VICTORY for Hungary!
Polistra sends V for Victory!
Orban has proved that you CAN defeat a bully if you RESIST firmly and persistently. After gaining a convincing mandate in the recent election, Orban strengthened his laws against Satan's NGOs. In response, Satan pulled out of Hungary and moved his subdemons to Berlin, where ACTUAL NAZIS are MUCH more comfortable.
Later thought: The converse also applies. You can win elections with a convincing mandate if you resist bullies FOR YOUR OWN PEOPLE. This is why both Putin and Orban win easily, while parties in the Sorosian lands never gain a majority.
Neither direction should be a surprise. The DUTY of a national leader is to defend his OWN nation, not to defend Goldman or Soros or Bezos. When a leader does his assigned DUTY, the nation appreciates his work and wants him to continue doing his work. A closed feedback loop, like a business serving its OWN customers instead of serving Goldman or Soros or Bezos.
Absolute fact: Human status is permanent. If you're born with low status, nothing you can do will raise your status. You can buy status prostheses, but they don't fool anyone. If you're born with high status, nothing you can do will lower your status. You're free to do all sorts of evil without changing your status.
Corollary: Status is also a permanent property of human products. This is somewhat less absolute than human status because it's partly constrained by limits of cost and practicality. Within the boundaries, it doesn't matter which product is more efficient or easier to use or more advanced technology. The product with more buzz and higher status will win.
In other words,
Popularity is popular.
¶ 8:10 AM
Shouldn't need to askHeadline:Preachers who are in love with Christ
That encounter is with the risen Lord. “Look at my hands and my feet”, Jesus told the frightened disciples, “Touch me and see…” There is the encounter: Look at Christ. Touch Christ. See Christ. Not just with physical sight, but also with spiritual vision. Then love is born—and it is never boring!
And you still wonder why heterosexual males aren't in church on Sunday?
How to survey seat belt usage
Convective thought: If you wanted to do a thorough survey of seat belt usage, you could get it from Youtube. About 80% of all personal 'vlogs' show a person sitting in a car, either driving or passengering. You can tell which is which by the direction of the shoulder belt. I don't recall seeing anyone without a shoulder belt.
¶ 3:42 PM
On my morning walk I was noticing the common practice of building a carport in front of a garage. The extra stage is needed because the garage is permanently filled with stuff instead of cars, so the cars need a new shelter. A few houses have two-stage carports because the first carport is permanently occupied by a non-movable RV.
These carports could be called vestibules for cars.
Back in the 1920s most decent houses had vestibules or screened porches on every entrance, so you could leave wet coats or tools semi-outside and keep the true inside clean and warm.
Did anyone ever build a purposeful vestibule to keep the garage itself dry and warm and unpolluted? A sort of airlock to hold the car while it's warming up, or a place to do repairs and cleaning before storing the car in the clean garage?
Yes! Or at least it was suggested in this 1918 steamfitter's trade journal:
Where have all the "Christian" peaceniks gone?
While most "Christian" leaders are roaring out ahead of Deepstate in spreading RUSSIAN AGGRESSION myths and cheering genocide, we hear plain facts and strict sanity from Christian BISHOPS on the ground in Syria.
Long statement, worth a full quote because it lays out ALL the relevant facts and logic:
We, the Patriarchs: John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, Ignatius Aphrem II, Syrian Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, and Joseph Absi, Melkite-Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, Alexandria, and Jerusalem, condemn and denounce the brutal aggression that took place this morning against our precious country Syria by the USA, France and the UK, under the allegations that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons. We raise our voices to affirm the following:
This brutal aggression is a clear violation of the international laws and the UN Charter, because it is an unjustified assault on a sovereign country, member of the UN.
It causes us great pain that this assault comes from powerful countries to which Syria did not cause any harm in any way.
The allegations of the USA and other countries that the Syrian army is using chemical weapons and that Syria is a country that owns and uses this kind of weapon, is a claim that is unjustified and unsupported by sufficient and clear evidence.
The timing of this unjustified aggression against Syria, when the independent International Commission for Inquiry was about to start its work in Syria, undermines of the work of this commission.
This brutal aggression destroys the chances for a peaceful political solution and leads to escalation and more complications.
This unjust aggression encourages the terrorist organizations and gives them momentum to continue in their terrorism.
We call upon the Security Council of the United Nations to play its natural role in bringing peace rather than contribute to escalation of wars.
We call upon all churches in the countries that participated in the aggression, to fulfill their Christian duties, according to the teachings of the Gospel, and condemn this aggression and to call their governments to commit to the protection of international peace.
We salute the courage, heroism and sacrifices of the Syrian Arab Army which courageously protects Syria and provide security for its people. We pray for the souls of the martyrs and the recovery of the wounded. We are confident that the army will not bow before the external or internal terrorist aggressions; they will continue to fight courageously against terrorism until every inch of the Syrian land is cleansed from terrorism. We, likewise, commend the brave stand of countries which are friendly to the Syria and its people.
I was going to say Nuff Said, but actually there's one relevant fact they omitted. Assad's regime, like Saddam's regime in Iraq, was secular, tolerant of Christians, and included Christians in the government. Our intended replacements for both regimes are genocidal toward Christians. Deepstate slaughters both Christians and Muslims.
If I was watching for signs of the Rapture or whatever it's called, I'd be looking for extremely ODD developments in the most "progressive" and "enlightened" parts of Europe. These ODD things are sudden reversions to the same actions that the "progressives" have just spent 50 years eliminating.
1. Zoos killing their own animals when there's no reason for it. Last year a Danish zoo killed some giraffes who weren't unhealthy or old. The giraffes could have been sold to other zoos, which is a perfectly common and profitable procedure. Zoos trade animals the way sports teams trade players. Now we have a Swedish zoo killing 500 lizards, again for no particular reason:
Until now, zoos have been the center of PETA-style animal "rights" and the center of "endangered" species nonsense. But even before PETA, preservation was always the basic mission of zoos, because their existence depended on the survival of their animals. These pointless killings violate the original purpose as well as the newer purpose.
2. The anti-circumcision movement in those same countries. I can't figure this out at all. Circumcision simply makes a body part easier to clean and maintain. That's why it was included in Natural Law along with rules about diet and menstruation. Religions have sacralized the rules, but the rules were just experimentally determined helpers for survival. This anti movement is spreading especially in Germany, where other movements with a similar flavor would be instantly and harshly punished. The people who are pushing this movement are ALSO the same people who push trans surgery, and harshly punish people who fail to use the correct pronouns. Well, which is it? Surgery on private parts is MANDATORY or surgery on private parts is FORBIDDEN? It's both, and if you don't know which is which at the current picosecond, Room 101.
Constants and variables 90, micron macron editionVia RT:France’s Emmanuel Macron said he considers himself an equal to Russia’s Vladimir Putin and that the strike on Syria was meant to show he was “part of this,” journalists who interviewed the French leader have revealed.
Constant: Leaders are always driven by ego and macho and ambition and male competition. True of all social mammals, and especially true of humans.
Variable: Before the current era of maximum bubbliness, top leaders understood that they shouldn't openly talk about their short dicks. They should attempt to channel their sex drive into some kind of useful service.
This was the basic bargain of civilization. Natural Law made the bargain explicit and contractual.
Natural Law and civilization have vanished from the Sorosian side of the world, so top leaders don't even KNOW or CARE that the followers might find them absurd and repellent. They don't KNOW that the balanced contract formerly kept things sane.
Listening to the Robust Debate in Parliament on the question of whether Parliament should be allowed to have a Robust Debate about starting wars.
As always with Robust Debates, there is no debate because there is only one side. A Robust Debate is an auction. All participants are bidding up the budget and strength of evil.
Nobody is asking the simple basic question about this specific war.
How does it serve British interests to attack Syria, which never attacked Britain? What do we gain from bombing a country that wasn't even bothering us?
Syria's allies are also innocent in terms of major conflicts. Russia never attacked Britain. Persia never attacked Britain. Turkey and Britain have been on opposite sides in most wars, but there was only one direct conflict, in which Britain was the aggressor.
What did ANYONE hope to gain from starting this war? There was never a goal except raw evil and crime and chaos. Israel wanted to destabilize Assad because Israel loves chaos just as much as we do. So we obeyed Bibi and committed mass murder to please him.
It's a monstrous pile of psychopathic genocidists, shouting the names of countries and working together to obliterate the named target. Satan's auction.
¶ 7:49 AM
Epidemic of Shared Lies
Treating an old problem as a brand-new problem, or treating a pre-existing thing as a brand-new thing, are common variants on the Shared Lie. We have a special epidemic of these variants lately, along with the constant daily barrage of RUSSIAN_HACKING Shared Lies and the TWO separate RUSSIAN_POISON_GAS Shared Lies.
1. We started the Syrian war in 2013, and we've been running one side of it for 5 years. Despite that, everyone is treating our latest missile attack as "starting a war". We're discussing what will happen "after" we "start a war" in Syria.
2. There has been a partial wall on the Mexican border for decades. Trump proposed to "build the wall" as a slogan, but he understood that we really need to FINISH the wall, not START the wall. Despite that, everyone is discussing the consequences of "building a wall", without even noticing that it's there.
3. China has been running a full-scale Trade War against us for 30 years. We surrendered and collaborated with the enemy immediately and permanently. Despite that, Trump's weak little first countermove is treated by everyone as Starting A Trade War, and everyone discusses the HORRIBLE CONSEQUENCES of Starting A Trade War.
4. Every year Congress does tax "reform" and tax "simplification", which always leads to infinitely greater complexity and infinitely more loopholes. Every year Congress tells us that you can now fill out your taxes on a postcard. In fact about half of all taxpayers ALREADY do that. If you have plain old wages and use the standard deduction, IRS already knows your income, and you can ask them to figure the taxes for you and pay the refund or bill you for the underpay. This has been true for at least two decades. Despite that, Trump was talking to some Repooflican fuckheads this week and made the same old postcard promise. "Now, thanks to my efforts, you can just send in the postcard." Repooflicans know better. Repoofs NEVER take the standard deduction, because the SINGLE SOLE TOTAL PURPOSE of a Repoof's life is to pay ZERO TAX ZERO TAX ZERO TAX. Repoofs will spend several million dollars on accountants and lawyers to GUARANTEE that they pay exactly ZERO TAX ZERO TAX ZERO TAX to the government. Tax evasion is a HOLY MISSION for Repoofs.
¶ 6:04 AM
Asked and answered, aptroetymology edition
I noticed this item in RealClearScience:
I'm a sucker for articles on that subject, so clicked on it and ended up here:
Right! On the dot! The cross IS the crux of the conflict!
The link isn't accidental; the page source shows that the Google search is in the href.
I suppose the editor of RCS was looking up the word and forgot to re-copy the actual article link. It's nice to know that RCS is edited by illiterates.
Incidentally, the article itself is long, thorough, and informative. I learned a few things I didn't know before, so it was worth the trouble.
Why not auto doorpop?
Random thought while reading about a local house fire.
Why not connect the smoke detector to an automatic door opener? Pop the entrance door open with solenoids and released springs, like an inverse mousetrap.
Clearly a terrible idea for tall buildings, where it would accentuate the stack effect.
But in a small house or mobile home, it would bring in fresh air and make the exit easier to find and use for both residents and rescuers. The air might help to feed the fire, but it would also allow more breathing time.
Seems so obvious that there must be a reason why it's not done. If so, I can't see the reason.
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Later: Speaking of dubious fire suppression ideas.... The latest item at Kansas State Hist Soc is a fire grenade:
Sealed with cork and cement and still contains liquid. Glass fire grenades were made between about 1870 and 1910. They were designed to be thrown directly into the fire, breaking the glass and releasing the firefighting chemical within.
According to other sources the chemical was carbon tet.
I normally prefer old inventions over new, but I'll make an exception in this case. On the other hand, the liquid is still there 100 years later, while modern gas-pressurized extinguishers lose their force in 10 years.
I don't understand.
I don't understand either side of this monstrous game. It happened with Deepstate and Nixon, and it's happening the same way with Deepstate and Trump.
Deepstate's actions: HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE. Spew gigatons of volcanic insults on NixonTrump before the election, during the term, and after the term. No change. Constant maximum spew, constant 999 dB sonic boom of evil.
NixonTrump's actions: OBEY OBEY OBEY OBEY OBEY OBEY. Do everything Deepstate wants and more and more and more and more and more. Perfect perpetual loyalty.
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Nixon gave Deepstate EVERYTHING THEY DREAMED OF and more and more and more and more. All of the sacraments of the Tribe were firmly planted in government by Nixon. He sacrificed the gold standard to support Israel, thus opening the door for Wall Street to exterminate the real-value economy. He expanded the Vietnam war dramatically and didn't pull out until we had to make a desperate last-minute retreat. He connected with China, opening the door for offshoring our industries. He gave the Tribe abortion on demand, "negative income tax", affirmative action, forced busing, and the biggest dreamiest gift of all, Environmentalism. All of these tools helped the Tribe to replace the real-value economy by total abstract debtism.
We have a shorter record for Trump, but so far he has acted in the same direction. Infinite debt, infinite war, zero tax. Infinite riches for Wall Street, suicide and slaughter for Deplorables. Everything for Israel ... and everything for Saudi, which is a later addition to Deepstate.
I don't understand.
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Normal humans function by reward and punishment. Skinner.
On the normal master side:
When the master wants the slave to perform well, the master uses carrots and sticks. Threats of blackmail and volcanic insult eruptions if the "president" disobeys, public praise and closing the blackmail file if the "president" obeys.
On the normal slave side:
The slave obeys to remove the threat and to gain rewards. If the master continues to add more threats AFTER the slave gives all of his loyalty and work, the slave REBELS or GIVES UP. When you have nothing to lose, your soul breaks and you lose everything.
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In the NixonTrump situation, neither side is behaving normally. The master continues pulling out more blackmail files WHILE the slave is performing perfectly, and offers no hint of throttling the volcano.
Even if we assume that NixonTrump is a pre-staged puppet who chose from the start to serve the masters, the motivation doesn't make sense. Why would you choose to sacrifice everything for infinite pain and zero gain?
Biggest puzzle: Why does NixonTrump continue to emit rebellious noises even after EVERYONE has realized he's a puppet?
I don't understand.
Getting ready for grocery trip, I was sorting the bills in my wallet so I could use up the smaller stuff first. Usually the wallet holds one or two 20s and a pile of 1s. This time it contained 20, 10, 5, and a pile of 1s.
10s and 5s aren't as common, so I noticed something that normally doesn't stand out. The green side of 20, 10 and 5 is all columnar. Each has a building in Greek temple style. The image of columns suggests countable digits like an abacus or a memory register.... BUT the columns are inversely correlated to the denomination. The 20 has 4 columns, the 10 has 8 columns, and the 5 has 12 columns.
The relationship isn't linear, so it can't be properly extended. Probably a good thing, since a linear relationship would require fractional (broken) or negative (upside-down) columns on larger bills.
Pennies and nickels also have columnar buildings on their back sides, and again the columns are inversely correlated to the value. But other coins have other stuff, so again there's no possibility of writing a formula.
More lethal nonsense about autonomous shitHeadline:Killer robots will make war more inhumane
Allowing for the development and use of fully automated lethal weapons systems would make warfare even more inhumane and undermine efforts to achieve peace through dialogue, not an arms race, a Vatican representative said.
“A world in which autonomous systems are left to manage, rigidly or randomly, fundamental questions related to the lives of human beings and nations, would lead us imperceptibly to dehumanisation and to a weakening of the bonds of a true and lasting fraternity of the human family,” Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic told a group of experts at the United Nations in Geneva.
In the first fucking place, peace NEVER happens through "dialogue". Peace happens when aggressors and bullies understand through HARD LETHAL EXPERIENCE that their aggression is FUTILE, that their aggression will LEAD TO INSTANT DESTRUCTION.
USA STRONG's aggression was partly restrained from 1946 through 1989 because we knew Russia would answer our aggression FAST AND HARD. After we LBO'd Russia for our boss Soros in 1989, Russia became weak and suicidal, just like the corporations and Deplorables who suffer the same fate here.
Putin has unraveled the LBO and restored Russia to independence, but we still haven't figured it out. We need a HARD LETHAL LESSON.
I'd suggest the following result would be a sufficient lesson:
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In the second fucking place, autonomous systems ALREADY manage rigidly and randomly on the Sorosian side of the world. Humanoid entities are running Deepstate, but their intelligence is similar in form and capacity to an early PC. Their programming is simple.
if (nation == Saudi) or (nation == Israel): pass
Would more complex programming achieve different results? No, because the programmers would still be working for the same bosses.
GIGO. Genocide in, Genocide out.
Just for fun, here's a 'working' version of the program.
In an unexpected shift of emphasis, Official Medical Experts are finally recognizing (again!) that alcohol is bad.
The study of 600,000 drinkers estimated that having 10 to 15 alcoholic drinks every week could shorten a person's life by between one and two years. And they warned that people who drink more than 18 drinks a week could lose four to five years of their lives.
For several decades the Official Experts have been focusing EXCLUSIVELY on the sins of tobacco, while telling us of the supposed benefits of wine.
The statistical mean, as always, blurs the important difference between heavy users.
When you use tobacco steadily and heavily, you'll lose about 5 years but you'll keep your intelligence and gain mental stability. You may avoid suicide.
When you use alcohol steadily and heavily, you'll lose about 20 years, and your brain will lose its judgment and intelligence long before you die. You're more likely to commit suicide, and you're VASTLY more likely to kill other people by violence or accident.
The important distinction is what happens BEFORE you die.
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From a Natural Law viewpoint the same distinction shows up.
There are about a dozen 'traditional' drugs that have been used for thousands of years by large numbers of people. Coffee, alcohol, tea, tobacco, qat, marijuana, betel nuts.
These drugs are 'traditional' because the people that use them survive. Perhaps they survive better than drug-free people, or perhaps worse, but in either case they don't die FAST. Otherwise the tradition would have died with the users.
Newer drugs like meth are not 'traditional' because they kill fast. If any group in the past had been addicted to concentrated uppers, we wouldn't know about it because they wouldn't have left any sort of record.
Among the traditionals, alcohol is singled out for disapproval. The writers of the Old Testament were familiar with alcohol and various forms of tea, and probably qat. They warned against alcohol. Islam sacralized coffee and prohibited alcohol. The old American tribes sacralized tobacco and restricted alcohol to extremely narrow sacred uses.
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Sidenote on Injuns: Modern archeologists agree that Injuns knew about alcohol before Euro tribes invaded, and that Injuns were smart enough and civilized enough to avoid it. When your agriculture and trade are based on corn, you're going to have lots of corn likker around whether you want it or not. Corn ferments enthusiastically. Injuns figured out that corn likker was bad and decided to avoid it.
When the Euros picked up corn as a crop, we also had lots of corn likker around, but we were too dumb and shallow and uncultured to avoid it. We based our agriculture and trade on the likker instead of the corn, and we're STILL DOING IT. See ethanol.
If you're going to talk about one race "giving alcohol" to the other, it would make more sense to treat corn likker as the well-deserved Injun revenge on the Euros.
Later on, some tribes succumbed to alcohol, but NOT because they suddenly encountered alcohol for the first time. The relevant variable here is culture, not whiskey. We didn't give them alcohol, we stole their culture.
The sound of NEUTRALITY
Following on last week's Bravo for Austria.
The concept of NEUTRALITY is entirely alien and unfamiliar in modern times. It was familiar and desirable to Americans in the '30s. We were officially NEUTRAL until we were ACTUALLY ATTACKED by the Japs. As the Krauts and Japs were clearly moving closer to attacking us, we were preparing and organizing our defenses, but we were NOT ATTACKING ANYONE.
You can get a strong sense of how NEUTRALITY felt and sounded by listening to CBS news in '39. Elmer Davis gave the details of the mounting war in Europe and Asia, but he never took sides. He never called any of the leaders a "Fart Animal" or any other name.
This section of Archive.org includes a wide selection of Davis and other newscasters.
This 15 minute clip from Dec '39 is especially relevant. Stalin was briefly allied with Germany, and was briefly acting like Krauts or modern Americans. Russia was aggressively invading Finland to force regime change.
We were unhappy with Russia for its alliance with Krauts, but we didn't do anything in response because Russia was NOT ATTACKING US. Therefore we DIDN'T NEED TO RESPOND. IT WAS NONE OF OUR FUCKING BUSINESS.
Sane and moral behavior is the same for individuals or nations. 1. Don't start a fight. 2. Defend yourself when you are actually attacked.
Now we have perfectly reversed the rules of sanity and morality. We only attack countries that HAVEN'T attacked us. We collaborate with countries that HAVE attacked us, like Britain and Japan and Germany and Saudi.
Well, President Clinton has gone ahead and launched more airstrikes, to prove how crazy we are.
The dyslogic of the Sorosian lands surpasses all previously known or imagined forms of evil.
Premise 1. We are infinitely crazy.
Premise 2. We have monstrous evil delusions.
Therefore: YOU must die.
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Slightly later thought: No, it's not crazy at all, it's just criminal in the strictest sense. As always we made a false accusation, and as always the evidence at the scene showed that our accusation is false. Like the classic bad cop, we just burn down the location so nobody can look for evidence.
It's the standard FBI operating manual scaled up to nations. Pick a Deplorable who fits our "profile" for heretics. Create lots of fake "evidence" and charges. Trap him into a situation where he can be seen as "resisting" or "lying to the FBI". Kill him. Burn his "compound" to eliminate all evidence.
Yet another Soros trickAn illuminating brief article on the Italian election by Enrico Verga.
As with the Catalunyan "independence" movement, it turns out that the "independent" Five Stars movement is funded by Soros. And as expected from a Sorosian agent provocateur, Five Stars is immediately breaking all of its promises and enthusiastically refilling the swamp.
Sounds like the honest nationalist group is Lega Nord, which has a localist base and seems to be holding onto its purposes.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.