This August Palantir described by Bloomberg as “the Bond villain big data surveillance company with a Bond villain name that routinely and openly aids in killing people like most Bond villains do, announced it will soon accept Bitcoin payments for its Bond villain services”.
Palantir’s COO, Shyam Sankar, explained the company cryptocurrency strategy coordinates with nearly $51 million in gold purchased alongside “other investments” in preparation for “a future with more black swan events,” a term that can be translated into layman’s terms as a code brown – as I I have a code brown in my pants. The information can be found buried within the company’s recent Q2 SEC filings, which confirms that just earlier this month, “the Company purchased $50.7 million in 100-ounce gold bars. Bloomberg notes “
It’s also worth mentioning that Palantir was started by Peter Thiel, the multibillionaire co-founder of PayPal who now owns an estate in New Zealand explicitly to ride out a potential societal collapse. In May 2021 Newstalk ZB reported “Record volumes of gold have been moved to New Zealand in the past year. International investors have been flying in their nuggets of gold and storing them in vaults here. Customs figures reveal $242 million in gold was imported to New Zealand in the past 12 months. Thiel’s name has come up several time in reference to gold bullion importation but whether this is because the man synonymous with spyware and the Queenstown Five Eye meetings at Millbrook has become associated with tales of bunkers being buried under the growing gated community of overseas who have emerged down under.
Larry Page Google who working with the NZ government to create an automated electric flying taxi service called Whisk has been living in Fiji with his wife and two sons during the pandemic. Page, the eighth wealthiest person in the world, has a $116 billion fortune. This month the government of New Zealand confirmed he also had NZ residency. He follows fellow tech billionaires Peter Thiel and LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman in taking residency. Hoffman said that moving to New Zealand was so popular among tech executives as ‘doomsday insurance “it had become a cliché“. Page’s presence in New Zealand was noted when it emerged he flew to Auckland with his son, 12, for emergency medical care.
During Lockdown I spotted a billionaire cluster of boats at Auckland via duc they included;
A. Jeff Bezo flew Wellington to Queenstown – his boat was moored at Viaduct. Bezos is (or was) involved with LOTR but also believed to be in talks with the government for unknown purposes.
B. Larry Page (cited above) flew to NZ paid 1million to become a resident also involved in the electric power test of Kitty Hawk in NZ and other projects. His boat Sense was tide up next to Bezo’s Rocinante. I reported his presence in NZ a year a head of national media.
C. Wayne Laufer, mining magnate, far right fund raiser, tied to Koch and Trump his boat Gayle Force, equipped for ocean survey work, tied up next to Rocinante & Sense.
D. Three boats, tied up to the one above, belonging to Rupert Mudroch & sons, included the Dancing Hare. The Hare did get some media attention but was focused on the boats past owner Epstein. Three days before Epstein girlfriend Maxwell was arrested the Murdoch Sun ran a 10,000 reward article for news on where Maxwell might be as this boat began to get public but not media attention.
The limited media reporting was focused on the public hysterics visa Dancing Hare not what were all these other boats & tech lords were doing here.
E. There was also a jet tied to Saudi Saudi Billionaire Nasser al-Rashid and Chinese investors which flew into Dunedin during this period. Along with air identified as affiliated with Dubai investors looking to make a “fortune out of disrupted markets”.
F. Also tied up at Viaduct next to billionaires Michael Hill The Beast.
All tech based investors, all began or are about to have existing tech project take place in NZ.
Since then Michael Hill, who owns the golf course next to Millbrook, shares have increased 165% in the past 12 months with Hill open up smart stores using Qualtrics’ a ground breaking retail platform.
G. Also spotted a nationwide launch of AI geospatial mapping — a form of tech (think Minority Report) that the later Julian Carver (Chch earthquake relief tech expert) described by saying if a picture can tell 1000 words a geospatial map can tell you a million. Done transparently Carver called this a super technology. Done in secrecy it the tools of tyranny. Its lockdown deployment was done as quietly as possible. Much like the billionaire stashing their gold down under.
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Ben has worked as investigative journalist, researcher and writers for a number of NZ/Australian publications, radio stations, as well as working for universities, NGO and commercial clients, as well as being a best selling author (State Secrets 1 & II [Return Fire]) specialising in organised crime and national security issues. With a degree in history and political science specialising in political violence and counter terrorism Ben spent six year in New Zealand Army territorial (reserves) serving in the Royal Artillery and the infantry with posting in signals, artillery intelligence, field and counter intelligence, reconnaissance and as a rifleman & platoon grenadier. Ben also has decades of experience in all aspect of the hospitality and tourism industry (from kitchen hand to marketing and promotions) through out Australasia as well a having strong root in the arts community of New Zealand’s South Island his beloved home and were he prints his own cafe publications and books . View all posts by BENS WORLD – an interesting read with your coffee.