Sunday, July 31, 2016



The Sunday Edition (.013)


There was plenty of news last week; the problem is, we don't know which items are true and which aren't. Oh, with a little discriminatory judgment, we can figure it out. The DNC was a mess, eh? The press did not report on the demonstrations and riots outside but they did televise the insanity on the inside. Dem libs be crazy, man.

• If nobody told you already, the Democratic National Convention wound up last Friday nominating Hillary Clinton as their candidate. Out of all the possibilities and all the awful people who want to be president, they nominated her? What's wrong with those people? I mean the other side has Donald Trump, which is ridiculous enough when you think about it, but Hillary Clinton? It's like nominating one of Chairman Mao's murdering concubines. It is clearly a fixed game.

• So far, I have received zero comments on the posted short stories. You can find links to them on the left. There's a counter on each so I know they're getting looked at but, like I say, no comments.

• Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club, is releasing his own adult coloring book. Bait: Off-Color Stories for You to Color is a short story collection written by Palahniuk and made up of almost 50 pieces of colorless, original artwork waiting to be filled in. Palahniuk collaborated with a team of artists including Lee Bermejo, Kirbi Fagan, Duncan Fegredo, Alise Gluškova, Joëlle Jones, Steve Morris, Tony Puryear, and Marc Scheff. But of course the beauty of coloring books is that the final artist is you.

Short descriptions of Bait’s stories reveal just how “adult” this adult coloring book will be. Are you ready to illustrate a tale about “A passenger on the Titanic who finds a surgical solution to the obstacle of women and children first?” How about a pleasant yarn about “Increasingly terrible birthday gifts that place a girl at the center of an extinction-level event?”

Bait releases October 26, not too long after Palahniuk’s other upcoming illustrated tome: the Fight Club 2 graphic novel. Bring down capitalism by consuming these products.

• A new survey finds that a sense of “alienation” among average Americans is at an all-time high.

For decades, the Harris Poll has gauged how much, or how little, people feel their interests are heard and addressed by those with power and influence. The latest survey found that 82 percent of Americans believe that the people running the country don’t really care what happens to them. Another 78 percent say the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer while 70 percent believe that most people in power try to take advantage of people like them.

The survey also found that 68 percent believe that what they think doesn’t count very much anymore while 40 percent say that they are “left out” of things going on around them.

Harris has conducted this poll every year since 1966, and these are the most negative results yet.

About three-fourths of the respondents said the nation was on the wrong track. Another 42 percent gave President Obama a positive rating for his job performance; only 10 percent gave the U.S. Congress a thumbs up.

“As President Obama comes to the end of his time in office, there is a shift in the feeling of alienation by political party affiliation. Adults who identify as Republican feel the most alienated, followed by independents and then Democrats,” the poll analysis stated.

The poll of 2,019 U.S. adults was conducted May 31 to June 2 and released Thursday.

• Where did the Big Bang originate? Good question. Look here for the answer.

• Found on stone crosses in Eastern Ireland, similar circle designs represent completeness of self. The outer shape symbolizes the sun, revered by ancient Celts. The three interlocking spiral knots represent earth, fire, and water.

Smolif traces the fortunes of Contra Marlo, a retired, alcoholic, security specialist. Contra was the best before he dropped out and became a full-time drunk. When a company rep offers him a job, Marlo must deal with sobriety, inexperienced team members, and a lack of information -- as well as the dangers of an alien world and the man who would be king of that world.

• Go here to securely generate a random fake name, address, username, password, and (usable) email address for use with online message boards, social media, or whatever else.

fakena.me lets you save the random fake identity generated for 30 days so you can bookmark it and return. After 30 days, the profile is deleted. The idea is that, to improve online privacy, you should change your username and email address frequently so sites don't build a history of your activities. Of course, this is only a small part of the things that you can do to improve online privacy and protect your identity, but it's a good start.

• Believe the mainstream media at your own risk!

Friday, July 29, 2016

End-Times Author Dies


I wonder if the Reverend Tim LaHaye, co-author of the "Left Behind" series, was disappointed he did not actually get to see all the end times prophesies come to pass? The books were a multimillion-selling literary juggernaut that brought end-times prophecy into mainstream bookstores. LaHaye died last Monday in a San Diego, California, hospital, days after having suffered a stroke. He was 90.

Lahaye co-authored the Left Behind series with Jerry B. Jenkins. The 16-volume series has sold more than 80 million copies. In a nutshell, the story is a modern day interpretation of the Christian prophecy detailing what happens in the final confrontation between good and evil. The Bible interpretation says Christians will be instantaneously taken to heaven in what is called the "rapture," while those left behind on earth endure seven years of tribulation.

Yes, that is Nicholas Cage in the lead role.
LaHaye was an influential figure in conservative political groups, encouraging the Rev. Jerry Falwell to create the Moral Majority, forming the Council for National Policy, a secretive strategy group for prominent political and religious conservatives, and, along with his wife, Beverly, starting Concerned Women for America in 1979, as an alternative to liberal feminist organizations.

He was also a prolific nonfiction writer, writing more than 60 additional books, including the Christian sex manual "The Act of Marriage" and "The Battle for the Mind," whose denunciations of secularism helped rouse the religious right.

Born in 1926, LaHaye had a tough childhood in Detroit, served in the Air Force at the end of World War II and graduated from Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C., where he met his wife. He earned a mid-career doctorate at Western Seminary in Portland, Ore., and joined the Southern Baptist Convention.

After leading churches in South Carolina and Minnesota, he moved to Southern California, and for a quarter-century led a thriving congregation that eventually became Shadow Mountain Community Church. After 1981, he devoted himself to writing, promoting his view of Bible prophecy, family life seminars and political activism.

Some fellow conservative Christians pushed back against LaHaye's end-times views, known as premillennial dispensationalism, emphasizing that the books were fictional and should not be read as an exact theological interpretation of the Bible. Still, his books strongly shaped evangelical views of Jesus' Second Coming and popularized the ideas to the broader public. Jenkins called LaHaye a "spiritual giant."

LaHaye extended his influence by founding Christian high schools, San Diego Christian College, known formerly as Christian Heritage College, and a church in the Atlanta area, along with helping establish the Institute for Creation Research, which rejects evolution and contends God created the Earth recently in six literal days.

In 1987, LaHaye resigned as a co-chairman of Jack Kemp's Republican presidential campaign after news reports cited his criticisms of Roman Catholicism and Judaism.

LaHaye is survived by his wife, four children and nine grandchildren.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Alleviate Your Guilt


White People should go here to pay their reparations until the official US government reparations website is open. Thank you for your cooperation. The first step is in the realization that you have a problem. The second step is to give all your money and freedom to us. Have a nice day, cracker.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Pope Gone Mad



Omigosh! Sinead was right!
I hate it when that happens.

Quantum Consciousness


Human consciousness is one of the less understood problems in cognitive science.

Ken Palmer, psychology professor and director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Program at Northwestern says, "The debate about the neural basis of consciousness rages because there is no widely accepted theory about what happens in the brain to make consciousness possible."

Palmer's comment clearly refers to the fact that owing to its multi-aspect, multidimensional and parallel functions, consciousness remains a highly mysterious process.

There have been many attempts aimed at describing the real nature of human consciousness. The main question is how the brain generates such a rich experience.

Other questions include the origin of consciousness and what processes inside the human brain lead to human consciousness? Many theories have tried to answer these still unanswered questions. The most recent theories argue that since consciousness is related to sub-neuronal interactions, it could be best described by utilizing quantum mechanical theories and quantum rules that govern particle level physics -- for instance, like the uncertainty principle.

As a departure to conventional methods, the quantum mechanical interpretation of consciousness called quantum mind uses quantum processes as opposed to the classical view of neurobiologists that argue in support of a classical process with no quantum role.

Quantum theories of consciousness are divided into many branches that share the same basics, yet they have their own interpretation of the quantum role.

For instance, take a look at what is called the “combination problem”or “binding problem,” referring to the mechanism by which a combination of neurons work collectively in perfect harmony and correlation to produce a single conscious experience.

Renowned British mathematician and an old collaborator of Stephen Hawking, Roger Penrose, argues that owing to its quantum mechanical nature and quantum state uncertainties, consciousness is not something computable and deterministic. He goes further to suggest that our brain operates in a probabilistic manner as opposed to the view that compares human brain with a complicated computer. According to him, this probabilistic behavior of the brain leads to what we perceive as consciousness.


Penrose later collaborated with the researcher S. Hameroff to develop the theory of Orchestrated Objective Reduction (Orch-OR). According to this theory, sub-neuronal structures named microtubules can bring quantum effects on the behavior of neurons causing the brain to function as a quantum computer. However, these structures have never been found.

Another scientist who researches the nature of human consciousness, Mario Beauregard, postulates that due to the small size of neurons’ ion channel, quantum mechanical effects make their own contribution to our consciousness. This idea has been rejected by many others.

Quantum Mind Theories and Free Will

The question as whether quantum effects can partially or even completely affect our thought is open for scientific research and just claiming that quantum effect cause consciousness has no meaning other than a general statement. However, besides the technical aspects of the issue, there is an important topic that needs to be unambiguously answered – whether “free will” is a result of the suggested probabilistic nature of our brain. Is what we call “free will” real at all? The probabilistic nature of quantum brain does not necessarily reject determinism. It offers different states with one being more probable than the others but the mechanisms are yet to be discovered.

Despite diverse opinions and views, what the majority of scientists like Ken Peller are up to is that contrary to religious and philosophical arguments, the nature of human consciousness should be considered and analyzed within the realm of science, and only through the scientific research, this mystery may be unraveled.

New research at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), published on April 12, 2016, proposes a new way that unconscious information is processed into human consciousness. Based on their comprehensive research, they suggest that consciousness manifests itself only in time steps of the order of 400 milliseconds with the rest of the gap being unconsciousness.

It could be stupid people have longer gaps between periods of consciousness. All right, I just made up that part, but it sure would explain a lot.

Monday, July 25, 2016

The Brainwashing Of America



Ex-U.S. Attorney Eric Holder announcing a public campaign to "really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way." (1995) Nah, they wouldn't do that to us, would they?

Sunday, July 24, 2016



The Sunday Edition (.012)


This is the twelfth NTD Sunday Edition and we're tickled pink to report yet another revealing week of politics, subterfuge, global mind manipulation, propaganda, bogus mass shootings, and the big question: who knows what's real anymore? Certainly not the alleged coup in Turkey which has given Erdrogen the excuse to round up and pummel his political enemies. Glad I'm not traveling to Turkey this summer. All that and more follows, so put up your feet, have a glass of your favorite beverage and prepare to be illuminated.

• Lawyers filed a $1 billion lawsuit against Facebook Inc., alleging it allowed the Palestinian militant Hamas group to use the platform to plot attacks that killed four Americans and wounded one in Israel, the West Bank and Jerusalem.

“Facebook has knowingly provided material support and resources to Hamas in the form of Facebook’s online social network platform and communication services,” making it liable for the violence against the five Americans, according to the lawsuit sent to Bloomberg by the office of the Israeli lawyer on the case, Nitsana Darshan-Leitner.

“Simply put, Hamas uses Facebook as a tool for engaging in terrorism,” it said. The world's largest social media plus the CIA equals high hilarity in a comedy of errors.

• Are you still using Facebook? Why?

• If you believe in God, wouldn't your life priority #1 to be in a state of Grace as often as possible? The 1st Commandment of the Christian Bible says to love God. By doing so, you will receive the blessings of Grace. It's not just Christian lingo. You become what you believe. I'm not an expert, but I'd reckon Islam communicates similar advice.

• Old news is cold news but some things are worth repeating. It is disturbing to know that the police will now deploy explosives via a robot in order to terminate a suspect. It's sort of the same thing as using a drone aircraft to kill someone. Death from above. Death by remote control. There's something unsettling about it. If you've got that jumpy feeling now, just wait until the devices become autonomous and making decisions about who or what you are on the spot.

• Do ya think it's possible the entire LGBT bathroom issue was something pushed on the public simply to continue stirring the pot? Well, duh. Right out of the Alinsky playbook. Communism sucks.

• Not so with the gun banners. They really do want to take away your firearms and they're getting more and more emboldened. This gun ban thing has been going on for many years, long before Obama took office, and if you look closely, many are the same characters who exonerated the ATF and the FBI from the carnage at Waco. Bloomberg, Chuckie Schumer, Hillary herself, and Joe Biden (Joe will say anything so it's not really fair to accuse him as being a true believer but he's put himself inside the great lie so he gets tagged along with the others). There is a whole new gang too, including Gabby Giffords and her astronaut husband as well as selected parents from Sandy Hook and the guy who said his legs were blown off at the Boston Marathon and lots of new faces with questionable backgrounds (but they've all got Facebook pages!). If you haven't noticed, a thriving industry, aided and abetted by the US governmnet -- that means financed by your tax dollars -- has sprung up out of the great "Scare America Silly Gun Scam".

It's a con. If you haven't figured it out by now, then you're playing catch-up.

• Good Lord. Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State. I suppose that's true if you happen to be lying under one when it falls out of the sky.

• Speaking of the weather, it's hot in Texas. Every year at this time the Texas temps rise to 100 plus degrees off and on for thirty to forty days. It's not just common, it's like clockwork, year in and year out. August is the hottest month of the summer in Texas and here it comes. One can find a little shade by lying under one of the many air conditioners that can be found in Texas. Just ask John Kerry to make a little room by scooting over a bit.

• Even with all the exposure of Hillary Clinton as a lying, murdering, egocentric, unqualified tyrant, they say she is still likely to garner the presidency in November. It's safe to say the election is rigged for Clinton. Will the great globalist powers push it through and risk a revolution from the right or will they bow to pressure and allow Trump to grab the prize? Well, we'll see. Try to bear in mind that this Trump guy is just as much of an unknown equation as Hillary is known. We know we don't want Hillary, but is Trump a set-up as well?

Never Clinton for president. Hillary as president would be like having Meryl Streep as president playing the awful lady in The Devil Wears Prada. Didja see that?


• Police across the USA continue to accidentally (?) shoot and kill suspects. The latest shows a video of a black guy lying with his hands up in the middle of the street trying to help another guy who was having an autistic meltdown. Cops shot the black guy for no good reason. The officer who committed the shooting was heard to say he didn't know why he did it. Later, he was quoted as saying he was just doing his job. His job apparently includes shooting unarmed civilian citizens. The police have way too much power and too much leeway in what they can do to people.

• The release of thousands of damning emails from the Democratic National Convention headquarters this week verifies the dirty tricks of the Democrat campaign for the presidency (and other offices as well.).  Will anything happen because of it? Like, indictments or lawsuits or Hillary dropping out of the race? Not likely.

• For all you sci-fi fans, there's a new Star Trek movie being released with Chris Pine as Captain Kirk again. I have not seen it yet, but when I do, I'll post a review. It's entitled Beyond.

• No disasters at the Republican National Convention last week after all the Black Lives Matter hubbub and all the threats from the left about disrupting the process. It didn't happen. Why did Soros back off?

• A new high-accuracy calibration of the LUX (Large Underground Xenon) dark matter detector demonstrates the experiment's sensitivity to ultra-low energy events. The new analysis strongly confirms the result that low-mass dark matter particles were a no-show during the detector's initial run, which concluded last summer.

The first dark matter search results from LUX detector were announced last October. The detector proved to be exquisitely sensitive, but found no evidence of the dark matter particles during its first 90-day run, ruling out a wide range of possible models for dark matter particles. Previous experiments had detected potential signatures of dark matter particles with a very low mass, but LUX turned up no such signal. This latest work was focused on demonstrating the high sensitivity of LUX to potential signals in the search for those low-mass particles.

Saturday, July 23, 2016





Ants have successfully colonized all continents except, ironically, Antarctica.

TommyBoy's Life Matters!


Who is your emergency contact person? Do you even have one? An emergency contact person is someone the hospital can call when you don't wake up from surgery. Insurance companies want to know your emergency contact too so they'll know where to send the money after failing to wake up, or maybe it was after stepping off the curb in front of Whataburger. Blam!

So, that's what they ask when you're filling out the forms. They want to know someone they can contact in case something goes wrong. "Mrs. Smith, we've got your son down here at Wisdom County Memorial and he's taking up room in the basement and we'd like to move him out of there. Could you come get him?"

Emergency contact people don't even have to be related to you. They can be anybody. They don't have to have a car, or a job, or any common sense; they don't have to know if you're in the hospital or not, they don't have to know much of anything about you, actually, as long as their name is on the form as your personal emergency contact.

Most of you out there in Lala-Land have spouses listed as their emergency contact. Some people have a grandparent or an aunt or uncle. Some have cousins or a best friend. Me? I'm my own best friend. Presently, my emergency contact is a deacon at the church where I used to attend. But I moved away, so unless I drive back, my emergency contact is not really doing me much good. A couple of months ago, I nearly cut off my dang finger. Remember? I posted a pic here at the Drifter. They asked me in the emergency room who my emergency contact was and I had to admit I didn't really have one. It was sort of embarrassing.

A few years ago, I called my brother when I was about to have emergency heart surgery -- five transplanted bypasses, but he was too busy with wife and kids. Now, if I was a successful entrepreneur/author with the big cheese and an international following of sci-fi fans, I'll bet I wouldn't have a problem choosing an emergency contact. (Wait a minute! I do have international fans!)

My lovely ex-stepdaughter once told me no one liked me, that even my own family hated me, not to mention the rest of the in-laws. Well, live and learn from the mouths of demons sent to torment me... I wasn't really surprised to hear it as I didn't much like the in-laws either and I especially didn't care for the ex-stepmonster. No worries, all that worked out and I no longer have to choose my emergency contact person from that bunch.

Don't let this happen to you.
Choose an emergency contact today
before it's too late.
But I'm just poor me, I guess. The truth is, my fragmented, disassociated fam is probably just as petty as yours. Every few years I run across someone at Walmart and if they don't ignore me altogether, they still might encourage me to go out and find a real job. "It's not too late," they say, "with your experience, you can do anything you want."

So, I'm sure you can see my conundrum. If you're up for being my non-judgmental emergency contact, please drop me a message in the comments section below or shoot me an email with your name, address, and phone number. If you're in Shanghai or Phuket or even closer like Detroit or Cleveland, then you're still too far away but I WILL consider you anyway.

I will not issue a power of attorney but I did consider that you may have to make an end of life decision for me. With that in mind, you better get it right.

Friday, July 22, 2016

One


Typical Monday morning staff meeting at The Drifter.
Staff researchers at the North Texas Drifter are a contrary bunch and have ignored their assignments again and gone off on a reading binge. Unfortunately, you, my poor NTD readers, subsequently pay for the truancy by having to read whatever my interns have been reading. Sorry about that. I wanted to post an article about my emergency contact person, but the interns said it was too boring. I'll post it anyway eventually but I got bounced today for an article about numbers. One number in particular.

One, or "1", is a separate and special entity called 'Unity' or 'Identity element'. 1 is actually the identity element under multiplication for the real numbers, since a x 1 = 1 x a = a. Mathematicians refers to 1 as the multiplicative identity (or better said, the reflexive identity of multiplication).

1 is NOT prime! Primes or prime numbers can be poetically described as the 'atoms' of mathematics - the building blocks of the world of numbers. But, mathematically speaking: "a prime number is a positive integer with exactly TWO positive divisors: 1 and itself". Modern textbooks consider 1 neither prime nor composite, whereas older texts generally asserted the contrary. In 1859, Henri Lebesgue stated explicitly that 1 is prime in "Exercices d'analyse numérique". It is also prime in "Primary Elements of Algebra for Common Schools and Academies" (1866) by Joseph Ray, and in "Standard Arithmetic" (1892) by William J. Milne. A list of primes to 10,006,721 published in 1914 by Derrick N. Lehmer includes 1 ("List of prime numbers from 1 to 10,006,721", Carnegie Institution of Washington).

1 is the solution of the equation: x3 - x = 0 (for x different from -1, or 0) [Note: x3 - x can be factorized as follows: x(x + 1)(x - 1)]

1 is the only real solution of the equation x3 + 3x - 4 = 0

Benford's law states that in a huge assortment of number sequences - in listings, tables of statistics, random samples from a day's stock quotations, a tournament's tennis scores, the populations of towns, electricity bills in the Solomon Islands, and much more, the digit 1 tends to occur with probability ∼30%, much greater than the expected 11.1% (i.e., one digit out of 9). Dr. Nigrini gained recognition by applying a system he devised based on Benford's Law to some fraud cases in Brooklyn. The idea underlying his system is that if the numbers in a set of data like a tax return more or less match the frequencies and ratios predicted by Benford's Law, the data are probably honest. But if a graph of such numbers is markedly different from the one predicted by Benford's Law, he said, "I think I'd call someone in for a detailed audit".

Mathematicians define a 'sphere' as the surface of a sphere, not a solid ball, so a sphere has 2 sides: the outside and the inside. However, there are also 1-sided surfaces! For instance, a Mobius strip.

f(x) = ex at the point x = 0 is exactly 1.

1 = 0!
Why 0! = 1? Because 4! = 4x3x2x1 and 3! = 3x2x1. Therefore 4! = 4x3! In the same way 3! = 3x2! and 2! = 2x1! So it follows that 1! = 1x0! Therefore 0! must be equal to 1 or 1! would be 0... And so 2! would be zero and then 3! and so on.

Curious multiplications using 1's:
1 x 1 = 1
11 x 11 = 121
111 x 111 = 12321
1111 x 1111 = 1234321
11111 x 11111 = 123454321
etc...

The numbers in the series 1, 11, 111, 1111, 11111, etc... are all triangular numbers in base-9.

During any police lineup the suspects wear nos. 2 through 9 because it is considered too suggestive to make anyone display the no. 1!

1 symbolizes the essence of all phenomena, which is a single unity, before being divided. It represents also the contrast between essence and existence; the enduring and the ephemeral; the unity in diversity (one/many). According to Hopper, the first advance towards counting is with the use of words for one and for many, the differentiation from the self from the group. We still say 'numero uno' to speak of ourselves.

"Taiji" (also termed as "Dayi" or "Taiyi"), in the Mystical Numbers of Taoism, represents the ONE, the Ultimate, the Order. The martial art known as "Taijiquan" based its movement's philosophies upon the notion of Taiji.

In the English language, there is a word with just ONE vowel which occurs 6 times: indivisibility.

'Strengths' is the longest word in the English language with just ONE vowel.

Impoverished counting system: 1 + 1 = ?

When it comes to counting, a remote Amazonian tribe have been found to be lost for words. In fact, researchers discovered that Pirahã tribe of Brazil, with a population of 200, have no words beyond ONE, two and many.

The word for "one" can also mean "a few", while "two" can also be used to refer to "not many"... (But is there any case where not having words for something doesn't allow you to think about it?)

The roots of the word one (un-, sim-, prin-, cen-) are hidden in the following words: inch (from Lat. uncia), onion, ounce, primal, primate, primitive, primrose, prince, recent, simple, simulate, sincere (from Lat. sincerus meaning "clean, pure, sound", derived from the Indo-European roots ‘sem’ and ‘ker’, the underlying meaning of which is: 'of one growth', hence 'pure, clean'), single, unanimous, unicorn, uniform, unify, union, unique, unit, universe; alone, any, lonely, only, none. In French: ensemble, oignon, premier, printemps, sanglier, semblable, sincère. In Spanish: centolla, centollo ('spider-crab', from Celtic *kintuollos, the largest one < *kĭntu-, first, and *ollos, big). Gaulish person names: Cintullus, Cintugnatos, 'first born' (< *kĭntu-, first one; cognates: Lat. re-cens 'new', Gr. kainos 'young, new').

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Beerwolf


Nope, that's not it.
The first thing Beerwolf brings to mind is the guy in the college fraternity who seems to have a bottomless stomach when it comes to drinking beer. Yes, that's not what this article is about.

A Beerwolf (Bärwolf, Werwolf, or Werewolf, and meaning bearwolf) is a German folk-tale monster. Oh yes, think about Larry Talbot and Lon Chaney, Jr.. Think about a hairy mess in the moonlight and it's still not what I'm talking about.

No, I'm talking about Beerwolf as a concept introduced by Martin Luther (in a 1539 debate) where Luther uses the pejorative term to describe the Pope and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. In the context of resistance theory, a "Beerwolf," "in contrast to a mere tyrant, not only broke the law, but overturned the entire moral order upon which it is based. All the subjects of such a ruler... had the right to resist and even to kill him and all his supporters".

The significance of the insulting language lies in the fact that, for most of his life, Luther held that no subject could actively resist a secular ruler, an issue of obvious significance in a time when many rulers in the German lands and their respective subjects held competing religious beliefs. The concept of Beerwolf marked Luther's final and most extreme position on resistance theory, as it relied on natural law (specifically, what would later come to be called Hobbes' right to self-preservation) instead of earlier and more limited rights to resistance that Luther had accepted as flowing from German constitutional law.

The concept of just rebellion that the term Beerwolf introduced was subsequently developed by fellow Protestants who faced a similar situation in France, the Huguenot Monarchomachs.

By extension, Beerwolf may be used to describe any tyrant.


After years of searching, I finally stumbled across the last page on the internet. I won't give you the address, but here's the posted media: Is it safe to click here? I hope so.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

I've Been Hoo-Dooed. So Have You.


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There's no Sunday Edition this week although there should be. So much news, so much bogus stuff going on. Don't believe all they're telling you on the news. It's owned and propagandized and we are brainwashed on a daily basis. Another crazy news week with muslims in trucks mowing down non-believers and Turkey staging its own coup for an Islamic publicity stunt.

I got called a conspiracy nut this week because of my belief that we've been seeing an accelerated schedule of all manner of staged events the last few years. The events are financed by globalists forces (George Soros is one) and facilitated by our elected leaders.

As far as calling someone a conspiracy theorist in order to win a political argument, well, it's a chickenshit dialectical move and the words lose force every day as more and more people across the globe wake up to the fact that individual governments are misleading their own citizens in order to get the cooperation of said citizens. It's nothing new, it's been done for centuries, probably millennia, if you really think about human nature.

Here's something for you to run a fact check on: there's not a war ever that didn't get started with some sort of false flag attack. That's where one side does something covert and blames it on their neighbor so they'll have a reason to retaliate. Pretty clever, eh? Well, it's also common in world history. So is lying by governments and elected officials. As a matter of fact, the professional propaganda-meisters even tell us the bigger the lie, the better. The population makes it easy for their masters because they want to believe what they're told. Finding the truth for one's self is just too danged hard.

These days, if I hear someone use the term (conspiracy), I automatically assume they're the enemy of freedom and they readily accept any lie that furthers their own pursuit of power and wealth. Yep, it's what we'd ordinarily call psychotic behavior. Also, I'm coming around to the belief that anti-conspiracy people are ready to believe George Bush and Cheney were behind 9/11 but refuse to consider that Obama and Pelosi and Harry Reid and the current gang of criminals in Washington knew anything about it. Baloney. They all know by now and they're all unfit for public office. I wouldn't even want to use the same bathroom as these people.

Do you think Donald Trump shook up the establishment when he said he wanted to reveal who was really behind 9/11?

Anyway, the guy who called me a conspiracy theorist is the type of guy who relies on conspiratorial thinking in his daily life. He's a lawyer and so he cheats, steals, and lies on a daily basis and calls it doing business. I've got a car-salesman brother-in-law who got rich using the same social philosophy. The thing that kills me (and all of us literally) is that these guys vote for Democratic candidates. Well, it takes one to know one, I guess.

Anyway, I'm not a conspiracy theorist anymore because I've actually come to believe the US government facilitated the events of 9/11 and like I said before, most, if not all of the mass shootings in the USA over the past few years were manipulated by political operatives and, yes, even the CIA.

I know it's a lot to take in. I read about the events of 9/11 for ten years before I realized the only way it could have happened, the only account that ties all the loose ends together, is the conspiracy account. Once you cross that line of cognitive dissonance in your thinking, all those fuzzy thoughts come into focus and conspiracy becomes the only explanation.

Sure, it's easier not to think such wild thoughts. It's easier to accept the official explanation for all the horrific events we see unfolding before us practically every day now. The population is propagandized, manipulated, and pretty much treated like mushrooms. That is, we're fed shit and kept in the dark.

You don't have to be in the dark. Millions of people worldwide know the truth about what is happening. If you want to pull your head out and do something about the lying mess our world has become, start telling people today about how the twin towers fell at free fall speed and how a 112 pound 20 year old retarded boy walked into an elementary school and killed 27 people in five minutes.


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Dancin' with Mr. B


Did anybody else see this (besides the entire world)? This video was taken at the Dallas Memorial to the fallen police officers on July 12, 2016. Is George on drugs? Is this how our globalist masters show unity?

Lightning


Lightning is a massive electrostatic discharge between electrically charged regions within clouds, or between a cloud and the Earth's surface. The charged regions within the atmosphere temporarily equalize themselves through a lightning flash, commonly referred to as a strike if it hits an object on the ground. There are three primary types; from a cloud to itself (intra-cloud or IC); from one cloud to another cloud (CC) and finally between a cloud and the ground (CG). Although lightning is always accompanied by the sound of thunder, distant lightning may be seen but be too far away for the thunder to be heard.

Lightning occurs approximately 40–50 times a second worldwide, resulting in nearly 1.4 billion flashes per year.

Many factors affect the frequency, distribution, strength, and physical properties of a "typical" lightning flash to a particular region of the world. These factors include ground elevation, latitude, prevailing wind currents, relative humidity, proximity to warm and cold bodies of water, etc. To a certain degree, the ratio between IC, CC and CG lightning may also vary by season in middle latitudes.

CG lightning is the most studied and best understood of the three types, even though IC and CC are more common. Lightning's relative unpredictability limits a complete explanation of how or why it occurs, even after hundreds of years of scientific investigation. A typical cloud to ground lightning flash culminates in the formation of an electrically conducting plasma channel through the air in excess of 5 km (3 mi) tall, from within the cloud to the ground's surface. The actual discharge is the final stage of a very complex process. A typical thunderstorm has three or more strikes to the Earth per minute at its peak.

Lightning primarily occurs when warm air is mixed with colder air masses resulting in atmospheric disturbances necessary for polarizing the atmosphere. However, it can also occur during dust storms, forest fires, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, and even in the cold of winter, where the lightning is known as thundersnow. Hurricanes typically generate some lightning, mainly in the rainbands as much as 160 km (100 mi) from the center.

The science of lightning is called fulminology. The fear of lightning is called astraphobia.

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Lightning is not distributed evenly around the planet, as seen in the image above.

About 70% of lightning occurs over land in the tropics where atmospheric convection is the greatest. This occurs from both the mixture of warmer and colder air masses, as well as differences in moisture concentrations, and it generally happens at the boundaries between them. The flow of warm ocean currents past drier land masses, such as the Gulf Stream, partially explains the elevated frequency of lightning in the Southeast United States. Because the influence of small or absent land masses in the vast stretches of the world's oceans limits the differences between these variants in the atmosphere, lightning is notably less frequent there than over larger landforms. The North and South Poles are limited in their coverage of thunderstorms and therefore result in areas with the least amount of lightning.

In general, cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning flashes account for only 25% of all total lightning flashes worldwide. Since the base of a thunderstorm is usually negatively charged, this is where most CG lightning originates. This region is typically at the elevation where freezing occurs within the cloud. Freezing, combined with collisions between ice and water, appears to be a critical part of the initial charge development and separation process. During wind-driven collisions, ice crystals tend to develop a positive charge, while a heavier, slushy mixture of ice and water (called graupel) develops a negative charge. Updrafts within a storm cloud separate the lighter ice crystals from the heavier graupel, causing the top region of the cloud to accumulate a positive space charge while the lower level accumulates a negative space charge.

Because the concentrated charge within the cloud must exceed the insulating properties of air and this increases proportionally to the distance between the cloud and the ground, the proportion of CG strikes (versus cloud-to-cloud (CC) or in-cloud (IC) discharges) becomes greater when the cloud is closer to the ground. In the tropics, where the freezing level is generally higher in the atmosphere, only 10% of lightning flashes are CG. At the latitude of Norway (around 60° North latitude), where the freezing elevation is lower, 50% of lightning is CG.

Lightning is usually produced by cumulonimbus clouds, which have bases that are typically 1-2 km (0.6-1.25 miles) above the ground and tops up to 15 km (9.3 mi) in height.

On Earth, the place where lightning occurs most often is near the small village of Kifuka in the mountains of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the elevation is around 975 m (3,200 ft). On average, this region receives 158 lightning strikes per 1 square kilometer (0.39 sq mi) per year. Other lightning hotspots include Catatumbo lightning in Venezuela, Singapore, Teresina in northern Brazil, and "Lightning Alley" in Central Florida.

In order for an electrostatic discharge to occur, two things are necessary: 1) a sufficiently high electric potential between two regions of space must exist; and 2) a high-resistance medium must obstruct the free, unimpeded equalization of the opposite charges.

It is well understood the thunderstorm is able to separate and aggregate charges in certain regions of the cloud, however the exact processes by which this occurs are not fully understood;

The atmosphere provides the electrical insulation, or barrier, that prevents free equalization between charged regions of opposite polarity. This is overcome by "lightning", a complex process referred to as the lightning "flash".

As a thundercloud moves over the surface of the Earth, an equal electric charge, but of opposite polarity, is induced on the Earth's surface underneath the cloud. The induced positive surface charge, when measured against a fixed point, will be small as the thundercloud approaches, increasing as the center of the storm arrives and dropping as the thundercloud passes. The referential value of the induced surface charge could be roughly represented as a bell curve.

The oppositely charged regions create an electric field within the air between them. This electric field varies in relation to the strength of the surface charge on the base of the thundercloud – the greater the accumulated charge, the higher the electrical field.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Genetic Memory


In psychology, genetic memory is a memory present at birth that exists in the absence of sensory experience, and is incorporated into the genome over long spans of time. It is based on the idea that common experiences of a species become incorporated into its genetic code, not by a Lamarckian process that encodes specific memories but by a much vaguer tendency to encode a readiness to respond in certain ways to certain stimuli.

Genetic memory is invoked to explain the racial memory postulated by Carl Jung. In Jungian psychology, racial memories are posited memories, feelings, and ideas inherited from our ancestors as part of a "collective unconscious".

Language, in the modern view, is considered to be only a partial product of genetic memory. The fact that humans can have languages is a property of the nervous system that is present at birth, and thus phylogenetic in character. However, perception of the particular set of phonemes specific to a native language only develops during ontogeny. There is no genetic predisposition towards the phonemic makeup of any single language. Children in a particular country are not genetically predisposed to speak the languages of that country, adding further weight to the assertion that genetic memory is not Lamarckian.

Neuroscientific research on mice suggests that some experiences can influence subsequent generations. In a study, mice trained to fear a specific smell passed on their trained aversion to their descendants, which were then extremely sensitive and fearful of the same smell, even though they had never encountered it, nor been trained to fear it.

Changes in brain structure were also found. The researchers concluded that "The experiences of a parent, even before conceiving, markedly influence both structure and function in the nervous system of subsequent generations."

Scientists speculate that similar genetic mechanisms could be linked with phobias, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorders, as well as other neuropsychiatric disorders, in humans.

In contrast to the modern view, in the 19th century, biologists considered genetic memory to be a fusion of memory and heredity, and held it to be a Lamarckian mechanism. Ribot in 1881, for example, held that psychological and genetic memory were based upon a common mechanism, and that the former only differed from the latter in that it interacted with consciousness. Hering and Semon developed general theories of memory, the latter inventing the idea of the engram and concomitant processes of engraphy and ecphory. Semon divided memory into genetic memory and central nervous memory.

This 19th-century view is not wholly dead, albeit that it stands in stark contrast to the ideas of neo-Darwinism. In Modern Psychology, genetic memory is generally considered a false idea. However, biologists such as Stuart A. Newman and Gerd B. Müller have contributed to the idea in the 21st century.

The idea of past life regression being the result of specific experiences encoded into genes has generally been dismissed by parapsychologist because subjects have no proven genetic or familial links with the person who is the object of the regression. They generally agree with the biological view that genetic traits are dispositional — i.e. that they merely encode a disposition to react in certain ways to environmental stimuli, and not actual memory or experience.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Missing


In 1980, roughly 150,000 people were reported missing in the USA per year. Now the number is 900,000.

Sunday, July 10, 2016


I believe that liberty is the only genuinely valuable thing that men have invented, at least in the field of government, in a thousand years. I believe that it is better to be free than to be not free, even when the former is dangerous and the latter safe. I believe that the finest qualities of man can flourish only in free air – that progress made under the shadow of the policeman's club is false progress, and of no permanent value. I believe that any man who takes the liberty of another into his keeping is bound to become a tyrant, and that any man who yields up his liberty, in however slight the measure, is bound to become a slave.

-- H.L. Mencken

The Sunday Edition .011


Yankee propaganda rolls on. The New York Times says the recent shootings in Dallas show a nation torn over racism. Baloney. The nation is torn over political philosophies. The communists got themselves elected through satanic Alinskyite tactics and now all we ever get from the media and the authorities are lies and social manipulation. Oh, be sure and have a nice day anyway.

• Obama says he wants more federal control over all police departments across the country. Well, of course he does. I heard Mark Levin predict Obama's desire for federal oversight as a result of the shootings in Dallas, to which I responded, "It's illegal! States' rights! So what? Let's do it anyway!" *sarcasm*

• Holy canoli! Whites were killed by cops twice as often as blacks in the USA last year even though statistically 50% of all crimes are committed by blacks.

• Is this following statement true? Nonwhites commit at least 90 percent of all violent crimes in America, and the least white cities are the most dangerous, an analysis of the latest Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) crime statistics has revealed.

Even though the FBI and the US Census Bureau does its best to deliberately hide the nonwhite crime plague—by ascribing all Hispanic crime to whites, even this devious tactic cannot hide the full extent of black and Hispanic crime in America.

This fact becomes even more apparent when the crime rates for cities with majority nonwhite populations are compared, and when the FBI’s own “most wanted” lists are studied for racial categorization errors.

The official federal government’s definitions of race—as used by the FBI—only have the following categories: “white,” “black,” “American Indian or Alaska Native,” and “Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. All Hispanics are added to the “white” category, along with all North Africans, Arabs, Middle Easterners, and Jews.

The FBI’s (November 2015) list of most wanted murder suspects in the US is a case in point. It contains 71 suspects—of which only six are actually white.

Some 51 of the remaining suspects are nonwhite Hispanics. Nonetheless, the FBI has classified all 51 of these people as “white.” (The remainder are correctly classified as “black.”)

Some examples from the FBI’s “most wanted murderer” list serve to illustrate the point:

1. The FBI wanted list describes one Cesar Villarreal as follows: Hair: Black, Eyes: Brown, Race: White (Hispanic)

2. Santino Mario Garcia is described as follows: Hair: Black, Eyes: Brown, Race: White (Hispanic)

3. Moises Galvan Gonzalez is described as follows: Hair: Brown, Eyes: Brown, Race: White (Hispanic)

The deliberate misclassification is done with the express purpose of boosting the number of crimes which the FBI ascribes to its “white” category.

This is done because the federal statisticians are aware that if they correctly identified these Hispanics as nonwhite, then it would be impossible for even the controlled media to hide the overwhelming nonwhite crime plague.

As the FBI refuses to correctly classify offenders by race, it is only possible to make assumptions based on their own “most wanted” lists.

Using, for example, the FBI’s “most wanted murderer” list, it would seem to be a safe assumption that only a fraction of the suspects identified as “white” by the federal agencies are in fact European-Americans.

Using this “most wanted murderer” list, for example, it would not be unreasonable to assume that only 11 percent (or 6 of 51 suspects) of all the murders crimes ascribed to “whites” by the FBI, were in fact committed by European-Americans.

• Our untrustworthy media claims 20 vets a day commit suicide. Who knows if it's true? However, if it is, what does that indicate (other than recognizing more troops kill themselves in a year than we lost in Afghanistan over the same time period). It says the military (mostly men) is offing itself at an incredible rate. The VA is so screwed up, it's quite possible they got the numbers wrong.

• Speaking of the VA, have you had the opportunity to walk around a VA hospital or have to deal with the bureaucracy? To run the gauntlet requires the patience of Solomon, the fortitude of Daniel, and a high tolerance to pain. I've personally been in VA hospitals in Honolulu, Oakland, Albuquerque, and Dallas. Every time was a nightmare of incompetence and confusion. I recently paid the Montague County Veteran's Service Officer a visit to see about seeking compensation for a broken hand that healed incorrectly and is now palsied and full of arthritis. The idiot (oh, I'm sorry, he likes to call himself "Murph" -- I prefer "Smerf") sent off for my medical records and when they came in he informed me the broken hand was not mentioned, therefore it did not happen. Great. Now I feel like committing suicide too. I know, I know, take two aspirin and call me in the morning.


• Here is a random blog post from a Breitbart article on Veteran suicides:

"I am a combat vet and I lost 7 buddies from my unit to suicide since we got back. I am of the mindset that if someone wants to kill themselves, they should find a way to turn those hopeless feelings into vengeance and start eliminating domestic enemies, leftists, illegals, tyrants and despots who have hijacked our government, and the muslim enemies we fought against that our treasonous government is now importing! Let's not kill ourselves, let's take out the traitors!! I came home to a cheating wife and a treasonous government lost everything a man man lose. I will not take myself out, I will fight the traitors!!!"

• Ronda Rousey's boyfriend was ranked #7 in the UFC but he got his clock cleaned last night by Junior Dos Santos. Browne's performance was so poor, it got me thinking again about how it is very possible that many professional fights, both boxing and MMA, are fixed like everything else in our society. Coincidentally, Ronda looked like an amateur in her last fight too. Could be she was a paper tigress all along as well. Maybe the UFC gave her and her boyfriend a couple's discount.

Everything is fixed and manipulated now. Don't believe what the MSM tells you. Even video can be manipulated. Think CGI. If they can pull off an operation like 9/11, what else can they accomplish? I'll tell you what else -- practically anything. But then again, it's pretty easy to deceive the masses who have been lulled to sleep and fed a steady diet of moral and cultural bullshit all their lives. It's really too ba-a-a-ad.


Obviously, my cats have been watching too much television.

Does this get your attention? Good, because despite what you might think from your preconceived and malformed opinions, even though many of us southerners love Dixie, it doesn't make us automatically hate people of color. The truth is, we don't. I'm a pussycat, actually. Meow. But, the thing is, I cannot stand by and allow actions like the police shootings from last week to go by without commenting.  It was wrong and it was murder carried out by state operatives (police). These kinds of actions by our trusted authorities cannot be allowed.

In case you need further reminders:

Police brutality and cold-blooded murder must stop. The police should have to answer to stricter laws than the general population. An eye for an eye.

All I've heard from the local bloggers this week is what a hard job the police have and that they should be paid gobs of money for putting their lives on the line every day. I disagree. I disagree strongly especially when I see two cold-blooded murders in one week. Those murdering cops aren't heroes, so why do we allow such actions to take place? It's no wonder people of color are upset.

By the way, I personally have worked many extremely dangerous jobs for minimum wage and nobody got killed.

Check out this photo. They held this black dude down and shot him point blank because he had a pistol in his pocket. With these kinds of actions, why are we surprised when an enraged sharpshooter opens up on police in downtown Dallas?

I know there are plenty of folks out there who believe that everyone should (must) submit to all forms of authority. I'm not one of those guys. I hope you're not either.