It's been a long time since Polistra bothered to hope for more nuclear power. I had to go back to Nov 2009 to find a picture showing hope.
Obama, despite making lots of Green noise, allowed new nuke construction to start in a few places.
Now Trump, despite making lots of non-Green noise, allows nuke construction to halt entirely.
Two South Carolina utilities have abandoned a pair of next generation nuclear reactors that would have been America's first new atomic reactors in almost 40 years. The facilities were expected to be safer and cheaper.
SCANA Corp and state-owned utility Santee Cooper, the two utilities which own the VC Summer twin-reactor project, announced Monday that they were scrapping the multi-billion dollar project due to construction problems and cost overruns.
We are carrying out a number of big projects, particularly in the energy sector. They include the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power station. Preparatory work is fully underway at the site, equipment is being delivered, and the first tranche of our loan, about one billion euros, has been transferred. Let me remind you that the total amount of financing is five billion euros. Half of this will be financed from Russian government resources and half by Rosatom.
As usual Russia is sane and USA STRONG is hopelessly fucked.
Finland's sanity is especially notable. Finland joins the rest of EU in making anti-Russian noise ... which Finland can justify more than USA STRONG or the rest of EU, since Finland was actually invaded by Russia in 1940 ... but when it comes to practical COMMERCIAL life, Finland prefers to deal with SANE COMPETENT countries. If noise has to switch to action, Finland isn't going to break its beneficial relationship with SANITY.
I missed the best one
I've been focusing on work and missed the BEST self-answering question:
This one doesn't have the same elegant perfection, but it'll have to do:
You want a BS detector? Start by filtering out anything produced by "social" "science".
Waii not Hawaii?
Somebody on radio mentioned the well-known high cost of living in Hawaii. She said that everything except sugar needs to come from the US mainland. Gasoline, cars, refrigerators, all made on the mainland and shipped to Hawaii.
First thought: Fridges and most other 'durable goods' are no longer made in USA STRONG. They're made in China. Why doesn't Hawaii just get the stuff directly from China and skip the middleman?
Second thought: Hey. Hawaii has ALWAYS been a crucial midway point in transPacific shipping. Why didn't Hawaii ALWAYS take advantage of its midway status to become a shipping and trading center, getting its stuff from whichever direction is cheaper?
In other words, why didn't Hawaii become another Singapore?
Every midway point on land and sea takes advantage of its midness. Even highway intersections between small towns develop midway facilities. I was thinking recently about a place called Bill's Corner at the intersection of US177 and US64. Halfway between Ponca and Stillwater and halfway between Perry and Pawnee. Not a major trade route by any means, but enough to support a restaurant and gas station.
Incidentally, Googlestreet shows that the restaurant and gas station I remember from the '50s and '60s are still there but long abandoned. A new and active truck stop is on the opposite corner.
In an era
Latest issue of Collectible Automobile has an article on the mid-70s generation of Chevy Novas. Not especially interesting to my car tastes, but a sidebar on Novas serving as cop cars started with a highly interesting line:
In an era of slashed municipal budgets, city administrators were carefully examining life cycle cost vs performance for police vehicles.
Yes, that was an era of slashed municipal budgets. Jerry To NY: Drop Dead, etc.
I wasn't thinking in global/local terms at the time. Now that I'm thinking in such terms, the slashing makes perfect sense.
Globalists had been expanding their power since 1946, with mixed and sporadic results. Nixon gave them FOUR GIANT GIFTS. Environmentalism in 1970, total fiat currency in 1971, forced school busing in 1972, abortion in 1973.
The globalist Tribe then showed its Tribal gratitude in standard form by destroying Nixon in 1974.
By definition globalists want all government and business to be global. No modularity is allowed, which means no city or township or county power. Governmental units MUST NOT cover a compact and uniform population, because a compact and uniform population doesn't need much governing. A small town knows what it wants, and accomplishes what it wants, without any power from larger governmental units. See SCRIP.
Nixon eliminated the feedback loops and compactness that made weak government POSSIBLE.
Environmentalism and Die-Versity were major players in this FULLY INTENTIONAL SIDE-EFFECT. Enviro rules closed factories and power plants that had provided work and tax income to cities. Enviro rules leveraged all pollution to global level, smashing local rules with uniform Federal rules. Forced busing treated all schools as global, eliminating local schools and moving people around to suit one national standard.
Forced busing caused whites and middle-class blacks to move out, leaving the criminal class in full control. Cities had to do more policing than before, and had much less tax income to work with. Intentional starvation.
Voting is under way in Venezuela to elect a new assembly with powers to rewrite the constitution. The opposition is boycotting the vote which it says is a power grab by President Nicolás Maduro.
Well then, you're not OPposition, you're PLUposition. You are guaranteeing that Maduro grabs the power he wants. If you were OPponents, you would try to defeat the referendum.
Venezuela is not an absolute Kim-style dictatorship. If it was absolute, there wouldn't be any power left to grab, and Maduro wouldn't feel the need to run a referendum to strengthen his maxed-out power. The fact that he is holding the referendum should tell you that the referendum can go either way. So why are you letting it go his way?
Either the "opposition" is fake, or it's even stupider than Maduro. (Plustupido) The former is possible, the latter is extremely difficult.
Noticed an interesting parallel.
When Congress is allegedly "making" a law, we hear incessantly and loudly about the stages of the process. All of these stages are completely meaningless and unnecessary. Cloture, deciding whether to decide whether to decide whether to "debate", voice vote, roll call vote, recorded roll call vote, conference, nuclear option, reconciliation, and on and on. The real work and real decisions have already been done by staff with no publicity. The final result is zero, which all the noisemakers knew from the start while they were making noise. The noise is designed to bring in contributions for the noisemakers.
When a venture capital IPO is allegedly "forming" a new company, we hear incessantly and loudly about the stages of the process. Acquiring patents, hiring staff, renting a building, writing a business plan. The real work and real decisions have already been done. The final result is zero. Nothing is produced. The noise is designed to bring in greater fools for the stock offering so the founders can laugh all the way to the bank.
Real decisions and real products are made without any PUBLIC discussion of process. There's plenty of PRIVATE discussion among managers and engineers and marketers and so on, but outsiders don't hear anything until the decision or product is ready for use.
PUBLIC process means ZERO result.
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Later thought: This is directly parallel to another modern absurdity. Schools and businesses get hopelessly weeweed up over "bomb threats", most of which are transparently meaningless. A real bomber doesn't warn in advance because he wants to kill people.Bombers don't threaten and threateners don't bomb.
¶ 2:58 AM
ZH recently featured an old discussion as news, which isn't unusual. This 30-year-old discussion is on low sperm counts in Sorosian countries. As usual "scientists", who don't know the difference between life and death, are blaming chemical pollution.
I'm more inclined to see PURPOSE in biology. The fertile countries are places where feminism hasn't yet destroyed the difference between men and women. Reproduction requires a division of labor as defined by experimentally-determined Natural Law.
From this fact, I guessed or hypothesized that sperm count would correlate with Natural Law cultures. When a man knows that his wife is loyal and ready to perform her part of the natural contract, his innards work harder to fulfill his side.
Nope. Dead wrong.
A chart chopped and channeled from a 1996 review of various studies:
The most fertile and NaturalLawy places have the LOWEST sperm counts. Among US studies, NYC consistently shows the highest sperm counts and Southern states the lowest.
Compare with the info that I cited earlier from a Pew survey of religions.
It's a strong negative correlation.
Birth rate certainly doesn't DEPEND on sperm count, and seems to be INVERSELY correlated. Why? (Plausible but unproven answer: Because 50 million per cubic centimeter is still WAY more than enough to insure that one of the 50 million gets through to the egg.)
Conclusion: We SHOULD be worrying about the intentional suicide of Western countries that have turned against Natural Law, but we SHOULDN'T be using sperm count as a proxy for birth rates. Sperm count is an unimportant variable.
Following on this entry about Spokane's sudden jump in real estate prices. Back in May I noticed several LONG-RUNNING flips that finally got sold, and a general 50% increase in asking prices.
Now that I think about rent, I can see DEFINITE signs that rents are pricing many people out of a residence. In the last few months, coinciding with the jump, I'm seeing more and more RVs parked permanently and hooked up to utilities. A new one each week. These are clearly not squatters; they're hooked up with permission of the residents. Also, one fairly large house has become a boarding house, with five cars pulled up on the sidewalk like a strip-mall parking lot. All the cars are recent, and they all leave for work each day. The original resident is fairly young, so I'm guessing he's doing the college-town routine of splitting up the mortgage. It's familiar in college towns but it didn't happen in this neighborhood until now.
On this morning's walk I heard the sound of a cheap motorcycle or maybe one of those idiot Razor scooter things. Buzzy little gas motor with centrifugal clutch. When it passed by, I realized it was a literal motorbicycle. An ordinary bicycle equipped with an accessory gas motor over the back wheel, friction-driving the tire. I hadn't seen or heard one of those in at least 40 years.
Clever way to run a powered vehicle without a license for the driver or the vehicle. (The driver looked like the sort of dude who had used up his license a long time ago, to put it delicately.)
If he only had a heart
If Trump actually wanted to avoid war, his best response to the latest declaration of war on Russia would be:
"Judges have officially stated that I am not allowed to enforce laws. My executive orders are illegal. Judges are emperors, so I can't disobey them. Therefore I will not enforce this law. I will not issue any executive orders to implement your sanctions on Russia, since my executive orders would be null and void anyway."
Next tweet: "Note to Congress. If you want to have your war enforced, dissolve the Federal court system. This is the BEST thing you could EVER do for the entire country, not just for you and me. You should have done it in 1803 when the judges became criminals, but it's not too late to do it now."
Trump does not want to avoid war, so he eagerly goes along with the declaration of war.
Thaults on vaults
Wikileaks continues to pour out exposed CIA/NSA evils through its Vault 7 series. Each of these exploits uses an existing 'security' feature of the web to break security. The web continues to add more and more 'security' features, slowing down a typical website load and weighing down memory and cache space. Many websites are NEVER finished with their security handshakes unless I hit the X to stop loading.
It's time for a rethink and reset. NONE of these 'security' features are providing security. ALL of these 'security' features are providing new gateways for hackers.
SIMPLIFY, SIMPLIFY, SIMPLIFY.
Without all the 'security' features, a watchdog needs to watch only one stream of data.
Part of the problem is confusion of purpose. When you're protecting PHYSICAL valuables like cash and jewelry and people, adding more layers really does increase security. A three-layer safe or a three-pane window or a multiple-lock door forces the thief to work harder and longer.
But the problem here is NOT burglars with crowbars and hammers. The problem is FORGERY and FRAUD. It's easier to protect yourself from frauds if you KEEP IT SIMPLE. If you have a taste for complicated investments, you're just begging to be fooled. Fraudsters create and use complexity to dazzle and dizzy your senses.
¶ 12:27 AM
Friday, July 28, 2017
Still not worth it
Speaking of Bitcoin.... Earlier I had installed Eich's new 'Brave' browser to see how it worked. It didn't work much. No video downloading ability. Deinstalled it.
Today I took another look at the discussion boards to see if anything had changed. There are many requests for video downloaders, but clearly no action. Instead, Brave is moving ahead FAST on tying directly to Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Tells me everything I need to know. Just another bubbly fake IPO, designed to lure people into closer ties with Deepstate. Pluponent.
Transparent shared lies
Shared lies have been around as long as political partisanship. Both parties agree on a false definition of the problem. Party A says this is good, Party B says this is bad. Neither side is valid because they're talking about a delusion.
Most shared lies are hard to detect because the truth is either officially secret or tangled in layers of obfuscation and conventional wisdom. Among this year's lies, Bitcoin is a good example of both. One side says it's the salvation of the universe because it's untraceable, the other side says it's a tool for criminals because it's untraceable. In fact it's perfectly traceable. It has all the signs of a sting by Deepstate. Get the criminals and terrorists to use a "private" and "untraceable" currency that passes directly through NSA. Another hint is the mysterious Satoshi. His biography says CIA if you know the inside jokes. But nobody has OFFICIALLY AND DIRECTLY DECLARED that Bitcoin is a sting, so the shared lie is halfway plausible.
There's a new element in recent years. It showed up first with QE/ZIRP. Bugsy Bernanke DECLARED OPENLY AND PUBLICLY that the purpose of QE was solely to boost stock prices.
After he said this, both sides continued assuming that QE was supposed to improve the economy. Some said it was helping, some said it wasn't helping and needed even more QE. Nobody listened to the FOUNDER'S PUBLIC AND CANDID ADMISSION of what he was doing.
Same thing happened with Obamacare. The project was perfectly clear from the start. No mystery. The purpose of Obamacare is to grant a forcible total monopoly to insurers who already had a strong natural monopoly. When you increase a monopoly you get higher prices and worse service. Obamacare has delivered on that ACTUAL promise PERFECTLY from the start.
Neither side touched the plain and obvious truth. Both worked from a bizarre assumption that Obamacare was "socialized medicine". R said this was bad, D said it was good.
This year's minor adjustment continues the tradition. The R side PUBLISHED THE ACTUAL BILL, which was easy to read. It doesn't remove the mandate, it doesn't remove the double cost for no benefit, it only adds EVEN MORE SUBSIDIES for the insurers who were the sole beneficiary of the original program.
THIS WAS NOT SECRET. Nevertheless, both sides have operated on the bizarre delusion of "repeal and replace", or "gutting Obamacare". R says this is good, D says this is bad.
The alternative media are no help on these open lies. They just take one of the side-lies.
¶ 9:58 AM
0.0632 cheers for Bernie
A weak limp lame bravo for Bernie, voting against war on Russia. When you're on the 2 side of a 98/2 ratio, your vote is safely inconsequential. Still, Bernie's fans are universally 999999999 quadrillion quintillion vigintillion exapercent anti-Russia and more and more and more and more and more. His hippie peacenik anti-nuke buddhist flower-child supporters want to nuke Russia off the Holy Planet to appease Gaia's wrath.
So Bernie is going to lose some fans with this vote. Takes a little bit of courage.
¶ 1:24 AM
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Real world beats dream
Stupid dream-scripter handed me another kicked-by-Insatiables dream last night.
Dammit, scripter, I've spent 30 years arranging my life and soul to get away from those situations, and I've succeeded. It's NOT YOUR JOB to bring back the bad old days.
At any rate, the real world compensated.
This morning the checker at Safeway went out of her way to pack stuff in two bags instead of one for safer carrying.
Just now a utility crew from the phone company ASKED to go through my yard and check a pole. This is the first time in 26 years that any utility crew has bothered to ASK before trespassing.
Take that, damned Insatiable scripter. You may want to kick me, but the real world is treating me with normal human respect today. Maybe you should learn from it.
The row over judicial reform has caused thousands to take to the streets in protest
Mr Kaczyński branded President Duda's veto a "very serious mistake".
He confirmed that he plans to get around the president's veto and force the laws through. He added: "This means there will be a reform, a radical reform...Partial reform won't change anything."
“We won't accept blackmail from EU officials, especially blackmail that is not based on facts.
Poland has been repeatedly squashed by BOTH Germany and Russia, so it's unwilling to take bullying from either side.
Poland is Slavic by genes, Roman Catholic by religion, and Germanic by cultural and commercial tradition. From an outside perspective the best choice among those three affinities would seem to be Russia. The "pope" is anti-Catholic and the Fourth Reich is collapsing. Russia brings bad memories but right now Russia is sane.
Poland clearly feels otherwise, prefers absolute independence.
Whether I understand it or not, Bravo!
Good old misdirectionZH features a Swedish scandal arising from plain incompetence. The Swedish government exposed ALL government data on Swedish citizens to the open web two years ago. Serious incompetence, no doubt, and somebody needs to be fired. But it's not a scandal. It appears that none of the information was actually used for criminal purposes during the time when it was open. This is typical of such mass exposures.
We need to face facts.
Fact 1: There's no such thing as privacy, and there never was. It's a myth.
Fact 2: SOMEBODY is always going to access files, whether the files are paper or digital.
Therefore: It's better to have this set of facts OPEN TO EVERYONE. Not broadcast or distributed en masse, but available in a retail way to anyone who wants to take the trouble and pay the fee. Library, not loudspeaker.
Blackmail is impossible when EVERYONE has access.
If you're going to bring down the Swedish government, you should be focusing on the GENOCIDAL MURDER committed by the Swedish government against its own citizens, forcing a criminal migrant invasion and prohibiting police action against the criminal migrants. There's your fucking scandal.
¶ 8:02 AM
The arrest of Awan, a REAL DNC HACKER from PAKISTAN, provides a perfect shibboleth dividing real news from fake news. The Wikileaks circle of real news covers the arrest in proper journalistic order, while the fake news, both national and "local", continues to cover the totally false and fictional lunatic soap opera of RUSSIANHACKING. What did Manafort know and when did he know it? What did Donald Junior know and when did he stop knowing it? What did Mattis fail to know and unwhen didn't he not fail to unknow it? Why didn't Flynn fail to not condemn Manafort for Manafort's nonmeeting with nobody at no uncertain unlocation?
How can you tell the difference between real news and fake news? Easy.
Real news is facts. Things that HAPPENED.
Fake news is bad philosophy. Convoluted epistemology. Talking about talking about knowing about not talking about not not knowing about not talking about talking about not not not not talking about knowing.
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One of the Wikileaks circle published a document from the DNC dump showing Awan interacting with Wasserman-Schultz. I was more impressed by another part of the document. It explains fully why politicians are crazy beyond crazy.
Re: DWS MOVEMENTS - 5/12/2016
UPDATED: 4:46PM ET 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM LEADER PELOSI MEETING - APPROPRIATIONS CARDINALS STRATEGY BRIEFING RE: DEFENSE APPROPS -- H-203 5:00 PM - 5:15 PM AMY TO DRIVE DWS TO DNC 5:15 PM - 5:30 PM COMMS BUFFER 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM DNC COMMS - LIVE RADIO INTERVIEW, COSTA REPORTS WITH REBECCA ACOSTA -- Chair's Office, TBD to connect: TBD 6:00 PM - 6:10 PM AMY TO DRIVE DWS TO ANDREW MELLON AUDITORIUM (8 MINUTES) 6:01 PM - 6:10 PM FL23 IMRPOMPTU CALL - MICHAEL FREEDLAND -- DWS to call: 954-830-0123 6:10 PM - 6:45 PM FL23 DROP BY - CELEBRATION OF ISRAEL'S 68TH INDEPENDENCE DAY WITH AMB. RON DERMER (6:00PM-8:00PM) -- Andrew W Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20240 6:45 PM - 7:00 PM GEOFF TO DRIVE DWS TO WILLIE'S 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM AMY KROLL BRIDAL SHOWER / FAREWELL PARTY (7:00PM-9:00PM) -- Willie's Brew & Que, 300 Tingey St SE, Washington, DC 20003 9:00 PM - 9:10 PM GEOFF TO DRIVE DWS TO DCA 9:10 PM - 9:30 PM PACKING TIME 9:30 PM - 9:45 PM GEOFF TO DRIVE DWS TO DCA 9:45 PM - 10:15 PM DWS/GEOFF TO PICK UP SHELBY SCHULTZ FROM DCA 10:15 PM - 10:30 PM GEOFF TO DRIVE DWS/SHELBY SCHULTZ HOME 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM CALL - NIGHTLY CHECK-IN WITH TRACIE
This is six hours of DWS MOVEMENTS. The title itself explains everything. DWS is not making anything. DWS is not even making DECISIONS, supposedly the job of an executive.
DWS is just MOVING. Or more precisely DWS is being carted around to 12 different places in 6 hours. DWS is a robot, making preprogrammed IMPROMPTU appearances in a dozen places so the appropriate people can be seen with the robot.
Who is making the decisions? Obviously the staff who program the robot and schedule the limos and caterers and halls and so on.
In all of this MOVEMENT nobody ever decides on meaningful actions. The only decisions are who gets to BE with the DWS robot and who doesn't get to BE with the DWS robot.
This is even stupider than the bad epistemology of fake news. This is corrupt ontology.
The third leg of philosophy is COMPLETELY MISSING. There's no TELEOLOGY at all. No PURPOSE. Nobody ever steps back and asks WHY it's necessary to have all of these preprogrammed robots driving and flying around 24 hours a day and BEING in various places.
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Irrelevant sidenote: How does this compare with my own non-BEING life? DWS was in 12 different places in 6 hours, which is apparently a typical rate of BEING for DWS.
How long does it take me to BE inside 12 different buildings? In the last 12 months, which were unusually active because of last September's surgery, I can count 9 different buildings. Home, two different Safeways, WalMart, hardware store, dentist, regular doctor, surgeon, hospital for surgery. My normal pattern is 7 locations per year, equivalent to 1/6 day of DWS BEING.
So DWS bes 1877 times faster than I be.
Well, that isn't really the proper comparison. More appropriately, my typical day includes two buildings: home and a store. Safeway or WalMart or hardware. By this method DWS bes 18 times faster than I be, not 1877.
Did I ever approach the DWS be-rate? Back in the '80s when I was working 1.5 jobs and eating in restaurants, my typical day included about 10 buildings. That's getting closer.
¶ 12:22 AM
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Incremental vs incestuous status
GM was the dominant carmaker for 30 years because Harley Earl understood what a car is. Others thought a car was a transportation device. Harley knew that a car is a status marker, and he ESPECIALLY knew how status really works.
Other carmakers tried to use status but either missed the point or used the wrong form of status.
The other luxury makes, Packard and Peerless and Pierce, were operating on a highly refined in-group status rule. Status measured by discernment, like wine vintages. If you can tell the difference between a Clos de Vougeot from the third row of the vineyard and a Clos de Vougeot from the fourth row of the vineyard, you're IN. Packard's managers were all Episcopalians and 33rd degree Masons. A non-Mason can't recognize a 33rd degree Mason, but other 33s can. So the Packard car was quiet and unadorned, meant to be discerned by other Packard owners.
The problem with status by discernment is obvious. When your status is known innately by others of the same innate caste, you don't need to buy a car for status. Even worse, buying products to show off your status guarantees that you will never gain entry to the club of refined discernment. Packard's slogan was "Ask the man who owns one." If you are in a position to ask him, you don't need to ask him. If you have to ask, you can't afford the status.
Harley grasped the basic broad fact that status, like all other human senses, is dynamic and incremental. Status is proportional to the temporal baseline of last year and the spatial baseline of neighbors and friends and family. Harley made the ranking of GM cars INSTANTLY RECOGNIZABLE in both time and space. Anyone could tell this year's model from last year's, and anyone could distinguish an Olds from a Caddy, and anyone could discern an Olds 98 from an Olds 88.
Interestingly, he also provided models for oddballs who wanted to opt off the status ladder. Owning a Chevy 150, with zero chrome and gray interior, declared a NULL status variable.
Chrysler tried to copy GM's hierarchy from the start but didn't catch the music until 1955. Chrysler offered four brands with different prices and didn't give you any VISIBLE reason to hunger for the more expensive brand. No envy tools. Often the Dodge was more attractive than the Chrysler, and often the smaller cars looked bigger than the big cars.
Ford didn't do status at all until grandson Henry II took over after the war. Henry Senior was a dead serious Populist. Cars were transportation devices and nothing else. Ford offered varied models to fit varied transportation needs and nothing else.
By the time Packard finally picked up the status ball in 1956, it was WAY too late.
Volney on MAKEFORCE
[This is actually Part 2 of previous item, which should be read first.]
Bubbles and cults are the same thing. If you doubt that, make a negative remark about Bitcoin or Hubbard on a public forum. You'll be inundated by the identical flood of abuse from the cultbubblists.
The Aberree was a good example of the Gold Rush phenomenon in the cult variant of cultbubbles.
Hart had been part of the Hubbard cult for a while, realized that some of the principles made sense but Hubbard was using them destructively. So he started a magazine to advocate the valid principles without the cult aspects. Like the suppliers of shovels to prospectors, his magazine wouldn't have existed without the cultbubble, because there wouldn't have been a population of discontented cultists.
Volney Mathison, another discontented Hubbardite, used the same tension to help sell his writings and services.
This piece by Volney illustrates how a cult-based theory can nevertheless be turned toward good when you operate outside the cultbubble. He's writing in dense Hubbardian terms while advocating Carverian MAKEFORCE. I don't have any trouble with the Hubbardian language, which isn't far removed from my own vaguely mystical concept of MAKEFORCE. My grammar gland is seizing and cramping at the repetitive and unnecessary ONES. Since I already edited his schematic for style, I'll resist the temptation to edit his text.....
Looking carefully in this way, I have, for my part, become aware of one specific brilliant thread of action that is apparent in the achievements of every great figure of present time and of past history; something that all such great figures manifest, irrespective of their formal beliefs. This is the dynamic sustaining of positive mental images until these subnuclear energy forms are developed into tangible creations in the physical universe.
How does one learn to create and sustain positive mental images until they are materialized into actuality?
By action. Only by dynamic action.
For example: let us say you feel inadequate, unhappy; you are interminably a student, a patient, a disciple seeking "the way". This is a negative action. It involves mental images in the back of your mind, or both in front and in back, of yourself as an inferior being. Reverse this! How? By creating a mental image of yourself having successfully DONE some one single thing, however small, that aids the welfare of same other human being. Then do it. Reverse the business of always receiving. Give outwardly.
Looking around, one will observe that happy people are busy doing constructive things for others. The workers who build Electro-psychometers, or steam irons, or the like, are sane and wholesome people -- happy, not just because they are well paid but because they know they are producing useful products for other human beings.
So, if one wishes to aid "one's own case", a good way is to create positive mental images in one's mind of doing useful things for other people. One need not begin with great actions. Begin with small items, capable of rapid and sure achievement. Don't go to seed, sitting around trying to digest a messy mass of autocratic instruction. Act positively, and act NOW. If only experimentally, try now, from this moment, to begin radiating outwardly in a positive manner. One can never learn this technique by "knowing" or studying; one can learn it only by ACTION.
Now one needs to go and MAKE onething to get those ONEs out of one's circulation.
After the dysrapture.....
I had a moment of despair after looking again at the forms of misdirection.
Is there ANYTHING in the modern EU/US/UK that is NOT utterly false and infinitely infinitely infinitely evil and crazy beyond crazy beyond crazy and more and more and more and more and more and more????????
If all the evil forces were suddenly dysraptured off the world, what would be left?
If you eliminated false facts and intentional misdirection from the media, what would you have left? Absolutely nothing.
If you eliminated false facts and reverse causation from science, what would you have left? Very little, at least in the public and academic sphere. You'd have engineering and some parts of medicine.
If you eliminated false facts and misdirection from government... You'd have the Post Office and road repair. Since the Post Office is quickly turning obsolete, we're really down to infrastructure. Roads, sewers, dams. Engineering again.
If you eliminated false facts and misdirection from religion... You'd have faiths based on experience-determined Natural Law. Most of Islam, some Pentecostals.
From business.... you'd have the entire agriculture and food industry, plus service firms like contractors and beauty salons.
What do these saving remnants have in common? MAKEFORCE. Physically building or repairing or maintaining things or people.
SKILLS DON'T LIE.
Here's the saving grace for the saving remnant: MAKEFORCE doesn't have to be explicitly serving a fact-based industry. MAKEFORCE is just as important ... maybe more important ... when it's tied to a fake entity or organization. Not INSIDE the fake organization. When you're INSIDE you're corrupted.
Classic example is the Gold Rush phenomenon. The 1849 Gold Rush, like all bubbles, was fake. Most prospectors lost everything. Many people made good money by physically providing hardware and groceries to the rushers.
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Continued in next item.
¶ 2:37 AM
New variant on APsEarlier I described the various forms of Agents Provocateurs in vector terms:
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Realization: Pluponents are one type of Agent Provocateur. Let's look at four ways for Deepstate to handle opponents, treating each as a vector diagram.
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0. Allow opponents to live. Deepstate WILL NOT TOLERATE actual OPPONENTS who oppose its relentless forward motion. This picture is theoretical because it never happens.
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1. Instill chaos. Use music and art and drugs to destroy the organization of the opponent's culture. The opponents will then pull in all different directions = vector sum 0. If the chaos is effective enough, the opponents will lose all will to live. They will overdose and jump from bridges.
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2. Create irrelevant goals. Organize the opponents to pull on a disconnected rope. When JBS was too close to locating Deepstate, Roy Cohn turned the Birchers toward reasonable-sounding nonsense about Council on Foreign Relations, which was NOT the center of the problem. Chemtrails are a more recent irrelevant goal. Vector result for Deepstate = 0 because energy is not connected to the same system as Deepstate.
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3. Turn opponents into PLUPONENTS.. Best of all. If you can get the opponents to pull EVEN HARDER THAN YOU on your OWN ROPE, you've got free energy.
= = = = = END REPRINT.Here's a somewhat unusual example of the 'irrelevant goal' AP.
Headline: When Catholic Bishops Refuse to Ask the Right Questions About Why Their Seminaries Are Empty
The right questions are obvious and simple. Genuinely religious people want to join a religious order, not a sex club. Everyone knows what priests do.
In other denominations the emptiness doesn't result from pure sin, just a lack of religion. Emptiness begets emptiness. People who have a vocation to serve Christ want to serve Christ, not Gaia or Goldman or Soros. There are far more lucrative ways to devote your life to Gaia or Goldman or Soros.
Well then, does this author have a new reason for the emptiness?
I have long believed that priests and religious who fall into grave scandal do so as a result of the abandonment of the external witness to the faith – that is, by ceasing to wear their priestly clericals/habit.
Three actual Mavericks
By actual Maverick I mean following the spirit of Maury Maverick.
The Lower Nuthouse voted to move closer to war against Russia. The vote was overwhelming, 419/3.
When you have only a handful of heroes, it's worth singling out the heroes.
Per C-Span, the non-war heroes are:
Justin Amash is familiar. He's been openly and articulately antiwar and Populist.
I don't know the others. Looking up:
John Duncan of Tenn seems to be a bog-standard establishment R. Other statements on his official website are strict RNC.
Massie of Kentucky looks more like a Populist. He stands against the Climate fraud, and wants to control the central bank.
So Amash and Massie are consistent with previous patterns. Duncan is a puzzle.
¶ 4:46 PM
Pluponent goes down
Six months ago, media think tank Nieman Labs ran a series of short predictions for what would happen in media in 2017. I remember reading it then. Half of the pieces are about technical stuff like paywalls and podcasts, not really about "journalism". Those might have come true; I wouldn't know and don't care.
The other half were all Pluponents, ferociously arguing for MORE BALANCE, which means we need to LIE EVEN MORE. We need to HATE TRUMP even more. We need to EXTERMINATE EXTERMINATE EXTERMINATE DEPLORABLES even more. We need to DESTROY THE UNIVERSE even more. Needless to say, those came true. And more. And more. And more.
There was one single solitary exception to the demonic pluponents. This one was plain old truth.....
Here’s my prediction for 2017. It’s the safest prediction I could make beyond the sun coming up in the morning. It’s aimed right at the people who run news organizations.
You won’t fix this. Any of this.
I bumped into the article again just now, and nothing has changed. The one simple truth is still the one simple truth.
But: One of the pluponents got slapped silly by actual factual truth.
There will be a libel suit against pro-Trump online trolls who spread lies about a person or business, and it’ll test the laws governing online speech.
Hmm. Would that be the libel suit against CNN? Funny, I didn't quite get the impression that CNN was a pro-Trump online troll. But then I'm not a pluponent. Maybe from the pluponent view CNN is pro-Trump because it only ORDERED people to assassinate Trump and didn't go ahead and assassinate him 500 quadrillion times and more and more and more.
Trump continues hammering Sessions in his blog.
Fucker. Trump has already blown all his promises on policy and ideology. He's Hillary without the testicles. Now he's blowing his supposed reputation for executive ability.
I've worked under plenty of managers. I've never never never seen or known or HEARD OF a manager who publicly undermines his top supervisors while they're still employed. When you disapprove of details in a supervisor's performance, you quietly tell him what's needed, give him a chance to figure it out and turn around. If you still don't like what he's doing, you fire him, again quietly and respectfully.
Crime and total insubordination require a more sudden and less respectful approach, but that's clearly not the problem here. This is a disagreement on methods, which is always handled quietly.
Trump's public noise paralyzes Sessions. He is incapable of doing his job, but not fired.
On top of that, what Trump wants Sessions to do is UNNECESSARY, IMPOSSIBLE, AND SUICIDAL. (1) We don't need to waste energy prosecuting Hillary. It won't save any jobs and it won't halt any wars. (2) Prosecution is physically impossible. All black-robed demons are loyal Democrats. (3) Everyone who attempts to prosecute the Clinton mafia dies.
So Trump is placing Sessions in a perfectly untenable position. Sessions needs to de-tenant the untenable position. He needs to quit NOISILY AND PUBLICLY to save his own soul AND his own life.
¶ 4:28 AM
When government WASN'T abysmally stupid....Trying to guess the cost of paper for the Aberree in the '50s, I consulted government tariff stats. As usual Googlebooks stops at Steamboat Willie, so the latest I could find was 1922.
The book included paper and several other categories. In imports and exports of paper, I was struck yet again by our perfectly friendly and sympathetic attitude toward Germany, which we had supposedly just finished defeating....
Were we punishing the Krauts? No, we were fighting on their side.
What was the attitude toward Russia? Did the Revolution change commerce?
Well, the "internal strife", which we and our Kraut buddies were helping to foment, had affected commerce, but it was hoped that conditions would return to normal. Ideology was not a factor; we didn't assume that Communism would alter the normal flow of business. In fact Communism didn't affect business. Stalin did. At that time Stalin was already killing agriculture and pouring all resources into manufacturing, and his lethal priorities showed in the exports.
Several 1922 industries have pretty much disappeared. Asbestos, furs, silk, and whalebone were major imports.
Furs show a decided shift in attitude:
And did we have specific tariffs for dog furs?
Of course we did.
The section on silk shows that the government deeply understood the 'Ford law' of economics at that time:
Too bad we've forgotten it.
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Polistra is doing her Nita Talbot impression. The dog is NOT impressed.
¶ 2:14 AM
Monday, July 24, 2017
If you get results
I was thinking about the economics of the Aberree operation.
The masthead looked like this in every issue:
Subscription $2 a year. Circulation according to NW Ayer was 11k. So the gross income was around $22k plus a little from advertising. The biggest expense would be paper, something like $3000 a year. Postage on the magazines and rental on the downtown shop, $2000 a year. Offset film, plates, and ink, probably another thousand. Replacing equipment, unknown but not zero; Hart wrote about upgrading his press and camera fairly often. Safe bet that they were clearing $15k before taxes. In those years $6k supported a family decently, $15k was enough to buy a new house and new car. So the Harts had a pretty good thing going.
The advertising rate caught my attention. $1 a column inch if you get results, double if you don't.
Wait! Isn't that backwards? Isn't effective advertising worth more? Shouldn't you be charging more for advertising that works?
First of all the publisher wouldn't KNOW if the advertiser was getting results. They didn't use blind boxes or similar methods that flowed through the magazine.
Well, what was Hart doing? He was encouraging the advertisers to be smart, gradienting them toward writing effective ads. He was helping them to improve their own business.
The EU should act “within days” if new sanctions the US plans to impose on Russia prove to be damaging to Europe’s trade ties with Moscow, an internal memo seen by the media says. Retaliatory measures may include limiting US jurisdiction over EU companies.
How did this happen?
1. Obama placed sanctions on Russia because we're infinitely evil and omnicidally suicidally loony.
2. Russia responded to the sanctions SANELY by increasing its own internal skills and independence. Graybill's Law.
3. Europe quickly realized that the sanctions were hurting Europe more than Russia. But Europe didn't protest because it's physically impossible to insult Our Lord And Saviour Obama.
4. When the infallible image of Our Lord And Saviour Obama was replaced by the HITLER image of TROLL FUCKTARD HITLER KKK NAZI HITLER TRUMPTARD HITLER COMMIE NAZI TROLL RUSSIANAGGRESSION KKK HITLER RUSSIANHACKING NAZI RUSSIANMEDDLING SATAN HITLER KKK, the actual Trump not only continued the sanctions but expanded them.
5. Europe Is now free to bash RUSSIANCOLLUSION TRUMP for making war against Russia.
Underneath all the wildly counterlogical hyperlunacy, plain old Natural Law is taking hold. Europe has money and needs oil and gas. Russia has oil and gas and needs money. Nature hates monopolies. Nature loves honest commerce.
Net result: The politicians and media who built the image of HITLERTRUMP to expand their power are finding that the actual HillaryTrump is destroying their power and breaking up their empire by continuing Obama's policies, which is what they told us HITLERTRUMP would do by disobeying Obama's policies.
Why would they want it?
While the unnameable DC things continue to roar at lightspeed beyond all previously known bounds of evil and insanity and stupidity, the alternate media are trying to catch a more honest picture of "interference" with our "elections".
Over the past few months, the story of the Awan brothers has been largely ignored by mainstream media. However, the brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan are at the center of a criminal investigation by U.S. Capital Hill Police. The Awan brothers were Pakistani IT specialists, whom worked for more than 30 house and senate democrats, as well as Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The substantial scandal has raised questions about who may have been passed data which the Awans had access to, given Pakistan’s history of collaborating with a number of foreign countries who have demonstrated past willingness to influence U.S. politics.
Okay. This is based on facts and evidence, unlike the RUSSIANHACKING ratshit which is totally delusional beyond delusional beyond delusional. This is actual journalism.
But there's a deeper and simpler question that neither side is asking.
WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT THIS DATA?
Foreigners have a realistic view of USA STRONG. Most countries understand Deepstate without any prompting because their media and schools never imposed bizarre delusions about "democracy" and "individual" "liberty" and "freedom". They understand from the getgo that government does what it wants to do unless bribed or blackmailed or shot.
This data is unnecessary for bribery. The Clinton mafia has plenty of openly available windows for bribe service, and other politicians have their own "foundations" and PACs. It might conceivably help in blackmail, but the Clinton mafia has a long openly available record of terminating blackmailers. No need for extra data there. You know what will happen if you try blackmail.
Data about the internal workings of one party is meaningless and useless for "influencing" "elections" because "elections" do not exist. The only way to alter the outcome of a predetermined mechanism is to eliminate DC from the earth. (Please, God, DO IT!)
A foreign government that wanted to take such a drastic step wouldn't need this type of data. GPS would suffice to guide the missiles or bombs.
¶ 11:50 PM
Constants and variables 79, Aberree vs Me edition
Alphia Hart constantly recommended examining your own ideas, but he didn't always succeed in examining his own. Along with a preponderance of powerfully original and unique thoughts, he sometimes let out a standard "liberal" thought, as in this 1957 editorial....
In this case the expectors were right and Hart was wrong. Professional criminals CAN be expected to commit more crimes. At that time medical and actuarial statistics were good predictors because the profits of insurers and hospitals depended on good prediction. Now, of course, the profit motive no longer exists and sanity is LONG gone from penal policy, so stats are no longer reliable.
Hart didn't seem to have much contact with the shady end of society (which may explain why my social circle didn't overlap his!) so he wouldn't have a lot of experience with pro criminals.
He did have direct experience with the A-bomb. He did his WW2 service as a journalist for the Air Force, writing training films and press releases. He was one of the few journalists who directly witnessed and photographed the Bikini atomic test.
Thus his thoughts about bombs are informed by experience:
My experience vs idiocy record runs exactly backwards. I had early and direct experience with professional criminals, but no experience of bombs or war. So I was able to embrace globalist wars with enthusiasm until I unplugged the TV and started thinking; but I was never susceptible to globalist lies about prison and criminals.
Less delicately: When you've had criminals up your ass, you develop immunity to globalist lies about criminals. When you've had A-bombs up your ass, you develop immunity to globalist lies about bombs.
SKILLS DON'T LIE.
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Hart's theory about synchronous hate influencing weather was fanciful at the time, but three separate developments in knowledge and technology make it more plausible now.
1. Neurology is getting a better picture of how the brain works. It's not digital and it's not separate filing cabinets. Nothing is static, everything is flowing. Think of one million people watching Miss Anderson Cooper screeching up RUSSIANAGGRESSION RUSSIANMEDDLING RUSSIANHACKING. Inside each of those one million viewers, one billion** synapses are firing off transient electrical impulses in synchrony.
2. Since 1957 TV has grown infinitely more expert at synchronizing with brain patterns. The six-second rhythm phase-locks large portions of your brain to the visual and audial input.
3. Meteorology and bacteriology are converging on one BIG AND CONSEQUENTIAL set of facts. Bacteria shape clouds and ocean currents, and bacteria respond to electromagnetic fields.
You don't need metaphysics or 'butterfly-chaos' stuff. You've got an evil intentionally phase-locked driving force mechanically leveraging 10^15 synapses in perfect synchrony, and you've got uncountable numbers of bacteria capable of sensing a massive electromagnetic field. The connection isn't definite but it's damned plausible.
**Footnote: The number of synapses moved by a large emotion in one brain is probably in the trillions, not billions; but these numbers are flatout incalculable in any case.
Marmot? /// EDIT: Marmot.
Peeked out the door for a moment and saw a mysterious critter crossing the road. About the size of a cat but heftier... shape and gait more like a little bear. Not a skunk. Maybe raccoon but didn't have stripes. Solid brown with a big curled tail. Marmot? I know they live around this area, and I've seen them near the river but never up close. Online pictures of marmots look more squirrely and less beary than this fellow.
Later: Googling "Spokane marmot" tuned in more beary pictures. Looks just like this dude. So this is a Spokane marmot, not a Generic marmot.
For the Republicans a soapbox-car government is ideal because it looks awful, which persuades the voters that government is a bad thing. And then, even when a problem comes up that can only be solved by government, the people are ready to believe the claim that it should be left to the tender mercies of the stock market or the robber barons. So the government can't take over or even regulate in some areas where it's the only practical solution.
BUT measuring the size of government BY ITSELF doesn't tell you anything. Nature gives us a more precise answer. Like all natural measurements, you have to take the BASELINE into account, and you need to measure a RATIO.
In this case the RATIO is obvious. Size of government / Size of territory.
Repooflicans and Democrats agree that the territory is the entire world. They don't argue about this point, so we forget it's there. With the whole world in the denominator, GOVERNMENT IS NEVER ENOUGH. You always need more, because the problems are automatically unsolvable by ANY size of government. Perfect Parkinson. Infinite expansion.
Nature shows the importance of the denominator.
A small dog patrolling a HUGE territory with NO fences has no time to get acquainted. He can only run back and forth barking all the time. He bites anyone and anything that gets close. This is USA STRONG, regardless of the color and appearance of the "president".
A big dog patrolling a SMALL territory with GOOD fences can relax. He knows everyone who belongs around here, so he tolerates their oddities. He has time to enjoy life, enough spare energy to tolerate visitors until he picks up a signal from the family that a visitor is unwanted. This is Orban.
If you shrink the territory by dividing it into county-size pieces, a small government can be plenty strong enough to handle things.
Another automotive semi-dreamEvery now and then I'll pass through an instantaneous semi-dream on the way down to full sleep. The semi-dream is so weird or contradictory that it snaps me back to awakeness.
This afternoon: I was hiding inside the upholstered front seat of a 1941 Chrysler New Yorker 'Highlander Edition'. I was cautiously peeking upward through the seams between sections of the plaid broadcloth, while my pursuers were
HUH? WHERE IN THE FUCK DID THAT COME FROM???
I'm constantly amazed at the dream scripter's ability to assemble a richly detailed story line in a few milliseconds.
¶ 3:06 PM
Aberree vs Albert
An editorial from the Aberree, September 1961, at the height of Cold War 1. I've chopped and channeled the page into one long column for the best compromise between crowding and legibility.
Sadistic Doom Merchants of Disaster
The only difference between then and now is the officially required "climate" disaster. Cooling then, warming now. Otherwise everything is the same.
Note especially Hart's constant emphasis on the "creative creature", which also comes through in his attitude toward copyrights.
Copyrighting everything you write is a confession that you have little faith in your ability to continue producing salable stuff -- and that there may come a time when you'll have to fall back on your own, protected material to make a living. When we can't produce new copy for The ABERREE, The ABERREE ceases to exist, because we're certain no one wants to read what we said yesterday and today tomorrow.
It's a Natural Law attitude. He felt that copyrights were a form of hoarding, both implying and impelling a fear that your MAKEFORCE will run dry. Sharia law follows the same path, discouraging hoarding of money and ability. Our purpose in life is to MAKE something useful and distribute it to others. Hoarding (beyond prudence) leads us to lose our MAKEFORCE.
Why the fuck not?
Somebody in the Trump circus finally made a CORRECT move in hiring Scaramucci.
Executives are supposed to have a record of success, and Scaramucci is the ONLY man who has succeeded at the ONLY thing we need to be doing.
He pushed the media into a corner. His lawsuit forced CNN to fire some demons.
Government by lawsuit? Why the fuck not? It's exactly how the Soros side works.
Here's what SHOULD HAPPEN: Devote most of the federal budget to hiring ALL THE LAWYERS in the country, and set them loose to bring a SUPERFLOOD of cases in ALL THE FEDERAL DEMONROOMS. Every black-robed demon and all of their demon clerks and demon paralegals should be overwhelmed by ONE NEW SUIT PER SECOND. 86,400 suits per day. Each suit should be crafted to require several years of pleadings and depositions, and all should be aimed directly at the media, individually and corporately.
Properly speaking, Congress should have eliminated the black-robed demons a long long long time ago. They have been demonic since 1803, creating pure crime and infinite evil with every nasty filthy hypercriminal "decision". Since Congress is too fucking stupid to do anything at all, the FLOOD solution is the best available option.
Even more properly, all three groups deserve a FAR worse fate. Until we get our Duterte, total justice ain't gonna happen. In the meantime, keeping all three groups 100% captively occupied on HARMLESS tasks is partial justice.
Figured it out.
I've figured out why the Aberree and the Harts resonate so deeply.
Partly it's the Enid connection as abovementioned. They mention places and people that I knew.
Mostly it's a Deplorables vs Insatiables thing. Alphia Hart had direct experience with the most Insatiable people on earth at the time, and had enough self-confidence and gumption to come out of it unharmed. His magazine constantly tried to inspire other Deplorables toward the same gumption. The magazine could have been named How To Gumpt.
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Irrelevant language sidenote: Gumption is fake Latin, probably coined sometime around 1720. There are two ways to backform a verb from real Latin nouns in -mption. Exempt from exemption, assume from assumption. Gume sounds like beans and alfalfa, so gumpt is the better choice.
Still thinking about Alphia Hart, who seems to have been a truly Emersonian figure. He wasn't immune to fakery and balderdash; he joined the Hubbardites willingly and worked with Hubbard directly for a while. When he realized the damage Hubbard was doing, he pulled out and devoted his life to exposing it.
These documents were gathered by inventor Volney Mathison as part of his dispute with LRon Hubbard, who stole Mathison's meter and claimed it as his own.
The meter is described and schematic'd in US Pat 2684670. (Number mistyped by Volney in the docs.) It's an interesting gadget, essentially a lie detector with one added feature. The electronic part is just a sensitive ohmmeter; the added feature is contained in the electrodes themselves.
Here I've redrawn the ckt in more conventional order, and added the R and V values suggested in the patent. The first two tubes are a diff amp measuring the voltage across the electrodes, which are biased by the voltage divider on the left. The third tube is just a diode protecting the meter from reverse voltage.
Note wire 28 connecting the electrodes.
The skin-contacting electrodes 26 may be made of woven metallic fabric formed into the approximate shape of natural sponges and having characteristics of resiliency and compressibility.
In other words, the electrodes behave something like carbon microphones, decreasing resistance when you squeeze them. So the meter is detecting stress two ways. Skin resistance drops when you sweat, and electrode resistance drops when you squeeze. A useful device for forensics or bio-feedback training. Hubbard grabbed it and built a "religion" around it. Mathison was NOT happy with this, and Hart shared Mathison's dislike.
A 1963 letter from Hart to Mathison:
Note especially the FBI's vector. They became interested when Hubbard offered anti-Communist help to JFK.
Good old FBI. Consistent forever. Lady Edgar was expected to disapprove of Communism, so shehe did what was expected; but heshe HATED real anti-Communists with a bright lavender passion and did everything possible to slow them down.
Same now, with a different Current Enemy. FBI is expected to work against RadicalIslamicTerrorism, so they make gestures in that direction. But when any Deplorable dares to get seriously Christian, the bombs and snipers start firing.
This word/action disconnect was obvious here immediately after 9/11. The media riled us up against RadicalIslamicTerrorism, but the literal concrete barriers went up around the Federal Courthouse. Federal Courthouses were NOT threatened by RadicalIslamicTerrorism.
What's the underlying constant? Sting. AP. In the '50s the "Communists" were a branch of CIA/FBI. In the 2000s the "RadicalIslamicTerrorists" are a branch of CIA/FBI. You can't expect FBI to seriously oppose one of its own departments.
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Electronic sidenote 1: Not clear why Volney used a triode with grid tied to plate as the meter protector. A plain diode tube would be cheaper, and solid-state diodes were commercially available in '51. It looks like he originally meant the tube as a cathode follower, then realized he needed the diodeness more than the bufferness?
Electronic sidenote 2: It would be interesting to take the diff amp all the way. Bring the connector 28 to ground and to a center electrode on neck or chest. Eliminate the diode and use a zero-center meter. This would read the left-right difference in stress and squeeze.
Two obvious typos(1) After Obama fired Hillary, he was cautiously and gingerly trying to bring the neocons under control. He managed to stop the neocon warmaking against Persia and Cuba.
Trump, who allegedly campaigned on Less War And More Jobs, is making More War and Less Jobs. While the neocons continue to blast and bash him for a few fake words, he's serving the warmongers better than Obama did. He's already restored the warmaking against Persia and now he's adding more wars. So far he hasn't fully undone Cuba. Not sure why. Forgetfulness most likely.
Latest stupidity, via ZH: Sanctions on Venezuela because we think their government is stupid. In this case we may be right. It's fucking hard to beat USA STRONG in the stupid department, but Venezuela has done it.
From the article:
The goal of the sanctions is to prevent the Nicolas Maduro government from having things its way at a July 30 election for a Constituent Assembly that, the U.S. administration believes, would serve to cement Maduro’s power and turn Venezuela into a “full dictatorship.”
Obvious typo. Stuff accidentally inserted into the middle of the sentence. Correct sentence is:
The goal of the sanctions is to cement Maduro’s power and turn Venezuela into a “full dictatorship.”
That's what sanctions do. Sanctions give bad rulers a FACTUAL AND BELIEVABLE cause for their problems, and a reason to stay in power.
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(2) Now that the fake news about Alien McCain's "eye surgery" has turned out to be inoperative, the media monsters are putting out another obvious typo.
McCain has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.
McCain has been diagnosed as an aggressive form of cancer.
¶ 1:23 AM
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Looking through another volume of the NW Ayer newspaper almanacs. This one is 1962. Checked Enid and found an unexpected aberree/ation!
Aberree? Metaphysical? 11k circulation? Huh? Enid and Metaphysical don't go together.
Turns out to be even more interesting. There's a tribute site for Aberree. From the intro:
The Aberree was a 'zine, or newletter, published from 1954 through 1965. The editor, Alphia Hart, and the publisher, Agnes Hart, put out ten issues a year.
The Aberree started out as "the non-serious voice of Scientology" and ultimately encompassed all kinds of spiritual and self-help interests, from psychic phenomena and UFOs to improving eyesight.
The Aberree shows that convention and uniformity weren't the whole story of the 50s, by a long shot. It also shows that Scientology, which has grown famous for its attempts to silence dissent and criticism, was trying to squelch debate 50 years ago ... with similarly ineffective tactics.
Looks like the Harts suffered real harm from the slings and arrows of Hubbard. In '62 they worked from a little storefront at 207 N. Wash on the respectable side of downtown, but they lived out by the cemetery on N. Monroe, a couple blocks from a house I rented briefly in '72 when I was dead broke. Zillow and Googlestreet agree that the Monroe address is currently a vacant lot, but a closeup look via Googlestreet shows a house with the correct address on the front. It would have rented for $20 in '62. A house and a vacant lot at the same time! Still metaphysical after all these years! In any case, a decade of lawsuits must have impoverished the Harts.
Unexpectedly, the magazine wasn't a mimeographed newsletter. It was professionally done, with excellent art on the cover. Offset ... I don't think Cromwell was doing offset then, and Cromwell wouldn't have touched the work anyway. Cromwell would have considered Hart to be An Eccentric And Disreputable Operator With Whom The Cromwell Establishment Shall Have Nothing To Do.
Maybe the Harts did their own printing, plus some side jobs? Or maybe they used Daugherty, who was definitely a metaphysical printer? I can't find any advertising of the former, nor any mention of the latter.
A few paragraphs from their 'Globicides' column in 1954:
Three Arkansas men have formed a corporation -- called the Planet Mars Development Corp. -- to subdivide and sell land if and when that planet is reached. In the ABERREE last month, our Martian correspondent said: "kyst b yg k lm zx't, exerp. tg. mnyt plxmvhy stkr plzth."
It took 20 U.S. military officers 20 days to burn 35 million dollars in obsolete military money in an incinerator recently. But they'll learn: two officers in the Pentagon can "burn up" 10 times that in real money in 20 seconds.
Did I write that? Might as well.
And another piece:
The book alleges that Russia went ahead of the U.S. in atomic research in 1953 because of political squabbles, and much of the blame is laid at the door of Dr. Philip Oppenheimer, who helped to father the A-bomb. This could be true, in which case no nation is safe, and the next war will be won with the first blast, and a world of radioactive desert, so often pictured by science fiction writers, will be a reality.
Then, too, there is the possibility that the charge is false, and merely a motivator for continued research into bigger and better death-dealing weapons.
Did I write that? Might as well.
Reincarnation? Who knows.
Later: It appears that Alphia had been a photographer for the Daily Oklahoman from 1936 to 1940. I can't tell for sure if it's the same man, but the name is rare and the locations and dates and occupations fit together nicely. Hard to imagine two separate Alphia Harts both in Okla and both working in journalism. His work is archived at Okla Hist Soc. ... And the assumption is verified by this page of the Aberree. This page verifies that they did their own printing.
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Sidenote 1: It makes me itchy to think that I lived in Enid for 10 years while the Harts were (probably) still alive and kicking, drove past their house often, yet never heard of them or knew them. I was SOCIAL in those days, knowing a wide range of people, and my circle should have overlapped the Hart circle. But it didn't. Maybe they faded or died before 1970?
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Sidenote 2: The Hart niche was partly refilled by Glenn Hauser, who has been writing and taping a SWL report since the '70s. He moved to Enid around 1980, taking advantage of an oil bust to pick up a nice big house. Enid is prime SW territory, optimally positioned to catch skip from Europe and Asia and South America. Like the Harts, Glenn has his own unique worldview and his own unique vocabulary.
Conclusion: Enid is also prime Unique Worldview territory.
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Later correction: The Ayer figure for circulation must have been annual total copies. In fact their total of subscriptions in 1962 was more like 1100 than 11000. So they were msking some money but probably not enough to live on. They also did printing for other customers, specializing in sending out mass mailings.
Sort of a statistical puzzle.
The Weather Bureau does a poor job of predicting long all-day rain or snow events, which were common this winter and spring. They miss by many hours, sometimes miss entirely.
But they always do an excellent job with convective 'popup' events. Last night they predicted that the Spokane area would be affected by scattered T-storms from 2 to 5 AM. At the time of the prediction, nothing was showing on radar. At 2:11 the first little burst of rain; several more little bursts and a few lightning strokes; all done and moved out at 4:35. Just like they said!
Intuitively it seems like prediction should work the opposite way. All-day events should be easier to get right, and convection should be tricky.
Even more sanity! Bravo Elon!
Never thought I'd say BRAVO ELON, but I have to be consistent on FACTS, not PERSONALITIES.
For once Elon is PRECISELY AND POWERFULLY CORRECT.
Musk explained that he believes schools aren't doing enough to help children grasp why they're learning each subject.
"You just sort of get dumped into math. Why are you learning that? It seems like, 'Why am I being asked to do these strange problems?'" Musk said. "Our brain has evolved to discard information that it thinks has irrelevance."
Musk suggested learning be focused around solving a specific problem, such as building a satellite or taking apart an engine. Then students will encounter and master subjects such as math and physics on the path to solving their problem. Understanding how to use a wrench or screwdriver will have a clear purpose.
ON. THE. DOT. His examples are too techy and male; the projects should include cooking and sewing and gardening and such; but otherwise ON THE DOT.
Good teachers have been trying to pull USA STRONG education in this direction for 150 years. USA STRONG education never budges. Math remains purposeless and abstract, and "science" is just memorizing false "facts".
The big point: Books and teachers can lie, but SKILLS DON'T LIE. When you develop a skill, you are FORCED to learn the truth because you are learning directly from Nature. When you are simply reading the lies of official "scientists", expressed in the usual firm and flat and authoritative tone, you have no way of knowing that the "scientists" are lying. When you deal directly with Nature, you get the truth and you BECOME the truth.
Musk has supreme credentials. Techtyrants and "journalists" and governments obey him blindly. Will they obey his wishes on this? As with yesterday's similarly credentialed surprising sanity, the answer is NO. Some things are so SACRED that even advice from a top-status genetic aristocrat can't change them.
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Later thought: Trump's mouth has also read a speech along the same lines, favoring apprenticeship. Trump has the power to make these things happen, but IN FACT Trump's Education Department is pushing in the opposite direction. Common Core was the last best chance to make these things happen. The union thugs hate Common Core EVEN THOUGH it was proposed by Obama. Some things are sacred. Repoofs hate Common Core BECAUSE it was proposed by Obama. Repoofs don't matter, but union thugs have real power. Common Core will fade and die.
Hadn't stopped to ask this......
1. Ever since 1990, USA STRONG has been destroying and chaotizing every country that displeases Israel.
2. Ever since 1990, USA STRONG has been destroying and chaotizing every country that displeases Saudi.
Both of the above statements are true, because Saudi and Israel want to destroy the exact same list of countries.
Sometimes I've blamed Saudi, sometimes I've blamed Israel, but I never stopped to ask the basic question:
WHY are those two lists identical?
Saudi and Israel would seem to have totally separate REASONS for wanting to destroy a country.
Supposedly Saudi is acting on the Sunni/Shia difference, which is really an ethnic difference.
Supposedly Israel "feels threatened" by the countries on the list, so it wants to eliminate them as threats.
When the result is the same, you have to wonder if the two apparent motivations are really one.
But what is it?
In the end it doesn't matter, because we shouldn't be working for ANY other country. We shouldn't be starting wars for ANY reason.
The Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) submitted to Duterte on Monday is the culmination of a rocky 20-year peace process between the government of the predominantly Christian Philippines and the Muslim separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). It aims to turn predominantly Muslim parts
Predominantly is an extreme understatement. Filipinos are FEROCIOUSLY religious.
Think about those satellite maps showing North Korea as black while the rest of the "developed" world is bright......
What if God has a satellite showing him the brightness of faith across the globe?
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Decades of scholarship suggest that fundamental science is most effective in contributing to social goals when it is pursued in the context of practical problem solving. .... The history of modern innovations such as vaccines, aircraft or the Internet mostly shows ... that important contributions of basic science are grounded in ‘use-inspired’ research, not in leaving scientists to their own devices.
After 20 years of trying to promote this idea, I am no longer surprised that scientists are reluctant to accept it. In advancing beliefs that support their political interests, scientists are simply acting like a special interest group, no different from dairy farmers or chief executives.
But the myth of the miracle machine harms science and society because it shields scientists from accountability, governance and being responsive to human needs. A major reason that pervasive problems such as poor quality publications, hyper-competition and hype have been allowed to fester is the miracle-machine ideology: give us money, leave us alone and we’ll solve the world’s problems.
I suppose I should modestly say that Sarewitz is making the same points I've been making for 20 years but doing it vastly better. Well, he's not doing it better or worse. The difference is that Sarewitz has the credentials to get his sanity published in Unnature, while I don't have any credentials.
Credentials or not, will his article have any influence? No. He's trying to teach a toxic pile of unteachable death-loving alien omnicidists. They have built an unbreakable structure of power and money around their infinite evil. Government, foundations, accrediting agencies, "journalists", Nobel and other awards, all reinforce the same infinite evil.
Perfect contrast to Duterte's sanity. Duterte is able to IMPOSE sanity on his country because he has both legalistic and practical power. He holds the office of President, and he has demonstrated repeatedly that he will personally shoot criminals and crazies. In a world of criminals and crazies, that's the only way to get anything done.
"Money Value Transfer Services" are the salvation for sanity. Essentially the same thing as scrip. These services are REAL banks running the old-fashioned way, within an ethnic trust network or a local trust network, OUTSIDE of the official lunacy network. The REAL banker handles verbal or written drafts and deposits up to the limits of his present assets and liabilities; at regular intervals the bankers in the network reconcile and clear transactions. If the limits are observed and clearing is done properly, very little official currency changes hands. These REAL banking systems can continue to operate even after official cash is gone, just as scrip operated during a period when official cash was unavailable.
... led to another thought.
Hawala or scrip is the economic implementation of a principle that's painfully familiar and even trivial in other areas.
Decentralizing works ONLY when the modules or units share a common ground.
A trust network holds up ONLY when the units are built with a shared purpose. Ideally each unit should be physically incapable of harming the network.
When you can count on the units to follow the same rule in the same situation, you don't need a heavy controller sending commands to the units, and you don't need a lot of communication between the units.
When the modules have different grounds or different limits or different operating systems, you need a strong central controller, and even then the overall system will be inefficient. Most energy will be chewed up in the contradictory and redundant operations of the bureaucratic control system.
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In electronics the common ground is literal, and the modules may also need to agree on limits of output voltage and input impedance, or may need to be sync'd to a common phase. It's easy to design modules that are physically incapable of violating the limits.
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In law and morality, the common ground is a shared immersion in the same system of commandments and taboos. Natural Law works best because Natural Law was scientifically settled by 50k years of experimentation. Other systems and charters and constitutions are generally designed to violate Natural Law, so they don't hold up. (Our insane constitution held up for only 16 years, 1787 to 1803.)
Chaotizers understand this principle better than anyone. After you eliminate the common operating system, the common understanding of reality, the units will DEMAND a strong controller.
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With hawala or scrip, the separate bankers share a common PURPOSE of helping the ethnic group or township. A banker isn't quite physically incapable of breaking trust, but he knows that the group or township will physically break his legs if he goes wrong, so he remains trustworthy.
Hawala has both sticks and carrots. The banker earns a small fee on each transaction. The American scrip system didn't last long enough to grow carrots, but a fee structure would undoubtedly evolve given more time and experience.
While the infinitely evil West collapses and avalanches and landslides and implodes into insanity beyond all imaginable imaginations of demonic satanic monstrosity, Duterte shows us a remarkable example of SANITY.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Monday to fast-track new legislation for autonomy in the country's most volatile region, advancing a protracted process to end decades of rebellion and thwart rising Islamist militancy.
The Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) submitted to Duterte on Monday is the culmination of a rocky 20-year peace process between the government of the predominantly Christian Philippines and the Muslim separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
It aims to turn predominantly Muslim parts of the southern island of Mindanao into an autonomous region with its own executive, legislature and fiscal powers.
DECENTRALIZE. If areas disagree in important ways, DECOUPLE them to the necessary degree, so they can work together on areas of harmony.
Duterte isn't quite the SANEST leader in the world; Orban of Hungary probably stays at #1. But this move takes Duterte up the scale.
Teach us, Orban. Teach us, Duterte.
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Afterthought for clarity: This purpose for decentralizing seemed at first to clash with the purpose I was describing in next entry...Decentralized modules work best when they share a common purpose. It's not a contradiction. Duterte is separating the Muslim group of communities from the Christian group of communities, so that the communities within each group can form their own trust network. Trying to mesh both groups into one network led to constant conflict requiring heavy government action.
shockedshockedshockedLinked from ZH:
EU report finds that criminals are sane. Unfortunately the finding is in the context of an insane drive to get rid of cash.
The report analyzes all sorts of money transfer mechanisms, from regular banks to prepaid debit cards to currency exchange to "Money Value Transfer Services" to Bitcoin. The finding is consistent: Sane people prefer paper cash for sane reasons.
Therefore EU must eliminate cash, because disease vectors for sanity are UNACCEPTABLE INTOLERABLE ALL OPTIONS ON THE TABLE.
As for the tech-tyrant claims of anonymity with Bitcoin:
Few investigations have been conducted on virtual currencies which seem to be rarely used by criminal organisations. While they may have a high intent to use due to VCs characteristics (anonymity in particular), the level of capability is lower due to high technology required.
No, idiots. Organized crime and organized political groups are not short on tech ability. They are short on lunacy. They are onto your evil game. They understand what techfans do not understand: Virtual currency (Bitcoin) runs directly through NSA. Every transaction can be seen by every government. Encryption may conceal the amount of a transaction, but it doesn't conceal the source and destination of the transaction. Traffic analysis can always locate the participants in a transaction.
Why bother with the risk when paper is vastly more CERTAIN, faster, and less risky? It's an easy decision. Paper doesn't fail when one branch of an Autist Club decides to split from another branch of an Autist Club. Paper doesn't fail when a server goes down. Paper doesn't take several minutes to complete a transaction. Paper doesn't go directly through NSA.
Clearly the techboys are unteachable. In this andmanyotherissues, their decisions run directly contrary to TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE.
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Sidenote 1: Max Keiser, the loudest and earliest booster of Bitcoin, has been sliding quickly into every standard Sorosian doctrine. A year ago he was about 50% Soros, now he's 100. He agrees with the globalists on everything, while still maintaining a facial expression and voice tone of "rebellion". Max used to explain and expose frauds like NSA front-running and the stock-trader's preference for chaos. Now he only exposes TRUMPHITLER and MAYHITLER and BREXITHITLER. Despite all that, I still enjoy his show. Stacy maintains connection with real old-left issues, and Max is a good entertainer.
Sidenote 2: "Money Value Transfer Services" are the salvation for sanity. Essentially the same thing as scrip. These services are REAL banks running the old-fashioned way, within an ethnic trust network or a local trust network, OUTSIDE of the official lunacy network. The REAL banker handles verbal or written drafts and deposits up to the limits of his present assets and liabilities; at regular intervals the bankers in the network reconcile and clear transactions. If the limits are observed and clearing is done properly, very little official currency changes hands. These REAL banking systems can continue to operate even after official cash is gone, just as scrip operated during a period when official cash was unavailable. I expanded this point into a full entry.
Sidenote 2.1: Looking through the Wikipedia article on Hawala linked above. Interesting historical connections to French and Italian law, showing that Arab traders were teaching Euros about real value a thousand years ago. But the Wikipedia articles on 'informal banking' never mention the American and Irish scrip systems. Seems like an odd omission.
Rare and precious
Straightforward statements of simple facts are vanishingly rare. You can still find direct truth in comboxes, if you're willing to sift out the standard partisan nonsense. (Everything is Obummer's fault, or everything is Trumphitler's fault.) That's why comboxes are quickly disappearing.
Truth in a paid article is a precious gem, worth collecting and cherishing. Here's one from a non-serious article by MK Ham in The Federalist:
GIF stands for “graphic interchange format,” a file type created in 1987 by a man who pronounces it incorrectly.
Yes. ON THE DOT. No cautious hedging or "some believe" or "critics suggest" or "with all due respect". Just truth.
Totally uncorrelatedZH showed this chart from OECD:
ZH took some unwarranted conclusions. Note that the poll was done in 2016, before Trump was in office and before Modi crashed cash in India.
The INSTANTLY DRAMATIC aspect of the chart is that it DOESN'T CORRELATE WITH ANYTHING MEANINGFUL.
Big nations at both ends. Small nations at both ends. Rich and poor scattered. Ethnic purity scattered. "Authoritarian" (sane) at both ends. "Democracy" (infinitely bonkers and unimaginably evil beyond evil) at both ends. Genuinely competent scattered. Genuinely incompetent scattered.
Either the poll is based on a totally bad question and totally useless sampling, or it's detecting a basic long-standing cultural habit in each country, immune to all objective facts.
A bit later, after closer look: No, it's not total. One of those pairs is one-way correlated. The two countries typically called "authoritarian", Russia and Turkey, are at the top in confidence. "Democracies" are scattered. Maybe we could lear.... No.
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Sunday, July 16, 2017
Shouldn't be surprised
I was curious to see if Trump's alleged "add one, subtract two" rule for Federal regulations was having any effect.
Compared the Federal Register for this Monday versus the same week a year ago. (7/17/2017 vs 7/18/2016.) I didn't feel like reading the whole 150 pages of each, but a quick scan shows little difference in quantity and detail. No retractions or deletions in this Monday.
Instead, we see the Dept of Ag creating an entire new subdepartment to handle Trump's executive order on reducing regulations.
A department of redundant departments department.
The new department will be tasked with developing regulations for reducing regulations, taking public comments on the regulations for reducing regulations, and analyzing public comments on the regulations for reducing regulations.
Parkinson to the Parkinson'th power.
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The only way to reduce bureaucracy:
No, that's hopelessly inadequate. Correct solution:
When I have 2
Another perfect use for the old binary name principle. Story told about irate head chef:
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Head chef yells at dishwasher. "Hey Nigger! Where's my salad plates?"
Dishwasher answers: "My name ain't Nigger. My name is Leroy."
Head chef: "When I have dishes you are Leroy. When I do not have dishes you are Nigger."
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Today's application: The radio news, discussing Trump's small adjustment to Romneycare, quoted Susan Collins of Maine instead of Prophet McCain. I knew something was wrong, because the ONLY member of Congress who speaks on the radio is Prophet McCain. Was something wrong with Prophet McCain?
Yes. Prophet McCain is having brain surgery. But the radio doesn't tell us that Prophet McCain has something wrong with his brain, because it's too obvious for words. Oooooops, I mean because Prophets do not have problems with the brain by definition. Instead, the radio says that Prophet McCain had EYE SURGERY. This is the official line.
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So the binary:
When you have Saudi you are Eye Surgery. When you do not have Saudi you are Brain Surgery.
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We could assume that the media reports are strictly accurate. In that case, Prophet McCain is a mutant alien species with its "Left Eye" located where humans have a brain. This would also explain Prophet McCain's peculiar thought processes.
Update 7/19: Unsurprisingly the fake news was doubly fake. Now it's announced that Prophet McCain has "brain cancer". If the fakers had any sense of logic, they'd have to retract their previous lies, but of course logic is extinct.
Dead serious: I'm praying hard for a long and painful death. This monster has killed several million people, starting with his Vietnam treason and continuing through 40 years of warmongering. Die, alien, die. Slowly and with maximum suffering.
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.