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  • slandermen Deadboy

    I like how the sun is like "Oh really, you figured you can predict this?"

    • From the same link:

      "Donald Trump’s description of undocumented immigrants as people, he tweeted, who would 'pour into and infest our Country,' and his rally-energizing claims that 'They’re not sending their finest. We’re sending them the hell back,' are a classic display of the power of the 'collective effervescence' of the victimizer, seemingly providing the most fervent of his supporters with relief from their own anguish, whatever its source. That Trump’s organizing symbol is the Wall, however impossibly impractical, perfectly expresses the depth of this malign impulse. A fantasy enemy requires an imagined boundary behind which to hide. The way to resist Trump’s exploitation of the marginal and the powerless—including, now, children—is to call it by its proper name. Immigrants, undocumented or not, are not America’s problem. They are America’s scapegoat."

      This is the classic example of scapegoating that Hitler used to cement his totalitarian rule. As we know, he destroyed himself and his country by his creating of victims and murdering many millions. Creating scapegoats may mask for a short time a dictator's craze for absolute power, but absolute power corrupts absolutely.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    I feel like my pineal gland is about to jump out


  • razzz razzz

    'If You Have a Cheese Pizza…': Mulvaney Amazes Trump With Explanation of 'Ridiculous' Gov't Bureaucracy'

    "…He criticized the "Byzantine nature" by which the government regulates, creating headaches for business owners, employees and taxpayers.

    "If you have a cheese pizza, it's governed by the Food & Drug Administration. If you put a pepperoni on it, it's governed by the [Department of Agriculture]," he said.

    "If you have a [live] chicken, it's governed by the USDA. If that chicken lays an egg, it's governed by the FDA, but if you break the egg and make an omelette, that's again governed by the USDA."

    He said that a hot dog is regulated simultaneously by two government agencies and said that one of the most intricate and "bizarre" cases of regulations involves saltwater fish.

    Mulvaney said that a salmon in the ocean is governed by the Department of Commerce, but that when the salmon is swimming upstream into freshwater where it breeds, it is governed by Ryan Zinke and the Department of the Interior.

    On its way to the breeding grounds, it encounters a fish ladder — a device used to help fish navigate waterfalls and other impediments — that is governed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers…"

  • slandermen Deadboy

    "On its way to the breeding grounds, it encounters a fish ladder — a device used to help fish navigate waterfalls and other impediments — that is governed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers…"

    Yeah okay then, you go climb that ladder. I'll be falling away, thanks.

  • slandermen Deadboy

    Should I perhaps manifest some of my most passive conjuration abilities? It requires no effort.

  • razzz razzz

    What say ye, Deadboy?

    'Marijuana users feel MORE pain: Study finds cannabis lowers pain tolerance – meaning users need more painkillers after an injury
    After an injury, cannabis users require higher doses of painkillers than non users'

    • slandermen Deadboy

      Define painkiller.

      Marijuana has a rather striking effect on sympathetic and relational ability, imo, hence the associations with schizophrenia.

      Yes, it could hurt more. Which is why I particularly want more politicians to smoke marijuana 🙂

      • slandermen Deadboy

        I mean, I don't find marijuana addictive, Even as a daily ~2 decade user, I was able to stop smoking it almost entirely for almost a year. I can't say I noticed any improvement in that time, sure I tried codeine, ibuprofen, etc. But, marijuana is more effective, cheaper and generally makes me hurt less.

        I dunno hey, some people I've smoked with, they freaked the fuck out, if I consider their basic spirit, I understand why.

      • razzz razzz

        You would have to define 'pain' first and legally the only description is how an individual describes the effect of feeling pain on themselves. Would not apply to another one's situation of pain.

        • slandermen Deadboy

          "After an injury, cannabis users require higher doses of painkillers than non users

          Higher painkiller doses prolongs people's hospital stay and delays their recovery"

          Pity you didn't mention that second sentence.

    • One study, a pilot study does not indicate an actuality…it states that "study suggest"…

      "There are study limitations. Primarily, this is a pilot study. Some subgroup sizes are low and possibly too small to draw valid conclusions. However, this is a pilot trial and is used as hypothesis generating in order to plan future studies"

      It is always best to go to the source before drinking from the stream…


        Despite its generally illicit status globally and its schedule I status in the US, there is a growing body of research examining endogenous cannabinoids (endocannabinoids) and exogenous cannabinoids as a target of pharmacotherapy [15]. Several endocannabinoids function to suppress pain sensitivity through their binding to the G-coupled CB1 and CB2 receptors [31]. The activation of these cannabinoid receptors inhibits calcium channels, resulting in activation of potassium channels and decreases in neurotransmitter release from several tissues [32, 33], including inhibition of norepinephrine release from sympathetic nerve terminals and diminished sympathetically mediated pain [15]. This activation of the cannabinoid receptors may be a potential mechanism of action for the antinociceptive effects of cannabinoids [34]. However, the antinociceptive effects of cannabinoids may respond to inflammatory, neurogenic, and chronic pain better than acutely evoked pain [35]. Other studies have demonstrated that the binding of endocannabinioids to CB1 receptors unexpectedly resulted in pain sensitization in in-vivo experiments, and may increase the risk of turning acute pain into chronic pain [36]. Thus, it is plausible that cannabis may be beneficial in treating chronic pain but may be detrimental in the acute pain setting.

      • AirSepTech AirSepTech

        Quite humorous.

        "There are study limitations. Primarily, this is a pilot study. Some subgroup sizes are low and possibly too small to draw valid conclusions. However, this is a pilot trial and is used as hypothesis generating in order to plan future studies"

        We 'are' doomed. 😆

  • razzz razzz

    '2032 – How Hard Do We Fall?'

    "…The question in my mind is how hard will we land?

    This is the cycle, it is NOT my “opinion” and I would prefer to point it out and say we can change the outcome if we understand the causes. There is no stopping the cycle. All I believe we are capable of doing is changing the degree of volatility. This is clearly the end of the West as a world economic power. The financial capital of the world will be shifting to China and Asia after 2032.

    Even if we look at the hatred poured on Trump, this is indicative of how civilization collapses. It does not matter if you agree or disagree with Trump. This sort of hatred and the personal attacks, especially led by CNN, is so destructive I fear what comes AFTER Trump. There is absolutely NO POSSIBLE WAY that anyone who would really try to help the situation will come to power. CNN has guaranteed that nobody in the right mind would dare to be president. The only person will be a career politician who will NEVER look at the cycle. Instead, they will fill their pockets before they leave office. CNN loved Hillary. The Clintons stole a couch when they left the White House and had to return it. When you go to a hotel you might take all the soaps, but you do not leave with the bed.

    If we do not realize what is happening, then yes, our own complacency will be our doom."

    • slandermen Deadboy

      Tell me why armstrong (and I suppose, his supporters) thinks trump any different to other sellout patsy puppet fuckheads? I meman, we've got countless examples of his stupidity and deception.

      Lots of, what would normally be indictments that partisan fuckheads willfully ignore, forgetting that Trump mostly associated with democrats, previously, but certainly nothing of value I can cite any part of his existence.

      • slandermen Deadboy

        Yeah yeah, I'm not sober. But at least I'm not promoting plutonium pits, I'm not selling out to saudi arabia, israel and china, hypocritically. I'm not associating with bayer-monsanto, promoting shit like coal mining and gmo agriculture, I didn't have rothschilds accountants while ripping off american citizens and investors. I didn't donate to nikki haley. I didn't fly on the lolita express. I didn't associate with russian mafia, etc.

      • razzz razzz

        I thought Armstrong explained that it doesn't matter who is in charge when a society collapses. The collapse could be from famine, war, overtazation, rebellion, unpayable debts to foreign holders. Seems human nature or at least society has a tendency to self destruct on a regular basis.

        So you can forget about the figurehead. In this case Trump. In fact citizens might enjoy a reprieve while he is in power. Afterwards, all hell breaks loose.

      • razzz razzz

        Not that unusual to be born a liberal and die a conservative. Reagan did it too.

        Starting free as a bird and ending up with multiple responsibilities, makes one appreciate a structured environment versus a teenager's routine. Only comes with years of life's experiences.

        • slandermen Deadboy

          That's certainly one way to project an ideal. But then again, you happen to quite partisan and I don't know any republicans or democrats.

          • slandermen Deadboy

            To put it in another way, it is no surprise that the bias resulting from your faith and religion would suggest selling out.

            Looks like enenews is struggling a bit.

          • AirSepTech AirSepTech

            It can also be viewed as one persons 'partisan opinion' vs anothers. No?

            I think many have 'composite' opinion. But when a single subject is viewed, 'partisan politics' is employed to harass, shame, and generally make fukwits of each other.
            The divide should be temporary, give each time to reflect.

            But now, instant info/attack/ADD/bait&switch, the preferred Mass Media method and absorbed by the young, and increasingly the 'vintage' population, will lead directly to where 'they' want us to go.
            Might as well call it what it is…

            President CNN, PotUS FoxNews, Commandant NY Times, there are dozens, pick your poison. They will give you what you want, sell you cornflakes, beg for your return.

            Everyone has their core belief 'Politico'.

            Mine is a Conservative, Liberal thinking Independent.
            Everything should improve/progress, and the unintended consequences used as the guide. I don't see much of that.
            My acceptance bag is large, tolerance/foolishness bag small.

            Holding firm to one side of the current 2 party system has become, for the most part, suicidal.

            We will see

            • I have always resisted joining groups. I am listed as a demo for voting purposes but after the mid-terms I'll be going independent and joining the DSA. It is in my genetics to do so and they are horse-shoe close to FDR's 2nd Bill of Rights. What we have is insanity which is, yes, suicidal. From here and for me the Nordic Model is working elsewhere and would bring comfort to many here. We'll see.

              • razzz razzz

                A Socialist's wet dream. Other than the wishing for common sense ideas, everything else is a redistribution of wealth and unstainable. SS, medicare going broke as we speak. Education is in the tank because of the nanny state knowing what is best for your child. As soon as government highlights something, it is doomed to failure. Current tax system promoted by government interferes with wants and needs. A contradiction in terms because we can't afford a nanny state.

                "…Roosevelt's argument was that the "political rights" guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights had "proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness". His remedy was to declare an "economic bill of rights" to guarantee these specific rights:

                Employment (right to work), food, clothing and leisure with enough income to support them
                Farmers' rights to a fair income
                Freedom from unfair competition and monopolies
                Medical care
                Social security
                Roosevelt stated that having such rights would guarantee American security and that the United States' place in the world depended upon how far the rights had been carried into practice…"

  • razzz razzz

    Liberals are kids that never grew up.

    'Italy & Refugee Crisis'

    "…The response from Italy comes on the heels of the insensitive remarks of French President Emmanuel Macron who called this the “leprosy” of anti-EU feeling, which is only angering the Italian populist government and the people. This is where this feeling that is related to me is building that they have NO SAY in the fate of their own country and they have simply become an occupied country as if they lost the war and Germany won.

    Italy sparked the fresh round of discontent earlier this month when it refused to take in the Aquarius rescue ship, which was carrying 630 migrants rescued off the North African. Malta also refused to accept the ship and so it went off to Spain. If Spain refuses, Greece, and Portugal, then perhaps the ships will go beyond the Pillars of Hercules and sail to France and Belgium so Brussels can be inundated itself. Perhaps then the policy will change."

    • slandermen Deadboy

      I remember a capitalist complaining about the word capitalism being abused. Strangely, managed to link his complaint to hegelian governance, despite his one-wingedness. Sure, that shit won't fly, but it can certainly try.

  • slandermen Deadboy

    Well then, how would you capitalize on capitalism? Would you teach it to eat itself?

  • demo vs repub
    lib vs conser
    one wants to control sudo-people (corporations)
    one wants to control people

    corporations have more money, thus the rise of the right and alt-right and inequalities abound

  • slandermen Deadboy

    Where can I hand in my resignation form?

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Todays forecast: chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 10am and 4pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm.

    Chhese pizza… must be three government agencies govern morning afternoon and evening

  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    Hiya, Taffy! Sorry to report, it's "ma'am" to you… (Sorry- because folks just seem to want to think I is a dude and I isn't. That's why the pie is so good, however. 😜 )

    And Hello to my good friend AST- missed your greeting in gen nuke before… Hope you and wifey are enjoying the harvest!

    Will try to visit these parts more often. Love and miss ya'll!


  • PlowboyGrownUp

    DEPOPULATION blueprint: Scientists engineer human-infecting form of deadly new bird flu, claiming they need to “know how it works”

  • razzz razzz

    'President Trump tells Republicans to ‘stop wasting their time’ on immigration reform'

    "…Trump said Friday that even if a measure passes, it’s doomed in the Senate.

    “Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November,” he tweeted. “Dems are just playing games, have no intention of doing anything to solves this decades old problem. We can pass great legislation after the Red Wave!…”

  • UN experts to US: “Release migrant children from detention and stop using them to deter irregular migration”

    “Detention of children is punitive, severely hampers their development, and in some cases may amount to torture,” the experts said. “Children are being used as a deterrent to irregular migration, which is unacceptable.”

    I am going to try and removed myself from this anxiety producing news but I had to post this. While the world tries to figure out whether this is torture my brain wants to explode. 20,000 more to be detained? No plan on reuniting parents with kids? Kids being shuffled across amurika with no record keeping of who goes where? How may will just disappear? 10%? 50%? Just because we've done this before doesn't make it acceptable. Oh, I know, it's just another commodity of the "trade-war", right?

    • AirSepTech AirSepTech

      Yes there is no plan. If there's anything we can ever do well, it is not having a plan. We excel at it. Like here:

      Certain plans work well for certain people. Maybe we just don't know what the plan really is?

      It certainly does cause a little anxiety, for me centered mostly around what is the truth. And what is the plan.

      • FAKE NEWS!

        And the truth is the press is now a pitiful rumor mill that would have been arrested for slander and separated from their children a couple of decades ago.

        Even corporations like Time have now proven themselves to be attention mongers and propaganda artists.

        Some legal action should be taken immediately to stop these lies.

        "For those seeking asylum at ports of entry, we have continued the policy from previous Administrations and will only separate if the child is in danger, there is no custodial relationship between 'family' members, or if the adult has broken a law"

        Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen

        Here's another twisted false news story designed to sell papers instead of report the actual news as truth…

        The moral of all this? Don't be upset by fake news stories, be upset with those that produce them for attention and political gain.

        And don't be surprised when laws are passed to limit free speech. Even though these FAKE stories are pure slander by definition (that's NOT free speech, those are called lies) and that true fact is clear!

        Know this folks without doubt.

        If you go to the border and ask to come into the US you will NOT be separated from your family.

        If you try to sneak in undetected you WILL be found and arrested and your child will not have to go to jail with you for something you did.

        • We are now at war in the us. Not with another country but with propaganda spread intentionally by our once trusted news sources.

          This stuff is right out of the textbook practices that cause free countries to be closed down and turned into dictatorships. And they do this with public opinion based on brain washing practices used in every dictatorship style country in the world.

          Wake of and smell the truth. Pay attention to real things instead of fake news propaganda. Then you will be able to know the truth from a lie right when you see or hear it.

          If you don't want to be brainwashed that is.

          Here's a must watch symposium on free countries and how despites close them down!!!!!

          TalkingStickTV – Naomi Wolf – The End of America:

          • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks


            Not sure if it is only me..but everything the Rumpster and his crew touches.. becomes a road show blown up into crises situations and every time he blames the democrats for the Rumpster show.

            Politics at its finest!

            It's not me.. it is them! I am good..they are bad! I care.. they don't! I am good ..they are all bad!

            Americans are stupid! They are being played like a red, white and blue fiddle!

            DUELING BANJOS ~ Guitar & Banjo Song ~ Deliverance – YouTube
            Video for dueling banjos youtube▶ 4:19

            • danger kitty danger kitty

              obe, consider that this was scripted from the beginning.
              He knew he was lying about not being able to do anything, then suddenly he was able.
              They can probably spin out this clown show for months with Congress, meanwhile contracts are being let to cronies at exorbitant rates, for housing detainees. Now they have to switch and let more contracts for family housing. Just like Puerto Rico…performance unlikely,irrelevant & profits guaranteed. Viewed this way, it's a capitalist success story.
              Then, he's bought more loyalty, political capital.
              Remember he wants a second term, so follow the money, it's the only currency he knows how to use.
              We may now resume our regular clown show… As it always has been.

              • danger kitty danger kitty

                I will add that the trauma inflicted on these children will be with them for the rest of their lives.
                It's a horrible criminal act to inflict that trauma, and we're sure not making friends in the populous country south of our border.
                Making enemies and inviting blowback is what our country has been doing for over a hundred years.
                There's going to be a price for that, and as usual it will be the taxpayer that pays.

            • The real question to be asked here is?

              Drum roll please…

              How do you know. I'm not asking you about what you read somewhere or saw on TV or in the forums or on the national enquirer site.

              I'm asking how do you know in your knower.

              Would you do that?

              Why would someone else do that.

              Why aren't they already locked up for doing that?

              And how do you get away with publishing tripe instead of the truth.

              And publish hearsay instead of the news.

              Then what will you do about it. Not them, you!

              Wowsers we are currently battling the new war for your mind and if you don't win you will loose, and so will your kids and their kids and on and on and on.

              When I see a photo of the President of the United States on the cover of Time Magazine and it's a fake doctored photo I kinda know in my knower something is a miss. We call that propaganda and slander.

              The question is what the hell are we going to do about it?

              Join in the frey? Spread that fake crap? Is this a fishing expedition to find out our education and mental health level?

              So YES we are at war! Against ignorance and lies!!!

              And we are all in this battle, be it good or bad.

              So what side will win?

              Will truth and fact win the day or will fake and brainwashing win.

              The repeaters are the outcome…

              Do we really need another WW2 Germany style world?

              Back then they were like us (free) and these same things were used (watch the video above), millions died as a result.

              What side…

            • Good tune too obewan, back at ya…

              Roy Clark and Bobby Thompson Hee Haw Pickin:


              Ya gotta love that stuff…

              • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                Well there are numbers..maybe these are fake news?

                According to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), 2,220,300 adults were incarcerated in US federal and state prisons, and county jails in 2013 – about 0.91% of adults (1 in 110) in the U.S. resident population. Additionally, 4,751,400 adults in 2013 (1 in 51) were on probation or on parole.
                Incarceration in the United States – Wikipedia

                • I'd expect (from the dumbasses I've seen in the US as of late) that those numbers are correct.

                  Sad ain't it.

                  I am hoping that dumbasses will change, but chew bubble gum and do nothing to help. People should understand the truth and see what happens.

                  The really cool part is a airplane traveling at 700 MPH 12,000 feet above the ground can get you anywhere in the world in a few hours if you don't like where you are at now…

                  …The uncool part is ya simply can't ever get away from yourself.

                • The New Jim Crow…:-(((


                  These new modes of racism have led to not only the highest rate of incarceration in the world, but also an even greater imprisonment of African American men. Were present trends to continue, Alexander writes, the United States will imprison one-third of its African American population.

                  • Well the simple fact is if you break the law chances are you are going to get caught and go to jail.

                    If you break the law continually it's a mathematical certainty you are going to get caught eventually and go to jail.

                    There are many affluent people that buy their way out of jail with lawyers and that wrong and is a sad truth…

                    But if all the rich people started to break the law continually then the study would read "the US is locking up rich people more than poor people".

                    These studies really mean nothing if more poor people are in fact breaking the law and getting in trouble for it more often than a person that goes to work for a living every day.

                    Idle people living off free government money have the biggest percentage of law breakers of any group.


                    They have too much time on their hands to waste and this leads to drug addiction, alcoholism and crime of all levels.

                    The real study should actually read, more people are breaking the law and being put in jail for it than ever before.

                    All the rest of that crap is just that… Pure crap.

                    Ever met a criminal that admitted they were guilty?

                    Nahhh they are all innocent, some will claim they are innocent with a excuse even after they admit doing it huh.

                    And I'm not suggesting that some of them aren't innocent across all boundaries of race and social status.

                    But the percentage of law breakers determines how many are in jail. All the rest is just coincidental (notice the word incident…

                    • Ambiorix Ambiorix

                      Patriotic (brainwashed) lala land BS..

                      "But if all the rich people started to break the law continually then the study would read "the US is locking up rich people more than poor people"."

                      Hmmm..right..they probably are..


                      "These studies really mean nothing if more poor people are in fact breaking the law and getting in trouble for it more often than a person that goes to work for a living every day."

                      Did you mean 3 times every day ?


                      "The real study should actually read, more people are breaking the law and being put in jail for it than ever before."

                      Yeah , poor people , they are squeezed in to and behind desperation more then ever before..but don't mention it..or the justice for profit system those squeezers have put in place with brainwashed "patriots" enabling it like good puppet's and even parroting the lies they hammered in to you..

                      You live in the biggest countryshaped shitstain in humanity's history..taking the whole world down with itself..but its the parfumed garden of eden itself to you whenever you see critique..thanks for the "real" "help"

                    • Ambiorix Ambiorix

                      "Yeah , poor people , they are squeezed in to and behind desperation more then ever before..but don't mention it..or the justice for profit system those squeezers have put in place.."

                      Maybe i should have even said..:

                      ..put in place in psychopathic drooling anticipation..making as many loops as possible profiting from the misery generated by other loops..all around a diabolical profiting destruction wont be long now before the whole darn thing starts ouzing soylent green..

                    • danger kitty danger kitty

                      "Idle people living off free government money have the biggest percentage of law breakers of any group."

                      No,no, mr. H dog, elected officials, non elected government officials and the idle rich that own all those officials are committing the biggest percentage of capital crimes against humanity. Far greater numbers than any other group.

                      It's twue, it's twue, ya jist know it in yure knower…

                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      who is the biggest recipient of 'welfare' in the U.S.? Of course, its the military industrial complex. They dont make anything life supporting, cant support themselves, dont help anybody or animals, so we simply have to carry them on our backs. Of course they wage wars that extract more money or secure the capitalist system works abroad for big corporations. Make no mistake, thats not helping the public. All the sleazy government low lifes are on the dole too, no mystery there. The people support them without complaint, yet complain about supporting the poor.

                      But if you look at the social programs, most of that goes for the elderly. What they are saying is we are happy to support the killing machine of the military and the corruption of government agencies who are all tools of big corporations, but we dont want to help the elderly.

                      You have to be careful about looking at welfare programs because a lot of it is getting back the money you put it. People paid money into the system and they should get the benefit.

                      of course nobody wants to support some family of eight kids that figured out how to exist on government programs, gets fat drinking sodas and watching TV. But this is a stereotype that misses all the people in real need. Missing from the equation also is how much money the medical system extracts. Place blame where its due…

                      You might end up old, alone and poor in need of some assistance…then what?

                    • Code says:
                      "You might end up old, alone and poor in need of some assistance…then what?"

                      Then you die…you state my life plainly, so there is your answer. I look forward to death, it is my sole salvation. I cannot speed up the time of death, it is not a possession, I am a possession of life, so I wait. Anxiously.

                    • What you are referring to is actually called

                      Neoliberalism code.

                      These trends preceded Hitler in the 30's and Pinochet in the 60's, so when these things start to occur, beware of propaganda!

                      The German people loved Hitler when he came to power. The Chileans also loved Pinochet when he came to power. They were all propagandized into believing these leaders were the answer to their needs.

                      But how do it work out in reality?

                      It's all there carved in facts in the history books. Study these propaganda campaigns from the past and the methods used or fall victim to them as they are being put in place now.

                      "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"

                      George Santayana

                      In its earliest sense, neoliberalism referred to an economic philosophy popular among 1930s European liberal scholars, a sort of middle road between classic liberalism and socialist planning.

                      The use and popularity of the term "neoliberal" declined steadily, specifically in the 1960s. Neoliberalism gained popularity again in the 1980s, connected to Chilean economic reforms issued by Augusto Pinochet.

                      During this time, the term gained a negatively slanted connotation and was used primarily by critics of market reform.

                      Most scholars began to associate the term with Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman.

                      However, the term is rarely heard in the United States.


                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      Most economic and political terms are misnomers. I prefer to call neoliberalism, communism, capitalism, socialism and dictatorship by its colloquial term; organized crime

                      neo liberal concepts like privatization, austerity, deregulation, free trade and reductions in government spending in order to increase the the private sector are largely nonsense. The real action is global hegemony by corporatists and bankers who control the world stage by policy, government influence and subsequent strong arm of the military.

                      The first example of modern capitalist economics illustrates the design perfectly; the Dutch East India Co in the year 1600 +

                      it was great for exploitation and wealth extraction then and its great for exploitation and wealth extraction today. But it wont be tomorrow because a leech can only suck so much blood before the host dies a white zombie

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    Solar warming
    Entire solar system is heating up! Scientists blame solar warming

  • Jebus Jebus

    New research project at Haystack Rock to study why tufted puffins are disappearing

    Answering these questions will bring the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service closer to figuring out why the puffin population on Haystack Rock has dropped from 368 in 2010 to the just over 100 today.


  • razzz razzz

    Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar will be disappointed.

    'Fake News – Little Girl Was Never Taken From Her Mother'

    "…So once again we have clear evidence of Fake News simply desperate to discredit Trump at every possible step. The United States is slipping into a state of two countries. The left simply hates the right and the right cannot understand the left. This is the very condition that is the forerunner of a civil war. It really does not matter that the truth comes out about this little girl. People believe what they want to believe which is self-evidence of how rapidly the media will jump on anything to create dissent, hatred, and division with the United States. They are doing an excellent job at creating disunity and this will not end well. The War Cycle internally within the USA turned up intensely 2024-2025."

    • danger kitty danger kitty

      razz, it's totally irrelevant if THAT particular girl was not taken from her mother. Plenty are taken. That is life-long trauma and it's just not necessary. It's all petty games for power acquisition by inhuman, unfeeling political creatures.

      • Symbolism…like the cover of Time mag. this week.

        It isn't so much the trauma, it's the stigma that never ends. The mind can adjust to some degree as the child grows up but the body never does. The after effects damage so many different body systems it ends up fighting the event over and over again. Constant vigilance wears down all the internal gearing. High B/P, disrupted bowels, chronic pain from being tense, oh so much more. My personal experience happened when I was 9, by the time I was 50 a Doc told me I had the body of an 80 year old and that was in 2000. Do the math :-(((

  • razzz razzz

    The “zero tolerance” immigration policy has been the law for decades. Some presidential administrations choose to inforce or ignore it but don't let facts get in the way of a good emotional crisis.

    'Trump Abruptly Cancels Congressional Picnic, Sends Food to Group of Americans Who Deserve It'

    "…The president made the abrupt decision as his administration was taking heat for a controversial “zero tolerance” immigration policy that resulted in families being separated at the United States’ southern border. Trump ultimately halted the practice by signing an executive order midweek.

    So where is all the food going?
    Because Trump’s cancellation came at the last minute, the food — ribeye steaks, spinach, coleslaw, black beans, quinoa, and pies — was already being prepared.

    So since the food is already made, it’s going to a great group of people.

    All the food will be served Friday for lunch at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, according to a report from Bloomberg News. The food will be given to patients, caregivers, and employees at the Warrior and Family Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

    “All perishables donated to Walter Reed. Non perishables to be repurposed for future events,” Stephanie Grisham, spokeswoman for first lady Melania Trump, said."

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      we have a “zero tolerance” immigration policy so long as we get a million low wage migrant worker base, legal or not. Economists have decided immigration is good for economigroth, therefor it exists. Despite what democratic voters might like to think, there is no humanitarian motive

  • slandermen Deadboy


    "Charisma in the nuclear age is a bitch. A century ago, the great German sociologist Max Weber showed that modern political authority has two varieties: charismatic and bureaucratic. Charismatic authority is based on personality and is disruptive; bureaucratic authority is based on rules and promises continuity"

    Heh, talk about flawed reasoning. It's a pity that these things are always so binary.

    • Didn't read it but it sure puts a "spin" on things.

    • Jebus Jebus

      That's funny from forbes point of view.

      Space is a giant Dyson, with it's roubd ball. lol

      I have always understood there is none, effectively zero pressure in space from mankinds point of view.

      Apparently there is about .1 atoms per cubic centimeter, in outer "space", according to MacMillan Encyclopedia of Physics.

      So, IIRC, mass, weak forces not understood, aka gravity, is what holds the atmosphere in balance around the planet against basically zero pressure…

    • Jebus Jebus

      I have a 90 cubic inch per revolution air compressor, at about 3:1, on top of the v6 in my fifty year old vehicle I am "restoring".

      Makes basic physics fun…

      • AirSepTech AirSepTech

        I see my reply went into the vacuum.
        haha only seems to happen when I 'don't' save it. why?

        Anyway. A 6V92? cool.
        Technically, a blower, it pushes. I know you know that,,hhaha
        Do not stall that puppy, bad karma.

        You would love to witness *large* a/compressor surge tests.
        Real 'chit-chu' moments. 🙂

        Really like the 'whine', ran one on a dragboat,,,long ago.

        • Jebus Jebus

          No no, more fun than a screaming jimmy. They have a flapper that you trip for runaway conditions. For when one needs a throttle plate. You use a pair of vice grips to govern it on a dyno.

          It is an 89 tbird 3.8 SC w/eaton m-90 the factory produced. Sequential multiport FI and mass air. Installed in old iron.

          • Years ago a friend of mine ran a hemi with a tunnel ram, is this like that? That Dodge Belveder could get wheelie's in 2nd gear. He was going to run the winter nations in 1970 but blew the transmission at a street light doing a test run the day before the races started. He never built another car.

            • Jebus Jebus

              Long ago I have fearfully copiloted 440 mopars that break loose at 80 in 3rd gear.

              Mine has only 321 cubic inches of motor with 12 lbs of boost.

              The result is almost the same…

              • Jebus Jebus

                Sorry, my slysdexia.

                It has only 231 cubic inches per revolution…

                • what a fun ride you have…Greg had stripped out the inside, one rocket seat w/sheet metal, a lot of bleach and oh what fun…this was in Phx when everyone cruised Central ave on the week-ends, we used to have so much fun in that car…oh, the good old daze :-)))

                  • Jebus Jebus

                    Yes, there used to be only two throttle positions.

                    Older and hopefully wiser now.

                    Just a weekend drive up to camping now.

                    It is in an old truck that has less than fifty grand on it and into it, but it is getting closer to worth that much.

                    I'm getting closer to retirement too…

                    • AirSepTech AirSepTech

                      What yr J? I love de trucks.
                      Dad had a bunch, my first, co-pilot on a new 57f100. I was about, well, in diapers.

                      Couple 40's, new 76, rangers/150's, now hotrod gm 88-98. And the daily 88 6banger.
                      Why I like the crap, I do not know. addict

                      Sprinklers. Maybe some TransAm vert time.
                      Really nice day here.

                      Y'all have a good day.

                    • Jebus Jebus

                      Early Bronco. Uncut…

                • AirSepTech AirSepTech

                  haha like the '231ci' number.

                  First car had a flathead, '53 ford, last year for the flatty. 231ci. The 9n is 1/2 that hahaha

                  Built the crap out it. A lot haha Why?

                  Then a '70,'71, 427's/428sjc's on and on…and on

                  Maybe in 2050 they'll save a little 'hi-test' for the rest of us,,,what's left of us. 🙂

                  • Jebus Jebus

                    I also see the irony we face as we reflect upon the memories of our youthfull participation in what would become todays world…

                    I'm okay with stabbing a potentiometer to the floor, though…

                    • Our glory daze are a painful reminder of so many things now lost. Freedoms we took for granted, as if they were forever. Then in the late 70's reality bitch slapped us and the rude awakening began in 1980.

          • AirSepTech AirSepTech

            Love it. Close uncle was addicted to 1gen birds. Seen a lot of paxtons as a kid.

            Someday, their all gonna sound like a slotcar. 😆

            Had a 12v genset runaway, in a container, cut the fueline, went into (poor/young judgment) the box. Holyshit!!
            Thing still blew up, scavenged the oil.
            8v92TT blew fuel out like a fountain, then burnt down.
            Got smarter, let um go.

            life's full of good times.hahaha
            Happy to make it this far.

  • How Stephen Miller, the architect behind Trump's immigration policies, rose to power

    Stephen Miller Is David Duke’s Favorite Jew
    Read more:

    Seventeen Jewish Groups Call on White House to Fire Adviser Stephen Miller
    In a letter, the Jewish leaders slammed Miller, who himself is Jewish, for 'opposing the beliefs we hold dear'

  • Last night I watch a clip with Chris Hedges and Richard Wolff about what is happening today. My take away was that everything trump is doing are a distraction from the fact that capitalism is dead. A failed system. This piece backs that up. I'll see if I can find the clip, it's well worth watching.

    Trump defends policies on border, North Korea in visit to Las Vegas

  • Richard D. Wolff Speech 2018 (Bad news for capitalism)

    Published on Mar 29, 2018…my 67th birthday…

    I'm in 22 minutes worth, a clear voice from within the wilderness of America. The clip is long but shorter than the rest of your life. The comments below the clip are very revealing. I hope you give it a try. For me it is like cracking a very thick for the first time and being sucked in and getting totally submerged by the voices of the characters being portrayed and one of those voices is your own.

    • danger kitty danger kitty

      Just finished the hole speech. Oh boy, we are in a whole.
      I don't see the masses waking up. Too dumb, too angry.
      Scapegoating works. Lies work.
      Hope I'm wrong. I've had enough deluge in life.
      Thanks, Taffy.

      • We really are in a whole heap of…protecting your loved one's against the coming crash is prime objective one, other than that I don't know what…for my sanity I am joining the DSofA a.s.a.p. and lending my hand that way, being careful whom I vote for in this up and coming mid-term is another, I try pushing for FDR's 2nd Bill of Rights whenever I can is another but that hasn't been working out too good, either I am dismissed in an off hand manner or ignored, I haven't quit, I can't it my blood…

      • We really are in a whole heap of…protecting your loved one's against the coming crash is prime objective one, other than that I don't know what…for my sanity I am joining the DSofA a.s.a.p. and lending my hand that way, being careful whom I vote for in this up and coming mid-term is another, I try pushing for FDR's 2nd Bill of Rights whenever I can is another but that hasn't been working out too good, either I am dismissed in an off hand manner or ignored, I haven't quit, I can't it's my blood…

  • one of my Christian professors at Stanford was Dr. Alexander Miller.

    The Christian significance of Karl Marx / by Alexander Miller Paperback – 1947
    by Alexander Miller (Author)

    There is no utopia possible because people are not perfect.

    The ends do not justify the means. The means are the end.

    People need to work for social justice. and some venues in society are better as socialism, some are not.

    Communism is a failure both economically and as a political system.

    I vote for the Green Party because they are against nuclear energy and nuclear weapons. But I don't agree with much of what they stand for. I am in favor of private property. And I think Dr. Jill Stein is incredibly naive with respect to Russia.

    I am in favor of single payer health insurance, and all energy owned by everyone.

    All the regulations overturned by Trump were put in place to to help the environment and to stop banking fraud, and low interest rates were put into place to help the economy and to help people and prevent inflation.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      I wonder if Trump has a chance of becoming Pope. I think he may have a very good chance of it

      He is tight with the clergy

      his place looks like a holy place of worship

      He is friends with gods chosen people

      Even I am going to get one of these hats–crown-jewels-tiara.jpg

      we shouldnt be partial
      Acts 10:34
      So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality,

      looks to me like predident Bush might have gotten into it also

      I can really visualize Trump in Ratzingers chair

      • that pic of trump with the Pope, I saw another pic of the meeting and the Pope looked so disgusted :-)))

        you are in rare form Code, don't stop now hehehehe

        • for Anne…

          I suggest you take a close look at the Nordic Model and a closer look at Denmark…the Nordic Model is based on FDR's 2nd Bill of Rights, though not purrfect Denmark is the happiest free country on the planet.

          • Sweden's Debate: How Warmly to Welcome Outsiders

            The Nordic country, seen as the best to be an immigrant, is confronting limits to its hospitality to o’utsiders.

            "…We have seen a large increase in serious crimes, we have seen an increase in the rise of fundamental Islam in Sweden, we have had terror attacks in Sweden,’ Karlsson says. ‘Women in Sweden are now a lot more unsafe.’…"

            • What’s Up with Rape in Sweden?

              “,,,In fact, Sweden has been taking large numbers of refugees and immigrants for decades. They’ve accepted Balkans, Iraqis, Somalis, and many others. The Washington Post notwithstanding, there is a connection between immigration and criminality and other problems. As the Swedish economist Tino Sanandaji has noted, the employment rate for native Swedes is about 82 percent, but it’s only 58 percent for immigrants, and lower still for non-Western immigrants. Among native Swedes, the crime rate is equivalent to Iceland’s. But in immigrant-heavy neighborhoods, lawbreaking is comparable to the much higher overall rate in the U.S. (though not to the high-crime areas of U.S. cities).

              “Immigrants have found integration into Sweden’s homogeneous culture very difficult, partially because low-skill jobs have been disappearing as Sweden — like other countries in the developed world — de-industrializes. Though many immigrants, like Sanandaji himself, have managed the challenge, others rely on welfare-state subsidies. Joblessness and alienation have sparked riots and other antisocial behavior. At outdoor festivals such as

              “We Are Stockholm,” women have been groped. Public swimming pools have become venues for gangs of young immigrant men to harass women. Malmö has been losing its small Jewish population, and the Simon Wiesenthal Center issued a travel warning due to threats and attacks on Jews from Muslim immigrants…….[cont.]

            • That is Sweden, not Denmark!

                • The Danish Model — Don’t Try This at Home
                  By Otto Brøns-Petersen
                  December 31, 2015

                  “Increasingly, both in Denmark and abroad, I hear the claim that Denmark is somehow proof that a gentler socialism is preferable to free-market capitalism, promising more happiness, greater wealth, or both. Recently, Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton declared their admiration for Denmark. I came across the rising attraction of the so-called Danish model earlier this year at conferences in Athens, Greece, and Sofia, Bulgaria. My advice at those events was and continues to be, ‘Don’t try this at home — at least until you understand what the Danish Model is about.’

                  “The first thing to recognize is that Denmark, like the other Nordic countries, has quite a free-market economy, apart from its welfare state transfers and high government consumption. The Nordic countries tend to get rather high rankings on global measures of economic freedom. Denmark is thus number 22 on the Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) index and number 11 on the index published by the Heritage Foundation.1 Denmark ranks at number 3 on the World Bank’s Doing Business report, which assesses the ease of doing business around the world….”

                  • ‘I’ve Become a Racist’: Migrant Wave Unleashes Danish Tensions Over Identity

                    The thousands of Muslim asylum seekers pouring into Denmark have spawned a backlash, and questions over whether the country has a latent racial hostility at its core.

                    “ TAARNBY, Denmark — Johnny Christensen, a stout and silver-whiskered retired bank employee, always thought of himself as sympathetic to people fleeing war and welcoming to immigrants. But after more than 36,000 mostly Muslim asylum seekers poured into Denmark over the past two years, Mr. Christensen, 65, said, 'I’ve become a racist.'

                    “He believes these new migrants are draining Denmark’s cherished social-welfare system but failing to adapt to its customs. ‘Just kick them out,’ he said, unleashing a mighty kick at an imaginary target on a suburban sidewalk. ‘These Muslims want to keep their own culture, but we have our own rules here and everyone must follow them.’

                    “Denmark, a small and orderly nation with a progressive self-image, is built on a social covenant: In return for some of the world’s highest wages and benefits, people are expected to work hard and pay into the system. Newcomers must quickly learn Danish — and adapt to norms like keeping tidy gardens and riding bicycles….”

                    • Actually, Denmark is becoming more like us

                      “…What the data shows is that the upper crust controlled nearly 80% of the nation's net worth in 2013, up from 65% in 2000, according to the council.

                      “In the U.S., the Top 10% controlled nearly 78% of the wealth in 2013, according to Edward Wolff, an economics professor at New York University. ,,,

                      “While Sanders is trying to become the first social democrat in the White House, Denmark kicked its social democrats out of power in June. This may lead to cutbacks in the country's safety net. The country's new center-right leaders have already re-instituted a cut in social assistance for recent immigrants and they are looking to cap these benefits for everyone, Weise said. Instead, center-right officials have said they want to give more incentives to Danes to work.

                      “Mobility is already being affected. In recent years, there's been a decline in the share of young adults from poorly educated families who go on to graduate from high school or college, said Jonas Schytz Juul, head of research for the economic council.

                      “There are other consequences, too. Juul points to recent OECD and International Monetary Fund research that shows rising income inequality hurts economic growth. Also, the widening gap hurts social cohesion….”

                • Although the top ten countries remain the same
                  as last year, there has been some shuffling of
                  places. Most notably, Norway has jumped into
                  first position, followed closely by Denmark,
                  Iceland and Switzerland. These four countries
                  are clustered so tightly that the differences
                  among them are not statistically significant,
                  even with samples averaging 3,000 underlying
                  the averages. Three-quarters of the differences
                  among countries, and also among regions, are
                  accounted for by differences in six key variables,
                  each of which digs into a different aspect of life.
                  These six factors are GDP per capita, healthy
                  years of life expectancy, social support (as
                  measured by having someone to count on in
                  times of trouble), trust (as measured by a
                  perceived absence of corruption in government
                  and business), perceived freedom to make life
                  decisions, and generosity (as measured by recent
                  donations). The top ten countries rank highly on
                  all six of these factors.

                  Editors: John Helliwell, Richard Layard, and Jeffrey Sachs
                  Associate Editors: Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Haifang Huang
                  and Shun Wa

                  I will say no more.

          • AirSepTech AirSepTech

            I always find the 'nordic' comparisons amusing.

            Rarely is 'state ownership' of what 'we' know as 'private'… mentioned. Weaning off of things like Fossil Fuel, among many things, when the state directly depends on it's 'social value', can be problematic. Saudi Arabia? Norway? haha United Kingdom? Is Venezuela a kindom? 😆


            Considering my family heritage, I am not inclined to return to a system that was 'generally' viewed as something one would give their life for, risk their family,,,,to escape.

            Demographics are quite…inspiring? ummm. confounding? I dunno.

            Nordic-a 27 million

            California 38 million

            Texas 28 million

            Guatemala 16 million

            Mexico 127 million

            my favorite… Iceland 334,000

            Treasure Valley, Idaho 664,000 where I hang my hat 60% or so

            Phoenix metro 4.2 million

            Question? Why doesn't some 'progressive' group just go ahead and build/form/reinvent the wheel right here, in the USA?
            Maybe California is the start, never thought of it that way. Maybe why I departed 30yrs ago. haha

            Anyway, maybe these fine philanthropists can fund something.


            The view from the top,,,a very good read.


            Looking under rocks, maybe a little more later on, wife says gotta go to Lowes. 🙁

            • You'd be surprised which European countries are more capitalist than the US

              “Denmark, Sweden, Norway — underneath their tax systems they’re more free market, more capitalist even, than the U.S., which is what makes them work.”

              • Danish PM in US: Denmark is not socialist

                "’I know that some people in the US associate the Nordic model with some sort of socialism. Therefore I would like to make one thing clear. Denmark is far from a socialist planned economy. Denmark is a market economy,’ Rasmussen said.

                “’The Nordic model is an expanded welfare state which provides a high level of security for its citizens, but it is also a successful market economy with much freedom to pursue your dreams and live your life as you wish,’ he added. …

                “’The top income tax in Denmark is almost 60 percent. We have a 25 percent sales tax and on cars the incise duties are up to 180 percent. In total, Danish taxes come to almost half of our national income compared to around 25 percent in the US. Quite a substantial difference,’ he said. …”

                • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                  who can give an accurate definition of socialism, communism, fascism, corporatism, capitalism, democracy, oligarchism, etc without looking it up…just off the top of your head? then, how well does that definition fit the countries that have that title?

                  I know the answer to the second question; the fit is never good. Indeed the terms are almost useless.

                  But anyway what happened in Ireland that they lost the great opportunity for jobs creation with Apple data centers? Was Ireland not capitalist enough, as the author above suggests, and therefor lost while Denmark gained?

                  "Apple applies for a permit to place their data center in Ireland, mainly because of low corporate taxation, and almost immediately objections are lodged with An Bord Pleanála by eight objectors. Most complain about the negative environmental impact the data centre could have."

                  I dont know what dodgy corruption Ireland government is into, but the people seem pretty good about fighting the overwhelming fecal smear of global politics. Im glad they didnt agree to ruin the forest in exchange for wage slavery to a global capitalist

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks


        Televangelists: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

          • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

            I actually called one of the guys in that video years ago and told him he was a scam artist..understand they are all scam artists. All of them..pushing/wanting people to believe in the mysterious unknown.. as they leach onto their pocket books.

            Americans love to be scammed..and some of these people are very good at it..and of course it is all legal. No gad and no satan..just mental mind games and impressions shoved directly into the weak feeble human minds for better mind control over the growing bat-shit crazy flocks. Religion is falling away as the control of the state increases..since the purpose of all religion originally was to help control the masses prior to the state's influence and control took hold.

            As animals that somehow got tweaked along the way..the insanity of this transition had many avenues created for that same weak mind that was now becoming self aware of their surroundings. Hope and clinging together in groups is not a bad thing, since this is what most animals do. Socializing while trying to fill the void on a planet that is now doomed.. based on our current taught to us behaviors..might give some of our species hope.. for their brief.. we are alive moment.. in time.

  • razzz razzz

    'Drinking baking soda could be an inexpensive, safe way to combat autoimmune disease'

    "A daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say.

    They have some of the first evidence of how the cheap, over-the-counter antacid can encourage our spleen to promote instead an anti-inflammatory environment that could be therapeutic in the face of inflammatory disease, Medical College of Georgia scientists report in the Journal of Immunology.

    They have shown that when rats or healthy people drink a solution of baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, it becomes a trigger for the stomach to make more acid to digest the next meal and for little-studied mesothelial cells sitting on the spleen to tell the fist-sized organ that there's no need to mount a protective immune response.

    In the spleen, as well as the blood and kidneys, they found after drinking water with baking soda for two weeks, the population of immune cells called macrophages, shifted from primarily those that promote inflammation, called M1, to those that reduce it, called M2. Macrophages, perhaps best known for their ability to consume garbage in the body like debris from injured or dead cells, are early arrivers to a call for an immune response…."

    • I'm here to tell you IT WORKS!!!

      but…it really screwed up G-Trac :-(((

      It works soooo gooood, it relieved pain like nothing I have used before but it is a rock in my guts. I stopped using it 2 weeks ago and I'm still not right inside. I used 1/2 teaspoon in 4-6 oz in water every 8 to 10 hours for about a week. :-(((

      I hope it works for somebody :-)))

      • razzz razzz

        Baking can mess up your throat, be careful. Have it checked. In the stomach it can act as some kind of trigger for other organs to produce or not to produce secretions. For most people, if it is not broken, don't try to fix it.

        • throat is okay, it just slowed my guts way down :-(((…it is beyond broken so I'm trying to fix it :-)))…it may be due to lack of excess mucus in the gut because I take NAC to control mucus…mixed very well in extra water it shouldn't present any problems for most…maybe if mixed with alka-seltzer it would work for me but then you have 2 soda's, not good…oh well, too bad for me :-///

  • razzz razzz

    Older article.

    'Omega-3 fatty acids shown to prevent or slow progression of osteoarthritis'

    "According to the University of Bristol study, funded by Arthritis Research UK and published in the journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, omega-3-rich diets fed to guinea pigs, which naturally develop osteoarthritis, reduced disease by 50 per cent compared to a standard diet.

    The research is a major step forward in showing that omega-3 fatty acids, either sourced from fish oil or flax oil, may help to slow down the progression of osteoarthritis, or even prevent it occurring, confirming anecdotal reports and "old wives' tales" about the benefits of fish oil for joint health…"

  • razzz razzz

    OBJECTIVES: Sulpiride and melatonin decrease dopamine activity. Sulpiride, a D2 antagonist of dopamine receptors, and melatonin, a pineal substance with antidopaminergic action, are administered to tinnitus patients to decrease tinnitus perception.

    METHODS: One hundred twenty patients consulted for subjective tinnitus. They were included randomly in four groups of 30. One group took sulpiride (50 mg/8 h) alone, the second group took melatonin (3 mg/24 h), the third group took the same doses of sulpiride (50 mg/8 h) plus melatonin (3 mg/24 h), and the fourth group took placebo (lactose 50 mg/8 h), all for 1 month. Ninety-nine patients completed the study…

    …RESULTS: Based on the subjective grading, tinnitus perception diminished by 56% in patients treated with sulpiride, by 40% in patients treated with melatonin, by 81% in patients treated with sulpiride plus melatonin, and by 22% in patients treated with placebo. Based on the visual analogue scale, tinnitus perception diminished from 7.7 to 6.3 in patients treated with sulpiride, to 6.5 in those treated with melatonin, to 4.8 in patients treated with sulpiride plus melatonin, and to 7.0 in those treated with placebo.

    CONCLUSIONS: Sulpiride and melatonin reduce tinnitus perception, decreasing dopamine activity. The tinnitus auditolimbic dopaminergic pathway has broad therapeutic implications."

    • I ain't putting that crap down my throat, no way.

      Sulpiride, sold under the brand name Dogmatil among others, is an atypical antipsychotic (although some texts have referred to it as a typical antipsychotic)[4] medication of the benzamide class which is used mainly in the treatment of psychosis associated with schizophrenia and major depressive disorder, and sometimes used in low dosage to treat anxiety and mild depression. Sulpiride is commonly used in Asia, Central America, Europe, South Africa and South America. Levosulpiride is its purified levo-isomer and is sold in India for similar purpose. It is not approved in the United States,

      If you stop the inflammation of the eustachian tube the "ringing" goes away like magic, NAC works wonders for this BTW. Just another way of controlling the masses so they don't revolt against what is now so blantantly revolting.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    "Adult Salmon and Steelhead Returns to the Columbia
    River Basin Have Increased Over the Last 17 Years"

    The Indians might have to trade scalps again… Salmon fishing is toast

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      "Columbia River Basin salmon and steelhead populations were once the

      world�s largest. Before 1850, an estimated 16 million salmon and

      steelhead returned to the basin annually to spawn. Over the past 25

      years, however, the number of salmon and steelhead returning to the

      Columbia River Basin has averaged around 660,000 per year, although

      annual population levels have varied widely."

      So, 16 million salmon before 1850; 500,000 in 1981; 2.5 million in 2014; 800,000 in 2017. Next to nothing? in 2018?

      That graph titled "Adult Salmon and Steelhead Returns to the Columbia
      River Basin Have Increased Over the Last 17 Years" puts a positive on a sad situation.

      To make things even worse, Washington allowed Atlantic salmon to be farmed in pens. SHEESH. Did they not watch the movie, "Jurrasic Park"? "Life finds a way"

      "“Our native salmon are not doing well. It is a death by 1,000 cuts. And this is another cut,” Windrope said. (Amy Windrope, north Puget Sound regional director for the Department of Fish and Wildlife.}

      So Washington risks invasive species for a couple of bucks?

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      "Legendary angler Bill McMillan said sport fishers have caught at least 200 Atlantics in the Skagit between December 16 and January 3, as far as 67 miles upriver. By contrast, only two native steelhead were reported caught in the Skagit."

      That is insane. What happened to "dilution is the solution" and "the ocean is just too big"! A little fish farm net breaks and the escaped fish outnumber native fish 100-1? What does that say about the condition of the native fish?

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      "Detecting and verifying the transmission of disease between hatchery and wild fish is very difficult. Nevertheless, several examples illustrate the potential. Two examples come from Norway. In 1985, infected Atlantic salmon smolts transferred from Scotland introduced frunculosis into Norway. The disease has spread to 20 Norwegian rivers (McVicar 1995). In 1975, the parasite Gyrodactylus salaris from an infested hatchery in Sweden was introduced into the Lakselva River, Norway. Atlantic salmon parr, (Salmo salar), which were susceptible to the parasite, were heavily infected and within two years the abundance of parr had collapsed (Sattaur 1989).
      A recent example from the United States is the spread of salmonid whirling disease (Mysobolus cerebralis). The disease was first found in the United States in Pennsylvania in 1956. Since then
      it has gradually spread to a least 21 states. The likely cause of the spread of the parasite is the shipment of infected fish to new areas (
      Bergersen and Anderson 1997, Modin 1998).
      The introduction of new diseases to areas with no previous history of that pathogen is one way hatcheries can influence the mortality of wild fish. Another way is through the direct transmission of an endemic disease in a watershed from infected hatchery fish to the wild fish.
      This would be difficult to identify, and we could find no documented examples."

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      What, the Washington State people could not take thirty seconds to investigate the downside of Atlantic salmon farms in their back yard?

      Fuck me…

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      I've got some Plutonium fish ladders to sell them. That should heal a thousand cuts.

  • razzz razzz

    'CNN v Trump'

    "…CNN tried to make it seem as if the USA invaded Canada first as if this began the War of 1812. They omit the fact that the British restricted US trade with France and went as far as seizing Americans and forcing them to man ships for the British as if the USA was not even a country.

    The United States suffered several very costly defeats at the hands of British, Canadian, and Native American troops who Canada hired. So yes, the “Canadians” who were really British back then, were part of the War of 1812 and that included the capture and burning of the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., in August 1814. The Americans were able to repel the British invasions in New York, Baltimore, and New Orleans. The British/Canadians made a good attempt to conquer the United States. Eventually, there was the Treaty of Ghent on February 17, 1815, which ended the war. That still did not resolve all the issues and the British were seeking revenge for the American Revolution. Therefore, the War of 1812 has often been called the “second war of independence” and CNN deliberately misrepresented the facts once again to stab Trump in the back."

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      We need tariffs on steel. Actually we need to ban steel. Steel is remarkably unreliable, as proven in the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers on September 11, 2001. Donald Trump should build a wall on the Canadian border and the Mexican border. And a tsunami wall on the east and west coast. And a roof. This country never had a roof. But not walls or roofs of steel. Especially CANADIAN steel. God bless the USA.

      They made box cutters out of steel and what did that get us? A bunch of Canadian terrorists attacked us from a fortified NON-STEEL underground bunker (a cave) in Afghanistan, Canada.

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      I knocked a electric cooker lid off my stove and it fell to the floor making an awful racket, burst into flames and turned to dust.

      I digress.

      We could just build a wall of nuclear plants on the northern border. They would never be completed, of course, and then we could just fill in the gaps. No steel should be used, but some renewable and plentiful should be used. Dead whales, salmon, Saiga antelopes, perhaps.

      • AirSepTech AirSepTech

        Yes uni, the plan….

        'For Fiscal Year 2011, for every dollar that the federal government spends, we will need to issue $0.42 in new debt. Because of this spending binge, our national debt has grown so large that when averaged out across the year, by July 27 of this year all spending will be with borrowed money.'

        If it wasn't so sad, it would be funny.
        Well beyond funny now, hilarious, demented, like a cheap horror show.

        Idiocracy, we have arrived.

        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          Is the problem that all the immigrants and all the government positions now making twice as much as the average private sector worker with benefits and retirements..are getting stuff for free?

          Or is the problem the hard working born here American that is busting his getting nothing for free?

          Government takes care of their own and all those new arrivals and then kicks the foolish hard working playing by the rules, taxed to death, Americans to the curb.

          Musk has the one is paying attention to the scam now in motion.

  • razzz razzz

    'Full monologue: Donald Trump roasts Hillary Clinton at Al Smith charity dinner' Published on Oct 20, 2016

  • “…The sharks migrate south when the waters off California dip below 60 degrees in the winter. But water temperatures have stayed high because of global warming and El Niño conditions from 2014 to 2016, which is also believed to be a consequence of climate change. Most of the sharks never left California this winter and are congregating in shark “hot spots” off Huntington Beach, San Onofre, Santa Monica Bay and Ventura, shark expert Chris Lowe told The San Francisco Chronicle….”

  • How the G.O.P. Built Donald Trump’s Cages

    “President Trump may have caved on his child-separation policy, after a public outcry that included significant members of his own coalition. But rather than waste time on self-congratulation, Republicans who spoke up this time should be asking themselves why a president of their party felt he was enforcing its principles by breaking apart families and caging children.

    “Not so long ago — less than a handful of years, even — you could still find prominent Republican voices willing to speak gently about immigration. (Remember Jeb Bush in 2014 calling illegal immigration an 'act of love'?) But many, many other party leaders have been venturing ever deeper into the dank jungles of nativist populism for quite some time, exploiting the politics of fear and resentment. Mr. Trump did not invent Republican demonization of ‘the other’ — it came about in two ways: gradually, and then all at once….”

  • Our Dear Leader has said in the past that trade-wars are "good". Richard Wolff, in one of his video's said that trade-wars lead to military wars…so, enquiring minds what to know, is that true?…

    Oh My…

    Looking at all the trade wars our dear leader is pushing, I guess the only one's we will not be fighting are ________________and________.

    Oh My Gawd.

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    Galapagos Islands, lava hitting the sea, 1 min vid

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    European Union about to OUTLAW linking to media stories on the internet, banning critics of corporate-run media.

  • slandermen Deadboy

    "…amicability becomes anger and frustration…

    Kerry Klinck: Why don't you run for president? We could all get stoned and drunk and maybe get along. What do you think you drunk bastard.

    Well that's not very nice calling me a drunk bastard. Jus fuck you Kerry Klinck. And…how the fuck can I run for predident, I'm a camadian and you have to an american citizen, cept for Obamaosama and what's his name uh, that canadian guy who…you know the guy with the big fucken beak with…fucking weirdos. Anyway you know what, I
    d make all the oil lines, all the you know, the pipelines that are supposed to carry the oil from up to the north round down to the south, down to Texas and send it all over the world…what the fuck ever. I would clean those all and I'd put water in them…"

    • slandermen Deadboy

      Oh right, if you're like me and you're an alcoholic and you smoke weed, but then you use kratom too. The thing is, you should add some grapefruit juice to your wine a bit before and after taking the kratom. It's quite tasty with a naturally sweet rose, apparently it also affects the effects of many drugs. That could be handy.

  • slandermen Deadboy

    With support of government officials, politicians, corporations (with varying extent and intention) you are implicitly traitorous, in virtually all cases, aiding oppression. This is of course obvious. It should also be obvious that we can't be friends.

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    Lava from Kilauea volcano wipes out nearly $375M in Hawaii real estate market value

  • Jebus Jebus

    I need to give a PSA that will benefit everyone.


    I noticed the other day that pia @ caferadlabs has a post up. Seeing someone else noticed, I went ahead and fell inna rabbit hole.

    I wont post any long search URL's here to spare everyone.

    Some will recognize that PHP script. You should. It is everywhere. In every search, if the term is low ranking, it will always be there, part of the url, in urls presented.

    So, I poked in the term, "twieuawi.php". This is all google, mind you.
    Up comes absolutely every page with that script page in it. Some state they are harmful. But they all are. I checked. It is a query. Hmmm.

    A query that at least fools google, most of the time, I believe because it is designed to return a valid search result. Every URL, with that php script in it, lights my system up like a fire truck.

    When did it start?

    So, I went backwards in time with that same search term.
    2010 -> 2005 -> 2000 all the way to 1985, right?

    There it is filling in the blanks of time. With dates of pages returned, that fit the timeline, fooling google?, into placing them there. They are all malware.

    So, going back to the most current rendition of "twieuawi.php". Remember that. This -> /twieuawi.php?

    I chose verbatum, from all results, and I got what might be someone else's homework. You will have to check yourself if interested.

    So to summarize, while searching, do not click on any URL with "twieuawi.php" in it…

    • Thanks for this. This is one reason I use startpage or duckduckgo. There are many reasons.

    • Jebus Jebus

      More PSA. Be aware. It's only going to get worse.

      lol. It looks like "twieuawi.php" has dissappeared completely.

      Now shit like,




      "This site may harm your computer."

      are found in some unique searches. Notice the general format.

      Notice search engines do not catch all. A human reading the URL does.

      Ultimately there is a human piece of shit behind these computer generated attempts.

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    U.S. government statistics reveal that the flu vaccine is the most dangerous vaccine in America
    For one thing, the flu vaccine contains 25,000 times more mercury than is legally allowed in water. For another, statistics confirm that vaccinated people are actually more susceptible to the flu and often get more ill than those who focus on building up their own body’s immune system.

  • Masha Gessen on the Trump-Putin relationship – the fifth estate

    Published on Jan 20, 2017

    Masha Gessen is a journalist who has seen as a political troublemaker by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Fired from her job for refusing a Putin-ordered assignment, she was attacked and beaten on a Moscow street. She moved to the US and has observed the similarities and differences between Trump and Putin.

    From time to time I read her on The New Yorker website but this is the first time I have heard her speak. I wish I had 1/10 of her brain power. One of the rapid-fire brains able to speak and think at the same time. No lag time here. Just wow and look at when this was recorded, geez. I am having to reassess my thinking on many things. I hope you watch it and enjoy seeing a fine mind at work and at play.

  • If you read the happiness report someone posted earlier today, the reason the US is country #19 is because of all the corruption in the US.

  • President Trump is going to shake things up, that was expected.

    And the press bashing is to try to keep him in check because he didn't use any favors or the usual corporate money to get in office.

    He doesn't owe people like the former presidents and they are all scared of him because he doesn't owe them anything.

    He's not in anyone of their pockets to be controlled when it comes time to make a decision.

    And he's a hard nosed businessman.

    Could be just what this country has been needing, a bean counter in charge for a change.

    The problem? Allot of people are going to fall off the free money gravy train and they know it.

    So the only thing left to do is try to kill public opinion on anything he does and right now it's all been hearsay and propaganda.

    If he actually does something wrong I'll shout it from the rooftops, but I'm not going to be fooled by hearsay and propaganda.

    • Jebus Jebus

      "because he didn't use any favors or the usual corporate money to get in office."

      That is the funniest thing said in many moons. Nyet?

      • danger kitty danger kitty

        Jebus, I think the funniest line in that post is this:

        "Allot of people are going to fall off the free money gravy train and they know it."

        For that to be a true statement, hd would have to be talking about corporations and the military.

        But, yeah, the whole post sounds like it was written by a Stepford Wife.

        • Jebus Jebus

          The shook it up part is true. I'm seeing a bit more backlash than is logical for a cause is worth. These groupies say shit just to hear it as true. Are the votes that captured?

          I see a lot of very logical, influential humans becoming active.

          I do not believe the wild swing back towards the other iceburg as a net positive…

        • unincredulous unincredulous

          That's why he was able to drain the swamp (and fill his swimming pool)

          'night ya'll

    • If he actually does something wrong I'll shout it from the rooftops, but I'm not going to be fooled by hearsay and propaganda.

      Okay Court Jester,
      Is the money so great that you have to keep posting? Can't find other work? No job skills other than this tripe? Licking boots didn't pay enough so you asked to be reassigned to get a higher pay grade? You are what you are calling out. Heresy and propaganda.

      • There at HD Headquarters. MAGA, one post at a time.

      • Well you seem to be posting allot…

        What's your excuse…

        …I find this stuff fun and informative. And it's my day off and it's been blazing hot outside so for some humorous fairy tale excitement I come here.

        Ya know like the story about flat beer from a C02 shortage? A classic! We all almost peed our pants on that one…

        Or this weeks totally fake cover up? Yea archiving a site correctly so it can be indexed correctly into the Foia archives for searching is a cover up huh… That was another one that we all got a huge kick out of and the disturbing thing was it was even on (there's the educational part, knowing who to listen to and who knows what they are talking about).

        So this place is like a free educational trip to the zoo, ya just can't pass it up.

        More fun than a barrel of monkeys with machine guns…

        Here's one ya gotta watch…

        Ape With AK-47:

        And the question of the day?

        Was that video real or fake? You tell me.

        Comedy central has nothing on this place.

        • Many years ago, way before your time, I posted here as onedman which is in reference to Herbert Marcus. All the years posting here you are by far the most odd. There have been trolls, wallpaper creators and idiot drunks but you manage to combine all 3 into one. I come and go as it suits me. Take the hint.

          • Wow Taffy,

            Downing me means nothing when all you seem to do is down everything and try to degrade stuff and down anybody that's doing something in this world.

            You and your little band of whining trolls and a few other fake fact spouting and down talking trolls act like you don't even know your just government puppets spouting just what they want you to say and repeat for a takeover through dissent from fake stories and rumors.

            Your little dog and pony show is pitiful.

            And before my time? Another great assumption that you think means something.

            And like all the other complete troll comments and fake fact spreaders camped out here, you don't and couldn't know if that statement was true or not, but it sounded good to you at the time huh.

            Let's try to find all the fake stories bashing the current administration and repeat them as if they are all true and try to create other useless whining and bashing trolls too. Yea that'll help huh.

            Join in and sing the songs of the childlike looser and bash anyone that doesn't swallow your fake facts! Like a virus it spreads through the sheeple. Don't study truth and don't have any fun doing it. That would just be wrong huh.

            But there will always be those that throw their lives away and blame it on others and bash anyone having a good life and doing instead of whining, lying and blaming others.

            Noam Chomsky Propaganda And Control Of The Public Mind Full Lecture:


            • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

              Hippy Dog did know everybody before he posted. Son of socref? Nephew of man bear pig? Spawn of Hellbroker?

              • Been thinking about this…socref had an eastern european flavor to his voice and sentence structure but the substance is the same. Babble with little to back up claims. Kinda like gorka at the White House. Clever use of language?

  • Time to play a little "True" or "Dumb"

    The exciting and educational game to once and for all know instead of guess :-).

    Which of the following videos and statements are real and which are fake…

    Chimp with Machete:

    Did Idi Amin train chimps to use machetes and release them to kill his enemies and other undesirable people?

    Ape With AK-47:

    Did a group of West African soldiers hand a chambered automatic weapon to a chimp they happened across in the field?

    Missing Indonesian Man Found Dead Inside A 23-Ft. Python:

    Megalodons Caught on Camera & Spotted In Real Life:

    The Megalodon is a prehistoric creature resembling a shark, but much bigger and more vicious. Megalodon or “big tooth is a species of 20-yards-long sharks that lived between 23 and 2.6 million years ago. Are they still alive today?

    And finally…

    Human animal hybrids exist.

    Best kept secret of half human half dog experiment.

    An article clams that in Vancouver there exists an undercover laboratory where some of the most heinous human experimentation is going on.
    Why? Just to satisfy the needs of the rich, the 1% ers, the Illuminati.

    So are they true or are they fake? Just reply to this message with your answers!

    Fun and educational for all!

    Good luck.

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