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Daily Reading #260

As though Nuremberg never happened. The article is very wrong about the reason for the torture. They needed false confessions to bolster the 9/11 story, which was very weak and being widely doubted at the time :

The most obvious propaganda technique being used is “Pound the Frame”. The latest big frame is “The Russians Influenced The Elections”, here displayed very well :

I had 30 hives of bees when I was in high school. This is a great invention :

Jake Morphonios is a solid mind.  I may have to be more cynical wrt Donald Trump. Too bad, but I have been having more and more doubts since the election.

Otoh, while I can agree that the Rothschilds are a major force in the world, I don’t believe anyone controls everything, nor that anyone can foresee events. If someone had the $, supporting both sides is an excellent strategy, but so often a completely unexpected group wins. I have not studied the Rothschilds, so do not have an opinion, however attractive Jake makes that explanation for the world’s history appear. Other people of equally solid minds still believe Trump is playing a deep game against the Deep Black Swamp :

The best thing Russia could do is put a large number of their SAM installations into Iran. I believe they have already sold them the S-300s, which I believe can be upgraded to the S-400s. Russia could also make mutual defense treaties with Iran, and encourage China to do so also.

Again, we citizens have no control of our governments.

More from George Webb’s Crowd Mind investigation :

Ubiquitous surveillance does NOT work FOR our Deep Black Swamp, as they thought it would :

Facebook and Google and … are surveillance tools masquerading as social media, of course :

The push to war continues and continues and continues :

Luongo shares my view that Trump is playing a deep game. Reading tea leaves, we are :

An excellent side-effect of the political turmoil in DC is top positions are not being filled :

The very bad effect of abolishing the draft is that we have so few political leaders who have experienced war. They don’t grasp the fact that sniper training has gone far beyond WWII, nor how many people in the US have been trained as snipers, nor that the great majority of them do not favor the Deep Black Swamp nor their oligarchic wing. Too bad for them :

This has some good thoughts based on facts. OTOH, who can doubt China is closer to a normal government than it has been, that Communists will fail to maintain their control? Dictator-for-life is not stable, and is the end-game for the Chinese Communists, not a rejuvenation of their system. Consolidation of decision-making moves any system away from stability :

An interesting history of corporate rights :

This is an excellent account of the conditions which lead to the American rebellion/revolution and separation from Britain. Messy detail not contained in most history books. I have only read this last part, will try to get to the rest :

Academia “is not cut off from the world, but is constantly contaminating the world.” Very fun :

Look at one of the incentives for a corporate exec to go into government. Add in the fact that many go back to GS or join a law firm as rain maker or … and you can see that gov jobs are very desirable :

The US is obviously stupid in the ME. So why do we continue doubling down? There is a motive here I do not grasp :

This is good reporting, insight into the Ghouta ‘rebels’ and their MI6, Qatari, … patrons :

Capitalism is a self-organizing system :

No comment is necessary. Jordan Peterson vs some flake, essence of Jordan Peterson :


Daily Reading #25F

Yes, we are in the 1984 class of dystopian future, where information overload enables the propaganda to work. That is entirely because the legacy media are compliant in pushing the views of the elites :

Populism can use the media, same as anyone else :

Lead in gasoline is much more dangerous than previously suspected, accounting for 18% of  deaths in the US. Note the same sequence with mercury, first in amalgams and then in vaccines. They are still defending mercury in the vaccines despite one of the scientists on the CDC study that initially exonerated it confessing that they had to eliminate blacks in order to eliminate the significant ‘neural excitability’ effect. That was likely due to higher exposure to lead in the inner-city black population, with mercury adding to that :

Senior Executive Service is the corruption spread throughout the government.  I saw this in Webb’s series, but this bears repeating :

George Webb, who first brought up the SES aspect of the Deep Black Swamp’s control of the government, continues the investigation :

The US can only see the world in terms of military coercion, extremely negative-sum, especially for the people of the US of A, who have to pay for it. China and Russia have elegantly escaped that view, are playing positive-sum. Positive-sum beats negative-sum, because you can lose negative-sum games, remember? :

The push to war continues :

A standard result of war and the military’s selection of officers in the face of personnel shortages :

Free speech is in disfavor in the first world :

WaPo cannot deal with anything without the propaganda overlay. “No evidence vote totals were changed” is BS, they certainly were wherever electronic balloting was used, and the Stanford studies prove it. And are carefully ignored. This is more ‘Russia hacked the election’ nonsense, tho indeed, paper ballets are a part of an auditable system of voting :

As a measure of journalism’s accuracy, science reporting is excellent because it is uniformly terrible :

Good Discordian analysis. Organizing order produces the counter to that order :

John Robb is not entirely grounded, imho. This from WRSA. Two sides can play this game, and Delta Airlines, et all surely lose passengers as a result of dissing the NRA :

Decent encryption means no government entity can access your data, absent the key. That is the way it should be. Legally, we can deal with that because there is so much more meta-data available, that the context for the need for secrecy can’t be hidden. So decryption can be entirely voluntary, with the FACT of refusing to provide data a measure of guilt in the total context. Easy, but the laws need to change to support that :

Japan has a crime wave of elderly women who want to go to prison, the best of bad choices :

Seems to me to conflate 2 issues, public vs private ownership of land and free access to waterways. Private cleanups of old mines and etc are a failure of public land ownership, not a reason to fence off rivers. In England hikers have free access to any land. They make that work OK :

License plate readers and facial recognition everywhere. Totalitarian government! :

If we want to defeat ISIS, we should stop paying them. Nobody in any part of government can deal openly with the reality :

If NATO’s Turkish base is moved to Jordan, however will the CIA get its heroin processed? :

The interesting part of this is the Deal between Warren Buffet and Goldman-Sachs. Why? :

Given that CO2 levels have varied greatly in the ice core records of a few 100s of 1000s years, during which the Great Barrier Reef and other such ecosystems have persisted, there must be something missing in these analyses :

Human ancestry is deep and complex :

History keeps changing :

Daily Reading #25E

The push to war continues without significant interruptions by Trump’s election.  Three times in a row, we voted for the Peace Candidate, and again we have gotten a war leader :

George Webb. This first one is an excellent example of government enabling criminal behavior. It is a crime to produce unsafe devices, 4K a year burned because of the lack

Mixes of people due to long-ago migrations :


Professor Peterson has a very fine mind and is a cultural force for good thinking :

The Intercept is not a legitimate journalist group, imho.  This isn’t journalism, it is partisan op-ed :

National review is not very critical, accepts ‘Russian hackers’ as being behind Guccifer 2.0.  It doesn’t show all the CIA connections of the players, e.g. Carter Page, who was used by the FBI as the reason to wiretap anyone he dealt with. Other than a few other such ‘minor points’ that cover up the CIA-reality, this is mostly OK, MSM’s best effort so far :

You have to keep reminding yourself, Ds are no different than Rs, the last election was just one where the Deep Black Swamp preferred the D. Until Obama,  they had preferred the Rs :

From Naked Capitalism :

And from a London-based reader:

And one thing which is unbelievably anechoic. I’m actually in Salisbury today (part of a regular variant on my commute when I have to head west, the station is a large rail hub) and it’s less then 10 miles from where I live. So I know the area like the back of my hand. No-one, and I mean no-one has ever asked in the MSM just what the guy was doing living here. It’s about as unlikely a spot for anyone to end up living here as it’s possible to get. You get a few retirees, but very little influx from out the area.

But Salisbury is the epicentre for the U.K. military operations. There are at least half a dozen key installations of strategic importance (the Porton Down chemical weapons “research” facility, the army command HQ was there until 2010 when it moved to nearby Andover, the Salisbury plain training base, the Amesbury research operation, the large Warminster Garrison — and that’s just off the top of my head, there’s a lot more you drive past which are military facilities but not on the same scale as these.

He had no reason to live in the city and it is an unbelievable coincidence that it is so close to so many of the U.K. military high command’s sites. He was almost certainly here for a reason, and if I had to work in the area of helping the U.K. military/industrial complex, Salisbury is exactly where I’d live. No-one has mentioned in the press coverage how he supported himself, what he did in England since the spy swap and why he was swapped in the first place.

The whole thing absolutely stinks.

More on private equity capital, a disaster visited on American capitalism, as cronyed up as it was :

Why does it take $14M and 950 tons of material to build a pedestrian bridge? :

From NC :

Infrastructure: “Contractors Behind Collapsed FIU Bridge Are Major Miami Political Players” [Miami News]. “To Miami-Dade County insiders, it was no shock when Munilla Construction Management (MCM) beat out three other competitors to win a $14.2 million bid to build a high-tech pedestrian bridge at Florida International University. That’s because Munilla is not only one of the biggest contractors in South Florida but also one of the most politically connected thanks to years of shelling out hundreds of thousands of dollars to campaigns…. But questions are bound to be raised about Munilla’s deep ties to local politicians, including U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez — especially because the firm has never been shy about turning its political generosity into favorable decision-making…. And Diaz-Balart, who is chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development, was instrumental in building support for the bridge’s creation. Last weekend, FIU praised the congressman, along with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, for making the project a reality.” So it’s bipartisan!

I have had this book on my shelf for years, Robert Graves’ translation but never have gotten around to reading it :

The particle physics community is a great example of why professions should not be allowed to allocate their own R&D funds. Fusion physics is another.  $Bs spent to little effect, always the next bigger collider or the next version of the Tokamak will be the breakthrough. Meanwhile fractions of that money would have produced many more significant discoveries and perfections of new physics, e.g. Cold Fusion.

And if you don’t understand that, you haven’t looked at the evidence :

Power is accumulated for a reason, and people always have uses for it :

Daily Reading #25D

So the entire story about ‘The Russians Poisoned the Skripals” is bogus from the alleged poisons through any evidence that they were indeed poisoned :

Russian politics is as chaotic as the US’s version :

A no change election does not mean people don’t want change. Everyone in Russia wants change, even those who support Putin and he knows it. Good people everywhere are confused, they want to be inspired and have faith in their leaders and government. But republican, democrat. communist, nationalist, conservative, liberal, socialist, democratic socialist, all the signposts have lost their meaning. So, everyone is looking for the North Star, the sun to rise in the East or set in the West, the certain compass that the oldest woman in the village found many years ago and never let go of. In the meantime, the majority of Russians will vote for Putin.

OK, so Gina Haspel was not a torturer, exactly. I didn’t see any retraction about her destroying evidence of torture, the tapes. Besides which, she is CIA! Never give money or power the benefit of any doubt. She ran a black site, she is a war criminal by definition :

People farmed forests from the beginning :

More examples of unanticipated system-level effects from small changes :

Scientific American hypes everything. This was clearly known from studies of apes and birds :

Rand Paul is running for President, one assumes. Good speech in any case :

Newspaper chains have suffered from bad management in addition to all the other problems :

No kidding, Romney’s profession has destroyed American industry and other economic sectors :

Daily Reading #25C

If one makes a list of vulnerabilities that can produce systemic cascades of economic and social failure, pipelines are among the leading risks. The rest of this is how the US creates opposition by its attempts to impose hegemony in the ME and oil pipelines and to overthrow or weaken Putin and other opposition governments. This discusses how Putin’s responses are rational, and how the plan for hegemony could lead to WWIII :

Yes, indeed, far along in the failure of the world’s Central Banks. BOJ bought 75% of the Japanese bonds issued :

Too bad about AMD, it has even worse flaws than Intel’s processors. OTOH, reading further, indeed this looks like an Intel PR effort intended to keep AMD from taking Intel’s desktop and server markets. Either way, I think it is time to start looking for an ARM-based desktop :

George Webb continues to make incredible progress, imho. More and more detail, more and more names associated with institutions and roles. Child protection services, Opium Dome, EEOC, DEA licenses, whistle blower cases, selling sealed indictments, amazing stuff :

As an example of a system-level effect of a political dispute that nobody could imagine, this takes the cake :

More predictable, but the same kind of centralized decision-making in the absence of skin in the game having costs not bourne by the decision makers :

Seems like an intelligent use of technology.  Given the state of our gov, there must be a catch :

I linked to this yesterday, no comments. The Russian weapons are game changers, the US has no defenses. Thank God that Putin is rational :

A good summary of the Neoconservatives, who are trying hard to get WWIII going :

Trump provides just enough evidence that otherwise rational people (Illingsworth has done superb analysis of RussiaGate) can be unhinged :

Daily Reading #25B

Visiting relatives and friends, so light reading and few comments.

Discussing the political situation with a variety of people and views, even the most staunchly establishment views are changing against the corruption and lies. People who were once adamant that 9/11 could not have been a false flag and that Sandy Hook could not have been anything but reality are now doubting that Palmland was real. Big changes, tipping points approach.

Pompeo to State and a torturer to head the CIA and no prosecutions. Things are not getting better :

Demography is destiny :

This has very excellent comments, long strings of them. Intelligent responses crushing ideologues and fools, but I repeat myself :


Daily Reading #25A

Every connection, so far, between Trump and Russia turns out to have been the CIA or FBI’s informant or operative.  At this point Trump is the cleanest President every elected in the US, perhaps the world :

An insider’s view of why things are so bad. Committee positions are bought. I have to read Buck’s book. Long threads of great comments :

Governments took over welfare because they convinced the country that local charities were not handling the problem. Now the government doesn’t handle the problems either, but covers that fact by carefully fudging the statistics :