Yesterday's star does it again
"The average blog is a bizarre kind of pissing
For the individual wanting to break free of the unending sea of collectives and institutions contending for his soul...and more...put together by a Visionary Philosopher, so I've been told. Maybe you want to stay tuned to see if that's true... with notes on The End of the Nation State.
"The average blog is a bizarre kind of pissing
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
In another post, I invited folks to contribute
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.
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
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
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."
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.
Don't wait for the news. Get your Sumatra earthquake
Not only Adolph's pleasure but anyone who loves
"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
"The average golfer is a bizarre kind of gardener."
Could it be that Amurika (and the rest of the world)
"Life is a banquet, and the problem with most poor
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.
Another way to show 'em they're not in control.
"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 of the most notable characteristics of
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.
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
"...everything is too important ever to be
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,
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.
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.
"The people who are regarded as moral luminaries
"Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other
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
"All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man."
"Government has four basic functions: Robbery,
MENDACIOUS, adj. Addicted to rhetoric.
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.
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.
Those of you who're new here don't know that I've
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
"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.
There's no fundamental dichotomy between religion
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
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.
I posted this on my last blog a little less
"The effort to impose order, in other words, will
So many think this propaganda technique started
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
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.
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"?
"It's amazing how much panic one honest man can
"Comrades! We must abolish the cult of the
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.
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to
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.
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
Brad recently said in one of his comments
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.
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
I try not to do distractions and I'm gonna work
"A tyrant...is always stirring up some war or
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.
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.
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
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."
That's an old, bad con and incomplete.
Years ago, John Naisbitt said, "Think locally,
"The basic need of the creator is independence.
(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."
"In every country and in every age, the priest
"This very fact that crowds possess in common
This is the guts of the article. I'm sure most
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
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
Conspiracies to rule the world or control a major
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
said. "I'm a little amazed at the workload."
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.
"Anyone who has passed through the regular
"The trouble with people is not that they don't