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  • razzz razzz

    There are all kinds of charts and comparisons on the net government produced, by universities and private sites that track the worth of the dollar now and then within the USA borders. Looking at the US dollar's worth as the world's reserve currency is a bit different because it is compared against other major world currencies.

    'The Dollar High – Real or Adjusted?'

    "…Here is a chart on our Dollar Index back to 1900. We can see how the dollar rallied for World War I and the Great Depression as everyone defaulted in 1931. Then there was the Plaza Accord high in 1985, which was followed by a 10-year decline. This projects out to a 26-year rally into 2020/2021 and should be a nominal new high. That will break the back of emerging market debt, and probably the European banking system. Keep in mind that the USA took the bad loans out of the banks and stuffed them in Freddie and Fannie. In Europe, the bad loans are still on the books of the banks because everyone fears that a bailout would result in money flowing from the north to the south. This is why Draghi is keeping QE in place and buying debt that matures. The banking crisis just never ends. That combined with Draghi leaving next year means that and any halt to QE by the ECB will leave marginal governments unable to sell their new debt. The whole thing gets very dicey very fast."
    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/markets-by-sector/foreign-exchange/usd/the-dollar-high-real-or-adjusted/

  • razzz razzz

    The harmony between the guitars set a new standard. Clean leads, tasteful, effortless. Even a Leslie on the Hammond organ. I believe this was a free concert with fairly decent audio like a studio performance but live.

    'The Allman Brothers Band – Full Concert – 01/16/82 – University Of Florida Bandshell'
    https://youtu.be/F78XV6fjxCE?t=1m52s

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      This is some type of capitalistic scam correct? I can paint better than this..

      Modigliani painting becomes fourth most expensive work of art sold at auction ever after going for $157.2MILLION in New York

      Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5729307/Modigliani-sells-157-2-mn-New-York-Sothebys.html#ixzz5FY9q8PMG
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      • razzz razzz

        Typical when the rich are looking to park their money they buy art and rare coins. Appreciation sure beats what you can get from a savings account. When it becomes apparent the euro is going to break down and crash, foreign money will flood into the US stock markets looking for a safe haven. Some are already front running a Euroland crash and getting out now.

      • slandermen Deadboy

        How about this?

        https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/269259-your-cell-carrier-selling-your-location-data

        "There’s a lot of hand-wringing over the amount of data Google and Facebook have on us, but mobile carriers have been flying under the radar. The fact is, they know roughly where you are all the time, and a new report claims they’ve been selling access to that information without the proper privacy safeguards in place. You can thank the shady world of data aggregators for this potentially egregious violation of your privacy. "

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        obe…art is something to be understood after study and experience. Modigliani was a unique artist…in the period which saw the emancipation of art from the tightly representational, realism that dominated European art for hundreds of years.

        That period of the late 1800s early 1900s was a breakthrough. Realist art sucks you in…its a visual scam where the viewer reacts as if seeing a real scene. Photography is that way, you very rarely think about composition or features of the paper and ink. Artists have long realized that this prison of realistic art reduces the life and dynamics. You are stuck…stuck with a limited range of light and dark and color and static 2 dimension that is a discouraging copy of reality. Much of realist art is an attempt to overcome those limits by 'deceptions' the viewer is never aware of. Moreover there is a disturbing triteness in the works of man…the elan worked right out of a piece by the codified insufficiency of mind and hand.

        The abstractions of ancient Egypt, Africa and S America had an influence on these breakthrough artists. They could see that the sketches of Rembrandt often had more artistic merit than the finished paintings

        Rembrandt
        http://www.rembrandtpainting.net/images/saskia_sleeping.jpg

        as a viewer, you now react to the paper, the life in the execution. The art is not deceptive, its its own thing

        Modigliani purposely eliminated perspective, realist shading and detail

        The painting was meant to be a…

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "The doctor says he has witnessed hundreds of Californians suffering from this problem, which he calls “chemtrail lung.” He says it is an “emerging problem” that is being faced all around the world, with the toxic gases, chemicals, virus particles, heavy metals and other gases that are being sprayed into the atmosphere leading to problematic levels of respiratory infections." video https://www.healthnutnews.com/doctor-warns-world-about-chemtrail-lung-a-new-health-epidemic-causing-brain-and-lung-problems-across-society/

  • slandermen Deadboy

    https://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/nach-toedlichem-tesla-brand-im-tessin-akku-koennte-schuld-sein-id8377591.html

    Ich spreche nicht gut deutsch.

    But, I read something about lithium battery and explosion or something.

    • slandermen Deadboy

      Is it supposed to be strange that an album was released to about a guy meditating and there's a song named antidisestablishamentarianism.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      sweet melody…a real foot tapper too

      I was going to write a piece on antidisestablishmentarianism

      Before Capitalism reared its exploitative heads, with enough obfuscatory instruments to confuse simple minded man, taking money from the public was a much more straight forward practice;

      You simply said 'its Gods will' and torture assured your holy reformation if you didnt pay up. This was a sweet deal between the church and the uber rich elite families. They overwhelmed you with indoctrination. This governance and taxation by monarchy was the dominant system for many centuries. It was considered the only way

      A couple of things happened. Martin Luther translated the latin bible into German. Suddenly the public could read the damn book for the first time. The church didnt like it. It handed a tad bit of the untouchable ecclesiastical providence to the people. Then Henry the VIII wasnt happy with his marriages and being the contemptible (counting for judgemental buffer 1,2,3,4,5) asshole that he was he just made himself the head of the church.

      All this time, mans favorite pastime, torture and oppression, was being practiced by both state and church. Finally, all this shakeup produced a few motives; one a philosphical thing that said faith has nothing to do with logic so church and state have no business being together, and secondly, since no two people can agree on the unknowable, a number of people wanted freedom to practice their peculiar faith.

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        Of course theres a lot more to the story. But its instructive to look at the time line. We have some old Kings we know about, Enmebaragesi of Kish, 2600 BC. and Sargon the Great, in Mesopotamia 2250 B.C. leading up until today of course. People accept this is normal, divine decree.

        And let me throw this in…the old kings were usually great warriors. Contemporary overlords never see the battlefield. They have become naive spoiled rich babies on the golf course, with no credentials.

        So Martin Luther was in the early 1500s. 500 years ago, or roughly 1/10 of the way back to the aforementioned early kings. The last burning at the stake for heresy was 1612. We can thank separation of church and state at least partly for the ending of the Churchs' enactments of their lust for torture. And around the same time you had the fist capitalist economic system as we know it today, the Dutch East India Co.

        The French revolution was 1789 until 1799. This sort of officially brought the end of Monarchy and catalyzed the triumph of capitalism, but also the public revolt against capitalist inequality (A proletarian revolution)

        meanwhile the industrial revolution was happening, 1760 to 1830. This is really important in understanding continued wealth of the elite. Because of increased efficiency, the public can work 3/4 of his time just to support capitalists!

        We had The phrase "separation between church & state" in 1802 by Thomas Jefferson which became part of the U.S…

        • slandermen Deadboy

          "…meanwhile the industrial revolution was happening,…"

          This, indeed, is basically the problem. This is where the distinction between capitalism and communism is often lost, in a Hegelian sense, imo.

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          constitution. I know an excellent musician who believes separation of church and state is behind the downfall of the U.S. Even stock might believe that in some way. They would be antidisestablishmentarians. Conservatives.

          So…handing money straight over to the elite by divine decree and torture was the norm for the major part of history. Then in the last chapter, we have a loosening of overlord power by the separation of church and state. This coincides with modern capitalism which takes your wealth by exploitation but also war, rule of law and deception.

          Simple minded man is still saying 'its the only way' even though its only about the third method ever tried, with trade and barter being the most equitable so far.

          Then in the last page of the book, about 1% of the historical time line since those early kings, we have robotics and high technology which will radically change the equation of economics, labor and law enforcement, and either total power of the elites or their overthrow.

          It would have been interesting to see it play out, but the earth is well on its way to decimating mankind from his exploitation and poisoning.

    • slandermen Deadboy

      Oh, I didn't copy the link properly, my bad. there's a little bit of near militaristic tension mostlyby the repetitive drumming in-between the passages, but hey. Don't worry about the music so much. Listen to what the guy is saying.

      https://youtu.be/e72uJ3vq2ss

  • DUDe DUDe

    Good article from VT…

    Forgiveness in the Face of Israel’s Great Global Arrogance and Cruel Indifference Towards the Palestinians

    On May 14, 2018, while an American delegation which included the purported slum lord Jared Kushner, a US Embassy opened in Jerusalem in violation of four Senate ratified treaties and the forth Geneva Convention, Netanyahu decided to strike.

    With American on Israeli soil and engaged in a solemn ceremony in defiance of human rights and the laws of man and God, America and Israel joined in the ritual slaughter of Palestinian innocents…at least 58 are killed and another 1,350 were injured by Israeli gunfire.” – Gordon Duff, Sr. Editor VT

    Editor’s note: As a journalist, the sometimes shameful desire for a “good news day” interferes with both judgment and humanity. The adage, “if it bleeds, it reads,” would have, in a normal world, flooded the MSM with photos of dead Palestinian children, blown apart, shot, gassed or beaten to death.

    There was nothing.

    Then I remembered, if I were working a paid job in news, I might well have said, “this is a great story but if I hit “publish,” the “Bloodline Bankers” (code word for “Talmudic overlords) would have me fired. Like as not, I might well die in a car crash, like Michael Hastings or the one that almost got Jeff Rense.

    And so it goes…

    https://www.veteranstoday.com/2018/05/14/forgiveness-in-the-face-of-israels-great-global-arrogance-and-indifferent-cruelty-towards-the-palestinians/

  • DUDe DUDe

    Trump Admin. Blocked Toxic Chemicals Study Fearing 'Public Relations Nightmare'

    Officials with the White House and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA) tried to block a critical report on a class of toxic chemicals after a White House aide warned that a "public relations nightmare" would follow after its release, according to emails reported by POLITICO on Monday.

    The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)—a unit within the Department of Health and Human Services—was poised to release a report on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) polluting water supplies in sites around the country, including chemical plants and military bases.

    The ATSDR draft assessment on PFAS chemicals concludes that they "pose a danger to human health at a far lower level than EPA has previously said was safe." The ATSDR recommends a safety level for PFAS exposure in drinking water that's six times lower than the EPA's current recommendations.

    "The impact to EPA and [Department of Defense] is going to be extremely painful. We [DoD and EPA] cannot seem to get ATSDR to realize the potential public relations nightmare this is going to be."

    In response to the revelations, Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) sent a letter to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee asking it to investigate and hold hearings.

    "Congress must hold hearings and investigate how it is possible that the EPA, the White House, and HHS have, for months, possessed…

  • DUDe DUDe

    When Covering Up a Crime Takes Precedence Over Human Health: BP's Toxic Gulf Coast Legacy

    "An Entire Population Was Compromised"

    Trisha Springstead has been a registered nurse for four decades. Having worked in ICUs, ERs, in oncology and in cardiac units, she has seen it all. She has been involved in tracking the human health impacts of BP's disaster from the very beginning.

    Truthout asked her how she would characterize the human health consequences of BP's ongoing disaster in the Gulf.

    "This a catastrophe where lives and the health of an entire population was compromised in an effort to cover up a crime," Springstead said, referring to BP's work of sinking the oil with the dispersants, which knowingly exposed much of the coastal population to highly toxic chemicals. "Humans did not matter and covering up a crime took precedence over human health in order to salvage tourism and property values."

    In 2015, National Institutes of Health sources estimated that 170,000 Gulf residents would die of spill-related illnesses over the next five years.

    Nalco's Corexit remains listed on the EPA's list of acceptable chemical dispersants. Despite ample documentation of their dangerous impacts, the Obama administration did nothing to regulate the use of dispersants, and of course, neither has the current administration.

    http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/44440-when-covering-up-a-crime-takes-precedence-over-human-health-bp-s-toxic-gulf-coast-legacy

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      British Petroleum, is a British multinational oil and gas company headquartered in London, England.
      BP's origins date back to the founding of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company in 1908, established as a subsidiary of Burmah Oil Company to exploit oil discoveries in Iran. In 1935, it became the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company and in 1954 British Petroleum

      The U.S. Coastguard was the strong arm for BP, under Obamas regime. There was a huge information blackout over the deepwater disaster. Thus we see how successful capitalism is in the free market. A London headquartered multinational can use the heavy resources of the U.S. all funded by the tax payer to control and deceive them. Now THATS a capitalist success story!

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    ENEnews just put up this add for me. I thought maybe stock would want to fax info on the device to Trump which could help him deliver his emoluments. Lock-n-Lube. I dont know, just a thought. It also comes in XL size
    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1853/1277/t/8/assets/LNL_Improvements-1024×411.jpg?1927054601270521616

  • DUDe DUDe

    Solar power could save water in thirsty Middle East, North Africa, analysis says

    NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Thirsty Middle Eastern and North African countries could tap into their solar-energy potential to cope with fresh water scarcity, according to resource experts.

    Water could be saved by switching to renewable solar energy from fossil fuel electricity generation that uses up water, said the World Resources Institute (WRI).

    The findings show moving to clean energy has benefits aside from cutting planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, said Tianyi Luo, a senior WRI manager.

    °°°°°°°°°°°°°
    Put another way, powering one 60-watt incandescent light bulb for 12 hours over one a year can consume 3,000 to 6,000 gallons of water, according to the U.S.-based Virginia Water Resources Research Center.
    °°°°°°°°°°°°°

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-water-renewables/solar-power-could-save-water-in-thirsty-middle-east-north-africa-analysis-says-idUSKCN1IG02I

    • danger kitty danger kitty

      Wow, DUDe, thats yuge!

      "Put another way, powering one 60-watt incandescent light bulb for 12 hours over one a year can consume 3,000 to 6,000 gallons of water, according to the U.S.-based Virginia Water Resources Research Center."

      And one 60 watt incandescent bulb might be all a rural villager needs.
      LED lighting makes the water savings even Huger. LED uses just a fraction of the power that the incandescent does. They've got them now in rolls like a roll of stamps, you just cut off how many you want and glue them wherever you want. You just have to solder the little wires sticking out to your power source.
      To power a little bit of lighting would not take much then a 4 by 4 panel and a motorcycle battery plus a little bit of wire.
      I used to park my car near the house, pop the hood and connect the wires from my house with spring clamps. I ran 3 60 watt incandescent light bulbs; I could go 3 nights like that, and still start the truck. If the battery was dead, I could pop start the truck. With LED, I could probably go a month without driving to charge the battery.

  • DUDe DUDe

    Trip inside a fractal

    A journey into one of the most studied and known fractal called the Mandelbrot set in honor of Benoit Mandelbrot, father of fractal geometry.

    The video has been made for projection in a planetarium, rendering each frame individually. 7 months of work for a zoom that takes us into the infinity of this mathematical-geometrical structure showing the self-similarity of their forms.

    http://piziadas.com/en/2012/03/viaje-al-interior-de-un-fractal.html

  • slandermen Deadboy

    Talking about fractals, what happens if I grow fungus on my fungus?

  • DUDe DUDe

    "All Those Babies Are Dead. All Those People Are Dead': Eddie Glaude Jr. Apologizes for Injecting Heartfelt "Moralizing" into MSNBC Roundtable on Gaza Massacre

    Journalist Glenn Greenwald called the segment "fascinating" to witness, "as it temporarily broke the primitive, simple-minded matrix for how US cable news talks about things like the Israeli massacre of Gazans."

    "All of that's important," Gaude interjected in response to fellow guest Susan Del Percio, a GOP strategist, talking about how Trump might use the violence is Gaza as a deflection from domestic concerns ahead of mid-term election, but, he added, "All those babies are dead. All those people are dead. They're dead. And we're talking about race horses—the politics. I mean there are a lot of folks who are dead today. For what?"

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/05/15/all-those-babies-are-dead-all-those-people-are-dead-eddie-glaude-jr-apologizes

  • slandermen Deadboy

    Guys, my brother asked me earlier "I don't get it dude, you're arguing with some of the dumbest cunts in the world", I tried to be kind and said "They're not dumb, it's on purpose" and he tried to defend you.

  • Jebus Jebus

    An unhealthy dose of Perspective…

    Pesticide Created By Bayer Accidentally Kills Off Hundreds of Trees in Oregon

    https://www.march-against-monsanto.com/bayer-created-pesticide-accidentally-kills-off-hundreds-of-trees-in-oregon/

    Forest Service to cut hundreds of ponderosa pines near Sisters killed by herbicide

    http://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/6207843-151/hundreds-of-trees-accidentally-killed-by-pesticide

    • DUDe DUDe

      Death , taxes and monsanto..

      Trump Nominates Former Monsanto Environmental Attorney to Lead Toxic Waste Dump Cleanup Efforts

      May 14, 2018

      If you’ve followed the Monsanto saga over the past few decades, you probably have heard about the infamous “revolving door” from the company to high offices in Washington, D.C.

      While former President Barack Obama spoke assertively about bringing one of Monsanto’s worst nightmares to fruition, GMO labeling, he ended up instead hiring a boatload of former Monsanto and chemical company executives into top agricultural posts, and even signed the “Monsanto Protection Act” at one point.

      Now it appears as if President Donald J. Trump is on the same path, as he has begun to surround himself with many of the same types of chemical industry insiders a little over a year from the date he was sworn into the Oval Office.

      Trump Team Taps Former Monsanto Lawyer to Lead Toxic Pollution Clean Ups

      According to this blog post from the Organic Consumers Association, the Trump Administration has nominated Peter C. Wright, a lawyer who has spent his entire career helping Monsanto and Dow avoiding cleaning up their own toxic messes, to be in charge of forcing companies like these to clean up their environmental pollution (yep, you just can’t make this stuff up).

      https://www.march-against-monsanto.com/trump-nominates-monsantos-environmental-attorney-to-lead-toxic-waste-dump-cleanup-efforts/

    • danger kitty danger kitty

      ""“When it comes down to vegetation, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution,” Murphy added.""
      I wonder if the dumb fuckers have ever heard of string trimmers? That section of road shown in the picture looks like a piece of cake. I have every kind of cutting tool for vegetation there is, weeds, chaparral and vines are pretty tough around here.
      And the pathetic thing is, it was proved decades ago ( by the Hodads or Hoedads) that clearing underbrush could be done in forested areas just as cheaply by human personnel on the ground, hands, heads and hearts engaged with the body of our mother.
      As opposed to helicopters spewing poison. In the latter case all the money goes to the helicopter manufacturer and the poison manufacturer and there's just one guy working and he probably ain't local. In the former case, local, experienced do the work and the wealth is spread around in more hands and then spent locally to multiply the benefit.

  • slandermen Deadboy

    "While former President Barack Obama spoke assertively about bringing one of Monsanto’s worst nightmares to fruition…"

    Ignore that sentence because it's bullshit.

    • slandermen Deadboy

      Ok wait, sorry, he may have spoken about it, he just didn't actually do anything about it, supporting say, Hillary Clinton who was on the board of directors for monsanto, along with donald rumsfeld.

      • Jebus Jebus

        HR 933 11/5/16

        United States President Barack Obama has signed a bill into law that was written in part by the very billion-dollar corporation that will benefit directly from the legislation.

        On Tuesday, Pres. Obama inked his name to H.R. 933, a continuing resolution spending bill approved in Congress days earlier. Buried 78 pages within the bill exists a provision that grossly protects biotech corporations such as the Missouri-based Monsanto Company from litigation.

        With the president’s signature, agriculture giants that deal with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and genetically engineered (GE) seeds are given the go-ahead to continue to plant and sell man-made crops, even as questions remain largely unanswered about the health risks these types of products pose to consumers.

        n light of approval from the House and Senate, more than 250,000 people signed a petition asking the president to veto the spending bill over the biotech rider tacked on, an item that has since been widely referred to as the “Monsanto Protection Act.”

        But Obama ignored [the petition],”IB Times’ Connor Sheets writes, “instead choosing to sign a bill that effectively bars federal courts from being able to halt the sale or planting of GMO or GE crops and seeds, no matter what health consequences from the consumption of these products may come to light in the future.

        https://www.globalresearch.ca/obama-signs-monsanto-protection-act-written-by-monsanto-sponsored-senator/5555283

  • slandermen Deadboy

    Don't get too caught up in "communism"…

    "Revolution on My Mind is a stunning revelation of the inner world of Stalin’s Russia. We see into the minds and hearts of Soviet citizens who recorded their lives during an extraordinary period of revolutionary fervor and state terror. Writing a diary, like other creative expression, seems nearly impossible amid the fear and distrust of totalitarian rule; but as Jochen Hellbeck shows, diary-keeping was widespread, as individuals struggled to adjust to Stalin’s regime. Rather than protect themselves against totalitarianism, many men and women bent their will to its demands, by striving to merge their individual identities with the collective and by battling vestiges of the old self within. We see how Stalin’s subjects, from artists to intellectuals and from students to housewives, absorbed directives while endeavoring to fulfill the mandate of the Soviet revolutionre-creation of the self as a builder of the socialist society. "

  • razzz razzz

    Seems like a lot of retirement money. Should be treated like the rest of us and sent the max SS check of about $3,000 a month. Congressman too. Well, they can alway imposed new taxes like Illinois when the fund goes broke.

    'Parkland school cop Scot Peterson gets $8,702 a month in pension'

    "[S]cot Peterson, the sheriff’s deputy vilified for failing to confront the Parkland school shooter, has begun receiving a state pension of $8,702.35 a month.

    Peterson resigned and retired Feb. 22, a week after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where he waited outside as Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people and wounded 17 others.

    Peterson began to receive his pension in April, according to the Florida Department of Management Services. He can receive the payments for the rest of his life.

    The 55-year-old Peterson, a Broward deputy for 32 years, was paid $101,879.03 last year — $75,673.72 in base salary plus overtime and other compensation, according to sheriff’s office records. Until the shooting, he was considered a trusted school resource officer at Stoneman Douglas, according to annual reviews of his performance.

    On Feb. 14, surveillance video showed Peterson waiting outside the school as Cruz prowled the halls with an AR-15 rifle…"
    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/parkland/florida-school-shooting/fl-florida-school-shooting-scot-peterson-pension-20180515-story.html

  • slandermen Deadboy

    Jeez, some people are getting angry at me and screaming shit like "YOU BETTER LEARN TO LIVE!". Which is odd, because I'm pretty sure I've explained the problems they deny and ignore.

  • razzz razzz

    Go figure.

    '170+ buildings under construction at mammoth new North Korean tourist resort'

    "At least 170 buildings are being constructed at a mammoth new tourist resort zone on North Korea’s Wonsan Kalma peninsula, NK Pro analysis of April 27-dated Planet Labs Skysat satellite imagery shows.

    The full scale of the project – first announced in Kim Jong Un’s 2018 New Year Speech and being built at ultra-rapid pace by what appear to be thousands of soldier workers – has to date not been revealed in official DPRK state media coverage.

    But high-resolution Skysat imagery and ground-level North Korean state media images together reveal a construction site over 4.5km in length, including everything from pyramid-shaped hotel buildings to private villas and an artificial lake…"
    https://www.nknews.org/pro/170-buildings-under-construction-at-mammoth-new-north-korean-tourist-resort/

  • Jebus Jebus

    Once you go MAD.

    North Korea threatens to pull out of U.S. summit if ordered to give up nuclear weapons

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/north-korea-reportedly-threatens-to-pull-out-us-summit-over-military-exercises-today-2018-05-15/

    It's a game at every level. All in…

  • razzz razzz

    'DNA of every baby born in California is stored. Who has access to it?'

    "You probably know where your Social Security card, birth certificate and other sensitive information is being stored, but what about your genetic material? If you or your child was born in California after 1983, your DNA is likely being stored by the government, may be available to law enforcement and may even be in the hands of outside researchers, CBS San Francisco's Julie Watts reports.

    Like many states, California collects bio-samples from every child born in the state. The material is then stored indefinitely in a state-run biobank, where it may be purchased for outside research…"
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/california-biobank-dna-babies-who-has-access/

  • razzz razzz

    'Why Do Some Pension Funds Avoid Equities?'

    "…We have a number of major pension funds who follow our computer and have outperformed everyone else on the block. However, the problem is not pension funds lacking the desire to move to equities, but many have their hands tied and are restricted to government bonds. Then we have state pension funds like CalPERS in California, who was a big investor in US equities, and was directed by politicians to be politically correct by investing in environmentally pro-active companies. That has been a huge bust.

    Some pension funds have followed the 60% equity and 40% bonds rule, but others, most state pensions, made it 80% bonds and 20% equity. Then they ran off into emerging market debt to get the high yield. The Swiss Federal Office for Social Insurance posted 57% of pension funds were underfunded at the start of 2009. Take Belgium where the maximum limit for investment by pension funds into equity is 10%. The bias for government debt in pensions is illustrated by Germany where the maximum investment into any single issuer is set at 5%, but they can invest 30% of the fund in a single government issuer.

    We have been creating some clever packages to help some pension get around those limitations. I am not at liberty to discuss the matter."
    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/pension-crisis/why-do-some-pension-avoid-equities/

  • I need to kill off all my hawaii.rr.com accounts.

    used to use a free hushmail, but let that lapse.

    Now doesnt appear Hushmail has any free option….am I wrong?

    Any suggestions on other free email that could be secure or at least won't directly spy on you too much, or at least won't hand out your shite unless soemone asks?

    Sheesh, why do any of us even need an "email server", why can't it come directly to our machines via internet with no middle man.

    Why indeed

    stock out

    • slandermen Deadboy

      Stock this is the beauty of security in aggregation.

      Remember, rather from your isp to you (well, besides the telecom), some federal agency might need to secure your privacy for you, also, the thing is, you may want to use additional government standards in derivative services, vpns, tor and such.

      • slandermen Deadboy

        And that's before you even get to additional layers of "legitimate" services which…somewhat surprisingly, are subject to the same exploitation flaws. That probable makes you more secure, right?

        It's like, shit, if my ISP/telecom were the only people involved and they weren't cunts, no problem right? But we can't have that, because it requires faith, which we will now always monitor with extra unnecessary bullshit, perhaps even worse than.

      • slandermen Deadboy

        I managed to rephrase mob mentality as "security in aggregation", I'm getting better at this.

    • razzz razzz

      There are some pay email sites that will encrypt your email for you or other pay sites that offer a bit more secure usage (minus the advertising and selling of your address book names, etc.) but I still use aol for mail. Hell, my google-chrome based browser block aol from loading because of some advertising program, had to allow it. I filter everything on other sites I visit. Most of the time flash won't work, sites want cookies turned on or you have to agree to their new privacy terms and I usually end up with limited graphics.

      I bought an old iphone as a backup phone for emergencies and after a week, google knew every place I went while the phone was turned during that time. I switch to an old Android phone as a backup and haven't had that problem since.

  • razzz razzz

    Watch the part at 22:22 since you tube has disabled some features finding the historical content objectionable.

    'The Soviet Story'
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBMSk0R_TIM&bpctr=1526449929

  • slandermen Deadboy

    I'm finding it really hard to justify not killing myself right now. But then again, living is so convenient.

  • Jebus Jebus

    Dr. Rob Wielgus has agreed to resign from WSU in exchange for $300,000. Emails obtained by The Seattle Times show that WSU lobbyists feared Wielgus' strong anti-rancher conclusions were an obstacle to funding for a new medical school.

    https://tdn.com/news/state-and-regional/controversial-wolf-researcher-agrees-to-leave-wsu/article_2e156b4b-a564-5ca3-97bc-846046813124.html

  • DUDe DUDe

    $21 trillion lost: Largest theft in history buried under guise of US national security

    Comedian Lee Camp on his show Redacted Tonight recalls the first-ever audit of the Pentagon, which is taking 2,400 auditors to do the job, trying to understand where $21 trillion in unsupported adjustments went.

    In his show, Camp recalled that a couple of years ago professor Mark Skidmore of Michigan State University heard Catherine Austin Fitts, former Assistant Secretary in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, say that the Department of Defense Inspector General had found $6.5 trillion worth of unaccounted for spending by the Army in 2015.

    http://govtslaves.info/2018/05/21-trillion-lost-largest-theft-in-history-buried-under-guise-of-us-national-security/

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      more on the 21 trillion capitalist success story

      https://youtu.be/67mkesJLWIY

      The $21-trillion stolen is close to the amount of the US national debt of $20-trillion. She says the scheme involves pension funds buying $1-trillion in Treasuries, which gives the money to the Treasury while the pension is left with IUO’s from American taxpayers themselves. She blames those in government who oversee pensions – and also the Federal Reserve, which is the depository for the federal government. From there, the money flows to the Fed’s member banks, JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, Bank of New York, and others.

  • DUDe DUDe

    Nuclear weapons for Saudi Arabia – theme for May 18

    The regime’s brutality towards its own citizens should surely give the world pause to think about how it might behave towards other people, when it’s in possession of nuclear bombs. Cruelty and beheadings are “normal” for crimes -not only for murders, but also for apostasy, blasphemy, atheism.

    Of course, super salesman Donald Trump would find this irrelevant, indeed encouraging. After all, 12 months ago, Trump visited Riyadh , returning with a $350 Billion arms contract for America.

    Nuclear power for Saudi Arabia becomes an absurd idea, when you consider that Saudi Arabia is not only the “Saudi Arabia” of oil, but also of sunshine. Their motivation for nuclear weapons is clear.

    https://nuclear-news.net/2018/05/11/138219/

  • DUDe DUDe

    More early closures of nuclear stations as many USA plants cannot cover their operating costs

    More than a quarter of U.S. nuclear power plants don’t make enough money to cover their operating costs, raising the threat of more early retirements.

    Of the 66 nuclear power plants operating in the U.S., 24 are either scheduled to close or probably won’t make money through 2021, according Nicholas Steckler, an analyst with Bloomberg New Energy Finance. These at-risk sites have total generating capacity of 32.5 gigawatts, more than a quarter of the entire fleet, Steckler wrote in a reportTuesday.

    It would cost about $1.3 billion a year to plug the revenue gaps for these struggling sites, Steckler and co-author Chris Gadomski said in the report. The study follows a similar analysis in March that showed that half of U.S. coal-fired power plant capacity is on shaky ground. …..
    the industry has had success convincing policy makers in New York, Illinois and New Jersey to take steps toward bailing out struggling plants ……

    https://nuclear-news.net/2018/05/16/more-early-closures-of-nuclear-stations-as-many-usa-plants-cannot-cover-their-operating-costs/

  • DUDe DUDe

    Depleted Uranium – One Of The Greatest Environmental Horrors In The History Of The World
    February 2, 2010

    Most Americans have no idea that depleted uranium munitions used by the U.S. military are causing one of the greatest environmental nightmares in the history of the world. In fact, most Americans have no idea what depleted uranium even is. But even as many Americans gobble down their burgers and french fries and pizza and enjoy the “good life” watching their big screen televisions, an entirely different story is being written on the other side of the world. In Iraq and Afghanistan today, there are some areas that have been so polluted by depleted uranium that they have literally become uninhabitable hellholes. Americans like to think of themselves as so “environmentally conscious”, but the truth is that one of the greatest environmental tragedies of all time is being caused by the U.S. military and yet nobody seems to care.

    http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/depleted-uranium-one-of-the-greatest-environmental-horrors-in-the-history-of-the-world

  • DUDe DUDe

    Nuclear Negligence

    Nuclear Negligence examines safety weaknesses at U.S. nuclear weapon sites operated by corporate contractors. The Center’s probe, based on contractor and government reports and officials involved in bomb-related work, revealed unpublicized accidents at nuclear weapons facilities, including some that caused avoidable radiation exposures. It also discovered that the penalties imposed by the government for these errors were typically small, relative to the tens of millions of dollars the NNSA gives to each of the contractors annually in pure profit.

    https://apps.publicintegrity.org/nuclear-negligence/

  • DUDe DUDe

    Bloomberg delivers blistering critique of politicians (like Trump) who don’t accept science
    "It's called science — and we should demand that politicians have the honesty to respect it."

    Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg during a commencement speech at Rice University this weekend took a thinly-veiled swipe at “deceitful politicians” in Washington — and leaving little to the imagination about exactly who he was referring to.

    In the wide-ranging speech on Saturday, the billionaire businessman lamented that “dishonesty in politics” is at unseen levels in American history. Bloomberg also touched on topics such as gun control and the economy.

    But his harshest words were reserved for climate change deniers. Citing the almost unanimous consensus among scientists that human activity is contributing to Earth’s warming, Bloomberg says that citizens shouldn’t settle for politicians who reject science.

    https://thinkprogress.org/bloomberg-rice-speech-climate-063a06809443/

    • earthsmith earthsmith

      Ha…which science is he talking about? Science that supports industry or science that supports life?
      Yeah climate change is real. Actually it's been happening for billions of years!
      The climate change science Bloomberg supports is bunk!

      • DUDe DUDe

        Everyone that keeps dwelling in the black or white choice is a part of the problem themselves..

        Its obviously BOTH true..climate chaos from the collapse of the coherence/integrity/diversity of the bio-mass regulating the gas composition of the bio-osphere and thermal dynamics + the imbecile burning of all fossil fuels..i don't give a darn how low one can make "our contribution" appear percentage wise..

        Just ask the ocean's..or do they have to become so acid and hot first it can be used by serial killers to dissolve bodies ?

        NUTS !

        • earthsmith earthsmith

          Hey Dude:
          Nuts! It is. Maybe you should define what the black and white of it is? No?
          "Its obviously BOTH true." No way jeez I would have never known…
          "don't give a darn how low one can make "our contribution" appear percentage wise..Ok so what you gonna do about it?
          The problem is bad science always has been and that's how the elite and corporations rape the earth and everything on it. Ya know snake oil salesman.
          Oh boo boo Mr Bloomberg bitches about his own kind of doings and I'm supposed to give a shit? Ha!
          How about use ask the OCEAN because there is only one
          Also I don't give a darn that you don't give a darn

          • DUDe DUDe

            "Maybe you should define what the black and white of it is?"

            1Humankind's activities have nothing to do with climate change.

            "Yeah climate change is real. Actually it's been happening for billions of years!
            The climate change science Bloomberg supports is bunk!"

            2Humankind's burning of fossil fuels is the sole culprit of everything's going wrong.

            Two extreme's..

            My post was not meant as an attack on you personally..i just think everybody is nuts that we still arguing back and forth..

            "i don't give a darn how low one can make "our contribution" appear percentage wise..

            Just ask the ocean's..or do they have to become so acid and hot first it can be used by serial killers to dissolve bodies ?"

            Not sure what you reading in that ?

            "Also I don't give a darn that you don't give a darn"

            • earthsmith earthsmith

              Fair enough Dude, what I read was I can't call Mr Bloomberg a shill without being a climate denier. Shill science is what allowed this to happen. Peer reviewed science gets shelved. It has spiraled out of control. They are now realizing they will have to roll in their own shit along with us and now they ain't happy… i.e. Mr Bloomberg

      • Indeed Bloomberg is a main tool and gear of the NWO asshats that push shitty politicized science.

        Unless the science is directly and critically a matter of national security……and if it was paid for in ANY part by tax or license type fees….then it should be 100% public, no pay walls.

        This is the science that shall be then fully open to peer reivew, or my review drinking a beer on a pier, and shall then be allowable to be used to set government policy.

        This is what the EPA now wants, is that so bad?

        Fuck the back room politicized science. Understand GCR and affects.

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          stock, how confident are you that Pruitt simply wants to increase transparency of science?

          The EPA can no longer make policy on the basis of studies that included data from participants who were guaranteed confidentiality. Rather than increasing transparency of existing science, it simply disqualifies a lot of science that has any confidentiality to it.

          Like for example, medical records can no longer be used to show that strontium in fallout is causing dental problems… in fact all medical records are confidential. Nuclear fallout epidemiology relies on medical records. Vaccination and autism. The cost for redacting all the confidential data is in the hundreds of millions and is open to corruption, if the data were even permissible under Pruitt. Pruitt appears to me to be a total (1…2…3..4…5..) asshole, and Im totally non partisan. Maybe that gives me an advantage in discrimination. Not biased where republicans have an emotional stake in the game

          • I am 100% confident that he wants to eliminate the CO2 lie, and much of the man caused global warming lie, and wealth extraction based on these lies, and government spending (for no good) based on these lies.

            He probably has other motivations too, for the benefits of his corporate butt buddies.

            I'll redact shite at no cost, tell them to send it to me.

            • DUDe DUDe

              "I am 100% confident that he wants to eliminate the CO2 lie, and much of the man caused global warming lie,

              Those people are not capable of doing something benevolent for a greater good outside themselves..and the ones equally corrupt and psychopathic that will scratch their back in return.

              Having to destroy democracy in its totally to debunk "a lie"?
              Censuring study's that proof they are deliberatly killing us ??? There's that unphantomable genius again "that just must be"

              "and wealth extraction based on these lies"

              Wealth redistribution ? A few hundred years late but still all for it. A new ratio richest/poorest should be made capital law.

              " and government spending (for no good) based on these lies. "

              With a government like yours and its spending on global military and otherwise enslavement/culling/armageddon..
              You think its budget will ever be "we the people/taxpayer first" ?

              • slandermen Deadboy

                "Wealth redistribution ? A few hundred years late but still all for it. A new ratio richest/poorest should be made capital law."

                I disagree to some extent. Mostly because it's still egocentric entitlement. I mean, lessening inequality and exploitation would be great, but how that's achieved or implemented is my main concern.

                More money is bad and the fundamental argument there is that you don't have enough money relative to someone else. Gotta get past that, remember, exploitation of and with money is kinda one of the problems, in a way, I see it as "aggregate" greed.

                • DUDe DUDe

                  "A new ratio richest/poorest should be made capital law."

                  Maximum/minimum ratio that is. A cap on how much one can monopolise above what one could possible need..

                  • slandermen Deadboy

                    Dude, I had this idea like 10 years ago, for a development/investment thing, this is for software though, do keep that in mind.

                    You've heard of kickstarter, right?

                    So, now, what I proposed was that instead of just having the donation or whatever as investment/development support (without any real guarantees, since kickstarter has been used for quite a lot of sentimental scamming).

                    I reckoned, I'd have this thing where, instead of just having some sort of kickstarter goal, I'd also have an upper limit on possible profit. And at the point that limit is reached, any additional sales would go back to the supporters, mostly chronologically and/or the price of that product would go down.

                    I mean, without needing government regulations or enforcement, other fraud, laundering etc.

                  • slandermen Deadboy

                    Basically, I'm trying to say, any ideas of state-enforced profit limitation, puts you at the mercy of the state and I'm pretty sure, considering the state considers itself more important than you, it will disregard your concerns of profit limits, as it will basically still be a greedy pos entity. Ideal for state profit though.

                  • slandermen Deadboy

                    There is only one thing more sociopathic than a sociopathic individual, and that is a collective epitomizing sociopathy. It includes greed, entitlement and mob mentality.

                  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                    wealth ratio; since the wealthy hold the wealth of the public, gotten through normal business, theft or deception…one idea is that they should do something with it which is for the public. I have no idea how to implement the idea but it would be something like philanthropy. Of course it would be corrupted. Somehow you have to have free zones…universities, civil designers, scientists, public works, agricultural efforts…that would receive but not be influenced by the rich donor.

                    • slandermen Deadboy

                      Cs, let's say you have this awesome plant propagation thing. Hugely successful, maybe even beneficial (hard to say), lots of support.

                      Now the government says "sorry dude, we're gonna take like most of that profit which you may have used for expanding, and use it in perhaps, a municipal or government health service undertaking, providing funding for our numerous thinktank solutions"

                    • slandermen Deadboy

                      Maybe they will invest most of that money in nuclear research or I dunno, funding or propping up existing bullshit, other than lining pockets, peresonally, of course.

                      That would never happen.

                    • slandermen Deadboy

                      That's how Elon Musk gets funded, instead of trees.

                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      deadboy, of course I see your point. Ideally, trees and other natural resources are seen as a commons..profiting off them to the point of huge wealth is implicitly stealing from the people, (not just because the are a commons but because your cash comes directly from the people). so ethically, the huge profit should go back. Maybe the creation of living food gardens, green spaces, I dont know, lumber for homes?

                      Maybe the people would vote on it instead of a government agency. Public debate could be heard. community numbers are too big. So maybe a rich person could do something for his community that the people would decide upon. Of course if the people are stupid and indoctrinated, it wont be good. Still, its THEIR money

                    • slandermen Deadboy

                      I like the sarcasm in that last sentence.

                      Money derived, from? Shit you were given for free yet you're too insolent, arrogant, self-important to admit and suggest you know how "transmute" more properly?

                      Good stuff.

              • DUDe DUDe

                I say this cabinet is here to squeeze humanity for the last time..in its full uncensored uglyness.

                ——

                Senate Panel Endorses Gina Haspel, Despite Her Facilitation of Torture

                The Senate Intelligence Committee voted 10-5 to support Gina Haspel's nomination today, despite the fact that her facilitation of torture should disqualify her from assuming the role of CIA director.

                Next the full Senate will make a final decision on Haspel's nomination in a vote that is expected to take place next week but could occur as early as tomorrow.

                In her testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on May 9, Haspel insisted that the CIA's interrogation program during the Bush administration was legal. Haspel, a 33-year CIA veteran, argued that it could not be determined whether torture was effective to gain intelligence. She refused to state categorically that torture is immoral. And she never condemned the torture program in which she participated.

                http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/44495-senate-panel-endorses-gina-haspel-despite-her-facilitation-of-torture

            • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

              stock, I need evidence that Pruitt knows anything at all about climate science, how the greenhouse thing works, what ecology is, how it affects the weather and so on and so forth. Got any or is your 100% confidence based on a hunch?

              "I am 100% confident that he wants to eliminate the CO2 lie, and much of the man caused global warming lie, and wealth extraction"

            • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

              Exactly! 🙂

              "He probably has other motivations too, for the benefits of his corporate butt buddies."

              • slandermen Deadboy

                Obewan, so I noticed that site I link to often is also associated with zionism, just like the dailyfail.

                If I stop mentioning that shit, would you do the same? Just wondering.

  • DUDe DUDe

    DRC Ebola outbreak expands, 19 deaths reportedly connected to the virus
    The affected regions are adjacent to a major port city, worsening the possibility of a widespread epidemic.

    The World Health Organization on Monday reported a total of 39 suspected Ebola cases, including some 19 deaths. Health workers are armed this time with the rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine, which could stop the outbreak from spiraling out of control. (CREDIT: JOHN WESSELS/AFP/Getty Images)

    An Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo has worsened, with officials there reporting a total of 39 suspected cases between April 4 and May 13, including 19 deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated Monday.

    Three health care workers are among those who have been infected.

    The outbreak is currently confined to the Bikoro, Iboko, and Wangata health zones, in Equateur province. WHO experts say the outbreak has not yet met the criteria “of a public heath event of international concern,” which would require an emergency WHO Committee meeting.

    The regions affected by the outbreak, however, abut larger cities capable of spreading the virus much more quickly, including the port city of Mbandaka, which has a population of 1.2 million and sits directly along the Congo River, a major economic lifeline.

    https://thinkprogress.org/drc-ebola-outbreak-expands-0015a4b4da95/

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      CDC pushes a scare tactic of epidemic so that big pharma can sell vaccines.

      Those big capitalist corporations saw there was a market for a Polio vaccine. So back around 1940, they took some polio virus from childrens excrement and ran this through monkey testicles and kidneys to make a vaccine. When they were happy with this, they then grew more virus and vaccine serum using monkey kidneys. What could go wrong? Those know-it-all scientists couldnt even see a virus

      What went wrong is a story of hubris, capitalism, fascism and suffering

      Monkeys harbor viruses that humans dont. After injecting close to 100 million children and adults with this unknown monkey soup, scientists realized it caused cancer in lab animals; brain bone and lung cancer. That was a long time ago…70 years. It was a happy discovery because now big pharma scientists use this simian virus #40 to make cancer so they can test cancer drugs. Scientists found SV40 virus in people who had brain, bone and lung cancer and this became a new way to profit on drugs that target SV40.

      Meanwhile the Center for Disease Control STILL says its not certain the SV40 containing vaccine causes cancer, even though the federal government has licensed technology to target SV40 in the treatment of human mesotheliomas.

      Meanwhile, 20 years after Jonas Salks vaccine was shown to cause polio, Salk said In 1977, Dr Jonas Salk, who developed the first polio vaccine, testified along with other scientists that mass…

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        whats more, the development of the polio vaccine was paid for by donations from the public. This practice goes on. At the grocery store check out, there is an option to donate money to help find a cure for childrens cancer. The drugs developed from this money are then patented and big pharma makes a killing with hugely marked up prices. The FDA and CDC push big pharma drugs and in some cases its made mandatory.

        Now THAT is a capitalist success story!

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        In 1977, Dr Jonas Salk, who developed the first polio vaccine, testified along with other scientists that mass inoculation against polio was the cause of most polio cases throughout the USA since 1961. (Science 4/4/77 “Abstracts”

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          how to make a killing using free market capitalism

          The discovery of SV40 revealed that between 1955 and 1963 around 90% of children and 60% of adults in the U.S.were inoculated with SV40-contaminated polio vaccines. SV40 is believed to suppress the transcriptional properties of the tumor-suppressing p53 in humans. p53 is responsible for initiating regulated cell death ("apoptosis"), or cell cycle arrest when a cell is damaged. A mutated p53 gene may contribute to uncontrolled cellular proliferation, leading to a tumor.

          So heres where you can cash in. Get donations to develop a drug to target the mutated p53 gene (that was mutated by polio vaccines), then patent those drugs and have the FDA fast forward them while attacking natural un-patented herbal treatments. Write articles that say we better get these drugs out before its too late. Now invest in big pharma stock which will yield returns from inflated drug prices, and you have one hell of a capitalist success story!

          'This protein is mutated in half of all cancers. New drugs aim to fix it before it’s too late'
          http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/10/protein-mutated-half-all-cancers-new-drugs-aim-fix-it-it-s-too-late

  • DUDe DUDe

    In my opinion , for every poacher shot..10 random rich inequalitist's should be shot too..for monpolizing soo much that poor devils have no choice but to try poaching to feed their kids..

    Indian Park Rangers Shoot Poachers On Sight, Reduce Rhino Poaching To Almost Zero

    The "shoot-on-sight" policy at India's Kaziranga national park saw more poachers killed by guards than rhinos killed by poachers in 2015.

    Thanks to the rising cost of rhino horns on the illegal black market, rhino numbers are plummeting throughout Africa and Southeast Asia. However, the rhinos at Kaziranga, a national park in northeastern India, are thriving.

    A new BBC feature investigation has found that this is thanks to the park’s controversial standing orders to kill poachers caught in the park, an aggressive policy that may be as effective as it is bloody.

    Park rangers shot more than 20 poachers in 2015, thus killing more poachers than poachers killed rhinos for the year. National park officials allow park rangers to “shoot-on-sight” if they come across any of them.

    http://allthatsinteresting.com/rhino-india-poachers

  • DUDe DUDe

    Kill and Kill and Kill

    Two spectacles unfolded in Palestine on Monday. In Gaza, Israeli army snipers shot and killed 58 Palestinians—including six children—and injured almost three thousand others amid scenes of smoke, fire, teargas, dust, agony and blood. At exactly the same time, to the tinkling of champagne glasses at a glittering reception barely fifty miles away in Jerusalem, Jared Kushner and an elegant Ivanka Trump oversaw the opening of Donald Trump’s new embassy there. The juxtaposition of these two contemporaneous scenes encapsulates at a single glance the entirety of Zionism’s murderous conflict with the Palestinian people.

    https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/05/16/kill-and-kill-and-kill/

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      I have one of those high voltage mosquito rackets…

      I was laying in a hammock and the mosquitoes were coming after me…they are very aware. They can tell when you look at them, fly with incredible speed and dexterity, have patience, attack in stealth, are afraid for the lives etc.

      So anyway, I was perturbed by a number of things, not the least is the suppression rape and pillage of the system I cant do anything about…and I noticed a distinct pleasure when with a loud snap of voltage, I killed a mosquito. I know they are sentient beings…and its only the females that bite, they need the blood for their babies.

      And I had this thought…this must be how it feels for Israelis to kill Palestinians and big pharma to knock off another holistic health provider. A kind of satisfaction at instantaneously and effortlessly zapping the irritant which is buzzing around your space, your profit, your expansion

      The zapping in fact was so gratifying that I imagined more joy if there were even more mosquitos. SNAP! SNAP! SNAP! So I kindly suggest that big pharma and Israel do not kill every holistic doctor or Palestinian because they would then deprive themselves of the joy of killing. This goes for the military, the government and everybody else. Ideally you want enough grouped together so you can take out a swath at once, like jumping on a pile of dried leaves in autumn or popping a handful of bubble wrap all at once…

  • DUDe DUDe

    No One is Coming to Save Us, Except Ourselves

    I first heard of the Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano years ago from a Chicago associate, a medical editor for whom I had once worked. He was a generation ahead of me in age, a former monk with a taste for flea markets, literature, and theater. He actually wasn’t much interested in politics, beyond a general concern for human rights.

    As a child, love had proved an elusive acquisition in his life, found only occasionally in the culverts and shadows of a troubled family upbringing. However, instead of being hardened, he was sensitized to kind, humane values in both art and people. For this reason, I suspect the title of Galeano’s The Book of Embraces, which he brought to my attention, had caught his eye.

    https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/05/16/no-one-is-coming-to-save-us-except-ourselves/

    • slandermen Deadboy

      Here's something to think about perhaps, let's say considering tor, vpns, gsm, ssl, wifi, etc and the fact that these things seem to so often be exploitable, and quite often were developed with government institutions.

      Is it conceivable that blockchain is simply the most convenient tool for security in aggregation? I mean, let's say, somehow, that data can be sort of hijacked, right, but you don't know. There's always that.

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        blockchain and bitcoin simply smell like delusion and control for more of the same…I cant get over the odor. But Im open. Its hard to even find a description of what it is and why it wont be a capitalist wealth extraction method like any other. Especially when you hear a guy made millions investing in bitcoin. Time to vomit the banality of it all

        • slandermen Deadboy

          Well I think it's a good way to promote a generalized trojan which is more difficult for the public to analyze or understand.

          Spreading adoption, initially under the guise of security (especially if you have a lot of industry-wide security "concern", marketing etc) is a good idea.

          • slandermen Deadboy

            Imagine it as the equivalent of data vaccination. Fuck, security in aggregation strikes again.

            • slandermen Deadboy

              Next time a tsunami hits the californian coast, I hope all those silicon valley technocrat vaccine promoting capitalist pieces of shit (I would add so mcuh more but I have limit on characters here) go position themselves as a wall of the coast.

              You know, for national security reasons. They could then try to argue the benefits of their mentality or philosophies with the ocean.

        • People think Bitcoin, etc, those are "freedom" but they actually feed directly into the hands of the elite and their desire for a cashless society so they can track anything everything.

          common sense — otherwise why wouldn't there be a huge backlash about "lost tax revenue" via non conventional electronic transmittals…..simple…because "they" want electronic money to go viral, common, everywhere…..

          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            I was just reviewing a patent; "oral delivery of penile implant blockchain tracker" to be used in the circumcision procedure

            this all follows from the great scientific development out of Stanford University on a passive, 60 GHz RFID transponder that is small enough to be inserted into a human body's cell. Thus far, the group has been able to scale the chip and antenna down to about 22 microns

            http://www.rfidjournal.com/articles/view?16498

            • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

              and in related developments, one need no longer think if they will submit to the rule of law. Now its automated!

              Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, have come up with a concept they’ve dubbed “neural dust” that they say can be implanted into people’s brains for data collection purposes. And the technology is reportedly so small that humans wouldn’t even know it was inside their heads.

              In fact Im thinking of capitalism in a brand new way! It pleases me now, whereas thoughts of anarchy are simply painful

              https://yournewswire.com/new-brain-chip-implant-so-tiny-you-wouldnt-know-you-were-implanted/

              • I said this once to some people and they were scared —

                I am an anarchist who believes in the rule of law….

                too indoctrinated to understand.

                • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                  find out why the noble idea of rule of law…a law that would apply to commoners and elites…did not work, then come up with practical solutions. Obviously, arming policemen with more assault rifles and paying more lawyers is not the answer

                  • We don't need a "noble" rule of law, that makes it emotive out of the gate, I protest.

                    Laws shall be written in plain english that a 6th grader can understand without interpretation. Any person creating a law that is intentionally vague and thus feeding skim money to the "legal system" shall be guilty of a high crime.

                  • GoodLuckJohnnyBladeWhereverYouAre

                    I'm for the Rule of Paw – with Claw !
                    and sometimes the Rule of Ma and Pa
                    (except at Bedtime, ha ha ha)
                    or the Rule of "Slap leather varmint an' DRAW!"
                    or the Rule Chaw and Jaw
                    then ring the spittoon
                    (don't miss – that's flawed).
                    But what we gotz is the Rule of Yeehaw,
                    an' skeedaddle with saddlebags full of ALL
                    they can grab. It sticks in my craw
                    so bad I'd shove 'em all in the maw
                    of Hell's gaping pit, faking sympathy – awwwww.

              • danger kitty danger kitty

                And the forests echo with laughter.
                The absence of ape-men is no impediment to the sound.

  • “,,,For liberal and moderate American Jews — the 71% who voted against Trump — a combination of entrenched sentimentality and practical fear of civil war will stop them from endorsing a binational state. Yet their democratic and progressive values also mean they cannot support the transformation of a sovereign Jewish nation into South Africa 2.0. American Jewish silence will speak volumes….”
    https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/16/opinions/american-jewry-split-israel-gaza-opinion-freedman/index.html

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      a nice little bit of journalistic bloviating bunkum from a zionist. Nice to read while having your organic salad

    • slandermen Deadboy

      What soverign jewish nation do they speak of there? America?

      I mean, the comparison with south africa is kinda shit. The parallels kinda mostly weny away in 1994, including halting (mostly) development with israel. Also, I don't seem to recall south africa routinely attacking people with military equipment these days.

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        why dont you hear praises for barter? People subconsciously or consciously have a bad feeling about barter. Why? No free lunch, no making money on money. No winner and loser. Ask razzz if he would like to move to a barter economy

        The money lenders and government wellfare recipients want their skimmed bit. If you clean someones house on Sunday in exchange for them babysitting your kid on monday, the government wants money from both of you. Bitcoin wont change that ugly factoid

        barter illustrates the falseness of 'economic growth' from buying/spending. Increasing equitable trade of equal value stuff doesnt increase wealth! You lose an apple and gain a cup of beans or vice versa. Real excess wealth only comes from the sun and growth of living things, not for profit capitalist transactions.

        True trickle down economics would be a country realizing the real source of wealth, and maximizing trees, plants and animals in balance, and using the suns energy as directly as possible. This ultimately would lead to the greatest wealth. Non usury imposed pooling of resources is true capitalism and would reduce work, jobs, labor, increase leisure, health and wellbeing, reduce crime

        • Barter rocks, even talked to some doctors and dentists who like the idea of cash payments, and barter. I bartered some solar work for some eye work, LOL. No skim involved.

        • slandermen Deadboy

          I played a game for a while. I was the solo sort of player, underprivileged, you could say. Playing with crappier hardware, less time, shittier connection, no practice or real analysis, competing against say, teams who practiced, analyzed the crap out of the shit, had insider (developer) info and had much better setups, sometimes cheating too.

          I still did incredibly well at times. Competing and sometimes outperforming teams. The game had bartering and no single currency/cash, but, unfortunately, some of those items devolved into currency units as they were roughly immutable and yet, transferable.

          So the game had like "seasons", basically, where market values would be reset (considering no items were circulating yet) and then evolve from that and you'd start with nothing. This is quite comparable to something like bitcoin, integrated into typical money system, the good thing about that game is that you can easily see what happens with such markets/systems.

          Huge inflation and saturation quickly followed, you had typical marketing trending in the sense that rumours or speculation would influence some types of items more, etc.

          Apart from that, some people cheated, doing trading of items in the game with real money, developer relations, etc.

          Kinda hard to explain, but basically, bartering in that game wasn't the problem. The immutable items were designed in such a way (ironically to avoid cash/gold in similar games) that they basically unfortunately…

          • slandermen Deadboy

            The other minor thing to mention, it closely mimics typical "economist" mentality, in that the market was considered to expand indefinitely. The difference is though, that was just a game so resource creation didn't quite match physical laws. Which I guess, is a parallel to derivatives.

          • slandermen Deadboy

            *The immutable items were designed in such a way (ironically to avoid cash/gold in similar games) that they basically unfortunately equivalent to typical money.

            They couldn't perish or even change, they always had uses OTHER than for currency though, which is a big difference and benefit over typical currency. But, the circulation of those items would almost always increase since they were basically resources that were limitless, again, a big difference with actual resources.

    • How about a little NWO jack boot with your whine?

  • Important slice of life
    http://www.nukepro.net/2018/05/extroversion-and-nwo-authoritarianism.html

    On pre flight from Ohare to Honolulu, I wore a light green Aloha shirt with some yellow flowers on it. Of thousands of people I saw, I was by far and above the most "extroverted" among both males and females. 90% of the people wore all dark colors, not even earth tones. It was bland, it made me think Orwellian.

    Then at TSA, the Orwellian thing became even more intense. They have automated the Plastic Tray system so that "agents" don't even have to touch the trays or push them into the scanner. It is like an assembly line, and the travelers are the "workers" with oversight by the TSA. Also rather than clear cut printed directions which could easily be displayed and avoid confusion….the important instruction were just occasionally shouted out by a TSA "agent" who was often a classical minority or immigrant with some type of accent. It was odd, and striking.

    TSA overlords shouting out hard to understand commands, whilst the "workers" took actions to feed the machines.

  • slandermen Deadboy

    I've been taught hate, fear, power. What am I supposed to do with that?

  • slandermen Deadboy

    I'm gonna tell you about the worst mistake anyone ever made. Mistaking kindnessssssss for gullibility. There is no better trap.

  • razzz razzz

    I keep seeing articles about graphene advancements but never see the products.

    'Graphene confines light to one atom to enable ultra small optical switches, detectors and sensors'

    "Researchers have been able to confine light down to a space one atom, the smallest possible. This will pave the way to ultra-small optical switches, detectors and sensors.

    Light can function as an ultra-fast communication channel, for example between different sections of a computer chip, but it can also be used for ultra-sensitive sensors or on-chip nanoscale lasers. There is currently much research into how to further shrink devices that control and guide light.

    New techniques searching for ways to confine light into extremely tiny spaces, much smaller than current ones, have been on the rise. Researchers had previously found that metals can compress light below the wavelength-scale (diffraction limit), but more confinement would always come at the cost of more energy loss. This fundamental issue has now been overcome.

    Science – Probing the ultimate plasmon confinement limits with a van der Waals heterostructure

    “Graphene keeps surprising us: nobody thought that confining light to the one-atom limit would be possible…"
    https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2018/05/graphene-confines-light-to-one-atom-to-enable-ultra-small-optical-switches-detectors-and-sensors.html

  • slandermen Deadboy

    I can kinda feel the meningitis coming, but I'm not sure if it'll beat the myocardial infarction. RACE ON!

  • slandermen Deadboy

    A camera flashes occasionally, when it "steals souls" or records some image. Yes? The sun flashes a bit more than that. It's a streaker.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NA5dGh-oOKo

  • razzz razzz

    'How Cycles to Diseases are Ignored'

    "..There were 20 such events with a cyclical frequency of about 16 years, killing around 20% of London’s population each time. There were four major events which conform to a cycle of about 112 years. There were even lesser outbreaks inbetween the major ones and sometimes the disease could continue for several years in a less serious form. When we put the entire list into the computer up until the present era, what popped out was a frequency of 8.6 years. Obviously, this too moves like the ECM, builds in intensity, and produces the big events. The next big one comes up in 2033 — one year after the ECM peaks…

    …The plagues would begin in the prisons. Not until they figured that out and judges with prosecutors began to die did they begin to take care of prisoners. It was not for them – it was for the judges and prosecutors. Still, many prisoners die because they are not taken care of. They will report that in Britain, but the American press ignores the treatment of prisoners and always supports the government as a general rule.

    There is no question that with all the cross-border connections taking place right now, it is impossible to contain any disease to one area."
    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/disease/how-cycles-are-ignored-in-diseases/

  • razzz razzz

    'The Money Supply Always Increases in Time of War'

    "…The Romans had conquered that region and many went there to colonize the new province. They were deeply hated by the local population. There was a revolution so to speak that unfolded in 88 BC. The Roman migrants were all massacred right down to the women and children. It was carried out by the local Anatolians, who were composed of both Greeks and Jews. It was well organized for it took place in more than a dozen cities all simultaneously. They exterminated the Roman presence in the region.

    The massacre sent a shock wave into the Roman financial system. An economic crisis unfolded in the Roman Republic, which came at the worst time for this is when there was a slave uprising and escalating violence. This was NOT the more famous slave uprising led by Spartacus. That comes into play about 10 years later. They took advantage of the fact that the Roman legions were occupied with the war in Asia…

    …As we can see, when war breaks out, the need for governments to spend more has always unfolded since the dawn of recorded time."
    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/history/ancient-economies/the-money-supply-always-increases-in-time-of-war/

  • razzz razzz

    'Day Trading & the Rogue Wave'

    "…Keep in mind that the most money to be made is in position trading. It may appear that day trading is less risky, but far too often your focus is just the intraday action. You lose sight of the big movements coming in like a wave that is bigger than the rest crashing into the shore.

    If you stand at the beach and look at the waves closely, you will notice that one wave is larger than the rest. This is constructive inference. When several waves align in sync, suddenly the wave that is produced is larger than the rest.

    This is a fundamental basis of cyclical activity that applies to everything in the universe. It is why the sun beats like your heart. There is a cycle of absolutely everything, which is why we are born, mature, and then die. There are some people who are so afraid of dying, that the sacrifice their life living in fear only to die in the end anyhow.

    So never take your eye off the Weekly level at the very least. If you do, the day trading will wipe you out for you will never see that big wave about to hit the market and devastate everyone in its path."
    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/armstrongeconomics101/understanding-cycles/day-trading-the-rogue-wave/

  • During Roundtable, Trump Calls Some Unauthorized Immigrants 'Animals'
    https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/17/611877563/during-roundtable-trump-calls-some-unauthorized-immigrants-animals

    Trump is definitely not a Christian or even a humane being. It is a disgrace that he represents America. If he doesn't espouse American values, he should be deported after serving in a private immigration camp and never allowed entry back into the US.

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