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30 Facts: Covid-19 Cribsheet (off-guardian.org | 22-Sept-2021)

Big pharma sceptical, vaccine hesitant broadsheet online media SARS-Cov2 cribsheet: 30 Facts about Covid-19 from Off Guardian (22-Sept-2021) website.

51% Attack
51% Attack refers to a situation where a majority of blockchain miners make an attack on the rest of nodes, by changing/ stopping transactions, taking over mining operations, or double spending coins.
6 Months UK Covid-19 Deaths + Hospitalizations 2021
UK Covid Deaths:
  • 21-Apr-2021: 127,544 total deaths | 11M double vax (6M double vax + fortnight since second dose)
  • 21-Oct-2021: 139,324 total deaths (45M double vax)
  • = 11,780 deaths last 6 months - this is double the average annual flu deaths
  • Hospitalizations | NHS Capacity:
  • 38K hospitalized high point in Jan 2021
  • 8k hospitalized current Covid burden on 21-Oct-2021
  • UK testing @ 1 million a day via all pillars (testing routes)
    A J Liebling
    Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.
    A. A. Milne
    Aaron Maté

    Canadian journalist and reporter for The Grayzone. He is a former Democracy Now! producer and contributor to The Nation and Real Clear Politics. He hosts the show Pushback with Aaron Mate on The Grayzone with regular videos on YouTube.

    Abby Martin
    Propaganda is one hell of a drug.
    Abdulelah Haider Shaye
    Prominent Yemeni investigative journalist, Abdulelah Haider Shaye - or Abd al-Ilah Haydar Al-Sha’i (born c. 1977) - was imprisoned and tortured throughout 2011-2013 by Yemeni government after he'd reported on US cruise missile strikes on Yemeni civilians in 2009 and subsequently interviewed Al-Qaeda, exposing complex relationships involving American power in the Middle East . President Obama backed the Yemeni government action.
    Abraham Lincoln
    How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
    Academia: NGO Plutocrat Pipeline
    Harvard's Kennedy School of Government

    Larry Summers (born 30-Nov-1954) is an American economist, Secretary of the Treasury 1999-2001 and Director of the National Economic Council 2009-2010. Former Harvard President (2001-2006) and director of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Leading American plutocrat, architect of financial deregulation since the early 1990s, deep state connected. Sociopath.

  • Some seek a scholar's return - His Harvard peers hope to woo West (6-Jun-2006)
  • Larry Summers project-syndicate.org columnist index (2002-2020)
    NGO - Federal Reserve Pipeline

    Janet Yellen (born 13-Aug-1946) is an American economist and senior civil servant. Treasury Secretary from 26-Jan-2021. Democratic Party, chair of Federal Reserve 2014-2018. High-ranking professor at Berkeley, fellow of Brookings Institute, graduate of Brown/Yale.

  • The Guardian - Janet Yellen Articles Index (1994-2021)
  • Who Belongs? The Determinants of Selective Membership into the National Bureau of Economic Research (May-2021)
  • National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) is an American private NGO directing US economic policy, training high-ranked economic civil servants (Treasury, Federal Reserve) and safeguarding medium-long term major stakeholders in US GDP.

  • Who Decides When Recession Ends? (19-Apr-2010
  • Open Secrets: National Bureau of Economic Research (1920-2021)
  • Brookings Institution is an American deep-state government crossover research group. Ostensibly publishing studies on social sciences and economic policy, Brookings is a major training centre and revolving door nexus for American plutocracy (security, international hegemony).

  • Open Secrets: Brookings Institution Revolving Door
  • Military Industrial Complex by Brookings Institution (1956-2020)
  • ACLU: American Civil Liberties Union
    ACLU founded 1920 as a consistent defender of civilian rights, through to 2015 "Denounced Mandates and Coercive Measures to Fight Pandemics" in successive detailed expert advisories. Post-2016 however, ACLU "reversed its views, arguing vaccine mandates help civil liberties and bodily autonomy 'is not absolute'" per Glenn Greenwald ARTICLE referring to ACLU 2021 announcing corporate-political capture by the opposite ideology via Twitter link to New York Times article.


    An actor in the blockchain industry basically refers to any entity with the capabilities for participating in a specific network or an action.

    actuarial table
    a table or spreadsheet that shows the probability of a person at a certain age dying before their next birthday
    Adam Smith

    Adam Smith FRSA (5-Jun-1723 to 17-Jul-1790) was a British economist, philosopher, pioneer of political economy, and a key figure during the Scottish Enlightenment.[5] Also known as ''The Father of Economics'' or ''The Father of Capitalism,'' Smith wrote two classic works, The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759) and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776). The latter, often abbreviated as The Wealth of Nations, is considered his magnum opus and the first modern work of economics. In his work, Adam Smith introduced his theory of absolute advantage.


    The address in terms of blockchain generally refers to the public address related to a private key. The addresses work as the identity of an actor or an account. In most cases, the addresses are available in hexadecimal notations.

    Adolf Hitler (1)
    But the most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly and with unflagging attention. It must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over. Here as so often in this world persistence is the first and most important requirement for success.
    Adolf Hitler (2)
    What luck for the rulers that men do not think.
    Adolf Hitler (3)
    The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed, for the vast masses of a nation are in the depths of their hearts more easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad. The primitive simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey to a big lie than a small one, for they themselves often tell little lies, but would be ashamed to tell big lies.
    Adolf Hitler (4)
    The chief function of propaganda is to convince the masses, whose slowness of understanding needs to be given time so they may absorb information; and only constant repetition will finally succeed in imprinting an idea on their mind.
    Agatha Christie
    AI: Vision Processing by AI and by Human Eye
    Latest Tesla ARM-chip performs up to 72 trillion operations per second (or TOPS), and the system, as a whole, is capable of analysing 2,100 frames of video each second. 720p is 1280x720 or 921600 pixels. 4K is 8337600 (8MP). For comparison, the human eye resolution is 576MP (576,000,000 pixels). Human eye @ 576MP / 60 frames per second estimated, practical processed usable.

    Airdrop is a method for token distribution that helps in sending tokens or cryptocurrency to wallet addresses. Airdrops are also utilized in the case of marketing purposes for simple tasks such as app downloads and reshares, and referrals.READ MORE

    Akala (Kingslee Daley)
    Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire (2018)
    Al Capone
    Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class.
    Al Gore (1)
    American democracy has been hacked. The United States Congress is now incapable of passing laws without permission from the corporate lobbies and other special interests that control their campaign finances.
    Alain de Botton (1)
    It is not only the hostility of others that may prevent us from questioning the status quo. Our will to doubt can be just as powerfully sapped by an internal sense that societal conventions must have a sound basis, even if we are not sure exactly what this may be, because they have been adhered to by a great many people for a long time. It seems implausible that our society could be gravely mistaken in its beliefs, and at the same time, that we would be alone in noticing the fact. We stifle our doubts, and follow the flock, because we cannot conceive of ourselves as pioneers of hitherto unknown difficult truths. It is for help in overcoming our meekness that we can turn to the philosopher.
    Alan Barth
    Character assassination is at once easier and surer than physical assault; and it involves far less risk for the assassin. It leaves him free to commit the same deed over and over again, and may, indeed, win him the honours of a hero in the country of his victims.
    Alan Greenspan
    I made a mistake in presuming that the self-interests of organisations, specifically banks and others, were such that they were best capable of protecting their own shareholders and their equity in the firms.
    Alan Moore
    Heard joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Says life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world where what lies ahead is vague and uncertain. Doctor says, Treatment is simple. Great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go and see him. That should pick you up." Man bursts into tears. Says
    Albert Camus (1)
    We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realise that we know where it lives...inside ourselves.
    Albert Camus (2)
    When a war breaks out, people say: 'It's too stupid, it can't last long.' But though a war may be 'too stupid' that doesn't prevent its lasting.
    Albert Camus (3)
    The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.
    Albert Einstein
    Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
    Albert Einstein
    It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
    Albert Einstein
    The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.
    Albert Einstein
    Force always attracts men of low morality.
    Albert Einstein
    The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.
    Albert Einstein
    If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
    Albert Einstein
    Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, and expecting different results.
    Albert Einstein (1)
    The difference between genius and stupidity is genius has its limits
    Albert Einstein (2)
    Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
    Albert Einstein (3)
    As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it.
    Albert Hofmann Foundation

    The purpose of the Albert Hofmann Foundation is to further the understanding and responsible application of psychedelic substances in the investigation of both individual and collective consciousness.

    Albert J Nock
    It is unfortunately none too well understood that, just as the State has no money of its own, so it has no power of its own.
    Albert Speer
    Being in a position to know and nevertheless shunning knowledge creates direct responsibility for the consequences.
    Aldous Huxley
    What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood.
    Aldous Huxley (1)
    Facts do not cease to exist simply because they are ignored.
    Aldous Huxley (2)
    Armaments, universal debt, and planned obsolescence—those are the three pillars of Western prosperity. If war, waste, and moneylenders were abolished, you’d collapse. And while you people are over-consuming the rest of the world sinks more and more deeply into chronic disaster.
    Aldous Huxley (3)
    Only a large-scale popular movement toward decentralisation and self-help can arrest the present tendency toward statism… A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers… The greatest triumphs of propaganda have been accomplished, not by doing something, but by refraining from doing. Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.
    Aldous Huxley (4)
    A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers... The greatest triumphs of propaganda have been accomplished, not by doing something, but by refraining from doing. Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.
    Aldous Huxley (5)
    Only a large-scale popular movement toward decentralisation and self-help can arrest the present tendency toward statism... A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers.
    Aldous Huxley (6)
    Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
    Aldous Huxley (7)
    That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.
    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
    Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence.
    Alexander Shulgin Research Institute

    The mission of the Alexander Shulgin Research Institute is to preserve and continue the work of seminal biochemist Sasha Shulgin, by performing basic biochemistry and neuroscience research; providing support services to toxicologists, emergency room doctors, attorneys, chemists, and other scientists and professionals; and conserving and disseminating 50 years of existing research.

    Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    All states can be placed on a continuum which ranges from states whose authority is based on their power to states whose power is based on their authority.
    Alexandre Dumas
    Alice Walker
    "Don't be fooled by media bias and misinformation."
  • Centrist anti-partisan veneer but in reality, a bullshit spigot archetype shilling for neoliberal plutocracy status quo; price of everything, value of nothing.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: B-
  • Altcoin

    The digital currency alternatives for Bitcoin are called altcoin, with the majority of altcoins being forks of Bitcoin, with few changes. READ MORE

    Ambrose Bierce
    The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations.
    Ambrose Bierce (1)
    History is an account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
    Ambrose Bierce (2)
    In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other's pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third.
    American Wealth Transfer | Public Spending
    American-European-UK versus Russia and the Soviet East
    Amy Goodman
    The media? Stenographers to power.
    Anatole France
    The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
    Anatole France
    If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
    Andre Gide
    Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
    Andrew Carnegie
    As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
    Andrew Greely
    Since the end of the World War II, the United States has fought three small" wars...we lost all three of them and for the same reason--hubris."
    Andrew Jackson
    In the full enjoyment of the gifts of Heaven and the fruits of superior industry, economy, and virtue, every man is equally entitled to protection by law; but when the laws undertake to add to these natural and just advantages artificial distinctions, to grant titles, gratuities, and exclusive privileges, to make the rich richer and the potent more powerful, the humble members of society -the farmers, mechanics, and labourers -who have neither the time nor the means of securing like favours to themselves, have a right to complain of the injustice of their government. There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses. If it would confine itself to equal protection, and, as Heaven does its rains, shower its favours alike on the high and the low, the rich and the poor, it would be an unqualified blessing.
    Andrew Jackson
    Gentlemen! I too have been a close observer of the doings of the Bank of the United States. I have had men watching you for a long time, and am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves. I have determined to rout you out, and by the Eternal, (bringing his fist down on the table) I will rout you out.
    Angela Davis - Hillary + Biden, why not Bernie?
    Angela Davis - Activist Academic - Why the endorsement of Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden, I wonder?
    When small men cast long shadows the sun is about to set.
    Morality is doing what's right regardless of what you're told. Obedience is doing what you're told regardless of what is right.
    Racism, especially directed toward blacks, along with 'identity wedge' is a perfect tool for disarming poor white, and suppressing their struggle for a better standard of living, which considerably dropped under neoliberalism. In other words, by providing poor whites with a stratum of the population that has even lower social status, neoliberals manage to co-opt them to support the policies which economically ate detrimental to their standard of living as well as to suppress the protest against the redistribution of wealth up and dismantling of the New Deal capitalist social protection network. This is a pretty sophisticated, pretty evil scheme if you ask me. In a way, 'Floydgate' can be viewed as a variation on the same theme. A very dirty game indeed, when the issue of provision of meaningful jobs for working poor, social equality, and social protection for low-income workers of any colour is replaced with a real but of secondary importance issue of police violence against blacks.
    Anthony Burgess
    Anti-Circumvention: Intellectual Property - Copyright - Plutocratic Corporate Enforcement
    Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
    Anti-money laundering refers to the collection of international laws implemented for reducing the possibilities of money laundering through cryptocurrencies.
    Antiviral Ivermectin In Africa Blocking COVID-19

    August 2021 report on Ivermectin In Africa Blocking COVID-19 on paulcraigroberts.org blog website. Poorer countries are denied access to the vaccines produced in rich nations. Many must tackle Coronavirus using prophylactics and treatment protocols repurposing existing methods like antivirals.

    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    I understand why an equality that was founded upon God involved neither contradiction nor disorder. Demagogy enters at the moment when, for want of a common denominator, the principle of equality degenerates into the principle of identity.
    Antoine-Marie-Roger de Saint-Exupery (1)
    Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
    Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
    Application-Specific Integrated Circuit or ASIC is basically a certain type of computer processing chip with the capabilities to perform a specific function. ASIC relies on specialisation for offering better efficiency and cost-effectiveness in comparison to general computer processors. ASIC boards are suitable additions in the blockchain industry for performing SHA256 hashing that is needed for Proof-of-Work mechanisms.
    Archibald Putt
    Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage and those who manage what they do not understand.
    Art: Kurt Vonnegut Slaughterhouse Five
    50 years on Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five remains untouched by time @ LINK.
    Art: Thomas Hardy - DH Lawrence

    Thomas Hardy and D. H. Lawrence: A Literary Kinship lecture notes from Victorianwebdotorg.

    Arthur Balfour
    The power of authority is never more subtle and effective than when it produces a psychological atmosphere" or 'climate' favourable to the life of certain modes of belief
    Arthur C Clarke
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    Arthur Miller
    Arthur S. Miller
    Those who formally rule take their signals and commands not from the electorate as a body, but from a small group of men. This group will be called the Establishment. It exists even though that existence is stoutly denied. It is one of the secrets of the American social order... A second secret is the fact that the existence of the Establishment the ruling class is not supposed to be discussed.
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    Humour is the only divine quality to be found in humanity.
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur Schopenhauer (22-Feb-1788 to 21-Sept-1860) was a German philosopher. He is best known for his 1818 work The World as Will and Representation (expanded in 1844), which characterizes the phenomenal world as the product of a blind noumenal will. Building on the transcendental idealism of Immanuel Kant, Schopenhauer developed an atheistic metaphysical and ethical system that rejected the contemporaneous ideas of German idealism. He was among the first thinkers in Western philosophy to share and affirm significant tenets of Indian philosophy, such as asceticism, denial of the self, and the notion of the world-as-appearance. His work has been described as an exemplary manifestation of philosophical pessimism.

    Arthur Schopenhauer Wikipedia

    Article: What Is OPCW Chief Afraid Of?
    Arundhati Roy (1)
    The trouble with injustice is that once you see it, you can't unsee it. And once you've seen it, keeping quiet, saying nothing, becomes as political an act as speaking out. There is no innocence. Either way, you're accountable.
    Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties Union, 542 U.S. 656 (2004)
    First, the potential harms from reversal outweigh those of leaving the injunction in place by mistake. Extraordinary harm and a serious chill upon protected speech may result where, as here, a prosecution is a likely possibility but only an affirmative defense is available, so that speakers may self-censor rather than risk the perils of trial. Cf. Playboy Entertainment Group, supra, at 817. The harm done from letting the injunction stand pending a trial on the merits, in contrast, will not be extensive. Second, there are substantial factual disputes remaining in the case, including a serious gap in the evidence as to the filtering software’s effectiveness. By allowing the preliminary injunction to stand and remanding for trial, the Court requires the Government to shoulder its full constitutional burden of proof respecting the less restrictive alternative argument, rather than excuse it from doing so. Third, the factual record does not reflect current technological reality—a serious flaw in any case involving the Internet, which evolves at a rapid pace. It is reasonable to assume that technological developments important to the First Amendment analysis have occurred in the five years since the District Court made its factfindings.
    AstraZeneca Vaccine: Intravenous Adverse Mechanism

    From 4 January to 4 August AstraZeneca vaccine in the UK: 24.8M + 23.9M doses with 412 suspected CVST (Cerebral Sinus Vein Thrombosis) 89% first dose (14.9 per million), 11% second dose (1.8 per million). CVST as a complication of COVID-19 infection 42.8 per million. Of the 411 cases 73 were fatal.

  • Platelet factor 4-containing immune complexes induce platelet activation followed by calpain-dependent platelet death (24-Jun-2019)
  • ChAdOx1 interacts with CAR and PF4 with implications for thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (1-Dec-2021)
  • Covid: Trigger of rare blood clots with AstraZeneca jab found by scientists (2-Dec-2021)

    Aung San Suu Kyi
    It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it, and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.
    Avril Haines

    Avril Haines: US intelligence chief intervenes to block state secrets in Saudi Crown Prince's feud with former Saudi official @ MSN Article.

    AWTTT - Americans Who Tell The Truth - portrait painter Robert Shetterly

    Robert Shetterly (b. 1946) is an American consumer artist, best known for his 9/11-inspired (monetizing) portrait series "Americans Who Tell the Truth: Models of Courageous Citizenship". See AWTTT (Robert Shetterly) website gallery of portraits.

    See also: AMERICAN SNAKE OIL for the portfolio entry.

    Fīat jūstitia ruat cælum. Let justice be done, though the heavens may fall.
    Ayn Rand (2-Feb-1905 to 6-Mar-1982)

    Alice O'Connor, better known by her pen name Ayn Rand, was a Russian-American writer and philosopher. She is known for her fiction and for developing a philosophical system she named Objectivism. Born and educated in Russia, she moved to the United States in 1926. She wrote a play that opened on Broadway in 1935.

    Balthazar B (1)
    Heroes – once they step into the foreground – are abusers of faith. Eventually the demagogue goes too far, gets exposed by some irreconcilible hypocrisy and falls from grace. The followers are briefly angry and disillusioned. But the faithful follower never seems to learn. Some new divine hero comes on stage and the follower is convinced this next hero is the real one, surely to God! This is a dysfunctional dynamic. Created by the brain’s neurotic storytelling using other people as caricatured characters in their life movie. Always derivative. Always anti-individual when it comes to strangers, egocentric made manifest. From the cancel culture pile-on to the maniac mobilisation of soldiers, the narratives handed down from above manipulate this slavish faith dynamic to justify and legitimise the most atrocious behaviour against other human beings. Nowadays, with tech and social media, the manipulation is intensive. It’s transforming the way millions think about and act towards the world.
    Balthazar B (2)
    Technology is a unique agent of change in the world. Its benefits are myriad, impossible to ignore or resist. The scale of socioeconomic and cultural disruption demands foresight and organised handling. Technology is the real-world expression of human-driven evolution rather than, for billions of years, evolution having been left to natural selection. The homo sapiens brain works exponentially faster than Mother Nature but the jury’s out whether, as a species, there’s enough wisdom to walk the line between technology changing our world and our changed world creating the conditions of human extinction.
    Balthazar B (3)
    We have been very effectively pacified by the pernicious ideology of a consumer society that is centered on the cult of the self – an undiluted hedonism and narcissism. That has become a very effective way to divert our attention while the country is reconfigured into a kind of neo-feudalism with a rapacious oligarchic elite and an anaemic government that no longer is able to intercede on behalf of citizens but cravenly serves the interests of the oligarchy itself.
    Banking Secrecy Act (BSA)
    Banking Secrecy Act is a US legislation passed in 1970, which implies that financial institutions must support government agencies in detection and prevention of money laundering activities. BSA requirements focus on record-keeping for all customers, decision on the type of monetary instruments eligible for purchase or exchange, and mandatory reporting of specific types of activities.
    Barney Frank (1)
    We are the only people in the world required by law to take large amounts of money from strangers and then act as if it has no effect on our behaviour.
    propagandist print media inclusion to discredit something heterodox
    Beginners Guide to AI

    A.I. Wiki - A Beginner’s Guide to Important Topics in AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning @ PathMind article.

    Ben Goldacre
    It's possible for good people in badly designed systems to perpetrate acts of great evil completely unthinkingly.
    Benito Mussolini (1)
    Fascism should more properly be called corporatism, since it is the merger of state and corporate power
    Benito Mussolini (2)
    People are tired of liberty. They have had a surfeit of it. Liberty is no longer a chaste and austere virgin…. Today's youth are moved by other slogans…Order, Hierarchy, Discipline.
    Benjamin Disraeli (1)
    It has been discovered that the best way to insure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery.
    Benjamin Disraeli (2)
    The only things that matter in the ongoing relationship of the citizen and the government is time and the law. Government has a monopoly on legal violence. Government makes law, from time to time. Legislation created, deleted, or amended must therefore be the most meaningful focus for the public conversation.
    Benjamin Disraeli (3)
    There are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics.
    Benjamin Franklin
    There never was a good war or a bad peace.
    Benjamin Franklin
    Those who give up essential liberties for temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
    Benjamin Franklin (1)
    A man convinced against his will, is of the same opinion still.
    Benjamin Franklin (2)
    It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.
    Bernie Sanders (1)
    I think many people have the mistaken impression that Congress regulates Wall Street. … The real truth is that Wall Street regulates the Congress.
    Bernie Sanders (2)
    The millionaire class and the billionaire class increasingly own the political process, and they own the politicians that go to them for money. … We are moving very, very quickly from a democratic society, one person, one vote, to an oligarchic form of society, where billionaires would be determining who the elected officials of this country are.
    Bernie Sanders (3)
    I've seen it for years. I've seen a media, which has basically ignored the declining middle class, that doesn't talk about poverty at all, and has no sense of what is going on in the minds of millions of ordinary Americans. They live in a bubble, talk about their world, worry about who's going to be running 18 years from now for office. Meanwhile, people can't feed their kids.
    Bertold Brecht
    First comes a full stomach, then comes ethics.
    Bertold Brecht
    The law is simply and solely made for the exploitation of those who do not understand it or of those who, for naked need, cannot obey it.
    Bertrand Russell
    War does not determine who is right, only who is left.
    Bertrand Russell (1)
    Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible.
    Bertrand Russell (2)
    I think the subject which will be of most importance politically is Mass Psychology . ... It's importance has been enormously increased by the growth of modern methods of propaganda ... Although this science will be diligently studied, it will be rigidly confined to the governing class. The populace will not be allowed to know how its convictions were generated.
    Bertrand Russell (3)
    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent full of doubt.
    Bertrand Russell (4)
    Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling?
    Bertrand Russell (5)
    Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power.
    Biden Appointing Judges Faster Than Trump

    Biden is appointing judges faster than Trump, and most everyone else—for now @ Brookings Institute Blog.

    bidirectional digital media
    B.D.D.M. (as it is called) is a coverall term for social media but also academic non-local learning - popular during the coronavirus pandemic
    Big Tech: Silicon Valley Billionaires
  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (founded 2015): "solve some of society’s toughest challenges - from eradicating disease and improving education, to addressing the needs of our local communities - our mission is to build a more inclusive, just, and healthy future for everyone"
  • Bill Clinton (1)
    We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans...
    Bill Joy (1)
    I think it is no exaggeration to say we are on the cusp of the further perfection of extreme evil, an evil whose possibility spreads well beyond that which weapons of mass destruction bequeathed to the nation-states, on to a surprising and terrible empowerment of extreme individuals.
    Bill Moyes,And what happens when PR turns a profit
    and truth goes penniless?"
    Binoy Kampmark

    Professor at RMIT University (Australia) Binoy Kampmark contributor to Dissident Voice Org and other outlier fiat justitia outlets.

    Biochemistry: Atomic Force Microscopy (15-Mar-2015)

    Scientists develop atomic force microscopy for imaging nanoscale dynamics of neurons @ PHYS.ORG article.

    Biochemistry: Cubane (C8H8 compound)

    The marvellous Cubane (C8H8) compound @ Wikipedia article.

    Biochemistry: Dalton Mole Equivalency
    The number 6.02214076×10^23 (the Avogadro number) was chosen so that the mass of one mole of a chemical compound in grams is numerically equal, for most practical purposes, to the average mass of one molecule of the compound in daltons. Thus, for example, one mole of water (H2O) contains 6.02214076×1023 molecules, whose total mass is about 18.015 grams and the mean mass of one molecule of water is about 18.015 daltons.
    Biochemistry: Dereplication, Sequencing, Identification of Peptidic Products

    Dereplication, sequencing and identification of peptidic natural products: from genome mining to peptidogenomics to spectral networks @ NIH.GOV PAPER.


    Covering: 2000 to 2015. While recent breakthroughs in the discovery of peptide antibiotics and other Peptidic Natural Products (PNPs) raise a challenge for developing new algorithms for their analyses, the computational technologies for high-throughput PNP discovery are still lacking. We discuss the computational bottlenecks in analyzing PNPs and review recent advances in genome mining, peptidogenomics, and spectral networks that are now enabling the discovery of new PNPs via mass spectrometry. We further describe the connections between these advances and the new generation of software tools for PNP dereplication, de novo sequencing, and identification.

    Biochemistry: Human Genome
    Biochemistry: Miller-Urey Experiment
    Stated clearly rundown of the Miller-Urey Experiment building blocks of organic life demonstration @ LINK.
    Biochemistry: Nanomachine Cell Energy
    Research reveals structure of nanomachine that assembles a cell's energy control system @ LINK.
    Biochemistry: Polyketides

    Polyketides are a diverse class of compounds that are often created by a series of modular enzymes which condense and then modify chains of acetate or propionate units primarily through reduction, dehydration, cyclization, and aromatization reactions.


    Also BioArchiv and ChemArchiv.

    Biochemistry: Ubiquitin Regulates Aging
    Scientists discover new regulators of the aging process @ LINK.
    Biography: John Brown (abolitionist)
    Biography: John Taylor Gatto
    Biography: Lysander Spooner
    Biohemistry: NIST Mass Spectral Library Data + Peptide Library

    Mass Spectral Library + Other Tools and Peptide Library.

    NIST Mass Spectrometry Data Center - in the Biomolecular Measurement Division (BMD) - develops evaluated mass spectral libraries and provides related software tools. These products are intended to assist compound identification by providing reference mass spectra for GC/MS (by electron ionization) and LC-MS/MS (by tandem mass spectrometry) as well as gas phase retention indices for GC. The Center is located on the NIST main campus in Gaithersburg, MD.

    Bios: Mikhail Lesin
    Mikhail Lesin @ Wikipedia Article.
    Bioscience: Shark Genome Mapped (5-Mar-2019)
    White shark genome reveals ancient elasmobranch adaptations associated with wound healing and the maintenance of genome stability @ PNAS ARTICLE.
    Biotech:  Super-VT - IV Vitamin Therapy Concierge Service 
    See details of Super-VT IV Vitamin Therapy Concierge Service vitamin IV therapy London-based service on supervitiv.com website.
    Biotech: ivbooks.uk London IV concierge
    IV Treatments - Mitogive S-Acetyl Glutathione Therapy at ivboost.uk concierge service London.

    Bitcoin also referred to as BTC, is a decentralized blockchain tailored particularly for transaction of tokens between accounts. The most important highlight of Bitcoin is that it is the first blockchain-based cryptocurrency. Bitcoin features a Proof-of-Work or PoW consensus algorithm and leverages Unspent Transaction Outputs (UTXOs) for storing data.  READ MORE

    Block is the most fundamental component in the structure of a blockchain and serves as the single section comprising discrete data. The blocks generally include a list of actions or transactions that should be performed during data processing in the block.
    Block (Canonical)
    A canonical block is one that has been incorporated in the primary blockchain. The canonical block is referenced either directly or indirectly by future blocks. Non-canonical blocks which might have validity could be rejected in favour of canonical blocks.
    Block (Genesis)
    The first block in a blockchain structure is known as the genesis block. The block height for the genesis block is zero. Most important of all, all the other blocks in the blockchain are linked intrinsically to the genesis block. It is possible to configure genesis blocks for creating a fork of a chain of purposes, including specification of different block parameters or pre-loading accounts with tokens for test networks.
    Block Depth
    Block depth refers to the position index of a block in the blockchain with respect to the most recently added block. For example, a block that is 2 blocks before the last added block will have a block depth of 2.
    Block Explorer
    Block explorer is the software or GUI graphical user interface, which helps users in reading and analysing data on a blockchain.
    Block Height
    Block height is the position index of a block with respect to the genesis block. For example, the second block added to a chain will have a block height of 2.
    Block Reward
    Blockchains with native cryptocurrency allow miners to allocate a specific number of tokens for generating spontaneously and sending to desired address. The reward compensates for the miner’s support in building a block and the network alongside incentivising other miners for joining the network.

    Blockchain is an innovative method for data storage in discrete sections in the form of blocks, which are linked to each other. It is basically a consensus digital ledger including digitally recorded data in different sections such as blocks. Every block is related to the next block through a cryptographic signature. Blockchains could provide criteria for the type of data eligible for storage on the block and invalid data, which should be rejected. READ MORE

    Blockchain 1.0
    The first generation of blockchain technology, known as Blockchain 1.0, emphasised particularly executing simple token transactions. The chains in Blockchain 1.0 are restricted in terms of scope and ability.
    Blockchain 2.0
    The second generation of blockchain technology, i.e., Blockchain 2.0, focused on enabling the functionalities of smart contracts and generalised processing. The chains in Blockchain 2.0 are developed with Turing-complete programming languages with a broad range of capabilities, other than the basic peer-to-peer (P2P) value exchange.
    Blockchain 3.0
    The new generation of blockchain technology presently emphasises achieving better interoperability and scalability with blockchain applications. Although Blockchain 3.0 does not have any frontrunners now, the chains under development have the potential for improving the use of smart contracts.
    Bob Ney
    I was directly told, ‘You want to be chairman of House Administration, you want to continue to be chairman.’ They would actually put in writing that you have to raise $150,000. They still do that – Democrats and Republicans. If you want to be on this committee, it can cost you $50,000 or $100,000 – you have to raise that money in most cases.
    Brave New Europe - Left-Socialist Education

    68 Boileau Road, London SW13 9BP, England

    Non-institutional collaboration org based in London, BRAVE NEW EUROPE is a not-for-profit educational website with a radical face and attitude concerning European politics and economics. Created to push for an alternative to neo-liberalism. Pan-European educational platform. Democratic exchange of ideas. Interface between experts and civil society groups. Alt-expert shadow cabinet aspiration.

  • Charles Adams – Professor of Physics, Durham University, Blogger: progressivepulse.org
  • Andrzej Ancygier – Climate Analytics, Deputy Head of Climate Policy Team
  • Marshall Auerback is a market analyst and commentator
  • Dan Bailey – Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Intitute (SPERI)
  • Andrew Baker – Department of Politics and Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI), University of Sheffield
  • Dean Baker – Senior Economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)
  • Chris Bambery – Author and broadcaster. Co-author (with George Kerevan) of Catalonia Reborn: How Catalonia took on the corrupt Spanish state and the legacy of Franco
  • Núria Bassa Camps – Catalan Photo Journalist
  • João Paulo Batalha – Social activist, founding member of Transparency International Portugal
  • Kate Bayliss – School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
  • Hauke Benner – former journalist and currently a political activist against climate change
  • Ignasi Bernat – Sociologist, activist, and honorary Academic in the University of Liverpool’s Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
  • Margunn Bjørnholt – Research professor, Norwegian Centre of Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies, Oslo
  • Fran Boait – Executive Director of Positive Money
  • Jörn Boewe – Freelance journalist in Berlin, press office work-in-progress-journalisten.de
  • Einar Braathen – Political scientist, Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR)
  • Karl Brenke – Economist, German Institute for Economics (DIW)
  • Martin Cames – Öko Institut Berlin
  • Victoria Canning – Lecturer in Criminology at The University of Bristol, currently leads an ESRC project investigating gendered harms in asylum in Britain, Denmark and the UK in collaboration with the Danish Institute Against Torture
  • Andrea Lorenzo Capussela – Expert in Competition Policy, State Building and Corruption
  • Sergio Cesaratto – Professor of Growth and Development Economics and of Monetary and Fiscal Policies in the European Monetary Union, University of Siena
  • Ryan Chapman – Film-maker
  • Emma Clancy – Emma Clancy works as an advisor for Martin Schirdewan of Die Linke in the European Parliament. She is also editor of Irish Broad Left
  • Brett Christophers – Professor of Geography, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Victoria Cooper – Lecturer in Social Policy and Criminology at The Open University and researcher in housing, homelessness and austerity
  • Anna Coote – Principal Fellow, New Economics Foundation
  • Frances Coppola – A prolific writer and speaker on banking, finance and economics. She runs a popular finance & economics blog, Coppola Comment, and contributes frequently to Forbes, the BBC and other mainstream media
  • Corporate Europe Observatory – A research and campaign group working to expose and challenge the privileged access and influence enjoyed by corporations and their lobby groups in EU policy making
  • Sergi Cutillas – Member of the European Research Network on Social and Economic Policy
  • Hulya Dagdeviren – Professor of Economic Development, Business School, University of Hertfordshire
  • Will Davies – Reader in Political Economy, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Aeron Davis – Professor of Political Communication, Co-Director of Goldsmiths Political Economy Research Centre, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • DeSmog UK – A climate news outlet uncovering the undue influence of climate science denial and the fossil fuel industry on energy and climate policy (Cross-posting)
  • Danny Dorling – Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, University of Oxford
  • Andrew Dowling – Senior Lecturer in Catalan and Spanish History at Cardiff University, author of “The Rise of Catalan Independence. Spain’s Territorial Crisis” (Routledge)
  • Dirk Ehnts – Economist, based in Berlin, Pufendorf-Gesellschaft eV
  • Tamara Ehs – Political scientist, head of IG Demokratie (Austria). She developed the “Democracy Repair Café”, bringing together citizens and politicians in new conversational formats
  • Thomas Fazi – Writer, journalist and activist. Together with Bill Mitchell author of “Reclaiming the State: A Progressive Vision of Sovereignty for a Post-Neoliberal World” (Pluto, 2017)
  • Duroyan Fertl is a political analyst and a former Political Advisor for Sinn Féin and GUE/NGL in the European Parliament
  • Finance Watch – A public interest association dedicated to making finance work for the good of society
  • Financial Transparency Coalition – A global network of civil society, governments, and the world’s foremost experts on illicit financial flows (Cross-posting)
  • Adam Fishwick – Senior Lecturer in Urban Studies and Public Policy, Centre for Urban Research on Austerity, De Montfort University
  • Heiner Flassbeck – Economist, Publisher and Editor of "flassbeck economics international"
  • James Foley – Postdoctoral researcher at Glasgow Caledonian University, and has two forthcoming books on the British state and the European Union
  • Steven Forti – Associate Professor for history at the Universitat Autonomia de Barcelona (UAB)
  • Guido Franzinetti – Research Fellow and Lecturer in Contemporary European History and in East European History at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Eastern Piedmont “Amedeo Avogadro” (Alessandria), Italy
  • Daniela Gabor – Economist, University of the West of England, Bristol
  • Lina Gálvez – Professor of Economic History and Gender Studies at Pablo de Olavide University, Seville
  • Nadia Garbellini – Economist, Universita degli Studi di Pavia
  • Carlos García Hernández – Studied philosophy and history at the Humboldt University of Berlin and is the founder of the publishing house Lola Books
  • Joanna Gilmore – Lecturer in Law, York Law School, University of York
  • Eliane Glaser – Writer, lecturer and author of Get Real: How to See Through the Hype, Spin and Lies of Modern Life. Her new book, “Anti-Politics”, will be published in 2018
  • Jule Goikoetxea – Basque political philosopher, writer and feminist activist
  • Louise Haagh – Reader in Politics, University of York, Chair of the Basic Income Earth Network and co-editor-in-chief of Basic Income Studies
  • Norbert Häring – Financial journalist at the German daily business newspaper Handelsblatt, blogger, and award-winning author of popular books on economics and finance
  • Bill Hare – Director Climate Analytics
  • Emily Luise Hart – Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Liverpool, an anti prison campaigner for Community Action on Prison Expansion and a UCU activist
  • Shaun Hargreaves-Heap – Economist, Department of `Political Economy, King’s College, London
  • Jason Hickel – Anthropologist, London School of Economics; Director of Policy at /The Rules; Author of “The Divide: A New History of Global Inequality”
  • Colin Hines – Author ‘Progressive Protectionism’ and Convenor UK Green New Deal Group
  • Stuart Hodkinson – Associate Professor in Critical Urban Geography, University of Leeds
  • Alex Holder – Researcher at the University of Liverpool who is investigating the practical role of legal frameworks in drone strikes
  • Vedran Horvat – Managing Director Institute for Political Ecology (Zagreb), Journalist, Researcher
  • Tom Hunt – Policy Research Officer at Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI)
  • Zoran Ivančić – CPI Foundation Sarajevo, producer, open data, environment, human rights activist and advocacy trainer
  • Will Jackson – Lecturer in Criminology, Liverpool John Moore University
  • David Jamieson – a Glasgow based socialist and writer. He is a reporter for the CommonSpace Scottish news site and the editor of Conter, a website of Scottish socialist theory
  • Lee Jones – Reader in International Politics at Queen Mary University of London
  • Annina Kaltenbrunner – Economist, Leeds University Business School
  • Katie Kedward – Economist at UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose
  • Steve Keen – Economist, Kingston University, Blogger “Debtwatch”
  • Thomas Klikauer – Senior lecturer teaching Human resource management and Industrial Relations at the Sydney Graduate School of Management (SGSM) at the Western Sydney University, Australia
  • Juan Laborda – Financial Economics, University of Carlos III; Money and Banking, Syracuse University (Madrid)
  • Stewart Lansley – Economist and academic, author of A Sharing Economy (2016) and (with Jo Mack) Breadline Britain (2015)
  • Costas Lapavitsas – Economist, SOAS University of London
  • Antonio Lettieri – Editor of Insight (www.insightweb.it). He was National Secretary of CGIL, and former Professor in charge of Labour Law at the University of Naples.
  • Laurie Macfarlane – Economics Editor at openDemocracy and co-author of “Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing”
  • Michael Mair – Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Liverpool and works on politics, accountability and contemporary warfare and conflict.
  • Stavros Mavroudeas – Professor of Political Economy at the Department of Economics at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki
  • Robin McAlpine – Director of Common Weal, a Scottish think and do tank campaigning for greater social and economic equality in Scotland
  • Abigail McKnight – Associate Professorial Research Fellow, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics
  • Jo Michell – Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of the West of England, Bristol
  • Branko Milanović – Economist specialised in development and inequality. His newest book is “Capitalism, Alone: The Future of the System That Rules the World”
  • Tom Mills – Centre for Critical Inquiry into Society and Culture (CCISC), Aston University
  • Elizabeth Minor – Advisor at Article 36, a UK-based not for profit organisation working to prevent the unintended, unnecessary or unacceptable harm caused by the use of certain weapons
  • Johnna Montgomerie – Deputy Director of the Political Economy Research Centre at Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Richard Murphy – Economic justice campaigner. Professor of Accounting, Sheffield University Management School. Chartered accountant. Co-founder of the Green New Deal
  • Ozlem Onaran – Professor of economics, Director of Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre, University of Greenwich
  • Heikki Patomäki – Political Economist, University of Helsinki, Civic activist
  • Ann Pettifor – Economist, director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics (PRIME) – Blogger “Debtonation”, Author of “Just Money – How Society Can Break the Despotic Power of Finance”
  • Philip Pettit – Laurence S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values, Princeton University
  • Kate Pickett – Professor of Epidemiology, University Champion for Research on Justice and Equality, and Deputy Director of the Centre for Future Health, University of York
  • Zoltan Pogátsa – Lecturer in political economy, University of West Hungary, Central European University
  • Jaume Portell Caño – Freelance journalist specialised in economy and international relations, always in relation with the African continent
  • Post-Crash Economics Society – A group of economics students at The University of Manchester whose belief is that the content of the economics syllabus and teaching methods could and should be seriously rethought
  • Vladimir Radomirović – Editor-In-Chief of pistaljka.rs (Serbia)
  • John Rapley – Political economist, author of ‘Twilight of the Money Gods’
  • Aidan Regan – Assistant Professor, University College Dublin, School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe)
  • Michael Roberts – Economist in the City of London and prolific blogger (https://thenextrecession.wordpress.com/)
  • Josh Ryan-Collins – Senior Economist, New Economics Foundation
  • Malcolm Sawyer – Economist, Leeds University Business School
  • Nicholas Shaxson – Tax Justice Network, Investigative Journalist, Author of “Treasure Islands”
  • David Shirreff – Former finance and business journalist at The Economist, Author of “Break up the Banks!”, Playwright
  • Andrew Simms – Co-founder New Weather Institute, Centre for Global Political Economy at University of Sussex, and fellow of the New Economics Foundation.
  • Jeremy Smith – Co-Director of PRIME Economics
  • Edward Smythe – Economist at the think-tank and campaign organisation Positive Money
  • Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) – An interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Sheffield that aims to develop new ways of thinking about the economic and political challenges by the current combination of financial crisis, shifting economic power and environmental threat
  • Source – A left, pro-independence Scottish digital media site, sourcenews.scot
  • Guy Standing – economist, professorial research associate, SOAS University of London, author of The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class, and The Corruption of Capitalism: Why Rentiers thrive and Work does not pay
  • Frances Stewart – Professor of Development Economics and Director, Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity, University of Oxford
  • Antonella Stirati – Professor for political economics at Università Roma Tre
  • Andy Storey – Sociologist, University College Dublin
  • Wolfgang Streeck – Sociologist, Director emeritus of the Max-Planck-Institut for Gesellschafsforschung, Cologne
  • Toni Strubell – a former MP in the Catalan Parliament, journalist, and author of What Catalans Want
  • Lars Pålsson Syll – Economist, Faculty of Education and Society, Malmö University
  • Aleks Szczerbiak – Professor of Politics and Contemporary European Studies, Director of Doctoral Studies in Law, Politics and Sociology, University of Sussex
  • Tax Justice Network – An NGO dedicated to high-level research, analysis and advocacy in the area of international tax and the international aspects of financial regulation (Cross-postings)
  • Tomislav Tomasevic – activist and researcher on environmental justice, program director of Institute for Political Ecology, Croatia
  • Steve Tombs – Professor of Criminology at The Open University
  • Olivier Tonneau – Lecturer in modern languages, Homerton College, Cambridge, Member of La France Insoumise (France Unbowed) and the People’s Assembly Against Austerity
  • Yanis Varoufakis – Co-founder of the Democracy in Europe Movement (DiEM25), economist, and former Greek finance minister
  • Dieter Vesper – Macroeconomist, Berlin
  • Asbjørn Wahl – Director of the broad Campaign for the Welfare State in Norway, Adviser to the Norwegian Union of Municipal and General
  • Employees, Chair of the ITF Working Group on Climate Change
  • John Weeks – († 26 July 2020) Economist, University of London, Author of “The Economics of the 1%: How mainstream economics serves the rich, obscures reality and distorts policy”
  • Francis Weyzig – senior policy advisor at Oxfam Novib
  • David Whyte – University of Liverpool, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
  • Duncan Wigin – Associate Professor Department of Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School
  • James Wilsdon – University of Sheffield, Research Policy, Director of Impact & Engagement Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Ben Wray – Editor of the CommonSpace Scottish digital media site, and is co-author of “What is Scottish Independence For?” (Verso, date TBA)
  • Breaking The Erasure Paradigm

    Some guys defy odds to make a difference. Most are content being more Ballerina than reformed fat slob endurance runner David Goggins. Now and then fate gives an individual the chance to challenge their inner mettle and - very occasionally - it comes with a public stage.

    Cancel culture has been perverted into a wanton spectacle of coordinated hearsay, erasing anyone it touches. There's no recourse, no appeal, no end to cancellation. The smallest offence to prurient public opinion carries as severe a punishment as the most egregious.


    Someone's got to show the world how to resist; how to break the paradigm of perpetual erasure.

    Someone's got to figure a way through the coruscating glare of public bloodlust, to reach those who know and support the individual.

    That reconnection may have power to build new foundations, fortified against being sacrificed by the mob to feed the insatiable spectacle of cancel culture.

    Bret Weinstein

    Evolutionary biologist, victim of "woke" cancellation and host of the sceptical anti-institution Dark Horse podcast with his wife and fellow biologist Heather Heying.

    Briahna Joy Gray

    Former press coordinator for Bernie Sanders, practical results-oriented honest social activist and host of Bad Faith podcast on YouTube, Patreon and other podcast platforms.

    British Race Violence
    Severe class inequalities persist, and while it’s probably unrealistic to expect a society with which everyone can be satisfied, by European standards the British class system is still particularly pernicious. It’s not that racism has disappeared from the UK since the 1980s, but without a doubt the resistance of black and Asian communities during the decade of my birth produced very significant reforms that have changed the way my generation experiences and understands ‘race’. The gollywogs and banana skins are no longer a daily feature of black life here and neither is the Special Patrol Group, the notoriously abusive policing unit that gave almost all of the older men in my life a bloody good hiding, more than once. Though police brutality of course continues, few would deny things are far better in this respect than thirty years ago, for now at least.The physical battles fought by our parents’ generation have meant that ‘nigger hunting’ and ‘Paki bashing’ are far less common than they once were too.
    British Schizo Soul
    Britain has two competing traditions – one rooted in ideas of freedom, equality and democracy, and another that sees these words as mere rhetoric to be trotted out at will and violated whenever it serves the Machiavellian purposes of power preservation. This is how the UK can have the largest of the demonstrations against the invasion of Iraq and yet still have a government that entirely ignored its population on an issue with such globe-shifting implications.
    Bryant McGill
    Information is controlled because the free flow of truth is not always expedient for those wishing to maintain control.
    Bug Bounty
    Bug Bounty basically refers to a reward paid for completing specific tasks such as identification of code vulnerabilities, design work, social impact, content creation, research, and more.
    Buzz Aldrin (1)
    The artificial schism of capitalism (free and empowered individual citizen) and socialism (collective support safeguarding all citizens) is the most divisive misdirection of the modern world. Small wonder it’s been conditioned so deeply into the minds of the population. The ruling class knows reality is a complex tapestry of regulations blending both economic systems in a way that profits the wealthy and gives as little freedom and security as is unavoidable. The main role of modern democracy is to balance public and private interests so society stays stable with as little disruption to extant wealth and power distribution as possible. Stability, as a government mandate, is biased towards ring-fencing lineage wealth and the power of elites. This creates a natural excess of conservative exploitation, always pushing the limits of how far the citizen can be bled. Elections are used as a litmus for these limits. It’s a short-sighted dynamic that’s not only retarding society’s progress and slowly impoverishing most of the population but ultimately risks trapping power and wealth in a moribund cannibalistic dynamic. This is a sure-fire recipe for a degraded future – for the elite and the proletariat alike.
    Byzantine Fault Tolerance
    Byzantine Fault Tolerance basically refers to the ability of the network to reach consensus properly at any given time while also assuming that no more than one-third of the network actors are malicious.
    C S Lewis (1)
    A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.
    C S Lewis (2)
    We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, 'Blessed are they that mourn,' and I accept it. I've got nothing that I hadn't bargained for. Of course it is different when the thing happens to oneself, not to others, and in reality, not imagination.
    C Wright Mills
    People with advantages are loathe to believe that they just happen to be people with advantages. They come readily to define themselves as inherently worthy of what they possess; they come to believe themselves 'naturally' elite; and, in fact, to imagine their possessions and their privileges as natural extensions of their own elite selves.
    Caitlin Johnstone
    If you want revolution, be it.
    Capitalism Has Evolved Into Technofeudalism
    Captain G M Gilbert
    Evil, I think, is the absence of empathy.
    Capture: Stockmarkets

    Articles from seekingalpha.com by Gary Gordon, retired stock-broker and prolific serial investment bullshit artist:

    Carey v. Population Services Int'l, 431 U. S. 678, 701 [1977]
    [W]here obscenity is not involved, we have consistently held that the determinations of: "what appeals to the 'prurient interest' or is 'patently offensive' ... are essentially questions of fact, and our Nation is simply too big and too diverse for this Court to reasonably expect that such standards could be articulated for all 50 States in a single formulation, even assuming the prerequisite consensus exists."

    Carl Jung (1)
    The mass State has no intention of promoting mutual understanding and the relationship of man to man; it strives, rather, for atomisation, for the psychic isolation of the individual.
    Carl Jung (2)
    I think it only makes sense to seek out and identify structures of authority, hierarchy, and domination in every aspect of life, and to challenge them; unless a justification for them can be given, they are illegitimate, and should be dismantled, to increase the scope of human freedom.
    Carl Jung (3)
    Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune.
    Carl P G von Clausewitz
    The political object is the goal, war is the means of reaching it, and the means can never be considered in isolation from their purposes.
    Carl P G von Clausewitz
    War is not an independent phenomenon, but the continuation of politics by different means.
    Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.
    Carl Sagan
    If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
    Carl Sagan
    What an astonishing thing a book is. It's a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.
    Carl Sagan
    We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.
    Carl Sagan
    Books permit us to voyage through time, to tap the wisdom of our ancestors.
    Carl Sagan
    We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.
    Carl Sagan
    Books permit us to voyage through time, to tap the wisdom of our ancestors. The library connects us with the insight and knowledge, painfully extracted from Nature, of the greatest minds that ever were, with the best teachers, drawn from the entire planet and from all our history, to instruct us without tiring, and to inspire us to make our own contribution to the collective knowledge of the human species. I think the health of our civilisation, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries.
    Carl Sagan
    The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together.
    Carl Sagan
    we make our world significant by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers
    Carl Sagan
    The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence.
    Carl Sagan
    Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars.
    Carl Sagan
    The Cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us -- there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, of falling from a height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries.
    Carl Sagan
    If I finish a book a week, I will read only a few thousand books in my lifetime, about a tenth of a percent of the contents of the greatest libraries of our time. The trick is to know which books to read.
    Carl Sagan
    The Hindu religion is the only one of the world’s great faiths dedicated to the idea that the Cosmos itself undergoes an immense, indeed an infinite, number of deaths and rebirths. It is the only religion in which the time scales correspond to those of modern scientific cosmology. Its cycles run from our ordinary day and night to a day and night of Brahma, 8.64 billion years long. Longer than the age of the Earth or the Sun and about half the time since the Big Bang.
    Carl Sagan
    The size and age of the Cosmos are beyond ordinary human understanding. Lost somewhere between immensity and eternity is our tiny planetary home. In a cosmic perspective, most human concerns seem insignificant, even petty. And yet our species is young and curious and brave and shows much promise. In the last few millennia we have made the most astonishing and unexpected discoveries about the Cosmos and our place within it, explorations that are exhilarating to consider. They remind us that humans have evolved to wonder, that understanding is a joy, that knowledge is prerequisite to survival. I believe our future depends on how well we know this Cosmos in which we float like a mote of dust in the morning sky.
    Carl Sagan
    Books break the shackles of time, proof that humans can work magic.
    Carl Sagan
    Books are like seeds. They can lie dormant for centuries and then flower in the most unpromising soil.
    Carl Sagan
    The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. On this shore, we've learned most of what we know. Recently, we've waded a little way out, maybe ankle-deep, and the water seems inviting. Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return, and we can, because the cosmos is also within us. We're made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.
    Carl Sagan
    One glance at (a book) and you hear the voice of another person - perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time.
    Carl Sagan
    We inhabit a universe where atoms are made in the centers of stars; where each second a thousand suns are born; where life is sparked by sunlight and lightning in the airs and waters of youthful planets; where the raw material for biological evolution is sometimes made by the explosion of a star halfway across the Milky Way; where a thing as beautiful as a galaxy is formed a hundred billion times - a Cosmos of quasars and quarks, snowflakes and fireflies, where there may be black holes and other universe and extraterrestrial civilisations whose radio messages are at this moment reaching the Earth. How pallid by comparison are the pretensions of superstition and pseudoscience; how important it is for us to pursue and understand science, that characteristically human endeavour.
    Carl Sagan
    You are worth about 3 dollars worth in chemicals.
    Carl Sagan
    We are star stuff which has taken its destiny into its own hands.
    Carl Sagan
    Observation: I can't see a thing. Conclusion: Dinosaurs.
    Carl Sagan
    Atoms are mainly empty space. Matter is composed chiefly of nothing.
    Carl Sagan
    Every aspect of Nature reveals a deep mystery and touches our sense of wonder and awe. Those afraid of the universe as it really is, those who pretend to nonexistent knowledge and envision a Cosmos centered on human beings will prefer the fleeting comforts of superstition. They avoid rather than confront the world. But those with the courage to explore the weave and structure of the Cosmos, even where it differs profoundly from their wishes and prejudices, will penetrate its deepest mysteries.
    Carl Sagan
    It is said that men may not be the dreams of the god, but rather that the gods are the dreams of men.
    Carl Sagan
    If we long for our planet to be important, there is something we can do about it. We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers.
    Carl Sagan
    Who is more humble? The scientist who looks at the universe with an open mind and accepts whatever the universe has to teach us, or somebody who says everything in this book must be considered the literal truth and never mind the fallibility of all the human beings involved?
    Carl Sagan
    One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.
    Carl Sagan
    An extraterrestrial being, newly arrived on Earth - scrutinising what we mainly present to our children in television, radio, movies, newspapers, magazines, the comics, and many books - might easily conclude that we are intent on teaching them murder, rape, cruelty, superstition, credulity, and consumerism. We keep at it, and through constant repetition many of them finally get it.
    Carl Sagan
    A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.
    Carl Sagan
    If I finish a book a week, I will read only a few thousand books in my lifetime, about a tenth of a percent of the contents of the greatest libraries of our time. The trick is to know which books to read.
    Carl Sagan
    It took the Church until 1832 to remove Galileo's work from its list of books which Catholics were forbidden to read at the risk of dire punishment of their immortal souls.
    Carl Sagan
    All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.
    Carl Sagan
    Books break the shackles of time, proof that humans can work magic.
    Carl Sagan
    In his celebrated book, 'On Liberty', the English philosopher John Stuart Mill argued that silencing an opinion is 'a peculiar evil.' If the opinion is right, we are robbed of the 'opportunity of exchanging error for truth'; and if it's wrong, we are deprived of a deeper understanding of the truth in its 'collision with error'. If we know only our own side of the argument, we hardly know even that: it becomes stale, soon learned by rote, untested, a pallid and lifeless truth.
    Carl Sagan
    Books are like seeds. They can lie dormant for centuries and then flower in the most unpromising soil.
    Carl Sagan
    Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of magic.
    Carl Sagan
    I went to the librarian and asked for a book about stars.... And the answer was stunning. It was that the Sun was a star but really close. The stars were suns, but so far away they were just little points of light.... The scale of the universe suddenly opened up to me. It was a kind of religious experience. There was a magnificence to it, a grandeur, a scale which has never left me. Never ever left me.
    Carl Sagan
    Books are key to understanding the world and participating in a democratic society.
    Carl Sagan
    What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. ... Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.
    Carl Sagan
    Books permit us to voyage through time, to tap the wisdom of our ancestors.
    Carl Sagan
    Books tap the wisdom of our species -- the greatest minds, the best teachers -- from all over the world and from all our history. And they're patient.
    Carl Sagan
    The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five.
    Carl Sagan
    Carl Edward Sagan (9-Nov-1934 to 20-Dec-1996) was an American astronomer, planetary scientist, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, and science communicator. His best known scientific contribution is research on extraterrestrial life, including experimental demonstration of the production of amino acids from basic chemicals by radiation. Sagan assembled the first physical messages sent into space, the Pioneer plaque and the Voyager Golden Record, universal messages that could potentially be understood by any extraterrestrial intelligence that might find them. Sagan argued the hypothesis, accepted since, that the high surface temperatures of Venus can be attributed to and calculated using the greenhouse effect.
    Carroll Quigley
    The powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences.
    CAS Finder + CAS Source Index

    CAS Finder and CAS Source Index search engine.

    "CAS SciFinderⁿ speeds the process of finding relevant, actionable insights. Featuring the renowned CAS Content Collection, CAS SciFinderⁿ produces better research in less time."


    The term originates in Greek mythology. Struck by the beauty of Cassandra, daughter of Priam, Apollo provided her with the gift of prophecy, but when Cassandra refused Apollo's romantic advances, he placed a curse ensuring that nobody would believe her warnings. Cassandra was left with the knowledge of future events, but could neither alter these events nor convince others of the validity of her predictions. In psychology the Cassandra metaphor applies to to individuals who experience physical and emotional suffering as a result of distressing personal perceptions, and who are disbelieved when they attempt to share the cause of their suffering with others.


    Interpreted as the combination of CeFi and DeFi, CeDeFi is a hybrid centralized decentralized system. It is basically a new approach that aims to use the best of DeFi and CeFi for modernizing conventional financial management. The world’s leading crypto exchange platform, Binance, has started the DeCeFi movement with their Binance Smart Chain. READ MORE


    CeFi or centralized finance refers to a structured service for controlling all orders through one central exchange without any competing parties. CeFi basically aims at ensuring fair trades, improving buying and selling processes alongside boosting additional transactions. READ MORE

    Center for Applied Rationality (Berkeley CA)

    2036 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

    Artificial intelligence and neuropsychology research in close proximity to Uni Berkeley. Mission Statement from the rationality.org website.

    Center for Effective Altruism (Oxford UK)

    Millennial non-profit in the UK with global outreach and SF, CA mailbox @ centreforeffectivealtruism.org website. Community of students and professionals acting on EA principles, by creating and sustaining high-quality discussion spaces. Running EA Global conferences and supporting community-organized EAGx conferences.

    Center for Global Development (Credential Capital)

    CGDEV.ORG with NYC/London crossover capital funds, neoliberal professional spin-capitalists and deal-with-the-devil patrician public servants.

    CGD was founded in November 2001 by Edward Scott Jr (technology entrepreneur, philanthropist, and former US government official), C. Fred Bergsten (director emeritus of the Peterson Institute for International Economics), and Nancy Birdsall (former head of the World Bank research department and executive vice president of the Inter-American Development Bank). Credentials a-plenty.

    Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)

    CBDC refers to the proposals that involve digital currency, issued by a central bank. Although the term is not well-defined, it represents a new form of central bank money. READ MORE


    The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) is a global partnership launched in 2017 to develop vaccines to stop future epidemics.

    CEPI was founded in Davos by the governments of Norway and India, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome (UK), and the World Economic Forum. To date, CEPI has secured financial support from Australia, Austria, Belgium, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Canada, Denmark, the European Commission, Ethiopia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, The Republic of Korea, United Kingdom, USAID, and Wellcome. Additionally, CEPI has also received support from private sector entities as well as public contributions through the UN Foundation COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

  • CEPI Platform Technologies
  • The Urgency of Now: CEPI’s $3.5 billion plan to turn the tide against epidemic and pandemic infectious disease
  • CEPI: New vaccines for a safer world
  • CEPI’s $3.5 billion plan to End Pandemics
  • Vaccine production efforts across key regions mapped in first-of-its-kind study to prepare for future pandemics (27-Oct-2021)
  • CEPI 2021 Vaccine Manufacturing Landscape of Africa, Latin America-Caribbean, South East Asia- Western Pacific, and the Middle East

    Certificate Authority (CA)
    Certificate Authority or CA refers to a centralised authority that helps in correlating identities with a public-private key pair in private key infrastructures.
    Chalmers Johnson
    Four sorrows are certain to be visited on the United States. First, there will be a state of perpetual war. Second is a loss of democracy and Constitutional rights as the presidency eclipses Congress and is itself transformed from a co-equal 'executive branch' of government into a military junta. Third is the replacement of truth by propaganda, disinformation, and the glorification of war, power, and the military legions. Lastly, there is bankruptcy, as the United States pours its economic resources into ever more grandiose military projects and shortchanges the education, health, and safety of its citizens.
    Charles Darwin (1)
    Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.
    Charles Darwin (2)
    It is worthy of remark that a belief constantly inculcated during the early years of life, whilst the brain is impressible, appears to acquire almost the nature of an instinct; and the very essence of an instinct is that it is followed independently of reason.
    Charles de Gaulle
    Gentlemen, I am ready for the questions to my answers.
    Charles Eliot Norton
    The voice of protest...is never more needed than when the clamour of fife and drum...is bidding all men...obey in silence the tyrannous word of command.
    Charles Eliot Norton
    The voice of protest, of warning, of appeal is never more needed than when the clamour of fife and drum, echoed by the press and too often by the pulpit, is bidding all men fall in and keep step and obey in silence the tyrannous word of command. Then, more than ever, it is the duty of the good citizen not to be silent.
    Charles Mackay
    Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.
    Charles Péguy
    He who does not shout the truth when he knows it makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers.
    Charles-Louis de Secondat
    What orators lack in depth they make up for in length.
    Charlotte Brontë
    Charlotte Bronte
    If all the world hated you, and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved you, and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    Any idea pushed into the popular mind with considerable force will keep on going until some opposing force -or the slow resistance of friction -stops it at last.
    Chicano (as an identity) came to prominence in the 1960s and 1970s as Mexican Americans asserted their own ethnic, political, and cultural identity while rejecting and resisting assimilation into systematic racism and stereotypes, colonialism, and the American plutocracy-state imperialism. Chicano identity was organized around seven objectives: unity, economy, education, institutions, self-defence, culture, and political liberation, in an effort to bridge regional and class divisions among people of Mexican (and latterly Latin American) descent
    Chris Dodd
    I will begin by stating the sadly obvious: Our electoral system is a mess. Powerful financial interests, free to throw money about with little transparency, have corrupted the basic principles underlying our representative democracy.
    Chris Hedges
    Failure to dissect the cause of war leaves us open for the next installment.
    Chris Hedges
    The greatest crimes of human history are made possible by the most colourless human beings. They are the careerists. The bureaucrats. The cynics. They do the little chores that make vast, complicated systems of exploitation and death a reality... And they do not ask questions.
    Chris Hedges
    Our Class - Trauma and Transformation in an American Prison (2020)
    Chris Hedges (1)
    Corporations are, theologically speaking, institutions of death. They commodify everything – the natural world, human beings – that they exploit until exhaustion or collapse. And what they want is for us to give up. They want us to become passive. They want us to become tacitly complicit in our own destruction.
    Chris Hedges (2)
    Social media lets the public feel like a participant in the public conversation; while devices collect behavioural data on behalf of the platforms, to better hone the power of institutional influence.
    Chris Hedges (3)
    Cult leaders [demagogues] arise from decayed communities and societies in which people have been shorn of political, social and economic power. The disempowered, infantilized by a world they cannot control, gravitate to cult leaders who appear omnipotent and promise a return to a mythical golden age. The cult leaders vow to crush the forces, embodied in demonized groups and individuals, that are blamed for their misery. The more outrageous the cult leaders become, the more they flout law and social conventions, the more they gain in popularity. Cult leaders are immune to the norms of established society. This is their appeal. Cult leaders demand a God-like power. Those who follow them grant them this power in the hope that the cult leaders will save them.
    Christian Parenti
    "The flaws of the left’s current pathologies were all there at the beginning. The scale of the intervention is fundamentally individual and psychological. Change hinges on a stereotypically middle-class concern with manners and etiquette; the diversity, equity, and inclusion training industry would call it 'interpersonal interaction' and would invert the norms. Instead of children being seen and not heard they are taught to claim their space and find their voice. Yet in other ways the diversity training industry teaches lessons not much different from knowing which fork is for salad."
    Christopher Hitchens
    God is not Great (2007)Mortality (2012)Why Orwell Matters (2002)
    Christopher Hitchens (1)
    That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
    Christopher Hitchens (2)
    But even in the much-publicised rebellion of the young against the materialism of the affluent society, the consumer mentality is too often still intact: the standards of behaviour are still those of kind and quantity, the security sought is still the security of numbers, and the chief motive is still the consumer’s anxiety that he is missing out on what is 'in'. In this state of total consumerism – which is to say a state of helpless dependence.
    Christopher Isherwood
    Christopher Marlowe
    Chuck Palahniuk
    Citizens United (2010) on Corporate Finance in Politics Protected by 1st Amendment

    Citizens United v Federal Election Commission argued: 24-Mar-2009 decided 21-Jan-2010. Opening the floodgates for corporate money in politics (including lobbying, campaign finance, etc) by 5-4 judgment equating corporate spend with First Amendment (free speech) for the first time.

    Clarence Darrow
    True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
    Class Struggle
  • Frederick Dutton: Changing Sources of Power (1971)
  • Manifesto by lobbyist and Democratic strategist Frederick Dutton, one of the guiding forces on the McGovern Commission. The "balance of political power, from the economic to the psychological to a certain extent—from the stomach and pocketbook to the psyche, and perhaps sooner or later even to the soul."
  • Chris Hedges: The Revenge of the Lower Classes and the Rise of American Fascism (9-Aug-2016)
  • Rather Than Pay Fairer Wages, Business Looks To Prisons To Fill Labour Shortage (7-Aug-2021)
  • Client
    Client in the world of blockchain refers to software with the capabilities for accessing a blockchain through a local computer. A client would generally feature a cryptocurrency software wallet and support in processing transactions.
    Climate Change | Fossil Fuel Industry
    Clint Eastwood
    When you go far enough to the right you meet the same idiots coming around from the left.
    Closed Source
    The closed source software points out proprietary software featuring source code that is not accessible to the public. Users can access the compiled binaries in the form of an executable program. However, the binaries are not human-readable, and users other than the original software developer cannot access them for modifications.
    Coin in terms of blockchain is basically a representation of digital asset value generated through personal, independent blockchain.
    Coinbase (Company)
    Coinbase is a US-based cryptocurrency brokerage platform, which is the largest exchange in terms of transaction volume and customer base. In comparison to other exchanges, Coinbase features a small count of cryptocurrency offerings. It provides only a specific few dozen tradable cryptocurrencies out of all the available options in the ecosystem.
    Coinbase (Mining)
    Coinbase, in the context of mining, is associated directly with a block. The coinbase of a block points out to the address where block rewards are delivered.
    Cold Wallet
    The cold wallet or cold storage in blockchain points out to an offline wallet that is not connected to the internet ever. The cold wallets are helpful in safeguarding cryptocurrencies from online hacking attacks.
    Command-Line Interface (CLI)
    CLI or Command-Line Interface is a text-based user interface that can offer the core functionalities alongside access to system resources in a better way than GUIs. However, CLI generally lacks the benefits of usability. Therefore, CLI is more suitable for developers in comparison to the average users.
    CompSci: Bellingcat Crowdsources Spycraft
    Bellingcat Crowdsources Spycraft, Scales Up Sleuthing @ LINK.
    CompSci: Decentralised Internet
    Infrastructure for a Decentralised Internet @ LINK.
    CompSci: Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3 (GPT-3)
    Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3 (GPT-3) @ LINK.
    CompSci: GPT-3 Max Woolf Blog
    Fun and Dystopia With AI-Based Code Generation Using GPT-J-6B @ LINK.
    Compsci: Merkel Trees
    CompSci: prq.se
    CompSci: Stochastic Parrots
    CompSci: Trade and Invest Smarter — The Reinforcement Learning Way
    Trade and Invest Smarter — The Reinforcement Learning Way @ LINK deep dive into TensorTrade — the Python framework for trading and investing using deep reinforcement learning
    CompSci: Trust Assertions for Certification Keys
    CompSci: Visualizing Brain Waves In Python
    Confirmation in the world of blockchain refers to the process of determining the extent of the immutability of the information in a blockchain. In some cases, confirmations refer to the number of nodes accepted in a transaction, the number of transactions referencing the confirmation, or the number of blocks prior to it. A general transaction in Bitcoin features five confirmations upon producing five blocks after the block containing a specific transaction.
    Confucius (551 to 479 BCE) was a Chinese philosopher and politician of the Spring and Autumn period who was traditionally considered the paragon of Chinese sages. Widely considered one of the most important and influential individuals in Chinese history, Confucius's teachings and philosophy formed the basis of much of East Asian culture and society, and continue to remain influential across China and East Asia today. His philosophical teachings, called Confucianism, emphasised personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice, kindness, and sincerity.

    Confucius Wikipedia


    Consensus is an important process in the blockchain industry that is essential for helping different sections of a network in determining a single source of truth. Blockchain networks depend on consensus algorithms for reaching an agreement in terms of the blogs eligible for addition to the chain and the validity of nodes. READ MORE

    Consent: Manufactured Consent and Ignorance
    Conservatives | Boomers


    Consortium refers to the private blockchain network operated by a company or a group of agencies. Consortium chains generally management information that is not fit for public release albeit needs to be communicated immutably between two concerned parties. READ MORE


    Corda is basically an open-source blockchain project tailored for business functions. It helps in developing interoperable blockchain networks with formidable indications for conducting transactions in complete privacy. Corda features smart contract technology for enabling businesses to complete direct transactions with better value. READ MORE

    Cornel West
    I don't want to run the empire - I want to bring it down!
    Coronavirus: Antivax versus Vaccinated Breaking Point
    Coronavirus: Large-scale Genome Risk Analysis
    Coronavirus: Lymphnode Activity Covid-19 Vaccines
    COVID-19 vaccination, lymph nodes, and mammography guidelines (3-Mar-2021) @ LINK.
    Coronavirus: Merck Ivermectin Nobel Prize
    Ivermectin has been used in humans for 35 years and over 4 billion doses have been administered. Merck, the original patent holder, donated 3.7 billion doses to developing countries. 2015 the two individuals who developed Ivermectin were awarded a Nobel Prize for medicine.
    Coronavirus: Moderna mRNA Flu Shot
    Moderna Starts Human Trials of An mRNA-Based Flu Shot.ARTICLE @ LINK for further details.
    Coronavirus: Pulmonary Fibrosis Covid-19 Vaccines
    COVID-19 and pulmonary fibrosis: therapeutics in clinical trials, repurposing, and potential development (18-May-2021) @ LINK.
    Coronavirus: Repurposed Drugs For Covid-19
    Repurposed drugs present new strategy for treating COVID-19 @ LINK.
    Coronavirus: Vaccinated America Has Had Enough
    David Frum - Vaccinated America Has Had Enough in The Atlantic @


    In the United States, this pandemic could be almost over by now. The reasons it’s still going are pretty clear.

    Coronavirus: Whistleblower Charges of Cronyism Behind Potential COVID-19 Drug (13-May-2020)
    It’s shocking to see so many leftwingers lured to the far right by conspiracy theories (22-Sept-2021) by George Monbiot in The Guardian   vs  George Monbiot’s Far-Right Projection (7-Oct-2021) by Ian Jenkins on off-guardian.org website

    Corporate Greed in Medical Interventions: Sackler Oxycontin
    Where were the FDA, YouTube, Facebook and all of our overlords as the the opiate crisis has swept the country? Silent. But a simple drug that the Sacklers and other greedy pharmaceutical companies can't make a fortune on?! Attacked, vilified and censored.
    Corporate Profit from Public Funding Vaccine Tech. Upward wealth transfer?

    Why are these big corporations Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca given vast public funding to develop their vaccine tech, but then no taxpayer share in the astronomical profits and no free access to the medical innovation they've funded? Why are these corporations private profit, public funding, immune from ALL legal consequences of the vaccines AFTER full approval i.e. they're no longer experimental? (see questions on Rabble coronavirus).

    Cory Doctorow
    Cory Doctorow: pluralistic.net

    PLURALISTIC.NET website blog for Cory Doctorow, source of useful polemics about Surveillance Capitalism and tech monopoly's existential threat present and future.

    COVID-19 Lockdown in the United Kingdom: 1000s of Lives Lost
    COVID-19 Virus: Scientist Meta-Analysis June 2020
    Covid-19: Selection of Documents Exposing Dark Underbelly
    Crispin Glover
    The United States has its own propaganda, but it's very effective because people don't realise that it's propaganda. And it's subtle, but it's actually a much stronger propaganda machine than the Nazis had but it's funded in a different way.
    Criss Jami
    Popular culture is a place where pity is called compassion, flattery is called love, propaganda is called knowledge, tension is called peace, gossip is called news, and auto-tune is called singing.
    Cross-Section of Introductions in German 2019-2020

    Beliebte Beiträge im Thema: Der Willkommens-Thread für neue Mitglieder on blasted.de (German language: Popular Posts in the Topic: the welcome thread for new members) website.

    Crypto: Athena Bitcoin ATM
    Crypto: Bitfinex'd
    Exposed Bitfinex and Tether as one of the largest financial frauds in history. Covered by The New York Times, Bloomberg, WSJ, CNBC & New York Attorney General @ Amy Castor Blog.

    Crypto: Namecoin
    Crypto: Save The Kids Token
    It's been obvious from the start the world of influencers and gamers and sucker fanbases is a dirty, degraded Parliament of Fowls. Even without the long list of scams (like the Save The Kids token) it's an infantilism that stunts the brains of almost everyone involved. Combine the survivor-bias kay fabe glamour of elevating gaming to e-sports, gamers to heroes, with the most degraded monetization of mass media exploiting audience psychology - conditioning children into retarded adults to best prepare them for a life among the suckers - and the sham intimacy of personal direct to fans delivery systems. End result: a mainstream adjacent Ponzi world that's so populated and so structured to exploit, it's conditioning millions of adults dominated by path of least resistance fantasy into the world. This can't end well.









    Crypto: Wallet of Satoshi
    Wallet of Satoshi Lightning Network @ LINK.
    Crypto: Warren Buffet Crypto Bank
    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Invests in Bitcoin-Friendly Digital Bank @ LINK.

    Cryptocurrency refers to currencies that are digitally distributed and traded with establishing proof of ownership through cryptographic methods. For instance, it is not possible to transfer Ether from an account without any control over the private key related to the concerned account. READ MORE

    Cryptography is the technique of combining mathematical and logical problem-solving skills for encryption or decryption of encoded messages. Computer cryptography depends considerably on mathematical proofs alongside the difficulty of computation for certain mathematical problems.
    Culture: Comic Books / Literature
    "Comic book movies are very popular. And small wonder. They are accessible and enticing. Like literary McDonalds. Culturally KFC."
    Curios: Cleopatra Island
    North of Rhodes. Part of Turkey. Marmara Sea. SEDIR ISLAND Wikipedia.Luis de Garrido - Architect - Eye of Horus Eco-House Designsailsecrets.com Cleopatra Island.GOOGLE MAPS.Viral Story about Cleopatra's Island bought by Russian billionaire for model Naomi Campbell, with apparent satellite image of island with Eye of Horus house. But does it exist in reality?
    In most specific terms, money in any form, when used in circulation as a medium of exchange is known as currency. Every country has its own currency, like the US dollar is the currency of the USA.
    Curtis Yarvin (Mencius Moldbug)

    American blogger and neo-reactionary technofascist.

    Curtis Yarvin (Mencius Moldbug)
    An Open Letter to Open-Minded Progressives (2008)
    Cybertech: Surveillance Capitalism
    libertycenterone.com: Van Eck Phreaking description and smart downplaying by Liberty Center One, a top-tier-flibble data-flurble.

    D H Lawrence (1)
    Loud peace propaganda makes war seem imminent.
    D. H. Lawrence
    Damon Young (1979-)

    American writer and editor. Damon Young is editor of The Root magazine website (The Blacker the Content the Sweeter the Truth) and wrote his first book What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker, in 2019.

    Daniel Dennett
    Daniel Dennett (born 28-Mar-1942) is an American philosopher, writer, and cognitive scientist whose research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and philosophy of biology, particularly as those fields relate to evolutionary biology and cognitive science.

    Daniel Dennett Wikipedia

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan
    When a person goes to a country and finds their newspapers filled with nothing but good news, he can bet there are good men in jail.
    Danny Fenster (CIA Journalist) Imprisoned in Myanmar (1-Sept-2021)

    Danny Fenster CIA Journalist imprisoned in Myanmar @ Columbia College Chicago article on Alumnus Danny Fenster.


    DApp or decentralized apps are similar in terms of operations with regular web applications. On the other hand, they can retrieve information about their state and data from specific or multiple blockchain networks. You wouldn’t need a central web server for the functioning of DApps. In addition, DApps communicate with each other through the messaging protocol used by blockchain networks connected to them. READ MORE

    Dasein (German loanword) that means "being there" or "presence" - often translated i"existence". Existentialist philosopher Martin Heidegger uses the expression Dasein to refer to the experience of being that is peculiar to human beings.
    DaShanne Stokes
    Those with unearned privileges often spin things as 'political correctness' to further silence those they wish to oppress.
    data | datum

    Data is a mass noun, uncountable noun, or non-count noun is a noun with the syntactic property that any quantity of it is treated as an undifferentiated unit, rather than as something with discrete elements. Non-count nouns are distinguished from count nouns. Sand, family, etc.

    Recently data has been singled out for abuse. "Data is" has been inexplicably morphing into "data are" and the usual cunts absorb and proliferate this change as if Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia.

    Data Rights: Ownership Privacy Protections
    David Edwards
    The modern susceptibility to conformity and obedience to authority indicates that the truth endorsed by authority is likely to be accepted as such by a majority of the people.
    David Foster Wallace
    David Fuller
    Rights without responsibilities is adolescence. Free speech absolutism is an ideological position that may not stand up to real-world conditions.
    David Hume
    David Hume (7-May-1711 to 25-Aug-1776) was a Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, historian, economist, librarian and essayist, who is best known today for his highly influential system of philosophical empiricism, skepticism, and naturalism. Beginning with A Treatise of Human Nature (1739–40), Hume strove to create a naturalistic science of man that examined the psychological basis of human nature. Hume argued against the existence of innate ideas, positing that all human knowledge derives solely from experience. This places him with Francis Bacon, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and George Berkeley as a British Empiricist.

    David Hume Wikipedia

    David Hume
    Everyone has observed how much more dogs are animated when they hunt in a pack, than when they pursue their game apart. We might, perhaps, be at a loss to explain this phenomenon, if we had not experience of a similar in ourselves.
    David Hume (1)
    Nothing appears more surprising to those who consider human affairs with a philosophical eye than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few, and the implicit submission with which men resign their own sentiments and passions to those of their rulers. When we enquire by what means this wonder is effected, we shall find, that, as force is always on the side of the governed, the governors have nothing to support them but opinion. It is, therefore, on opinion only that government is founded, and this maxim extends to the most despotic and most military governments, as well as to the freest and most popular.
    David Hume (2)
    Nothing appears more surprising to those who consider human affairs with a philosophical eye than the ease with which the many are governed by the few
    David Icke (2)
    One of the most important secret societies of the 20th Century is called the Round Table. It is based in Britain with branches across the world. It is the Round Table that ultimately orchestrates the network of the Bilderberg Group, Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission and the Royal Institute of International Affairs.
    David Rockefeller
    The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.
    David Sirota (2-Nov-1975)

    American journalist, columnist at The Guardian, editor for Jacobin, and writer. He is also a political commentator and runs The Daily Poster anti-establishment "follow the money" corruption exposer media website. He is a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, political spokesperson, and blogger. He worked as the senior advisor and speechwriter on the Bernie Sanders 2020 presidential campaign.

    David Solomon

    D.J. who moonlights as a titan of Wall Street, David Solomon is a crossover media-finance bullshit artist. Under him, Goldman Sachs - the investment bank - has tried to shed its uptight image as a haven for besuited M.&A. bankers and chest-thumping traders. That effort now includes its own typeface. Meet Goldman Sans. The firm describes the font, which is free to download, as “approachable without being whimsical” and “neutral, with a wink.” It was created for Goldman Sachs by the British design firm Dalton Maag, with a mandate to create a typeface with just the right amount of personality for the 151-year-old bank.

    It follows other efforts by Goldman to come across as cool, including relaxing its dress code, pitching itself as a tech company and collaborating with Apple on a credit card. The reaction from experts is, shall we say, mixed. They are on record saying that it suffered from “lack of courage,” was “missing life” and was the typographical equivalent of “a casual Friday.”

    Dean Baker
    The problem of the last three decades is not the 'vicissitudes of the marketplace,' but rather deliberate actions by the [corporatist] government to redistribute income from the rest of us to the one percent.
    DEBUNKED: Coronavirus and Blood Donation by American Red Cross - Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, AstraZeneca ALL Eligible
  • What to know about the Coronavirus and Blood Donation by American Red Cross (Aug-2021)
  • "In most cases, there is no deferral time for individuals who received a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they are symptom free and feeling well at the time of donation. There is no deferral time for eligible blood donors who are vaccinated with an inactivated or RNA based COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by AstraZeneca, Janssen/J&J, Moderna, Novavax, or Pfizer."


    DeCeFi or decentralized CeFi is basically a new approach that aims to use the best of DeFi and CeFi for modernizing conventional financial management. The world’s leading crypto exchange platform, Binance, has started the DeCeFi movement with their Binance Smart Chain.


    Decentralized points out the shift of data, actions, and other associated interests from a single actor towards distribution throughout all actors.

    Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO)

    A decentralized Autonomous Organization or DAO points out a company or group of like-minded people operating on the basis of rules established in a smart contract. DAOs are generally helpful for transforming business logic to software logic documented on a blockchain. READ MORE

    Deep State
  • The Palmer Raids 1919: When America Tried to Deport Its Radicals (11-Nov-2021)
  • "Palmer Raids were a series of raids conducted in November 1919 and January 1920 by the United States Department of Justice @ WIKIPEDIA LINK"
  • Robert Michels: The Iron Law of Oligarchy
  • Jacob Weisberg: Cozy Relationships Between Press, Law, Academic and Government [Authority]
  • New Republic [Centre-Left Corporate Democrat Magazine; mouthpiece of Democratic Party credentialed professionals] fretted about the "increasingly cozy relationships between press, law, academia and government" that he saw there. "There’s rarely been a time when the governing elites in so many fields were made up of such a tight, hermetic and incestuous clique. The Clinton circle [and its successor like the Obamas on Martha's Vineyard] has a pronounced class consciousness that tells them they’re not just lucky to be here. They’re running things because they’re the best."
  • Deep State: Turkish Deep State Ergenekon
    Ergenekon was the name given to an alleged clandestine, secularist ultra-nationalist organization in Turkey with possible ties to members of the country’s military and security forces. The would-be group, named after Ergenekon, a mythical place located in the inaccessible valleys of the Altay Mountains, was accused of terrorism in Turkey. Ergenekon was by some believed to be part of the “deep state”. The existence of the “deep state” was affirmed in Turkish opinion after the Susurluk scandal in 1996.Ergenekon’s modus operandi had been compared to Operation Gladio’s Turkish branch, the Counter-Guerrilla. By April 2011, over 500 people had been taken into custody and nearly 300 formally charged with membership of what prosecutors described as “the Ergenekon terrorist organization”, which they claimed had been responsible for virtually every act of political violence—and controlled every militant group—in Turkey over the last 30 years.
    Deepstate: American Pravda
    American Pravda: the Power of Organized Crime @ UNZ LINK.
    DeFi or Decentralized Finance

    Decentralized finance or DeFi is a paradigm shift in the economy powered by decentralization, especially in blockchain networks. DeFi points out the radical transition from centralized and closed financial systems to universally accessible economies. DeFi relies on open protocols with the assurance of programmability, ease of composition, and interoperability. READ MORE

    Definition: Naive Bayes Classification
    Naive Bayes classifiers are a family of simple classifiers that use Bayes Theorem good for dealing with high scaling complexity dimensional data.
    Definitions: 1 mole
    The mole (symbol: mol) is the base unit of amount of substance in the International System of Units (SI). It is defined as exactly 6.02214076×1023 particles, which may be atoms, molecules, ions, or electrons.
    Definitions: daltons
    The dalton or unified atomic mass unit (symbols: Da or u) is a unit of mass widely used in physics and chemistry. It is defined as 1⁄12 of the mass of an unbound neutral atom of carbon-12 in its nuclear and electronic ground state and at rest. The atomic mass constant, denoted mu is defined identically, giving mu = m(12C)/12 = 1 Da. A unit dalton is also approximately numerically equal to the molar mass of the same expressed in g / mol (1 Da ≈ 1 g/mol). Prior to the 2019 redefinition of the SI base units these were numerically identical by definition (1 Da = 1 g/mol) and are still treated as such for most purposes.
    Definitions: Deep State (Origins)
    A deep state (calque of Turkish: derin devlet) is a type of governance made up of potentially secret and unauthorised networks of power operating independently of a state’s political leadership in pursuit of their own agenda and goals. In popular usage, the term carries overwhelmingly negative connotations. The range of possible uses of the term is similar to that for shadow government. The expression state within a state is an older and similar concept. Historically, it designated a well-defined organization which seeks to function independently, whereas the deep state refers more to a hidden organization seeking to manipulate the public state.
    Definitions: Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA)
    Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) is a service provided by Amazon that provides storage, packaging, and shipping assistance to sellers. ... The program allows sellers to ship their merchandise to an Amazon fulfillment center, where items are stored in warehouses until they are sold. Often used as a 'get rich fast without effort' mechanism selling cheap Chinese stuff at a profit warehoused and fulfilled by Amazon. Leads to a lot of useless unsold trash.
    Definitions: Kritarchy (kritocracy / juristocracy / dikastocracy)
    Rule by judges. Kritarchy, also called kritocracy, was the system of rule by Biblical judges (Hebrew: שופטים‎, shoftim) in ancient Israel, started by Moses according to the Book of Exodus, before the establishment of a united monarchy under Saul. Because the name is a compound of the Greek words κριτής, krites ("judge") and ἄρχω, árkhō ("to rule"), its colloquial use has expanded to cover rule by judges in the modern sense as well. To contrast such a rule by (modern) judges with the actual form of the 1996 Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, judge Albie Sachs coined the term dikastocracy for it, from δικαστής ("judge"), rejecting the coinage "juristocracy" for being an admixture of Latin and Greek.
    Definitions: woke
    Woke is seeing society's power dynamics in terms of critical race-gender theory identity. Straight white males at the top, gestalt queer black trans female at the bottom.Woke deliberately uses the wrong tense, a condescension to ape perceived 'street' grammar of black Americans.
    Delphic Maxims
    Know thyself Nothing in excess Surety brings ruin
    Delta’s Extra $200 Monthly Healthcare Surcharge To Unvaccinated Airline Workers
  • Profit Squeeze and Cost Distribution For and Against Vaccine Hesitant and Covid-19 'Freeloaders' (28-Aug-2021)
  • Delta’s Extra $200 Monthly Healthcare Surcharge To Unvaccinated Airline Workers May Have Serious Unintended Consequences, according to the pro-corporate forbes.com website.

    Democracy Now!
    "Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González."
  • Orthodox soft-left liberal reportage from a formerly independent vanity news outlet captured by neoliberal corporate paymasters.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: B+
  • Denis [Oppressed Peasant]
    Listen, strange women lyin’ in ponds distributin’ swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony. You can’t expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you. If I went ’round sayin’ I was Emperor, just because some moistened bint lobbed a scimitar at me, they’d put me away!
    Dennis Tourish and Tim Wohlforth
    Artificially engineered peak experiences have long been known to induce extreme conformity.
    Desiderius Erasmus
    In the country of the blind the one-eyed man is king.
    Digital Identity

    Digital identity is basically an online identity or identity on a network adopted by an organization, individual, or electronic device. READ MORE

    Digital Signature

    Digital signature is a code created through public-key encryption followed by being attached to electronically transmitted documents for verifying the contents of the document.

    Directed Acyclic Graph

    Directed Acyclic Graph or DAG is a directed graph structure, such as a flow chart, without any recursive routes. DAGs are applicable in the blockchain industry primarily for creating links between blocks, data storage structures, and transactions. READ MORE

    Distributed Ledger

    Distributed ledger is the database spread throughout various sites, institutions, and countries with sequential storage of records in a continuous manner. The data in distributed ledger could be permissioned or unpermissioned, depending on the control privileges for viewership of the data. READ MORE

    Do immigrants reduces native born wages? Do migrants cost _us_ money?
  • "No. Immigrants almost never reduce native born wages, except sometimes briefly during the peak or trough of recession. In recessions the net fiscal impact moves back to an overall net positive soon after."
  • "No. Migrants don't tend to cost the country money, except at the very start (rescue and housing) and/or if the migrant is subsequently deported before becoming a taxpayer. Once paying taxes, migrants like immigrants are net positive. Benefit to national fiscal balance over a lifetime is very positive, in part because immigrants don't need public spending during childhood so spend much higher percentage of their lives as taxpayers."
  • Migrant Population in the U.K.: Fiscal Effects (22-Feb-2002)
  • Paying Their Way. The fiscal contribution of immigrants in the UK (27-Apr-2005)
  • The Effect of Immigration along the Distribution of Wages (Mar-2008)
  • New Labour? The Impact of Migration from Central and Eastern European Countries on the UK Labour Market (19-Oct-2008)
  • The Economic Impacts of Migration on the UK Labour Market (26-Feb-2009)
  • The Government's Immigration Sums Don't Add Up (18-Nov-2010)
  • ONS reveals impact of immigration on low-paid jobs and wages; how should Labour react? (26-May-2011)
  • REDACTED: The Spectator - ONS Blunder Lets Ministers Blame Falling Real Incomes On Immigration (Aug-2012)
  • Impacts of migration on UK native employment: An analytical review of the evidence (Mar-2014)
  • The impact of immigration on occupational wages: evidence from Britain (Dec-2015)
  • Finding the facts: The truth behind referendum claims on immigration (13-Apr-2016)
  • Does Immigration Reduce Wages? (2017)
  • An immigration strategy for the UK: Six proposals to manage migration for economic success (5-Dec-2017)
  • The Economic Impact of Immigrations on the UK (6-Apr-2018)
  • The Fiscal Imact of Immigration in the UK (18-Feb-2019)
  • Don DeLillo
    Never underestimate the power of the State to act out its own massive fantasies.
    Donald Trump (1)
    I gave to many people, before this, before two months ago, I was a businessman. I give to everybody. When they call, I give. And do you know what? When I need something from them two years later, three years later, I call them, they are there for me. And that’s a broken system.
    Donald Trump (2)
    Everything in Washington has been a lie It's all big lie.
    Doris Lessing
    Political correctness [and its progeny] is the natural continuum from the party line. What we are seeing once again is a self-appointed group of vigilantes imposing their views on others.
    A dormer is a roofed structure, often containing a window, that projects vertically beyond the plane of a pitched roof, and a dormer window (also called dormer) is a form of roof window
    Double Spend Attack

    Double-spend attacks basically refer to malicious attempts for convincing two different parties about the validity of one of two conflicting transactions. In such cases, both transactions can appear valid, although with setbacks when combined together. Blockchain reorganizations such as natural forks imply that verification of the addition of a transaction in a block does not refer to its immutability. Transactions will be immutable only after reaching a certain chain depth where chain reorganization cannot affect them. It is possible to reduce double-spend attacks by waiting to confirm a transaction by the network.

    Douglas MacArthur
    It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear.
    Dr. Tess Lawrie: The Conscience of Medicine
    Drastic Research: DEFUSE PROJECT

    Self-contained, one-stop repository of The DEFUSE PROJECT archive: @ drasticresearch.org as of 21-Sept-2021

  • In Major Shift, NIH Admits Funding Risky Virus Research in Wuhan (22-Oct-2021)
  • Dunning Kruger (1)
    The Dunning-Kruger effect is a type of cognitive bias in which people believe that they are smarter and more capable than they really are. Essentially, low ability people do not possess the skills needed to recognise their own incompetence. The combination of poor self-awareness and low cognitive ability leads them to overestimate their own capabilities. The term lends a scientific name and explanation to a problem that many people immediately recognise -that fools are blind to their own foolishness.
    Dwight D Eisenhower
    We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.
    Dwight D Eisenhower
    We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security.
    Dwight G Eisenhower (1)
    In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of huge industrial and military machinery of defence with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together. Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades. In this revolution, research has become central; it also becomes more formalised, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government. Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been over shadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers. The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded. Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.
    Dwight G Eisenhower (2)
    Massive military budgets erode the economic foundation on which true national security is dependent.
    E. L. Doctorow
    Early Pandemic Voluntary Insurance Coverage: Cost-sharing Waivers and Premium Relief in US Healthcare
    Eckhart Tolle
    Eckhart Tolle (born 16-Feb-1948) is a German-born pragma-philosopher, spiritual teacher and self-help author who resides in Canada. He is best known as the author of The Power of Now and A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose.

    Eckhart Tolle Wikipedia

    Economics: Collective Bargaining
    Collective bargaining is the process in which working people, through their unions, negotiate contracts with their employers to determine their terms of employment, including pay, benefits, hours, leave, job health and safety policies, ways to balance work and family, and more @ AFICIO.ORG explainer.
    Economics: Comparing Healthcare Spending
    Medicare v Costco Healthcare Spending @ LINK.
    Economics: Covid-19 Profiteering for BlackRock & co
    COVID PROFITEERING ON SUPER STEROIDS: This Is What the Whole World Is Witnessing (25-Jun-2021) @ LINK.
    Economics: Democrats Privatising Healthcare
    Democrats Prepare to Privatize Medicare, Using Medicare Advantage as Their Opening Wedge (and New York Unions?) @ LINK.
    Economics: Ethereum 2.0 by JP Morgan
    Ethereum 2.0 Will Supercharge Staking Industry By Tens Of Billions, JPMorgan Estimates @ LINK.
    Economics: Fed Cannot End QE
    The Fed In A Box Part 2: They Cannot End Quantitative Easing @ LINK.
    Economics: Federal Reserve Inter Generational Wealth 2018
    2018 study by the federal reserve on how wealth moves between generations @ ARTICLE.
    Economics: Free Market Free Political Civil Authorities
    If you're a believer in market capitalism efficiently sorting winners and losers by who's best at making money - who's best at winning the most ubiquitous competitive game in the world - therefore also who's best at their job - the same should apply to politics and civil authorities; all positions of value in society.
    Economics: Military Spending
    Military spending, technical progress, and economic growth: a critical overview on mainstream defense economics @ LINK.
    Economics: Money in Elections
    How Money Impacts Elections @ LINK.
    Economics: Neoliberalism Govt Supported
    Neoliberalism Has Depended on Huge Levels of Government Support for Its Entire Existence @ LINK.
    Economics: New Regime Oil Control
    One For The History Books: A New Control Regime In Oil @ LINK.
    Economics: New Theory of Inflation
    Answering The $64 Trillion Question: A New Theory Of Inflation @ LINK.
    Economics: Norway Divests Israel
    Norway: Largest Pension Fund Divests from Israeli Settlements @ LINK.
    Economics: Social Mobility in USA since 1850s
    Long-term decline in intergenerational mobility in the United States since the 1850s @ ARTICLE.
    Economics: Techno-Feudalism
    Yanis Varoufakis: Techno-Feudalism Is Taking Over @ LINK.
    Economics: The Financial Crisis Was a Minsky Moment but We Live in Strange Times (19-Feb-2019)

    Economics: The Financial Crisis Was a Minsky Moment but We Live in Strange Times (19-Feb-2019) @ Nat Dyer article from Economic Questions website. Nat Dyer is a freelance writer based in London. He has an MSc in International and European Politics from Edinburgh University. He was previously a campaigner with Global Witness, an anti-corruption group. Twitter: @natjdyer.

    Economics: United Kingdom Food Bank - Hunger Map
    UK interactive hunger map @ LINK.
    Economics: US Militarized Budget 2020

    Overview of the US Discretionary and Fixed Budget public spending 2020 @ LINK.
    CBO.GOV infographics US govt website.

    Economics: Worry About Private Sector Collapse
    Inflation Is Not What We Need to Worry About: the Risk of Major Collapse in the Private Sector Is What Should Be Troubling Us Right Now @ LINK.
    Edgar Wallace
    Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke (12-Jan-1729 to 9-Jul-1797) was a Irish statesman, economist, and philosopher. Born in Dublin, Burke served as a member of parliament (MP) between 1766 and 1794 in the House of Commons of Great Britain with the Whig Party after moving to London in 1750. Burke was a proponent of underpinning virtues with manners in society and of the importance of religious institutions for the moral stability and good of the state.[3] These views were expressed in his A Vindication of Natural Society. He criticised the actions of the British government towards the American colonies, including its taxation policies. Burke also supported the rights of the colonists to resist metropolitan authority, although he opposed the attempt to achieve independence. He is remembered for his support for Catholic emancipation, the impeachment of Warren Hastings from the East India Company, and his staunch opposition to the French Revolution.

    Edmund Burke Wikipedia

    Edmund Burke (1)
    All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing.
    Education: Hamilton Morris Student Chemistry Blog
    Education: Learning in Layers of Muscle Memory
    Education: Leitner Box Learning Aid
    Education: Politics Test Psychometrics
    Education: the Pari Center for New Learning
    Edward Bernays (1)"""
    Edward Bernays (2)
    Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.
    Edward Denison
    Three percent exceeds 2 percent by 50 percent, not by 1 percent.
    Edward Gibbon
    Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty.
    Edward Gibbon (1)
    A nation of slaves is always prepared to applaud the clemency of their master who, in the abuse of absolute power, does not proceed to the last extremes of injustice and oppression.
    Edward R Murrow
    If none of us ever read a book that was 'dangerous' had a friend who was 'different or joined an organisation that advocated 'change' we would all be the kind of people Joe McCarthy wants.
    Edward Snowden
    Permanent Record (2014)
    Edward Snowden (1)
    In terms of technological and communication progress in human history, the Internet is basically the equivalent of electronic telepathy. We can now communicate all the time through our little magic smartphones with people who are anywhere, all the time, constantly learning what they’re thinking, talking about, exchanging messages.
    Edward Snowden on Central Bank Crypto
  • Your Money AND Your Life - Central Banks Digital Currencies will ransom our future (9-Oct-2021)
  • Edward Zehr
    I wouldn't call it fascism exactly, but a political system nominally controlled by an irresponsible, dumbed down electorate who are manipulated by dishonest, cynical, controlled mass media that dispense the propaganda of a corrupt political establishment can hardly be described as democracy either.
    Edwin Vieira
    You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, and that's good enough.
    EFF: Anti-Surveillance App Downloader

    Introducing apkeep EFF Threat Lab new APK Downloader @ EFF.ORG download.

    Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR)
    Emile Zola
    Emily Brontë
    Emily Davison

    Emily Wilding Davison (11-Oct-1872 to 8-Jun-1913) was an English suffragette who fought for votes for women in Britain in the early twentieth century. A member of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) and a militant fighter for her cause, she was arrested on nine occasions, went on hunger strike seven times and was force-fed on forty-nine occasions. Davison joined the women's rights movement and soon became known in the organisation for her daring militant action; her tactics included breaking windows, throwing stones, setting fire to postboxes, planting bombs and, on three occasions, hiding overnight in the Palace of Westminster—including on the night of the 1911 census. Davison was a staunch feminist and passionate Christian, and considered that socialism was a moral and political force for good. Emily Davison died after being hit by King George V's horse Anmer at the 1913 Derby when she walked onto the track during the race.

    Emir Kusturica
    Emmeline Pankhurst

    Emmeline Pankhurst (15-Jul-1858 to 14-Jun-1928) was an English suffragette, proto-feminist and political activist. She is best remembered for organising the British suffragette movement and helping women win the right to vote. She was widely criticised at the time - as is always the case when establishment power is under threat - for her militant tactics, but her work is recognised as a crucial element in achieving women's suffrage in the United Kingdom and elsewhere.


    EOS basically points out the Blockchain 3.0 chain, tailored specifically for emphasizing transaction throughput. It leverages the web assembly or WASM for smart contracts and the delegated proof-of-stake or DPoS consensus mechanism. READ MORE

    ERC20 Token Standard

    ERC refers to Ethereum Request for Comment and is associated with an assignment number related to the standard. ERC20 is a technical standard for smart contracts implemented by the majority of Ethereum tokens. The ERC20 standard lists certain rules which specify requirements that a token should fulfill for maintaining compliance and functioning in the Ethereum network. READ MORE

    Eric Hoffer
    When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.
    Eric Hoffer
    Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
    Eric Hoffer (1)
    Propaganda ... serves more to justify ourselves than to convince others; and the more reason we have to feel guilty, the more fervent our propaganda.
    Eric Schaub
    Can we truly expect those who aim to exploit us to be trusted to educate us?
    Erich Fromm
    When Fascism came into power, most people were unprepared, both theoretically and practically. They were unable to believe that man could exhibit such propensities for evil, such lust for power, such disregard for the rights of the weak, or such yearning for submission. Only a few had been aware of the rumbling of the volcano preceding the outbreak.
    Ernest Hemingway
    It would be easy for us, if we do not learn to understand the world and appreciate the rights, privileges and duties of all other countries and peoples, to represent in our power the same danger to the world that Fascism did.
    Ernest Hemmingway
    He did not care for the lying at first. He hated it. Then later he had come to like it. It was part of being an insider, but it was a very corrupting business.
    Ernest Hemmingway
    Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
    Ernst Zundel
    For an event that was wholly created in the poisonous psychological warfare kitchens of the Second World War, run by the ministries of propaganda in many countries, not just by the British or the Americans, but also the Russians and undoubtedly the world Jewish organisations.

    Ether, also known as ETH, is the base cryptocurrency tailored for the Ethereum blockchain network. Ether basically serves as the currency for paying transaction fees to miners. Most important of all, it is stored in terms of individual accounts rather than in the form of Unspent Transaction Outputs or UTXOs. READ MORE


    Ethereum is one of the prominent examples of the decentralized chain in Blockchain 2.0. As a matter of fact, it will be the first major smart contract platform that enjoys considerable support of Fortune 500 companies through the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance or EEA. Ethereum presently depends on a Proof-of-Work or PoW consensus algorithm. However, future modifications in the protocol can imply the need for updating to a Proof-of-Stake or PoS algorithm for better scalability. READ MORE

    Ethereum Enterprise Alliance

    The Ethereum Enterprise Alliance or EEA refers to a group of medium to large businesses with a public commitment to support Ethereum development and creating applications tailored for the protocol. READ MORE

    Ethereum Improvement Proposals (EIP)

    Ethereum Improvement Proposals or EIPs provide a description of standards for the Ethereum platform, such as contract standards, core protocol specifications, and client APIs.

    Ethereum Virtual Machine

    Ethereum Virtual Machine is a simulated state machine that depends on eWASM bytecode for processing transactions. In addition, it can also facilitate opportunities for performing state transitions for the Ethereum blockchain. The state of the EVM will be similar on all nodes in the network, with the impossibility of generating different states by using the same inputs.

    Eugene B Meyer - Federalist Society CEO

    Eugene B. Meyer President and CEO, The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.

    There are three classes of citizens. The first are the rich, who are indolent and yet always crave more. The second are the poor, who have nothing, are full of envy, hate the rich, and are easily led by demagogues. Between the two extremes lie those who make the state secure and uphold the laws.
    Evelyn Waugh
    Evolution: Humanity Switch Gene? Chinese Human Fossils?

    The humanity switch: How one gene made us brainier article in New Scientist.

    Chinese human fossils unlike any known species article in New Scientist. But why are these referred to as Chinese human fossils rather than human fossils found in China? China didn't exist until 5000-8000 years ago. Little examples of bullshit infowars propaganda training reader thinking.


    EWASM refers to the web assembly or WASM version implemented by the Ethereum Virtual Machine for ensuring improved functionalities in blockchains.

    A short extract from a continuous whole thing.

    A cryptocurrency exchange is commonly evident in the world of blockchain, especially as a service for trading cryptocurrency tokens for fiat or other tokens. Exchanges are subject to intensive regulations in the US, the European Union, and eastern Asia.

    Exchange (Decentralized)

    Decentralized exchange basically refers to a cryptocurrency exchange hosted completely through a decentralized app on a specific blockchain. Decentralized exchanges generally don’t allow the conversion of cryptocurrency to fiat. Furthermore, decentralized exchanges also present more difficulties in comparison to standard exchanges for regulations and sanctions.

    pressing; demanding e.g. "the exigent demands of her contemporaries' music took a toll on her voice"
    existentialism absurdism

    Sartre is tagged with Existentialism, Camus is tagged with Absurdism. Both too reductive but anyway: Existentialism vs Absurdism — Explanations and Key Differences of Each.

    Explained: Neural networks (16-Apr-2021)
    Ballyhooed artificial-intelligence technique known as “deep learning” revives 70-year-old idea @ MIT WEBSITE link.

    F M Cornford
    Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies.
    Fact Sheet and Index for Circadian Rhythms
    Circadian Rhythms on nih.gov website
    Fair Observer
    "Fair Observer is an independent, nonprofit media organization that engages in citizen journalism and civic education."
  • Neoliberal liberal-left bullshit archetype: ostensibly independent democratic socialist but mainstream news tracking, proliferating plutocratic orthodox spin with high-handed professionalism.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: A-
  • Federal Socialism

    Put aside all that bs you've inculcated about divide and gaslight and whatever. It's getting in the way of understanding both what I'm saying and what you're missing about what military budget is. I'll try to be more clear. 280 character Twitter isn't good for nuance.

    So. Your original point was that the USPS shouldn't be judged only by profit criteria. You identify $750B - a huge sum - as annual military budget. Taxpayer money.

    While the American people don't make profit on military expenditure, we don't expect profitable because we know military is vital to the country. It defends all of us, taxpayers included.

    Like military, USPS plays an essential role. If it's an expense, it's for the national good. It may be publicly subsidized by taxes but it's ultimately serving the American taxpayer, i.e. all of us. USPS profitability should be treated same as military: not what matters most.

    And serving the American people matters because military budget is funded by us. Most tax revenue comes from working and middle class Americans. People like you and me give nearly 24c of every tax dollar to pay for the military. Works out at just over 60 days of the average American's working year.

    OK so far?

    Federico Fellini
    Felipe Andres Coronel (1)
    This is the point of no return I could never go back. Life without parole up state shackled and trapped Living in the hole, lookin’ at the world through a crack But fuck that, I’d rather shoot it out and get clapped I’ve gone too far, there ain’t no coming back for me Auschwitz gas chamber full of Zyklon-B Just like the Spanish exterminating Tainos Raping the black and Indian women Creating Latinos.
    To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.

    Fiat refers to a nationally adopted currency that has the backing of the government. For example, the US Dollar and Euro are examples of fiat currencies. Fiat currencies are generally favorable due to their traditional applications and legal status.


    Founded in 2004 to extend space for critical discussions on contempoary art, Fillip is a Vancouver-based publishing organization.

    Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)

    FINCEN is the U.S. federal agency that investigates and prosecutes finance-related crimes, like money laundering. The rules and regulations of FinCEN cover many points related to the use of cryptocurrency.


    Fintech word is a combination of two terms finance and technology. The combined term Fintech refers to a business that involves the use of technology for the automation or enhancement of financial services and processes.

    Fixation on Minor Airplane Carbon Emissions
    Aviation emissions are a complete misdirection when it comes to battling climate change and human-origin carbon footprint. Headline articles railing against plane travel propagate to divert attention away from the industries with significantly larger footprint but, because regulating could be government/business policy TODAY, status quo enablers work to keep public pressure away from pushing legislative action to curb their profitable pollution.
    Flannery O'Connor
    The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
    flying squads


    flying squads are an affinity group of autonomous workers (usually members of a single union or a number of simpatico worker orgs) who carry out actions for the benefit of their labour struggle: helping strikers, defending workers, disrupting capital, fighting back against union-breaker violence, advocating against captured union bureacracy etc.


  • Flying squad pickets and the need for independent workplace groups
  • Jeff Shantz: "Flying Squads and Self Defense Now"
  • New Socialist 2003: Flying Squads and the Crisis of Workers' Self-Organization
  • RAIN4EST Flying Squad Deploys New Blockade to Halt Road Building Into The Last Ancient Forests of Bugaboo Creek
  • Troxler 2006, NCPedia: Flying Squadrons
  • Football Heritage

    Imagine, M_ ______, 10 million+ English lads playing and CARING about football, agonies and ecstasies, sometimes in mostly out of organised teams, from reception to teens into adulthood. England has borne the weight of their hope, fear and expectation for 90+ years.

    In fact, personal connection to the ups and downs of England team long ago overflowed into the national mainstream: grannies, mothers, daughters and the middle-class. Not quite the same intensely personal link as English lads (in most cases) but nonetheless one of the most potent engines of shared cultural identity.

    This past decade or so, there has been rapid growth in women football at every level, from girls in school teams to women in pro clubs. England ladies teams are not just a thing, but highly ranked in world competition and some cross-pollination with football fans in the national mainstream too.

    There's a spate of recent headlines on the back of Euro2020.

    • Why should it be England for men's team but England Ladies for women?
    • Why is it 55 Years Since England Last Won referring to 1966 when England women won Euros in 2018?
    • @jessphillips tweeting "I really like the way in most of the reporting they make it clear that this is the first England final in a long time for the men's team."

    She's a virtue signalling cunt.

    force majeure
    unforeseeable circumstances that prevent someone from fulfilling a contract -irresistible compulsion or superior strength

    Fork in the world of blockchain refers to the process of creating a unique network by using the same consensus mechanism or protocols as the previously existing network. Forks could contain the state of the original network or instantiate their own state. You can find two categories of forks such as hard fork and soft fork. The hard fork features permanent incompatibility with the existing network. The soft fork features compatibility with the data on the original chain. READ MORE

    Francisco Ferrer
    Governments have ever been known to hold a high hand over the education of the people. They know, better than anyone else, that their power is based almost entirely on the school. Hence, they monopolise it more and more.
    François de La Rochefoucauld
    We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free from great ones.
    François de La Rochefoucauld
    Hypocrisy is the tribute vice pays to virtue.
    Frank Dane
    Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything.
    Frank Herbert
    It is not that power corrupts but that power is a magnet to the corruptible.
    Frank Herbert
    All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities.
    Frank Zappa (1)
    Government is the Entertainment division of the military-industrial complex.
    Frank Zappa (2)
    So many books, so little time. Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.
    Frank Zappa (3)
    If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.
    Frank Zappa (4)
    If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.
    Frank Zappa (5)
    A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.
    Frank Zappa (6)
    Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth...
    Frank Zappa (7)
    The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theatre.
    Frank Zappa (8)
    My best advice to anyone who wants to raise a happy, mentally healthy child is: Keep him or her as far away from a church as you can.
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt [FDR]
    We require two safeguards against a return of the evils of the old order. There must be a strict supervision of all banking and credits and investments. There must be an end to speculation with other people's money.
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt [FDR] (1)
    I had a nice talk with Jack Morgan [banker J.P. Morgan, Jr] the other day and he seemed more worried about [Assistant Secretary of Agriculture Rexford] Tugwell’s speech than about anything else, especially when Tugwell said: ‘From now on property rights and financial rights will be subordinated to human rights.’ The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centres has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson… The country is going through a repetition of Jackson’s fight with the Bank of the United States – only on a far bigger and broader basis.
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt [FDR] (2)
    That, in its essence, is fascism: ownership of government by a group, a corporation or by any other controlling private power cartel.
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt [FDR] (3)
    We of the Republic sensed the truth that democratic government has innate capacity to protect its people against disasters once considered inevitable, to solve problems once considered unsolvable. We would not admit that we could not find a way to master economic epidemics just as, after centuries of fatalistic suffering, we had found a way to master epidemics of disease. We refused to leave the problems of our common welfare to be solved by the winds of chance and the hurricanes of disaster. In this we Americans were discovering no wholly new truth; we were writing a new chapter in our book of self-government.
    Fred Hampton (1)
    Black people need some peace. White people need some peace. And we are going to have to fight. We’re going to have to struggle. We’re going to have to struggle relentlessly to bring about some peace, because the people that we’re asking for peace, they are a bunch of megalomaniac warmongers, and they don’t even understand what peace means.
    Fred Hampton (10)
    I am the people, I’m not the pig. You got to make a distinction. And the people are going to have to attack the pigs. The people are going to have to stand up against the pigs. That’s what the Panthers is doing, that’s what the Panthers are doing all over the world.
    Fred Hampton (11)
    We’re not a racist organisation, because we understand that racism is an excuse used for capitalism, and we know that racism is just – it’s a byproduct of capitalism.
    Fred Hampton (12)
    Nothing is more important than stopping Fascism. Because if we don't, Fascism is gonna stop us all.
    Fred Hampton (2)
    Why don’t you live for the people? Why don’t you struggle for the people? Why don’t you die for the people?
    Fred Hampton (3)
    And how do they fool you? Because they pick the leaders they want. And they put those people up there and portray them as being your leaders when, in fact, they’re leaders of nobody.
    Fred Hampton (4)
    With no education, you have neocolonialism instead of colonialism, like you’ve got in Africa now and like you’ve got in Haiti.
    Fred Hampton (5)
    We’re going to fight racism not with racism, but we’re going to fight with solidarity. We say we’re not going to fight capitalism with black capitalism, but we’re going to fight it with socialism.
    Fred Hampton (6)
    Socialism is the people! Are you afraid of yourself? If you afraid of socialism, you afraid of yourself.”,American Activist (1948-1969)"
    Fred Hampton (7)
    I’m telling you that we’re living in an infectious society right now. I’m telling you that we’re living in a sick society. And anybody that endorses integrating into this sick society before it’s cleaned up is a man who’s committing a crime against the people.
    Fred Hampton (8)
    I believe I’m going to die doing the things I was born to do. I believe I’m going to die high off the people. I believe I’m going to die a revolutionary in the international revolutionary proletarian struggle.
    Fred Hampton (9)
    First of all, we say primarily that the priority of this struggle is class. That Marx, and Lenin, and Che Guevara end Mao Tse-Tung and anybody else that has ever said or knew or practiced anything about revolution, always said that revolution is a class struggle.
    Frederic Bastiat
    When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.
    Frederick August Hayek

    Friedrich August von Hayek (8-May-1899 to 23-Mar-1992) was a British-Austrian economist and philosopher who is best known for his defence of classical liberalism. Hayek shared the 1974 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Gunnar Myrdal for their work on money and economic fluctuations, and the interdependence of economic, social and institutional phenomena. His account of how changing prices communicate information that helps individuals coordinate their plans is widely regarded as an important achievement in economics, leading to his prize.

    Frederick Douglas
    This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.
    Frederick the Great
    I begin by taking. I shall find scholars later to demonstrate my perfect right.
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    Oddly, submission to powerful, frightening, even terrible persons, like tyrants and generals, is not experienced as nearly so painful as is submission to unknown and uninteresting persons - which is what all luminaries of industry are.
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1)
    But it is the same with man as with the tree. The more he seeks to rise into the height and light, the more vigorously do his roots struggle earthward, downward, into the dark, the deep – into evil.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (2)
    What is the task of higher education? To make a man into a machine. What are the means employed? He is taught how to suffer being bored.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (3)
    The Great Man is colder, harder, less hesitating, and without respect and without the fear of 'opinion'; he lacks the virtues that accompany respect and 'respectability', and altogether everything that is the 'virtue of the herd'. If he cannot lead, he goes alone. He knows he is incommunicable: he finds it tasteless to be familiar. When not speaking to himself, he wears a mask. There is a solitude within him that is inaccessible to praise or blame.
    Friedrich Rudolf Klein-Rogge
    The ultimate purpose of state crime is to establish an endless empire. It seeks a state of complete insecurity and anarchy, founded upon the tainted ideals of a world thought doomed to annihilation. When humanity, subjugated by the terror of crime, has been driven mad by fear and horror, and when chaos has become the supreme law, then the time for the empire of lawlessness will have come.
    Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Fyodor Dostoevsky (1)
    Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.
    Fyodor Dostoevsky (2)
    Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lies comes to a point when he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others.
    G K Chesterton (1)
    If the devil tells you something is too fearful to look at, look at it. If he says something is too terrible to hear, hear it. If you think some truth unbearable, bear it.
    G K Chesterton (2)
    The decay of society is praised by artists as the decay of a corpse is praised by worms.
    G K Chesterton (3)
    But those dealing in the actual manufacture of mind are dealing in a very explosive material. The material is not merely the clay of which man is master, but the truths or semblances of truth which have a certain mastery over man. The material is explosive because it must be taken seriously. The men writing books really are throwing bombs.
    G K Chesterton (4)
    A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    Gabriel Marcel
    Today, the first and perhaps the only duty of the philosopher is to defend man against himself: to defend man against that extraordinary temptation toward inhumanity to which almost without being aware of it so many human beings today have yielded.
    Galileo Galilei
    Galileo di Vincenzo Bonaiuti de' Galilei (15-Feb-1564 to 8-Jan-1642) was an astronomer, physicist and engineer, sometimes described as a polymath, from Pisa, in modern-day Italy. Galileo has been called the "father of observational astronomy", the "father of modern physics", the "father of the scientific method", and the "father of modern science"
    Gary Gordon

    Retired stock analyst covering the housing, mortgage and consumer finance industries. US investment strategist and portfolio manager. Work career at PaineWebber and UBS, an adjunct professor at Mercy College in New York. Written articles about - for example - AMC where Gordon advocates sell the stock, exposing reasons why it's going to drop, telling the audience to get out while the going is good. Turns out he's got a lot of AMC stock and he's short on it!

    Gary Kasparov (1)
    The problems that humans are facing is that we are not consistent, we cannot play under great pressure. Our games are marked by good and bad moves – not blunders, just inaccuracies. They remain unnoticed in human chess, but are very damaging when you are facing a machine.
    Gary Lloyd
    When the government's boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence.

    Gas in the blockchain terminology refers to a measure of the computational difficulty needed for processing a smart contract function. Functions with additional complexity would require additional gas. Users could find gas as hardcoded values for each operational code, such as in the case of Ethereum. On the other hand, gas could also refer to subjective values that depend on miner’s preferences. READ MORE

    Gas Price

    Gas price refers to the number of tokens charged as fee for every unit of gas consumed by function of smart contract. Gas prices can help a network in responding dynamically to fluctuations in bandwidth demand on the grounds of market forces.

    Gender Wage Gap - Numbers, Curiosities and Social Imperative (18-Feb-2020)

    Wage gap between white women and women of color persists in Santa Monica, according to new report (18-Feb-2020) @ Santa Monica Daily Press article.

    If one were a cynic, one might suggest this whole vector of propaganda isn't about equality for women but about cushioning the blow - making it a social imperative - for both parents to work full-time, which is increasingly necessary as the lower and middle class is squeezed to continue the enrichment of the elite class.

    Genesis Block

    It is the initial data block that was computed first in the history of blockchain network.

    Geoffrey Chaucer
    Geopolitics: Elias Amare (Ethiopia/Eritrea)

    Erudite voice from the Horn of Africa @ ELIAS AMARE at blackagendareport.com website.

    Geopolitics: Who are the top international-relations specialists? (25-Sept-2014) @ foreignpolicy.com

    Who are the top international-relations specialists?Surprise! Scholars have a very different view than policymakers do @ (25-Sept-2014)WEBSITE LINK on foreignpolicy.com website.

    George Bernard Shaw (1)
    The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. All progress, therefore, depends upon the unreasonable man.
    George Bernard Shaw (2)
    A life spent making mistakes is not only more honourable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
    George Bernard Shaw (3)
    The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
    George Bernard Shaw (4)
    If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.
    George Bernard Shaw (5)
    People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them.
    George Carlin (1)
    The real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments in a courthouse: You cannot post 'Thou shalt not steal,' 'Thou shalt not commit adultery,' and 'Thou shalt not lie' in a building full of lawyers, judges, and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment.
    George Carlin (2)
    I'm completely in favour of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.
    George Carlin (3)
    If crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they?
    George Carlin (4)
    These days many politicians are demanding change. Just like homeless people.
    George Carlin (5)
    The owners of this country know the truth: It's called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.
    George Carlin (6)
    I have solved this political dilemma in a very direct way: I don't vote. On Election Day, I stay home. I firmly believe that if you vote, you have no right to complain. Now, some people like to twist that around. They say, 'If you don't vote, you have no right to complain,' but where's the logic in that? If you vote, and you elect dishonest, incompetent politicians, and they get into office and screw everything up, you are responsible for what they have done. You voted them in. You caused the problem. You have no right to complain. I, on the other hand, who did not vote -who did not even leave the house on Election Day -am in no way responsible for what these politicians have done and have every right to complain about the mess that you created.
    George Carlin (7)
    Governments don't want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking, That is against their interests. They want obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork, and just dumb enough to passively accept it.
    George Eliot
    George Meredith
    George Monbiot (1)
    Governments are deemed to succeed or fail by how well they make money go round, regardless of whether it serves any useful purpose. They regard it as a sacred duty to encourage the country’s most revolting spectacle: the annual feeding frenzy in which shoppers queue all night, then stampede into the shops, elbow, trample and sometimes fight to be the first to carry off some designer junk which will go into landfill before the sales next year. The madder the orgy, the greater the triumph of economic management.
    George Monbiot (2)
    Neoliberalism sees competition as the defining characteristic of human relations. It redefines citizens as consumers, whose democratic choices are best exercised by buying and selling, a process that rewards merit and punishes inefficiency. It maintains that the market" delivers benefits that could never be achieved by planning. We internalise and reproduce its creeds. The rich persuade themselves that they acquired their wealth through merit
    George Monbiot (27-Jan-1963)

    British writer known for his environmental and political activism. Contributor to The Guardian on left-environmentalism issues, speaking truth to power, opposing the corporatocracy. See monbiot.com for George Monbiot's personal website with article repository.

    George Orwell
    Power worship blurs political judgment because it leads, almost unavoidably, to the belief that present trends will continue. Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible.
    George Orwell
    All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.
    George Orwell (1)
    In our age, there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.' All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia. In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defence of the indefensible.
    George Orwell (10)
    But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.
    George Orwell (11)
    If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face -for ever.
    George Orwell (12)
    Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it
    George Orwell (13)
    We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men. It is not merely that at present the rule of naked force obtains almost everywhere. Probably that has always been the case. Where this age differs from those immediately preceding it is that a liberal intelligentsia is lacking. Bully-worship, under various disguises, has become a universal religion.
    George Orwell (14)
    So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don't even know that fire is hot.
    George Orwell (15)
    The war against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.
    George Orwell (16)
    And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed -if all records told the same tale then the lie passed into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.
    George Orwell (17)
    The really frightening thing about totalitarianism is not that it commits atrocities but that it attacks the concept of objective truth; it claims to control the past as well as the future.
    George Orwell (2)
    Truth is treason in the empire of lies.
    George Orwell (3)
    There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them.
    George Orwell (4)
    The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.
    George Orwell (5)
    The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
    George Orwell (6)
    One of the most horrible features of war is that all the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
    George Orwell (7)
    It reminded us that propaganda in some form or other lurks in every book, that every work of art has a meaning and a purpose — a political, social and religious purpose — that our aesthetic judgments are always coloured by our prejudices and beliefs.
    George Orwell (8)
    Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.
    George Orwell (9)
    I believe that the BBC, in spite of the stupidity of its foreign propaganda and the unbearable voices of its announcers, is very truthful. It is generally regarded here as more reliable than the press.
    George Santayana
    Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.
    George Sarlo Foundation

    The Sarlo Foundation was started in 1992 by venture capitalist George Sarlo. It offers financial support for pioneers in mental health with a particular focus on addiction, early childhood trauma and education, and research with psilocybin, MDMA and other transformative medicines.

    George Seldes
    The truth is not in the commercial media because the truth is a dagger pointed at its heart, which is its pocketbook.
    George W. Bush
    You can fool some of the people all of the time and those are the ones you want to concentrate on.
    George Washington Carver
    Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater. How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
    Gertz v. Robert Welch, Inc. 418 U.S. 323 (1974)

    "Under the First Amendment there is no such thing as a false idea. However pernicious an opinion may seem, we depend for its correction not on the conscience of judges and juries but on the competition of other ideas."

    Although the erroneous statement of fact is not worthy of constitutional protection, it is nevertheless inevitable in free debate. As James Madison pointed out in the Report on the Virginia Resolutions of 1798: "Some degree of abuse is inseparable from the proper use of every thing; and in no instance is this more true than in that of the press." A rule of strict liability that compels a publisher or broadcaster to guarantee the accuracy of his factual assertions may lead to intolerable self-censorship. Allowing the media to avoid liability only by proving the truth of all injurious statements does not accord adequate protection to First Amendment liberties.

    The First Amendment requires that we protect some falsehood in order to protect speech that matters. Per Supreme Court Gertz v. Robert Welch, Inc. 418 U.S. 323 (1974).

    Gil Courtemanche
    Propaganda is as powerful as heroin; it surreptitiously dissolves all capacity to think.
    Gillick v West Norfolk and Wisbech AHA [1985] of the UK House of Lords

    Gillick v West Norfolk and Wisbech AHA [1985] passed by UK House of Lords (17-Oct-1985)

    Literally "synchronized" or brought into line and good order - synonymous with Nazification of extant institutions like universities and media outlets, bringing them into line with the National Socialist worldview
    Glenn Greenwald
    [Julian] Assange is a deeply polarizing figure. That's almost certainly why the Trump DOJ believes it could get away with indicting him based on a theory that would clearly endanger core journalistic functions: because it hopes that the intense animosity for Assange personally will blind people to the dangers this indictment poses. But far more important than one's personal feelings about Assange is the huge step this indictment represents in the Trump administration's explicitly stated goal to criminalize journalism that involves reporting on classified information. Opposition to that menacing goal does not require admiration or affection for Assange. It simply requires a belief in the critical importance of a free press in a democracy.
    Glenn Greenwald (1)
    The true source of the contrivance known as 'fake news' is not merely social media, but a liberal 'mainstream' self-anointed with a false respectability that claims to challenge corrupt and warmongering power but, in reality, courts and protects it, and colludes with it.
    Glenn Greenwald (2)
    There is little or no ability for an internet user to know when they are being covertly propagandised by their government, which is precisely what makes it so appealing to intelligence agencies, so powerful, and so dangerous.
    Global Supply Chains in Food Fraud and Counterfeit Cotton

    Food Fraud - Counterfeit Cotton article on theguardian.com untangling global supply chains.

    Globalism: Child Labour for Batteries
    Are children ‘dying like dogs’ in effort to build better batteries? @ LINK.
    GLOBE.GL @ Earth Rendering Tool Mapping Visual Datasets

    Github open-source website globe.gl is a UI component for Globe Data Visualization using ThreeJS/WebGL. Examples are: Submarine Cables Connecting the World, World Population, World Cities by Population, International Outbound Airline Routes plus source code/API on the site.

    GMB - Trade Union Representing All Workers
    GMB is a trade union that represents all workers. See GMB Latest Activity on gmb.org.uk website
    Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
    Two souls, alas, are housed within my breast, And each will wrestle for the mastery there... To speak the truth, as truth to me appeared, Caused noisy protest, I was hooted down. Such unpleasant incidents occurred I ran off, to be on my own, into a wilderness. Utterly forsaken, I fell into that devil's grip, and was taken.
    Gordon Klein (1956)

    UCLA Law Professor suing California University system for nuking his income by letting woke students tarnish his reputation with racist accusations. See Gordon Klein post on Bari Weiss Substack.

    Gore Vidal (1)
    As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: You liberate a city by destroying it. Words are used to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.
    Gore Vidal (2)
    The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity much less dissent.
    Gore Vidal (3)
    You cannot get through the density of the propaganda with which the American people, through the dreaded media, have been filled and the horrible public educational system we have for the average person. It's just grotesque.
    Gore Vidal (4)
    Any order that has successfully demonized the word 'liberal' has effectively stifled all opposition to itself.
    Gore Vidal (5)
    America is the only country in the world that believes in socialism for the rich and private enterprise for the poor.
    Gore Vidal (6)
    Conspiracy theory has become a code for 'unspeakable truth'.
    Gossip Protocol

    Gossip protocol refers to a process through which actors in a network can exchange information with other members easily. Upon receiving new information, an actor relays the information to all other actors. The cumulative connection of all actors in a network ensures that all of them receive the information eventually.

    Government: Pro-NSA Surveillance State Reflections (10-Jun-2013)

    Government: Here is the Pro-NSA Surveillance Argument (10-Jun-2013) theblaze.com article, purged from their website but retained by the Wayback Archive.

    Graphical User Interface

    The Graphical User Interface or GUI is basically an instrument for displaying information to users through personalized design of on-screen elements such as taskbars and windows.

    Great Whales
    Grift: Going, Going, Almost Gone: UK Government Speeds Up Privatisation of National Health System
    Grift: How Iran Was Swindled Out Of $3.2 Trillion
    Groucho Marx
    Groucho Marx (1)
    Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them…well, I have others.
    Groucho Marx (2)
    I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns it on, I go into the other room and read a book.
    Groucho Marx (3)
    Please accept my resignation. I don't want to be a member of any club that would have me as a member.
    Gustavus Myers

    Gustavus Myers (20-Mar-1872 to 7-Dec-1942) was an American journalist and historian who published a series of highly critical and influential studies on the social costs of wealth accumulation. His name has been associated with the muckraking era of US literature, somewhat erroneously, since his work was not journalistic, did not aim at popular magazine publication, and took a scholarly, investigative and documentary approach to its subjects.

    Guy Debord (1)
    The more powerful the class, the more it claims not to exist.
    Guy Debord (2)
    The story of terrorism is written by the state and it is therefore highly instructive… compared with terrorism, everything else must be acceptable, or in any case more rational and democratic.

    Gwei is the basic and specific denomination for ETH; it is also a unit for gas price.

    H L Mencken
    You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
    H L Mencken (1)
    Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.
    H L Mencken (10)
    Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.
    H L Mencken (11)
    If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner.
    H L Mencken (12)
    Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking.
    H L Mencken (13)
    Truth would quickly cease to be stranger than fiction, once we got as used to it.
    H L Mencken (14)
    The best teacher is not the one who knows most but the one who is most capable of reducing knowledge to that simple compound of the obvious and wonderful.
    H L Mencken (2)
    The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
    H L Mencken (3)
    The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out... without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.
    H L Mencken (4)
    The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
    H L Mencken (5)
    Government is a broker in pillage, and every election is a sort of advance auction in stolen goods.
    H L Mencken (6)
    Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
    H L Mencken (7)
    Democracy, too, is a religion. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses.
    H L Mencken (8)
    Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
    H L Mencken (9)
    Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.
    H. G. Wells
    H.R.748 - CARES Act [2020] of the 116th Congress

    H.R.748 - CARES Act [2020] legislated by the 116th House of Congress (2019-2020)

    A ‘haecceity’ (from the Latin, haecceitas, which translates literally as ‘thisness’) is a certain kind of property: a primitive, particular, nonqualitative property of an individual, i.e. the property of being a specific individual (or, perhaps, the property of being identical with a specific individual).

    Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin run on a finite supply, thereby implying their characterization as a scarce digital commodity. The total amount of Bitcoin issued could never cross 21 million. So, the number of Bitcoins generated for every block is reduced by half every four years in a process known as halving.

    Hammond Innes
    Han Suyin
    Hanlon's Razor
    Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.
    Hannah Arendt (1)
    Only the mob and the elite can be attracted by the momentum of totalitarianism itself. The masses have to be won by propaganda.
    Hannah Arendt (10)
    For politics is not like the nursery; in politics obedience and support are the same.
    Hannah Arendt (11)
    Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.
    Hannah Arendt (12)
    Action, as distinguished from fabrication, is never possible in isolation; to be isolated is to be deprived of the capacity to act.
    Hannah Arendt (13)
    The new always happens against the overwhelming odds of statistical laws and their probability, which for all practical, everyday purposes amounts to certainty; the new therefore always appears in the guise of a miracle.
    Hannah Arendt (2)
    The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, true and false, no longer exists.
    Hannah Arendt (3)
    Before mass leaders seize the power to fit reality to their lies, their propaganda is marked by its extreme contempt for facts as such, for in their opinion fact depends entirely on the power of man who can fabricate it.
    Hannah Arendt (4)
    Clichés, stock phrases, adherence to conventional, standardised codes of expression and conduct have the socially recognised function of protecting us against reality, that is, against the claim on our thinking attention that all events and facts make by virtue of their existence.
    Hannah Arendt (5)
    The common prejudice that love is as common as romance" may be due to the fact that we all learned about it first through poetry. But the poets fool us; they are the only ones to whom love is not only a crucial - but an indispensable experience.
    Hannah Arendt (6)
    Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but antipolitical, perhaps the most powerful of all antipolitical forces.
    Hannah Arendt (7)
    When all are guilty, no one is; confessions of collective guilt are the best possible safeguard against the discovery of culprits, and the very magnitude of the crime the best excuse for doing nothing.
    Hannah Arendt (8)
    Caution in handling generally accepted opinions that claim to explain whole trends of history is especially important for the historian of modern times, because the last century has produced an abundance of ideologies that pretend to be keys to history but are actually nothing but desperate efforts to escape responsibility.
    Hannah Arendt (9)
    And the distinction between violent and non-violent action is that the former is exclusively bent upon the destruction of the old, and the latter is chiefly concerned with the establishment of something new.
    Hardware Wallet

    Hardware wallet refers to any physical device such as the popular Ledger Wallet, which can be connected to the web with a facility for interaction with online exchanges.

    Harry Reid
    Harry Mason Reid (2-Dec-1939) is a retired American lawyer and politician, Harry M Reid served as a United States Senator from Nevada from 1987 to 2017. He led the Senate Democratic Caucus from 2005 to 2017 and was the Senate Majority Leader from 2007 to 2015. Neoliberal legitimacy archetype.

    Harry Reid Wikipedia

    Harry S Truman (1)
    Socialism is a scare-word they have hurled at every advance the people have made in the last 20 years. Socialism is what they called public power. Socialism is what they called social security. Socialism is what they called farm price supports. Socialism is what they called bank deposit insurance. Socialism is what they called the growth of free and independent labour organisations. Socialism is their name for almost anything that helps all the people.
    Harry S Truman (2)
    The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as long as I am President that is what it will remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.
    Haruki Murakami

    Hash is an important element in the description of blockchain infrastructures. It refers to the output of a cryptographic function for mapping inputs to particular outputs that seem arbitrary. Hashes are primarily useful for efficient data identification. READ MORE

    Hash Collision

    Hash collision happens in the circumstances when two inputs are mapping to the same output hash. However, it is impossible to offer two sets of meaningful data with colliding hashes. Although users can construct hashes from data, they cannot reconstruct data from hashes.

    Hash Function

    Hash function refers to a cryptographic function that enables mapping of inputs to particular yet visibly random outputs.


    Hashgraph is a decentralized ledger that depends on a gossip protocol for communicating transactions alongside a tangle-style consensus approach. READ MORE


    Hashrate refers to the rate at which a specific machine is capable of addressing a particular hashing function. The Hashrate is generally similar to common CPU speed. Hashrate is calculated on the basis of number of times that a machine could perform specific functions per second. As a result, ASICs are capable of showcasing higher hashrate in comparison to processors with similar clock speed.

    Heather Heying

    Evolutionary biologist, victim of "woke" cancellation and host of the sceptical anti-institution Dark Horse podcast with her husband and fellow biologist Bret Weinstein.

    Heffner Research Institute

    The Heffter Institute promotes research of the highest scientific quality with the classic hallucinogens and related compounds (sometimes called psychedelics) in order to contribute to a greater understanding of the mind leading to the improvement of the human condition, and to alleviate suffering.

    Helen Steele
    We feel this is a matter of free speech, people should have the right to put alternative views across and criticise multinationals, especially those who spend a fortune pushing their own propaganda.
    Henrik Ibsen
    Henry A Wallace
    The American fascists are most easily recognised by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact. Their newspapers and propaganda carefully cultivate every fissure of disunity, every crack in the common front against fascism.
    Henry Ford
    It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.
    Henry Kissinger
    It is not a matter of what is true that counts, but a matter of what is perceived to be true.
    Henry Miller
    Henry Miller (1)
    Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind.
    Herbert Spencer
    The ultimate result of shielding men from the results of folly is to fill the world with fools.
    Herman Göhring (1)
    Why of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don't want war neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship.
    Herman Göhring (2)
    Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.
    Herman Hesse
    Hexadecimal Notation

    Hexadecimal notation is basically the representation of raw data in base of 16 rather than base of two or base of 10.

    History: Afghanistan Timeline 2500BC to 2020AD

    Link to high resolution image timeline of Afghanistan 2500BC to 2020AD history overview.

    History: Battle of Blair Mountain
    Battle of Blair Mountain (West Virginia, 1921) @ WIKIPEDIA ENTRY.
    History: British East India Company Half Entire World Trade
    History: Calvin Case of the Postnati (1608)
    Calvin's Case, also known as the Case of the Postnati, was a 1608 English legal decision establishing that a child born in Scotland, after the Union of the Crowns under King James VI and I in 1603, was considered under the common law to be an English subject and entitled to the benefits of English law. Calvin's Case was eventually adopted by courts in the United States, and the case played an important role in shaping the American rule of birthright citizenship via jus soli ("law of the soil", or citizenship by virtue of birth within the territory of a sovereign state).
    History: CIA and Mafia in Italy 1947-8
    In 1947 the CIA (having, that year, superseded the OSS) was faced with its first daunting task, i.e. how to prevent the Italian Communist Party (PCI) from forming the next government. Elections were scheduled for 1948 and the PCI was a virtual shoe-in not just in Italy proper, but in Sicily as well. Fortunately, ‘Gladio’ was ready and waiting. The gladiators had been training in a special camp set up in Sardinia under the local command of the former WW2 Italian fascist leader, Prince Junio Valerio Borghese.In addition, hundreds of American mafioso began to arrive on the shores of Italy to lend a hand with the communist ‘problem’. The arrival of the ‘made men’ was the result of Donovan’s efforts from 1943 onward in working with American mobsters Charles ‘Lucky’ Luciano and Vito Genovese to conger new (drug) funding for the OSS’s off-books’ operations, and to reinstall the Sicilian mafia on the island in the leadup to Operation Husky (the Allied invasion of Sicily). These forces were now unleashed on the Italian electorate, and through 1948 an average of five people a week were murdered by the CIA-backed terrorist units. The results were grimly predictable.
    History: English Common Law Individual Rights
    They were certain basic rights that all subjects of the English monarch were understood to be entitled to, such as those expressed in Magna Carta since 1215, the Petition of Right in 1628, the Habeas Corpus Act 1679 and the Bill of Rights 1689.In a legal case in 1608 that came to be known as Calvin's Case, or the Case of the Postnati, the Law Lords decided in 1608 that Scotsmen born after King James I united Scotland and England (the postnati) had all the rights of Englishmen. This decision would have a subsequent effect on the concept of the "rights of Englishmen" in British America.
    History: First Command of George Washington General
    First command of George Washington was to kick out the blacks from the American army. In fact POC mostly fought on the British side for fear of slavery.
    History: Italy Election 1948
    A massive letter writing campaign from Americans of Italian extraction to their relatives and friends in Italy – at first written by individuals in their own words or guided by “sample letters” in newspapers, soon expanded to mass-produced, pre- written, postage-paid form letters, cablegrams, “educational circulars”, and posters, needing only an address and signature. And – from a group calling itself The Committee to Aid Democracy in Italy – half a million picture postcards illustrating the gruesome fate awaiting Italy if it voted for “dictatorship” or “foreign dictatorship”. In all, an estimated 10 million pieces of mail were written and distributed by newspapers, radio stations, churches, the American Legion, wealthy individuals, etc.; and business advertisements now included offers to send letters airmail to Italy even if you didn’t buy the product. All this with the publicly expressed approval of the Acting Secretary of State and the Post Office which inaugurated special “Freedom Flights” to give greater publicity to the dispatch of the mail to Italy.
    History: Rights of Englishman in America
    George Mason, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, stated that "We claim nothing but the liberty and privileges of Englishmen in the same degree, as if we had continued among our brethren in Great Britain."
    History: US Senate
    Term of the Senate, [26 June] 1787 @ LINK.
    History: William Colby CIA Director
    “It was primarily this fear [spread of socialism/communism],” William Colby, former Director of the CIA, has written, “that had led to the formation of the Office of Policy Coordination, which gave the CIA the capability to undertake covert political, propaganda, and paramilitary operations in the first place.”
    Hong Kong Chinese Labour Bulletin
  • Chinese Labour Bulletin: Union Activity Tracker
  • Horace Walpole
    The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.
    Hospitalisations in England 1-Feb-2021 to 29-Aug-2021
    9,472 people were admitted to English hospitals with the highly transmissible Delta variant of coronavirus between 1 February 2021 and 29 August 2021. 5,098 people were under 50.Some 3,742 – or 73 per cent – of the under 50s were unvaccinated. Over 70% of the over 50s were vaccinated.
    Hot Wallet

    The hot wallet in blockchain points out to wallets that are connected directly to the internet at all times, such as the ones held on centralized exchanges.

    How does Tor maintain anonymity when a source and destination are required at the end? (13-Mar-2020)

    How does Tor maintain anonymity when a source and destination are required at the end? question and answer on stackexchange website, plus index of similar answers.

    How To Academy (London)

    London How To Academy website. How To Academy is an organisation for people who think big. From Nobel laureates to Pulitzer Prize winners, we invite the world’s most influential voices to London to share new ideas for changing ourselves, our communities, and the world.

    "We host leading artists and thinkers in an unrivalled programme of public talks, debates and conferences – from Yuval Noah Harari to Natalie Portman, Emma Watson to Eric Schmidt. We help businesses discover transformative new strategies, anticipate the future, and inspire their staff with keynotes and workshops by internationally-acclaimed economists, psychologists, politicians, and thought leaders. We offer masterclasses live and online with experts in essential twenty-first century skills, like leadership, public-speaking, decision-making and resilience. And we make books, podcasts and films to share insight and innovation around the world."

    Our Team:

    • John Gordon | Director
    • Sam Algranti | COO & Head of Design
    • Vassili Christodoulou | Deputy Director
    • Dana Outcalt | Senior Events Producer

    How To Destroy Surveillance Capitalism - Cory Doctorow

    How To Destroy Surveillance Capitalism - Cory Doctorow long read article about Big Tech/State surveillance, monopoly; myths and existential threats.

    Howard Zinn (1)
    What matters most is not who is sitting in the White House, but who is sitting in, and who is marching outside the White House, pushing for change.
    Howard Zinn (2)
    Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders and millions have been killed because of this obedience Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves (and) the grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem.
    Huge Number of Hospital Workers Still Unvaccinated
    Hugo Black (1)
    In the First Amendment the Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to fulfil its essential role in our democracy. The press was to serve the governed, not the governors. The Government’s power to censor the press was abolished so that the press would remain forever free to censure the Government. The press was protected so that it could bare the secrets of government and inform the people. Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government. And paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the Government from deceiving the people and sending them off to distant lands to die of foreign fevers and foreign shot and shell.
    Hugo Black (2)
    Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government. And paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the Government from deceiving the people and sending them off to distant lands to die of foreign fevers and foreign shot and shell.
    Hunter S Thompson
    Crowd-pleasers [demagogues] are generally brainless swine who can go out on a stage and whip their supporters into an orgiastic frenzy -then go back to the office and sell every one of the poor bastards down the tube for a nickel apiece.
    Hunter S Thompson
    The press is a gang of cruel faggots. Journalism is not a profession or a trade. It is a cheap catch-all for fuckoffs and misfits -a false doorway to the backside of life, a filthy piss-ridden little hole nailed off by the building inspector, but just deep enough for a wino to curl up from the sidewalk and masturbate like a chimp in a zoo-cage.
    Hunter S. Thompson
    The press is a gang of cruel faggots. Journalism is not a profession or a trade. It is a cheap catch-all for fuckoffs and misfits a false doorway to the backside of life, a filthy piss-ridden little hole nailed off by the building inspector, but just deep enough for a wino to curl up from the sidewalk and masturbate like a chimp in a zoo-cage.
    Hybrid Consensus Model

    The hybrid consensus model focuses on combining the best functionalities from Proof of Stake (PoS) and Proof of Work (PoW) consensus mechanisms. Hybrid consensus model enables validation of blocks by miners as well as voters, thereby leading to balance in network governance.


    Hyperledger is one of the top enterprise favorites for leveraging the power of blockchain. Hyperledger features an assortment of tools offered by IBM and helps in creating enterprise-level consortium chains with hosting by The Linux Foundation. READ MORE

    I F Stone
    All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out.
    I Side With
  • Candidate - Ideology - Issue Matching: I Side With Website
  • Iain McGilchrist
    The Master and His Emissary (2010)

    The International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research & Service (ICEERS) is a charity dedicated to 1) the integration of ayahuasca, iboga and other traditional plants as therapeutic tools in modern society, and 2) the preservation of the indigenous cultures that have been using these plant species since antiquity on their habitat and botanical resources.

    Ideology: the Library of Babel
    Immanuel Kant
    The evil effect of science upon men is principally this, that by far the greatest number of those who wish to display a knowledge of it accomplish no improvement at all of the understanding, but only a perversity of it. It serves most of them as a tool of vanity.
    Immanuel Kant
    Immanuel Kant (22-Apr-1724 to 12-Feb-1804) was a German philosopher and one of the central Enlightenment thinkers. Kant's comprehensive and systematic works in epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics have made him one of the most influential figures in modern Western philosophy. In his doctrine of transcendental idealism, Kant argued that space and time are mere forms of intuition which structure all experience, and therefore that while things-in-themselves exist and contribute to experience, they are nonetheless distinct from the objects of experience. From this it follows that the objects of experience are mere appearances, and that the nature of things as they are in themselves is consequently unknowable to us. In an attempt to counter the skepticism he found in the writings of philosopher David Hume, he wrote the Critique of Pure Reason (1781/1787), one of his most well-known works. In it, he developed his theory of experience to answer the question of whether synthetic a priori knowledge is possible, which would in turn make it possible to determine the limits of metaphysical inquiry. Kant drew a parallel to the Copernican revolution in his proposal that the objects of the senses must conform to our spatial and temporal forms of intuition, and that we can consequently have a priori cognition of the objects of the senses.

    Immanuel Kant Wikipedia


    Immutability is the property of data for showcasing additional resistance to modifications. It is a key aspect of blockchain networks and ensures that data written on a blockchain ledger cannot be modified.

    In a Major Blow to Vaccine Efforts, Senior FDA Leaders Stepping Down (31-Aug-2021)

    In a Major Blow to Vaccine Efforts, Senior FDA Leaders Stepping Down @ ENDPTS article.

    Incarceration Transparency
  • Known Deaths Behind Bars: Incarceration Transparency
  • incipient
    Just beginning: signs of incipient public frustration.
    Infowars: storywrangling.org
    Storywrangler: A massive exploratorium for sociolinguistic, cultural, socioeconomic, and political timelines using Twitter.
    Infowars: 538 in 2020 and 2022
    How FiveThirtyEight’s 2020 Forecasts Did And What We’ll Be Thinking About For 2022 @ LINK.
    Infowars: A Reasonable Debate About Ivermectin

    Overview Article by Fabio Vighi (16-Aug-2021).

    Infowars: archivarix.com domain archivist?
    ARCHIVARIX.COM website domain backup restorer ransomware.
    Infowars: Aubrey de Grey #metoo
    Laura Deming blog including #metoo of Aubrey de Grey. Also FAQ on longevity research.
    Infowars: Chris Hedges - The Price of Conscience
    Infowars: Close to Zero - Joseph Wilcox
    Close to Zero (English) @ Joseph Wilcox WEBSITE translation of novel Close to Zero by Russian political provocateur Vladislav Surkov.
    Infowars: Damien Young on Hilarity and Profundity in Vulnerability (22-Mar-2019)
    Damon Young Finds Hilarity and Profundity in Vulnerability @ ARTICLE LINK.
    Infowars: Dreamwidth Studios social networking

    Dreamwidth Studios is an Open Source social networking, content management, and personal publishing platform. Our mission in life is to make it easy for you to share the things you make, and easy to find the people who are making the things you want to enjoy.

    Infowars: EFF Sues USPS
    EFF Sues U.S. Postal Service For Records About Covert Social Media Spying Program- Service Looked Through People’s Posts Prior to Street Protests @


    Infowars: Eugenics Ethics - From Chance to Choice: Genetics & Justice

    From Chance to Choice: Genetics & Justice @ AMAZON LINK.
    Written by four internationally renowned bioethicists, From Chance to Choice is the first systematic treatment of the fundamental ethical issues underlying the application of genetic technologies to human beings. Probing the implications of the remarkable advances in genetics, the authors ask how should these affect our understanding of distributive justice, equality of opportunity, the rights and obligations as parents, the meaning of disability, and the role of the concept of human nature in ethical theory and practice. The book offers a historical context to contemporary debate over the use of these technologies by examining the eugenics movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In addition, appendices explain the nature of genetic causation, gene-environment interaction, and expose widespread misconceptions of genetic determinism, as well as outlining the nature of the ethical analysis used in the book. The questions raised in this book will be of interest to any reflective reader concerned about science and society and the rapid development of biotechnology, as well as to professionals in such areas as philosophy, bioethics, medical ethics, health management, law, and political science.

    Infowars: Frontline Freelance Register
    Infowars: Guide to Regime Propaganda
    Infowars: Hedges: Bless the Traitors
    Daniel Hale article by Chris Hedges: Bless the Traitors @ LINK.
    Infowars: Ireland watchdog fines WhatsApp record sum for flouting EU data rules

    Ireland watchdog fines WhatsApp record sum for flouting EU data rules @ Guardian article.

    Infowars: Kalergi Plan
    The Kalergi Plan (Italian: Piano Kalergi), or sometimes called the Coudenhove-Kalergi Conspiracy, is a far-right, anti-semitic, white nationalist conspiracy theory, which states that a plot to mix white Europeans with other races via immigration was constructed by Austrian-Japanese politician Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi and promoted in aristocratic European social circles. The conspiracy theory is most often associated with European groups and parties, but it has also spread to North American politics. @ LINK.
    Infowars: List of OTC prophylactics and treatments for Covid-19 (7-Sept-2021)

    The Automatic Earth’s resident doctor, John Day MD, who’s about to lose his job for refusing to be vaccinated, has compiled a list of OTC prophylactics and treatments for Covid, and specified dosages (7-Sept-2021) @ Article Link on theautomaticearth.com website.

    Infowars: Media Deep State Trump Biden Afghan Withdrawal

    Infowars: Media Deep State Trump Biden Afghan Withdrawal @ TWITTER THREAD link.

    Infowars: Non-Academic Reflections - India Average IQ in 2100

    India's Average IQ in 2100? (6-Jun-2008) Non-Academic Reflections @ BLOG LINK.

    Infowars: Research Tools
    Infowars: Richard Lynn on Wealth of Nations

    LINK to Richard Lynn's Wealth of Nations / IQ-Intelligence study. Essentially East Asian Chinese, Japanese, Koreans score higher IQ than Europeans/Americans, both of which are higher than Africans and Native Americans. Ashkenazi Jewish are the 'white' exception with an IQ 10-27 points higher than any other average by ethnicity including Israeli Jews. Seized upon by Conspiracy Theorists, Anti-semites, Zionists and wankers alike, to draw conclusions that fit their various confirmation biases.
    Further links, typical anti-Semitic/Conspiracy Theory reflections:
    Exponential growth of Ashkenazi Jews following a Medieval population bottleneck @ LINK.
    A Dissident Meditation on Jewish Identity: A Review of Gilad Atzmon’s 'The Wandering Who?' @ LINK on the same site.

    Infowars: Ron Coleman on Free Speech
    Ron Coleman on Free Speech on Social Media @ YOUTUBE.COM.
    Infowars: Rumble - WaPo - Glenn Greenwald - Case In Point

    Mainstream corporate journalism versus independent personality truth-reportage. Rumble video platform versus YouTube/Google. Thinktank NGO expertise for hire.

    Infowars: Seeding Mistrust in Third Parties
    ‘Ghost’ candidate in key state Senate race had help from controversial political consultant @ LINK.
    Infowars: SKDK Lobbying

    SKDK Lobbying Group website.

    Obama founding. Keystone pipeline. Took over flagging Biden campaign. Anita Dunn heading it up for Joe. SKDK - founder of TimesUp, weaponized corporatized branding #metoo Arbiters of who gets metoos - not big Dems. Timesup pro-bono SELECTED by politics.

    Infowars: Trusted News Initiative (TNI) to combat spread of harmful vaccine disinformation (10-Dec-2020)

    Trusted News Initiative (TNI) to combat spread of harmful vaccine disinformation and announces major research project (10-Dec-2020) @ BBC Article website link.

    Infowars: Turkish Deep State - Susurluk Car Crash (3-Nov-1996)
    The Susurluk car crash took place on 3 November 1996 in the small town of Susurluk, in Turkey’s Balıkesir Province. It resulted in the death of three of the passengers: Abdullah Çatlı, a former ultra-rightist militant wanted by police for multiple murders and drug trafficking; Huseyin Kocadağ, a senior police official; and beauty queen Gonca Us (Çatlı’s girlfriend). Sedat Bucak, an MP, escaped with a broken leg and fractured skull. The Susurluk crash was a key event in the unravelling of the deep state in Turkey. The peculiar associations of the crash victims and their links with Interior Minister Mehmet Ağar led to a number of investigations, including a parliamentary investigation, of what became known as the Susurluk scandal. @ WIKIPEDIA LINK.
    Infowars: UK GE 2019 Maps
    UK Election Voting Map @ here.
    Infowars: US Billionaires Want China Authoritarianism
    Billionaire Investor Charlie Munger Says US Should Learn From China's Authoritarianism @ LINK.
    Infowars: US Govt Writing Sweden Legislation
    Infowars: Vladislav Surkov
    Vladislav Surkov @ Wikipedia article.
    Infowars: Wellcome Leap Into Transhumanism
    Whitney Webb Dissects the Wellcome Leap into Transhumanism @ LINK.
    Infowars: Whole Foods
    Classist? I'm no Whole Foods shill! There's no bargain in the food industry. Every dime saved at checkout is extracted multiple times in the supply chain. Source any Trader Joe/Aldi/Walmart/Lidl product. Trace it to the producer. It'll become clear why it's so cheap in store.You could say: "What do I care about supply chains or distant food producers? Just give me the savings." This is your prerogative.But our willful 'not my problem' approach to market consequences - who pays, writ large - is devouring the planet and has corrupted industrial agrifood; which means degraded products on shelves.
    Infowars: Wikileaks Sample - Sleboda Stratfor
    Infowars: Wikileaks Trust Deficit
    No, WikiLeaks didn’t create a 'trust deficit' @ LINK.
    Initial Coin Offering

    ICO or Initial Coin Offering, also known as Initial Token Offering, is similar to the public offering of stocks in the financial markets. It offers a way for tokenized businesses to obtain investment from the public. ICOs come under the regulation of the Securities and Exchange Commission or SEC. READ MORE

    Intelligence Industrial Complex: Stratfor, RANE, NSA, FBI, Occupy, GCHQ, Tor, Whistleblowers, Global Surveillance
    International Cannabinoid Research Society

    The ICRS is a non-political, non-religious organization dedicated to scientific research in all fields of the cannabinoids, ranging from biochemical, chemical and physiological studies of the endogenous cannabinoid system to studies of the abuse potential of recreational Cannabis.

    InterPlanetary File System (IPFS)

    IPFS basically refers to a system for decentralized file storage and referencing for the Ethereum blockchain. It is an open-source protocol for enabling the storage and sharing of hypermedia in a distributed manner. Most important of all, IPFS does not depend on a single point of failure.

    Interview: Bob Smith NYT
    Confessions: NY Times Bob Smith interview on Naked Capitalism.


    Interview: Julian Assange
    Is it a crime in the UK, potentially increasing sentence, to misgender a trans prisoner? Can a male self-identify as a female in the UK and be placed in a women's prison?
  • "No. Misgendering doesn't increase sentence."
  • "No. Males can't self-identify as female to be placed in a women's prison."
  • Justice Minister Lord Wolfson of Tredegar QC (2021): "Incidents where a prisoner uses incorrect pronouns for another prisoner will be considered on a case-by-case basis, in line with the Prisoner Discipline Procedures policy and the Prison Rules. Prisoners may sometimes make an honest mistake in relation to pronouns and disciplinary action would not be appropriate in those circumstances. However, if an officer deems it appropriate to place a prisoner on report [for violence between inmates], the rule against using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour – Prison Rule 51(20) – stipulates that where an offence motivated by another person’s protected characteristic(s) under the Equality Act 2010 is an aggravating factor it may merit referral to an Independent Adjudicator."
  • Under Prison Service policy, any prisoner who has legally changed their gender, and been granted a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC) to prove it, will automatically be sent to a jail appropriate to their new gender. A prisoner who identifies as the opposite sex but does not have a GRC will initially go a prison for their old, legally-recognised gender.
  • Original misconception? Inside Time (Newspaper for Prisoners and Detainees): Women face punishment for using wrong pronouns (8-Oct-2021)
  • Information Sheet for Transgender People in Prison (UK)
  • Is it OK to put young lives at greater risk for the sake of older lives potentially facing greater risk, e.g. coronavirus caught by grandkids passed on to grandparents?

    CDC data shows very very low risk from Coronavirus vaccines (mRNA or ad-vector) though the chance of serious side effects increases - separate to co-morbidities - for much younger patients, especially males under 21. CDC site numbers give between 5000-1 and 20000-1 serious myocarditis/pericarditis risk for mRNA (Pfizer/Moderna) vaccines, especially after second dose. This risk is far higher than the risk of serious Covid-19, for that age/gender group. Is it OK to put young lives at greater risk for the sake of older lives potentially facing greater risk, e.g. coronavirus caught by grandkids passed on to grandparents?

  • Myocarditis and Pericarditis Following Vaccination with COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines in Ontario: 100 Youths Hospitalized after mRNA Vaccination (13-Dec-2020 to 7-Aug-2021)
  • Isaac Asimov
    Isaac Asimov (1)
    Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    Isaac Newton
    Sir Isaac Newton (4-Jan-1643 to 31-Mar-1727) was an English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, theologian, and author who is widely recognised as one of the greatest mathematicians, physicists, and most influential scientists of all time. He was a key figure in the philosophical revolution known as the Enlightenment.

    Isaac Newton Wikipedia

    Isaiah Berlin
    But to manipulate men, to propel them toward goals which you – the social reformers – see, but they may not, is to deny their human essence, to treat them as objects without wills of their own, and therefore to degrade them.
    It's All Fake: Kamala Harris Used Child Actors Who Had To Audition For Weird NASA Promo
    Italo Calvino
    Ivermectin Incentives
    Ivermectin in clinical hands is a safe proven globally available antiviral. There's no medically or ethically sound reason to aggressively persecute and restrict use; or censor even discussion between experts. It makes no sense. It has nothing to do with getting vaccinated. The only concrete reason for the official crackdown on every aspect of non-vaccine responses is that vaccine emergency use requires no other treatments to be available.It's naive to think there wouldn't be regulatory capture when so much money is at stake. As a sidebar, the lack of AstraZeneca vaccine authorization in the USA - the non-profit vax - because it'd decrease Pfizer/Moderna revenue, is another smoking gun. What other reason to exclude it? The consistency of profit over patient is too comprehensive.
    J Edgar Hoover (1)
    The individual is handicapped by coming face-to-face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists. The American mind simply has not come to a realisation of the evil which has been introduced into our midst. It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a philosophy which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent.
    J Edgar Hoover (2)
    The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.
    J R R Tolkien
    J. P. Dunleavy
    Jack Kerouac
    On The Road (1957)Desolation Angels (1965)
    Jack London
    The press of the United States? It is a parasitic growth that battens on the capitalist class. Its function is to serve the established by moulding public opinion, and right well it serves it. I know nothing that I may say can influence you. You have no souls to be influenced. You are spineless, flaccid things. You pompously call yourselves Republicans and Democrats. There is no Republican Party. There is no Democratic Party. There are no Republicans nor Democrats in this House. You are lick-spittlers and panderers, the creatures of the Plutocracy. You talk verbosely in antiquated terminology of your love of liberty, and all the while you wear the scarlet livery of the Iron Heel.
    Jacques Ellul
    The goal of modern propaganda is no longer to transform opinion but to arouse an active and mythical belief. (Propaganda) proceeds by psychological manipulations, character modifications, by creation of stereotypes useful when the time comes The two great routes that this sub-propaganda takes are the conditioned reflex and the myth.
    James Baldwin (1)
    We can disagree and still love each other unless your disagreement is rooted in my oppression and denial of my humanity and right to exist.
    James Bryant Conant
    Some of mankind's most terrible misdeeds have been committed under the spell of certain magic words or phrases.
    James D Watkins
    We must recognise the chief characteristic of the modern era -- a permanent state of what I call violent peace.
    James Madison (1)
    If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.

    Java is the most popular programming language tailored for server-side applications.


    JavaScript is the ideal programming language tailored for browsers and web pages on the grounds of its flexibility. It follows the ECMAScript and is also an interpreted language for developing back-end and front-end solutions.

    Jean Paul Sartre (1)
    Man is condemned to be free. Condemned, because he did not create himself, yet, [he] is free; because, once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
    Jean Paul Sartre (2)
    The existentialist does not believe in the power of passion. He will never agree that a sweeping passion is a ravaging torrent which fatally leads a man to certain acts and is therefor an excuse. He thinks that man is responsible for his passion.
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1)
    There is no subjugation so perfect as that which keeps the appearance of freedom for in that way one captures volition itself. The most absolute authority is that which penetrates into a man's innermost being and concerns itself no less with his will than with his actions.
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    Jean-Paul Sartre (21-Jun-1905 to 15-Apr-1980) was a French philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. He was one of the key figures in the philosophy of existentialism and phenomenology, and one of the leading figures in 20th-century French philosophy and Marxism.

    Jean-Paul Sartre Wikipedia

    Jeff Noon
    Jeffrey Sachs
    At the root of America's economic crisis lies a moral crisis: the decline of civic virtue among America's political and economic elite. A society of markets, laws, and elections is not enough if the rich and powerful fail to behave with respect, honesty, and compassion toward the rest of society and toward the world.

    Modern usage based on the Hebrew biblical prophet Jeremiah who pronounced God's judgment upon the people of his time for their wickedness. The original Jeremiah was concerned especially with false and insincere worship and failure to trust Yahweh in national affairs. He denounced social injustices but not so much as some previous prophets, such as Amos and Micah @ University of Toronto on Judaism and Claude Mariottini Jeremiah Use of Metaphor articles.

    Jeremiah 7:5-7
    Do not be fooled into thinking that you will never suffer because you say that I dwell among you. It is your delusion and lying words. Do you really believe you can steal, murder, commit adultery, lie, and worship the gods of the world and those other new gods of yours, and then come here and stand before me in my own house and say, 'We are safe', only to go right back to all your lawlessness again? Do you not see that this house of yours, which you mark with my name, has become a den of thieves?
    Jeremy Corbyn

    Jeremy Bernard Corbyn (born 26 May 1949) is an English politician who served as Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition from 2015 to 2020. He has been Member of Parliament (MP) since 1983. He is on the left-wing of the Labour Party and identifies as a democratic socialist. His activism has included roles in Anti-Fascist Action, the Anti-Apartheid Movement, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, and advocating for a united Ireland and Palestinian statehood. As a backbench MP, he frequently voted against the Labour whip on matters of war and conscience, including New Labour governments under Tony Blair. A vocal opponent of the Iraq War, he chaired the Stop the War Coalition from 2011 to 2015. Corbyn received the Gandhi International Peace Award in 2013 and the Seán MacBride Peace Prize in 2017. Media coverage of Corbyn has often been hostile and misrepresented his views, standard protocol character assassination strategy for an identified threat to the neoliberal plutocratic hegemony. In particular Corbyn has been labelled anti-semitic by corporate media despite a history of condemning and grassroots work against antisemitism.

    Jim Hightower
    Today’s whole political game, run by an absurdist's nightmare of moneyed elites, is ridiculous – a game in which corporations are people and money is magically empowered to speak; candidates trek to the corporate suites and secret retreats of the rich, shamelessly selling their political souls.
    Jimmy Dore (26-Jul-1965)

    American stand-up comedian and political commentator. He is the host of The Jimmy Dore Show, an uncompromising socialist-left anti-corruption political comedy talk show on YouTube where he interviews guests of a political, economic, or scientific nature.

    Jimmy Wales
    What can we put into the hands of people under oppressive regimes to help them? For me, a big part of it is information, knowledge the ability to defeat propaganda by understanding it.
    Joe Biden (to Rich Donors 18-Jun-2019)

    Joe Biden assured rich donors at a fundraiser (Carlyle Hotel, NYC) if elected, he would not "demonise" the rich and promised that "no one's standard of living will change, nothing would fundamentally change."

    Biden said that poverty was "the one thing that can bring this country down" but to this donors: "I mean, we may not want to demonize anybody who has made money... The truth of the matter is, you all, you all know, you all know in your gut what has to be done. We can disagree in the margins but the truth of the matter is it's all within our wheelhouse and nobody has to be punished. No one's standard of living will change, nothing would fundamentally change."

    Biden went on to say that the rich should not be blamed for income inequality, pleading to the donors: "I need you very badly... I hope if I win this nomination, I won't let you down. I promise you."

    Biden also complained that some Democrats criticised his eagerness to work with Republicans after they spent years blocking President Obama's agenda and moving further right. Biden pointed out that his ability to work with segregationists like former Mississippi Sen. James O. Eastland and Georgia Sen. Herman Talmadge showed that he could "bring people together." (The Washington Post).

    Joe Biden: "I was in a caucus with James O. Eastland. He never called me 'boy,' he always called me 'son.'" He also called Talmadge "one of the meanest guys I ever knew.""Well, guess what? At least there was some civility. We got things done. We didn't agree on much of anything. We got things done. We got it finished. But today, you look at the other side and you're the enemy. Not the opposition -- the enemy. We don't talk to each other anymore. I know the new 'New Left' tells me that I'm -- this is old-fashioned... Well guess what? If we can't reach a consensus in our system, what happens? It encourages and demands the abuse of power by a president. That's what it does. You have to be able to reach consensus under our system -- our constitutional system of separation of powers."

    Joe Rogan
    Biden to me is like having a flashlight with a dying battery and going for a long hike in the woods
    Joe Scarborough (1)
    Across the spectrum, money changed votes. Money certainly drove policy at the White House during the Clinton administration, and I’m sure it has in every other administration too.
    Joel Bakan (1)
    Corporate officials, [as] stewards of other people’s money, have no authority to pursue such [humanitarian] goals as ends in themselves—only as means to serve the corporation’s own interests, which means to maximise the wealth of its shareholders. Corporate social responsibility is thus illegal—at least when it’s genuine.
    Joel Kotkin (28-Dec-1952)

    Fellow in urban studies at Chapman University in Orange, California, Kotkin (born 28-Dec-1952) writes about demographic, social, and economic trends. He's a regular contributor to The Daily Beast and forbes.com and is on the editorial board of the Orange County Register. See joelkotkin.com website.

    John Buchan
    John Campbell

    PhD nurse-lecturer and YouTube content producer throughout pandemic, daily examination of latest data and studies. Popular YouTube channel Dr John Campbell with over 1.2 million subscribers.

    John Christopher
    John Dryden
    We find few historians who have been diligent enough in their search for truth; it is their common method to take on trust what they help distribute to the public; by which means a falsehood once received from a famed writer becomes traditional to posterity.
    John Ervin
    If you look at the Internet's creation and development by the US military-intelligence-Silicon Valley network as a tool for social control, propaganda, and total spying, if you grasp this nexus and their intentions, you will come away realising that the Internet and the total integrated digital world is a dystopian tool designed to make you crazy. To sow confusion and endless contradictory information from minute to minute. To 'flood the zone' with propaganda and disinformation. To give you a headache, keep you agitated, destroy your genuine human experience in the physical world. This is the double-bind. It is what Jacques Ellul in 1964 called the technological society that is ruled by technique in every aspect of its life. Technique is a way of thinking that emphasises efficiency; it is a way of thinking that emphasises order and standardised means to a predetermined end. It is rational, deliberate, and focused on results. It is a way of thinking that has penetrated deep into the psychic structures of society and opposes spontaneity and unreflective action.
    John F Kennedy
    Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
    John F Kennedy
    For the great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest--but the myth--persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the clichés of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
    John Fante
    John Grierson
    The oblique paradox of propaganda is that the lie in the throat becomes, by repetition, the truth in the heart.
    John Kenneth Galbraith (1)
    People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage.
    John Kenneth Galbraith (2)
    Intellectual myopia, often called stupidity, is no doubt a reason. But the privileged also feel that their privileges, however egregious they may seem to others, are a solemn, basic, God-given right.
    John Kenneth Galbraith (3)
    The sense of responsibility in the financial community for the community as a whole is not small. It is nearly nil.
    John Kiriakou (9-Aug-1964)
    American author, journalist and formerly an analyst and case officer for the CIA, senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, counterterrorism. He was a whistleblower in December 2007, revealing US government waterboarding and other torture to interrogate al-Qaeda prisoners. Kiriakou was charged and plead guilty in 2012, sentenced to 30 months at low-security federal correctional facility in Pennsylvannia. Released in 2015.
    John L. O'Sullivan: The Great Nation of Futurity (1839)

    John L. O'Sullivan on Manifest Destiny excerpted from "The Great Nation of Futurity" The United States Democratic Review 1839 (vol 6, issue 23).

    John Maynard Kaynes
    A sentiment of trust in the legal money of the State is so deeply implanted in the citizens of all countries that they cannot but believe that some day this money must recover a part at least of its former value. To their minds it appears that value is inherent in money as such, and they do not apprehend that the real wealth, which this money might have stood for, has been dissipated once and for all. This sentiment is supported by the various legal regulations with which the Governments endeavor to control internal prices, and so to preserve some purchasing power for their legal tender. Thus the force of law preserves a measure of immediate purchasing power over some commodities and the force of sentiment and custom maintains, especially amongst peasants, a willingness to hoard paper which is really worthless.
    John Maynard Keynes

    John Maynard Keynes, 1st Baron Keynes, (5-Jun-1883 to 21-Apr-1946) was an English economist, whose ideas fundamentally changed the theory and practice of macroeconomics and the economic policies of governments. Originally trained in mathematics, he built on and greatly refined earlier work on the causes of business cycles. One of the most influential economists of the 20th century, his ideas are the basis for the school of thought known as Keynesian economics, and its various offshoots.

    John Maynard Keynes
    When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done.
    John Maynard Keynes (1)
    It’s important to see society for what it is, not what it’s advertised to be. There is no level playing field. If you’re born poor and landless, it’s 99.9% likely that’s how you’ll die. This isn’t because of some evil global conspiracy of bloodlines but a natural consequence of feudal and colonial land rights, and continuity of the rule of law protecting – quite reasonably – the legal property of family inheritance.
    John McEvoy
    By omitting the devastating impact of sanctions, corporate media attribute sole responsibility for economic and humanitarian conditions to the national government, thereby using the misery provoked by sanctions to validate the infliction of even more misery.
    John McEvoy (1)
    The media's interest in the well-being of a foreign population is directly proportional to the West's interest in toppling its government, while editorial standards are inversely proportional to its enemy status.
    John Milton
    John Milton (1)
    To keep out evil doctrine by licensing is like the exploit of that gallant man who sought to keep out crows by shutting his park gate.
    John Perry Barlow
    The opposite of courage is not cowardice, it's conformity.
    John Perry Barlow: A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace
    John Pilger (1)
    The spaces allotted to independent journalists (myself included) have vanished. The dissent that was tolerated, even celebrated when I arrived in Fleet Street in the 1960s, has regressed to a metaphoric underground as liberal capitalism sheds the last illusions of democracy. This is a seismic shift.
    John Taylor Gatto (1935-2018)
    NATURALCHILD.ORG article | John Gatto Wikipedia article | Confederacy of Dunces article in The Sun magazine | John Taylor Gatto Blog | Smart Home Schooler Site entry on John Taylor Gatto

    Jonathan Chait (1970ish-)

    Cathedral Journalist: Jonathan Chait is an American neoliberal pundit and pro-corporate writer for New York magazine. He was previously a senior editor at The New Republic and an assistant editor of The American Prospect. He writes a periodic hit piece column in the Los Angeles Times. Hit piece writer. Content creator. Footsoldier of Establishment power. Democratic-Hawk apologist. See WIKIPEDIA entry.

    Jonathan Cook

    English journalist and writer with regular Substack Column and personal website covering various books and other content. Writes on Popular Resistance and Project Censored especially on civil liberties.

    Jonathan Haidt (19-Oct-1963)

    American social psychologist, Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University Stern School of Business, and author. His main areas of study are the psychology of morality and moral emotions. Content on jonathanhaidt.com website.

    Jonathan Man

    文浩正律師 is a Hong-Kong lawyer at Hot Se Wai law firm. Jonathan was admitted to practice as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 2004. He joined HTW in 2005. He was one of the lawyers defending Edward Snowden during his time in Hong Kong after fleeing the United States with documents exposing the NSA global surveillance programs.

    Jonathan Swift
    A baited banker thus desponds, From his own hand foresees his fall, They have his soul, who have his bonds; 'Tis like the writing on the wall. | How will the caitiff wretch be scared, When first he finds himself awake, At the last trumpet, unprepared, And all his grand account to make! | For in that universal call, Few bankers will to heaven be mounters; They'll cry, 'Ye shops, upon us fall! Conceal and cover us, ye counters!' | When other hands the scales shall hold, And they, in men's and angels' sight, Produced with all their bills and gold, 'Weigh'd in the balance and found light!'
    Jonathan Swift
    When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
    Jonathan Swift
    Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own.
    Jose Saramago
    Joseph Conrad
    Outpost of Progress (1896)Youth (1898)Heart of Darkness (1899)Under Western Eyes (1911)
    Joseph Conrad (1)
    He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense.
    Joseph Goebbels (1)
    Whoever can conquer the street will one day conquer the state, for every form of power politics and any dictatorship-run state has its roots in the street.
    Joseph Goebbels (2)
    We shall reach our goal, when we have the power to laugh as we destroy, as we smash, whatever was sacred to us as tradition, as education, and as human affection.
    Joseph Goebbels (3)
    If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.
    Joseph Goebbels (4)
    It would not be impossible to prove with sufficient repetition and a psychological understanding of the people concerned that a square is in fact a circle. They are mere words, and words can be moulded until they clothe ideas and disguise.
    Joseph Goebbels (5)
    It is the absolute right of the state to supervise the formation of public opinion.
    Joseph Pulitzer
    An able, disinterested, public-spirited press, with trained intelligence to know the right and courage to do it, can preserve that public virtue without which popular government is a sham and a mockery. A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself.
    Journalist: Matthieu Aikins

    Matthieu Aikins - Writer, Journalist - Afghanistan-based - New York Times and Rolling Stone and other such MSM outlets @ PERSONAL WEBSITE. Twitter @mattaikins - useful litmus what MSM is allowing into print from warzones.

    Julian Assange
    When Google Met Wikileaks (2011)
    Julian Jaynes
    The Origin Of Consciousness IN the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind (1979)
    Kareem Dennis (Lowkey)

    Kareem Dennis (born 23 May 1986), better known by his stage name Lowkey, is a British rapper and activist from London of Iraqi descent. Lowkey is a vocal opponent of Zionism and is a patron of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. He characterises Zionism as colonialism and ethnic cleansing. Lowkey has been a prominent member of the Stop the War Coalition and has spoken against the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Furthermore, he has been a sharp critic of United States and British foreign policy, claiming that the two countries are only interested in supporting leaders who are under their influence or are willing to assist them. He also claims American media overlooks those within the country who do not believe in American military supremacy.

    Karen Hunt: Gods of Tech and Pestilence
    Gods of Tech and Pestilence @ ARTICLE LINK on substack.com.
    Karl Kraus
    The truth is that the newspaper is not a place for information to be given, rather it is just hollow content, or more than that, a provoker of content. If it prints lies about atrocities, real atrocities are the result.
    Karl Marx (1)
    In bourgeois society, therefore, the past dominates the present; in Communist society, the present dominates the past. In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality.
    Karl Marx (1)
    History repeats itself: first as tragedy, second as farce.
    Karl Polanyi
    To allow the market mechanism to be the sole director of the fate of human beings and their natural environment would result in the demolition of society.
    Karl Popper
    Karl Popper (28-Jul-1904 to 17-Sept-1994) was an Austrian-British philosopher, academic and social commentator. One of the 20th century's most influential philosophers of science, Popper is known for his rejection of the classical inductivist views on the scientific method in favour of empirical falsification. According to Popper, a theory in the empirical sciences can never be proven, but it can be falsified, meaning that it can (and should) be scrutinised with decisive experiments. Popper was opposed to the classical justificationist account of knowledge, which he replaced with critical rationalism, namely the first non-justificational philosophy of criticism in the history of philosophy. In political discourse, he is known for his vigorous defence of liberal democracy and the principles of social criticism that he believed made a flourishing open society possible. His political philosophy embraced ideas from major democratic political ideologies, including socialism/social democracy, libertarianism/classical liberalism and conservatism, and attempted to reconcile them.

    Karl Popper Wikipedia

    Karl Popper
    The so-called paradox of freedom is the argument that freedom in the sense of absence of any constraining control must lead to very great restraint, since it makes the bully free to enslave the meek. The idea is, in a slightly different form, and with very different tendency, clearly expressed in Plato.
    Karl Rove
    We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality - judiciously, as you will - we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors... and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.
    Ken Dilanian - Neoliberal US "Security" Correspondent

    Neoliberal US Cathedral - Ken Dilanian - Intelligence and National Security Correspondent @ MUCKRACK PROFILE on the neoliberal shill index at muckrack.com website.

    Ken Klippenstein (1-Feb-1988)

    American journalist working in Washington, DC at The Intercept. Prior to joining The Intercept, Klippenstein was the DC Correspondent at The Nation and previously a senior investigative reporter for the online corporate-news program The Young Turks.

    Kenneth Clark
    I believe that order is better than chaos, creation better than destruction. I prefer gentleness to violence, forgiveness to vendetta. On the whole I think that knowledge is preferable to ignorance, and I am sure that human sympathy is more valuable than ideology. I believe that in spite of the recent triumphs of science, men haven't changed much in the last two thousand years; and in consequence we must try to learn from history. History is ourselves. I believe in courtesy, the ritual by which we avoid hurting other people's feelings, by satisfying our own egos. And I think we should remember that we are part of a great whole, which for convenience we call nature. All living things are our brothers and sisters.
    Krystal Ball (24-Nov-1981)

    American political commentator and former political candidate. Started as a television host at MSNBC and regular contributor to the Huffington Post. Former co-host of The Hill's Rising along with Saagar Enjeti, the pair went independent in 2021 after corporate censorship increased at The Hill with Breaking Points one of the top rated independent platform news shows.

    Kurt Vonnegut
    Kurt Vonnegut (1)
    The two real political parties in America are the Winners and the Losers. The people don't acknowledge this. They claim membership in two imaginary parties, the Republicans and the Democrats, instead.
    Kurt Vonnegut (2)
    Honest, industrious, peaceful citizens were classed as bloodsuckers, if they asked to be paid a living wage. And they saw that praise was reserved henceforth for those who devised means of getting paid enormously for committing crimes against which no laws had been [or could be] passed. Thus the American dream turned belly up, turned green, bobbed to the scummy surface of cupidity unlimited, filled with gas, went bang in the noonday sun.
    KYC (Know Your Customer)

    KYC is a procedure in which a business verifies the genuineness of the customers by verifying their background and identity.

    Kyle Kulinski (31-Jan-1988)

    American political commentator and media host. Kulinski is the host and producer of The Kyle Kulinski Show on his YouTube channel Secular Talk and is a co-host with Krystal Ball on the progressive podcast Krystal Kyle & Friends on Substack.

    Lance Morrow (1)
    Zealotry of either kind the puritan's need to regiment others or the victim's passion for blaming everyone except himself tends to produce a depressing civic stupidity. Each trait has about it the immobility of addiction. Victims become addicted to being victims: they derive identity, innocence and a kind of devious power from sheer, defaulting helplessness. On the other side, the candle-snuffers of behavioural and political correctness enact their paradox, accomplishing intolerance in the name of tolerance, regimentation in the name of betterment.
    Language: Figures of speech matter
    Figures of speech are important. Because they're a target for subversion. "Science created this virus." Nature created it. Science is simply a toolkit for understanding reality in a way that communicates reproducible explanations. That's all. Science isn't evil. Scientists facilitating evil can't be a reason for everyone to terminate questions; or defer to superstition intuition.
    Language: Precision over Time equals Attention over Evaluation
    I, WE: Language wants to be precise but vocabulary and context equate to precision, less context more words required, less shared metaphor more words less efficiency in communicating precision subtlety or complex nuance.
    Lao Tzu
    A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.
    Larry Paige (1)
    Addiction is the dominant form of a culture that suffers from a superficial spectacle and celebrity-connectivity at its centre. It’s a form of spiritual emptiness.
    Larry Summers
    Larry Summers (30-Nov-1954) is an American economist, Secretary of the Treasury 1999-2001 and Director of the National Economic Council 2009-2010. Former Harvard President (2001-2006) and director of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Leading American plutocrat, architect of financial deregulation since the early 1990s, deep state connected. Sociopath.
  • Some seek a scholar's return - His Harvard peers hope to woo West (6-Jun-2006)
  • Larry Summers project-syndicate.org columnist index (2002-2020)
  • Law: Being Digital Citizens
    Full text of Being Digital Citizens @ GOLDSMITH UNI ARTICLE.
    Law: Blackstone Ratio
    In criminal law, Blackstone's ratio (also known as the Blackstone ratio or Blackstone's formulation) is the idea that:"It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer."as expressed by the English jurist William Blackstone in his seminal work Commentaries on the Laws of England, published in the 1760s.The idea subsequently became a staple of legal thinking in Anglo-Saxon jurisdictions and continues to be a topic of debate. There is also a long pre-history of similar sentiments going back centuries in a variety of legal traditions. The message that government and the courts must err on the side of bringing in verdicts of innocence has remained constant.
    Law: FCC v Section 230
    What the FCC can and can’t do to Section 230 @ VOX ARTICLE.
    Law: First Amendment
    Supreme Court v First Amendment Inst @ PDF document from Supreme Court filing.
    Law: First Amendment v Trump
    Center for Democracy and Technology versus Donald Trump @ CDT Complaint Filing Document PDF.
    Law: Free Speech on Social Media
    Liberty First Amendment Cases @ LINK.
    Law: Free Speech on Trial
    Ron Coleman on First Amendment Landmark Case @ SHAPING OPINION LINK to case details.
    Law: Gavin McInnes v SPLC
    Gavin McInnes law suit update against SPLC after two years defamation @ LINK.
    Law: Jus Soli
    Jus soli (meaning "right of soil"), commonly referred to as birthright citizenship, is the right of anyone born in the territory of a state to nationality or citizenship.Jus soli was part of the English common law, in contrast to jus sanguinis, which derives from the Roman law that influenced the civil-law systems of mainland Europe. Jus soli is the predominant rule in the Americas, but it is rare elsewhere. Since the 27th Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland was enacted in 2004, no European country grants citizenship based on unconditional or near-unconditional jus soli.
    Law: PDF of McInnes v SPLC Alabama Court Filing
    Gavin McInnes document Alabama Court Filing against SPLC @ Alabama Courthouse Documents.
    Law: PREP Act
    Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act @ LINK.
    Law: Slaughter-House Cases
    The Slaughter-House Cases was a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that held that the Privileges or Immunities Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution only protects the legal rights that are associated with federal U.S. citizenship, not those that pertain to state citizenship. It was a blow to the emancipation of chattel slaves, protecting state right to persecute black citizens at the behest of white ethno-supremacist state institutions.Ruling: The 14th Amendment only protects the privileges and immunities pertaining to citizenship of the United States, not those that pertain to state citizenship.
    Law: Supreme Court 1st Amendment v Trump
    Supreme Court ruling Dec 2020 @ Reuters Article.
    Law: Supreme Court Justice Bradley
    "The people of this country brought with them to its shores the rights of Englishmen, the rights which had been wrested from English sovereigns at various periods of the nation's history.... England has no written constitution, it is true, but it has an unwritten one, resting in the acknowledged, and frequently declared, privileges of Parliament and the people, to violate which in any material respect would produce a revolution in an hour. A violation of one of the fundamental principles of that constitution in the Colonies, namely, the principle that recognizes the property of the people as their own, and which, therefore, regards all taxes for the support of government as gifts of the people through their representatives, and regards taxation without representation as subversive of free government, was the origin of our own revolution."
    Law: Supreme Court Rules For Baker Over Gay Couple
    Law: UK Govt versus UK People
    Public Order Act 1986, the Trade Union and Labour Relations Act 1992, the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, the Terrorism Act 2000, the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003, the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005, the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014, the Trade Union Act 2016, the Covert Human Intelligence Sources Act 2021.
    Law: UK Secrecy Law Recasts Journalism As Spying
    Law: United States v Cromitie (Williams) 2013
    Lawrence Lessig (1961-)
    American Academic Activist. Source of Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace and Code Is Law - On Liberty in Cyberspace by Lawrence Lessig.


    Lawyers, Guns and Money Blog is a politics and culture blog written primarily by a group of eight academics. LGM was founded in May 2004 by David Watkins, Rob Farley, and Scott Lemieux.

    Len Deighton
    Leo Tolstoy
    History would be a wonderful thing if only it were true.
    Leo Tolstoy
    Leonard Peltier

    Leonard Peltier is a Native American convicted for the deaths of two FBI agents in a 1975 shoot-out on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation as part of The Wounded Knee occupation starting 1973 - a three-year period of political violence on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Peltier has been in prison for 29 years.

  • Kevin Sharp: It’s Time to Free Leonard Peltier, America’s Longest Serving Political Prisoner (3-Dec-2021)
  • Lewis Carroll
    Lewis H Lapham
    The major news media serve at the pleasure of a commercial oligarchy that pays them, and pays them handsomely, for their pretence of speaking truth to power... The prominent figures in our contemporary Washington press corps regard themselves as government functionaries, enabling and codependent.
    Lindsay Anderson
    Linus Torvalds
    I like offending people because I think people who get offended should be offended.
    Liquid Democracy

    Liquid Democracy, also known as Delegative Democracy, is a system, generated by government in which votes can be proxied (delegated) to any other individual. This term was founded as a mechanism for Decentralized Autonomous Organizations where every participant can delegate their vote to another individual.


    Liquidity refers to the availability of liquid assets to a market or company. An asset is associated with higher liquidity for easier conversion to cash. Difficulties in converting an asset into cash make the asset illiquid. The liquidity of an asset influences its market price and risk potential.

    Lit: Be Night Quiet
    Night quiet. Quiet in sound, but also respite from a billion photons constantly insistently clamouring LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME. Night quiet, imagination can emerge - in the silent unflooded moments - slowly opening the glisten of phantasmagoria butterfly wings. Night quiet, love and life and free from time's intrusive discord, enlivenen by the foreknowledge of a dawn that'll come, perhaps a moment to marvel at sunrise serene insouciant colour at first soft soon blunderbuss clouds blood shards yadda, city awakening, photons hammering, fantasy quiet night silence over. // Night quiet wake up soft shoe consciousness onto the stage. Alarm is a tumble or a descent on wires too fast!
    Lit: Bojangles Tabor Lesbian Maypole Wikipedia Generational Divide in Action
    Mr Bojangles Sammy Davis Jr yay. American Idol teen / Robbie Williams vacuity show tune, fuck you. Talib Kweli Beat 21st C, brother's even a Columbia professor Beat 21stC // June Tabor, Love Win Tear Us Apart. Big tree trunk lesbian, strong enough to be regaled by preening Oysterband dancer prancer singing and twisting the umbilical ribbons around the erect She. Who can take it even though who the fuck wants to live a life as obdurate as wood? // See Wikipedia on Morris Dancing and Maypole plus ribbons. Talk also. Sometimes a stick is just a stick. Bullshit. A stick is always a stick. Even if you're being fucked by it.
    Lit: Interstate Beautiful Necklace City Gems Choking Life
    Interstate strung like a necklace of yadda connection the complex gems of a thousand cities; pulling them together to choke the life out of a nation ... And now the internet is gonna do the same to the world or finish the job, friendly I'm data garbage, primordial soup.
    Lit: Why is African stuff still in Western museums? Identity pol striving from an obsessive compulsive disinformation world: African stuff in Western museums
    Why is African stuff still in Western museums? Identity pol striving from an obsessive compulsive disinformation world.
    Literature: Dystopian Allegories - 1984, Brave New World, Farenheit 451, We, The Guardians, The Death of Grass

    Brave New World (1931) anticipated the mechanics and the biotechnology of confident mass social regulation. 1984 (1948) depicted the totalitarianism of information and cancellation and war and ignorance control. Farenheit 451 (1953) saw the uniformity of comfort, hatred of knowledge and the fantasist plus crippling anxiety of aspiring to a world lived inside the four walled VR room. Huxley (1894-1963) and Orwell (1903-1950) are Modernists, embedded in their generation's zeitgeist. Both novels are masterpieces, smart brave idealism masquerading as fiction. The Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) novel - a better work of fiction, by a primarily fiction writer - slips into the 20th-century literary canon by a sci-fi side-door because by the 1950s/60s, the cultural gatekeepers have been replaced by postmodernists eager to marginalize individuals (especially dissenters).

    See also : We (1924) an early Modernist dystopia novel by Russian writer Yevgeny Zamyatin (1884-1937). Written for younger readers but unflinching on substance is The Guardians (1970) and The Death of Grass (1956) by English writer John Christopher (1922-2012).

    Locus Coeruleus: Opioid Receptors + Clonidine

    Clonidine down-regulates locus coeruleus

    Opioids inhibit the firing of neurons in the locus coeruleus. When opioid consumption is stopped, the increased activity of the locus coeruleus contributes to the symptoms of opiate withdrawal. The α2 adrenergic receptor agonist clonidine is used to counteract this withdrawal effect by decreasing adrenergic neurotransmission from the locus coeruleus.
    London Street Maps: Ethnic Neighbourhoods
    Lord Byron
    I do not believe in revealed religion - I will have nothing to do with your immortality; we are miserable enough in this life, without speculating on another.
    Louis Aragon
    Louis CK (1)
    Offending people is a necessary and healthy act. Every time you say something that's offensive to another person you just caused a discussion. You just forced them to have to think.
    Louis-Ferdinand Céline
    Ludwig von Mises

    Ludwig Heinrich Edler von Mises (29-Sept-1881 to 10-Oct-1973) was an Austrian School economist, historian, logician, and sociologist. Mises wrote and lectured extensively on the societal contributions of classical liberalism. He is best known for his work on praxeology, a study of human choice and action. Mises emigrated from Austria to the United States in 1940. Since the mid-20th century, libertarian movements have been strongly influenced by Mises's writings. Mises' student Friedrich Hayek viewed Mises as one of the major figures in the revival of classical liberalism in the post-war era. Hayek's work "The Transmission of the Ideals of Freedom" (1951) pays high tribute to the influence of Mises in the 20th century libertarian movement.


    Max More born Max T. O'Connor (born Bristol UK 1964)

    •     extropianism, futurism "Principles of Extropy"
    •     President Emeritus "Alcor Life Extension Foundation"
    •     Entropy Institute
    •     "Transhumanism: Toward a Futurist Philosophy"


    FM-2030 born F. M. Esfandiary (born Iran 1930-2000 died NYC vitrified "Alcor Life Extension Foundation, Scottsdale)

    •     Are You A Transhuman?

    Stefan Lorenz Sorgner (born Germany 1973)

    • metahumanism, posthumanism, Nietzsche, tech ethics
    • Oxford educated
    • Tenure teaching John Cabot University (Rome)

    James J. Hughes (born Columbus OH USA 1961)

    • sociologist, bioethicist
    • Ph.D educated University of Chicago
    • Executive Director with Nick Bostrum of Institute for Ethics (was ED of Emerging Technologies and World Transhumanist Association)
    • teaches at Trinity College, Hartford CT
    • "Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redsigned Human of the Future"
    • "Cyborg Buddha: Using Neurotechnology to Become Better People"
    • Christian Transhumanist Association
    Nick Bostrum (born Sweden 1973)
    • philosopher, contemporary philosophy, transhumanism, analytics philosophy, AI, information hazard, infinitarian paralysis
    • Oxford educated (https://nickbostrum.com)
    • founder of Future of Humanity Institute
    • tenure at St Cross College, Oxford - good Wikipedia bio and ideas breakdown (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Bostrum)
    • "Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies)
    • Anthropic Bias: Observation Selection Effects in Science and Philosophy
    Lyndon B Johnson
    If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best coloured man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you.
    Lysander Spooner
    Those who are capable of tyranny are capable of perjury to sustain it.
    Machine Intelligence Research Institute (Berkeley CA)
    Based in Berkeley CA @ intelligence.org website blog. "The MIRI (Machine Intelligence Research Institute) is a research nonprofit studying the mathematical underpinnings of intelligent behaviour. Our mission is to develop formal tools for the clean design and analysis of general-purpose AI systems, with the intent of making such systems safer and more reliable when they are developed."
    Mahatma Gandhi
    When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it-always.

    Mainnet is the largest blockchain network run by a specific protocol or the most valuable chain of a community. They exist in places of deriving real value and representation of truest intents of the core developers. READ MORE

    Malcolm X (19-May-1925 to 21-Feb-1965)

    Malcolm Little - later Malcolm X - was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist who was a popular figure during the civil rights movement. A spokesman for the Nation of Islam until 1964, he was a vocal advocate for black empowerment and the promotion of Islam within the black community.

    • "That's not a chip on my shoulder, it's your boot on my neck."
    • "Capital B, Capital Punishment, Capital-ism."


    Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana.

    Marc Munroe Dion (1950ish-)
    Award-winning veteran reporter and Pulitzer Prize-nominated newspaper columnist — Marc Munroe Dion is an old-school newsman who fell out of a Frank Capra movie, complete with pipe and fedora. Born in the struggling former cotton mill town of Fall River, Mass., Dion's sense of humour sounds more like a barroom than a newsroom, and his political observations are more concerned with issues than political parties. Dion’s column, "Living and Dion" appeared in The Herald News for 24 years. His long-running WSAR radio show was closed down in May 2021 and he was forced out of the Herald, moving to the Falls River Reporter in 2018. First column: "Maybe It's Us".

    See also Marc Dion page on creators.com website. Dion is a litmus of bigger picture erosion of American society.

    Marcus Aurelius (1)
    Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.
    Marcus Aurelius (2)
    The noblest way of taking revenge on others is by refusing to become like them.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    What is morally wrong can never be advantageous, even when it enables you to make some gain that you believe to be to your advantage.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.
    Margaret Mead
    Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
    Marina Tsvetaeva
    Mark 7:20-23
    What comes out of a person, that is what makes them unclean. From within people, from their minds and hearts, come wicked thoughts, immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, licentiousness, envy, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness. All these evils come from within and they make one unclean.
    Mark Berley
    Purveyors of political correctness will, in the final analysis, not even allow others their judgments... They celebrate 'difference,' but they will not allow people truly to be different to think differently, and to say what they think.
    Mark Poster
    Terrorism is in good part an effect of government propaganda; it serves to deflect attention from governmental abuse toward a mostly imagined, highly dangerous outside enemy.
    Mark R Levin
    Mark Reed Levin (born 21-Sept-1957) is an American right-wing lawyer, author, and radio personality. He is the host of syndicated radio show The Mark Levin Show, as well as Life, Liberty & Levin on Fox News. Levin worked in the administration of President Ronald Reagan and was a chief of staff for Attorney General Edwin Meese.

    Mark Reed Wikipedia

    Mark Twain
    Mark Twain (1)
    If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you do, you're misinformed.
    Mark Twain (2)
    But it was impossible to save the Great Republic. She was rotten to the heart. Lust of conquest had long ago done its work; trampling upon the helpless abroad had taught her, by a natural process, to endure with apathy the like at home; multitudes who had applauded the crushing of other people's liberties, lived to suffer for their mistake in their own persons. The government was irrevocably in the hands of the prodigiously rich and their hangers-on; the suffrage was become a mere machine, which they used as they chose. There was no principle but commercialism, no patriotism but of the pocket.
    Mark Twain (3)
    Whenever you find you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
    Mark Twain (4)
    A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
    Mark Twain (5)
    Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.
    Mark Twain (6)
    Censorship is telling a grown man that he can't eat steak, because the baby can't chew it.
    Mark Twain (7)
    It ain't what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
    Mark Van Doren
    An unexamined idea, to paraphrase Socrates, is not worth having and a society whose ideas are never explored for possible error may eventually find its foundations insecure.
    Market Capitalization

    Market Caplitalization, also known as Market Cap, is the total value of a particular market, industry, company, or asset. For a company that is publicly traded, the market capitalization is the total market value (in dollar) of the outstanding shares of a company.

    Markus W. Lunner
    Propaganda is what gives us the freedom to do as we are told.
    Marquis de Sade
    Social order at the expense of liberty is hardly a bargain.
    Martin Garbus (8-Aug-1934-)

    American attorney, one of the leading individual rights lawyers in the country. Garbus has argued cases throughout the country involving constitutional, criminal, copyright, and intellectual property law at every level including the US Supreme Court. His briefs have resulted in changes to US law nationwide, including one described by Justice William J. Brennan as "probably the most important due process case in the Twentieth Century".

    Martin Luther King Jr
    Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
    Martin Niemoeller
    In Germany, the Nazis first came for the communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, but I didn't speak up because I was a protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak for me.
    Matt Taibbi
    they're trying to sound like legitimate news, but they're also completely selling out at the same time.
    Matt Taibbi
    People are increasingly careful about what they put into their bodies. But they do not think about the news that way, or social media. They don't think about what they put in their brains. It's also a consumer product.
    Matthew 24:10-14
    At that time many will turn away from the faith
    Matthew 7:15-18
    Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but underneath are ravenous wolves. By their fruits you will know them. Do people pick grapes from thorn-bushes, or figs from thistles? Just so, every good tree bears good fruit, and a rotten tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a rotten tree bear good fruit.
    Max Blumenthal

    American journalist, author, blogger, and filmmaker. He is a regular contributor to Sputnik and RT. Editor in chief of The Grayzone anti-establishment abuse of power zine.

    Max Planck
    A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
    Maximilien Robespierre
    The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.France 1792"
    May the Bridges We Burn Light Our Way Home
    mechanism (marketing)
    people want something fast and without effort, like getting rich or getting thin. mechanism is the ever changing bullshit process sold to achieve the want. It's always changing as people get wise to a particular mechanism, new mechanisms are needed to profit from the want.
    Media: Coleman Nation Podcast
    Coleman Nation YouTube: Coleman Nation Podcast on youtube.comColeman Nation RSS @ Coleman Nation Podcast Feed at coleman-nation.com website.
    Media: David Sinclair / Health Entrepreneurs
    It's a pity David Sinclair has financial interests in consumer health product selling, like Inside Tracker. Money is a dirty motivator, beyond a certain point. Monetizing health is a recipe for grift on a trillion dollar scale; and an engine for wealth defining longevity not worth or need.All we are saying is give peace a change. Epigenome - differentiated cells - cells are the CD (DNA) and the reader/writer (Epigenome). It's the reader/writer that degrades not just the CD.What did Sinclair say about memory backup? Where is that? How can there be epigenetic memory??Look into the mouse eye growing back. Child chronology?Why do most of the genetic combinations create tumors?
    Media: WSJ Titans of Industry Jewish Philanthropy
    Titans of Industry Join Forces To Work for Jewish Philanthropy @ WSJ ARTICLE behind paywall.
    Medical: Abortion Access
    Association of travel distance to nearest abortion facility with rates of abortion @ LINK.
    Medical: Achilles Heel of mRNA
    Medical: Bio-inspired Tissue glue (9-Aug-2021)
    Bio-inspired, blood-repelling tissue glue could seal wounds quickly @ SCIENCEDAILY.COM ARTICLE.
    Medical: Druggability of Conserved RNA
    Exploring the druggability of conserved RNA regulatory elements in the SARS-CoV-2 genome


    Medical: Fetal Memory In Utero
    Medical: gene therapy treats multiple age-related diseases
    Medical: Pfizer Advises Stay Away From Unvaccinated
    Medical: Reprogramming Recovering Epigenetic Information
    Medical: Summary of Metformin
    Fanatics can justify practically any atrocity to themselves. The more untenable their position becomes, the harder they hold to it, and the worse the things they are willing to do to support it.
    Merck’s deadly Vioxx playbook, redux: a debunked smear campaign against its own Ivermectin

    "Vioxx" is the name is a smear campaign playbook used by Merck Pharmaceuticals to campaign against its own competing drug—the FDA-approved, Nobel prize-winning antiviral Ivermectin, which is generic, cheap and globally available with very little scope for significant profit.

  • Merck's deadly Vioxx playbook redux (7-Sept-2021)
  • Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971
  • MESA Global Academy
  • Pluto Press: Independent Political Publishing House founded in 1969
  • Merkle Proof

    Merkle Proof basically refers to the process of passing through a Merkle tree from leaf to root. Along the way, you have to hash every level with the previous level for producing a unique hash for the tree’s structure.

    Merkle Root

    Merkle Root refers to the cryptographic has of all other hashes in the Merkle Tree. In the case of a blockchain, the Merkle Root refers to a hash of all the transaction hashes in the chain.

    Merkle Tree

    Merkle Tree is a data tree with leaves at the end of every branch labeled with an identifier or a cryptographic hash. All branches on a Merkle Tree are labeled with all leaves and sub-branches. The redundancy on a Merkle Tree ensures that any individual with the tree could provide reliable proof of completeness of the data. READ MORE

    Metahaven and Jeff Khonsary: Smashing Windows Transcript

    Smashing Windows with Windows article on transparency design and Wikileaks. Openleaks, Metahaven and Jeff Khonsary.


    Metamodernism is a proposed set of developments in philosophy, aesthetics, and culture which emerge from and react to postmodernism. One definition characterizes metamodernism as mediations between aspects of both modernism and postmodernism. Another similar term is post-postmodernism.

    In 1999, Moyo Okediji reused the term metamodern about contemporary African-American art, defining it as an "extension of and challenge to modernism and postmodernism."

    In 2002, Andre Furlani, analyzing the literary works of Guy Davenport, defined metamodernism as an aesthetic that is "after yet by means of modernism…. a departure as well as a perpetuation."

    The relationship between metamodernism and modernism was seen as going "far beyond homage, toward a reengagement with modernist method in order to address subject matter well outside the range or interest of the modernists themselves."

    In 2007, Alexandra Dumitrescu described metamodernism as partly a concurrence with, partly an emergence from, and partly a reaction to, postmodernism, "champion[ing] the idea that only in their interconnection and continuous revision lie the possibility of grasping the nature of contemporary cultural and literary phenomena."

    In 2010, cultural theorists Timotheus Vermeulen and Robin van den Akker proposed metamodernism as an intervention in the post-postmodernism debate.


    Notes on Metamodernism

    Vermeulen and van den Akker asserted that the 2000s were characterized by the return of typically modern positions that did not forfeit the postmodern mindsets of the 1980s and 1990s, resembling a "neo-romanticism" represented especially in the work of young visual artists. According to them, the metamodern sensibility "can be conceived of as a kind of informed naivety, a pragmatic idealism", characteristic of cultural responses to recent global events such as climate change, the financial crisis, political instability, and the digital revolution. They asserted that “the postmodern culture of relativism, irony, and pastiche" is over, having been replaced by a post-ideological condition that stresses engagement, affect, and storytelling.

    The prefix "meta-" referred not to a reflective stance or repeated rumination, but to Plato's metaxy, which denotes a movement between opposite poles as well as beyond them.

    Vermeulen and van den Akker described metamodernism as a "structure of feeling" that oscillates between modernism and postmodernism like "a pendulum swinging between…innumerable poles". According to Kim Levin, writing in ARTnews, this oscillation "must embrace doubt, as well as hope and melancholy, sincerity and irony, affect and apathy, the personal and the political, and technology and techne." For the metamodern generation, according to Vermeulen, "grand narratives are as necessary as they are problematic, hope is not simply something to distrust, love not necessarily something to be ridiculed."

    Vermeulen asserts that "metamodernism is not so much a philosophy—which implies a closed ontology—as it is an attempt at a vernacular, or…a sort of open source document, that might contextualise and explain what is going on around us, in political economy as much as in the arts."

    Michael Lind
    The New Class War: Saving Democracy From the Metropolitan Elite (2017)
    Michael Parenti
    The worst forms of tyranny, or certainly the most successful ones, are not those we rail against but those that so insinuate themselves into the imagery of our consciousness, and the fabric of our lives, as not to be perceived as tyranny.
    Michel de Montaigne
    The man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.
    Miguel de Cervantes
    Mikhail Bulgakov
    Military Industrial Complex
    Miller v. California, 413 U.S. 15 (1973)

    "Speech that is obscene and thus lacking First Amendment protection must be without serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value. It also must appeal to the prurient interest in the view of an average person according to community standards, and it must describe sexual conduct or excretory functions in an offensive way."

    Milton Friedman (1)
    With advertising, the free market does not yield a neutral system in which final buyer choice decides. The advertisers’ choices influence media prosperity and survival.
    Milton Friedman (2)
    A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a greater degree of both.
    Milton Friedman (3)
    One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.
    Milton Friedman (4)
    Governments never learn. Only people learn.
    Milton Friedman (5)
    Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
    Milton Friedman (6)
    Society doesn't have values. People have values.
    Milton Friedman (7)
    The key insight of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations is misleadingly simple: if an exchange between two parties is voluntary, it will not take place unless both believe they will benefit from it. Most economic fallacies derive from the neglect of this simple insight, from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another.

    Miner in the world of blockchain points out to an actor with the ability to create and submit new blocks to the chain. CPU miners generally use central processors for block production and validation. GPU miners are known for using their graphics processor to address block validation and production. Miners using ASIC for block validation and production are known as ASIC miners.


    The process of developing a new block and submitting it to the blockchain is known as mining

    Mining Pool

    The mining pool refers to a group of miners working together for generating the next block on a blockchain before the others in the network.

    Misruled Britannia

    I don't understand why educated adults in positions of public trust and/or authority are so keen to make a pig's breakfast of British culture. Last Night of the Proms simply happens to be today's target for extirpation.

    I don't get why these spineless 'curators' of UK cultural heritage keep kowtowing to the demands of self-appointed identity police? Is it just for social media likes? Anything for a quiet life? Virtue signalling in the hope of winning woke brownie points? To what end?

    Destroying the very traditions they're supposed to look after is a heavy price to pay, not least because their craven iconoclasm achieves nothing to actually help whichever oppressed minority is being championed by the "...haughty tyrants..." of woke outrage.

    Give the decision-making power on whether to bend the knee to internet mob outrage to sometime with a backbone. I'm sure they'd stand firm on not falsely editing history or spuriously censuring the culture of this "..blest isle..." (I know I would.)

    Missing Context
    "Missing context" is the fact-checker euphemism for "this claim is correct but we don't want anyone screencapping this as ammo."
    missing context
    "Missing context" is the fact-checker euphemism for "this claim is correct but we don't want anyone screencapping this as ammo."
    Mitt Romney
    Money plays a much more important role in what is done in Washington than we believe. … You’ve got to cozy up, as an incumbent, to all the special interest groups who can go out and raise money for you from their members, and that kind of a relationship has an influence on the way you’re gonna vote. … I think we have to become much more vigilant on seeing the impact of money. … I think it’s wrong and we’ve got to change it.
    Mokokoma Mokhonoana
    Ideology only works when it’s the start of public conversation, never as a means to a predetermined end. Ambition’ is ‘greed’ rebranded.
    Most Important Research Questions on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19
    Mother Jones
    "Founded in 1976, Mother Jones is America’s longest-established investigative news organization. We are based in San Francisco and have bureaus in Washington, DC, and New York."
  • Establishment liberal-left news ecosystem centrepiece, peddling corporate agenda over human need, standard bullshit spigot techniques following the mainstream official news zeitgeist.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: C
  • mugwumps
    Mugwumps were Republican political activists in the USA opposed to political corruption, switching parties en masse (e.g. supporting Democratic candidate Grover Cleveland in 1884) because of the Republican candidate's long association with plutocracy corruption
    Multi Signature (MultiSig)

    Multi Signature is a crypto-asset wallet for which there is a requirement of multiple keys to access it. More than one (specified) individuals have to sign a transaction for approval, only then they would be able to access the wallet.

    Murray Rothbard

    Murray Newton Rothbard (2-Mar-1926 to 7-Jan-1995) was an American heterodox economist of the Austrian School, economic historian and political theorist. Rothbard was a founder and leading theoretician of anarcho-capitalism, a staunch advocate of historical revisionism and a central figure in the 20th-century American libertarian movement. He wrote over twenty books on political theory, history, economics, and other subjects.

    Nagaru Tanigawa
    Naomi Klein (1)
    Governments are now using fabrication of grassroots support for policies on social media, creating a closed loop in which the regime essentially endorses itself, leaving independent groups and ordinary citizens on the outside.
    Napoleon Bonaparte (1)
    Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
    Napoleon Bonaparte (2)
    When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain.
    Nasal Saline Irrigation: Hospitalizations in COVID-19 Randomized to Alkalinization or Povidone-iodine
    Natalie “May” Edwards - Whistleblower

    Natalie "May" Edwards - Who Leaked Secret Documents To BuzzFeed - Triggering A Massive Global Investigation, Now In Prison @ Buzzfeed Article by David Mack.

    Nathan Filer
    Some madness doesn't act mad to begin with, sometimes it will knock politely at the door, and when you let it in, it'll simply sit in the corner without a fuss -and grow.
    Nathanael West
    Nature: Indian Ghost Pipe

    Indian Ghost Pipe also known as Indian Ghost Pipe, wildflower is rare, mystical and appears above ground just one week each year.

    Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.

    Spoken in the House of Commons (18-Nov-1783). Based on the original lines in John Milton's Paradise Lost (Book IV, Line 393): "And with necessity, / The tyrant's plea, / excus'd his devilish deeds"

    Neil deGrass Tyson
    There’s as many atoms in a single molecule of your DNA as there are stars in the typical galaxy. We are, each of us, a little universe.

    The set of actors interconnected collectively for achieving a single purpose is referred to as a network.

    Neuroscience: Advantages of a Lateralized Brain
    Advantages of a Lateralized Brain @ PAPER published by peer-reviewed Royal Society.
    Neuroscience: Asymmetry Visual Lateralization
    Asymmetry pays: visual lateralization improves discrimination success in pigeons @ STUDY published on cell.com
    Neuroscience: Attention Lateralization
    Comparative vertebrate lateralization @ LINK.
    Neuroscience: Autism Lateralization Meta-Analysis
    Autism, lateralisation, and handedness: A review of the literature and meta-analysis @ LINK.
    Neuroscience: Bird Brain Lateralization
    Functional and structural comparison of visual lateralization in birds – similar but still different @ LINK.
    Neuroscience: Brain Hemisphere Research
    Specialisation of function in the Human Brain Estimated By Intrinsic Hemispheric Interaction @ jneurosci.org.

    Neuroscience: Brain Lateralization: A Comparative Perspective
    Brain Lateralization: A Comparative Perspective @ LINK published on physiology.org peer-review.
    Neuroscience: Brain Lateralization: Comparative Perspective
    Comparative Perspective on brain lateralization meta-study @ STUDY published at physiology.org journal.
    Neuroscience: callosal connectivity in the human brain
    The architecture of functional lateralisation and its relationship to callosal connectivity in the human brain @ LINK published in nature.com journal.
    Neuroscience: Consciousness Thought
    Consciousness persistence, chemical balance matters but if chemistry from moment A to A+1 changes little, the spell isn't broken. Sudden changes to general brainchemistry will break it, though if state is thereafter consistent, spell reasserts. It's only strong a associated memories that are parsed against current brainchemistry. If the memories  evoke contradictory chemistry, it'll feel wrong, artificial, unabsorbing. Orgasm makes a paradigm shift in brainchemistry, hence buyer's remorse (!)? Drugs and alcohol can do the same, hence in part the allure.
    Neuroscience: Contralateral Control Mechanisms
    The evolution of contralateral control of the body by the brain: Is it a protective mechanism? @ LINK to article.
    Neuroscience: Corpus Callosum + Synapse Definitions
    Encyclopedia Britannica Online - Corpus Callosum and Synapse useful definitions.
    Neuroscience: Corpus Callosum and Autism
    Corpus Callosum and Autism @ LINK to study as reported on mappingignorance.org website.
    Neuroscience: Corpus Callosum Lateralisation
    The architecture of functional lateralisation and its relationship to callosal connectivity in the human brain @ LINK.
    Neuroscience: Early Brain Development
    Key processes in early brain development revealed @ LINK.
    Neuroscience: Foetal Learning Before and After Birth
    An Examination of Foetal Learning Before and After Birth @ LINK - Study.
    Neuroscience: Handedness in Healthy Humans Brains
    Handedness and hemispheric language dominance in healthy humans @ LINK to article published by Oxford University Press.
    Neuroscience: How Brain Process What We See
    Neuroscience: How Computationally Complex Is a Single Neuron? (2-Sept-2021)

    How Computationally Complex Is a Single Neuron? @ Quanta Magazine Article.

    Neuroscience: Lateralization Architecture Human Callosal Connectivity
    The architecture of functional lateralisation and its relationship to callosal connectivity in the human brain @ LINK to article published in nature.com journal.
    Neuroscience: Lateralization In Vertebrate Brains
    Lateralization in vertebrates: Its early evolution, general pattern, and development @ LINK to article in sciencedirect journal.
    Neuroscience: Lateralization of Language in Brains
    From Acoustic Segmentation to Language Processing: Evidence from Optical Imaging @ LINK article published at researchgate website.
    Neuroscience: Left Right Brain Hemisphere Behaviour
    Left and right brain-oriented hemisity subjects show opposite behavioural preferences


    Neuroscience: Memory Restored in Aged Mice

    Memory Restored in Aged Mice by Modifying the Brain’s ECM

    Components of the extracellular matrix control how synapses function.
    Neuroscience: Modular Consciousness
    Modular Consciousness and the Dual Quadbrain @ LINK.
    Neuroscience: New Language Brain
    Learning a new language changes the brain's division of labour @ LINK.
    Neuroscience: New Role For Specific Brain Regions
    Neuroscience: Notes on Brain Neural Networks
    What is the Zygote algorithm for building brains?What is biological intelligence?What is human intelligence?AI neural networks are all learning to fulfill connectivity. But aren't they still driven by human systems, to create context for the neural networks true/false criteria to reach an objective?Robin Hiesinger RI video:1943 The Artificial Neuron (McCullough and Pitt) compare to biological neuron in all its complexity1957 "Perceptron" Marvin MinskyNeumann architectureDecision making treesSymbol processing logic2006 Minsky - "AI has no common sense"2011/2012 Deep Neural Network and Big Data: Darwinian against A WorldMultilayer - AND OR XORConnectivity: improve architecture like modelling the cortexBut more advances byLearning: self learning - reinforcement learningAlphaGo paradigm - no learning per se (DATA) but man made because it's given context: criteria for win/loseMUIZERO latest iteration of AlphaGoSymbol processing logic -- neural networksData feeding - deep learning self learningStill no genome in the mix.Not even a butterfly brain, which grows in a butterfly from the genome.Arguments for no genome:Learning changed network connectivity, training replaces growth; training order matters; much time much energy requiredHuman brain has 100,000,000,000 neuronsFruitfly brain has 100,000 neuronsNematode worm has 302 neuronsFully neuronally mappedNeuromodulator - chemical (which?) realeased at one end, received at other end -No working connectome diagram - unlike electrical diagram which works150 Where does the information from? Genome + Energy thru Natural Selection Feedback from Proteins + Time = growing brains not describing it, i.e. information independentNatural Neural Selection can't be predicted but doesn't have to be because it operates blind watchmaker on only outcome instancesAlgorithmic Information Theory - just as I wrote above. Compressed information. (Ray Solomonoff)https://playgameoflife.com100x100 board random squares either live, dead or empty.Any live cell with 2 or 3 neighbors survivesAny dead cell with 3 neighbors becomes a live cellAll other cells die. Dead cells stay dead.Cellular Automaton 1DAlgorithmic Growth Unfolding InformationRule 110. Matthew Cook + Steven Wolfram = Universal Turing Machine (over time, all possibilities represented, unpredictable ... Hash?)Action potential: variable, multi directional, multi +/- only excites at +X only inhibits at -Y(Wolfram's A New Kind of Science)Algorithmic Growth for Neural networks:No shortcuts to time and energyCan't be predicted or calculated. Only built by evolution.But computers can at least apply a faster rate of a Darwinian selection points: the crunch!Field Ultimates:Artificial General Intelligence Grown and/or Trained, different scales, different Darwinian criteriaNo shortcuts to self-assembling brainHeisinger Lab - self-assembling brain.
    Neuroscience: Numenta - Advancing Machine Intelligence with Neuroscience
    Developing machine intelligence through neocortical theory @ NUMENTA.COM website for Advancing Machine Intelligence with Neuroscience
    Neuroscience: Plasticity of Language Systems
    Converging Evidence for Differential Specialisation and Plasticity of Language Systems @ LINK.
    Neuroscience: Qualia
    Qualia are defined as individual instances of subjective, conscious experience @ LINK.
    Neuroscience: Quining Qualia
    Daniel Dennett Quining Qualia @ LINK.
    Neuroscience: Spatial Intelligence in Multiple Intelligences Theory

    WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE on Spatial Intelligence based on the pseudo-scientific meta-ideas of multiple intelligences theory. The theory proposes the differentiation of human intelligence into specific “modalities of intelligence”, rather than defining intelligence as a single, general ability. The theory has been criticized by mainstream psychology for its lack of empirical evidence, and its dependence on subjective judgement.

    Neuroscience: Standardized Neuro-Psychomotor Assessment
    Laterality and Lateralization in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Using a Standardized Neuro-Psychomotor Assessment @ LINK.
    Neuroscience: Synaptic Development Articles

    Study overturns age-old theory of brain learning @ Medical News Today article.

    New research to radically alter our understanding of synaptic development @ Oxford University news.

    Choline. A Critical Micronutrient for Baby's Brain Development in Pregnancy @ a8h.com article from Australia.

    Imaging in vivo acetylcholine release in the peripheral nervous system with a fluorescent nanosensor @ PNAS.org article.

    Staphylococcal Plasmids, Transposable and Integrative Elements @ American School of Microbiology article.

    CNS neurons Ependymal cells (inner lining of ventricles, make CSF) Oligodendrocytes Astrocytes @ quizlet.com flashcards on Neurology.

    Synaptopathy @ DEFINITION from Wikipedia.

    Ideas That Will Change The World (2018) @ Roshawn Terrell Blog post.

    Neuroscience: Synaptic Dopamine
    Synaptic Dopamine reuptake and degradation @ LINK.
    Neuroscience: Thousand Brains Theory of Intelligence
    Neuroscience: Thousand Brains Theory of Intelligence @ numenta.com summary definition.
    New Medical Treatments
    New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254 (1964)

    To sustain a claim of defamation or libel, the First Amendment requires that the plaintiff show that the defendant knew that a statement was false or was reckless in deciding to publish the information without investigating whether it was accurate.

    The First Amendment as it relates to libel laws, is that seditious libel – criticism of government and public officials – falls beyond the police power of the State [273-276]. In a democratic society such as ours, the citizen has the privilege of criticizing his government and its officials.

    New York Times: Character Assassin of Orthodontists Dr Mews (20-Aug-2020)

    How Two British Orthodontists Became Celebrities to Incels - The Mews, a father-son team of orthodontists, have an unusual theory about the source of crooked teeth — one that has earned them a following in some of the darker corners of the internet (20-Aug-2020) @ NYT Hit Piece article. Useful both for its information and as a paradigm of current "Cathedral" propaganda tactics.

    News: London Freedom Weekend
    London Freedom Weekend @ LINK.
    NewsBud Alt-Media Site
  • NewsBud: "Where Integrity Matters"
    • NewsBud billed itself as an independent news, analyses and multimedia portal. It exposed establishment hypocrisy and neoliberal criminality among other challenges to vested interest orthodoxy
    • Sibel Edmonds is founder, editor and publisher of Newsbud, founder and president of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition (NSWBC)
    • NewsBud was closed down 30-Jul-2021
    Nick Bostrom (10-Mar-1973)
    Swedish-born philosopher at the University of Oxford known for his work on existential risk, the anthropic principle, human enhancement ethics, superintelligence risks, and the reversal test. See nickbostrum.com home page.
    Nick Land (17-Jan-1962)
    English philosopher, theorist, short story writer and blogger. He has been described as "the father of accelerationism", and was a leader of the 1990s collective Cybernetic Culture Research Unit after its original founder cyberfeminist theorist Sadie Plant departed from it. See Nick Land Wikiquote.
    NIH Admits Gain-of-Function Research with Dr Fauci
    Nikolai Bezroukov
    Russian academic and covert agent prosecuting anti-Neoliberal pro-Russian affairs. Host of the Soft Panorama website.
    Nikolai Gogol
    NLP: Reid Technique
    no true Scotsman

    No true Scotsman (appeal to purity) is an informal fallacy in which one attempts to protect their universal generalisation from a falsifying counterexample by excluding the counterexample improperly. Rather than abandoning the falsified universal generalisation or providing evidence that would disqualify the falsifying counterexample, a slightly modified generalisation is constructed ad-hoc to definitionally exclude the undesirable specific case and counterexamples like it by appeal to rhetoric - emotionally charged but nonsubstantive purity platitudes - like "true, pure, genuine, authentic, real" etc. In short: an "ad hoc rescue" of a refuted generalization attempt.

    Simplified rendition of the fallacy:

    • Person A: "No Scotsman puts sugar on his porridge."
    • Person B: "But my uncle Angus is a Scotsman and he puts sugar on his porridge."
    • Person A: "But no true Scotsman puts sugar on his porridge."

    Appeal to purity is used here to protect/elevate a preferred group. "No true Scotsman would do XYZ" or "Only in Scotland would there be XYZ".

    Noam Chomsky
    Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it.
    Noam Chomsky (1)
    I think it only makes sense to seek out and identify structures of authority, hierarchy, and domination in every aspect of life, and to challenge them; unless a justification for them can be given, they are illegitimate, and should be dismantled, to increase the scope of human freedom.
    Noam Chomsky (10)
    I think there is a good reason why the propaganda system works that way. It recognises that the public will not support the actual policies. Therefore it is important to prevent any knowledge or understanding of them.
    Noam Chomsky (11)
    Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.
    Noam Chomsky (2)
    I’m not saying you’re self-censoring. I’m sure you believe everything you say. But what I’m saying is if you believed something different you wouldn’t be sitting where you’re sitting.
    Noam Chomsky (3)
    The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate with that spectrum.
    Noam Chomsky (4)
    Control of thought is more important for governments that are free and popular than for despotic and military states. The logic is straightforward: a despotic state can control its domestic enemies by force, but as the state loses this weapon, other devices are required to prevent the ignorant masses from interfering with public affairs, which are none of their business…the public are to be observers, not participants, consumers of ideology as well as products.
    Noam Chomsky (5)
    Students who acquire large debts putting themselves through school are unlikely to think about changing society. When you trap people in a system of debt . they can’t afford the time to think. Tuition fee increases are a ‘disciplinary technique,’ and, by the time students graduate, they are not only loaded with debt, but have also internalised the ‘disciplinarian culture.’ This makes them efficient components of the consumer economy.
    Noam Chomsky (6)
    All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.
    Noam Chomsky (7-Dec-1928)
    American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist. Sometimes called "the father of modern linguistics", Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. See chomsky.info for Professor Chomsky's personal website.
    Noam Chomsky (7)
    There is massive propaganda for everyone to consume. Consumption is good for profits and consumption is good for the political establishment.
    Noam Chomsky (8)
    I think there is a good reason why the propaganda system works that way. It recognises that the public will not support the actual policies. Therefore it is important to prevent any knowledge or understanding of them.
    Noam Chomsky (9)
    For those who stubbornly seek freedom, there can be no more urgent task than to come to understand the mechanisms and practices of indoctrination. These are easy to perceive in the totalitarian societies, much less so in the system of 'brainwashing under freedom' to which we are subjected and which all too often we serve as willing or unwitting instruments.

    Any participant in the blockchain network connected to peers with the capability of validation and propagation of new blocks is referred to as a node. A full node generally features the complete state of the blockchain. On the other hand, a light node features adequate block data for validation of the chain, albeit without the complete state data related to every block.

    Non-Fungible Token (NFT)

    NFT is a token that doesn’t have any equal token i.e. considered to be a unique digital asset. READ MORE

    Norman Mailer

    Norman G Finkelstein Blog. Norm Finkelstein received his PhD from the Princeton University Politics Department in 1988. He is the author of ten books that have been translated into 50 foreign editions, including THE HOLOCAUST INDUSTRY: Reflections on the exploitation of Jewish suffering and, most recently, GAZA: An inquest into its martyrdom.​

    Note: suckers v risk taker competence
    Giving money to the most competent risk-takers best positioned, best at exploiting advantaged position etc: it isn't necessary so bad. Infrastructure project billed at 10x cost, massive profit for the business getting the money. Ideally the infrastructure gets built too. Recipient takes a riskb but if he's judicious discreet enough he won't be exposed/punished so the risk pays off. Payment is funded by the millions of docile disorganized suckers working shit jobs for shit money.
    Novel: Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry
    Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry @ PDF E-Book.
    NSA: The NSA Files Guardian Newspaper (1-Nov-2013)

    Guardian UK: The NSA Files index of pages and sub-sections on the Guardian newspaper website relating to Snowden revelations and NSA (US) / GCHQ (UK) signals intelligence. Released and collated around November 2013.

    Relating to religious belief.
    Occluded refers to stopping something by closing up the way in or the line of sight; to obstruct (an opening, orifice, or passage) e.g. thick makeup can occlude the pores.
    Octave Mirbeau
    You're obliged to pretend respect for people and institutions you think absurd. You live attached in a cowardly fashion to moral and social conventions you despise, condemn, and know lack all foundation. It is that permanent contradiction between your ideas and desires and all the dead formalities and vain pretenses of your civilization which makes you sad, troubled and unbalanced. In that intolerable conflict you lose all joy of life and all feeling of personality, because at every moment they suppress and restrain and check the free play of your powers. That's the poisoned and mortal wound of the civilized world.
    OffGuardian: The Propaganda War (And How to Fight It)
    OFF-GUARDIAN ARTICLESimply engaging in a "better" strategy of reality propaganda is NOT going to improve daily life, nor will it be effective push back against the mass media conditioning program of the past 15+ months. If anything, picking out another set of symbols marks out the segregation according to the bullsh1t rules of the govt-oligarchy. It plays into their hands. Propaganda reality dies in lived nuance. Apartheid is eroded by exposing the irrelevance of the terms of segregation; by ignoring it, by disdaining its orthodoxies - as infantile, disingenuous caricature. Go about your daily life without any of the symbols of conformism or rebellion.Force the world into a human to human dynamic, and confront only when confronted. Face to face. I know it doesn't counterpoint the anger felt (justifiably) about the whole coronavirus debacle like the sledgehammer red triangle badge but the symbol is a conceit, compounding the problem for the sake of performative rebellion. It's far more effective to dismiss both the propaganda reality and the compelled behaviour; and react to the drone-policing if/when it happens.
    Ogden Nash
    I think that I shall never see A billboard lovely as a tree. Perhaps, unless the billboards fall, I'll never see a tree at all.
    Oliver Cromwell
    Do not trust to the cheering, for those very persons would shout as much if you and I were going to be hanged.
    Oliver Sacks
    Oliver Wolf Sacks (9 July 1933 – 30 August 2015) was a British neurologist, naturalist, historian of science, and writer. He was educated at Oxford, later moving to the USA and, after a fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Sacks served as neurologist at Beth Abraham Hospital's chronic-care facility in the Bronx, where he worked with a group of survivors of the 1920s sleeping sickness encephalitis lethargica, who had been unable to move on their own for decades. His treatment of those patients became the basis of his 1973 book Awakenings. His numerous other best-selling books were mostly collections of case studies of people, including himself, with neurological disorders. He also published hundreds of articles (both peer-reviewed scientific articles and articles for a general audience), not only about neurological disorders but also insightful book reviews and articles about the history of science, natural history, and nature. His writings have been featured in a wide range of media; The New York Times called him a "poet laureate of contemporary medicine," and "one of the great clinical writers of the 20th century". Oliver Sacks's books include a wealth of narrative detail about his experiences with his patients and his own experiences, and how patients and he coped with their conditions, often illuminating how the normal brain deals with perception, memory, and individuality. He once stated that the brain is the "most incredible thing in the universe".

    Oliver Sacks Wikipedia

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr
    I think that we should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe and believe to be fraught with death, unless they so imminently threaten immediate interference with the lawful and pressing purposes of the law that an immediate check is required to save the country... Only the emergency that makes it immediately dangerous to leave the correction of evil counsels to time warrants making any exception to the sweeping command, 'Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech.'
    Omar Khayyam
    unspoken but absolute code of silence
    ONS: Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest insights: Antibodies

    Opcode is basically a machine-level instruction for processors, and they are generally very basic commands such as bit shifting, addition, and multiplication.

    Open Society Foundations

    The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.

    "openDemocracy is an independent global media organisation. Through reporting and analysis of social and political issues, we seek to educate citizens to challenge power and encourage democratic debate across the world."
  • Genuine left-wing environmentalist news media with strong socialist/social democratic activist reportage, exposing plutocracy crime and neoliberal hypocrisy at ground-level.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: F
  • Oracle

    The company Oracle creates enterprise-level software systems. On the other hand, as a service, oracles are services for connecting real-world data and blockchain applications.

    Oscar Callaway
    In March, 1915, the J.P. Morgan interests, the steel, shipbuilding, and powder interest, and their subsidiary organisations, got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most influential newspapers in the United States and sufficient number of them to control generally the policy of the daily press. … They found it was only necessary to purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers. An agreement was reached; the policy of the papers was bought, to be paid for by the month; an editor was furnished for each paper to properly supervise and edit information regarding the questions of preparedness, militarism, financial policies, and other things of national and international nature considered vital to the interests of the purchasers.
    Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    A cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
    Oscar Wilde (1)
    Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
    Oscar Wilde (2)
    We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.
    Oscar Wilde (3)
    The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
    Oscar Wilde (3)
    Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attractiveness of others.
    Oscar Wilde (4)
    A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
    Oscar Wilde (5)
    Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
    Oscar Wilde (6)
    The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.
    Oscar Wilde (7)
    When the Gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.
    Oscar Wilde (8)
    Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.
    Oscar Wilde (9)
    Really, if the lower orders don't set us a good example, what on earth is the use of them? They seem, as a class, to have absolutely no sense of moral responsibility.
    Otto von Bismarck
    Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.
    Oxford University: Fungus-derived Anti-cancer Drug Shows Promise
    P J O'Rourke
    The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it.
    P. G. Wodehouse
    Palantir: Is Palantir Powering the NSA's PRISM? (7-Jun-2013)

    NSA Scandal: Is Palantir Powering the NSA's PRISM? (7-Jun-2013) @ ibtimes.com International Business Times website. Whoever the fuck they are. IBT Media based in NYC, owns Newsweek through a sister company (same shareholders). Dodgy money-laundering and other typical loose money play.

    Pascal Robert

    Black militant socialist and all around good fellow. Regular contributor to Black Agenda Report. See also "The Great Awokening" on YouTube.

    Patrician Privilege - Suckers And Scammers
    Patrician privilege talking on unpredictable countries: if you have a hundred good meetings with a guy and build trust etc, then JUST ONCE violently fuck him in the arse then wonder why he doesn't trust you though you make sure to be polite respectful and generous next 100 encounters, you're an idiot!https://youtu.be/vwcr6O0LvWIDescribing the adhoc beliefs of the daft people going off to join isis, if you're dismissing Chomsky alongside conspiracy theories you're wilfully dodging the common BROKEN FAITH social contract that needs to come before running off to chase Allah in Iraq and Syria. The better question is whether the neoliberal project of creating a credential smart class monopoly, without fucking the world up, causing the plebs to revolt or the rich bigots to sabotage, has inevitable rebels running to religion because they're not on the inside and know it; perceive the bullshit fed to the masses and can't not be in the masses too.Are these guys like Stewart legit or talking shit when they say they're bewildered how few can impact many? I mean that's how every fucking country's rulers rule. See Hume re few governed by manyEmphasizing the noble not the atrocities. Like media whitewashing drone murder while lauding the constitutions sanctity? Cunt double standardsMiddle East: Kurdistan in Iraq drawing borders around oil field.Why cite ISIS recruiting as a problem alongside complaining about islamification at home, surely less Allah devotees is a win win ??
    Patrick J Buchanan

    Who Is Killing 10,000 Black Americans Every Year? (1-Oct-2021) blog post on Patrick J Buchanan website.

    Patrick O'Brien
    Patrick White
    Paul Craig Roberts
    Most newspapers are part of huge conglomerates, and the policy that comes down is that you don't rock any boats. You can't make the government upset because the value of the company is the broadcast licenses, and the government will not renew them, and we can't make our corporate owners mad because they will fire us, and we can't make the advertisers mad or they will pull their advertising. So the media can't say anything that will upset the power structure. And that's what has happened to the press.
    Paul Newman
    Life is like a poker game and any time you look around the table and can't tell who the sucker is, it's you.
    Paul Robeson
    In fact, because of this deep desire for peace, the ruling class leaders of this land, from 1945 on, stepped up the hysteria and propaganda to drive into American minds the false notion that danger threatened them from the East.
    Paul Ryan

    The former House speaker Paul Ryan is reportedly preparing to launch a special purpose acquisition company, The Wall Street Journal reports. The investment fund is aiming to raise $300 million in an I.P.O., with Mr. Ryan, who left Congress last year, as chairman. He’s not the only famous face joining the SPAC boom. Figures from financiers like Bill Ackman, Dan Loeb and Michael Klein to the famed baseball executive Billy Beane have launched versions of these “blank check” investment vehicles. They have been buoyed by strong equity markets and private companies’ desire to sidestep the traditionally laborious I.P.O. process by merging with these funds, assuming their stock listings.

    This SPAC is notable for its Republican ties. In addition to Mr. Ryan’s involvement, the fund’s sponsor is Solamere Capital, an investment firm run by a son of Senator Mitt Romney, who picked Mr. Ryan as his running mate in his 2012 presidential bid. But its financial adviser has strong Democratic leanings. Mr. Ryan’s SPAC is being underwritten by Evercore, whose founder and senior chairman is Roger Altman, who served in the Carter and Clinton administrations and is a major fund-raiser for Joe Biden.

    Evercore has been strengthening its SPAC expertise, hiring Neil Shah, a specialist in these funds, from Citi last year. The bank has also emphasized its capital-markets business of late: Executives told analysts last month that the firm was coming off its “strongest period ever in equity underwriting.”

    Paul Valéry
    Liberty is the hardest test that one can inflict on a people. To know how to be free is not given equally to all men and all nations.
    Paul Verhaeghe
    It would take a while before the postmodern Narcissus perceived the ruins of society behind the emptiness of his mirror.
    Paul Watzlawick
    This is the secret of propaganda: To totally saturate the person, whom the propaganda wants to lay hold of, with the ideas of the propaganda, without him even noticing that he is being saturated.
    Peer-to-Peer (P2P)

    Peer to Peer or P2P refers to a model of interaction between actors involved in a transaction without any external intermediary. READ MORE

    Perspective: Environmentalism v Plane Travel
    Plane travel cross-pollinates individuals at an unprecedented scale. This cross-pollination turns foreign to familiar, which is the most effective rebuttal to fascists weaponizing xenophobia through fear into "us against them" Untermensch thinking. Attacking plane travel for the small impact on the planet's pollution is both a bad loss leader and a recipe for populations hostile to more and more nationalities perceived as 'other'. The temptation to fixate on planets and airports is a natural one, for an environmentalist, but it's short-sighted and ultimately counterproductive. Human society isn't better when it's atomized.
    Peter Kropotkin
    Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin (9-Dec-1842 to 8-Feb-1921) was a Russian anarchist, socialist, revolutionary, economist, sociologist, historian, zoologist, political scientist, human geographer and philosopher who advocated anarcho-communism. He was also an activist, essayist, researcher and writer.

    Peter Kropotkin Wikipedia

    Peter Ustinov
    Terrorism is the war of the poor, and war is the terrorism of the rich.
    Philip K Dick
    Philip Larkin
    Pius X
    Henceforth it will be the task of this Sacred Congregation not only to examine carefully the books denounced to it, to prohibit them if necessary, and to grant permission for reading forbidden books, but also to supervise, ex officio, books that are being published, and to pass sentence on such as deserve to be prohibited.
    Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are stupider.
    Plato (1)
    At very least, a leader should be able to tell right from wrong... and sadly, too often in this world, 'nice guys finish last.'
    Plato (2)
    There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honour, and lovers of gain.
    Plato (3)
    Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed by the masses.

    Did MS spell checker recently alter the word plebs to plebES? #NoteToSelf

    PLEBS used to be ubiquitous but now PLEBES is creeping into the vernacular of swathES:nerd_face: of non-academic US middle class. This demographic is also starting to actually say "pleeb" instead of "plebb". WTF? Merriam-Webster Screenshot as posted on Twitter.

    Plutocracy: BlackRock Invests Fossil Fuels While Pretending Climate Credentials
    Plutocracy: BlackRock, Vanguard, State Street

    Article in theconversation.com (10-May-2017) - Three Firms Own Corporate America - BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street.

    Plutocracy: United Kingdom Order of Peerage Preference
    British Titles and Orders of Precedence @ LINK.
    Politics: Breaking Points - Reigning In Big Tech
    DC teaming up against Big Tech isn't good for the average American. They won't break up the mega corporations. They won't extract fair taxes. There'll be no antitrust. What DC wants is control. Of information. Of messaging. Propaganda. Orthodoxy. Censorship. People data. People tracking. As Mcluhan said decades ago: the medium is the message. In 2021 this means Facebook, Google, Apple, Amazon, Twitter etc. They get profit; from you. DC gets power; over you.
    Politics: Conservative Party UK
    Linktree page for the UK Conservative Party.
    Politics: Duopoly Polarized Bases
    Duopoly base locked in stability, fierce fight over a few percentage swing bc keeping out third party maximum important. This is good policy BUT hasa weakness if there's a coherent bloc in that few percent - defining result, leveraging power.
    Politics: Duopoly Weakpoints
    Folks, it's all down to the public consent - the votes. I know that sounds stating the obvious but it really is that simple.If every subscriber of just one of a dozen independent current affairs shows took informed voter choices as a real-life must-act imperative, and acted on a personal level to turn individual voter apathy into an individual simply voting in his/her best interests, it'd change the dynamics of power in America.The entire political map would change over the course of a single Presidential term.
    Politics: How can democracy be subverted back to to serving the people?
    But, when democracy is subverted by universal suffrage itself, isn't the problem for opposition the establishing of credible long-term roots, i.e. visible markers to attract and channel energy of activists, supporters and capable individuals, to build an enduring multi-term base?
    Politics: Labour Party UK
    Politics: Nina Turner and Jim Clyburn - Evangelical Voter Energy
    The only way to beat big money big name establishment inertia is ground level, door to door, face to face, personal connection with voters. It takes a lot of people to make this work. CHANGE CAN'T MESSAGE EN MASSE - 17% turnout should be a headline.(It'd be interesting to look deeper into Clyburn/Turner preacher-inspired rhetoric - as Nina used in the megachurch on the Sunday before primary. I've no doubt it's effective in its way... But 17% turnout sure suggests it's not hitting everyone. In 2021, could it have become alienating i.e. a vote losing campaign strategy?)See @ VIDEO.And @ VIDEO.

    Typically, an excessively or blindly optimistic person, per the Pollyanna principle which is the basis of polyanna syndrome in modern psychotherapy. Originally "Polyanna" comes from the 1913 novel Pollyanna by American author Eleanor H. Porter, making "Pollyanna" a byword for someone who – like the title character – has an unfailingly optimistic outlook through practical "look for the glad in the difficulty and sorrow". Nowadays the word has devolved into simply excessive almost unrealistic (blind) optimism.

    Prince Philip (1)
    When a man opens a car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife.
    Prince Philip (2)
    People think there's a rigid class system here, but dukes have been known to marry chorus girls. Some have even married Americans.
    Prince Philip (3)
    It's a pleasure to be in a country that isn't ruled by its people.
    Prince Philip (4)
    I just wonder what it would be like to be reincarnated in an animal whose species had been so reduced in numbers than it was in danger of extinction. What would be its feelings toward the human species whose population explosion had denied it somewhere to exist. I must confess that I am tempted to ask for reincarnation as a particularly deadly virus.
    Prince Philip (5)
    The conservation of nature, the proper care for the human environment and a general concern for the long-term future of the whole of our planet are absolutely vital if future generations are to have a chance to enjoy their existence on this earth.
    Prince Philip (6)
    I've never been noticeably reticent about talking on subjects about which I know nothing.
    Prince Philip (7)
    Human population growth is probably the single most serious long-term threat to survival. We're in for a major disaster if it isn't curbed...We have no option. If it isn't controlled voluntarily, it will be controlled involuntarily by an increase in disease, starvation and war.
    Prince Philip (8)
    There are always twenty excellent reasons for doing nothing for every one reason for starting anything-especially if it has never been done before.
    Prince Philip (9)
    During the Blitz, a lot of shops had their windows blown in and put up notices saying, 'More open than usual'. I now declare this place more open than usual.
    Principles of Virtue
    Virtue ethics teaches:An action is only right if it is an action that a virtuous person would carry out in the same circumstances.A virtuous person is a person who acts virtuously.A person acts virtuously if they "possess and live the virtues"A virtue is a moral characteristic that a person needs to live well.
    Prison Industrial Complex
    Biden. Trump. Rogan debate? Bias? Impartial?We're lucky. We freely opine in public spaces.Americans: 5% of world's population, 25% of global prisoners.Black Americans: 7% behind bars, 8% can't vote.There's more black Americans incarcerated today than slaves emancipated in 1862.
    Private Blockchain

    A private blockchain is a closed network where authorized participants are controlled by a single entity. It limits the individuals who can participate in the consensus of the blockchain network. There is a verification process for the new participants to authorize them for participation. READ MORE

    Private Currency

    A token or currency that is issued by a private firm or individual. Private currency has limitations to use within a network of that firm or individual who issued it.

    Private Fund Data
    PRIVATEFUNDDATA.COM - "the world’s most extensive private fund database"
    Private Key

    Private key is one of the significant components in the public/private key pair and is suitable for asymmetric encryption and decryption.

    Private Key Infrastructure

    PKI or Private Key Infrastructure refers to a collection of rules and policies for managing identification through public-key encryption associated with a network.

    Privilege Walk

    The Privilege Walk or Power Shuffle is a diversity-training workshop activity. Participants stand together on a line, then each steps forward or backwards in response to a series of statements such as: “If you’re a white male, take one step forward. If you were ever made uncomfortable by a joke about your ethnicity, gender, appearance, or sexual orientation, take one step back.” At the end participants find themselves arrayed along a continuum of “privilege.” Thus sorted, discussion ensues.

    Christian Parenti on the Privilege Walk"The Privilege Walk relies on a methodological individualism that assumes macro-level social phenomena have micro-level causes and solutions. This fixation on individual choice and personal attitudes reproduces the epistemological fallacies of neoclassical economics and most of right-leaning social science."

    Pro Publica
    "We dig deep into important issues, shining a light on abuses of power and betrayals of public trust — and we stick with those issues as long as it takes to hold power to account."
  • Corporate-centrist bullshit spigot archetype: good articles on political hypocrisy, grift, systemic exploitation unless the content risks too much criticism of Democratic Party establishment or amplifies grassroots movements pushing for real change e.g. strikes, protests.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: D+
  • Profession: Obedient Thinkers Trained To Orthodoxy
    In Disciplined Minds, an important description of the work-life of professionals, the physicist Jeff Schmidt tells us that “ideological discipline is the master key to the professions.” Despite the favorite Sixties slogan, professionals do not question authority; their job is to apply it. This is the very nature of their work and the object of their training, according to Schmidt; by his definition, professionals are “obedient thinkers” who “implement their employers’ attitudes” and carefully internalize the reigning doctrine of their discipline, whatever it happens to be.
    Professional Expert: neo-aristocracy led by elite citizens
    Herbert Croly, the author of the seminal work The Promise of American Life and later a founder of the New Republic, openly advocated for a sort of neo-aristocratic order led by “exceptional” citizens, and left-wing critics ranging from Thorstein Veblen to R. H. Tawney imagined capitalism tamed by professional expertise.
    Professional Finance: Experts Unquestioned
    For old-school regulators, I am told, undue financial complexity was an indicator of likely fraud. But for the liberal class, it is the opposite: an indicator of sophistication. Complexity is admirable in its own right. The difference in interpretation carries enormous consequences: Did Wall Street commit epic fraud, or are they highly advanced professionals who fell victim to epic misfortune?
    Professional Merit Perceives Inequality As Natural
    Inequality does not contradict, defy, or even inconvenience the logic of professionalism. On the contrary, inequality is essential to it.Professionals, after all, are life’s officer corps. They give the orders; they write the prescriptions. Status is essential to professionalism; according to sociologist Larson, achieving a more exalted level in life’s hierarchy is "the most central dimension of the professionalization project."What she means is that inequality is what it’s all about.
    Professional Migration Republican to Democrat, Liberal to New Labour
    According to the sociologists Jeff Manza and Clem Brooks, professionals went from being the most Republican social formation in the country in the 1950s to being the most Democratic by the mid-Nineties.
    Professional to Predator - 1971 to today
    Today we live in a world of predatory bankers, predatory educators, even predatory health care providers, all of them out for themselves. The corruption of the professions is a grand story in its own right.
    Professional: Consensus As Faith
    One final consequence of the ideology of professionalism is the liberal class’s obsessive pining for consensus.This obsession, so peculiar and yet so typical of our times, arises from professionals’ well-known disgust with partisanship and their faith in what they take to be apolitical solutions.34 If only they could bring Washington’s best people together, they believe, they could enact their common-knowledge program. THE ANSWER WOULD BE KNOWN, SHARED AND UNIMPEACHABLE.
    Professional: Education as Panacea

    To the liberal class, every big economic problem is really an education problem, a failure by the losers to learn the right skills and get the credentials everyone knows you’ll need in the society of the future. Take inequality. The real problem, many liberals believe, is that not enough poor people get a chance to go to college and join the professional-managerial elite.

    "If there is an income divide in America it is over education," wrote Democratic media strategist Bill Knapp in the Washington Post in 2012, "and this makes sense: People who are better educated should make more money."

    "What I fundamentally believe—and what the president believes," Arne Duncan, Obama’s secretary of education, told a reporter in 2012, "is that the only way to end poverty is through education."

    "The best way by far to improve economic opportunity and to reduce inequality is to increase the educational attainment and skills of American workers," declared Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to the graduating class at Harvard in 2008, a group much perturbed by inequality.

    Thomas Friedman, Obama’s other favourite newspaper columnist, comes back to the subject again and again. "The biggest issue in the world today is growth, and, in this information age, improving educational outcomes for more young people is now the most important lever for increasing economic growth and narrowing income inequality," he wrote in 2012. "In other words, education is now the key to sustainable power."

    Professionals: Chris Hedges Death of the Liberal Class
    Chris Hedges Death of the Liberal Class: "The areas in which the left has made the most significant progress —gay rights, inclusion of women in higher education, the end of de jure racial discrimination—are the battles it has fought or is fighting in favor of making the meritocracy more meritocratic. The areas in which it has suffered its worst defeats—collective action to provide universal public goods, mitigating rising income inequality—are those that fall outside the meritocracy’s purview."

    Proof of Liquidity is a cryptographic assertion method by third-party auditor for verifying that an actor holds a specific number of resources.


    PoS refers to a consensus mechanism that ensures that the ability to produce a block must be proportional to the amount of native cryptocurrency held by the actor.


    PoW refers to a consensus mechanism that encourages actors to solve computationally difficult problems for developing the ability to produce the next block in a blockchain. READ MORE

    Propaganda Language: Military Budget = 'Defense Budget'?
    Example of propaganda language used to condition associations:
  • Robert Scheer: Stop Calling the Military Budget a ‘Defense’ Budget (8-Oct-2021)
  • Protocol

    Protocol refers to a set of rules defined for the exchange and transmission of data. In blockchain, protocol refers to the rules that define how the actions should be performed across a network. READ MORE

    Psychedelics Pharmacology: Microdosing Guide
    Psychology: Myers-Briggs Test II
    Open Extended Jungian Type Scales 1.2, an alternative to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator @ LINK.
    Psychology: Relational Frame Theory

    Relational Frame Theory @ ARTICLE SERIES on newharbinger.com

    Public Blockchain

    A public blockchain is a globally open network, such that, anyone can participate in the transactions, in the execution of consensus protocol, and in the maintenance of shared ledger. READ MORE

    Public Discourse About Racism
    public discourse about racism is still as childish and supine as it ever was. Where we do discuss race in public, we have been trained to see racism – if we see it at all – as an issue of interpersonal morality. Good people are not racist, only bad people are. This neat binary is a great way of avoiding any real discussion at all. But without the structural violence of unequal treatment before the law and in education, and a history of racial exploitation by states, simple acts of personal prejudice would have significantly less meaning. In short, we are trained to recognise the kinds of racism that tend to be engaged in by poorer people.
    Public Key

    A specific type of cryptographic equation or collection of parameters corresponding to a related private key is known as public key. Public key is helpful for decrypting a message encrypted symmetrically by leveraging the related private key.

    Public Policy and Effectiveness and Durability of Natural and Vaccine Immunity against SARS-CoV-2
  • Effectiveness and durability of protection against future SARS-CoV-2 infection conferred by COVID-19 vaccination and previous infection; findings from the UK SIREN prospective cohort study of healthcare workers March 2020 to September 2021 (1-Dec-2021)
  • Exemplar study, both useful data, reasonable conclusions and also propaganda by what's left unstudied and unsaid. Like a hundred other similar studies, it concludes efficacy of vaccine boost plus natural immunity results in better longer lasting immunity than double vaccination alone and natural immunity alone... But this conclusion is burying the question of interrogating the real value of the vaccine immune response in direct comparison to naturally acquired immunity. It is important to highlight this comparison because government enforced mandates are ignoring natural immunity in favour of vaccine passports, forcing those with prior infection to be vaccinated or else submit to expensive testing (if this option is even available). The policy makes no sense as a public health (pandemic minimisation) measure but, if the goal is selling more vaccine, public health is subordinated to profit. Examining these studies in more detail reveals the vaccination is short-lived (3-6 months) and less effective than natural immunity, though an argument could be made for vaccination plus natural immunity as the highest level of protection from current variants of SARS-CoV-2. In light of this, government policies like "Vaccine Or Test" risk prolonging the pandemic - because vaccine efficacy wanes, testing by PCR reveals past/current Covid-19 infection after 2-3 days but not the more important infectiousness (viral shedding) phase like the antigen test picks up in 15 minutes. The only explanations for these policies persisting after over a year into vaccine proliferation are incompetence or profiteering. Neither breed confidence in the vaccine hesitant. Misdirected mandates and lockdown of unvaccinated are therefore criminal abuse of government power.

    PubPeer - Online Journal Club Publications Conversations

    The PubPeer Foundation is a California-registered public-benefit corporation with 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in the United States. The overarching goal of the Foundation is to improve the quality of scientific research by enabling innovative approaches for community interaction. The bylaws of the Foundation establish pubpeer.com as a service run for the benefit of its readers and commenters, who create its content. Current focus is maintaining and developing the PubPeer online platform for post-publication peer review.

    Quentin Crisp
    Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are.
    Question: How Do We Make Sustainable Individuated Incentive Systems?
    QUESTION: how do we make a sustainable individuated incentive system that rewards care for environment and all people but ALSO competes with profit+power capitalism that incentivizes sociopath short-term greed?
    Questions: Zygote Intelligence Maker WTF?
    QUESTION: Zygote intelligence maker, what other factors go into the formula?
    Race and Neoliberalism
  • Zaid Jilani: 95% of Police Killings in 2015 Occurred in Neighbourhoods With Incomes Under $100,000 (8-Jul-2015)
  • It’s Not Just the Drug War - An Interview with Marie Gottschalk (Mar-2013)
  • Review of Marie Gottschalk - Caught: The Prison State (2015)
  • Adolph Reed Jr: How Racial Disparity Does Not Help Make Sense of Patterns of Police Violence (16-Sept-2016)
  • "[The urge to aggressive (violent) policing emerges from an] imperative to contain and suppress the pockets of economically marginal and sub-employed working class populations produced by revanchist capitalism."
  • "[#BLM/race-only perspective is] a demand that we not pay attention to the deeper roots of the pattern of police violence in enforcement of the neoliberal regime of sharply regressive upward redistribution and its social entailments."
  • M4BL: Vision for Black Lives
  • Black Lives Matters activists outline policy goals (21-Aug-2015)
  • Black Lives Matter Delivered Their 10 Point Manifesto, This Is What They Want (21-Nov-2021)
  • Cedric Johnson: The Triumph of Black Lives Matter and Neoliberal Redemption (9-Jun-2020)
  • Christian Parenti: The First Privilege Walk (18-Nov-2021)
  • "In short, the Privilege Walk and the seemingly radical ideology it propagates are fugazi — fake. The real effect of a focus on “privilege” is to hide the problems of class power and exploitation that are at the heart of capitalist social relations."

    Rainer Marie Rilke (1)
    I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.
    Raymond Chandler
    Raymond Chandler (1)
    There is no clean way to make a hundred million bucks. Somewhere along the line guys got pushed to the wall, nice little businesses got the ground cut out from under them. Decent people lost their jobs. Big money is big power, and big power gets used wrong. It's the system.
    Raymond Chandler (2)
    There is no trap so deadly as the trap you set for yourself.
    Real Estate: Daily Mail - Million Pound Postal Codes
    10 new postal codes join the millionaire club @ https://mol.im/a/9922931This is silly estate agent clickbait. Most of London's properties (freeholds) are cut up into flats.Imagine a street lined with 20 stucco-fronted Edwardian townhouses, £4 million average house price. £80 million of real estate. Rich enough to be in this millionaire club.Then imagine the same street, exact same 20 buildings, with 8 period conversions in each, £700K average flat price. £112 million of real estate. Not rich enough to be in the millionaire's club.
    Real News Network
    "The Real News Network (TRNN) makes media connecting you to the movements, people, and perspectives that are advancing the cause of a more just, equal, and liveable planet."
  • Progressive liberal-left news, humane generally socialist grassroots reportage not capture by the corporate bullshit spigot as of October 2021.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: E-
  • Reddit Thread Capture from /r/Coronavirus - The Days of Full Covid-19 Coverage Are Over

    Relayer refers to a party that hosts an off-chain orderbook. Relayer assists traders to find out counter-parties and then exchange order between them in a cryptographic manner.

    Remy de Gourmont
    To ameliorate and raise the standard of the workingmen to the bourgeois level, is perhaps to create a race of slaves content with their lot – a cast of comfortable Pariahs.
    René Girard
    René Girard (1923—2015) was a mainstream French philosopher whose areas of thought defy classification, spanning a wide variety of typically delimited humanities disciplines: Literary Criticism, Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, History, Biblical Hermeneutics and Theology. Although he rarely calls himself a philosopher, many philosophical implications can be derived from his work. Girard’s work is above all concerned with Philosophical Anthropology (that is, ‘What is it to be human?’), and draws from many disciplinary perspectives.Over the years Girard developed a mimetic theory: human beings imitate each other, and this eventually gives rise to rivalries and violent conflicts. Such conflicts give rise to the scapegoat mechanism. Violence often follows. Girard's solution - like many French bourgeois - is ultimately, Christianity in the Des Essientes Catholic ideal.Girard’s lack of specific disciplinary affiliation slightly marginalises his work among contemporary academics. He's not regarded as part of the French philosophical pantheon like Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze, Lyotard, but his religiosity makes his work palatable to Christians and theologians ensuring a certain popularity in the lexicon of educated conservative discourse.
    Research Tools Page

    Off-Guardian (anti-establishment) Research Tools page index on their off-guardian.org website.

    Research: Views Changing Aging
    Resignation Letter - Peter Boghossian (8-Sept-2021)
    My University Sacrificed Ideas for Ideology. So Today I Quit.The more I spoke out against the illiberalism that has swallowed Portland State University, the more retaliation I faced (8-Sept-2021) @ https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/my-university-sacrificed-ideas-for
    Reveal News
    "At Reveal, we pour the necessary time and resources into unearthing original stories that hold people and institutions accountable for the problems they’ve caused or benefited from."
  • Funded by the neoliberal bullshit spigot cabal from Gates Foundation to Kellogs, standard soft liberal-left orthodox establishment mouthpiece mobilising a grassroots credentialism that perpetuates power by exposing only opponents and transgressors.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: C+
  • Rich Racism v Poor Racism
    The kinds of racism still engaged in by the wealthy and the powerful – such as the theft of entire regions’ resources under a thinly veiled update of ‘the white man’s burden’ (basically ‘the savages can’t govern themselves’), or profiteering from a racially unjust legal and prison system – are far more egregious and damaging. Yet these forms of racism are given far less attention than racism as simple name-calling.All said and done, the idea of racial hierarchy and the attendant philosophy of innate white superiority were not invented by poor people, and while we are not excusing the central role that everyday racism has played in upholding racial hierarchies in the UK and elsewhere, our critique should not rest there.
    Richard Dawkins

    Richard Dawkins (26-Mar-1941) is a British evolutionary biologist and author. He is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford and was Professor for Public Understanding of Science in the University of Oxford from 1995 to 2008. An atheist, he is well known for his criticism of creationism and intelligent design. Dawkins first came to prominence with his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, which popularised the gene-centred view of evolution and introduced the term meme. With his book The Extended Phenotype (1982), he introduced into evolutionary biology the influential concept that the phenotypic effects of a gene are not necessarily limited to an organism's body, but can stretch far into the environment. In 2006, he founded the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science.

    Richard Lynn (1930-)
    Controversial English psychologist and author, Richard Lynn is a former professor emeritus of psychology at Ulster University, having had the title withdrawn by the university in 2018, and assistant editor of the journal Mankind Quarterly, which has been described by Wikipedia neoliberals as a white supremacist journal and purveyor of scientific racism. See Richard Lynn's 2008/2009 blog site.
    Ring Signature

    Ring signature is a private-key focused cryptographic signature with an option for decryption or verification through multiple valid keys.

    River Styx Foundation

    The River Styx Foundation attempts to lessen human suffering caused by fear and misguided social policy while advocating for greater compassion, healing, and transformation in such areas as criminal justice and end-of-life care.

    Roald Dahl
    Rob Feingold
    People tell me all the time that our politics in Washington are broken and that multimillionaires, billionaires and big corporations are calling all the shots. … It’s hard not to agree.
    Rob Schaaf
    I can legally accept gifts from lobbyists unlimited in number and in value … As you might guess, what results is a corruption of the institution of Missouri government, a corruption driven by big money in politics.
    Robert A Heinlein (1)
    You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.
    Robert A Heinlein (2)
    When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, 'This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know,' the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything-you can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.
    Robert A Heinlein (3)
    Limiting the freedom of news 'just a little bit' is in the same category within the classic example 'a little bit pregnant'.
    Robert F Kennedy
    Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.
    Robert Graves
    Religious fanaticism is the most dangerous form of insanity.
    Robert Johnson
    But there is a sort of 'Ok guys, you're mad, but how are you going to stop me' mentality at the top.
    Robert Welch
    And it was under Wilson that the first great propaganda slogan was coined and emblazoned everywhere, to make Americans start thinking favourably of democracies and forget that we had a republic.
    Roboticist Rodney Brooks Predictions For The Future (2018-)

    Roboticist MIT Emeritus Rodney Brooks predictions for 30-50 years into the future @ PERSONAL BLOG category. See also MIT directory entry and ROBUST.AI team page.


    Rodney Brooks Blog of MIT Roboticist Rodney Brooks. See also Brooks PREDICTIONS for future technology and entry as part of the ROBUST.AI team.

    Roger Bacon (1)
    There are in fact four very significant stumbling blocks in the way of grasping the truth, which hinder every man however learned, and scarcely allow anyone to win a clear title to wisdom, namely, the example of weak and unworthy authority, longstanding custom, the feeling of the ignorant crowd, and the hiding of our own ignorance while making a display of our apparent knowledge.
    Ron Paul (1)
    Truth is treason in the empire of lies If we want to live in a free society, we need to break free from these artificial limitations on free debate and start asking serious questions once again this is a long-term project that will persist far into the future. These ideas cannot be allowed to die, buried beneath the mind-numbing chorus of empty slogans and inanities that constitute official political discourse in America.
    Ronald Wright
    People afraid of outsiders are easily manipulated. The warrior caste, supposedly society's protectors, often become protection racketeers. In times of war or crisis, power is easily stolen from the many by the few on a promise of security. The more elusive or imaginary the foe, the better for manufacturing consent. The Inquisition did a roaring trade against the Devil.
    Rudyard Kipling
    Don't go back to sleep ... Don't go back to sleep ... Don't go back to sleep.
    Sam Harris (9-Apr-1967)
    American philosopher, neuroscientist, author, and podcast host. His work touches on a wide range of topics, including rationality, religion, ethics, free will, neuroscience, meditation, psychedelics, philosophy of mind, politics, terrorism, and artificial intelligence. Harris publishes the Waking Up app and hosts the Making Sense podcast.
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    The dwarf sees farther than the giant, when he has the giant’s shoulder to mount on.
    Santoshi Nakamoto

    It’s the name that was used by the assumed individual/ individuals who developed bitcoin. Nakamoto published the white paper in 2008, describing about the project. He also invented the first blockchain database. READ MORE


    Scalability refers to the ability of a blockchain project to handle the network traffic, capacity of application, and future growth.

    Scapegoating according to Girard.
    Whereas the philosophers of the 18th century would have agreed that communal violence comes to an end due to a social contract, Girard believes that, paradoxically, the problem of violence is frequently solved with a lesser dose of violence. When mimetic rivalries accumulate, tensions grow ever greater. But, that tension eventually reaches a paroxysm. When violence is at the point of threatening the existence of the community, very frequently a bizarre psychosocial mechanism arises: communal violence is all of the sudden projected upon a single individual. Thus, people that were formerly struggling, now unite efforts against someone chosen as a scapegoat. Former enemies now become friends, as they communally participate in the execution of violence against a specified enemy.Girard calls this process scapegoating - an allusion to the ancient religious ritual where communal sins were metaphorically imposed upon a he-goat, and this beast was eventually abandoned in the desert, or sacrificed to the gods (in the Hebrew Bible, this is especially prescribed in Leviticus 16). The person that receives the communal violence is a ‘scapegoat’ in this sense: her death or expulsion is useful as a regeneration of communal peace and restoration of relationships.However, Girard considers it crucial that this process be unconscious in order to work. The victim must never be recognized as an innocent scapegoat (indeed, Girard considers that, prior to the rise of Christianity, ‘innocent scapegoat’ was virtually an oxymoron; see section 4.b below); rather, the victim must be thought of as a monstrous creature that transgressed some prohibition and deserved to be punished. In such a manner, the community deceives itself into believing that the victim is the culprit of the communal crisis, and that the elimination of the victim will eventually restore peace.
    Science Lecture: Vincent Racaniello Virology Lecture 2020

    Vincent R. Racaniello (born 2-Jan-1953) is a Higgins Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is a co-author of a textbook on virology, Principles of Virology. Excellent insight into Coronavirus and Covid-19. See 2020 Virology lecture @ YOUTUBE.

    Secure Hash Algorithm

    Secure Hash Algorithm or SHA is a cryptographic hashing function tailored by the United States National Security Agency. You can find the specific implementation of the algorithm by its numeric suffix.

    Sergio Leone

    It is process of converting a data structure into an encoding format that consists of the series/sequence of bytes.

    Seven Revealing Ways AI Fails (ieee.org | 21-Sept-2021)

    Neural networks can be disastrously brittle, forgetful, and surprisingly bad at maths. See Seven Revealing Ways Artificial Intelligence (AI) Fails (21-Sept-2021) article on ieee.org website.

    Shane Gillis
    Being racist isn’t a yes or no thing, [it’s] like being hungry. You’re not [hungry] right now, but a cheeseburger could cut you off in traffic and you could get hungry real quick… You didn’t even know you were hungry for that type of cheeseburger.

    A small portion of the entire network is known as Shard, whereas Sharding is the process of splitting the complete network into many small portions, shards. Each shard has an independent state i.e. unique smart contract and account balance. READ MORE

    Sharyl Attkisson
    Propaganda must facilitate the displacement of aggression by specifying the targets for hatred.
    Sherman Antitrust Act (1890)
    ship of Theseus
    In the metaphysics of identity, the Ship of Theseus is a thought experiment that raises the question of whether an object that has had all of its components replaced remains fundamentally the same object. The concept is one of the oldest in Western philosophy, having been discussed by Heraclitus and Plato by c. 500–400 BC, based on the 30-oar ship Theseus and the rescued sacrifices (youth of Athens) piloted back from King Minos' Crete to Athens, after having slain the minotaur.
    Sidney Hook
    To silence criticism is to silence freedom.
    Simone de Beauvoir
    Simone de Beauvoir (9-Jan-1908 to 14-Apr-1986) was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist, and social theorist. Though she did not consider herself a philosopher, and even though she was not considered one at the time of her death,[5] she had a significant influence on both feminist existentialism and feminist theory.

    Simone de Beauvoir Wikipedia

    the buying or selling of ecclesiastical privileges, for example pardons or benefices
    Sindhu Biswal
    Social media was initially created to communicate and then became a tool to propagate.
    Slashing Condition

    A condition that results in the smashing of the validator’s deposit on trigger.

    Smart Contract

    Smart contract in blockchain refers to the code that you can execute in the environment of a virtual machine. READ MORE

    Smoking Ban (UK Health Act 2006) Begins 1st July 2007

    Health Act (2006) passed at the start of the third Labour term of Tony Blair's government. Across England the smoking ban in (pubs, bars, offices, restaurants, clubs, private members buildings) took effect on 1 July 2007. Key dates 1962-2021 in UK Tobacco Regulation per ASH PDF document.

    BHF.ORG report assessing the health benefits data from UK smoking ban, per SMOKING BAN TIMELINE.

    Benign, well-meaning, sincere. Not the actions of a rapacious corporate-oligarchy, exploiting a population for maximum profit. And yet, the health outcome data is only expressible in terms of "denormalising" smoking, how many fewer people smoke, how much less smoke is found in pubs and bars. While it's true the smoking ban reduced cigarette smoke pollution in pubs and bars by an enormous amount, this reduction runs parallel to a reduction in patron footfall. Less people are going to socialise in pubs and bars. Closures are ubiquitous. Smoking ban is one of many factors in this shift away from public square to public-facing social media but these cultural and legislative forces are inter-connected and cross-dependent.

    Social Media Hoax Slayer
  • India-centric anti-hoax site: Social Media Hoax Slayer
  • Social Media Waste
    Every second on Twitter is a waste of time. Most are too engrossed to see, swept along arguing over the latest clickbait.I am worse, though. I know social media is corrosive. I am ALWAYS aware there is better things I could be doing.But I am too lazy or feckless to bother. O well.
    Social Media: Changing World
    Society: Dehumanizing Confirmation Bias
    Everyone you meet, meet fresh not as a group or a demographic or a generation. Generalizing is to dehumanize, racist or prejudiced bigoted fucked up. Confirmation bias made manifest. Path of social least resistance. Dropsybrain. Fuck that!
    Socioeconomics: Senior FDA Leaders Stepping Down (31-Aug-2021)

    In a major blow to vaccine efforts, senior FDA leaders stepping down @ ENDPTS.com report absent from mainstream media.

    False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.

    Solidity is a popular smart contract programming language specifically tailored for the Ethereum Virtual Machine.

    Sophie Scholl
    Isn't it a riddle and awe-inspiring that things can be so beautiful, despite the horrors? I've seen something wondrous peering through my joy in the beautiful, a sense of its creator. Only people can be truly ugly, because they have free will to separate themselves from this song of praise. It often seems they may drown out this hymn with cannon thunder, curses, and blasphemy. But I have realised they will not succeed. And so I want to throw myself on the side of the victor.
    Evil appears as good in the minds of those whom god leads to destruction.
    Sources: Video Channels


    South Africa Demands Biden Vaccine Patent Waiver
    Søren Kierkegaard (1)
    Popular revolt against a ruthless, experienced modern government, which enjoys a monopoly over weapons and communications… is simply not a possibility in the modern age… People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.
    Søren Kierkegaard (2)
    People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.
    Søren Kierkegaard (3)
    There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.
    Spike Milligan

    Stablecoin is the cryptocurrency that minimizes the volatility of the stablecoin price, with respect to an asset or assets. Stablecoin is measured with respect to a known amount of an asset, so it remains stable. READ MORE

    Stalin (1)
    It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes.
    Stalin (2)
    If only one man dies of hunger, that is a tragedy. If millions die, that's only statistics.
    Stalin (3)
    The easiest way to gain control of a population is to carry out acts of terror. The public will clamour for such laws if their personal security is threatened.
    Stanislaw Lem
    When smashing monuments, save the pedestals - they always come in handy.
    Stanislaw Lem
    Stanley A McChrystal

    Four star American Army general and entrenched neoliberal character actor, Stanley A McChrystal was a prime mover in the enrichment detail of the Military Industrial Complex during the Obama Presidency. As is the norm, his retirement from the military led to a series of appointments in business and heading up various fronts for deep state interests. Corporate boards, consulting, speaking fees: How U.S. generals thrived after Afghanistan is a useful article on Stanley McChrystal exemplifying how ex-generals sell their battlefield experience in other arenas, from corporations to Covid-19 response grifting.

    Stanley Baldwin
    The papers conducted by Lord Rothermere and Lord Beaverbrook are not newspapers in the ordinary acceptance of the term. They are engines of propaganda for the constantly-changing policies, desires, personal wishes, and personal likes and dislikes of two men? What the proprietorship of those papers is aiming at is power, and power without responsibility the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages.
    Stanley Kubrick
    Great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes.
    State Machine

    State machine basically points out to a model of computation, and at any specific instance, a state machine could feature one out of a finite set of states.

    Stefan Molyneux
    The whole purpose of propaganda is to make the obvious seem obscure, or offensive.
    The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.
    Stendhal (Marie Beyle)
    The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.
    Stephane Mallarmé
    Stephen King
    The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
    Steve Bannon
    Data is the ultimate commodity because it capitalises the market’s most valuable resource: us, the consumers.
    Steve Jobs
    No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true. Your time is limited
    Steve Jobs (1)
    When you're young, you look at television and think, There's a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older, you realise that's not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want. That's a far more depressing thought. Conspiracy is optimistic! You can shoot the bastards! We can have a revolution! But the networks are really in business to give people what they want. It's the truth.
    Steve Martin
    I believe that sex is one of the most natural, wholesome things that money can buy.
    Steven Magee
    The corporate controlled government is the real enemy.
    Stochastic refers to the property of being well described by a random probability distribution - note: stochasticity and randomness are distinct in that the former refers to a modeling approach and the latter refers to phenomena itself, these two terms are often used as being synonyms - adj. Of, relating to, or characterized by conjecture; conjectural - involving or containing a random variable or process - conjectural; given to or partaking of conjecture
    "StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world."
  • Public-corporate funded expertise in managing the narrative, wokewashing, greenwashing, orthodox purity testing, turning genuine real-world stories into HR opportunities.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: C+
  • Substack: Useful Idiots - YouTube Censorship of Heterodox Content
    Sun Tzu
    There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.
    Sun Tzu
    There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare.
    swathe | swath
    Swathe and swath aren't synonyms - somehow the words have separated, with some Americans using "swath" and others using "swathe" - but they have different definitions and anyone who uses SWATH when they should say SWATHE is a cunt
    synaptopathy is a disease of the brain, spinal cord or peripheral nervous system relating to the dysfunction of synapses that can arise as a result of a mutation in a gene encoding a synaptic protein such as an ion channel, neurotransmitter receptor, or a protein involved in neurotransmitter release; or sometimes as a result of an autoantibody targeting a synaptic protein
    T S Eliot
    Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
    T. E. Lawrence
    Ta-Nahesi Coates
    I propose to take our countrymen’s claims of American exceptionalism seriously, which is to say I propose subjecting our country to an exceptional moral standard.
    Ta-Nahesi Coates
    The classroom was a jail of other people’s interests. The library was open, unending, free.
    Ta-Nehisi Coates
    Hate gives identity. The nigger, the fag, the bitch illuminate the border, illuminate what we ostensibly are not, illuminate the Dream of being white, of being a Man. We name the hated strangers and are thus confirmed in the tribe.
    Ta-Nehisi Coates (1975-)

    Writer and academic at NYU, Ta-Nehisi Coates - born 30th Sept 1975 - is a popular corporate civil rights crossover figure, influential in conferring academic legitimacy on social movements in service of black Americans and neoliberal elites, both in historical context and as they unfold in real-time..

    "I propose to take our countrymen’s claims of American exceptionalism seriously, which is to say I propose subjecting our country to an exceptional moral standard."
    He is the author of books: The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power, and Between The World And Me. His first novel, The Water Dancer, was released in September 2019. Ta-Nehisi is a mainstream crossover culture poster-boy for upwardly mobile 21st-century intellectuals including authoring current incarnations of Black Panther and Captain America comic book series and introducing the Case For Reparations to the popular imagination.

    “The classroom was a jail of other people’s interests. The library was open, unending, free.”
    "Hate gives identity. The nigger, the fag, the bitch illuminate the border, illuminate what we ostensibly are not, illuminate the Dream of being white, of being a Man. We name the hated strangers and are thus confirmed in the tribe."

    tabula rasa (blank slate)
    Formalised by philosopher John Locke (1632-1704) in n Essay Concerning Human Understanding, tabula rasa is the theory that individuals are born without built-in mental content (ideas) and therefore all knowledge (conceptual) comes from experience or perception - epistemological proponents of tabula rasa disagree with the doctrine of innatism, which holds that the mind is born already in possession of certain knowledge - instead preferring nuture over nature emphasis (without discounting nature exerting great influence over nurture) building on potentials that vary from person to person
    The worst crimes were dared by a few, willed by more and tolerated by all.
    To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a desert, they call it peace.
    Telos is a term used by philosopher Aristotle to refer to the full potential or inherent purpose or objective of a person or thing, similar to the notion of an 'end goal' or 'raison d'être' - can be understood as the "supreme end of man's endeavour"
    Tennessee Williams
    Terry Eagleton
    Terry Eagleton (1)
    By and large, academic institutions have shifted from being the accusers of corporate capitalism to being its accomplices. They are intellectual Tescos, churning out a commodity known as graduates rather than greengroceries.
    Terry Pratchett
    The Shepherd's Crown (2015)

    An alternative to blockchain developer who tests the applications in a somewhat real (near-live) environment.

    Testnet Koven

    It refers to an Ethereum Testnet that supports parity clients and uses Proof of Authority consensus.

    Testnet Rinkeby

    It refers to an Ethereum Testnet that supports geth clients and uses Proof of Authority consensus.

    Testnet Ropsten

    It refers to an Ethereum Testnet that supports both the geth and parity clients and uses Proof of Authority consensus.It is mostly similar to mainnet.

    The Atlantic: Peter Thiel Single Digit Millionaires
    Who Wants to Be a 'Single-Digit' Millionaire @ ARTICLE LINK on The Atlantic website.
    The Daily Beast
    "Independent. Irreverent. Intelligent. The Daily Beast delivers award-winning original reporting and sharp opinion in the arena of politics, pop-culture and power."
  • Millennial pop-aesthetic left-liberal orthodox reportage following the news zeitgeist interlarded with mass culture clout chasing (and directing) by ambitious young-ish journalists and bloggers.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: B
  • The Daily Kos
    "News you can do something about."
  • Aesthetically a very left-liberal, very woke, raw Millennial activist Daily Beast pale fire outlet, substantially another credentialist we-smart-they-dumb bullshit spigot gossip parser.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: B+
  • The Fed Prints Trillions. Inflation Threatens. Will It Do A Weimar?
    Since the beginning of Covid in Feb/March 2020, the Fed has pumped a mountain of cash into the economy to keep it running decently. But the prices of consumer goods are rising nonetheless, while real estate value isn't keeping pace.Inflation is usually a direct corollary of minting more money into the system. 40% of all USD in existence today was printed in the last 12 months.Some are forecasting runaway inflation rates and asking if America is repeating the same mistake of Weimar Germany in 1921?
    The Great Nation of Futurity (1839)

    John L. O'Sullivan on Manifest Destiny, 1839 Excerpted from "The Great Nation of Futurity" in the United States Democratic Review, Volume 6, Issue 23

    The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences (2014)

    The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences - a study by the National Research Council of the National Academies (2014).

    The Intercept
    "Award-winning news organization dedicated to holding the powerful accountable through fearless, adversarial journalism."
  • Corporate-run liberal-left reportage with a divided mandate: half quality journalists exposing corruption and speaking truth to power, half neoliberal overseers editing output to ensure it stays inside Clinton-corporate best interests.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: C-
  • The Outrage Industry
  • Jonathan Cook: Kyle Rittenhouse Is Not The Enemy (23-Nov-2021)
  • "Rittenhouse is the latest product of the outrage industry. Tribalism is the neoliberal business model. Rittenhouse is a mirage, a manufactured repository for our outrage, our self-righteousness, our fear and our guilt. He is a phantasm conjured up by the corporate media to feed its bottom line and feed our egos."

    The Rise of the Biosecurity State (20-Sept-2021) by Whitney Webb

    The Rise of the Biosecurity State - with Whitney Webb on Rokfin (20-Sept-2021) @ ROKFIN VIDEO on Whitney Webb's Rokfin channel.

    The Safe Network Primer

    The Safe Network Primer - an introductory guide to the world's first fully autonomous data and communications network (last update: August 2020) at safenetwork.org.

    The Silent Drift Towards Totalitarianism By Judges
    "If the policy of govt upon final questions affecting the whole people is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of SCOTUS… people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal."
    Theodore Roosevelt (1)
    Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government, owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to dissolve the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.
    Theodore Roosevelt (2)
    To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
    Thomas Chatterton Williams Twitter: Customer Service v Quality of Care

    Thomas Chatterton Williams Tweet about French stores hours. "I've lived in France too and sympathize with your frustration at this kind of 'inexcusable' inconvenience. Initially, it affirms preconceptions: typical European "siesta-brain"- bad service, bad business. But then reflect on quality of product, quality of life, quality of care."

    Thomas Clement Douglas
    Fascism begins the moment a ruling class, fearing the people may use their political democracy to gain economic democracy, begins to destroy political democracy in order to retain its power of exploitation and special privilege.
    Thomas Frank
    Mounting a campaign against plutocracy makes as much sense to the typical Washington liberal as would circulating a petition against gravity. What our modernized liberal leaders offer is not confrontation but a kind of therapy for those flattened by the free-market hurricane: they counsel us to accept the inevitability of the situation.
    Thomas Frank
    Listen Liberal or Whatever Happened to the Party of the People (2013)The People, No; a short history of anti-populism (2020)
    Thomas Jefferson (1)
    A nation which expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilisation, expects that which never was and never will be.
    Thomas Jefferson (10)
    The man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them; inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
    Thomas Jefferson (11)
    I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
    Thomas Jefferson (2)
    Propaganda works best when those who are being manipulated are confident they are acting on their own free will.
    Thomas Jefferson (3)
    This is the secret of propaganda: Those who are to be persuaded by it should be completely immersed in the ideas of the propaganda, without ever noticing that they are being immersed in it.
    Thomas Jefferson (4)
    Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play.
    Thomas Jefferson (5)
    Not every item of news should be published. Rather must those who control news policies endeavour to make every item of news serve a certain purpose.
    Thomas Jefferson (6)
    It would not be impossible to prove with sufficient repetition and a psychological understanding of the people concerned that a square is in fact a circle. They are mere words, and words can be moulded until they clothe ideas and disguise.
    Thomas Jefferson (7)
    If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of everyone, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it. Its peculiar character, too, is that no one possesses the less, because every other possesses the whole of it. He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me. That ideas should freely spread from one to another over the globe, for the moral and mutual instruction of man, and improvement of his condition, seems to have been peculiarly and benevolently designed by nature, when she made them, like fire, expansible over all space, without lessening their density in any point, and like the air in which we breathe, move, and have our physical being, incapable of confinement or exclusive appropriation. Inventions then cannot, in nature, be a subject of property.
    Thomas Jefferson (8)
    I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever, in religion, in philosophy, in politics or in anything else, where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent. If the only way to get to Heaven was with a party, I would not go there at all.
    Thomas Jefferson (9)
    The majority, oppressing an individual, is guilty of a crime, abuses its strength, and by acting on the law of the strongest breaks up the foundations of society.
    Thomas Paine
    Thomas Paine (9-Feb-1737 to 8-Jun-1809) was an English-born American