The theme for the Second ZeroHedge Symposium and Live Fight Club is...The Insider.


So, what you're saying is it wasn't enough to fire me for no good reason. Now you question my integrity? On top of the humiliation of being fired, you threaten me? You threaten my family? It never crossed my mind not to honor my agreement. And I will tell you, Mr. Sandefur... and Brown & Williamson too - fuck me? Well, fuck you!

-From the the film, The Insider.


In case you missed it, this past spring, more than 100 of us came together in the high desert and had an absolutely fantastic time at the First ZeroHedge Symposium and Live Fight Club in Marfa, Texas.  

All indications are that next year is going to be even bigger!  This prediction is made despite the series of three (weak not weekly) hit pieces by London's Financial Times.  

In both the book and the film, Fight Club, the narrator tells another airline passenger about his job in the automobile manufacturing industry, assessing fatal accidents, and calculating the costs of settlements vs. recalls.  

Narrator: A new car built by my company leaves somewhere traveling at 60 mph. The rear differential locks up. The car crashes and burns with everyone trapped inside. Now, should we initiate a recall? Take the number of vehicles in the field, A, multiply by the probable rate of failure, B, multiply by the average out-of-court settlement, C. A times B times C equals X. If X is less than the cost of a recall, we don't do one.


Along these lines, the theme for next year's Second ZeroHedge Symposium and Live Fight Club in Marfa, Texas, June 1-3, is...The Insider. 


noun  in·sid·er  \ (?)in-?s?-d?r , ?in-?s?- \ :a person recognized or accepted as a member of a group, category, or organization: such as

a :a person who is in a position of power or has access to confidential information

b :a person (such as an officer or director) who is in a position to have special knowledge of the affairs of or to influence the decisions of a company.

This article is a call for speakers, insiders who are ready, willing, and able to come to Marfa this spring and tell the truth.  The following are some possible areas of interest.  If you know someone that might be interested in speaking for 60-90 minutes, even under a pseudonym, then please contact them about this opportunity to get up on the Paper Street soap box and tell us their story.  


  • Big oil - speaker committed
  • Chinese manufacturing - speaker committed
  • The stock market - speaker committed
  • Professional sports
  • Death and taxes - speaker committed
  • The war on drugs
  • The US military- speaker committed
  • Corporate farming
  • Islam
  • Television news
  • Renewable energy - speaker committed
  • Web search
  • Climate change
  • Nuclear power- speaker committed
  • US elections
  • Civil litigation
  • Chiropractors
  • K-Street Lobbying
  • Online porn
  • Municipal bonds- speaker committed
  • Academia- speaker committed
  • US prisons
  • Social Security disability


Please, offer your ideas for other topics in the comments section below.  Interested parties should send an email to me at this address:

Please, come and share with us what you know. 

The best way I know to overcome fear is with knowledge.  Knowledge allows us to see false evidence as false.  Knowledge also allows us to be bold, and to take action, rather than be timid, staying right where we are.  Knowledge enables us to be revolutionary.…

Once again, there will be no charge for admission, no registration, and no badges.  Anonymity still has its place in Marfa.  

Please donate to help cover the costs...

Peace, prosperity, liberty, and love,



Manipuflation Tue, 10/17/2017 - 14:06 Permalink

Now Dad matters more.  When you bleed from down "there", if you had a "down there" you should know on the first few cycles.  Would't you know that old crab woman has to go PMS.  They let loose on each other.  Hmm.  I should go rent another apartment; perhaps just another garage.  A garage would be fine.  No male regarding this issues want to be there but we do have garages.  

John Kerry-Heinz hedgeless_horseman Tue, 10/17/2017 - 14:52 Permalink

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Possibly add Disinformation techniques such as the use of SPAM (I'm not talking about the specific Canned Ham product) to confuse the algos and produce the desired MSM news results?  Algos do not understand the difference between the truth, gray areas, and a lie. That’s where the majority of the SPAM serves its purpose.  It is just another aspect of our daily False Flag regimen.

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nmewn hedgeless_horseman Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:18 Permalink

Actually thats a good topic.May I suggest disinfo agents and how to spot them a mile away before they do major damage to "your cause".Like for instance, those who promoted the theory of holographic jets crashing into skyscrapers with pre-planted explosives that detonate on the holograms impact. Now everyone knows me and where I stand on the matter, however, I was one of the few who called these people fucking nutz while there were many who swallowed that idiotic lunacy hook, line & sinker and argued it was not only possible but was in fact what happened...because "they wanted to believe it."Just sayin, it would be a good topic and helpful in future endeavors ;-) 

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338 hedgeless_horseman Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:19 Permalink
  • The US military

The entire US government

  • Television news

The media, damn near all of it

  • Web search

Googler, AOL, Yahoo,  oh hell nearly all of corporate entities that have ever given a nickle to any sitting or former elected offical. Ever.

  • US elections

What a joke, selecting the next plantation owner.

  • K-Street Lobbying

Where they make sure they are never prosecuted for the treason they commit. There, I fixed it for me.TAXATION IS THEFTsean

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jmack Dick Buttkiss Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:38 Permalink

yea, but if  R.K.'s thesis is correct, any talk you have will be irrelevant in 10 to 15 years.   How do you prepare for ever faster change?   If you are not ahead of the OODA loop now, you sure as hell wont be in two years, and the only people in front of it now, are  the tech development people driving the cycle.     The best the rest of us can hope for is that they deliver some form of benevolent technology such as Musk's human machine interface that allows the old and slow to have some small chance to stay astride the changes.  The chances of that are right up there with the FANG's and MS starting to respect personal privacy...

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Dick Buttkiss jmack Tue, 10/17/2017 - 19:20 Permalink

You "prepare for ever faster change" by realizing that linear thinking isn't thinking at all and that approaching each day with an "exponential mindset" is what is required.For instance, how susceptible is your present job to being automated?  Not whether it will be but when, and how long, then, you have to find another means of support.

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Oldwood Dick Buttkiss Tue, 10/17/2017 - 22:52 Permalink

There are only two choices.One is to refuse to buy imports or products of automation in an attempt to preserve traditional jobs,Or, embrace technology, train and learn everything possible about it to be its master, not its slave. The threat of automation is our refusal to own it. We simply want to be coddled consumers provided with debt to purchase with. Instead we should insist on owning our automation which involves taking ownership of those corporations who possess the technology producing our consumption, or owning our own businesses. This notion that we can simply be passive employees or worst still, wards of state entitlements, is guaranteeing our slavery and ultimate demise. Anyone who thinks that the owners of production will simply feed and house us out of the generosity of their progressive hearts is a FOOL. The masses have been tolerated simply because we have been needed to produce our owners goods and armies, but technology is making US redundant, and if we fail to recognize this, if we continue to simply coast into this, we will be gone in a generation.Technology has the power to produce virtually EVERYTHING a person could desire....for those who possess and control it. For everyone else there is nothing.

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SixIsNinE Oldwood Tue, 10/17/2017 - 23:25 Permalink

well, there is that large electrical cable plugged into our neo-cortex, which allows us vivid imagery and conducive thoughts...and a vat of fluid to float in, which is pretty cool....ah - but that is still 12 years out -now HH has AGAIN left OUT the most important topic of all, which is Butkiss's point - the War on Consciousness - aka "war on some plants & molecules", aka war on "druggggs" -if we ever want a serious ZeroLounge gathering there mustneed be a preponderance of importance placed on our thinking and acting, which is a result of our ability to BE and ACT.HH skipped last year from bringing this MOST important ingredient into being, content to rely upon the old primitive inebriant and 20th century go-to, the Mighty Alcohol.I offered to co-host a symposium with Rad MJ for one last year and he wasn't interested and HH passed, so here we go  -HH, let me know if you are serious about making Positive IMprovements in our situation and I would be happy to offer the needed remedies. 

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Dick Buttkiss Oldwood Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:18 Permalink

"Technology has the power to produce virtually EVERYTHING a person could desire....for those who possess and control it. For everyone else there is nothing."An "exponential mindset" is comprised of Peter Diamandis's "Six Ds" — — with the present emphasis on the last one: democratization.Think about it, and take comfort accordingly, as no one need be left behind.

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. . . _ _ _ . . . Dick Buttkiss Wed, 10/18/2017 - 03:15 Permalink

I agree that AI is the single biggest threat to everyone on the planet. The problem is that when AI goes live, it will control all networked systems instantly. All military platforms, all financial platforms and cryptos, all electrical and nuclear grids, all medical information, the entire internet (both light and dark webs,) etc etc. Not just American either, everything. There will be no off switch.This tech will have an owner (or group of owners) who will then be able to dole out death on a massive scale.The Georgia guidestones are off by a factor of 10,000-100,000.It will never get to the point of robots taking all our jobs or robot-armies. They won't be needed.

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SixIsNinE Arnold Tue, 10/17/2017 - 23:31 Permalink

no, of course not but there is, just by coincidence, a FEMA activity planned recreating a mass-casualty situation involving patriotic participants and simulating multiple boating accidents -Mike Cronk is performing as FEMA Captain and will bring Gilligan to co-star as "My Buddy" 

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