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Major media have suffered greatly from the Internet and it is only going to get worse. A few large papers will be able to make it with on-line versions, but most won’t as the blogging movement and search engines really crab their act. These facts are in part the reason media people prefer the left lane of the political highway.

In spite of all the words about “democracy,” “free speech” and all the rest, around the world every “left leaning party” is about the concentration of power, not expansion to the people. The media have been a critical tool for that work by telling us what to think.
It worked for a long time: Too long.

The day will come when the major media will make a play for the control of the Internet to crush it the way they did when there were only three major radio and TV networks and not many newspapers “of record.” These people literally told us what to think for many years.

Suppose the crush Internet comes! What to do? We have a solution and it is in the concept of the Enigma machine that was originally designed as a business machine in 1930’s Poland. The Nazis’s grabbed it and used it for military communication during World War II.

The schematic for the machine is simple. There are four rotors at the top of the machine and they can be exchanged for others from the file case on the right side of the machine. Each of these rotors has the 26 letters of our alphabet, but in scrambled order. All are different as there are 676 sequences are possible.

When a new message comes in the first four letters are in “plain text” and each represents a rotor. “A” for the first, “B” for the second, and so on for the nine in the compliment. Each is set initially to “A” and the message begins.

To decode you read the letter and push the same key on the keyboard in the lower, front of the machine, the decoded letter appears on the readout rank between the rotors and keyboard. When the key is pushed the second rotor advances one letter changing the code thus the machine changes the code for every letter to make the code impossible to break, or so the Nazi’s thought.

English mathematician Alan Turing, working at the Blechly Park facility devised a machine that could decode Enigma messages and it has long been considered one of the leading reasons we were able to win the war. Unfortunately, in the ways of the time, Turing was prosecuted in 1952 for homosexual acts criminal in the UK. He accepted chemical castration as an alternative to prison, but then died in 1954 from cyanide poisoning which to this day is not resolved as accident or suicide as both were possible in his circumstance.

Meanwhile, back in our future, the Democrats retake the government and President Podesta crushes conservative Internet bloggery. The NSA is listening to everything. They know how many times you flush the toilet, belch or fart. Sex? Their favorite statistic. You want to send confidential notes to your loved ones, business contacts and massage therapist. What to do?

It would not be very difficult to model the Enigma machine in a computer language like “C,” “Ada,” “BASIC,” or “Python.” You will see these pop up like mushrooms in the morning a few weeks after the Podesta inauguration where 250 people attend. Of course you say, “Well, they can crack all these codes!” and you are right, but that takes time and lots of it. Time is money and this could well turn out to be the battlefield of the people, “…bleed them white!” is heard in the night as we answer the question, “What to do?”

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Adrian Vance

Trained as a science teacher, with eight years classroom experience, he has been writing professionally since the age of 15. He was the youngest person to be published in Journal of the Illinois Academy of Science at 17 as a result of a paper he wrote suggesting a revision in the science teaching curriculum. Publication was accidental as his teacher headed the selection committee and his paper was sent to the printer in error. Nonetheless, it received positive response. It proposed teaching General Science, then Physics followed by Chemistry with Biology in the senior year given the then new molecular focus in Biology. During his college years he worked on the school newspaper, primarily as a photographer and did an occasional feature, some of which caused him to be called to the Dean's office. "You don't like the way we do things here?" was the usual opening remark followed by the expected suggestion. After his third year, exhausted and without direction, he left for one year, but returned, when Sputnik and Admiral Rickover's books documented a crisis in American education. He felt called to teach and completed a B.S. in Physical Science at Illinois State University with a major in chemistry, minor in biology, near minors physics and education. He did graduate work in both Illinois and California completing a California Life Diploma teaching credential in 1962. While teaching he saw many needs and opportunities in educational publishing so he wrote and produced educational materials, primarily filmstrips and sound recordings. He also wrote for photographic magazines as film work put him in touch with many photographic and production problems. He has 325 screen credits in educational, industrial film and filmstrip as a writer-producer. In 1976 he won the Learning Magazine “Best of the Year” award for his “You in the Universe” filmstrip series and the New York Film and Television Festival Silver Medal for “An Introduction to Cells” filmstrip series. For a partial database of Adrian’s publications please click on and you will see them listed by series title and publisher. Each series title included four to 30 filmstrips and all are not fully listed in this database. The grand total is over 800. Over that 30 years Mr. Vance also wrote other material: two books, published in New York: “UFO’s: The Eye and the Camera” for Barlenmir House and “Audiovisual Production” for Amphoto Books. He wrote and illustrated over 100 features and columns for photography magazines. He was a Founding Contributing Editor for Peterson's PhotoGraphic Magazine and the West Coast Editor of Popular Photography from 1974 to 1978, writing a monthly column for the magazine. As a result of underwater photography work he contributed to SKIN DIVER magazine in the 70's. His "Timing Waves to Enter The Sea" article, first appearing in SKIN DIVER, is now a chapter in a classified U.S. Navy Seals training manual. "UFO's, The Eye and the Camera" documents his "Two channel information theory for the analysis of events simultaneously seen and photographed." It is the first comparative analysis of vision and photography written with the idea of combining information from both sources into a single analysis that can be used scientifically and forensically. Mr. Vance is also credited with solving the mystery of how complete maps of Earth were drawn in antiquity and he rediscovered Captain Cook's secret method of locating Pacific islands so well their positions have only recently been improved. He is cited with discovering the method in the seventh edition of "The Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings," by Dr. Charles Hapgood and he later contributed to a definitive article on cartography in antiquity for The Smithsonian Magazine as they confirmed his method. On February 19, 1976 Mr. Vance got a “Certificate of Appreciation” award from the Los Angeles Police Department “in grateful recognition of his generosity in make available to officers of this Department the talents and training of his German Shepherd, Boris. The ready willingness of Mr. Adrian Vance to become involved and to make available his valuable dog in a potentially hazardous situation deserves the gratitude and approbation of the entire Los Angeles Police Department.” This incident was critical to the LAPD administration’s realization that trained dogs could be of value in police work and they are now employed by the LAPD. When the computer replaced film the school market audio-visual field he switched horses at full gallop and produced 460 computer educational disk systems for the Apple II computer over 15 years. During that time he became a professional broadcaster in the 90's to promote the State Water bond issue in Santa Barbara, California as he felt it was critical for the town. He was publicly credited for having been one of the top ten reasons the measure passed thanks to his book “Drought in Paradise” and radio work. The collapse of his software business when Apple Computer discontinued the "II" machine line in 1995 crystallized the failure of his second marriage. With no clear direction in the school market supplemental materials field he sought a career in broadcasting in Las Vegas, Nevada doing shows on both KDWN and KXNT. This was unsatisfying due to the "star" economics of commercial radio where a few performers make millions and everyone else starves. Mr. Vance has also been a day trader, strategist, system developer and author on the equities markets and trading. He now trades stock, land and develops residential property. His website and trading information service, "The Stock Surfer" was a leading Internet service for seven years. He has been developing “The Young Americans” series of Young Adult novels promoting conservative values as well as his personal memoir, “A Long Way From Normal.” You can buy Adrian Vance’ books or downloads at December 21, 2010 he was awarded US. Patent 7,855,061 for his “Fuel Farm” that makes a gasoline equivalent 100 Octane fuel, butanol, from CO2, water and sunlight with algae and bacteria. You can see the full disclosure websites regarding his inventions at: and -30-


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