Daily Reading #2F

Every few months, there is some startlingly-powerful method of getting at your files, network, … :


Every now and then, Patrick Buchanan gets it right :

The Trump Doctrine

More mechanism of Black Swan collapse :


Good article. Bannon is a social-religious conservative. His critiques of modern capitalism are good, but it isn’t the loss of religon that is the reason, the world has seen successful capitalism under other religions or none at all. It is the government having grown into replacing ALL other social institutions and the weak control of corporations by shareholders that cause these problems. Crony capitalism is a symptom of that. Bannon seems to have a ‘war of civilizations’ view of things, dumb. He thinks Putin is a Mafia with a country, those need to expand. Dumb.  :


NSA’s powers to read network traffic is apparently not restricted :


The laws don’t exactly OK that, as they now do in Britain :

Britain Passes the Snooper Charter Ending ALL Privacy

Good article. “Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.” Leonardo Da Vinci. Intelligent is not something you ARE, it is something you BECOME. Emotional programming of the population. Propaganda is everywhere, hard to separate from the news. Context, Context, Context determines the value of a fact :


The list of ‘fake news’ sites certainly has focused attention on the foibles of MSM. “5 Times When The Mainstream Media “Created Fake News”… And People Died As A Result” :


Streissand Effect everywhere on ‘fake news’. Here is Ron Paul’s reply “and it’s sourced” :


Guiliani was part of the 9-11 coverup, at least, and probably the plot also. He is an Israeli-Neocon just like Bolton, terrible choice as sec State :

Giuliani Might Be Even Worse Than Bolton


IMHO, the motives of government agencies are worse than corporations, they have fewer reasons to try to do a good job. The standard report from people who work for gov is “didn’t have to work much”. The bad part of prisons is how many are in them and why, not who runs them. Public and private have scandals :


I have taken a couple of days to read and reread this, trying to decide about it. First of all, the guy goes wrong with his basic assumption, that because Hayak’s “extreme assumption” that Liberty was simply the absence of coercion and it was clear that that wasn’t enough for a proper civilization, therefore the whole system Hayak proposes must be wrong. No Hayak was correct wrt , which Monbiot assumes must provide a workable solution for all of society, not just a small government, because Monbiot thinks gov should be the total control for a society.


Trumps borrowing and spending meets the approval of big-government types. That is the one thing that won’t work, we have so many examples now, e.g. Japan’s 20 years of infrastructure spending including building bridges to nowhere :

Trumponomics: It’s Not All Crazy

Barry Ritzholz is no cognitive psychologist, he is dead wrong about this :


Robert Epstein showed that Google can influence opinion to 20% voting by the ordering of the results, how can Facebook’s algorithm have less influence ? Clinton lost despite Google’s massive support, which included not displaying standard search phrases so it was harder to find negative information about her :


“The technology has made possible undetectable and untraceable manipulations of entire populations that are beyond the scope of existing regulations and laws”

This discusses the mis-use of words like ‘racist’ and ‘anti-semite’ in propaganda, to the point where the terms don’t meaning anything except ‘political opponents we wish to diminish’. Exactly what I have long said, there are Left Progressives and Right Progressives, but no conservatives, throughout government :

We Need New Words

Guy plays crude-looking instruments amazingly well, great Blues. Electronics can make anything sound good. The guitar he plays here is one of the more sophisticated-looking :

As I feared, the Israeli-Neocons are taking over a Trump admin :


The US’s meddling in the Ukraine, using the Banderites to overthrow the legitimate government, has bad effects on neighbors :




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