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“Then there was the educated Texan from Texas who looked like someone in Technicolor and felt, patriotically, that people of means – decent folk – should be given more votes than drifters, whores, criminals, degenerates, atheists and indecent folk – people without means.”Joseph Heller

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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.


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.

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: 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.

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: 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: 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: 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.


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dasein
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.

dormer
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

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.


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Duopoly

The ballot paper for Presidential Election 2020 offers only two tickets with any chance of winning the election: Republican Trump Pence and Democratic Party Biden Harris. Any other vote, including not voting, in this context means less than nothing. The corrupt political process has seldom been more accurately exemplified then in this woeful choice between different but equally masochistic forms of self-harm.

Trump is a vain, venal moron, too stupid to lead, too easily manipulated by the luddite Republican base to be anything but a racist dog whistle.

Biden is...

Plutocracy grift.

Polarization fight over small manageable percentages.

Bones to population mitigating excess until the full grifters get back in the saddle.

Sanders beaten by blacks and Michigan crackers. The DNC won that battle. It shouldn't have been close.

Choice is between Ted Bundy and Charles Manson. Fucked up.

 

Brexit (for instance) is another plutocracy snow job. Sold on inane identity wedge issues, caressed into millions of brains by concerted psychometrics. But it's really just about removing regulations, unshackling the govt/oligarchy so they can enrich without pesky rules. Wedge: "take back control" "Britain independent" "Keeping out the foreigners" etc etc. Playing up some bullshit caricature of a British identity in a world of foreigners and rivals. Wedge issues is a very popular method, for dividing populations, playing to people's worst instincts, to deliver an outcome that's actually against their own best interests.

Farage was the cat's paw. The model usually has one. Democratic Party this year used Bernie Sanders for that role, though it almost got away from them. In the end though, this IS democracy. One human one vote. If half the electorate vote to get exploited, that's the will of the people. It's up to the plutocrats to walk the line between exploiting them to get richer Vs fucking them to the point they push back.

But the push back is also handled by having a duopoly. So if the ruling elite goes too far, their favourite govt grifters lose an election and the next bunch of grifters come in. Exploitation finds its new slightly less harsh equilibrium. Then typically the favoured grifters get back into govt and the process continues.


Deregulation by Neoliberal 1990s
The deregulation of the 1990s has been creeping poison to the US economy. America revs high as a nation at the best of times so economic pain gets real fast. Pressure on society becomes ubiquitous (and iniquitous). Worker exploitation is pushed to extremes, metastasizing into an existential threat of precarity. Culture war SNARLING gets violent as government capture is weaponized to change laws that enable (and enforce) oligopoly lockdown. Profit and self-interest, the engines of American prosperity, shift from dynamic growth to zero sum toxic. What's going to fix this? It'll take a powerful and independent government to turn back the tide on decades of inertia; but if anything today's corporate Democratic Party is part of the problem, the GOP too lost in grift and bullshit to be an alternative. How does the insane oligopoly cartel get stopped? It's hard to see anything but Brazil-style disintegration or China-style technofeudalism coming next.

Duopoly 2020-2024

"Trump Is A Roaming Hitler" versus "Trump Campaigns To Save America"

Pundits and propagandists love to conflate left-wing economics with identarian bullsh1t, woke feminism, BLM, vegan fascism and cancel culture; and equate right-wing economics with evangelical self-interest, ethno-nationalism, climate denial, chauvinism and militarism. BOTH WRONG.

Prediction for 2021-2024: Trump rallies start immediately after Biden's inauguration. Insatiable need for clickbait will ensure news media continues to fixate on Trump hysteria. As it happens, the Trump hysteria sharp serves the duopoly. The GOP can use Trump and rallies to evangelize their populist message, weaponizing the loss as a grand conspiracy theory to bind their base to the fundamentalist Republican agenda. The Dems get to continue using Trump as their useful bogeyman. Rallies play into the DNC-neoliberal centrists' need to whip loyalty into the progressives, as the enemy stays a visible, urgent threat. Both parties get to sell "join us, be loyal, help us to Save America" to their supporters, with the other cast in the role of corrupt anti-America evil.

And so the papers and social media and news channels will be full of the same old pantomime - which'll somehow always be urgent and polarized and complete with its own set of facts depending on your "side" in the game.

It'll keep the public busy; and irrelevant for 4 more years.

Plutocracy finds a dirty equilibrium: #Trump2024 rallies begin soon as Biden takes office. Gives media 4 years guaranteed clickbait and the GOP/Dems 4 years hysteria, ensuring polarization against an evil enemy and a "Save America" script to keep everyone busy. And irrelevant.

2021-2024 Trump rallies begin as Biden takes office. Media and GOP/Dems get 4 years clickbait and polarization to impose orthodoxy.



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Deepstate: American Pravda

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.


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