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Episode Four: Birth Of The One Percent is now available

Episode Four: Birth of the One Percent

Episode Four: Birth Of The One Percent,
from the novel – The Survival Guide For The One Percent

This is the episode that provides how critical financial information was sent back to the ancestors of the government project’s programmers.

The programers played along with, and preyed upon their bosses. Their bosses constantly referred to them as Geeks, and inferred they had no knowledge of the real world.

Withstanding the ridicule, from those of superior ranks, the programmers knew, and enjoyed the knowledge that they had changed a vast percentage of reality. They knew that their bosses were there, only due to the programmers design.

The programmers did not know that those chasing them were getting ever closer to finding them. Some of the people they had been able to send back had been caught. Many that had been caught were being tortured. Their captors were determined to close in, and find all involved.

This episode also introduces the third set of players. The programmers were unaware that their actions were not of their own making, or design. They, too, were only a part of a far larger strategy to rewrite human history, prior to the industrial revolution.

A free sample of Episode Four: Birth of the One Percent can be reviewed at the novel’s website:


More information about the episode can be found, together with options to purchase at:



Well-Informed Futility Syndrome

Well-Informed Futility Syndrome:

What is it, and who gives a damn?

Most of us, other than those I include in the One Percent, started to suffer from it, after the last financial melt down, in 2008-2009. If that wasn’t enough to develop the syndrome, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the impotence of the US government, in recent years, would have been.

It’s a form of self-protection. It is developed when you have become adequately aware of the severity of the situation, and realize that you have little to no control over it.

A form of it is common to alcoholics, and defeating it is part of the twelve-step process of recovery. At the end of each Alcoholics Anonymous meeting the attendees often pray for the knowledge to understand the difference between things that one can change, and those one cannot.

I always considered it a defeatist attitude. I still do, regardless of the fact that I shrink into it on a regular basis. Writing the novel was a form of combating the syndrome. I may, at least, imagine through writing a scenario of payback for those that precipitated the crashes of the last three centuries, assist in the cure. The research into the causes, and methods utilized to create previous crashes was both a cause of intensifying the syndrome, as well as a method of combating it.

Here is some information as to its definition from:

Ray Grigg, Special to Courier-Islander

Published: Friday, October 21, 2011

“Well-informed Futility Syndrome” was first identified in 1973 by the American psychologist Gerhart Wiebe, who was examining the response of television viewers to the real-time Vietnam War news they were receiving in their own living rooms. The more they saw and learned about the disastrous complexity of the issues, the more paralyzed they felt by a sense of futility.


I consider the novel an elixir for any of you who have contracted the syndrome. I don’t require you to admit succumbing to the syndrome, or even that you suspect its influence upon your life.

The novel describes circumstances involved in previous crashes, the events that lead to identifying those responsible, and the chase, capture, and punishment of those that deliberately injured all of us who led a life of quality.

It is, as one reviewer put it, a “Great Read”.

For more information and links to samples is here:


Being in the Right Place at the Right Time

This is one of the videos for the novel, about how the One Percent came to exist.

Cover of Episode One

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This is the opening episode of the novel. The novel is available for iPads, and most all devices. For more information, please click on the image. You can read descriptions, of each episode, and links to where to buy, and download.