Wednesday, April 15, 2015

FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States

FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States:
Praise Allah, for soon every American city shall be plagued with disaster and hardship,” al-Zawahiri said in the video, which includes several minutes of footage of young, masked al-Qaeda militants casually sipping beverages as they thumb through the latest issues of Time and U.S. News And World Report. “The infidels have brought this pain and destruction upon themselves through their arrogance and callousness. Soon, the United States will watch in horror as its bridges crumble, its desperate citizens suffer in want of medicine and paying employment, and its once vast riches are reduced to naught. The righteous warriors among our ranks must now unite, get comfortable, and look on from afar at the calamity unfolding in the West.”

“We vow that we will not cease sitting around and laughing it up until America is reduced to rubble,” he continued.
We have met the enemy, and it is us.

2 Questions:
  • Why is The Onion now a source of real commentary?
  • Why is no one else saying the obvious?

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Foul Mouth

A foul mouth may hide a keen mind.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Camouflage

Apathy can be used as a camouflage for insecurity, but then again, maybe they just don't care.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

TOR's funding

How leading Tor developers and advocates tried to smear me after I reported their US Government ties.  The author's critics don't seem to have much of a substantial case other than everyone's a whore, so it's OK if they are as well!
Who would’ve thought that many of the people we’ve entrusted with protecting our online privacy have the same values as sleazy K Street lobbyists.
They're self-described "libertarians", so sleazy isn't really all that surprising...

See also 81% of Tor users can be de-anonymised by analysing router information, research indicates.

 Guess who the 19% are?

Seems TOR is best avoided.  Don't believe the hype.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Camouflage

The insecure personality sometimes uses apathy as camouflage.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Socialized Group-Think

Socialized group-think is the result of applied behaviorism. A conspiracy is hardly needed where everyone involved have been preselected according to the requirement for all to think the same way.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

What have you done for me lately?

i. Recent success provides excellent cover for past failures.
ii. Future failures lesson the significance of past sucesses.
iii.  What have you done for me lately?

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Connections

Connections pave the way for success; ability enables one to keep it.

Monday, May 26, 2014

“Borrowing to attend an American college may be hazardous to your dreams.”

From The trigger warning we need: “College is a scam meant to perpetuate the 1 percent” by Thomas Frank:
 Yes! Elite university students must be warned about “classism”! Not on course syllabi or the cover of a book as though it’s comsymp lit or something. No, they need to see it in big red letters inscribed on those elite universities themselves — stamped on every tuition bill and financial aid form and diploma they produce, spelled out in the quadrangle pavement, flashing from a neon sign above every dormitory so no one can miss it:

“Warning: This place exists to enforce class distinctions.”
[...]
 This power over admission to the bourgeoisie is the reason why tuition goes up constantly even as the university successfully transforms professors into low-wage freelancers (the subject of last week’s column)—because what those professors teach doesn’t matter. This is also why people who fake their college degrees often lead long and successful corporate lives without being detected—because the stuff you actually learn to get a liberal arts degree isn’t important in the corporate world. Only the diploma itself has real meaning in the marketplace, and only the marketplace has real meaning in America. This is a situation that clearly requires highly visible warnings, and lots of them.
 Buyer beware.  If you can't pay for college without a loan, then get a trade, save your money and go (or not).  Otherwise you risk being an indentured servant to a bank.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Philosophy

A philosophy can be a stage of life that by-passes living.

Happy 4.20

Friday, March 07, 2014

"Forty thousand rats placed end to end..."


“Let's see,” the doctor murmured to himself, “supposing the length of a rat to be ten inches, forty thousand rats placed end to end would make a line of...”
           
He pulled himself up sharply. He was letting his imagination play pranks, the last thing wanted just now. A few cases, he told himself, don't make an epidemic; they merely call for serious precautions.

Albert Camus
The Plague

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Values

Values are less obvious to those with none.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Moochers

Although I generally feel the author to be full of a stinky substance, he pretty much hit the nail on the head with Eastern Washington: Feeding from — and biting — government’s hand.*  As the chart below shows the counties of Eastern Washington, with the exception of Kittitas County, and most counties of Southwestern Washington, are basically a bunch of moochers.
I've often said that if there was a statewide initiative that would require tax money collected to be only spent in the county it was collected, the eastern side of the state would overwhelmingly vote for it.  As their infrastructure decayed, the result would be a third world country, and they would deserve it.

*(Of course, Democrats suck as well, but that is besides the point here.)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Neither the Government Nor The Population - 7th Draft (EPUB)

I've been neglecting this blog as I have been busy compiling my writing for a definitive (and editing--it's not my favorite task).  I have also created an EPUB for Neither the Government Nor The Population - 7th Draft (EPUB).

Download EPUB.

I have also converted it to AZW3 for Kindle but I don't know how it work since I do not own one.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Beautiful-and Deadly-Decadence

Webster sat at the desk and held his hands in front of him, staring at them. Hands that had skill, held knowledge. Hands that could save a life if he could get them to Mars. Hands that could save for the solar system, for mankind, for the Martians an idea-a new idea-that would advance them a hundred thousand years in the next two generations. But hands chained by a phobia that grew out of this quiet life. Decadence-a strangely beautiful-and deadly-decadence.

-Clifford D. Simak
City