Keizer – hey, the man was looking for an anti-Microsoft angle at every turn, and he let his zeal get the best of him.

Kennedy also clamors he was taken out by a Microsoft sponsored hit piece.  To be sure, I can tell you that Randall Kennedy is neither beloved nor respected in Redmond, but “taking out” journalists is more Intel’s style (as we’ve discussed previously on this site) rather than Microsoft’s.  Furthermore, Kennedy’s finger pointing does not begin to address the simple fact he created a sock-puppet to promote himself and his business through various industry publications — fooling and undermining the reputations of several — an act that was flat-out unethical.

To add insult to self-inflicted injury, Kennedy also has managed to wreck the credibility of his business, Devil Mountain Software.  In his zeal to disprove a critical Ars Technica analysis by Peter Bright (here and here), Kennedy cited information gathered from Bright’s computer using his Tracker program, information that was supposed to be anonymized and untraceable (and sent unencrypted over http port 80, no less).  Certainly many people will be uninstalling DMS software from their computers after hearing about this.  And companies are now going to think twice before trusting Kennedy or his business again.

But don’t feel sorry for Randall.  In the same comment where Kennedy blames Keizer for being tricked by him, 40-year young Randall C. Kennedy brags of his wealth and comfort in his beautiful, tropical home:

Now I think I’ll take a walk down to the Longan tree in my front yard and pluck a few for the beach. Life is tough when you’re semi-retired and living on one of the most beautiful tropical islands in the world (Mauritius). But hey, if people are going to compare me to Bernie Madoff, then I’ll be damned if I’m not going to live life to the fullest.

A man of reputedly boundless ego, if his wealth does not match his boasts, Randall C. Kennedy faces hard times ahead of him because all bridges behind him are in flames.