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Jim’s Rant For The Day. Is This A Cap’n Crunch Bo'sun Mate Whistle Week?

Are we about to have another Cap’n Crunch Whistle crisis this week? Consider this:

“Back in 1971 Cap’n Crunch cereal gave away a plastic whistle called the Captain Crunch whistle. If you blew the toy in the cereal box it made a 2600 Hz tone.

I had a Cap'n Crunch whistle. Or as the whistle itself says, a “Cap’n Crunch bo’sun whistle”. Listen to a real Cap'n Crunch whistle being blown. Now compare the whistle’s sound to a pure 2600 Hz tone.

A 2600Hz tone is special. People quickly learned that blowing a Captain Crunch whistle into a phone made free long distance phone calls. The sound of a Cap'n Crunch whistle’s mimics one that used to be used by the phone company’s switching equipment.

A tone at 2600Hz told the AT&T long lines that a trunk line was ready and available to route a new call. In other words, blowing a Cap'n Crunch whistle sidestepped the phone system’s billing system back before digital phone switching (ESS) was introduced. This was called “whistling off”. Blow a Cap'n Crunch whistle into a phone and make free long distance phone calls! Remember, this was back when long distance calls were expensive, unlike today.” Source

But now the rest of the story. The phone company went into panic because it would take them years to change their switch gear and they would probably be bankrupt by the time the new gear was operating. Congress realized that the Whistles and the Phreakers could take down the phone system and kill the US economy so they forced the sell off or break-up of AT&T so that if one region went down they could be taken over by another region; like water tight ship compartments.

In the meantime AT&T hired all Phreakers they caught so they could keep an eye on them.

But the bottom line is if this news got out to the population no one would ever again pay for a long distance phone call! Their monopoly would have ended instantly. See: Link

Is the elite’s monopoly over humanity about to end as well by something as simple as the Cap’n Crunch Bo’sun Mate Whistle, say perhaps the Panama Papers or something similar? Stay tuned Folks.

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