Recent court filings in his case against cybersecurity lawyer Michael Sussmann, as well as documents obtained by The Wall Street Journal through public records requests, show how U.S. government entities and private cybersecurity companies are able to monitor the flow of web traffic by tapping into vast quantities of data with little oversight or public awareness.
The monitoring is made possible by little-scrutinized partnerships, both informal and formal, among cybersecurity companies, telecommunications providers and government agencies. The U.S. government is obtaining bulk data about network usage, according to federal contracting documents and people familiar with the matter, and has fought disclosure about such activities.
At issue are several kinds of internet logs showing the connections between computers, typically collected on networking devices such as switches or routers. They are the rough internet equivalent of logs of phone calls—showing which computers are connecting and when, but not necessarily revealing anything about the content of the transmissions.
When a few major companies control most of the traffic, it is easy to monitor the “decentralized” internet. This type of data access enables easy contact tracing.
Griffith is allergic to thinking small. He condemns the “1970s mentality” of energy efficiency, which says we can save the planet with a bit more recycling and a few more stainless-steel water bottles. Rather than guilt Americans over their living standards, he proposes that we can keep our luxurious lifestyles without destroying the planet if we all—governments, companies, and individuals—get a small number of big decisions just right.
In other words, the focus on carbon means we can ignore everything else and simply switch to “green” versions of our everyday products. Forget limiting immigration, welfare, globalism, and wasteful unreliable products including our bloated food supply chain; just buy a Prius.
In this study, we investigated the effect of BNT162b2 on the human liver cell line Huh7 in vitro. Huh7 cells were exposed to BNT162b2, and quantitative PCR was performed on RNA extracted from the cells. We detected high levels of BNT162b2 in Huh7 cells and changes in gene expression of long interspersed nuclear element-1 (LINE-1), which is an endogenous reverse transcriptase.
Bad news: COVID-19/SARS-Cov2 contains the 19-pair sequence (rumored to be CTCCTCGGCGGGCACGTAG) which is then reverse-read into DNA by the vaccine. A classic backdoor hack. This in turn causes people to explore the sequence in COVID-19:
A BLAST search revealed that a 19 nucleotide portion of the SARS.Cov2 genome encompassing the furing cleavage site is a 100% complementary match to a codon-optimized proprietary sequence that is the reverse complement of the human mutS homolog (MSH3).
The scientists’ team, including Akhil Varshney from Dr Shroff Charity Eye Hospital in New Delhi, showed a tiny snippet of a genetic material owned by Moderna in the virus’s spike protein.
But records show that Moderna had filed the patent in February 2016 as part of its cancer research division, the report said.
In other words, Big Pharma may have found its ultimate entry to all areas of life and the economy: you get the disease, then the vaccine, and it writes some kind of cancer-related code into you, probably meaning that you must now get your regular boosters from Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson or you end up with cancer.
Just like commerce gives way to collective reward systems like taxes and unions, and then that in turn evolves into market socialism and then Communism, unchecked humanity — not capitalism, but humans — will turn any market into a risk-reduced, everyone-gets-a-small-chunk subsidy. This means that your economy is dead, but likely, so are you, since the crazies are in control which means there is no longer any risk in being insane. Typical Late Stage Democracy.
Inflation is what happens when people increase the money supply by fraud, imposition, and breach of contract. Invariably it produces three characteristic consequences: (1) it benefits the perpetrators at the expense of all other money users; (2) it allows the accumulation of debt beyond the level debts could reach on the free market; and (3) it reduces the PPM below the level it would have reached on the free market.
While these three consequences are bad enough, things get much worse once inflation is encouraged and promoted by the state (fiat inflation). The government’s fiat makes inflation perennial, and as a result we observe the formation of inflation-specific institutions and habits. Thus fiat inflation leaves a characteristic cultural and spiritual stain on human society.
Very similar to the Soviet system. The big point is that when a thriving economy exists, the bureaucracy will take over, and use the economy to manipulate people into doing what it wants. Keeping everyone demoralized and sad unless they are working within the system will produce total obedience, which is what bureaucracy/control always wants, but in the end, this also produces uncreative, unproductive, and oblivious zombies who tend to fail at any task scenario for which they have not specifically trained.
Consider how many people are getting obese rich by working in government thanks to the administrative state:
Pennsylvania has fewer employees than most other states but nearly 14% of its state government workforce earned $100,000 or more in 2021.
In fact, the number of six-figure earners in the commonwealth’s workforce has grown substantially over the past 25 years by a whopping 2,077%. Gathered together the top earners would come close to filling FNB Stadium on City Island in Harrisburg two times over.
Now repeat this times fifty states plus the military, where most people seem to be supply seargents who do nothing most of the time but get luxurious benefits, then the public school system, then all those in private industry — medicine, law, NGOs — who make their money indirectly off government. We are as socialist as the Soviets were.
“The problem is that a lot of the actors who are in that space are not people you want interacting with your customers,” Newell said. “We had problems when we started accepting cryptocurrencies as a payment option. 50% of those transactions were fraudulent, which is a mind-boggling number. These were customers we didn’t want to have.”
Watch as they find out that this is true of most online activities which do not have a real world anchor or origin.
“You save Texas first and foremost by protecting this border,” West told the crowd of about 300 at the Texas Capitol.
His comments come as another Republican candidate for governor, former State Sen. Don Huffines, airs new ads on social media that also focus on the Texas border.
“As your Republican governor, I will immediately secure the Texas border and deport all illegals,” Huffines says in the new ad.
As Trump predicted, the border has become the biggest issue here. Abbott has not done enough, but he has done more than most others would, so most Republicans will vote for him. Huffines, an unknown, and West, a person of color, threaten the Republican orbit because potentially most Republicans will stay home rather than vote for an unknown or a non-White. Diversity is over and everyone knows it, even if they have positive feelings toward Mr. West as I do.
A new national telephone and online survey by Rasmussen Reports finds that 37% of Likely U.S voters have a favorable impression of Pelosi, including 17% who have a Very Favorable view of the California Democrat. Sixty percent (60%) voters view Pelosi unfavorably, including 50% who have a Very Unfavorable impression of her.
It took just a year for these people to reveal that, like Mask Karens, they are just proles on a power trip seeking to steal everything they can and humiliate everyone else through bullying so that those in power can stay in control.
In an effort to create more election transparency, Texas law now requires the state’s largest counties to keep voted ballots under 24-hour video surveillance and make a livestream available to the public.
And while Smith and Gregg counties are not livestreaming just yet, they’ve already prepared the necessary equipment. Some Texas counties, like Collin County, are already streaming video of areas containing voted ballots.
Looks like the disputed 2020 vote has spurred counteraction to how Leftists have been stealing elections for centuries.
The Danish Health Authority said in a statement outlining its reasoning that the third infection wave in the European nation was waning “due to the large population immunity.”
“The very high vaccine coverage in Denmark, especially with the third shot, means that we can cope with increasing infection without getting serious illness,” the government agency said in a statement.
It looks to me like people are looking for excuses to flee the sinking ship of COVID-19 panic.
Funny enough, even the most brain-dead of Americans are backing away from the failing COVID-19 narrative, too:
New York City, the first U.S. metropolis to require vaccinations indoors, will lift its mandate for indoor businesses, dining and events in the coming days.
Mayor Eric Adams announced Sunday that his administration would end its vaccination mandate requirements on March 7 as long as Covid-19 case numbers continue to trend downward. He joins public officials who made similar decisions in cities such as Seattle and Boston in recent weeks.
The indoor mask mandate will also be lifted in public schools the same day provided no unexpected spikes arise, Adams said.
After the past two years of chaos, following by revelations that masks, lockdowns, and social distancing were not working, with further disclosures about how the vaccines are making people ill, the smart political figures are backing away from the coronavirus panic.
Your average American or European now strongly suspects the following are true:
As this event stands revealed, the question remains whether it will serve as a touchstone event for a loss of faith in Democracy Inc. or whether it will simply be memory-holed like all of the diversity, anti-poverty, and anti-corruption failures.
Elliot Tommingo, director of the Washington, DC Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs, said it is a “necessary evil” to allow ‘Darwinism to kill off” unvaccinated Americans, blaming them for the city’s coercive mandates, deeming them “foolish,” and accusing them of eating horse dewormer and “their own piss.”
While this is clearly a mixed-race person having a mental health moment, perhaps we should take him at his word and apply the same criterion to “the poor,” for example. The sick must die.
When parents objected to the filth in their kids’ schools, MSNBC and CNN began running nightly specials on MODERN-DAY BOOK-BURNING! (Now try to buy from Amazon — with your own money, of your choice, as a free American — Jean Raspail’s “Camp of the Saints,” Ryan Anderson’s “When Harry Became Sally” or any book by Jared Taylor or David Cole.)
Ann Coulter represents where most White Americans are now: not yet hostile to diversity, but not at all in favor of it. They want it to go away quietly. For them to get that, the Fourteenth Amendment has to fall.
Researchers at the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience may have found an explanation in a new study that suggests that circuitry in the brain responsible for motivation and pleasure is impacted when someone experiences pain.
You would think our brain circuits would just feed it negative values on the pain scale, which would explain why they can be intense enough to be enjoyed:
I thought I’d gone to the limits. I hadn’t. The Cenobites gave me an experience beyond limits. Pain and pleasure, indivisible.
The month’s gain of 0.6% for the Consumer Price Index also translates into an annual rate of 7.5%.
Most worrying about the inflation report was the dog that didn’t bark, namely shelter inflation. Although the shelter component of the Consumer Price Index did rise in January, it showed an annualized rate of just 3.7%, much lower than the nearly 20% price gains for home prices and 13% hikes in residential rents during the past year.
Inflation exists to take your wealth unless you are invested in very high-performing properties. The voters demanded free stuff, so the Tammany/Pendergast style machine in the Deep State gave it to them, and then made it worthless. $15 an hour is the new $7 an hour.
Trump said: ‘The latest pleading from Special Counsel (John) Durham proves indisputable evidence that my campaign and presidency were spied on by operatives paid by the Hillary Clinton campaign in an effort to develop a completely fabricated connection to Russia.
‘This is a scandal far greater in scope and magnitude than Watergate and those who were involved in and knew about this spying operation should be subject to criminal prosecution.’
Trump continued: ‘In a stronger period of time in our country, this crime would have been punishable by death. In addition, reparations should be paid to those in our country who have been damaged by this.’
He actually used the word reparations. He is conditioning us to think in terms of damages, reparations, and separation, since he is making it clear that coexistence is impossible.
But to identify and fully catalog every one of the offensive things he’s said, you would have to listen to at least 4,000 hours of tape — about six months of nonstop Rogan. That would be a full-time job.
The Left calls endlessly for censorship in the name of being sociable, but what they really mean is that they want to enforce egalitarian dogma forced onto everyone forever.
A growing number of people are seeing that something is off, as leaders in a number of the world’s democracies pursue a plan that reduces their nation’s sovereignty, prosperity, and security. Blaming COVID no longer resonates, as people realize the virus is one we will live with for the foreseeable future and many countries drop the pretense of useless restrictions.
In all the nations where the leaders are underwater, respondents feel their country is headed in the wrong direction. In many countries assessed, the number of people expressing this view started to rise in April of 2020. In most cases, it has accelerated since then. Nowhere has this trend been more apparent than in the United States.
Globalism? They mean democracy. We have ended up at globalism only because democracy is failing and wants to cement worldwide control so that no one can escape the system, thus all be be compelled to subsidize each other.
They sent Scott west, as part of an undercover squad, to the Destroying Texas Fest that summer. Black-metal bands with names like Satanic Goat Ritual were playing at a club in Houston; several Atomwaffen members would be there.
Half of the National Socialist side of the Right-wing are taking money from the FBI and NGOs to spy on you and induce young and foolish people into doing illegal acts so their arrests and consequent guilty pleas can make big headlines. The internet is not reality.
On Friday, the party went further in a resolution slamming Ms. Cheney and Mr. Kinzinger for taking part in the House investigation of the assault, saying they were participating in “persecution of ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse.”
After the vote, party leaders rushed to clarify that language, saying it was never meant to apply to rioters who violently stormed the Capitol in Mr. Trump’s name.
Trump has used the past year to do two things: first, turn the GOP against the RINOs; second, to weaponize the voters and snap them out of their deep slumber and make them cynical toward government and bureaucracy while energizing them to change it.
The expressions of army general Valery Gerasimov and defence minister Sergey Shoygu were caught on camera as the Russian president put his atomic arsenal on stand-by.
A senior US defence official said last night Putin’s step is ‘potentially putting in play forces that if there’s a miscalculation could make things much, much more dangerous’.
He wanted to run Nordstream 2 into Europe, bypassing the Ukraine, and then Germany finally realized the high cost of dependency on Russian oil and pulled back, so Putin viewed that plus the weak Biden presidency as mandate to seize Ukraine so that he can make more money off the oil, still the only industry in Russia. After all, Obama allowed him to seize Crimea.
The data shows that professional football/soccer players died of cardiovascular problems during games (match or training) at 4 times the average rate recorded between 2009 and 2020.
It also reveals that there were more than 15x as many deaths due to cardiovascular issues in 2021 than there were in 2020.
We are about to find out exactly how bad these vaccines are. Things which mutate your DNA, whether intended or not, are taking a big risk. This is why so many intelligent and/or educated people refused to take the vaccines without knowing anything about them except that they were mRNA based and very experimental. New technologies require a few years before they mature, and have high risks.
As it turns out, mRNA means myocarditis to the point of being useless for some groups:
The rates of myocarditis cases were highest after the second vaccination dose in adolescent males aged 12 to 15 years (70.7 per million doses of the BNT162b2 vaccine), in adolescent males aged 16 to 17 years (105.9 per million doses of the BNT162b2 vaccine), and in young men aged 18 to 24 years (52.4 and 56.3 per million doses of the BNT162b2 vaccine and the mRNA-1273 vaccine, respectively).
Sure seems unfortunate if one was to lose all of those young men right before a world war. The problem of ordinary vaccines seems amplified by mRNA vaccines, in which we add DNA mutation to molecular mimickry:
Molecular mimicry refers to a significant similarity between certain pathogenic elements contained in the vaccine and specific human proteins. This similarity may lead to immune crossreactivity, wherein the reaction of the immune system towards the pathogenic antigens may harm the similar human proteins, essentially causing autoimmune disease.
To top that off, some think the vaccines, which allegedly borrow part of the HIV virus, may make you more susceptible to AIDS:
The conclusion of this consensus conference warned that non-HIV vaccine trials that used similar vectors in areas of high HIV prevalence could lead to an increased risk of HIV-1 acquisition in the vaccinated population.
In the end, where there is enough smoke, there is fire and not merely a stale cigar. Experimental vaccines which use mRNA to reprogram the body need to be treated as a reckless science experiment that needs more confirmation before we give it to everybody, but nobody stopped to do that.
Scientists in Hungary found traces of a unique variant of coronavirus while examining DNA from soil from Antarctica that had been sent to the firm Sangon Biotech in Shanghai.
The researchers also found genetic material from Chinese hamsters and green monkeys, which may suggest the virus was being examined in a lab, using either the animals themselves or their cells.
Some of those who support the lab leak theory suggest Chinese scientists engineered the virus in a lab to make it more dangerous as part of an experiment, before the virus escaped.
The fact that we even have questions about such things — and cannot trust our “experts” and “official” sources — should tell us exactly how bad things are. Meritocracy rewards those who memorize procedures, not those who can think analytically or creativity.
Intel Software Defined Silicon (SDSi) is a mechanism for activating additional silicon features in already produced and deployed server CPUs using the software. While formal support for the functionality is coming to Linux 5.18 and is set to be available this spring, Intel hasn’t disclosed what exactly it plans to enable using its pay-as-you-go CPU upgrade model.
We have raised external costs so high — unions, taxes, regulations, affirmative action, lawsuits — that every business seems to be turning to a subscription model. They no longer believe they can make enough money to overcome the high cost of doing business without forcing everyone into a payment plan.
Genes passed down from parents to offspring are overlaid by a complex array of proteins and chemicals that determine how they are expressed — collectively known as the ‘epigenome’.
[Some scientists] exposed replicated populations of water fleas to three different freshwater pollutants for 7 months (approximately15 generations), and then switched half of the populations to clean water for 8 months (>15 generations).
They found that all three pollutants led to changes to DNA methylation. Importantly, some of these changes were detectable not only in the continually treated Daphnia, but also those that had been switched back to clean water, implying that these persistent modifications were stably passed down through the generations, even in the absence of the pollutant.
Whether you believe the Lamarckian idea of epigenomics or not, it seems clear that something changes in these organisms which is passed between generations, whether mutation or chemical imbalance designed to counter the effect of the pollutants.
An international team of researchers, led by the Palaeo-Science and History group at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, analyzed pollen samples from 261 sites in 19 modern-day European countries to determine how landscapes and agricultural activity changed between 1250 and 1450 CE — roughly 100 years before to 100 years after the pandemic. Their analysis supports the devastation experienced by some European regions, but also shows that the Black Death did not impact all regions equally.
Using a new approach called Big-data paleoecology (BDP), the researchers analyzed 1,634 pollen samples from sites all over Europe to see which plants were growing in which quantities, and thereby determine whether agricultural activities in each region continued or halted, or if wild plants regrew while human pressure is reduced.
Sharp agricultural declines in Scandinavia, France, southwestern Germany, Greece and central Italy support the high mortality rates attested to in medieval sources. Meanwhile many regions, including much of Central and Eastern Europe and parts of Western Europe including Ireland and Iberia, show evidence for continuity or uninterrupted growth.
In other words, the highly urbanized area got hit, and this killed off the smarter people. Do we sense a metaphor here?
The differences, identified by analyzing hundreds of brain scans with artificial intelligence techniques, were unique to autism and not found in typically developing boys and girls.
Among children with autism, girls had different patterns of connectivity than boys did in several brain centers, including motor, language and visuospatial attention systems. Differences in a group of motor areas — including the primary motor cortex, supplementary motor area, parietal and lateral occipital cortex, and middle and superior temporal gyri — were the largest between sexes. Among girls with autism, the differences in motor centers were linked to the severity of their motor symptoms, meaning girls whose brain patterns were most similar to boys with autism tended to have the most pronounced motor symptoms.
Autism is probably a disease of modernity, and not just technology. Most likely, modern lifestyles lead to high-stress parents who produce kids who have not fully developed intellectually by the time of birth. Imagine being born unready, in shock, sustaining a perpetual state of panic; this is probably the autistic experience, although when we asked 4chan and Reddit their only response was a seal bark and nervous tittering.
Research scientists [analyzed] the chemical composition of produced water samples extracted in Texas, [finding] the presence of toxic and carcinogenic contaminants in untreated samples, which can pose a threat to wildlife and human health.
Analysis found a total of 266 different dissolved organic compounds, including a pesticide called atrazine; 1,4-dioxane, an organic compound that is irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract; pyridine, a chemical that may damage the liver; and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which have been linked to skin, lung, bladder, liver and stomach cancers.
Using a new polymer developed in 2021 at UToledo, the team also confirmed the presence of 29 elements, including rare earth elements, selenium and hazardous metals such as chromium, cadmium, lead and uranium.
The big story here is not fracking, but that these scientists discovered human-produced chemicals thousands of feet beneath the surface of the Earth. This means that our activities, instead of vanishing quickly as we thought, persist because the chemical mess simply gets absorbed by the bedrock. We are going to be dealing with the high externalized costs of our industrial boom for a long time.
She claimed that race played a significant role in determining acceptance to medical faculties, saying that in many instances the applicant’s matric performance was not considered, and that different criteria existed for different race groups.
Almost no one on the Right or Left understands this: subsidy programs like Affirmative Action all work the same way; if a White candidate and a non-White candidate walk in through the door, you hire or admit the non-White because you can be sued if you do otherwise. To rationalize and justify this decision, you adjust standards however you want. Across the West there are people from all sorts of minorities — not just the Irish, but Africans, Hispanics, Asians, and mixes — who have their jobs simply because of the line on the color bar.
Victims of his alleged abuse described shock and dismay that the 75-year-old, a well-known model scout in the 1980s and 1990s who ran different agencies in Paris and New York, will never face trial. They called his death as a double blow after Epstein killed himself in 2019 in a Manhattan jail while awaiting sex-trafficking charges.
Did he hang himself? No one will know. We wonder if Clinton-style, the cameras were off, but it turns out that they do not exist:
He was being held at La Santé in Paris – one of the toughest jails in France – when he is reported to have taken his own life last night.
While CCTV is commonplace in the corridors and gateways of French prisons, the vast majority of cells are not under video surveillance.
This is ensure a degree of privacy, and to make sure that European human rights legislation is not violated.
Inmates are sometimes known to record events using devices including mobile phones, but Brunel, 76, is thought to have been in a single occupancy cell, said the source.
“There is an investigation going on to confirm all this, but at the moment it looks like he killed himself alone, and it was a routine patrol that found his body hanging,” he said.
It is entirely plausible that these men hung themselves. It is even more plausible that the bodies that will go into those graves are not the ones of the men themselves, but some useful dummy who with the help of a couple million in bribes will become the legal corpse.
It marks just the third time since 1978 that either party has seen at least 30 retirements in a single cycle, according to figures tallied by the non-partisan Brookings Institution. The last instance was just four years ago, in the 2018 midterms, when 34 House Republicans made for the exits. It was a grim sign of things to come: The GOP went on to lose 41 seats — and the House majority — in a Democratic wave widely viewed as a referendum on then-President Trump.
The voters run from one side to the other, acting out their tantrum, not realizing that all that anyone needs from them is a mark on a piece of paper. The problem with democracy is twofold: first, the voters are either idiots or worse, at narcissistic levels of oblivion; second, the symbolism and lottery pathology of voting itself turns people into oblivious narcissists. There is no way out except ending democracy, equality, diversity, and collective reward systems like socialism, unions, and meritocracy.
Now governments, including the U.S. and U.K., are trying to live up to that pledge. They are in the very early stages of applying existing vaccine-injury programs to hundreds of claims of injury alleged from Covid-19 shots.
Vaccine makers and health officials say risks from Covid-19 far outweigh risks of vaccination. Vaccines prevented more than a million deaths last year in the U.S. alone and more than 10 times that many additional Covid hospitalizations, according to an analysis by the Commonwealth Fund, a health-policy research foundation.
Serious side effects so far have been very rare—estimated at roughly one to 11 per 100,000 doses for some of the more serious harmful reactions identified by regulators in the most-affected age groups, according to U.S. and European government officials and researchers. They include blood clotting, nervous-system disorders and heart problems, all of which also can be caused by Covid itself.
Just like the COVID-19 death counts were radically — probably by a factor of hundreds or thousands — inflated, the vaccine injury counts will be kept low for as long as they can think of other things to blame. When autoimmune diseases and cancers surge for the next couple generations, it will be clear how much of a disaster this experimental vaccine was.
Russian leader Vladimir Putin announced a military operation to “de-Nazify” Ukraine last week, claiming Jewish President Volodymyr Zelensky’s government was run by “Nazis” and “coup” leaders. Zelensky became president in a free and fair election in 2019 – in which his opponent, Petro Poroshenko, attacked him as being too friendly to Russia.
All the Right-wingers supporting Russia have become Useful Idiots for the Left, since Russia is Leftist and pushing a Leftist agenda. Just because they also coincidentally hate the modern transsexualist and multiculturalist market socialist West does not mean that they are doing it for any other reason than that it is not Leftist enough. Putin, the Clintons, and Xi are all in it together.
Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd.’s offshore units stopped issuing U.S. dollar-denominated letters of credit for purchases of physical Russian commodities ready for export, two people familiar with the matter said. Yuan-denominated letters of credit are still available for some clients, subject to approvals from senior executives, the people said, asking not to be identified discussing private information.
China wants to switch Russia to using Chinese currency. The US and EU have controlled the world, under the guise of international finance and Davos-Bilderberg Bretton Woods types, for decades; this is their NWO, a market socialist liberal democratic world takeover controlled by Washington, London, and Brussels (probably simply because everyone else is even more incompetent). China saw this, and now wants to take over the same way.
These often unwanted, wild-growing plants might not be particularly attractive to humans, but they do put a spell on important pollinators like bees and butterflies. In fact, the presence of weeds benefits trees and pollinators — and also means more of one of South Florida’s favorite fruits.
“Weeds actually do a lot of good,” Kleiman said. “It might be helpful to think of them of wildflowers instead of these horrible, ugly things that need to be removed. I say, if they aren’t hurting the trees, we should just leave them alone.”
We call them “weeds,” but they are part of natural ecosystems, and our category “weeds” means only “not the plant I want to harvest.” In reality, nature works best when surrounded by other nature, instead of trying to take plants out of their context of survival and use them as little machines in a dirt factory called a corporate farm.
In all, the researchers found that lifting more than 1 billion people out of poverty worldwide would only increase global carbon emissions by between 1.6 and 2.1 percent.
Hint: climate change is not about the climate or ecocide. It is about poverty. They want an excuse to subsidize poverty so they can form a permanent voting bloc that keeps Leftists in power, since at that point the population depends on entitlements and will vote for those who perpetuate them.
The American foreign policy community has always lamented that, despite opening up economically, the Chinese did not convert politically to the liberal democratic model. Thus, the next step is to contain these ‘revisionist’ powers.
This convert or contain approach smacks of fundamentalist Christian beliefs that non-believers are either to be evangelised or defeated
Either that, or equality is our replacement religion for Christianity.
Two full years into the pandemic, the agency leading the country’s response to the public health emergency has published only a tiny fraction of the data it has collected, several people familiar with the data said.
They never will, if they can avoid it, because this will quickly show how fake everything has been.
In neuroscience, Boix explains, it is common to use controlled datasets in experiments, meaning a dataset in which the researchers know as much as possible about the information it contains.
The team built datasets that contained images of different objects in varied poses, and carefully controlled the combinations so some datasets had more diversity than others. In this case, a dataset had less diversity if it contains more images that show objects from only one viewpoint. A more diverse dataset had more images showing objects from multiple viewpoints.
We invented political correctness for machines. Show only happy data about other groups and the machines will conclude that all is well; fail to cherry-pick the data and you are racist.
Meanwhile, domain registrar Namecheap has sided with Ukraine, and advised customers in Russia to take their business elsewhere, citing war crimes.
On Monday, the company sent out an email to Russia-based customers that began, “Unfortunately, due to the Russian regime’s war crimes and human rights violations in Ukraine, we will no longer be providing services to users registered in Russia.
“While we sympathize that this war may not affect your own views or opinion on the matter, the fact is, your authoritarian government is committing human rights abuses and engaging in war crimes so this is a policy decision we have made and will stand by.”
This sort of angular warfare is stupid and amounts to censorship. Leave them alone; solve political problems politically, even if that means sending tanks to Ukraine. Biden should own this one since he created it.
Life, Love, and Liberty podcaster Monica Matthews is calling this action by Facebook “election interference” and “a matter of national security.”
Of course it is, and Facebook wants more regulation like the DMCA that protects it against having liability for its constant censorship and bias.
By forming a periodic lattice, carbon atoms in a diamond, for example, break the symmetry of the space they sit in.
Scientists have recently discovered that a similar effect can be witnessed in time. Symmetry breaking, as the name suggests, can arise only where some sort of symmetry exists. In the time domain, a cyclically changing force or energy source naturally produces a temporal pattern.
Breaking of the symmetry occurs when a system driven by such a force faces a déjà vu moment, but not with the same period as that of the force. ‘Time crystals’ have in the past decade been pursued as a new phase of matter, and more recently observed under elaborate experimental conditions in isolated systems.
Because frequency and time are mathematical inverses of each other, accuracy in measuring frequency enables accurate time measurement.
It seems that pattern and context have more to do with causation than modernity previously thought.
The relationship between China and the United States was always going to be a challenge, and after half a century of ups and downs, is more fraught than ever. The Cold War is long over, but on both sides there are fears a new one could be beginning. Despite repeated Chinese disavowals, America worries that the democratic-led world that triumphed over the Soviet Union could be challenged by the authoritarian model of a powerful and still-rising China.
They have wanted us dead for at least 5,000 years. Why is this so hard for you people? Diversity blinds you to the fact that ethnic identity, social class, tribe, and race are how most people identify you and determine how they willt reat you.
Trump’s Truth Social launches about a year after the twice-impeached U.S. president was permanently banned from Twitter and several other mainstream internet platforms over his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.
As of this writing, Truth Social is the highest-ranking free app on the App Store in the U.S.
When looking upon the long run of history, it becomes clear that through 10,000 years of conflict, humanity has created larger, more organized societies that have greatly reduced the risk that their members will die violently. These better organized societies also have created the conditions for higher living standards and economic growth. War has not only made us safer, but richer, too.
The Left just announced that actually, it was wrong for the last couple centuries and we cannot all get along, so you might as well support the WW3 that will bail us out of the debt-hole created by Biden and China in order to steal an election. I say let the diversity, pajama boys, transsexuals (it/Them), and boxwine aunts go fight it.
Then, Gere largely disappeared. I noticed this, but never wondered why. Now I know. Gere got cancelled by Hollywood because of his criticism of Chinese regime tyranny.
For the price of one aircraft carrier, China bought elites and executives worldwide and made them into its celebrity influencers.
“If we could have gotten him the treatment that he needed then, you know, this tragedy may have never happened,” Harris said.
Just admit that America is paralyzed by fear of the Great Black Defendant, much as it was during the late 1980s and LA Riots. OJ went free too, remember? Diversity is genocide.
For the study, the scientists divided the men into six groups, from underweight (BMI 15-18.5) to three levels of normal weight (18.5-20, 20-22.5 and 22.5-25), followed by overweight (25-30) and obesity (BMI of 30 or more). Of the whole group during the study year (2020), 4,315 men with COVID-19 required hospitalization; 729 of them received intensive care; and 224 died from COVID-19.
Even for men who had been in the 22.5-25 BMI range in adolescence — that is, within the normal weight range — an elevated risk of needing hospital care for COVID-19 was found. The need increased successively with rising BMI results from the time of conscription 15 to 50 years earlier.
In other words, the only people at risk for COVID-19 were those with bad general health.
For years, it was the best contender for keeping Google Chrome in check, offering a privacy-forward alternative to the world’s most dominant browser. Since its release in 2008, Chrome has become synonymous with the web: it’s used by around 65 percent of everyone online and has a huge influence on how people experience the Internet. When Google launched its AMP publishing standard, websites jumped to implement it. Similar plans to replace third-party cookies in Chrome—a move that will impact millions of marketers and publishers—are shaped in Google’s image.
Not to mention the slavish demand for encrypted HTTP even on static websites. Google wrecked the web. We gave power and wealth to the wrong people.
I want to liken here to what’s gone on in the Great Financial Crisis. We had rating agencies, third-party verification sources that were able to perpetuate the fraud because the money got too big, their institutions became corrupted with the institutional imperative, and they got triple-A ratings which we all know in hindsight were not triple-A ratings – let’s move forward to today.
The FDA is the trusted third-party verification of pharmaceutical products. 50% of their budget comes from Pharma…due to the institutional imperative that was in place at the time and the speed with which they tried to approve these unproven products with this unproven technology, fraud did occur, and what’s my proof of that? The FDA, together with Pfizer, were trying to hide the clinical data.
And it’s come out recently…that the all-cause mortality for the Pfizer product failed – that means there were more deaths in the vaccine group than the placebo group. Normally in such a case, you have NO drug approval for such drugs. It’s the gold standard. I’ve been told by all my people in the Biotech Industry they were horrified.
Clever monkeys who succeed at meritocracy tend to be very good at rationalization, justification, and manipulation, but far less good at seeing how this will produce disastrous results in reality down the line.
The covid battle might be slowly winding down, but the mRNA “vaccine” war has potentially only just begun.
A senescent industry will seek subscribers instead of sales because it only trusts constant demand and recognizes the markets are either distorted or non-responsive to market principles because they are heavily subsidized.
In the 50 largest U.S. metro areas, median rent rose an astounding 19.3% from December 2020 to December 2021, according to a Realtor.com analysis of properties with two or fewer bedrooms.
Forgive rent for a couple years, and suddenly your landlords have to make it back in order to pay off their loans.
The Denver-area designer offers graphic and website design services and wants to expand to wedding website services, but she says her Christian beliefs would lead her to decline any request from a same-sex couple to design a wedding website. She also wants to post a statement on her website about her beliefs. Doing those things, however, would run afoul of a Colorado anti-discrimination law. Smith had argued the law violates her free speech and religious rights.
You will get nowhere until you tackle the 14A.
Salesforce told employees last week it was exploring a series of NFT initiatives, including an “NFT Cloud” which could help companies around the world create and sell NFTs – a kind of digital asset often linked to an image or piece of artwork, which is usually bought with cryptocurrencies.
More than 400 employees have signed on to an open letter which was penned after the company’s announcement, and is being shared in internal messaging channels.
NFTs and cryptocurrencies are the new Beanie Babies. They will be a huge trend, despite being unsupported by the traditional backing of value; these are entirely demand-based in value, and if that demand fades, they become worthless with no minimum value. Like Uber, we will find out that these “new” brilliant Silicon Valley style inventions have simply cut out costs for things that were needed, and once those are slowly implemented, will have the same disadvantages as taxicabs and national currencies. In the meantime, a few influencers will have gotten in, made millions, and gotten out, leaving all of the tofu-munching goodthinkers holding the bag for having mortgaged their houses for yet another trend that became worthless. Maybe they should just buy a whole bunch of Tamagotchis and Chiapets before their NFTs revert to their natural value of zero.
According to a survey published in the journal Nature last summer, more than 70% of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist’s experiments.
Most published data comes from cherry-picking expeditions. You come up with your thesis, find data to support it, and invent clever reasons to disqualify any contrary data. Then you publish, do the radio interviews, get the magazine articles written, and find that it is easier to get funding because now you have name recognition, so you can have your own lab. At that point, who cares if the study can be replicated? It served its purpose, in an individualistic context, that is.
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said Monday that taxpayers are no longer required to provide facial scans to create an account online at irs.gov. In lieu of providing biometric data, taxpayers can now opt for a live video interview with ID.me, the privately-held Virginia company that runs the agency’s identity proofing system.
Bureaucrats are Mask Karens by nature. In the name of security, they will demand from you data that will be kept around until some other government agency wants it.
The authors’ analysis determined that the salience network excessively activates the DMN — which is associated with mind-wandering and introspective thoughts — while inhibiting the FPN over time in those with ASD. On the contrary, in the typically developing group, the salience network deactivates the DMN and activates the FPN, which directs attention to the external surroundings spontaneously and momentarily, and leads them to regularly monitor (and be more responsive to) possible environmental changes.
Solipsism, narcissism, and individualism (hubris) produce a genetic disorder which mirrors them. Next up: we do psychopathy and explain why it is not simply masturbatory narcissism, but oh wait yes it is.
“NonDoc Media reported that Ms. Broyles had sworn at one girl, while also mentioning that she was Hispanic, and had referred to another girl’s acne, among other abusive remarks. They said that she had vomited into one of the girls’ shoes, in addition to the laundry hamper.”
Any time you do something deviant in public, just scream “I am Hispanic!” and flee.
The step marks a reversal for the Liberal government, which has argued the sweeping power to freeze bank accounts and other assets was crucial during what was declared an emergency period.
Democracy just reversed itself by cracking down on Right-wing protests after approving several years of Leftist race riots and assorted tantrums. No one believes we are “free” anymore, or that our governments are anything but parasites, and we are starting to see diversity and the poor as parasites too who want to take everything that we have.
The new magnetic state involves strong magnetic attraction between electrons in a layered material that make the electrons want to arrange their magnetic moments, or “spins,” into a regular up-down “antiferromagnetic” pattern. The idea that such antiferromagnetism could be driven by quirky electron coupling in an insulating material was first predicted in the 1960s as physicists explored the differing properties of metals, semiconductors, and insulators.
Magnetism can have texture? Maybe this breaks symmetry like time crystals. Maybe everything is shome about pattern, numerology, and relative contextual relationships more than matter. Either that, or the scientists just dunked themselves in a Victorian bathtub of LSD and now are making it up as they go along.
The FBI has arrested more than 740 people in connection with the Jan. 6 attack, and there are hundreds more cases in the works. The total number of potential Jan. 6 defendants who either unlawfully entered the building on Jan. 6 or engaged in the assault of law enforcement officers or other chargeable conduct outside the building is believed to be more than 2,500.
This seems pointless when almost no one got punished for a whole summer of BLM rioting that did a million times the damage.
Cignpost Diagnostics, which trades as ExpressTest and offers £35 tests for holidaymakers, said it holds the right to analyse samples from seals to “learn more about human health” – and sell information on to third parties.
Individuals are required to give informed consent for their sensitive medical data to be used – but customers’ consent for their DNA to be sold now as buried in Cignpost’s online documents.
Everyone is collecting DNA in the COVID panic. It provides yet another method fo control, not to mention a chance to develop new Big Pharma products and bioweapons. Has humanity become a parasite on itself? I dunno, but no one who says that in public will ever be elected, be on television, or keep their day job.
When Time magazine’s Moscow correspondent Simon Shuster visited RT Editor-in-Chief Margareta Simonyan in her office in 2015, he noticed an old-fashioned yellow telephone on her desk. It was her secure line directly to the Kremlin, Simonyan admitted to Shuster, “to discuss secret things.” She has been RT’s editor-in-chief since its inception in 2005.
You have to be a bit uninformed to trust the propaganda engine formerly known as Pravda but now known as Russia Today. The same warning applies to all Leftist news sources such as The New York Times, which was so pro-Stalin it concealed the Holodomor:
As one of the best known correspondents in the world for one of the best known newspapers in the world, Mr. Duranty’s denial that there was a famine was accepted as gospel. Thus Mr. Duranty gulled not only the readers of the New York Times but because of the newspaper’s prestige, he influenced the thinking of countless thousands of other readers about the character of Josef Stalin and the Soviet regime. And he certainly influenced the newly-elected President Roosevelt to recognize the Soviet Union.
What is so awful about Duranty is that Times top brass suspected that Duranty was writing Stalinist propaganda, but did nothing. In her exposé “Stalin’s Apologist: Walter Duranty, the New York Times’s man in Moscow,” S.J. Taylor makes it clear that Carr Van Anda, the managing editor, Frederick T. Birchall, an assistant managing editor, and Edwin L. James, the later managing editor, were troubled with Duranty’s Moscow reporting but did nothing about it. Birchall recommended that Duranty be replaced but, says Taylor, “the recommendation fell by the wayside.”
All media is made as a product, and every product has an intended audience.
The wealthy San Francisco Bay area suburb has said it cannot approve the development of new duplexes or fourplexes to ease the statewide housing shortage because it encompasses the habitat of the elusive wildcats.
Residents in Woodside had long bristled at SB 9 – a new California measure that makes it easier to build multi-unit housing in neighborhoods previously reserved for single-family homes. But a clause in the measure exempts areas that are considered habitat for protected species.
They have a point: California screws up by overbuilding and driving out wildlife. A bunch of people with one acre lots and low population density do not cause this problem, but lots of Section 8 housing surely will.
“For ALMOST two years, we – the press and the population – have been almost hypnotically preoccupied with the authorities’ daily coronatal,” wrote Bladet journalist Brian Weichardt. “THE CONSTANT mental alertness has worn out tremendously on all of us. That is why we – the press – must also take stock of our own efforts. And we have failed.”
Journalists should have avoided adopting the state’s rhetoric and narrative on vaccination and Denmark’s hospitals, particularly the superlatives that accompanied them, Weichardt stated.
It is good to see someone acknowledging what happened, but for most, self-awareness is still far away, it seems.
Whoopi’s recipe reads: ‘Send chauffeur to your favorite butcher shop for the chicken (save the brown paper bag). Have your cook 1) Melt equal parts oil and butter 3/4 deep in skillet over moderate heat.
‘2) Put flour, seasoned with remaining ingredients, into brown paper bag. 3) Rinse chicken parts and place in bag.
‘Then you tightly close top of bag (watch your nails) and shake 10 times.
‘Hand bag to Cook, go dress for dinner. While you dress, have Cook preheat oven to 350 degrees and brown chicken slowly in skillet. When evenly browned, have Cook place chicken in dish in oven. Have Cook prepare rest of meal while you touch up your makeup.
‘In about half an hour, voila! Dinner is served! You must be exhausted.’
Are we supposed to cry? Ethnic and social class based humor exists. Some of it is fun. Someone else figure out if the above is funny, since it seems more like Stoner Fried Chicken if the stoner has some wealth.
When annual death rates exceed 3%, no trees make it to an “ancient” age, he found. When mortality hovers between 1% and 2%, just 1% or fewer of the trees become that old, Cannon and his colleagues report today in Nature Plants.
That could be bad news because these trees harbor genes critical to the survival of the entire forest, Cannon says. Ancient trees may contain DNA that makes them less likely to be toppled by wind, for example, or more resistant to fungal diseases. And because these individuals have survived hundreds—if not thousands—of years of climate fluctuations, old-timers that sprouted in a very different environment provide a way for the forest to survive should climate swing back to former times.
Genetics, like culture, is memory. Without a record of the past moving forward into the future, you end up with a weak population, even if you claim it is stronger because it is “diverse.”
But are we worrying about the right kind of democratic decline? In fact, a more immediate risk lies in the descent from democracy to ochlocracy, a term coined by the Greek historian Polybius during the second century BC to describe mob rule. Ochlocracy results from politicians using cheap gifts and seductive talk to attract voters who don’t appreciate their freedom, because they have never experienced the abuses or repression of non-democratic governance.
Democracy is, however, farther away from a worldwide triumph than it has been for a long time. For the first time since 2004, the Bertelsmann Transformation Index (BTI) has recorded more autocratic than democratic states. Of the 137 developing and transition countries examined, only 67 are still considered democracies. The number of autocracies has increased to 70.
The dummies style this as the EU and US versus China and Russia, but that is a racial conflict and is separate, despite overlapping with the democracy-versus-autocracy conflict, which as you recall is how they sold you WW1, WW2, and the Iraq war. Democracy is failing because it was unable to do what it promised, and instead of bringing us “freedom,” has enslaved us to the dogma of democracy and punishes dissenters just as much as the Soviets did.
The investigation included not just the campus police, but the “Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Secret Service,” the email said. The investigation cleared two white students falsely accused of involvement, Amanda Jerome and Jimmi Thull.
Diversity means nothing more than an endless race guilt shakedown.
So, they publicly released the entirety of their audacious, 5,300-word joint statement in English this weekend, (archive) declaring that “a trend has emerged towards redistribution of power in the world” – namely toward them and away from the U.S. and its democratic partners and allies.
There’s a lot in the statement worth reading and digesting, but here’s my rough executive summary: Russia and China are throwing in their lot in a gesture of cooperation that exceeds even Stalin’s partnership with Mao, in each other’s regions and around the world. For the first time, Beijing has joined Moscow in opposing NATO enlargement and embracing Putin’s vision for a new European security order. Russia returned the favor by opposing the new Australia-U.S.-U.K. security agreement, endorsing its One China Policy, embracing the Russia-India-China cooperation format, and blessing its Arctic role.
In other words, they want to take over from the West and rule the West. These are people we should treat as competition but recognize that they at least intend to be our enemies.
Patients with vitamin D deficiency (less than 20 ng/mL) were 14 times more likely to have severe or critical case of COVID than those with more than 40 ng/mL.
Our modern lifestyle and diet is killing us.
South Africa’s decade of corruption under former president Jacob Zuma robbed its taxpayers of many hundreds of millions of pounds (billions of rand) and contributed to a catastrophic loss of gross domestic product of around a fifth.
But the recent finding of the country’s judicial commission headed by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo lambasting Bain & Company for “unlawful” behaviour under Zuma is just the tip of the iceberg of global and UK-based corporate complicity in South Africa’s state capture scandal.
Why do big corporations run everything? Diversity destroys culture; people turn to government. Government makes rules to ensure it exists in perpetuity. These rules allow corporations to exist only if they are big enough to absorb the cost, and absolve them of all ordinary duties like being good people, not being sociopaths, and constraining their activities to the bounds of good taste. Not only that, but they are enraged: they have paid for this.
You took their money in taxes, so now whatever you have not explicitly banned, they will do. Now you no longer have any culture; diversity, after all, is genocide (DiG). Therefore people who rise in these companies have no trouble taking from the other guy since he is not like them and probably is just trying to take their stuff too. When order is liberalized, bad things and people delight.
If, in the past, a mainstream representative of Indian historians claimed that “the only serious intellectual in India who is also socially conservative is Arun Shourie”, now there are voices bordering on panic insisting that right-wing intellectuals are a clear and present danger.
Everywhere advanced civilization rises, people demonize those who notice too much of reality. In this case, two Israeli conservatives document and explicate the campaign against an Indian realist.
For the West, Putin has comprehensively defied Biden; he has unilaterally and illegally ‘changed the borders’ of Europe and acted as a ‘revisionist power’, attempting to change not just the borders of Ukraine, but the current world order. “Thirty years after the end of the Cold War, we are facing a determined effort to redefine the multilateral order,” the EU High Representative, Josep Borell, warned. “It’s an act of defiance. It’s a revisionist manifesto, the manifesto to review the world order”.
What else could he do? In the current order, Russia is nobody because it produces nothing. He wants the Soviet order, where you could be important just for being a good Communist, under the aegis of Chinese power, which is enforced quite honestly by Chinese numbers, just like the greater numerical expansion of Asia led to the Genghis Khan crusades. Putin wants a Leftist world order just like Clinton and Obama, run by the third world just as they do, but the big difference is that he wants to rule it instead. Clinton and Obama should have thought about that: the third world — undeveloped, primitive, and subsistence level countries like Russia — will choose a candidate from among its own people, not the goodthinkers of the dying West.