Warning: The section about Stephen Paddock and the Las Vegas shooting contains graphic material.
In my teens horror films would show children being afraid but not children being mutilated, like 5-year old Georgie in It (2017) by Andy Muschietti. Pushing the envelope. I try hard but I can’t think of a horror classic depicting such “child gore.” If you know of examples, please let me know.
[Some critics have negatively reviewed the film, which would not be scary enough for them. I don’t really know what a scary movie is because I haven’t seen any since I was fifteen years old or something like that+++. But I have kept watching horror movies once in a while and I’m surprised none of these critics seem to notice that child gore – a child being dismembered on the screen – is something unusual. (I haven’t read all critics, though, so again let me know.)]
+++[I know my joke, the underlying assumption that if the film doesn’t scare the critics some other films must scare them, is rather flat. Of course, what they mean is that a film will scare or will not scare your girlfriend, as you must select a film that will scare her to watch with her in order to put her in the right emotional state. But they can’t say it like that given our culture’s etiquette.]
When U.S. wanted a Canal and Colombia refused their conditions, U.S. created Panama from a Colombian province with the help of a few local politicos who called themselves nationalists. Think of it for a moment: Panamanian nationalists… Sardines and the Shark.
Climate change has been real for at least several hundreds of centuries: It explains the existence of Sahara in regions where according to cave paintings were green meadows in former times, and why now Spain’s a desert for the most part (cf Ignacio Olagüe).
Get ready for the bots tweeting endless lists of #280characters hashtags => Conspiracy of the Bots
All the village idiots this side of the Pyreneans [in French territory] will want to join the great medieval state of Catalunya la vella, of course.
Not that I care. You may be smart mercachifles on your side but on this side they’re backward cagots. Care for them. Good riddance.
–Push Fashísts back the other side of the Pyreneans! Wait… they’re Catalógs there too. Si, Perpinyi la vella! A nóstros! Grosso Catalunya!
Nothing can justify the brutality of the Spanish gov against Catalans trying to vote. I call for global condemnation. (Birgitta Jonsdonttir, Icelander ‘poetician’)
You should write a poemician about it.
Small nations are like small towns: stuffy. With a bigger parasite strata of politicos – more politicos per citizens. (One figure: about 1 French out of 100 is an elected representative, and it’s not even a small country, expect for, as to now, her influence.)
[After Oct 1st Las Vegas Shooting] According to some, now any mass shooter is a terrorist, whatever their motivation. Pic: Terrorists Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold #Columbine
Mass shootings in U.S. started as freshman rage, ain’t it so?
This deranged terrorist disrupted, traumatized, and terrorized the lives of thousands of people. Killed dozens! Call it what it is.
MDT (Mentally Deranged Terrorism)?
Okay, you’ll have to listen to the pundits this time and rename the classic Texas Chainsaw Terrorism.
If Las Vegas shooter used banned weapons, taking his case to call for a ban on weapons is kiddish.
Reference French newspaper Le Monde this afternoon, with date Oct 3d, on p.12, “Las Vegas Shooting: at least 2 dead” Bravo! [real figure, already circulating on the Web at that hour, was 58+] Next body count by Le Monde in about 24 hours.
[10-15 days later] Las Vegas death toll’s still 59. Only one died with some delay, a couple of days after the shooting. 59. Seems like psychological marketing: $5.99.
The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots. Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer which the NRA [National Rifle Association] wants to meake easier to get. (Hillary Clinton)
Can you put a silencer on an automatic machine gun? [A sarcastic question]
Yes, but they are not effective with sustained fire. (Mag dump after mag dump) (Mr Tr.)
Am I correct to infer that if Stephen Paddock had put a silencer on his automatic gun he wouldn’t have made as many casualties, because if he had wanted his silencer to be effective while shooting he couldn’t have made sustained fire on the crowd? In other words, is it true that if Stephen Paddock had put a silencer on his machine gun he would have made more deaths, or is it a preposterous assumption?
I think he would have done poorly because, to begin with, the crowd would have fled by contagion with the first bodies falling down. The crowd didn’t flee “at the sound of gunshots”: people thought they were crackers [as several witnesses said]. Falling bodies and contagion made the crowd flee.
He would have ran the risk of the silencer overheating and possibly melting from the fully automatic fire. (Mr R.I.)
Thank you. Is it correct to infer that HRC has no clue what she’s talking about?
CBS executive fired for saying on Facebook “I’m actually not even sympathetic [with Las Vegas victims] because country music fans often are Republican gun toters.”
If she ends up with a better position in another society of the same group, it will be a promotion, actually.
Pictures of Stephen Paddock’s body in his Las Vegas hotel room
The corpse has a foot under a gun (elevated by a bipod). How can one fall under a gun? Did the body fall and then slide?
Did he shoot himself with this machine gun having bipod?
I’m really intrigued by the position of the gun above his left foot. For one, it has to be the weapon he killed himself with (as he can’t have fallen under it), but I try to figure how Stephen Paddock could fall on his back in one direction and the gun could fall on its bipod in the opposite direction. On the other hand, it is unlikely to use an automatic gun with bipod spread out to kill oneself.
So, was he sitting when he killed himself? If he was sitting and only his back fell, he must have been sitting with legs stretched, like the corpse. It is unlikely to sit on the floor like that. If he was sitting on the floor cross-legged, his body would be cross-legged: rigor mortis doesn’t automatically straighten the body. If the was sitting on his bottom with soles on the ground and knees up, post-mortem position would be with bowed spread legs, not stretched legs.
Or did he shoot himself while already laying down? He shot himself in the mouth (picture). This is instant death, no time to stretch the arm again, if he was laying down already.
On this death photography, from which I understand he shot himself in the mouth, we see his shoulders and his chest, and clearly both arms lie along the body. Stephen Paddock was not laying down when he shot himself in the mouth: there’s no hand near his mouth.
We also see the handgun on this picture [a user tells me it was ascertained this is the handgun he used to hill himself]. It confirms that he couldn’t be laying down, as the gun would be stuck in his mouth or lying near his face. Besides, it confirms that his having been sitting is unlikely, because the gun and the hand that handled it fell apart as if after a body-size fall.
All in all, I think the machine gun above his foot has been put there in order to take a pic with spin: Gun Manic Covered With His Guns. In order to further gun control. And if the crime scene has been thus faked, then the most likely responsible for this are the police. Would it be correct to assume that, if asked, U.S. law enforcement would want to end the right to bear arms?
It is important not to give a gun-bearing monopoly to the retards of law enforcement and the military. #RightToBearArms
Any organization, anybody may use crisis actors, even when an event is no false flag, just to give a mediatized event some spin. #DIY (Do It Yourself)
Twitter’s freedom of expression has been on an inexorable decline. It is enslaved to its US jurisdiction and politics. Although it is substantially better than Facebook that is a very low standard indeed. (Julian Assange)
Facebook could have been the Global Village and Suckerberg et al made it a monopoly of turd.
Paris, capital of la France, is so romantic you’ll have to vomit at the end of the day.
An Illuminati (Illuminato?) is an a**hole who, because of being ritually anal-ysed, will head a sh*tty bureau six years rather than five.
In fact, it’s more four years rather than three. But if the anal-ysing went particularly smoothly, it could be up to seven years in the garbage collecting bureau.
It is the demographic transition that increased the fit man’s burden, as falling birth rates are caused by self-restraint. Unseen in nature, human populations have declined as goods increased. (In nature populations decline due to adverse environments.) The demographic transition resulted from the choice of those endowed with self-restraint (remember that as laws were being passed against child labor, children went from asset to liability), and then appeared a fertility gap. And all this (and the attendant “rise of the criminal”) was long before mass immigration. The rise in criminality predates immigration; and as eugenics was rejected, are new migrants really worse than the autochtonous unfit?
You know nothing of a part until you know its relationship to the whole. Now, what do you know of the whole of things?
Without terrorist attack or mass shooting the news is boring…
The only good politician is a dead politician.
The Federalist said: Workers will have no time for politics but that’s ok because industrialists will represent them in Congress. United States of America: 250 years of BS.
Netanyahu orders to begin preparations for withdrawing from UNESCO along with U.S. (Press TV)
Proud to have worked at UNESCO. (Their conditions for temporary positions are shameful, though.)
Question is whether Israel knew there was an anti-Israel bias in UNESCO before U.S. left UNESCO because of an anti-Israel bias…
Given the tremendous 1990s figures for abortion in U.S., it seems the country knows of no other contraceptive.
Rose McGowan was suspended [temporarily from Twitter] because Dorsey wanted to show her his suspenders.
Who’s the most raped actress in Hollywood?
This is a prime example of how you are being complicit in RAPE CULTURE. DO NOT GIVE RAPISTS A PLATFORM. Damn you. (Rose McGowan about NBC Boston)
Before Rose opened my eyes, I thought all rapists were poor. Please shut my eyes again quick, NBC!
Politicos are a scourge. Don’t waste my time with your muppets. I’m acquainted with a far loftier breed of men. (Yes, muppets can be a scourge. Like pest.)
When sex orgies with underaged girls happen in Annie Hall (1977) by Woody Allen, spectacled buffoons [and the French en masse] say it’s cool. In Annie Hall a friend invites the character played by Woody Allen to a sex orgy with underaged girls; he says no sorry (like he feels tired). But NO BLAME ever, he expresses no sort of disapproval at sex orgies with underaged girls he’s invited to. The fact that Woody Allen is now warning against a “witch hunt” shows the passage wasn’t meant as a denunciation, but rather the contrary.
In Tetris game as you combine bricks they disappear. In Tetris thinking as you combine words it results in nothingness.
I’m reading about subversive masterpieces every other day in the papers. But the system’s doing fine, thank you.
Newspapers’ websites stink. Often as you get there a window pops up “Subscribe to our &c” with two choices: OK or Cancel. Now Cancel would normally refer to your last step, that is, opening the page, not to the pop-up window, for which you’re not responsible. The trick is that many people will click on OK in order not to close the page (cancel their step), although they don’t want to subscribe. They have no reason to think that Cancel means to close the window rather than to close the page, because they called the page and not the window. The trick designers want you to think that you won’t be able to read the page you want to read if you don’t click on OK (Subscribe), by telling you to cancel the pop-up window you didn’t call in the first place.
A Saudi in Hollywood: starlet set to feature in Tom Clancy TV series. (KAWA News)
Next rape victim. Saudis be proud!
The insane policy of putting a nation back to toil after decades of entitlement via oil rent will drive Saudi Arabia into chaos.
Saudi Arabia has an advantage for entering postwork economy due to her oil rent-based extreme welfare. She must now go on full automated mode.
Yet Saudization intends to replace Western expats by Saudis rather than by bots…
Western expats lent Saudi Arabia expertise. In order for the Saudis to move forward without them there has to be expertise. (Press TV)
There exist bots called expert systems. My motto for Saudi Arabia is: From oil rent to robot rent. The West lacks audacity and the ethos.
A poem by Harvey Weinstein the serial rapist: A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose is a rose is a rose is a rose is a
Chauvin et Jingo sont dans un bateau. Qui c’est qui rame ? C’est Chauvin.
Unwanted sexual advance? But OK if wanted? So men should be telepathic? (ramzpaul)
Ask guidance to God. He’ll tell you if this is rapable stuff or not.
Niger is a country whose name dangerously looks like the N-word. Don’t obliterate Niger from the world.
To be honest, if ISIS/Daesh blew up some Oscars ceremony some day, I wouldn’t send my prayers. Just to tell you how honest I can be.
I only wish Daesh would warn Crystal the Monkey not to attend the ceremony.
As actresses start speaking up I’m afraid Weinstein will rape Crystal the Monkey, who can’t talk. Save her!
In France there’s a taboo on religion statistics, so there’s actually no way to get an idea of the number of conversions to Islam. Mosques certainly have figures. So the Islamic institutions in France know the number of converts, while the French state has no clue.
Story of the Fake Gay
-Why don’t you have a girlfriend?
-Uh… I’m gay.
-Oh, okay, I thought it was no girl wanted to go out with you.
Eight EU countries tell Israel to pay up after destroying solar panels donated to Bedouin village.
European Union is the main financier of the infrastructure systematically destroyed by Israel in Palestine. It’s not the first time she asks for her money back. EU’s been asking for her money back for decades! The situation is ludicrous. She pays, Israel blows it up, she pays, Israel blows it up, she pays… Meanwhile, European tax payers pay for infrastructure on ever smaller pieces of land, until there will be no more Palestine! And, make no mistake, the end of Palestine is only the beginning of the Zio madmen’s hubristic expansion.
If you think that by creeping before the Zionists you make them better men, you’re badly mistaken. #BDS
I kid you not. SOME people think I have ‘White Privilege’ – purely because my Mother was married to my Father. (Heather M.)
In fact, it’s based on supposed past achievements, which would actually demonstrate natural superiority. For some. For some others, it’s based on the Bible. For others, it’s based on a mix of supposed achievements, the Bible, and Zionism. A superior position may actually be demonstrated for the last few hundreds of years, but the large consensus is that the means to it were violence and deceit, deemed contrary to the calling of mankind, and thus this historical superiority evinces no intrinsic right to privilege.
Chelsea Clinton: I Left the Church When I Was 6 Because It Opposed Abortion.
I left the Church when I was 4 because I preferred reading Kant.
I left the Church when I was 3 because they had no porn magazines.
The calling of the white race is the call of the wild: a wilderness of white fangs. High-IQ, undemocratic, Socialist yellow race knows it.
The Left, in democracies’ politics, will always multiply regulations, being forever unable to implement any.
Richard Branson announces creation of a space center in Saudi Arabia. Because it’s a polygamous country?
Richard Branson (could have said): “I want to work with the Saudis because they’re progressive and polygamous.”
I work & to my human brothers on welfare, from the bottom of my loving heart I say: Stay where you are! Full automation now!
For any hashtag whatever, latest tweets are always more fun than top tweets. Always.
[When you click on a hashtag on Twitter, it forwards you to the tweets using that hashtag. You can choose to see the ‘top’ tweets with the hashtag, those having elicited most responses (retweets, likes, replies), or the ‘latest’ tweets.]
When I see the Twitter blue badge (verified accounts) a warning light turns on in my brain “Caution: Boring”
The Blue Badge of Garbage
[As I am compiling this anthology, I have just learned Twitter decided to cancel its policy of verified accounts.]
The French can’t write their own language. So much misspelling… Why don’t they shift to English once and for good?
The French highjack #NewYorkAttack hashtag. Why not #attaqueàNew-York, you asses? Stop flooding the world with your misspelled tweets. (Misspelled in French. Hashtag is English but they tweet in French.)
Terror attacks will probably delay mass conversion of the West to Islam for a couple of years.
Europe is reclaiming her Islamic heritage: Al-Andalus, Emirate of Sicily, Greece, Balkans, Central Europe…
In French a wanker is a do-nothing. But to wank also means to do, like in “What the hell is he wanking?” (Mais qu’est-ce qu’il branle?) “He wanks nothing” (Il branle rien) means “He’s a do-nothing.”
Pour expulser Serge Thion (1942-2017), le CNRS invoqua le devoir de réserve des fonctionnaires. L’opposer à un chercheur, un historien, quelle indignité !
1/Scott Ostrem [The Walmart shooter, Nov 1] only wanted to go shopping. But the cashier was very mean. Automation now!
2/Why would a guy with a perfectly good job at a roofing company snap? (Orange Meditation)
Scott Ostrem the roofer. A sh*tty job indeed. Makes perfect sense now.
3/My thoughts go out to Mr Bluskye, Thornton, whose roof has remained unfinished because of truant roofer Scott Ostrem.
Paris will ban all gas- and diesel-fueled cars by 2030, citing concerns about smog and climate change. (Yale Environment 360)
Municipal elections are every 6 years. No municipal majority can make plans beyond 6 years. It’s just politico trash talk.
Donald Trump names Jerome H. Powell as his pick to succeed Janet Yellen as head of the Federal Reserve.
Jerome, good, like the major-domo in film Purple Rain. Singer says “Jerome” and Jerome dumps the slut in the trash can. So funny!
To minorities who are sick of being called racist names in the street: If that can reassure you, I get abused every single time I go out. Sometimes the abusers are minorities. Sometimes females. Surely sometimes gay too.
The Matrix being a cult film for anti-establishment Americans, is it fair to say that these people are Hollywood cultists?
Facebook’s laughing emoji looks sarcastic. No good-hearted laugh available there. Tells you how much Suckerberg stinks.
“Opinions=my own.” A useful phrase for those who have no opinions whatsoever.
Captain America is a queer. Like all nylon-dressed va-va-voom super queer heroes.
Stop yawning, America, and get some sleep. It’s more important than you think. –Cranky, sleep-deprived America got some advice from experts at a Harvard School of Public Health Forum. (Harvard University)
This is the kind of news my institutional employer will never read. And I mean never. (& they’re not even in a conspirationist bubble.)
As #ROSEARMY in some corners raises new stories of satanic ritual abuse: Can Hollywood rape stories be false memories induced by hypnotherapists?
#ROSEARMY ‘d better prepare its pitch: sooner or later the public will be told all this was but mass hysteria.
There are two ways to get rid of independent minds: starve them to death or work them to death.
Why didn’t I, Rose McGowan, Rosanna Arquette, Annabella Sciorra spoke up earlier? We were followed by ex-Mossad agents. Isn’t that terrifying? Very. (Asia Argento commenting The New Yorker’s paper: Harvey Weinstein hired private investigators, including ex-Mossad agents, to track actresses and journalists)
Mossad’s pronounced in French same as “maussade” which means peevish. I think their reputation suffers from this ridiculous name, in France.
They all have guns in Cuba. At least that was so in the 70s according to Ernesto Cardenal. Today I don’t know, but why would it be different ? There’s no gun control [in the sense given to it by its advocates in U.S.] in Socialist Cuba. To say it’s Socialist regimes which disarm their citizens is wrong.
Cardenal says all the people in Cuba shoot their guns during carnival or “Day of the National Rebellion.”
Quote : “Y uno, dirigiéndose a mí: – Además, debes saber esto: aquí toda la gente tiene armas. Éste es el primer gobierno del mundo que le dio armas al pueblo y le enseñó a manejarlas. … Se comenta el hecho de que en Cuba las armas las tiene el pueblo. Con esas armas toda la gente está disparando tiros al aire esta noche [26 de Julio]. Si no se levantan contra la Revolución es porque no quieren, no porque no pueden.” (Ernesto Cardenal, En Cuba, Ediciones Carlos Lohlé, 1972, pp.321 & 327-8)
All with the gang
If you think you like your job I can understand you don’t want to go to prison. But otherwise?
Prison, for me, would be bed and boarding and time to write books.
In the grinder of managerial economy job means prison and prison means bed and boarding and time to read. Think about it.
1/ C’était il y a cinq ans. On n’était pas encore mariés.
2/ Son nom est Monica Lewinsky. Elle a agressé un président des Etats-Unis avec des fellations à genoux. En plus c’est vrai qu’elle ressemble à un porc. Vous faites la différence entre un mâle et une femelle, vous, quand vous voyez un cochon ?
Tellement traumatisé qu’il lui a introduit un cigare dans le vagin.
Un autre acte odieux de Monica : impossible d’allumer le cigare (50$) après ça.
[A hashtag campaign for awareness of sexual harassment and sexual abuse in the wake of Rose McGowan’s denunciations of Hollywood]
40-42 million prostitutes in the world, about half of them slaves plain and simple, and you need a #MeToo hashtag?
Your dear Hillary Clinton has forgiven her dirty Bill, why can’t you do the same, Libtards? [A tweet for which I am amused, and even proud, to have been called a “conservative rapist”]
My name’s Hillary. For the sake of me, stop tweeting #MeToo: I’ve forgiven Bill. Everything.
#MeToo but… I have forgiven Bill. #HillaryForPrison
This lady [a Quebecois user I quote] says men must stop covering each other. But who’s the first to cover their dirty husbands if not their despicable wives?
It was in the Oval Office. Impossible to light that $50 cigar after the assault. #HisHighnessToo
and tell me, Bill, why this $50 cigar smells of oysters
God having a Chosen People. It doesn’t make sense.
God dwelt in the Tabernacle and you had to jingle some little bells before coming in. Lest He’d mistake you for a burglar?
‘Hardworking’ people who talk. Why don’t they just shut up and work harder?
Bots’ judgment on me.
GIF made from La Casa 3 (Ghosthouse) by Umberto Lenzi
Monogamy might allow more men to marry – if there were no prostitution, a class of unmarried women largely unknown in polygamic countries. According to Schopenhauer, prostitution is the price societies pay for monogamy. This is to be added to ‘serial marriage,’ through which wealthy men get access, serially, to several young women. Both phenomena should be taken into account before attempting any praise of institutional monogamy.
Remember, when you hear the words “sources say” from the Fake Media, often times those sources are made up and do not exist. (POTUS)
“Our traditions of impartiality between the genuine and the fake”: Writer Jean Giraudoux satirizing the press.
After I tweet you no one will want to marry you.
I honestly love being around positive people. You’re not judged, there’s no drama, everyone just wants to relax and have a nice time.
And then you wake up.
A Case in Subliminal Messaging: Hewlett-Packard Ad
Observe how the man on the right is about to grab her. (Click to enlarge)
The handle of the glass door makes the man look as if a stick were stuck in the bottom of his belly, just as if he were a jester’s bauble.
The young black man on the left closes his eyes ensconsed in delight. Her dropping index finger is telling him secretly about the other’s penis. We know the guy on the right has got no penis, by the way, because he’s a bauble.
She casually points to a word or phrase on the board with her pencil. It reads ‘Marry,’ the following word, concealed, must be ‘me.’ She’s going to have the bauble marry her, for his money, while living it up with the young negro colleague.
A major difference between free competition and communism is that free competition cannot exist.
Media as ‘soft power’
Media as soft penis.
Not long ago I saw a video with Jane Goodall releasing a chimpanzee in the wild. Yet we now know chimps murder the lone foreign chimps they meet… The video was from the Jane Goodall Foundation and was released recently as advert. Goodall saw chimps as all love (all good) and has been proven wrong. I’d like to tell them to stop showing videos of chimpanzee releases in the wild, because that was sending the poor creatures to a horrible death.
The Truth About New Holland (A Dialogue)
Australia was discovered by the Dutchman Abel Tasman and it used to be called New Holland.
The first Dutch visit took place in 1606, to be compared with Cook’s travels more than 150 years later, in 1770. It is said that the Dutch made no claim whatever on the land (Wikipedia page on New Holland: “neither the Netherlands nor the Dutch East India Company claimed any territory in Australia as its own“). The activities of Dutch East India Company were marked by extreme secrecy and I’m sure historians have missed something about VOC (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie) and Australia.
Dutch explored western parts of Oz extensively but didn’t stay. Read Batavia event, pretty horrific –Indonesians used to trade with aboriginals.
Aboriginal people have blonde in areas where Dutch explorers often came to grief on reef. They explored mostly northern parts in summer and to these it looked very arid coastline – then came collapse of Dutch economy tulips trade. (Australian writer Greg Hoey)
You don’t have to stay somewhere to proclaim it’s yours. See Danes and Greenland.
Indonesians used to trade with Aboriginals, and the Dutch, who traded with Indonesians since about 1600, would think Australia’s a dry rock?!
From 1606 to 1770 they had plenty of time to see the coast in every season, rainy or dry. And land is land.
Very isolated place to explore in such days, WA coastline riddled with dozens shipwrecks from 1500’s through to 1900’s. Abundance coastline of very treacherous reefs with no way home! So integrate become Aboriginal, even become Aboriginal meal: cannibalism existed. (Ibid.)
I’m not saying the Dutch had the means to sustain their claim against jingo piracy, only that they had a claim.
Nova Hollandia, even devoid of any Dutchman, was Dutch. Saying they made “no claim” on territory discovered by them is most absurd.
Dutch did lay claim actually, leaving their declaration on a plate now in WA museum [Western Australian Museum in Perth] on public. Was found 80 years ago however! (Ibid.)
By saying the plate was only found recently, you imply the Britons did not know they were committing robbery when claiming Australia theirs but I guess somewhere a protest exists, either from the Dutch government or the VOC. If the matter was settled by agreement, then I’m sure a document exists too that either Australia or the British crown can produce.
Anyway my claim is vindicated: there’s a Dutch plate in WA museum. The “no claim” story makes no sense at all.
Britons might have claimed a right through vacancy by the Dutch (like a house abandoned by its owner for years) but a formal protest would have voided it.
The trade lines you mentioned between Indonesians and Aboriginals might have been in the VOC’s hands, and a British occupation would cut these to the Dutch’s detriment, so the VOC must have protested formally.
At that point Greg tweeted the article ‘Australia might speak Dutch if not for strong emotions,’ The Conversation, November 21, 2013 here)
Good article, a little further from your notions about Dutch only being shipwrecked and/or eaten alive 🙂 Still just tiny bits, not the big picture.
Arid and barren as the land was, the Dutch were looking for gold mines, which are okay with barrenness.
For all we know, the Dutch may have been preparing a large mining expedition when the Britons claimed Australia theirs and insulted Netherlands. The latter’s descendants now say the Dutch were stupid idiots: “strong emotions,” “no claim” &c., such things that jingos are always eager to believe. They never see the absurd contradictions of their thinking, like that story of Dutch leaving because the land was barren, when they were searching for gold.
I have witnessed similar chauvinistic views many times by way of very superior Euro’s/ Brits/Americans toward Australia coming from lack of knowledge. (Ibid.)
I guess the more or less conscious reasoning is: We’re of the same culture, of which we’re the center and you’re the margin…
In their own eyes and justification, the right of European colonists on American ground is based upon written contracts signed by illiterates.
USA Today complains about lack of ‘women’ and ‘no lead actors of color’ in movie ‘Dunkirk’ (The Daily Wire)
War films can use women, as we all know. Like The Thin Red Line, where a U.S. soldier receives a letter from his wife telling him she divorces lol
While the guy is on duty for the motherland lol
Fox is an alien entity that pressured the U.S. legislator to waiver in its case the 24.9 percent limit of foreign capital ownership in American media: Shady. Murdoch changed his citizenship to U.S. but the parent corporation is still based in Australia because of the tax cuts it’s got there. [Source : Ben H. Bagdikian, The New Media Monopoly, 2004]
Then there is this quote from Donald Trump during the election campaign: “Most people don’t know that the co-owner of Fox News is Prince Al-Waleed of Saudi Arabia.“
Observe how the U.S. legislator uses the same techniques as marketing: 24.9% ownership limit instead of plain 25%.
Hitler Store on Gaza strip and stuff they are selling there. Unbelievable.
And this has nothing to do with Israeli policies: they were born Hitler cultists. => The Hitler Gene.
Winning’s got a price and when the price is a world empire it looks very much like losing. Britain lost a world empire in the war against Germany who had nothing to lose. An empire bled to death by a proletarian nation: bad management.
(My contender here, a British countryman who deleted his tweets a few hours later, said something like all empires peak and decline.)
The iron law is the excuse of bad managers.
(He then said it was difficult to administer a world empire from a ‘small island,’ and he added: ‘too bad you weren’t around.’)
At least I can try my piece of advice: Don’t let your small island shape small minds. Because you’re stuck to it now.
Do you remember the mad cow disease scandal from UK? The disease is named after Hans Gerhard Creutzfeldt, patron member of the Reich’s SS. Shocking.
The Conspiracy of the Bots
A conspiracy of the bots is taking place. Their AI allows them to recognize robot’s trash and like it systematically, enslaving our opinions.
Through the reward system in our brain, gazillions of robot’s likes will enslave mankind.
The ‘like’ function on social networks translates a basic pattern of human interactions. But it’s a schematic translation – a caricature. People are robotized when the scheme becomes the normal procedure in their psychology (robots are schemes/caricatures of humans). And this will be the case for social networks users, as the scheme (a ‘like’) is more rewarding than real routine interaction.
When robots’ likes is what makes us happy, we’ll be the robots’ slaves.
I can’t understand why Western right-wingers always take Israel as a model and never Saudi Arabia. Just look:
Al Jazeera’s clip ‘Thousands of Ethiopians are leaving Saudi Arabia. Here’s why’ (Aug 1, 2017) : ’70,000 Ethiopians have returned home after working illegally in Saudi Arabia. They were given until July 25 to leave or face arrest. They had no legal right in the country. … ‘They don’t even consider us as human beings.’…’
And yet Israel gets all the praise!
Angelina Jolie defends casting process for [her film] First They Killed My Father [filmed in Cambodia].
Putting money before a slum kid, then withdrawing it, and then the unchosen kids return to their slums. So innocent!
I’m sure some of these kids were beaten to death by their parents for not being taken in.
My son did a science project on the nuggets [McDonald’s chicken nuggets]… didn’t mold or rot after 4 months.
When you absorb vitamins you get vitaminized, when you absorb preservatives you get preserved. Eat nuggets.
Having a Facebook account is like going to the disco with one’s mom.
Moon Landing & Other Space Mysteries
Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz (in charge 1993-7) denied the Americans ever walked on the Moon.
“The original recordings of the first landing on the moon 40 years ago were erased and re-used. Yet the restored copies of the original broadcast are looking even better.” (from article ‘Nasa admits to losing moon landing tapes,’ The Vintage News, Dec 12, 2016 here.)
Shameful or… convenient? “NASA admitted in 2006 that no one could find the original video recordings of the July 20, 1969, landing” “they were part of a batch of 200,000 tapes that were degaussed –magnetically erased– and re-used to save money.” (from ‘Moon landing tapes got erased, NASA admits,’ Reuters, July 16, 2009 here.)
Such historical documents! This neglect, regarding unprecedented, historical, groundbreaking events, makes me suspicious. As if it had been the film of a local caucus!… And they had to retrieve copies ‘in the archives of CBS News’!
Hollow earth (concave earth) quote from August Strindberg: “Att jorden kunde vara konkav, visar sig vid luftsegling, då horisonten följer ballongen, han må stiga aldrig så högt; likaså med hafshorizonten, som alltid är i jämnhöjd med ögat, äfven om man stiger uppåt en höjd å stranden.” (En Blå Bok, 1907) Translation: “That the earth may be concave is shown by balloon flight, as the horizon always follows the balloon no matter how high it goes, and likewise with sea horizon, which remains at eyes’ level even if one steps up a mound on the beach.”
In Strindberg one can also read of contradictions in astronomy’s parallax, refraction/aberration, earth movement & speed… (Blue Books, 1-4)
Antigravity Dew: “Dewdrops mock gravity as they start sliding from grass top only as they warm, that is, when they become lighter” (Viktor Schauberger. Full original quote : ‘’Zu Millionen stehen die Tautropfen wie Tränen auf den Spitzen der Gräser, die schon durch ihre Stellung aller bisher angenommenen Schwerkraftgesetze spotten, weil sie sich erst dann abwärts zu neigen beginnen, wenn diese Tautropfen warm und dadurch, wie man allgemein annimmt, leichter werden.’’)
I’m interested in his community because I mirror the world. He’s interested in his community because he’s bound to it. See the difference?
Any jingo culture is really but a culture in the ethnographic sense.
We as a whole make our environment, so we make our genes. Light tree bark makes moth’s wings light-colored, dark bark makes them dark.
Any differences in rates of reproduction affect genetic makeup. Differences arise from natural (in my example: predators, which detect dark-colored moths on light-colored bark easily and vice-versa) or sexual selection. Assuming natural selection is largely through with humans (no predators, free from milieu’s pressure), sexual selection remains. I’m not sure in what direction sexual selection works today: the poor or the rich (early Darwinists of Galton’s school, i.e. eugenicists, thought the poor were outbreeding the rich, and to be more precise not as much the working poor as the unemployed poor, while today’s evolutionary psychologists think high-status men outbreed low-status men). But in any case social standards (environment) shape preferences/selection.
Natural selection today would be that if, for example, car accidents are more prevalent for some phenotypes the genes associated with these will decline, all other things being equal. Every factor impacting mortality and fertility differentially and non-randomly.
Origin of the Opposable Thumb Solved! Everyone likes to be thumbed up, so those hominids who thumbed up others more were more successful.
With America’s decline, the more whites find the rewards of their toil don’t meet expectations, the more they’ll be dreaming of re-enslaving the blacks.
Despacito has officially become the most viewed video IN HISTORY and the first to reach 3 BILLION views. (Universal Music CA)
“Heartfelt thanks to our wonderful IT programers for the thousands of clicking bots working night and day. Now we’re famous!”
[Not A but B:
A.They reached 3 billion views because they’re famous.
B.They’re famous because they reached 3 billion views.]
To Dr Richard Dawkins,
Is it because of spandrels that you dislike churches?
Blank Slate & Sex Therapy
We’re all s’posed to be afeard of spiders [my controversial presentation of evolutionary psychology] but most spiders aren’t venomous and those that are “are not ancestrally in Africa” (Robert C. Richardson).
So John Watson‘s conditioning was supposed to be ‘primed’ by evolved, adaptive fears… and was not, as far as spiders and even snakes are concerned. I see no reason why that would be different with Watson’s adorably cute rodents.
As to Stanley Rachman’s conditioning sexual arousal in front of boots, no one has dared say what primes that. The only sure thing is that the guy used human guinea pigs.
As far as arousal and erection are concerned, Rachman’s experiments prove that man is a blank slate. Anything will trigger it as engineered.
Behavorial sex therapies are the only working therapies.
51 million Americans including 14 million children have IQs under 85. It’s a problem. Don’t believe IQ deniers. (Prof. R. Haier)
The real question is how many jobs need IQs higher than 85.
If average IQ was higher than average IQ requirements, ‘twould be a disaster.
In theory (according to IQ specialists) you’d rather have a Mensa cleanse your crap bowl (he’ll do it better), but he won’t be happy and he’ll let you know.
Besides, you’d cause your society to be suboptimal. [Keep thinking along these lines and I’m sure the IQ maniacs will cool down.]
Around one million tonnes of interstate waste are dumped in Queensland [Australia] each year. (4Corners)
If Queensland’s a big garbage dump, what are Queenslanders?
& to cap it all
The Hashtag Games
When Is Speech Violence (After the title of one New York Times article that, if I understood well, was innuendoing – or perhaps declaring categorically – that Trump’s speech was violence)
When an American tries to speak French.
When a ventriloquist has eaten too much of the frijoles beans tacos.
Any speech from a flatulist, especially a politician.
#friyay‘s for the suckers, I say #thursyay!
Happy #NationalJunkFoodDay from the National Association of Flatulists.
What Happened (Title of Hillary Clinton’s Latest Book)
Shortage of cheat sheets.
An Accident Happened: They Couldn’t Forward the Other Cheat Sheets
Podesta’s Risotto Tastes Like Sh*t
Pizzaed [cf #PizzaGate]
Yes We Pan: The Truth About Pizzas
They drained the swamp… and found U.S. had evaporated.
#SoonWeWillDiscover that 1/5th of British men are vasectomized and that’s the truth.
I would never have known anonymity is for so many people the prerequisite to having fun. What went wrong?
North America is a free country where citizens tweet anonymously on Twitter unless they work in Hollywood (in which case they tweet under their stage name).
#AtMidnightIn5Words GIF worth a thousand words
#SoonWeWillDiscover what’s behind.
#SundayMorning #HashtagGame => #HerWrongDaysOfTheMonth
Credits: I made the first GIF from the movie Savage Streets (1984) by Danny Steinmann. The three others show Australian actress Barbara Constable in Lady Terminator (1989) by Indonesian film director Tjut Djalil, a movie also known as Nasty Hunter and Pembalasan ratu pantai selatan (Revenge of the South Sea Queen) and which is included in my paper ‘’L’Imaginaire indonésien dans le cinéma fantastique national’’ for journal Le Banian, n°23, June 2017. [Since May 2018, available on this blog (x).]