Sunday, January 20, 2019
  Twötter

Gödel would appreciate this....

An independent writer on automotive topics invites Tesla skeptics to send him stories about Twitter's efforts to suppress skeptics. He tells them to 'follow' him, which will turn on the ability to send a private message, and then send a private message. The rest of the thread is Tesla skeptics trying to follow him and finding that it doesn't work.

Pretty neat mechanism. Twötter's algos detect an attempt to talk about unfollowing, and immediately unfollow the attempt to talk about unfollowing.
 
  All the right words

Via DW:

For years, scientists have raised concerns about the ethical applications of artificial intelligence. Facebook said it chose Germany because of its position "at the forefront of the conversation."

A perfect condensed explanation. All you need to know in a few words.

Ethics means EXTERMINATE DEPLORABLES.

Conversation means SILENCE ALL HERETICS.

If you want to apply AI ethically, you can't possibly beat Krautists. Krautists have always been at the forefront of precision genocide and accurate slaughter and meticulous torture and exact evil. Especially when ethics and conversations are aimed at Russia.

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  It's slippery

Elon taking part in a discussion on the hundreds of EV startups, especially in China:

I wish them well. Track record in auto startups is tough. Thousands of US auto startups, but only Ford & Tesla have avoided bankruptcy. A similar scenario is likely in all countries.

He says this often. It's slippery. Not strictly false but intentional point-missing.

In any field there are lots of non-serious startups and some serious ones. If we filter out the non-serious and look at 'comparables' to Tesla ... companies that produced thousands of cars for several years ... most of them were ABSORBED or TRANSFORMED, not bankrupted.

Among the serious carmakers present in 1930, many of them ended up as part of Chrysler directly or indirectly. Several switched to other products (beer, HVAC, trucks, trailers, real estate) and continued for many decades.
 
  Odd non-correlation

Elon laid off a significant part of his employees in both SpaceX and Tesla last week, and his stock WENT DOWN.

This is highly unusual and abnormal in the modern world of Share Value. Normally the Dow HATES employees and products. Normally a stock SOARS when the company exterminates its Negative Externalities. Zero employees = infinite Dow.

What's different here? Is the stock racket trying to return to real economics? Unlikely. Must be something else. Maybe the Dow perceives that Elon has lost his will to kill?

A bit later: Yes. This article in Bloomberg verifies that the racket is disappointed in Elon's failure to offer more stock and incur more debt to continue infinite exponential growth. The job cuts are not the main issue.

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Saturday, January 19, 2019
  Ignoring the gap

Following on previous item where I recommended that God's people need to use God's Natural Law organizations and facilities more effectively. Unions, families, Mutual Benefit Associations, etc.

There's one big piece missing in the discussion of Brexit.

The role of the UK dysgovernment is obvious, though it wasn't quite clear at the start. May began with an apparently meaningful effort, but after a few months she fell into the standard bureaucratic routine. Lots of surface action to fool and pacify the suckers, but no real movement underneath.

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The process of splitting doesn't need to be complex. It could take about one month. Unsign all relevant treaties, delete all "laws" inserted to satisfy EU, publish the changes, send the changes to Brussels. Since all of the "laws" have been made since 1993, all are well within the era of computer-based records, and all are explicitly written. No need to dig back through centuries of tradition and Common Law and Domesday Books and Magna Carta. One month to do a thorough job.

And after that, just CONTINUE TRADING. If your business buys stuff from France or Krautland, continue buying. If you sell stuff to Spain or Italy, keep selling.

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IF ANYONE TRIES TO STOP YOU, DISOBEY.

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Here's the missing piece. If businesses really WANTED to trade, they would ORGANIZE AN ASSOCIATION to apply BULLY FORCE to the stoppers. All traders in all relevant countries, working together, would have an unstoppable BULLY POWER against all of their governments.

Bullies like Juncker give way when they encounter serious resistance.

I don't see any motion in this direction, even after two years of May's grotesque bureaucrat game.

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  Jumping the gap

After watching a bit of that atrociously stupid bus-bomb movie, Jumping The Gap is on my mind.

Among today's inputs, an interesting contrapair. One article by standard academics has already jumped the gap into Natural Law thinking. Another article by a Catholic academic writing in an Intelligent Design website has NOT jumped the gap into Natural Law.

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First the already jumped:

A nicely written article on the hydra's regenerative ability.
Researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, have discovered the identity of the inhibitor, a protein called Sp5, and deciphered the dialogue between these two antagonistic activities, which helps maintain a single-headed adult body and organize an appropriate regenerative response. Published in the journal Nature Communications, their study points out that this mechanism has been conserved throughout evolution, both in Hydra and in humans. Sp5 could therefore be an excellent candidate to be tested as an inhibitor of human tumors in which the activator pathway is the motor of proliferation.
Unusual because the authors are working entirely within the Grand Blueprint model. They don't bother with "random mutations" or "increasing complexity"; they simply start with the assumption that a gene is a function, and all functions are present in the initial blueprint. Some phyla use some functions, some individuals use some functions.

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Now the not yet jumped.

Winston Ewert, writing in Mind Matters, briefly discusses the threat to human skills from AI. He misses the point because he's thinking in terms of GDP and Dow, not skills.

The true concern that the media coverage implies is that resources will not be allocated well, that almost all of them will end up in the hands of a few owners of automated factories while unskilled workers will end up starving. Many believe that the free market is simply incapable of adapting to that level of automation.

But what is the free market? What makes it free? Certainly not that the price of everything is zero! Rather, it is free in the sense of liberty. The market is made up of many different institutions, both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations including banks, insurers, manufacturers, agriculture businesses, charities, unions, etc. The freedom of the market is the freedom to choose whether to be part of any of these institutions and to what extent. Even a social instrument that seems as fundamental as money could be avoided by bartering or living in a commune.
First, he totally fails to grasp that modern Sorosian economics is NOT a market at all, let alone a free market. It's a black hole, designed to suck all resources into NYC banks and kill all non-NYC humans. It's not based on production or skills, it's based on sucking and killing.
Each of these institutions was invented to address a flaw in a free economy. Trade is much easier with money than with barter. Insurance allows us to pool risks and thereby reduce the damage caused by unlikely but expensive mishaps. Unions enable employees working together to bargain more equally with their socially powerful employer. All of these institutions were invented and then adopted by a free market because they proved useful.
Again he's starting from the Darwin assumption of random mutation and natural selection. Nature doesn't work that way, and an economy doesn't work that way.

All of these institutions arose from SKILLS which are part of the inherent human genome, created at the beginning and gradually diminishing since. Each can be seen in alternate forms among other animals and plants. Exchanging symbolic tokens is a constant activity of the nervous system, and more visibly used by birds and mammals in courtship and hive-control activities. Insurance is just an elaborate version of the family or clan, which developed FROM normal clan behavior via Mutual Benefit Associations. Unions also developed from the same origin.

These institutions weren't adopted by free choice, they are automatic parts of organized society. They grow in different ways within different environments, just as a tree grows in different ways depending on climate and wind.

Ewert concludes with pure Darwin:
If humans are free to experiment with new institutions, I believe we will find an excellent solution. However, there is a great danger that those who benefit from the status quo will use their influence to prevent the adoption of new institutions. Further, others will attempt to force institutions they think best on other people, leading to great suffering. The great danger we face is the danger of not being free enough to adapt to new and changing circumstances.
Again, there are no new institutions. Natural Law tells us what we have to do.

If we are working with God, we have no freedom. We have a GOD-ASSIGNED DUTY to use our skills to the utmost for good purposes. This duty is explicit in Sharia, implicit in some traditional Catholic viewpoints.

"Those who benefit from the status quo" are using their skills to the utmost for satanic aggressive purposes. They are destroying life, destroying beauty, and especially destroying REAL VALUE.

We must counter them by using our skills to make more life, more beauty, more value.

We can make use of existing institutions like unions in our self-defense, and we could also retrobuild Mutual Benefit Associations in their earlier form before they degenerated into commercial insurance companies.

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Friday, January 18, 2019
  Macronism spreads

Germany is considering a Macron-level mistake.
Among the proposals featured in the paper were a fuel tax hike from 2023 onward, an end to tax breaks for diesel cars, electric and hybrid vehicle quotas, and a 130 kmh (80 mph) speed limit on freeways — which is the norm in other EU countries.
Fuel tax? Fine. End tax breaks? Fine. EV quotas? Fine.



Time for riots. Time for the Brown Vest Movement. Time for the Second Reichstag Fire (carbon-neutral, of course).

Krautists are perfectly rigid machines. They MUST drive at precisely 387.32165219 kM/h, with the kM referenced daily to SI atomic-scale standards and all speedometers calibrated daily. All vehicles must maintain an exact spacing of 17.743198 m, with a permissible error bar of 0.00000000046 nm.

If Krautists are not allowed to drive at precisely 387.32165219 kM/h, they will explode.

Just like the movie about the bus....



...which incidentally confirms previous item about modern cars and '50s buses.

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  Sudden change

The latest infinite-layered superlie has added another layer, which suddenly changes the approach of the media demons.

Now MUELLER HIMSELF has said that the story about Cohen lying on Trump's orders is a lie.

All the Sorosian media demons were spewing the story yesterday. BBC, DW, and France24 featured it as top headline.

Now BBC has done something TRULY WILDLY UNPRECEDENTED.
In a brief statement, it said: "Buzzfeed's description of specific statements to the Special Counsel's Office, and characterisation of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen's Congressional testimony are not accurate."

The statement did not say which parts of the BuzzFeed report were inaccurate.

It is extremely rare for Mr Mueller's office to issue such a statement.

The special counsel is investigating ALLEGED Russian interference in the US presidential election and whether Trump campaign figures were complicit - a claim repeatedly denied by Mr Trump.
ALLEGED Russian interference is perfectly unprecedented. Until now, all stories by all media took the """"""fact"""""" of RUSSIAN_MEDDLING as more certain than existence. RUSSIAN_MEDDLING was the flattest of all flat assertions. You don't need to say the universe allegedly exists, so you don't need to qualify or explain RUSSIAN_MEDDLING.

Why the change? No mystery. For media demons, "truth" depends solely and strictly and exclusively on WHO SAID IT. The Clinton Mob is the SOLE DETERMINER OF LAWS AND TRUTH in USA. Nothing exists unless the Clinton mob says it exists. Mueller is the Clinton mob. Mueller says this story is false. This story is false.

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  Modern? Not exactly

Vintage.es has a set of street scenes from Cuba in 1976. The cars, of course, are '50s US cars plus a few VWs. But the buses are strictly modern. For instance.

USA street scenes in the '70s were the exact opposite. Our cars were up to date, and our buses were all '50s leftovers. For instance. We didn't see modern buses here until the '90s.

So it's not really a question of a modern country vs a left-behind country. It's just a question of priorities. Public use vs private use.

Closely related: EnglishRussia just posted a large set of pix showing INTERURBANS in Russia. These electric trams run through the countryside serving small towns. The pictures are unquestionably present-day, not Soviet era. For instance.

We used to have interurbans serving small towns. We lost them around 1920.

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  Fakery beyond fakery

Via ZH:
According to a Reuters report about the meeting - which the White House confirmed did indeed happen, though it refused to comment on the details - the president is preparing to revive his push for a 13-year infrastructure spending spree, and whether to include details about the broad strokes during Trump's State of the Union address later this month. The plan is expected to focus on revitalizing US airports, highways, railroads and other essential infrastructure.
Nastyass vileass filthyass fagass egregiousass ROY-COHN-ASS motherfucker.

You had TWO FUCKING YEARS with BOTH HOUSES CONTROLLED BY YOUR REPOOFLICAN EUNUCH LIFE PARTNERS. During those TWO FUCKING YEARS you just SAT ON YOUR GERM-FREE NASTY FAKE ASS and did EXACTLY NO FUCKING THING.

Now that you're perfectly safe from responsibility, now that you're effectively retired, you're free to make TOTALLY MEANINGLESS IDIOT FUCKING NOISE without the slightest chance of getting any fucking shit done.

Here is the ONLY FACT that remains in our utterly fucked fake beyond fake beyond fake loony beyond loony beyond loony "location", which may at one time in the distant prehistoric past have posed as a "nation".



This is the only fact, the only truth.

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  I dare you.

The more you know about REAL science, the more you MUST believe in design.

The cochlea is an indisputable manifesto for design. Every detail of its basic shape, mass, stiffness, size, and unspeakably complex mechanism is finely tuned for the best possible static and dynamic performance.

Now another piece of understanding packs more weight onto the manifesto.

Via ScienceDaily, a closeup look at the dynamic performance of the tectorial membrane shows a nanostructure that behaves differently at different frequencies. It helps to emphasize frequencies in the speech range and de-emphasize nonspeech frequencies.
The researchers found that the tectorial membrane's structure "looked like a solid but behaved like a liquid," Freeman says -- which makes sense since it is composed mostly of liquid. "What we're finding is that the tectorial membrane is less solid than we thought." The key finding, which he says the team hadn't anticipated, was that "for middle frequencies, the structure moves as a liquid, but for high and low frequencies, it only behaves as a solid."


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Here's an overview of the cochlea driven by the eardrum through the three ossicle bones. The circle on left indicates the location of the cross-section in the next two animations.



First a cross-section showing the tectorial membrane acting like a solid (green) at higher frequencies. Each of the outer hair cells (yellow) pokes into the tectorial surface, and the tectorial surface moves the hair back and forth rigidly.



Now a cross-section showing the tectorial membrane acting more squishy or gelly (blue) at medium speech-range frequencies. Each outer hair cell is driven fluidly, allowing it to slip back and forth and resonate more freely.



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Note that each OHC has a fantastic inner mechanism (not part of this research) that strengthens its own response when a frequency is unfamiliar.

Overall, the cochlea separates frequencies by place, thanks to the gradients of stiffness and mass and size. Hair cells nearest the input respond to lower frequencies, and hair cells toward the small tight center of the spiral respond to higher frequencies.



This tip-link mechanism helps with adaptation to steady sounds. The longest hair is driven directly by the tectorial membrane, and the shorter hairs are controlled by the tip-link. When a signal at this hair's preferred frequency is new, the tip-links pull the secondary hairs along to emphasize the input to the cell itself. As this frequency continues, the tip-links gradually slide out of the little gate in the longer hair, so the secondary hairs are no longer joining in. After this signal stops, the longer hair reels in and tightens up the tip-link so it can emphasize the next new appearance of its preferred frequency.

I dare you to figure out how this mechanism arose "randomly" through mutation. Just try.

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Later pure speculation and stupid guessing: The gel action would seem unnecessary, since each OHC is already narrowly focused on one frequency by the basic structure of the cochlea. I wonder if the gelness is externally modulated? Gelness depends on hydration. When the cochlea is getting less water overall, speech frequencies are less emphasized, so you're more responsive to ambient sounds. Survival mode? Or is the hydration controlled intentionally by other parts of the nervous system for other purposes?

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  The old Cretan liar paradox

ZH headline:

Trump "Personally Instructed" Michael Cohen To Lie To Congress About Moscow Project: BuzzFeed


Syllogism:

1. We know Cohen lies because (according to him) he was personally instructed to lie.

2. We also know Cohen lies because the FBI convicted him of lying to the FBI.

3. Therefore we must believe Cohen when he says he was instructed to lie.


But this isn't really a paradox. The solution is simple. NONE of this shit bears the slightest connection to reality. Every paragraph, sentence, word, space, period, comma, semicolon, apostrophe, font size, font choice, pixel, and micropixel of any emission from DC is 9999999999 vigintillion zettaparsecs removed from the last event horizon of the last event horizon of the last event horizon of reality.

The SOLE purpose of this shit is to dissolve our brains. Nothing more, nothing less, nothing else.

EVEN IF the whole story was plain ordinary truth without any paradoxes, it would still have ZERO connection with government or politics or RUSSIAN_MEDDLING. Trump is a sleazy mobbed-up NYC wheeler dealer, whose career was based on building hotels and casinos in various countries. He tried to build a hotel in Russia but the deal didn't go through. He also tried many other countries that didn't go through. All of his deals involve piles of lies and fakery. That's normal business for a sleazy mobbed-up wheeler dealer.

Everybody KNEW that Trump was a sleazy mobbed-up wheeler dealer. That's exactly why I voted for him. I hoped (but didn't really expect) that an experienced mobster might be able to fight the Clinton mob. I was wrong. Trump turned out to be just another hitman for the Clinton mob.
 
Thursday, January 17, 2019
  Progress report

US: Year 428 of the shutdown. Donald Trump CXIV and Nancy Pelosi LXIII are arguing about whether Thread #314,117,901 in the carpet of the White House has been singed by Trump CXIV's cesium-ion jetpack or by Pelosi LXIII's fusion-powered Tampax injector. Tomorrow the discussion will rapidly move toward a conclusion of the vastly important subject of Fiber #517,422,123,678 of the drywall in the Capitol restroom for Gender #95438504. Both sides are digging in their heels, and it may be several decades before we can move on to Fiber #517,422,123,679.

UK: Year 123,456,789 of the Brexit debate. Corbyn MMMMMMCCCCCLLLLXXXXXVIVIVIVIVI and May MMMMMMMMMMXIRPQT$%$#^&I have very nearly settled which language to use in a description of the table for the first meeting of the feasibility study on a debate about the size of digital paper to use for page 8954389543895834905894385903 of the Appendix Regarding The Lack Of Appendices On The Appendix To the Addendum To The Rider. Both sides are digging in their heels, and it may be several centuries before we can move on to page 8954389543895834905894385904.

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Meanwhile in the sane parts of the world, we don't need to go nearly that far into the future to spot progress in solving problems. We can simply watch it in real time.

Putin is on Year 18 of his rule. Every time a problem appears he solves it immediately.

Orban is on Year 8 of his rule. Every time a problem appears he solves it immediately.

Mahathir is on Month 10 of his rule. Every time a problem appears he solves it immediately.

Salvini is on Month 7 of his rule. Every time a problem appears he solves it immediately.

AMLO is on Month 2 of his rule. Every time a problem appears he solves it immediately.

Bolsonaro is on Month 1 of his rule. Every time a problem appears he solves it immediately.

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Do we detect a pattern here? The dead part of the world is SHRINKING and getting deader every day. The live part of the world is GROWING and getting more live every day. The redistribution is happening in two ways. A few dead countries like Italy are switching to the live side. Mostly the live countries are gaining population while the dead countries have stopped reproducing. Nature is curing the Soros disease all on its own.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
  Can you imagine?

Steadystate doesn't control everything in all Western countries.

It was clear from the start that Italy's permanent bureaucrats were NOT able to overwhelm and overturn the new populist government. In fact they have been FOLLOWING ORDERS given by Salvini and DiMaio.

Steadystate also failed to control all culture and celebrities in Italy. Most of the newspapers are Sorosian, but here's a real celebrity who understands the problem clearly and intellectually, and reaches the correct conclusion!

Lorella Cuccarini is a pop singer who was apparently big in the '90s.

Now she's opening fire on all the right targets, and standing with Salvini.
La differenza non è più tra destra e sinistra ma tra chi pensa agli elettori e chi alle élite e alla finanza. Ci ritroviamo intrappolati nel pensiero unico, che ha un disegno dietro. Il mercato impone le leggi e tutto il resto. Prenda l'Europa: ce l’hanno raccontata come un’idea meravigliosa, ma quella che viviamo esiste solo attorno all’Euro, che ci ha impoveriti.

Siamo in austerity - continua - abbiamo un tasso di disoccupazione altissimo, 5 milioni di poveri. E mi dite che bloccare l’immigrazione è di destra? È sacrosanto. Savona sogna un’Europa che agisca davvero come uno Stato unico. Per prima cosa dovrebbero permetterci di decidere davvero chi ci rappresenta lì. Il Parlamento europeo non conta nulla e la Commissione decide al di sopra dei popoli sovrani. Se stare in Europa significa accettare regole che ammazzano l’economia, non vale la pena. Ci trattano da sorellastra.
She has choice words for Bergoglio, again with intellectual and theological depth:
Sarebbe bello che il Papa si esprimesse anche su altre situazioni, oltre che sui migranti. Ci sono rimasta male quando ha detto 'meglio atei e buoni, che cristiani e odiatori'. Per un cristiano, Cristo è fondamentale e il posto in cui lo incontri è la Chiesa e anche se sei un cattolico tiepido incontrare Cristo in quella eucaristia è la cosa più preziosa. Bisogna distinguere buoni e buonisti: i cattolici devono essere buoni, ma devono difendere i propri figli.
Can you imagine any US/UK celebrity saying those things? For that matter, can you imagine any US/UK celebrity showing evidence of THOUGHT in ANY direction?

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Later: Well, there is one counterexample. Azealea Banks shows considerable intellectual and moral depth in her analysis of Elon. She's vastly smarter than all the superIQ hedge fund execs and bankers and tech gurus who are STILL fully snookered by Elon.

Can't resist: Banks is smarter than banks. Banks are dumber than Banks.

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  Extreme fake surprise

An agent of DEA is performing his assigned duties correctly.

A U.S. federal narcotics agent known for his expensive tastes and high-profile drug seizures has been implicated in a multimillion-dollar money-laundering conspiracy that involved the very cartel criminals he was charged with fighting in Colombia.


Why the surprise? This is the EXACT OPPOSITE of news. Everyone knows that DEA and FBI and ATF are crime factories. These agencies COMMIT CRIMES AND CREATE CRIMINALS. That's their ENTIRE SOLE SOLITARY UNIQUE PURPOSE.

Everyone knows this.

If a DEA or FBI or ATF agent ever FAILED to commit crimes, or even more bizarrely unimaginable, actually CAUGHT a criminal who wasn't first cultivated by the same agency, that would be news. Since that's PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE, we don't really need to worry about it.

The headline tells us why this agent had to be singled out for "news". Known for expensive tastes means he was susceptible to blackmail that could force him to leak inside info. Mobs punish snitches.
 
  Ablating the ablative

Linguists are taking another look at the Whorf Hypothesis dealing with semantic boundaries. If you have names and comparison points for specific ranges of color or smell, you're better able to talk and think about those ranges. It's more or less tautologous if you don't take it too far. Some earlier linguists took it too far, maintaining that we can't even PERCEIVE a distinction unless it has a name.

As Orwell predicted, most of our public noise today is Whorfian. Half of the noise attempts to add new FAKE semantic boxes for concepts that are PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE, like variable gender and dark matter and renewable energy and autonomous cars and "holding government accountable" and "elections". The other half attempts to DELETE every semantic box that corresponds to plain old observable reality.

Purpose of both is consistent. When ALL words describe NOTHING BUT FICTION, the fiction writers have all the power. Writers can alter ALL of our cognition instantly by switching the Story Of The Day. When words describe NATURE, writers are just clowns.

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I'm more interested in the power of grammatical boundaries, which seems to be relatively unexplored. I've noticed that Soros, the ultimate boundary breaker and civilization obliterator, encounters less resistance in countries with caseless nouns.

Time for a reprint.

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Antichrist Bergoglio disses "rigid" youngsters.
Juventutem ("youth" in Latin), an international federation of young people who attend and promote the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, has chapters around the world.

"We are a group of Catholic young adults who seek to implement Summorum Pontificum in the Archdiocese of Washington," Juventutem's Washington, DC chapter explains. "We love the traditional Roman liturgy and seek to share it with the Church and the world. Come pray with us!"

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Pope[sic] Francis criticized the "rigidity" of young people who are attached to the Traditional Latin Mass. "I always try to understand what's behind people who are too young to have experienced the pre-conciliar liturgy and yet still they want it," the pontiff[sic] said. "Sometimes I found myself confronted with a very strict person, with an attitude of rigidity. And I ask myself: Why so much rigidity? Dig, dig, this rigidity always hides something, insecurity or even something else. Rigidity is defensive. True love is not rigid."
It's always helpful when Satan speaks on a subject. He lets us know which end is good. In this case it was already obvious. The Latin-loving youngsters are magnetized by the PERMANENT force field of Natural Law. They are repelled from the Satanic chaos of SorosBergoglio, attracted to PERMANENT AND MEANINGFUL STRUCTURE.

Why is Latin more suitable than modern languages to pull you into permanence?

For the same reason that Bach is better than Hillsong, the same reason that the Mass and Rosary are better than Mindfulness. PERMANENT AND MEANINGFUL STRUCTURE.

The rule is repeated in other religions. Eastern Orthodox uses Old Slavonic in its services. Hindus use Sanskrit. Muslims use classical Arabic. Serious Protestants prefer King James. Those differences aren't nearly as stark as Latin vs modern English, but they are always in the same direction.

In simple terms, more God means more grammar. In technical linguistic terms, tradition goes toward 'synthetic' and modernity goes toward 'isolating'.

Modernity is more efficient for damn sure. Measured by Shannon information, you can transfer the same message in a much shorter utterance when you skip the 'redundant' suffixes of Latin. English is unquestionably better for everyday business.



Those 'redundant' suffixes serve a more important formative purpose. Just as a trellis provides a guide and a reinforcement for a tomato vine, the synthetic morphs provide a training force and a supporting force for verbal thinking. When you cling to the immobile orthogonality of the trellis, you can still flex to face the sun, but you can't be torn apart by the wind.

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  Missed chance

One of the Tesla skeptics was forming a dubious metaphor between Elon's endgame and the Shawshank movie. He posted this screencap from the movie:



The warden has just discovered the tunnel leading to the sewer.

I've already debunked the tunnel. It couldn't have worked in the real Mansfield.

Since this year is the 50th anniversary of my time in Mansfield, I've been thinking about the experience again. Time for another debunk. This debunk is more serious because it's a more general time-displacement, and it's also just plain ODD.

The time displacement: Prison wardens didn't turn into smooth Soros-serving bureaucrat types until the '80s, so this character couldn't have been the warden at the supposed time of the movie.

Just plain ODD: The real Warden Copley was perfectly cinematic. He was Edward G. Robinson ON THE FUCKING DOT. Robinson wouldn't need to learn any new mannerisms or speech style to play Copley. Just do his standard routine.

So the producers made the usual time error, and also missed the chance to include a movie character in the movie.
 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
  More defensible spaces

Bolsonaro has just given Brazilians the official right of self-defense.

Por muito tempo, coube ao Estado determinar quem tinha ou não direito de defender a si mesmo, à sua família e à sua propriedade. Hoje, respeitando a vontade popular manifestada no referendo de 2005, devolvemos aos cidadãos brasileiros a liberdade de decidir.

He also loosened up rules on buying and carrying guns.

Since the criminals are ALREADY carrying guns, this should help to slow down the massive crime wave that was enabled by previous administrations.

As I've noted before, Bolsonaro is not an economic populist, but he doesn't need to be. Brazil's previous admins did a pretty good job of maintaining economic self-sufficiency. Bolsonaro's prime task is to bring down crime, and so far he's taking all the right steps. Hardass police action against the worst gangs, and now giving ordinary people more confidence in their physical and legal ability to defend themselves.

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  Groundhog May

After two years of fucking around and producing nothing, May put her fuckup to a vote, and Parliament resoundingly defeated it. Commentators say this is the strongest defeat for any PM in recent centuries.

Now she has the chance to start over and spend another two years fucking around and producing nothing. She will then put the fuckup to a vote, and Parliament will resoundingly defeat it.

Now she has the chance to start over and spend another two years fucking around and producing nothing. She will then put the fuckup to a vote, and Parliament will resoundingly defeat it.

Now she has the chance to start over and spend another two years fucking around and producing nothing. She will then put the fuckup to a vote, and Parliament will resoundingly defeat it.

Now she has the chance to start over and spend another two years fucking around and producing nothing. She will then put the fuckup to a vote, and Parliament will resoundingly defeat it.

Now she has the chance to start over and spend another two years fucking around and producing nothing. She will then put the fuckup to a vote, and Parliament will resoundingly defeat it.

Now she has the chance to start over and spend another two years fucking around and producing nothing. She will then put the fuckup to a vote, and Parliament will resoundingly defeat it.

Now she has the chance to start over and spend another two years fucking around and producing nothing. She will then put the fuckup to a vote, and Parliament will resoundingly defeat it.

Now she has the chance to start over and spend another two years fucking around and producing nothing. She will then put the fuckup to a vote, and Parliament will resoundingly defeat it.

Now she has the chance to start over and spend another two years fucking around and producing nothing. She will then put the fuckup to a vote, and Parliament will resoundingly defeat it.

Now she has the chance to start over and spend another two years fucking around and producing nothing. She will then put the fuckup to a vote, and Parliament will resoundingly defeat it.

Now she has th

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  Might work

Turley is focusing on Salvini's initiative toward Poland. I hadn't paid much attention because Salvini is a Labrador, always trying to make friends with everyone. Some of his attempts bear fruit, some don't.

This particular meeting is more important for a reason that Turley doesn't hit.

Poland is SOLIDLY anti-Soros and SOLIDLY populist, but it has 1000 years of historical reasons to avoid any alliance with Russia, no matter how remote. Until now Poland has been trying to maintain links with USA and NATO, which isn't going to work.

Salvini's purely Euro alliance is not tied to Russia, and already has a fairly strong Catholic flavor. Poland may be more willing to publicly join this alignment.

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  Smarter than it sounds, but still dumb

Headline: Who was the first artist?

The article is about the first Okies, the first Deplorables, the first Three-Toothed Hillbillies Named Bubba. At first it sounds like the usual modern bigotry.
What if, long before Leonardo da Vinci or Michelangelo, the Neanderthals were humanity’s first artists? At any rate, this is the hypothesis raised by new dating of Spanish rock paintings published in February 2018 in the journal Science (link is external),indicating that the hands and animals depicted on the walls of three caves date back 65,000 years. This would mean that they were painted 25,000 years before the arrival of the first Homo sapiens in the Iberian peninsula.
If you follow Darwin, this bigotry is inevitable. Darwin postulated gradually increasing complexity, so of course WE are the top of the stack because we come AFTER the Okies. Hey dude, this is 2019. Get with it. We know now that Global Warming is real, that males are toxic, that gender is unreal, that Robert Mueller is the highest source of moral judgments, that Soros is God and Hillary is his Prophetess. Get with the pogrom or take one for the team.

If you face facts about genes, you see that the genome started with EVERYTHING and gradually lost different pieces for each species and individual. From this angle, Neanderthal art isn't a puzzle. We still have the genetic capacity to make artistic representations, so our ancestors also had the capacity. Probably more of it.

But this author is asking a more detailed and interesting question. Since these cave paintings show talent plus skill, the painter must have spent time developing his skill.
In fact, what determines artists’ status is the position they hold in society. “The term ‘artist’ refers to a socio-professional category of specialists whose social identity stems from the production of graphic or visual art,” Bourdier adds. However, for both the Neanderthals and Homo sapiens of the Upper Palaeolithic (35,000 to 10,000 years ago), there is almost no trace of these social identities.
Translating the jargon, he seems to mean that the hillbillies knew how to delegate and divide tasks, allowing people to exchange their specialized labor for other specialized labor. Bubba didn't leave us any organizational spreadsheets, so we don't know if the artist had an assigned role.

Again the Grand Blueprint answers the question without any written evidence. All colonies and hives, from bacterial biofilms to coral reefs to beehives to elephants to humans, have divided labor and assigned tasks. Neanderthals didn't come before bacterial biofilms, so OF COURSE they had division of labor. Probably better than ours.

A more important question is why modern humans insist on SPEEDING UP the natural degradation of genetic complexity by rigidly assuming that our current monstrous genocidal psychotic deanimation is the highest and best stage of culture.

We are rapidly breaking down all borders and boundaries, including the boundaries between jobs and social roles. We are killing massive segments of the population, based SPECIFICALLY on skills. When "everybody can be anything", everybody is nothing.

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Monday, January 14, 2019
  Frunks and fakes

A couple of small and wildly unrelated data points seen today.

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1. Along with the thousands of serious and deadly defects in Tesla cars, one owner is complaining that the frunk allowed a few inches of snow to fall into the body when he opened it. This is NOT a defect in the car. Most hoods and trunks will drop snow into the opening if you DON'T SCOOP THE FUCKING SNOW OFF before opening the lid. This driver is accustomed to letting the car do everything for him, and no longer pays attention to basic physics. The myth of autonomous cars has already deanimated drivers while driving; now they're deanimated while loading shit into the car.

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2. Norway's ECOLOGICAL POLICE is suing a streaming service for "faking" something or other. In fact the streaming service is just using its own numbers to pay higher royalties to the musicians it wants to keep.

THIS IS PERFECTLY NORMAL in every sort of publishing from books to music to movies. Smart publishers want to bring in the largest possible audience while also pulling new artists upward to replace the current fads when the current fads fade. Variable royalties, like variable interest rates, are a natural and useful feedback mechanism. Smaller artists can sometimes negotiate the rate upward with a little persuasion, which is the traditional job of AGENTS. If a publisher is FORCED to pay the same royalty to big and small artists, it will simply DROP the small artists.

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Both of these items are steps in DEANIMATION. Especially in the tech world, claims of cybersecurity and cyberethics are weaponized to remove ordinary caution and self-defense from invididuals. The worst part is that individuals WILLINGLY strip off their own feedback and defense mechanisms.

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[Polistra wanted to point out that SOME frunks don't have this problem.]

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  How sweet thy voice

A massively important discovery about plant intelligence by an Israeli group including Chamovitz, who literally wrote the book on smarty-plants.

In short: Plants hear with their petals.

It's been known for a long time that plants respond to mechanical vibration by insects walking on stems or chewing leaves or touching flowers. Many of those responses (Venus flytrap, mimosa, snapdragon, clover) are quick and visible. There has been a lot of speculation about true hearing of airborne sounds, but no firm evidence until this set of experiments.

Hypothesis:
A possible plant organ that could relay the airborne acoustic signal into a response is the flower itself, especially in flowers with “bowl” shape. If this is the case, we expect that part of the flower (or the entire flower) would vibrate physically in response to the airborne sound of a potential pollinator. We further predict that nectar sugar concentration would increase in response to the sound.
The researchers used all sorts of tricks to isolate the sensor and check the frequency response. The hypothesis was verified. A sound similar to the wingbeats of a plant's preferred pollinator causes a temporary sweetening of the nectar. The sweetening takes a few minutes to develop, so the first bee might not receive the signal. But the first bee is often a scout, so the sugar trap is fresh just in time for the mass of bees who respond to the scout.

The next step in research is to find the mechanism. If the petals are the tympanic membrane, where is the cochlea? More likely the petals ARE the cochlea, directly transducing pressure change.

I discussed this parallel in my earlier piece on Chamovitz, but at that time the basic question about airborne sound hadn't been answered. I was thinking in terms of acoustic response by roots and stems. Now that the petals are known to be the sensors, the parallel is blatantly clear.

The cochlea is a logarithmic spiral because frequencies are sensed logarithmically.



Many flowers are also log spirals.



How about the opposite parallel? Do animals sweeten their pheromones on hearing the voice of the preferred mating type? A preferred sound certainly creates a whole-body pleasure via the vagus nerve and parasympathetic system. The vagus controls many secretions in the skin and gut, and also picks up olfactory signals from incoming pheromones.

So this is highly likely but not yet determined.

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Later astonished thought: The delayed sweetness is truly remarkable. It shows that the plant's intelligence is ANTICIPATING a future event and STRATEGIZING to match the beehive's strategy. Other plant responses are much faster and simpler. The snapdragon bops the bee on the head to knock it down into the pollen, and the clover ticks each floret out of the way after it's been consumed.

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  Hedges vs vines

Polistra's First Law: Ignore words, observe actions.

Headline from WSJ:

Harvard quietly amasses California vineyards—and the water underneath

Making a bet on climate change, the university’s $39 billion endowment has been snapping up farmland and the related water rights.


Harvard's ACTIONS show that the elites understand CO2 is good for the earth. They understand that plants love warmth and CO2. Vineyards are in fact doing extremely well in recent years.

It's smart to bet on plants in a period that is plant-friendly.

It's even smarter to convince the SUCKERS that CO2 is an apocalyptic world-ending poison. The SUCKERS will then underprice their land, believing that the world is about to end.

Classic Wall Street trick, expanded into a classic cult trick.

Smartest of all: After convincing the SUCKERS that their land is precarious, use Carbon Taxes and Carbon Regulations to FORCE them to sell. And there you have the Carbon Cult.

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Sunday, January 13, 2019
  La Ferme des Animaux

Macron has written an open letter to the protesters. As described by France24:
"For me, there is no banned issue. We won't agree on everything, which is normal in a democracy. But at least we'll show we're a people which is not afraid of talking, exchanging, debating," Macron wrote in the letter published by his office.

While Macron assured that there were "no forbidden questions", he did say that the right to seek asylum "could not be questioned".

He also said the government would not revisit steps taken "to encourage investment and make work pay more".

One of the frequent demands from the protesters, who are mostly from rural or small-town France, is a repeal of Macron's move last year to cut the ISF "fortune tax", which was previously levied on high-earners.

"We will not pursue tax cuts without lowering the overall level of our public spending," Macron said in the letter.
All questions are equal but only MY questions count. YOUR questions are impertinent and idiotic, so I will ignore them.
 
  10-headed demons shouldn't criticize other 10-headed demons

RCS has a talent for grouping headlines together.



The first one is understated. "Social" "scientists" have advanced to Pol Pot genocide, declaring half of humanity to be permanently diseased. That's not "controversial", it's a pogrom.

Second one is a more specific pogrom. Watson has been Unpersoned for the "crime" of stating PRECISELY ACCURATE FACTS** about genes, which he understands better than anyone else. "Science" no longer wants facts, so "science" no longer honors factual scientists.

Third one deserves a bit more detail.
At this year's annual meeting of the Indian Science Congress from Jan. 3 to 7, senior research scientist Kannan Jegathala Krishnan dismissed Albert Einstein's theory of relativity as "a big blunder" and said Isaac Newton didn't really understand how gravity works.

Nageswara Rao, a vice chancellor at Andhra University in South India, said that Ravana, a demon god with 10 heads, had 24 kinds of aircraft of varying sizes and capacities — and that India was making test-tube babies thousands of years ago.

Dinosaurs were created by the Hindu god Brahma, said Ashu Khosla, a scientist with expertise in paleontology at Panjab University in the North Indian city of Chandigarh.

Not exactly the kind of remarks you would expect at an event whose mission is to advance and further the cause of science etc
(1) Western "scientists" who ferociously defend (and get billions of dollars for defending) bizarre nonsense like multiverses and string theory and dark matter and variable gender are not qualified to criticize others for bizarre nonsense.

(2) Many fashionable Western "scientists" have also criticized relativity from various angles, and Einstein himself said that Newton didn't really understand gravity. That was the whole point of General Relativity.

(3) Ancient aircraft and test-tube babies haven't been discovered but they're not impossible. Advanced civilizations 3000 years ago had lots of technology that disappeared. Occasionally archeologists dig up a new example. So far no aircraft, but the Antikythera computer was more sophisticated than basic aircraft, and Heron's steam engine was equally sophisticated.

(4) Dinosaurs created by Brahma? All life was created by some kind of intelligence. That's an inescapable conclusion from real science. If you want to call the intelligence Brahma, fine.

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** Relevant sidenote: Though Watson's specific statements about IQ and genes are precisely accurate, he misses the real problem. As I've argued repeatedly, Sorosian lands have turned the talents measured by IQ into a complete determiner of success. We reward immoral abstract computer-like theoreticians and kill moral live humans. Watson clearly agrees with the elite assumption but doesn't agree with the cruel hoax of "meritocracy" that allows the elite to justify their slaughter of moral live humans. The latter disagreement is his real crime.
 
  The opposite of boycotts

Last month I noted the dispute between Patreon and some dissidents like Jordan Peterson.

Concluded with this counterthought:

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WAIT. HOLD IT. A strongly contrary thought.....

Twitter and Youtube may be demonetizing or banning a few nationalists and heretics, but the BIG and IMPORTANT nationalists are using all social media without any observable limits. AMLO, Salvini, and Bolsonaro have highly active FB and Youtube accounts, carrying lots of important news and views that are perfectly opposed to God-Emperor Soros. So maybe the whole dispute is just a source of talking points.

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I don't see any new developments from Peterson et al. The contrary thought still stands. Major WORLD-SCALE populists and nationalists are still unjammed and uncensored, and many smaller ones (including me!) are also unjammed. If the censors wanted to suppress this line of thought, they would hit HARDEST on the biggest and most influential sources of this line of thought. So the suppression of some smaller thinkers is not evidence of total censorship; it's more likely a gutless and mechanistic corporate attempt to stay within the tyrannical rules of EU.

I've been rethinking the whole issue, partly based on this observation and partly on my rejection of "rights" in favor of duties.

For many years I was strict about withholding money from Satan. It's clear that "legal" resistance is totally useless and counterproductive, but monetary resistance sometimes works when it's large enough.

This refusal is inconsistent with the Emersonian and FDRian line of thinking based on duties instead of "rights". Emerson and Marx and Mohammed and FDR all agree on the BASIC POINT of real value economics and Natural Law.

PAY FOR VALUE.

This is a duty under Natural Law. Duty doesn't make exceptions for disagreement with some of the actions or principles of the vendor. If you are using a service you must pay for it.

So I've recently restarted using Patreon to support some artists and thinkers who deserve support; and I've resumed contributions to Archive.org because I use it constantly for OTR. Both Patreon and Archive have said and done Satanic things, but I'm not entitled to break my duty for that reason.

Aside from the abstract question, PAYING FOR VALUE has an extremely concrete and practical result. It's a question of scale. Each dollar makes a real difference to a small artist or dissident. Each dollar is totally inconsequential to the payment agency. Payment strengthens the dissidents. Refusing to pay them because of other actions by the payment agency weakens the dissidents.

The intended targets of our boycotts are huge monopolies that are totally unaffected by our refusal. The pain of our refusal lands on the people we intend to help.

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Relevant sidenote: Come to think of it, refusal based on opinions is identical to USA's sanctions. We refuse to trade with Persia because Sheldon Adelson hates Persia. The sanctions harm the innocent people of Persia, and secondarily harm innocent Europeans who freeze to death because Sheldon Adelson hates Persia.

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Irrelevant sidenote: Kant's version of the Golden Rule has always made me itchy, but I couldn't scratch the itch. Kant said that we should do what we want everybody to do. The above question of scale scratches the itch. Acting on behalf of everyone only works when everyone is ALREADY DOING what we think they should do. In that case it doesn't matter what we do, because the desired purpose is already achieved. If only a few people are sharing our desired action, our action can harm the people we want to help.

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Saturday, January 12, 2019
  Anschluss

Macron's latest move is an outright Anschluss mit Deutschland. No more EU nice guy, letting the drab mechanisms of Brussels exterminate les Deplorables. Nope, now we're bringing in the Krauts directly.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron will sign the "Aachen treaty" later this month which will govern a coordinated diplomatic front as well as joint actions on peacekeeping missions.

What's more - areas on both sides of the Franco-German border will be encouraged to establish "Eurodistricts" in which both countries would merge water, electricity and public transport networks.
One more guaranteed step toward total revolution.... but it may be a smart strategy for Macron's personal survival. It's a little like Castling in chess, used only in emergencies to get the King out of the way. He's sacrificing the entire French government to save his toyboy banker ass.

Now he's no longer the real target of the Yellowjackets. They're up against the Krauts, who have always enjoyed frog hunting.
 
  Positive change 2

Speaking of 'growth mindset' vs 'fixed mindset'.... Biologists are still mostly stuck in the 'infinite potential' department.

Standard Darwin theory says that life randomly developed from non-life and continues to randomly increase its potential and complexity without limit.

Reality says the opposite**, and biologists are finally coming to terms with reality, though they still can't quite express it freely.

Via Eurekalert, a reclassification of the unfamiliar but widespread critters called Arrow Worms or Chaetognatha. Back in the '50s when I was reading a lot of biology books, the Chaetognatha were considered to be proto-chordates, one step below vertebrates. They've been demoted several times since then!
Strikingly, the scientists found that arrow worms don't belong with spiralians, but instead with a new group of animals that form a sister group to the clade. The results, published January 10, 2019 in Current Biology, challenge the classical view that complex organisms evolved from simple ancestors by gaining new traits over time.

"Arrow worms are predators, they have nervous systems, they have developed sensory organs. But the other organisms they're grouped with are much simpler," said Ferdinand Marlétaz, first author of the study and a postdoctoral scholar in the OIST Molecular Genetics Unit, led by Prof. Daniel Rokhsar. "If you place arrow worms here, it means there was probably a lot of independent simplification, rather than the independent emergence of complexity."
Simplification rather than independent emergence of complexity.

Only one conclusion is possible.

All complexity was created all at once.

In species as in individual talents, USE IT OR LOSE IT. You can't gain more talent by cultivating your talent, but you can gradually lose it by failing to practice and cultivate.

The loss mechanism is obvious in neurons and muscles. Neurons that aren't active are ruthlessly swept out by the Glial Janitorial Service. Muscles that aren't used atrophy.

The mechanism in species is still mysterious. Part of it is standard Darwin. Genes get lost through mutation. If the lost gene doesn't code for a useful structure or activity in the current situation, offspring without the gene will survive and reproduce. Part of it may be epigenetic, with an intentional switchoff more like neural atrophy.


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** Stupid footnote. I wrote: Standard Darwin theory says that life randomly developed from non-life and continues to randomly increase its potential and complexity without limit. What I meant by 'reality says the opposite' was specifically: Life did not develop from non-life, randomly or not. Life started with all of the available potentials in one Grand Blueprint, and each phylum or species or individual uses some of the available potentials, abandoning other structures or skills.

This isn't consistently opposite. The second part is a vector in the opposite direction from the Darwinian view. From increasing complexity, turn 180 degrees to decreasing complexity. But the first part is a zeroing out of the Darwin vector. Life didn't develop from non-life, it simply developed.

What happens if we reverse that vector? Non-life developed from life. Sounds weird, but as we understand more about the action of bacteria in rocks and clouds and every other previously inconceivable place, it's not so weird after all. Non-life could simply be the last stage in simplification and degeneration.

In the beginning God created bacteria, and bacteria pooped out the universe.

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  Positive change!

Trying to break up the gloom, here's a small positive move in the local school system. One of Spokane's public 'alternative' schools is devoted to Project Based Learning.

Is this just a superficial Edufad? Could be, but the description sounds serious and correct.

The underlying theory is crap.
Instead of a fixed mindset which is based on the belief that intelligence and talent are fixed (positively or negatively), a growth mindset is built on the belief that through persistence, effort, overcoming failure, and embracing challenges, our intelligence and abilities grow. Those with this mindset believe that a person’s true potential is unknown; that it’s impossible to foresee what can be accomplished with commitment, passion, and continuous effort.
The 'fixed mindset' is simply true. Intelligence and talent are fixed. You certainly accomplish more by working than by not working. Using and cultivating our talent is our GOD-ASSIGNED DUTY. But the expectation of unlimited potential is a recipe for sudden burnout and suicide. Starting with realistic expectations is a recipe for sustained survival.

Despite the bad theory, the practice is unquestionably good.
Project-based learning (PBL) is at the heart of our instructional approach. With project-based learning, students aren’t just assessed on their understanding of academic content, but on their ability to successfully apply that content when solving authentic problems. Using New Tech Network’s five school-wide learning outcomes, project-based learning cultivates the skills and attributes required for college and career success in today’s world.

Integrated projects combine core subjects through projects that connect to the community and the real world. During integrated blocks, students collaborate in teams on meaningful projects that require critical thinking, creativity, and communication in order for them to answer challenging questions or solve complex problems. By making learning relevant to them in this way, students see a purpose for mastering state-required skills and content concepts.

Independent projects are designed around interest areas and are driven by each student’s personal passions, career options, and curiosity to learn deeply. As with integrated projects, independent projects are often connected beyond the walls of the school. Independent projects may involve interviews, job shadows, internships, college classes and other individual pursuits.
Just right. On the dot. Perfect.

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Friday, January 11, 2019
  Later than thought

Got curious about one aspect of Steadystate's chaos generator. The push to criminalize tobacco began in the '60s but didn't change "laws" about smoking in public places until the late '80s.

Everyone knows that tobacco assists civilization. Tobacco keeps you calm and helps you tolerate unpleasant situations. As smoking has decreased, brittleness and snowflakery have increased. This is a strong and intentional correlation.

Warlike crusaders who want to CHANGE THE WORLD by exterminating heretics have always been 100% pure. No meat, no sex, no smoke, no drink. Crusaders can't allow any influence that might soften their attitudes.

Given that CIA's chaos generator was turned on around 1960, when did it start to abolish this particular aspect of civilization? Why did it take 20 years for the serious change in "laws"?

The Wikileaks archive surprised me. Most of CIA's activities in the '60s and '70s were just ordinary trade intelligence, spotting consumption trends and tariff trends in various countries. Working FOR American tobacco exports. The first evidence of anti-tobacco activity appeared in 1978.

Where did it come from?

Saudi.

Here's the cable. I've decapitalized and cleaned up punctuation.

Text follows of draft resolution which Saudi Arabian delegation has asked USDEL to co-sponsor.

USDEL believes that in light of Secretary Califano's firm views on subject, which he expressed while here in Geneva as head of USDEL and which were widely reported in local press, it would be embarrassing for us to decline to co-sponsor, or at least to support. Saudis would probably be prepared to accept language changes to obtain our support-cosponsorship. Department's guidance needed ASAP.

The thirty-first World Health Assembly, recalling resolutions concerning the health hazards of tobacco-smoking and ways towards its limitation;

Recognizing the increasing and indisputable scientific evidence showing that tobacco-smoking is a major cause of chronic bronchitis, emphysema and lung cancer, as well as a major risk factor for myocardial infarction, certain pregnancy-related and neonatal disorders, and a number of other serious health problems; and that it also has harmful effects on those who are involuntarily exposed to tobacco smoke, urges member states:

(1) To adopt comprehensive measures to control toabacco smoking by providing for increased taxation on the sale of cigarettes and disallowing publicity for promotion of smoking in the news media, including newspapers, radio and television;

(2) To strengthen health education concerning smoking as part of general health education, through close collaboration among health and school authorities and other relevant agencies, taking into account the different needs of the various target groups;

(3) To protect the health of non-smokers and their right to enjoy an atmosphere unpolluted by tobacco smoke...
Note the implicit understanding that governments CAN control the media, which CIA of course knew better than anyone. Note also the strong emphasis on 2nd-hand smoke, which is NOT "indisputable evidence".

The real purpose of the move was not about health.

BRUTAL SYLLOGISM:

If we were concerned with health, we'd have a functional medical system.

We don't have a functional medical system. We have a medical system that KILLS MORE PEOPLE THAN CIGARETTES, through opioid prescriptions and botched surgeries and hospital-caused infections.

Therefore we are NOT concerned with health.


We are only concerned with obliterating all aspects of civilization.

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Sidenote: Though the chaos generator started later than thought, the Saudi influence started earlier than thought. Conventional wisdom says that we didn't start obeying Saudi until the mid-80s, after they had done us the big favor of sacrificing oil profits to help us ruin Russia. Since then we've been paying them back. This cable indicates that we were obeying Saudi in 1978.

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  AMLO y los Indios again

Here he's talking to a group of MIxtecs, mostly young.

He's redefining Populism. The essential definition is: Populist leaders SERVE their OWN people, not some other country, not multinational corporations.

AMLO is taking it to the next level. He SERVES his people like other Populist leaders. In addition, he LOVES his people and they know it.

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  NO. For the million(+6)th time, it's NOT NEW.

Couple weeks ago I gathered up some of the things that Elon and Kimbal claim to have invented...



I used an intentionally stupid-looking rocket that I made back in 2005 to mock NASA's failures.

Now the latest "invention" from SpaceX has been revealed:



Should I sue for copyright infringement? More seriously, this fits the question that some of the skeptics have raised. Is Elon doing intentionally stupid things to mock the cultists and regulators, knowing that everything he does will raise share value?
 
  A striking equation

Wolfstreet always manages to clarify the intentionally obscure crimes of banks.

In this article on how the Fed enriches its "shareholders" Goldman and Morgan, several expenses and profits are listed.

This pair of expenses struck me:

$849 million for producing, issuing, and retiring currency

$838 million for Board of Governors expenditures


Producing, distributing, and recycling currency is the ONLY ONLY ONLY SINGLE SINGLE SINGLE SOLITARY SOLITARY SOLITARY UNIQUE UNIQUE UNIQUE purpose of a central bank. This is ALL ALL ALL it should be doing EVER EVER EVER. NOTHING NOTHING NOTHING ELSE.

And the amount seems reasonable, even cheap. I would have guessed ten times as much for printing and sorting and keeping track of serial numbers and recycling. A proper and decent expenditure.

The second amount, "Board of Governors expenditures", is nearly identical.

What do the Board of Governors do? Their job is genocide. Their job is to exterminate millions of Deplorables, grind up their carcasses into Purina Dow Chow, and feed the Dow.

Of course this doesn't include the TRILLIONS that actually flow into the Dow. This is just the bloated salaries and palaces and tacky jewelry and Cayman bank accounts and same-sex concubines of the monstrous alien demons.
 
  ABCDEV

Via the Tesla skeptics, GM's plans for more EVs:



Vince Kaptur's ghost is smiling.

In 1935 Kaptur perfected the technique of varying a few standard bodies into a wide range of "cost effective segment entries", ie brands.

When you learn from experience, you don't have to reinvent old stuff.

THEORY KILLS, EXPERIENCE WINS.
 
  Hey! Isn't that....

Elon is pretending to set up a new factory in China. The area is a swamp and his contractors are pumping water out in preparation to pretend.

HEY! Isn't he DESTROYING A PRECIOUS ENDANGERED WETLAND? Isn't that ENVIRONMENTAL RAPE AND TORTURE?

No, of course not. Gaia doesn't care what you do. Gaia only knows who you are. If you are a priest, you can fuck everyone in sight and gain sainthood as a reward. If you are a heretic, you must be barbecued to restore your carbon to the Holy Sink.

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  The last roaring mouse

Maduro starts a new term with even less support than before. Among his neighbors, only Bolivia is halfway with him.

Some US commentators think he's bad because he's "socialist". Most of the opponents quoted in various articles are accusing him of offending the "constitution". Neither is meaningful. "Elected" and "constitutional" leaders are usually worse than hereditary monarchs. "Socialist" governments generally work better than "capitalist" governments.

The problem with Maduro is simple.

HE'S STUPID.

He's the last of a bad breed in Latin America. Venezuela's government has been a total servant of Standard Oil since 1922, obeying Graybill's Law perfectly. Previous rulers, including Chavez, were smart enough to keep the country pacified by redistributing the oil wealth. Maduro isn't.

He has belatedly tried to claim the title of Populist, but that doesn't work. He's the exact opposite, the quintessential globalist. He tried to link up with Russia in the restored bipolar world, but Russia doesn't need oil and doesn't need a stupid friend.

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Competent roaring mice were always able to stay alive by playing the well-established Graybill game with USA. Supply exactly one resource, get money for your mansions and limousines and concubines.

Why did it fail? Not quite so simple. Partly because the US approach to mice has changed, mostly because Maduro couldn't keep the oil flowing.

US mouse policy was formerly more systematic and objective. Since the Switchover our mouse policy has been subjective and personal.

We serve Saudi and Israel.

Venezuela's oil competes with Saudi oil, so we don't want it badly enough to waste money on a stupid mouse.

In the bipolar world of the '50s and '60s, some socialist countries formed a "Non-aligned Group" that generally worked with Russia but got some goodies from USA by promising to non-align more. In the current bipolar setup, Maduro and Macron could try the same trick with a "Short Bus Group" or "Clown Car Group" or "Mad Mac: Beyond The Dunderdome". Sell egregious self-destructive idiocy to the highest bidder.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019
  More fake surprise

Continuing my aggressive war on Fake Surprise and Collapsed Timelines.

Zuesse normally hits the truth square on the head, with full and accurate historical context, but he slipped a bit this time by adding Fake Surprise.

He shows lots of documentation proving that the giant Embassy in Baghdad is really a Steadystate base.

Duh. ALL EMBASSIES ARE SPY STATIONS. Since the official naming of CIA in 1946, all embassies have been CIA bases. Before the advent of modern distinct spy agencies, embassies were unnamed spy stations.

The purpose of an embassy or consulate is to find out information about the country and exert influence on the country. Both activities have always required some clandestine work and some open work.
 
  Borodin Effect to Congo Effect.

Back when I listened to real SW, I noted Radio Moscow's well-known habit of switching to solemn Russian music when the government was in some sort of turmoil. I called it the Borodin Effect, and since then I've been watching for parallel examples.

A good one this week on France's national propaganda outlet France24. Macron is in turmoil. The BIG news in France is the Yellowjackets vs Macron's escalating stupid arrogance.

Sure enough, France24 is covering government turmoil in great detail.

Not in France, in CONGO.

Nobody else in the world is interested in Congo, which has been in a permanent condition of coups and revolutions since 1960. Suddenly Congo is deeply fascinating to France24.

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  I wouldn't tap that

This is the first time I've ever THOUGHT the above, let alone written it. Long ago I gave up all hope of getting some, and I've never felt qualified or entitled to judge women on their physical qualities.

But there's a first time for everything, and Bezos's dream girl is the first time.

If the gods of coolness somehow descended to my subterranean status level and blessed me with the chance to tap that, with guaranteed approval and no legal or financial consequences, I wouldn't tap that.

Bezos has all the money and power in the world. He kills millions of companies and billions of people without even trying. He's THE IDEAL MAN for all females in Sorosian countries. He could pick any female in US/UK/EU/AU/NZ/ETC and gain instant total consent. He has the ultimate wish any time he wants to exercise it. He could have a thousand women every night for the rest of history, even after death.

Why did he pick this thing? She's not pretty by any standards, she's not shapely or intelligent, she's not wifely or presentable in high society, she's not even sexy in a low-society way.

I wouldn't tap that.
 
  Tesla cultists = Unpaid consultants

Elon's latest idiotic idea: use highly compressed air thrusters to improve the performance of his sports Roadster. Float off the road, move in any direction.

A live human can instantly see the idiocy. What would supercold compressed air do to a road surface? Freeze it and crack it. What would blasts of compressed air do to nearby cars? Blow them off the road. Pedestrians? Dead.

The autistic cultists at Electrek instantly went into computation mode. In a few hours they had determined the necessary tank capacity, thruster positions, compression, control systems, etc, etc, all accurate to the 56322.451.0024th decimal place. (In autist world decimal points have decimal points have decimal points.)

Soon Elon messaged the Electrek author that the idea probably wouldn't be happening right now due to "regulatory pushback". Of course he doesn't really have "regulatory pushback" because the regulators are also cult members.

PING!

This is not sci-fi, this is just the modern version of an old and useful method in gov't and corporate research. Govt always insures that academic researchers are working around the edges of its new tyranny techniques, so it can monitor the academics for extra ideas or cautions. Corporations always hire outside consultants to develop alternate designs, so they can copy features that their in-house people didn't think of.

Often the outsiders are given a fake goal to protect the secrecy of the real goal. The fake goal runs in the same general territory as the real goal so the outside ideas will be appropriate. Elon's real goal may be compressed air as main power source, another very old idea.

Elon is doing it the modern CRIMINAL way. Instead of paying the fake-goal consultants, he galvanizes them with cult worship. This is parallel to the whole "everyone can be an entrepreneur" racket. Cultivate lots of activity, steal the good stuff, let the suckers starve.

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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
  NO. For the million(+5)th time, it's NOT NEW.

Continuing the You didn't invent me theme....

I ran across the exact predecessor of Elon's Boring transit system in an old Collectible Auto magazine.



The picture is internally timestamped.

Caption says:

A Wisconsin congressman proposed a dual-mode transit system for metro Milwaukee and enlisted AMC and Allis-Chalmers to help develop it. Travel via electrified guideways would have required a retractable contact arm; the gas engine would have been used elsewhere.

This system was less stupid than Elon's in two ways: the cars weren't running on their own fragile batteries, and they weren't trapped in a one-lane tunnel. But it was equally stupid in a more important way. How do you merge cars INTO the guideway?

AMC and Allis-Chalmers were both in Wisconsin, so this was an in-state deal.

You couldn't ask for a more perfect opposite to Elon in corporate terms. Nash/AMC had a long tradition of cautious and TRULY visionary management. Good ideas that people actually wanted, manufactured with high quality and low debt.

The Hornet was a good cautious car, well-built and genuinely boring. AMC always made good cautious cars, always suffered from the OPPOSITE of cult zealotry and coolness.

 
Tuesday, January 08, 2019
  More blasphemy

A couple days ago I cited part of the REAL New Deal. It was necessary in 1933 and it would be even more necessary now. Not just metaphorically or 'mutatis mutandis', but pretty much verbatim. We've lost and reversed all the gains and improvements, so we need to start from the same zero point again and fix the same fucking problems again.

Compare with the blasphemous "Green New Deal", which is the EXACT PRECISE DIAMETRIC OPPOSITE of the real New Deal in every way, with one minor exception. I've pulled some points from the official plan.

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Dramatically expand existing renewable power sources and deploy new production capacity with the goal of meeting 100% of national power demand through renewable sources; building a national, energy-efficient, “smart” grid;

The real New Deal dramatically expanded REAL renewable power, namely hydro dams. It's PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE to power a country solely with solar and wind. We know for sure that "renewables" will exclude hydro and nuclear up front. We already have a "smart" grid, thanks to the 1999 Enron fraud of securitized power sponsored by Bill Clinton. The "smart" grid cascades a single popped breaker into a widespread outage MUCH faster than the previous "dumb" grid.



Upgrading every residential and industrial building for state-of-the-art energy efficiency, comfort and safety;

EVERY BUILDING, for efficiency, comfort and safety??????? JESUS. This would cost QUADRILLIONS of dollars, even if you could recruit enough contractors to do the work, which is WAY BEYOND PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE.



Eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from the manufacturing, agricultural and other industries, including by investing in local-scale agriculture in communities across the country;

In other words, eliminate all industry and agriculture. This is the most blasphemous part. The Greenies have already accomplished about 2/3 of this goal, so we can trust them to accomplish the rest.



Eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from, repairing and improving transportation and other infrastructure, and upgrading water infrastructure to ensure universal access to clean water;

Water improvement is feasible. This is the ONLY element of the monstrosity that concords with the REAL New Deal.



Funding massive investment in the drawdown of greenhouse gases;

We're already wasting massive amounts of money on this omnicidal holocaust. More investment means more share value for Goldman and more millions of dead Americans.



Making “green” technology, industry, expertise, products and services a major export of the United States, with the aim of becoming the undisputed international leader in helping other countries transition to completely greenhouse gas neutral economies and bringing about a global Green New Deal.

This is the Green version of neocon imperialism. We're already exporting genocide in the form of weapons and wars and CIA cultural extermination. Sanity is spreading fast in the world, and nobody wants a NEW form of US-exported genocide. With any luck, the rest of the world will get together and bomb us off the planet. They should have done it already, but maybe this new super-turbo-extreme imperialism will finally get it done.



The Plan for a Green New Deal (and the draft legislation) shall recognize that innovative public and other financing structures are a crucial component ...... the Federal Reserve, a new public bank or system of regional and specialized public banks, PUBLIC VENTURE FUNDS and such other vehicles or structures .... in order to ensure that interest and other investment returns generated from public investments made in connection with the Plan will be returned to the treasury, reduce taxpayer burden and allow for more investment.

This is the real purpose and payoff. New forms of financing. New ways for Goldman and JPMorgan to generate infinite debt and kill millions of people. MMT isn't mentioned in the outline, but all of the supporters are MMT psychotics. MMT will hyperexponentially expand the omnicide.

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Monday, January 07, 2019
  Un momento tranquilo

I'm constantly astonished at the difference between FUNCTIONAL CULTURES and DEAD CULTURES.

This is a little semi-formal meeting of AMLO with the new Miss World, who is Mexican. A typical political camera opportunity.



Note the deep calmness and mutual respect. Nobody interrupts, nobody is grabbing the limelight, everyone is on the same level.

This couldn't happen in USA with any politicians. It would be especially bad with Trump, given his connection to the Miss pageants. He'd spend the whole time insulting the Miss and insulting the managers of the event. Everyone else would spend the whole time screeching FUCK TRUMP FUCK TRUMP FUCK TRUMP.

The first commenter said it all:

Belleza + la inteligencia de AMLO = un momento tranquilo

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  Carver wins as always

When the fake stagecraft about "Cuban Sound Attacks" started, I could immediately and certainly tell it was fake, but I could only speculate about the real source of the sound. I know enough about hearing to determine that the sound as recorded can't possibly cause the symptoms we were told about. The symptoms were either hysteria or pure fakery. Hysteria is certainly possible (even normal!) in a situation like this, but given that ALL OF THE "VICTIMS" ARE EMPLOYEES OF STEADYSTATE, pure fakery overrules hysteria.

Now we have a decisive disproof from a REAL SCIENTIST who recognized the SOURCE as a peculiar type of Cuban cricket. Not microwaves, not subsonic vibrators, not any human-generated process. Just an insect.



Carver.

LOOK ABOUT YOU.
TAKE HOLD OF THE THINGS THAT ARE HERE.
LET THEM TALK TO YOU.


The real Cuban scientist knew about the THINGS THAT ARE HERE in Cuba, and he was accustomed to LISTENING to them. So he recognized the sound.

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  Can't make this shit up

Since 1803 the blackrobed demons have been CRIMINALLY acting as the legislature. But until now they didn't officially abandon their PROPER role assigned in the old obsolete Constitution.

The old obsolete Constitution said this about the blackrobed emperors:
The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority; to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls; to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction; to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party; to Controversies between two or more States; between a State and Citizens of another State; between Citizens of different States; between Citizens of the same State claiming Lands under Grants of different States, and between a State, or the Citizens thereof, and foreign States, Citizens or Subjects.
That's all. Nothing about making laws or revising laws or revoking laws. Those tasks are LEGISLATIVE jobs, and they were thus assigned to the LEGISLATURE, not to the JUDICIARY.

Note the last part in bold. Suits between US citizens and Foreign States.

Now the Supreme Demons have explicitly abandoned their proper assignment:
Heirs of a renowned Jewish art collector won’t be able use U.S courts to sue Hungary’s government for the return of paintings seized during World War II that are worth millions.

The Supreme Court on Monday said it wouldn’t take the case. That means an appeals court ruling that Hungary is immune from being sued in U.S. courts over the paintings stands.
Citizens of a US state suing the government of Hungary. The Supreme Demons refused to handle the case.
 
  aiglatsoN

Reading an old Collectible Auto article on the design of the Edsel, written by a detail man who was part of the process but didn't know anything about design.

He said that the "nostalgic front" clashed with the space-age rear.

NOSTALGIC? Just obscene. A cunt.

Worst of all, it was NOT nostalgic for Ford's own design history, and specifically blasphemous to the design achievement of the real Edsel Ford.

In terms of vertical and horizontal fronts, here's what Edsel did:







First he moved the headlights DOWN into the fenders and added a horizontal blending element between the fenders. Then he REMOVED the vertical grille entirely and made the front fully horizontal. Most other carmakers followed suit in the next two years.

The obscene Edsel car RETURNED to a grotesque parody of free-standing headlights and a vertical grille, thus explicitly insulting and reversing what Edsel himself had done for car design.
 
  More Integrity deadthink

Another document from the "Integrity" Initiative.

This was written in 2015. It lays out in full detail all of the aggressive warlike actions we have been taking against Russia since then. The agenda has been followed.

What's missing is PURPOSE. The document never says what we HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH by making war against Russia.

Again, the UK/US satans have a fairly good picture of what's going on in Russia, both permanently and temporarily. But because they lack LIFE and PURPOSE, they completely misunderstand Russia's response to our war.... just as Napoleon and Wilson and Hitler did in the past.

= = = = =

Some of the observations:

RF is not a “normal” country in most senses of the word. Crucially, Russians see life & the world very differently from us. While economics is of course important to them, in the broadest sense Russians are not nearly as driven by economic & financial considerations.

Not normal? No, you've got it backwards. Seeing life as life is normal. Seeing life as the Dow is psychopathic and delusional.

= = = = =

Despite contradictions with how they view both themselves & the world, Russians generally feel part of a Spiritual Mother Russia of infinite patience. A sense of destiny & uniqueness contributes to RF ability to absorb enormous hardship when necessary, both collectively & individually. History, climate, religion & tradition all contribute to Russians’ resilient mindset.

Simply true.

= = = = =

For most Russians, daily life has long been a struggle (not least for survival). Not having Western goods & services will not necessarily be much of an issue in the medium to long term, though no doubt this will initially cause inconvenience.

Here's where Deadthink starts to go astray. Because the monsters are locked into SorosMind, they have always failed to understand Graybill. They assume that Graybill is an automatic unbreakable law of nature. When we impose a blockade, the DEAD slave country must inanimately respond by dying. Actual nature doesn't work that way. An actual LIVE country can DECIDE to build its own skills and internal resources so it doesn't need trade. Some slaves (eg Venezuela) have responded inanimately, confirming our assumptions. Others (eg Cuba, Persia, Russia) have broken out of the Graybill grave.

= = = = =

Putin has remained popular so far for two main reasons. One: after the chaos of 1990-94 & 1998-2000, he has restored relative stability, prosperity & pride as far as many Russians are concerned (though primarily because of high energy prices). Second: this public perception has been largely shaped by Government’s increasing monopoly of the domestic information space since 2000.

It doesn't matter if government has a monopoly on information. Our governments also have a monopoly on internal information. Russians are realistic. They have always done a better job of seeing through the media and perceiving reality. The reality, ADMITTED by Satan, is that Putin has made life tremendously better for Russians. Thus he's popular.

We can't imagine this NORMAL correlation because our leaders never make life better for ordinary people. Our leaders SLAUGHTER ordinary people by the million and make life better for Soros.

= = = = =

In speeches & media pieces, Putin & Co. tend to tell us what they aim to do & why.

Yes. That's also normal for living creatures, but UNIMAGINABLE in the Deadthink lands. Purpose is part of life. We can't begin to imagine a leader who has a purpose and tells the people what he intends to do. Our leaders NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER tell us what they intend to do. Even this document doesn't say anything about our purpose in making war on Russia. We are dead. We have no purpose. We just KILL AND KILL AND KILL AND KILL AND KILL because we KILL AND KILL AND KILL AND KILL AND KILL.

= = = = =

Essentially, they aspire to all the benefits of Western prosperity but on Russian terms, & restore RF as a core player in world affairs, unconstrained in its right to assert its national interests.

Sounds normal to me. Every individual and every nation wants prosperity and peace, wants an opportunity to assert its own interests in open competition.

And in fact Putin has ACCOMPLISHED this purpose. Russia has prosperity and Russia is a major player in world affairs.

= = = = =

So long as these (unrealistic) criteria are not met, Putin’s RF will continue to act as a “spoiler state” for the West in international affairs.

In other words, Soros is the universe and the universe is Soros. Soros already ordered Russia to die in 1991. Russia obeyed for a while but then regained its soul and decided to live. Life is just an unrealistic spoiler, a Negative Externality, for Soros.

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