I'm noticing that a LOT of our conversations lately deal with 'false discoveries', for lack of a better name. I'm having trouble parsing WHY and WHEN a discovery is false, or WHEN the falseness shades over into fraud.
Example 1: Many conversations among young nerd types are about 'discovering' bits and pieces in various game structures. These bits and pieces were obviously placed there for the sole purpose of being hard to discover. The conversations don't seem to account for the intentional placement.
Example 2: The callers on money-talk radio are constantly 'discovering' new ways to manipulate ETF products. A caller will describe his method of doing a put on a call on a future on an ETF. These schemers don't seem to realize that the ETF is not a real object or even a real stock based on a company's earnings. The ETF is simply a number that is intentionally manipulated to profit from the people who buy and sell and put and option and call and future and long and short it. The ETF is no different from a rigged roulette wheel.
I'm inclined to place these two examples in opposite categories, but I can't quite pin it down.
Closest approach to valid thought:
Easter eggs in games belong to a long tradition among artists and authors. Creators often include hidden codes or steganographic images, sometimes for pure joy, sometimes for empathetic joy when imagining the viewer's pleasure. When I 'build' a Poser model, I add moving parts or internal features that aren't immediately obvious. I don't care if anyone ever finds the part; I got my jollies from making it, and that's enough. I've added order to the universe.
The ETF is not produced with joy or for joy. It is painstakingly designed to withstand all permissible combinations of puts and futures and whatnot. No matter how you twist and turn the knobs, the house always wins.
I think that's the difference, but I'm not convinced yet.
Language update for one word
Professor Polistra focuses on JUST ONE WORD this time.
"Trump", quoted by ZH:In the past 100 days, I have kept that promise — and more.
ANDMORE is a common word in business nowadays, as in Bed Bath and More.
Each of these ANDMORES has a specific definition. Web text makes it possible to see the meanings....
Yahoo = Web portal and more.
Health care = Surgery and prescriptions and more.
Google = Web search and more.
Science = Research and more.
Facebook = Social contact and more.
Wells Fargo = Banking and more.
Catholicism = God and more.
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In the case of "Trump"....
In the past 100 days, I have kept that promise and more.
A group representing 40 native Alaskan tribes has severely criticized US President Donald Trump’s new executive order that paves the way for oil drilling in the Arctic.
On Friday, Trump signed an executive order aimed at reducing restrictions on oil drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic... The order ... would reverse drilling bans put in place by Barack Obama last year.
The Bering Sea Elders Group, which represents 40 of Alaska’s coastal tribes, released a statement slamming Trump’s order, saying it removes their say in what the federal government does with the waters they rely on for food.
First, of course, we have the standard modern lunacy. Obama signed this order at the last minute. Obama's order NEVER DID ANYTHING, so Trump is just removing an EMPTY order and restoring things to the way they were before the one day when these midnight orders existed. Trump's order is EQUALLY EMPTY because it's undoing something that WASN'T DONE.
How come the Elders weren't bothered by this condition during the 7 years and 364 days of Obama's administration when this condition existed, or the many years before then? How does one day of an order, which never actually goes into effect, establish a long tradition of sovereignty?
This is nothing more than bigotry. The status quo was OK when it was owned by a Democrat, but automatically became NOT OK when it was owned by the KKK hologram of "Trump".
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Now let's compare with an earlier version of Redskin Power.
In 1933 an international conference tried to settle radio frequency allocations among various countries. Lots of US interests were involved, so lots of US interests sent lobbyists to represent their interests. You can call it corruption if you're a technocrat, but it's just plain democracy in action.
One major player in American radio was JR Brinkley, the Goat Gland Doctor. He had been running a powerful radio station in Kansas until the FCC clamped down on his dubious medical claims. He had moved across the border to Mexico, where he set up a 500KW transmitter that reached most of America, and continued running his popular programs and his dubious clinic.
Another important Kansan was Charles Curtis, who was both a Kansan and a Kansa. He was Hoover's VP, so his bully power was still strong in 1933. Curtis went to the international conference representing Brinkley.........
In other words, Curtis was a normal AMERICAN politician, helping a constituent from HIS STATE and undoubtedly getting a nice kickback. He was SANELY attempting to prevent a REAL CHANGE that would do REAL DAMAGE to HIS STATE.
Curtis succeeded in allowing high-power stations, and many such Mexican stations continued into the 1960s. It didn't help Brinkley specifically; the US gov't soon pushed Mexico to shut him down, and he moved back to Texas where courts finally caught up with him.
¶ 3:01 PM
Friday, April 28, 2017
Stupidest religious wars
What we have now in Sorosia is the STUPIDEST set of religious wars in history.
Old-fashioned religious wars were stupid, but at least they were fought CONSISTENTLY over beliefs that the warring sides ACTUALLY HELD AND CHERISHED. One side said transubstantiate, the other said consubstantiate. One side said filioque, the other said filióque or whatever it was. Let's fight for 300 years! Fun time.
Those were TINY differences, as per Freud's rule .... but they were ACCURATELY PERCEIVED differences in REAL beliefs. Our current religious war is fought over DELUSIONAL IMAGES of the other side's belief, and each side is explicitly fighting AGAINST its own delusion.
We have a continuous riot in Berkeley over a NON-EXISTENT appearance by Ann Coulter, who DOESN'T STAND FOR ANYTHING. Ann is a self-promoter who prospers because she's tall and pretty and blonde. She has no beliefs except greed. The two sides are fighting because Ann was going to speak but now isn't going to speak. One side thinks she should have appeared, even though she chose not to appear; the other side thinks she should not have appeared, even though she agreed with them by not appearing.
We have continuous riots everywhere over the holographic image of a "Trump" who supposedly hated war and hated LGBTQQ2ABCDEF and hated corporations. The actual Trump fraudulently said one or two mildly negative things about war and corporations but NEVER said anything at all against LGBTQQ2ABCDEF. Now that "Trump" has turned off the hologram generator to reveal Hillary, there's NOTHING LEFT TO FIGHT ABOUT. But the anti-war anti-corporate Left is still rioting against the anti-war anti-corporate "Trump", while the pro-war pro-corporate Right is still stoutly defending the anti-war anti-corporate "Trump".
Christ Alfuckingmighty. If you're going to fight about falsely perceived non-existent delusions, at least you could defend the falsely perceived non-existent delusion that AGREES with your own supposed side.
Beyond beyond beyond beyond beyond beyond bonkers.
¶ 8:12 AM
Always watching for things that "should have" happened but didn't....
Been reading lots of electronics and radio mags from the '30s. FDR's first few months gave authors plenty of talking points.
Predictably, radio stations and dealers and manufacturers were afraid of new regulations or pushing hard for new regulations, depending on whose ox was regulated. That's normal and constant.
Also predictably, the end of Prohibition opened new horizons in advertising. Nothing succeeds like addiction.
But what about the bank closure? For three months the regular structure of payments was disrupted. Supposedly business was impossible. Where is it? Nowhere. No mention of lost sales, no useful hints and kinks for dealing with scrip. Not there at all.
What else was trending in 1933?
As the Sorosian media focus yet again on Flynn, a reminder of WHY Flynn is a target, WHY it's so important to prosecute a man who never actually had an office, and who committed the ULTIMATE UNSPEAKABLE UNNAMEABLE UNIMAGINABLE CRIME of failing to list a check on a form.
Reprinting from a month ago.
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Now it becomes clear why Deepstate needed to get rid of Gen Flynn.
As a representative of Flynn Intel Group, Flynn met with senior representatives of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government in September 2016, Woolsey said. Woolsey was a Trump campaign adviser at the time and attended the meeting -- but said he arrived after it was already well underway. Woolsey claims that those present discussed sending Fethullah Gulen, a Muslim leader who Erdogan has accused of being behind a failed military coup to overthrow him, back to Turkey to face charges -- possibly outside the legal US extradition system.
Flynn was considering a move that would offend and weaken Our Supreme God and Savior Soros. UNTHINKABLE UNACCEPTABLE ALL OPTIONS ON THE TABLE. Since Trump didn't bother to defend Flynn, we also know for sure which side Trump is on.
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It's all Soros. Soros is the universe, and the universe is Soros.
¶ 1:04 AM
Gittin er done
Arkansas continues God's work. Four acts of justice in a week.
This is good, but you shouldn't LET the demons paint you into a corner. There are many quick ways to kill a criminal. The black-robed demons have been removing those ways without ANY reason or logic. A sane state should simply DISOBEY the demons, who have ZERO legal authority.
The good thing about GITTIN ER DONE is that the suspense is over. Soros loves suspense. Soros hates the fait accompli.
As long as you are mired in pleadings and appeals and stays, there's always room for the demons to commit more crimes. After the criminal has been killed, there's no more action available.
¶ 12:51 AM
During his presidential campaign, Trump had promised Catholics relief from the HHS mandate, which requires employers to offer health insurance plans covering contraception, sterilization and some early abortion drugs. In a letter to the Catholic Leadership Conference last October, he pointed to his opponent Hillary Clinton’s support for the mandate, and said “that is a hostility to religious liberty you will never see in a Trump administration.”
After Trump’s election, the plaintiffs challenging the mandate widely expected that the new administration would drop the government’s appeal of the lawsuits, which federal circuit courts may re-examine in the coming months.
Instead of dropping the cases, however, the administration indicated that it intends to take the next step in the litigation process. On Tuesday, The Washington Post reported that the Justice Department had asked a federal appeals court for 60 extra days to negotiate an agreement with East Texas Baptist University and several other plaintiffs challenging the mandate. The Supreme Court last year had instructed the Obama administration to negotiate with the plaintiffs as the next step in the litigation process.
One soul. Going, going, gone. Cheap.
You chose power over God, Sessions. Bastard.
The zombie abdication of "Trump", allowing Hillary to occupy his body, provides the FINAL AND DISPOSITIVE DISPROOF of 1787.
If we had kept the NATURAL Parliament instead of inventing a new shit-filled system based on evil atheist anti-scientific dystheories, a prime minister who suddenly abandoned his own agenda would be KICKED OUT FAST. His office would depend on the majority in Parliament. A majority elected on a Populist platform would yank the traitor off the platform and replace him with a more reliable delegate.
This doesn't happen often in countries that retain Parliament, but it does happen when necessary. It happened in Britain last year, and in Australia the year before. The PM got sloppy or turned out to be weak or fake, so the party that elevated him was able to de-elevate him QUICKLY.
¶ 8:20 AM
Bubble consuls neededHeadline: Racist imagery on trucks is controversial, but is it illegal?
The image is a classic pickaninny eating a watermelon. It's self-destructively stupid for sure.
Closely resembles this 1937 ad...
Needless to say, KHQ's first instinct was to ask the NYC Rich Criminal Center whether such images are illegal.
You'd think a BROADCASTER would have SOME SLIGHT FAMILIARITY with the concept of freedom of expression, but obviously they don't. Their FIRST THOUGHT is that anything disliked by rich NYC demons is illegal.
In practice they're right. The extinct ancient constitution formerly said otherwise, but Sorosian black-robed demons make all the "laws" now.
Unfortunately the Post Falls trucking company also lives in a bubble. Nobody in their bubble is aware of the EXTERMINATION that awaits heresy.
Both bubbles could use an ambassador or consul who represents the other bubble, an early-warning service to circumvent self-destructive moves. The NYC bubble has nothing to fear from the black-robed demons, but a stupid decision (eg Target's bathrooms) can still be costly.
¶ 5:21 AM
Experiment, experiment, experiment.
For several months I've been bothered by the HD motor whine from the computer. The freq is close to my tinnitus, and it tends to 'beat' with the tinnitus. Hugely annoying.
I bought some acoustic foam, advertised as damping resonances of the computer's metal case. Tried wrapping the foam on all sides. No help. Tried putting the foam in front to block airborne sound through the plastic. Some help but not enough.
Finally, just for kicks, tried putting the foam against the desk near the computer.
That does the job. I can still hear the disk if I try, but it's no longer the MOST SALIENT SOUND, and it no longer 'recruits' my tinnitus.
As usual, good science means abandoning theories and presuppositions. Just TRY EVERYTHING. Especially try things that "can't work" or "shouldn't work".
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Three days later: Yup, still working. I wasn't fooling myself, as I too often do. This significantly reduces headachy tension and stops the mutual-resonance effect with tinnitus.
Three weeks later: Still working. With less salient tinnitus, I find less need to use radio noise as masking. Nowadays radio noise is nothing but
so eliminating the toxic brainsludge lowered overall tension even more. Vicious cycle switched to virtuous cycle.
Map fail gone
Since I noticed the coming of this trivial change, might as well notice the going. On Feb 3 the 'map tiles' used by Weather.com mysteriously autocorrected the town of Cheney to City Building. The tiles at WeatherUnderground followed a few days later.
Now Weather.com has returned Cheney to Cheney:
But again WeatherUnderground is slower to pick up the revision:
¶ 1:45 AM
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Why didn't it happen?
This item in a 1947 trade journal caught my senile attention because I was still thinking of the name 'Price'.... but turns out to be an interesting question. Answering the question brings an important insight.
1947 marked the founding of postwar Globalism, uniting CIA and Leftists to serve Bankers. Byron Price thought he was helping to push the wave of American control.
His point was essentially:
Shortwave is a direct advertising medium to foreign countries. If we're going to export our stuff to foreign countries, we should be advertising our stuff on shortwave. We shouldn't be thinking of shortwave as pure government propaganda.
Price thought exporting was the most important PURPOSE of Globalism. If exporting actually was the most important PURPOSE of Globalism, his request would have been answered massively. Networks would have rushed to build new commercial SW stations so they could carry advertising for exported products.
Nope. Never happened. Why? BECAUSE EXPORTING WAS NEVER THE PURPOSE OF GLOBALISM.
We had always been an active exporter. As Globalism grew stronger, we switched from exporter to importer, and lost our industries and skills.
Globalists required America to be the CONSUMER, not the PRODUCER. Globalism serves the bankers, who must be the ONLY PRODUCER. Banks manufacture "money" through debt, and consumers buy stuff from OTHER COUNTRIES. Obviously consumers need to have some kind of income, but the income that arises from REAL VALUE MANUFACTURING is the gateway drug for the HORRIBLE SIN OF SAVING, which is a fate worse than death for Globalists.
One unsold soul ... so farIn previous item I mentioned that Price, secy of HHS, has NOT sold his soul yet. In announcing a new set of steps to counteract the opiate epidemic, he wrote a remarkably SOULFUL speech that hits all the NUMERICAL facts and all the HUMAN facts.
In 2015 alone, 52,000 people died of overdoses in America, the majority of them from opioids. This represents the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in our country. Each day we are losing more than 140 Americans to overdoses. Millions more are struggling with opioid addiction.
As we think about pain, we must not forget the types of pain that can hurt the most but are often the hardest to treat — the pain of loneliness and despair, of feeling unloved or unvalued. The pain of living with a broken heart.
Today’s epidemic is worse than drug crises we’ve seen before. But, at its core, it’s just the latest chapter in the story of the human condition — of man’s fallen nature and our search for meaning and purpose in a broken world.
The problem today isn’t simply that it’s too easy for people to access highly addictive drugs, though this is certainly true. The deeper problem is that, for many of our fellow citizens, it’s too difficult to access the relationships and institutions — like family, faith, community and work — that make life worth living and the pursuit of happiness possible.
Across America, the bonds of family, faith, work and community are fraying and fracturing. Detached from these crucial sources of happiness, many are driven to drugs and then caught in cycles of hopelessness and addiction.
This speech has been ignored by "both" "sides" of the media, because it's not about RUSSIANAGGRESSIONHACKERMEDDLINGINTERFERING. It's about our own self-destruction, laid raw and bare.
I don't know if the steps proposed by Price will make much difference. We still need a complete rebuild of our economy, eliminating finance and restoring industry. Price doesn't have control over that side of policy. The people who do control it are the same Tribe who have been controlling it since 1989. During the few days when Hillary was pretending to be "Trump", s/he made some noises about jobs, but s/he never even promised to break the bankers.
Bravo for Arkansas!!
They wasted too much time and effort following the rules of Satan, but in the end they DIDN'T SURRENDER, and have managed THREE acts of justice this year.
Let's compare stats for the last 12 months for the entire "country".
In this graph the left bar is the number of EVIL MURDERERS killed by opiates in an act of JUSTICE. The right bar is the number of INNOCENT PEOPLE killed by opiates in an act of hopeless desperation.
Needless to say, all "religious" and "ethical" authorities are worried sick about the 28 acts of justice. Nobody is worried about the 40000 acts of desperation. This totally fucked totally Satan-soaked former "country" has its priorities right, by fucking God. All criminals must go free, all Deplorables must be slaughtered. Onward and upward!
Couldn't make it up!
¶ 6:34 PM
Constants and variables, Super-Mighty edition
I've reluctantly adopted the view that Trump was a fake, but there are still a few leftover pieces that don't quite fit the picture. Sessions has already sold his soul, but Price and Pruitt appear to be holding onto their souls for the moment and haven't been fired yet.
If I try to see the sudden switch in the MOST CHARITABLE light, it's even worse.
Look at the two "events" that supposedly morphed Trump into Hillary.
1. The usual fake intel sources claim that Assad used chemical weapons. This "event" happened before, and it was discredited. Sorosian media didn't quite say it was false, but they went silent. (Media never admit they're wrong, but occasionally they stop being wrong.) This month's "chemical attack" was basically identical.
2. North Korea suddenly turned into a threat. This is even more absurd. Kim 2 and Kim 3 have been running the same little circus for 20 years. Make warlike noise, threaten Super-Mighty Biggest Apocalypse Ever, then drop a dummy missile in the ocean. Grab up an American "missionary" who is sidelining as a spy, accurately accuse him of being a spy, hold him for a while. Both of these events are weekly scheduled programs, more reliable than other TV series because they're never cancelled for low ratings.
A functioning nervous system distinguishes constants from variables, and ignores constants. If Trump GENUINELY sees these events as NEW THREATS, he's deep in Alzheimers. Every day is a new day for Alzheimers, everything is a SUDDEN VARIABLE.
Those are the choices. Intentional trojan horse or brain-dead.
History rhymes and repeats
A couple of historical echoes from 1933.
Hey, what happened to our personal jetpacks? Oh well. We didn't get our jetpacks, but by God we got our government mind-reading! Yay for the future!
[The prop man must have felt chintzy about using the toggle switch and extension cord. Surely those will be obsolete in the future, or at least they will look different .... Ooops.]
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is repeated practically verbatim today, with idiot politician Mark Shea making unsubstantiated accusations against the Sheriff for no particular reason, and all the broadcasters going along. The Sheriff has filed a defamation suit against idiot Shea, which hasn't reached trial yet.
BUT: As far as I can tell from site search, KHQ is NOT among the media covering this story. They have a couple other stories about Shea but not this one. Maybe some people actually learn from history!
¶ 2:23 AM
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Vive la France! (provisional)
Le Pen made it into the finals, essentially tied with Macron at this stage.
Both of the existing "legitimate" parties died. Macron may be a placeholder for the regular left, but he is at least nominally independent.
Unlike Trump, Le Pen is THE REAL THING. She literally has Populist genes. Since Populists are realists by definition, we understand the power of genes. Le Pen has lived Populism from the start, and matches the heartfelt feelings of nationalism with an unparalleled intellectual expression of nationalism.
In the web era we are sneakily but quickly moving toward the Jap model. Because cellphones were based on the wired phone system, they were paid and licensed 'utility connections' rather than unlicensed 'receivers'. Thus we no longer have the privilege of passive listening.
BUT we're not getting the basic relationship of a rented connection either. When you pay for an AC power connection, you don't expect the AC to be modulated by advertising that forces its way into all of your light bulbs and heaters. With cellphones we're paying for zero privilege and total censorship, and we're forced to endure advertising at the same time.
Broadcasting through modulated AC didn't happen, but it came a lot closer than I thought.
In 1924 power companies were already using the wires for internal dispatching via modulated carriers:
In that case the carrier system was adapted into a transmitter for airborne radio.
The idea of wired radio was ... um ... in the air at that time, and was even tried out:General Squier, the resident genius of the Signal Corps, was pushing wired radio as an environment where advertising would be permitted:
Note that Squier proposed a separate channel for advertising, which seems absurd now. It wasn't absurd then. Newspapers had (and still have!) separate PAGES for advertising. If you want to see ads, you turn to the ad section. A radio newspaper would work the same way. Squier also proposed a separate channel "for the women", which would get him tortured and hanged as a Russian MEDDLINGINTERFERINGHACKER now.
Advertising on the ether was uncomfortable and 'voluntarily banned' as WFBM's license application shows:
Clearly they knew the expected response.
Why was it unfashionable? The ether was considered a public resource like a park or a street. We still consider advertising on parks or streets to be crass if not illegal, and we still have court cases about advertising on public buses. Wires were owned by the utility, which could use its output for advertising just as a printer can send out advertising in newspapers.
For radio the discomfort was already disappearing in 1924, as the easily used phrase 'sell time' reveals. Selling time was a brand new concept, never done before in any medium. Selling space in newspapers or billboards was familiar. Broadcasting was only four years old, but NYC admen had already switched dimensions, and the rest of the trade followed along.
When wired TV started in 1965, it was pushed with the OPPOSITE expectation. Pay TV was going to be a subscription service, and your direct payment would protect you from all advertising. Again the expectation failed. Cable TV has just as much advertising as ether TV, often more.
And of course the same sequence happened with the web. In the original implementation as Compuserve, you were paying for a wired service with no advertising. After Berners-Lee "invented" the system that already existed, you were still paying but you also got the privilege of unstoppable advertising and total surveillance.
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Question: Considering the later use of wired radio by tyrants from Stalin to Jobs, was Squier trying to sneak in a hard-wired propaganda channel? Based on other stuff I've read about him, I doubt it. Hoover, lending support to the idea, was definitely dreaming about central control. He was Wilson's successor as the champion of globalism.
¶ 9:20 AM
Short vs short
It's pretty clear that the SIMULTANEOUS power outages in several big cities were caused by a solar storm. When transformers burn in several places at once, it's an overcurrent caused by SOMETHING, and the SOMETHING is well known.
Oddly, these outages are getting very little attention in Sorosian media. The NY Post ran the usual tabloid prediction on April 21, stating that the effects would be felt on April 23. Of course the effects were already being felt in NYC and other cities on April 21. Other than that, no media coverage. Since we know the cause we can't blame it on Russia, so it's NOT A STORY.
Even the usual "science" mags aren't hitting the connection. I guess they're too busy marching marching marching for genocide.
No outages here. There have been several abnormal BOOMS that resemble popping transformers, but no reported problems. In this case we don't need to follow Sorosian media; the good old Spokane News facebook page gives us direct reports from real people. None have appeared, despite magnetic disturbances strong enough to light up the aurora at this latitude.
Avista's grid had been fragile for many years before the 2014 and 2015 windstorms. A roasted squirrel could start a cascade of failures. After the 2015 storm they finally took steps to 'harden' the grid, which clearly helped. Since the widespread replacement of transformers and revision of grounding, no cascades. NYC shareholders always prefer total vulnerability, which was the purpose of the 1999 Enron "reform" that linked everything together. Centralization has two big advantages for a New Yorker: maximum vulnerability means maximum trading opportunities, and single-knob control makes securitization work properly. So this hardening was an unattractive option until it was forced by the need to replace nearly everything at once. Apparently the Avista management finally decided that a Spokane short is a bigger risk to the bottom line than a New York short.
In opposing Trump's brief fake attempt to control immigration, the infinitely insane infinitely evil hypermonsters are suing to establish the precedent that enforcing a law is unconstitutional.
Now they're taking the next step, which is totally unsurprising:
An environmentalist group sued Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Thursday, saying Congress illegally expanded its power by suspending an Interior Department rule banning the hunting of bears and wolves in Alaska wildlife refuges.
In other words, MAKING A LAW is unconstitutional.
The logic is simple. Congress can't make laws and the executive can't enforce them. Only black-robed genocidists acting as agents of Soros can make and enforce laws. Soros must be absolute emperor, with no controls or checks on his infinite genocidal evil. Soros is the universe. The universe is Soros.
¶ 3:05 AM
Not an explanation
A few stubborn defenders of Trump believe that he honestly changed his mind about intervention after seeing "evidence".
Mind-changing doesn't work that way. Best and most relevant example is Mussolini, who began in politics as a pacifist opposing Italian empire in 1911, then by 1914 carefully favored getting into WW1. By the time he achieved full power he was a full-fledged imperialist. (This story was nicely dramatized by Strange as it Seems.)
I can see the same three-year transition in my own views. In 1989 I was non-interventionist, then by 1992 fully neocon. In 2007 I saw where neoconism was leading, and by 2010 was back to solid non-interventionist. Each** transition took about three years from first doubt to final flip.
Trump's "change of mind" took EXACTLY ONE DAY. There are two possible conclusions: Either he's totally senile and random, or he was faking the non-interventionist view. Change of attitude is NOT a possible explanation.
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** Footnote: The neocon period corresponds exactly to my TV-watching period. I didn't own a TV during the '70s and 80s. Bought a TV in 1990. Unplugged it in 2010. The causation wasn't quite direct or simple, but the correlation is clear. TV locks you into globalism. If you want to see beyond globalism, you have to remove the TV.
¶ 2:02 AM
An article on the SCIENCE March sounds sensible but misses the point massively and lethally.
For clarity, I'm using SCIENCE (caps) the same way the marchers are using it. Real science (lc) does exist. Engineering and medical fields are mostly real science, which means OBSERVING REALITY and DEVELOPING SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS.
Look about you. Take hold of the things that are here. Let them talk to you. Talk to them.
From the article:
Taking Sarewitz seriously suggests that values, interests, and interpretive frames should be at the center of policy formation. Here, the march organizers offer little help. As they portray the world, there are only two kinds of people: pro-science and anti-science. Likewise, there are only two ways of acting: on the basis of science—facts, truth, data, evidence—or unscientifically, in accordance with ideology, self-interest, or mere caprice. “Political decision-making that impacts the lives of Americans and the world at large,” the march website declares, “should make use of peer-reviewed evidence and scientific consensus, not personal whims and decrees.”
Peer review and consensus ARE personal whims and decrees of the worst type. Both are determined by a hereditary monarchy within each discipline.
Evidence-based policy is important, and science should certainly play a role in politics. Yet more and better data is hardly enough to ensure equality and justice. Societies employ science in accordance with their leading values, interests, and power structures. If March for Science participants want science to advance the causes of equality and justice, they will need to help create a society in which those values predominate.
Sounds halfway sensible. You need to understand how the system works if you want it to work for your benefit. Parkinson's Laws, as interpreted for science by CP Snow.
But the goal is still strictly counterscientific. Equality and justice are opposites, and equality is a perfectly anti-scientific goal. The only way to achieve total equality is total death, and SCIENCE is working amazingly hard and fast toward total death.
When you examine purpose, you find that government and SCIENCE are opposite.
A functional government must first of all SERVE THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY. It must use negative feedback to balance the interests of various factions, and it must allow smaller modules to operate with their own feedback. A government must also recognize that PEOPLE ARE DIFFERENT in ways that often correlate with genes, which means that modules must also correlate geographically with genes. The outermost module should help the inner modules to protect their contents against aggressors and invaders and criminals, and shouldn't otherwise interfere in their inner dealings. This is a perfectly scientific (lc) concept, used constantly in biology and engineering and programming. Life works this way, and every complex manmade device works this way.
SCIENCE serves nobody at all. SCIENCE is a pack of delusional maniacs who can't perceive ANYTHING outside the screeching voices in their own heads. The voices in SCIENCE'S head are driving SCIENCE toward total slaughter. The biggest project in SCIENCE is LHC, which is EXPLICITLY DESIGNED TO OBLITERATE THE UNIVERSE. Other favored projects are designed to kill large numbers of innocent people. "Global Warming" kills poor people to increase the wealth of bankers and the power of Michael Mann. "Endangered Species" wipes out ranchers and forests and entire states through wildfires and floods. Embryonic Stem Cells kills lots of unborn babies for no gain at all. Economics impoverishes entire countries to enrich a few psychopaths.
In other words, SCIENCE is the most perfectly criminal organization ever imagined. A sane government must protect its people from aggressive criminals, including SCIENCE.
Is that the key?Another giant bankruptcy of a local 'health' related company. The previous one was a diet advice spa. This one is a hypnosis center. In this case the dollar amount isn't nearly as large (5 million vs 191 million) and the amount makes more sense because it's a franchise operation with many branches.
But the same basic question arises in both cases. How do you pile up so many debts to customers and suppliers without getting stopped?
Is hypnosis the common factor? Are the customers and suppliers unable to sue?
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Graphic sidenote: This cartoon turned out to be more hypnotic than I intended. 'Steppy' animations can phase-lock your perception. The beat of this one is just a little faster than heartbeat, so it pulls the heart's astable multivibrator.
Now that the Federal dysgovernment has finally decided to go after Assange and Wikileaks, we finally know three things for sure:
1. The "Trump" mask was a fake. Deepstate is still firmly in charge.
2. Wikileaks is independent. If Wikileaks was a Deepstate front, it would continue operating. I'd been uncertain about this point until now.
3. The earlier leaks were not crucial enough to be worth the trouble and expense of prosecuting. Manning's info about diplomats was positive and may have been a normal intentional leak. Good advertising for State Dept. The Hillary stuff helped to put Trump in place, who is clearly the preferred candidate. Vault 7 is revealing the ACTUAL MECHANISM of the demons, making future false-flag operations impossible. Now it's serious.
Another small win for God
Arkansas, gutlessly obeying the black-robed criminals, still managed to find a tiny loophole in the criminal "rules" and ENFORCED A REAL LAW. One murderer finally received JUSTICE.
Globalism only works when it owns the globe, when EVERYONE feels the need to obey the globalist satans. Every crack in the wall helps. On the large scale Soros is failing as more and more countries kick out the Soros demons. Within the totally demonic USA STRONG we need more FIRM RELENTLESS ADAMANTINE DISOBEDIENCE by people who CONTROL BUDGETS.
President Beck Taylor sent out a letter to the Whitworth community stating that the university will no longer offer credit-bearing service-learning placements or internships with the organization.
“Given the prominent place that Planned Parenthood holds in our nation’s discourse on issues of freedom of choice and sanctity of life, I have decided that Whitworth’s relationship with the organization, even as limited and tangential as it currently is and has been, sends a confusing signal to many of our constituencies. My hope is that Whitworth will always support both women and gender-related issues and affirm God’s love for all life,” Taylor said in the letter.
Good! In the current environment of total Soros, this small disconnection takes REAL courage.
The highest court in Massachusetts confirmed the dismissal Wednesday evening of more than 20,000 drug cases tied to a now-incarcerated chemist.
Annie Dookahn pleaded guilty back in 2013 to doctoring the results of upwards of 34,000 drug tests while working at the Hinton State Laboratory — amounting to one in six of the criminal drug cases tried in Massachusetts between 2003 and 2012.
The actual consequences of this reverasl** are minor, since Mass effectively decriminalized possession a long time ago. Only a few of those cases involved jail time; those few were professional criminals who were violating lots of laws all the time. The vast majority of simple possession cases were fines, and most of the defendants didn't care about getting their money back. Cops and criminals are vastly more scientific than "scientists". Cops arrest people for visible and observable actions, and criminals know what they were visibly and observably doing.
Still, this "chemist" got away with intentionally falsifying everything for 10 years. The prosecutors were able to cite the tests because the tests were "science". Why aren't they also in jail?
It's simple. Experts are paid to be wrong.
** Footnote: Mistyped, decided to leave it that way! Slef-explanatroy tpyo.
Russian Nuclear-Capable Bombers Fly Within 36 Miles Of Alaska For Second Day In A Row
Russia's Nuclear-Capable Landmass Flies Within ZERO Miles of Alaska for Fifty-Four Thousand Eight Hundred And Seventh Day In A Row
Russia and USA STRONG have been CONTIGUOUS since March 30, 1867, without causing any problems for USA STRONG. Russia has never invaded across our common border. In fact Russia has never invaded us AT ALL, unlike Canada and Mexico who have invaded us several times.
So any bomber that flies within 36 miles of some part of USA STRONG is actually FARTHER from USA STRONG than the ZERO mile "invasion" by Russian territory.
We invaded Russia across the common border in 1918, and built part of a railroad that would help us conquer all of Russia. But we don't talk about that because it's true. We only tell perfect lies.
Two dogsTribes battling without spears.
Recently the utterly corrupt and evil alien monsters who criminally and murderously and fraudulently occupy the former "city" "council" room of the former "city" of snxʷ meneʔ illegally approved a new huge casino for the snxʷ meneʔ Tribe.
We don't need two huge casinos. There's no reason to think that the local fools can support two casinos.
Now the Kalispel Tribe, which runs the EXISTING casino, is suing the Dept of Interior, which also approved the new snxʷ meneʔ casino.
I don't have a dog in this fight, since gambling in ANY casino is strictly and clearly opposed to Natural Law and hugely destructive to civilization. Even so, the original Kalispel casino was approved properly by legitimate city officials during a brief microperiod of legitimate rule that lasted several minutes.
The new snxʷ meneʔ casino is obviously the product of massive bribery to the alien monsters who illegitimately claim to be "city" "officials". We can assume the Interior Dept was also massively bribed by the snxʷ meneʔ Tribe, since the approval was contrary to several Federal regulations.
So I'm not exactly cheering for the Kalispel, but still glad to see the less criminal tribe defending itself.
New Zealand's Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse said in a speech that the government was unapologetic that industries relying on overseas workers are finding it harder to recruit people from abroad.
"We are absolutely committed to the principle of kiwis first," he said, using an informal term for New Zealanders.
Hmm. I thought NZ and AU were havens for Globalist fuckheads. All the fashionable people who hated "Trump" were planning to emigrate to NZ and AU, where all borders are open.
Now that "Trump" has turned out to be Hillary, the fuckheads can stay here without being hypocrites for once. Bad for us, good for NZ and AU.
Delicate Victorians?Latest item at KSHS is a 1902 gum vending machine.
First thing that caught my attention was the flavors of gum: Peppermint and Blood Orange. Do you think Blood Orange would be popular among today's snowflakes? Or even my generation? Not on your life.
Second thing is the total transparency of the mechanism. If such a machine had been around when I was a kid, I would have wasted my whole allowance every week just watching it work.
Needless to say, Youtube comes through with the real thing. A restorer made a video of a similar machine for sale:
The dispensing action is almost as shocking as the Blood flavor. No snowflakes need apply.
... Noticed something clever in the action. Each dispense pops the gum out toward your face, and simultaneously rings a bell. The two flavors have different bells. A little bit of synesthesia for brand identity. One more reason to keep coming back for more. Also an indication for the storekeeper, so he can semi-consciously keep track of stock without looking at the machine.
Noticed this ad in a 1969 British electronics mag.
A pocket-size transistor radio with MW/LW bands. Note the description: "Made to the highest Russian space-age standard." True or not, the description tells us that British consumers saw Russian electronics in a positive light.
Brits weren't following the official American line at that time. Our propaganda "informed" us constantly that Russian technology was hopelessly primitive, and we constantly heard about exploding TVs, useless cars, and so on.
Was an American transistor radio made to the highest American space-age standard? Nope. We had abandoned solid-state electronics to the Japs by 1960.
As I've found through buying and examining old Soviet stuff on Ebay, the Brit narrative was right. Soviet radios were made in Russia by Russians, and their engineering and manufacturing standards were excellent.
[Though the scanned picture above is hard to compare, this current Ebay listing may be the same radio. The knobs are different but the name is the same, the year is the same, and it has a rechargeable battery.]
Not seven seconds
I've often used Polistra's Seven Second Rule to track the Official Shared Lies and Officially Approved Alternate Wordings of the various propaganda outlets. Tune in, count seven seconds. Before seven you'll hear the Approved Wording of the specific outlet. For many years Repooflicans could be relied on to say ZERO TAX before seven. Later it was BENGHAZI. NPR could be relied on to say LGBT before seven. BBC was "Global Warming".
Now all of the Different Wordings have been reduced to one, and it doesn't take seven seconds. Absolutely everything from Repoofs to CNN to NYTimes to BBC to the money-talk types, even EWTN. It's not just "news", it's all the time. It's even in advertisements.
The last time we had such perfect uniformity was 1917.
¶ 1:26 AM
Monday, April 17, 2017
Right move, stupid reasonPointed by ZH:
Hawaii tries to reactivate fallout shelters.
Committee Vice Chairman Matt LoPresti says he's not trying to spread fear. But he wants the public to know the government is taking steps to protect them in the worst case scenario. He's aiming to get state funding to re-equip Cold War-era fallout shelters.
This is obviously being done for stupid reasons. LoPresti is simply trying to associate Trump with Russia.
Regardless of intention, it's a good move.
PROTECTING YOUR OWN PEOPLE IS ALWAYS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.
America failed to protect our own people in the '60s, while Russia and China did a much better job.
Aside from basic morality, it's good strategy. When you feel cornered you're more inclined to strike hard and fast, hoping to kill the enemy before he can get you. When you feel protected you have time and space to respond more rationally.
North Idaho College has been awarded a $482,582 grant by the Idaho Department of Labor to train more than 200 workers in the wood products manufacturing industry.
The two-year grant is a partnership with Lewis-Clark State College and five wood products manufacturing companies in North Idaho. The positions will pay wages ranging from $15 to $25 per hour, plus employer-assisted medical benefits.
The funds will be used to address skill gaps for high-wage, high-demand occupations in the forest products industry and increase the employment and wages of Idaho workers in mostly rural areas. The project also supports the Apprenticeship Idaho program, which expands innovative apprenticeships into high-growth occupations and industries.
Excellent. This is what colleges SHOULD be doing.
Some states have been SERVING THEIR OWN PEOPLE for a long time, before Trump briefly and cynically pretended to be "pro-American". I hope that the newly revealed TrumpHillary doesn't cancel this effort as part of her Great Total Extermination Of America Project which will undoubtedly be announced in a few days.
¶ 5:15 AM
I've been puzzling for months over various odd smells. I tried cleaning the shower stall, cleaning various other areas, but the odd smells keep popping up. I had decided it wasn't internal, but a quick and repeated experiment makes me think otherwise.
Last night I was getting idiotically pissed off as usual about the unspeakable idiots in DC as usual. The smell popped up suddenly.
Logic: The shower stall doesn't know I'm angry, so it couldn't suddenly send a smell toward me. Who does know? The muscles in my skull. I tried loosening up the nasal cavity, and the smell disappeared as quickly as it started. Several repeats give the same result.
Angry ==> tension ==> smell starts.
Deliberately loosen skull muscles ==> smell stops.
Is this an olfactory version of tinnitus? Nerves get pinched or pushed and emit subjective "notes"?
Not conclusive yet.
After a couple days, the method still works. Catch the smell, loosen the internal muscles, lose the smell. Another possible explanation: The smell is real but faint. Tightening the nasal cavity acts like contracting the pupil or tightening the tensor tympani, focusing the odor molecules on a different part of the olfactory 'retina' or 'cochlea'.
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An even wilder thought: Can the olfactory system make the equivalent of an Oto-Acoustic Emission? Can some part of the system send out actual smells that can be sensed objectively and externally?
Testing for a Naso-Olfactory Emission would be damned tricky. The emission, if any, would be extremely faint. We can apply a brief stimulus easily enough with a mini-spritzer, but we don't have any equivalent of a smell microphone to detect the response. It might be possible to spritz in one nostril and suck the response from the other nostril, bringing it up to a human or dog who can act as microbrome.
¶ 2:47 AM
We need Duterte
As usual, black-robed infinite mass murderers are assisting their non-robed junior partners in crime. Arkansas is trying to execute some small-scale murderers, stupidly and gutlessly following all the criminal "rules" forced criminally by the Federal black-robed omnicidists. Even though all the criminal "rules" were followed, the black-robed hyperhyperhyperdemons still stopped justice. That's their job. Obliterate justice, slaughter humanity, exterminate the universe.
We need Duterte. We need a million Dutertes. We need a billion Dutertes, armed to the fucking teeth and acting in relentless unison.
¶ 2:08 AM
Sunday, April 16, 2017
A fine piece of wisdom from Radio Industries mag, written JUST after the 1929 crash.
Pulling out some of the text:
Many radio companies found it profitable to indulge in the gentle pastime of issuing stock. Indeed, in many instances the radio business proved more or less a secondary consideration, with the ... executives mainly interested in how the stock fared. ... From now on, at least until the public has a chance to forget, a radio company must make its money out of earnings. Whatever its capital may be, it will have to get along as best it can.
And personally, we think it a good thing. If the officials of any radio company will concentrate on the basic problem of making profits, it will be a happier day for themselves, their stockholders, their sales reps and the public.
This was written for the trade, not aimed mainly at the public. Corporations were TRYING to learn the basic lesson of Real Value Economics.
Do we ever see such attempts now? No. Crash after crash, the only thing we hear from all corporations and their media is DO NOT LEARN! LEARNING IS VERBOTEN! BUY THE DIP! BUY BUY BUY!
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Another intriguing item in the same magazine:
Was this an early version of an LCD screen? Turns out that it wasn't. Patent 1800760 describes the device. It's clearly a radio version of the Gray Telautograph, which I covered and animated here. Instead of writing on paper, the two-axis plotter was writing on ground glass, probably like an Etch-A-Sketch.
Saluting Turkey yet againErdogan held a referendum, basically a vote of confidence. He won. Close, but firm enough.
So Polistra and friends salute Turkey yet again. (Fourth time, I think.)
Erdogan's approach to Russia is sort of twitchy, but Putin seems to handle it. More importantly, Erdogan is protecting the PEOPLE of Turkey from Soros. The people recognize his resonance and resonate in harmony.
Later note: Globalists are uniformly and predictably protesting the election, calling Erdogan an 'authoritarian'. This happens every fucking time. A leader who is confident that he RULES WITH THE CONSENT OF HIS PEOPLE calls an election. He wins. Globalists protest that the ruler WITH CONSENT OF HIS OWN PEOPLE is 'authoritarian', and want to undo the election for the sake of 'democracy'. By contrast, leaders who like to shout 'democracy' never call elections because underneath the shouting they know good and goddamn well that they DO NOT HAVE THE CONSENT OF THEIR PEOPLE.
This pattern is so absolutely predictable that we can objectively define 'democracy' as KILLING YOUR OWN PEOPLE and 'authoritarian' as PROTECTING YOUR OWN PEOPLE.
Bernie, you're missing the chance and the point
Instead of trying to pick up Trump voters who wanted to see LESS WAR AND MORE JOBS, Bernie is touring the country with a Bearded Skeleton. This Bearded Skeleton, apparently the unshaven remains of something called Tom Perez, kicked off the tour by croaking "Trump has retreated to the golf course."
Trump promised to slow down our relentless crash toward nuclear war. Now he is starting NEW WARS against THREE COUNTRIES AT ONCE.
Most Trump voters were HOPING for a president who would do more golfing and less bombing.
Also, complaining about the president's laziness is a pointless and tired political tactic. It has no connection to policy or even party. EVERY opposition bashes EVERY president for spending THOUSANDS of dollars on vacations, so they can ignore the TRILLIONS that EVERY president spends to enrich Goldman and kill innocent foreigners.
Today's highly publicized protests about Trump's tax returns are another indication that we're firmly back in the old poisonous one-party politics. Everyone is strictly obeying Soros, but Soros likes to have "issues" to create the appearance of Robust Debates in an Open Society. Now that Trump has turned out to be Hillary, the Sorosians have no real problem with him... but Soros needs to keep the protest movements running. The private army must remain ready to fight for death and chaos whenever and wherever sanity pops up. So the movement has to write something on the signs.
Tax returns are a poor choice of something. Everyone knows Trump is a rich fuckhead who dealt mainly in real estate; everyone knows that rich fuckheads can evade taxes in ways that poor people can't. The vast majority of rich tax-evading fuckheads, INCLUDING SOROS HIMSELF, are on the left. So this issue can't create a useful wedge.
¶ 3:08 PM
Just a rigged wheel
Looking through the latest ShadowBrokers dump. Much of it is logs of attempted exploits. The NSA logs look a lot like my programming logs.
NSA hacking log:
Nerds sound the same regardless of goal. Slight difference of goal here. I was working on education, NSA was working on crime.
Here NSA is trying to establish a direct line to 'Sanam Mirchandi', probably should be Sanam Mirchandani. He seems to be an econ reporter in the Arab part of the world, writing the typical stuff about stocks going up and down. Nothing unusual or political.
I think it was Max Keiser who observed a few years ago that NSA's main job is frontrunning stocks. They never catch terrorists, they just make money. This info fits. If they can gather up all of a reporter's sources, they can short and long before everyone else.
It also fits the ORIGINAL purpose of the web. NSA built the Web so it could frontrun science. NSA wanted to get all the ideas and sources before anyone else.
I was listening last night to an episode of the old FBI radio show, featuring a couple of carny scammers setting up a crooked roulette wheel. One of them is connecting a newfangled electrical system with solenoids and relays, and the other one is grousing that the old mechanical system worked better.
FBI understands rackets because FBI is a racket to rig "terrorists". Like the younger dude in this episode, they're fully up to date with the latest relays and solenoids and twitters to insure that a "terrorist" hits the correct number.
¶ 7:06 AM
Now that the Pied Piper explanation has been verified and settled, I thought it would support my earlier guess that Podesta was the DNC hacker. Or some other insider who was NOT a disgruntled "whistleblower".
But after trying to run out the sequence, I can't see it working that way. The Clintons always prefer bankshots, but this bankshot couldn't have been planned by the Clintons.
Plan: Place damaging information about DNC antics in Wikileaks, which has already been flavored with RUSSIANAGGRESSION sauce by the captive media. Insure that the non-captive media notice the information.
Planned Result: Damaging information about DNC will shape RNC into picking Trump, who is guaranteed to lose to Hillary. We can then mow down the Republicans as RUSSIANAGGRESSION TRAITORS. This result is not a guess. Podesta proposed this result explicitly.
But this isn't what actually happened. Trump ended up winning, and Trump ended up serving Deepstate perfectly. Even worse, the info in Wikileaks showed Bernie's people why they need to abandon the DNC.
So this strategy COULDN'T have been planned by the Clinton mafia because all plans by the Clinton mafia must lead to an ACTUAL GENETIC CLINTON in office, not an outsider serving the same purpose.
It couldn't have been planned by DNC, because it clearly and straightforwardly ruins DNC.
The strategy COULD have been designed by Deepstate (CIA, Soros, etc) using a tech dude infiltrated into DNC.
Correction to last sentence. I need to get used to this newly obvious reality....
The strategy COULD have been designed by Deepstate (CIA, Soros, Trump) using a tech dude infiltrated into DNC.
¶ 1:10 AM
Friday, April 14, 2017
My ranting about the crime of "independent" government agencies, and pleas for more resonant crystals, are not new........
A politician who is LOCKED into the voters who chose him. A judge who mechanically reads and obeys the written laws. A pope or archbishop with NO independence from Natural Law. Sounds mighty good.
True then, infinitely more true now.
A later version of the Westinghouse robot was shown at the '39 Worlds Fair. It's clear that the speech command system was not true speech recognition; it was just a Morse-like template picking up the rhythm of syllables and pauses.
¶ 3:14 PM
Looking through old radio schedules... One listing for Spokane station KHQ in 1928 includes a 'Road Report' from 8:30 to 9 AM. Most stations didn't have a traffic or road report at all.
Modern radio stations, including KHQ (now renamed and re-freq'd) typically have the Drive Time Zoo from 5 AM to 9 AM, but the traffic part is done at 8.
Was the workday shorter in 1928? For office and retail, yes. For other types of work, no. But that's not the important question.
The real question is who needed a road report. In 1928 most office workers and factory workers rode the streetcar or walked, so they didn't need radio to tell them about traffic. Now everyone drives, so everyone needs to know where the hazards and obstacles are.
Everyone? Well, no. Some people still ride the bus or walk, and radio still ignores those people just as it did in 1928. The bus system very recently installed its own real-time reporting system. Until last year, there was no immediate info.
More broadly, Who Is News For? The answer has ALWAYS been News Is For The Upper Class. Sponsors don't care about streetcar riders or bus riders or walkers, so news isn't shaped to answer our questions or fill our needs. I've noticed this for a long time but didn't connect both sides until now. I saw that news was mainly ABOUT the Insatiables but didn't realize that news is solely FOR the Insatiables.
Come to think of it, that's an ADVANTAGE for Deplorables. We're less likely to be phase-locked by the news because the news isn't trying to hook us. Both Orwell and Huxley observed that the Party doesn't waste propaganda energy on the proles or Gammas. We aren't influential, so our thoughts don't need to be perfectly orthodox.
Now that the body of Trump has turned out to be just a bizarre Halloween costume for Hillary, there's a GOLDEN MOMENT for Bernie. Or somebody similar to Bernie with less baggage.
A whole lot of intentional and accidental populists, and ordinary people who are terminally tired of being stomped on, have just been stomped and betrayed AGAIN.
You can grab us if you strike the right note. Above all you need to be a QUARTZ CRYSTAL with a verifiable permanent resonance. Occasional compromise might be acceptable, but switching sides for partisan advantage is not. Both Bernie and Elizabeth have broken their resonance by supporting Hillary IMMEDIATELY after Hillary criminally defeated Bernie.
FUCK. I wrote the above before THIS SHIT happened. President Clinton is preparing to send 50,000 TROOPS to Syria, thus starting WW3 for fucking sure.
I hope and pray Putin BOMBS DC DOWN TO BEDROCK, and takes out NYC and Florida to be sure. Come on, Putin, you're the world's only salvation. Eliminate the East Coast. Peel it back to the Appalachians.
Good Catholic writers often defend traditional art and music along with traditional worship, as a framework that helps to keep believers in line with Natural Law. It's a strong and valid point.
They sometimes compare Roman worship with the more casual and less classical Protestants. Evangelical megachurches are especially prone to relentlessly mediocre "Christian rock", as expertly parodied by Babylon Bee.
Was this difference true in earlier times?
I found this schedule for Aimee Semple McPherson's radio service in 1924. Based on mainstream bigotry I was expecting to see hillbilly music...
Nope! All classical with only a few old favorite hymns. Next to Aimee was a broadcast schedule for a more upscale church, with exactly the same combination of classical and old faves.
The mention of "NE Brown, electrical engineer, with his weekly talk on Radiology" is intriguing. Haven't been able to trace this down yet. Obviously not Radiology in the modern sense of X-ray analysis; sounds more like Brown was building a metaphor between electronics and religion? /// Later partial answer: Brown was locally famous. He ran an engineering consultancy in LA, designing broadcast facilities. Still no info on his weekly lecture.
Nothing especially meaningful in this dream, just a neat bit of wordplay that I would never have thought up in waking time.
I was working as a computer tech for a university. (I'd been thinking about those years in connection with NSA.) An older female grad student in Philosophy came to me for help. She was Belgian, and her name was causing trouble with the college administrative mainframes. Her name was Martina Jesus-Tinkle, which was apparently not funny in Belgium but triggered all sorts of anti-hacker alarms in our computers. She couldn't enroll, couldn't get her grades recorded.
I couldn't influence the university's enrollment computers because I was only in charge of a few research computers, so I sent her to the university's Legal Assistance department, where the law students helped her to legally change her name to Martina Sartre-Certes. She thought it was a neat pun, with maximum uncertainty and pure certainty sounding almost the same.
I couldn't possibly write such a story. Why does the dream-scripter use my body and brain's resources to develop these remarkably creative stories, which I can only glimpse by accident? It's like paying rent on a big mansion but having a key for one room. Or driving a car with a powerful engine that can't be shifted out of grannylow.
¶ 1:04 AM
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
I've been letting weather PTSD get me down. Trying to pull away from the computer and do more physical stuff.
Got tools and seeds ready for a little gardening, but weather halted that activity.
Instead, I'm paying attention to this regen receiver, seeing if I can bring in more interesting signals and less QRN. Made a simple longwire antenna, through the window and tied to a lilac. That helped with the signal.
Okay, how about a ground to cut the QRN? Need to solder a banana plug onto a wire so I can use the AC mains ground. Got out the soldering iron...
and now I feel better!
No need for serious circuitry. Just the physical act of connecting wires and plugs together. Presto! Makeforce appears and shields you from the blues.
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.