Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Hillary's Vast Conspiracy

The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy has morphed into the Vast Russian - Left Wing - Right Wing Conspiracy against her.  Everything but the kitchen sink takes blame.
Russians are trying to defeat her with Wikileaks.
The Left Wing is trying to undo her.  ("Lock her up" chants coming from the left)
And the old standby, Right Wing Conspiracy is still hard at work.


Monday, 25 July 2016

Media Democrats can't watch a movie that pans their party.

Rotten Tomatoes ratings for D'Souza's "Hillary's America" is screaming evidence that the media are "Democratic Operatives With Bylines".
Audience Score: 83%
Critics Score:  5%

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Dallas is the Preamble when Laws Exempt Clintons.

In a war zone, besides BLM guns and ISIS bombs you get every grievance group, crook, zealot and political operative who sees an advantage.  When the leaders of civil society lose the respect of the governed,  power devolves to those who will take it.


From Michael Yon's despatch:        
"Veterans .. view this news cycle through a different glass.  After things truly began to spin out of control in (Iraq), many people were fighting for vastly different reasons. The situation was difficult to track even for dedicated analysts. .. The always-there lunatic fringe is uncorked. .. The actions of a serial killer look like the work of an insurgent or group. Criminality skyrockets, and what would earlier have been seen as just a bank robbery looks like part of a movement.  ... They will simultaneously fight the government while fighting each other. They inevitably have internal disputes. Wars allow criminals and the insane to fulfill their vast potential.  Young men with guns, no rules, and a sense of divine authority, are the most dangerous animals on earth. 
Image result for michael yonIn the U.S., this could translate into the normal unleashing of the insane, of the criminal elements, and people who are merely fighting “the man,” ethnic divides of many sorts — white and black is only a subset — religious, and other motivations ranging from environmental terrorism, anti-globalism, save the dolphins, save the whales, pro-life, anti-Semitism, and endless sorts of backwater motivations that become wrapped in violence. ... All this white noise is perfect breeding ground for militant Islam, and anti-Islamic violence also no doubt would raise its head. If violence increases to high levels, National Guard will not save the cities. They will be pop up targets.    The BLM movement has its own agenda and, though not baseless, is itself on the verge of terrorism. Meanwhile, a completely different sort of people see the FBI as a puppet for the Clintons and other “elites” who are not just above the law, they are the law. 
The biggest problem at hand is straightforward: millions of Americans see injustice, and disrespect for the population, coming from the government.  Different sorts of people arrive at this conclusion from different roads. BLM comes at it from a racist agenda while others are tired of seeing the .1% sailing above the laws that are made for the 99.9%."
Read the full article and browse his sites.


Wednesday, 6 July 2016

CUPW Modernizes Business Banking In Canada

Our shop has been flooded with requests for on-line pay since CUPW threatened to strike and the Crown Corporation went for 72 hour lock-out notice.  We will send and receive payment over the wires for more stuff than ever before.  Thank you guys for the nudge to get with the new technology. We will never go back.

Glad to hear you guys are making a few bucks on small packet delivery.  Hope it's enough to protect those jobs and pensions.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Mark Twain on BREXIT and GLOBAL WARMING

'If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed.'


BIG PICTURE
AND THE LITTLE PICTURE







THE BIG PICTURE
AND THE LITTLE PICTURE

h/t smalldeadanimals



Saturday, 25 June 2016

PTSD from the reporter who fired an AR15.



Found at Powerline.

To Die Is To Run Out Of Fuel

Dying is not a sacred duty.  Not all things die (or have sex).  Dying, like sex,  is an evolutionary tool to give a competitive renewal edge to our species.  Dying is running out of fuel.   Re-fuel and live a long time.  It's not immoral, just an opportunity.   Refuelling means cleaning up protein tangles on neurons, refreshing heart muscle with our own stem cells,  re-growing flexible clear eyeballs, taking DNA tweaks. It also means having high integrity data backups.   If you are present holographically in more than one location with avatars and sensing some things as if part of your own body, just who the heck are you, anyway?  And if part goes down, are you still there?      We already know that parts of our body can be gone without the "This is me" part disappearing.  Limbs gone or paralyzed don't stop you from saying "I am".  An ear can go, both eyes can go, the lower jaw can go, but the experience of "I" continues.   Add back in sensations that will be coming in from avatars at remote places where people interact with you.  What have you got?  This question is coming up with uncomfortable answers soon.

I should have taken the DNA tweak package
on my 120th birthday.
Death has been treated like religion because up until now you could count on it, plan your life around it, and couldn't skip it.  I think it's becoming optional for some, to be replaced by a balance sheet of how much stuff you have in the world that's working and how much is not.

Our Robot Overlords

Robots and AI networks will be making battlefield calls:
"Bots will enable the automation of terrorism (a truly transformational development) ..... When any bot learns something, it can then share that "understanding" with every other bot connected to the cloud".  From John Robb (CIA consultant on future weapon systems) at Global Guerillas.
Think about it.  When one device learns a tactic, they all learn it.  A drone can fly into the soccer stadium and spray fake poison powder to stampede the crowd, or it can set off real explosives next to the head of a presidential candidate at the mike.  We can hack our enemies AI defence and teach all devices to bow and pray to Allah instead of firing a weapon when attacked.  This ain't Star Wars.  Some of it is off-the-shelf technology you can order from amazon.  It just hasn't been weaponized yet.  To own and defend The Cloud is to own the high ground.

Saturday, 11 June 2016

LA Times accidentally reveals Clinton "Pay to Play" in Hillary-friendly story.

Calling Susie Tompkins Buell "Hillary's Soul Mate", the LA Times reveals that the first $100,000 donation she made to the Clintons came out of the blue.  
The Clinton campaign was confused,    They asked me what I wanted,” she said.

I want to throw away my garbage, not redeem it.

Stuff you used to throw away is now embedded in religious ritual.  Children are taught the three Rs but it has nothing to do with Reading, 'Riting and 'Rithmetic.  Instead it is Reduce, Re-Use, and Re-Cycle.  Those 3R's make a certain amount of sense but expect to be shunned and shamed if you don't spend unpaid hours every month kowtowing to the blue box and the compost pail, the organics bin and the paper and cardboard bins and the plastic & glass recycle bins, and a separate place if there is a deposit for the container, and the special drop off for styrofoams and another one for paints.  Perhaps you drop off your empty plastic bags and tetrapaks at the grocery store, too.   Are you running containers through the dishwasher with hot water.  They're supposed to be clean! Drive a $20,000 car to the recycle depot with paint and old TVs.  Instead of being preoccupied with pee and poo, folks are fixated on the arsehole of society and everything that was cast out formerly must now be retained and played with.   Clearly cost is nothing and ritual all.  Cost is how the market gives us a clue about what is wise behaviour and what is foolish.  Did I mention that your time is free?  You don't get minimum wage, you don't get a dime a day for your trouble, just a sense of virtue and escape from those who carp at your failings.  The politicians and rent seekers price in the paid workers but your reward is just virtue, a religious good.  The recycling movement is a net cost to society and everyone is poorer.  Good judgement will always find things to reduce and others to re-use and still others to recycle but the priests of garbage want it all.

The entire waste of North America for the next hundred years could fit into a cubic mile of land fill in the desert.  If I had been born about fifty years later, a few years from now I'd be bidding for landfill sites to make my first billion dollars sorting them with high tech at a single site.  They are gold mines.  Money and officialdom gave us rules that make garbage nearly illegal.  The costs of cleaning it, sorting it, washing it and blessing it with new credentials has soared.  This should be redirected to challenge the market to find a way to make a buck transforming garbage into dirt and oil and copper and feed-stocks and fuel without relying on unpaid labour from you and me.

The recycle bins at our condo have a restrictive sticker saying what can go in them.  Now the sticker has a sticker over top of the first one with even more restrictive nonsensical rules.  No more lids.  Only clean containers.  Give me a gigantic break.   Bring back something big I can throw stuff into and charge me so much a month for the deal.  YOU fix it up.  I don't expect to compost my body waste before flushing the toilet and I don't expect to redeem my garbage before I hand it over to someone expert and efficient at handling it.

Reason is the garnish, culture is the meal.


























Cartoon showing how liberals think is pretty much true for how everybody thinks. h/t Powerline


Monday, 6 June 2016

College for Profit: Two rules

Pick a useful degree.
Finish the course.

That's the takeaway in Casselman's article.
While you dawdle in school, debts pile onto debts and if you don't go for a skill degree, then income to pay the loans back and to start a home or family just isn't going to be there.

Source at http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-rent-is-less-damn-high/ , scroll down past the rents section to the schooling part.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

"The next president must be a WHITE MALE REPUBLICAN". Yes.

How else will the lapdog press bark at those who trespass against the rule of law.  The others get facelicks.

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The press interviewing a favoured one.
h/t  Glen Reynolds.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

The Dumb Can Talk With Virtual Reality Gloves

Two college students invented a pair of gloves that change American Sign Language as it is being signed into written and spoken words.  Wonderful.  The gloves can be made for $100 and use the same motion capture techniques that virtual reality games use to introduce your body motion into the action.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Commonwealth 2.0

Pay attention to the June 23 BREXIT vote in the UK.  Conrad Black seeys a win for the "Leavers"  might revive the Commonwealth with Canada playing a notable role.  A Britain that breaks with the EU may ally with top tier Commonwealth states (Canada, Australia and New Zealand with Singapore, too) and strengthen the nexus with the U.S.A.  This grouping, even without the USA, would have the economic clout of a China and be second in military might to the USA.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Flint reportage more toxic than the water

Being innumerate and credulous will equip you for Flint lead-in-the-water outrage.
The outrage begins with a change in water sourcing a year ago.   That last little blip in the chart is, almost unbelievably, the source of the killer narrative.

Exhibit one:  Wikipedia summary
Exhibit two:  Chart of lead levels in Flint chldren's blood (micrograms per decalitre).
Exhibit three:  Corruption sideline as mayor's PAC siphons off the remediation money.
Exhibit four:  The earth's temperature for the last several hundred thousand years.  The pattern is ignored to focus outrage on misreporting the last few ticks on the chart where politics and money get traction.

Exhibit One:
The Flint water crisis is a drinking water contamination issue in Flint, Michigan, United States that started in April 2014. After Flint changed its water source from treated Detroit Water and Sewerage Department water (which was sourced from Lake Huron as well as the Detroit River) to the Flint River (to which officials had failed to apply corrosion inhibitors), its drinking water had a series of problems that culminated with lead contamination, creating a serious public health danger. The corrosive Flint River water caused lead from aging pipes to leach into the water supply, causing extremely elevated levels of the heavy metal. In Flint, between 6,000 and 12,000 children have been exposed to drinking water with high levels of lead and they may experience a range of serious health problems.[1] Due to the change in water source, the percentage of Flint children with elevated blood-lead levels may have risen from about 2.5% in 2013 to as much as 5% in 2015.

Exhibit Two:



Exhibit Four:

 

Hyopocrisy from the left, edtion 9534.

  
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2016/05/the-week-in-pictures-false-id-edition.php