Has the world lost its mind? No: we are seeing the first stages of denial as humanity collectively realizes that contrary to what we have been immersed in for years, things are not going well, have not been going well for a long time, and we are hovering near the abyss.
In the biggest picture, humanity has confronted its resource problem, namely that if we keep taking as much as we want, we are going to commit ecocide. In the meantime, all of the easily accessible, inexpensive supplies are running out.
We were able to keep shuffling the shells in the globalist shell game for long enough to outsource production elsewhere, but as those places head toward first world status also, those opportunities dry up.
Even worse, we simply do not have enough jobs for our population and we have kicked the can down the road with lots of subsidies that we can no longer afford. The money printer cannot beat the limited resource of value.
Consequently, we are headed not just toward regime change but toward civilization-type change. If the conservatives can ever stop pandering to religious fanatics, they can easily take over this government and fix it so it never goes Leftist again.
The Left after all depends on only a few things, the first apparently being election fraud, but others being diversity, market socialism, unions, and globalism (global democracy, the same thing we fought for in WW1/2).
When those go away, the Left loses its hold on a plurality and starts to disintegrate at the same time many of the unfortunate facts about its nasty habits over the past few decades come out.
The post Cold War peace just ended violently in Ukraine which is a proxy war of the West against China and Russia, just like Vietnam and Korea. This means that the Western world is disconnecting from globalism.
Instead we will find a Western trading, economic, and political circle which by necessity will avoid the post-colonialism issue. That window closed because the former colonies have shown their willingness to destroy us.
China, which has faked its figures for decades, now finds that the problem with paper tigers is that when confronted with real challenges, they fade away. The US in particular faces an interesting challenge there.
If we have a strong leader like Trump, China will be warned off from invading Taiwan. If we have a weak leader like Biden, he will posture and do nothing, causing the war to start and then drawing the USA into it.
If China starts to lose, they will most likely turn to nuclear weapons. Those will be used tactically at first to erase American bases, but the retaliation from that will be brutal and quickly escalate.
Consequently, the US must make a decision. Either it goes for more of the 1960s jive where we spend more money than we have, prop up lots of useless people, and live in poverty because this wrecks our economy, or we choose something else.
That “something else” increasingly looks like a more radicalized version of the Reagan economy where all those entitlements get privatized, taxes stop punishing the productive, and government downsizes radically.
At that point, the great feeding trough for the third world ceases to exist and so does immigration. That devastates the ongoing Leftist attempt to bring in enough foreigners to vote Leftist forever.
All this has been thrown in jeopardy by the conservative instinct to go hard on abortion, mostly a symbolic act at this point, because doing so unites the Left and most importantly, gets them out to vote instead of keeping them demoralized and separated.
The modern miracle, exemplified by first-world living, has failed. These countries are now ruins; their people are not reproducing. This reflects misery and uncertainty over the future. Make a better mousetrap, and everyone will take it over and ruin it for you.
Food supplies were in danger before COVID-19; now, all the hacks are breaking down. Fresh water supplies are also hovering near the brink. Hard decisions will have to be made.
Do we try to save everyone, or do we save the useful? It will boil down to this choice, and politicians in democracy fear that more than anything else. It could kick off a new French Revolution… or save us from what the Revolution has done.
In private meetings and coaching sessions over the past few weeks, top business leaders have been asking a version of the same question: How can we avoid becoming the next Walt Disney Co.?
The fallout from the recent political spat between Disney and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has alarmed leaders across the corporate sphere, according to executives and their advisers, and heightened the challenges for chief executive officers navigating charged topics.
David Berger, a partner who specializes in corporate governance at law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, said politicians seem increasingly comfortable taking on business when it is advantageous for them. “It used to be that Republicans especially—but both parties—liked big business,” he said. “And now what you’re seeing is both parties like to use big business as political footballs one way or the other.”
Companies cannot avoid the new diverse audience and are attempting to pander to it. They are about to die a death of a thousand cuts once they discover that they need to advertise to thousands of niche groups that hate each other.
While many European countries accepted lockdowns as a last resort after failing to get a handle on the pandemic with other methods, Sweden controversially relied on voluntary measures, such as social distancing and personal hygiene.
In 2020 and 2021, the country had an average excess death rate of 56 per 100,000 – compared to 109 in the UK, 111 in Spain, 116 in Germany, and 133 in Italy, WHO data shows.
The media spent the last year claiming the exact opposite. In the meantime, democracy proved itself incompetent in its response to COVID-19, which will be long gone while the legal, social, human, and economic consequences of the response are going to persist for decades.
Satellite images show a total area of destroyed forest cover of 1,012.5 square kilometers (391 square miles) from April 1 to 29, with the last day of the month yet to be analyzed, according to the Deter monitoring system run by the national space agency, INPE.
Common sense: as resources contract, people will be more willing to go off into the jungle to steal them.
In a raid last Friday, state police seized one voting machine tabulator in Irving Township, Barry County Clerk Pamela Palmer told CNN on Thursday.
Michigan State Police first opened its investigation into potential voting machine breaches in February after the Secretary of State’s Office notified it that an unnamed third party was allowed to access vote tabulator components and technology in Roscommon County.
Michigan State Police Lt. Derrick Carroll told CNN on Wednesday that the department’s investigation has expanded to more counties where they were notified of breaches of election systems, but would not confirm the seizure in Irving Township specifically.
The more Biden screws up, the more nullifying this typical Tammany Hall election appeals to the voters, media, and even our European allies. If they are smart, they will decertify and send the Biden-Clinton-Obama DOJ gang to the courts. If they are dumb, they will impeach. Watch for the GOP to lunge for the latter.
“Just like when we get stressed by a heavy workload, so, too, cells can get ‘stressed’ if they’re called upon to produce a large amount of proteins,” explained Dr Edward Avezov from the UK Dementia Research Institute at the University of Cambridge.
“There are many reasons why this might be, for example when they are producing antibodies in response to an infection. We focused on stressing a component of cells known as the endoplasmic reticulum, which is responsible for producing around a third of our proteins — and assumed that this stress might cause misfolding.”
In the future we will see many autoimmune diseases caused by the interaction between depression, lack of sleep, urban air pollution, bad nutrition, and increasingly virulent diseases which have been sharpened by all of our medications so far.
Physicists have discovered that the ability of our universe’s building blocks to make life forms is extremely rare. Just any old blocks won’t do.
If electrons had been too heavy, or the force that holds atomic nuclei together had been too weak, the stuff of the universe wouldn’t even stick together, let alone make something as marvelous as a living cell. Or, indeed, anything that could be called alive.
This is the scientific multiverse: not simply more of our universe, but universes with different fundamental ingredients. Most are dead, but very very rarely, the right combination for life-forms comes up.
One theory is that every atom exists in multiple simultaneous potential states and these “multiverses” are just states which did not produce anything interesting. If that is the case, we now have a new place to exile Leftists.
Nearly one-in-five U.S. adults (19%) say that abortion should be legal in all cases, with no exceptions. Fewer (8%) say abortion should be illegal in every case, without exception. By contrast, 71% either say it should be mostly legal or mostly illegal, or say there are exceptions to their blanket support for, or opposition to, legal abortion.
The non-egalitarian view: it depends on who you are aborting. Aborting the dumbest 27% of Americans might be a good start.
The study says approximately 48% of existing bird species worldwide are known or suspected to be undergoing population declines. Populations are stable for 39% of species. Only 6% are showing increasing population trends, and the status of 7% is still unknown.
Another too-many-humans problem:
Loss and degradation of natural habitats and direct overexploitation of many species are cited as the key threats to avian biodiversity.
Our best answer is to set aside half of Earth for nature alone.
In local governments, employment grew from 14,091,000 in March to 14,112,000 in April—an increase of 21,000.
In state governments, employment grew from 5,200,000 in March to 5,207,000 in April—an increase of 7,000.
In the federal government, employment declined from 2,876,000 in March to 2,870,000 in April—a decrease of 6,000.
This suggests a purge at the federal level in order to hire more highly-paid bureaucrats at the local and state levels.
The proliferation of advertising in public spaces has long been a controversial issue around Poland, with many referring to it as “reklamoza” (“advertosis”), likening it to a disease eroding the fabric of Polish cities.
Advertising is not free speech; obscenity is not free speech. Being able to express any viewpoint in the correct form in a correct venue is free speech, especially anti-egalitarian ideas because they are always unpopular, and while our society has encouraged a proliferation of advertising and obscenity, it has crushed actual free speech. Democracy has not only failed, but reversed itself.
Of the respondents, 41 per cent indicated that they were concerned and 24 per cent said they were somewhat concerned about the increasing costs of housing. Additionally, a third of respondents said there were concerned or somewhat concerned about paying their mortgage or rent.
Respondents between 18 to 34 were also most likely to be concerned or somewhat concerned about rising housing prices (72 per cent) and paying their mortgage or rent (49 per cent).
With inflation at a 31-year high, according to Statistics Canada, about one in four Canadians also reported cancelling a major purchase while 12 per cent said they sped up a major purchase because of inflation. Canadians between the ages of 18 and 34 were more than twice as likely to have cancelled a major purchase compared to those 55 or over.
Free money is not free. The cost gets redistributed just like the money, and the higher taxes go, the more expensive big purchases become because they serve as financial sinks for the damages done by taxes, especially to the affluent. Flat taxes limit this problem.
The researchers found the number of splats recorded dropped dramatically over the course of the study—total numbers were 58.5% lower at the end of the study than at the beginning. Buglife spokesman Matt Shardlow described the findings to the press as “dramatic and alarming.” He also noted that the survey shows flying bug totals declined by approximately 34% each decade.
Scientists have suspected that flying insect numbers have been dropping around the world for several years due to insecticide use, habitat and food loss and of course climate change. Prior work has suggested the worldwide population numbers for flying insects could be half of what they were just several decades ago.
When you give every human a voice, they all express their desires for control, and consequently you kill: genocide of races, ecocide of ecosystems, and soul-death of humanity as a whole.
Beyond the threat of losing status, people in advantaged groups are prone to the perception that greater equality means less for them—to the point where they’ll vote for policies that cause them economic harm and increase inequality over policies that benefit them and reduce inequality, the study found.
They are right, since in an egalitarian society, the productive are taxed to fund the unproductive. None of the scientists responsible for this study have ever paid taxes.
President Biden is likely to avoid an audit that could reveal whether he made money from his son Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings — because the Internal Revenue Service has rejected a whistleblower complaint that alleged he owes at least $127,000 in taxes, The Post has learned.
Tax law expert Bob Willens, who teaches at Columbia University’s business school, said the rejection means Biden is likely to run out a three-year statute of limitations, meaning Republican claims that Biden owes up to $500,000 in taxes are unlikely to be resolved.
How to bin an investigation: file it yourself and do it badly.
When she’s not working at the cash register by the front gate, collecting the entry fee from tourists — one of the Fuggerei’s sources of income — she’s running small errands for her neighbors and attending the community events like movie nights and coffee hours.
The Fuggerei is owned by the Fugger Foundation and supported by a fund managed by a senior council, which is composed of current members of the Fugger family elite.
In other words, if you have rich benefactors and are a tourist attraction, you too can be a communist micro-society.
“We were really surprised that 90% said there is racism in Germany,” she said, adding that the researchers were also surprised that about half agreed with the statement “We live in a racist society.”
The more diversity you have, the more friction you have, and the less it succeeds, which in the language of victimhood culture must be explained away as “systemic racism” instead of differences between populations.
Just a few days after a leaked draft majority opinion revealed that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, Abbott confirmed on conservative radio talk show The Joe Pags Show that he has his eyes on Plyer v. Doe next.
The Republican governor brought up the possibility of challenging the education ruling after Pagliarulo questioned what more could be done to reduce the “burden on communities” of educating the children of undocumented migrants in the Lone Star State.
“We’re talking about public tax dollars, public property tax dollars going to fund these schools to teach children who are 5, 6, 7, 10 years old, who don’t even have remedial English skills,” Pagliarulo said.
Most of Texas pays 3% property taxes yearly in order to fund the public school explosion, most of which is driven by illegals. Don Huffines pushed Abbott on this one in the last race, so now the States Rights challenge to states paying for federal programs accelerates. In reality, diversity does not work and is suicidal and everyone in Washington, D.C., knows it.
China has ordered central government agencies and state-backed corporations to replace foreign-branded personal computers with domestic alternatives within two years, marking one of Beijing’s most aggressive efforts so far to eradicate key overseas technology from within its most sensitive organs.
The West will do the same, although our difficulty is unions, selfish and parasitic organizations that drove all of our manufacturing to China in the first place.
Using Negative Binomial regression models, the weekly emergency call counts were significantly associated with the rates of 1st and 2nd vaccine doses administered to this age group but were not with COVID-19 infection rates.
Dodge that clot shot!
Using the term ‘white privilege’ puts people off campaigning for social justice, a study has found.
The phrase made discussions ‘less constructive, more polarised, and less supporting over racially progressive policies’, researchers said.
A more inclusive term such as ‘racial inequality’ was found to be better at creating a sense of shared purpose.
Too late. We realized that diversity just means shaking down the White people to throw more cash into the endless maw of the third world. Diversity is over.
“When sleep-deprived, our research subjects spent less time fixating on faces. Since facial expressions are crucial to understanding the emotional state of others, spending less time fixating on faces after acute sleep loss may increase the risk that you interpret the emotional state of others inaccurately or too late,” says Lieve van Egmond, first author and PhD student in the Department of Surgical Sciences at Uppsala University.
“The finding that sleep-deprived subjects in our experiment rated angry faces as less trustworthy and healthy-looking and neutral and fearful faces as less attractive indicates that sleep loss is associated with more negative social impressions of others. This could result in less motivation to interact socially,” says senior author Christian Benedict, Associate Professor of Neuroscience.
Tired people become low-grade paranoid. In our world of light and noise pollution, most people are probably some degree of sleep deprived, alienated, and distrustful.
But with a thriving jobs market in which workers virtually have their pick on where to go, coupled with soaring inflation and the fading of Covid fears, some are finding it a good time to rethink their plans and come back to the fold.
Nice hefty propaganda spin on people being unable to afford being retired.
Both Finland and Sweden stayed out of NATO during the Cold War, maintaining a neutral stance throughout the period.
However, Russia’s annexation of Crimea, its ongoing invasion of Ukraine and routine violations of airspace by Russian forces prompted the non-aligned nations to rethink their security policies and consider a NATO membership.
The period after the Cold War is over, and we are back to separation between East (Eurasia, Asia) and West (Western Europe). Ultimately this is good because it will force the West to become self-sufficient and to stop supporting every sponger it can find for democracy, consumerism, and Jesus points.
Last year, program trustees projected that, beginning in 2033, Social Security’s trust fund will be depleted and insufficient to pay retirement benefits. Medicare faces an even more immediate crisis, with its trust fund projected to run out in 2026.
Neither the US nor Europe could afford these social benefits programs. Implement a flat tax, remove all wealth transfer benefits, and focus on rewarding the creative, productive, wise, insightful, moral, and good again. We are at the end of democracy.
“Relative to other species, the vaquita has a higher chance of rebounding from an extreme population crash without suffering severe genetic consequences from inbreeding,” said co-lead author Jacqueline Robinson, a postdoctoral scholar at UC San Francisco who earned her doctorate in biology at UCLA. “Genetic diversity in vaquitas is not so low that it constitutes a threat to their health and persistence. It simply reflects their natural rarity.”
In other words, you do not need outbreeding to have diversity. Have a challenging environment instead. However:
The small porpoises, which range from 4 to 5 feet in length, often become entangled and die in the large mesh gillnets used by poachers hunting the totoaba, an endangered fish highly valued in some countries for its perceived medicinal properties.
When does humanity rein in its insanity?
In the last 100 years, the demand for water worldwide has grown twice as fast as the human population. Water scarcity is already an issue on every continent with agriculture, presenting a major threat to food security.
Where were you when the water wars began?
The 1,223 fatalities listed in the report are among 158,893 adverse effects reports from health officials from across the world.
It takes years or decades to fully see the fallout from dangerous medical experiments made mandatory. Right now, they are just playing damage control by releasing the data in little drips.
At the same time, unit labor costs soared 11.6%, bringing the increase over the past four quarters to 7.2%, the biggest gain since the third quarter of 1982. The metric calculates how much employers pay workers in salary and benefits per unit of output.
Costs are going up across the board. Given that it now takes ten people to do what one once did, this bodes ill for the future of our economy.
Gmail, however, retained the majority of left-wing candidate emails in inbox (< 10.12% marked as spam) while sent the majority of right-wing candidate emails to the spam folder (up to 77.2% marked as spam). We further observed that the percentage of emails marked by Gmail as spam from the right-wing candidates grew steadily as the election date approached while the percentage of emails marked as spam from the left-wing candidates remained about the same.
Big Tech wants an audience of entertainment consumers and fears what will happen when society shifts from the “service economy” model. Not surprisingly, they run on H-1B labor and depend on the Chinese market.
The Federal Reserve said it was lifting its benchmark interest rate by half a percentage point, to a range of 0.75% to 1% after a smaller rise in March.
With US inflation at a 40-year high, further hikes are expected.
The push marks the latest effort to contain spiking costs being felt by households around the world.
This would be a sensible response to inflation, or too much demand for money causing it to move too quickly, but what we are seeing is stagflation, or devaluation of currency because too many costs have been imposed.
“The Satanic Temple replies to the Supreme Court ruling that found Boston violated First Amendment rights by refusing to fly Christian flag at City Hall Plaza,” the Satanic Temple tweeted Tuesday, accompanied by a screenshot of a request to raise a flag to celebrate “Satanic Appreciation Week” from July 23-29.
These guys get headlines by outraging Christians just like neo-Nazis depend on the SPLC and ADL freaking out over their antics in order to bring in more money. If you tolerate one off-mainstream religion, expect more to come. Satanists seem like secular humanists who want to troll Christians for the most part.
Since Joe Biden’s first day in office, when he signed seven executive orders on immigration that, among other things, suspended deportations and ended the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” program that had eased the crush of those awaiting asylum hearings, the president has in word and deed sent signals that migrants have interpreted as welcoming. The initiatives include reviving the Obama-era policy known as “catch and release,” “paroling” illegal border crossers so they can enter the country, resettling migrants through secret flights around the country, and ending the “no match” policy that had helped the government identify people who were using fraudulent credentials to find work.
He wants more voters dependent on benefits. Watch for amnesty by executive order coming soon.
Their results showed that surveyed residents of urban centers often held a more simplistic, and less realistic, understanding of coastal ecosystems than residents in suburban areas. The research also uncovered a lower propensity to take pro-environmental actions among urban populations.
Cities, like democracy and equality, dumb people down.
In 2019 we looked at an interesting study probing the links between gait speed and health, demonstrating how walking more slowly in your 40s correlates with biological indicators of accelerated aging, such as lower total brain volume. Similarly, researchers at the University of Leicester have previously shown that just 10 minutes of brisk walking per day could increase someone’s life expectancy by as much as three years. These scientists have now tapped into genetic data to confirm what they say is a causal link.
Before diversity, people often walked. Now it is unwise to risk the streets, so everyone drives everywhere.
Our results revealed that after the Neolithic, European populations experienced an increase in height and intelligence scores, decreased their skin pigmentation, while the risk for coronary artery disease increased through a genetic trajectory favoring low HDL concentrations.
Most likely this reflects the wandering Indo-Europeans integrating into fixed European populations.
Hiwi sharing tells us something important about primitive communism: hunter-gatherers are diverse. Most have been less communistic than the Aché. When we survey forager societies, for instance, we find that hunters in many communities enjoyed special rights. They kept trophies. They consumed organs and marrow before sharing. They received the tastiest parts and exclusive rights to a killed animal’s offspring.
Another Leftist myth dies. Communism, it turns out, builds weak and impoverished societies, where rewarding the capable builds healthier and wealthier ones.
Richards’ “Anti-Racism Fight Club Fistbook for Kids” explains that “white people are a part of a society that benefits them in almost every instance,” and that “it’s as if white people walk around with an invisible force field because they hold all of the power in America.”
“If you are a white person, white privilege is something you were born with and it simply means that your life is not more difficult due to the color of your skin,” the “Fistbook for Kids” explains. “Put differently, it’s not your fault for having white privilege, but it is your fault if you choose to ignore it.”
Egalitarianism is so unstable that it requires constant propaganda to keep people from laughing at it.
The experience of China’s East Asian neighbors, however, indicates that such measures are unlikely to succeed in raising fertility rates. And the Chinese Communist Party’s re-embrace of traditional gender norms under General Secretary Xi Jinping is likely to turn the clock back on women’s rights by decades and exacerbate root causes of China’s cratering birth rates.
Sexual liberation destroys societies, but so too does the rise in costs which makes childrearing prohibitively expensive. The West has it even worse. The only way out is to flat tax and end all entitlements.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) bought access to location data harvested from tens of millions of phones in the United States to perform analysis of compliance with curfews, track patterns of people visiting K-12 schools, and specifically monitor the effectiveness of policy in the Navajo Nation, according to CDC documents obtained by Motherboard. The documents also show that although the CDC used COVID-19 as a reason to buy access to the data more quickly, it intended to use it for more-general CDC purposes.
If you give them a “blank cheque” through mass panic over COVID-19 or diversity, they will use it to seize power until they are stopped by superior force.
Results showed the Covid survivors were on average less accurate and had slower response times than the public.
Bad statistics alert: they compare them to a control group, without testing IQ before contracting the disease. This tells us nothing about how their IQ changed.
Scientists had previously detected on these meteorites three of the five chemical components needed to form DNA, the molecule that carries genetic instructions in living organisms, and RNA, the molecule crucial for controlling the actions of genes. Researchers said on Tuesday they have now identified the final two after fine-tuning the way they analyzed the meteorites.
Panspermia, the idea that life is basically the same throughout the universe and spreads between planets, gains traction.
It’s thought that modern-day ‘hook-up culture’ – where people engage in sex without traditional courtship first – has broken down dating norms that have existed since the 1920s, according to the experts.
Just like the internet audience does not represent reality, it is a relatively small group who participate in casual sex.
In comparison, fewer than 1.3 million queries involving Americans’ data were conducted between December 2019 and November 2020, according to the 38-page report.
The DNI also provided updated statistics reflecting a sharp increase in the number of times government officials sought to learn the identity of an American — a practice commonly referred to as “unmasking” that became a talking point for former president Donald Trump and his conservative allies.
They want to identify and eliminate dissidents, just like deplatforming and cancel culture do.
The findings further suggest that persistent psychological distress after the baby is born may influence the parent-child interaction and infant self-regulation.
Working moms and daycare make for mentally disorganized kids on the path to idiocracy.
They used a specialist aquarium laboratory at St Abbs Marine Station to expose more than 4,000 lobster and crab eggs to an equivalent level of electromagnetic field predicted to be experienced near underwater cables.
“The electromagnetic field had a much bigger impact on the lobsters. We put them through a vertical swimming test to check they could get to the surface to find food. The exposed lobsters were almost three times more likely to fail the test, by not reaching the top of the chamber, than the unexposed ones.”
“The exposed lobster were also three times more likely to be deformed. The most common deformities we found included bent and reduced tail sections, which could account for the swimming test results. In addition, some had disrupted eye development or had puffy and swollen bodies.”
Wonder how all of that EMF — power lines, wi-fi, radio waves, electric motors — is influencing human development. Are we getting smaller, uglier, and stupider?
But the valuation hit that was the biggest, and in it own microcosmic way, may speak loudest about the past decade of valuation gains in technology start-ups that has drawn comparison to the dotcom bubble, comes from the health-care sector.
Big Tech is overvalued because speculators love it but in fact it has a shrinking audience, most of whom have little disposable income.
There were 44 documented incidents last year in Austin, compared to just eight in 2020. The majority of incidents were nonviolent — like people passing out hateful flyers or stickers. But in one case, an 18-year-old from San Marcos allegedly tried to burn down a synagogue in West Austin.
Theodor Herzl proven right again: the more diversity, the more conflict.
In Europe alone, more than 1 in 5 people are exposed to enough road noise to hurt their health. Too much noise can lead to metabolic diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes and even heart attacks. Some 48,000 cases of heart disease and 12,000 premature deaths per year are attributed to continuous exposure to high levels of noise.
Extreme noise can be found in all major cities from London to Dhaka, Algiers, Barcelona or Berlin. In New York, for example, 90% of public transport users are exposed to noise levels that significantly exceed safety limits and can lead to irreversible hearing damage.
The onion of the “modern miracle” keeps on peeling to reveal layers of ill-health, insanity, cruelty, and manipulation.
“That wasn’t a real election for me,” he told DW, referring to the sense that voters were merely voting to keep one candidate out of office.
Many believe that the big questions of the day — environmental protection, the climate crisis, education policy, wealth redistribution — were barely addressed during the election.
The herd, still in denial, votes hard against controversy as a means of denying that the emperor has no new clothes after all.
The lesson from these examples is that great discoveries and new inventions can arise by accident. What also mattered is that Fleming and Spencer had time to experiment.
This is a luxury people working in modern organizations often don’t have. All the focus is on efficiency and meeting performance targets. There’s no slack to experiment or room to make mistakes and learn from them.
Meritocracy and other forms of equality obstruct learning. Everyone can go to meetings and fill out paperwork, so these are popular egalitarian tools. Meritocracy rewards those who are good at going through procedure, not those who can think.
In the study, the investigators brought to light the extent to which PTSD not only impacts veterans, but civilians, as well. The research team found that civilians accounted for 82% of the total PTSD costs, compared with 18% for the military population. That disparity is predicated on the fact that the number of civilians far exceeds that of active-duty military and veterans. Although PTSD is more prevalent in the military, the number of civilians with PTSD still tops the number of Veterans with that condition.
Trauma creates dysfunction. That in turn burdens a society until it slows down and starts to sink in its own stagnation quagmire.
From Ireland to the Amazon to Kenya, trees can hold traditional or even sacred value.
Humanity will never forgive itself if it allows the ongoing ecocide to occur.
The online word processor’s algorithm will alert them that their chosen terms “may not be inclusive to all readers” and then goes a step further by suggesting alternative, more inclusive words to use.
For example, it might suggest “humankind” instead of the gendered “mankind,” or “police officer” instead of “policeman.”
This will quickly be categorized as “proofreading” and required for all assignments.
Why do people become narcissists? James Masterson, the US psychiatrist, wrote that some had a genetic predisposition for narcissism. Others became narcissistic because of parental cruelty in infancy, or because a parent wanted to live their own lives through the child’s achievements. Lacking a secure base of love, the narcissists then spend their lives trying to force others to acknowledge them. (In his biography, Preston says that Maxwell had both a brutal father and a mother who boasted to the neighbours that her son would be famous.)
Control — forcing you to use a standardized egalitarian method in order to control your behavior and therefore create a mental state of placid conformity in everyone around you — produces narcissists. Notice the duality: it both sabotages your self-esteem and imposes extreme demands upon you.
The evidence for this is strongest in developing countries, where the spike in the price of basics (which are even more expensive when priced in depreciating currencies) has led to rolling blackouts, food insecurity and what amounts to a “removal” of hundreds of millions of people from the global consumer economy.
All the tax money taken for free stuff, like the bribes required in third world countries, sap the wealth generation engine and ensure equal poverty.
In 2018, three-quarters of the tech workforce in the Bay Area was foreign-born, a majority on short-term non-immigrant visas.
Diversity kills prosperity.
Twitter overstated the number of daily users on its service for three years straight, overcounting by up to 1.9 million users each quarter. The error was due to Twitter inadvertently counting multiple accounts as active when they were all tied to a single user, even if they weren’t all in use. These incorrect usage numbers were given for Q1 2019 through Q4 2021.
As said here before, all of the numbers coming out of Big Tech are fake, counting casual use as engaged use and misrepresenting the number of daily active users in order to pump up stock prices. Silicon Valley is a speculation bubble.
Just before the 2020 election, reported Human Events editor Jack Posobiec, Jankowicz highlighted on Twitter the evidence-free claim by 51 former national security officials that the contents of the Hunter Biden laptop, belatedly verified last month by the New York Times, was a “Russian influence” operation.
We now have our own Pravda. It turns out that all egalitarian systems end up at the same place in the end.
As a new UN report points out, between 20 to 40% of the world’s total land area has been degraded by human activity, especially in South Asia, South America and sub-Saharan Africa. That is putting the lives and livelihoods of around half of the world’s population at risk and contributing significantly to climate change.
We suffer an excess of humans, like a “red tide” of humanity choking all life.
Catastrophic declines in biodiversity across the world are increasingly seen as a threat to life on Earth—and as important as the interrelated menace of climate change.
Threats to other creatures have been well documented. More than 40 percent of amphibians, 25 percent of mammals and 13 percent of birds could face extinction.
In a new global assessment, published in the journal Nature, researchers assessed 10,196 reptile species and evaluated them using criteria from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of threatened species.
They found that at least 1,829—21 percent—were either vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered.
When humans take over the space needed for natural ecosystems, those organisms decline until they hit a level of genetic unsustainability, then inbreeding weakens their response to disease and environment change, leading to their extinction.
The women were clients of an organised criminal group which paid men of Spanish nationality to sign documentation declaring themselves the father of the babies after they were born in the North African city of Melilla, in order that the children to receive Spanish nationality.
We will see more of this, perhaps going back decades. One fraudulent application ruins all subsequent claims at citizenship, as it should.
But the president’s financial filings reveal that he declared almost $7million more income on his tax returns than he did on his government transparency reports, an analysis by DailyMail.com of the president’s financial records shows.
Some of that difference can be accounted for with salaries earned by First Lady Jill Biden and other sums not required on his reports – but still leaves $5.2million earned by Joe’s company and not listed on his transparency reports.
We have let the wolf into the henhouse.
The Wikipedia page for Hunter Biden’s investment firm Rosemont Seneca Partners was removed because editors said it was “not notable.” The investment firm is the subject of multiple probes into Hunter Biden’s overseas dealings that some have described as questionable.
“This organization is only mentioned in connection with its famous founders, Hunter Biden and Christopher Heinz,” a Wikipedia editor said, adding that “keeping it around” would make it “a magnet for conspiracy theories about Hunter Biden.”
The volunteers on Big Tech sites like Wikipedia — originally a Google project — are committed Leftists just like the rest, and they are engaged in the propaganda arm of the culture war as well.
Tennessee joins a larger body of states already commemorating the Confederacy. According to News4Jax, Apr. 26 legally remained Confederate Memorial Day in Florida last year. Georgia removed the holiday from its official state calendar in 2016 after the Charleston, S.C. church shooting—though it remains a state holiday.
Forbes reported state offices closing in observance of Confederate Memorial Day in Alabama, South Carolina, and Mississippi in 2021. Gov. Tate Reeves removed the Confederate battle symbol from the Mississippi state flag in 2020. Yet, the Republican governor observed the Confederate holiday this year.
Black Lives Matter proved the Confederates right on diversity, and the ongoing Roe v. Wade drama proved them right about States Rights.
Humans are also affected by T. gondii. About one in ten Americans and a third of people globally host the parasite. And yes, it seems to sneakily mess with our minds, too. Studies suggest that infested humans have ever-so-slightly impaired motor skills, undertake additional risks, and get into more automotive accidents. The parasite’s presence is also linked to an elevated risk of schizophrenia.
One wonders how many non-biological parasites — mental notions, peer pressure, optics — also infect us and make the infected unrealistically attractive.
KOSA outlines a wide collection of content that platforms can be sued for if young people encounter it, including “promotion of self-harm, suicide, eating disorders, substance abuse, and other matters that pose a risk to physical and mental health of a minor.”
No doubt opposition to White Genocide will shortly join the list.
LG and Samsung have both redesigned their Smart TV platform to more prominently display ads and highlight content from partners, much like Android TV. Meanwhile, owners of Roku TVs have complained about banner ads on live TV.
When no one can make money because of high taxes, ideological costs, unions, and regulatory costs, they have to extract it in other ways.
We identified 14,869 people (1.1%) with a record of incident CD, and these rates increased from 1.29/1000 PYAR (95% CI 1.21 to 1.38) in 2009 to 3.49/1000 PYAR (95% CI 3.30 to 3.68) in 2018. Within 3 years of follow up from the first record of MC, 45.5% of individuals received a diagnosis of dementia, while of those with a record of CD, 51.7% received a dementia diagnosis.
In my view, isolation and lack of stimulus cause brains to atrophy as if democracy, equality, and the other nonsense had not lobotomized everyone already.
The 2020 law required corporations to include at least one member of an underrepresented community on their boards of directors by the end of last year, either by adding a seat or filling a vacant one.
Slowly the pushback against the 14A builds…
The mosquitoes, created by biotech firm Oxitec, will be non-biting Aedes aegypti males engineered to only produce viable male offspring, per the company. Oxitec says the plan will reduce numbers of the invasive Aedes aegypti, which can carry diseases like Zika, yellow fever and dengue.
Female mosquitoes will die, while males will reproduce and spread the self-limiting gene to the next generation, eventually leading to population declines.
Another arrogant human act against nature which will backfire.
If anyone, expert or otherwise, questions the orthodoxy, they commit heresy. The result is groupthink, which undermines the scientific process.
Science is no different than the rest of society in being subject to this. When you create the Leftist begging-the-question fallacy — this thing is good, therefore if we do it all will be well, so long as we eliminate dissidents — then you create an unstable Narrative which demands censorship and repression to avoid collapsing when people see that life without it is good if not better.
The report said cardiac complications, “particularly myocarditis and pericarditis,” have been tied to COVID-19 infection and mRNA COVID-19 vaccination. Additionally, the study by the CDC found cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome, which the health agency described as “a rare but serious complication of SARS-CoV-2 infection with frequent cardiac involvement.”
Perhaps shooting everyone full of spike proteins was not our wisest idea.