Monday, November 30, 2020

Simple, Complex And Esoteric

 ​Dosing Appropriately,​

“It’s the vitamin-D, stupid​!​​ (Take 5000 units per day long term if you weigh over 100#. Double that dose for a couple of months if just starting.)​
Conclusions The previous studies, reporting a vitamin D blood level impact, compared COVID-19 severity between different patients populations and so can hardly discriminate whether the vitamin D blood level is a real factor of covid-19 severity or only a marker of another weakness being the primary severity factor. In contrary, the date of the boost is an intrapopulation observation and can thus only be triggered by a parameter globally affecting the population, i.e. the sun UV daily dose decreases. This result evidences that low vitamin blood D level is a contributing factor of COVID-19 severity.

Poor people working “casually” in nursing homes had to work sick, and work part time in multiple nursing homes, because that’s business. There is, unfortunately, no way to solve this. Move along…

This paper looks at the common long-term persistence of loss of smell after SARS-CoV-2 infection, and finds a golden-hamster animal model, where persistent loss of smell appears to be caused by persistent viral infection of cells in that area. This again raises the question I keep having about the possibility of low level viral infection causing persistent symptoms like fatigue, shortness of breath, and loss of smell.

These are the people. Note that these people in the study were selected for having long term persistence of symptoms. This does not say what percentage of their population cohort they might comprise. It is not rare…
Young, low risk patients with ongoing symptoms of covid-19 had signs of damage to multiple organs four months after initially being infected, a preprint study has suggested.1
Initial data from 201 patients suggest that almost 70% had impairments in one or more organs four months after their initial symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection.

One potentially good thing about the Oxford-Astra-Zeneca vaccine is that it is not a messenger RNA, genetic engineering, “vaccine”, but a more traditional adenovirus-vector based vaccine, as is Russian Sputnik-V. It will also be freely shared technology, which makes it a threat to profits, so a media target.

If you have not, already, had too much of the World Economic Forum's "Great Reset" plans for us; if you could possibly stomach more...

​64 person hit team set up by Israel. I wonder if our tax dollars contributed... Iran has had no nuclear weapons program for almost 20 years.
How Mossad executed Iran's nuclear chief: Power to the entire region was cut as gun and bomb attack blasted his convoy before he was dragged from car and finished off... then the 12 assassins melted away

The Isreali-suicide-robot-machine-gunner version:
​  ​At that point shots were fired again from a Nisan pickup truck which stopped 150 meters from Fakhrizadeh’s car. The shots were fired from an automatic machine gun which was mounted on the pickup truck and operated by remote control.
​  ​Fakhrizadeh was hit by three bullets – one hit him in the spine. Seconds later the Nisan pickup truck exploded in what looks like a self destruct mechanism. According to Fars news Iranian security forces identified the owner of the pickup truck who left Iran on October 29th.

Patrick Basham writes clearly and dispassionately here, a professional assessment of the current election.
​  ​I am a pollster and I find this election to be deeply puzzling. I also think that the Trump campaign is still well within its rights to contest the tabulations. Something very strange happened in America’s democracy in the early hours of Wednesday November 4 and the days that followed. It’s reasonable for a lot of Americans to want to find out exactly what.

​This is not even-handed ("smartest guy in the room"), and I posted the story already, but this provides further background.
​  In her Georgia complaint, Sidney Powell included the declaration of Navid Keshavarz-Nia, an expert witness who stated under oath that there was massive computer fraud in the 2020 election, all of it intended to secure a victory for Joe Biden.

What might the Rothschild-banking-pawn-president-of-France do when he sees politically incorrect police brutality?
Macron "Very Shocked" Over Filmed Police Beating Of Black Man For Not Wearing Mask

​Film a cop-crime; go to jail:
Police tear gas Parisian protesters after tens of thousands demonstrate against new law that bans filming police

​Some of these protesters seem to know who pulls Macron's strings. American protesters just burn and pillage local stores.​
​​  “We have to broaden the debate, and by doing that, we say that if there were no police violence, we wouldn’t have to film violent policemen,” ​   ​Assa Traore, a prominent anti-brutality activist whose brother died in police custody in 2016, told The Associated Press.
​  ​At least 46,000 people packed the sprawling Republique plaza and surrounding streets carrying red union flags, French tricolor flags and homemade signs denouncing police violence, demanding media freedom or calling for the resignation of French President Emmanuel Macron or his tough-talking interior minister, Gerald Darmanin...
​  ​What we found most remarkable is that as rioting escalated, the protesters did something they have never done before (to our knowledge): they set fire to the facade of the central bank building in Paris

Norway Criminalizes Hate Speech Against Transgender People in Private Homes or Conversations​ 
(What constitutes "hate speech"? Conspiracy to commit murder?​ What is the useful purpose of this law to government? It's bound to exist.​)

Richard Nixon and Ag. Secretary, Earl Butz ("Get big or get out") weaponized farming under advice from Henry Kissinger.
​  ​One per cent of the world’s farms operate 70% of crop fields, ranches and orchards, according to a report that highlights the impact of land inequality on the climate and nature crises.
​  ​Since the 1980s, researchers found control over the land has become far more concentrated both directly through ownership and indirectly through contract farming, which results in more destructive monocultures and fewer carefully tended smallholdings.
​  ​Asia and Africa have the highest levels of smallholdings, where human input tends to be higher than chemical and mechanical factors, and where time frames are more likely to be for generations rather than 10-year investment cycles. Worldwide, between 80% and 90% of farms are family or smallholder-owned. But they cover only a small and shrinking part of the land and commercial production.
​  ​Over the past four decades, the biggest shift from small to big was in the United States and Europe, where ownership is in fewer hands and even individual farmers work under strict contracts for retailers, trading conglomerates and investment funds.
​  ​Ward said these financial arrangements are now spreading to the developing world, which is accelerating the decline of soil quality, the overuse of water resources, and the pace of deforestation.
​  ​“The concentration of ownership and control results in a greater push for monocultures and more intensive agriculture as investment funds tend to work on 10-year cycles to generate returns,” he said.
​  ​This is also connected to social problems, including poverty, migration, conflict and the spread of zoonotic diseases like Covid-19.
​  ​To address this, the report recommends greater regulation and oversight of opaque land ownership systems, a shift in tax regimes to support smallholders and better environmental management, and great support for the land-rights of communities.
​  ​“Smallholder farmers, family farmers, indigenous people and small communities are much more cautious with use of land. It’s not just about return on investment; it’s about culture, identity and leaving something for the next generation. They take much more care and in the long run, they produce more per unit area and destroy less.”

​People are sending me this story, as if these guys originated this idea:
University of Bologna astrophysicist Franco Vazza and University of Verona neurosurgeon Alberto Feletti document the extraordinary similarities between the cosmic network of galaxies and the complex web of neurons in the human brain. The detailed study was published in the journal Frontiers in Physics showcasing the human brain has roughly 27 orders of magnitude separated in scale, while similarly, the composition of the cosmic web shows comparable levels of complexity and self-organization, according to the researchers.

​I posted this almost 3 months ago; different physicist.
Physicist: The Entire Universe Might Be a Neural Network
"The idea is definitely crazy, but if it is crazy enough to be true? That remains to be seen."
​...​preprint uploaded to arXiv this summer, a physics professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth named Vitaly Vanchurin attempts to reframe reality in a particularly eye-opening way — suggesting that we’re living inside a massive neural network that governs everything around us. In other words, he wrote in the paper, it’s a “possibility that the entire universe on its most fundamental level is a neural network.”

​Science remains conflicted as to how to define and measure "reality". 
(I think the first assumption is stronger than the other two, don't you? Third one weakest?)
New Quantum Paradox Reveals Contradiction Between Widely Held Beliefs
​  ​“The paradox means that if quantum theory works to describe observers, scientists would have to give up one of three cherished assumptions about the world,” said Associate Professor Eric Cavalcanti, a senior theory author on the paper.
​  ​“The first assumption is that when a measurement is made, the observed outcome is a real, single event in the world. This assumption rules out, for example, the idea that the universe can split, with different outcomes being observed in different parallel universes.”
​  ​“The second assumption is that experimental settings can be freely chosen, allowing us to perform randomized trials. And the third assumption is that once such a free choice is made, its influence cannot spread out into the universe faster than light,” he said.

Arguably Real​

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Investment Choices

 Investing In Our Future,

​Diana Johnstone: The Great Pretext ... for Dystopia​  
Thanks Eleni
​  ​I would describe the WEF as a combination capitalist consulting firm and gigantic lobby.  The futuristic predictions are designed to guide investors into profitable areas in what Schwab calls “the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)” and then, as the areas are defined, to put pressure on governments to support such investments by way of subsidies, tax breaks, procurements, regulations and legislation.  In short, the WEF is the lobby for new technologies, digital everything, artificial intelligence, transhumanism.
​  ​It is powerful today because it is operating in an environment of State Capitalism, where the role of the State (especially in the United States, less so in Europe) has been largely reduced to responding positively to the demands of such lobbies, especially the financial sector.  Immunized by campaign donations from the obscure wishes of ordinary people, most of today’s politicians practically need the guidance of lobbies such as the WEF to tell them what to do.
​  ​In the 20th century, notably in the New Deal, the government was under pressure from conflicting interests.  The economic success of the armaments industry during World War II gave birth to a Military-Industrial Complex, which has become a permanent structural factor in the U.S. economy.
​ ​It is the dominant role of the MIC and its resulting lobbies that have definitively transformed the nation into State Capitalism rather than a Republic.​..
​  The WEF can be seen as analogous to the MIC.  It intends to engage governments and opinion manufacturers in the promotion of a “4IR” which will dominate the civilian economy and civilian life itself.
​  ​The pandemic is a temporary pretext; the need to “protect the environment” will be the more sustainable pretext.  Just as the MIC is presented as absolutely necessary to “protect our freedoms,” the 4IR will be hailed as absolutely necessary to “save the environment” – and in both cases, many of the measures advocated will have the opposite effect.​..
  But the real danger of all power going to the Reset lies not with what is there, but with what is not there: any serious political opposition.
  ​The Great Reset has a boulevard open to it for the simple reason that there is nothing in its way.  No widespread awareness of the issues, no effective popular political organization, nothing.  Schwab’s dystopia is frightening simply for that reason.  
​  ​The 2020 presidential election has just illustrated the almost total depoliticization of the American people.​..​ There were no real issues debated, no serious political questions raised either about war or about the directions of future economic development. The vicious quarrels were about persons, not policy.​..
​  A revival of democracy could stem from organized, concentrated study of the issues raised by the Davos planners, in order to arouse an informed public opinion to evaluate which technical innovations are socially acceptable and which are not.​..
​  ​Unless faced with informed and precise critiques, Silicon Valley and its corporate and financial allies will simply proceed in doing whatever they imagine they can do, whatever the social effects.​..
​  ​The political distinctions between left and right, between Republican and Democrat, have grown more impassioned just as they reveal themselves to be incoherent, distorted and irrelevant, based more on ideological bias than on facts.  New and more fruitful political alignments could be built through confrontation with specific concrete issues.
We could take the proposals of the Great Reset one by one and examine them in both pragmatic and ethical terms.​..
  ​Health and “well-being”. Here is where the discussion should heat up considerably. According to Schwab and Malleret: “Three industries in particular will flourish (in the aggregate) in the post-pandemic era: big tech, health and wellness.”  For the Davos planners, the three merge.
​  ​Those who think that well-being is largely self-generated, dependent on attitudes, activity and lifestyle choices, miss the point. “The combination of AI [artificial intelligence], the IoT [internet of things] and sensors and wearable technology will produce new insights into personal well-being. They will model how we are and feel […] precise information on our carbon footprints, our impact on biodiversity, on the toxicity of all the ingredients we consume and the environments or spatial contexts in which we evolve will generate significant progress in terms of our awareness of collective and individual well-being.”
​  ​Question: do we really want or need all this cybernetic narcissism?  Can’t we just enjoy life by helping a friend, stroking a cat, reading a book, listening to Bach or watching a sunset?  We better make up our minds before they make over our minds.​..
  What about human work?
“In all likelihood, the recession induced by the pandemic will trigger a sharp increase in labor-substitution, meaning that physical labor will be replaced by robots and ‘intelligent’ machines, which will in turn provoke lasting and structural changes in the labor market.”​...
  ​“As consumers may prefer automated services to face-to-face interactions for some time to come, what is currently happening with call centers will inevitably occur in other sectors as well.”
​  ​“Consumers may prefer…”! Everyone I know complains of the exasperation of trying to reach the bank or insurance company to explain an emergency, and instead to be confronted with a dead voice and a choice of irrelevant numbers to click.​   Perhaps I am underestimating the degree of hostility toward our fellow humans that now pervades society, but my impression is that there is a vast unexpressed public demand for LESS automated services and MORE contact with real persons who can think outside the algorithm ​ , not simply cough up preprogrammed fixes.​..
  I maintain, consumer demand would merge with the desperate need of able-minded human beings to earn a living.  The technocrats earn theirs handsomely by eliminating the means to earn a living of other people.​..
​  ​And incidentally, a guy riding a delivery bicycle is using renewable energy.  But all those robots and drones?  Batteries, batteries and more batteries, made of what materials, coming from where and manufactured how?  By more robots?  Where is the energy coming from to replace not only fossil fuels, but also human physical effort?...​ 
​  ​“Whereas in the past, humans had to struggle against exploitation, in the twenty-first century the really big struggle will be against irrelevance… Those who fail in the struggle against irrelevance would constitute a new ‘useless class’ – not from the viewpoint of their friends and family, but useless from the viewpoint of the economic and political system. And this useless class will be separated by an ever-growing gap from the ever more powerful elite.”   ​ ...
  “In the end, warfare is a time competitive process, where the side able to decide the fastest and move most quickly to execution will generally prevail.  Indeed, artificially intelligent intelligence systems, tied to AI-assisted command and control systems, can move decision support and decision-making to a speed vastly superior to the speeds of the traditional means of waging war. So fast will be this process especially if coupled to automatic decisions to launch artificially intelligent autonomous weapons systems capable of lethal outcomes, that a new term has been coined specifically to embrace the speed at which war will be waged: hyperwar.”
​  ​Americans have a choice.  Either continue to quarrel over trivialities or wake up, really wake up, to the reality being planned and do something about it.
​  ​The future is shaped by investment choices.  Not by naughty speech, not even by elections, but by investment choices.  For the people to regain power, they must reassert their command over how and for what purposes capital is invested.
​  ​And if private capital balks, it must be socialized. This is the only revolution – and it is also the only conservatism, the only way to conserve decent human life. It is what real politics is about.

​Here is a good political conversation starter:
Trump must pardon Snowden & Assange for helping expose ‘deep state,’ says Tulsi Gabbard amid chorus against war on whistleblowers

​4 years later? How pointless to look at computer code on Wisconsin voting machines now! ... er, on the other hand.
On October 30, 2020 2016 Green Party Candidate Jill Stein FINALLY won her groundbreaking case that gave her campaign the right to examine voting machine source code in Wisconsin.

Donald Trump isn’t just playing golf, he is purging the Pentagon, ​by Thierry Meyssan​ ​​ (he's French)  Thanks Eleni
​  ​In the midst of the presidential election results, President Donald Trump undertook to purge the Pentagon of the rebel leaders. The first target was the Secretary of Defense, who kept lying to hide the real objectives of the general officers.
​  ​This movement of personnel is easy to interpret: since the announcement by the major media of an undivided victory of Joe Biden, the confessions of high-ranking civil servants recounting the way they sabotaged years of Jacksonian politics have multiplied [1] The ousted officials are suspected of covering them and even plotting to overthrow President Trump. On the contrary, the senior officials promoted are loyal to the current president and all share the conviction of close ties between the Clinton and Obama presidencies and the Muslim Brotherhood.

​These are never-Trump Republican officials getting sued.
Sidney Powell sues Georgia officials, alleging massive scheme to rig election for Joe Biden
Prominent defense lawyer says scheme centered around modern 'ballot stuffing' hidden by voter machine algorithms.
​  ​The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Atlanta on behalf of several Georgia residents, electors and Republican Party officials and named Gov. Brian Kemp, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and state election board members as defendants.  
​  ​The 104-page complaint asked the court to issue an injunction "prohibiting the Governor and Secretary of State from transmitting the currently certified results to the Electoral College based on the overwhelming evidence of election tampering."
​  Dr. Navid Keshavarz-Nia, is an experienced cybercrimes investigator and digital security executive, who has worked with the CIA, NSA, FBI, and U.S. military counterintelligence. In addition to his work with U.S. intelligence agencies Dr. Keshavarz-Nia works on cyber security and fraud with financial giants like Deutsche Bank and Stripe.
  Within the documents filed by Sidney Powell in Georgia Wednesday, Dr. Keshavarz-Nia shares this bombshell assessment in his affidavit.  Ms. Powell has some high-powered experts in support of her court filings.

​Quoth Jim Kunstler​:
The deadline for adjudicating the janky election is soon upon us, and upon the SCOTUS justices, so the country will know shortly whether it has become the Honduras of the north. In a just universe, the SCOTUS would invalidate the election results in several states and send the matter into the House of Representatives as the constitution stipulates. Heads would explode from sea to shining sea as heroes of the Resistance — Brennan, Comey, Weissmann, Strzok, and many more — realize they will not be getting their get-out-of-jail-free cards after all.

​COVID Equals Groundhog Day, Ilargi, at The Automatic Earth
​  ​Lockdowns are popular among failed and failing politicians, because they see it as a failsafe measure (there’s nothing more extreme). But that is only because they have never moved beyond the “COVID is the only problem we have” mindframe.
​  ​Still, even then, it would be wise to recognize these measures as arbitrary. That’s why they differ from one place to another; they make it up as they go along, guided by their limited understanding of the issue.

​"Don't Tread On Me"​
NY Gym Owner Rips Up $15,000 Lockdown Fine On Live TV: "We Will Not Comply"
Dinero got hit with the extraordinarily hefty fine following a confrontation in which roughly 50 business owners attending a meeting inside the gym refused to allow a pair of sheriffs and a health inspector entry to the building without a warrant.  
"They picked a fight with a Marine and a whole bunch of patriots," the gym owner said in a separate interview with WBEN, before pointing out that “The Constitution protects those rights.”  
Dinero, speaking with Fox anchor Sandra Smith, reiterated that Governor Andrew Cuomo’s lockdown edicts infringe upon his rights

Johns Hopkins published then deleted an article questioning the U.S. coronavirus death rate
The university stands by the study but said the article was leading to the spread of 'misinformation'

​The Hopkins article says things that are easy to make into "misinformation"::
​  These data analyses suggest that in contrast to most people’s assumptions, the number of deaths by COVID-19 is not alarming. In fact, it has relatively no effect on deaths in the United States.
This comes as a shock to many people. How is it that the data lie so far from our perception?

  The problem with PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing for SARS-CoV-2 is a problem of where the limits of sensitivity and specificity are set. Each cycle amplifies "positive" tendencies of the test. If you have to wait to 35 cycles to get a "positive", the chances are 97% that it is a false-positive. 
Most US labs are performing 35-40 amplification cycles, testing at the end, and reporting that as an absolute fact. 
   All of the specimens that would have been positive at 15 cycles, likely "clinically relevant positives" will show as positive, but so will the "positives" from 30-cycles and up, which are mostly amplified noise.
  That is why there is a clinical push for the rapid tests, antigen tests, which are much less sensitive, and may miss a few pre-symptomatic early infections, but won't create a lot of false positives. 
  PCR tests with an upper threshold of 25 cycles would be more like this, but still much slower.
Landmark legal ruling finds that Covid tests are not fit for purpose. So what do the MSM do? They ignore it​   (It's an EU matter)
​ ​The conclusion of their 34-page ruling included the following: “In view of current scientific evidence, this test shows itself to be unable to determine beyond reasonable doubt that such positivity corresponds, in fact, to the infection of a person by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.”

​What does advertised "vaccine efficacy"​ mean?
​  ​When the risks of an event are small, odds ratios can be misleading about absolute risk. A more meaningful measure of efficacy would be the number to vaccinate to prevent one hospitalization or one death. Those numbers are not available. An estimate of the number to treat from the Moderna trial to prevent a single “case” would be fifteen thousand vaccinations to prevent ninety “cases” or 167 vaccinations per “case” prevented which does not sound nearly as good as 94.5 percent effective. The publicists working for pharmaceutical companies are very smart people. If there were a reduction in mortality from these vaccines, that information would be in the first paragraph of the announcement.

​  Please take this very seriously. The 1975-1976 Swine Flu vaccine killed more people than the swine flu. 
It's the basis of the stories about "getting the flu from the vaccine". 
It was a rush-job vaccine in a perceived emergency after some early flu fatalities in US military personnel..
​  Side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine won't be a 'walk in the park,' doctors warn
The vaccines in final stages of trial are said to induce symptoms similar to the virus.
​  ​"We really need to make patients aware that this is not going to be a walk in the park,” Fryhofer said during a virtual meeting with the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, an outside group of medical experts that advise the CDC. “They are going to know they had a vaccine. They are probably not going to feel wonderful. But they’ve got to come back for that second dose.”

​Ilargi at The Automatic Earth also sends this article about the UK giving its most vulnerable subjects "4 months of free vitamin-D".
(The fine point is that this is a 400 IU dose, the minimum USRDA, so little as to never have been shown helpful in any medical study for any purpose. Doses for immune support are higher than for bone formation support. It takes A LOT to get blood levels up into normal range.) 
400 IU (10 microgram, 1/100th milligram) is the dose you give if you need to show vitamin-D not working. 
I'm a scientist. I have done medical research. This is how "science" is done if you know you need to show a failure.
(Notice that 4 months of 400 units per day is about 48,000 units cumulative winter dose of vitamin-D. It is less than a single day's dose in the study I reference below, which gave this as a daily dose for 14 days or more, attempting to get vitamin-D levels into the mid-normal range.)
More than 2.5m people in England to get free vitamin D
Care home residents and clinically vulnerable to be offered four-month supply

​From my 11/25/20 post​ 
 It's a small study, but it helps define vitamin-D dose for hospital inpatients, or anybody who needs to get vitamin-D levels up quickly. 60,000 units per day is 12 of the 5000 unit pills of vitamin D3 that we can buy at the store. That's the daily dose for about 2 weeks. Most people got into the mid-normal range on this dose and nobody's level went above the normal range. The people who got vitamin-D cleared the virus sooner, based on repeat testing. Thanks to commenter "Amazed".

Russia has a second COVID vaccine that the rest of the world wants, but not the USA. 
It aims to give a more robust immune response against SARS-CoV-2.

​  ​Russell Kirk goes so far as to claim that the dividing line in contemporary politics hinges on this difference in understanding, stating that “on one side of that line are all those men and women who fancy that the temporal order is the only order, and that material needs are their only needs, and that they may do as they like with the human patrimony. On the other side of that line are all those people who recognize an enduring moral order in the universe, a constant human nature, and high duties toward the order spiritual and the order temporal.”
​  ​A purely material outlook on human existence will of course lead to certain policy prescriptions, especially in the face of a pandemic. To deny the spiritual existence of man is to deny the possibility of life after death—only the void of annihilation awaits...
​  ​The Associated Press reports on the horrific conditions in nursing homes around the country that may have led to the deaths of tens of thousands of residents in excruciating and horrific circumstances, as their families have been forbidden from caring for them. What’s more, it seems many patients simply withered away, their spirits broken from being locked in veritable solitary confinement with no contact with friends or family for months.
​  ​Medical central planning that doesn’t even recognize the spiritual and social aspect of human existence has caused the deaths of untold numbers of people around the country, perhaps more than the virus itself in the long run.
​  ​Our vaunted leaders may act like pure materialists when it comes to their dictatorial decrees obliterating society and our very humanity, but on some level they obviously understand the importance of their own spiritual health. Why else would the leaders of California be breaking their own rules to dine at luxurious restaurants or flying to Hawaii for meetings and not be content with takeout and Zoom like the rest of us peasants? But what else can be expected from a system of top-down control?
​ ​Humans are both material and spiritual beings. Just as we have material needs that central planners cannot anticipate, so too do we have spiritual needs that can only be filled in a myriad of ways that central planners cannot plan for, especially when they don’t even recognize they are needs at all. When they are not fulfilled, our physical health suffers just as assuredly as if we had a virus. The social and communal aspects of human life, whether a holiday dinner with family, going to church, having a wedding, or even the mundane relations of everyday life are not mere luxuries that can be dispensed with, they are human life itself.

​Freedom of Religion is a fundamental American right. (Maybe that Gym Owner has a case)
Supreme Court strikes down Cuomo's COVID restrictions on religious services in New York
Court rules 5-4 that restrictions violated First Amendment

Thankful for Freedom

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Computers Weaponize Truth

 Propaganda Targets,

  I'll open with a study I have wanted to see done until now, treating patients hospitalized with COVID with high dose vitamin-D, and tracking blood levels, viral clearance and other outcomes.
 It's a small study, but it helps define vitamin-D dose for hospital inpatients, or anybody who needs to get vitamin-D levels up quickly. 60,000 units per day is 12 of the 5000 unit pills of vitamin D3 that we can buy at the store. That's the daily dose for about 2 weeks. Most people got into the mid-normal range on this dose and nobody's level went above the normal range. The people who got vitamin-D cleared the virus sooner, based on repeat testing. Thanks to commenter "Amazed".
(This research paper is probably acceptable to censorship computers deployed by the NSA at this date, but may become a lie soon.)

I'll re-post this article from yesterday, and extensive review of ivermectin based treatment protocols for SARS-CoV-2.
DISCLOSURE: Neither vitamin-D nor ivermectin is a vaccine and neither is being touted as a "cure" for COVID-19. 
That would be a LIE,
  Review of the Emerging Evidence Supporting the Use of Ivermectin in the Prophylaxis and Treatment of COVID-19   (Extensive)

​Whitney Webb has an article detailing official pronouncements from the UK and US governments about dealing with the threat of radicalized "anti-vaxxers". These people, once contaminated with one conspiracy theory are weakened against other conspiracy theories, liable to become multiply infected with abnormal thoughts, and radicalized to the point of carrying out acts of terrorism. It's a real threat and it's spreading internationally. 
Fortunately new Artificial Intelligence systems, integrated into social media, search engines and email-servers​ are already starting to protect us.
​  ​In just the past week, the national-security states of the United States and United Kingdom have discreetly let it be known that the cyber tools and online tactics previously designed for use in the post-9/11 “war on terror” are now being repurposed for use against information sources promoting “vaccine hesitancy” and information related to Covid-19 that runs counter to their state narratives...
  Primer is developing an algorithm that would allow the national-security state to outsource many military and intelligence analyst positions to AI. In fact, the company openly admits this, stating that their current effort “will automate the work typically done by dozens of analysts in a security operations center to ingest all of the data relevant to an event as it happens and funnel it into a unified user interface.”
  Primer’s ultimate goal is to use their AI to entirely automate the shaping of public perceptions and become the arbiter of “truth,” as defined by the state. Primer’s founder, Sean Gourley, who previously created AI programs for the military to track “insurgency” in post-invasion Iraq, asserted in an April blog post that “computational warfare and disinformation campaigns will, in 2020, become a more serious threat than physical war, and we will have to rethink the weapons we deploy to fight them.”
  In that same post, Gourley argued for the creation of a “Manhattan Project for truth” that would create a publicly available Wikipedia-style database built off of “knowledge bases [that] already exist inside many countries’ intelligence agencies for national security purposes.” Gourley then wrote that “this effort would be ultimately about building and enhancing our collective intelligence and establishing a baseline for what’s true or not” as established by intelligence agencies
He concludes his blog post by stating that “in 2020, we will begin to weaponize truth.” ...
Primer is financially backed by the CIA’s venture-capital arm In-Q-Tel and the venture-capital arm of billionaire Mike Bloomberg, Bloomberg Beta.

C.J. Hopkins, who lives in Germany, observes that "The Germans Are Back!"​
​  ​In case you missed it, on November 18, the German parliament passed a law, the so-called “Infection Protection Act” (“Das Infektionsschutzgesetz” in German) formally granting the government the authority to issue whatever edicts it wants under the guise of protecting the public health.
​  ​The government has been doing this anyway — ordering lockdowns, curfews, travel bans, banning demonstrations, raiding homes and businesses, ordering everyone to wear medical masks, harassing and arresting dissidents, etc. — but now it has been “legitimized” by the Bundestag, enshrined into law, and presumably stamped with one of those intricate official stamps that German bureaucrats like to stamp things with.
​  ​Now, this “Infection Protection Act,” which was rushed through the parliament, is not in any way comparable to the “Enabling Act of 1933,” which formally granted the government the authority to issue whatever edicts it wanted under the guise of remedying the distress of the people.​..
​  ​See, although the narratives and symbols may change, totalitarianism is totalitarianism. It doesn’t really matter which uniform it wears, or which language it speaks … it is the same abomination. It is an idol, a simulacrum of the hubris of man, formed from the clay of the minds of the masses by megalomaniacal spiritual cripples who want to exterminate what they cannot control.​.
​  ​And what they want to control is always everything.
​​Everything that reminds them of their weakness and their shame. You. Me. Society. The world. Laughter. Love. Honor. Faith. The past. The future. Life. Death. Everything that will not obey them.
  Unfortunately​, once this kind of thing gets started, and reaches the stage we are currently experiencing, more often than not, it does not stop, not until cities lie in ruins or fields are littered with human skulls. It might take us ten or twelve years to get there, but, make no mistake, that’s where we’re headed, where totalitarianism is always headed … 
if you don’t believe me, just ask the Germans.

Pompeo spells out the new normal: All criticism of Israel is 'antisemitic'
​  ​Pompeo’s decision to label all but the most tepid criticism of Israel as antisemitism is fully in line with the current redrawing of the limits of western political debate about Israel.   
​  ​To underscore his message, Pompeo issued his statement as he headed to an illegal Jewish settlement in the West Bank – the first such official visit by a US secretary of state.​..
​  In late 1991, however, the UN was browbeaten into revoking the "Zionism is racism" resolution after the Soviet Union fell and the US, Israel’s patron, emerged as the sole global superpower. We have now reached the point where, as Pompeo’s statement underscores, it is criticism of Israel and Zionism that is viewed as racism.​..
​  ​A conclusion reached by the UN 45 years ago – that it is racist for a state to promote rights based not on our shared humanity but on ethnic or religious difference – is now defined as antisemitic.​..​  
​  Last month, Israeli Jewish academics in Berlin became the latest group targeted. Their art school removed their web page and cut funding for a series of workshops critical of Zionism after an outcry from German anti-racism groups and the media.

​  ​In an appearance on Newsmax TV on Monday, senior advisor to President Donald Trump’s legal team Jenna Ellis explained that the campaign’s legal team is focused on proving demonstrable physical fraud in Philadelphia, Detroit, and other big cities, while Trump-adjacent attorney Sidney Powell intends to launch her own case against Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic.

​"Kraken" is a CIA hacking program​. Disclaimer: The NewYork Timesand Washington Post have not yet picked up this story.
​  ​Wikileaks has dumped 8,761 CIA Documents on Tuesday revealing CIA base in Frankfurt #Germany which was used to hack elections incl “malware, viruses, trojans, weaponized ‘zero day’ exploits, malware remote control systems and associated docs.->
​  ​The leaks purportedly revealed that a top secret CIA unit used the German city of Frankfurt as starting point for numerous hacking attacks on Europe, China & Middle East.
​  ​German daily “Süddeutsche Zeitung” reported the building was known to be home to a vast network of intelligence personnel including CIA agents, NSA spies, military secret service personnel, Department of Homeland Security employees & Secret Service employees.
​  ​“It reported the Americans had also established a dense network of outposts and shell companies in Frankfurt.
It appears the CIA was using the same foreign data center to hack the US elections… and got caught.”

​Mind Melded​

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Powell For The People

 Frazzled By Now,

Brilliant idealistic lawyer, Sidney Powell does not represent Team Trump. (She clearly states these voting systems were used to rob Californians who voted for Sanders, and give them Clinton, instead.)
Sidney Powell represents the American voters, who have the constitutional right to cast their ballots and have them tallied correctly.
That's easy to like. I listened to the 20 minute radio interview with Ms Powell. 
This is a criminal case she is making about vote rigging.

​  ​I agree with the campaign's statement that I am not part of the campaign's legal team. I never signed a retainer agreement or sent the President or the campaign a bill for my expenses or fees.
​  ​My intent has always been to expose all the fraud I could find and let the chips fall where they may--whether it be upon Republicans or Democrats.
​  ​The evidence I'm compiling is overwhelming that this software tool was used to shift millions of votes from President Trump and other Republican candidates to Biden and other Democrat candidates.  We are proceeding to prepare our lawsuit and plan to file it this week.  It will be epic.
​  ​We will not allow this great Republic to be stolen by communists from without and within or our votes altered or manipulated by foreign actors in Hong Kong, Iran, Venezuela, or Serbia, for example, who have neither regard for human life nor the people who are the engine of this exceptional country.
​  ​#WeThePeople elected Donald Trump and other Republican candidates to restore the vision of America as a place of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  
​  ​You may assist this effort by making a non tax-deductible contribution to  #KrakenOnSteroids"​     [I did]

Here are the moving parts behind this approach:
1. The facts about Dominion and Smartmatic, above.
2. The strong statistical indication about voter fraud, also above.
3. Powell’s statement to Larry O’Connor on Friday that she represents the people, not the president:
4. The information that Michael Flynn Jr. and Lin Wood provided about the administration separating from Powell for financial reasons and her still being in the fight.

​  ​One week before the 2020 election PBS went to Georgia to do a deep dive of their Dominion Voting Systems. One of their experts, Harry Hursti from Nordic Innovation Labs, told PBS the Georgia system does not seem to have any safeguards. Georgia’s vote tabulating system was a complex system of laptops, ipads, magnetic cards, touch screens, printers and scanners. Investigators found several troubling issues before the election. One expert said it would be easy to du​p​licate the ballot codes and make up new ballots.

​  ​As the nation is focused on the lack of system security in the 2020 General Election, now comes news that not only did Dominion Voting Systems have access to the entirety of the Chicago voting system and database, they had that access for over half a year.
​  ​In a March 2020 video of an emergency meeting of the Chicago Election Board (CEB), that body approved a motion to provide Dominion Voting Systems the right and capability to remotely access their machines in an administrative role during the 2020 election.
​  ​Eric Coomer, the Director of Product Strategy & Security for Dominion Voting Systems, was a full participant on the call suggesting that, from the start, Dominion was the one running the elections in Chicago

​How, in space and time, ES&S voting software systems created an apparent vote in Philadelphia, and why the Libertarian candidate got so many votes there, while Trump and Biden got the same split with periodic adjustments​:
  "The ES&S System isolated a "Flip Set" from the expected vote count and the expected percentage.
It then splices the Flip Set into multiple "ratio sets" and assigns them to precincts throughout the day.
  Once a particular "ratio set" receives the votes it needed, it releases that set, and then ES&S injects it into the city wide count.
  To hide it's trail, ES&S reassigns the same "ratio set" to different (random) precincts throughout the day, so that the same precinct doesn't keep getting the exact same ratio (or the same set of precincts).
  During a particular period of time while a precinct is selected, it gives Trumps an EXACT NUMBER of votes, it gives Biden a MINIMUM number of votes, and splits the small remainder to a third party or to Biden (via random assignment)
  This explains why Jo Jorg got so many votes in every precinct (I'm a Libertarian and I know very few libertarians who voted for Jo this year, due to the importance of this monumental election)."

Dominion Voting Systems ‘Lawyers Up,’ Abruptly Backs Out of PA State House Fact-Finding Hearing

​Matthew Ehret looks at the strategic competition for the future between globalists and nationalists.
​  I​t is still impossible to state with 100% certainty that Joe Biden will in fact be inaugurated on January 20, 2021. The simple reason for this is that verifiable evidence of vast partisan vote fraud tied to the highest echelons of British Intelligence have mount with every passing day with Dominion voting systems most recently accused of erasing 2.7 million Trump votes across the nation, and giving 220 000 pro-Trump votes given to Biden in Pennsylvania (along with hundreds of other vote counting anomalies and technology glitches across all major swing states).​...
​  By now most people reading this are aware (or should be aware) that the trans Atlantic financial system has been set to melt down under a $1.5 quadrillion derivatives time bomb being held together by a mix of wishful thinking, hyperinflationary money printing and vast unpayable securitized debts waiting to default. It should also come as no surprise that the Great Reset Agenda designed to coordinate the “post-COVID world order” has nothing to do with any actual pandemic, and everything to do with imposing a new bankers’ dictatorship onto the nations of the earth.​..
​  ​Biden says that either: 1) Someone else takes America’s place as global hegemon that doesn’t “advance our interests and values or 2) “No one will and chaos will ensue”.
  ​But wait a minute!
​  ​Shouldn’t there be a third option in Biden’s crystal ball? What about the option of a world defined by sovereign nations working in win-win cooperation and mutual self interest?​...​
 ​  It​ is too easily forgotten that the UN Charter, as outlined by Franklin Roosevelt was premised on the belief that America must never become an empire but merely help those in need by providing the means of industrial development. This was essentially understood as the internationalization of the New Deal which included social safety nets, bank regulation, productive work guarantees and infrastructure projects to all other nations aspiring independence across Africa, Asia and the Americas or struggling the heal from the destructive effects of the war.
​  ​FDR’s vision for the IMF/World Bank mandates were never to reconquer poor nations under a new system of debt slavery and conditionalities, but to extend productive credit for long term megaprojects that were in the common aims of mankind and which angered Churchill immensely.
​  ​Most importantly, this vision was premised on the need for a trust-based U.S.-Russia-China alliance that never would have permitted the emergence of a bipolar Cold War.

​"Ending 'forever wars'":​ (Yeah, one war is all you really need, but it's spatially and temporally unrestricted, you see.)
​  ​Biden’s likely pick for Secretary of Defense, Michele Flournoy, and his top foreign policy advisor, Tony Blinken, have played central roles in every war waged by Democratic presidents dating back to the Clinton era
​  ​Under Bill Clinton, Flournoy was the principal author of the 1996 Quadrinellial Defense Review, the document that outlined the U.S. military’s doctrine of permanent war – what it called “full spectrum dominance.”
​  ​Flournoy called for “unilateral use of military power” to ensure “uninhibited access to key markets, energy supplies, and strategic resources.”

​The Ron Paul Institute has more detail on "Biden's Deep State" picks for top level political assignments. We know their work, already. Hubris.
​  ​Philosopher Hannah Arendt once wrote about the banality of evil, and there’s never been a more banal bunch than the foreign policy and security state crew Barak Obama surrounded himself with for eight years beside the possible exception of Bush's own Neocons.
​  ​Now after three years screaming about "Russian collusion" it appears the Evil Empire is about to regain its lost ground, championing new wars and more interventionist expansionism with a much greater role for the US military in the world.  

​Marc sends this paper about ivermectin vs hydroxychloroquine, when otherwise used with standard-care with things like zinc, high dose vitamin-C and NAC (aka: acetylcysteine)​
 A substantial improvement and reduction in mortality rate in Ivermectin treated groups; group I (mild/moderate cases), (99%, and 0.0%, respectively) and group III (severe cases), (94%, and 2.0% respectively) versus hydroxychloroquine plus standard care treated groups; group II (mild/moderate cases), (74% and 4%, respectively) and group IV (severe cases) (50% and 20%, respectively). Ivermectin had significantly reduced the incidence of infection in health care and household contacts up to 2% compared to 10% in non ivermectin group when used as a prophylaxis.

  Review of the Emerging Evidence Supporting the Use of Ivermectin in the Prophylaxis and Treatment of COVID-19  ​ 

​  CDC statements regarding SARS-CoV-2 change like Texas weather, but most viral spread in aerosol from nose and mouth happens 2 days before to 2 days after onset of symptoms. Symptoms usually start mild, in nose and throat area.​
Most coronavirus cases are spread by people without symptoms, CDC now says

  ​The problem with PCR tests is that if you include enough cycles of amplification they will eventually turn something into a positive test result. To go past 30 cycles of amplification to get a positive creates a big majority of false positives at that "cycle threshold". It is robably not a clinically relevant positive if the lab has to go past 25 amplification cycles. A lot of labs go to 40, and just test whatever is there after 40 amplifications. That catches all the true positives that were there after 20 amplification​ cycles, and a lot of false positives created in the next 20 cycles. Our lab has not given me an answer about whether they can start reporting their cycle threshold numbers as part of the report.
Portuguese Court Rules PCR Tests “Unreliable” & Quarantines “Unlawful”Important legal decision faces total media blackout in Western world
​  ​An appeals court in Portugal has ruled that the PCR process is not a reliable test for Sars-Cov-2, and therefore any enforced quarantine based on those test results is unlawful.
​  ​Further, the ruling suggested that any forced quarantine applied to healthy people could be a violation of their fundamental right to liberty.

​  Keep your immune system working well with sleep, exercise fresh vegetables and 5000 units per day of vitamin-D:
More people are getting COVID-19 twice, suggesting immunity wanes quickly in some (A vaccine can hope to be almost this good.)

​  This is probably not what you think, and it's good insight from Charles Hugh Smith
The One Chart That Predicts our Future

​Predicting Bananas

Monday, November 23, 2020

History's Next Rhyme

 Creating Our World,

  "Reset" wasn't previously a bad word, but now it's getting that way. I liked it because it was neutral and without a lot of baggage.
I want to use it neutrally at first, if I may.
We are a very effective species at getting our needs met. We communicate with each other, use tools, use tools and energy to make tools and harvest energy to make tools and energy and food.
And we communicate over vast stretches of time and distance now.
  Nothing can stand in our way but success, and the class of special humans that has arisen in the millennia preceding our births, the class of kings and nobles (and bankers, and the CIA, and so on). This special class of people swings into action to get rid of entire populations of humans when the population outgrows the food supply.
This helps our species continue living, moving, solving problems, growing food, finding water and fuel, and living.
  It is technically possible to work things out without these specialists in population reduction, but we are not used to it, and we have not really come to grips with the issue, itself. Each of us sees a small part of the great world, and few can grasp that all the people in a region have surpassed the ability of the region to feed them.
  This is a very unpopular topic, and strictly forbidden in most polite circles.
For me to suggest that the kings, lords, rulers and powerful functionaries have the useful purpose of killing a lot of people from time to time, without being seen to have done so, is not just unusual, and rude, but weird.
  Everybody knows that wars happen accidentally, or from bad guys, or religion, racism, misunderstandings, and things like that.
My thesis is simpler, that the cold hearted power elites use wars to kill off a bunch of people when the economy fails, and to induce the surviving people to work hard, doing what they are told to do for the good of their whole clan. 
Through this crisis response, a new economy is worked out. It is our way.

  I see this cycle of history as being different from the recent cycles we have studied in history, because the food supply we are now outpacing is more intricate, as it is driven by vast cheap energy to do almost all of the work, transport food thousands of miles to us, and to spend 10 calories of diesel energy equivalent for every calorie of food we eat. When diesel (and electricity, etc.) declines, we get poor, and when it declines more, we may break the economy that supports our lives, go through desperate hardship for indefinite periods of time, and even behave badly along the way. 
  Wars are already being imposed upon people who live on top of oil, forcing their economies into failure to support them. That keep their economies sitting on the oil, not using it. The kings and owners will need it. Iraq, Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Venezuela all have a moderately good grasp of this dynamic. There is really no limit to the populations who have to do with less oil, through economic destruction, so the owners can keep the overall structure , their power structure, intact. That is of primary importance to them, and they make all the decisions. 
Glenn Greenwald points out his observation that the ruling coalition is composed of all those power figures who oppose withdrawing from the war in Afghanistan (which was justified only by lies, and was done for geopolitical reasons).
  Nuclear weapons change the old model, but the same tools of fear, panic, blaming the "enemy", and blind obedience because the family will die if you stop to ask questions, still apply. 
Joseph Mercola DO has this good article about "The Great Reset" leveraged off COVID-19. It's not a fake virus, but the fear factor is amplified 100 times over what would be promoted to society if "a great reset" were not at hand for structural reasons like finite oil being unable to catch up to infinitely leveraged debt bubbles, built on debt bubbles. People will have to give up property, privacy, freedom of speech and association, in order to fully submit to the new technocratic system (a high tech fascism, and China is ahead). I'm not a follower of Dr Mercola, but this article is right on, especially since he cuts and pastes long excerpts from "The Great Reset For Dummies" by Tessa (fights robots) Lena.

  I am certain this techno-fascism approach cannot work at the goal I see, which is to maximize the rich complexity of life on earth through enhancing complex ecosystems, not simplifying them. That's my view, and it is the opposite of the techno-fascists who seek to simplify life to monoculture systems which they control through genetic engineering, factory farms, and chemical inputs made in factories on the Texas gulf coast. For the ruling elites, all permission must come from them, from the top, otherwise they are losing power, "melting, melting..."
  My advocacy of the antithesis of this, maximizing the richness and complexity of life, which is typified by the Amazon rain forest, arose from my meditations and thoughts on "the meaning/purpose of life". My simplest and broadest take was that a sterile ball of metals , dirt and water receiving solar energy is the antithesis of life's goals. We all inherently understand that life is better, and more life is better-er. In the Amazon, the photosynthetic energy of 1 photon may click through a dozen life forms as that energy clicks down a tiny bit each time in the cascade of organisms giving to and feeding off other organisms and their left-overs. Using factory farming techniques, poisons like roundUp and DDT kill all life except the monorop, and it dies and is harvested, feeding only humans or cattle or pigs, then being processed into "food" to be bought and consumed one time by one person, whose waste goes into a landfill and a treatment plant. That reduces the dozen steps of the photon supporting life down to maybe 3, but you have to average that with the time the field sits bare and poisoned, with dead soil, just awaiting fertilizer and irrigation water.

  Self organizing complex living systems are way smarter and more adaptive than our tunnel vision narcissistic and sociopathic class of kings, spooks and bankers. 
My highest purpose in this value system is to be a steward of life. 
My approach to "The Great Reset" is to foster life in every nook and cranny, life that feeds me and helps me feed other life and keep feeding living cycles like compost heaps and worms and bees and birds (and , disappointingly, squirrels, raccoons, possums, and bucks who antler-shred my fruit trees in rutting season). I am just working this out as I go, seeking tricks that don't use poison and bullets. 
  I still drive. I still have lots of fossil fuel inputs to my vegetable gardens, but I am trying to limit them to initial investments, and find ways to move forward with complex life supporting me and an increasingly well balanced food growing ecosystem.
  I'm learning. I'm passing it on. I hope I am only beginning a process that will become wiser and more complex with passing generations, a renaissance of life, and orchestra and ballet of life, dancing life, complex and vivid and resilient.

Planting Bananas

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Subject To Revisions

 Revising Timeline,

Coronavirus infections were spreading in Italy in September 2019, which is before the Wuhan Games (global military olympics) in China, in mid October. Thanks Bob.
  A further SARS-CoV-2 antibodies test was carried out by the University of Siena for the same research titled “Unexpected detection of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in the pre-pandemic period in Italy”.
  It showed that four cases dating back to the first week of October were positive for antibodies, meaning they had got infected in September, Giovanni Apolone, a co-author of the study, told Reuters.

This supports the hypothesis that COVID-19 escaped from Ft. Detrick Maryland in June. 
See third and first stories in this April 2020 post:

What is your direction on the political compass? Ray sent this self test, which I alluded to yesterday. He says he's also a Left-Libertarian, but there is a lot we disagree about.
How can that be?

Aspartame is poison. It was always known to be a neurotoxin, but Donald Rumsfeld got it rammed through the FDA to help his own bottom line, and corporate co-conspirators. 
This approval of a harmful drug as a soda-sweetener was decried by faculty members when I was a medical student.

Their families were threatened, so they had to certify after raising all the danger flags, initially. I presume they're protected now.
​  ​In a stunning development out of Wayne County, Michigan - two GOP members of the Board of Canvassers have rescinded their certifications of the Nov. 3 vote, claiming they were bullied into approving the election results in the state's most populous county, which includes Detroit and surrounding areas.

​I get gripes that Gateway Pundit is a right wing reactionary rag. OK. 
Do you see this graph of Wisconsin vote counts on Huffington Post?

​OffGuardian is leftish, but it's Russian, of course... 1) Proud American tradition, 2) More little graphs
6 Factors Which Point to a Rigged Election
The mainstream media are quick to call the claim “baseless”, but there’s plenty of evidence for anyone willing to see it.

Houston Democratic Machine at work:
Biden Campaign Operative, Texas State Senator Accused of Mail-in Ballot Fraud
Witnesses allege Texas Sen. Boris Miles and Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis were orchestrating a ballot harvesting scheme with help from Biden campaign official Dallas Jones.

I don't think I ever even heard of this important man.
Lord Malloch Brown Revealed: The British Hand Behind the Coup Shows Its Scales Again  
​  ​While one side of the unipolar world government agenda was driven by a view that the USA should forever be the primary global police force governing a zero sum system of perpetual war, with an unelected elite managing the system from above, the other side believed that the USA should surrender its claims to sovereignty to an international global body with unelected technocrats and financiers at the top managing the zero sum system of perpetual war from above.
Notice the common denominator?​   
[I count 2 common denominators]​ ...​
​...the key figure controlling Smartmatic is none other than Lord Mark Malloch Brown, a former vice chairman of George Soros’ Investment Funds (2007), as well as Soros’ Open Society Institute and World Economic Forum, former Vice President at the World Bank (1995-1999), UN Administrator for Development (1999-2005), UN Deputy Secretary General and UK Minister of State for Africa, Asia and the UN (2007-2009)...
  On February 24, 2008, Samantha...Power said: “The principal conduit between Britain and the Candidate [Obama] has been Lord Malloch Brown, the Junior Foreign Minister, whom Obama came to admire when he [Malloch Brown] was Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Obama was really taken with him. It’s a relationship that has persisted and they have talked a number of times since.”​...
​  ​Speaking to the World Government Summit of June 2020 alongside Cass Sunstein and an array of other Davos-creatures, Lord Malloch Brown expressed his disdain for the rise of the multipolar alliance led by Russia, China and Trump’s USA which has obviously endangered his life’s work.​..  ​“In the wider world a more authoritarian form of government is the new majority. It is not China alone. This “new majority” embraces leaders who come to power by the ballot box and those who didn’t, but who all share a preference for a nationalist foreign policy, the weakening of domestic institutions and the rule of law”

Yay Slovenia, Boo Merkel...
Brussels officially has a full-blown populist rebellion on its hands.
​  ​After Hungary and Poland blocked the EU's $900 billion COVID-19 recovery package as well as the seven-year, €1.8 trillion ($2.1 billion) budget over Brussels' attempt to "force foreign values upon member nations" in a long running dispute over democratic norms, immigration and the "illiberal" tilt of Poland and Hungary.
​  ​A clause in the budget would strip Budapest and Warsaw of billions of euros in EU funding if they don't impose certain measures to strengthen the "rule of law" as Brussels sees fit. Both Hungary and Poland are facing EU "investigations" over allegations they undermined the independence of courts and the media.

​Yay Deutschen Volke:​
​  ​Thousands of demonstrators on Wednesday protested against the German government's attempt to enact additional coronavirus restrictions. German police were forced to unleash water cannons and pepper spray to disperse angry crowds in Berlin's government district, according to Deutsche Welle (DW).
​  ​Around 190 protesters were arrested, and nine police officers were injured after clashes in central Berlin. Police said large crowds ignored repeated calls to wear face masks and practice safe social distancing - though none of the requests were followed by protesters.

“Great Reset” mastermind Klaus Schwab suggests a number of draconian measures for controlling the population under the umbrella of the ‘4th Industrial Revolution’, including risk-assessment brain scans to cross borders and implantable chips to read people’s thoughts.

​Europe needs excuses to buy cheap Russian pipeline gas and not expensive American LNG.
​  ​French utility Engie recently pulled out of a major long-term deal with NextDecade that would have seen it import millions of tons of U.S. liquefied natural gas. The Wall Street Journal cited earlier media reports naming the French government as the power behind the decision, which was reportedly motivated by concerns about fracking: according to the reports, Paris considered fracking an emission-heavy way of extracting natural gas.

World Economic Forum’s ‘Great Reset’ Plan for Big Food Benefits Industry, Not People
“The Great Reset is about maintaining and empowering a corporate extraction machine and the private ownership of life.” — Vandana Shiva

Nothing much to see here... Move along, now.
Moral Collapse and State Failure: A View From the Past
​  ​While causes of decline were varied, we describe and comment on four well-documented examples in which primary causality can be traced to a principal leadership that inexplicably abandoned core principles of state-building that were foundational to these polities, while also ignoring their expected roles as effective leaders and moral exemplars.

​Openly deciding to murder civilian women and children on whims...
Australian War Crimes Report Means Get The F​..​k Out Of Afghanistan

Arguing for a Small Farm Future:
​  ​Nobody can tell what the future holds, but it’s a fair bet that global economic output won’t grow sixfold over the next 50 years as it has done over the last 50. Nor is it likely that fossil fuel use will triple like it has done over the same period. In fact, it seems clear that we’ll probably have to make do with less energy globally and with virtually no fossil fuels at all (currently, 85% of global energy consumption is fossil-fuel based) – and even then climate change will force major changes to the world we know.

Revising Future History

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Not Our Internet


I have been considering this overnight and pre-dawn, so as to give my best explanation.

 I studied intelligence and national security for a year , my third and final senior year at UT Austin in 1981-1982.
The teacher had worked at the US embassy in Moscow for some years. Interesting guy. Wouldn't spill beans.
Most signals intelligence analyzed is open-source. In those days TV, newspapers, newsletters and books.

 Radio feeds from behind enemy lines in a war zone, and hacking the NSA are different; unavailable to me.

 Knowing the interests and intentions of "adversaries" or "competitors" is important. 
Everything we see was paid for by somebody, for some reason, usually self interest, but not always. 
I try to find and post information in the interests of other humans and our living ecosystem (yes, that does serve me, too). 
I'm at some disadvantage,
The disadvantages shift with the tides of struggle between powerful parties and factions.

 I see the western financial empire as being overdue for a "correction", a correction that will recognize that exponential growth of economy is over, due to planetary limits of all sorts, and that energy inputs into economy will rapidly decrease, then keep decreasing as we go forward into less and less oil, coal and natural gas. 
This is not a new story. One counter to it is that it hasn't happened yet. 
It is clearly inevitable that fossil fuel use will fall off.
That won't happen for altruistic reasons of saving the planet.
The capitalist economic system cannot act altruistically. 
Digging and burning and killing faster wins every time.

  I do not have a ready replacement at hand. It has not been worked out at scale, only in much smaller groups of humans.
I took a political self analysis test online a few years ago; I'm not sure how to find it again. A friend sent it. I came out as "Left Libertarian" on  left-right, libertarian-authoritarian axes.
That's not a thing these days, is it?
It HAS been a thing in history, and almost certainly still is a thing in a few small rural communities in the world. 
The early Christians seem to have practiced left libertarianism, each giving what was possible and each receiving necessities of life. It does not scale up, because the next level of organization up from the proles takes a skim, and every level up from there also skims, and it is the prerogative of the upper levels to skim, which translates to "ownership", which is antithetical to the purpose of the communal organizing system.

 One comment I have seen, and I forget who said it, is that the commenter favored socialism/communism in the family, Democracy in the community, Republican government at the state level and Libertarianism at the national level.

 The flows of wealth and power work towards the absolute power of elites in the system, the "owners" increasing, until the system breaks from oppression, and there is revolution by the people who feel that the time has come to live free or die.

 The owners have a new tool, powered by electricity, connected to humans by laptops and smartphones, and with intelligence of its own. This tool allows the owners to program the system to show each human a certain picture, no matter where the human looks within the vast system. That picture becomes the model of reality for that human. 
 This tool has extended the current financial and economic regime by a lot, at least since 2008, right?

 The initial promise of the internet was that you could find anything you wanted to know, pretty quickly, for free, or the usual monthly subscription fee. A lot of content got uploaded all over the world, and there it was. In 2000 I had a eureka moment when I was able to find the phone number for the Yokosuka , Japan US Naval Hospital, and dial it directly from Austin Texas, when my Dad got admitted there. That had never been possible before. It is mundane now.
 Not too long after that my friend Joe's hi-fi hobbyist magazine, Sound Practices went bust. "Nobody wants to pay for content any more; I can't sell subscriptions", quoth Joe. Everybody who knew his mag missed it. 
You can find the issues online now, but no new content can be created. 
Amazon is booming.Google and Facebook rule.

 The internet appeared libertarian at first, but the hierarchy has tamed that impulse so that all information that used to travel laterally now goes to the very top, to be amplified, edited or deleted by artificial intelligence, before it comes back down to peer-to-peer-level. It appears to be a lateral share, but it is edited by AI based on algorithms which serve the top tier owners.
The editing and shaping is invisible, so we assume things are still as they were in the early 2000s. 
Everywhere we look we see variations on the same story, so that must be pretty close to what's really happening, right?

 That is how I come to be posting news about vote rigging in the 2020 election from various "right wing" sites, some with the look of low production value. All of the money at the top says that there is "nothing to see in this story; Biden won". 
 To me this looks like 9/11. No story at all, except some rumors at the fringes, the laws of physics suspended for a day, reporting a building fallen while it stood outside the window (WTC-7). 
Still, even in the earlier days of creating artificial reality it mostly worked. 
 By now, everybody has heard some version of the story that the World Trade Center was brought down by explosives in a controlled demolition, and that the attack on the Pentagon, which killed only the people investigating the missing trillions of dollars from the DoD budget was by a cruise missile, not a passenger plane.
 But the overarching narrative to justify the "Global War on Terror" had been established and the war had been prosecuted without much political resistance at home. Brown people in countries with easy to pump oil are mostly "terrorists". Their economies have to be destroyed so they won't use up the oil that free enterprise needs to promote democracy.

 What I assume about the elite power struggle now underway in the US, the seat of empire (more or less) is that at least two major factions are vying for control of the narrative and the political-economic levers of control as the system careens into collapse.
 There are "losses to assign". It's important to all participants how those losses get assigned from the almost-empty cookie jar.
I'm a participant. I know the cookie jar has mostly IOUs in it, and that the youth and economy of 2030 will not be able to supply to me the retirement which my generation has supplied to my parents. Retirement was predicated on something like 7% economic growth every year forever. The lack of growth has long been made up for by cannibalizing savings, and putting more IOUs in the cookie jar as cookies were removed and eaten.
 Still, I have a claim on "my" Social Security retirement benefits. I could exercise that option now, and get something today, under the current system, or I can keep working as long as it is possible for me to work. 
 Jeff Bezos has a lot of claims on global wealth now and going forward. In a reset of political-economy on a global scale, my modest claim competes with the claims of Jeff Bezos. 
Jeff directly works the levers of political power. He gets to be at the table which assigns losses in the world. I am not at that table. While I still work, I am a small part of a productive economic system. 
 When I retire, I become a "useless eater" to Jeff and the others deciders at the table.
I will deplete systemic wealth  in my retirement, which will leave less for Jeff's competing claims on real wealth. 
It is in the interest of Jeff Bezos to keep his wealth-draw hidden, and point out to younger working people that they are supporting older retirees lavishly, while they, themselves, almost starve, saddled with debt.

 I expect Jeff Bezos to be doing exactly what benefits his interests, which is carving out as much of global wealth for himself, for him to control and expand, as possible. I expect him to keep doing this. 
I expect Jeff to use the internet to further his interests, and The Washington Post.  
I expect Jeff to have AI-driven PR and buy politicians.

 I'm a peaceful guy. 
What does Jeff expect me to do to further my interests, in competition with his interests, when I am old and can no longer keep a job?
 I'm not much of a threat, but Jeff does need the economy to keep going, and recognizing his claims on wealth. 
Without the economy, Jeff has no wealth.

 Losses still need to be assigned in such a way that there is broad participation in political-economy, or the goose will be dead, and will lay no golden eggs at all.
 Those who currently control the workings of western global economy will continue to simulate reality for us through AI, and to limit our unfiltered lateral communications with each other, when AI sees that we are joining together in our own ("populist") interests, against their elite interests.
 The flaw in their control strategy is their own compulsive drive to always get more at the expense of every other participant in the system. Their inability to relinquish any personal wealth in the interest of systemic health kills the system, same as last time. 

 FDR dealt with this. Many of his class (Bushes, Harrimans, Dulles family) saw him as a class traitor. They tried twice to kill him before he was inaugurated. Then there was the military coup that Smedly Butler outed when they asked him to lead it.
Fascism was a right-totalitarian movement of the day and communism was a left totalitarian movement in competition. 
Labor unions started as more communitarian, but became more authoritarian as they grew larger and less local.

 Is Trump a class-traitor in the same way FDR was?
I can't say whether he is or isn't yet, but I don't see any other candidates auditioning for that role, either.
Bernie Sanders is still trying to play a supporting role, but he has twice accepted DNC vote-rigging without a whimper.
Bernie would have twice been the popular Democratic Party candidate for POTUS, and would likely have won.

 Why is Donald Trump still drawing breath? It's pretty easy for the powerful to kill somebody these days, and even make it look like somebody else did the deed. 
Does anybody who has studied the "science" believe that Lee Oswald killed JFK with a "magic bullet"?

 President Donald must also have powerful backers, with the ability to protect him. That's a lot of power. It has to include some faction within the military industrial (spook) complex. That faction appears to be nationalist, not globalist. We get a lot of propaganda against "nationalism" and "populism", generally calling them "fascism" and "racism".

 The "left" was the driving moral force against the Vietnam war, but it lost that energy, lost it somewhere in the 1980s, I think.
Now we have this weird pro-war left that doesn't want to see the burned babies, but will sign off on it as long as they don't see it.
As long as the paychecks keep coming, we will all keep complying with the directives in our inboxes.
We are not prepared at all for anything else. We have no backup plan for economic collapse. 
We are well trained to comply.

How will we survive if compliance no longer feeds us? 
That's a hypothetical question I've asked myself a lot in recent years.

Maybe you can help. 
I'm just trying to get information for us to use, and the most important stuff is often the hardest to get, because it's not "our" internet.

Left Libertarian Gardener