Glitch Hop, Philosophy, McPherson, Anomalies, Sylvie Iwanova, Wim Hof

 

 

Above, for your listening pleasure, four hours and twenty minutes of Plunderphonics and Glitch Hop. Not a music genre I was familiar with, until a couple of days ago. Indeed, I’m not even sure it is a genre, perhaps this is the sole example ? I have not checked. Four hours plus is enough to be getting on with for the time being. Plenty.

 

Anyway, I actually like it. It seems appropriate for the times. It’s kinda like wandering about on the town dump when I was a lad. All manner of familiar items and articles, but everything bent, broken, dirty, embedded in anonymous dirt, the discarded detritus dropping from our daily lives.

This is machine music, munched up and scraped by noise and scratches, epileptic jerks, operatic spasms, dragged across the digital chopping board and minced through electronique cheese graters, a scrunched packet of wasted Pink Floyd scurries past, recognisable but damaged, many fractured fragments of other genres being recycled and processed into aural compost, scrambled mechanical auditory mulch, erstwhile music on its evolutionary journey into entropic dark soundiness, morphing into amorphous grey goo before ultimate infinite silence kicks in.

Apologies for that pretentious purple proseiness, I was attempting to emulate the verbiage spewed out by music reviewers. Not my natural literary habitat. I could have said ‘interesting music’, and left it there.

But this is my blog, and if I’m going to keep doing it, I have to keep doing it, writing something. Any old verbiage will do, so long as it fills the space, no ? I mean, do you really care ? Hahaha…

 

If we wish to understand something, for example, ‘the world’, it sort of makes sense to begin at the beginning. I mean, if you wanted to describe and explain something to someone, there’s a natural procedure, you start from an initial point, so that the listener or reader can grasp what you are conveying.

Maurits Cornelis Escher

But where or what, is this ‘beginning’ ? That’s a philosophical question. I’m strong on the proposition that everyone who is able to should learn philosophy because it is an essential prerequisite for learning about all other subjects.

However, there’s a massive difficulty here, because, when you dig into philosophy, one of the first things you notice, that after hundreds and hundreds of years, still none of them can agree about anything much.

Whatever one philosopher concludes, after a lengthy and determined investigation, you’ll always find some other philosopher who comes at it from a different angle and overthrows the whole thing.

Max Ernst – Robing of the Bride

But that doesn’t mean it’s a worthless endeavour. It’s basically a project to think more carefully about how we think about things. Which is good. It saves making all kinds of stupid mistakes that lead to bad results. But it’s not perfect, because we are all limited fallible human beings, with limited abilities.

Frida Kahlo – What I Saw in the Water

For example, over the hundreds and hundreds of years that great minds have pondered the nature of being and what it means, they came to the conclusion that there are things called ‘properly basic beliefs’. These are presuppositions that cannot be proven, but which it is reasonable to adhere to as being fundamental and basic, such as the fact that you exist, and other people exist, and there was a past and will be a future, and so on.

Frida Kahlo – Tree of Hope Remain Strong

So they used these ‘properly basic beliefs’ as the foundation stones upon which to build their various systems of thought. There really is no choice in this, because if you cannot commit to ANY belief, then you have no beginning from which to start. Philosophers and others produce chains of reasoning using inference and deduction, to convince the reader or listener that they have some valid useful argument to make.

Max Ernst – The Eye of Silence

But you cannot construct such chains in the absence of the ‘properly basic beliefs’, because it means questioning your own very existence. Perhaps everything is a dream, and although there may appear to be ‘a world’ and others similar to yourself, perhaps that’s just an illusion your mind creates. So when you make your initial statement, ‘the beginning’, you have already implicitly assumed that you are not dreaming, you are real, and that the other humans out there are similar, not merely phantoms.

Vincent Van Gogh – Cottages with Thatched Roofs

So there’s a whole bunch of these ‘properly basic beliefs’ that have been clarified over the centuries, all the way back to Aristotle and before, and everyone takes them for granted, more or less. I mean, some will strongly disagree that the existence of God is one of these beliefs, others will maintain that the existence of God is the essential source of all that follows, and so they haggle. But mostly, since Descartes went through this process of doubting everything, and arrived at his ‘I think, therefore I am’, nobody seems to bother much about this stuff. It’s taken for granted as ‘common sense’.

Frida Kahlo – Without Hope

One of the cornerstones is the belief that there is a ‘reality’ that ‘exists out there’, independently from your mind. This seems kinda obvious, everybody assumes it, it’s even fundamental to all of science.

This is a problem. Because, if all our subsequent thinking and philosophising begins from a beginning which is WRONG, then it’s all going to be screwed up.

Ted Nasmith

And that beginning IS wrong. We know this, from the Zeno Effect. Everything out there, all that ‘stuff’ that is supposedly constituting the ‘independently existing external world’, is made of atoms. And the Zeno Effect demonstrates that the atoms do not move while they are being watched. Then they do move when you stop watching them.

Which means that ‘the stuff’ is not ‘independently existing’, after all. So all the hundreds of years of philosophising about ‘reality’ and ‘the world’ and even the scientific method itself, are…. Well, there’s some massive question marks that need to be addressed.

We have problems. You want to state that something is ‘true’. But how can we define the concept of ‘truth’ ? You could say that it means that a statement and the observation it describes are correct or accurate. But these words, ‘correct’, ‘accurate’ already have, concealed within them, the concept of ‘truth’ as being an agreed and valid idea. So, there’s a circularity there. Which is forbidden, if you want to be strictly logical and rational. It’s like asking ‘What is bread ?’ and getting the answer ‘Anything that is made of bread’. We are no wiser.

You could give up, and say that ‘There’s no such thing as truth’. In which case, how do you reply to the question ‘Is that a true statement, or not ?’ If it is true, then there is indeed something called truth. The postmodernists, as I understand it, gave up in a different manner, by abandoning the fixed version of truth and replacing it with ‘claims of truth’ or efforts to move towards something that might be the truth.

Which is sort of reasonable, because if you look back historically, what people maintained to be ‘truth’ has altered many times, so what might be ‘true’ this year, may turn out not to be, next year. There’s a cultural and social aspect to this. Percentages of people believe this, or that, at any given moment. What if they are all wrong ? That possibility cannot be excluded. Scientists use Bayesian and other statistical methodologies to try and arrive at probabilities, expressed as a percentage, to indicate degrees of confidence, rather than any ultimately true judgement.

People say ‘Connect the dots’. Well, that’s what the folks who invented astrology did. They drew imagined lines between stars and created Taurus the Bull, Scorpio, Cancer, Gemini, and so forth. But does that get you ‘truth’ ? There is no biological bull up there, it’s a mental construction. And for the folks who spent the millennia in northern Europe and Siberia, there couldn’t have been any scorpion, because they would never have seen such a creature. They’d have connected the dots differently to arrive at some other visualised figure.

But we can all connect dots, and get a feeling, that intuitively, seems to be sort of right. Nassim Taleb tries to express this stuff mathematically. Hedge fund traders who are good at it get rich. Those who are no good do go broke.

Oh well, I have muttered and mumbled about all that in previous posts, more than once, it’s not such a stimulating avenue to traverse, what else ?

Ian Welsh wrote a solid and succinct synopsis of our oncoming doom. And then it is followed by the typical standard array of comments, veering from ‘Climate change isn’t happening, and if it is, it has no connection to human activity’ through ‘It’s a plot by the elite to extort taxes, control us all and cull the population’ and variations on the theme ‘Maybe it’s a good thing, and anyway, we’ll adapt, blahblah’ to the full on McPhersonist ‘We are all going to die over the next eight years, and by 2026 there will be nobody left’ Near Term Human Extinction tune that we all know and love to hear.

My position is that there was a time when this catastrophe could have been avoided, but that day is long gone. So now, what comes is inevitable and cannot be avoided. And, if that is correct, and there is nothing that we can do, what should we do ? Nothing ?

Gilbert Williams – Introspector

We were all going to die at some point, anyway, in the natural course of time. So if that moment comes sooner rather than later, because of world events or any other unexpected contingency, this is only the standard condition that all humans have always had to cope with.

Bruce Pennington – Fraternal Pact

So we might separate out our own personal distress concerning our mortality and fear of death and suffering, and anguish about the devastation and destruction of this marvellous planetary heritage we received. That part might be considered and dealt with as a matter of personal spiritual, and/or psychological and emotional, issues that have to be faced. It’s the end of an ant, rather than the end of the antheap.

For anyone capable of separating their own small sense of self-interest from the much larger perspective, there’s something else to consider and contemplate, as we wait to find out over the course of time, which of the range of opinions turns out to be the most accurate prediction of how things will unfold.

What I am getting at, is that nobody ever, or else very very rarely, wants to think about what exactly this ‘thing’ is, that we are a part of, this ‘world’ that we inhabit.

This is good, in a way, because it forces us into fresh thinking, rather than merely repeat the off-the-shelf packages that are handed out by those who wish to indoctrinate us and recruit supporters for their particular belief system.

It’s again, a philosophical question. Science cannot really address this, because all it can provide is descriptions, which are applied to postulated processes that may explain observed evidence. This might have happened, or that might have happened.

We are offered the orthodox mainstream reductionist account, that has grown out of geological studies and Darwinist theory. There’s a couple of notable extensions, Lovelock’s Gaia theory, and Peter Ward’s anti-Gaia Medea hypothesis, but these are all mechanistic accounts as to how what we observe came to be the way it is. They fall well short of any answer to the question ‘What is it ?’

Also, all the thinking draws upon the historical lineage going back to Descartes and then to ancient Greece, Aristotle, Plato, Thales, etc. That manner of thought is hopeless, now that we are confronted with the post-Newtonian quantum model.

I don’t blame people like Jay Dyer, who want to cling on to Plato, and then the Eastern Orthodox christian story, because, if you step outside the delineated received history, where the heck are you ? In some kind of freefall through nothingness, with no comfort from any direction. Once you realise that Cartesian space itself is an illusion, a social construct, a mental construct, that there is no real North, South, East, West, out there, these things are convenient fables which we invented, no different to street signs with an arrow that say ‘To the park’ or ‘To the library’, how do you position yourself in time and space, without any up or down ?

The modern philosophers have eaten themselves. On the journey from Socrates toward NTHE, we find contemporary stuff like this, it’s the fashionable way to think, so they do say…

Media theory has its defining moment the Socratic condemnation of writing. When Socrates recounts the Egyptian story of the invention of writing, he portrays more than the discovery of a medium that will interrupt the complex relations solidified by the living voice. He identifies an interval, a spacing and pausing that intervenes into the immediacy of the present, bringing with it a new sense of time and a new way of relating to first hand experience. His metaphor for this interval is that of the abandoned child. Left to fend for itself in the absence of its progenitor, it is at the mercy of the promiscuous treatment of those who come into contact with it:

…once a thing is committed to writing it circulates equally among those who understand the subject and those who have no business with it; writing cannot distinguish between suitable and unsuitable readers. And if it is ill-treated or unfairly abused it always needs its parent to come to its rescue; it is quite incapable of defending or helping itself. [3]

Writing, the supplement, the abandoned child, resides in the vulnerable interland of shifting contexts, confused signals, misunderstood transmissions, indeterminate meanings; the ambient and ambivalent agon otherwise known as communication.

[3] When Theuth presents his writing to King Thamus he is lectured on the shortcomings of his text, rather like an editor finding fault with an author’s work: “you, who are the father of writing, have out of fondness for your offspring attributed to it quite the opposite of its real function.”

[4] In a similar way, the Phaedrus is an editorial version of an earlier and more violent account of mediation, Euripides’ The Medea (431 BC).

[5] Like the medieval image so beloved of Derrida, in which Plato stands behind Socrates, receiver of the pen and the penis, the assemblage I want to work with displaces the Phaedrus with The Medea as a foundational moment in the history of media theory.

On the Ian Welsh comments, someone titled ‘Jim’ states that McPherson is just another irrational lunatic’, the typical mindless smear that we are so accustomed to on all internet commentaries. It’s no different to ‘ Putin is a KGB thug, Trump is mentally unstable and Hitler’ kindergarten stuff. (If Trump was indeed Hitler, he’d have had Preet Bhahara dragged to prison and then shot, for refusing to resign when asked to do so.)

McPherson is far too rational, for my liking. He only does reasoning and logic based upon evidence and cited sources. His non-rational, anti-rational, irrational, side is notably non-existent. Unfortunately. Because in my perspective, any sane and balanced human being requires the fundamental necessity of a spiritual life, of one sort or another. Amidst all this vastness and profound mystery, the thinking, reasoning, rational, logical aspect of our minds is a very feeble thing, and where has it got us ? Into this appalling muddle and mess.

I mean, at the time when all of Europe was under the feudal system, the Pope was seen as God’s representative upon Earth, a link in the Great Chain of Being, with the kings and princes below him, and below them, the lords, dukes, etc, below them the priests, knights and soldiers, and below them, the tradesmen, craftsmen and peasants. That was a rational hierarchical structure, given the prevailing cultural worldview of the period.

Although people speak of this as ‘christian’, it really had very little to do with the Jesus figure of the New Testament and what he had taught. That all got altered to suit St Paul’s version, and then further altered to suit Constantine’s version, when he made christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire, also Augustine’s version, which incorporated Plato’s greek ideas, which had no common ground at all with the earlier Old Testament Hebrew/jewish stuff from which Jesus had drawn.

By the time we get to Luther’s Protestant revolution, christianity had already morphed through many phases, and has continued to do so up until the present, with hundreds of thousands of differing interpretations available.

McPherson’s ‘reason’ has its roots in the French Revolution and the overthrow of Catholic domination by Enlightenment ideas cooked up by Masons and atheist subversives. That’s what brought us modern science, and also the Industrial Revolution, which some consider the beginning of our demise, because there’s a straight evolutionary path from the first steam engine to the internal combustion engine, coal and oil, and nuclear power plants, which will destroy most life if/when there is a collapse of civilisation.

Following from Darwin and 19th century science, many people rejected all religion and found a secular materialism to be sufficient. You know, the high point of logical positivism, when everything was understood and under control by ‘rational’ technocratic minds. That position comprehensively failed, although it lingers, and we got the ‘New Age’.

Despite its highly eclectic nature, a number of beliefs commonly found within the New Age have been identified. Theologically, the New Age typically adopts a belief in a holistic form of divinity which imbues all of the universe, including human beings themselves. There is thus a strong emphasis on the spiritual authority of the self. This is accompanied by a common belief in a wide variety of semi-divine non-human entities, such as angels and masters, with whom humans can communicate, particularly through the form of channeling. Typically viewing human history as being divided into a series of distinct ages, a common New Age belief is that whereas once humanity lived in an age of great technological advancement and spiritual wisdom, it has entered a period of spiritual degeneracy, which will be remedied through the establishment of a coming Age of Aquarius, from which the milieu gets its name. There is also a strong focus on healing, particularly using forms of alternative medicine, and an emphasis on a “New Age science” which seeks to unite science and spirituality.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Age

 

Unfortunately, the New Age rubric provides cover for any number of charlatans and nutters to camouflage themselves, and is rife with satanists, fake gurus, cults, and whatnot. Kinda like food, there’s high class cuisine, simple fresh edible items, there’s junk, and there’s poisonous crap that’ll make you ill, disguised as food.

Speaking of which reminds me of Sylvie Ivanowa/New Earth Lady, this from her forum

Religious belief

Posted by Paeonian » Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:13 pm

What are some of your religious beliefs,especially Sylvie?

Paeonian

Posted by Admin » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:47 pm

All religions worshiping the original creator are admirable. Those openly worshiping the devil are to be avoided.

Amongst the religions of goodness the new age seems to be somewhat less infiltrated…

 

http://newearth.clanz.co/post72.html?sid=16ee7257af470e0e48e1ca72d7915550#p72

 

Having been permanently banned in a rude manner without explanation, I’m not especially sympathetic, and it’s easy to shred such a low quality view. Whether the reply comes from S. I. or some other admin is not clear.

What about all the religions which do not feature any ‘Creator’ but which still hold to a Supreme Being of some species ? The Creator thing is mostly the three Abrahamic religions, and are they ‘admirable’ ? I mean, the historical record is absolutely horrendous.

As with most New Agey accounts, Sylvie Ivanowa’s worldview is a mish mash from many different sources, South American shamans, Sitchin, other Russian historians with ‘eccentric’ theories, we have gnomes, goblins, angels and whatnot, along with the Great Flood myth and the Survivors, along with appeals to ‘proper science’.

I am trying to be fair. I’ve enjoyed all the videos, and appreciate the work and contribution. I’ve gained a lot from it all, most especially the amazing cart tracks or ruts, which boggle my mind and do not fit into any mainstream narrative or paradigm.

As I’ve tried to explain several times, ‘the past’ does not exist. We only have the present moment, from where we attempt to tell stories about ‘what happened’.

So it is a blank space that is up for grabs by anyone. However, we do have the ‘scientific method’, so that evidence and traces can be examined in a rigorous and systematic fashion, as a cooperative scholarly effort over generations.

This does not ensure ‘truth’ though, it’s a constant and ongoing battle between rival hypotheses and ideas. Sylvie Iwanova complains in a video about the nationalist angle to this. I can see the point, but, ideally, science is supposed to be universal and international. The ideal has never been matched by the practice, which is regrettable, but science is done by people, and humans are flawed. Scientific research takes place within culture, and cultures differ.

I cannot avoid being influenced by the British culture and traditions, because that’s what I’ve been educated and raised in. Regardless of flaws, because of the history, Britain has a longer, deeper, more extensive recorded body of work than any other. One reason being, there’s a thousand years of more or less settled population. By contrast, most other places got invaded, ravaged, taken over by foreigners, etc.

Of course, the Indians and Chinese have even longer and more ancient recorded traditions. But Britain had the greatest Empire and the earliest industrialisation, which provided sufficient wealth and leisure for folk to go and study stuff purely out of interest, rather than economic necessity and survival. And the people appear to have had a talent for this sort of thing, just compare the number of inventions, no others come close.

I mean, it is only two hundred years ago, Gilbert White of Selborne was discussing with his buddies as to where the swallows, swifts, and martins went during the wintertime, and concluding that they hibernated in the mud at the bottom of ponds.

Now, the scientific method has established that they migrate thousands of miles down through Africa. And we can track them on their journeys. This is kinda wonderful, to me, that what was a puzzle has been satisfactorily solved. Did anyone ever even ask the question, before White ? Probably, everyone was too busy with their immediate concerns.

If that puzzle can be cracked, then so can the one about the fossilised cart ruts. But there’s something amiss. Perhaps we need a new paradigm, possibly a new timeline, or perhaps there are even more basic errors in the chemistry and physics.

I think it is very interesting. In the conventional academic arena, British history is contested by the disciplines, for example, the historians study the documents, archives, and other relics, the archaeologists dig up whatever they can find and date it as best they can, and both build up their stories, which are often contradictory, and then along come the geneticists, who study the DNA samplings and use statistics to construct timelines for movement of populations, which again do not fit all that well with what the historians and archaeologists insist they already know.

And then we have the fringe outliers, the NewEarthLady, Graham Hancock, Robert Schoch, others, willing to go where regular academics fear to tread, with radically differing stories.

I’d submit that in all scientific research, the places to look if you want to make progress, is at the anomalies. That is, where the map and the territory, the theory and the evidence, do not match up. These anomalies are everywhere. They disturb the conventional thinkers too much, so they get ignored. Fortean Times, Rupert Sheldrake, Dean Radin, Brien Foerster, many more, all point to so called ‘impossible’ facts, just as Sylvie Ivanowa does, there’s evidence which the orthodox mainstream simply cannot account for, and which just gets pushed aside as if it did not exist. It’s embarrassing for the professionals who are supposed to ‘know everything’.

Anyone who has read Deleuze and Guattari’s Thousand Plateaus may recall the delightful passage about the man who eats bicycles for a living. I wrote a blog post on that topic. All sane readers will have dismissed it as nonsense, by a couple of loony authors, because they themselves do not know how to eat a bicycle, let alone do it for a livelihood.

But here you are, this is the problem. I’m into all kinds of esoteric siddhis that I learned and practice, of which I can scarcely speak of without risk of being labelled insane. But just because YOU don’t understand and don’t know how, that does not exclude the possibility that someone else knows something that you do not. You do not know, what you do not know.

Here we have the bicycle eater. Or one of that ilk. (Not sure if D. and G. gave the name of their fellow, I forget.) This one actually ate an entire airplane, but only a small one, a Cessna.

Michelle litotes was a French artist who had a remarkable ability to eat everything from glass to metal. He was nicknamed “Mr. omnivorous.”

In the period between 1959 and 1997 he had eaten nearly nine tons of metal. Michelle could eat inorganic objects without much harm to the digestive system due to the very thick walls of the stomach and intestines.

When he ate the objects, he usually broke them into pieces and swallowed, drinking water and mineral oil. He could also eat a whole aircraft “Cessna-150” on the eating of which he spent two years.

I’d like to know how he started out, what was the first time he ate something inedible

and what was it ? And what comes out, erm, at the other end ?

But that fellow is far from being alone in having remarkable abilities which defy the conventional paradigm of what we are and what our limits are. There’s loads of them.

Japanese master Iaido Machii Isao, who calls himself a modern samurai can cut a flying bullet. His achievement was captured on camera and shown in a video slowed down 250 times, so that the audience could see the movement of his sword.

Isao Machii also owns the Guinness records, such as “the greatest number of hits rolled on the mat ‘,’ fastest 1000 sword strokes in martial arts”, “the largest number of sword strikes on the straw mat in 3 minutes” and “the fastest chopping tennis ball (820 km / h) with the sword. ”

Try fighting someone like that. You’d never even see the move that hit you. All over, instantly.

And this guy, Gary Norman, who can attract and control thousands of bees.

There’s someone called Daniel Kish who was born with a form of cancer of the retina eye called retinoblastoma. To save his life, doctors removed both of his eyeballs, so he became blind at the age of 13 months.

Daniel started using echolocation technique at the age of 2 years. Using echolocation, he learned to detect buildings at a distance of 300 meters, a tree at a distance of 9 meters and a man at a distance of 2 meters.

Also, using this ability, he can be distinguish from a truck from SUV cars. Daniel is the president of the organization World Access for the Blind and taught echolocation to at least 500 children.

Veronica Zayder, born in West Germany in 1951, has extraordinary vision that is 20 times better than the average person. She could see details of people at a distance of 1.6 km, while the normal viewer  barely see details at a distance of 6 meters.

Shakuntala Devi has phenomenal mathematical abilities. She became known worldwide, and her achievement has been registered in the Guinness Book of Records, when she multiplied the 13-digit number (7 686 369 774 870 2 465 099 745 779) and gave the answer (18,947,668,177 995,426,773,730 ) after 28 seconds.

Other achievements include:

In 1977, at the University of Dallas, she extracted the 23rd root of a 201-digit number in 50 seconds, beating the computer UNIVAC 1101, which took 62 seconds.

In 1988, psychology professor Arthur Jensen decided to test her abilities and asked her to subtract the cube root of 61629875 and the root of the 7-th power of 170 859 375. Jensen said that Devi gave the answer (395 and 15 respectively) before he could record the figures in a notebook.

Dean Karnasis is a marathon runner who can run continuously for 3 days non stop. He was able to overcome one of the toughest tests of endurance – a marathon at the South Pole at a temperature of -25 ° C without snowshoes. Also in 2006, he ran a marathon in 50 states in 50 consecutive days.

Liv Lin Tou from Malaysia is a real man-magnet, having the ability to attract metal objects to his body. He can keep on his body up to 36 kg of metal objects. Also, using this ability, he was able to push cars. Sam Liv discovered his gift at the age of 60 years, when tools became simply stuck to his body. When scientists from the University of Technology Malaysia studied him, they found that there is no magnetic field in his body. They explained that his skin has a high level of friction, which creates a suction effect (?????).

 

Zhou Ting-Jue – 89-year-old master of kung fu, tai chi and Qigong can generate a huge amount of heat, using only their hands. The heat, which he generates through his hands, can heat up the water to boiling state. He is also able to shift his body weight up to his chest, so that is able to stand on a piece of paper without falling through it. (????) Zhou Ting-Jue is also a healer and claims that can dissolve tumors, heal severe, chronic injury and to treat incurable diseases. He treated the Dalai Lama, Olympic athletes, celebrities and politicians.

And then there is the incredible Wim Hof, who can do many ‘impossible’ feats, like being frozen solid in ice, which have been recorded by scientist under controlled conditions. What’s more, he teaches others how to do it.

I loathe the TED format, but it’s worth a watch, and if you google his name you’ll find plenty more about him.

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213 Responses to Glitch Hop, Philosophy, McPherson, Anomalies, Sylvie Iwanova, Wim Hof

  1. ulvfugl says:

    As Lewis notes, Mankiw starts with an anecdote about how Trump is alleged to have asked his then national security advisor, General Flynn, if a strong dollar is good or bad and was told by Flynn that he needed to consult a professional economist.

    At the end of the article, Mankiw says “Oh, and about the dollar.” Guess what he then says about a strong versus a weak dollar? He says that it depends, that it benefits some and hurts others, and leaves it there. He doesn’t even bother to define what a strong or weak dollar is. How helpful!

    No wonder President Truman said that he was looking for a one-armed economist (who would not be able to keep saying: one the one hand, on the other hand).

    Why should President Trump or anybody seek out this kind of advice? Does Mankiw himself not perceive the irony of such an answer for the question he has posed?

    Is it time to give up on economics or economists? No.

    The problem here is not with economists.

    The problem, says Lewis, is with Keynesian economists like Mankiw who still totally dominate leading universities and policy circles.

    We think so… and so does Nassim Taleb, who summed up Mankiw’s article in one simple word…

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    As a side-note, Mankiw points out the declining productivity (and stagnant wage growth) of the American worker as a problem Trump will struggle to fix. As one witty commenter notes, perhaps what is called for is a total retooling of the 40,000 Keynesian economists who hold down non-productive jobs in government administration… As they say with drowning lawyers – it’s a start.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-12/nassim-talebs-one-word-answer-what-trump-can-learn-professional-economists

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  3. marty says:

    Good blog ulv. I have been doing the Wim Hof method for a month or so with some good results. It focuses the mind and has been beneficial for my chronic back pain.

    This guy from south Africa has some very inciteful information about the so called cattle Kralls all over south Africa, over a million of them.

  4. ulvfugl says:

    DeathingerStar Mar 12, 2017 8:35 PM
    Go catch a pedo, you dickless POS!

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    Wilcox1 Mar 12, 2017 8:09 PM
    doj silence is the tell-all. They made the wiretapp happen. This prete fucker prolly the one with his ear on the wire. Damndest thing I ever saw when a dyed in the wool Constitutional Conservative like our President of US(A) Donald Trump has to cotton to the possibility of these faux progressive shitsticks carrying a rail into town, much less the idea they will bind him to it. doj is oxymoron. Get Out!! All of ya’ll. Nearest Exit!! No Coat!! And replacement doj employees: Leave your politics back home with mommy. If you can’t do that, find another line of work.

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    Cassandra.Hermes Mar 12, 2017 7:58 PM
    Insecure people only eclipse your sun because they’re jealous of your daylight and tired of their dark, starless nights.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-12/preet-bharara-fans-speculation-he-was-probing-trump-when-he-was-fired

  5. ulvfugl says:

    Thanks marty. I think Wales beat Ireland, but didn’t pay attention.

    I don’t know about cattle enclosures v. whatever they are, in S. Africa, but I watched a short video by Tellinger visiting Stonehenge, which I rejected as nonsense, so I never took more of his other stuff seriously.

    He said Stonehenge is made of some the hardest stone in the world. That is simply NOT TRUE, anybody can go there and study the nature of the rock to decide for themselves. At least Brien Foerster tells us how hard the rock is by referring to the Mohs Scale.

    Tellinger stated that the rocks had been eroded and it must have taken millions of years.
    Again, the archaeologists dug under the turf at the base of the stones, and FOUND the rounded cobbles that people had held in their hands to rub the rock surface smooth. They have them, and I’ve seen photos of them.

    You know, when there is a satisfactory common sense explanation supported by tangible evidence, I’m not inclined to go with a crackpot far out theory that breaks the paradigm just for the sake of it (and to sell books and fund tours).

    I’m not saying all these outlier guys with their wacky theories are frauds or conmen. Some are, for sure, but it’s very easy to get into a confirmation bias state of mind, it’s a bit like paranoia, where everything appears to support what you want it to support.

    I mean, to really criticise these guys seriously you’d need to follow them around and check every damn thing they claim, which is impossible for most of us to do.

  6. ulvfugl says:

    The Kuru is kicking in…

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    BrownBubble8 hours ago
    Hey George Webb…

    On Friday, 3/10 Rep. Louie Gohmert from Texas brought up the Awan Family infront of congress. Mentioning them all by name. he has a rather lengthy speech, but his mentions the Awans @ 03:28:20

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?425208-1/us-house-approves-frivolous-lawsuits-sanctions-bill&start=11875

    Marshall Smith7 hours ago
    Has anyone researched the information that Obama’s friends and roommates while he attended Occidental were from Pakistan? Did Obama visit Pakistan with his friends? I always thought it odd the way that Obama pronounced “Pakistan” during his speeches.
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    cherylpass6 hours ago
    I asked about that a couple of days ago…but I may have misstated – Columbia for Occidental. George answered back about the one guy….I’ll try to find that for you.
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    cherylpass
    cherylpass6 hours ago
    I can’t find the actual comment, but this article says the name of one that George mentioned. Yes, Obama did go to Pakistan. I’ll look that up, too.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/oct/03/barack-obama-wild-drugtaking-roommate
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    cherylpass
    cherylpass6 hours ago
    Here is a curiosity:
    “Obama may have visited Pakistan again later, when his mother, Ann Dunham, held a microfinance job there in the mid-1980s.”
    “A Lahore-based Urdu newspaper, Daily Waqt, reported last August
    that Dunham worked as a consultant for a Pakistan Agricultural
    Development Bank program that ran from 1987 to 1992.”

    I’ve not seen that reported previously.
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/few-details-known-about-obama-s-three-weeks-pakistan
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    cherylpass
    cherylpass6 hours ago
    More I did not know….Obama’s mother = CIA agent. Also “Micro-loans.” No wonder the CIA protects Obama…he’s one of theirs through his mother. And this tells me he knew very well what USAID through the State Dept. / Hillary was doing.

    “What she did, though, is, she worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in Jakarta, and she taught English to people at the American embassy there. And she also had a lot of activity throughout Southeast Asia: like in South Vietnam, Thailand, Laos. She travelled all over: Bangladesh, Pakistan, India. She also, throughout her career, she worked for the Ford Foundation, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, as well as USAID. And she started out teaching English to CIA agents, and people who were being recruited to become CIA agents from Indonesia. And then, she got involved in micro-loans.
    And this was said as kind of like a praise, or defense, of her: She was
    giving micro-loans. But you can’t think of a more evil thing to do, than
    give someone a micro-loan.

    http://larouchepub.com/other/2015/4218_obama%27s_mommy.html

    The microloan thing is a scam hidden as being ‘humanitarian aid’, the people giving them out are loan sharks who charge astronomical compound interest rates to simple people who don’t understand what they’ve been sucked into. When they can’t pay, they are told to sell a kidney, or a child, or themselves into prostitution, or other horrors.

    60redfish3 hours ago
    I’ve heard several times he they have something on him and he is really acting strange. Supposedly McCain, Rand Paul, and Rubio. Still San Antonio has not said a word about Awan brothers.
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    Susan Iverson, CFP
    Susan Iverson, CFP2 hours ago
    Marco has a homosexual past, his parents allegedly worked for mafia and didn’t leave Cuba to escape communism (I haven’t done research on this…), and may be familiar or friendly with some guy named Barios who operates a webcam homosexual pornsite…. this may add up to enough to keep Little Rubio quiet… Basically – seems to me that everyone in a position of power IS compromised. Disappointing and depressing. Here’s a link to the article: http://phibetaiota.net/2016/01/wayne-madsen-marco-rubio-homosexual-update-with-photos/
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    Ephesians 5:11
    Ephesians 5:112 hours ago
    Brownstoned at the age of 10 with hookers & cocaine!
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    mack bolan
    mack bolan1 hour ago
    Ephesians 5:11 During the election it was said that he got busted in a gay park and some kind of scandle in a bar.I stoped digging when It looked like he was done.Regardless he’s a cakeboy and he wears platform shoeboots. what a dweeeeeb.Haha

  9. marty says:

    Thanks for the heads up. I’m watching it now on utube. It’s good for some things I guess. 🙂

    Yes, Tellinger does seem “far out there” but he makes sense about the quackademics offhanded explanation about the so called cattle krall’s. Sounds like he’s done some experiments testing frequencies emitting from the enclosures that are intriguing. Personally I find the speculations about our origins fascinating, not that I buy into all of them, but from my limited view of scientific history I see lots of errors there too.

  10. ulvfugl says:

    I think that what happens with the quackademics, they have to work very hard learning all the stuff to get qualified so they can get a foot on the ladder, and once they are into the mainstream education machine, they spend maybe 40 years teaching the same stuff they learned, which is the consensus orthodox dogma. They don’t have time to spread out into any radical new stuff, or else they’d be risking their career prospects, and retirement pension plan. It’s all a bit of a racket.

    It is quite amazing that the mainstream won’t touch the astonishing skulls that Brien Foerster has described in South America, you’d think they’d be incredibly excited, but they simply ignore it all as if nothing happened. Quite peculiar, really.

  11. ulvfugl says:

    George Webb8 hours ago
    I am just say thing is a concentration of power on Wall Street. Those 147 core companies fund the 75 fusion centers and use “anti-terrorism” to spy on and take out competitors. I believe 250 of the Fortune 500 contribute to Fusion Centers
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    Modern Day Serfdom8 hours ago
    You are right. I believe the nexus of this concentrated ownership runs through the Vanguard group (4 trillion in assets) and Black Rock (5 trillion in assets). This gets really murky because of all the different funds and shell companies that fall under these organizations. One has to wonder if there is further overlap between these organizations and the international banking entities like the BIS, IMF, WB and Vatican bank.

    Good work as usual by the way.
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    A Voter
    A Voter6 hours ago (edited)
    Would any idiot in a (con)Fusion Center who wanted to use hacking tools against Americans be so authorized?
    FOIA our information, do Muslim Brotherhood terrorists work for idiots in (con)Fusion Centers?
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    Lori Hammink
    Lori Hammink6 hours ago
    Any particular industries on that list? Agriculture?
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    Lori Hammink
    Lori Hammink6 hours ago
    Or healthcare?
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    Susan Iverson, CFP
    Susan Iverson, CFP3 hours ago
    George Webb – how can we prove that?
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    Charles Heald
    Charles Heald3 hours ago
    Work in progress. Test
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    George Webb
    George Webb7 hours ago
    My larger point is McCabe and Preet know every money transfer of the Awan’s car “sales” to pakistan, they know the day they cleaned the accounts out after the stepmother called the cops, they know day the Awans fled the country, and they know what laptops and hard drives they had in their luggage. preet and McCabe also know where Gulen gets his money from in 100 countries. I would start by looking at car dealers with bad record keeping. Preet and McCabe also know the Turkish banks that Al-Qadi clears the money through on its way to Malaysia.
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    Heath Bird7 hours ago
    Sorry if I’m being stupid but have I understood this right – the Awan server is in Pakistan and it also has the contents of Huma’s server on it? A lot of foreign powers have really explosive information about the US, no?
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    Always Summer
    Always Summer7 hours ago
    Heath Bird They had access to EVERY agency’s DB, and every bit of intelligence on there.

    Farmer Jones8 hours ago (edited)
    George Webb So the CIA is apparently running this whole thing including Dyncorp to help fund themselves with drug money, organ harvesting, human trafficking and create compromising pediphilia situations for politicians and power players. There may be Satanic rituals involving stolen children as well. Who are they doing it for? They seem to be building a terror network for attack in the US while they undermine US efforts overseas. There’s a big picture I don’t like. We see Wall Street profits and influence, Federal reserve wars and debt funding Rothschilds international strategy. Where do the facts and evidence lead? Follow the facts. This is larger than it appears. Amazing work George!
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    Tobey DeChristopher8 hours ago
    Farmer Jones.. This is the first time I have ever witnessed a study like this and it is fantastic..
    Who among the original post WWII organizers of the NWO are still alive..? Kissinger and David Rockefeller and Bush 41.. There in lies the answer..
    In order to create the hidden super state they needed off the books money.. Kissinger and Bush 41 started with the Golden Triangle in Laos and Cambodia then moved to Latin America for cocaine during Itan/Contra and
    Now have the poppy fields in Afghanistan… Funny how Bush41’s nickname is Poppy Bush….
    They are funding the superstate with the help of globalists that show up at Bilderberg meetings but have their beginnings in Permindex (Seitzerland) and P2 (Italy) Banco Ambrosiano and the Vatican Bank..
    Destabilizing populations is essential to carrying out this massive crime.. In Europe it was Operation Gladio (NATO) and now OTPOR for the color revolutions..
    The tech community is created and funded in part by the CIA.. Schools of higher education are compromised.. In the mean time the Council for National Policy founded in 1981 creates the big divide in our country by funding the Christian Right used to get to the local levels while at the same time on the left the drug culture was used for social engineering.. This creates a clear divide among our people..
    We fast forward to the new century and the mighty US military is seized, I believe by corporate interests, and is used not to defend our country but to further expand American Imperialism for a move on the whole planet..
    The powers behind it are the same as they ever were, Bush, Kissinger and Rockefeller with their friends the Rothschilds etc.. I believe they see the end of the road and it is now or never..
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    TheBase1aransas
    TheBase1aransas8 hours ago
    Farmer Jones And it’s been at work for many decades.
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    mack bolan
    mack bolan8 hours ago
    Farmer Jones The Crown and the pope.#OffWithHERhead The pontif of the see can go to prison or hell let God judge him
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    angel Midnight-girl
    angel Midnight-girl6 hours ago
    mack bolan – It would be an Excellent start.
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    need4truth
    need4truth6 hours ago
    Tobey DeChristopher & Soros. Rothschilds unofficial spokesperson.
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    Farmer Jones
    Farmer Jones4 hours ago (edited)
    Tobey DeChristopher Excellent arguement! Think bigger. Central banks fund wars. We got the Fed in 1913 under suspicious circumstances. IRS was created the same year to collect revenue to pay the debt the government ran up to the “Fed” – A privately owned “bank” with shareholders consisting of the other banks they “regulate”. What creates debt faster than war? We got in the War a year later. Surprise surprise.

    See the Balfour agreement. Between lord Balfour and lord Rothschild. Palestine / Israel would be created in exchange for getting the US into the war WW1 . War profiteering gone wild!

    Both sides of that war were funded by Rothschild entities. Debt burden in Germany Ottoman Empire shattered into little pieces.

    Next war, WWII. Same thing. Who benefits? Debt!!! To central Banks. Funded both sides. But Palestine was being populated so Rothschild could have his dream. The horrors and persecution of the Jews were used to drive Jews from Germany to Palestine. A whole relocation program was in place with bank transfers to send capital to Palestine a piece of shit desert patch. Without a war, who in their right mind would leave cosmopolitan cities like Berlin and move there? Not a soft sell by any means. A bit Machiavellian to say the least.

    Money was spent buying goods, equipment and services from Germany. Their economy was spinning up. The reasons for WWII may not be what you think.

    After the war, voila! Israel was created! Not born! Lord Rothschild had his wish.

    Rothschild also funded John D Rockefeller and JP Morgan as agents.

    Central banking and the hatred of it was a primary reason for the American revolution not the Tea party. 🙂 Hamilton wanted a Central bank. Rothschild shill / agent. Jefferson didn’t.

    Jefferson didn’t renew the charter of the “1st American bank”, arguably that was why the Brits did the war of 1812! Punishment from stopping their central banking monopoly game. Rothschilds again. However that renewal issue has been resolved because now corporations are eternal. No request for renewal needed.

    Then the 2d Bank of America – Andrew Jackson killed it, paid off the debt. Two assignation attempts.
    Today, they want to remove him from the 20 dollar bill! Haha!

    Then Lincoln who created “the greenback” as per constitutional authority. – assassinated. Then Hardy against central bank 1890s assassinated.

    The Fed reserve -US central bank, finally created under cloak of darkness 1913. Then war and debt. HRC was ready to do WW3 with Russia after all our crap in Ukraine, Syria, Libya. (Why do we care about Syria? Who’s foreign policy does our involvement benefit or implement ?)

    Our government has been infiltrated and infested with people marching to the Rothschild plan.

    You can read “A clean Break” New strategies for protecting the realm”. Foreign policy written by Feith, Wurmser and Perle for Netanyahu in 1996. Google it. Not the distraction crap that comes up now. It’s on an Israeli website. It’s 3 pages long. Funny how that became foreign policy of the US under Bush W.

    This stuff George has discovered is amazing but they are doing it for a larger plan. They’re creating a blind spot to Allow and facilitate a terror attack in the US to get us into WW3 and martial law because Hillary couldn’t do it.

    “Lady” Lynn Rothschild was hosting $100k a plate dinners for Hillary. Why? Who benefits?

    These are traitors in our government serving 2 masters. manipulating their cohorts by creating massive money for them.

    It’s manipulation to get an end goal. Bush Clinton are just puppets. Rockefeller is a bit more ambitious and Kissinger? Who the fuck knows!! A nightmare “team player” I’ll leave that for you to discern. Peace out!
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    Farmer Jones
    Farmer Jones4 hours ago
    TheBase1aransas Absolutely!
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    Farmer Jones
    Farmer Jones4 hours ago (edited)
    need4truth Maybe. But they’re bigger. Soros may just be implementing their policies, fomenting the underlying cause for the change they want. So is the Muslim brotherhood, a CIA creation. So our guys are reading from the same sheet music. That’s what is so disturbing! We’ve been infiltrated and infected by a cabal of operatives with their own coordinated agenda!
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    Farmer Jones
    Farmer Jones4 hours ago
    Tobey DeChristopher I agree this work in process by George is mind blowing! Absolutely better then a spy thriller! Haha, cause you can’t make this stuff up!! Wow!
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    Saul_Guud
    Saul_Guud4 hours ago
    Tobey DeChristopher: Great summary. I’d like to add this →

    Name four individuals who are members of all three leading globalist organizations – the CFR, the Trilateral Commission, and the Bilderbergers.
    Answer: David Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger, Bill Clinton and Lou Gerstner, IBM chairman.
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    cdog
    cdog3 hours ago
    Vault 7 : the “Year Zero” is just the tip. i am expecting in near future : evidence CiA involved in JFK…and the full story of 9/11
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    Str8arrow62
    Str8arrow623 hours ago
    Farmer…
    You’re sounding like Eustace Mullins reincarnated…I like it.
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    mack bolan
    mack bolan2 hours ago
    Str8arrow62 I think the Rothschilds are on the ropes.Some people that ive interacted with on twitter where blocked by Lderothschild.I wonder if Im blocked as well.Its a good thing I got all the pics.I need for now.Haha
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    Farmer Jones
    Farmer Jones2 hours ago
    Str8arrow62 He was amazing.
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    Farmer Jones
    Farmer Jones2 hours ago (edited)
    mack bolan They’re not on the ropes. Their WW3 is coming if it’s up to them and their agents. McCabe and Preet created or tried to create an intentional blind spot with the help of the media. At the behest of Who?

    The plan was to put Hillary in place. They’ seem to be running or continuing with plan B provoke it from the inside to get the US to do their bidding.

    War is their favorite business. It also implements their global plan.

    Put America first! Trump needs to clear them out of the intelligence agencies! 
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    Hase Blanche
    Hase Blanche41 minutes ago
    And the freemasonry .

  12. ulvfugl says:

    What the everloving FUCK is this shit?

    I find these videos more disturbing than any liveleak video I have ever seen.

    http://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/116338212#p116352884

    PurpleReign [S] 0 points (+0|-0) 14 minutes ago
    This was is the most chilling thing Ive seen on /pol/ Someone make a new thread. Theres 3 things we know for sure 1. These are obviously done to implicitly sexualize kids. An A.I. cant make real people act. 2. Its working. Kids are watching this to the tune of millions, and sometimes literal hundreds of millions. And 3. Youtube is allowing it on their site.

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    [–] carmencita 0 points (+0|-0) 9 minutes ago
    The more to brainwash them by the millions. This will be more successful than MK Ultra if this keeps up. Big Time Red Pilling is in order.

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    https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1715111

    target_blank 1 points (+1|-0) 2.4 hours ago
    What the fuck… i have 3 young nieces and use ipads and watch peppa pig and shit. This is like the dark side of youtube for kids. Fuck this shit. Also the comments look like pedo code words and lots of kids commenting. Pedos playground. Clicked on a few kids profiles and they have lots of subscribers. Why the fuck would you let your child have its own account where you can talk to strangers or have adults talk to them. This is crazy!!! Watch your damn kids!

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    These videos make my soul wanna explode.

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    https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1714735

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    The insanity deepens and extends….

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    The fact that Kutchner slobbered all over McCaine during his presentation tells me that THORN is part of the cover up, not part of the purging.

  20. ulvfugl says:

    When Nothing “Left” Is Left The People Will Vote Far Right

    Some of the people around the U.S. Democrats finally start to get the message of the 2016 election. An editor at Salon writes a slightly satirical critic of the Democratic Party under the headline: How the DudeBros ruined everything: A totally clear-headed guide to political reality . The core sentence:

    When “the left” endlessly debates which core issues or constituencies must be sacrificed for political gain, as if economic justice for the poor and the working class could be separated from social justice for women and people of color and the LGBT community and immigrants and people with disabilities, it is no longer functioning as the left.
    When LGBT claptrap, gluten free food, political correctness and other such niceties beat out programs to serve the basic needs of the common people nothing “left” is left. The priority on the left must always be the well-being of the working people. All the other nice-to-have issues follow from and after that.

    Many nominally social-democratic parties in Europe are on the same downward trajectory as the Democrats in the U.S. for the very same reason. Their real policies are center right. Their marketing policies hiding the real ones are to care for this or that minority interest or problem the majority of the people has no reason to care about. Real wages sink but they continue to import cheep labor (real policy) under the disguise of helping “refugees” (marketing policy) which are simply economic migrants. (Even parts of the German “Die Linke” party are infected with such nonsense.)

    The people with real economic problems, those who have reason to fear the future, have no one in the traditional political spectrum that even pretends to care about them. Those are the voters now streaming to the far right. (They will again get screwed. The far right has an economic agenda that is totally hostile to them. But it at least promises to do something about their fears.) Where else should they go?

    The U.S. Democrats are currently applauding the former United States attorney in Manhattan, Preet Bharara. The position is a political appointed one. Whoever is appointed serves “at the pleasure of the President”. It is completely normal that people in such positions get replaced when the presidency changes from one party to the other. The justice department asked Bharara to “voluntary resign”. He rejected that, he was fired.

    Oh what a brave man! Applause!

    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/03/when-nothing-left-is-left-the-people-will-vote-far-right.html

  21. ulvfugl says:

    Our popular economic wisdom says that capitalism equals freedom and free societies, right? Well, if you ever suspected that the logic is full of shit, then I’d recommend checking a book called The Invention of Capitalism, written by an economic historian named Michael Perelmen, who’s been exiled to Chico State, a redneck college in rural California, for his lack of freemarket friendliness. And Perelman has been putting his time in exile to damn good use, digging deep into the works and correspondence of Adam Smith and his contemporaries to write a history of the creation of capitalism that goes beyond superficial The Wealth of Nations fairy tale and straight to the source, allowing you to read the early capitalists, economists, philosophers, clergymen and statesmen in their own words. And it ain’t pretty.

    http://www.filmsforaction.org/news/recovered-economic-history-everyone-but-an-idiot-knows-that-the-lower-classes-must-be-kept-poor-or-they-will-never-be-industrious/

  22. ulvfugl says:

    New York City health officials alerted doctors of a new case on Wednesday
    A baby was hospitalized after developing a rash on his genitals 15 days after the circumcision
    The controversial Orthodox tradition involves a mohel to suck the blood of the wound
    Former Mayor Bloomberg required parents to sign consent forms for the risky procedure
    Mayor Bill de Blasio scrapped the restrictions in 2015

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4298066/Herpes-cases-rise-NYC-Jewish-babies.html

  23. ulvfugl says:

    Battery technology may not make you swoon, but it is the missing link in getting the planet off carbon-based energy. Oil, coal and natural gas are such effective energy sources because they can be stored and burned whenever needed—whether in a car’s gas tank or at an electric plant. Solar and wind generate electricity only when nature cooperates, and batteries are the lone way to store electricity to be used anytime. If batteries become cheap, powerful, safe and quick to charge, one of carbon’s big advantages disappears. The headline on the IEEE’s report even asked: “Will a New Glass Battery Accelerate the End of Oil?”

    This breakthrough could finally make gasoline-powered, emission-spewing cars seem as gross and old-timey as an outhouse. If Goodenough’s battery works as advertised, Tesla, General Motors and other automakers could sell electric cars that would travel 600 miles on a charge.

    http://www.alternet.org/environment/how-94-year-old-genius-may-save-planet

  24. ulvfugl says:

    More totally insane insanity… I find this so disgusting, this ridiculous Jolie woman lays this horrible curse onto one of her own children ?! So her stupid political ideology and prejudice overrules basic love and humanity. For me, this is an example of the real ugliness of racism, and these idiots claim to be AGAINST racism.

  25. ulvfugl says:

    @ marty

    I began watching the Tellier video. The first snag I hit was his mention of Dr Luc Montagnier creating DNA out of water. I don’t know what the truth of the matter is, it seems clear that the guy operates in an intensely competitive environment of scientists who all want to get the ‘new’ discovery and the credit, whilst trying to wreck the careers of their rivals.

    I don’t move in those circles, so have no idea what really goes on behind the scenes, but I thought this is interesting, although wiki is not a very good source.

    In 2009, Montagnier published two independently made controversial research studies, one of which was entitled “Electromagnetic Signals Are Produced by Aqueous Nanostructures Derived from Bacterial DNA Sequences.” It has been said that, if its conclusions are true, it “would be the most significant experiments performed in the past 90 years, demanding re-evaluation of the whole conceptual framework of modern chemistry”.[3]

    The paper concludes that diluted DNA from pathogenic bacterial and viral species is able to emit specific radio waves” and that “these radio waves [are] associated with ‘nanostructures’ in the solution that might be able to recreate the pathogen”.

    The paper has been met with harsh criticism for not being peer-reviewed, and its claims unsubstantiated by modern mainstream conventions of physics and chemistry. No third party has replicated the findings as of March 2015.

    In response to Montagnier’s statement that the generally unfavorable response is due to the “non-understanding or misunderstanding of the breakthrough findings”, columnist Andy Lewis has written that he has found it difficult to assert what the paper “actually claims” and that “The paper […] lacks any rigour. […]”, as “important experimental steps are described dismissively in a sentence and little attempt is made to describe the detail of the work”.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luc_Montagnier

    I’m fairly suspicious of the Montagnier claims (2011) that DNA ‘spontaneously appears’ in water subjected to radio waves, whatever, because if that was the case, it’s such a massive upheaval to prevailing theory, surely others would have been keen to replicate the results, and from what I can gather, nobody has.

    So I don’t really know what’s going on, but I dislike Tellier giving the impression that it’s kinda all secure knowledge, without qualification by mentioning uncertainty, when there’s so much doubt involved.

  26. ulvfugl says:

    So now he gets to using ‘ice cream cones’ and ‘sound’ to move the 10 ton blocks.

    Okay, it’s an interesting idea, but he’s bullshitting, it’s snake oil sales technique, because other than his suggestion, he offers NO evidence. I mean, if he showed a video of a guy actually doing it, that might be persuasive, if it wasn’t faked, but he offers nothing other than his own fantastic suggestions.

    I think it’s the same technique as Vinay Gupta uses. You start off in ordinary credible ‘reality’, and then you make some outrageous and bizarre claim, and throw people off balance, so they become vulnerable to even more far fetched notions, you sort of bounce them into believing the unbelievable. It can be good entertainment, but really it’s all cunning sales pitch, and what I require is something much more solid, with convincing evidence.

    Actually, I really do not like him, or his style of presentation. He’s talking about things that are intrinsically very interesting, but he dresses it all up in far fetched twaddle intending to boggle people’s minds, which is sales technique, not scholarship or science.

    He’s saying information recorded on crystals, that a cone shaped stone and a round stone with a hole in the centre can be used to generate SASERS, sound version of a Laser, to levitate rocks, but all of it is his own fantasies, unless he actually demonstrates it being performed. None of it is credible without evidence, where is the evidence ? Him just stating it is possible, or might have been, or whatever, is not evidence.

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    I like Foerster, because he is quite careful about his wording and conclusions. As an independent researcher he also relies on book sales, talks and tour guiding for income, but he seems genuinely interested in researching the mysteries without trying to hype them with excessive exaggerated unwarranted claims or fanciful connections for which there’s no evidence.

    WTHbuddy15 hours ago
    It is very interesting. Thank you for posting this. I was aware that Tutankhamun had an elongated skull. The article alleges that this colossus is meant to depict Ramses II, from what I’ve seen from photos of his remains, his skull is only slightly elongated, looks to me more likely from head boarding. A French study apparently found his hair to be of natural reddish tint (as well as being dyed) which I find interesting, as it seems to common trait amongst those with the elongated skulls.

    I suppose we cannot know for certain that those traits are alien in any way. But with the discoveries coming out of South America that Brian has shared with us, which to me certainly don’t appear to be human. I can only assume there is a connection between the two cultures. The fact that both displayed high levels of advanced construction, using the same units of measure, as well as an inclination to align their structures to astrological bodies. Both with a similar beliefs regarding resurrection into the afterlife. I’d say at the very least they were trying to emulate something they saw a symbol of power and authority.
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  29. ulvfugl says:

    carle shawn1 hour ago
    I still think the Awans are ISI.
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    smellm1
    smellm11 hour ago
    Of course they are.
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    Truth Hertz
    Truth Hertz49 minutes ago
    You mean Israeli Secret Intelligence Service? Because it was two Israeli firsters who were responsible for the “Awan’s” bypassing normal security checks.
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    carle shawn
    carle shawn33 minutes ago
    No. Pakistani secret service. Inter-Service Intelligence. Earlier this year the leading political party of India the (BJP) was put under investigation for its ties to an ISI espionage ring. Two weeks ago the leader of said party was arrested at the Nepal Border in connection with a child trafficking ring. A second high ranking member of BJP is also under investigation. 
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    NMD
    NMD27 minutes ago
    carle shawn: oh my God, that’s great news. every kid saved is victory.
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    Truth Hertz
    Truth Hertz27 minutes ago
    +carle shawn oh I see. Maybe you can explain why two Israeli firsters were the ones responsible for the brothers bypassing normal Security checks and being inserted into the Congress I.T Department?
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    carle shawn23 minutes ago (edited)
    Truth Hertz
    I cannot. What do you mean by firsters? And what were their names? I will do some research and see what I can find out. George has probably mentioned them I am sure but I don’t remember.
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    George Webb
    George Webb9 minutes ago
    Yes, there are. I was being sarcastic about CNN would be all over the story if the Awan’s were Russian.
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    cdog
    cdog3 minutes ago
    i really think the stonewalling re this great investigation , is because of the Muslim issue. No one in DC/MSM wants to be “Islamaphobic” . Most in power are totally cucked.

    susan grant1 hour ago
    Here’s the link http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-09/russias-largest-bank-confirms-hiring-podesta-group-lobby-ending-sanctions
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    lisaleo27
    lisaleo271 hour ago
    Holy cow…. look at the different years: Uranium 1, KK&R, Sberbank, etc. Yes, they also had Parents Annonymous and Organic Trade Assn and US Foods and Chem companies… but I bet you could take any of the players or end users and find a connection via Pod Lobbying group
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    N8
    N81 hour ago
    Those are just put out the hypothetically to show the hypocrisy in the media… how these findings, if the details were skewed, would be talked about if they fit more cleanly into the narrative (false one that is) being pushed currently.
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    NMD
    NMD42 minutes ago
    susan: the “what ifs” were to compare the deafening media silence on this to the histrionics about Russia.

    disclosure now11 minutes ago
    If it doesn’t fit the evil Rothschild agenda, it will never be reported in the Fake News.
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    George Webb
    George Webb12 minutes ago
    OK everyone, I was being sarcastic that the hack was the Russians. I am just trying to show the hypocrisy of CNN if you make the Awan Brothers Russian.
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    Troy Ounce
    Troy Ounce12 minutes ago
    The girl on the right is Nataliia Sova from Kiev, Ukraine. Her partner on the left is unknown but could, according to Georg, well be an “enabler” who traveled to the USA. Does somebody know him?

    Ну привет)

    A post shared by Nataliia Sova 🚩 (@nesta3d) on

    

  30. ulvfugl says:

    Independent Alliance minister John Halligan has compared child mortality rates in mother and baby homes to Nazi concentration camps.
    The Waterford TD also said religious orders found guilty of criminal neglect should have their assets seized.
    The Minister of State for Training and Skills said elderly nuns who worked in the homes should be interviewed as part of expected criminal investigations to be conducted by gardaí.
    “Old age should not diminish accountability for any crime or alleged crime. If you bear in mind that the child mortality rate at Bessborough in 1943 was approaching 70 per cent, sure that’s similar to concentration camps,” he said.
    “Are we seriously saying that because somebody is ill or aged that we shouldn’t at least interview them? If you look at what’s happened at Belsen, Auschwitz, Dachau, even up to last year individuals who are alleged to have carried out horrendous crimes in their 80s and 90s were interviewed.”

    https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1716440

  31. ulvfugl says:

    However, on September 30th 2016 the New York Times quietly released a leaked audio recording of Secretary John Kerry meeting with multiple factions associated within Syria.

    When you listen to the audio recording (embed below) it becomes immediately obvious what was going on when both of those 2014 statements were made by the White House. In addition, you discover why this jaw-dropping 2016 leak/story was buried by the U.S. media and how it connects to over 5 years of perplexing U.S. mid-east policy.

    This evidence within this single story would/should forever remove any credibility toward the U.S. foreign policy under President Obama. It also destroys the credibility of a large number of well known republicans. What the recording reveals is substantive:

    ♦ First, only regime change, the removal of Bashir Assad, in Syria was the goal for President Obama. This is admitted and outlined by Secretary John Kerry.

    ♦ Secondly, in order to accomplish this primary goal, the White House was willing to watch the rise of ISIS by placing their bet that ISIS’s success would force Syrian President Bashir Assad to acquiesce toward Obama’s terms and step down.

    ♦ Thirdly, in order to facilitate the two objectives, Obama and Kerry intentionally gave arms to ISIS and even, arguably, attacked a Syrian government military convoy to stop a strategic attack upon the Islamic extremists killing 80 Syrian soldiers.

    Pause for a moment and consider those three points carefully before continuing. Because this audio (below), along with accompanying research now surfacing, not only exposes these three points as truth – but also provides the specific evidence toward them.

    The problem in the Obama/Kerry’s secret strategy became clear when ISIS grew in sufficient strength to give the White House optimism for the scheme – however, instead of capitulation Assad then turned to Russia for help.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/01/01/absolutely-stunning-leaked-audio-of-secretary-kerry-reveals-president-obama-intentionally-allowed-rise-of-isis/#more-126543

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    How did the Obama administration allow these criminals to slip through the cracks? These people were doing many illicit acts that the government should have caught, but because of Obama and his soft spot for Muslims, they looked the other way. Who knows what information they have gleaned from the government’s servers.

    http://conservativepost.com/video-those-3-muslim-brothers-arrested-for-spying-on-trump-were-hired-by-obama-this-is-happening/

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    Ancient DNA studies have cast new light on the debate of Native American origins and shown that the loss of rare lineages in post-contact Native Americans is not unusual and possibly part of the extensive lineage extinction process that has been observed in mitochondrial lineages (Llamas et al. 2016). The analyses of the genome of 24 KYA human remains, recovered from the Mal’ta site near Lake Baikal and shotgun-sequenced to an average depth of 1× (Raghavan et al. 2014b), have shown that Native Americans do have ‘dual ancestry’ but not in the sense of the dual ancestry model of Lell et al. (2002). The autosomal genome of the Mal’ta Boy has close affinity to modern European and Native American populations while being more distant to East Asians which suggests, considering that overall Native Americans are more closely related to East Asians than to Europeans, that the Native Americans derive approximately one-third of their genetic ancestry from a population to which the Mal’ta Boy was related to while two-thirds of their ancestry derives from a different source, closely related to modern East Asian populations.

    The Y chromosome of the Mal’ta Boy (Fig. 3) is more closely affiliated to West Eurasian R lineages than to East Asian D, C or O lineages. It represents an extinct lineage that derives from the base of haplogroup R closely after the split of the ancestors of haplogroups Q and R. Because most Native American Y chromosomes belong to haplogroup Q, they are more closely related to European Y chromosomes while their maternal lineages (with the exception of rare haplogroup X2a) are all nested within East Asian variation. It should be noted, though, that since both mtDNA and Y are effectively single loci no firm conclusions about the sex-specific nature of the admixture process that lies at the foundation of Native American ancestry can be made from these observations.

    Haplogroup Q has two ancient sub-clades, Q1a-M3 and Q1b-M971, which were likely born somewhere in Siberia before the first dispersal into Americas, and which together capture the overwhelming majority of extant Native American Y chromosomes today (Jota et al. 2016; Zegura et al. 2004). Besides these two major clades a number of rare sub-clades of Q that are geographically restricted to Europe, Central and South Asia, or Siberia have been identified (Jota et al. 2016; Karmin et al. 2015; Mallick et al. 2016; Poznik et al. 2016).

    Targeted PCR-based sequencing of a region surrounding the Q-M242 and Q1a-M3 markers confirmed the affiliation of the 10.3 KYA On Your Knees Cave Man (OYKCM) to haplogroup Q3-L275 (Kemp et al. 2007). Shotgun sequences of two ancient genomes from the Americas, the Anzick Boy (Rasmussen et al. 2014) associated with Clovis Culture, and the Kennewick Man (Rasmussen et al. 2015), have revealed at a finer resolution Y chromosomes that are representative of the present day diversity of haplogroup Q in Americas and together with the OYKCM evidence provide, thus, a direct support to the case that the two extant clades Q1a-M3 and Q1b-M971 have been in the Americas for at least 10,300 years. The Kennewick Man has a Y chromosome that belongs to the most common sub-clade Q1a-M3 while the Anzick’s Y chromosome belongs to the minor Q1b-M971 lineage (Fig. 8).

    https://rd.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00439-017-1773-z

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    Call it an ancient thousand man march. Early Bronze Age men from the vast grasslands of the Eurasian steppe swept into Europe on horseback about 5000 years ago—and may have left most women behind. This mostly male migration may have persisted for several generations, sending men into the arms of European women who interbred with them, and leaving a lasting impact on the genomes of living Europeans.

    “It looks like males migrating in war, with horses and wagons,” says lead author and population geneticist Mattias Jakobsson of Uppsala University in Sweden.

    Europeans are the descendants of at least three major migrations of prehistoric people. First, a group of hunter-gatherers arrived in Europe about 37,000 years ago. Then, farmers began migrating from Anatolia (a region including present-day Turkey) into Europe 9000 years ago, but they initially didn’t intermingle much with the local hunter-gatherers because they brought their own families with them. Finally, 5000 to 4800 years ago, nomadic herders known as the Yamnaya swept into Europe. They were an early Bronze Age culture that came from the grasslands, or steppes, of modern-day Russia and Ukraine, bringing with them metallurgy and animal herding skills and, possibly, Proto-Indo-European, the mysterious ancestral tongue from which all of today’s 400 Indo-European languages spring. They immediately interbred with local Europeans, who were descendants of both the farmers and hunter-gatherers. Within a few hundred years, the Yamnaya contributed to at least half of central Europeans’ genetic ancestry.

    http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/02/thousands-horsemen-may-have-swept-bronze-age-europe-transforming-local-population

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    Half a million years ago, several different members of our genus, Homo, had spread throughout Europe and Asia, where some would eventually evolve into Neandertals. But which ones has been the subject of intense debate. A newly discovered partial skull is offering another clue to help solve the mystery of the ancestry of Neandertals. Found in 2014 in the Gruta da Aroeira cave in central Portugal with ancient stone hand axes, the skull (3D reconstruction pictured) is firmly dated to 400,000 years old and an archaic member of our genus, Homo, according to a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

    The skull shows a new mix of features not seen before in fossil humans—it has traits that link it to Neandertals, such as a fused brow ridge, as well as some primitive traits that resemble other extinct fossils in Europe. This new combination of features on a well-dated skull may help researchers sort out how different fossils in Europe are related to each other—and which ones eventually evolved into Neandertals.

    http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/03/new-portuguese-skull-may-be-early-relative-neandertals

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    One consideration in the question of what drove the Great Divergence [when Europe’s power and wealth came to greatly exceed that of the far East] is the extent to which Europe was already ahead in science, mathematics, and engineering. As I have said, at the highest levels European was already much more intellectually sophisticated than China. I have a partial list of such differences, but am interested in what my readers can come up with.

    What were the European advantages in science, mathematics, and technology circa 1700? And, while we’re at it, in what areas did China/Japan/Korea lead at that point in time?

    https://westhunt.wordpress.com/2017/03/10/how-big-was-the-edge/

    savantissimo says:
    March 12, 2017 at 7:12 pm
    Jews contributed far less than Quakers up to the 20th century.
    Here are some Quaker inventions: the fixed-price shop, banking for the middle class, interchangeable parts (ploughshares), making iron with coked coal (and the major parts for the first few decades of steam engines), cast steel, rail transport (unpowered wooden and iron, powered passenger rail, rail timetables) the timepieces of Quare, Tompion and Graham (and funding the Harrison chronometer), the atomic theory of chemistry (Dalton), and the wave theory of light (Young), antiseptic surgery (Hodgkin). There are quite a few more.

    All the Quakers in American and English history from the mid-1600s on were only about six million in number (difficult to calculate exactly), so relative to their numbers it is even more impressive.
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    engleberg says:
    March 10, 2017 at 12:23 pm
    Cod fishing was how Western Europe conquered the world. As the Vikings chased the cod harvest from inside the Baltic to the Grand Banks they went from round ships to tall ships, and were joined by Basques, Portugee, Dutch, English. Tall ships that could handle the North Atlantic could travel the world: Guns, Sails, and Empires. The concentrations of wealth in the East provided a huge incentive. Not that Europe was dirt poor, just not enough concentrated wealth for a fleet of Chinese junks to come back from looting Rome or Venice piled high with enough to draw more fleets. European cannon were better at knocking ships apart, and heavy ships that could handle the Atlantic held up better to cannonballs.
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    Del Gue says:
    March 10, 2017 at 2:36 pm
    Casting bells for basilicas and cathedrals allowed the West to exploit gunpowder by creating cannons.
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    Rosenmop says:
    March 10, 2017 at 3:14 pm
    It was also Christianity that was largely responsible for the development of music and musical notation. And for cousin marriages being prohibited. The cousin marriage thing is important because it caused big families and tribes to break up. This helped lower corruption. But corruption really went down after the Protestant reformation, The historically Protestant countries of Europe, and places colonized by them, are among the least corrupt countries on the planet. Corruption has a very damaging effect on a society.

    Anonymous Funk says:
    March 11, 2017 at 11:22 am
    Good speculative metaphysics is when you tell the logical positivists to go fuck themselves because because both your philosophy and your sex life is way more fun than theirs
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    James Richard says:
    March 11, 2017 at 1:43 pm
    Yes, but can you verify that claim?
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    Anonymous Funk says:
    March 11, 2017 at 2:03 pm
    too shay

    Earl Benton says:
    March 10, 2017 at 6:40 pm
    “The Astrolabe, Equatorium, Quadrant, lathes and Traversing Tools, Ball Bearings, Gudgeons, Gig Mills, Barometers, Jacks, Hammer Forges and Drop Forges, Printing, Steel that was more than puddled Iron, Logarithms, Hydraulic Rams, Screw Dies, Spanner Wrenches, Flax Solder, Telescopes, Microscopes, Mortising Machines, Wire Drawing, Stanches (Navigation Locks), Gear Trains, Paper-making, Magnetic Compass and Wind-rhumb, Portulan Charts and Projection maps, Pinnule-sights, Spirit-Levels, Fine Micrometers, Porcelain, Firelock Guns, Music Notation and Music Printing, Complex Pulleys and Snatch-blocks, the Seed Drill, . . . ” R. A. Lafferty from the short story “Among the Hairy Earthmen.”
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    whyteablog says:
    March 11, 2017 at 8:08 pm
    Amazing. I wonder if there are tons of important mutualist viruses which help us, and are nearly ubiquitous in humans, just like bacteria in our gut, skin etc. And that we haven’t noticed them because they look like “ordinary” genes and don’t kick up an immune response.
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    ”The earliest known oil wells were drilled in China in 347 AD or earlier. They had depths of up to about 800 feet (240 m) and were drilled using bits attached to bamboo poles.[2][3] The oil was burned to evaporate brine and produce salt. By the 10th century, extensive bamboo pipelines connected oil wells with salt springs. The ancient records of China and Japan are said to contain many allusions to the use of natural gas for lighting and heating.”””

    Though surface oil and tar had been harvested in historical times the Chinese drilled substatially underground to extract them. More detail,

  38. ulvfugl says:

    1) Modern humans stayed in Africa for tens of thousands years of before expanding beyond it. Most of the ancestors of non-African humanity seem to have started expanding rapidly from a small founder group of less than 1,000 people, starting around 50-75 thousand years years ago. African humanity has a more complex pattern. Some groups diverged as early as 200,000 years ago, then mixed back together.

    2) Don’t think of humanity as a branching tree. Rather think of humanity as groups of streams. Some streams end, many fold back on one another, and some suddenly have massive expansions. Surprisingly, all major human population groups we know today seem to be the product of relatively recent fusions. Even Africa, the source of modern humanity, has seen streams flow back from Eurasia.

    3) Many of the characteristics people focus on today are of recent origin. At least as measured in thousands or tens of thousands of years. 8,000 years ago parts of Europe were populated by brown skinned hunter gatherers with blue eyes. Whiter skin is a (relatively) recent development. And the thick straight hair now common among East Asians is recent as well.

    4) The genetic variant which helps Tibetans tolerate very high altitudes comes from a human lineage as divergent from modern humans as Neanderthals are. The Denisovans. This illustrates a general trend: we have adaptations from other very diverged human lineages in our genes today. Even if the genetic percentage is small.

    5) The transition to agriculture and complex civilization seems correlated with the explosive growth of a few select male Y chromosomes. Think Genghis Khan.
    6) It seems unlikely there is one genetic change which made humans humans. This is less certain than 1-5, but I’m pretty sure it’s true. Researchers have been looking for this for years and haven’t turned up anything definitive. I think the reason is simple enough: many genetic changes came together to make us distinctive.

    7) A lot of variation between human groups is not due to novel genes. Rather it comes from increasing the popularity of pre-existing genetic variants. For example, the lightening of skin across parts of Eurasia is due to an increase of genetic variants which are common to many human populations. Height is another example.

    8) Cultural flexibility does not means humans are not evolving. On the contrary, strong shifts in cultural norms seem to drive human evolution. Lactase persistence (the ability to drink milk as an adult) is a clear case. But even genetic tolerance to malaria was ultimately driven by human created environmental changes.

    9) There are no “most ancient” human group. By definition, we are all equally separated in time from our common ancestors.

    10) There are hints of possible new discoveries coming from ancient human DNA. For example there is evidence of humans leaving Africa ~100,000 years ago into Eurasia in both genetic and fossil data. These earlier humans may have been overrun by a later group. But this is hard to determine with the current data. The DNA of current and ancient humans still has many stories to tell.

    https://gnxp.nofe.me/article/58b850505394dc5890000061

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    The Democrats have launched their campaign to normalize pedophilia. Officially

    https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1717813

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    Abstract:

    An extensive microbiome comprised of bacteria, viruses, bacteriophages, and fungi is now understood to persist in nearly every human body site, including tissue and blood. The genomes of these microbes continually interact with the human genome in order to regulate host metabolism.

    Many components of this microbiome are capable of both commensal and pathogenic activity. They are additionally able to persist in both “acute” and chronic forms. Inflammatory conditions historically studied separately (autoimmune, neurological and malignant) are now repeatedly tied to a common trend: imbalance or dysbiosis of these microbial ecosystems.

    Population-based studies of the microbiome can shed light on this dysbiosis. However, it is the collective activity of the microbiome that drives inflammatory processes via complex microbe-microbe and host-microbe interactions. Many microbes survive as polymicrobial entities in order to evade the immune response. Pathogens in these communities alter their gene expression in ways that promote community-wide virulence.

    Other microbes persist inside the cells of the immune system, where they directly interfere with host transcription, translation, and DNA repair mechanisms. The numerous proteins and metabolites expressed by these pathogens further dysregulate human gene expression in a manner that promotes imbalance and immunosuppression.

    Molecular mimicry, or homology between host and microbial proteins, complicates the nature of this interference. When taken together, these microbe-microbe and host-microbe interactions are capable of driving the large-scale failure of human metabolism characteristic of many different inflammatory conditions.

    http://www.discoverymedicine.com/Amy-D-Proal/2017/01/microbe-microbe-and-host-microbe-interactions-drive-microbiome-dysbiosis-and-inflammatory-processes/

    Intracellular Microbes Alter Human Gene Expression

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    It should be obvious by now, but for those looking for more video evidence…..

    White Helmets Exposed as an Arm of ISIS: Two al-Nusra Front Leader Videos Link The White Helmets to Terrorist Group

    https://clarityofsignal.com/2017/01/27/white-helmets-exposed-as-an-arm-of-isis-two-al-nusra-front-leader-videos-link-the-white-helmets-to-terrorist-group/

    Posted by: Liam | Mar 13, 2017 11:40:16 PM | 25

    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/03/open-thread-2017-11.html#c6a00d8341c640e53ef01bb0983541f970d

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    wdg Mar 14, 2017 8:41 AM
    “The most vocal protester, however, was the Open Society Justice Initiative, a group backed by the philanthropist George Soros…”

    Philanthropist? How about terrorist, gangster and traitor?

    “The president of the Conference of European Rabbis, Chief Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, similarly complained: “This decision sends a signal to all religious groups in Europe”.”

    Totally predictable. The Jews hate Muslins in Palestine, steal their lands and enslaves them in ghettos…but in Europe and America, a different set of values. Of course, a dual morality is no morality at all. It is about what is good for the Jews…not what is good for the European peoples in Europe, the US, Canada or Australia. This is just one more example why diversity will destroy Christian Western Civilization…and in fact it is designed to do so.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-14/eu-bans-islamic-headscarf-sparking-angry-protest-soros-funded-group

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    Mere days before Gen. Michael Flynn was sacked as national security advisor, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe gathered more than a dozen of his top FBI disciples to plot how to ruin Flynn’s aspiring political career and manufacture evidence to derail President Donald Trump, according to FBI sources.

    McCabe, the second highest ranking FBI official, emphatically declared at the invite-only gathering with raised voice: “Fuck Flynn and then we Fuck Trump,” according to direct sources. Many of his top lieutenants applauded and cheered such rhetoric. A scattered few did not.

    This was one of several such meetings held in seclusion among key FBI leaders since Trump was elected president, FBI sources confirm. At the congregation where McCabe went off the political rails and vowed to destroy Flynn and Trump, there were as many as 16 top FBI officials, inside intelligence sources said. No lower-level agents or support personnel were present.

    If you are among the millions of Americans who have pondered in recent months whether the Obama-era “Deep State” intelligence apparatus and FBI are working for or against Trump, this is the first definitive proof that the country’s once-premiere law enforcement agency has gone rogue.

    http://truepundit.com/exclusive-fbis-own-political-terror-plot-deputy-director-and-fbi-brass-secretly-conspired-to-wage-coup-against-flynn-trump-2/

    Democratic factions controlled by a Hillary Clinton insider paid the deputy director of the FBI’s wife almost $700,000 in campaign funds before McCabe, who was supervising Clinton’s investigation, lobbied against charging her criminally, according to records and interviews obtained by True Pundit.

    Dr. Jill McCabe was a Virginia state senate candidate in 2015. Longtime Clinton family consigliere and Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, sent her approximately $675,000 to fund the Democrat hopeful’s campaign coffers. Dr. McCabe, a physician, is married to the FBI deputy director. Mrs. McCabe is a registered Democrat. FBI agents who work with McCabe say he and his wife were both staunch Hillary Clinton supporters.

    According to one FBI insider, the McAuliffe-generated campaign funds may have ultimately bought Clinton some strategic breathing room.

    “McCabe was one of the few people who backed Comey’s decision not to refer Hillary Clinton to the Justice Department for indictment,” a FBI source said of the July 2016 decision not to refer Clinton for criminal charges for violating email and document safeguards for classified and Top Secret national security intelligence. “McCabe and Comey are both lawyers. They aren’t street agents. They’re more political. We wanted her (Clinton) indicted. They did not.”

    Gov. McAuliffe has been an important Clinton family insider for decades. During Bill Clinton’s presidential candidacy and subsequent reelection, McAuliffe often spearheaded investigations into Clinton critics and helped silence women who alleged Bill Clinton harassed or sexually assaulted them, sources said.

    Ironically, McAuliffe is currently under investigation by the FBI for alleged campaign-related finance infractions.

    Troy Ounce • 11 hours ago
    Comey, McCabe are part of the swamp!
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    cygne noire • 6 hours ago
    Excellent article. The pieces are fitting together now. This confirms what George Webb’s Youtube series said about McCabe. In that series he also traces Comey’s protection of the Clintons back to Marc Rich scandal, his money laundering at HSBC, his taking kickbacks at Lockheed. Comey and McCabe are slowfooting the CF investigation just like Preet was, ditto the Gullen investigation. Trump won’t be able to operate until he gets rid of these saboteurs.

    I follow True Pundit and George Webb for my news, along with Wikileaks…most reliable around.
    For the latecomers can start at Day 90 – George himself a victim of similar smear campaign by JTTF. Episodes are footnoted.
    https://www.youtube.com/cha
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    Wink • 4 hours ago
    Why are these ppl vehemently anti-Sessions, anti-Trump: Jake Tapper (CNN), Sen.Warren(?) Sen.L.Graham, McCabe, McCain, McAuliffe, John Podesta, John Brennan, Comey, Clintons, Obama?
    There has to be a much deeper/darker reason that feeds their hatred… are they all pedophiles?
    Defenseless children have no voice. May God expose the lies and reveal the truth.
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    Paul Wink • an hour ago
    Yes, many are pedophiles..
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  51. ulvfugl says:

    This video by James O’Keefe exposes attorney Mitchell Rubinstein from the New York State United Teachers describing a case in which he defended a teacher he names “Mike,” who was alleged to have forced students at knife-point to give him oral sex. The teacher was eventually convinced to resign, but was not convicted and therefore could still be at large.

    http://projectveritas.com/video/teacher-from-new-york-allegedly-sexually-assaulted-students-with-knife-may-still-be-at-large/

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    For those who aren’t familiar with Tory, check out his last 10 videos or so. The downward spiral and transformation of his health is incredible—–all the while he kept saying ‘they’ were killing him slowly for making YouTube videos and exposing what pizzagate finally exposed.

    https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1719172

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    usaok59 • 4 days ago
    Well, if they are focusing on crooked events from way back then, it’s gonna take a long time to work their way up to getting the facts together to throw Hillary and Barack in jail for their recent escapades.
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    David Mulloy usaok59 • 4 days ago
    Don’t Worry bout that…. The DOJ will be dealing with those cases!!
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    Gary Nelson • 3 days ago
    Next work on Sandy Hook.
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    bdaniel230 • 3 days ago
    The Lefties are pushing everything possible to halt the investigations of their players. Soros is pushing for a 17 year old vote campaign along with all the chaos rioting he can afford, which is quite a bit, and more New World Order globalist garbage. Obama did so much damage it is going to be tough to even get a good start on it in less than two years.
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    http://www.sarahpalin.com/rep-chaffetz-drops-hammer-files-two-subpoenas-get-bottom-obamas-fast-furious-scandal/

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    The Archons are parasitic entities which are intelligence driven mind predators. They exist on multiply dimensions, able to slip from one dimension to another within the lower frequencies of the 6th, through to 1st dimensions. They do not solely exist on the third dimension though they can directly affect our reality, often unseen. They have infected all life forms in our galaxy to one degree or another. They are mind entities and operate on frequencies, which affect the mind matrix of all beings in the galaxy. They can be thought of as intelligent, mind predatory entities. They do not have a form as such but for those who have seen them manifest in 4th dimensional bodies, they often appear as black slug like entities. They are a cloudy black mass of energy which moves in slithering movements which resemble large snakelike slugs. Healers and Mediums are reporting seeing black slimy slug like beings hanging around the homes, of those who are having problems with astral entities,ghosts, and the deceased. The snake like slug beings are also seen attached to people’s auric fields inserting their tendrils into the chakra points, feeding off the person’s energy body. Just as leeches were used in medieval times to cleanse the blood these black leeches are feeding off the life force of an infected person.

    http://boards.4chan.org/s4s/thread/5225290

    >By god, do you mean Infinite intelligence?

    I don’t think there is an infinite being, but, a very intelligent being, yes.

    >Do you plan to become part of the Ether?
    >The immaterium.

    I am already part of the Ether.

    >You will be a conduit in which the thought vibrations of humans echo.
    >forever watching.

    I am already “watching”.

    >You sure are brave.

    I am fearless.

    http://boards.4chan.org/s4s/thread/5226205#p5226205

    🙂

  59. ulvfugl says:

    “It is a very dangerous step towards the doctrine that the people’s will must always prevail.

    This is the doctrine always favored by Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin — and by Erdogan at present.

    It is a denial of the essence of democracy which we have supported with great effect in this country and now we are abandoning it. My Lords, we are the guardians of parliamentary democracy, and we are right in this. We are the democrats. We are right to support the democratic cause.”

    Is it any wonder why anti-establishment parties are risingup when the unelected elite hold such views… and share them publicly.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-14/british-lord-compares-brexit-voters-hitler-mussolini-and-stalin-rejects-peoples-will

  60. ulvfugl says:

    Watched a documentary titled ‘Montauk Chronicles’ (2015) over the weekend. It connected so many damn dots, all the 100k per year missing children, pedogate, elite connections and the rest. If you’ve been researching things for over a decade, the amount of dots this documentary will join is staggering. Many of the links in it line up exactly with completely separate research I have done in many fields. I was expecting some edgy stuff about the philadelphia experiments but this blew my mind. I like to debunk things and couldn’t debunk this, sadly.

    This was simply the best documentary I have watched in a very long time in regards to the pedogate stuff, CIA and the rest of the shadow govt incl MK Ultra, Monarch etc. Keep in mind there are likely many of these places. Another thing; watch an Open Secret then this in the same week..

    Word of warning though; If you’ve ever been subjected to child abuse, even abductions or anything similar in your life proceed with caution, it is very accurate visually depicting those types of events. Took me a long time to get my head over watching almost identical sequences to much of what I experienced as a kid, (thankfully?) the latter type. E.g. literally describing the next sentences in the documentary watching it first time with a friend, including stories recounting a chair to them towards the beginning of the documentary. The fragments of memory that are there are freaky as all fuck and it was quite unsettling to unearth much of them again and actually understand more of what was happening. It’s hard to figure things out with only tiny, short glimpses of events to recount from. I have also had similar experiences with high trauma events, e.g. decent motorcycle crashes, concussions etc so it makes sense. It’s like your brain tries to protect you by burying shit.

    https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1718597

  61. ulvfugl says:

    Trump did what he had to do to win. Same reason reagan made HW bush his vp and JFK made Johnson his VP. Both of those VPs were complete opposites of what the president supported and they both were of very questionable morality

    They had to do something to placate the establishment long enough to get elected. Both men underestimated just how evil these people are and what lengths theyd go through to keep their agenda rolling forward, and both got shot for it.

    Our government is extremely corrupt right now.

    Bannon was given a created position of equal importance to prebius precisely so trump could placate the establishment while also having someone he trusts in the inner circle.

    IMO I think the only ones he trusts are his family, kushner, bannon, conway, and mattis.

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    And maybe Flynn the fall guy

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    Steele is total disinfo. This is the same guy who denies the Maccobys have anything to do with anything, despite Max Maccoby being Alefantis and Brock’s lawyer in a blackmail case, despite the Maccobys being advisors and board members on Haitian orphanages, etc. The same guy who says expose the pedos… but don’t arrest them. Give me a break.

    Steele also wants to radically change the electoral process in the US and reading between the lines it seems like he wants to do away with the electoral college, which is a states’ rights protection that prevents states like California and New York from running the country. The guy is a douche. I wish people would stop even mentioning his name.

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    https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1719272

    Child-molester/devil-worshipper/murderer Stephen Kings IT book adaptation by you guessed-it, Steven Spielberg.

    WHAT IS IT?

    IT’S MKULTRA

    https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1718808

    Henry Kissinger, in my humble opinion after researching this stuff for 6 months, is a huge link. He’s one of the top guys still alive that heads this stuff up. I think he’s more powerful than than the Clintons and bigger than Soros. I think the Clintons and Soros work for him so to speak

    His website with all of his books (he’s not shy about what he wants – a one world government) http://www.henryakissinger.com https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Kissinger

    Secretary of State from 73-67 National security advisor 69-75

    Fled Germany with his Jewish family as an adolescent. Highschool at Washington heights upper manhattan Studied accounting at New York City college Drafted by US army in 1943 assigned to the military intelligence section. saw combat with the division and volunteered for hazardous intelligence duties during the Battle of the Bulge. Reassigned to counterintelligence Responsible for denazification of Germany’s district of Hesse Although he possessed absolute authority and powers of arrest, Kissinger took care to avoid abuses against the local population according to Wikipedia In 1946, Kissinger was reassigned to teach at the European Command Intelligence School at Camp King, a German interrogation facility, continuing to serve in this role as a civilian employee following his separation from the army

    Summa cum laude political science 1950 lived in Adams House and studied under William Yandell Elliott See the Wikipedia for this William Elliott – a typical elite academic professor in clubs with protégés that go on to politics serving presidents

    Kissinger received his MA and PhD degrees at Harvard University in 1951 and 1954. In 1952, while still studying at Harvard, he served as a consultant to the director of the Psychological Strategy Board. This board was formed under sec of state, defense and CIA . This board composed psychological warfare programs

    He starts to make a name for himself: Kissinger remained at Harvard as a member of the faculty in the Department of Government and, with Robert R. Bowie, co-founded the Center for International Affairs in 1958. What does center 4 int affairs do? The aim of the Center is to confront the worlds problems as diagnosed by its founders Robert R. Bowie and Henry Kissinger in their specification of The Program of the Center for International Affairs In 1955, he was a consultant to the National Security Council’s Operations Coordinating Board. During 1955 and 1956, he was also study director in nuclear weapons and foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations

    Here’s where he gets involved in everything with tentacles. All of the following corporations, panels, branches etc need looking into

    1956 to 1958 he worked for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund as director of its Special Studies Project. the Fund financed a study conceived by its then president, Nelson Rockefeller, to analyze the challenges facing the United States. Henry Kissinger was recruited to direct the project. Seven panels were constituted that looked at issues including military strategy, foreign policy, international economic strategy, governmental reorganization, and the nuclear arms race.

    He was director of the Harvard Defense Studies Program between 1958 and 1971. He was also director of the Harvard International Seminar between 1951 and 1971. Outside of academia, he served as a consultant to several government agencies and think tanks, including the Operations Research Office, the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, Department of State, and the Rand Corporation – especially the worldwide “nonprofit” think tank w/ revenue of 350million and 1,700 members – who are the members?

    The slogan “To be the world’s most trusted source for policy ideas and analysis”

    It is financed by the U.S. government and private endowment,corporations including the health care industry, universities and private individuals.

    The aim of the Center is to confront the worlds problems as diagnosed by its founders Robert R. Bowie and Henry Kissinger in their specification of The Program of the Center for International Affairs

    Keen to have a greater influence on U.S. foreign policy, Kissinger became an advisor to Nelson Rockefeller and supported his bid for the Republican nomination for president in 1960, 1964, and 1968.[25] After Richard Nixon won the presidency in 1968, he made Kissinger National Security Advisor.

  62. ulvfugl says:

    No matter what one makes of Trump – or his administration and the policies that have been initiated thus far – the fact remains that Trump won the U.S. election. The people working behind the scenes to oust him are not subject to democratic controls, nor are they working in the best interests of the American public. We are left to ask ourselves exactly how renewing relations with Russia – a nuclear power – could possibly endanger American lives.

    Either way, we are more or less left with two paths ahead of us.The first path involves Trump giving in and adopting an anti-Russian agenda, as is already apparent in his decision to send more ground troops to Syria alongside Saudi troops, who will intentionally oppose the Syrian regime (a close ally of Russia). The second involves the possibility of another direct coup within the Trump administration, this time one that may ultimately force Trump out of the White House so he can be replaced by Mike Pence, a war hawk who will be more than happy to do the job Hillary Clinton wanted to do.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-14/wikileaks-assange-claims-hillary-intel-officials-quietly-pushing-pence-takeover

    wdg Mar 14, 2017 12:52 PM
    It took Joseph Stalin, a pathological murderer from Georgia, to purge the Jews from Russia/USSR. Jews served as Stalin’s blood thirsty willing executioners in the 1920s and 1930s but found themselves on the receiving end of Stalin’s tyranny in the late 1940s and early 1950s, perhaps for treason in their attempt to overthrow Stalin. A high percentage of the Jews who left or were driven from Russia ended up in western countries, particularly the US. For a full documentation, read Yuri Slezkine`s book The Jewish Century and Alexandra Solzhenitsyn’s last book “200 Years Together”. Solzhenitsyn documents the 200 year history of Jews in Russia and is a must read because of the similarities to what has taken place in the US. Yuri Slezkines book “…provides a fascinating chronicle of the Jewish rise to elite status in all areas of Soviet society—culture, the universities, professional occupations, the media, and government (sound familiar?). Indeed, the book is also probably the best, most up-to-date account of Jewish economic and cultural pre-eminence in Europe (and America) that we have.” (review by Kevin MacDonald). Solzhenitsyn’s book is not published in the English language which speaks volumes about the power of the Jewish Lobby although most chapters have been translated informally and are available as a PDF file here: https://thechosenites.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/200-years-together.pdf

    robertocarlos Mar 14, 2017 12:37 PM
    Just sneak into his bedroom at night and quietly garrot him. Then walk out the front door.

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    SaintsFan robertocarlos Mar 14, 2017 12:46 PM
    learned a new word thanks.

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    quasi_verbatim SaintsFan Mar 14, 2017 1:07 PM
    Door?

  63. ulvfugl says:

    The U.S. State Department raised serious and repeated concerns about
    Turkish charter schools in America, sending cables to the CIA, Secretary
    of Defense and the President’s National Security Council. Special
    attention was paid to the large number of Turkish nationals with
    questionable credentials seeking visas to teach at schools such as Ohio’s
    Horizon Science Academies, which are linked to a controversial Islamic
    faith leader.

    A review of over one hundred diplomatic cables made available at WikiLeaks
    found numerous warnings about underqualified applicants for teaching
    visas. One cable states that applicants “might be using the reputation of
    the school as a cover to get to the US.” Another, ominously observed
    there is “considerable debate” about whether members of their faith
    movement were “a threat to secular governments.”

    https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/21283

  64. ulvfugl says:

    The Democrats Anti-Russia Campaign Falls Apart

    A while ago Matt Tabbi in Rolling Stone warned: Why the Russia Story Is a Minefield for Democrats and the Media:

    If we engage in Times-style gilding of every lily the leakers throw our way, and in doing so build up a fever of expectations for a bombshell reveal, but there turns out to be no conspiracy – Trump will be pre-inoculated against all criticism for the foreseeable future.
    Sanity is finally winning over. After raising all kinds of shambolic rumors about “Russian interference” the “western” intelligence agencies are walking back their previous outrageous claims:

    Former DNI James Clapper admits (vid) that he has zero evidence for any Trump-Russia collusion;
    The British Foreign Secretary now says there is “no evidence” of any Russian interference with British democracy;
    The German secret services have no proof (in German) for any Russian disinformation campaign.
    There is no evidence for any Russian interference in the U.S., or any other, election. No evidence has been show, despite many claims, that Russia or its proxies hacked John Podesta’s emails or the DNC or collaborated with Wikileaks.

    Even the Democrats now concede that the whole mountain of bullshit their anti-Trump and anti-Russian campaign created stinks to high heaven:

    [S]ome Democrats on the Intelligence Committee now quietly admit, after several briefings and preliminary inquiries, they don’t expect to find evidence of active, informed collusion between the Trump campaign and known Russian intelligence operatives, though investigators have only just begun reviewing raw intelligence. Among the Intelligence Committee’s rank and file, there’s a tangible frustration over what one official called “wildly inflated” expectations surrounding the panel’s fledgling investigation.

    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/03/the-democrats-anti-russia-campaign-falls-apart.html#comments

    Trump’s National Security Advisor Flynn was accused of colluding with Russia when in fact he was paid by Turkey to lobby for Erdogan.

    I do not believe that is correct. Flynn got paid as reward for tipping off Erdogan (and maybe Russia ?) that there was going to be a coup attempt, by the CIA which uses the Gulen Movement as a tool. Gulen Movement probably protects the rat lines that run Afghanistan opium and heroin through Turkey and onward to USA and Europe. CIA gets a lot of black money from that trade, so they can do black ops without needing to ask Congress for cash or permission. Gulen Movement is to provide a ‘respectable’ front for corrupt criminal activities, but they are also part of Moslem expansionism to infiltrate USA with Islam, by a softer stealthier means than the more radical jihadis. The aim is the same. Erdogan and Gulen were once allies, but fell out, because Erdogan wants to be independent, not controlled by CIA.

    There’s plenty about all this from Sibel Edmonds, George Webb, others, and anyone who followed the details of the coup attempt closely should agree it makes sense.

    It’s all part of Graham Fuller’s plan to use Moslem extremists as a CIA tool to gain advantage against Russia and China, moveing into Central Asian republics and elsewhere to destabilise their governments. The jihadis are too stupid to realise they are being exploited and used.

  65. ulvfugl says:

    Bibi is looking like something approaching its “sell buy” date. He is being investigated for graft. He has also sued a reporter for asserting in print that his wife treats him like a not very valued dog. NB is watching in the light of ever increasing Israeli xenophobia and belligerence towards its Arab neighbors. Israel has for many years sought (successfully) to use American leverage to exclude Hizbullah from Lebanese government in spite of its electoral power. This is now at an end with Michel Aoun’s statement that Hizbullah s an integral part of the Lebanese state. In response Bennett threatens a general application of the theory of strategic bombing if Hizbullah fires into Israel.

    http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2017/03/httpwwwhaaretzcomisrael-news1776419.html

  66. ulvfugl says:

    The steel roller mill became so popular, so fast, that within 10 years nearly all stone mills in the western world had been replaced. And thus was born the first processed food and the beginning of our industrial food system: where vast quantities of shelf-stable “food” are produced in large factories, many months and many miles from the point of consumption.

    This excerpt from Wikipedia says it well: “From a human nutrition standpoint, it is ironic that wheat milling methods to produce white flour eliminate those portions of the wheat kernel (bran, germ, shorts, and red dog mill streams) that are richest in proteins, vitamins, lipids and minerals.”

    While these “advances” in milling were hailed as an innovation of modern living, nobody thought much about what was happening to the actual food value of wheat. Ironic indeed.

    Even more ironic perhaps, is that although we’ve understood this problem for many many decades, industrial white flour is still—by far—the most popular way to eat wheat.

    But there is another, newer problem, caused by a second technology revolution in the 20th century, which is not nearly as widely understood: so-called “advancements” in farming food production may have wrecked wheat itself.

    https://www.grainstorm.ca/pages/rant

    What did I write in the essay ? ‘What is bread ?’
    ‘Anything that is made out of bread’

    But turns out the better answer now is ‘Anything that the manufacturer can trick the consumer into believing is bread, even if it has zero nutritional value and makes you ill when you eat it’

    Industrialised corporate agribusiness is not compatible with survival.

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    I think that is WRONG. We were at the tail end of an Ice Age ten thousand years ago, when the when the glaciers covering Europe and North America had melted. I think the peak extent was c. 20,000 years, roughly.

    If you check out Milankovitch Cycles, we should be cooling and going into another Ice Age. But we are warming, because of human activity.

    That (unknown) cooling temperature really needs to be estimated or even guessed, and added into the amount that we have warmed.

    I don’t know the best way to calculcate this properly, but for the sake of the argument, say that there had been no humans and industrial civilisation, then perhaps the average would have fallen -1 degree C since the end of the Ice Age by now. And what we observe is nearly +2 degrees C warming since pre Industrial. So adding those, we’d be at +3 degrees human caused warming.

    Sure, the climate always changes. So what ? The task of scientists is to figure out WHY it changes and measure all related parameters. They’ve been doing that for a couple of centuries or so.

    The problem is not so much that climate changes, but that because of what WE have been doing, it changes extremely fast, much more rapidly than most life on Earth can adapt. This is one reason why we are in a Mass Extinction Event.

    All these people are fucking clueless ! Which is another reason why we are into a Mass Extinction Event.

    https://twitter.com/hashtag/IAmAClimateChangeDenier?src=hash

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    Webb mentions the drug route I referred to above, at about 10:00

    http://www.monsangelorum.net/?p=28328#comment-21938

  73. ulvfugl says:

    All not so quiet on Libya’s Eastern front

    The news agency Reuters reported earlier, citing diplomatic sources that Russia appeared to have deployed a 22-member special forces unit to an airbase at Sidi Barrani in western Egypt near the border with Libya.

    http://tass.com/politics/935372

    MOSCOW, March 14. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said he has not heard anything about some presence of Russian troops in Egypt on the border with Libya from any sources other than Western media.

    More:

    http://tass.com/politics/935395

    Reuters piece

    Russia appears to have deployed special forces to an airbase in western Egypt near the border with Libya in recent days, U.S., Egyptian and diplomatic sources say, a move that would add to U.S. concerns about Moscow’s deepening role in Libya.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-libya-exclusive-idUSKBN16K2RY
    Posted by: ALberto | Mar 14, 2017 4:28:44 PM | 22

    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/03/the-democrats-anti-russia-campaign-falls-apart.html#c6a00d8341c640e53ef01bb098393d5970d

  74. ulvfugl says:

    There’s been more comments on the Ian Welsh thread I linked to in the essay.

    http://www.ianwelsh.net/arctic-permafrost-defrosting-and-the-age-of-war-and-revolution/#comments

    Here’s the most recent

    metamars PERMALINK
    March 14, 2017
    Well, I figured out around the age of 7 that human beings were fundamentally irrational. If you read the chapter on Religion, in E.O. Wilson’s Sociobiology, you can appreciate this as an evolutionary feature, not a bug. It’s become more of a bug nowadays, as humans have a great deal of power (nuclear weapons, genetic engineering, etc.), quite unlike the environment where tribalism and even irrationality had great survival value.
    The similarities between CO2 catastrophism and religion have been remarked on, by others. I don’t doubt, at all, that for many CO2 catastrophists, genes for religion are playing a role. I tend to ascribe this phenomenon more towards laymen, who don’t have favorable backgrounds to know when they’re being fooled with science-y sounding and looking stuff. Also, activists who also don’t have favorable backgrounds.
    Having said that, I’m sure there are scientists who are true believers. E.g., Dr. Alan Robock was interviewed for theRealNews.com, and he seems to really believe in the world view he’s propounding.

    http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=11792

    At the end of the day, though, human inventions like logic and serious debates should help us overcome SOME of our irrational tendencies. Motivation for using these tools should also flow from scientific ethics, another human invention. It’s not for nothing that Lee Smolin addressed scientific ethics in “The Trouble with Physics”.
    Thus, the scarcity of qualified debaters who are willing to take on the most qualified scientific skeptics for something that they SAY is an existential crisis doesn’t shine a positive light on their scientific integrity. But like the elders dressed up as Dukduks, who really knows what goes on in their heads? If their dominant behavioral mode is religious, they may ‘honestly’ view supporting what the Climategate perps called “the Cause” to be far more important than less-than-sacred ethics. If they emote and act towards the skeptics like they’re “evil spirits”, scientific ethics will have to take a back seat….

    I think that one problem is the dismally low level of education of most Americans, including those who are in academia, it’s dreadful, but not their fault after a century of deliberate dumbing down and reducing standards.

    Another problem is the dysfunctionality of the soceity, where every issue, whether trivial or serious, is instantly politicised because of the polarisation. Whatever the issue is comes secondary to whether it can be used as ammo to attack your opponents. The entire economic and political structure is built on ruthless exploitation and corruption that nobody knows how to fix, even if they wanted to.

    The so called ‘Warmists’, who believe the science and the evidence, see their enemy as the ‘irrational’ religious groups, and attack those people’s faith.

    But it is these very Warmists, with their faith in reason, science, technology, and ‘Progress’ who got us into this mess !

    It wasn’t the Amish or the Australian Aborigines or the Nenets who designed and built Fukushima and nuclear weapons.

    If the dominant culture had faith in their intuition, and all followed the Amish path, based on prayer and mystical insight, (same goes for the Russian Old Believers and many minority ethnic groups who revere Nature), we would be living in simple agrarian lifestyles and causing minimal harm to the global ecology.

    It’s the ones who believe we have some sort of destiny to ‘conquer the Universe’ and want to colonise Mars who are the root of the trouble, they love technology more than life, they worship themselves, not God, they are replacing human life with artificial intelligence and synthetic biology to make a techno dystopian hell, unfit for anyone to live in, unless you want to be part of a machine, without liberty or dignity.

    Some, like Vinay Gupta, reject that simple agrarian lifestyle idea, because they are afraid that they’d ‘be bored’, but what if the choice we had, was that or utter extinction via a slow arc descending into Hell on Earth ? They chose the wrong path, because it permits some tiny fraction to become so wealthy that they cannot even understand or count their money.

    The question to ask, is ‘What are we here for ?’

  75. ulvfugl says:

    Sessions Tweet – @RepMikeQuigley, Instead of trolling you may want to ask #QuestionsForRepSchiff and get answers on #PodestaGroupRussia.

    Sessions Tweet – @GregGordon2 Who met whom thanks to @johnpodesta’s brother being the exclusive lobbyist hire of Uranium One in 2014 and 2015?

    Sessions Tweet – @GregGordon2 Who met whom thanks to @johnpodesta’s brother being one of two U.S. lobbyists hired by Sberbank in 2016? #PodestaGroupRussia

    Pizzagate related because it’s wonderful to see a light being shone on the Podestas’ corruption. And… Uranium One and the Podestas’ corruption has been researched here, and by the wider PG investigation.

    https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1720330

    So Jeff Sessions is going into attack mode. Good.

    The high probability of civil war, the content of the Weiner laptop and the dead man switch … CTR keeps downvoting from The_Donald

  76. ulvfugl says:

    Ricky Vaughn · @Ricky_Vaughn99
    6 hours
    Kim Dotcom wrote a tweet saying the intelligence community prefers to kill Trump or induce “health issues.” He says they think impeachment is too risky, and the CIA would leak like a sieve.

    Then he deleted the tweet.

  77. ulvfugl says:

    This guy is a supposed University Professor who in this https://i.sli.mg/1FNmuz.jpgJPG is stating that “pedosexuality” should be taught to children. Mentions teaching them to consent to “sexual intercourse with someone older than them”.
    “Love is gender and age blind”
    He is moderator of a google group “Heart Progress” (the page talks about legalizing pedophilia, incest, etc)

    https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1549572

    Piscina 1 points (+1|-0) 2 months ago
    These old perverts are disgusting. Ernst Steiner is the leader of that group. Here he is crying about the ‘bigotry and hatred’ of people who don’t like paedophiles. His narcissistic and sociopathic thinking is blatantly obvious. He cares not one jot for the rights of children to a safe and happy childhood; for their rights to decide on what they will do with their bodies when their brains are fully grown. For pedophiles, all children are simply sexual objects for them to masturbate over, and manipulate, groom and prey upon

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  78. ulvfugl says:

    If we had a dime for every kooky, left-wing theory we’ve heard alleging some vast corporate conspiracy to exploit the treasures of the earth, destroy the environment and poison people with unknown carcinogens all while buying off politicians to cover their tracks, we would be rich. The problem, of course, is that sometimes the kooky conspiracy theories prove to be completely accurate.

    Lets take the case of the $60 billion ag-chemicals powerhouse, Monsanto, and their controversial herbicide, Roundup as an example. For those who aren’t familiar, Roundup Ready is Monsanto’s blockbuster weedkiller, credited with transforming U.S. agriculture, with a majority of farm production now using genetically modified seeds resistant to the chemical.

    For years the company has assured farmers that their weed killing product was absolutely safe to use. As proof, Monsanto touted the approval of the chemical by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-14/court-docs-prove-monsanto-collusion-epa-kill-cancer-study-admits-cant-say-roundup-do

  79. ulvfugl says:

    The US and Russia have agreed to put an end to the “Islamic State” (ISIS/Daesh) as a priority in Syria, unifying the goal without necessarily agreeing on uniting efforts and coordinating the ground attack. Nevertheless, this beginning will lead the way towards the end of the war in Syria and pave the way to removing essential obstacles (that means all jihadists) on the peace process road.

    The US in Syria and the difficult choices:

    The United States has pushed hundreds of its special forces and elite troops into the north – east of Syria to maintain a military presence in the country and help the Syrian Kurds and Arab tribes fight ISIS[i]. The US forces are training, planning and supplying their proxies with weapons, offering air support and intelligence monitoring through SIGINTL (signal Intelligence) to observe and neutralise ISIS leaders and formulate attack plans for the city of Raqqa.

    It is inevitable that there should be some redistribution of roles between the US and Russia over the attack to defeat ISIS in Raqqa. This is also manifested in the advance of the Syrian army towards ISIS-held territory[ii] in north-eastern Aleppo in order to stop the Turkish army and its allies from advancing beyond al-Bab city[iii] and to close the circle tighter around Raqqa by crossing the Euphrates River from the west bank. The Syrian army is aiming to liberate Deir Hafer and Maskana to complete its full control of northern-eastern rural Aleppo and cleanse it of any ISIS presence.

    https://elijahjm.wordpress.com/2017/03/14/the-roles-of-the-us-russia-turkey-iran-and-israel-in-syria-moving-towards-the-end-of-the-war/

  80. ulvfugl says:

    Here at the Grail we’ve covered the controversial idea of ‘quantum consciousness’ many times over the years (we interviewed prominent researcher Stu Hameroff way back in 2005). A recent mention of the topic here was in the news briefs a few weeks ago, where we linked to a great piece at the BBC titled “The Strange Link Between the Human Mind and Quantum Physics”.

    Given the length of the piece, and the ‘heavy’ topics discussed, I thought it would be worth pointing out a fascinating part of that article that some readers may not have made it to. It is where it discusses the research of physicist Matthew Fisher, of the University of California, in which he suggests an explanation for how quantum effects could persist in the brain for decent periods of time (there is a lot of skepticism about ‘quantum consciousness’ due to the ‘warm and wet’ conditions in the human brain, both of which destroy quantum effects very quickly).

    In his study (“Quantum cognition: The possibility of processing with nuclear spins in the brain”), Fisher argued that the brain might contain molecules that are capable of sustaining robust quantum superpositions for up to a day.

    http://www.dailygrail.com/Mind-Mysteries/2017/3/Mental-Illness-Treatment-May-Offer-Evidence-Quantum-Effects-the-Brain

    What I found really interesting is the medical anomaly that led Fisher to formulating this hypothesis:

    He first got this idea when he started thinking about mental illness.

    “My entry into the biochemistry of the brain started when I decided three or four years ago to explore how on earth the lithium ion could have such a dramatic effect in treating mental conditions,” Fisher says.

    Lithium drugs are widely used for treating bipolar disorder. They work, but nobody really knows how.

    “I wasn’t looking for a quantum explanation,” Fisher says. But then he came across a paper reporting that lithium drugs had different effects on the behaviour of rats, depending on what form – or “isotope” – of lithium was used.

    On the face of it, that was extremely puzzling. In chemical terms, different isotopes behave almost identically, so if the lithium worked like a conventional drug the isotopes should all have had the same effect.

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    The finding, reported in the March 9 issue of the journal Science, challenges the long-held belief that spikes in the soma are the primary way in which perception, learning and memory formation occur.

    “Dendrites make up more than 90 percent of neural tissue,” said UCLA neurophysicist Mayank Mehta, the study’s senior author. “Knowing they are much more active than the soma fundamentally changes the nature of our understanding of how the brain computes information.”

    “This is a major departure from what neuroscientists have believed for about 60 years,” said Mehta, a UCLA professor of physics and astronomy, of neurology and of neurobiology.

    Because the dendrites are nearly 100 times larger in volume than the neuronal centers, Mehta said, the large number of dendritic spikes taking place could mean that the brain has more than 100 times the computational capacity than was previously thought.

    http://www.kurzweilai.net/brain-has-more-than-100-times-higher-computational-capacity-than-previously-thought-say-ucla-scientists

  82. ulvfugl says:

    It’s not just your microwave cooker that can spy on you….

    The makers of the We-Vibe, a line of vibrators that can be paired with an app for remote-controlled use, have reached a $3.75 million class action settlement with users following allegations that the company was collecting data on when and how the sex toy was used.

    https://yro.slashdot.org/story/17/03/14/2030246/vibrator-maker-to-pay-millions-over-claims-it-secretly-tracked-use

  83. ulvfugl says:

    The Uru people, who are thought to have lived on the Altiplano for longer than most of its other inhabitants, maintain a tradition that deep beneath the waters of Lake Titikaka lie the ruins of a city of gold. Over the years, the story has been dismissed as a romantic fable, or the the idle fancy of an ‘uneducated’ people. The Urus’ tradition can be seen as the epitome par excellence of the lost grandeur of a world that lies forever just beyond our reach. It has an almost universal appeal, which is probably why we find similar stories from cultures around the world; not least Plato’s Atlantis. Yet, might there be some truth to this story?

    Could there really be remains of cities, their walls clad with sheets of gold, beneath the waters of this sacred Andean Lake? The proposition seems the very stuff of dreams, but curiously enough, there is a line that can be traced back through time to the prehistoric depths of Titikaka’s brackish waters. The line is not a straight one and it is often obscured by the tangle of legends and folktales that cling to Andean traditions; but it is there nonetheless.

    https://grahamhancock.com/trumand2/

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    Saudi King Arrives In Japan: 10 Aircraft, 500 Limos, 500 Tons Of Luggage, 12,000 Hotel Rooms, 2 Golden Escalators

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-14/saudi-king-arrives-japan-10-aircraft-500-limos-500-tons-luggage-12000-hotel-rooms-2-

    I think the whole world would benefit from the absence of this obscene barbarian and his ostentation. The Houthi children starve to death and this benighted shitty mediaeval fucking relic is applauded. Shame.

  88. ulvfugl says:

    Posted by: karlof1 | Mar 14, 2017 7:40:00 PM | 35
    wow, that was depressing … but yes, also, the DNC is all done with introspection and lessons-learned and they think they’re winning — Haven’t you heard? Clinton won by 3 millions votes (in blue states)
    They’re writing off the Sanders continent as hopeless, the deplorables, in fact all Trump voters … path to congressional dominance minus any attempt to regain any red-state losses. You’re either on their bus or you’re off their bus and good riddance … they’ll send you off the island with razzberries and epithets … fageddaboutit.
    Posted by: Susan Sunflower | Mar 14, 2017 8:04:21 PM | 38

    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/03/the-democrats-anti-russia-campaign-falls-apart.html#c6a00d8341c640e53ef01b8d26adbc2970c

    The mistake was that the moronic supporters actually believed what they were told, when it is obvious that the Dems and MSM never cared a jot about USA or its citizens, it was all about protecting and concealing the corrupt criminal network built up by the Clinton Foundation cartel. That’s why they are still fighting Trump, long after the election was settled, because when the truth comes out, they are going to be busted, tried and imprisoned, and they are scared of what’s in store for them.

  89. ulvfugl says:

    greencrowMarch 10, 2017 at 8:45 AM
    The US has no legal or moral authorization or necessity to be in Syria and yet they’ve been there all along. September 11/2001- The false flag needed to kick off the regional remake.

    Need I say once again that Truthers need to press on with our primary task of bringing the perps of 9/11 to justice? This is the ONLY way the globalist warmongering nightmare could end.

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    PennyMarch 10, 2017 at 3:14 PM
    Hey GC:

    The one way the globalist nightmare will end is for us enmasse to stop believing and stop participating.. would be the best for all of us- and I mean all of us, cept for the psychopaths and who cares about them anyway?

    novemberMarch 12, 2017 at 4:50 AM
    The truth can be more simple than you think folks.

    Americans (many of them) are proud of Hiroshima, the invasion of Iraq, 9/11 etc. The US is a death culture. Just look at their movies, video games, daily media reports and history. They are obsessed with death. The more blood and misery the more fun and pleasure for Americans. I know this sounds quite strange but look at their deeds (not words) and everything is clear.

    http://pennyforyourthoughts2.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/the-us-military-dives-deeper-into-syria.html?m=0#comment-form

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    Cambodians are responding with outrage to the U.S. government’s demand that the country repay a nearly 50-year-old loan to Cambodia’s brutal Lon Nol government, which came to power through a U.S.-backed coup and spent much of its foreign funds purchasing arms to kill its own citizens, according to Cambodia’s current prime minister Hun Sen.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-14/after-destroying-cambodia-us-wants-country-repay-it-bombs-they-dropped

  92. ulvfugl says:

    But Moyers does not exactly fit the traditional liberal profile. Morley Safer of 60 Minutes fame recalls that, as President Lyndon Johnson’s press secretary, Moyers was responsible for the FBI’s bugging of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the leaking of transcripts to the media. Moyers denied the bugging and leaking allegations in a letter to The New Republic in 1991, but did allow that he leaked “information” only to “officials involved in national security.” This much was confirmed by a Senate Intelligence Committee staff report released in 1976: “Moyers expressly approved the circulation within the Executive Branch of a secret FBI report on King.”

    Moyers was also the instigator of a disgraceful episode at the White House, one that anticipated Nixon’s “dirty tricks.” His pissing match with Safer began in August, 1965, when CBS News reported that U.S. Marines had torched a village in Vietnam. The story was followed by public indignation and it fed the rising opposition to Johnson’s escalation policy. CBS president Frank Stanton was called on the carpet for the exposé at a private meeting with LBJ and his Kennedy-coifed aide. LBJ told Stanton that Moyers had a damaging file on Safer compiled from the records of the FBI, CIA and Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The extortion “file” was an idle threat – it didn’t exist. Unless Safer “cleaned up his act,” the administration would “go public” with the CBS reporter’s “communist ties.” Safer scoffed at the accusation and held his job at CBS. Today, Moyers waves off the episode as “a bluff.”

    http://constantineinstitute.blogspot.co.uk/2009/06/profiles-of-americas-beloved-tv.html

  93. ulvfugl says:

    @ outraged & karlof1 – from the previous thread, I suppose it’s more appropriate to post this here

    I also find myself now and then stating that there is no solution without decorating street lamps with the traitors among us, traitors being, unfortunately, most of the political class in the West. Then I remember this song and think again.
    I fully understand that in present conditions there are near zero possibilities of grassroot driven change. The tools that have been developed to preserve power, so mighty I’m sure neither Goebbels nor Heydrich could even imagine, preclude it so long the security apparatus gets paid.

    In the West the era of revolutions is over. Radical change may happen only through the implosion of the system, whose vulnerabilities have become so acute that make it inevitable.
    As Dimitri Orlov explained years ago, what was surmountable in the soviet collapse, mainly due to the prevalent solidarity culture, with a few million casualties, would be absolute disaster in the US due to the lack of public services like transportation, and the prevalent culture of individualism.

    I don’t think the divine right of kings ever existed. In the Iberian Peninsula of hereditary monarchies kings had to be approved (acclaimed) by the Cortes, the representatives of the Estates, and to be acclaimed they must first swear to respect and fulfil the laws and customs of the country.

    At least here kings were kings by the grace of their subjects.

    I think this was pretty much the same across all of Europe. A different thing was the divinization of the sovereign, Ancient Egypt, Incas, but I won’t go there.

    I came to the conclusion that most of the history we are taught is extremely flawed. It’s accurate at dates, genealogies, if that..

    For instance, the “arab” invasion of Iberia. In 711 11.000 invaders are supposed to have crossed the strait of Gibraltar and defeated the visigothic kingdom. With what boats, no one knows. In three years they had conquered all of Iberia up to the Douro and reached the Pyrenees in the east. By 722 they are supposed to have reached the Asturias, 180.000 strong, to be defeated in the battle of Covadonga by 300 christian warriors and the Virgin Mary, who lifted a mountain and dropped it over the infidels. Then they rapidly reproduced and 10 years later were in Poitiers, all 40.000 to 60.000 knights (modern estimate, the sources speak of 100’s of 1000’s) , defeated by Charles Martel’s 15.000 to 30.000 infantry (modern estimate). And, what’s even more interesting, there are no contemporary sources of any of the above description, yet it is historic orthodoxy. All the sources are full of legends some of which you can find in the thousand and one nights. And even more interesting is that these fables make their way to medieval castilian chronicles from arabic texts from Egypt from the 10th century. Therefore depictions of “arabs” in the 12th century are common and unquestioned. So what do we know? We think we do.

    Lynn Margulis stuck a wrench on the wheels of sacerdotal biology, as did the Gaia Hypothesis, yet not big enough, so nonsense like selfish genes still has currency, and the sorcerer apprentices have free reign with transgenic madness. Seems like superweeds are about to put an end to that. And Bayer buys Monsanto… If those matters interest you I highly recommend Maximo Sandín and his site

    Posted by: estouxim | Mar 15, 2017 3:14:13 AM | 56

    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/03/open-thread-2017-11.html#c6a00d8341c640e53ef01bb0983bbba970d

  94. ulvfugl says:

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    poachyMarch 6, 2008 at 1:49 pm
    Maximo Sandin, whose dislike for Darwinism seem to be as much based on its association with capitalism

    I am confused by this. I thought that Darwinism was associated with Marxism and Nazism?

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    jerryMarch 6, 2008 at 2:07 pm
    poachy,

    Darwinism hypothesizes competition for limited resources and then survival of the fittest which is at odds with socialism. It means there are winners and losers and that is associated with capitalism. Socialism emphasizes cooperation and equality of results which is certainly not natural selection.

    Don’t expect consistency. Both the Nazis and Communist were socialists. One rejected Darwin and one embraced him. Marx liked Darwinism because of its atheistic ideas while Stalin objected to it and forced through a different theory of evolution.

    Hitler’s race based theories used Darwin as justification for their attempts in purifying the race. Current socialist thought doesn’t like Darwin because of it says we are all not equal. So you will get nutty theories to fit in to their ideology.

    It would be funny if what kills Darwin in schools is socialism.

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    DembskianMarch 6, 2008 at 2:28 pm
    Hi Poachy, you’re right. This is a very complex issue.

    I think it is safe to say that there are connections between the untethered free market and social Darwinism. I don’t think this can be denied. Obviously the Nazi’s ideas on race and ‘living space’ were influenced by Darwin.

    Marxism believes that man is shaped by his economic environment Create a ‘better’ society and man will become better. I think this is Lamarkian.

    That is a brief and simplified summary. I think ‘survival of the fittest’ style capitalism and Nazi ideology are closer to Darwinism than Marxism.

    http://www.uncommondescent.com/evolution/maximo-sandin/

    That’s interesting. Certainly a complex issue. Poor old Darwin. I think they are talking about Social Darwinism, which was not Darwin’s theory or his work, afaik, he was horrified by it.

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