Inorganic Behavior – “Astroturfing”

I have noted for some time the inauthentic nature of many of the so-called movements and causes we see today. Unnaturally borne. Poorly thought out and, to me at least, so plainly manufactured. Inorganic I have called them, wondering why people are so easily persuaded and convinced. We find ourselves today in the midst of …

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Joe Biden – The Super-Candidate

This article from The Federalist had fun noting some of the many anomalies associated with the last election. Enjoy. 5 More Ways Joe Biden Magically Outperformed Election Norms By J.B. Shurk – 23 Nov 2020 Surely the journalist class should be intrigued by the historic implausibility of Joe Biden’s victory. That they are not is …

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Sovereignty – Who is Your Sovereign?

Did you know that in 1860 the majority of people in the Northern States acknowledged the right of the Southern States to leave the union if they chose to do so? Whether they wanted them to or not, it was understood to be a voluntary union. Like being married. So if my wife leaves me …

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Muslim Wants to Celebrate Against Homophobia

Daniel Haqiqatjou is a relatively popular Muslim apologist in America. He recently tweeted that in celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia they should throw some gay people off some tall buildings. “Fine,” I thought, in support of Islam. Maybe this is wrong, but who am I to judge? He was roundly criticized for this …

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Random Thoughts – Riots Compilation Post

a compilation of short posts to spacebook earlier this week… Last year 9 unarmed Black Men in the United States were killed by Police Officers. (Only 2, by the way, were apparently NOT resisting arrest). Using this statistic, the risk of an unarmed black man being killed in this country by a police officer is …

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Random Thoughts – Calculus vs. Toilet Paper

this was another extemporaneous post last week to spacebook… I copy it here for whatever it’s worth… It’s funny, is it not, how every generation thinks it is smarter than the one before. Yet still no one knows for sure how they built the pyramids. Newton invented Calculus centuries before toilet paper itself was invented. …

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The Most Important Sentence

I have always loved language and languages. “He who does not know another language does not know his own,” said Goethe, and it is so true. Nothing else expands our minds the same way. The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis claims in fact that the language we use to speak (and think) actually affects the way we perceive …

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Easy Test for CV-19

How to tell if you are a carrier of CV-19: Place two fingers on the inside of your wrist just below your thumb, making sure you can feel your pulse. Count the number of heartbeats in 10 seconds. See test results below. Results: If you are able to locate a pulse then you are a …

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A Friendly Reminder from Tommy Toilet

Who would have thought that nearly 50 years after this was first published the nation would once again take this to heart. I suspect this is the real reason for the recent toilet paper panic. Image by R. Crumb More at CRISIS-19 Public Forum Robert Crumb – Wikipedia Welcome to rcrumb.com – The Official Crumb …

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Eric Clapton: Let It Grow

Another European. A beautiful song with beautiful imagery. I hope you enjoy. There are some striking scenes of the plasma which surrounds the Earth… the aurora borealis. Did you know that Eric Clapton never liked his own singing voice? 5:12 Let It Grow Standing at the crossroads, trying to read the signs To tell me …

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Schumann Resonance

Did you know that the Earth has its own vibrational frequency? It does. It is 7.83 Hertz (Hz), and it’s called the Schumann Resonance. When your brain is at its ultimate state of relaxation, like the state you might experience with practiced meditation (not sleep), your brainwaves are operating in this same frequency. It is …

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Bizet’s Carmen: Habanera

Habanera (music or dance of Havana, Spanish: La Habana) is the popular name for “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” (“Love is a rebellious bird”), an aria from Georges Bizet’s 1875 opera Carmen. It is the entrance aria of the title character, a mezzo-soprano role, in scene 5 of the first act. It is based on …

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Hugs and Vanilla…

I picked up one of my nieces a few nights ago at the airport. She had flown in from Ft. Lauderdale, escaping Hurricane Irma. I got my first real hug in a long time. It was one of those hugs that leaves you feeling loved and quietly energized instead of strangely bereft and alone. I …

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The Call Girl Principle

Sharing a more personal post this evening. I hope you enjoy… The Call Girl Principle states that the value of services diminishes rapidly once those services have been rendered. This principle may take many forms. There is a story about a banquet that was thrown after Columbus returned to Spain, having ‘discovered’ the New World. …

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Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism

Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: A Study of “Brainwashing” in China is a non-fiction book by psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton on the psychology of mind control. Lifton’s research for the book began in 1953 with a series of interviews with American servicemen who had been held captive during the Korean War. In addition …

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A 9/11 Anomaly – Weather

September 7, 2019. On this day 18 years ago Hurricane Erin was making its way northeast toward New York City. It would pause off the coast of New York on 9/11, then turn due east and head north again. Did you hear about it? At all? I didn’t think so. Yet under the circumstances it …

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Dunbar’s Number

Dunbar’s number is the nominal limit to the number of people with whom we may comfortably maintain stable relationships, aka friendships. The number is proposed to be between 100 and 250, with a commonly used value of 150. This number was first put forth in the 1990’s by British anthropologist Robin Dunbar after studying the …

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The Most Powerful Gas in the Known Universe

I was listening to a debate between two “Climate Scientists” three weeks ago. One believed in Global Warming – AND that it was caused by man. The other did not. Regarding the composition of Earth’s atmosphere, they agreed that nitrogen gas accounts for about 78%. Oxygen is about 21% and argon is just less than …

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Brave New World Castes

Alphas and Betas Alphas and Betas are at the top of the caste system, and perform the more intellectual jobs. Unlike the lower castes, Alphas and Betas are not clones, allowing for more individual personalities. Alphas wear gray, and Betas wear mulberry. Examples of Alphas include Thomas, Henry Foster, Mustapha Mond, Bernard Marx, Benito Hoover, …

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The Mysterious Letters in the Quran

An ex-Muslim who refers to himself as The Apostate Prophet offers interesting insights into Islam. He notes in his description: Alif Lam Meem, no one knows what these letters mean. The Quran has numerous “openers”, letter combination that interpreters of the Quran argued about for over 1000 years. But why is there such an inconclusive …

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Kol Nidre – Different Rules for Me and Thee

It is my intention to do a post or series of posts on this topic after doing more research, but I wanted to open this up for discussion. I want us to have a copy here of the Talmud for reference and research, and have been looking for a good resource for that. I believe …

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