Astrometeorology 5, Qibla
I'm still not in the mood for graphics, but sometimes you have to MAKE something to break out of dull moods. So I'll continue with a review of previous segment.
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This is the tool that archeologists call Instrument 3. It's a simple sighter for both azimuth and altitude. Polistra is trying to realign with the beacons of the universe.
The sighting bar with two pinholes or gunsights is the alidade
. It's the key element of these instruments and astrolabes.
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This instrument to sight on both azimuth and altitude spawned more specialized instruments for each direction. Previous item covered the altitude part, the astrolabe.
Today I'll hit the azimuth part, the qibla finder
, which has a special purpose in Islam.
Qibla is simply the direction from your location to Mecca. It has been precalculated and mapped for all locations, using Great Circle methods. The qibla finder uses a map based on the precalculated directions, or just lists cities around a circle.
Here Polistra is holding a more deluxe round qibla finder, in parallel with the azimuth of the big instrument.
And here she's holding a little pocket-sized square qibla finder, which happens to look a lot like a certain modern device. And in fact modern Muslims typically use an app that turns the screen of the modern device into a qibla finder similar to this one.
Closeup look of the square finder. All proper finders have two elements, a magnetic compass and an alidade. The alidade can be used two ways. First line the top of the finder with north, like a regular compass. If you don't know the qibla direction for your location, you can sight to the sun at sunset and use a table to determine the qibla direction. This is obsolete, since all locations are known. The more practical way is just to turn the alidade so its pointer hits the name of your location on the map, and then face from the pointer inward toward Mecca. The original of this model appeared to have some city names, so I just showed a compass grid.
The round finder is more typical, with a real map. I've got the pointer aimed at France.
This is poorly written, but will have to do for now. Sorry!
Labels: Equipoise, Natural law = Sharia law
RIP Mike Gravel
Kevin Barrett notes that Gravel died a few days ago.
Gravel was the ONLY politician who had the GUTS to reveal truth while he was still in office.
He used the official privilege of Congress to read the classified Pentagon Papers into the public record.
The privilege has been in the "constitution" all along, but nobody else ever used it.
Gravel continued telling the truth as he saw it.
The last GUTS, now gone.
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Saagar and Krystal did a lively and passionate tribute
to Gravel. They also did an appropriately NONheroic tribute to McAfee.
Labels: infinite GOOD
Everybody is in the Mecher act
The Carter Mecher script is now used by all corporations and governments for all purposes.
Yesterday Avista (the local Gaian share-value electric company) sent out a "suggestion" at noon that people should avoid using unnecessary power during these especially hot days.
At 1PM, large outages started to appear. The automatic call-center said that these were caused by LIGHTNING STRIKES, which is fantastic and impossible.
Later in the day, Avista acknowledged that these weren't lightning strikes but deliberate temporary brownouts.
Today we have this "explanation":
Avista acknowledges the challenges created by the unplanned outages that impacted its customers throughout the afternoon and evening Monday, June 28 as a result of the extreme temperatures and significantly increased usage, and the company has made plans for proactive and targeted protective outages to occur on Tuesday, June 29. Tuesday’s outages are a protective measure intended to minimize the customer impact, alleviate strain on the electric system and prevent extensive damage to the system that could result in prolonged outages.
“Our top priority is to provide reliable and safe energy for our customers, and we recognize Monday’s customer outages were a challenge for a number of reasons,” said Dennis Vermillion, Avista president and CEO. “While we plan for the summer weather, the electric system experienced a new peak demand, and the strain of the high temperatures impacted the system in a way that required us to proactively turn off power for some customers. This happened faster than anticipated,” Vermillion said. “Moving forward, we’re committed to reducing the length of outages and supporting our customers during this time with proactive information to manage through the protective outages that are expected this week. We appreciate their patience, understanding and ongoing partnership as we manage through the heat wave together.”
All customers who experienced outages on Monday due to the heat should be restored Monday night.
Targeted and protective outages Tuesday, June 29
Avista anticipates that many of those customers who experienced outages on Monday will experience targeted, protective outages on Tuesday, June 29. Planned, targeted and protective outages will be targeted during the hours of 1 and 8 p.m. and are expected to be about one hour in length. Some customers may experience more than one outage with no less than one hour in between outages. Customers can expect to receive a notification from Avista sometime Tuesday morning, prior to the outage.
Following the Mecher script
verbatim. The same pattern as the lockdowns and muzzles.
1. Shock and awe. Strike suddenly without warning.
2. Give blatantly crazy reasons for the action. Viruses, lightning strikes.
3. Blame the victim. This happened because you weren't distancing or conserving enough. We told you what you were supposed to do, a whole hour before we started punishing you for disobedience.
4. Specifically target ordinary working people. The outages are all in working-class parts of town. Rich areas are immune.
5. The monsters who make the rules never obey the rules.
This is how psychopaths work.
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Sidenote: As with the "virus", people with broader experience can see the craziness. I grew up in Kansas and Oklahoma, where long stretches of 100s are common. Nearly everyone had air conditioning, versus about half of Spokane. We NEVER had blackouts or outages in hot weather. Actual lightning would sometimes trip a breaker, but it was restored immediately and automatically. We did get one major outage from an icestorm in the winter of '73, because the ice pulled down the wires.
Experience tells us that real public health CAN HANDLE respiratory viruses without doing crazy shit.
Experience tells us that a real power company CAN HANDLE this type of load if it wants to, and if it builds and maintains the infrastructure.
Labels: Carbon Cult, endless hell
NIce viewpoint flip
I enjoy spotting viewpoint flips. Simple statements that look at a question from the opposite end, forcing you to see a new universe. Previous example.
Here's one from a Wolfstreet discussion
of repurposing buildings after the lockdowns:
This “office building” concept is curious. It’s like working from home, but with an additional hour-long commute in between. Why would anyone put money in that?
Optimism from Kucinich
Kevin Barrett interviews Kucinich.
Kucinich is mainly pushing his new book about his first encounter with Deepstate. As mayor of Cleveland he was "expected" to approve the privatization of the city's electric power utility. When he refused, Deepstate went into action, using all three legs
. The bank leg of Deepstate forced the city into default, the intel leg made several "just missed" assassination attempts, and the activist leg mobilized political forces against him.
Toward the end of the clip, Kucinich expresses an optimistic view that sort of makes sense. He's basically saying that Deepstate isn't as powerful as it wants you to think. Gutsy officials can resist. They might be removed but they usually aren't killed.
His opinion on this point is derived from HARD experience, so I listen. A man who has been shot at and missed
understands the motives and limits of Deepstate better than most of us.
This fits the pattern of the "virus" genocide, at least inside US. Obviously the threats sounded serious, and the vast majority of officials are either part of the game or chickenshit. But the few that stood firm haven't been killed or removed, and the larger number that regained their GUTS later have been hugely successful DESPITE the media attempts to hide their success. Even NY has opened up, and Cuomo is sounding like DeSantis. The West coast is still stuck, but Demon Inslee has permitted stores to unmuzzle for a little while until the "Delta Variant" or whatever "forces" total lockdown again.
Barrett: "People are afraid of the Great Reset leading to mass surveillance, but we're already under total surveillance. Every keystroke is tracked."
Kucinich: "First, don't put too much confidence in the omnipotence of the one-world technocrats. Having been inside the government, I understand that they're incompetent. I understand why war doesn't work. I understand that they're gathering reams and reams of information. What are they going to do with it? Come on."
He's right about the gathering. It makes marketing easier, and that's about all. Massive amounts of information are impossible to process, even with AI. (And I speak from experience on this point.)
Deepstate focuses on its list of known heretics and makes life especially difficult for them, but the censorship is ineffective because it isn't total.
In the end it comes down to personality. GUTS
Labels: Experiential education
Diamond in a shitpile
One of those rare perfect questions on Quora.
What good is being done by keeping people out of a bunch of jobs after they get out of prison? If they're out of prison, they can still attack a bunch of people anyway. Do we really think they're coming to work to harm someone?
The phrasing isn't elegant, but the last part is crucial.
As I'm constantly hammering, an ex-con is INFINITELY more likely to reform by doing useful work than by feeling resentful because he can't get work.
Labels: Experiential education, Jail mode
Cycloplexes and Grandinifughi
Direct opposite of previous item.
A surprisingly accurate and clear presentation of real science, in an unlikely place.
'Space Patrol' was the usual radio adventure cereal/serial, sponsored by Ralston. Most of these serials
were long on drama and short on science, or just inserted passages from textbooks to satisfy the FCC's requirements. Space Patrol got the science right. The scriptwriters understood what they were saying.
In this 1952 episode,
the solar system is threatened by a black hole, called a Cycloplex. The description is accurate. It's a blank spot, not an object. Things circle inward toward the spot, then disappear.
The professor character is also accurate. When the captain asks the professor if he can explain the mystery, the prof is excited and thrilled to see his theory proved. The captain has to bop him upside the head to focus his attention on the serious problem of saving Mars from the drain.
The prof says that when objects get sucked into the Cycloplex, they are transferred into a different dimension, or "perhaps into multiple dimensions." Multiverse, anyone?
Finally the captain rigs up a superconducting ring magnet
, with a clear explanation of superconductivity, and sends the ring into the Cycloplex to countervortex the vortex. Both rings cancel out.
Just like a hail cannon!
After listening to more episodes, the pattern is consistent. It's not just science. The writers understand and explain economics and strategy accurately. The show is adult, with complex characters and an educated vocabulary. BUT: The adult content is surrounded by an intro and outro and commercials aimed at kids. Opposite to the usual radio pie,
with a formal crust surrounding an informal or stupid filling.
Obscure old scam
, here's an old tech fake I'd never seen before.
Radiana, a crude "robot" who toured with a magician in the '20s and '30s, was obviously based on the old mechanical Turk chess player. Radiana was a box with a giant plaster head on top, and obviously human hands sticking out of plaster arms. The "professor" manipulated an obviously fake set of levers while a set of light bulbs blinked in front. As usual, a small live woman was inside the statue providing the hands.
I tried searching for Radiana or "Professor" Popjie in the publications at American Radio History, with no results. Billboard magazine included lots of obscure magic acts, but not this one. There are a few references elsewhere on the web, but they're just the same text that Vintage.es used.
Apparently he committed "suicide" in prison.
I wish I could work up sympathy, but I can't. He didn't NEED to be in jail. He was rich. He could afford to pay taxes. He chose to evade taxes for the joy of cheating. Not a martyr, just a fool.
He was a poetic spokesman for HARDASS realism, but he was also a salesman for Bitcoin, an unrealistic fraud.
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Reprint from a few months ago:
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Truth is just an advertising gimmick.
Well, not exactly and not entirely. But it's a fairly consistent pattern in political circles.
What does truth advertise? Fake monetary reforms.
In the 1880s,
the prairie populists under Jennings Bryan were telling the HARDASS truth about corporations and banks. Their solution was more debt plus Bimetallism, now forgotten. Bimetallism was a variable mix of gold and silver that would remove gold from its position as the one solid measuring baseline. Debt plus bimetallism would give MORE power to the banks, not less.
Now many (NOT ALL!) of the people who are telling the truth about economic crimes and "global warming" crimes and "virus" crimes are also selling Bitcoin. Bitcoin is another scheme to remove solid baselines from money. Bitcoin goes vastly farther than bimetallism, removing money from money. Bitcoin is an abstraction that can't be spent, can't be earned, can't be relied on for stability, and can't be reliably stored. It violates every single rule for currency.
Hardass realists, from McAfee
to Assange to AIER,
are Bitcoin salesmen.
This contradiction doesn't fit the usual Sucker Filter pattern. The usual scammer is looking for suckers who are unmoored from reality, who will believe any sort of nonsense if it's presented convincingly. The sucker category here is based on social position, not truth detection. In a time of total lies, people who see the truth about anything at all
are dissidents, constantly mocked and shunned and punished. They need reassurance and respect. The scammer creates respect by agreeing with the sucker on most of reality, and then uses the respect to sell one obviously unreal product.
In between the 1880s Bryan types and the 2020s McAfee types, there were two giant exceptions to the rule. Harding
and FDR. Both of them told the hard truth about economics, and used the truth to create GENUINE REFORMS that dethroned the bankers and restored human skill and human culture.
How do we break out of the Bryan/McAfee side of this cycle and get back to the Harding/FDR side?
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Labels: infinite STUPID, MMT, Sucker Filter
No Schindlers this time
features a British aristocrat who used his power and wealth to rescue some Czech Jews from Hitler's genocide. We rightly honor those rescuers.
No Schindlers this time. Nobody in a position of power and wealth lifted a finger to slow down the genocide. A whole bunch of people have been trying to maintain the truth, but we don't have power and wealth.
Was this perfect OCD cleanliness intentional?
We still don't know much about the threats and bribes that kept EVERYONE in line. At the start we heard from Lukashenko and Magufuli that the IMF had tried to bribe them. We heard occasional scraps of evidence about bribes to individual legislators. None of that is sufficient to explain PERFECT COMPLIANCE BY ONE MILLION DEMONS.
The Public Death Demons were trained and selected toward this consummation for a century. But many mayors and governors were relatively new to politics and hadn't been inside the Epstein blackmail circle during the 15 years of preparation.
Maybe the Mecher story will offer more clues as it gradually unfolds. The unfolders like Jeffrey Tucker are irritatingly slow, dangling little teasers about "not yet public" info.
Speaking of teasers, Justin Hart hasn't followed up on his tease about Pence being at the center of the shit.
The planners thought of everything. At some point they had to take specific actions to stop "heroes" from obstructing the Whole-Of-Society Disinfection.
Labels: #WholeOfSociety, Asked and unanswered
Greta vs Granny. Why?
Continuing from previous.
Experience and skills are dirty. Theory and Innovative Disruption are clean. OCD plus psychopath = total holocaust.
This clicks into another question.
Why was it important to kill the oldest people?
This holocaust was aimed with laser focus at oldies, and it was preceded by Greta's command to KILL GRANNY.
Most genocides have been based on ethnic or religious categories. This one was age-specific.
Experience is dirty. Who has the most experience? Wrinklies.
Oldies know how the world works. In the current situation, oldies remember a period when division of labor created a strong culture and a strong economy. We remember a time when union workers proudly built everything here, using skills that were carefully developed and maintained and stored by the unions.
Above all, we remember and understand real immunity.
We recognize a FAKE epidemic because we've lived through REAL epidemics. Our bodies learned from the microbes, and our minds learned about the microbes.
Greta is a teenager, ordering the middle-agers to kill Granny.
Ibsen's primordial Public Death Officer
gave the keynote on this as well:
All the old bunglers must be got rid of, you understand. And that in every department! Such endless vistas have opened out before me today, It was not all clear to me until now, but now I will right everything. It is the young, vigorous banner-bearers we must seek, my friends; we must have now captains for all the outposts.
Labels: NOW I SEE, skill-estate
Too little sleep, too much Quora. Dubious idea.
Here goes anyway.
Why is China connected to the branded virus?
As far as I can tell from the available parts of the Carter Mecher story,
and the Whole-Of-Society
keynote, China wasn't the main player in planning the holocaust. I don't see many Chinese names in either line. Mostly US and British. Five Eyes.
The BURNING NEED TO KILL EVERYONE has been brewing in Public Death circles for 100 years,
and in Gaian circles for 45 years. Both of these developments were parallel US/UK. In both of these realms the OCD tendency and the psychopathic tendency ran together.
The specific schedule was triggered by Bush Junior in 2005, after the sexual thrill of 9/11 wore off and he needed more orgasms.
So how did China get involved?
Plain old offshoring.
Corporations, assisted by Gaians, have been running this routine for the same 45 years. Send our skills and economy to China, and at the same time send our pollution to China.
Sterilize our minds and sterilize our land.
The whole of society must be cleansed, disinfected.
We needed to develop a virus that would justify the WholeOfSociety mass murder and justify Roto-Rooting our brains. We started the work in Fort Detrick,
where we'd been doing the Anthrax "threat". But Fort Detrick proved to be leaky in physical and information senses. So we funded labs in China. = = = = =
This leads to another question worth pursuing. It's been clear for those same 45 years that SKILLS and GERMS look the same to the OCD psychopath. Both are equally dirty. We eradicated skills from our school system a long time ago,
and then started moving skills overseas around 1970.
A major part of the 2020 monstrosity is the removal of the natural SKILL of immunity. The lockdowns and muzzles and distancing are SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED
to stop all natural immunity, just as the public schools are specifically designed to stop all skills. Along with dissolving the actual skill, media have been working to memoryhole the KNOWLEDGE of immunity.
The parallel fails at the offshoring step. We didn't try to offshore immunity to China. ... Well, I guess we simply didn't need
to move it. Unlike soldering and sewing and engineering, immunity isn't a skill learned by apprenticeship. It's built into every person. Removing it from the West doesn't automatically create more of it in China.
The basic question remains. Why do SKILLS and EXPERIENCE look like dirt to the elite?
NOW I SEE. Theory belongs to aristocrats. Skills, whether acquired or natural, belong to peasants. Theory is clean. Skills and experience are dirty.
Labels: #WholeOfSociety, NOW I SEE, skill-estate
NYC turning sane?
Briefly paying attention to political soap opera....
NYC mayor primary shows a pretty clear trend. Looks like the D candidate will be Eric Adams, a black ex-cop who has been the sub-mayor of Brooklyn for a while. The meaningless R candidate is Curtis Sliwa, who needs no intro.
The squealing defunders and statue pullers have nowhere to go.
I've been noticing for a LONG time
that the R and Libertarian side was the real leader of cop-hating. The squealers made it too easy for R politicians to pretend respect for cops while continuing to demoralize and ruin actual police forces.
With law and order running on both tickets, NYC leaves no room for pretense.
This may also represent a loud resurgence of ordinary black people who have been the main VICTIMS of crime. Media and politicians ignored them until now. D politicians took them for granted as permanent team members.
Continuing on the WholeOfSociety
Trying to trace the earliest usage of "Whole-of-society" in the proper form. GoogleBooks doesn't search by exact year, but it does divide by centuries. So far I'm not seeing the trademarked phrase before 2000. The three words sometimes occur in a sentence, but it's clearly incidental, not the official war cry.
With one HIGHLY RELEVANT exception.
From Ibsen's An enemy of society,
DR STOCKMANN. But they'll get the worst of it, I can promise them. Henceforth, every day I'll throw myself into the breach in the Messenger; bombard them with one article after another.
ASLAKSEN. Yes, but look here...
BILLING. Hurrah! There'll be war, there'll be war!
DR STOCKMANN. I will smite them to the earth. I will crush them, level all their entrenchments to the ground before the eyes of all right-thinking men. I'll do it.
ASLAKSEN. But all the same be reasonable, doctor; proceed with moderation...
BILLING. Not at all, not at all; don't spare for dynamite.
DR STOCKMANN (going on imperturbably) For, remember that henceforth it is not merely a question of water works and sewers.
No, the whole of society must be cleansed,
BILLING. There sounds the word of salvation!
DR STOCKMANN. All the old bunglers must be got rid of, you understand.
And that in every department! Such endless vistas have opened out
before me today, It was not all clear to me until now, but now I will
right everything. It is the young, vigorous banner-bearers we must
seek, my friends; we must have now captains for all the outposts.
Sounds mighty fucking familiar.
Stockmann was a Public Death Officer. The direct hellfather of ALL modern Captains At The Outposts.
So the WoSovirus first entered the Public Death profession in 1900, then remained latent for a century as it spread around the world. Finally in 2005, after complete infection, the WoSovirus turned the infected officials into satanic genocidal monsters.
Labels: #WholeOfSociety, endless hell
Totally random thought after seeing more of those Prisoner and Soldier scams on Quora. I hadn't remembered this until just now.
After WW2 there was an onslaught of fake-soldier scams. Some were pretending to offer stolen surplus cars and radios, others were taking advantage of GI perks like education and free flights.
The government came down HARD on these scammers, arresting them for impersonating a federal officer.
Why isn't the government getting involved now? Probably because the VA is too busy killing everyone.
Labels: asked and worth asking again
The latest podcast
from the Collectible Auto website includes an interview with Harry Moser. He's an industrial engineer who is running an initiative to help companies bring back American jobs.
His website is Reshore Now.
He's talking to companies,
not to the general public, and offers 'tools' and services to determine whether reshoring is worthwhile.
In the interview he hit all the important points, including the fact that the 2020 holocaust exposed the utter failure of JIT. When one point on the supply chain is locked down, the chain stops, and it's hard to get it restarted. Moser also emphasizes the importance of switching from college to trade schools, and the MOST IMPORTANT POINT OF ALL: SKILLS.
I'm rooting for him! Seems thoroughly practical and engineerish, not idealistic or ideological.
Labels: Experiential education, skill-estate, storage
I looked back again, specifically to Oct and Nov 2005, around the same time as the Venkayya event mentioned by Jeffrey Tucker.
From a Nov 2005 discussion of superstitions:
Two prime examples: Global Warming and Bird Flu. Both of these, like all superstitions, begin with a limited set of valid observations. Global warming starts from the unquestionable fact that the last decade has been warmer -- at least in urban areas -- than most decades in living memory. Bird flu starts from a genuinely fatal disease affecting third-world chicken farmers and butchers. But both of these superstitions proceed boldly into raw fraud and tyranny, based solely on somebody's desire to infect the world with fear.
The global warming superstition tries to claim that increased CO2 is the cause of our relatively warm decade, despite piles of long-term data showing that CO2 is a LAGGING variable, not a LEADING variable. Whatever it is that drives our heat cycles -- most likely solar variation and volcanos -- it increases earth temperature BEFORE it increases CO2.
The bird flu superstition is not quite so bizarrely loony, but it takes an actual disease and carries it through two stages of pure speculation. What if the virus mutates into a form that can be transferred between humans? What if the virus also becomes wildly contagious? Those are not demonstrably wrong, but they are low-probability events, and when you require two low-prob events to happen together, you're betting on a loooooooooooong shot.
Now we know that Bush Junior was the SOMEBODY who desired to infect the world with fear.
The project was already beginning its rehearsals with the 'bird flu' panic. What if the virus mutates and becomes supercontagious?
Prime elements of the 2020 holocaust fraud.
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Bush's phrase whole-society plan
is unfamiliar. Decided to look it up. Not much from Google. Seems to be mainly British, and mainly used by Gaian types. Sustainable development, global warming, biodiversity. Here's one example.
So Bush was solidly inside the Gaian church. No surprise there. It's been perfectly clear from the start
that the "virus" is a smooth continuation and expansion of the "climate" panic. Greta said KILL GRANNY, and we obeyed.
Oops and Wow. Switching from "whole-society" to "whole-of-society" changed the search entirely. "Whole-of-society" is EVERYTHING. It's the core concept of the holocaust. It seems to have originated in UN, and now it's in all governments and NGOs and corporations. Everyone is calling for a WoS approach to everything, from "climate" to "virus" to "cybercrime".
The earliest item I can find quickly is this 2012 piece
called 'Transcending Borders, a WoS approach to human, animal, and ecosystem health', by the chief Public Death Officer of Quebec. Presented at Davos.
All the pieces of the holocaust neatly knitted together in one title and byline.
Labels: #WholeOfSociety, Answered better than asked, Carbon Cult, Jackboot stomping forever, NOW I SEE
Writing this down for my own purposes, to see if writing helps clarify some puzzles.
This piece of Jeffrey Tucker's running account
of the holocaust's backstory deserves a highlight for two reasons.
For all the problems with Lewis’ book, and there are plenty, he gets
this whole backstory right. Bush came to his bioterrorism people and
demanded some huge plan to deal with some imagined calamity. When Bush
saw the conventional plan – make a threat assessment, distribute
therapeutics, work toward a vaccine – he was furious.
“This is bullshit,” the president yelled. “We need a whole-of-society
plan. What are you going to do about foreign borders? And travel? And
Hey, if the president wants a plan, he’ll get a plan. “We want to use
all instruments of national power to confront this threat,” Venkayya
reports having told colleagues. “We were going to invent pandemic
planning.” This was October 2005, the birth of the lockdown idea.
Two notable things:
1. The founding figure in this story is Rajeev Venkayya. I've noticed that the main dissenters
within the medical profession are also from India. The Euro and American MDs are cheerfully participating in the holocaust.
Why did India give us both ends
of this hellish mess? The founder and the protesters? Do they know more than the rest of us?
2. Most people suspected that Bush Junior was playing the village idiot with his endless stammering and malaprops. This proves it. He wasn't a clueless moron. He was IN CHARGE.
What's still missing in the story?
1. This doesn't account for 15 years of detailed planning and rehearsal, an epidemic of evil spreading across all governments and all Public Death Offices in the fucking world. How did the monsters recruit a million bureaucrats and presidents and governors and mayors and school boards and CEOs, with NO revelations or leaks even from people who retired or left in disgust? That's a whole lot of blackmail.
2. Tucker's account of the 2005 conversation between Venkayya and Bush is ambiguous. It sounds like Bush wanted to invent an IMAGINARY "pandemic", which is exactly what happened. But Venkayya seems to have been making new plans for a REAL pandemic, which we didn't need. We already knew how to deal with a REAL pandemic. This account may be based on Venkayya's self-serving remembrance.
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I went back through the blog to see if anything relevant was showing up in public at that time. Here's one semi-connected item from 2006:
Bush Junior is having considerable success in India, where the people seem to like him. Not too surprising, when you look at what the Bush Sr - Clinton - Bush Jr economic policy has done for India. It's also not too surprising that Americans look askance at the same policy. Moving high-quality jobs from your own country to another country is bound to be appreciated by the recipient country and unappreciated by the victim country.
There won't be any solution to this problem as long as both political parties remain committed to 'free trade' and 'open borders', which means other nations are free to steal everything from us while we are too nice to punish them or ask for anything in return.
Might explain why India was working with Bush at the time.
Incidentally, the rest of that item is full of my own FUCKING STUPIDITY. 9/11 loaded me down with anti-Islam viruses, and I was nowhere near recovered from the illness. I was mustering up a few mental T-cells, but the illness continued until 2011 when I tossed the TV, the main source of reinfection,
Again and again, I DEEPLY AND HUMBLY APOLOGIZE to the world of Islam for joining this idiocy. I KNEW BETTER. Before 9/11, I was easily familiar with Persians and Arabs. They were a normal part of society in Oklahoma. I had NO REASON to hate people from that religion or ethnicity.
The unfortunate fact is that EMERGENCY PANICS work only too well, and need a long recovery time. As Madman Lincoln advised his successors, each panic only fools some of the people. 9/11 worked on me, and some of the color revolutions worked on me, but the "pandemic" shit didn't work.
I'd like to think that the 9/11 recovery left me with residual immunity against other panics, but the timeline disproves that hypothesis. I was definitely immune to the "global warming" panic in 1992, and immune to the "virus" panic in 2020. 9/11 and color revolutions happened in between those immunities. More likely the distinction is real knowledge and experience. I have lifelong deep experience with scientific matters. I have zero experience in military and political matters. So I'm hard to fool in science and easy to bamboozle in politics.
Labels: #WholeOfSociety, infinite STUPID, Jackboot stomping forever
Stars and cars
Reading old car books as usual, I noticed the Dodge Aries, one of those awful K-cars around 1981.
Question: Were there any other specifically astrological cars?
Answer: Only one. Taurus.
Aries makes sense as a literal translation of Dodge's traditional mascot,
but Taurus doesn't make sense. The Taurus pulled auto design toward fish, not toward cattle. It should have been the Pisces.
Aries and Taurus were simultaneous. Were the branders aiming at the New Age movement, popular in that decade?
Astronomical names are extremely common. There was a Moon in the 20s
, named after founder Joseph Moon. There were several plain Stars, including Billy Durant's explicitly Jewish answer to Ford. After spaceflight became the Official Circus, there were dozens of star compounds, mainly by Pontiac and Olds. Plymouth called its midsize car the Satellite in the '60s.
Olds is the most astronomical of all. For many years its mascot was Saturn. The first Olds V8 was called the Rocket. Then a long series of star compounds, one Apollo, and the Saturn brand intended to replace Olds.
Aside from Aries and Taurus, the only name that verged on astrological was Mercury, first used briefly by Chevy then permanently by Ford. In both cases the name specifically referred to the winged-foot god, not the little planet next to the sun.
Some of the star signs are clearly unusable. Cancer and Virgo are out. Sagittarius is too long. But why not Leo or Libra or Gemini? Leo and Libra would automatically create lively mascots and marketing themes. Gemini would have resonated with the spaceflight circus.
Labels: Asked and not worth asking
Reciprocal, point: missing/
This is just sort of cute.
The questioner (non-native English) missed the point of the meme, and the answerer missed the missed point.
(My credential: former proofreader.)
Labels: AI point-missing
Equality is genocide
a former "journalist" who quit and became a journalist, is reviewing a story she did four years ago on the CDC. The story was about the measles vaccine and autism, so it's not directly relevant to this year's holocaust. In other words, it's more of a metastory than a story. Still, it shows how CDC handles "controversial" findings.
Dr. Andrew Zimmerman, the world-renowned, pro-vaccine pediatric neurologist specializing in autism says that, as an expert witness for the government defending vaccines in vaccine court in 2007, he told the government that vaccines can cause autism in "exceptional" cases, after all. But he says the government covered up his finding, fired him as an expert witness, and misrepresented his opinion in court. The Department of Justice also secretly settled a major vaccine-autism court case that Zimmerman had consulted on-- the government admitting liability but making sure the records were sealed-- while telling other parents of vaccine-injured children that links to autism were debunked conspiracy theories.
Standard Deepstate technique, given in full detail. Know the truth, hide the truth, memoryhole all records of the truth, insult and destroy anyone who continues to speak the truth.
Why was this particular finding so "controversial"? Not because the CDC wanted to defend all vaccines. From a later statement by William Thompson, who came to regret the decision and apologized for it:
All the authors and I met and decided sometime between August and September 2002 not to report any race effects for the paper. Sometime soon after the meeting, where we decided to exclude reporting any race effects, the coauthors scheduled a meeting to destroy documents related to the study.
The remaining four coauthors all met and brought a big garbage can into the meeting room and reviewed and went through all the hard copy documents that we had thought should discard and put them in a huge garbage can.
However, because I assumed it was illegal and would violate both FOIA and DOJ requests, I kept hard copies of all documents in my office, and I retained all associated computer files.
Two words: RACE EFFECTS.
Here we get into familiar territory. I've seen the same thing in a less dramatic and less important situation. A study of hearing ability in infants was funded in an attempt to show the ill effects of mothers using cocaine. The study found RACE EFFECTS. Black and Hispanic infants were much more affected than white infants. The study was discarded.
Both cases are similar, and the damaging effect of withholding truth is similar.
If the truth had been published, doctors and others would have seen that these drugs (vaccines, cocaine) had worse effects on black youngsters. Doctors and others could then make therapy decisions or legal decisions that were MORE APPROPRIATE and MORE CUSTOM-TAILORED to situations. They could have paid less attention to whites because whites were LESS SUSCEPTIBLE to these drugs, and more attention to the more susceptible populations.
The old "rights" myth of equality is a killer. When you don't acknowledge that GENES EXIST, you make bad decisions that end up HARMING EXACTLY THE PEOPLE YOU ARE PRETENDING TO HELP.
Labels: From rights to duties
This answer on Quora should be required reading for Americans.
The original subject of school eligibility is irrelevant. One fact is hugely important and SURPRISING.
A child is ineligible for certain public schools if they don’t have the corresponding residency permit, or Hukou. A Hukou is issued irrespective of whether or not you own your own residence.
The source of the confusion is that 90% of Chinese do own their own home. So the chances of you having the Hukou but not actually owning your own home is extremely slim. And vice versa if somebody is a renter, chances are they came to the host city for work, and thus no Hukou.
90% OF CHINESE OWN THEIR OWN HOMES.
I've been railing against the idiotic propaganda that China is Communist, but I didn't realize how TOTALLY capitalist China is. Russia has similar near-universal ownership.
By comparison, the US percentage is 65% and dropping fast.
Labels: asked and worth asking again
In previous item on swamping or flooding
I linked back to a semi-related question that I had left open in 2017.
The related question about two-sided scales
was actually answered later, but I wasn't thinking about it when I wrote the answer.
Here's the core of the question:
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It's easy to measure deltas of order vs chaos in physical objects like houses and paintings, or semiphysical 'performances' like software and music. Is it harder with non-physical things like language and logic?
No, it's not harder.
Some of these are one-sided scales with increases and decreases along one vector; others have opposing vectors with a net resultant.
Language? Two-sided. Making a new and useful word, or a new and useful phrase, is an increase of order and value. Silencing useful words, or swamping useful words with intentionally misleading words, is destruction of value.
Facts? Two-sided. Making a new and valid observation via senses or instruments is an increase of order and value. Silencing a valid fact, or swamping a valid fact with invalid facts, is destruction of value.
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The question was answered last year in the topic of Bridges and Balances.
I showed how a bridge can measure ORDER VS CHAOS.
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Personal Equation Machines
calibrate and exercise an astronomer's accuracy and reliability in detecting the truth
of a sidereal transit. This is an extremely specialized calibration. Can we find a way to calibrate and train broader powers of truth detection?
If it's possible at all, I think a balance or bridge is a promising path. I'm continuing from last week's discussion of balances and bridges.
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I'll use two different types of balance or bridge to show how a balance can detect dynamic or functional
qualities, not just static measurements like weight and resistance. These balances send a signal toward the object being measured, and detect the difference between the sent and received signal. If the object is a faithful reflector or amplifier, the difference can be nulled. If the object introduces its own distortions,
the difference can't be nulled.
First: The standing-wave balance, commonly used in acoustics labs, sends a steady sound wave down a tube toward a sample of an unknown substance. By changing the frequency of the wave you can set up a resonance in the tube. If you can achieve a resonance or standing wave, you can measure the difference between incident and reflected waves by measuring the strength at the nodes or low points. A perfect reflection leads to zero pressure at the node points.
Here we're using a GenRad tuning fork oscillator
to drive the speaker, and using a GenRad sound level meter
to pick up the resultant sound. The sample goes in the cap at the left end. The microphone has a long probe extending through the speaker into the resonance tube, and the probe can be moved back and forth by pushing the microphone car. (Incidentally, the car is sort of fun to 'drive', and can be controlled vernierly with the big wheels.)
Polistra has opened up the sample cap, and Happystar has a precut sample of an unknown material ready for insertion.
With the oscillator driving the speaker, we can see the green outgoing wave first, then the violet reflected wave by itself, then the interference pattern of the incident and reflected waves. The open end of the microphone probe is roughly centered in the tube. (I've shifted the reflected wave upward for easier visibility.)
Here's a more schematic image of what really happens. Bear in mind that there's no such thing as zero air pressure. Sound waves are repetitions of increased pressure (red) and decreased pressure (blue) with the "zero" crossings at normal atmospheric pressure. As the incident and reflected waves move through the tube, the actual audible and measurable pressure at each location is always the result of mixing or summing the increased and decreased pressures. The nodes are the places that stay centered as the mix goes up and down.
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Now we bring in the original question of sensing or measuring faithfulness
of reflection. What happens when the material sample distorts
the sound instead of just reflecting part of it? Some materials contain a variety of internal resonators that catch certain frequencies and create their own signals
in response. Living things do this all the time.
There's no way to detect a node or null now, because the reflection isn't simply a copy or a negative copy of the original. There might be some points of lower sound, but they will be hard to spot amid the extra frequencies emitted by the active responder.
Several measuring tools for hearing are designed to pick up active live responses.
The best is the OAE (oto-acoustic emission) instrument, which I detailed here.
The OAE measurement is
a truth detector, and is used in real life to detect fake claims of hearing damage.
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Second example of a dynamic balance or bridge: an old GenRad tube tester.
We have the same basic pieces. A tone generator drives the grid of the tube. When the voltage between the grid and filament of the tube increases, the flow from filament to plate decreases, and thus the voltage in the output loop. Ideally the output loop should provide an amplified reflection
of the input loop. The earphones pick up the difference or balance point between the two loops. Adjusting the variable resistor R1 is like adjusting the small weight on a balance, compensating for the amplification.
Here Polistra is listening for the null while adjusting the resistor to reduce the amplification to equality.
As the pot moves both ways, the reflection in the output loop increases and decreases. At some setting of R1, the reflection will exactly null out the incident signal. If you had to divide
the output signal by 4 to hear an exact balance or null, this tells you that the tube was multiplying
the input by 4. The setting of R1 thus gives the amplification figure of the tube.
Now we introduce distortion, as we did with the standing-wave acoustic reflection. When the sample being examined (the tube) creates its own noise or active responses, there's no chance of nulling the output. The output loop can never be either a copy or an inverted copy of the input, no matter how much it's reduced by R1. There will always be something extra audible.
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Both of these dynamic or functional balances can perform a service that would be hard to define and measure in a simple balance, though it's actually a common situation with a simple balance. Think of trying to weigh a puppy
on a produce scale. You could tell that the animal was restless and wiggling around, but the scale wouldn't be able to measure the restless behavior itself. The wiggling would be an unwanted factor, and you'd have to approximate the mean weight in the middle of the jumping and tail-wagging.
As mentioned at the start, this doesn't reach the ultimate goal of a balance-style truth calibrator or exerciser. The active setting
of the microphone car or R1 would be the equivalent of tapping the telegraph key on the Personal Equation Machine. There are several huge missing steps. How would this active setting serve as an exercise to help you USE your detection ability? How would a balance try to null out a more abstract "sample" of a moral question? Is there a more concrete "sample" that will accomplish the same exercise?
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Labels: Asked and answered, Equipoise
Swamping, flooding, same thing
Whitney Webb's cohorts
have written an informative article on Flooding The Zone.
The article focuses on Edelman's PR firm, the chief architect of the technique.
Not really an epiphany. Sucker Filter
was an epiphany. I had seen the results but was completely puzzled about the technique. In this case I've been discussing the technique for quite a while without knowing the proper name. I've been calling it Flat Assertion
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Our demon media and demon government are top-notch experts at swamping,
or in perceptual terms, masking.
Instead of deleting Heresy X, they overload your senses with FIRM FLAT AUTHORITATIVE DECLARATIONS of not-X. Instead of directly killing an actual business or skill, they undercut the business or skill with unsustainable low-cost competitors, which then vanish after the target is killed. (eg Uber, Amazon, outsourcing, migrant invasions.)
These techniques were originally developed by Mafias, then refined in the political realm by Alinsky.
Now I'm focusing on the opposite technique. Might call it allergizing or sensitizing or deswamping.
First stage, basically complete now, was in the olfactory realm. Remove all interesting smells from the world so you're allergic to actual smells. This makes it possible to isolate non-cooperating entities
and outlaw them. (eg "Multiple Chemical Sensitivity", EPA.)
Second stage, visual allergizing, is well underway in online activities, and spreading to offline styles and fashions. Remove all color and contrast.
Three years ago most websites used color and form to guide your attention, as good industrial and graphic designers have always done. Now all websites are devoid of color and form, holding nothing but letters in slightly darker gray on a background of slightly lighter gray. Colors are gone, and even the normal contrast of black on white in print is gone.
Third stage, auditory deswamping, incipient and dubious. The "health attack" hate-hoax on our spies in Cuba seems to be a complementary process. Instead of silencing the world we're being conditioned to associate sounds with sickness. (The hate-hoax itself is clear, but I'm not sure it fits into this trend.)
Final destination is clear. A pure gray world with no sensory content or information, no movement, no change, no distinction between types or species or genders or individuals. All deltas, all patterns conveying information, all LIVING THINGS, are anathema. Ctrl-Z on Genesis.
Only death is legal.
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Deswamping was a dubious idea. It definitely happened in the olfactory area, but my observations in visual and auditory realms weren't heralding a trend. We're being swamped, not deswamped.
The auditory version of masking turned out to be a good metaphor. In running a perceptual test like an audiogram, the ears are filled with white noise or narrow-band noise to make perception of a specific tone or speech harder. Without the noise, the auditory system's feedback loops can focus on the desired signal instantly and sharply. You can't check the limits properly unless you cut out the automatic feedback. (And now we're back in Goodhart's Law....
The cloth muzzle does the same thing on a larger scale, for an entirely different purpose. The muzzle maintains a steady white noise of internal and familiar microbes for MONTHS AT A TIME, damping down the immune system's ability to focus on an invading microbe. When the masking is removed, the feedback loop has FORGOTTEN how to respond properly.
Seen on Quora:
Why do a lot of people I know, myself included, get sick when masks came off even though we are all vaccinated?
Given the source, it could be entirely fake. If it's not fake, it's an observation worth investigating.
The most obvious explanation is that muzzles destroy immunity.
Your body gets accustomed to a super-narrow range of microbes, constantly recirculated. When you go outside without the muzzle, you're suddenly exposed to new microbes that the body hasn't learned about, so the new microbes make you sick.
Labels: Jackboot stomping forever
Another pointless effort
Collateral Global something or other.
At first this looked like a meaningful step toward a Nuremberg Moot Trial.
We know there won't be a real Nuremberg for this holocaust, because there are no victorious allies. All the world except Tanzania joined the holocaust.
A Moot Court would put the crimes on the record in the same form as a real trial,
so the proverbial Martians could see exactly how the world destroyed itself.
Unfortunately this Collateral Whatever is just more of the same writing by the same crowd of genuine skeptics. They've always been correct, and always courageous, but they've never truly DONE anything. One more Twitter account featuring the same people isn't a project.
I looked back at some of their previous efforts under the false flag of ACU.
Those projects also dissolved. There was a Kickstart for an ambitious movie, and I contributed a fair amount, but its website has been inactive since November.
Putting it harshly: They're doing the same thing I'm doing. Trying to find and publish the truth. If they were using their organized bullypower
to influence governments, then their work would be worth paying for. But they're not. They're just blogging.
Labels: infinite STUPID
Unnecessary credential of the year.
Incidentally, the former English teacher broke an ACTUAL rule of punctuation in the same phrase where she was "correcting" a fictional rule of grammar.
(My credential: Former proofreader.)
Labels: Entertainment, Language update, SES
Persuasion gets it again
Persuasion hits another homer.
Constant supervision wasn’t always an American credo: Today’s parents had plenty of time to play and roam on their own when they were kids. But children’s safety has turned from a concern into an obsession within a generation. The abductions of Etan Patz in 1979 and Adam Walsh in 1981 became huge news stories and led to missing kids’ pictures on milk cartons. (The vast majority of the kids were runaways or taken in custodial disputes, a fact never made clear to the public.)
The fact isn't stated explicitly, but it has always been clear if you're paying attention. 99% of Amber Alerts are custody disputes.
The other 1% are runaways. The "suspect" is described anonymously like a stranger. (More relabeling.
) When we learn more details, the "suspect" always turns out to be the biological mother or father. Sometimes both parents are together, "kidnapping" the child from an official foster.
The problem with a society devoted to zero risk is that kids grow up overprotected and under-socialized. They miss out on the thrilling experience of fending for themselves, crucial in forging confidence. They miss out on learning to assess risk and dealing with minimal danger without constantly deferring to an authority.
A dynamic society requires citizens who appreciate that difficulties and failures are a part of life and that’s OK. Just as kids recover from a bike crash or playground fight, they can bounce back from failure and frustration in their adult lives, too. This is possible only if children grow up with some independence so that they arrive at adulthood with the resilience to handle life on their own.
Amen. No quibbles or additions. Just Amen and Bravo.
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reminded me of something I hadn't remembered in a while. When I was 11, I had a useless little bicycle, basically a toy without brakes or coaster. I decided to ride down a steep hill on a rutted road behind our house, and ran into the end of a rut. My face went into the gravel and some sharp rocks. I walked back up to the house, covered in blood. Even though I was probably in shock, I knew that I shouldn't walk into the house, so caught my mother's attention through the screen door. She told me to turn on the hose and wash off first. So I did. She then put iodine on the cuts, and that was it. 60 years later, I still have the little scars above and below the right eye. Near miss, but no big deal.
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A picture is worth 1000 words! Via GoogleMaps,
here's the entrance to the road now.
Labels: Alternate universe, TMI
Reprint on CASES
Reinforcing previous item
with a reprint from July 2020.
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Another where's the guild
question. In this case I'm not really puzzled by the absence of a guild response because I know exactly how and when the guild was subverted and flipped. It happened 20 years ago.
The current holocaust is based HEAVILY on cheating with software.
The use of software to create and expand a fake crisis began with the Carbon Cult, with Mann's fake hockey stick models showing exponential increase of CO2 "pollution".
A more visible example for outsiders was VW's diesel cheating. Diesel is intrinsically and incurably MORE DIRTY THAN GASOLINE, but the Carbon Cult flipped the comparison and redefined diesel as clean because VW bribed them to flip. VW then used software to fake the numbers. The control computer in each car sensed when the car was connected to an official test rig, and outputted artifically low numbers.
Same thing with the "virus". Exponential models can't possibly represent reality because reality is never exponential.
Governments use the models because governments want to kill everyone. Software processes the "cases", and HIPAA prevents us from checking the "cases". Even if the "cases" were honestly counted, "cases" are THE WRONG FUCKING MEASUREMENT. Just as with diesel vs gasoline, the holocausters have flipped medicine upside down, redefining "cases" as dirty.
The proper MEANING of "cases"
isn't in the models, so we don't get to hear it.
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From a modern perspective it seems obvious that ABSTRACT software makes cheating easier, but this total misuse wasn't always normal. There was a guild spirit in software that tried to protect the craft from misuse and cheating.
When did it change? 2000. Dotcom. Cheaters took over the biz.
Computing began with the government census,
at a time when the government wanted accuracy. From 1890 to 1990 software mainly served corporate accounting. Computers were seen as fancy adding machines, and they were REQUIRED to be strictly honest.
Bookkeepers and their adding machines were the honest end of the system. After the bookkeeper had carefully verified the accuracy of the double-entry ledger, the accountant walked in and arbitrarily moved numbers around to cheat on taxes. This may be unfamiliar to outsiders, but it was standard procedure. You can see the setup powerfully in this Racket Squad episode.
The machine was the honest end, and the human accountant was the criminal.
The dotcommers reversed the paradigm. They used the software itself to create false impressions of their wealth and corporate solidity, then used software to manipulate the market, and had no compunction at all about ruining lives to EXPONENTIALLY increase their wealth.
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Later question: More specifically, how did software switch in the public mind from an adding machine to an authority?
In the Racket Squad episode, the boss tells the bookkeeper to release an arbitrary and dishonest set of numbers. The bookkeeper refuses. Boss says "Are you calling me a liar?" Bookkeeper says "No, but my adding machine doesn't lie either." In that situation we can see clearly who's lying.
The trick seems to be AI. Most people don't understand that AI is still an adding machine. The AI hype by both commercial and governmental propagandists has persuaded us that AI can make its own decisions independent of human input, while remaining impartial and mechanical.
Can't have it both ways. The trick conflates the demons who are writing the intentionally bad predictive models with the computer that doesn't lie. Because the DECISION POWER has been falsely transferred to the computer, we don't blame the demons who actually DECIDED to write counterfactual and unrealistic math models.
If most people learned math in the context of job-related problems and projects, they would understand the stages of this process better. They'd know that the PROGRAMMER can lie, even if the CPU doesn't lie.
Labels: Carbon Cult, Metrology, Real World Math
Epidemic of relabeling, epidemic BY relabeling
In the last 30 years economics and science have been totally ruined by RELABELING and REBRANDING. This is a cardinal sin against the rules of measurement. The first principle of metrology is USE THE SAME FUCKING MEASUREMENT FOR EVERYTHING.
Economics relabeled both unemployment and inflation. In recent decades our unemployment is similar to 1930s, but we changed the metric to achieve the desired 3%. In the last few years inflation has been 10%, but we changed the metric to achieve the desired 3%. REALITY DIDN'T CHANGE, ONLY THE MEASUREMENT CHANGED.
"Mental illness" is constantly redefined to increase the number of "cases" who "need" drugs and treatment. Each change in the metric is treated as a REAL increase in "illness".
And of course the 2020 holocaust is pure relabeling. The "cases" trick is part of the game, but primarily the deaths attributed to "the virus" are not new deaths. They're existing deaths rebranded. Move numbers from one column to another, and you've magically created a "pandemic".
I'm disgusted this week at the data-gatherers who are eagerly running with the obvious false flag of Wuhan, after spending an entire year documenting and proving the accounting trick.
Here's a new and admittedly non-serious relabel.
Headline: Earth's fifth ocean confirmed
Hear the word CONFIRMED? Recognize it from confirmed cases and confirmed deaths? It's not a new ocean. Nothing discovered, nothing confirmed. Some fuckhead has decided to relabel the area around Antarctica as the "Southern Ocean". This doesn't fit the traditional standards for oceans or lakes or bays or gulfs. All the real oceans have clear boundaries formed mainly by land, with a "sightable" water gap. The area around Antarctica is just an area.
Change the metric, confirm a new ocean! Presto!
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The biggest relabel of all is NATURAL IMMUNITY.
This holocaust has two flanks. One flank, the lockdowns and unemployment and panic and muzzles and distancing, is PERFECTLY DESIGNED to weaken our immunity. ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING that goes into maintaining immunity has been turned upside down. The other flank is memoryholing the entire IDEA and KNOWLEDGE of natural immunity. As I've noted,
the idea was already absent in younger folks. Apparently it's been ignored or just mentioned in school "science" classes. In the early part of the holocaust, censorship focused ferociously on wiping out all explanations of real viruses and real immunity, replacing them with the fiendish malware that ONLY VAXES CAN EVER CREATE IMMUNITY.
This point is infinitely more important than the “virus origin” crap, which has always been an obvious false flag.
But WHY? Why is it necessary to eliminate both actual immunity AND the understanding of immunity? Will the next panic be amplified by losing the entire concept of immunity?
Labels: asked and worth asking again, Jackboot stomping forever, Metrology
Sharp thought about tenure
Gary Smith at MindMatters:
Unfortunately, the publish-or-perish culture has encouraged researchers to game the system, which undermines the usefulness of publication and citation counts. This is an example of Goodhart’s law: “When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.”
In the context of publish-or-perish, the widespread adoption of publication counts and citation indexes to gauge visibility and influence has caused publication counts and citation indexes to cease to be a good measure of visibility and influence. The first sign of this breakdown was an explosive growth in the number of journals in response to researchers’ insatiable demand for publication numbers.
I hadn't heard of Goodhart, but this is a basic fact in electronics and mechanics and life. When a circuit or an animal has negative feedback, it will always try to hold the target measure steady. So the measure is no longer an indicator of the 'natural' tendency of the system.
But: the target can tell you when the conditions have gone BEYOND the strength of the feedback side.
Take temperature as a simple example.
An air conditioner has a thermostat that turns the compressor on and off in an attempt to maintain 70. When the outside temp is beyond the compensating ability of the compressor, inside temp rises above 70.
The living equivalent is fever. The body's evaporator tries to maintain 98.6. When outside temp, or inner inflammation, goes beyond the strength of the evaporative feedback, the measured temp rises.
In the tenure situation, the number of pubs is rising fast now. This tells us that the feedback mechanism has failed. Pubs are no longer serving
as a selector for quality scholarship.
On a more positive note, here's Demon Cuomo speaking REAL SCIENCE
for the first time ever. The facts are exactly right, and the tone is exactly right. Also, all the people in the room are unmuzzled on camera.
Labels: Jackboot NOT stomping forever
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Incoherent title for incalculable wickedness.
Via Justin Hart,
a video of a Public Death Holocauster who has just shut down a restaurant. After doing the requisite OCD hand-washing motion, the superdemon turns the handwashing into clapping, then starts a demonic dance of alien evil.
Banality? There's no word for this.
How did these creatures turn into such alien monstrous holocaustal piles of indescribable unnameable ______________??????????????????????
This creature appears to be about 25 earth-years old. Not much time to acquire such a heavy load of monstrosity.
There's only one cure for a psychopath.
Labels: infinite infinite infinite infinite evil, infinite infinite infinite infinite infinite infinite infinite INFINITE INFINITE INFINITE INFINITE INFINITE INFINITE INFINITE lunacy
30th anniversary reprint
Today is my 30th anniversary in this little house, which has served loyally through snow and wind and insects, despite some long gaps in my attention. THANKS, house!
I'm too weary and disgusted this week to write anything positive, so I'll reprint this from 7 years ago.
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After making a picture of my house in the context
of fixing wind damage, I looked back at an earlier entry
here in which I traced the history of the house.
Bored without a new work assignment, I decided to look into the first owners, Jim and Bertha Willis. Found them in the 1940 Census, and found obits for both. Jim was born in Howell County, Mo, and Bertha was born in Hazelton, Kan, near Joplin. After Jim and Bertha moved to Spokane in 1909, they first bought (or built?) a house three blocks south of here. I'm guessing 'built' because that house was built in 1910 and has a distinctly Missoura look. It still exists and I see it every day on my walks. I've noticed it because it's next door to this slow construction project
Jim then bought or built this house in 1948. It's not clear why they wanted to 'downsize' out of a bigger and better house.
Jim's birthplace in Howell County struck a note, because that's where my father's folks lived before they wandered out to Okla.
Back to the Census. Grandpa and Jim wouldn't be there in 1940, but I hoped to find some indication of the names. Grandpa was born in West Plains, and Jim's obit listed Mountain View. Neither of those cities contained any of either name in 1940. But one township NE of West Plains contained a whole pile of Willises AND a whole pile of my father's folks. They were neighbors!
No wonder this house suits me.
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Semi-related sidenotes: (1) It's unlikely that my father's folks ever lived inside the urbane cosmopolitan metropolis of West Plains. Once he told about visiting some of them in the late '40s. They ran a ramshackle semi-farm "way out in the sticks" and they had never gotten around to building an outhouse. Peeing off the porch and pooping in the bushes was good enough for them. (2) The Census for Howell County included a place called Shanty Town. Haven't yet figured out where it was. It consisted mainly of Alsups and DeBoards, both of whom clearly favored VERY large families. (3) Broadly, Howell County resembles the Okla counties I searched earlier. Single-person households were extremely rare, maybe 2% of all households. Income correlated negatively with number of children, and domestic servants were common in middle-class homes. (4) One pattern that I didn't
see in Okla: A correlation between names and income. Occupants of the more expensive houses or farms had hard clattery Yankee names like Victor or Ted or Katy or Rebecca. Names you can punch a timeclock with. Everyone else had soft Missoura names like Earl or Wade or Eula or Pearline. Names you can spend some time with.
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Also about the neighborhood: here
Labels: Heimatkunde, Shack people - Cottage people
Trivia or torture
"Social" "science" is either trivia or torture. No middle ground. Here's a great example of trivia:
Takes money to make money.
Two socio-demographic characteristics in particular – your age and your wealth – prove crucial for whether you managed to make good money on the Oslo Stock Exchange in the last 20 years, according to a new Norwegian study.
Financial researchers have previously found that the rich and experienced investors are those who over time make the most money on shares by far.
The media constantly reports on young people and students who have doubled or tripled their money through bold stock purchases in companies such as Kahoot, NEL, Gamestop and Tesla.
“I’m afraid that a lot of people who’ve now made money on the stock exchange have a slightly overly rosy perception of what the future will bring,” he says. “A lot of them could get burned.”
Admittedly the part about media hype is a lesson that youngsters could learn, but won't.
Wish I'd said it 2
Now we're back to astonishingly perfect writings by others.
Can you write a poem on the lockdown?
--What Fools These Mortals Be--
To save me from Covid they locked me in my house
Where I caught the plague from a flea on a mouse.
Labels: infinite GOOD, SES
I did say it
I wrote this Quora answer, pulling together some themes that I hadn't properly connected before. Worth repeating here. I should have written it here first.
The question was: What's the opposite of cancel culture?
Cancel culture is more subtle than usually described.
Censorship and editing have always existed, and are necessary parts of civilization. Before the cancel era, editors and administrators decided who to fire, or which articles to censor, based on experience and laws and internal rules.
Cancel culture gives total power to ONE complainer or accuser, provided the complainer is on the correct side. Admins or editors who had been following the normal rules now fire and censor after one single button-push.
This is part of a much larger abdication of power by editors and selectors and judges and legislators. The abdication also allows the opposite type of unmediated individual power.
One “scientist” who runs obviously wrong statistical models and advocates obviously murderous “measures” can take over the entire medical profession, provided the “scientist” is in the right direction. Ethics boards and FDA regulators and lawyers stand back and let him murder the world.
Labels: Answered better than asked, Editors
Wish I'd said it
A perfect answer on Quora.
Do you prefer having the coronavirus variants identified by their Greek name or their geographic origin?
It would make more sense to identify them by their designer / sponsor name.
Labels: Answered better than asked
Several times I've mentioned the spam-like advertising of Academia.edu,
which has been teasing me with "mentions" of my name for a long time. Last week I finally gave in and bought a membership, and the membership has immediately provided real value. Academia contains several otherwise unavailable articles on astrolabes and Islamic science. Excellent sources for my current "studies".
Labels: Equipoise, Metrology
Plus ça change, plus c'est la même BBC.
BBC is memoryholing the 2009 Climate hack
with a "documentary" showing that Mann et al were the unsung heroes of "science". Good timing, now that "science" has been fully and finally flipped into pure holocaust.
Orwell wouldn't be a bit surprised. He worked at BBC for a couple years, and derived most of Winston Smith's job
from what he learned at BBC.
Labels: Carbon Cult, defensible times
I hit this point a couple weeks ago:
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At that point in history astrology WAS a science in the precise sense. Astrologers observed and measured star and planet positions in order to predict weather and cultural changes. Other scientists observed and measured the positions and shapes of electrostatic fields and magnetic fields. Others observed and measured the positions of small physical objects in order to predict and build engines and mousetraps. Same practices, same methods, same focus on USEFUL RESULTS.
Nature is lawful. Nature is determined. If we can figure out the laws, we can use them reliably.
At that point in history, astronomy on its own was ENTERTAINMENT. If you just wanted to see the stars and paint pictures of them, you were having fun, not trying to do useful work.
The two purposes FLIPPED, by a mysterious and accidental coincidence, at the same time as the French terror. Robespierre and Marat needed to abolish all beacons,
all external influences and predictive laws, so they could be perfectly FREE to destroy minds and culture and people. So they declared purposeful science to be "unorthodox science" and banned it.
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Since then, Fauci has obligingly filled in the analogy.
Fauci literally said: La Science, c'est moi.
Robespierre also said the same thing by his actions, but the more familiar echo of the sentence is Louis XIV: L'etat, c'est moi.
This echo shows that the analogy is incomplete.
Robespierre was backed by the peasants, who wanted to abolish a brutal aristocracy that was killing peasants.
Fauci is backed by the brutal aristocracy, not a revolution. His explicit purpose is to kill all the peasants.
The ultimate result is the same, using Science as a god of genocide. The sponsorship is opposite.
As usual, Hix made the point beautifully back in the objective '30s.
The Four Doctors, starting at 4:30 in the mp3.
Labels: defensible times, Jackboot stomping forever
Picture found on Quora. I'm probably busting a copyright, but I no longer give a fuck. This is PERFECT.
I tried to make the same point here,
but didn't get anywhere near the same perfection.
Labels: defensible cases, defensible times
Rambling leads to important question
What happened to the Carter Mecher story? It was all around the usual fact-gatherers for a couple days, then gone. As I mentioned,
it's NOT the whole story, and doesn't account for the worldwide synchronized holocaust. A few utopian wackos working as government contractors can't force 200 countries and all governors and premiers and mayors to act in unison, destroying their own countries, for no gain.
Utopian wackos don't control the BLACKMAIL MACHINERY.
Who does? As I also noted before,
Epstein went underground via the old intel trick of fake death, shortly before the holocaust started. Does this connect? We don't know, but we DO know that Epstein had full control of MANY countries and corporations and NGOs and foundations, especially in the tech world.
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Another possible connection drifted back into my tired mind today. Mecher was "bioterror coordinator" for the VA.
Spokane had some of the earliest publicly known cases
of the "virus" that served as the pretext for the holocaust. Those cases were in the VA hospital. I had discussed this before in the context of contagion. I live a few blocks downwind from the VA hospital. If the "virus" was the sticky all-pervading glittery orange TrumpWitch Powder that we were reliably informed, this entire neighborhood would have died. The vent fans from the VA hospital, and random comings and goings through the doors, would have dispersed the Witch Powder downwind.
When I wrote about the VA hospital exactly a year ago, I didn't know the Mecher story. Mecher is "bioterror coordinator" for the VA.
Now the connection is worth examining. WHY were the earliest cases in the VA hospital? Allegedly the "virus" came from China. There aren't any Chinese vets**, and we haven't been stationed in China since 1946, except for the handful of athletes
who may have been vectors in one direction or the other.
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** No Chinese vets: The US military sometimes semi-integrates members of other national militaries. Before our SOB Khomeini broke his CIA contract,
we had been training Persian air force and army personnel as if they were our own. Filipinos had emigrated and served in the same not-quite-citizen way. We were doing this share routine with China in 1946 before Mao took over, but those were only a handful, and would be dead by now.
Second thought: We allowed and encouraged Chinese spies to steal our tech secrets in the '80s. I saw it. So maybe we've been doing the same thing with the regular army, without much publicity?
Since I'm in drift mode, here's another military-related mystery. Early in the holocaust, one of the regulars in the Poser graphics forum announced that he would be out of contact for an indefinite period. He was a Navy man who was on a ship at the time when the lockdown order was issued. The Navy was keeping all ships far out at sea indefinitely and limiting email contacts. Why?
Everyone knows by now, and the public data has ALWAYS BEEN CLEAR, that the named "virus" is no risk at all to young healthy people. Military men are the healthiest of all. So the sailors were NOT being protected against this particular "virus". Were they being protected from KNOWLEDGE of reality, so they were ready to strike down all opposition without being confused by facts?
Later ramble: Justin Hart appeared to be tracking Pence as an important power center, but also left the story dangling. I'm probably being too impatient. From day 1 this shit has needed to be OPENED, and now that a few hints are appearing, I want MORE!
Labels: Asked and badly answered
Wrong question as always
Quora question: Does science produce atheists?
This is well-traveled territory among ID types, but I never stopped to think about it from the other angle.
What DOES produce "science-led" atheists?
For 5000 years we've had specialized scientists who weren't called scientists. Astronomers/astrologers, as I've been discussing lately.
Alchemists/chemists. Blacksmiths/metallurgists. Aristocratic doctors who had the time to do research on diseases.
The vast majority of them were solid theists, in the prevailing system of their era. Among those who wrote about the subject, opinion is unanimous. The more you learn about stars or organs or cells, the more you recognize that this stuff was created and designed. Only a superficial text-based knowledge can retain a belief in atheism.
I've gone through this sequence personally. After public school I was a standard Dawkins-type atheist, contemptuously dismissing all theism. After I started learning and teaching (via courseware) the fine details of human speech and perception, I was FORCED BY FACTS to see the design. The more I learn about the details, the more I'm convinced of design.
And that's the key.
Science doesn't produce atheists.
Science EDUCATION, and superficial public science as seen on TV or magazines or government genocides, produces atheists.
Labels: Carver, Grand Blueprint
What's this Tulsa crap?
I don't keep up with politics directly, so I catch echoes via Quora and other random websites. It's clear that the D politicians are hitting hard on the 1920 Tulsa riots. Why bring back a hundred-year-old riot?
Part of the motivation is obvious. The "January 6 Violent Insurrection" has reached the standard six-month media halflife, so something new is needed to keep pressure on white Deplorables.
But why specifically Tulsa?
Speculation: Tulsa is one of the current destinations for tech types who are tired of the HOLOCAUSTAL INSANITY and PERPETUAL RIOTS in Portland and Seattle and Frisco. Tulsa is an ATTRACTIVE destination, though its attractiveness is not well known to outsiders. Tulsa has always been a center of serious culture and art and architecture. It has always been a "liberal" town in the older sense of the word. Jews and Unitarians and Episcopals are more influential than Baptists and Pentecostals. (OKC is the opposite, newly reinforced by Pentecostal Hispanics.)
In 2020, Oklahoma was among the states that broke away from the holocaust, though not as early or firmly as Florida and South Dakota.
So the specific linkage of Tulsa and Riots and Alt-Right is designed to keep tech types away from Oklahoma. You think you're leaving riots and moving to sanity? Think again!
It's an old-fashioned political punishment. The winning party rewards the states that helped and punishes the states that didn't help.
Labels: Asked and partly answered
An old thought leads to a new 'data visualization'.
Old thought. This is one of my Thiel questions,
one of the relatively unknown facts I've figured out by research.
Jennings Bryan was a faker like Trump.
The other populists of that era were following Bryan and proposing the same fake solution, but I'm pretty sure most of them didn't understand it was fake.
They diagnosed the PROBLEM of globalism brilliantly. Graybill stated it elegantly.
Their SOLUTION, more debt and looser money, was precisely backwards.
More debt and looser money means more power for bankers. More savings and harder money means more power for real business, including farmers.
Bryan was smart enough to know this. He was also working toward a goal, using the populist appeal to catapult him into power. After he got into the Wilson administration, he IMMEDIATELY abandoned populism and started making foreign wars and designing the League of Nations. Total betrayal, just like Trump.
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This basic rule about savings vs debt was NOT NEW, to put it mildly.
DON'T LET THE BANKERS CONTROL THE WORLD.
Jesus taught it firmly and violently. Mohammed and his economic writers put the principle into complete and logical form.
So there was no excuse for missing it. The lesser populists were most likely swept along on Bryan's coattails, eager to gain power and not thinking deeply about the principles.
Visualization: Storage and savings and experience and culture are on the real axis. Just-in-time and debt and theory and Room 101 are on the imaginary axis.
When you stay within known cultural and economic territory you're always on solid ground, always sure of your steps. When you think you're Innovating and Changing The World, you're on IMAGINARY TERRITORY, always vulnerable to psychopaths and scammers who are CREATING FAKE MAPS for you.
EXPERIENCE SURVIVES. THEORY KILLS.
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Later and alternative thought. Returning to the Pied Piper theme. We know that Trump's purpose was to guarantee that no American would EVER consider any agenda besides Soros and Bezos. Like all the other "terrorists" created by Deepstate, he made populism look HORRIBLE.
Bryan was designed for the same purpose, but the Piper pooped out. Wilson took globalism to the extreme with Bryan's full collaboration, and took internal tyranny to the extreme via Lady Edgar. The people saw the problem and chose Harding, who tried to break down both sides of globalism. Deepstate scandaled him and possibly killed him, so Coolidge and Hoover reverted to norm. But the people still remembered, and FDR finally got past the assassins and started to solve problems for the first and last time in our miserable fucked vile history.
Did Trump take the HORRIBLE too far by piling the "virus" on top of all the pre-existing panics and depressions? We can't tell yet. Some factions in the Biden administration appear to be vaguely Hardingish, attempting to dial down the panic.
Labels: Answered better than asked, Carver, Natural law = Sharia law
Right now I'm listening to a woodpecker working on one nearby tree, and a chainsaw working on another nearby tree. The two sounds are dissimilar in acoustical form, but they're mixing and conflating at a semantic level. My mind knows that both sounds have the same PURPOSE and tries to mix them.
It's sort of like hearing the same text in English and Spanish at the same time.
LIFE IS PURPOSE.
Labels: Asked and not worth asking, TMI
Random convective thought.
I was pondering yet again the total lack of apologies and real revelations.
Asked a broader question: When was the last time a politician or CEO apologized for ANYTHING?
The answer is obvious. Rulers apologize all the time, but they NEVER apologize for their own crimes. They apologize for shit that happened hundreds of years ago, done by people who couldn't possibly be under the control of the ruler.
Apologizing on behalf of someone else
makes sense when the someone else
is your employee, under your control. In that case the proper action is to apologize for the subordinate, apologize more strongly for your own control of the subordinate, then resign.
When the someone else
isn't your subordinate, on-behalf apologies are FRAMEUPS, not APOLOGIES. When a CEO apologizes for slavery, he is FRAMING and BLAMING people who lived a long time ago, who were OBEYING LAW AND MORALITY at the time.
Agrarian slavery was normal for thousands of years, and in fact it was BETTER for the workers than Yankee sweatshop slavery. The agrarian owner had to take care of his employees for life, while the Yankee owner can discard an employee whenever he wants.
So the ex post facto apology is a FALSE ACCUSATION and a FRAMEUP.
Labels: From rights to duties