Daily Reading #341

The problem with some comedian’s jokes is that you can’t remember them :

Jordan Peterson is a genius. Very clear thinking about very hard problems expressed very clearly :

Michael Moore is an ideologist, but the facts here are very true and the Finns have the interpretation correct. The US did the educational research, the Finns applied the ideas, but the educational establishment ignores them :

Totalitarian mindsets cannot tolerate other sources of power :

http://www.captainsjournal.com/2018/11/13/democrats-introduce-bill-banning-80-lower-receivers/

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-14/red-flag-gun-laws-yet-another-government-weapon-compliance-and-control

This is an interesting hypothesis wrt Flynn.  It would support the hypothesis that Flynn is still a good guy working to expose the Deep Black Swamp :

https://www.newsbud.com/2017/10/24/targeting-michael-flynn-shielding-the-radical-cleric-gulen-special-counsel-robert-mueller-must-step-down/

https://www.globalresearch.ca/whos-in-the-pocket-of-the-russians-why-prosecutor-robert-mueller-is-really-indicting-trumps-one-time-foreign-policy-adviser-michael-flynn/5620442

Isiah’s job, an excellent Jay Nock essay. I am more hopeful about ‘the masses’. Nobody has full comprehension of anything, any aspect of life or how to live it. My discussions with ‘the masses’ find surprising sophistication about all kinds of things in ordinary people, but especially the intelligent and insightful people I like talking to. None are formally educated, I doubt that the latest two, both blacks, one mixed black-ME the other standard Alabama, I have been talking to read much, but they pay attention and think. I learn from them.

Not clearly Remnant material, but even among the obvious Remnant candidates, e.g. the Libertarians, there has been a surprising amount of stupidity in recent years. In fact, they failed in the 2016 elections exactly because they trimmed their message to attract the masses, and thus attracted nobody.

So I have more hope that the conditions of civilization can increase the relative size of the groups that will be needed to right society and re-direct its course, and believe that that has happened. Obviously, as there are many excellent comments anywhere those are still allowed in our social media. But Nock’s description of the prophet’s role is is good, and the means by which ideas affect society excellent. This long essay is worth reading :

https://mises.org/library/isaiahs-job

Globalism is the modern form of imperialism,  patriotism and nationalism are not opposites :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-15/trump-understands-important-difference-between-nationalism-and-globalism

Compounding insecurity of computer systems, we are allowing computers to control our physical environment. Very bad idea, in addition to the insecurity, it will evolve into a nanny home driven by city, state and federal regulations. “For your health, your refrigerator does not open after 8PM” kind of thing. My nanny car is already a frustrating experience, and it is mostly an autonomous nanny, the auto company is not actively controlling it :

https://www.recode.net/2018/11/12/17765390/voice-alexa-siri-assistant-amazon-echo-google-assistant

World health has stopped improving :

https://newatlas.com/global-health-report-fertility-mortality/57181/

Long, interesting in the beginning for the social scene at the beginning of WWI, and at the end for the bad effects on families, emphasis on spiritualism, not so interesting :

https://www.lrb.co.uk/v40/n21/malcolm-gaskill/plot-6-row-c-grave-15

This is support for the ecosystem, hydrological approach to restoring desertified environments. The water must be trapped so it percolates into the ground :

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/11/just-12-days-world-gets-half-its-annual-rainfall

Support for Hancock and Carlson’s thesis that comets caused the end of Clovis people. They have identified a chain of craters of the right age. As comets often break up before hitting a planet, e.g. Shoemaker-Levy 9, the existence of craters so distant is not a criticism of any of them being ‘the cause’.

The idea that the Clovis points were no longer made because the large game animals were gone is idiocy, as the people who followed the Clovis culture 3000 years later made much more primitive points with entirely different knapping technology. Really, they should have asked an anthropologist :

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/362/6416/738

Good and interesting science :

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-11/fm-hpe110718.php

Astonishing science :

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/11/do-gut-bacteria-make-second-home-our-brains

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Daily Reading #340

Definitely end-of-an-era behaviors :

https://www.thedailybeast.com/inside-the-crazy-corruption-scandal-that-ensnared-leonardo-dicaprio-and-the-hollywood-elite

Sad world when nobody thinks that the wars we are waging are important enough to think about :

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/ten-years-gone-iraq-and-afghanistan-vets-on-what-it-all-meant/

I have read 100s of articles about the structural problems in the economy, predictions of failure.  I don’t read that many as I know the financial system will fail because it has not been designed to be fail-safe. It is a complex, evolving system, so you can’t predict when, although it certainly looks closer to a market collapse than a market recovery or even gentle slow-down. I think the market high is behind us :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-14/steen-jakobsen-four-horsemen-portend-painful-reckoning

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-14/rubino-elites-are-terrified-1930s-depression-or-weimar-hyperinflation

More social change. I am not as optimistic about self-driving cars by 2025, but someday that technology will indeed change things. Here is a hypothesis :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-13/autonomous-vehicles-and-rise-mobile-sex-workers

Climate scientists continue to mis-predict and favor their biases :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-14/climate-scientists-admit-major-math-error-after-global-warming-study-debunked

George Webb continues with his overviews, here discussing the Chain of Command, the failures of which make voting irrelevant :

This is complete confirmation of George Webb’s story of the war on Libya. OTOH, I think his understanding of the petrodollar is not correct :

If the debts can’t be paid back, what next? Printing more currency a) stops producing growth, b) destroys the economy :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-13/mauldin-worldwide-debt-default-real-possibility

A leading candidate for explaining the Fermi Paradox :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-13/socal-fires-may-have-ejected-incredibly-dangerous-radioactive-particles-atmosphere

A 12-man FBI squad to entrap Kiriakou on behalf of Brennan. That is Deep Black Swamp :

https://dailycaller.com/2018/11/14/kiriakou-cia-mueller-brennan-strzok/

USDA certainly has changed their views from when I was on the farm :

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/newsroom/features/?cid=nrcseprd1367450

I try to avoid knowing any of the Brexit details, but somehow fell into this one :

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6375927/Jacob-Rees-Moggs-Brexiteers-unite-DUP-vow-vote-Brexit-deal.html

This is certainly true. Surprising to see something so rational about economic policy from the NYTimes :

Camille Paglia is a solid feminist, there aren’t many :

https://quillette.com/2018/11/10/camille-paglia-its-time-for-a-new-map-of-the-gender-world/

A good business model when he only gets $1000/bug. What did they expect? He could have sold it for much more than that on the black market :

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/11/bug-bounty-hunter-ran-isp-doxing-service/

Good, another revived species :

https://www.audubon.org/magazine/fall-2018/led-tribal-scientists-montanas-trumpeter-swan

Monarchs continue to decline. Very bad, Monsanto is a shit company :

https://news.science360.gov/obj/pic-day/73d83104-473a-4191-b9c0-1d4af4c2aeb7/floridas-monarch-butterfly-population-takes-tumble

Plasma collection is a big business :

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/sep/27/my-career-as-an-international-blood-smuggler

Hollywood’s centralization was a death sentence, no industry survives that. The bad thing about the Hollywood film business imploding is that they will spread through the economy. We don’t deserve that :

I like knowing how to do a lot of things.  I raised rabbits, never used the skins :

Daily Reading #33F

Something interesting is happening in the world of cannabis. First of all, over the last few months, I have gotten to know more neighbors, and when we meet on the street, many offer to share whatever they are smoking. Everyone is proud of the quality their suppliers provide, want to share. I have been given, by non-dealers, samples of hash and flowers. Just recently, as a result of new friends, the family has received several gifts of full ounces of very fine home-grown. “Gorilla Glue #4” is one, all are really top-notch strains. More and more people are growing, seems to me.

Also, just yesterday, when the next-door dealer came over as I was watering the lawn and heaps of lawn clippings and leaves in the garden beds, offered to share his joint, he told he he had just done his inventory, and had 4+ ounces of different popular strains. (The only thing he deals, smart man.) I know his supplier fronts him and that he has a hard time paying, meaning the amount he smokes is > than his gross margin in sales.. Suppliers fronting 4+ ounces of weed to a low-level dealer is pretty generous, seems to me.

Second, my son brought home, from one of his friends, .5 grams of completely clear ‘wax’, a solid extract of cannabis. Very nice, clean high. So products continue to improve, the high end is where everything is headed. That is where those companies need to go, if you can only get high on Saturday night, you want it to be perfect, exactly the same product every time. Name brands work for that market. The question is, is that a big enough market?

What I see happening is that people like to try new strains, find they all very nice and don’t have favorites. Exactly the opposite of brand-name strategy, unless the brand can stock every significant variety in edibles, tinctures, extracts and flower in every store.  Anything else leaves an opening for competition at the local end, but not necessarily the low margins end. Big difference. It costs about the same to grow any strain. Indoor costs more than outdoor and can produce better smokable products. Extracts don’t care about indoor vs outdoor, especially at the high purity end of extracts. Indoor growing costs are dominated by electrical power for lighting.

Big scale can produce far more, will have some cost advantages, but home growers don’t care about margins unless their costs are > than what they can buy from the store, and non-taxed local  growers and dealers have bigger cost advantages. There is no way to stop that segment of the market, it will only grow with higher taxes and regulations on cannabis production and products.

We haven’t even started talking about extract + flavors and fragrances. Did you know that different flavors and fragrances have effects on the nervous system? How about the combined effects of various supplements with all of the above, suitably timed. Just a few of my ideas as I think about this, the 10s of Ms of individuals who are part of that that evolving ecosystem are hugely more informed and creative than I am on the subject,  so depend on it, a deluge of social change is on the way, originating from cannabis culture melding with straight society.

Another neighbor is in trouble with 4+ different dealers because they have extended credit for pills. This guy has no assets, he will be on the street the day he misses his rent, barely makes it most months. Pill pushing dealers extending credit to pill popping customers means they have a very low-margin business. That makes so little sense, I can’t get my mind around it. ?Oversupply? Being subsidized? What for? I think credit to hard drug users is unheard of, and can’t get my mind around it.

I don’t have more information on pills and hard drugs beyond that anecdotal evidence for oversupply or ?something?, but clearly cannabis is in over-supply, and that is going to get worse as more people grow their own and use it in a gift economy. High value items costing little is ideal for a gift. “I grew it” absolves you of any comparison with professionals. Nobody turns down free weed. All of the exchanges I have been part of lately have been small gifts, people do each other favors and repay favors.

The number of recognized strains is now >3000. That will continue to increase because new strains and cannabis cup wins mean higher prices for the same amount of work and grow room. Those strains will gradually become more potent.

I worked on the edges of marketing a few times, know a little about estimating market sizes for business plans. I could be real critical of a lot of the growth assumptions I have seen behind the Canadian distributors making their own brands. I think they are ignoring how easy it is for anyone with a few square meters of garden patio to grow their own.

The stuff is a weed. You can grow a 3-to-10-year supply for the average person in a few square meters of any sunny area, no big deal. My neighbors are doing it, suburbanites all, most don’t have any background in gardening.

Extractions and combinations will require larger scale setups than economic for individuals, perhaps even coops, thus room for branded products. But except for the brands developing their own distinctive and superior strains, I don’t see how they add value with a brand name, people like variety too much. The market value, quality of what a home grower can produce is very close to what a local grower can produce. Labs will test anyone’s cannabis for reasonable costs, there aren’t any secrets. So, I predict that prices will continue to fall, except for the very high end of product.

The times, they are a’changin. Fast. All that in the same world as an opioid epidemic will kill 75,000 people in the US this year, 100s of thousands around the world. All the US and Europe and much of the rest enabled by the CIA. And we citizens tolerate the politicians protecting the criminals doing this to us.

The oligarchic side of the Deep Black Swamp at work, legislation to increase their income at the expense of PG&E  customers. Also, the information that PG&E’s equipment failures have caused many of the fires in California, and that Trump was right to blame the state’s forestry management policies for the wild fires :

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/09/21/brown-signs-bill-allowing-utilities-to-pass-costs-of-wildfire-lawsuits-onto-consumers/

State fire investigators have determined that PG&E equipment caused 16 wildfires last fall, including 12 of the deadly North Bay infernos. Of the 16 fire incidents, state investigators have alleged that PG&E violated laws requiring proper maintenance in 11 instances.

Pushed by a century of fire suppression that has left forests dense, a growing population moving into areas that historically burned as part of natural cycles, and a warming climate, the total area burned in 2018 in California – 1.4 million acres – is the worst in a decade, with another two months left before winter rains start. Four of California’s five most destructive wildfires on record have burned in the past 15 years.

George Webb shows that RussiaGate is very real, but it was the DNC using Russians against Trump :

A tsunami 8100 years destroyed Mesolithic lowland people from Britain across Doggerland into Europe. Catastrophes like this are more common than previously thought, e.g. 12,900 years ago when the shield glaciers in Canada melted very rapidly and the Clovis culture was extinguished, along with all of the large mammals in North America and ?Europe and Northern Asia?. Just what Graham Hancock and Randall Carlson have many Youtube lectures on the subject :

Awesome generation on all sides, such abysmal governments and awful human beings as leaders produced this catastrophe in civilization :

Random stuff :

Daily Reading #33E

Julian Assange still languishes in the embassy. Our noble press is silent. Donald Trump is NOT supporting an important ally :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-12/hedges-assange-has-done-more-expose-american-crimes-any-other-news-organization

US citizens are propagandized and don’t even know it :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-12/johnstone-us-mass-shootings-gun-issue-mental-health-issue-or-war-issue

https://chaletbooks.com/chaletreports/?p=1532

https://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/11/in-us-media-false-reports-suggest-a-great-deception.html#more

https://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/11/yemen-why-holding-hodeidah-is-the-houthis-last-chance.html

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-12/ron-paul-asks-president-trumps-iran-policy-normal

Further propaganda, the US government lied us into every single war and major military action :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-12/veterans-day-remember-lies-filled-military-cemeteries

A comment I just made on ZH in response to a comment claiming that Trump is just acting like a mafioso, extreme business-mercantile approach to international relations :

No, intentionally or not, the Israeli-Neocon assholes who run Trumps foreign policy are accomplishing nothing but the destruction of US Hegemony. They are going far beyond what the US can actually accomplish, great overreach, and it will result in the international order adjusting to avoid US control.

SWIFT is being replaced. Iran is a preferred supplier of oil in China. Russia and China are trading more. China’s Belt and Road initiative is an end-run around US control of the seas. Trade policy will no longer favor other country’s so completely. NATO is no longer in either Europe’s or America’s interest, and the EU is replacing it, with big consequences for US arms manufacturers and CIA operations. NK-SK will soon send US troops home. Troops in Europe will follow in a year or so. Afghanistan must end soon, there is no longer any justification except controlling the political settlement, so big draw-downs in the ME. Etc.

Further, Pompeo’s statement that Iran’s leaders have to make the decision about whether their people want to eat is stupid, because Russia’s agriculture is growing rapidly, Brazil’s already has. Beans and corn are not just raised in the US any more. Ditto China. The world needs US food less and less. Ditto manufacturing products.

Intentionally or not, Trump is ending the US Empire. Not cleanly, not out-in-the-open, but ending it. The Israeli-CIA effort to overthrow Assad and own Syria has failed. The war in Yemen is ending. The MbS episode is behind us, that was Trump moving sales to SA out in the open, the CIA lost the illegal arms trade income.

Slowly, slowly, Trump seems to be winning here in the US, also. The situation in the House is not all bad, the Ds will continue to look stupid and do their own over-reach. The Kavanaugh nonsense, the craziness about immigrants and whites, the caravan, and RussiaGate guaranteed that 2018 was not a Blue Wave the way they hoped.

Trump won the election, many of his Republican enemies in House and Senate are gone, he is now the accepted and at least more-supported face of the RNC.

Now all Trump needs to do to own the 2020 elections is prosecute the Deep Black Swamp, a full-court press down every tendril of corruption in DC. This is a 10+ year effort, and the man or woman, I recommend selecting a woman, that Trump picks to lead that effort has a damn fine chance of being President in 2024.

As bad as the US’s economic problems are, China’s are far worse :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-12/foreign-investors-reduce-chinese-bond-holdings-first-time-feb-2017-why-matters

George Webb’s continuing analysis of the DC corruption. Bannon is a Deep Black Swamp operative :

The correlation of forces is now against Mueller and the Deep Black Swamp :

https://dailycaller.com/2018/10/16/muellers-jig-is-up/

“Washington has insurmountable CRIMINAL problems that make the Soviet Union look like kindergarten by comparison.” The case for secession :

https://zerogov.com/ten-questions-for-russell-longcore/

Speaking of criminal problems. The box of provisional ballots found in a rental car in Broward County produced the immediate research :

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Kang in Broward Election Fraud BTFOs Himself

  • be Noah Holliman JR. room temperature IQ, but get government job because affirmative action
  • get tasked with helping the dems pull off the worst election fraud in U.S. history
  • be given provisional ballots to transport in rental car you rented under your name
  • be such a fucking idiot, you turn the car back into AVIS with the provisional ballots still in the fucking trunk
  • AVIS employee tweets LAURA LOOMER what you did
  • Loomer shows up to AVIS and takes pics of the box of provisional ballots you left there
  • Loomer breaks story on Twitter
  • bunch of autists find your FB and picture with Andrew Gillum
  • autists also find records that your wife donated ot his campaign
  • be the straw that finally broke the camels back and got Rick Scott to FINALLY have no choice but to raid Broward and Palm Beach elections offices because this is the LOWEST IQ voter fraud in all of mankind.

What can you autists find on this nubian king?

>http://archive.is/O8SnV

http://archive.is/w8FAS

These guys needed Fred Dibnah, the British steeplejack  I linked to a while back, tho he didn’t deal with reinforced concrete silos like this one was. The demolition team’s structural model was wrong, they needed much more undercutting to get the entire thing to fall in the opposite direction :

At 4:29 there is a sileage silo of poured construction that is another example. The rest are very good examples of demolition of buildings. Well, except for the ones, the silos are examples, where they didn’t use enough explosives. Those fell in the wrong direction, didn’t complete falling, etc.

Note the lack of dust in those examples, versus the huge volumes of dust were created by the examples with adequate explosives.  Recall 9/11? That dust had un-exploded nanothermite grains and very large amounts of residue from military nanothermite :

Daily Reading #33D

I see this insanity all around me, my kid was on the ladder for a while. We describe the event as him dropping out of 7th grade, but it was really us abandoning the model.  We were widely criticized, but the kid is a solid human being who is disciplined, works hard, and knows a hell of a lot about  a lot of things, including 5 years in the world of work and people. I wouldn’t trade for their kid just graduating from CalPoly. It is enough that my kid envy that accomplishment, he can accomplish anything he decides to do.

Meanwhile, my kid is a happy and productive person with a happy and productive girlfriend. Many of their friends are definitely not, the ways to drop out or otherwise rebel are very many :

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/09/children-testing-schools-education-reform-inequality/

The best way to honor veterans is to stop creating them. Exactly right. Trump has not yet mastered the military :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-11/johnstone-best-way-honor-war-veterans-stop-creating-them

Goldman-Sachs is a ‘most admired company’? ON what dimensions where they admired, I wonder? The ability of the sales team to ‘rip their faces off’, perhaps? :

https://sevenpillarsinstitute.org/the-case-of-goldman-sachs-and-1mdb/

We need to learn more from our past wars, to consider how much was lost to civilization, how little was gained :

https://www.laphamsquarterly.org/roundtable/war-done

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-10/unsafe-military-encounters-are-getting-more-frequent

https://thinkpatriot.wordpress.com/2015/11/22/if-windows-crashes-wwiii/

Hard evidence there is no gold in the vaults, it has all been ‘loaned’ to keep the price of gold down :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-10/uk-blatantly-violates-norms-decent-behavior

The intent of the CIA’s torture program was always to produce the false confessions that supported the government’s story wrt 9/11 :

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/uk-rendition-ibn-al-sheikh-al-libi-iraq-war-806970986

Surely Snipes has violated some Federal law that Trump can have prosecuted? :

http://coldfury.com/2018/11/10/no-big-deal-theyre-just-stealing-an-election-right-in-front-of-our-faces/

The propaganda from the Stasis Quo is laughable, simple comedy :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-10/drug-catastrophe-afghanistan

Luongo says the same as George Webb, their coverups are exposing all the players :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-10/tom-luongo-hillary-will-indict-herself

George Webb continues the investigation :

The MIC-CIA-… Deep Black Swamp has a tin ear. Same as with their psyops leading up to the midterms, their efforts backfire.  In international affairs, all of the sanctions are pushing the US out of international controls rather than the intended result of forcing the rest of the world into our controls :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-10/war-party-wins-midterm-elections-accelerating-transition-multipolar-world-order

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-10/are-trumps-anti-iranian-sanctions-waivers-strategic-or-signs-weakness

The left, world-wide, has stopped being the party of the working man :

https://mainlymacro.blogspot.com/2018/10/how-left-stopped-being-party-of-working.html

Islam is going through the same process of adjusting to the necessity of a secular state that the Catholic Church went through in Europe and the various Protestant religions there and in the New World :

https://mondediplo.com/2018/11/02arab-world

This assumes that systems will always be hackable. If NSA had put as much effort into enhancing tools to test security as it has into finding exploits, that would not be so true. Fix security, which also means fixing a citizen’s ownership of their data, and all of these problems evaporate, no need for any international treaties :

https://www.georgetownjournalofinternationalaffairs.org/online-edition/2018/10/30/a-rules-based-order-to-keep-the-internet-open-and-secure

This analysis of the costs of Brexit under various scenarios is entirely from the pov of the Stasis Quo. It makes no effort to analyze how Britain could neutralize EU’s tariffs, for example, nor of what opportunities will open as a result of the EU’s exit from British affairs :

https://www.lrb.co.uk/v40/n21/swati-dhingra/what-would-it-be-like

The benefits of globalization are the increased opportunities to avoid local rules. Soccer is an outstanding example :

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/manchester-city-exposed-chapter-4-a-global-empire-a-1236622.html

Cellular networks do throttle different services, of course. I think they have to, because they have limited bandwidth. Of course they will not favor Skype and other services if they provide equivalents :

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/11/08/cellphone_networks_net_neutrality_throttling/

Having worked on some business projects, I think most business data, outside of basic accounting, is very poor quality, so machine learning won’t work in most companies. Having worked on many control systems, I know how hard it is to check input values from sensors, even if you have duplicates, what do you do if they differ? Shut the system off is really the only option. The airplane obviously didn’t have duplicate sensors :

https://hbr.org/2018/04/if-your-data-is-bad-your-machine-learning-tools-are-useless

So many black swans flying in from everywhere, you would think that centrally-planned systems attract them :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-11/yet-another-trillion-dollar-unfunded-liability-california-wildfires-edition

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-10/european-central-bank-panic-mode-economy-stalls

Evolution happens faster in cities, the selection is harder. Wonder if this is true for humans, as well? :

https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/11/08/concrete-urban-jungle-evolution/

Interesting technology for producing iron and other products from ores. The processing of the lanthanides and actinides is expensive and polluting. This is possibly an alternative? :

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611961/this-mit-spinout-could-finally-clean-up-steel-one-of-the-globes-biggest-climate-polluters/

Archeological genomes vs modern genomes in Andean peoples show the environmental effects that then allowed higher survival rates in the face of the epidemics from European diseases. Nice work :

https://www.courthousenews.com/altitude-likely-helped-andean-people-survive-contact-with-europeans/

Good science at the interface of DNA and the egg-sperm biochemistry that produces organism. The 2nd is about how exercise induces neurogenesis at the same time as it reduces inflammation in the brain :

https://www.quantamagazine.org/stem-cell-researcher-renee-reijo-pera-studies-embryonic-clock-20181015/

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-09-neurons-cognition-alzheimer-mouse.html

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-11-autism-zinc-deficiency-early-developmentnow.html?utm_source=tabs&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=story-tabs

More evidence that The Generalissimo was prescient in his models for developing super-human intelligence. This guy is an example of the best of the psychology as treatment profession. Most of them are placebos at best :

Good stuff from Youtube :

Hard to know why, but likely some big developer or company needs the land :

A genuine cliff-hanger :

Dad had learned to use horses for everything as a kid from his father, a horse trader and businessman in West Virginia just at the end of the horse era, sold cars after WWII. Dad had collected all the equipment, he was an auctioneer, so went to a lot of farm sales.  He said he had broken a steer to harness and had plowed a field with it, just to show he could do it. We plowed the garden with a garden tractor, but used the horses for weeding later, they could walk between narrow rows, didn’t step on plants.

This was fun. That would have been brutal work, earning a living plowing an acre a day, one man and his horse. Haying might have been worse. My relatives were very hard working people, both sides of the family, although my mother’s English-Amish side of the family thought my father’s Scottish hillbilly family were slackers :

Daily Reading #33C

Good discussion, Jimmy Dore is usually interesting :

The CIA is hopelessly mismanaged, so political that insiders warning of failure are punished. When your agency tasked with ferreting secrets can’t keep secrets, it is time to hang it up :

https://www.yahoo.com/news/cias-communications-suffered-catastrophic-compromise-started-iran-090018710.html

The CIA’s animus for Julian Assange is driving the inhumane treatment. Minor as compared to Yemen, but it certainly removes the fig-leaf from our actual policies wrt Freedom of the Press and Human Rights :

https://consortiumnews.com/2018/11/06/the-west-is-failing-julian-assange

As I have been saying, it is not possible to manage an economy :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-10/nightmare-scenario-beijing-50-million-chinese-apartments-are-empty

George Webb discusses the systemic attempts to subvert elections in the US, based in our Deep Black Swamp :

Driving my son to the motorcycle shop this AM, I heard NPR deny there was evidence for vote fraud in Florida. Piss-poor reporting :

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/broward/article221452655.html

A good conventional summary by Pat Buchanan. It ignores all of the crime at the heart of the establishment, presents the contest as entirely political :

buchanan.org/blog/the-war-for-the-soul-of-america-130476

Finally, an open source CPU looks viable :

I am impressed with AMD. They have done such a smooth job of integrating technologies as they move from generation to generation of processors. HyperTransport was a genuine advance in server-class chips and the very large number of transistors that now can be put on one chip means that switching fabrics make the best way of connecting hardware elements of a system. Versions of both have been in many products, this is a new level of performance and integration :

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3319296/components-processors/what-amds-64-core-rome-server-cpu-tells-us-about-ryzen-2.html

Youtube is an education :

Just to remind everyone how easy we have it :

 

Daily Reading #33B

One of the big advantages of living in a working-class neighborhood full of Section 8 families and households with multiple workers is my neighbors. I have been having interesting discussions with them. Today one of my black neighbors, tall bent over old man with slow speech in a deep Alabama accent and a lot of medical problems stated that he thought humans have always been viewed as farm animals by the ruling classes, and it is only the internet that is making it obvious to so many people and allowing them to share understandings. People’s opinions are much more sophisticated than reporters generally find.

This next article is the kind of thinking and writing that are brought out in hard times. It is coherent in its arguments, has substantially-true elements in the chain of reasoning,completely stupid understanding of evolution in culture and biology, and comes to the conclusion that race defines human limits, that whites are a superior culture, inherently, genetically, superior.

He doesn’t define ‘superior’ except constant references to European culture’s high points, his view of civilization’s best. OK, give him all that.  Some one race had to get to the industrial revolution first. The resources were everywhere, it turns out, so once the technical and social innovations had been invented, the industrial revolution spread. Different technological and cultural innovations, a change in climate, and presto! Mongols rule all the known world, barring western Europe, parts of India and parts of China, soon to fall also.  Africans had their own iron age, but too-tribal politics, perhaps, along with termites and tsetse flies that killed all the possible draft animals, so lower rates of exchange of goods, peoples and thoughts, so lower rates of improvement, and cultures that seemingly came and went with a single important resource.

But the peoples who invented much of it were Mediterranean and Middle Eastern people. Yes, it all came together in England, first, but the pieces originated everywhere. The fact that the Europeans have since lead all other cultures in pillaging the other lands and enslaving people when they are not genociding them with intentional disease, bombing them with poison gas or firestorms or atomic radiation-shockwave-firestorm blast,  as well as our huge leads in numbers of dead in single battles and total in single wars, are all ignored.

Those are all true facts, unadorned, you all should recognize them all. They are a part of our culture also. So, while very proud of my nation’s high points, how well we have done overall, I cannot be proud of every element of our past, only that we have overcome most of them most of the time. In the worst of times, there are nevertheless many good deeds done. And I was proud that maybe we were getting better. For a while.

I can state the advantages of multi-ethnic and multi-cultural societies. First hybrid vigor is a real thing, and most importantly in mixing the genes for immune function. The disease vs host race means offspring should be different from parents, thus all multi-cellular species tend to breed outside their local group when possible, and many have elaborate courting behaviors that display genetic health.

In a system with modern medicine, having people of mixed genetics is optimal, all will not fall ill to the same disease at the same time.

Mixing cultures is as important as mixing genes. Cultural innovation happens more frequently in multi-ethnic groups. ‘Conservative’ doesn’t mean no change, it means being careful to adopt changes locally that fit with the local situation. Of course, all change has risk, but stasis in your culture has more risk, the world around us changes continuously.

The article is a political version of the Human Biodiversity study group. I have read a good deal of their literature. It is lousy science. Genuine science is very far from connecting genes to culture. There has been more progress with the genetics of intelligence, but even there there are only a few genes whose function is known, the rest are the result of genome-wide association studies. There is no solution to the implications of the Flynn Effect wrt measuring IQ across cultures, and thus race-IQ studies await a physiological correlate of intelligence. Reaction time is the best they have currently, far from convincing.

In light of humanity’s very checkered history in ethnic relations, we better not let these people get out of control. Challenge them on their biology, their understanding of their own culture.

Don’t let them use patriotism in their argument. Every one of us is a patriot, every patriot must see room for improvement.

Race is certainly not the reason Culture A is at a high point, going down, and Cultures B-Z begin jocking for leadership and advantage on different vectors. Of course, that is the way things work, individual through family through institution in layers of classes and social stigmas and divided loves and loyalties. Those are all being thoroughly human..

That race is the cause of the current heights of civilization is a simple answer for a very complex set of questions. All of the archeology and history are not yet known, so we don’t even know all of the questions. Some of the older written languages are not deciphered.

Whatever the answer, it won’t be simple because the world is not :

https://theanatomicallycorrectbanana.com/home/2018/11/8/the-lefts-now-complete-lobotomy

Pam Bondi or Alexander Acosta for AG are very bad ideas. This article sees things as Jewish conspiracy, stupid so ignore that, but has some good facts on Epstein’s background and Acosta’s role in letting Epstein off lightly in the 40 young girls case. It covers the evidence that Trump is compromised also by Epstein’s operation and Pam Bondi’s being involved in child trafficking :

http://empireexposed.blogspot.com/2018/02/chapter-14-jeffrey-epstein-scandal.html

I think things are strange. What should have been a simple process of tracking down criminals and cleaning out Federal bureaucracies by abolishing them is taking a very long time. Trump is not what he promised, tho we can’t decide what the problem is. ‘Corralled by insiders’ is one view, much pushed by former insiders, we have indeed seen Trump pushed back from promises by pressures of some kind. ‘Compromised’ in any one of several ways, including rape of young girls, is another. ‘Just Another Baron’,  one of my thoughts, and is the view that SLL thinks applies with higher and higher probability, “Making airtight cases on solid evidence, no use of illegal wiretaps, etc’ is another. Evidence unfolds daily, the story continues, a civilizational cliff-hanger.

This is important history happening around us. Be damn sure you are on the right side here, and that is not the side of Brennan, Clapper, Comey, McCabe, Mueller, Rosenstein et al. These are absolutely not normal times, when events of this magnitude have happened to you, your nation’s foundations are under attack. We are far gone in this process, people are not entirely awoken :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-09/kunstler-midterms-fade-real-russiagate-rises

https://thinkpatriot.wordpress.com/2018/08/04/donald-trump-is-a-baron-establishing-a-dynasty/

A majority of voters eventually catches on :

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/exit-polls-majority-of-voters-say-russia-investigation-politically-motivated

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/05/05/karl-marx-communism-death-column/578000002/

This is blatant propaganda, it makes all these guys into good people, doing the right thing. How could the CIA’s own people, lead by Cofer Black, both fund Osama Bin Laden and pursue him as a mortal enemy?  Total BS, they made him out to be the big bad enemy early as a way of enhancing his reputation and his safety, then used him as the scapegoat for 9/11. Bet he was really surprised.

These people are sincere, just like Binney, Kirikou in one of the recent links with Jason Goodman, CIA and NSA’s internal security, the Special Access Programs, keep the illegal separate from the mostly-legal, and the mostly-legal believing they are true patriots.

But our best and brightest and most patriotic can’t see through 9/11, so somethings are seriously wrong with their institutions :

Israeli hegemony may finally be ending? :

https://mondoweiss.net/2018/11/congress-outnumbered-relationship/amp/

Monumental hypocrisy. Very true. But this is BS also. It begins with the premise that today’s understandings of race are the ones that should be applied to past people and events. Dumb. Instead of allowing us to be proud of our progress in improving civilization, it empowers Social Justice Warriors to attack us in the here and now, claiming we are versions of the past racists, sexists, … History as morality does not improve the present, seems to me :

https://www.currentaffairs.org/2018/11/monumental-hypocrisy

Tech workers have a lot of power. Maybe we are finally going to use it. Scientists on the atomic bomb programs never did, but they didn’t have the internet, so we can hope :

https://www.recode.net/2018/11/5/18062008/amazon-ice-we-wont-build-it-all-hands-meeting-law-enforcement-rekognition

Barriers to battery-powered cars are the infrastructure :

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2018-11-04/electric-cars-face-a-6-trillion-barrier-to-widespread-adoption

‘Approval voting’ gains some traction. A good experiment for the rest of us to learn from. We need more experiments :

https://electology.org/blog/fargo-nd-makes-history-first-us-city-implement-approval-voting

Friends in California say that the entire Bay Area is filled with smoke from the Paradise fire. Weather maps say the same must be true for LA from the Ventura County fires :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-09/god-help-us-aggressive-willdfire-decimates-entire-california-town

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-09/malibu-evacuated-apocalyptic-fire-rages-75000-told-flee-ventura-county

Rock art flourished everywhere about 40K years ago :

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/nov/07/worlds-oldest-figurative-painting-discovered-in-borneo-cave

I didn’t know Llamas behaved so much like dogs :

https://twitter.com/jkusunoki/status/1059223762434973697/video/1

A too long and discursive comment I made on ZH :

We certainly do not have a moron for President. Everyone is equally ignorant, you know? Don’t mistake the two. You can’t know what Donald Trump knows, you don’t even know how he learned them. And you can’t know what executive skills he has, except that his various properties have been in the news a lot, some very successful for many years. Adjust that by your estimate of how many of his suites were sold to people who made the investment as one of the Deep Black Swamp’s green cards for sale income streams.

So Donald Trump has some real strong points, he gives good theatre. Love him or hate him, he is the P.T. Barnum of the new age. He specializes in image, with some business sense and a willingness to take risk. He was a good friend of Richard Nixon as well as the old-guard mafia lawyer, Roy Cohn, I believe?

So he has the sons of mafia leaders as legal team and social contacts to handle the dimmer sides of the business, links into publishing and show biz all over the place, the gaming industry, wrestling, beauty contests. A lot of people on Wall Street, politicians, celebrities of all kinds want to be friends with Donald Trump, and Donald Trump is a friendly guy. Not bad for a NY builder’s son, rich as he started out.

Give him his due, Trump leveraged himself into the Presidency. It took a lot of talent to do that.

All through his campaign, he took what seemed like wild risks, and won most of the rounds with the rest of the media. As he was fighting with the supercilious bastards and female bastards we mere peons loved to hate.

As president, hysteria over the wild threats. We have seen what seemed like wild risks evaporate into the wind and produce a genuine movement toward peace in the Koreas. Maybe scaring the shit out of everyone was a good way to get the ball rolling? We must have known exactly what the NKs had, the nation’s insiders had sold the technologies and plans to them, so there was no threat if the leadership wished to live. Being desperate enough to kill all your potential rivals makes you understand about threats? And inclined to cement your power via peaceful means, peace is now in your interest. Both sides needed normalcy, and both sides should manage the process, the rest of the world butt out. Applies to the Koreas and also the Middle East. And it is happening the same way in both, somehow US diplomacy has failed to get itself included.

In both areas, US troops are being urged to depart by all sides. In Europe, the entire EU is looking to its own interests, country by country. NATO is being exposed as mostly show, the Northern operation to impress the world does not seem to have done so.

Maybe Trump does read the situation, have back channels, etc.

But, so easy to put a good story on events. Everyone does.

Is Trump a showman, or what? He sets a hell of a scene. The dueling stories continue into the era of the Clinton Crime Cabal trials and all of the associated CIA criminality that filtered into everything.

Watch Tracy Beanz’s take on Whittaker. There is hope, it seems. Every exposure raises short-term risk. There are a hell of a lot of people in government who have been read into one or more of these programs. Color of law or not, it was and is criminal activity, and people will hang for their crimes.

75,000 opioid deaths a year is genocide going on right now. The black community suffered with this for years and years, nothing significant was done, we just filled the prisons with black dudes who were recruited by CIA programs, e.g. the DEA’s informant programs. The informants were prisoners facing long sentences who were released as informants. They were made into street corner dealers, recruiting a group of kids to run the retail side, paying for their corner and the drugs. Big profits, big network, quickly. They grew proportional to the number of street corner dealers with sufficiently-long sentences.

Lots of murders, competing gangs, all encouraged by their handlers so as to distract from the drug trade itself. Or the even worse trade in children.

Now it is loose in the white community, maybe it will get some attention. Meanwhile, a hell of a lot of black women are crying for want of all those men in prison. Easy to see why they would be a bit prejudiced against whites, I almost convince myself.

This has been a very stupid system, it has ignored all of the evidence of the CIA’s drug trafficking over the years. Now a citizen’s choice is whether to submit to a mafia or not.

If Donald Trump does not win this battle and set it on a path to root out every tendril, anything goes.

Whatever happens, one very genuinely heroic person doing continuing investigative reporting in this modern age is George Webb. George is transparent as he goes after very sensitive subjects, exposes them all, one after another, using public sources and ‘meta-data’. He visits the locations of the crimes and the haunts of the criminals, principally in the DC area these days. He is exposing the people and organizations of the various schemes to steal from te public, to make money from drugs and influence and various agencies’ powers. Records are easier to get at in the modern world, and more things are important. We have a lot of people who do open source research now, the connections keep coming, there is no end of leads in this criminal conspiracy :

When your sled-building materials are hides, fish, animal bones and moss :

German Panzer commander racks up 168 tank kills before he is killed. Seems to me that after about 100 he should have become a teacher to leverage his expertise. But the Nazis thought he was unreliable, so that couldn’t happen :