Saturday, December 31, 2016

Knocked Silly

Rowdy Ronda Rousey lost her comeback bid against Brazilian Amanda Nunes in only 48 seconds last night. Rousey was stunned early and often as Bantamweight Champion Nunes came straight at her landing heavy shots at will and causing Ronda to look like the proverbial deer in the headlights.

It was Rousey's second embarrassing loss in a row and likely will be the end of her fighting career. Knocked silly by Nunes' heavy shots, the ex-champion simply looked out of place. Bye-bye, Ronda, see you in the movies.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Dear America


America is divided. With the election of Donald Trump, we can only wait and see if the collective progressive forces eventually come to their senses and drop the animosity. Meanwhile, there is no time like the Christmas holidays to illustrate the political divisions between family and friends.

They say young, disaffected savages are gathering in shopping malls across our fair land and using social media to coordinate attacks which really are just a front for the sickness of rampant materialism. They want to steal. They want the new Nikes and the new Xbox game where you can shoot, kill, and rape indiscriminately in virtual reality. They want to cause mayhem because they've been told Donald Trump is going to take their birthdays away and they especially want to show whitey that they are no longer on the plantation.

They want guns and drugs and televisions and new cars and the right to rap. Rapping is a privilege declared by the Constitution and by God no one is going to keep the rappers from rapping in this country!

Anyway, we're divided. We just don't see eye to eye. I, for one, am sick of it. Aren't you?

Back when Obama got elected the first time, eight long years ago, I was not nearly as vocal against the lying, cheating, communist dictator he became as I am now. Now, it is clear that what we have seen is a grand effort to not only transform the political landscape of the US, but also to attack Christianity, white males, and any American institution that supports what used to be called freedom.

Ah, but the commies have co-opted the word. Truly, these days "freedom's just a another word for nothing left to lose." They've chopped up our freedom and parceled pieces of it back out to us, calling them "rights." Since they claim God doesn't exist, naturally it is the kind and benevolent US government that defines and distributes these "rights". So, we have learned, some folks have more rights than others under this arrangement -- and I'm not talking about rich, white, land-owners. I'm talking about the mindset that uses social media to arrange and conduct flash riots in shopping malls.

But I get distracted. Eight years ago, I was at my sister's home using the internet. After being fired from my job months before and subsequently divorced, I was on the job search (a lost cause but I was going through the motions). My sister began talking about Obama and how he was going to change everything. There was going to be fairness everywhere! Blacks, and gays, and women and immigrants from North Africa and Nicaragua were going to change the face of the country! She was so excited that finally the earth was going to be transformed into a wonderful place without war, without poverty, no disease, no hunger, no prejudice, no hate -- why, it was going to be a divine transformation and Obama was the agent of change.

My sister and her husband and grown children are not highly educated but he has done well by making money the old-fashioned way: lying and cheating. Typical car salesman. I expressed my doubt that Obama was the second coming and my sister lost her head and attacked me both physically and with an onslaught of profanity that would have made my shipmates back on the USS Rupertus proud. Shutting down my laptop, I retreated to the safety of my truck. She followed, screaming profanities with son #2 telling her to stop, that I would never return otherwise. But she didn't stop until I was halfway down the winding driveway. Like I said, that was eight years ago. You'd think an apology would be forthcoming. But then again, you don't know my sister. She refuses to apologize for anything. Ever. Okey-doke, see you later.

In my extended family, I have a cousin by marriage that is a couple of years younger but we hung out as kids and were friends in our youth. We even went to high school together for one year. He was an only child and so was coddled and spoiled by his parents and went to college at SMU while I bounced around in state schools and wound up at UNT, working odd jobs to pay for tuition and books. I hit a dead end my senior year and so dropped out, joined the Navy, and volunteered for gunboats in the Delta.

My cousin, whose name rhymes with what a hare-lipped dog would say, later proudly told me that if he had been drafted, he would have fled to Canada and that would have been an act of true courage far outweighing anything I could do. Upon my return from the war, I went straight back to school, took odd jobs again, struggled, and eventually came away with a handful of degrees and certificates. My cousin took a job with his father and has worked the same job ever since.

We drifted apart after one drunken evening when he told me that if he never saw me again, he would never give it a second thought. He wasn't even mad at me, he just had no use for me. I was a hippy non-materialist born to oil field trash with crooked teeth, an embarrassment to any acquaintance on their way up the socioeconomic ladder. It was hurtful but it wasn't the first time my crooked teeth and sparkling disposition ran people off. This is the guy who offered me a thousand dollars to murder his adopted younger brother. Of course I didn't do it. Are you crazy? Turns out my cousin had sexual identity problems as well.

Personally, I believe if you've got the equipment, you're a man. If not, you're a girl. Some people want to argue about it. It wasn't shocking to discover his only child turned out to be homosexual. My cousin also had a portrait of Bill Clinton over his fireplace. I kid you not. I'm sure he swapped it out for a nice big picture of the current First Family of Federal Fools.

I called him up a couple of years ago and he didn't recognize my voice. When I told him who I was, he made sure to tell me he was finally making six figures. He didn't invite me to dinner or wish me good luck. Basically, he sounded miserable, but then again, he always did.

Like I said above, I've had it with these snowflakes whether they are within my tiny circle of influence or not. I sense I am not the only freedom-loving libertarian out here who feels the same way. I've been saying for some time that a reckoning is coming. I still believe it to be true. Obama has been wildly successful in further dividing American society. I have neighbors who scowl at me because they know I am a writer and a proponent of freedom. I have book reviewers panning my books on Amazon because they don't care for the fact I am from the great state of Texas and a white Christian male.

The pushback on these folks is going to be monumental and may even result in overt civil war. I no longer fear such existential threats and, to be honest, would welcome the opportunity to go to war again with something worth fighting over. As Matt Damon would say, "How do you like them apples?"

Democrats, progressives, whatever you want to call them, are traitors to their country. They are cowards unwilling to think for themselves who will steal everything you've got if given the chance. Let's just not give them the chance again -- okey-doke?

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Fossil Fuel?

The immigration officer at Sheremetyevo took my passport and studied it for some time. He didn’t say anything; he just thumbed through the passport and then looked at a computer screen for a couple of lifetimes before stamping it and grunting me on to customs.

The KGB was still manning the borders the first time I went to Moscow shortly after the fall of Communism. Letting Americans walk freely into Mother Russia without official surveillance was driving him crazy but he had to keep a lid on it.

In fact, Communism had been officially dead for only a few months when the shock troops of capitalism started storming the gates of opportunity in the former Soviet Union. The ghosts of Marx, Lenin and Stalin stalked the halls of the Politburo in horror as entrepreneurs from the United States, Japan and Western Europe tried to cut deals for every asset in Mother Russia that wasn’t nailed down. Banking, hospitality, timber and precious metals came under assault by peculiar partnerships of western capitalists and thugs from the once mighty KGB. During those early years, when Yeltsin (God love him) and his vodka were in office, it was a free-for-all.

The Oklahoma land rush of the 1890s had nothing on Moscow in 1992.

But even then, the oil industry stayed under control of the state—directly or indirectly. In fact, as recently as 2003, the bare-chested former KGB colonel and current premier—soon to be president of Russia . . . again—Vladimir Putin squashed a buyout deal between Russia’s Yukos and Exxon, the largest company in the world.

To understand the reason for this, we return momentarily to the early days of the Cold War when an isolated Soviet Union tasked their top scientists to identify the actual source of oil. Not a weekend homework assignment. After considerable research, in 1956, Russian scientist Professor Vladimir Porfir’yev announced that “crude oil and natural petroleum gas have no intrinsic connection with biological matter originating near the surface of the earth. They are primordial [originating with the earth’s formation] materials which have been erupted from great depths.”

If your eyeballs didn’t pop out when you read that, you might want to read it again.

He said oil doesn’t come from anything biologic, not, as conventional wisdom dictates, from the fossilized remains of dinosaurs and/or ancient plant matter. It comes from very deep in the earth and is created by a biochemical reaction that subjected hydrocarbons (elements having carbon and hydrogen) to extreme heat and intense pressure during the earth’s formation.

Russians referred to this oil (any oil, really) as “abiotic oil” because it is not created from the decomposition of biological life forms, but rather from the chemical process continually occurring inside the earth.

I know, easy for Porfir’yev to say. But it turns out it was more than just a theory.

Because shortly after the Russians discovered this, they started drilling ultra-deep wells and finding oil at 30,000 and 40,000 feet below the earth’s surface. These are staggering depths, and far below the depth at which organic matter can be found, which is 18,000 feet.

Interesting, eh?

The Russians applied their theory of abiotic deep-drilling technology to the Dnieper-Donets Basin, an area understood for the previous half a century to be barren of oil. Of sixty wells drilled there using abiotic technology, thirty-seven became commercially productive—a 62 percent success rate compared with the roughly 10 percent success rate of a U.S. wildcat driller. The oil found in the basin rivaled Alaska’s North Slope.

Let’s say they had a good day.

But it doesn’t stop there, not by a long shot. Since their earlier discoveries, the major Russian oil companies have quietly drilled more than 310 ultra-deep wells and put them into production.

Result? Russia recently overtook Saudi Arabia as the planet’s largest oil producer.

Maybe they are onto something.

Though there were papers written on this early on, almost all were in Russian and few made it to the West. And those that did were laughed at.

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No more. With Russia’s rejection of the Exxon-Yukos deal (Putin did not want this technology and their abiotic oil experts exported to the West) and the access to information now available on the Internet, the word has begun to spread rapidly to the West. Still, it hasn’t taken hold yet.

Why not? This is huge. Oil is not a fossil fuel! And it’s renewable! Wow!

There are a couple of factors at play here.

Big oil has a vested interest in pushing the idea that oil is scarce, hard to find, and thus costly to produce—all of which, of course, means increased revenues and profits. This is a story in itself, but not the primary focus here.

More relevant to our story is the fact that a cornerstone of the environmental movement is this: oil is a fossil fuel, a fossil fuel that is scarce, and is in limited and ever decreasing supply. Moreover, its production creates carbon dioxide. Therefore its use, for virtually all productive purposes—agricultural production, real estate construction, auto, truck, train and air transportation, utilities, heating, cooling, communication, ad infinitum (all of them)—must be curtailed.

According to the thirty-year update of the book The Limits to Growth,

“A prime example of a nonrenewable resource is fossil fuels, whose limits should be obvious, although many people, including distinguished economists, are in denial over the elementary fact. More than 80 percent of year 2000 commercial energy use comes from nonrenewable fossil fuels—oil, natural gas, and coal. The underground stocks of fossil fuels are going continuously and inexorably down. . . .

“Peak gas production will certainly occur in the next 50 years, the peak for oil production will occur much sooner, probably within the decade.”

Scary stuff. Frightening. But as false as a hooker’s smile.

Oil is not a fossil fuel.

And it is “renewable.”

While I have never been a fan of Putin the Macho, the Russians have demonstrated the accuracy of their theory in the only place it counts—the oil field. Oil is not only abiotic, it continues to populate fields that were understood to be as dry of petroleum as a desert wind. In fact, some scientists believe it is the centrifugal force of the planet’s rotation that forces abiotic oil toward the planet’s surface on a continuous basis.

“There are some things the general public does not need to know, and shouldn’t. I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows.” —the late Katherine Graham, owner of the Washington Post

And so, the way the narrative goes is that oil is a fossil fuel (which it isn’t), that it is scarce and being depleted (which it isn’t), that it is nonrenewable (which it isn’t), and that, as a result, catastrophe looms (which it doesn’t) unless we drastically curtail our use of petroleum.

Do I buy into all of this? I don't know. My own cognitive dissonance is kicking in. However, how do you explain what the Russians claim? As well as their status as the #1 oil producer in the world? It is certainly something to think about. If you can. If you can't, that's all right. Just go back to the couch. The football play-offs will be on soon.

Flashback To May

Remember this post from the Drifter Sunday Edition back in May? It is still relevant. How much more damage will the outgoing administration cause?

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas 2016

Jesus said: He who seeks, let him not cease seeking until he finds; and when he finds he will be troubled, and if he is troubled, he will be amazed, and he will reign over the All.

You see, you have to break away from the herd. That includes all the things you consider normal. You must understand all you have learned in your life only served self-interest and group-interest, and that so far your life has been driven by vanity and selfishness. Your behavior has been a mistake and you did not live as you could have. You have to see through your character as being learned behavior until you have redeemed your last penny and stand completely naked. Then, you will be granted the last step, from despair to rest. Then you will be able to see clearly. Only then, you will understand that you are only a man or a woman.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Flattiregate, Or, The Dark Underbelly Of Wise County

Oh, the humanity!
Funny things happen in small town, Texas, revealing the character of the people in charge. What we see when the curtain is pulled back is that these guys and ladies of our local law enforcement and government are as susceptible to matters of the ego as anyone else. Heck, they're probably more susceptible because it takes a big ego to run for office and then, once you're there, you canter around on a high horse just to let people know you are not one with which to tangle.

I've never understood why anyone would make a career out of public office anyway. You know, I'm going to yield on that statement. People like their lofty positions because it gives them power and a damn good income in poor Texas counties. However, if I see someone who has been in an elected office for eight to forty years (or more), I see someone stuck on the public rolls. Hey, give somebody else a chance.

That's the way it is in most Texas counties. The people in charge want to remain in charge. It's the natural course of political employment. Now, what's really funny is when these types do not get along as is the case in Wise County. Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Clay Poyner got caught deflating a tire on a vehicle belonging to Chris Beard who is a local fire chief. Well, they got it on video, so Beard calls Steve Sanford of the Bridgeport Police to investigate. Sanford was afraid of stepping on toes, so he called the Wise County Sheriff to help conduct an investigation!

Time and money, boys. Think about what the heck you're doing.

I used to respect all of you, but you know what? No longer. You're a bunch of official crybabies. If Beard and Poyner have some deep-seated disagreement, why don't they arrange a time and date and step into a ring somewhere and pummel one another into friendship? They could make it a charity event and raise money for the relatives of dead police dogs.

Well, it ain't going to happen because the truth is, as much as these guys bluster and bitch and moan, they are stuck in a paradigm. These guys have official state hammers and every problem passes through a gauntlet of official process -- it's just the way the mind of a government worker works -- and so every problem looks like a nail.

Let's face it, these guys weren't the brightest kids in school.

Respect the man or the hat?
I tried to find photos but more and more government officials are wiping the net of their pictures because apparently they are afraid of being stalked for their own acts. Poyner's picture was available and I must admit, he presents a pretty scary countenance for a Justice of the Peace. I mean, he's shaved his head and he wears a Van Gogh beard with a huge drooping mustache that actually conceals his face. I wonder how he eats with that thing hanging over his mouth. You can't even tell when he's smiling. Maybe he doesn't smile. Who knows? When he talks, it's like he's throwing his voice; who knows if his lips are moving?

I could not find a decent picture of Bridgeport police chief Sanford or anything for Chris Beard, although I have substituted a photo (to your left) for dramatic effect.

The reaction to Poyner's little crime is completely out of whack. Why don't you boys lighten up? I am generally a conservative voter, but if I get the opportunity to escort any of these good old boys from office, bank on it, I'm voting against them. All of them. Crybabies, bullies, and big egos. Typical government workers.

Friday, December 23, 2016

"It's easier to fool someone than to convince them
that they've been fooled."

-- Sandy Pearl, Lead Singer for The Blades

Nocturnal Animals Review

*spoiler alert*

Nocturnal Animals is a new flick directed by Tom Ford and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams, and Michael Shannon. Critics have generally gone gaga over the movie, citing fine acting and a layered story offering themes of violence and revenge and betrayal, as well as how life decisions can come back to haunt us.

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Venice International Film Festival. Academy Award nominees Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star as a divorced couple discovering dark truths about themselves.

Nocturnal Animals cuts back and forth between several narratives. Susan (Amy Adams) is living in an unhappy marriage and unsatisfied with the life she has made for herself. When a manuscript entitled Nocturnal Animals unexpectedly arrives from her ex-husband, Edward Sheffield (Jake Gyllenhaal), Susan reads it.

The book’s plot concerns a man whose wife and child are brutally murdered, with Gyllenhaal also playing Tony Hastings, which eventually leads to a quest for revenge against the killers. While Hastings eventually kills the man responsible, he ends up injured. Meanwhile, we also are privy to flashbacks of Susan’s first meeting with Edward, her failed marriage with him, and the abortion she had of his child after she left him for another man.

The film ends with Susan emailing Edward to set up a dinner meeting at a restaurant. Susan meticulously adjusts her appearance before heading out. She waits at the restaurant for hours. Edward never shows up. End credits roll. What does it all mean?

I think it’s clear Edward’s book is about his marriage to Susan. The murder of Hastings’ wife and child signifies Edward’s wrenching grief at how his own wife and child were taken away from him. In Edward’s eyes, when Susan left him, she did so mercilessly. She never appreciated his work, never gave their marriage a chance, and then aborted their child while trying to keep him in the dark about it. For Edward, these events were as traumatic as a double murder.

The events of the film Nocturnal Animals are all about Edward’s revenge on Susan. The first stage is to create something brilliant in the face of his ex-wife’s lack of faith. Many years after their marriage, Edward has emerged from obscurity with a book that Susan describes as “violent and sad.” To the audience experiencing the book onscreen, it’s chilling and reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock.

But what of the film’s ending? After all we’ve seen, how is standing Susan up for a date supposed to be satisfying in any way?

I think it signifies that Edward just does not give a damn about Susan anymore. We have no idea if Edward knows about Susan’s unhappy life situation (if he does, then his revenge is all the more punishing). But he does likely know that his book Nocturnal Animals is a hit, and that talent and brilliance is something Susan will be attracted to. So he dangles in front of her the opportunity to meet again and possibly rekindle old flames, only to allow her to come to the slow realization that he never intended to show up. Elie Wiesel once said, “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.” Thus, the film’s ending is a much more hurtful form of revenge than anything Edward could actively do to hurt Susan.

In an interview on Jeff Goldsmith’s Q&A podcast, writer/director Tom Ford affirms this interpretation:

Does he not show up as an act of revenge, or does he not show up because he just literally can’t face her? [The ending] seems the correct conclusion to me, because she falls in love with him again through reading [the novel]. She is liberated, by the way, at the end. This has been painful. She’s taken those rings off. She’s wiped off that lipstick, and she is not going back to that fake life. We don’t know what the next chapter is for her, but [the previous] chapter is over.

An alternate theory is that Edward actually kills himself at the end, and that this is his final act of revenge on Susan. In this theory, his suicide is why he doesn’t show up for the dinner date. The rationale is that since Hastings kills himself in the book, Edward probably killed himself in real life.

This is an unsettling movie and not just because of the violence. Violence is a hallmark of Hollywood entertainment and a part of the human condition. This story, however, uses fictional violence as a motivator to contrast the characters. The main character struggles with his own cowardice and inability to act. The story is unsettling because of the revelations of past decisions ultimately leading to unhappiness. Who has not ever questioned the wisdom of their choices?

There is a lot to this movie. Good acting, decent script. I'll give it a 4 out of 5 stars.

Losing It

Do you have an anger issue? Go here to quiz yourself. You probably already know if you do. The question is, why haven't you done something about it? If it makes you unhappy, or quick to flare, or maybe even physical, eventually something bad is going to happen and you're going to be right in the middle of it. Here are a few ways to calm yourself down.

If you've got a concealed carry license and you have temper issues, you might want to review whether or not it's a good idea for you to carry any weapon at all.

Maybe you just like being angry. It's a rush to get all steamed up and scare the beejesus out of someone. Makes you feel powerful, right?

Well, don't do it anymore. Just let it go...

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Russian Hackers Putting The Drifter Into The Poorhouse

Russian hackers are preventing me from selling my books. I have not figured out yet exactly how they are doing it, but meanwhile I am asking sci-fi fans across the globe to buy my books this Christmas to keep me stocked in Dr. Pepper and Doritos.

Heck, if a million of you bought one book each, I could buy that island off the coast of Scotland. I've had my eye on it for some time.

As always, I am humbled by those who actually read my stuff and I thank you. If you're in the neighborhood, stop by for some pound cake and coffee. Why do they call it pound cake? Because it's heavy?



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Also available via Apple ebooks and at other fine online book retailers.

Edit: I think Russian hackers have also hit my phone. It has only rung once in the past three days and it was some lady trying to give me a free vacation to Bermuda. She had a Russian accent. They may have hacked my regular mail as well because I have yet to receive all my Christmas cards from my fans. I am certain the Russians must be behind it all. What a crazy world, right?

Monday, December 19, 2016


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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Fake News Web Site

For your internet edification, here is a fake news site. Why it is still up is anybody's guess. Anyway, it is full of blatantly false, misleading, disinformation. There is even a blurb that is designed to make you think Israel is behind the site. Oh, come on.

The Left is just starting with this nonsense. The purpose is to obfuscate the truth and make it more difficult to prosecute the traitors who have been selling out sovereign America.

World News Daily is named so that people will confuse it with World Net Daily, a conservative Christian web site that the left-dominant press would have you believe is a purveyor of fake news. Well, World Net Daily is a solid conservative news site operated by Joseph Farah and targeted by communists and leftists. The Commie World News Daily doesn't even say who their contributors are or who runs the show. Of course, it's not likely they would admit to being Marxists now, is it? It's the New World Order Media that holds the copyright. You know who they are funded by? George Soros, that's who.

I hear is going to check Facebook's facts. Snopes has been getting it wrong for years. Their disgrace will be complete after the first year of Donald Trump's presidency.

Have a nice day everybody and remember, don't believe it unless you can imagine it!!! Just because Brian Williams says so certainly doesn't make it true.

Edit There is a news story on the fake site -- World News Daily -- that says Hillary Clinton had a fling with Yoko Ono. That may just be true. Pretty gross, huh?

Edit: Here's another one designed with a lot of clickbait. Clickbait? That's one of those articles that says something like Ten Reasons Blah Blah Blah. They get money every time you click and follow the page. What you read is propaganda, lies, disinformation. Thanks Mr. Soros, for this crap. It's no wonder Americans are so scattered. Here's another. And another. By the way, these bogus sites are "progressive" operations. It ain't Russian hackers unless Soros hired them. The conservatives aren't playing these types of games (yet).

For Sale

Want to be a Celtic king? Scottish island for sale.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

They Wouldn't Fool Us, Would They?

I suspect after the Obama people are forced to leave their offices, word will begin surfacing of the different, secretly funded, black projects arranged by the DNC and the Obama administration. They must be terrified about these projects being uncovered and why not? They were, after all, illegal and constitute a number of costly scams perpetrated upon the American public. Time will tell but all the anti-conspiracists say conspiracies cannot exist because people cannot keep a secret. I agree. Yet, there are also paper trails. Follow the money. Did you know the parents of the Sandy Hook kids who were allegedly shot had their mortgages paid off that very same Christmas? Hmm? Did you know all those funerals were closed caskets? Did you know you can't locate those parents anymore -- they seem to have vanished from the face of the earth. So many questions about these arranged events that cannot be answered adequately because if the truth were to come to light, oohhhh somebody would be in big trouble and it would be revealed to the public the extent of the oligarchy and its inherent corruption.

Eventually, a whistleblower will step forward. Numerous other shootings are highly suspicious as well.

Boston bombing? How about Boston bullsh*t?

Fake news? You bet it is. Wholly designed to change your mind about firearms in the hands of American citizens and the rights of the citizenry when it comes to illegal martial acts. House to house searches without a warrant? We are being duped by the government and international organizations. The US is still a sovereign country and, at least on paper, American citizens are still free to voice their opinions over what is happening to their country.

Why are the Democrats making such a fuss about losing? The answer is simple enough. They know it is only a matter of time before Trump's new administration takes over and discovers what has been happening. All those progressives who threatened to leave the US if Trump were elected? They need to leave in order to avoid prosecution. The jig is up.

The question remains how much more damage will Obama inflict before his crew is run out of Washington? Will we see indictments and prosecutions in the coming years? No doubt. Trump has indicated as much. He wants to expose the conspirators and clean house. We'll see. Meanwhile, it is so much fun to watch the Democrats implode after years of blustering and cheating and lying.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Truth? We're All Out. Come Back Tomorrow.

Facebook and other large online social media networks have decided to hire fact-checkers to discern whether or not something deserves to be news. Yep, in Zuckerburg's effort to coerce the world into his vision of something akin to his wife's home town (in China), Facebook went out and contracted with companies that are controlled by George Soros. You know him, right? Big commie from eastern Europe with more money than sense?

So anyway, when they begin to make efforts to control the narrative, it's time to find a new social network.

Have a nice day, everybody! Merry Christmas!

PS Apparently, the truth is what the rich and powerful say it is.

Edit: If you're skeered of them Russkin hackers, give me a call. For a nominal fee, I can harden your network, set up your firewall, and clean your PC while I'm at it. No Russkin hacker will ever be able to view the pictures of your kids or your gay pornography collection. Guaranteed.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Missing Airliners (and People)

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Nearly 90 different commercial airliners have gone missing in the last seven decades.

Adam's Bridge

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Adam's Bridge is also known as Rama's Bridge or Rama Setu. They are a chain of limestone shoals between Pamban Island, also known as Rameswaram Island, off the south-eastern coast of Tamil Nadu, India, and Mannar Island, off the north-western coast of Sri Lanka. Geological evidence suggests that this bridge is a former land connection between India and Sri Lanka.

The bridge is 50 km (30 mi) long and separates the Gulf of Mannar (southwest) from the Palk Strait (northeast). Some of the sandbanks are dry and the sea in the area is very shallow, being only 1 to 10 metres (3 to 30 ft) deep in places, which hinders navigation. It was reportedly passable on foot up to the 15th century until storms deepened the channel: temple records seem to say that Adam’s Bridge was completely above sea level until it broke in a cyclone in 1480.

The bridge was first mentioned in the ancient Indian Sanskrit epic Ramayana of Valmiki. The name Rama's Bridge or Rama Setu (Sanskrit; setu: bridge) refers to the bridge built by the Vanara (ape men) army of Rama in Hindu theology with instructions from Nala, which he used to reach Lanka and rescue his wife Sita from the Rakshasa king, Ravana. The Ramayana attributes the building of this bridge to Rama in verse 2-22-76, naming it as Setubandhanam, a name that persists until today.

The sea separating India and Sri Lanka is called Sethusamudram meaning "Sea of the Bridge". Maps prepared by a Dutch cartographer in 1747, available at the Thanjavur Saraswathi Mahal Library show this area as Ramancoil, a colloquial form of the Tamil Raman Kovil (or Rama's Temple). Another map of Mughal India prepared by J. Rennel in 1788 retrieved from the same library called this area as "the area of the Rama Temple", referring to the temple dedicated to Rama at Rameswaram. Many other maps in Schwartzberg's historical atlas and other sources such as travel texts by Marco Polo call this area by various names such as Sethubandha and Sethubandha Rameswaram.

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The western world first encountered it in "historical works in the 9th century" by Ibn Khordadbeh in his Book of Roads and Kingdoms (c. 850), referring to it is Set Bandhai or "Bridge of the Sea". Later, Alberuni described it. The earliest map that calls this area by the name Adam's bridge was prepared by a British cartographer in 1804. Some early Islamic sources refer to a mountain in Sri Lanka as Adam's Peak, where Adam supposedly fell to earth, and describes Adam as crossing from Sri Lanka to India on what became known as Adam's Bridge.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Establishment News Boondogle

The establishment media, seemingly unaware of its plummeting popularity and waning influence, continues to attack alternate conservative news sites and blogs as well as purveyors of the truth. The progressive narrative paid for by the DNC, George Soros, and the Obama Administration is being rejected -- much to the amazement of liberals everywhere.

“No one listens to the Washington Times,” one reporter said. “The people know who really spreads the fake news: you. Pathetic.”

The so-called “mainstream media,” which itself is notorious for spreading fake news, is now attempting to shut down all opposing views in the wake up to their devastating election failure.

Whether the lies of WMDs, which resulted in the death of hundreds of thousands, or “hands up don’t shoot,” or the belief that children were shot and killed in shooting attacks by someone with Asperger's -- the establishment press is the ultimate purveyor of fake news.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Song Of The Elowai

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They Are Still Lying To Us

Lots of noise about "fake news" in the headlines. I suspect when president-elect Trump is sworn in, there will be some accounting going on about the fake news propagated by the media during Obama's years. Trump has even said things to that effect, that he's going to get to the bottom of the corruption, drain the swamp, he says. Well, I hope so because there are a few things about fake news that need to be revealed to the American public.

You may have noticed the irony in that the mainstream media has the nerve to lecture everyone else about “fake news” when they are the primary source of fake news on a consistent basis stretching back for years.

Fake news stories and fake narratives put out by the mainstream media have resulted in deaths, destruction and people’s lives being ruined.

The most harmful fake news is routinely published by the mainstream media. They are the main progenitors of fake news. Fake news is used to confuse and stir up voters. Here are some more obvious examples of fake news:

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– The fake news that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and that Iraq was involved in 9/11, dutifully regurgitated without question by the mainstream media, resulted in hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqis, thousands of dead and injured U.S. troops, and the destabilization of an entire continent.

– The fake news that the rebels in Syria were “moderates” who did not have jihadist sympathies and should be supported led to the destruction of Syria, Libya and the rise of ISIS.

– The fake news narrative that the media was balanced in its coverage of the presidential election was completely obliterated when Wikileaks emails revealed that countless mainstream media reporters were in bed with the Clinton campaign, feeding them debate questions beforehand and conspiring with Hillary’s staff to portray her in a positive light.

– The fake news that George Zimmerman was obsessed with Trayvon Martin’s race before the altercation that led to Martin’s death was accomplished by means of NBC deceptively editing an audio tape. This incident stoked racial tensions across the country and laid the groundwork for the violent ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement that was to follow.

– The fake news that produced the “hands up, don’t shoot” narrative, which was proven to be completely fraudulent, led to riots, violent attacks and looting in Ferguson, Missouri, as well as numerous other U.S. cities. Even after the rioting began, the mainstream media continued to legitimize the unrest. Fake news outlets continued to parrot the “hands up, don’t shoot” narrative even after it was proven false.

– The fake news that saw innumerable people accused of rape at college campuses across America, claims that were proven wrong, ruined people’s lives and perpetuated the myth (fake news) that one in five women are raped on college campuses.

– The fake news that NBC anchor Brian Williams faced enemy fire while helicoptering into Iraq in 2003 was exposed when soldiers who were aboard the helicopter blew the whistle on his lies. Despite admittedly putting out fake news, Williams still has a career in broadcast journalism.

– The fake news narrative that Donald Trump somehow represents the next coming of Hitler has provoked a hysterical anti-Trump hate crime wave across America, with people and property being attacked on a routine basis. The same hysterical fake news narrative was also responsible for violence and riots at Trump events throughout the campaign cycle, as well as assassination attempts on Trump’s life.

– The fake news that Donald Trump had no chance whatsoever of winning the presidential election was proudly pushed by countless mainstream media outlets, with the Huffington Post even predicting that Hillary Clinton had a 98% chance of winning the presidency. When this fake news narrative was completely demolished on November 8, it swept away trust in political polling and the mainstream media to an even greater degree, prompting the backlash that you now see with the corporate press calling everyone else “fake news” when they are the real fake news.

The entire “fake news” narrative being pushed by the mainstream media has nothing whatsoever to do with concerns over people being misled.

If that were the case, the mainstream media itself would stop habitually lying to the American people and it’s trustworthiness wouldn’t be questioned.

The whole “fake news” narrative is part of a dirty tricks campaign to pressure governments, Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other tech giants to censor information that is inconvenient to the establishment, for which the mainstream media serves as a mouthpiece. Additionally, all the hubbub isn't likely to coax people into listening to what Trump may reveal.

The MSM is not happy about dissident voices challenging their monopoly on reality. That’s why they’re forced to resort to underhanded and deceptive means through which to silence ideological opposition.

Here's a shortlist of fake news outlets:

– The New York Times – The Washington Post – CNN
– NBC News – MSNBC – CBS News
– ABC News – – The Huffington Post
– Rolling Stone – BBC News
– Sky News – Financial Times – Politico
– New York Daily News – L.A. Times – USA Today
– US News & World Report – CBC – Gawker
– Newsweek – Time – Business Insider
– Daily Beast – VICE – Yahoo News
– Daily Kos – Young Turks – Slate
– NPR – PBS – Raw Story
– New Yorker – Buzzfeed – MoveOn
– Think Progress – Media Matters – Wonkette
– Center for American Progress – Little Green Footballs – The Economist

MSM no longer serves its function to the citizen
Did you hear that under the guise of tackling “fake news,” Google is removing search results that pertain to crime statistics that show black people commit more crimes, despite the fact that this is widely documented to be true.

An article in the Guardian entitled Google ‘must review its search rankings because of rightwing manipulation’ details how “leading academics” are pressuring Google to artificially edit its search algorithm to prevent certain subjects from appearing at the top of its search rankings.

In response, the piece notes that Google has removed search results that suggest “black people commit more crimes.” Negative results about the religion of Islam were also removed. Why would they do that?

This is alarming given that virtually every metric proves that criminality is more prevalent in black communities compared to white and Hispanic communities in America. It’s an uncomfortable fact that black people commit more crimes than any other race in America, but it’s a fact nonetheless. Claiming that reality is actually “fake news” because it suits your political stance doesn’t change the nature of reality.

While it is understandable that Google would want to prevent neo-nazi content from appearing at the top of its search rankings, the fact that the tech giant is now censoring objective facts under the justification of tackling “fake news” is chilling.

This indicates that Google, along with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social media sites, are using the excuse of “fake news” to bury factual information that is inconvenient to leftist political narratives.

It could be, though, all this will come to light when Trump takes over and possibly reveals the depth of corruption in our government and in our institutions -- much of it at the cost of party politics.This fake news business? It is meant to cloud and obfuscate matters when the real truth is revealed.

Edit: Hey, just for fun, here is a list of some of the communists in the MSM who colluded with the Clinton campaign:

Monday, December 5, 2016


When a woman is referred to as a "loose" woman, a libertine, er... sexually liberated, sometimes she is referred to as a Jezebel. Have you ever been called a Jezebel? I haven't but I have been called a dog and worse. FYI, calling someone Jezebel is an insult, not a compliment. Anyway, the original Jezebel refers to a particular queen of Israel who was married to King Ahab, considered to be a candidate for the most evil of all Israel's kings.

Jezebel is identified in the Hebrew Book of Kings (1 Kings 16:31) as the daughter of Ithobaal I of Sidon and the wife of Ahab, King of Israel. She was Phoenician and a believer in Baal.

She induced her Jewish husband King Ahab to abandon the worship of God and encouraged the worship of Baal and Asherah instead. Jezebel persecuted the prophets, and fabricated evidence of blasphemy against an innocent landowner who refused to sell his property to King Ahab, causing the landowner to be put to death. For these transgressions against God and the people of Israel, Jezebel was thrown out of a window by members of her own court retinue, and her corpse was left to be eaten by stray dogs. Ew!

A comparison to Jezebel suggests that a person is a pagan or an apostate masquerading as a servant of God. By manipulation and/or seduction, Jezebel misled her subjects into sins of idolatry and sexual immorality. In particular, Jezebel is associated with promiscuity. From Wikipedia, I learned that "In modern usage, the name of Jezebel is sometimes used as a synonym for sexually promiscuous and/or controlling women, especially as a racist stereotype of Black women, the Jezebel stereotype."

That racist stereotype mentioned above? Never heard of it. Bogus Wikileaks opinion? You make the call.

Edit: Aha! Here is the article that assigns the Jezebel moniker to black women -- it's a freakin' opinion piece at the Jim Crow Online Museum at Ferris University! And just think, millions use Wikipedia every day.