It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine. Modern society was never good, and the West has not been good for a long time. What holds us together is our core — the Cro-Magnid people who demonstrate sensitivity and aggression in balance — and the good people among us.
Throw out the modern notion of trying to centralize so that we can control, and have one process/method that applies to everyone equally so that they think the same stuff so that we can feel “safe” in our shared goodthink, and you have the basics of a new frontier.
Reward the good only, and you get a rising society. Reward the bad and you kill it. We have been rewarded the bad who speak symbols that seem good in the narrow pidgin of egalitarianism for too long, and it has created a bumper crop of narcissists, sociopaths, idiots, perverts, schizoids, neurotics, and psychopaths. It is time to thin the herd. When the benefits go away, so will most of them.
First we have to get to the point of Ultimate Blasphemy where we invert the equals sign and celebrate not the same treatment for everyone, but reward for the good only. This marks our move to a mature and thoughtful society instead of the sloppy, permissive, and controlling nightmare in which we have lived for nearly a millennium.
As things stand in Ukraine, Russia has not won yet, which means a draw and a war of attrition, one that the Ukrainians are likely to win because they have safe borders to the West. They can throw everything they have into driving out Russians in this NATO-versus-NÜSSR proxy war.
However, the world has been thrown out of its Fukuyama stupor. We believed for a long time that we were at the end of history; it turns out that we were at the end of democracy because with no more enemies, democracy could not claim it was better than the options and had to be judged on its own merits.
At this point, we can see that the judgment of history is that democracy has failed. It has improved nothing and damaged everything; our people are not breeding, a sure sign of misery, as they work in a corporate dystopia driven by high taxes and government entitlements and commute through diversity-ravaged and corrupt cities where the mental health and IQ of the citizens constantly plummets even lower.
Back at home, the 2020 election narrative has not gone away. The Trump shadow government has been moving pieces from behind the scenes, and now the Biden administration finds itself looking at an abyss from which it cannot escape: the election is going to be overturned.
The RINOs want to impeach or use the Twenty-Fifth Amendment but that is merely to avoid facing the real issue. If we do not overturn this election, everything in America is fraudulent. If we do overturn it, we are going to find out that things have been mostly fraudulent for longer than we care to admit.
This in turn is going to kick off a worldwide lack of faith in modern tropes like democracy, equality, and diversity. They will stand revealed as the new way of running an authoritarian state, “soft totalitarianism” or “anarcho-tyranny,” which uses the ignorance, compromise, and mental laziness of most people to steal and manipulate in perpetuity.
We face the dawning of a new age which is more going to resemble the medieval era than the late days of Rome, Athens, or Weimar.
The men were arrested in October 2020 amid talk of raising $4,000 for an explosive that could blow up a bridge and stymie police after a kidnapping, according to trial evidence. Fox twice traveled to northern Michigan to scout the area.
Only one defendant, Harris, chose to testify in his own defense, and the four men deny any scheme to get Whitmer at her vacation home. Defense attorneys insist they were under the spell of informants and agents who got them to say and do violent, provocative things.
Fox’s attorney, Christopher Gibbons, said Fox was a hapless man living in the basement of a Grand Rapids-area vacuum shop, smoking marijuana whenever possible and totally incapable of leading the wild plot.
The Clintons took over the DOJ back in the day and since that time, have used it to demonize the Right and investigate the Left only so that they can give it a clean bill of health. The DNC-DOJ is the equivalent of the ring of the Lydian:
Suppose now that there were two such magic rings, and the just put on one of them and the unjust the other; no man can be imagined to be of such an iron nature that he would stand fast in justice. No man would keep his hands off what was not his own when he could safely take what he liked out of the market, or go into houses and lie with any one at his pleasure, or kill or release from prison whom he would, and in all respects be like a God among men.
In the early 1990s, as the world emerged from the Cold War, Russia was welcomed into the global financial system and given access to global capital markets. In time, Russia became interconnected with the world and deeply linked to Western Europe. The world benefited from a global peace dividend and the expansion of globalization. These were powerful trends that accelerated international trade, expanded global capital markets, increased economic growth, and helped to dramatically reduce poverty in nations around the world.
It was during this time that we started, 34 years ago, to build BlackRock. We saw the rise of globalization and growth of the capital markets fueling a need for the kind of technology-driven asset management that we believed we could bring to our clients.
These actions taken by the private sector demonstrate the power of the capital markets: how the markets can provide capital to those who constructively work within the system and how quickly they can deny it to those who operate outside of it. Russia has been essentially cut off from global capital markets, demonstrating the commitment of major companies to operate consistent with core values. This “economic war” shows what we can achieve when companies, supported by their stakeholders, come together in the face of violence and aggression.
The financiers consistently overstate their importance and understate the importance of trends in human thinking. For the last two centuries, we have believed that increasing democratization is the answer; now, we see that it is not. Global capital is going to get its legs cut off at the knees by political demands as economies isolate and the first world pulls away from the third world, including Russia-China. Whatever nation becomes self-sufficient, which requires cutting out the egalitarian programs, will rule the world. The competition begins now.
“Hey, how come sometimes my penis gets big sometimes and points in the air?” asks the little boy in the cartoon, leading to an explanation of what an “erection” is.
The boy nods and says, “Sometimes I touch my penis because it feels good.”
Then the little girl character chimes in: “Sometimes, when I’m in my bath or when Mom puts me to bed, I like to touch my vulva too.”
The parents were initially told they had “misinterpreted” the content of the classwork.
Meritocracy promotes those who are good at the system, which is the opposite of being good at reality. Not surprisingly, most of these anti-realists seem like insane Leftists who take society at face value and are oblivious to consequences in reality.
While these third-party tools are positioned as “anti-harassment” tools that protect against “toxic content” and help to “beat the trolls” the key is that they moderate content in a decentralized way. This means that instead of one centralized entity, Twitter, removing content for all users, the content remains on the platform and individual users decide whether they want to see it by using these third-party tools to moderate their personal feeds.
Free speech advocates have always suggested filtering as a response to internet abuse. If something is truly terrible, few will see it. The killfile was widely known to USENET readers.
With the SAT and ACT no longer being considered in the admissions process, the school will be using students’ high school GPA as the primary consideration for admission.
“The point of a standardized test is that it’s supposed to be more objective- everyone takes the same exam covering the same topics at the same difficulty level- but your GPA is dependent on so many subjective factors that vary from school to school, class to class, and teacher to teacher,” Cordi said.
Look for the inversion-redirect: the schools will be even more subjective, which is what they want, for low-quality schools to give As to idiots who then get bumped up to the top of the system. Since most schools are run by minorities and SJWs, this means that White kids will come last.
We have been living in a dream world, thinking that our conspicuous internal divisions, exposed to all the world, would never be used against us, someday and somehow, to maximum effect.
We are paying the price for having been, for too long, an unserious nation governed by unserious people.
Democracy is a hugbox echo chamber bubble and over time, becomes not just unrealistic but opposed to anything realistic.
“While red tide blooms develop naturally, we took a long view and found evidence that human activity has helped fuel coastal blooms in this estuary to varying extents between 2012 and 2021,” said Miles Medina, lead author of the study and a research scientist at UF’s Center for Coastal Solutions.
Our food production system relies on cheap fertilizer, pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, and fungicides that then make their way into the environment along with the plastic microbeads, pharmaceuticals, perfumes, and internal combustion waste. You can get away with that when half of Earth is wild and your population is small. We can no longer get away with it.
“We have people with the Biden name, dealing with Chinese business people that have a relationship to the Communist Party,” Senator Chuck Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, told CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge. “I think James Biden was very much a part of this.”
Bank records released by Republican senators this week indicate James Biden’s company, the Lion Hall Group, received payments from a Chinese-financed consulting group in 2018, before his brother Joe announced he was running for president. Grassley says that same year James Biden and the president’s son, Hunter, received monthly retainers totaling $165,000 — $100,000 to Hunter and $65,000 to James.
Russian officials have repeatedly tried to sow doubt about atrocities in Mariupol, the shattered city in eastern Ukraine that is a key Russian military objective. In particular, Russia has made great efforts to falsely blame the death and destruction in the city on Ukrainian shelling.
It turns out that the bodies were on the ground before the Ukrainian counterattack:
Russia has claimed, without providing evidence, that the footage shows “fake dead bodies” and it was “staged” after its troops had left the town.
However, a satellite image from 19 March, first reported by the New York Times and confirmed by the BBC, directly contradicted the Russian claim.
On top of that, as Trump would say, “we caught them all,” because SIGINT may be one of the most powerful weapons of war and has been used here to identify Russian atrocities:
Russian troops were heard discussing killing civilians in the Ukrainian town of Bucha, in messages intercepted by German intelligence, German media say.
Der Spiegel magazine says some of the radio traffic tracked by the BND intelligence agency appears to match locations of bodies just outside Kyiv.
The BND has so far made no public comments on the issue.
No one likes the democratic government of the West, but there can be multiple bad guys. The Ukrainians are far from perfect, but Russia acts just like the Soviets, who made rape and civilian murder weapons of war during the last days of the 1945 counteroffensive.
It has become clear that NATO anticipated this Russian invasion, probably because after the takeovers of Georgia and Crimea it was an obvious next step, and has been arming and training the Ukes for some time:
Soldiers must have 1,000 successful hits on a simulator before they are allowed to launch a live missile.
This took months to arrange, which sets the date of it happening as before the war started.
Mississippi is the latest Republican-led state to ban election offices from accepting donations from private groups for voting operations — a movement fueled by conservatives’ suspicion of donations by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in 2020.
Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed House Bill 1365 on Friday, and it will become law July 1. It says state or local officials who conduct elections cannot solicit or accept donations from any private group for “voter education, voter outreach or voter registration programs.”
After the Cold War, we assumed that the threat was external and therefore over, which in effect invited it inside like a vampire. Globalism — the WW1-era quest for global democracy and world federalism — meant openness, but now people want localization. It is amazing that it took us this long to get here; why would we allow any foreign investment in our countries, dual citizenship, or outside election interference?
In 2007, Shinya Yamanaka was the first scientist to turn normal cells, which have a specific function, into stem cells which have the special ability to develop into any cell type. The full process of stem cell reprogramming takes around 50 days using four key molecules called the Yamanaka factors. The new method, called ‘maturation phase transient reprogramming’, exposes cells to Yamanaka factors for just 13 days. At this point, age-related changes are removed and the cells have temporarily lost their identity. The partly reprogrammed cells were given time to grow under normal conditions, to observe whether their specific skin cell function returned. Genome analysis showed that cells had regained markers characteristic of skin cells (fibroblasts), and this was confirmed by observing collagen production in the reprogrammed cells.
From the earliest days of your youth, you spent your time hitting the books, doing the community service exercises, and engaged in visibly well-rounded behavior. This got you into a great college where you made the right connections, got the hookup to corporate funding, and conducted research that made you a multimillionaire. Now you are seventy with the body of a twenty-year-old, and you have two problems remaining. First, you have no idea what to do with yourself and your mind is too fully-developed to change; second, you will never reclaim the experience of youth and innocence, only act it out through nostalgia and excess until you finally suicide from boredom.
But under the public university’s new anti-discrimination policy, enacted last December, discrimination or harassment on campus is now defined as including “negative stereotyping,” “threatening, intimidating or hostile acts,” and “denigrating jokes.”
The new policy explicitly states that one-off incidents do not constitute harassment, but the lawsuit points out that’s not the plaintiffs’ main concern.
The conservative students want the freedom to point out flaws in left-leaning arguments and “talk frequently and repeatedly on these issues” as part of campus debate without fear of violating the university’s harassment policy, which makes them reluctant to openly express themselves, the lawsuit states.
Leftism is political correctness, or not noticing reality so that we can immerse ourselves in the warm bath of bourgeois goodthink and not contemplate the harder aspects of reality.
The composer definitely saw himself as embodying the soul of the country, writing in his diary, “I am the most German being, I am the German spirit.”
Wagner’s creation of the Bayreuth Festival in 1876 and its opening work, his four-part “Ring of the Nibelung,” also expressed the search for the alleged origins of German folktales and myths that would strengthen this national identity.
“Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” celebrates “what is German and true” particularly through the opera’s climax, with the character of master-singer Hans Sachs warning against “foreign mists and foreign vanities.”
The apparent paradox of increasing entropy with increasing order is resolved by the entropic interaction between the alternating layers. By mutual ordering of the ordered stripes, the system increases the disorder in the other stripes. Thus, order happens without any decrease in energy, but via an increase in entropy.
Entropy — the rise in disorder through the increase in variation — can be offset by sorting processes like natural and cultural selection, but centralization or trying to make everything follow the same method as once results in a heat-death of higher marginal costs than potentially rewarding outcomes.
What unites all of these contests is not only the relatively small change in the lineups, but also the fact that none of these elections changed control of either chamber of Congress. This is where Democrats can take little if any comfort from the midterm elections where the president’s party took only political flesh wounds.
Republicans should be wary here. Unless you show a better path to prosperity and sanity, the voters will go with the devil they know. This only changes if Democrat voters stay home because they have lost faith and interest in the Leftist jihad of their party:
The focus groups dispensed with the fiction that voters only care about unemployment numbers or economic growth when they pay significantly more for groceries and gas personally. According to Lizza and Daniels, participants used words like “exhausted,” “uptight,” “unsure,” “concerned,” and “anxious” to describe their feelings about the current environment.
They also noted how the discussion of rising costs for everything from education to medication dominated the hours-long conversations. These concerns reflect an increase in the percentage of Americans who see the economy as the nation’s biggest problem. According to Gallup, about 9% of Americans felt that way before the pandemic. As of March 2022, that number rose to 35%, with 17% saying inflation is the biggest challenge facing the country. That is the highest level of concern about rising prices since 1985 and a 15-point increase since October 2021.
If Democrats leverage their friends in finance to create an economic boost and feelings of contentment via the media, they could still dominate in this election. America needs a two-thirds majority of Congress to vote on repealing some amendments that are destroying us, which means not just Republicans but uncucked, realist Republicans.
“We need to take steps to ensure that we know where individuals are and we can track and we can check in with them,” press secretary Jen Psaki said at her daily briefing.
This will only happen when it is time for more Hart-Celler voting.
Very simply, it is the vision in our Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” “All men” means each and every human being. Americans of every race and religion are born equal and therefore possess equal rights.
The Call of the RINO is “muh equality.” The Declaration sought to limit equality by specifying that it only applied to birth, i.e. a lack of social hierarchy like aristocratic titles. That is the natural rights view, which is different from our present civil rights view, or equality enforced by government.
Three Republican senators — Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Mitt Romney of Utah — voted with all 50 Democrats to confirm Jackson. Vice President Kamala Harris presided over the vote, which was held up for several minutes to allow Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to cast a “no” vote.
Cucks are our problem. This woman, like Sonya Sotomayor, is a pure affirmative action case who has no idea of consistency in law.
Puerto Ricans living in Florida, the largest swing state in the country, are mostly supportive of undocumented immigrants, a political attitude that might have broader social and political implications than political candidates and policymakers realize, suggests a University of California, Davis, study.
Minorities of any type will never vote for majority interests. Their interests are opposed to the needs of national majorities.
They found that individuals from the Neolithic, taking into account their genetically indicated potential heights, were an average of 1.5 inches shorter than previous individuals and 0.87 inches shorter than subsequent individuals. They also found that heights steadily increased through the Copper—0.77 inches, the Bronze—1.06 inches, and the Iron—1.29 inches with respect to Neolithic heights.
“Right now, what we know is that 80% of height is from genetic makeup and 20% is from the environment,” said Marciniak. “Researchers haven’t yet identified all the genetic variants associated with for height.”
Either society bred them for height, or early farming managed to increase parasite load, which in children deprives them of the energy needed to grow to full genetic height. Nature can damage nurture, but not improve upon it. A child given all the nutrition it needs will grow to full genetic height unless disease, tragedy, or other hardships intervene.
Following a two-day bench trial in U.S. District Court in Washington, New Mexico engineer Matthew Martin was acquitted Wednesday on four misdemeanor charges by U.S. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden. Martin claimed that he thought the police had allowed him into an entrance near the Capitol Rotunda on Jan. 6, 2021.
All the people who took plea deals got trolled. From the footage it was obvious that the Capitol Police wanted this to happen as it did.
The leaked letter of intent penned in 2020 by a Beijing-backed engineering firm shows how the communist superpower is seeking a base of operations for naval forces for the next ’75 years’.
Since the Korean War, China has been planning its revenge on the West. We are in the way of their conquest of Asia and, if they can do it, the world. This tells us that they are just as unstable and incompetent as Genghis Khan, who brought a new way of warfare to the world and triumphed briefly, but then his empire collapsed into the usual path of Asiatic empires.
New polling from Pew Research Center suggests that more than half of single U.S. adults, 56 percent, are not interested in romantic relationships or even going on casual dates. As noted in the survey results, that number is up six percentage points from 2019.
Only 32 percent of those Americans who are looking for dates say they want committed relationships. Approximately 16 percent say they are content to stick with casual dating.
Sexual liberation and no-fault pro-woman divorce seem to have taken their toll. Anyone could have predicted this, but the voters did not want to listen because people in groups are moronic.
“I realize I’m partially to blame, and regret it,” Dorsey wrote in his April 2 tweet.
In his tweet, Dorsey referenced a few nostalgic elements from the early days of the internet, including online public bulletin board and discussion network Usenet, text-based chat platform Internet Relay Chat (IRC) and email encrypted with the Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) software program.
Dorsey called those types of features “amazing” and lamented that “centralizing discovery and identity into corporations really damaged the internet.”
Centralization and a focus on pop culture instead of nerd stuff turned the internet into the new daytime television.
The researchers, led by the University of Cambridge, analysed more than 12,000 research papers on breast cancer cell biology. After narrowing the set down to 74 papers of high scientific interest, less than one third — 22 papers — were found to be reproducible. In two cases, Eve was able to make serendipitous discoveries.
A successful experiment is one where another scientist, in a different laboratory under similar conditions, can achieve the same result. But more than 70% of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist’s experiments, and more than half have failed to reproduce some of their own experiments: this is the reproducibility crisis.
Everything depends on headlines these days. You publish something that confirms what lots of people want to believe, or for which your corporate or government sponsors have paid, and you get ahead in your career. No one wants “truth.”
She was mainly referring to a 2021 story in the New York Post that revealed how, since the BLM movement took off, she’d spent $3.2million (£2.5million) buying four homes, including three in LA and another in Atlanta, Georgia, with an aircraft hangar.
A ‘box’? Well that’s one way to describe the house they were sitting in front of and which their organisation had just bought — a 6,500 sq ft, seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom mansion in LA’s Studio City neighbourhood costing a cool $6million (£4.6million).
Adding to the confusion, although the property had originally been bought for $3.1million, it was transferred to the Delaware company for $5.8million. The discrepancy between these two figures has yet to be explained.
This is a great way to pass money on to other people. You slip them an extra couple million in house prices, they use it to buy other properties and rent them, and they start an empire while giving you something else like help covering up the money trail.
Abbott has also directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to charter buses to send migrants to the Capitol in Washington, D.C. in response to the Biden administration reportedly busing migrants into Texas cities from the border.
Don Huffines made the border his top issue. While Abbott won easily because he avoids going to ideological extremes, he has now nodded to those voters. Pressure on the GOP that could lead to them losing their seats can make even the mildest-mannered moderate bipartisan committee compromise bean-counter in a useful political force.
A state Supreme Court judge ruled Friday that the city did not have the right to cancel Trump’s contract to run the Ferry Point Golf Course. Mayor Bill de Blasio had nixed the deal after the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, arguing that Trump would not be able to attract golf tournaments.
In her decision and order filed on Friday, Justice Debra James said there was nothing in the contract that required a tournament — only that the city would share in any proceeds. That means either Trump gets to continue to run the course, or the city needs to pay him to leave.
De Blasio tried to freeze Trump out of all city contracts. The Parks Department had reassigned Ferry Point to an out-of-state operator, Bobby Jones Links, causing Trump to file an Article 78 to appeal that city move. It’s unclear how much it will cost the city to cancel the Bobby Jones contract.
Leftists blitz attack. They tell you that lots of people are discontented about something-or-other and that something must be done. If you just slow down and ask for the proof, everything they are saying collapses and turns out to be them using external actions as signaling to try to regulate your mental state. Leftism is not simply manipulative, it is manipulation, since its appeal is entirely symbolic and not based in patterns known in reality at all.
Michael Santucci said he was denied a gun permit because he once saw a therapist and said he was depressed over feeling homesick. But the lawsuit said he was never diagnosed with any behavioral, mental or emotional disorder.
The lawsuit claims requiring medical evaluations to purchase a gun violates the second amendment.
Leftists expand on symbolic meaning, not literal meaning. The point of the law is to avoid selling guns to crazy people, but if you use the thesis-in-search-of-data cherry-picking method of the Left, you can argue that any psychologist visit is proof of mental health problems. If you wonder why conservatives want a nation with about a sum total of fifty clear and simple laws, this is why.
Special counsel John Durham has accused the Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, research firm Fusion GPS and Democratic law firm Perkins Coie of improperly holding back hundreds of documents relevant to his investigation under unfounded claims of attorney-client privilege.
In a 23-page filing this week, Durham asked that a federal judge order the documents be handed over for in camera review, arguing that the privilege claims lack “any connection to actual or expected litigation or the provision of legal advice.”
In his request, Durham revealed that out of 1,455 documents withheld by Fusion GPS under claimed attorney-client privilege or work product protections, only 18 emails and attachments actually involve an attorney.
Democracy revolves around optics. The Left wanted Hart-Celler Act voters because they do not care about what is true, only winning. This is why they embrace alienated groups — criminals, self-impoverished, homosexuals, transsexuals, alcoholics, ethnic and religious minorities — to use them as a voting bloc and public relations weapon against the majority culture and genetics. Leftism is jsut decay. Its voters do not care that these revelations are bigger than Watergate. In fact, they leave us wondering if Watergate was even real, or just more political dirty tricks.
At issue were her statements denying the Holocaust at a public event in Berlin in 2017, as well as her related comments in an interview in 2020 disseminated online.
It is illegal in Germany to deny or trivialize the Holocaust or to glorify Nazi propaganda and philosophy.
At the core of Leftism is equality, which means that all human views must be accepted even if they are wrong, unless they go against equality of course. Any inconvenient truth for others must be suppressed. In the meantime, an era of eighty years of hate speech and anti-revisionist laws has only served to convince people that there is something legitimate to these critiques. Sane people say that even if the wartime narrative of lampshades, soap, and gas chambers is disproven, the principle that diversity populations should not be used as slave labor stands. Repatriate the diversity.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign, its lawyer and a tech executive took part in a “joint venture” to gather and spread dirt about Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, special counsel John Durham charges in a new filing.
You read it here first: this is going to be a RICO case. Once it gets rolling, lower-level people are going to start testifying because it is easier to dodge Leftist goons than it is to serve a decade in the same prisons where Jeffrey Epstein allegedly hung himself.
Yet the term “Cold War” plays down the fact that despite no direct military confrontation between the two superpowers themselves, namely the USA and the USSR, numerous proxy wars over territory, resources and ideological spheres of influence were fought elsewhere: in Korea and Vietnam, on the African continent and in Afghanistan.
Around 22 million people died in these bloody conflicts, but I only learned about all this much later, at school and during my further studies.
At the start of the 1980s, the arms race entered a new phase with the deployment of the Soviet SS-20 medium-range missiles and the NATO Dual Track policy, which provided for further missile deployments by NATO in Central Europe if the disarmament negotiations between the two superpowers failed.
Never forget what these people — Leftists — do. They ruined Athens and Rome, held the world hostage for almost a century, and killed almost a hundred million people. The pursuit of Utopia is human suicide, including other forms of suicide like socialism, equality, diversity, and democracy. We are living in the ruins and almost everything we are told is a lie. That this is a lesser concentration that full Leftism, a.k.a. Communism, tells us only that we are still headed toward doom but have not gained terminal velocity quite yet. If you leave it up to the average person to vote, as history shows us, we will get there.
QE pushes money into the system, QT pulls it out. When there is more money sloshing around the system, people like very speculative assets more and safe assets such as Treasuries less. The reverse is true when there is less money in the system.
Speculation exploits not just The Worker® but everyone else because people start trading properties not for their utility value, but to drive up the price because of mass mania or panic. This both makes regular life unaffordable and tends to crash the economy when the mania or panic fades and all of that fake value gets recaptured.
The report, the result of a months-long investigation including more than 400 interviews, charges that hundreds of thousands of Tigrayans have been forced to leave their homes in a violent campaign of unlawful killings, sexual assaults, mass arbitrary detentions, livestock pillaging, and the denial of humanitarian assistance.
Fighters loyal to the party of Tigray’s leaders — the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, or TPLF — also have been accused of committing abuses as the war spread into neighboring regions. Fighters affiliated with the TPLF deliberately killed dozens of people, gang-raped dozens of women and pillaged property for a period of several weeks last year in Amhara region, Amnesty said in a report released in February.
Diversity is just a bad idea. Forcing diversity forces genocide. In this case, both sides are accused of war crimes mainly because when one group opposes the majority, it becomes a threat and must be purged, while it seeks to destroy the majority and therefore engages in a war of attrition.
Yet the humanities, the central foundation of a liberal arts education, are more important than ever in resuscitating Western civilization. That’s why they’re scorned and belittled by the very people meant to promote it. It is important for conservatives to understand the great importance of the humanities to the future of their civilization and the heart of love that compels us to defend all that is good, true, and beautiful.
Moreover, in the crisis of Western culture, the individuals who adorn the pantheon of the humanities are essential for any future of Western civilization. This is the primary reason desecrating vandals who claim to be guardians of our culture seek to destroy the very icons of what they supposedly defend.
We made education into a jobs program and now children are culturally illerate. If you have not read at least The Odyssey and The Republic and understood them, you will be unable to have any coherent opinions on our society or the goal of our culture. Then again: these people do not want to preserve our society or culture; they want to destroy them and replace them with mob rule overseen by a few savage Controllers.
State legislatures are proposing bills to pare back unemployment insurance programs as the pandemic-era labor market rebounds, continuing a trend seen in the wake of the Great Recession.
Lawmakers in at least nine states have considered legislation this year to amend benefits.
Most of our budgets at every level go toward entitlements. These benefit those who do not contribute. Outrage at that turns the remaining contributors into mercenary self-serving rent-seekers. If entitlements go, the parasites will go. The politicians are terrified to touch these because the voters panic and elect Communists when that happens. We have fallen into a well of socialism and cannot get out because of the mass fear of the herd.
I am of the opinion that; we are not at a saturation point to which direct action can be effective. Guerrilla tactics and the whole ‘death by a thousand cuts’ mentality is still premature.
Tsun Tzu said “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.”
This is done by the acquisition of minds. Winning the hearts of the people, if you will. This doesn’t mean that all must be won over. Rather just enough of them. In the right places. At the right time. Following keenly the strategy that was already laid out. Continuing propagation until the point of saturation is reached.
Realists — including actual conservatives, as well as others — must win the mental war first, meaning that we have to target the Big Lie of equality by pointing out that it always ends badly. At the same time, we must gesture toward what we can have after we leave behind this sad era.
The Slavic community has arrived in this part of the USA facing similar forms of discrimination and exclusion as did the Polish, Irish and Italians many generations ago. These communities struggled with language, employment, education and social exclusion. In much the same way, the Slavic community faces these barriers to parity and to equity. As a result, the Coalition of Communities of Color has formally recognized the Slavic community as a community of color. The experiences of the Slavic community have much solidarity with other communities of color.
All minority groups define themselves in opposition to the majority. This happens whether they are racial, ethnic, religious, cultural, or sexual minority groups. The far-Right needs to focus less on Muslims, Jews, and Africans and more on the general problem of diversity. After all, historically speaking, you are most likely to get replaced by Asians.
Researchers at the University of Warwick and the University of Liverpool have analyzed coins of the period and revealed a debasement of the currency far greater than historians had thought, with coins that had been pure silver before 90BC cut with up to 10 percent copper five years later.
Early quantitative easing. Rome 2.0 seems to be following the same path.
Forbes found there were fewer billionaires than the previous year, with 2,668 in 2022 compared to a record 2,755 in 2021. The group’s net worth also decreased from $13.1 trillion to $12.7 trillion.
But for 1,050 billionaires – including Musk, Gates and Arnault – they managed to get richer than they were a year ago.
Read things in context. In the US alone, we spend nearly $3tn per year on anti-poverty and pro-diversity programs.
According to company research, the average workday has expanded by 13 percent—about an hour—since March 2020, and average after-hours work has increased by twice as much.
White-collar work has become a bonanza of meetings. In the first months of the pandemic, Microsoft saw online meetings soar as offices shut down. By the end of 2020, the number of meetings had doubled. In 2021, it just kept growing. This year it’s hit an all-time high.
When we say “That meeting should have been an email,” we’re not just saying “My boss wouldn’t stop talking.” We’re also saying “I think the information from that synchronous event would have been more productively shared as an asynchronous communication, so that an hour of necessary work wasn’t shifted later into the workday.”
In my view, most of what we do at jobs is unnecessary but pro forma activity designed to make those above us look good, all the way up to the shareholders. If we focused on the actual work that needs doing it would be less than ten percent of what is currently being exerted. Affirmative action, regulations, optics, and other factors have made jobs into adult daycare.
This useless activity is destroying our best people and explains why the first world is collapsing inward:
Rich, college-educated people—especially men—work more than they did many decades ago. They are reared from their teenage years to make their passion their career and, if they don’t have a calling, told not to yield until they find one.
What is workism? It is the belief that work is not only necessary to economic production, but also the centerpiece of one’s identity and life’s purpose; and the belief that any policy to promote human welfare must always encourage more work.
In 1980, the highest-earning men actually worked fewer hours per week than middle-class and low-income men, according to a survey by the Minneapolis Fed. But that’s changed. By 2005, the richest 10 percent of married men had the longest average workweek.
No wonder they have few children. Then again, what else did you expect from worker revolutions? We are all workers now, and work is our only religion or culture. Much of this is driven by high taxes and fear of instability.
The second Cold War is already a struggle among systems as well, pitting countries that focus on manufacturing (China) and resources (Russia) in the physical world against an alliance led by the United States, which for the last generation has sacrificed much of its own manufacturing and mining to specialize in global leadership in finance, services, and entertainment.
We sacrificed manufacturing because of the destructive effect of unions. The future belongs to those who are self-sufficient.
The research, published in the international journal Molecular Ecology, presents a new method of obtaining genomic data from small vertebrate remains that causes no visible damage to the underlying bone.
Forget Jurassic Park, we need an ancient European theme park where we breed lost genius to replace our dying and moronic modern population.
In the eyes of the European gatekeepers, the pair has committed a much more heinous crime: Hungary and Poland have openly challenged the authority and legitimacy of the European Union itself. More specifically, they have dared to reject what is arguably the most important article of faith of EU doctrine: the primacy of EU law over national law.
Leftists thought Hitler’s idea of a unified Europe was a good one, but decided to make it fully liberal democratic instead of partially liberal democratic market socialist as the Nazis intended. Now some countries are seeking self-sufficiency, realizing that the bigger the centralized authority, the less accurate it is, and therefore it bleeds out from the margins just like the Soviet Union.
In a survey of almost 9,000 families commissioned by the Department for Education, ethnic minority children and their parents gave higher positive responses on all aspects of education than their white counterparts.
The findings are in stark contrast to the narrative projected by some commentators of Britain’s ethnic minorities being the victims of systemic racism and discrimination.
All egalitarianism is transfer of wealth, power, and status from those who are naturally gifted to those who are not; you cannot raise up the less-gifted, but you can always penalize the more-gifted. Consequently, all human societies demonize their best hopes and sacrifice them for their least capable, resulting in incompetent societies which rapidly become corrupt and dysfunctional.
Supply chain disruptions, surging costs, shortages — these daily realities could all be connected to a process known as deglobalization.
Some experts even see the war in Ukraine, combined with the pandemic, as marking a turning point toward a deglobalized era.
“Internationally as well as in industrialized societies, inequality has increased,” confirms Andreas Wirsching, a history professor at LMU in Munich. Economic globalization has resulted in “many winners, but also many losers — that is undeniable.”
You get a brief boost with any new system because you have stopped doing what made the old system burdensome. Then, you face a new burden: avoiding adopting similar vampire activities which siphon energy, time, and wealth away from productive activity. Globalization — the NWO simply means “global democracy” including its burdensome civil rights and market socialist aspects — brought an initial boost but now we see the downside. In the bigger picture, democracy is collapsing because it has introduced too many burdens; we were better off with the kings and natural selection. Equality itself has failed.
As it turns out, many women in China feel that they cannot afford to have more than one child — or any. As death rates approach birth rates, China’s population might soon begin to shrink. Likewise, “Japan is ageing so rapidly that if current trends continue, the nation could eventually disappear altogether”, writes Jennifer Sciubba in her data-packed book 8 Billion and Counting.
Adopting a first world society where the incompetent do not die in the streets imposes a huge cost burden, and this gets passed on to the competent, who slowly die out by not having enough children to overcome losses through deaths, mutations, and misfortune. The only way to survive is to avoid trying to save everyone and to focus on saving the talented.