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December 31, 2009

The World of Espionage.

PLEASE NOTE the following notes were posted on MySpace Feb 16, 2008

THIS IS NOT MY USUAL DETAILED EPISODE POST. I WILL DETAIL THIS EPISODE IN ORDER OF ALL EPISODES.

I have NOT re-watched The Economist to detail this episode yet. These are a few things that stuck out to me; things we need to think about. I'll build upon them with my upcoming research.

The Economist is a GREAT episode! WOW! I think by now it's pretty obvious that a number of clues I've bold typed for us since the beginning are indeed constantly brought up.

I was thrilled to see hints to the "Powers that be", persons with power and endless money and resources always have a hand in everything we see. What great secrets are being kept by these powerful people?

'Ben' obviously can travel "to" and "from" that "island" whenever he wants. He wears many masks and could he have different identities too.
Sayid claims to be one of the Oceanic 6. His role happens to be an extension of torturer as he is now a hit man. Yet the word diplomat is associated with him. I find that very important and interesting.

Now that we see that "Ben" can come and go, how does that affect what everyone else's "realities" are? Hmmm?!
Sayid being one who discovers this secret in Ben's closet!


Things to note…Questions to ask...
* I've asked this before, I'll ask it again…How old is 'Ben?' How old is everyone else?
* Finally, acknowledgment to time running different; here time runs slower. Wow, imagine that.
* Desmond gets on the copter even though he knows it's not Penny's boat. WTF?!!!!
* Jack doesn't go on the copter. He feels he's the only one who can rescue the Losties, so why not follow through on the rescue?
* Frank says Sayid "cheated." {He traded Miles for Charlotte}
* Frank bleeds Yankee blue. Tie to New York, The Bronx. Rose is from the Bronx.
* Sayid closes Naomi's and Elsa's eyes.
* Told NOT to talk to Minkowski.
* Regina translates to Queen in Italian.
* Game room.
* Locke makes tea for Sayid. Mikhail brought Sayid and Kate tea in another episode.
* Hurley says 'Oh great. The ship sent us another Sawyer.' {WoooHooo!}
* Elsa wears a similar silver bracelet.
* Daniel's clock on island 2:24:03…The freighter timer 3:16:23.
* Chicken
* Languages.
* Zoned out.
* Mirrors. Broken Mirrors.
* Naomi's dead body. Come on!
* Recruitment. Recruiting.
* Masks. I.D. Passports.
* We've seen that Red Cross symbol before.
* Pager. Beeper
* Old fashioned….How old?
* Numbers
* Colors- Red. Black/Dark. White/Light.
* Sawyer talks about Ben….'shoot off his toe'…Statue clue?
* A German guy is mentioned in an early episode involving the tail section. Germany.
* Note Ben's Passports and Money/pound notes.
* A bigger war!
* Vet. Dogs. Vincent.
* HURLEY.
* Where does the cabin go?
* Kate and Sawyer play house…For how long?
* 'Ben' is still in control of things, but who's 'Ben's' boss?
* Cold. Ice. Chill. Are these clues to the listening station? Or a symbol of the cold hearted side of a person? Or a clue to the 'island' itself?!!
* Ship? Think about it.
* What are the initials on the bracelet?
* "I have work to do."
* Are there people who look identical, but are different?
* Are they really ever out of the "force field/confines" of the "island"? {I think not}
* What is real...what is NOT?


Vocabulary and Research...

* Sir Roy George Douglas Allen, (1906-1983-) was an English economist, mathematician and statistician.
* Hermann Minkowski (June 22,1864– January 12, 1909) was a Lithuanian-born German mathematician. In geometry, the Minkowski sum, also known as dilation, of 2 sets A and B in Euclidean space is the result of adding every element of A to every element of B, i.e. the set. In physics and mathematics, Minkowski space (or Minkowski space time) is the mathematical setting in which Einstein's theory of special relativity is most conveniently formulated. In this setting the 3 ordinary dimensions of space are combined with a single dimension of time to form a 4-dimensional mannifold for representing a space time.
-Oskar Minkowski (January 13, 1858-July 18, 1931) Sanatorium F├╝rstenburg an der Havel, Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Germany was a famous scientist of German, Jewish and Polish descent.
-Rudolph Minkowski (May 28,1895-January 4, 1976) was a German-American astronomer. His father was the physiologist Oskar Minkowski Hermann Minkowski.
* Espionage is usually part of an institutional effort (i.e., governmental or corporate espionage), and the term is most readily associated with state spying on potential or actual enemies, primarily for military purposes, but this has been extended to spying involving corporations, known specifically as industrial espionage.

The reason I use the word espionage is because Frank asks if Sayid is a diplomat….Diplomatic immunity?!

-Another word for espionage or words associated with it…intelligence, reconnaissance, secret service, shadowing, tailing, undercover operations, undercover work, underground activities, agent, beagle, detective, double agent, emissary, espionage agent, foreign agent, informer, inside man,intelligencer, investigator, lookout, mole, narc, observer, operative, patrol, picket, plant, scout, secret agent, sleeper, sleuth, snoop, spook, spotter, undercover agent, watcher. ALL OF THOSE FIT OUR STORY!

* A pager (beeper) is a simple personal telecommunications device for short messages. A one-way numeric pager can only receive a message consisting of a few digits. Paging was invented by Multitone Electronics in 1956 at St. Thomas' Hospital in London to alert doctors attending emergencies. In the world of paging there are 2 distinct categories of system in operation. There are on-site paging systems that are used in hospitals to convey the same urgent information. The other type is wide area paging, which offers similar features as on-site paging, but provides the radio coverage across a city, region or country rather than in just one hospital building. Pagers are still in use today in places where mobile phones typically cannot reach users, and also in places where the operation of the radio transmitters contained in mobile phones is problematic or prohibited. One such type of location is a large hospital complex. Pagers also have privacy advantages. Since a one-way pager is a passive receiver only (it sends no information back to the base station), its location cannot be tracked.
* An economist is an expert in the social science of economics. The individual may also study, develop, and apply theories and concepts from economics and write about economic policy. Within this field there are many sub-fields, ranging from the broad philosophical theories to the focused study of minutiae within specific markets, macroeconomic analysis, or financial analysis, involving analytical methods and tools such as econometrics, statistics, economics computational models, financial economics, financial mathematics and mathematical economics.
* Michael Faraday, (Sept 22, 1791– Aug 25, 1867) was an English chemmist and physicist (or natural philosopher, in the terminology of that time) who contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry.
* In electromagnetism, Maxwell's equations are a set of 4 equations that were first presented as a distinct group in 1884 by Oliver Heaveyside in conjunction with Willard Gibbs. These equations had appeared throughout James Clerk Maxwell's 1861 paper entitled On Physical Lines of Force. Those equations describe the interrelationship between electric field, magnetic field, electric charge and electric current. Although Maxwell himself was the originator of only one of these equations (by virtue of modifying an already existing equation), he derived them all again independently in conjunction with his molecular vortex model of Faraday's "lines of force".
* An electromagnet in its simplest form, is a wire that has been coiled into one or more loops, known as a solenoid. When electric current flows through the wire, a magnetic field is generated. It is concentrated near (and especially inside) the coil, and its field lines are very similar to those for a magnet. The orientation of this effective magnet is determined via the right hand rule. The magnetic moment and the magnetic field of the electromagnet are proportional to the number of loops of wire, to the cross-section of each loop, and to the current passing through the wire. If the coil of wire is wrapped around a material with no special magnetic properties (i.e., cardboard), it will tend to generate a very weak field. However, if it is wrapped around a "soft" ferromagnetic material, such as an iron nail, then the net field produced can result in a several hundred- to thousand fold increase of field strength.

* Permanent magnets occur naturally in some rocks. I.e.. Lodestone.
- You can use magnets in magic.
* Tea. Tea leaf can be used in fortune telling.
* Crystal ball/sphere can be used in fortune telling or is a symbol of divine light, celestial powers.
* Dog. In Greek mythology Cerberus, 3 headed dog, guarded gates of the realm of the dead and acted as a spirit guide. Dogs are also a symbol of faithfulness and protectiveness, of blind love and obedience.
* Silver is a symbol and link to the moon. It's bright but it tarnishes. Symbolizing the corruptible side of human nature, which needs cleaning.



Can I share something with you? Let me tell you what pissed me off….Daniel radio's the 'boat'…there is NO DELAY in communications with the boat, yet there is a delay in the payload arriving. Anyone care to explain that!? Don't tell me it's a plot hole.
They show us an episode with Hurley and Sayid listening to "In the mood" on the radio and Sayid comments it could be coming from any place. Hurley comments it could be coming from any time. So, how come radio waves delay isn't the case here?!!

Are we starting to see things pan out from clues I've highlighted and talked about? Yep, and it's all so damn exciting!!

We're still seeing things/people completely tied to the "island" and that magnet keeps pulling them back!

Past, Present and Future…..
They all are connected! Always have been...Always will be!

Love to all who are "LOST"™


Posted on MySpace Feb 16, 2008


Click here for my notes on The Economist.


Disclaimer: I never claim to know everything about the show and my thoughts by no means make me right! The things I share here are my views and/or opinions. I don't claim to catch every single detail either! You all know I hate spoilers and I stand clear of reading certain sites as to not take me off my own course of research. The one thing I don't need to do here is rehash all of the obvious clues from an episode, we all know what they are. Understood? Good! Let the fun begin! I'll only note things that I know come up as clues later, but need to be noted when they first show up and things I find that will be of importance. It will get very exciting as we progress into the story.

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