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alpha0  ·  531 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: TIH: August 1st, 1981- MTV begins broadcasting

We were in a dorm with 3 floors of engineers. "Veg", the resident EE mad genius ran a cable up the pole, passed it through his homemade descrambler, and we were in business.

alpha0  ·  652 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Look what came in the mail --

np my friend.

alpha0  ·  652 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Look what came in the mail --

seriously hope that is not the front door key set to your home. For love of God people, don't post images of your keys to the internet.

bfv  ·  652 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You could pick most house doors faster than you could grind a new key for one from a photo, and my understanding is burglars rarely bother with either and just use a bump key or break down the door instead. So, sure, someone could grind a key from a photo on the Internet so it's probably best not to post them, but it's really far down the list of things to worry about.

thenewgreen  ·  652 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks! It wasn't, but I still don't need people getting in to my office either. I'm far too trusting A0. I appreciate you looking out for me.

alpha0  ·  652 days ago  ·  link  ·  

np my friend.

alpha0  ·  688 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Bitcoin hits 3-year peak, nears record high on U.S. ETF approval talk

Fun fact: Satoshi Nakamoto means 'cenral intelligence'.

alpha0  ·  696 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: America's Spies are playing a dangerous game against Trump

The "press" has most certainly not "published the [Flynn] leaks". They have provided their own, and their anonymous sources' opinion, as to the content of the leaks.

alpha0  ·  698 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: If you had a band, what would you name it?

Yassir & the Arafats.

alpha0  ·  700 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Michael Flynn resigns as national security adviser

Deceiving the public is very much modern governance doctrine. That should not be news but of course a component of implementing this doctrine is pervasive propagandizing of the public by established media, entertainment industry, alternative media (99.9% fake alt imo), and various "ex-" whatevers.

Flynn will not be missed. He demonstrated that he is too stupid, too careless, to merit his position.

But that is not the story here.

The story here is that the unaccountable spook community is a modern day Praetorian Guard and that our republic is effectively dead. What remains to be seen is whether we transition to an actual empirial regime, or, whether the "deep state" is in fact working for/with transnational entities that wish to proceed with the program of cutting down the sole superpower down to size.

Were we an educated nation not susceptible to trivial manipulation that set us against one another the corrective recourse, however painful, would be possible. But we are not (by design) an educated nation, and we are (by design) programmed from craddle to grave to manifest the required 'response' to the provided 'stimilus' and are deeply divided (again by design).

alpha0  ·  715 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Trump just made a sweeping, unprecedented change to the National Security Council

Bannon is somewhat unhinged & his revisionist take on history is 'interesting'.

He's straight out of spook central casting, with an appropriately just-so resume (with the requisite tour of duty in Goldman Sachs).

And of course Breitbret:

Then, there is the ever present man in the room looking like Machiaveli's Doppelgänger, linked to Lubavitchers, is not too loudly discussed in MSM.

On the Generals front, Thierry Meyssan has his own take on the current regime, in context of 9/11:

And in case you missed this apparently unprecedented stage event:

The Venn Diagram analysis of all above is Christian-Zionism & a military Junta behind the scenes.

[p.s. updated K's image links since someone yanked the original url /g]

alpha0  ·  719 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Plans Are Underway for a "March for Science"

I share your strong aversion to Facebook. Follow them on Twitter:

alpha0  ·  720 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 1988 Soviet Estonian poster promoting gender equality

It would be lousy psyop if you could "deduce" true nature from propaganda. Thus: "reminder".

ThatFanficGuy  ·  720 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Does it really fire up the associative chain you want? If so, I'd like to hear that chain.

alpha0  ·  720 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 1988 Soviet Estonian poster promoting gender equality

A reminder that the Soviet system had no respect whatsoever for Human Rights.

ThatFanficGuy  ·  720 days ago  ·  link  ·  

True, but how did you deduce that from the image?

JTHipster  ·  720 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Bright washed out blue with yellow symbols disrespects the human right to not see bad design

alpha0  ·  720 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It would be lousy psyop if you could "deduce" true nature from propaganda. Thus: "reminder".

ThatFanficGuy  ·  720 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Does it really fire up the associative chain you want? If so, I'd like to hear that chain.

alpha0  ·  720 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: President Trump has officially withdrawn the US from the Trans Pacific Partnership

You can read about it from the horse's mouth. (And I do not wish to make a habit of contradicting kleinb100, but it is in fact called Globalism by its propents. Neo-Liberalism is the 'theoretical' framework that supports the political front of Globalists.)

There are three general fronts opposing globalism: conservative, theoretical, and conspirational.

The conservative group -- whether cultural or political -- is opposed by the self evident fact that globalism will by necessity entail the erosion of national integrity (nationalism here meaing in essence that your life for better or worse is mainly impacted by your own nation's features, culture, politics, trends, etc., which in a democratic nation means you have some say in it).

The theoretical group objects to the neo-liberal (economic) and neo-con (martial) framework, by objecting to the reduction of all politics to mere economics ("end of history"); and the wars necessitated by the push to 'remove' (regime change) nations that stand in the way per the neo-con policy.

The conspirationist share some (or all, depending on the tin foil envelope) of above, but go further in asserting that globalism is not motivated by the overt neo-liberal ideology but is in fact a nefarious plan to affect a gray universal culture and entirely strip the mass of humanity of our cultural and political will, and reduce us to "slaves" in the grand global plantation of a few wealthy families that subverted Europe starting in 16th century. Typically, but not necessarily, this gets reduced to (or slandered as per your pov) as anti-semitism given that the said families are banking families of Rothschilds and the Rockefellers.

So you will find that conservative and conspirational opposition are highly sensitive to efforts to dismantle standing cultural institutions such as religion, family, sexual norms, etc. They view it -- and this is actually fairly supported by human history -- as a 'device' to reduce the individual into a highly programmable 'unit' in the larger socio-economic regime. Recent examples that these two fronts cite are the collectivist tyrannies of Soviet Union and Maoist China.

The theoretical front is keenly sensitive to the transfer of political power to trans-national corporations (institutionalized in secret treaties such as TPP).

My personal view is that some form of united Humanity is certainly inevitable short of some natural disaster or global conflict that would dismantle the current civiliation and sends us back to caves and the proverbial drawing board.

But I equally believe that the current self-elected global elite are entirely unsuited -- in terms of moral, intellectual, and administrative deficits -- to lead an unwilling (and I should add, not yet ready) humanity to such a union at this point in time.

Anyway, that is my 2cents and hope it is informative.

alpha0  ·  740 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Had a crazy fever dream where I had effectively been kidnapped by Trump.

> The piranhas were starting to eat each other in the toilet.

Fishes mean dreams. Piranhas, bad dream. Toilet, bowel movement. Fighting fishies, conflicted anxieties.

So what did you eat that night? (Let me guess? Tacos? ;-)

alpha0  ·  802 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Please consider donating. Please?

Analytics tracks users and associates identity with access to information (which is the main problem).

thenewgreen  ·  801 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, don't disagree, I just recall thinking, "alpha0 really hates google."

alpha0  ·  808 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why Capitalism Creates Pointless Jobs

    It’s as if someone were out there making up pointless jobs just for the sake of keeping us all working. And here, precisely, lies the mystery. In capitalism, this is exactly what is not supposed to happen.

The "mystery" is why this anthropologist is making an unsupported claim that globalism equals to, or is the inevitable result of, "capitalism".

He then goes on to say:

    Sure, in the old inefficient socialist states like the Soviet Union [...] the system made up as many jobs as [politically necessary]. But, of course, this is the very sort of problem market competition is supposed to fix.

Which is basically what we have these days, at the global level.

The American industrial base, for example, was "outsourced" and "offshored" due to geopolitical necessities. The two showcase countries in this context are India and China.

The integration of the Chinese Communist regime into the AngloEuropean financial system required the wholesale transfer of technology and production means ("capital") to China. This was the bargain that was reached in the 70s.

The goal of seperating India from the Non-Aligned movement also necessitated the quid pro quo of artificially jump starting the Indian software servies sector.

So the current state of the economic order is not a natural end-state of "Capitalism" but rather the result of top-down manipulation of national economies in service of the desired goal of a unified global order in control of the ruling elites.

    The ruling class has figured out that a happy and productive population with free time on their hands is a mortal danger (think of what started to happen when this even began to be approximated in the ‘60s).

Do tell. Is that what happened in the 60s? [& p.s. is the professor aware of state of affairs in prosperous leave it to Beaver 50s or is his forgetfulness necessary to support his bogus narrative?]

The unrest of the 60s was due to structural flaws in society (racism), ideologically driven wars (militarism), and a healthy dose of agitation from academia and even national intelligence services (turn-on-tune-in-drop-out-ism).

Apparently the London (surprise surprise..) School of Economics is prone to grant professorships to anthropologists who have not read in history, for any reasonably well read student of history would be able to point out that hunger, tyranny, and gross societal imbalances are the factual causes of "mortal danger" to ruling classes.