Really dumb dream
I was looking at a display window where somebody was getting ready to demonstrate a new rotary-valve engine, renewing a technology that was tried by Elcar in 1930 but apparently never produced. I was eager to hear how it sounded, and I was trying to gather some other people to hear it. As the engine was about to start up, the dream scripter ABRUPTLY changed the channel to a scene where my father was getting ready for wildfire season by marking the trees and structures that would be worth watering and saving, and putting NO on the trees and structures that could be allowed to burn. (This systematic behavior was correct for the character, but 'wildfire season' doesn't belong in Oklahoma.)
Come on, dream scripter. You can do better than this!
Later thought: What would the rapture visionaries do with the second channel of the dream? It has a familiar ring....
¶ 8:05 AM
Jesus. What in the motherfucking motherfuck is motherfucking WRONG with these motherfucking motherfuckers?
ZH links an indescribably stupid "story" that Demon Bezos presents as truth.
A hooker from Belarus promises to spill dirt on Trump if she's released.
LOOK AT THE FUCKING PICTURES.
She's not in jail.
In one picture she's enticingly sprawled in an OPEN cell door; in another pic three hos are enticingly grabbing onto the bars... but they're not IN a cell. They're in a space that appears to be a hall between cells. The camera is in a space that appears to be a cell.
How did the cameras get into these places, and how did the pix get out? How did she manage to narrate her "arrest" on Instagram Live while she was being hauled off in a Thai paddywagon?
Reality: These chicks are posing in some sort of abandoned jail, or perhaps a stage set or theme park.
Anyone who has ever been in a real jail can immediately recognize the fakeness. You don't need Wikileaks-style authentication to prove it's fake.
Later: I was judging by USA STRONG jails. A few seconds of googling would show you that Thai cops and Thai jails are vastly more HARDASS than USA STRONG jails, which means the uncrowded and unlocked pictures are even more implausible.
¶ 7:22 AM
Another self-answering question
I was noticing that quora.com has a LOT of questions about narcissism. Only a few questions about introversion or depression. Wonder why?
Who lost CITGO? Not Trump.Story in RT about RUSSIAN_MEDDLING in one of Our Highly Valued Freedoms. Some US investors are supposedly trying to repurchase CITGO from the Venezuelan government because Trump allowed the Russians to MEDDLE in CITGO.
Total ratshit as always.
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Bit of history: Cities Service began in Bartlesville in 1916. Unlike most early oil ventures, it wasn't doing its own wildcatting; it was a holding company for oil ventures. Along the way Cities Service grubstaked many of the biggest fields in Kansas and Okla, including the famous well next to the state Capitol building in OKC.
Personal: I grew up close to Cities Service. They owned a carbon black plant in Ponca, which is amazingly still active as part of Continental Carbon. For a while I rented a house with one of those OKC wells in its backyard. So the smells and sounds of Cities Service are part of my life.
In 1982 Cities Service was bought by Occidental, which then hived off the CITGO service stations to the 7-11 chain. In 1990 the whole company was bought by Venezuela, with no objection from the USA STRONG government.
Finally in 2016 Rosneft bought part of the Venezuelan state-owned petroleum company.
So. Who lost CITGO? Not Trump. Bush The Father allowed it to be nationalized by Venezuela, and Obama allowed Rosneft to buy part of it.
Trump wasn't around when those purchases happened. If Russia is our enemy, how come Lord And Savior Obama allowed it to Prevert Our Precious Bodily Fluids? (Oil, that is. Black Gold. Texas Tea.)
The answer is simple. Russia isn't really the target of all this ratshit. Trump himself isn't the target, because he's just another loyal Deepstate puppet. Trump's supporters are the target.
¶ 2:00 AM
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
More outside-reality "thinking" from Trump. His empty promise of a bonus to teachers who carry is doubly misplaced.
First, a paycheck falls into the jurisdiction of teacher UNIONS. Teacher UNIONS are foul partisan bigots who will automatically reject anything Trump proposes. Even if Trump seriously proposed a million dollar bonus for ALL teachers, and got Congress to implement it, teacher unions would force teachers to send back the dirty money.
Second, real TEACHERS aren't primarily motivated by money, and a thousand wouldn't make much difference.
Here's a MEANINGFUL bonus: An ironclad promise to DEFEND the teacher in court against the inevitable barrage of lawsuits from Soros NGOs, ACLU, teacher UNIONS, the teacher's own school system, the city dysgovernment, the state dysgovernment, and the federal black-robed demons.
Build a giant legal SWAT team with the hardest and fiercest litigators available, pay them several billion per minute to override their anti-Trump "scruples", and keep them ready to defend any teacher at a moment's notice. Set it up as a quasi-private contractor like the war mercenaries who do most of our fighting.
¶ 8:17 AM
ZH links a "map of corruption" made by Statista.
Like most maps these days, it sharply separates the Sorosian lands from the sane and normal lands. In this case the sane and normal lands are "corrupt".
ZH mischaracterizes the map as a "map of corruption". It's not. It's a map of how people perceive their own governments in surveys.
Sane and normal people in sane and normal countries start from a baseline of proper behavior. They can SEE the corruption of their corrupt governments as a departure from morality, and they feel free to SAY that their corrupt governments are corrupt.
Sorosian lands are maximally evil psychopaths. We start from a baseline of absolute wickedness, so we see our government's limitless insanity as HOLY AND ANGELIC. Maximal evil is PERFECTION, and we MUST spread this perfection to the rest of the world by bombing the sane countries down to bedrock. Then they will be perfect like us.
In simple terms, Sorosians are DEAD. Death is perfection. We want to make the rest of the world dead like us, so everyone can be perfect.
Monarch of Pointland
Modern elites are remarkably isolated from reality and isolated from their own souls. Trump has hit a new high in solipsism.
"I really believe I'd run in there, even without a weapon."
1. Nobody knows what they would do until it happens.
2. Some people realize after real disaster experience that the best thing they can do is stay out. I learned this from painful repeated experience. My immediate responses to trouble were helpful ... or so I thought ... but people made it clear that my help was NOT WANTED. So I don't help any more. Fuck it and fuck them.
3. People who have actually been tested, and who found that their help was useful and wanted, DON'T BOAST ABOUT IT. They just do it, and they have enough experience and judgment to know in advance WHEN they will be useful and when they won't.
4. Trump has never been in serious situations, and his boast tells us that he hasn't. But he doesn't understand reality and humanity well enough to realize what he has told us.
5. His boast also tells us that he doesn't even know how to make himself look good, which is pretty much the only thing he's good at.
THEREFORE: He doesn't know himself, doesn't know trouble, and isn't good at the one thing he's good at.
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** Later, realized the title is probably obscure. See this.
¶ 12:18 PM
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Reversed wind pattern
Noting a highly unusual pattern. Typically the wind in this part of town is less intense and less gusty than the airport's wind. This area is partly sheltered on three sides and the airport is up high on an open plain, so the pattern makes sense. I'm accustomed to seeing 25G40 on the Weather Bureau's website (measured at the airport) when this neighborhood is just sort of breezy, nothing special.
Today the pattern is reversed. The airport is showing 20G30 with a few 35s, and this neighborhood is noisily windy. The house is thumping and bumping, the snow is flying off the ground, leaves are rushing down the street. Looks and sounds like 30G45.
One hour later the airport caught up. Since 10:30 they've been 30G45. I guess the windy zone must have expanded from east to west instead of the more typical west to east.
I like to think of myself as an unreconstructed analog critter, solidly planted in the world of mechanisms and paper, unaffected by the digital demons. Nope. Wrong.
The latest module in courseware involves some complicated and rather vague images of the brainstem in cross-section. I'm trying to liven them up and label the various regions and nuclei in ways that stand out. It's fairly hard; I have to collate and study lots of online pics to find the named landmarks and transpose them to the existing images. Every text has its own way of schematizing this material.
When I'm in this stage of work, I like to print off the best of the sources, so I can see the image on paper while I'm forming up the labels and pointers digitally. It's easier than trying to click back and forth between several different graphics programs.
One of the online images was just right except that it was upside down, with the dorsal side down instead of up. So I flipped it in Irfan, then printed it off. When I pulled the paper out of the printer .... Hey! What's wrong? It's right-side-up after all. But I specifically turned it upside down ....
Oh. The printer always spits out the top of the image first, so the upside-down JPG came out of the printer looking right-side up.
Oh again. IT DOESN'T MATTER. I didn't need to flip it in the first fucking place. You can turn a piece of paper any way you want without hitting any keystrokes. So I did.
Graybill, Cuba, Cops
Reviewing Graybill's Law:The people of Free-Trade countries are therefore driven into the few occupations which are left, by reason of the destruction of their formerly more varied pursuits. Hence those diversified talents with which men are endowed are not developed but remain latent and unused, an incalculable detriment to the prosperity of their respective countries.
Globalism removes SKILLS from the colonies. Each colony must have only one SKILL or only one PRODUCT, and each colony must be totally dependent on the master land for all other skills and products. If the master land wants to destroy a colony, it can then stop buying or using the ONE skill, and the colony collapses. Total dependency, total vulnerability.
Two good examples in today's news:
(1) Cuba. During the first part of our blockade, Cuba became a colony of Russia. When Russia was killed by Soros in 1991, Cuba was left alone. Instead of dying, Cuba broke Graybill's Law and quickly developed its own skills. Obama briefly tried to halt our blockade, but President Clinton (alias "Trump") has restored it. Now Cuba is returning to its close association with Russia, this time from a position of strength. Cuba is buying 25 diesel locomotives from Russia. If Obama's open door had remained open, an American company like NRE could have sold the locomotives. Graybill hurts everyone.
(2) School shootings. Since the fake 9/11 event, "our" dysgovernment has been working hard to destroy our self-defense knowledge and skills. Agencies like DHS and TSA specialize in turning ordinary self-sufficient people into useless blobs of protoplasm. We are told to do nothing, to make ourselves maximally vulnerable to all sorts of criminals and natural disasters and accidents. Shelter in place. Do nothing to protect yourself. Just call the "first responders". The "first responders" have the necessary skills (ie armies of lawyers) to get the job done. The job = exterminating Deplorables.
It's always been tautologically obvious that the "first responders" are not "first". The people who are involved in the crime or disaster are first. Now we see that the "first responders" aren't even "responders". They have official orders to stand back and let the situation happen. Anything that exterminates Deplorables is good for the Insatiables.
An unsung tool
I've been ripping Microsoft up one side and down the other for their criminally terrible MALWARE known as Windows 10.
In fairness I should praise another recent MS product that is the exact opposite. They don't publicize it much, and they categorize it as a 'toy'. Again it's the exact opposite of a toy. It's a wonderful TOOL that speeds workflow and does EXACTLY what you want it to do. Unlike Win 10 which is always in TOTAL COMMAND of the abject slave user, SyncToy is a tool that follows your orders.
SyncToy is a backup organizer that runs on the basis of 'folder pairs' between the source (hard disk) and the destination (USB or similar). You can form as many folder pairs as you want, and you can define each pair to overwrite, add, or modify in both directions. I find the choice labeled Contribute works best: overwrite if file with same name has changed content, rename if same content has been renamed, and simply write if file is new.
I started using it on the current courseware project back in July, and have been using it several times per day. It typically alters 50 to 100 files on each use, and at this point it's examining a total of 21K files to see which are unmatched. Each complete run takes about two minutes.
Remarkably efficient and adaptable!
Culling the genepool vs flooding the genepool
One of the day-trader advisers on the money talk station is forcefully pushing EXCELLENT advice for trading and money in general: Think first about NOT LOSING. After you're fully sure you WON'T LOSE, then you could start thinking about what you might gain.
The ultimate failure of this advice is jumping off a bridge, or "going out in a blaze of glory". The loss is guaranteed, the gain is utterly meaningless because you aren't around to see it.
This is the epitome of SHORT-TERM THINKING. What does a youngster lose? 60 or 70 years of life, during which he will have plenty of chances to forget this moment's pain, plenty of chances to have fun and MAKE THINGS and increase the order and value of the universe. The loss is especially dramatic for bridge-jumpers, who tend to be more intelligent and creative than average.
Convective question: Darwinians tell us that death removes misfits and leaves the better survivors, by definition. If this is true, why is short-term thinking INCREASING instead of DECREASING?
Answer: Because of an intentionally evil program/pogrom by Deepstate and media. Media demons specialize in cultivating the SHORTEST POSSIBLE thinking. One second is too long for TV. We're down to 30 msec now, which is pretty much the neural limit of shortness.
The demons in charge of the program/pogrom are not short-termers. They know exactly what they're doing.
Minister of Justice Andrew Little has laid out a vision for criminal justice reform which sees sentencing law relaxed and a rejection of "tough on crime"-style politics.
Little said "so-called law-and-order" policies have been a 30-year failure and locking up more people with longer sentences hasn't made New Zealand safer.
"New Zealand needs to completely change the way criminal justice works," he said. "It is a big challenge we are facing. It's not an issue that's been a short time in the making.
True everywhere. The automatic use of prison as a response to all actions defined as crimes is counterproductive, intentionally so. As usual governments are "solving" a problem with methods deliberately designed to increase the problem, so governments can expand their budget and power to "solve" the problem with methods deliberately designed to increase the problem, so governments can expand their budget and power to "solve" the problem with methods deliberately designed to increase the problem, so governments can expand...
He said he wanted a "national conversation" which sought out the best ideas but also led to a better informed nation that understood "tough-on-crime" policies were leaving a legacy of failure.
National conversation = Soros commands, Deplorables die.
This particular demon fails to specify exactly what he will do instead of prison, which is another alarm bell.
Here's the closest he gets to a concrete proposal:
"The bits that are occupied by prisoners are, frankly, frightful. The whole environment is not one where you are going to feel, 'this is a time and a place where I can get to grips with myself and turn my life around'.
He said the training room at Waikeria was "literally a concrete box. "It's not an environment where you can learn. There's nothing therapeutic about it at all."
His only concrete proposal is that we need less concrete. What instead? Rainbow curtains? Pussy hats? Ballet slippers?
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I've given practical proposals many times. Not necessarily the best ideas, but unquestionably functional ideas.
1. Laws should agree with Natural Law. Actions that directly take things or physically harm people should be punished or deterred. Actions like drinking, drugging, prostitution or saying unfashionable things should be ignored by the court system.
2. Restore restorative justice. Most takings should be "undone" by givings, not by prison time. Only use prison when the restitution fails.
3. Distinguish SHARPLY between circumstantial law-breakers and professional criminals. It's easy. Youngsters who are recruited by a gang leader shouldn't be in jail at all. Professional criminals should be in jail for life. Unlike most aspects of life, this is binary. Very little gray area between the two.
4. The circumstantial law-breakers should be doing GENUINELY USEFUL PHYSICAL WORK which FEELS useful. Every task should reach a noticeable conclusion or completion at the end of each day. This probably requires something like bound apprenticeship, which was both common and effective before 1920.
It's conceivable that Demon Little's National Conversation will consider these goals, but in practice the chance is somewhere around 0.000000000000000000%.
InclusiveThe rapture visionaries are all over Billy Graham's death, considering it a sign of the imminent end.
I observed before that the visionaries are uniquely and genuinely inclusive. Their likes and subscriptions include fellow believers of all races and both genders, pretty much equally. Obviously they're not complying with Die-Versity "Guidelines"; they're just focused on a single PURPOSE. When you're working together toward a GOAL, Die-Versity disappears.
Their embrace of Graham indicates an equally inclusive approach to denominations. Most serious believers are Teutonically precise about microscopic details of theology. If your theology disagrees with mine by one comma, you're headed for hell, and my comma needs to splinter away from your semicolon and form a new denomination.
Not the rapturites. The Graham outfit is strictly Establishment, strictly Mainline. Graham consorted with presidents and banksters, and helped to bless and encourage their aggressions and thefts. For the visionaries, Graham is a Christian who spreads the word, and that's all.
¶ 2:16 AM
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Talking about not walking, talking about not talking
Now that we're having yet another pointless Robust Debate** about guns, I started thinking and bumped into a realization.
I'm not especially interested in the issue of guns. Not my department. Gun-free zones are definitely a bad idea, but more regulations might not hurt. Probably wouldn't help either.
I've never owned a gun and only handled a gun once. When I was night auditor at the Trail Motel in the '70s, a guest called shortly after he checked out and said he had forgotten his gun under the pillow. Would I fetch it and keep it until he could return and pick it up? So I did as he asked. I handled the gun with a towel to avoid fingerprints.
Why have I always avoided guns?
Partly because I don't trust myself.
Partly because I had observed my late friend Larry who ALWAYS owned and carried guns. In the years when Larry and I were living in the same city and running in (more or less) the same circles, Larry was ALWAYS encountering situations where he needed the gun. I don't think he ever shot it, but he sometimes pulled it or made sure the enemy knew it was there. I knew most of those places, had been in them at various times, but NEVER encountered a situation where I felt a threat.
Conclusion: Larry got himself into situations where he needed a gun, or felt he needed a gun, BECAUSE he had the gun. I didn't have any defenses so I didn't walk into such situations or talk into such situations.
Classic example of moral hazard.
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**Robust Debate, of course, means the same thing as National Conversation. Soros gives instructions to Insatiables. Insatiables crank up the ovens and exterminate Deplorables.
Almost every night there's an item like this.300 W 8th, near Detox, male was reported to be armed with a 4 foot machete. Officers now have him detained.
Why the fascination with swords? They're useless as a weapon, compared with a gun or even an ordinary knife. You can't conceal a 4-foot sword. You can't surprise your victim by pulling it out of your belt. You can't run with it unless you're on a horse like medieval knights. You can't throw it. Everyone can see it from a long distance. All you can do is stand there and swing it around and wait for the cops to come.
(Self-explanatory sentence department: Of course most of the news item is unnecessary. "Near Detox" is the only Shannon information in the item. The rest is automatic.)
Update next night:300 W 8th at Detox, disorderly male reported, punching cars in the parking lot and trying to rip open doors to the building.
Serious point-missingThe standard Repoof response to Inquisitor Mueller's indictment is to call it meaningless and absurd.
Technically true. The people who are indicted can't be actually prosecuted, so it's not a consequential indictment against those people.
Misses the important point. Those Russian propagandists aren't the target. Russia has never been the real target of the witch hunt.
Inquisitor Mueller has now established a "legal" precedent for treating ANY EXPRESSION OF OPINION as "impairing, obstructing, and defeating the lawful functions of the United States by dishonest means." Now that he has written this insanity into "law", all other inquisitors are free to use it, and no court** will question it. He has provided a "legal" ground for the pogrom against Deplorables.
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**Why won't courts question it? Mueller belongs to the Clinton mob. The Clinton mob kills people who threaten its absolute control. No judge wants to be Fortmarcied.
Hypothesis that may be valid within limits
Here's a hypothesis. I don't think it's anywhere near universal, because many glaring exceptions pop up immediately. Still, it works within a limited range.
Hypothesis: If you want a more accountable government, you want a government that provides more services for everyone.
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Inspiration for hypothesis: Snowplows.
Voting no longer works to eliminate generalized corruption and evil, because corruption and evil are funded nationally by Soros and Bloomberg. Global money can always overcome local money.
BUT: a government that fails to keep the streets clear and drivable will be voted out of office REGARDLESS of money. If the next election isn't imminent, the government will try HARD to fix the problem. It won't sit back and enjoy its Bloomberg endowment.
Why? Two reasons. (1) Voting may not exist, but phone calls do exist. Bureaucrats don't like hearing thousands of shouts and cusswords. (2) More importantly, bureaucrats have to drive the same streets as everyone else. Even if the mayor's exclusive gated neighborhood gets plowed before the rest, he still has to drive outside his neighborhood to shop and work.
Insatiables and Deplorables suffer together when the streets are unusable.
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I've noticed something similar in comparing US vs UK medical practice. In my two recent encounters with minor surgery, the US doctors provided skimpy and partly wrong information about what to expect and what to do after the surgery. I got complete and accurate information from NHS websites.
USA STRONG medicine is bureaucratic and quasi-governmental. The responsibility and the funding are separate. Most of the money comes from insurance companies which respond NEGATIVELY to the concerns of the patients and doctors. Insurers want to see no medical care at all, and work hard to reach that goal. Evidence? 300,000 deaths from medical errors each year = increased share value for insurers. The ruling class has strictly private medicine, and can afford enough lawyers to overrule the insurers and regulators.
NHS is bureaucratic and mostly governmental. The responsibility and the funding are together. As with snowplows, the same system serves everyone. If patients are dying like flies, it means taxpayers and bureaucrats are dying like flies.
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Later thought: Accountable is literal here, as in accounting. When the DR and CR are in the same ledger, the account has to be balanced. Negative feedback keeps things centered, keeps the balance nulled. When the DR and CR are in separate books (as in securitized debt or insurancized medicine or Sorosized government or offshorized economy) the spending and death and corruption are not limited.
New belief systems
Traditionally the line between faith and science was well-defined but never sharp.
Faith is believing in something that can't be seen and observed directly, but appears as a rational inference from reality.
Science is believing in observed and measured facts.
There's always an indeterminate area between those zones, containing phenomena that seemingly could be measurable but haven't been measured (yet). All three zones are well defined. Sophisticated believers on both sides could reliably place a statement into each category, or into the gray zone. You could build a rational structure around the definitely religious axioms and the definitely scientific facts.
What we have now in the Sorosian lands is an entirely different arrangement. Look at any "mainstream" source of fake news.
EVERY SINGLE NEWS ITEM is built around the axiom of RUSSIAN_HACKING. Even the school shooting pivots around RUSSIAN_HACKING. Most of the items are talking about talking. (Horrified at what Trump says.) Bernie joins the chorus, talking about not talking. (Horrified at what Trump didn't say.)
Is RUSSIAN_HACKING a faith axiom or a scientific observation? Neither. It's a plain old lie, and its falseness has already been proved. It was never true. Everyone who spreads the lie KNOWS that it's a lie, and they continue to spread it.
Now let's look at an aggregator from the religious world.
Less absolute but still strong. Most items pivot around "transgender".
Even the school shooting pivots around "transgender".
Is "transgender" a faith axiom or a scientific observation? Neither. It's a plain old lie, contrary to all the well-known scientific rules of human genetics and biology. Some invertebrates do in fact change their gender, but mammals don't. Nature doesn't care if you believe you can change. You can't.
So we have HUGE belief systems growing and developing around TOTALLY DISPROVED OBVIOUS LIES.
¶ 2:40 AM
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Old sound more common now
Most of the questions on quora.com are either (1) completely jumbled and incomprehensible, (2) immediately googleable, or (3) seeking sneaky shortcuts around the law.
Among the useful questions are generational differences, as in "What's a sound you have to explain to younger people?"
Many answers to the latter question are phonograph sounds. It struck me just now that ONE phonograph sound is actually MORE recognizable and MORE common now than in the era of real phonographs. Namely the VOOOOOOP sound made by a needle scraping across the record. You hear it all the time as a sound effect in radio talk shows and Youtube clips. It's an audio emoticon for "Let's start this again."
When records were real, the VOOOOOP was rare because it DESTROYED THE RECORD. It didn't give you a chance to start over, it just made the record unplayable.
A case of semantic shifting in the realm of audio emoticons.
¶ 12:33 PM
People are better 3
More self-destructive stupidity by Deepstate... All branches of the USA STRONG dysgovernment are responding to the epidemic of leaks and counterleaks by CLAMPING DOWN HARD on security clearances and so on.
Deepstate only goes one way. Always clamp, never loosen. The result is perfectly predictable.
People know what's right and wrong. Laws against Naturally wrong activities work well, because normal people don't want to steal and kill. Laws against Naturally good or neutral activities only generate black markets and create criminals.
We should have learned from alcohol prohibition. FDR showed us (yet again) the ONLY example of government loosening when he broke prohibition. Even before FDR died, Deepstate had already resurrected the clamp by moving it to marijuana. Deepstate has profited immensely from the new clamp, and is currently trying to undo the loosening in many states.
A clampdown on information will have the same effect as all others.
It will make leaking far more valuable.
Leaks will be used for blackmail more than before. Leaks will be used for internal bitch-fights among the bureaucratic eunuchs even more. These INTENDED CONSEQUENCES will then "justify" an even stronger clampdown, which will make the INTENDED CONSEQUENCES even more valuable, which will then "justify" an even stronger....
People are better 2
Continuing on the theme that people are better than their leaders....
ArsTechnica is a good place to watch the leadership class in action. The website featured a predictable Federal decision against Truthteller Damore. The decision is not scary. The Federal dysgovernment outlawed truth in 1946. Truth is a capital crime. When you tell the truth in public, you know what to expect from the black-robed demons and the Bureau of Inquisition.
The scary part is the unofficial Inquisition by the commenters. The first commenter stated a truth, DELICATELY AND CAUTIOUSLY, just as Damore had done. The rest of the thread is a massive brutal vicious violent riot against the cautious truthteller.
These are not people. These are leaders, or young leaders in training. Insatiables slaughtering Deplorables, just as in the first Inquisition 500 years ago. Same sides, same violence, same total destruction of truth and logic and civilization.
People are better
God is like Trump.
Both of them have run magnificent campaigns, advocating Natural Law, advising people to follow Natural Law and praise God or vote for Trump.
God's people (nowadays primarily Africans) are doing God's will, following Natural Law, making more life and value, helping their neighbors, praising God as per specs.
BUT: God is not on God's side. God is not doing his part to destroy evil cities and corporations and organizations.
Trump's people (nowadays primarily Caucasians) are doing Trump's will, making more life and value, helping their neighbors, voting for Trump as per specs.
BUT: Trump is not on Trump's side. Trump is just another Wilson/Bush globalist, doing nothing to slow down the financial mob or to slow down our evil aggressions.
People are better than their gods. People are better than their leaders.
But, no but
Poll says most Americans think Trump is a worse president than Obama.
Most people are simply exuding the toxins that the media demons have injected.
When you stand back and look at OBJECTIVE ACHIEVEMENTS, the picture is more complicated.
I'm an honest populist, judging presidents strictly on OBJECTIVE ACHIEVEMENTS. Trump is definitely WORSE than Obama so far, FROM A POPULIST VIEWPOINT.
If you're an honest globalist, judging presidents strictly on OBJECTIVE ACHIEVEMENTS, you should say that Trump is BETTER than Obama so far, FROM A GLOBALIST VIEWPOINT.
Obama was a loyal globalist for 6 years, following Deepstate marching orders. He started a new war every week and rewarded the banks and slaughtered Deplorables as per specs.
BUT: Obama made two counter-globalist moves after he fired Hillary. He stopped making war against Persia and Cuba and started to restore normal trade with those countries.
Trump is a loyal globalist, following Deepstate marching orders. He starts a new war every week and rewards the banks and slaughters Deplorables as per specs.
BUT: So far there's no BUT. In fact there's a negative BUT. Trump is a better globalist than Obama. He's explicitly UNDOING Obama's two countermoves.
¶ 7:20 AM
OK by me!
Lately the rapture visionaries are sharing a prediction that NYC will be removed from the universe by a tsunami.
I hadn't thought along those lines, but it's fine with me. Whatever it takes. Just get it done.
Enough slacking, God. Pick a fucking side, God. You claim to be on God's side, God.
SHOW US. DO IT NOW.
¶ 2:18 AM
Premise 1: The Framers and Bombers and Inquisitors got a credible early warning about the latest school shooter, from a bail bondsman who counts as part of the "law" enforcement community. FBI didn't arrest the dude.
Premise 2: The dude is obviously retarded. He doesn't have "mental health issues", he's just a retard.
Therefore: FBI was cultivating him. FBI always prefers retards for its cultivated witches, partly because retards are easy to mold and mostly because retards make the witch target groups (Christians, Southerners, Muslims) look awful.
¶ 6:34 AM
Haven't seen a good asked-answered pair in quite a while.
Songs about songs
Yesterday I was bitching (as always) that schools teach ABOUT reality instead of teaching reality. Our music classes taught us songs ABOUT classical pieces instead of teaching us the classical pieces.
USA STRONG schools have always taken this approach in all subjects, ESPECIALLY science. Instead of doing real experiments, science classes memorize theories and names and places. There have always been rare shining exceptions like Mrs Hunholz. Even now there are still a few shining exceptions, and I try to help support them through DonorsChoose.
About-ness is expanding exponentially everywhere, DESPITE the increased availability of primary sources. Each "side" believes only its own songs about the other side. All "sides" believe the same false songs about the past.
Twenty years ago this lack of direct knowledge was completely understandable and forgivable.
You had to do LOTS OF HARD WORK to hear another side or another time, and most of the info wasn't publicly available at all. If you wanted to hear the Russian or Cuban side, you had to master the equipment and techniques of shortwave listening. If you wanted to see how people in 1890 really lived, you needed access to a major library, and you needed LOTS of time and heavy lifting to search purposefully through dusty volumes of old periodicals. If you wanted to hear old radio, you were out of luck unless you could personally wander around the country finding old transcription discs in swap meets and antique shops.
Now all of those sources are just a click away. Some of them require payment, and some aren't immediately Googlable; you still have to learn where to find the best material; but there's no real work involved.
Here's a good example of a primary source that wouldn't have been available twenty years ago.
From a magazine that RCA sent out to its dealers in the early '30s, with sales strategies, window display ideas, jokes about stupid non-RCA stores, etc....
Wonderful picture. Look at the HANDS. RCA respected the black man for his work, and wanted to have him as a customer. RCA was sending a message to its dealers with this picture. This man could be a customer. Treat him right and you will gain more profit.
Closely parallel to GM's marketing of Cadillac at the same time. Nick Dreystadt, head of the Caddy division, had been a salesman in Chicago. He knew there was a significant black upperclass who wanted Caddies, could pay for Caddies, but weren't being allowed into the dealerships. He changed the policy and changed the advertising to bring in those customers. Result: Cadillac division saved from deletion.
Businesses operating for PROFIT are forced to perceive reality. Now that corporations are operating purely for SHARE VALUE, they don't need customers of any color. They are free from reality, free to listen only to the screeches emanating from Soros's foul filthy wicked infinitely evil cranial cavity.
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Sidenote: The comparatively "good" part of this about-ness is that the elites are impenetrably stupid. Even the spy agencies at the dark heart of Deepstate no longer observe facts about their opponents, preferring to stick with their own songs about songs. The entity known as "Reality Winner" was supposed to be analyzing info about Russia. Instead of reading RT or Sputnik News or sources written in Russian, it simply watched MSNBC and then leaked some particularly "damaging" delusions about Russia that were part of the endlessly repeated looping playlist on MSNBC. NSA punished it for leaking but wasn't bothered by its total disregard of FACTS.
When tyrants understand the motives and purposes of dissidents, tyrants can silence and kill dissidents efficiently. When tyrants are utterly disconnected from reality, dissidents have a lot more room to maneuver.
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Addendum from another new item at American Radio History:
This is from a British radio journal. Note especially that Amos and Andy was the MOST POPULAR program for many years. We can assume that the janitor above was listening to A+A, and the white radio dealers who saw the picture were ALSO listening to A+A.
If you think A+A was bigotry, you are an ACTUAL BIGOT by definition. You are prejudging things purely on the deranged lyrics of the standard song about earlier times. (Earlier = any moment before the current femtosecond. Github Standard Time.)
If you had ever taken the SLIGHT trouble to find and listen to any episode of A+A, you would know that it showed an honest and positive picture of black MIDDLE-CLASS life, with some typically black characters and viewpoints. It depicted blacks as a source of wisdom. If you think a source of wisdom is a negative portrayal, you have told us EVERYTHING WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU.
This is CRIME.
Windows 10 is a burglar. No matter how hard you try to lock out its smash-and-grab, Microsoft Malware will smash in and take everything. I keep turning off the intruders, and they keep coming back. I shut off Update entirely, and Microsoft Malware spent most of today running an Update ANYWAY.
This is burglary. This is breaking and entering. Windows 10 is like Goldilocks the Crackhead. She smashes through your door, moves in a dozen crackhead buddies, turns on the heater and airconditioning full blast, turns on all the appliances, brings in her 12-foot plasma TV and her meth-cooking apparatus and her pot grow lights and plugs them in. The crack buddies start dealing and knifing and shooting, and YOU CAN'T DO A FUCKING THING ABOUT IT. You just pay and pay and pay and pay for having a computer that you can't use.
This is CRIME.
This is also an aspect of dystopia that Orwell and Huxley and Bradbury and even Percy failed to foresee. Modern people are willing to PAY DEARLY for the privilege of being totally surveilled and brain-damaged and robbed and killed. Losing your mind and will and property is COOOOOOOL if it's done with the Correct Brand Name. Old tyrants from Lincoln to Wilson to Stalin to Mao to Amin must be groaning in rueful disgust. "Damn! If only I had thought of this trick before that Jobs dude did! I could have run my torture factory at a MASSIVE PROFIT, and wouldn't even need the secret police to bring in the heretics. They're waiting in line to get tortured now!"
¶ 3:11 PM
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
For some reason
For some reason I was remembering the horrible corruption of classical music that we were force-fed in elementary school. If I hadn't ALREADY been firmly locked into classical by then, these abominations would have ruined it.
We sang this to the tune of Haydn's 92nd:
Papa Haydn's dead and gone
but his mem'ry lingers on.
When his heart was filled with bliss
he wrote merry tunes like this.
WE DIDN'T SING THE GODDAMN BANG! That would have made the piece slightly fun, if still hopelessly dumb.
Worst of all, to Beethoven's 9th:
Ode to Joy was taken from
a symphony by Beethovum.
WHY, for Christ's sweet sake? Ode to Joy is already a SONG, and it already has ACTUAL ENGLISH WORDS** which rhyme properly. The actual words are not controversial by '50s standards, and might have been slightly inspiring to kids.
Instead, we sang a dry badly-rhymed dictionary description ABOUT the song, set to the tune OF the song. Unspeakably blasphemous. (I've mercifully forgotten the rest of the atrocity, and Google mercifully fails to supply it.)
Applying the same principle to a more modern song that happens to be running in my mental jukebox:
Obladi is a song by the Beeee-TLES
which includes a number of nonsense words.
Obladi also makes an asserrrrrr-TION
pertaining to the continuity of existence.
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**For clarity, I'm thinking of the hymn 'Joyful joyful we adore thee', not the Schiller poem. The Schiller, with its violent mysticism, wouldn't have been suitable for 4th graders in public school, and the English translations are clumsy.
¶ 2:54 PM
Accountants aren’t known for taking risks. So a new experiment from Journal of Accounting Research stands out: an upcoming conference issue will include only papers that were accepted before the authors knew what their results would be. That’s very different from the traditional academic publication process, in which papers are published -- or not -- based largely on their results.
The new approach, known as “registered reports,” has developed a following in the sciences in light of the so-called reproducibility crisis. But JAR is the first accounting journal to try it.
At the same time, The Review of Financial Studies is breaking similar ground in business.
“This is what good accountants do -- we make reports trusted and worthy of that trust,” said Robert Bloomfield, Nicholas H. Noyes Professor of Management at Cornell University and guest editor of JAR’s registered reports-based issue
Pretty good definition of scientific method. METROLOGY. Judge the work strictly on its methods and verifiability.
This new standard will only help with research that isn't directly funded by a grant. When a researcher applies for a gov't or NGO grant, the result MUST be known in advance, and MUST agree with the goals of the gov't or NGO. Accepting a paper solely by its methods and design won't purify the motivation in that case.
Must admit (1) that I didn't realize accountancy was an academic subject needing research. How can you have alternate theories** about moving numbers around?
Must admit (2) that my own direct experience of CPAs doesn't match the ideal. When I was bookkeeper for a construction company in the '70s, my job was to follow precise and checkable methods to reach a set of sums and balances, without trying to achieve a specific result. METROLOGY.
Every quarter the CPA came in and FIDDLED with my precise sums to achieve maximum tax evasion. He moved big arbitrary amounts from one column to another, without any attention to the meaning of the amounts.
Similar distinctions apply in other disciplines. Meteorologists make precise measurements of the weather without aiming for a result. Then Crimatologists come in and FIDDLE with the numbers to achieve their desired result of slaughtering the maximum number of Deplorables.
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**Later: Took a quick look at some articles in JAR. They aren't really discussing theories. They're comparing the consequences of different styles and modes of reporting numerical results. Do corporations and governments behave differently depending on the methods and modes of the report?
Piece worth readingA highly interesting article by Mattingly at GetReligion.
I always listen carefully when people speak from direct experience. In this piece Mattingly discusses the Koresh/Waco mess from personal experience. He graduated from Baylor in the '70s, and knew several of the Davidians who later got slaughtered by the Framers and Bombers and Inquisitors. Thus he knew their motivations and beliefs firsthand.
Mattingly's point is that the Davidians were following Christian tradition even though their theology was non-standard. They were willing to die for the faith, and they died for the faith. They are martyrs.
The point is especially powerful because Mattingly is NOT a non-standard holy-roller or snake-handler. He's a mainline Protestant who normally shows distaste for 'cultish' beliefs.
¶ 1:44 AM
Monday, February 12, 2018
When bread speaks
For one year in the '30s, Ripley's radio program was sponsored by bread.
Not Wonder Bread or Taystee Bread or Bond Bread. Just bread.
Sounds like a parody but it's not.
In fact Ripley was sponsored by the trade organization of small bakers. The organization did far more than just lobbying DC for tax relief. It scheduled weekly specials that all of its members carried, using their own recipes. When Ripley advertised chocolate cake, you could count on your neighborhood bakery to have chocolate cake.
The Bakers Council was like a loosely coupled nationwide corporation. It provided uniform advertising and bully power to its members without owning them or forcing them into standardized recipes or employment practices.
If small and midsize businesses still had similarly ACTIVE business unions, Amazon would be less of a threat, and lawsuits from Sorosian demons would be less of a threat.
How stupid is she?
Hillary is a brutal low-IQ drunken thug. That's an obvious fact, needing no further explanation.
How low is her IQ?
She doesn't even realize that she won the election.
She's still staggering around throwing things and punching people and drooling and blaming Russia for her "loss".
In fact she's a double winner. House nigger Donnie is precisely and comprehensively implementing the Clinton agenda, and Hillary doesn't have the labor and risk of actually occupying the office.
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DEADLY FUCKING SERIOUS: I wish to fucking hell I had realized how the world works when I was young.
BASIC AND INDISPUTABLE FACTS: Violence solves problems. Crime pays magnificently. Cheaters get rewards. Thugs get loyal wives. Honesty is suicide.
I was deceived and misled about all of these basic and indisputable facts. I want my money back.
Thinking about the demonic mission of paid "journalists" vs the simple information-passing role of direct reporting by ordinary people.
It's well known that some of the poems we now call nursery rhymes were written as anti-establishment news reports. They were coded (not encrypted) to avoid easy detection by the royal authorities and Inquisitors.
Question: Who was paying those troubadors? Were they crowd-funded by passing the hat, as street musicians and street poets have always done? Or was there an underground counterforce movement that organized and protected them? The written preservation of their work implies that somebody was serving as an archiver.
Zuckerberg is right!
Though it pains me to agree with a demon, in this case the demon is doing the right thing.
Conservative "Free speech" activists are bitching because Facebook plans to put more emphasis on LOCAL non-partisan information and gossip pages.
Wrong bitching. LOCAL news is REAL JOURNALISM, the best antidote to fake news. Most of all, LOCAL news is LOCAL, not GLOBAL.
The only FB page I read is Spokane News, which operates on a very low budget and provides a place for REAL PEOPLE who are DIRECTLY INVOLVED in REAL EVENTS to tell others what's happening.
That is the WHOLE FUCKING POINT OF NEWS. People need to know what's going on, and the people who are close to a situation are best able to tell the rest of us about it. You can't trust any paid "journalist" to get the facts right, even on the simplest and least partisan event. The paid "journalist" is paid to tell Deepstate's version of ALL STORIES. No exceptions, no deviations.
Before FB, other forums were theoretically available. Yahoo Groups performed the same function, but Yahoo always managed to fuck up its own stuff, making it hard to use and hard to find. A local organization could set up its own webpage, but that's expensive and time-consuming, and a separate page isn't automatically connected to a main 'switchboard'. FB minimizes the setup and offers an automatic 'switchboard'. Nobody else does it nearly as well.
¶ 8:16 AM
More WL point-missingWikileaks has an attractive poster:If wars are started with secrecy and lies ... maybe we can start peace with transparency and openness.
Valid in a broad way but misses the main point on both ends. Oddly, it doesn't even advertise WL's own best purpose.
Wars aren't started by secrets. The push toward war is perfectly open and loud and overmodulated.
Modern wars aren't started by lies AS SUCH. When an aggressor prepares its people to support and fight in an unprovoked attack, the aggressor says basically true things about the victim. The falseness is contained in the DYSLOGIC that develops the true statements into a reason for attack. Consider the unending war in Afghanistan. It's TRUE that our employee Sheikh Osama had some of his bases and training camps there, which we had helped him to build. It's FALSE that those training camps were the CAUSE of 9/11. The SAUDI dudes who committed the crime got most of their support from the Saudi government, which means USA. They trained in Germany, Florida and Oklahoma, with cooperation from FBI. If war was necessary to wipe out the training camps, we should have been making war against Saudi, USA, FBI, Germany, Florida and Oklahoma along with Afghanistan. Deepstate is always making war against Oklahoma, so it's a little surprising that we didn't finish the job there. Florida is, of course, strictly off limits. Florida is a suburb of NYC, and NYC isn't going to make war against NYC.
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On the other end of the claim, it's true that "transparency and openness" can help to break a push toward war ... but only if you're opening the correct doors. Otherwise transparency is wasted or even counterproductive.
The best way to prevent a fight is to show the attacker that he doesn't have a weapon, or can't use his weapons.
Wikileaks accomplishes this goal SPLENDIDLY when it reveals NSA's hacking tricks, allowing anti-virus companies to develop solid defenses. After a Deepstate METHOD is revealed, the METHOD no longer works. The weapon is jammed. Same with the DNC leaks. We could see the criminal conspiracy between DNC and the media demons IN THEIR OWN WORDS, which made it impossible for the media demons to continue claiming "journalism" as an excuse for their omnicide. Before the leak we knew they were conspiring. Now we know exactly HOW they conspire and how they plan and implement their crimes.
Partisans are always agitating for transparency that reveals embarrassing details about the "other" "party". This is a waste, and often serves the enemy's purposes. Bryan Manning's leak wasn't worth the jail time because he didn't reveal any METHODS used by State Dept spies. He only revealed that ambassadors have to negotiate with people they don't like, which is exactly the PROPER JOB of an ambassador or negotiator. The leaks were good publicity for the State Dept, and might have been deliberately engineered.
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Sidenote: WL seems to be fading. They haven't published anything since November, and nothing significant since September. Seems like they're exclusively focused on Assange's court cases.
¶ 1:22 AM
Thursday, February 08, 2018
Come on, casino! You can do better!
Polistra thinks the NYC casino needs a little more encouragement.
Ideally, of course, the value of the casino should be NEGATIVE INFINITY. All participants in trading of stocks and derivatives and "cryptocurrencies" should be placed in debt slavery. Their stolen wealth should be confiscated and redistributed to create a Gosbank for REAL-VALUE business. The traders should be placed in giant hamster wheels to generate power for the TV cameras that show them being whipped and tortured by experts untiil not quite dead, then revived to repeat the performance until their monstrous alien cells are dissolved into raw atoms and shipped out of the universe into the nearest black hole. Best TV show ever.
Not exactly Hell's Angels, but what?Latest item at KSHS is a complete riddle. It's dated 1909. Shows a large gathering of motorcyclists in downtown Colby. The cycles are well-equipped, not crude or homemade. Most of the men are dressed more like cowhands than cyclists of the era. Stetsons, not leather caps. There are professionally painted signs saying "27" and "2727" on several buildings.
The photographer seems to have been just as puzzled as the KSHS describer. Written on the negative: "Wondering what next at Colby".
Were they trying to replace horses with cycles for ranch work?
RT is showing a military parade in NoKo. It's an impressively synchronized performance, but oddly non-self-sufficient. All of the marches are Western in rhythm and harmony. Could have been written by Sousa. The band is strictly Western instruments, hundreds of sousaphones. The action (so far) is mainly a couple of generals zooming back and forth in Mercedes jeeps, meeting and shouting commands, then zooming off in the other direction. Soldiers and crowds shout and sing in perfect unison. The crowd forms visible-from-above card pictures with the speed and precision of a giant LCD screen.
The weather is cold enough for steamy breath, which shows that the vast ranks of soldiers are actually breathing in unison.
After the zooming generals, we finally get Dear Leader's speech.
And Dear Leader is the only unsynchronized part of the display. He's an untrained speaker, rocking back and forth as he talks, fumbling with the pages, not making eye contact, not showing strength or confidence. The old general who has been describing the action to Kim looks disgusted, seems to be wishing for an adult boss.
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Convective thought: NoKo's best revenge would be FAST reunification. Imagine a unified Korea where each side throws its best talents into the marriage. The South contributes competent management and vast industrial and economic skills. The North contributes millions of well-trained young workers, the mission of self-reliance, and NUKES.
A major economic power with NUKES, working together with China and Russia, would have nothing to fear from USA STRONG. They could order us to get the fuck out, and we'd have to obey.
Keep your promise, fuckerBig promise from a DC monster:
"Those who would threaten America’s experiment in democracy must know if you threaten us, it will be your longest and worst day."
Well, it's a little late, since the "experiment" was ruined by the black-robed demons in 1803 and smashed to bits in 1861 by Madman Lincoln who burned half the country and slaughtered 1/6 of the people to guarantee that "democracy" would vanish from this earth forever.
But since you seem to believe the "experiment" is still running, this must mean you're going to execute all of the current black-robed demons, all employees of the other branches of dysgovernment, and then execute yourself!
Good promise, DC monster! I'm waiting for you to start!
¶ 12:47 AM
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Backwards as usual
Wash state Repooflicans continue sending me emails. Today's output:
Democrats are at it again!
They're going to try their hardest to raise your taxes, and it's possible for them to do it now with their majorities in the House and Senate.
Sign our petition right now demanding Senate Democrats don't raise your taxes!
Democrats want to raise your taxes to pay for their liberal pet projects like funneling more money to Sound Transit and giving kickbacks to their special interest funders.
If fiscal conservatism has any chance of surviving during the Democrats' reign, it's going to be because Washingtonians like you took a stand. Join us and stand for a government that lives within its means by signing the petition today.
Wrong from start to finish, as fucking always.
1. More money for public transit is good, not bad.
2. Your special interests are the same as the Dem special interests. Bankers, Amazon, Microsoft, tribal casinos.
3. Most important: Low tax is the EXACT OPPOSITE of "fiscal conservatism" and "living within its means."
Lower tax means more debt.More debt means more interest paid to bankers, and more control by bankers.
If you want to see more control by the people, you want to raise taxes to the point where government is making a PROFIT, and you want the taxes to hit just about everyone. Even better, you should split up the taxes so they're more like paying for a product. Drivers pay for roads, parents pay for schools, delusional lunatics and psychotic arsonists pay for "endangered" "species" laws and "environmental" "protection".
When government depends on the SPECIFIC CUSTOMERS for each SPECIFIC SERVICE, the customers will have more power to decide HOW** the service is performed.
With zero tax, just as with "free internet", the users are the product.
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Specific example: I've been spending about $1000 a year (basically tithing) through DonorsChoose.org, to support SPECIFIC projects that give hands-on experience in math and science. Some of those projects wouldn't get funded without my contribution. In other words, the money is not fungible. Donors have real control over which projects get funded. This makes me HAPPY, because hands-on education is part of my MISSION. By contrast, I also pay about $600 a year in county property tax. This is LOWER than the DonorsChoose amount, but it doesn't make me happy. This $600 is fungible and non-controllable. I know that a lot of the county tax is going for nonsense like Die-Versity Counselors, but there's no way for me to defund the shit and overfund the good stuff.
Bad, better, best
A discussion at some website wandered off into the subject of steelmanning, the opposite of strawmanning. I hadn't heard the word before, but it's nothing new.
Bad salesmen and bad teachers always insult the opponent, assuming that his favorite product or theory is RACIST FASCIST SEXIST HOMOPHOBE. This guarantees total and permanent opposition.
Better salesmen and teachers have always tried to work against an honest and positive version of the opponent's argument. This doesn't create an enemy, but it doesn't change minds either.
In plain fact argument doesn't work. A two-sided exchange of words and sentences never persuades. Improving or cleaning up your debating technique is wasted energy.
The BEST salesmen and teachers don't argue at all. They set up a situation where the opponent can EXPERIENCE REALITY DIRECTLY. Test drive, lab session, practicum. If you have confidence that your product or explanation or theory is superior, you should let the opponent pick it up, handle it, try it.
If you can't set up such a situation, it means your product is NOT superior or your explanation is NOT correct. You should learn something from the failure.
Thanks, Ralph 473Via ZH: Turbomoron Trudeau ruined his own cause without even understanding it.
Trudeau was screeching to an audience of like-mindless monsters. One of the monsters wanted the Canadian dysgovernment to lift restrictions on some kind of left-wing religious activity, saying that "maternal love is the love that's going to change the future of mankind."
Turbomoron corrected mankind to peoplekind "because it's more inclusive."
In the first place, the standard idiot version is humankind, not peoplekind. When you're providing a "correction", you need to use the standard idiot version, not make up your own idiot word. If you are allowed to make up your own words, language might be able to express heterodox meanings. Absolutely verboten. The whole point of linguistic tyranny is PERFECT STANDARDIZATION, leading ultimately to no language at all. Utopia is a constant meaningless 160 dB screech. Like rock-n-roll.
In the second place, Turbomoron Trudeau lost the chance to "correct" the worst and most horrifying solecism in the question. The question assumes and allows the role of BIOLOGICAL PARENTS in raising a child. Admittedly only the maternal parent, but still BIOLOGICAL. Sorosian utopia requires total disconnection of biological parenting.
Sometimes you have to be thankful for the enemy's stupidity.
YAAAAAAAAYMedical test turned out OK. Nothing special going on.**
After getting the good news, I was waiting at a bus stop with a bench. I was thanking various gods if such exist. A contractor pulled up and switched the sign on the bench to a poster for an upcoming church event: Behold Jesus!
Omen? Probably not, but interesting.
**Strictly speaking it's not nothing; it's one of those "potentially pre-cancerous" indications that "bears watching" in case it turns into cancer later. So now I know that I might get cancer later, which I already knew because I'm alive and old. In return for knowing something that I already knew, I've spent $1000 and endured a month of doubt and fear and pain and poor diet. The doubt and fear and pain and poor diet have definitely shortened my life and weakened my immune system.
One party is saying that Trump will create a "constitutional crisis" if he fires members of the executive branch.
There can't be a crisis because we haven't had a constitution since 1803.
But: Assuming for argument that a constitution still exists, this is obvious nonsense. The president is CEO of the executive branch. He can hire and fire ANYONE he wants within the branch. Normally a CEO doesn't hire and fire low-level clerks anyway, so this practically means that he's supposed to hire and fire top bureaucrats, who then supervise the lower levels to suit the desires of the CEO.
What's obviously contrary to the organizational chart? Members of the executive branch (like FBI and CIA) attempting to bring down the CEO because he belongs to the wrong party. In any organization, middle executives who try to bring down the CEO are fired.
Who is supposed to monitor and inspect the President's behavior? Congress. Here the constitution is quite specific and detailed. Congress can defund any executive activity it dislikes, and Congress can impeach both judicial and executive officers including the president.
¶ 3:22 AM
What's the content of the message?
Apparently there was some sort of big Sport Thing yesterday. I don't keep track of Sport Things, so when I was awakened by massive fireworks last night, I had to figure out the cause.
Presumably the fireworks were intended to convey happiness that one side had a larger number at the end of the Sport Thing. Which side? I don't know. The name of the side was not mentioned by the fireworks, and there was no way to decode the message from context. Sport Things are always arranged to leave one side with a larger number. It shouldn't be a surprise.
What did the message convey? There are fuckheads in the neighborhood. That's all.
Partisan politics works the same way. Each side sets off fireworks to celebrate higher numbers for the side in today's Big Game, but the only message truly conveyed is Fuckheads are here.
Straight to the top
I notice a common pattern in questions from younger folks on Quora.
"If I want to talk to Donald Trump, which words should I say to the operator?"
"How do I get a job at Google?"
There have always been people with an inflated sense of their status and influence. "I never waste time with underlings. Always talk to the top man!"
In previous decades this jacked-up type was constantlymocked in drama and in ordinary conversation. Everyone understood that life has layers and modules. You have influence in your module. There's no way for you to influence the Top Man or get into the Top Circle, and you shouldn't want to get into those circles. You can't stay in those places unless you are an incurably evil genocidal maniac, satanic beyond poor old Satan's worst nightmares.
Now that layers have been short-circuited by globalism and the Web, the Top Man delusion is common.
It still doesn't work. The short circuit runs only one way.
If you are able to talk to a president you are already talking to a president. If you are on Quora asking the question, you are not able to talk to a president. There are no magic words.
If you are able to get a job at Google you are already working at Google. If you are not already working at Google, you should focus on the job you have now. Apply your talents to this job just as enthusiastically as you imagine you would apply them at Google. You will do far more good for yourself AND for the world.
"Rex Block" at the Weather Bureau has given usanother neat little verse about the turning of the seasons:
February 10th will be a delight-
For those of us who are craving daylight-
10 hours of sun-
Night time on the run-
As the end of winter pulls into sight.
The dash at the end of the line is an unusual style, but it works.
Again, good stuff!
Trying to parse the form... it's almost a limerick but the rhythm limps, as lit crits used to say before Die-Versity. So it's a limperick.
You could bring it closer to strict limerick:
Feb 10th will be a delight-
For those who are craving daylight-
10 hours of sun-
Night on the run-
As winter's end pulls into sight.
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.