Daily Reading #376

Talking to my son’s gf this AM about the outrageous Gillette ad that presumes to tell us how to raise our children, it occurred to me that bullying is entirely an emergent property of large groups of single-age children. Yes, no such thing exists in small societies.  Ditto rape and other crime, because those very much reduce reproductive fitness.
We can be mean to people outside the group, but not inside our group.
So the major symptoms of ‘toxic masculinity’ are entirely due to our modern systems of raising children, the very ones controlled by the SJWs who use the resulting aberrant development of our children to further increase their political power and control.

Progressives and feminists have a lot to answer for :

https://www.quora.com/How-much-bullying-is-there-in-traditional-hunter-gatherer-or-nomadic-societies

https://instruct.uwo.ca/psychology/371g/Smith2001.pdf

This woman conceptualizes the extremely adversarial attitudes of the press wrt Trump, which she admits in the White House include openly hostility, as a result of Trump’s lack of truth and the amateurs in the administration. I watched a few more minutes, skipped ahead, b :

Obama was not just a Stasis Quo president, he was the CIA’s man in the White House. Foreign policy was Shrub++, the wars continued and expanded, the spies in Congress and throughout their government increased the flow of national secrets, and the compromise operations continued.

Obama was not at all the facade they constructed, he is gay, those are not his children, … All lies, all were easily exposed, legacy media never discussed the issues. Hackers and leakers now dominate the news because major segments of the Stasis Quo are incapable of discerning and stating objective reality :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-16/obamas-sell-out-establishment-haunting-democrats-going-2020

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-15/integrity-initiative-and-affiliates-behind-multiple-attacks-disobedient-media

George Webb, more on the corruption and the border issues are real :

This is amazing, the sun’s magnetic field affects the earth’s rotation, very directly. Big effects. Yet another probable catastrophe we need to hedge against, perhaps even larger than the danger from comets :

So completely predictable, ISIS kills US soldiers before the pullout can begin :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-16/isis-claims-responsibility-suicide-blast-manbij-targeting-us-forces

As  I said yesterday, there plenty of crimes, yet we only hear about investigations of leaks? :

Our government is largely controlled by evil fucks. No amount of information supporting that has any effect. We elected a complete outsider and the 3rd peace candidate, at least relative to their opponent, and nothing changes, the Israeli-Neocons still run foreign policy, nobody is prosecuted for anything, and legacy media is entirely under the control of the Deep Black Swamp :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-15/baghdad-finland-and-all-across-world-whats-us

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-15/truth-treason-national-security-state

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-16/stockman-slams-deep-state-handmaid-nytimes-over-trump-smear-are-you-fking-kidding

Yes, Barr is a member in good standing of the Deep Black Swamp.  Trump gets a lot of bad advice :

The future is not simple, and mega-organizations have no way of dealing with rapid change, they always fail. Europe’s optimal course is the same as the US’s, break the countries into counties, nation states. Then wait 20 years for everything to settle and only then it might be intelligent to begin recombining into countries :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-16/demagogues-and-demographics-what-should-really-be-worrying-europeans

Judge Lamberth is an honest man. One honest man can begin the unraveling :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-16/federal-judge-orders-rhodes-rice-other-obama-officials-respond-over-clinton

More results from the latest archaeology.  I had not known how many footprints were being discovered :

This triggered an older thought. If ‘Vikings’ TV series was true, older Viking men who saw themselves nearing the end of their lives and wanting to die with a sword in their hand could be pretty fearsome because they were willing to take much larger risks, unorthodox tactics. An early suicide fighter? Every nation uses them, whether they are explicit in naming them or not.

This is no kind of evidence, but interesting :

While looking for info, archaeologists find a grave with sex-ambiguous evidence :

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4203586/1-000-year-old-Viking-warrior-weapons-war.html

At 33:30, as Stephen Pinker talks about writing, he talks about an experiment that reveals a new version of Dunning-Kruger.  Here the very knowledgeable assume everyone knows what they know. Confusion and otherness grow :

So many variety of westerns :

Random :

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Daily Reading #375

It is very difficult to interpret what is happening, the stage of the fight of the honest people in the administration vs the Deep Black Swamp.  The shutdown is a big advantage, from the link after this. If we believe Tracy Beanz’s evidence that prosecutions are proceeding, then the incredible BS outright open above-board coordination of propaganda across all the media, obviously coming from Brennan, etc is real fear. I don’t believe that, this is the standard coverup. The investigations are apparently all looking for leakers, but that is the smallest element of their crimes. Is that how a serious prosectuion of those crimes would begin? Doesn’t seem like it to me. And if anyone was serious, all the Clinton Foundation people would already be in jail, long sentences.

So I don’t know why so little progress, but it doesn’t look at all good to me.  And every claim by a Q believer makes me less believing :

Very positive effects of the shutdown are that the 85% drones are not working in the federal government because the highest level managers can designate who is essential, therefore will get paid for continuing work. Good for Trump, he should hold out forever :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-15/senior-trump-official-i-hope-long-shutdown-smokes-out-resistance

The CIA learned about controlling the press from MI6, only a few people at Fox seem to have escaped control in legacy media. Without discipline from the press, intelligence services continue to expand their influence and now largely control civilian government.

Generalizing, you can’t trust intelligence services, nor police services that have any motives besides solving crimes. Hard to tell about motives, so none of them can be trusted.  Now we wonder why nothing works :

https://johnhelmer.online/operation-integrity-initiative-british-intelligence-celebrates-a-century-of-russia-lies-and-self-deception/

The Israeli-Neocons running US foreign policy really need to read Discordian doctrine to understand how their sanctions are organizing the forces that will defeat them. Maroons, all, guided by ideology rather than external reality.  When has that ever worked? :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-15/venezuela-and-turkey-unite-refine-tons-gold-amid-us-sanctions

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-15/trump-mulls-us-recognition-venezuelan-opposition-leader-legitimate-president-and

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-15/iran-india-ditch-dollar-oil-trading-counter-bullying-us-sanctions

George Webb’s investigation links Whelen to the entire lineup of CIA criminals and back in time to the 1993 WTC bombing, OKC, … CIA criminal operations all the way :

 

DOJ does not believe in the Constitution, Rosenstein is Deep Black Swamp :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-15/doj-rosenstein-working-better-spy-journalists

https://reason.com/volokh/2018/04/25/evidence-from-around-the-framing-the-fre

Ditto the IRS. Here taxpayers pay for the illegal acts of Lois Lerner, who stayed in office long after the offenses :

https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/01/11/conservative-groups-targeted-in-lois-lerners-irs-scandal-receive-settlement-checks/

No kidding, the world-wide greater depression is upon us, as I have been saying for the last 6 months and predicting for several years before that. Bubbles cannot be sustained, the CBs of the world have blown the biggest bubbles ever in every country, now they pop :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-15/these-new-numbers-prove-global-economic-slowdown-far-more-advanced-we-thought

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-15/something-wicked-way-comes

There are so many varieties of fake news, and ‘white privilege’ is such a stupid meme. What a time in history, mind-blowing rejections of obvious reality everywhere :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-15/race-baiting-cnn-legal-analyst-slams-siriusxm-host-white-privelege-then-gets-told

Another side of political control of legacy media is that oppression is much easier :

https://www.cjr.org/analysis/palestinian-citizens-of-israel-musawa.php

The cultural far left has over-reached, big time. Not a chance this goes their way :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-14/apa-warns-traditional-masculinity-can-hurt-boys

What I said, cheap, easy and safe to do a denial of service attack against airports, because TSA must over-react. This is from Bruce Schneier’s blog :

Drone Denial-of-Service Attack against Gatwick Airport

[2018.12.21] Someone is flying a drone over Gatwick Airport in order to disrupt service:

Chris Woodroofe, Gatwick’s chief operating officer, said on Thursday afternoon there had been another drone sighting which meant it was impossible to say when the airport would reopen.
He told BBC News: “There are 110,000 passengers due to fly today, and the vast majority of those will see cancellations and disruption. We have had within the last hour another drone sighting so at this stage we are not open and I cannot tell you what time we will open.
“It was on the airport, seen by the police and corroborated. So having seen that drone that close to the runway it was unsafe to reopen.”

The economics of this kind of thing isn’t in our favor. A drone is cheap. Closing an airport for a day is very expensive.

I don’t think we’re going to solve this by jammers, or GPS-enabled drones that won’t fly over restricted areas. I’ve seen some technologies that will safely disable drones in flight, but I’m not optimistic about those in the near term. The best defense is probably punitive penalties for anyone doing something like this — enough to discourage others.

There are a lot of similar security situations, in which the cost to attack is vastly cheaper than 1) the damage caused by the attack, and 2) the cost to defend. I have long believed that this sort of thing represents an existential threat to our society.

EDITED TO ADD (12/23): The airport has deployed some anti-drone technology and reopened.

EDITED TO ADD (1/2): Maybe there was never a drone.

It seems pretty clear to me that there are no terrorists, proof of which none of the obvious attacks happen. My friends and I can invent new ones any time we talk about the issue, hard to believe that terrorists are less creative. No attacks, so no terrorists.  OTOH, when we patriots decide it is time to replace the government, a decision long overdue imho, trivial to stop air traffic. Modern economies cannot operate without air traffic, so it is a powerful weapon we can use against our oligarchs and the Deep Black Swamp  :

thinkpatriot.wordpress.com/2015/11/20/ghandis-terrorists/

Sheriff Israel is being replaced by an ally of Pam Bondi. Bondi is pure partisan, so it isn’t clear this is an improvement. More likely, it is a conflict of two different mafias in the Deep Black Swamp :

https://bigleaguepolitics.com/exclusive-broward-county-sheriff-scott-israel-to-be-removed-next-week/

Brilliant analysis, if you ignore the fact that the pirates were privateers who had literal licenses to steal :

https://theconversation.com/the-prosecution-of-pirates-was-a-model-for-todays-system-of-international-justice-109169

Tracy Beanz diggs into documents and often has good interpretations of her data. This is far off base, it seems to me. Mueller was implicated in all that Whitey Bolger corruption, which was a CIA operation to take over the ports to make it easier to smuggle drugs. Mueller went on to head the FBI just in time to cover up 9/11. This John Durham Federal Prosecutor has indeed headed a lot of important cases, and all of them were major coverups. Well, maybe it is just that I can’t remember anything important that came out of any of them. The CIA goes on torturing, is now headed by the woman who destroyed those tapes that Mr. Durham investigated.

Mr Durham is a coverup artist until I see very strong proof otherwise. Too bad. If Trump does not defeat the Deep Black Swamp, we will have a shooting uprising. Bad, bad, bad :

Already, 60% of Americans can be identified by DNA databases. That is, your 3rd cousin’s 23AndMe data will allow identifying you as a possible suspect in a crime. Very cold cases are being solved :

https://www.wired.com/story/the-future-of-crime-fighting-is-family-tree-forensics/

Meteorites happen, we are 20,000 years overdue for a history-changing event :

https://www.wired.com/story/scramble-claim-worlds-most-coveted-meteorite/?BottomRelatedStories_Sections_1

Schneier is optimistic, technically hubristic. The idea that AIs based on machine learning will be finding software bugs and vulnerabilities is probably correct, but the idea that it will find them all so that security issues fade to non-existence is ridiculous. OpenBSD is the case to learn from, the team there has scanned their BSD kernel and text-based applications repeatedly, finding new classes of bugs with every scan. There are very subtle bugs in software yet to be discovered, and AIs won’t find those new classes :

https://securityintelligence.com/machine-learning-will-transform-how-we-detect-software-vulnerabilities/

Insect gladiator contests :

Daily Reading #374

I am very pleased with my fellow citizens in normal daily life. Last weekend we had dinner with people we hadn’t seen in a while, and heard  story that makes me think that is true only as individuals inside normal civil society of neighbors. Slight deviations from that condition reveal major flaws in people’s values and understandings.

The story is that their 2 quite large very nice dogs got out because someone left the gate open. Frantic searching eventually found the dogs attacking chickens a couple of blocks away. 2 chickens wounded/dead. After that, the neighborhood went insane, were seriously trying to get the dogs destroyed, a real vendetta. “The danger to our children” and “The chickens were part of the family” BS. The dogs don’t even bark at people they are so laid back, and are far more likely to lick a child than bite. Our friends had to hire an animal rights attorney to defend against the city’s efforts to implement the insanity.

If we use the “doesn’t chase chickens” test for allowing dogs near people, we won’t have any dog larger than a chihuahua. Also, animals are not people, and do not have the same value. A dog biting a person is serious. A dog chasing and biting a chicken is completely natural. Who would want a dog that didn’t? Its entire natural character would be changed, it would be a different animal.

Extrapolating slightly, who wants a man who doesn’t chase women, at least mentally? His entire natural character would be changed, he would be a different animal.

Thinking about politics, making comments on ZH. Seems to me that politicians above levels directly and frequently dependent upon the people they represent must largely represent special interests. Bejan’s Constructal Law describes the evolution of flows so as to minimize ‘friction’ and maximize the rate of flow. Power in social systems is a flow that evolves through time. After 200 years, power in first-world systems encounters little resistance

The CIA runs US foreign policy for their own benefit. CIA execs retire very wealthy based on their insider investments, also on the illegal trades in drugs and weapons :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-14/if-america-stopped-destroying-world-bad-guys-might-win

I agree with Tucker, we need our existing Hispanics to teach us about families again, the values of living frugally and working hard. Progressives, lead by white academics, Hollywood and politicians, have lost the mandate of heaven, blacks and whites are no longer reproducing themselves. Evolution’s fitness function is reproduction :

George Webb is one of half a dozen researchers into the world-wide Deep Black Swamp mafias who have more effect on our future than all of legacy media combined :

Ron Paul is still America’s only trusted statesman :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-14/ron-paul-rages-campaign-finance-reform-dont-make-me-laugh

Evidence accumulates that grand solar minimums are bad for empires :

Mind-blowing physics calculating pi. Physics is looking for a grand unified theory of physical phenomena, but we can’t even think about an explanation for things like this.

I mean, I can see the superficial levels of explanation, the first is that the physical system’s assumptions map exactly to a mathematical operation with constants that calculate pi. OK, but the physical system’s assumptions are the beginning of all of physics and engineering. Those are normally explained by appealing to the unreasonable usefulness of mathematics, awed description but not explanation.

All this is the basic conflict with mathematics as a mental construct of humans. I mean, so often pi falls out of our best understandings of the physical systems we so strongly believe we live within, that fit our simple models of reality so well, there has to be levels below those simple models to make that happen. I don’t think you have to be mystical to think that there are levels human minds do not yet reach, that something so unreasonably useful is very unlikely to be discovered by human mind without organizing forces in the reality being modelled by our math, fundamental laws, far beyond comprehension.

Just from first principles, a galactically-paltry number of galactictally-barely-sentient minds have been working on the problem for so few years the first electromagnetic indication of our existence could not have reached more than a few of those minds. Another argument for people getting really peaceful and ultra-civilized asap, we can’t be sure of the policies wrt minor vermin who might later annoy someone.

Of course, that is pretty optimistic, given how often civilizations have been devastated by our own planet’s problems. Add in comets and supernova, we should get very civilized and peaceful so as to adequately hedge such problems.

Then, given great foresight of our leaders, one day we might get to ask someone who knows whether math or the universe came first. :

Soon after writing that, Youtube gives me this choice :

 

MS-13 is the enforcement arm of the CIA’s local ratlines for drugs and prostitution, recruitment of children for the CIA’s compromise operations. NYTimes is the propaganda arm of the CIA-Deep Black Swamp controlling the narrative to foster the CIA’s goals :

Seems to me that Trumps tactics have been very good.  He kept his enemies very close, and the Israeli-Neocons, CIA-MIC-Deep State are getting the blame for the ME losses :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-13/embarrassing-speeches-signs-dying-empire

Lots of detailed data, all the talks are interesting, but one includes the standard nonsense wrt green house gasses. The last talk shows that division of labor , men hunting and women gathering, was crucial in human evolution. We started hunting after we controlled fire and knew about cooking :

I like my country’s evolving culture :

 

Daily Reading #373

I did not know Howard Dean. Howard Dean is beyond ignorant, he has no idea how ignorant he actually is, and has opinions he cannot support with facts and reasoning :

Jimmy Dore is usually pretty solid, but certainly does not use critical thinking here. When I hear about all of the Congressmen, including 1 Republican, whose districts are on the border with Mexico thinking we don’t need a wall, I assume they all are benefiting from some associated illegal cash flow which the border wall will disrupt :

George Webb :

CIA controls a lot of high tech companies, always has :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-12/classified-most-powerful-investor-you-never-heard

Let me define ‘fake news’ and I can prove anything I want. BuzzFeed did the definition, guess what they prove? :

https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/9/18174631/old-people-fake-news-facebook-share-nyu-princeton?mc_cid=18096eb02f&mc_eid=8b3ce14510

What marketing person neglected the requirement that a laser be too dim to hurt other sensors? Human eyes are no longer the most sensitive sensors :

https://tech.slashdot.org/story/19/01/11/2243219/man-says-ces-lidars-laser-was-so-powerful-it-wrecked-his-camera

Youtube is suggesting interesting links. It all started with me watching Netflicks “Orange is the new black”, then a Ginger Lynn ‘problems with dishonest federal prosecutors” video, I assume based on the federal prison connection, now another porn start based on the fact that Ginger Lynn was also a porn star. It works, I clicked the links, they got their ads ignored, and I have been enlightened on several topics. Only the first link can I object to, Google has no business tracking my TV viewing :

 

Daily Reading #372

Youtube links to the Wikipedia article for any video that presents evidence contrary to received wisdom. Wikipedia’s reputation is going the way of the NYTimes :

“Yudkowsky’s Law of Mad Science: “Every eighteen months, the minimum IQ necessary to destroy the world drops by one point.” Very interesting discussion wrt the slowing of scientific progress. I think much of the problem is centralization of control of funding and the very focused research programs that result prevent discovering new phenomena. Science hates new phenomena because they threaten existing funding, e.g. Cold Fusion.

New phenomena are discovered by more-random investigations, meaning many more researchers doing new, off-beat experiments, best produced by distributing small amounts of research money to many more researchers for ideas well outside of the mainstream orthodoxy. All of our science originally was developed by people working on practical problems and noticing a regularity in their data.

The comments on this paper are great, tho I don’t see anyone suggesting my reform in the first 1/3rd of the 450+ comments :

https://slatestarcodex.com/2018/11/26/is-science-slowing-down-2/

An excellent discussion of the declining output of theoretical physicists, now including a very long failure to produce new theory despite many 10s of 1000s of incorrect attempts. He thinks that is due to the fact that  theoretical physicists control their own funding and approve each other’s papers. This only has 301 comments at the moment, the first few are also very good.

Perhaps intellectual productivity is reduced because we all now write much more, and thus have far more to read?

I liked the hypothesis that the West’s intellectual and technical progress was due to the 1315 famine and following Black Death plagues resulting in weakening of authority: So after this collapse of the Stasis Quo, perhaps we can find and recognize (remember Cold Fusion? I checked earlier this week, it is just as real as ever, but again not much progress in products. Cold Fusion still is not accepted as real in most physics departments in the world, and working on it will kill your career.) new science again :

http://backreaction.blogspot.com/2018/11/the-present-phase-of-stagnation-in.html

There is NO CONCENSUS wrt global warming, contrary to our legacy media :

Jordan Peterson is widely knowledgeable and very sharp in discussion.  Excellent background analysis of the intellectual process that lead from post-modernism to  Feminism, SJWs, … These 3 academics did their own version of Ioannidis’s exposing the replication crisis in science. “Dog rape paper” from a feminist view, supposedly examined 10,000 dog’s genitals and asked their owners their sexual orientation. Absolutely amazing subjects they got published.

Academic orthodoxy is another reason science is slowing down. The academic world punishes thinking outside of the zeitgeist :

https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/blog/why-professors-are-writing-crap-nobody-reads

https://theintercept.com/2019/01/11/as-democratic-elites-reunite-with-neocons-the-partys-voters-are-becoming-far-more-militaristic-and-pro-war-than-republicans/

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-11/orlov-placing-usa-collapse-continuum

https://cis.org/One-Five-US-Residents-Speaks-Foreign-Language-Home-Record-618-million

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-11/new-narrative-control-firm-works-destroy-alternative-media

https://donaldbest.ca/

George Webb’s investigation continues. The research team includes people from around the world, the international detail is amazing :

This corrupt woman is a leading presidential candidate for 2020 :

https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2019/01/kamala-harris-tells-big-lie-2012-mortgage-settlement-good-deal-homeowners.html

Logistics guaranteed that the Germans would lose, and the German high command knew that. Maybe they could have convinced themselves wrt England + its colonies, but they knew that the rail network into Russia would not support their invasion. The German officer class valued their oaths more than their humanity, their responsibility to subordinates and their own families. Are ours any different? :

https://newrepublic.com/article/152596/hungry-harvest-box-ugly-produce-help-planet-or-hurt-it

Daily Reading #371

This is Jordan Peterson’s POV, but a much better message for most women in their 20s. Excellent for this generation and this economy :

Stuff I already knew from listening to George Webb :

https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/423558-exculpatory-russia-evidence-about-mike-flynn-that-us-intel-kept-secret

This is a very screwed up country :

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-national-emergency-congress-shutdown_us_5c37c7c7e4b05cb31c40ed3f

The extent to which Ferguson city government was outright legal theft from the poorest residents is amazing. Portland is another variety of theft from citizens, mostly taxpayers in that case :

https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2019/01/09/new-prosecutor-implements-fundamental-criminal-justice-reform-in-ferguson/

http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2019/01/escape-from-portland.html

https://newrepublic.com/article/152836/elwood-illinois-pop-2200-become-vital-hub-americas-consumer-economy-its-hell

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4866586/

What I have been saying ever since I first thought about the issue. Ditto about all the jobs about to be taken by AI. But until AIs can do the job of dish washers in a restaurant, don’t believe it. That is simple compared to a short order cook :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-11/after-years-charging-1000s-full-self-driving-tesla-admits-still-very-far-away

https://slatestarcodex.com/2019/01/10/paradigms-all-the-way-down/

‘Predictive coding’ is a new term, but I know the data that produced it and the cognitive psychology dealing with it at higher levels. So must have forgotten the term :

https://slatestarcodex.com/2019/01/08/book-review-the-structure-of-scientific-revolutions/

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predictive_coding

Really interesting, and adding the many, many other environmental factors that affect behavior such as toxoplasma may allow better categories.  The article has a good long discussion of how data can be fitted into categories, including the fact that mental disorders should not be possible, given genetics and evolution and the fact that mental problems of all kinds reduce reproductive fitness, the only kind that ultimately matters. Right, unless the alleles of the dozens of genes affecting the brain that in some combinations produce brilliance in other combinations produce mental disorders.

This is a brilliant paper masquerading as a mere book review :

https://slatestarcodex.com/2018/12/03/book-review-evolutionary-psychopathology/

Corruption in the medical system :

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/ceo-pleads-guilty-fentanyl-spray-kickback-scheme-60269267

A nation of 5 million can reform itself, maybe :

https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2019/01/09/how-slovakians-beat-the-oligarchs/

Probably not a nation of 800M :

https://www.thewire.in/labour/bharat-bandh-central-trade-union-strike

Very good article showing why GDP is not a good proxy of household spending :

https://randomcriticalanalysis.com/2018/11/19/why-everything-you-know-about-healthcare-is-wrong-in-one-million-charts-a-response-to-noah-smith/#more-27499

It seems obvious to me that ‘global warming’ has dominated the environmental conversation because that is where the big $ is, 100s of $Bs per year in spending mean many interests fund many writers and donations to environmental magazines :

https://slatestarcodex.com/2019/01/01/what-happened-to-90s-environmentalism/

Interesting povs :

https://slatestarcodex.com/2018/12/19/refactoring-culture-as-branch-of-government/

https://slatestarcodex.com/2018/12/11/diametrical-model-of-autism-and-schizophrenia/

China’s  Belt and Road Initiative may not be the brilliant plan China has presented and I believed. I think, however, the idea makes a lot of sense, and that it will survive the present Chinese government :

https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2019/01/09/belt-and-road-is-more-chaos-than-conspiracy/

This guy started doing zany things with crossbows, and is now designing serious products :

Daily Reading #370

Great speech by Tucker Carlson. Considering many of his points, I think that the Left is on the edge of an enormous backlash, that the entire leftish political agenda is about to be rejected.

My reasoning, evidence is A) the growing realization that our Deep Black Swamp has enormous power in its enormous corruption. Tucker Carlson is part of the establishment, he doesn’t much discuss the corruption and the government’s escape from the Constitution.  B) My son has been very against discussing anything related to politics. That changed when he started college. His gf comes from a very liberal family. Both of them are irritated by the political atmosphere in the community college. Both are resonating with Tucker Carlson.

Kid got interested in real estate investment, which made him interested in government, taxes, …

I doubt they are unique :

Guess what? Russia didn’t steal the election for Hillary :

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/01/09/that-sophisticated-specific-russian-voter-targeting-effort-doesnt-seem-exist/?utm_term=.017163a4ee5e

Israel is a shit ‘ally’, US citizens have no national interest in the ME, whatever their personal religious, family or origin interests :

https://www.juancole.com/2019/01/senators-betrayers-constitution.html

https://www.activistpost.com/2019/01/cdcs-own-expert-vaccine-court-witness-confirmed-vaccines-can-cause-autism-so-they-fired-him-immediately.html

 

Trump was right about the Finns ‘raking their forests’ :

http://citizensjournal.us/trump-was-right-about-raking-finnish-forests/#comment-165351

George Webb digs into the Mike White, political hostage, story :

So Bolton didn’t grasp what was going to happen to him when he publicly contradicted Trump, even after Pompeo’s example? Bolton is not a bright man, and/or is entirely under Bibi’s thumb :

https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/01/turkey-rejects-new-us-syria-plan-humilates-john-bolton.html

Cory Doctorow has a really good idea, a meta-level app that implements your priorities for apps like Uber, Lyft, local ride share coops, local bookstores vs google, etc :

http://locusmag.com/2019/01/cory-doctorow-disruption-for-thee-but-not-for-me/

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-09/opinion-sane-world-brenda-snipes-would-be-prison-not-reinstated

http://www.fcpablog.com/blog/2019/1/2/practice-alert-russia-expands-corporate-liability-for-briber.html

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/jim-mattis-donald-trump-mad-syria-israel-egypt-arafat-sharon-a8700276.html

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190103142233.htm

https://theintercept.com/2019/01/07/nbc-and-msnbc-blamed-russia-for-using-sophisticated-microwaves-to-cause-brain-injuries-in-u-s-diplomats-in-cuba-the-culprits-were-likely-crickets/

Saklers have to be strongly associated with the CIA, otherwise they are the CIA’s competition. The CIA doesn’t like competition :

https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2019/01/mysteries-surrounding-rhodes-pharmaceuticals-sackler-familys-second-opioid-company.html

I raised a couple of baby opossums as pets when I was working in a lab. Nice animals, not playful. Powerful bite :

https://www.quantamagazine.org/jellyfish-genome-hints-that-complexity-isnt-genetically-complex-20190108/

https://thewire.in/government/is-india-really-96-open-defecation-free

Interesting math connections in machine learning algorithms, but impossible for me to guess what they might mean :

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00012-4

https://theconversation.com/how-climate-change-caused-the-worlds-first-ever-empire-to-collapse-109060

Orlov’s 2005 article on economic collapse, comparison of America’s situation with the USSR’s experience. Lots of false assumptions about causes and conditions, but some good insights :

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1M56LtVzVcYJSMGKm5CV2RcePETqK1BwvF-Pb5AkdTXM/preview

https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/national-security/guantanamo/article223835570.html

Guantanamo base commander screws subordinate’s wife, has a fight with said subordinate, impedes investigation into the drowning death of said subordinate. High class folks we have in our nation’s officer ranks :

https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/national-security/guantanamo/article224158005.html#navlink=Lead

 

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-09/when-guns-are-outlawed-only-outlaws-will-have-guns

This is inadvertently a comparison of the efficiencies of old-style wooden boat design, materials, construction and that using modern versions. The two boats were not the same design nor size, but nevertheless it is clear that the design principles are completely different, and a modern ‘wooden boat’ is only wooden on the inside, the outside is kevlar and resin, kevlar being stronger than fiber glass. I didn’t see the strong keel I assume must have been put in  :

Kid walked in last evening just after I started listening to this, said “Malmsteen”. He doesn’t know much about Yingwie other than Arpeggios from Hell, was surprised at BBKing playing the piece. From that you know that Malmsteen has a distinct style. Further, he is the Pagannini of guitar, the highest virtuosity.

Then I look at the links, there are a few ‘If Yingwie played’ videos. Malmsteen’s music and style are too challenging to become the way guitarists impress.

Cultural evolution continues at the fastest pace ever in the history of our species :

This would be fun to take to the range :

I hadn’t seen the Michael Moore video predicting Trump’s election for a while.  WSJ is slowly catching on to where the power in the US is shifting. Yes, Trump supporters are the most cohesive group in America, and the most diverse. We were created by the people who now hate Trump so very much, the owners of everything and their minions in government. Their organization of this system disadvantaged us. The Internet came along at just the right time for us to understand and share our understandings.

Yes, Trump is our man until someone better comes along. And if they kick him out or kill him, shooting starts in short order.  Such a bad idea :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-10/trumps-die-hard-base-real-resistance-and-they-love-him-no-matter-what-wsj-op-ed

I linked to this before, quite brilliant work, exposing inherent white racism :

I don’t watch Janice Fiamenogo enough, intelligent and rational and good context. “Indigenous science” as a field of study with equal status to European science in a Canadian University :

Sequencing proteins from 68M yo dinosaur bones (!!!technical tour de force) shows T-Rex is a close relative of chickens :

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2007/apr/13/uknews.taxonomy

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/09/Weasel-like-fishers-prey-on-Canada-Lynx-in-Maine-news/

https://qz.com/1517920/a-genetic-link-to-monogomy-was-discovered-in-10-animal-species/

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00007-1?sf205676708=1