Fellow Organic Life Forms,
I'd like to preface these stories within the context that the fossil-fueled consumption machine, upon which we depend for our life support, is very close to it's final act of consummation, the elimination of the living ecosystems which litter the face and waters of our planet. It may be inevitable, but I am in the slow process of changing myself.
That much is possible.
One human genetic group and way of life appears to have continued, unbroken for 150,000 years, not exhibiting conspicuous consumption, or social dominance, rather enforcing egalitarianism through deep social mores and patterns. They have known every detail of their natural environment, and worked with it, not against it. They have not been quite wiped out by industrial civilization, yet. ("Hey, you call yourself a hunter? That meat is barely worth taking home.")
The Real Story of Automation. Dan sends this. Robots have been taking human jobs for 30 years already. It just became fairly dramatic in oil drilling, as charted, but it is everywhere. This is what is killing the Bushmen, and human workers everywhere, and life on the face of our planet, and it all makes sense. Each decision is rational, and the whole is killing life on Earth, while "improving shareholder value". While industrial/financial capitalism persists as our global economic paradigm, this process will accelerate..., until "poof".
Sounds boring, ho hum... "Why AlphaGo Zero is a Quantum Leap Forward in Deep Learning"
In a new model of a computer program teaching itself, this program was given the rules of the game "Go" and set to play against itself.
It taught itself complex parallel-attack strategies, and soon could beat the former world champion computer program, developed over decades, in 100 of 100 games.
Humans were out of this competition several generations ago. It does this with 1/12 of the processing complexity of the prior champion system; much more efficient.
We're not sure how it has figured out how to do this. Artificial intelligence is incomprehensible to humans, once it becomes free to figure things out for itself.
Only the initial parameters of play are set by humans. Do you think anything could go wrong?
Here is an odd little tidbit from Eleni. The Department of Defense will mock up an event this coming weekend that simulates a solar storm, or nuclear EMP attack, shutting down the US power grid and communications. (I don't personally think it matters that this is the same weekend as Antifa is supposed to have a bunch of rallies to beat-to-a-bloody-pulp any haters endorsing freedom of political speech or white-male-privelege-supporting open debate, or scientific method, or other oppressive institutions like those.)
If you didn't believe the Deep State is beyond democratic control before, you now have no choice---not after the last minute mugging the Donald received on his way to releasing these ancient JFK assassination files.
Paul Craig Roberts has grouped some essential links and facts regarding the 1963 coup d-etat of John Kennedy here. Thanks Eleni:
"J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI knew that Oswald, who Douglass believes was on the payroll of both the CIA and FBI, was sent to Cuba by the CIA in order to establish the story for the patsy role Oswald was unaware was being prepared for him. However, Hoover, along with LBJ, Earl Warren and the members of the Warren Commission understood that it was impossible to tell the American people that their president has been assassinated by the US military and US security agencies... Kennedy was murdered because he turned to peace. He was going to work with Khrushchev to end the Cold War. He refused the CIA US air cover for the Bay of Pigs invasion. He rejected the Joint Chiefs’ Operation Northwoods, a plan to conduct false flag attacks on Americans that would be blamed on Castro to justify regime change. He refused to reappoint General Lyman Lemnitzer as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. He told US Marine commandant General David Shoup that he was taking the US out of Vietnam. He said after his reelection he was going to “break the CIA into 1,000 pieces... The film of the motorcade taken by Zapruder shows that the bullet that killed Kennedy hit him from the front, blowing out the back of his head. You can see Kennedy’s wife Jackie reaching from the back seat onto the trunk of the limo to recover the back of his head.”
"The story of JFK’s assassination is one of state-sponsored murder carried out by the deep state power structure in the US. It was a coup d’état against a president elected by the people, whom the deep state viewed as an enemy to their objectives for war and foreign intrigues." Finian Cunningham.
Further details here, including the long relationship, numerous meetings between Oswald and Ruby, apparently related to their work for the CIA. Ruby sitings in critical places were fairly numerous before, during and after the assassination.
Colleen sends this link to a well researched site, which tracks 2 youths from 1952 to late 1963, their paths not identical, seemingly mutually exclusive in many documented instances. One of them certainly died 11/24/63. Lee Oswald and Harvey Oswald photographs and documentary timelines are compared here.
On Saturday, President Trump said all JFK files (the rest) would be released "ahead of schedule" (aka: "well behind the mandated disclosure date of 10/26/17") upon his order. I have seen nothing about that since Saturday, so, his order does not appear to carry any more weight than the Congressional mandate of 25 years ago.
Ilargi reflects on some current political intrigues. Hillary is in there somewhere, too...
"You have a conservative group led by the Free Beacon, funded by hedge-funder Paul Singer, that starts an ‘opposition research’ project to dig up dirt on Trump during the primaries. When that fails to halt Trump, the DNC and Clinton campaign take over the funding and expand it to include Washington dirt digger firm Fusion GPS, who in turn hire Christopher Steele to produce a very dubious dossier. Fusion GPS execs all took the fifth when asked...
And Trump hasn’t won a thing yet. Don’t be surprised if the whole sordid Harvey Weinstein tale is used, if not set up from the start, to go after the Donald. In a cynical link to that, George H.W. Bush has been accused of groping women, at the same time his role in the JFK assassination was questioned. He was the only American who didn’t remember where he was when the murder took place. Turns out, the CIA operative happened to be in Dallas."
UK Intel services may have done a favor for Paul Singer in the Republican primaries, then transferred the favor to the Clinton camp for the election last year, assuming it would be good to retain the favor of the inevitable Commander-in-Chief, and her friends at Langley. There is enough evidence here to prompt a deeper look, depending upon who gets to make decisions like that.
Kunstler looks at "Uranium-gate".
Apparently now, a person whose name will soon be plastered across the pixel-verse, has been given clearance by the Justice Department to come forth and sing to the various house and senate committees about a fishy deal involving Russia and the Clinton dynasty.
As many predicted, it appears the Harvey Weinstein scandal which exposed rampant sexual abuse in Hollywood by powerful movers and shakers and a corresponding cover-up "culture of silence" was just the tip of the iceberg. Overnight, Kevin Spacey issued what was clearly an already prepared and carefully crafted statement in response to bombshell allegations published by Buzzfeed a mere hours prior late Sunday night wherein actor Anthony Rapp alleged he was sexually assaulted by Spacey when Rapp was only 14-years old. And far from denying the allegations it appears that Spacey has more or less confirmed the assault on the then child actor who emerged as a Broadway star in the musical "Rent", and who currently plays Lt. Stamets on "Star Trek: Discovery".
Comet-Ping-Pong Pizzagater, John Podesta's brother Tony, getting probed by the Mueller investigators, resigns from his political lobbying firm, He said he “needs to fight this as an individual, but doesn’t want the firm to fight it.” That seems noble of him. I wonder what his severance-package is.
Hitting the Fan