Thursday, March 31, 2005

Yesterday's star does it again

"The average blog is a bizarre kind of pissing
contest." --Rieben

Some speculation on The Fall

What is the course that will likely follow the
collapse of our present top-heavy, vertically-
structured system? As a student of chaos and
complexity, I can assure you that I have no way
of making a definitive prediction. I have offered
what is little more than personal speculation as
to possibilities. But if we are to avoid being
crushed beneath the fall of the ossified forms
that are destroying human society, each of us had
best undertake the speculations that precede all
creative actions.

...and interesting speculation at that but, at the
moment, I see The Holy Amurikan Church of DeeCee
as a strong possiblity as the survivor of the
Death of Politics and the End of the Nation-state.

Not a very creative result, is it.

Mark Twain said, "History doesn't repeat itself,
but it rhymes."


Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Today's star

In another post, I invited folks to contribute
a few of these kinds of creations.

Here's one of the results...

"The average liberty fighter is a bizarre kind
of control freak." --Rieben

Atlas Shrugging more every day

The world's richest individuals have placed
$11.5 trillion of assets in offshore havens,
mainly as a tax avoidance measure. The shock new
figure - 10 times Britain's GDP - is contained in
the most authoritative study of the wealth held
in offshore accounts ever conducted.
The OECD this weekend confirmed that
international tax avoidance is a growing problem
that troubles governments not just of rich
countries, but middle-income ones as well.

[My emphasis]
The $11.5trn does not include the vast amount of
money stashed in tax havens by multinational
corporations, which are using increasingly
sophisticated techniques to run rings round the

Now I hear a lotta gnashing of teeth out there
and howls about how there 'orta be a law'.

How do you stop these people from leaving with
some dumb-ass law?


I can't stop guffawing about this.

'scuse me while I wipe the coffee from my screen.


Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Liberty 101

All heads turned toward her as the incredulous
class enquired about this oddity. She explained
that her uncle Mike used to be a bounty hunter.
They voiced their approval. Uncle Mike also used
to work for the mafia. They roared even louder.
Uncle Mike didn’t pay attention to any laws, he
simply ignored them all and went about his
business as he saw fit. Now the class was
standing and cheering. They all wanted to meet
uncle Mike.

Even I learned from this lesson.

Via L. R. White

Dreams of the "powerful"

The school bully is here. You know the type...
"Our Ingush parliament has appealed to President
Putin to set up a commission to demarcate
borders," Zyazikov said. "Everything is being
done within the constitutional framework. The
time for rallies and provocation has passed. We
will not have this. I will not permit anyone to
do this here."

Bwahahaha. Dreams are cheap and frequent for
Zyazikov also denied rumours about his possible
resignation. He said that he is at his work place
and has no intention of leaving the republic in
the near future.

Color him "gone". He's just a huff-and-puff-and-
I'll-blow-your-house-down kinda guy.

Full report.

Monday, March 28, 2005

Why wait?

Don't wait for the news. Get your Sumatra earthquake
feed live here.

Adolph's secret pleasures

Not only Adolph's pleasure but anyone who loves
power over others. (I had to say that which is
obvious to me, but apparently to few others.)
"It also gives us a very special, secret
pleasure to see how unaware the people around us
are of what is really happening to them."
-- Adolf Hitler

You could even shout that from the rooftops and
it appears nothing would change.

But maybe that's the wrong tack, shouting about

Average folks

"The average golfer is a bizarre kind of gardener."

"The average musician is a bizarre kind of
noisemaker working hard at making everything sound
like a trashcan falling off a tin roof in a Texas
windstorm." --jomama

Spread your wings. Make your own and leave 'em in
the comment section.

I'll post the ones I like, with attribution.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Another look at The Fall.

Could it be that Amurika (and the rest of the world)
will fall because of religion like the Romans did...?

I smell this dead fish in the wind.

Spooky, eh?

And will This New Church survive and take over the
functions of bummint as The Old One did in Rome...
for 500 years?

Now that would be fuckin' disgusting.

Can't we get over that shit?

Nature abhors a vacuum.

Fill it with something better, please.

The table was set a long time ago

"Life is a banquet, and the problem with most poor
sons of a bitches is they´re starving to death."
--Auntie Mame

Ain't that the truth.

Well, ain't it?

Recipe for massive disorder

What is "life," and what is it not? Those who
prattle about the "sanctity of life" in the
Schiavo matter overlook the fact that life is
self-directed activity, and that all of politics
is premised upon forcing life to go in directions
it does not choose. Politics, by its very nature,
is a renunciation of the sanctity of life.

Am I right in the subject line?

Is he right?

No waffling, please.

Full essay.

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Falungong sabotages Chinese satellite TV

Another way to show 'em they're not in control.

Revolt is busting out all over...
"The attack started at 9:34pm on March 14 and
disrupted six C-band transponders of an AsiaSat
3S satellite with Falungong propaganda, causing a
break in regular programming of many provincial
TV channels in the mainland that hire the
attacked transponders for transmission," AsiaSat
chief executive officer Peter Jackson told a
press conference on March 15.


One mean sombitch, this little guy.

The United States has the highest numerical prison
population of any reporting world nation.

Could it be coz they're lockin' 'em up at age 10
for diddlysquat? (See the pic of the kid with
handcuffs on in the aforementioned url)

No, I don't know if the little guy went to prison
or not.

One of the few who see it

" of the most notable characteristics of
any Age of Conflict is the effort to achieve
economic expansion by political rather than by
economic means." --Carroll Quigley

Very few can separate the two in any given economic
scenario looked at years after the political part
had its mealy input.

We're living largely in the political results...

How do you like it?

Friday, March 25, 2005

More news on the decline of the nation state

A legislative assembly in former Soviet
Kyrgyzstan has appointed Ishenbai Kadyrbekov the
acting president after President Askar Akayev
fled in the wake of massive protests that
overtook the capital city, Bishkek.

Full report.

Related story:
Kolerov, who is generally seen as a staunch
"antifascist and counter-revolutionary," is
expected to forestall the so-called velvet
revolutions in post-Soviet states, the Kommersant
daily reported Wednesday.

Putin approved Kolerov’s appointment three weeks
after the agency was established. Observers tend
to discern in the move the Kremlin’s desire to
prevent political tumult in the CIS-states in the

Now they're gonna PR the revolution to death.

That is good news but funny as hell.

I can see the other politicos in other countries,
wiping their sweaty brows in relief.

Little do they know all this will be knocking
on their front door soon.

Things are hotting up, as the Brits would say.

All of this one.

Bloggers narrowly dodge federal crackdown



If you really give a shit, read it.

Self-perpetuation without achievement

"...everything is too important ever to be
entrusted to professional experts, because every
organization of such professionals and every
established social organization becomes a vested-
interest institution more concerned with its
efforts to maintain itself or advance its own
interests than to achieve the purpose that
society expects it to achieve." -- Carroll Quigley

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Living in this world of microbial bugs

EVIDENCE IS MOUNTING that a variety of
common germs — long thought to cause only
mild, short-lived illnesses such as the flu
— play a role in causing chronic health
problems ranging from allergies, asthma and
arthritis to obesity, heart disease and cancer.
Long after one recovers from the microbe’s
initial insult, viruses, bacteria and other germs
silently chew away at the body’s tissues and
organs, causing insidious, permanent damage,
experts believe.

Could this be the result of aging? I expect
someday, that terminal illness will be cured.

If you haven't already, take a look thru the "All-
Purpose Anti-Pathogen explored..." links on the
right panel here.

The whole report.

Mr. Davis has it just right...

Parasites are organisms that place demands or
restraints on other organisms in order for it to
survive. Free society or anarchy fights daily
for survival from the state parasite that has
attached its head to the inner lining of
society’s intestines with its claws and teeth in
a small, almost invisible way. Once the state
head penetrates the inner body of society, it
begins growing additional cells, appropriating
food at an increasing rate, and of course,
reproducing. Patriots can’t give up on liberty
without a fight. Society swallowing a bomb to
blow up the state inside is suicide. Suicide is
not fighting, surviving is.

Read the whole thing. It's worth it.

Via Bill St. Claire

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Another comment on a comment

In one of his comments, Eric said:
As always, good ole Thomas Jefferson hit the
nail on the head when he decided that revolution
on a regular basis was needed. Every 25 years or
so a good violent revolution would keep everyone
on their toes.

Lao Tze said that if you fight something, you
make it stronger. I think he was right.

Tom had a lotta good ideas. I don't see this
as one of 'em. Not in this age.

The New Revolution should happen one at a time,
individuals quietly doing their part in their
own very special way, throwing sand in the gears,

The Controllers will never see that coming.

Besides, I can see a group of "Revolutionary"
Amurikuns on the White House lawn taking a look
at the 'keep off the grass' signs, bowing their
heads and going home like good little citizens.

These folks should take a lesson or two from Ghandi
or the Velvet Revolution of Central Europe of 1989.

Probably best to keep the powder dry and at the


"The people who are regarded as moral luminaries
are those who forego ordinary pleasures
themselves and find compensation in interfering
with the pleasures of others."
-- Bertrand Russell

Everyone knows at least one twit* that fits this

* Thing not Worthy of Intense Trepidation

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

On sacrifice

"Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other
people without blushing." -- George Bernard Shaw

What "looks" like a good idea...

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An influential Mexican
businessman wants to reintroduce silver coins as
legal currency -- as in Mexico's 16th century
heyday -- and, far-fetched as it may sound, the
idea is winning support.

The Senate has already passed the initiative,
and the lower house is expected to vote soon on
the bill, which has struck a nerve in a country
where decades of financial crisis have fomented a
deep distrust of paper currency.
Hugo Salinas Price, founder of the specialty
retailer Elektra, says silver could be the shield
to protect Mexicans' savings from another currency

Not likely this is gonna fly. It would bring too
much discipline for politicos and the central bank
to handle. (See the article and note what Mexico's
central bankers say.)

Besides, it would still keep money in the hands of
government. The Romans shaved and drilled holes in
such good money thereby debasing it. (How is that
different from a tax?) Nixon closed the gold window,
thereby declaring the dollar just another piece of
paper. The list of these kinds of control of money
is long. Best to keep real money out of their hands
and buy it at the local Mexican bank where it's
always available. Then maybe someday it becomes the
currency of choice and a side economy developes.

"Law, language and money all developed without
central direction." --David Boaz

Best to continue with that because...

"Everything government touches turns to crap."
-- Ringo Star

The report.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Message to the heretical

"All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man."
-- Henry David Thoreau

The basic depravity

"Government has four basic functions: Robbery,
Rape, Slavery, Genocide. The reason for this is
that government, all government, is a criminal
enterprise. It has no legitimate purpose." --
Michael Bradshaw

And yet we all support it in some way or another.

Sick, ain't it.

Via Bill St. Claire

Sunday, March 20, 2005

You know 'em

MENDACIOUS, adj. Addicted to rhetoric.

The Devil's Dictionary

Saturday, March 19, 2005

The Emperor's still wearing the same old outfit

This is perhaps not the week to air such
apocalyptic concerns, though they are much on
Buttonwood’s mind. In the end, what foreign
central bankers have it in their power to do is
to reveal before all the world that the mighty
American economic empire has no clothes—not even
a pair of little fuchsia-coloured shoes.

What these central bankers have "in their power
to do" is nothing more than react to that declining
stock certificate belonging to USA, Inc. called
the once Almighty Dollar.

Would you call "reacting", "power"?

I wouldn't.

Not by any means.

None of the other currencies are wearing any shoes
either, by the way. The Euro was just another shell
game designed to cover the bankrupcy of the
individual countries.

It's all this case.

See it all here.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Ma Earth, rockin'

Most Navies are experiencing changing under
water topologies all over the world. The recent
American submarine accident caused by under water
ridges never mapped before and many other reports
from other navies just confirm the fact that
there are massive tectonic movements under the
oceans that we are not observing.
Underwater volcanoes are being reported in
Australia, Greece, New Zealand and many other
countries. Russia’s Kumpchetka peninsula is
experiencing double volcanoes of large sizes.
Many researchers are now concerned about these
developments. They are saying the probability of
a mega or multiple mega volcanoes is very high
now. According to some there is 74,000 year cycle
of mega volcanoes and that is due in 2012.

Could it be that the reason we're seeing more of
this is because there is more and better equipment
for measuring this activity?

Lots of this type of volcanic activity would raise
the sea temperature, wouldn't it. Nobody knows how
much that might effect the atmospheric temperature.


See the graph on underwater volcanic activity and
read the report.

Some mule handling lessons for the survival impared

Those of you who're new here don't know that I've
been recommending a mule for The Coming Whatever.

Now you have an idea how to handle the animal here...
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Saje Beard's half-hour commute
to class is the envy of her four classmates at a
one-room schoolhouse just south of here. Most
mornings, the third-grader makes the trek on Ruth
the mule.

"She's called many things, but Ruth is what we
call her in public," Saje said of the 4-year-old
gray mule. "Actually, that's my dad's joke. She's
really nice and gentle. And she sure is smart."

Saje, 9, is an old hand at maneuvering mules.
She's been doing it since she was in first grade.

All of it.

What is not seen

There's no fundamental dichotomy between religion
and politics. They're brothers. They were bound to
meet up...these prime the attempt
at control of you and me, two sides of the same
rotten burger.

"Believe," they both say, "and be saved."

"Don't question, just follow."

They want little children to mold in their own

They have their Glorious Leaders to take you to
their Promised Land and all the rules are written
in their books.

Now they're working together.

Warriors for God.

Other Warriors for Allah.

...or so they say...

Holy shit, Batman.

Run for the hills.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Mission Impossible

The Pentagon's new spy arm will be largely
excluded from Congressional oversight or media
examination. Its special operations teams will
roam the globe, all under cover of "deep black"
missions of which no records will be kept, and no
questions asked.

Equally worrying, the Pentagon's new special-ops
units are headed up by notorious religious
fanatic, Lt. Gen. William Boykin, who calls the
U.S. Army "the house of God" and Islamic
insurgents "agents of Satan." He warned Muslims,
"my God is bigger than your god, which is an

Boykin's command will now dispatch post-modern
Christian crusaders to cleanse the world of
Satanic Muslims and other miscreants. The
Pentagon's new special forces will be able to run
operations of which the CIA knows nothing.

When did the CIA ever know anything?

Full article.

Message to the birds

I posted this on my last blog a little less
than I year ago.

Version 1.01


Wandering around Blogdom and elsewhere, I
notice so many birds talking about the others'
wings that I thought I'd start a new party, one
without wings, unclassifiable... something to
fuck with the heads of these winged creatures
flopping around on just one wing.

My party is called The Radical Centrist Party
and it has only one member: me. It has no wings
and no room for new members. It doesn't fly, even
in circles with one wing dragging the ground. It
has both feet on the ground.

I am the Prez, Sect'y-Treasurer, Vice-Prez,
Chairman of Vice and Foolishness, and only dues
paying member. (When I fuck up, I pay the dues.
Can ya dig it?)

The party platform is located, signed with my
name, on the panel on the right side of this page.

I vote for everything and I always win by a
landslide. I rule my party and I hardly ever miss
my goals, unlike the single-winged fools,
yearning for other like-winged fools to Make
Their Life aw Better with even other's stolen
money. (Odd, these single-winged hyumans.)

Membership to the Radical Centrist Party is
closed and I put no party above me and never vote
outside my party.

And membership will always be closed.

Why not start your own Radical Centrist Party?

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

The guts of it

"The effort to impose order, in other words, will
produce disorder." --Butler Shaffer

That one you can take to the bank, folks, but most
of you already know this. If you don't know it
consciously, you know it intuitively.

Come on, 'fess up.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Watch the bouncing ball now, folks, and sing along

So many think this propaganda technique started
with Da Schrub.

He'd be lucky if he could start his car.

Under the Bush administration, the federal
government has aggressively used a well-
established tool of public relations: the
prepackaged, ready-to-serve news report that
major corporations have long distributed to TV
stations to pitch everything from headache
remedies to auto insurance. In all, at least 20
federal agencies, including the Defense
Department and the Census Bureau, have made and
distributed hundreds of television news segments
in the past four years, records and interviews
show. Many were subsequently broadcast on local
stations across the country without any
acknowledgement of the government's role in their

Their reports generally avoid overt ideological
appeals. Instead, the government's news-making
apparatus has produced a quiet drumbeat of
broadcasts describing a vigilant and
compassionate administration.

Soon to be found out.

All of it.

Getting it right...for many years

Switzerland does not send troops to intervene in
other nations. Switzerland does not spend tens of
billions of dollars yearly to fund dictators
around the world, nor did Switzerland donate
hundreds of billions of dollars to the Warsaw
Pact through bank "loans." Switzerland does not
send billions of dollars worth of weaponry every
year to the warring tribes in the Middle East.
Switzerland has no enemies. Yet the Swiss are
armed to the teeth and dug into every hill and
under every building.

What an odd idea that is, avoiding all the trouble
in the world.

An Empire in the Making would never do that, would


That's why they fall.

The report.

Thanks to Rick.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Another stream-of-consciousness report from a master curmudgeon

I figure I’ll continue hiding in Messico. I
recommend it to all. Actually no, I don’t, as
there are already entirely too many gringos here.
Try the Philippines. But I’d like to offer to all
the little sensible advice I have accreted in
most of a lifetime. Bail while you can. You can
both run and hide, at least for a while. When you
are sixty, are you going to think, "Gosh, I wish
I had another thirty years to do whatever
depressing and deleterious thing I’m doing now"?


Good advice.

Do it before lockdown.

The essay.

Get to it

"It's amazing how much panic one honest man can
spread among a multitude of hypocrites."
-- Thomas Sowell

That's assuming that hypocrites think much of

Such is not evident.

About all that can be done is to point out the
hypocrisy to the rest.

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Spinning wheels in the mud

"Comrades! We must abolish the cult of the
individual decisively, once and for all." [Nikita
Khrushchev, February 25, 1956 20th Congress of
the Communist Party]

We all know where that went.

Marxism? Fascism? Other forms of collectivism?

Great ideas.

Wrong species.

via robertopia.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

A load o' horse shit

Hitler did not want war. He was so against war
that he said it would not do Germany any good,
even if Germany won the war, as war would put an
end to all his plans. "Hitler was not thinking of
war," Albert Forster, 36-year-old district leader
of Danzig, told Churchill, as "the Führer's
immense social and cultural plans would take
years to fulfill."
Hitler did not want to take over the world. This
idea is British propaganda. Churchill and
Roosevelt wanted war, and they forced it on
Germany. Hitler did all he could to be friendly
with Britain and France.

What a load o' crap.

These three worthless pricks were three of the
biggest statists to have lived and war is the health
of the state.

Conclude for yourself.

If Hitler really didn't want war, he'd o' laid down
his weapons and showed 'em he meant it, up to and
including their invasion, welcoming them in.

It takes two to tango.

Also, why did he invade everything around him if
he didn't want war?

The whole dumb tirade.

On temptation

"Every normal man must be tempted at times to
spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and
begin slitting throats." -- H.L. Mencken

True, but resist the urge.

It's been tried hundreds of times before and we're
still at it.

Gotta be a better way.

Friday, March 11, 2005

How long will this last?

A line-standing company may pay a worker $10 an
hour, $15 if he's a manager. He's holding a spot
for a lobbyist or lawyer or legislative assistant
whose sleep is much more valuable, who wants the
luxury of showing up half an hour before the
hearing. Some of the clients just want into the
hearing room; others are very particular about
getting good seats. The closer they are to the
action, the more important they feel. They're
players, or want to be.

What's wrong with this picture?

What happens when the line grows to, say, 5 miles
or more, aside from the increase in wages for

What happens when we're all line-standers, without
wages, only there to pay?

Think about it.

via cafeHayek

Running on empty

The weakness that causes men and women to
abandon themselves in favor of an "ego boundary"
attachment to the state, makes it unlikely that
most of them will suddenly reject their
substituted sense of self. Instead, the failure
of the state to accomplish its avowed purposes
intensifies the commitments of its supporters.
The greater the failures of the state, the more
personal energy and resources people are willing
to devote to it in an effort to redeem its
legitimacy. The more we commit to the state, the
larger and more powerful it becomes in order to
deal with an ever-increasing range of conditions.
As the state expands its reach, the uncertainties
of chaos are iterated back into society,
producing even more failures to which further
political responses are demanded. Such processes
contribute to what Leopold Kohr referred to as
the "size theory of social misery."

Few of us behave in such an irrational manner in
the marketplace. If Lucy’s Greasy-Sleeve Diner
repeatedly gave its customers food poisoning, few
would return. If Snerdly Electronics produced
computers that failed to perform properly, or if
the Belchfire 8 automobile continued to have
defective steering problems that caused
accidents, most consumers would cease doing
business with them. We would go into convulsive
laughter if such businesses were to plead "pay us
more money, and we’ll solve these problems." But
when state agencies fail in their declared
purposes, most of us line up to support bond
measures or increased taxation to be spent on
behalf of the failed systems with their failed

Like I've said before, this is a system running
on auto-destruct because few are aware or interested
enough to change their habit of playing that game.

Do you know how to steer free of it?

Full essay.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

A comment on a comment

Brad recently said in one of his comments
in regards to this post...
I agree with his premise, that human biology and
evolution is one to oppose statism and paying
taxes. But we don't as a society, have any
problem with requiring others to sacrafice to us.
The problem with his conclusion is that there
will exist a balance between the people who think
they can get something for nothing from the
government, and the people who believe they're
paying a bunch of money for no benefit.

You think so, that a balance can be maintained

I don't.

Let's examine this carefully.

If, as you say, some people don't have any trouble
requiring others to sacrifice, and gummint requires
the sacrifice, which end of this scale is tipped
in which direction?

In other words, given all this where is the balance?

Hold that thought now.

I knew a Russian who grew up in the Soviet Union who
told me that the meme on the lips of the teen-agers
then was, "What's mine is mine and what's yours is

Think about the results of such prominent thinking.

Why would I bother to produce anything if everyone
helps themselves to my product as they pleased?

Would you?

Why not join the helpthemselvers?

Where did the producers go in this scenario?

I'm convinced that's where all empires eventually go.

Too many sacrifices, the sacrificial lambs walk off.
Today it's a hell of a lot easier than it ever has
been. Ya don't hafta walk very far like our ancestors

A balance has never been achieved for long.

Firefox, moving up

"...25 million downloads of its Firefox browser in the last 100 days."

The article.

You can check out its features and download Firefox on this page.

Intravenous hydrogen peroxide therapy

The effect of singlet oxygen in the human body
is twofold. It kills, or severely inhibits the
growth of, anaerobic organisms
(bacteria and
viruses that use carbon dioxide for fuel and
leave oxygen as a by-product). This action is
immediate, on contact with the anaerobic
organism. Anaerobic bacteria are pathogens, the
organisms which cause disease. All viruses are

Aerobic bacteria (those that burn oxygen for
fuel and leave carbon dioxide as a by-product —
as humans do) found in the human intestine are
friendly bacteria, which aid in digestion. These
organisms thrive in the presence of hydrogen

The second effect of hydrogen peroxide is that
it provides singlet oxygen, which, in turn,
transforms biological waste products and
industrial toxins into inert substances by
oxidizing them. This makes them easy to handle
for the kidneys and liver. It doubles the rate of
enzymatic metabolism in the mitochondria within
each cell, thus enabling the body to cleanse
itself of toxins and still have plenty of energy
to handle the business of living from moment to
moment. This increase in metabolism probably
accounts for some of the antibacterial,
antifungal, and antiviral effects of hydrogen

The treatment protocol is given in this article.

Some results.(PDF)

Go here and select "Bio-oxidative medicine" to find a doctor in your area who practices it.

It worked

"All leaders strive to turn their followers into
children." -- Eric Hoffer

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Things that The Many are yakking about

I try not to do distractions and I'm gonna work
hard at avoiding 'em.

Hunter Thompson, (the dude died just like
everyone else does) Social Security, (it will
eventually go tits up. The bummint runs it.) The
Current War (there'll be another one tomorrow)
The Current Dickhead in Charge (there's another
one of those just around the corner)......the
list is full. I see it all over Blogdom, from the
people that Watch the Current Distraction. That's
what I usta watch on The Box. I don't watch The
Box News anymore. They beat me to death with The
Distractions. I'm trying to go cold turkey. I'm
going to avoid that on my blog and I'm going to
avoid other blogs that do. The same bad fucking
play with new actors don' do shit for me.

So, what everbudy else is doing, I won't.

I'm after the bigger picture.

Can ya dig it?

I'm mostly going for what The Controllers are
doing in a vainglorious attempt at their prime


I'm gonna laugh a lot in the attempt.

I'm also going for the offbeat news and ideas.

Gossip don' do shit for me either.

If you catch me doing 'hot' and current news
stories, call me on it.

Why would anyone want to yak about what everyone
else is yakking about anyway?


Tuesday, March 08, 2005

One of the original tyrants

"A always stirring up some war or
other, in order that the people may require a
leader." -- Plato

This, attributed to a philosopher who thought
that the world was best run and ordered by An

Obviously a lesson plan, this quote, or
unintended consequences?(see below)

Now here we are.

He thought An Elite couldn't be corrupted.

Now let's not get into a discussion of the
difference between philosopher/kings and Da
Shrub. Plato was a philosopher. Think about it.
Among his direct students were Klearchos, tyrant
of Heraklia, Chairon, tyrant of Pellene,
Eurostatos and Choriskos, tyrants of Skepsis,
Hermias, tyrant of Atarneos and Assos, and
Kallipos, tyrant of Syracuse.

Plato, a totalitarian ass, and a very influential
one only because he had and still has followers.

The why of the End of the Nation-state

In the mid-1970s, when I first read E.O.
Wilson’s path-breaking books, Sociobiology: The
New Synthesis, and On Human Nature, I realized
that science was going to resolve all political
debates about the proper structure of society.
Biologists, zoologists, and geneticists were
accumulating incontrovertible scientific evidence
that would destroy nearly universal belief that
individual humans are blank slates that can be
programmed to sacrifice for the common good.
Molecular biology alone proved that human nature
had been crafted by millions of years of
evolution, hardwired by a genetic programming
that could not be simply rewritten by social
The mounting biological evidence led clearly to
the conclusion that social systems, such as
socialism and communism, that required
individuals to devote their lives to the good of
the community were inconsistent with the
biological nature of man.
Back in the late 1970s I wrote that the victory
of the free market over the government-controlled
market would not come from political action or
from educating the masses to the profitability of
freedom. Rather the victory would come from an
unexpected source: the biology departments of
universities around the world. Today, biologists
are making startling breakthroughs in
understanding the human genome, and from them is
coming the proof that no social system can
function long that requires individuals to
sacrifice their own self interest for the good of
the group. The concept of building a durable
civilization arguing that individuals should
willing submit to taxation and regulation will be
buried by science.
[My emphasis]
As the science of evolutionary psychology
matures, it will be the final catalyst to the
free-market movement. "Political economics" will
dissolve into the disciplines of biology and
psychology, and lead to the birth of a social
structure in which the sovereign nation-state
won’t be overthrown by voting or by violence, but
will simply wither away. Time and the
accumulation of knowledge are moving mankind
inexorably towards a world in which individuals
will be sovereign.

Expect denial of this from almost all quarters even
long after it's a fait accompli.

Controllers have nothing to lose, attempting to
protect their sinecure, riding on your backs, all
the while telling you that that's in your
best interest.

The whole essay.

Homeland Insecurity

Funny dude.

Monday, March 07, 2005

What do they need? Sex?


"Grown men do not need leaders."
-- Edward Abbey


Straight forward.


Now, ask yourself.

Why do a whole passel of 'em never grow up?

Those damned hamsters again

These words are of no value because they are

It is only your questions of these words which
will create useful knowledge in your mind.

It is not possible for humans using
institutional, organizational or governmental
processes, to solve any of the fundamental social
problems caused by humans.


Not by you, them, me, or any other human using
those processes.

Read and then think about it.

3000 Quakes?

Over 3000 Quakes Within
72 Hours Off NW Coast
By Mitch Battros - ECTV
Recent studies of past earthquakes indicate a
natural cyclical pattern. Although it may be a
natural periodic occurrence, no one knows exactly
when, how and where the next round of seismic
events will unfold. It appears the most
vulnerable areas are U.S. Midwest (New Madrid),
eastern Canada, Australia?and Germany.

A recent Smithsonian Institute article reports:
"Three hundred years of tectonic pressure has now
built up since the 1700 tsunami occurred. A
recent study estimates that 10 million people on
the U.S. West Coast would be affected by a
Cascadia subduction-zone quake. Today, the
shaking from a quake of the same magnitude would
damage 200 highway bridges, put Pacific ports out
of business for months, and generate shock waves
capable of toppling tall buildings and long
bridges in Seattle and Portland."

Well, the seismometer's busy...

The growing list.

The link to the report.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Giving instead of taking?

That's an old, bad con and incomplete.

You give a little, you get a little.

It's a two-sided coin not a one-sided coin.

The whole world's been working like that
for thousands of years, for The Ones
that know how to make it work.

Saturday, March 05, 2005

The ever bigger picture

Years ago, John Naisbitt said, "Think locally,
act globally."

A better one: "Think individually. Act
universally." -- jomama

On creating

"The basic need of the creator is independence.
The reasoning mind cannot work under any form of
compulsion. It cannot be curbed, sacrificed or
subordinated to any consideration whatsoever. It
demands total independence in function and in
motive. To a creator, all relations with men are
secondary." -- Ayn Rand

Friday, March 04, 2005

Why not let it all hang out?

(PRWEB) March 2, 2005 -- During the past five
years, blogging has exploded from virtual non-
existence into an important and influential
sociocultural force. Recent survey data indicate
that there are now nearly 10 million bloggers,
90% of whom are between the ages of 13 and 29
years old. This incredible upsurge in activity
has caused us to wonder: What effect is all this
blogging having on the brains of bloggers?
Blogging is ideally suited to follow the plan
for promoting creativity advocated by pioneering
molecular biologist Max Delbruck. Delbruck's
"Principle of Limited Sloppiness" states we
should be sloppy enough so that unexpected things
can happen, but not so sloppy that we can't find
out that it did. Raw, spontaneous, associational
thinking has also been advocated by many
creativity experts, including the brilliant
mathematician Henri Poincare who recommended
writing without much thought at times "to awaken
some association of ideas."

This a fine article. Read it all and think about
it. It hit me where I live.

I've thought about this for awhile. To me, blogging
is about self-expression -- as are the other
arts -- using intuition and analysis, creating
something even if it's wrong...and there's plenty
of the latter.

That's life, ain't it. Ya stumble, pick yoursef up
and dust yoursef off and go out and do it again.
Is there another way?

Do you suppose if 10 million bloggers pounded their
keyboards long enough, one of 'em would create The
Theory of Everything? (Yea, I said "one".)

If you're not blogging, why not jump in and stir
the pot?

Let it all hang out, then tell me about it here.

You don't have to be popular. You only have to feel
good about what you do.

Excellent article.

A wise man speaks from the grave

"In every country and in every age, the priest
has been hostile to liberty. He is always in
alliance with the despot..."
-- Thomas Jefferson

The Crowd

"This very fact that crowds possess in common
ordinary qualities explains why they can never
accomplish acts demanding a high degree of
intelligence. The decisions affecting matters of
general interest come to by an assembly of men of
distinction, but specialists in different walks
of life, are not sensibly superior to the
decisions that would be adopted by a gathering of
imbeciles. The truth is, they can only bring to
bear in common on the work in hand those mediocre
qualities which are the birthright of every
average individual. In crowds it is stupidity and
not mother-wit that is accumulated."
-- Gustave Le Bon

Thursday, March 03, 2005

The shell game continues, a study in plunder

This is the guts of the article. I'm sure most
everyone will forget this when howls for thievery
(tax) "reform" are heard round the land...
Details of how a consumption tax would work,
either as a stand-alone system or in combination
with an income tax, aren't entirely clear. Tax
experts say, however, that a national sales tax
alone would not work.
[My emphasis]

For one thing, to ensure that government tax
coffers remain full, the sales tax rate would
have to be high -- some say in the range of 27
percent or so. Bush has asked the any solution
from the panel be 'revenue neutral,' meaning they
would neither increase nor lower the overall
amount of tax dollars collected by the federal

Expect your total tax to go up.

The article.

Scurrying about with the blinders on

Bradley Smith says that the freewheeling days of
political blogging and online punditry are over.

In just a few months, he warns, bloggers and
news organizations could risk the wrath of the
federal government if they improperly link to a
campaign's Web site. Even forwarding a political
candidate's press release to a mailing list,
depending on the details, could be punished by


Dumb politicians and bureaucrats.

They think the internet exists only in the US and
that only US residents would do this.


Don't get me wrong. I have no interest in
promoting any dickhead pol so won't be involved
but they're all crazy enough now to do absolutely

Now tell me I'm wrong.


Ramblin' Jo

Conspiracies to rule the world or control a major


They're aren't enough controllers to pull it off.
The world's population has doubled since 1960. Too
many people and actions to control.

Maybe at one time conspiracies existed. There's
no way to know. It's all just bald assertion

Doesn't matter. The solution's the same.

Everything´s running on auto and out of control...
of everybody else, but you.

To paraphrase Wolf de Voon, there are 7,000 cops
in Los Angeles, a city of 7 million. All the cops
can do is pick up the dead and hope everyone else
argues quietly. Seems to work.

On the other hand, system self-destruct appears
imminent as it just keeps getting bigger and more
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - In a rare public
appearance Wednesday, CIA Director Porter Goss
said he is overwhelmed by the many duties of his
job, including devoting five hours out of every
day to prepare for and deliver intelligence
briefings to President Bush.
"The jobs I'm being asked to do, the five hats
that I wear, are too much for this mortal, Goss
"I'm a little amazed at the workload."

What will be the result?

Do you have your donkey yet?

Thanks to L.R. White for the url.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Results of the self-importance of power

A venal and self-important Washington
establishment combined with a globalized
corporate mentality have brought an end to
America's rising living standards. America's days
as a superpower are rapidly coming to an end.
Isolated by the nationalistic unilateralism of
the neoconservatives who control the Bush
administration, the US can expect no sympathy or
help from former allies and rising new powers.

Why would there be any help from them? They're
already ethically and financially bankrupt and
they're all brothers.

The globalized corporate mentality is the result
of the self-importance in Washington. It's easier
to do business where business is welcomed. What
would you do if you were in their underwear?

Looks pretty grim, doesn't it.

That's because it is.

You won't hear any of this on The Tube.


On education

"Anyone who has passed through the regular
gradations of classical education, and is not
made a fool by it, may consider himself as having
had a very narrow escape." --William Hazlitt

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

See what we're all dealing with?

"The trouble with people is not that they don't
know but that they know so much that ain't so."
-- Henry Wheeler Shaw

This is why I became a classic skeptic.

Join me so don't take my word for it.

Then you put 'em in a group...but more on that