Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Misplaced Disappointment

Chamber of Horrors
"When you heard 'Job Creators', was your first thought, good idea? And then, the same folks who repeated the phrase incessantly also wanted you to believe if a few big-owners had the financial wherewithal to hire they would? Especially if they had more … financial … wherewithal?

"''The public should own nothing. Until we achieve that ideal, we are asking you, the public, to subsidize our exorbitant wealth so we can repeat to you the phrase - Job Creators'"

"You must have been especially glad to hear from those same people that you were stupid to believe them because, as they say, 'Everybody lies. We do it to compete. Trust us.'" In effect, buyer beware (it is not a crime unless you get caught lying.)

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Compassion Underground

where to look

"Its not new, of course. Because of certain emerging global networks, sustained and growing technology-fueled interaction is far less fragile than ever before. Those trying to resist are finding legacy command and control methods obsoleting.

"With the definitions for authentic personal identity and ego we use here, the difference between the former and the latter are easy to detect."

Fear of projected injustice and fear of being caught cheating can both be reasons for wanting to remain anonymous. Conflating the two serves the latter. Embracing transparency serves both, the former immediately and the latter when they wake up to the error of their ways.

Your careful scrutiny of the foregoing is urged. As is acting on it.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Monday, February 27, 2012


"Frankly, the seeming incongruity is likely an illusion. Less than 48 hours have passed and connections, though at this moment still feeble, abound.

"I could not help but notice how many branches there are from the rekindled-feud module. Kansas/Colorado, Native-American Land, Latter Day Saints candidate, Fracking and pipeline. Stalin's oil ..."

The book store emblematic of the eclectic town becoming known to much of the world only recently. The book, a story especially relevant to the growing community of the compassionate. The author's courage revealed in the questions and answers following her reading of the first chapter.

"Moldova. Bad as things are for some here ... wow. We can fix this, I know we can. First we must learn where to look. Where have I heard this recently?"

Adjourning to a nearby vibrant symbol of local community, she beamed with newfound awareness. Good food, great place as debriefing context for a special winter day. Lucky guy, a very lucky guy.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Emergent Cognition

"I don't think we can ignore this anymore." He pointed at the system monitor, gently tapping the desk.

Automated visualizations were the sub-system's purpose for being. Most lately were references to implicit conceptual links. The high-level nature of their work was reflected in the abstract nature of the graphics. Yesterday's impromptu brain-storming session was fresh on her mind.

"What to make of 'liquidity' and 'energy', if indeed that was what was symbolized in the display? Though they have tried to bury the family feud that revealed so much, things on the internet are 'written in ink'. The tracks left by reputation scrubbing provide a vivid map for those skilled in investigation. Action, reaction ... simple."

"Blood and Oil, that was the title. November of 2000 was the air date. Pivotal to the story, the brother who had very harsh words to describe his father and two siblings' sense of ethics and its potential impact to their company."

International intrigue cleverly disguised by the best covert operations private money can buy, it seems.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Behind the Front

"Now that the fortunes have turned for the competition, other aspects of their profile have been revealed. Some they intended to hide, others even they were (and are still) oblivious to.

"Perhaps the largest of these in our context is implicitly justified threats of violence. Remember it was just a short while ago that weapons were brought to 'grassroots' rallies and a beautiful congresswoman and rising star was shot for engaging the public.

"This pattern applies at scale too. Sensing the common abstract causal characteristics as expressed in linguistic form means useful recognition automation is imminent. Tune the radar to see how force oriented players are likely to act."

NOTE: Some of the foregoing in this BuzzTheHill post is not fictional. Consider its appearance here as a public disclosure and as such, to the degree something novel and not obvious to those skilled in the art has been discussed, the specific intent was/is to put it in the PUBLIC DOMAIN.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Friday, February 24, 2012

Technology-Assisted Personal Integrity

"With major investment behind it, the idea of single authentic persona as described in this log for the last two years will be tested much faster than even theoretical models built upon massive data."

"Privately controlled organizations (corporations, associations, political parties, corrupted governments et. al.) that subordinate the interest of fundamental ID units and collections of them will still be a deal-breaker, will they not?"

"I would assume so."

A union of identities who are in ownership control of said union. One identity is one unit. People, for whatever reason, that feel any member should be more entitled than another will be disappointed as there will be no way to project that 'value' onto it.

NOTE: Some of the foregoing in this BuzzTheHill post is not fictional. Consider its appearance here as a public disclosure and as such, to the degree something novel and not obvious to those skilled in the art has been discussed, the specific intent was/is to put it in the PUBLIC DOMAIN.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Coincidence? Really?

Radioactive Hormuz Pipeline
"The hidden network includes Oil Supply, China, Iran, Alberta, Israel and the conglomerate now famous for its historical invisibility and recently acquired iron grip on a major political party.

"One does not have to travel far from DC to find clear evidence of the hidden 'dots'. The trick is knowing just where in the circle to look and how. Traditional methods for such work are to hire one or more trusted private contractors with experience doing this for a government agency. A clean operation requires a proven resourceful leader. It also is helpful if said person is adept in navigating a corrupted home environment. That is the case, here.

The window of opportunity to easily illuminate the connections to said 'dots' will stay open for several months as opponents are occupied with adjusting their 'cloaking' mechanism. Loyalty networks have been disrupted by the vigorous primary competition and KXL related events."

"When should we pull the SPR trigger then?"

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Older Ears

The sound is captivating. A recent upgrade in the chain, studio monitors. Same content, same source (smart laptop) same audience of one :-) Yet the personal experience is reminiscent of watching the first landing on the moon - live.

"It sounds like all levels and all frequencies (of the ones I am able to still hear) are rendered accurately.

"But know that midway through my sixth decade, redundant neural pathways make up, at least partially, for the expected deterioration in the biologic sensors.

"Another expression of reverence manifesting in the soup?"

She thought for a second, then said, "Seems reasonable."

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Causal Deceptions

Uniting citizens for their mutual benefit is a sound concept. The name of a supreme court case is not the same thing. Nor is the goal of a given corporate entity not explicitly constrained by its founding documents.

Co-opting our feelings about common words and phrases has so distorted their value that genuine damage has occurred. The primary instigators are now experiencing a backlash and resources continue to be wasted on distractions that need not to have happened.

The silver lining is that some of our seemingly intractable problems will fade as the selfish are forced to face the consequences of their short-sighted behavior. Corruption does not make a lot of sense. Allowing it is to choose inferiority.

"Job creators, Citizens United, exceptionalism ... need I say more?"

© 2012 Buzz Hill 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Fragile Delusion

"Talk to our lawyer."
 "When the biggest part of your defense is secrecy, denial or its cousin obfuscation, it can only work for so long. The game in question does involve more than just offense.

"In a mediated dialog or under cross-examination, misleading transactions are progressively less sustainable. Money fueled bullying and grandstanding become less effective."

Sort of begs the question, is the refusal to engage an act of cowardice? Or an admission that deeper scrutiny is something to avoid - even at high cost?

Not lost on those who have the time, inclination and competence to find reasonable explanations is a curious idea - overvaluing an artificial measurement, regardless of its success and/or 'cost' is simply not wise.

Any way you slice it, predatory ownership is rarely beneficial from a systems' perspective. When the value is low and the dollar price is high, we suffer. "Superstition ain't the way" (thank you, Stevie).

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Manipulation Revisited

"... quietly arrogant, perhaps. Retired now. Honing the image of the consummate manager even as he approaches his eighth decade.

"The meaning of the word political as it applied then was very context dependent (as it is now). Those less familiar with power tend not to see the nuance. Rationalizing systemic corruption as a necessary tactic in the competition?"

His recollection rambled a bit but touched on salient 'self-calibration' issues. Where did that irritability come from? Admitting to her that he was feeling something akin to her periodic "frustration" may well have stimulated the train of thought.

Eyes look out, not in. Seeing others, even in retrospect is an indirect activity that does not readily serve objective self-observation. That being said, thorough practice and empirical methodology can transform such experience into more effective self-reference. Average the filter as it processes many instances to better understand who is observing.

"You over analyze things." 

"Which things did you have in mind?"

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Know Better Now

"Truth is, when the request to sell my soul (so-to-speak) became blatantly explicit, I went into shock. The comical negotiation at the Hoyt Arboretum shelter notwithstanding.

"It was easy to be lulled into complacency. After all, I became powerful and secure at a young  age all the while oblivious to the high cost of selecting whose propaganda to follow.

"I was unaware of the political struggle engulfing the large investor. On more than one occasion it was suggested I leverage the conflict and succumb to a pragmatic corruption.

But I know this only in retrospect. Clueless is a word that comes to mind in this regard. Almost three decades later, it is starting to make some sense. The value merely delayed, not lost."

The successful predators are smart enough to keep alive the mock battle stoked to divert the attention of those whose pocket is being picked. But they depend on obscurity more than most. And invest deeply in the cloak. By now we know, it is more common than popularly believed.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Friday, February 17, 2012

Occupy HQ

"Yes, I did suggest there might be some danger if the eye of the people came to the doorstep of one of the combatant's HQ. 

Heartland, Toto.
"Criminality masquerading as liberty is fertile ground for rationalization of an extreme type."

Wear some flowers in your hair. The new version is bring your cell phone camera and live connectivity. Make sure streaming options are redundant. Choose to be continuously interactive in-person and on the net.

"Where Eagles Dare. High risk target like Abbottabad. Yet oddly, right here in the middle of our country."

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Competing to Cooperate

"Inside out, so-to-speak. We become better by virtue of testing whose ideas should prevail. After all, who correctly decides what is fair? Is not the answer to that question in a constant state of flux? Prescribing a permanent formula is fraught with risk unless it so generic that it can accommodate emergent diversity. A challenging task."

Social Gravity
The 'soup' has a way of rattling our cage. If life or death drama is what it takes, let it be so. The propensity of an outward looking ego is to ignore the foundation of human consciousness. And in the process, potentially to fatally neglect the home of mind. The part without an audience is at a major disadvantage. Unless ...

"I'll bet if I stop our heart for some period of time, I will get Mr. Hot Stuff to pay attention.", it seems to be saying to itself. "I hope I can find a better way but there may not be enough time."

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Detroit Wheels

Yes, but much smaller and smarter.
Mass produced and relatively inexpensive robots with surgical precision manufacture consumer electronics. Smart "blue collar" workers train and continuously improve the robots' performance (lower the per piece cost while increasing yield).

Economies of scale make the precision robots affordable. Because of their programmability they are flexible enough to easily accommodate incremental design changes. High volume of programmable devices (think iPad, iPhone et. al) can be manufactured cost-effectively without foreign labor that exploits workers.

The repetitive nature of manufacturing assembly will hopefully translate into faster throughput as compared to robots designed for surgical use. Starting with numbers like $1.3 million per robot for the very real-time interactive unit made in small volume, what is a reasonable cost reduction associated with eliminating unused capability?

NOTE: Some of the foregoing in this BuzzTheHill post is not fictional. Consider it a public disclosure and as such, to the degree something novel and not obvious to those skilled in the art has been addressed, the specific intent was/is to put it in the PUBLIC DOMAIN.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


"What is made here that can be sold there now that they have the money to buy?"

"Too much shipping. Too much stuff."

Intellectual Property?
Where exactly did the notion that large-scale synthesized value had to have mass? Maybe it just turned out that way because it was lucrative to manipulate with connotations of language patterns. Directed electrons have no mass and therefore have no value? Of course, not.

"A somewhat adjacent thought. Prototype a factory in, say, the Detroit area. The product? Some world-appealing consumer electronic item, the kind that changes how we live. Heavy use of programmable automation to assemble in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. Employ folks that are able to "engineer themselves out of a manufacturing job WITHOUT a formal engineering education (a lot more people than plutocrats would have you believe)."

Stay tuned. This subject is not going away any time soon.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Monday, February 13, 2012

Ugliest Pattern?

"Reproduce before it is best to do so. Fertility in this context is an unmitigated disaster. Timing is crucial to the dance of life
"Maybe some type of simulation? I am sure it has been tried."

'Kicking tires' is what we do, after all. Shopping around the creativity farm, so-to-speak. The role of patterns derived from massive data sets, while a discovery, still critical to the exploding field the team choses to pursue.

Precision sequencing appears to be critical to sustainable biology. When that precision is prone to failure, durable lifetimes require clever self-maintenance. Newly discovered communications primitives become very useful in the understanding of a heretofore unknowable system.

It is as if that the evolution of "I am" was driven by a quest to survive the dark side of high level emergence.

"Obsoleting malignancy sounds more than a little ostentatious ... I like it."
© 2012 Buzz Hill

Sunday, February 12, 2012


Nobel Peace Laureate Roast?
"A funny thing happened on the way to happiness. Are you surprised?"

Actually, surprise is a big part of what makes the path humorous. The signs that tell you to reject your own sense of what is right and what is wrong are a clue. As are those that claim to speak for what is correct. Afflictive emotion is a sure sign of compass malfunction. Maps are of little use if you know not which direction you are heading. Compassionate people of good will working together is a solution.

"Not taking moral certainty too seriously is one of the better ways to transcend the ego's insecurity."
© 2012 Buzz Hill

Saturday, February 11, 2012


"In my effort to support our president, I had occasion to meet someone on the internet that is a fan of his living in Indonesia.

"I don't speak Indonesian at all. Fortunately, she can converse a bit in English and both of us can use Google translate."

In its attempt to better serve the cognitive needs of the Earth, the company has seen fit to provide functionality to bridge cultures through language translation. The effort to do so has long been recognized as fundamental to sustaining life on our planet. But only recently provided at such low cost. Massive network-effects growing and extending this usefulness are in their infancy.

There is much to look forward to.
© 2012 Buzz Hill

Friday, February 10, 2012

Of Goats and Other Sentients

Happy Birthday, Desmond

"Succumb, no. Achieve, yes. Mona knew what Steve felt. Still, there are many who doubt. But less every day. After all, we are far from alone.

"Once the deception patterns are known, the back story can be derived. Money does not vet. People do. Sentients can work in concert. Money, to my knowledge, cannot.

"Motivating imagination makes the large story possible. Knowing the platform is just common sense."

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The People's Trust

Smart [Energy] Serving People
"Should the follow up question be: "Apple-Facebook-Google mashup?"?

"Each company, in its own way, has shown great confidence in the business of empowering individuals. As competitors they have differences relating to the market. But each is highly aware of their common interest - the well-being of as many folks as possible for the foreseeable future."

Openness and transparency might be just the ingredients necessary for a private consortium to be fully accountable to the many it would serve.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Taste vs. Gluttony

One way to measure the integrity of an identity network is to see how troll resistant it is?

Me, artist?
Since emotion is such an integral and dynamic component of human personal identity, the idea that one person should arbitrarily influence many others' emotions is counter to the concept of individual authenticity. It dilutes the primal units (nodes).

The world's largest company by market capitalization is a shining example of the fusion of public interest and liberty. Study its history, and find just what it is that makes magic practical and the natural order.

Creativity rocks.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

See In The Dark

"While it is true that 'identity' has been getting much more press ink and broadcast time of late, the quantity is not the story. The quality is. You won't find the distinction on the 'owned' media. And for good reason.

"Revenue for output-only media owners is based on quantity. Intangibles such as political manipulation are biased toward quantity."

"You will find identity from a quality perspective on the social conversation media. That is if you know how to look."

As the developed and developing world move away from output-only media (such as print publishing and broadcasting) to technology assisted conversation media (Facebook, Google+ etc.) the plutocrats are losing a primary source of population control.

They have money, we have people (lots of them). Prospects are encouraging.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sequence Baby, Sequence

If you have to shout the truth, it is probably the wrong venue, wrong step or both.

The chatter suggests dynamics easily hidden with the usual hype can no longer be ignored. A barrage of echoed sound bites stick out. KXL has become a symbol. It's meaning?

The march of purchased advertising in direct support of a political solution to a business problem ... let us just say that if that is not enough of a hint you are not the target audience for this.

The easy description, quality not quantity. More detail? We are at the sneezer stage. Do I have to wonder out in the sticks to see what the ruckus is all about? Yeah, sort of.

Portlandia's W & K suggested, INDIRECTLY as much to a worldwide sporting event audience of over 100 million. The usual suspects reacted as expected, giving the message an additional boost to chosen smaller venues.

"Speaking of built-to-last ..."
© 2012 Buzz Hill

Monday, February 6, 2012

Cowards' Subset

"And what of that special breed of coward? The kind with very deep pockets filled with ill-gotten gains that uses others in nefarious pursuits? The kind that leads from behind. That holds secret meetings twice a year to assemble plans of mass deception and international economy disruption?

"If something here rails against your notion of truth, why do suppose that is so? Will you be looking to the same folk for answers or wider to confirm or refute your original supposition?

"Why should people 'who have' be entitled to decide for everyone else? Of course, it is a silly question. But if it is ridiculous, why do we sometimes give creedence to those who demand we subsidize their selfish behavior?

"Part of the their success (and our problem) is that they have successfully propagandized the concept of us being suspicious of each other ('Democracy is dangerous.')"
© 2012 Buzz Hill

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Indian Wells

"For those paying close attention, it is likely that you will shortly see first hand how important this confrontation is to our opponents and the black ops they've applied in an unprecedented effort to sustain their waning momentum.

"Lets take a look at a list. See if any of these currently resonate:
1) Doctoring of networked health information.
2) Wireless Laptop intercept and/or disruption.
3) Veiled in-person threats. Direct or closely related.

"The mitigating factors include, but are not limited to, high volume of widely distributed targets and insensitivity to secrecy breaches."

A whistleblower at this level is highly unlikely. A mere financial windfall even at the new magnitude is not worth the risk. What can increase the odds of an successful expose' has more to do with the egos of the high-rollers involved. Reckless competition amongst them is a distinct possibility.

The strength of pure hearts working in concert with their intelligent potential robustly engaged is the recreational predator's biggest fear.

 © 2012 Buzz Hill

Not That

"But I got a late start."

"How so?"

"The back story was more about troubled imagination than anything else. Wouldn't its retelling just depress everybody?"

"Sounds like it depressed you."

"Yes, very. For decades."

But from a certain angle, it was funny. Very, very funny. So, maybe the way to tell the story. As if it was mostly experienced that way. Only a well crafted hint quite the opposite was true. And that, dear reader, is how to revise the telling of a type of history that causes revulsion?

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Set The Bar High

Best for Citizens
A viable strategy might be to simply publish to the public domain an application for the grant. That way, the information will be available to all applicants and potential beneficiaries.

The author(s) of the public domain application will have set the Trusted Identities 'bar' - so to speak - to a minimum that might not have been possible without the public exposure.

One could then expect that the winning application will be compared to the public application by enough people to insure the intent was adequately addressed by the time of the award. We accept this challenge with the spirit by which it was created. May the best ideas prevail.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Friday, February 3, 2012


"It would be shouted as soon as the enemy advance was detected."

The game is rigged for anyone running from their identity. Such flight is often disguised as obsessing about privacy or rubber stamping those who promote its nefarious applications.

The Deception Machine would have you be fearful of true conversation. Deception is highly dependent on various forms of control. Authentic conversations tend to be in lieu of that kind of asymmetry.

"If a stream is controlled by its source, downstream contributors have but two options, obey or not.

"If instead, the source's intention is to invite participation, downstream participants have the opportunity to interactively modify/enhance the stream. Identity empowerment leads to happier outcomes.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Who Matters

"Believe it or not, there are those who suggest that better personal identification does not have a ‘market’. The argument goes that individuals do not want to pay for something they already have, personal value. What could be more obvious?"

NSTIC, in effect, says there are funds available to think deeper about the topic in cyberspace. Over a thousand posts to this log spanning more than two years have contemplated this very subject as a central theme.

Is the reason for the counterintuitive notion cyberspace is not worth a better answer to the question who? Or is there an implicit collective assumption that is in error?
© 2012 Buzz Hill

More Tools!

"Its all about context, far more than the limits of the scientific method usually allow us to understand. Grokking its constraints makes that exercise demonstrably more useful when combined with modern empirical methods, though."

Consider the scope of applicable context in both individual and shared perception. Much easier when the data and capacity to flexibly process it is in widespread use.

And we would argue that the continuous pursuit of hidden patterns in discovery results in happier outcomes. Even more so when such value is systematized and distributed.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Expensive But Cost-Effective

“Buying established democracy is expensive. Those who do so need a very strong incentive to incur the expense and risk. A haven for transnational covert operations masquerading as a representative democracy, under certain circumstances, meets that test.

"Maintaining the necessary secrecy is one of the biggest challenges, no doubt. Democracy's high demand for openness is difficult, though not impossible, to circumvent. As we have seen, perception can be a proxy for what feels like 'awareness'."

© 2012 Buzz Hill