McLaughlin, McKenna, Mummies, Myths, Mortality, Moslems









Clinically, we understand death to mean the state that takes hold after our hearts stop beating. Blood circulation comes to a halt, we don’t breathe, our brains shut down—and that’s what divides the states we occupy from one moment (alive) to the next (dead). Philosophically, though, our definition of death hinges on something else: the point past which we’re no longer able to return. Those two were more or less the same until about 50 years ago, when we saw the advent of CPR. Today, someone’s heart can stop and they can be dead, and then they can come back.

Modern resuscitation was a game-changer for emergency care, but it also blew apart our understanding of what it means to be dead. Without many people returning from the dead to show us otherwise, it was natural to assume, from a scientific perspective, that our consciousness dies at the same time as our bodies. Over the last few years, though, scientists have seen repeated evidence that once you die, your brain cells take days, potentially longer, to reach the point past which they’ve degraded too far to ever be viable again. This does not mean you’re not dead; you are dead. Your brain cells, however, may not be.

“What’s fascinating is that there is a time, only after you and I die, that the cells inside our bodies start to gradually go toward their own process of death,” Dr. Sam Parnia, director of critical care and resuscitation research at New York University Langone Medical Center, told Newsweek. “I’m not saying the brain still works, or any part of you still works once you’ve died. But the cells don’t instantly switch from alive to dead. Actually, the cells are much more resilient to the heart stopping—to the person dying—than we used to understand.”


Evolutionary theory is universally accepted among the mainstream science community. And yet, when the evolutionary perspective is applied to human behaviour, the approach continues to meet with resistance, and in some cases outright disdain.

A team led by Benjamin Winegard thinks part of the reason is because of the misrepresentation of evolutionary psychology in textbooks, especially social science textbooks on the topics of sex and gender. Based on their analysis of eight types of error in 12 widely used books in this genre, the researchers conclude that the treatment of their subject is “shoddy”.


And because anthropology tuned into these other aspects of their lives, the idea of “primitive affluence” fell out of favour. Some branded it a romantic myth. Others raised questions about the accuracy of the some of the original data pointing out that hunter-gatherers suffered from occasional hardships, that the 15 hour work week didn’t apply equally to all hunter-gatherer groups and that the likes of Lee ignored time and effort domestic tasks like preparing food and fires.

But in focusing argument on these particular details they conveniently ignored the central cultural pillar of the argument which was that regardless of many hours the likes of the Ju/’hoansi worked they only worked to satisfy their immediate needs.

The early work on primitive affluence has recently been given new impetus by recent advances in genomics that have enabled us to map in increasingly greater detail the 200,000 year history of our species. These indicate that the northern Kalahari, rather than east Africa, may well have been cradle of modern Homo Sapiens. The data also suggests that this core group of Homo sapiens split into two around 150,000 years ago and while one branch restlessly expanded northwards gradually colonising the rest of the planet, the ancestors of the Bushmen remained where they were, so that by the time modern humans first set foot in South America eleven thousand years ago the Bushmen had remained in the Kalahari for 140 thousand years or more.

Taken in tandem with a series of new archaeological finds it also suggested that for at least 70,000 years- and possibly considerably more, the ancestors of modern Bushmen lived in the same places and in a very similar manner to those that were still hunting and gathering midway through the twentieth century. Perhaps most importantly, the data also reveals that if we measure the success of a civilization by its longevity, then the Bushmen were by far the most successful civilization in all of human history. Given that a society’s ability to reproduce over time depends on its ability to feed itself then the key to the Bushmen’s success lay in their economic approach.




The transition to agriculture is one of the most important points of human evolution. This process has been the subject of intense debate over the last hundred years, but recent results from early DNA have shown the predominant role of migration of populations from Anatolia to Europe. These migrations followed two main roads, one along the Mediterranean coast and the other towards Central Europe and Northern Europe. These dispersions have been accompanied by genetic mixtures with local hunter-gatherer populations to varying degrees. The Neolithic transition in Britain begins only a millennium after its arrival in the North-West of the European continent.

Selina Brace and her colleagues have just published a paper entitled:Population Replacement in Early Neolithic Britain . They sequenced the genome of six Mesolithic individuals and sixteen Neolithic individuals from Britain. These results were merged with the genome of 51 previously published British Neolithic individuals :

The proportion of Anatolian ancestry among British farmers is equivalent to that of the first farmers of the Iberian Peninsula or farmers of the Middle Neolithic of Central Europe. In the interior of Great Britain, farmers in Wales have the least hunter-gatherer ancestry, while the South-East English and Scots have the most. These proportions remain stable throughout the British Neolithic. In addition, the British Neolithic people share more genetic affinity with the farmers of the Iberian Peninsula than with those of Central Europe. There does not seem to have been (or very little) genetic mixing between farmers who arrived in Britain and British hunter-gatherers.





Cross-Modality Information Transfer: A Hypothesis about the Relationship among Prehistoric Cave Paintings, Symbolic Thinking, and the Emergence of Language


There are no such things as “wild” horses anymore.

Research published in Science today overturns a long-held assumption that Przewalski’s horses, native to the Eurasian steppes, are the last wild horse species on Earth. Instead, phylogenetic analysis shows Przewalski’s horses are feral, descended from the earliest-known instance of horse domestication by the Botai people of northern Kazakhstan some 5,500 years ago.

Further, the new paper finds that modern domesticated horses didn’t descend from the Botai horses, an assumption previously held by many scientists.

“This was a big surprise,” said co-author Sandra Olsen, curator-in-charge of the archaeology division of the Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum at the University of Kansas, who led archaeological work at known Botai villages. “I was confident soon after we started excavating Botai sites in 1993 that we had found the earliest domesticated horses. We went about trying to prove it, but based on DNA results Botai horses didn’t give rise to today’s modern domesticated horses—they gave rise to the Przewalski’s horse.”

The findings signify there are no longer true “wild” horses left, only feral horses that descend from horses once domesticated by humans, including Przewalski’s horses and mustangs that descend from horses brought to North America by the Spanish.

“This means there are no living wild horses on Earth—that’s the sad part,” said Olsen. “There are a lot of equine biologists who have been studying Przewalskis, and this will be a big shock to them. They thought they were studying the last wild horses. It’s not a real loss of biodiversity—but in our minds, it is. We thought there was one last wild species, and we’re only just now aware that all wild horses went extinct.”





“To take something on faith means to believe it without good reason, so by definition a faith in the existence of supernatural entities clashes with reason.”

Well, it’s good to have that settled once and for all. There is no need to trouble yourself with the arguments of historians, anthropologists and evolutionary biologists, who treat religion as a highly complex phenomenon, serving a variety of human needs. All you need do is consult a dictionary, and you will find that religion is – by definition – irrational.




A younger Jordan Peterson:

  • Maps of Meaning 1 (Harvard Lectures)

It’s that time again, when I need to write something here to keep this blog alive.

It has become an increasingly difficult task, because my head, my whole being, is messed up because of the stroke, and also because of the handful of pills the doctors say I must take every day.

Nonetheless, I think it is important for me to persevere and to stay with it. Nobody compels me to do this. It’s entirely my own volition. But it’s become a central focal point of my existing, which is quite interesting, because, without it, how would I be ?

My little perch here on my sofa, in my living room, at the keyboard and screen, is, for me, the Centre of the Universe, a more-or-less fixed point around which to circulate.

It’s rather like driving a car on a long journey, except that, geographically speaking, I remain static. But the imagery and information on the screen moves and changes, and me, the viewer and pilot, I move and change too, from hour to hour, day to day.

But it’s a lot like meditation in a meditation hall. I break to eat, sleep, visit the bathroom, but mostly I have this precious luxury of continuity and stability, where as many aspects of existence as possible are stabilised and kept fairly tranquil and static.

This is in marked contrast to the lives that most people I’ve known live, where the constant is continual challenges, distractions and interruptions. You know, customers, children, colleagues, schedules, myriad urgent demands and constant changes, which prevent the establishment of a coherent stabilised inner state.

I think that a person has the right, indeed the obligation, to change their mind if they receive new evidence, information, facts, insights. I used to find myself agreeing with people on the Left, (such as Ian Welsh, George Monbiot, Vinay Gupta, Yves Smith, Kevin Carson, etc, etc ) whose thoughts I used to read regularly. But I believe that our socio-political circumstances, the landscape, has changed, much like the turning of the tide. I see those people’s positions as ridiculous, they are stranded on the dry beach yet still insist on pointlessly paddling, waving their oars in the air, flailing about like dying lobsters.

It is the hardest, thinnest, time of the year in this part of the world. The abundant growth of last summer has all shrivelled and died off, and the Spring has yet to arrive, but it is getting closer. There are a few birds practising their songs early in the morning and soon the daffodils will be blooming. Will I reach my three score plus ten ? Who knows ? I am rather weak and decrepit, personally I wouldn’t bet money on it. I’m actually quite surprised that I am still here. Very surprised 🙂

Still here ? Where is ‘here’ precisely ? Most people seem to be rather shallow and never give it much thought or serious attention. I mean, being alive in the world, or on a flat or round planet, etc.

But that is a sort of physical or partly physical location. We are much more than that. We are mentally, emotionally, spiritually located. A good illustration is, for example, if a man or woman whose been married for, say, twenty years or so, who discovers that all that time their partner had been cheating and having sex with someone else. Suddenly they realise that all their assumptions about the decades before have been wrong. They never really knew or understood the other person whom they had trusted.

Which means, that at that sort of psychological, emotional and intellectual level, ‘the past’ is not some definite fixed thing at all, it can be overthrown and disrupted, devastating a person’s sense of identity and place in the world.

Vinay Gupta, whose thinking I used to find entertaining at one time, once wrote that he based his life work on a vision that he’d once had, where the gods had asked him to try and avoid having the whole human species, (presumably the seven and a half billion and rising), all arriving in Eternity (or wherever) at the same time. That’s what would happen, supposedly, in the event that we all annihilate ourselves with our weapons of mass destruction.

But I do not buy that. For one thing, I’ve had many, many such visions, and they have been contradictory. The domain of visions does not follow the rules of ordinary rational discourse, as anybody experienced with psychedelics will know. I don’t mean to disparage the value or worth of visionary experiences, only to point out that they can be, indeed usually are, bewildering, inconsistent, contradictory, open to multiple interpretations.

For every one example, like when God speaks to Noah and tells him to build an Ark, where there seems to be some wise divine guidance, there’s zillions of cases of lunacy, like those folk in Syria who felt that Christ’s teaching required them to go around naked and live by eating grass.

I mean, we do have the modern Tower of Babel, everybody talking in different languages and mutually incomprehensible. There are almost countless voices out there, plugging their own particular theme, trying to exert influence and gain support. So which are you going to choose ? How are you going to select and decide ?

You can grab onto one, in the attempt to give your existence meaning, or you can reject them all, and try meaningless nihilism.

For life to be tolerable, you need something that makes you want to wake up and get out of bed. If you are so lost in defeat and despair that you don’t want to wake up and live, then try giving up and exploring the pain and agony that you are submerged in, and see if you can find the strength to begin to rebuild and make something of yourself. You can begin, as Jordan Peterson recommends, by cleaning and tidying your room. Because, essentially, your room is not some abstract space equivalent to all and any other spaces. It IS you. Like the clothes you choose to wear, an extension and expression of what YOU are.

But then, there are homeless people who don’t even have that as an option. It’s not hard to take wrong turns and end up in a mess. At the moment I am so weak and ill that I can hardly do anything much. I absolutely love my room, it’s full of stuff that I love, but it’s not very clean or tidy, mostly because I can hardly hobble about anymore. But I do have my wonderful perch on this sofa, gazing at this screen, which, in my personal estimation, is far superior to anything Elon Musk has come up with, or ever will come up with.

Perhaps I will recover and get stronger again. But even if so, there will still eventually be a limit and the inevitable ending. That above is ME now, my external photographic appearance, amidst all my splendour, perched at the Centre of the Universe 🙂

Despite my affection for quirky thinkers, like Jay Dyer, Brien Foerster, the New Earth Lady and others, I still subscribe more or less, to the mainstream view of history and prehistory, which, despite the many gaps and anomalies, disputation and constant updates, makes most sense to me personally.

You know, there’s a lot of people who cannot clearly recall what happened yesterday or last week, let alone have any joined up memory of their own life back to childhood, even to birth and before, as a few exceptional individuals do. So they have no real individual identity across time. It’s just a mush, a fuzzy blur.

Perhaps that’s the case with this person who seems inappropriately and callously amused by Jordan Peterson’s condition here.


That occurred before Peterson’s rapid rise to fame and popularity, at the time when he was very seriously ill. It tells us something about the character, insight and values of his opponents on the Left. (I gather that the comment comes from a socialist, although I don’t know much about that person.)

As a sort of zen buddhist, but also merely as a fairly decent and honourable civilised man, I’m rather disgusted by that individual finding amusement in someone’s agony and distress. Still, this world is full of ignorant, insensitive, immoral, depraved barbarians, and that is not going to change just because I do not like it, is it.

I’ve probably loved some animals and birds I’ve been privileged to share my life with, at least as much, if not more, than humans, which is one reason why I loathe and despise the teaching of Mohammed. I’m somewhat disgusted by much of Islam, but I can sort of accept that if those people in those countries, like Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, really want to live like that, then it’s their problem, not mine. But when Mohammed instructs that all dogs are ‘unclean’ and should be killed because ‘they are of the Devil’, that’s too much for me. I’d be willing to die to keep that appalling doctrine far faraway from where I live.

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647 Responses to McLaughlin, McKenna, Mummies, Myths, Mortality, Moslems

  1. ulvfugl says:

    Waziri said that in the last three months the mission has discovered a group of tombs and burials that belong to priests of the ancient Egyptian god Thoth, the main deity of the 15th nome and its capital Al-Ashmounein.

  2. ulvfugl says:

    Leonardo of Pisa, known as Fibonacci, was the 13th century Italian mathematician. In his 1202 book Liber Abaci he popularized the Hindu–Arabic numeral system in the Western World.

    He also stumbled across a very interesting sequence of numbers while contemplating a curious problem involving rabbits. Fibonacci started with a pair of fictional and slightly unbelievable baby rabbits, a baby boy rabbit and a baby girl rabbit. They were fully grown after one month. and did what rabbits do best, so that the next month two more baby rabbits (again a boy and a girl) were born. The next month these babies were fully grown and the first pair had two more baby rabbits (again, handily a boy and a girl). Ignoring problems of in-breeding, the next month the two adult pairs each have a pair of baby rabbits and the babies from last month mature. Fibonacci asked how many rabbits a single pair can produce after a year with this highly unbelievable breeding process (rabbits never die, every month each adult pair produces a mixed pair of baby rabbits who mature the next month).

    The thing is there is another description of the Fibonacci sequence which is even older than the purported Pingala’s one. And this description of the Fibonacci sequence is not cryptic or obscure. In fact it is at the foundation of Taoism. And yet it seems to be invisible to people researching the history of mathematics.

    The description of the Fibonacci sequence is found in the chapter 42 of the Tao Te Ching.

  3. ulvfugl says:

    We’re supposed to trust the government to keep us safe. But the two main law enforcement units that should have protected students against the Parkland shooter failed miserably.

    The shooter was handed to the Broward County Sheriff’s office and the FBI on a silver platter multiple times. There were tips that specifically mentioned school shootings. There were threats made by the shooter, which again, specifically mentioned school shootings.

    There were calls about violence, including the shooter putting guns to people’s heads. Deputies visited many times after concerned friends, family, and strangers called. The suspect once called the police on himself!

    Then a sheriff’s deputy failed again by refusing to go into the school during the shooting and engage the shooter. He was on the scene. He knew what was happening. And he shirked his duty.

    These are the people who will protect us if we are disarmed.

    The old cliché is that when seconds count, police are just minutes away. And even then they might not help you. These law enforcement show exactly why we can not give up our personal ability to defend ourselves and our loved ones, in favor of government agencies.

    The Worst of Politics

    Sheriff Scott Israel’s department mishandled the numerous alerts about the shooter. He hired the deputy who cowered outside rather than confront the shooter. Now four other deputies are reported to have arrived on the scene while the shooting was ongoing, and likewise did not intervene.

    Scott Israel wants to blame the NRA when it was his department that failed to prevent and then failed to stop this shooting. Why is he being paraded around the news as if his opinion on guns matters? He is the poster child for why you should never have to depend on law enforcement.

    This man is a typical politician. In fact, he was on the Florida Leadership Council of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Campaign.

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    The Ram NoDebt Tue, 02/27/2018 – 16:11 Permalink
    Speaking of the ‘dead bodies’ of kids, do we ever see them? What about wounded kids? With all the lead flying, there were undoubtedly kids that were wounded. Where is the video of kids being interviewed in the hospitals, or following their discharge from the hospital(s). I have not viewed any news clips of funerals or wakes. Do we have a list of kids who were killed that could be bounced against year book photos? There is something missing here. I am sure over time, someone will put many more pieces together. Hopefully, Wolfgang Halbig (I am not sure if I spelled his last name correctly) will investigate. He did a masterful job on investigating ‘Sandy Hook.’ He is both an ex-cop and ex school administrator who consults on school security. He was the one that discovered that Sandy Hook School had been abandoned four years before the ‘shooting.’ Hence, it was not in use at the time of the shooting…..among tons of other facts about the ‘shooting.’ His conclusion, to save you time: Sandy Hook was a total false flag. No one was killed. Lansa was a patsy….sound familiar?

    In reply to I’m no stranger to trouble. … by NoDebt
    Vote up!

  4. ulvfugl says:

  5. wren-- says:

    So good that you’re carrying on with your writing!
    Thank you for the self portrait. Very nice bone structure.
    Would it be possible for you to post a photo of your hands?
    Best wishes – keep us posted as best you can.

  6. wren-- says:

    I grew the lotus in the image above from a seed.
    They close at night – to sleep – perchance to dream …. and to retain the precious heat they produce. Yes, they are endothermic! You can feel and smell the heat they radiate. Also very fragrant, bees love them and make lotus honey! A perfect remedy for insomnia.
    The seeds are viable for up to 2000 years.

  7. ulvfugl says:

    But, the trouble with this hypothesis is that the R1a distribution in the British Isles appears to be a better fit geographically for Angles, Saxon and Viking demographic impacts than it does for Celtic demographic impact. Ireland, Scotland and Wales, which should be higher than average if Celts are the source of Y-DNA R1a against a Bell Beaker R1b sourcing, are actually lower in Y-DNA R1a than England (Ireland is about 1% and Wales is 1%-2%) except on islands where maritime invaders would have had an edge, suggesting that Y-DNA R1a in Britain is more likely mostly Germanic than Celtic in its sourcing. Likewise, the Y-DNA R1a frequency in France which was historically Celtic before Romance languages replaced Celtic languages (excluding French Basque for which the percentage is 0%) is only about 2%, again disfavoring a hypothesis that even Celt elites had Y-DNA R1a.

    Ancient dental remains also support a primarily cultural diffusion model of Celtic culture, rather than a mass migration, although if the populations are genetically and physically similar, that degeneracy may also be hard to resolve,

    This doesn’t detract from, however, and indeed reinforces, the possibility that degeneracy in population genetic makeup between the Bell Beaker people and the Celts could cause us to underestimate to the extent to which the Celtic cultural transition in Britain involved a mass migration of people from Europe to Britain.

    It is also notable that: Celtic parts of the U.K. (presumably Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland), have more steppe ancestry than Southern and Eastern England proper, presumably because Norman invaders ca. 1066 CE had less steppe ancestry than the pre-existing residents of the U.K. The modern residents of England proper also have less steppe ancestry than Anglo-Saxon ancient DNA. Keep in mind, however, that this is a subtle difference that is discernible only because of a huge sample size (N=113,851) in a generally very homogeneous population.

    The hypothesis that the Norman invaders had less steppe ancestry is consistent with the evidence that the Bell Beaker people, who had significant steppe ancestry, almost fully replaced the population in Britain but less fully replaced populations in Continental Europe, the balance of whom would have been predominantly early European farmers with little or no steppe ancestry who were most similar to modern Sardinians and Basque people.

    8. Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, Normans and Jews. There were subsequent waves of Angles and Saxons (early Middle Ages after the fall of Rome ca. 400 CE) who are the source of the Germanic Old English language, Vikings (late first millennium in the middle Middle Ages) with a lasting genetic impact mostly limited to the Orkney Islands, and Normans (in the late Middle Ages, conventionally 1066 CE) whose Norman French influences caused the transition from Old English to Middle English.

    Traces of these migrations are visible in modern British regional population genetics despite the fact that Britain is actually very homogeneous in terms of population genetics, due to the large sample sizes and precision genetic sampling of individuals whose genomes are sampled in the latest genetic surveys of the British people, and despite the fact that Angles, Saxons, Vikings and Normans are all genetically only subtly different from the pre-existing mostly Bell Beaker and Celtic derived populations of Britain.

    Anglo-Saxon demic impact may have been as high as 38% in Eastern England, although it declines with distance from that epicenter (other regional estimates are in the 10%-40% range with considerable regional variation).

    Britain does not have anything approaching the endogamous caste features in its gene pool that India does, but there are subtle enhancements of Norman ancestry in the British upper classes and there are some very subtle but traceable genetic connections between the modern British upper classes/lower classes and their ancestors many generations earlier with corresponding traces in surnames.

  8. ulvfugl says:

    @ wren

    Wut ? photo of my hands ! ?
    Bone structure !?
    I suppose it’s not long now until the flesh falls off and all will be bare…

    I did not know Lotus is endothermic…. I wonder how that works…
    Nice pic, btw.

  9. ulvfugl says:

    Irish Travellers are a linguistically distinct semi-nomadic population in Ireland with a lifestyle similar to the European Roma. But, a new genetic study of them has revealed that they are derived from the same population as the settled Irish and have no Roma genetic contribution.

    They are as distinct genetically from the settled Irish as the Germans are from Italians or the English are from the Spanish, and there is some genetic substructure with at least two distinct populations and possibly three or four, that correspond fairly closely to linguistic differences.

    Each of these sub-populations diverged from settled Irish populations genetically before the Great Famine in the mid-19th century. While other Irish populations have experienced exponential growth, Irish Travelers have suffered sustained demographic decline. The body of the paper says this about the divergence date between the settled Irish and the Irish Travellers.

    The dating of the origin of the Irish Travellers is of considerable interest, but this is distinct from the origins of each population. We have estimated the point of divergence between the Traveller and the settled Irish population using two different methods. Our LD-based (TF) method estimates a split 40 (±2 std.err) generations ago, or 1200 (±60 – std.err) years ago (assuming a generation time of 30 years).

    Our IBD-based method (TIBD) estimates 12 (8–14) generations, or 360 (240–420) years ago. However both estimates suggest that the Irish Travellers split from the settled population at least 200 years ago. The Irish Great Famine (1845–1852) is often proposed as a/the source of the Irish Traveller population, but results presented here are not supportive of this particular interpretation.

  10. ulvfugl says:

    According to the Express UK, the Spanish archipelago was struck by up to 70 small quakes, recorded between Monday and Wednesday, reaching between magnitude 1.5 and 2.6 on the Richter scale. Government officials announced more quakes were felt between 3 am and 6:30 am this morning at magnitudes of between 2.1 and 1.5. Most of them were located in the area of Los Canarios, in Fuencaliente, and in El Pueblo, Villa de Mazo, although they have also been registered in El Paso and Tazacorte.

    The Canary government, however, is desperate to know why the earthquakes have begun again. They also want to know what could happen in the future.

    A statement by government bosses read:

  11. ulvfugl says:

    Seems we are not permitted to state statistical FACTS on twitter….

  12. ulvfugl says:

    I know where it is, but I don’t WANT the prize. First Prize, 15 minutes with Cernovitch, Second Prize, 30 minutes with Cernovitch…

  13. ulvfugl says:

    @ wren

    As requested 🙂


  14. ulvfugl says:

    Vladimir Sosnov, a Russian Embassy consul, told RIA Novosti Russian state news that Vashukevich and others were detained for their participation in an “illegal training session,” and that she would be put on trial and deported along with her companions.

    Vashukevich claims that she was arrested on the orders of Russian officials as retribution for her video of Prikhodko and Deripaska – and that she expects to be jailed, or killed, upon her return.

    “Please USA save us from Russia!” read a post in English from Vashukevich’s Instagram account. “All this cases are political repressions!”

    brushhog BennyBoy Wed, 02/28/2018 – 07:41 Permalink
    Me too, Ive got information against president Trump too. Ill testify but I want a new boat and some parking tickets dropped.

  15. ulvfugl says:

    Back to the topic at hand, here are the 14 cases of sexual misconduct within the bureau, via the Daily Caller:

    Tuesday the IG found that a special agent in charge (SAC) of an FBI field office, had an “inappropriate romantic relationship” with a subordinate who also was married. The SAC was married and had a young child at home, according to a source knowledgeable of the case.
    On June 3, 2016, a SAC retired after it was disclosed he accepted free rent and lived at the residence of a subordinate FBI special agent in violation of the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch, which prohibits an employee from accepting a gift from a subordinate who receives less pay and is a violation of the FBI Code of Conduct policy.
    In August 2015, the IG reported that an FBI assistant SAC (ASAC) was temporarily demoted because he made “inappropriate comments of a sexual nature towards employees and made inappropriate physical contact with employees.” The IG interviewed several witnesses “who told the OIG that they were either inappropriately touched or that they had inappropriate comments made to them by the ASAC. Other witnesses said they observed the ASAC engage in such conduct with the employees.” The ASAC denied the allegations, and stated “he did not recall” the specific incidents. “The OIG found the witnesses’ accounts to be consistent, credible, and corroborative of each other” and that he “lacked candor” in his interview.
    In December 2014, an ASAC was disciplined for sexually harassing an FBI employee. He admitted to engaging in several acts of sexual harassment, including sending the employee an electronic communication containing sexual innuendo and making a sexually-oriented comment at a luncheon.
    In December 2014, an ASAC was disciplined for making unwanted sexual advances to a special agent and later removing the special agent from his assignment for refusing those advances. He also allegedly selected a replacement for the special agent based on a personal relationship with the replacement. Although the IG investigation found “no evidence” the ASAC made supervisory decisions based solely on a personal relationship, the IG “found that the ASAC’s involvement in decisions benefitting the individual created an appearance of favoritism.”
    In June 2014, the IG reported that an FBI program analyst was dismissed. While detailed to another federal agency, he arranged for sexual encounters using his work computer. The analyst also “admitted to arranging sexual encounters by using his personal e-mail account accessed through the other agency’s network on his work computer.”
    In June 2014, an FBI Information Technology specialist and program manager resigned after making multiple unwanted sexual advances towards an FBI contract employee while intoxicated. When the contractor reported the incident to an FBI supervisor, the IT specialist allegedly “threatened to kick the contractor and retaliate against her at work.”
    In January 2014, the FBI issued disciplinary action against an ASAC who had sexual relationships with and sexually harassed subordinates. He created “a hostile work environment” and disregarded his supervisor’s instruction to inform him if a relationship developed with his subordinate. The FBI determined the ASAC “sexually harassed other female subordinates, had inappropriate sexual contact with two other subordinates while on duty and retaliated against a female special agent after she refused to engage in a romantic relationship with him.”
    In January 2014, the FBI demoted a SAC who “engaged in a protracted sexual relationship with a foreign national that he deliberately concealed from the FBI.” He also “disclosed sensitive information to the foreign national,” and allowed the foreign national to use FBI-issued iPads and an FBI-issued Blackberry phones on numerous occasions. He also exchanged sexually explicit communications on the Blackberry with the foreign national.
    In January 2014, an FBI ASAC made “unwanted sexual advances” to an FBI special agent (SA). The ASAC removed the female agent for refusing those advances. “The ASAC was further alleged to have selected a replacement for the SA based on a personal relationship with the replacement.”
    In November 2013, an FBI Deputy Assistant Director (DAD) resigned after it was determined he was involved in a personal relationship with a direct subordinate that resulted in favoritism. The two exchanged messages on their FBI-issued Blackberry devices. The DAD “failed to disclose the relationship and recuse herself from all official decisions regarding the subordinate, as required by FBI policy, and that the relationship created perceived instances of benefit or favoritism towards the subordinate, in violation of FBI policy.”
    In May 2013, an ASAC voluntarily removed himself from his position and was reassigned to a GS-13 position for engaging in a relationship with a subordinate employee for a lengthy period that began before and continued after the his promotion to the ASAC position. The investigation also found that the ASAC “was insubordinate by willfully ignoring a former SAC’s instruction to terminate the relationship.”
    In February 2013, an FBI ASAC was disciplined when he engaged in a relationship with a subordinate FBI employee for a lengthy period. The investigation also found the ASAC was insubordinate by willfully ignoring a former SAC’s instruction to terminate the relationship.
    In January 2013, an ASAC engaged in romantic relationships with approximately 17 female FBI employees, nine of whom were direct subordinates, “creating a hostile work environment.” The investigation determined the ASAC “sexually harassed other female subordinates, had inappropriate sexual contact with two other subordinates while on duty, and retaliated against a female special agent after she refused to engage in a romantic relationship with him.

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    IH8OBAMA Joe Davola Wed, 02/28/2018 – 11:26 Permalink
    The fact that Podesta fell for an email fishing scheme to steal all of his emails proves that the guy is a first class idiot. Who falls for those stupid email scams? “I’m with your ISP, send me your passwords, John.” What a fool! LOL

    Start wearing a bag over your head, John, so nobody knows it’s you!

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    A Nanny Moose IH8OBAMA Wed, 02/28/2018 – 11:37 Permalink

    or maybe pizza123

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    loveyajimbo A Nanny Moose Wed, 02/28/2018 – 11:50 Permalink
    The Podestas are sick puppies… they should be deeply investigated for pedophilia… but the Deep State and Jagoff Jeff Sessions will not allow that.

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    Got The Wrong No IH8OBAMA Wed, 02/28/2018 – 11:52 Permalink
    The email was probably offering free pizza and thought it was one of his Pedo friends talking in code. Those Russkies are tricky bastards. LOL

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    The row has the potential to open up a full-blown constitutional crisis, with some legal analysts accusing the Scottish and Welsh governments of overreaching their powers. It could take weeks or months to establish whether any new laws would be binding.
    Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland won devolved powers from London in the late 1990s after decades of demands for more autonomy. Plans to extend devolution to regions of England were never enacted. In the 2016 Brexit referendum, Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to remain in the EU, while Wales voted to leave.

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    Where can they go ? Which countries will accept them ? The rich have options, but the poor don’t, and even the wealthy farmers will be ruined when the Gvt takes their land without any compensation….
    As those with resources, initiative and opportunities leave the country, those that remain will become ever more vulnerable to the genocide.

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    A teacher was in custody after police responded to reports of shots fired at a high school in Georgia.

    The Dalton Police Department tweeted at about 12:30 p.m. that a subject, believed to be a teacher, was barricaded in a classroom at Dalton High School.

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    The New York Times discredited itself over its support for the false Bush administration claims about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. It later issued a lame mea culpa and fired one reporter while the responsible editors and managers stayed on.

    The paper has obviously not changed. It is again creating false pretexts for wars by publishing unobjective, one sided and intended-to-scare pieces about alleged weapons of mass destruction.

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    It would seem, therefore, that the U.S. military doesn’t trust the claims of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the so-called White Helmets, who remain the go-to sources for the MSM, for “reports” of Syrian and Russian use of chemical weapons in Eastern Ghouta. There’s probably no reason for me to cite any particular of those reports, as you can find them everywhere from Reuters to the New York Times to Al Jazeera. They all cite those two sources uncritically without ever doing any investigation on their own, to paint a picture of the Syrian government and its Russian backers waging a war against civilians in Eastern Ghouta, as they did in Aleppo in 2016.

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    Marine archaeologists traditionally believed those now-submerged sites would be too fragile and ephemeral to survive the violent thrashing of the sea. “The vast majority of underwater archaeological projects have historically been focused on shipwrecks,” Duggins says. However, in the past couple of decades, some prehistoric sites, mostly scatters of stone tools, have been identified off Florida’s coast. Duggins thinks what he found near Manasota Key proves these underwater landscapes have much more archaeological potential.

    See why a sinkhole in Florida’s Aucilla River is an “archaeological gold mine” that offers a rare glimpse of life in ancient America.

    In 2017, the team went back to the site to excavate a small test unit. They carefully dug through layers of peat beneath the seabed, sometimes using chopsticks and pastry brushes. They found densely packed organic remains, including more human bones, sharpened wooden stakes and textile fragments. Radiocarbon tests on the wood indicate the site dates to 7,000 years ago, during the Early Archaic period, a time when Florida’s hunter-gatherers were starting to live in permanent villages and adopt a sedentary lifestyle. So far, the researchers have counted a minimum of six individual sets of human remains, but “there’s probably going to be a lot more,” Duggins says, adding that their surveys of the site suggest the whole graveyard could spread across an acre.

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    I wonder how the conventional mainstream archaeology academics and historians account for the similarity between this South American rock art and that of the British Isles and parts of Europe ??

    This is why I follow the work of Graham Hancock, New Earth Lady, Brien Foerster, etc. There are so many anomalies that cannot be explained by the mainstream orthodoxy.

    I cannot claim to have any full understanding as to why this is so, but my impression is, that those (in UK and USA, mostly) who have ambition toward academic careers become primarily concerned with conforming to established views and paradigms. They are not going to advance by rocking the boat with unconventional ideas. So it’s become like a union closed shop where they all repeat the same theories, and reinforce their privileged positions by pouring disdain upon everyone whose not a part of their club.

    This S. American rock would be perfectly at home in Ireland, Wales, Scotland, parts of England… and Spain (see 2nd article below)


    The discovery of such elements not only makes La Campana one of the richest sites in stony information, but also one of the few in the country with evidence of all the cultural stages of Mesoamerica. This was indicated by Enrique Martínez Vargas, who together with Ana María Jarquín Pacheco, head of the La Campana Archaeological Project, supervises, records and researches on the surface, framed in the first phase of construction of the La Campana archeological park.

    Initiated last November and with a view to ending in April, this season of supervision in the field by INAH is concentrated in the southeast sector of the old city, and includes the works currently being developed to install walkers, rest areas and services. , as well as a boardwalk on the banks of the Colima River (a tributary that crosses the site in a north-south direction).


    Hidden for millennia, more than a score of rock altars have emerged in the last decade in León. It was thanks to the indefatigable work of the astorgano Juan Carlos Campos, a passionate archeologist who discovered spectacular engravings of the Chalcolithic in Teleno and inoculated dozens of fans with the search for petroglyphs ..

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    The morons and idiots who run Facebook are completely demented and out of control. They censored the image of the 30,000 year old Venus of Willendorf.

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    On Saturday, the UNSCR unanimously adopted a resolution on a 30-day ceasefire in Syria. However, it was ignored by Jaysh al-Islam and other groups in eastern Ghouta, who continued shelling Damascus. On Wednesday, Vladimir Putin said:

    Eastern Ghouta is being used by numerous terrorist groups as a base to launch attacks on the Syrian capital and other areas in the country. Dozens of rockets and mines are being fired at Damascus from the area every day. There are shells landing even on the territory of the Russian embassy and trade mission! Are we going to tolerate this forever?

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    It is western governments and liberal journalists like Whitaker and Monbiot, who think they can divine the truth through the corporate media, which is promoting narratives either crafted in western capitals or derived from ties to groups like the White Helmets located in Jihadi-controlled areas. Again, why should the working group waste its finite energies scrutinising these independent journalists, when they are being scrutinised and vilified non-stop by journalists like Whitaker and by big-budget newspapers like the Guardian? In any case, if official western naratives truly withstand the working group’s scrutiny, then the claims and findings of these independent journalists will be discredited in the process. These two opposed narratives cannot be equally true, after all. Whitaker writes:

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    Canada is passing a gender pronoun law that will fine or imprison people for using the wrong pronoun! So much for ‘freedom of speech! It appears that Jordan Peterson has won the right to appear, ONLY in closed TV venues, to debate this insane law with government officials who are taking a page out of 1984, forcing people to change their language all the time to control populations by making simple conversations highly dangerous for fear of being arrested for using the wrong pronoun as pronouns proliferate.

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    One person involved in a Congressional investigation into CIA activities is Loch K Johnson, an experienced intelligence analyst at the University of Georgia. He characterizes Russia’s recent election endeavor as simply a cyber-age version of past US activities:

    “We’ve been doing this kind of thing since the C.I.A. was created in 1947. We’ve used posters, pamphlets, mailers, banners – you name it. We’ve planted false information in foreign newspapers. We’ve used what the British call ‘King George’s cavalry’: suitcases of cash” (see Scott Shane, “Russia Isn’t the Only One Meddling in Elections. We Do It, Too.”, New York Times, 17 February 2018).

    US actions have gone much further than merely trying to undermine elections – as indeed have Britain’s in the Middle East, including the overthrow of Iran’s prime minister in 1953. These actions were memorably described by the much-decorated marine corps major-general, Smedley D Butler, in his memoirs:

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    Seems like they want to kill all the white people or drive them out of the country….

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    This is something that puzzles me. Why supposedly intelligent educated people like Ian Welsh and Vinay Gupta appear unable to grasp the fact that the tide has turned.
    I suppose it might be a bit awkward or embarrassing to change their public stance, after promoting a hard Left position for so long, but surely eventually, sooner or later, they’ll realise they are on the wrong side ? Or perhaps not. Perhaps they are so entrenched and fixed to their stupid dogma that they’ll be unable to adjust and update.

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    BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 A.M.) – It has been a long journey for Ahmad Al-Shamali, as he spent the majority of the war inside the Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) high command.

    According to a military source in Damascus, Ahmad Al-Shamali officially completed his espionage mission on behalf of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) this month.

    Shamali was one of the highest ranking commanders in Jaysh Al-Nasr, often leading this Free Syrian Army faction into battle against the Syrian Arab Army in the Hama Governorate.

    However, with the Syrian Army concluding their military operations in Idlib, Shamali was given the green light to abandon Jaysh Al-Nasr and return to government lines.

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    Events in Syria have recently clearly taken a turn for the worse and there is an increasing amount of evidence that the Russian task force in Syria is being targeted by a systematic campaign of “harassing attacks”.

    The recent incident, like drone and mortar attack on the Russian Aerospace Forces base in Khmeimin, the shooting down of a Russian SU-25, so-called Russian casualties in US airstrikes in Deir Ezzor, likely indicate on starting of implementation of a new US strategy in Syria: to punish the Russians as much as possible short of an overt US attack on Russian forces. This hypothesis is based on the following reasons:

    First, the USA and Israel are still reeling in humiliation and impotent rage over their defeat in Syria: Assad is still in power, ISIS is more or less defeated, the Russians were successful not only their military operations against ISIS but also in their campaign to bring as many “good terrorists” to the negotiating table as possible. With the completion of a successful conference on Syria in Russia and the general agreement of all parties to begin working on a new constitution, there was a real danger of peace breaking out, something the US and Israeli-led block is absolutely determined to oppose.

    Second, both Trump and Netanyahu have promised to bring in lots of “victories” to prove how manly and strong they are. Starting an overt war against Russian would definitely be a “proof of manhood”, but a much too dangerous one. Killing Russians “on the margins”, so to speak, either with plausible deniability or, alternatively, killing Russians private contractors is much safer and thus far more tempting option.

    Third, there are presidential elections coming up in Russia and the US Americans are still desperately holding on to their sophomoric notion that if they create trouble for Putin they can somehow negatively impact his popularity in Russia.

    Last but not least, since the US and Israeli-led block has long lost the ability to actually getting anything done, their logical fall-back position is not let anybody else succeed either. This is the main purpose of the entire US deployment in northern Syria: to create trouble for Turkey, Iran, Syria and, of course, Russia.

    The bottom line is this: since the US Americans have declared that they will (illegally) stay in Syria until the situation “stabilizes” they now must do everything their power to destabilize Syria. Yes, there is a kind of a perverse logic to all that…

    Step one: encouraging the Turks

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    The Bonn-Oberkassel dog remains (Upper Pleistocene and 14223 +- 58 years old) have been reported more than 100 years ago. Recent re-examination revealed the tooth of another older and smaller dog, making this domestic dog burial not only the oldest known, but also the only one with remains of two dogs. This observation brings the total known Magdalenian dogs to nine.

    Domestication of dogs during the final Palaeolithic has important implications for understanding pre-Holocene hunter-gatherers. Most proposed hunter-gatherer motivations for domesticating dogs have been utilitarian. However, remains of the Bonn-Oberkassel dogs may offer another view.

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    InnVestuhrr Thu, 03/01/2018 – 14:52 Permalink
    The parasite should be hung by his balls.

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    JoeTurner Thu, 03/01/2018 – 14:53 Permalink
    Charles Ortel has extensively documented how Australia laundered millions through the Clinton Global Initiative.

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    Expendable Container JoeTurner Thu, 03/01/2018 – 15:07 Permalink
    Which leads one to ask –

    1) WHO exactly controls Australia?? 2) Where exactly did that money go, to whom?? 3) For what nefarious purpose was it used??

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    Rusty Trombone Thu, 03/01/2018 – 14:53 Permalink
    And yet not a peep about this socialist sellout cocksucker fleecing donors for 250 million.

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    CanadaGoose Thu, 03/01/2018 – 14:53 Permalink
    Leftists/Communists are so corrupt. Lying, cheating, collusion, etc. A thief thinks everyone else is a thief which is why the DemonicRAT$ accuse everyone else for the things that the DemonicRAT$ are doing!

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    L0ddy Thu, 03/01/2018 – 14:54 Permalink
    What’s this? Australians interfering in US elections?

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    Jibe Ho Thu, 03/01/2018 – 14:54 Permalink
    After the fine it looks like he is in the plus column by about $9,000.

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    Aerows Thu, 03/01/2018 – 14:54 Permalink
    I don’t give a glad fuck if this makes everyone on ZH mad, but this is getting rich.

    25 million from Saudi Arabia for Clinton, but people want to bitch about less than $15,000 for Bernie.

    Fuck it. There is no justice in this nation. Clinton should be in jail, but they fine Bernie fucking Sanders over a less than $15,000 contribution?

    I keep remembering those pictures of Bill and Hill at Trump’s wedding, all cozy and smiling.

    Hillary saying “People like Trump should run for President.”

    I’m starting to think both of them are so deep in bed with each other (Trump and the Clintons), along with the shithead Jeff Sessions, Clinton might as well be President. She pardoned herself, went after her opponents and this is just ridiculous.

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