Thursday, December 13, 2018
  Wish I'd said it!

Responding to an article about Sheldon Adelson's control of our policy toward Israel and Persia, commenter Fran Macadam says:

Expecting people who gained their wealth through gambling to exercise sound moral judgment is betting against the house.

Perfect. Condenses the ENTIRE problem of our Debtist/Bankist economy and culture into one sentence.

Both Sharia Law and Soviet Law prohibit gambling and insist that all wealth must be derived from a genuine increase in value. Growing crops, making things, repairing things or people, selling things.

We've turned Natural Law upside down.

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  Automatic assumption of automatic

Though I spend a lot of time and words fighting the myths of "autonomous" driving and other software solutions that remove you from reality, I'm not immune to the myths!

The local trash trucks have a complex hydraulic setup that grabs the wheelybin in a giant claw, lifts it, pivots, dumps it into the truck, then pivots and lowers and unclaws.

I had ass-u-me-d the mechanism was automatic; figured the driver only needed to locate the truck correctly at the start, then push a button.

Wrong!

Last week and this week, the sequence has been screwy. The driver tried two or three times to get the location, then tried two or three times to get the claw around the bin, then nearly dropped the bin into the truck, then clumsily released the bin sideways, then knocked it over with the claw.

Forced me to realize the system is NOT automatic, and forced me to respect the skills of the TRAINED drivers by contrast with this month's NEW driver.

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  Thanks, Ralph 478, Skinnr edition

The latest step in total censorship is puzzling from a Skinner/Pavlov viewpoint.

A Tumblr page is a mix of attractive stuff and pure SJW slogans. Now that Tumblr is getting rid of the attractive stuff, only the slogans will remain.

All advertising and propaganda works this way, whether it's a magazine ad for a car or a broadcast of "news". Without the attractive stuff, nobody wants to pay attention to the dull stuff. Attractive stuff evokes pleasant emotion, which spills over the dull stuff and sweetens it.

In theory the left supports Skinner's view of life. There are no genes, so all behavior is learned by conditioning.

In practice the left ignores Skinner and expects people to learn without a proper structure of rewards and punishments. Schools and prisons use rewards and punishments mechanically, with no correlation to PURPOSES or goals.

Without the rewards, Tumblr will fade away, taking the official slogans with it.

As Julie Andrews sings,

A spoonful of medicine helps the medicine go down, in the most repulsive way!

Nice automatic justice. Thanks, Ralph!

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018
  Dammit, man, you can do better!!!!!

Ack! Bolsonaro needs new media advisers FAST. They aren't learning.



There are plenty of amateur Youtubers in Brazil, all of whom do a MUCH better job of setting up a scene, using the camera, speaking effectively, and editing the clip. Hire one of them!

Alternatively, he should just do audio podcasts. Introverts have to use introvert skills.

Bolsonaro's purpose and strategy are excellent so far. He knows where he's going, and seems to be doing the right things to get there. I only wish he'd do better on the optics. Visual presentation is everything in a digital world.
 
  Beautiful self-explanatory sentence

How are elite aliens different from humans?

This isn't exactly one short SES, but it'll do:

May revealed during a speech at the 1922 Committee meeting held before voting begins at 1 pm that she will not seek another term as prime minister during the next general election in 2022. Her announcement, which confirmed hints from earlier out of No. 10, caused some ministers to weep.

If your soul depends on the continued employment of one alien labeled with your "party" brand, versus another identical alien labeled with the other "party" brand, you are disjunct from humanity. If you weep when your own brand intends to quit four years from now, you are disjunct from humanity.

The Wobblies had it right all along.

The working class and the employing class have nothing in common.

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Semantic sidenote: I've been spotting these sentences for 10 years now. I wish I had started with a better phrase. Self-explanatory sentence is confusing and ambiguous. Self-contained biography or Single-sentence biography would have been more accurate.

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  CARVER!

The ghost of Carver is happy!

Carver, of course, defined science.

(1) LOOK ABOUT YOU.
(2) TAKE HOLD OF THE THINGS THAT ARE HERE.
(3) LET THEM TALK TO YOU.
(4) TALK TO THEM.


Following his orders literally and sequentially, a Nova Scotia biologist found something hugely interesting:
Yana Eglit is a Dalhousie graduate student dedicated to discovering novel lineages of the single-cell eukaryotes called protists. While hiking in Nova Scotia on a cold spring day in 2016, she fell back(1) from her friends to scrape(2) a few grams of dirt into a plastic tube.

Late one evening, something odd in the sample caught her eye. An elongated cell radiating whiplike flagella was “awkwardly swimming, as though it didn’t realize it had all these flagella that could help it move,” Eglit said(3). Under a more powerful scope, she saw it fit the description of a hemimastigote, a rare kind of protist that was notoriously hard to cultivate.
The lab then used(4) newly developed gene sequencing technologies, and found that the critter didn't fit in any of the currently defined kingdoms.

They named the critter in currently fashionable style:
Hemimastix kukwesjijk, the newly described hemimastigote named after a “hairy, rapacious ogre” from the traditions of the Mi’kmaq First Nation of Nova Scotia, where the specimen was collected.
Well, if you're going to do the Indigenouses Firstses Nationses Peopleseseses thingses, you don't need to go into fanciful folktaleses with lots of a'p`o's`tr'o`ph`es'e`ses in their nameseses.

Hemimastigote:



Algonquian beaded purse:


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Sidenote: I purely love the awkwardly swimming description. This is exactly what "Let them talk to you" means. Eglit isn't blinded by theory goggles, isn't presuming that a simple critter is incapable of thought or emotions.

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  Media asked the right question for once!

DW had a brief interview with an economist, discussing news that the head of India's central bank was fired by Modi. The newscaster asked two questions. First the usual fashionable question, second an EXTREMELY UNUSUAL real question about purpose.

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First and usual: Is it good when governments criticize central banks? Economist didn't really answer, just talked about Trump and Erdogan criticizing their central banks. Trump and Erdogan are official boogeymen, so anything they do must be bad.

The reality is more complicated.

In both countries the CURRENT central banks are moving away from PREVIOUS central bank policies. In USA, the bank went to ZIRP in order to make life easier for Obama. Now it's moving away from ZIRP to make life harder for Trump. This is not "independence from politics", it's party politics. The Fed, like the rest of the "independent" bureaucracy and the "independent" black-robed demons, always works for DNC.

Turkey's central bank is arguably more independent, because Erdogan was in office during the pro-ZIRP time and the anti-ZIRP time.

Trump and Erdogan are both wrong. The central banks are both right at this moment. ZIRP is always bad, uncontrolled interest rates are always good.

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Second and unique: Why should central banks be independent anyway? Economist tried to answer the question with one Kraut counterexample, the hyperinflation of the '30s.

The problem with the second answer is that the Reichsbank was not necessarily obeying the Weimar government; it was just trying to monetize the debt, which seemed to be the best response to Allied reparations.

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The BIGGEST answer is that central banks are unnecessary and bad. Governments will always print money, with or without a CB. The modern CB controls interest rates, which is bad.

When a controller does the wrong thing part of the time and the right thing part of the time, the obvious solution is to remove the controller entirely. When a car's autopilot holds the lane part of the time and forces the car to crash into a median part of the time, you're obviously better off without the autopilot. Maybe a better autopilot will be developed later on, but for now it's best to turn off the bad decider.

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Monday, December 10, 2018
  Meaningless but sorta neat

Pointless historical connection.... The yellow-green color of the jackets that have become the symbol of the Gilets Jaunes was originally developed by Pickett for its slide rules. This particular shade hits a sweet spot in retinal salience. It was adopted (rather briefly) as a color for fire engines. More recently fire engines have returned to the traditional red.



In other words, the French protesters are picketing in Pickett jackets.
 
  Must read

Article by British academics Simon Winlow and Steve Hall. They break all the rules of academia. Instead of starting and ending with psychotic delusional THEORIES, they look empathetically and objectively for FACTS. They ask why populism is growing, and the FACTS provide the answer.

Winlow and Hall are pleading for leftists in Sorosia to return to real economic leftism, because real leftism formerly SOLVED the same FACTUAL problems we're seeing now.

They get EVERYTHING right. EVERYTHING. I can't find even the smallest quibble point!

Unfortunately the people who ought to read it won't read it, or will read the first paragraph and spew volcanic Tourette lava on the authors.

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Contrary sidenote: I tried reading some of Winlow's articles about criminals and prisons. He gets about 60% right in that area, but clings to many of the conventional "social" "science" delusions and bizarre bigotries about criminals. I've only read one article that handles crime accurately. Former British prison official Ann Widdecombe hits every note perfectly.

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  Bolsonaro gets more impressive

Bolsonaro seems to be finding his unique voice now. This is a semi-poetic expression of populism as a gift from God, a style not heard from Putin or Salvini.

Como sempre tenho dito, encaro esta etapa de minha vida como uma missão de Deus. Faremos o possível para dar à nossa nação um futuro com dias melhores. Brasil acima de tudo; Deus acima de todos!

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  Missing the point

The Tesla skeptics are focusing on Elon's latest arrogant monstrosity via CBS 60 minutes. He said "I have no confidence in the SEC."

Skeptics are pointing to the SEC's total failure to enforce its own ORDER against Elon. They ordered him to move out of management and restrain his tweets. He immediately and brazenly disobeyed, and SEC did nothing.

Tesla cultists are chanting FIRST AMENDMENT DOOD over and over.

Both are missing the point.

In fact Elon is simply lying as usual.

In fact he has FULL CONFIDENCE in the SEC. He knows that SEC will NEVER take action against him, and he's right. That's WHY he behaves this way.

Everybody EXCEPT Elon should be saying "I have no confidence in the SEC".
 
  AMLO starts to get impressive

Now he's starting to get down to business, beyond the meaningless and fumbling phrases. This is proper industrial policy, aimed at increasing national self-sufficiency. Breaking Graybill's Law, pulling out of Venezuela's orbit.
En España y en Japón no tienen petróleo, pero producen todos los combustibles que consumen. En México, por el mal gobierno, compramos el 75 por ciento de las gasolinas que consumimos; por eso, se rehabilitarán las 6 refinerías y construiremos una nueva en el puerto Dos Bocas, en Paraíso, Tabasco. Hoy iniciamos.
Mexico has lots of oil but has failed to maintain its refineries, so it has been shipping oil to US and reimporting the refined gasoline. AMLO is proposing to renovate and expand refining capacity so Mexico won't have to depend on US.

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  Abusing science in the name of "science"

How to abuse science in the name of "science". Naturally enough from the Guardian.
I had been contacted by someone who asked me to analyse some simple data, and the results were clear: they revealed deaths and emergency admissions to hospital caused by a known environmental toxin.
Well, what was the "toxin"? Was it a real poison in real quantities, or a "toxin" defined by lawsuits and lawyers, in meaningless trace quantities? How did you determine that the deaths and illnesses were CAUSED by the "toxin"? Did autopsies find known lethal levels of the "toxin" in dead bodies, or did you just see a cluster pattern? You never tell us, so we have NO WAY TO DETERMINE if the whole issue is real or fake.
The authorities had been warned about the toxin, but downplayed the problem and told the public there was no great cause for concern. Because of my findings the local residents managed to get a public legal inquiry and I was called to give evidence. I decided to arrive a day early and watch the inquiry from the public viewing area. I was interested in the inquiry, but I also wanted to get an idea of what it would be like to be cross-examined by lawyers.
Maybe the authorities were right. The STANDARD response of authorities in a situation like this is to shut down everything and order the public to "shelter in place" forever. DEFCON 99999999. If the authorities were downplaying, maybe they understood that the threat was essentially zero and you were a faker. Again, you haven't told us what the "toxin" was, so we can't begin to assess this part.
A few days after my results went public, the authorities hired another academic from a prestigious university to dispute my findings. The lawyer representing the local residents cross-examined the academic and staff from the authorities, and in painstaking detail pieced together how they had colluded to create results that better suited the authority’s agenda.
Did they collude, or did they run through the time-consuming process of REAL SCIENCE to gather and check all available and measurable evidence? When an initial judgment is based on pretty good evidence, gathering more evidence will typically reinforce the initial judgment. This isn't collusion, it's LOGIC.

BY REFUSING TO GIVE ANY OF THE DATA, YOU ARE VIOLATING THE BASIC BASIC BASIC RULES OF SCIENCE.

It's conceivable that you might be right, but your complete lack of information would lead any court or jury to dismiss your complaint.

Put this into normal terms.

"I think a contractor defrauded me. The contractor was supposed to do something but failed to do it. I'm not going to tell you the name of the contractor, and I'm not going to tell you what they were supposed to do, and I'm not going to tell you how they failed to do it."

Would you vote Guilty?

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Sunday, December 09, 2018
  AMLO still unimpressive

Worse than unimpressive. He's either innately unintelligent or starting to lose his faculties.

This speech shows some serious trouble with word-finding. He speaks slowly even by English standards and glacially by Spanish standards, and often gestures for a few seconds before a word comes to his mind.

I don't have a baseline of speeches when he was younger, so I can't tell if he was always this way or is getting old... in either case it's not a good characteristic for a political leader.
 
Saturday, December 08, 2018
  Constants and variables 114, Godprofit vs Satanprofit edition

The biggest Switchover of all.

Via RT:
“Our country is, as they say, destined by the heavens to feed the whole planet. And we’ll try and do that,” Medvedev told journalists... Apart from being the country’s “destiny,” the foods plainly make “nice export goods,” the prime minister added. Russia’s agriculture has expanded greatly over the past few years, becoming a solid and profitable industry, unlike the way it was a couple decades ago.
This video shows the new approach in action. The title mentions wheat, but the most significant innovation is year-round tomato production.



Russia is breaking Graybill's Law massively. Every new US blockade and sanction lets Russia develop a new skill and a new industry to world-leading levels.

Before the Switchover US was feeding the world. Now we're bombing the world and Russia is feeding the world.

You couldn't ask for a sharper distinction between good and evil. Our bombing and Russia's feeding are both capitalist ventures aimed at profit. Bombing is profit for Satan, feeding is profit for God.

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Later and more complex thought: Well, the constant part isn't really constant. Both ventures are capitalist, but the payment side is different.

The people who eat Russia's food are paying Russia in plain old capitalist style. Product out, money in.

The people who are dying from our bombs can't pay for the privilege of being dead, and we don't even bill their governments for the privilege of having a dead population and a ruined country. Instead, American taxpayers are forced to pay the Pentagon and defense contractors for our bombing. So we're more like a non-profit demonic charity financed by paycheck deductions. United Way for genocide.

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  Perfect contrast

While Paris is burning with protesters AGAINST the current government, Rome has a giant cheerful rally SUPPORTING the current government.

The difference is simple. France's current government HATES the people of France and viciously shits on their concerns. Italy's current government RESPECTS the people of Italy and listens to their concerns.

When you shit on the people, the people shit on you. When you respect the people, the people respect you.

Will France and US and UK and other Sorosian lands learn from this difference? No.

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  Ought to know better

I've always been strongly pro-Persia, but stupid is stupid no matter who does it.
Blockchain technologies, especially cryptocurrencies, have become a hot topic in Iran during the past few years, just as in most other countries. Few tangible results have materialized so far, but US officials may have actually done Iran a favor as they have significantly accelerated development of blockchain-based projects. The unilateral reimposition of US sanctions and a local drive for transparency have prompted Iranian authorities to increasingly turn to blockchain and everything it enables.

At least two state-backed virtual currencies are in the works ... Authorities have signaled they will at least partially embrace cryptocurrencies. The head of the High Council of Cyberspace, Abolhassan Firouzabadi, said Nov. 4 that Iran’s government has accepted cryptocurrency mining as an industry. The central bank is expected to divulge its regulatory stance on cryptocurrencies in the coming months and recognize the decentralized phenomena; while it is unclear what degree of recognition will take place, the expected move signals an about-face from the blanket ban on handling cryptocurrencies for financial institutions issued in April.
US has certainly done a favor to Persia (and many other countries) by imposing our demonic blockades and sanctions. Persia has responded correctly, breaking Graybill by developing its own skills and resources.

Until now!

Come on, Persians. You're smart and sophisticated. You've been producing excellent engineers and mathematicians for 1000 years. After all your effort to escape from US traps, don't fall into this one! You ought to know better.

Sidenote: Venezuela is also trying to use bitcoin, but I'm not surprised or disappointed by this. Maduro is consistently and self-destructively stupid. He failed to break Graybill's Law, continued surrendering to globalist limits. Now he's paying the price.

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  One piece moves

The yellowjackets haven't moved Macron, but one piece of the French Steadystate has yielded a bit of ground.

France24, their main external propaganda outlet, was TOTALLY EU and TOTALLY SOROS until this week. Now they're genuinely trying to cover the real grievances of real people. This feature interviews lots of real French folks outside of Paris and catches the genocidal effects of globalism clearly and empathetically. Many people are trying to get by on around $1000 a month. They scrimp and save, but it doesn't work. Global corporations are kicking out small local businesses, and Macron keeps adding more taxes for the UTTERLY INSANE HYPERDEMONIC PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE GOAL of "saving the planet", while REMOVING taxes from his monstrous rich degenerate Life Partners.

Sounds mighty familiar. If "journalists" had been giving objective attention and empathy to Deplorables before this week, the situation might not have reached the point of revolution.

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Friday, December 07, 2018
  30 second disproof of a "conservative" myth

From a new Pew poll on religion in Europe. A list of the most religious countries.

I've colored in the former Soviet countries.



"Conservatives" are always claiming that Communism destroyed religion. Disproved.
 
  Let them eat ??????????

Thinking about Macron Antoinette...

The 'let them eat X' meme works when X is a product only available to the elite. Because the elite have never been unable to afford cake, they can't even start to understand the plight of the peasants.

Obamacare has ALWAYS been based on a huge pile of elite malassumptions about Deplorables. Shopping around for medical care, like shopping for bread vs cake, is NOT available to poor people.

Now this article about the limits of Obamacare throws another stale cake in our face.
“A big mistake for people is to look at the notice they get for their current health insurance and see it’s going up a lot and then throw up their hands and decide they’re going to go without,” says Donna Rosato, a New York-based editor at Consumer Reports who covers health care cost issues.

“Before you do that, look at other options. For instance, if your income is close to the threshold to qualify for tax credits through Covered California or another Obamacare insurance exchange — about $48,500 for an individual or $100,000 for a family of four this year — check with a financial professional about adjusting it, Rosato suggests.
Check with a financial professional? I don't even know what a financial professional is! And I wouldn't know how to "adjust it", whatever that means. Adjust what? Your income? Your threshold? Your family? Poor folks can't adjust anything.

New Yorkers are apparently accustomed to having a financial professional on staff, along with the usual cooks and chauffeurs and butlers and maids and same-sex mistresses and manicurists and attorneys and Life Coaches. (Whatever those are.)

So the modern version is "Let them eat [a thing they can't even imagine]."

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Later and better thought: A similar saying applies universally to all "advisors".

If you have to ask, you can't afford it.

Or more precisely,

If you have to ask for advice, you can't use it.

Specific example: I've never needed a financial advisor. My rigid little bookkeeper soul has done an EXCELLENT job of choosing the right moves and detecting scams in the economic and scientific realms. In other realms I'm totally hopeless. In politics I'm always falling for "independence movements" or "independent media" which turn out to be Sorosian puppet shows. In social life I've made terrible mistakes because I can't spot fake friendships and fake respect. Once or twice I tried a counselor (a social professional) but the advisor was completely unfamiliar with the needs and skills of an introvert. The advice was designed for extroverts. I had no idea how to apply the advice, and my attempts to use it led to painful failure.

Aristocrats and peasants are permanently disjunct sets. Cool and uncool, lovable and unlovable, Insatiables and Deplorables, are permanently disjunct sets. There is no common currency, no exchange rate, no impedance matcher for advice or knowledge.

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  Things worth doing and (hopefully learning) how to do them

Continuing the theme of populist leaders and their innate tendencies.

I noted that Bolsonaro is on the introvert side, which means he doesn't have a natural public face. Salvini, the ultimate extrovert, always pleases the camera without trying.

Bolsonaro's social media advisors are clearly trying to copy Salvini's methods.

Salvini often does a Good Morning or Good Evening post to keep in contact with his people.





Bolsonaro's team tried the same thing:



Introverts need to accomplish the same PURPOSES with introvert METHODS. Mixing and matching doesn't work.

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Thursday, December 06, 2018
  Graphic palate cleanser

Sort of cleansing the graphic palate from previous Exner item.

This is the latest at KSHS. Part of a long series of wildly uninteresting letters and documents from the files of Governor Capper around 1915. This letter is just as boring as the rest, but the printed letterhead stands out DRAMATICALLY.



An engraving placed in pleasing asymmetry with the text. Rare in any era, almost unique 100 years ago. The anonymous printer in Hays deserves recognition.

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Can't resist.

An anonymous printer in Hays
Made letterheads bound to amaze.
An arrangement that's deft
With a cut on the left.
Beauty unmatched nowadays.
 
  Exner's revenge

Jalopnik is having fun with the horrible new face of Chevy's latest pickup.

To my eyes all post-2000 autos look equally horrible, but I can sort of halfway see why this one is slightly more horrible than the rest.



It's obviously a retro tribute to the '61 DeSoto. Misplaced branding. Echoing Exner instead of Earl.
 
  Doc Mengele's lancet

The Lancet, formerly house organ of a medical society, is now the surgical tool of Soros. Lancet abuses and misuses "medical" "data" to state openly that migration is REQUIRED and populists must be EXTERMINATED.

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  Surrendering to the machine

A small news item that links into a larger trend:

Wells Fargo misclassified some loan modifications, leading to several hundred foreclosures. Wells Fargo is blaming a computer error for the problem.

This offends my narrow little bookkeeper soul.



Bookkeepers had all sorts of tricks and methods to verify the results of a calculation. Adding machines and calculators made the FIGURING faster, but we always checked the result MANUALLY. Aside from numerical tricks, a human clerk knows the situation. If I was adding up Foreman Bill's meal and motel receipts for the week and the adding machine totaled $14,553.65, I knew something was wrong. Either Bill was cheating or I'd entered the numbers wrong. Bill wasn't the cheating type, so my numbers were the problem. Human pattern recognition is vastly superior to any machine.

In this case a few hundred applications could have been manually reviewed by one clerk in one day, but nobody bothered.

Recently the idea of human checking has disappeared. Tesla owners happily let the car do all the driving, EVEN AFTER its errors have led to close calls and crashes. EXERTING CONTROL over the world is extinct. We are no longer the USERS of machines, no longer able to CHECK or VERIFY that the machine is serving our own PURPOSES. We have abandoned purpose and surrendered to the machine.

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  A real eye-opener

This article about the Resnick pistachio monopoly is a giant eye-opener. You wouldn't think of pistachios as an instrument of WORLD-CHANGING warmongers, but in fact they are.

Intro:
Three years ago, journalist Yasha Levine and filmmaker Rowan Wernham first arrived at the vast pistachio plantation of Stewart and Lynda Resnick in California’s parched Central Valley. There, they saw firsthand how a billionaire power couple had successfully manipulated the state’s political system to privatize its water supply for their own financial benefit.

Today, the Wonderful Company farm owned by the Resnicks soaks up more water than the entire city of Los Angeles. Their business was based on “a heist of epic proportions,” according to Levine, that “will put family farms out of business, and push life in the biggest river estuary on the west coast of America towards mass extinction.”
Central point:
Carter’s embargo on Iran was what gave birth to America’s pistachio business. Historically, pistachios imported from Iran had dominated global markets, including in the US. When America was suddenly cut off from Iran’s pistachio supply after Carter’s economic blockade in the wake of the Iranian hostage crisis, it left a giant hole in the market and created the need for an alternative source of pistachios. At the time, pistachio farming happened on a small scale ... From then on, America’s pistachio industry grew at a crazy pace, with domestic output more than doubling every 5 years. In 2008, forty years after the embargo, America finally surpassed Iran as the world’s dominant producer of pistachios. And the bulk of America’s pistachio trade is controlled by one firm: the Wonderful Company, owned by Beverly Hills billionaires Stewart and Lynda Resnick.
So we're forcing Europe into Russia's circle, and using up California water supplies, and (just today) escalating our trade war with China, for the IMPERATIVE NATIONAL INTEREST of pleasing Sheldon Adelson and Stewart Resnick.

If there are objective historians in the future, they will place this worldwide conflagration in the same wastebin with medieval wars caused by romantic rivalries and jealousies among inbred infantile insane aristocrats. Or the War of Jenkins's Ear.

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Two big points not mentioned in the article:

1. The leftist myths about war for oil are precisely false. Most of our wars have no connection to resources at all. Most of our wars are pure psychopathic monstrous hyperevil. When resources are involved, the war is designed to PROTECT A MONOPOLY. We are always trying to ELIMINATE a resource, not GAIN a resource.

2. The leftist myths about Israel are precisely false. American Jews claim to be helping Israel, but most of their work is contrary to the REAL interests and desires of Israel. In this case REAL Israelis love pistachios, and REAL Israelis prefer Persian pistachios to Resnick pistachios. The US blockade of Persia, allegedly to "help Israel", has forced REAL Israelis to smuggle Persian pistachios through Turkey. I guess you'd call it nut-laundering.

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Reminder: Any criticism of Soros is censored "because it's anti-Semitic". The REAL Israel has kicked out Soros NGOs because the REAL Israel understands ACCURATELY that Soros is the most murderous genocidal ACTUAL NAZI in the world.

If we paid more attention to the motives and actions of REAL Israelis and less to the bizarre delusions of elite American Jews, we'd be doing the world a huge favor. Israelis are sane sensible mature PRACTICAL people.
 

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