Friday, November 09, 2018

We'll Leave the Lights On For You


Well, there you have it. I'm not sure exactly what to think about this here: is this just more clickbait from the pop-science-site crowd, just one of an endless series of junk stories that come and go without ever amounting to anything? Is this laser omnidirectional or two-way, meaning can information (like, say, encoded genomes) be sent back and forth upon it?

Or is this some kind of signal to let the Vegas know that the groundwork's been laid and the Earth's now ready for invasion? Cast your vote in the comments.






Oddly enough, Sir Martin didn't name "alien invasion" in his list of doomsday scenarios. Very odd, he's always had so much to say about them in the past.

 

Is he being coy or did he get "the talk?" Or maybe when he talks about AI he's actually talking about-- you guessed it -- Cosmo-Demonic AI. 
Share your thoughts in the comments.

Will humanity survive this century? Sir Martin Rees predicts 'a bumpy ride' 

 

Well, the action never lets up in the Down Under. For some reason we keep seeing revelations emerging from the South Pole, many of which are either weird or weird-adjacent. And this all seems to have picked up steam shortly after the 2016 Elections.

 Now we have stories about long-lost continents hitting the wires. Were the old pulp writers onto something after all?

And do note that no small number of stories emerging from the frozen wastes have to do with Victoria Land. And you know why.


Humans aren't solely to blame for Arctic ice melt, says report 

That's reassuring-- massive geothermal events that have been going on for hundreds of millions of years aren't totally our fault. Just mostly. Shame on you dirty humans, bogarting a gluttonous 3% of the planet's total surface!

Quick, someone phone up all the Davos-Bilderberger people at their 100,000 sq foot mansions and tell them to gas up all the SUV limos and private jets. The world needs saving!





One of the truly amazing things is how much orbital photographs resemble 90s comic books. And man oh man-- look at the size of those clouds. This shot must have been taken during that global superstorm a few years back? You know the one that wiped entire cities off the map? That was a bad one.



And just look at those super-saturated colors! WOW! Like nothing I've ever seen before. Is this outer space or a double page spread from an old Rob Liefeld comic? It even has that wonky skewed perspective we all recognize from Youngblood and Fighting American.

Amazing. Outer space is amazing. It's so cool.


And just like Elon said, you know it's real because it looks so utterly fake.

'Infinite Wonder': Scott Kelly Documents Yearlong Space Mission with New Photobook  




And don't look now, but Molech is back! Bigger, badder and hungrier than ever! Time to drag those tophets out of the storage unit! Those infants aren't going to sacrifice themselves!




Just for future reference, I think the designers confused minotaurs with centaurs. A common mistake. This is what they actually looked like. Maybe I'll drop them a line. I just don't want them thinking I'm getting on their case.

A 46-Foot-Tall Minotaur Roams the Streets of Toulouse, France in La Machine's Latest Urban Opera -- Thanks to Reader RA for the link




Well, this settles it--Dubai is officially an old 80s sci-fi show come to life. Or did someone there just watch Return of the Jedi one too many times? Either way, do note that big 17 there.
Then there's this horror story again, the shootings at the Borderline Bar in Thousand Oaks, heretofore the third safest city in America. And the connection to Heaven Upside Down or Las Vegas? What a mess. 




What's really weird is how the shooting of a bunch of country music fans at the "Borderline" syncs up when this whole controversy over asylum seekers and the big push for open borders is heating up.

It's so strange; open borders were long identified with the fringe libertarian Right, like the Kochs, the Wall Street Journal and the Cato Institute and now it's identified with the progressive Left.

Just like so, so many policy positions that were once the sole province of the fringe Right (even the extreme Right) are now the major planks in the progressive platform.

What a weird old world this is.





And damn- another mass shooter falling through the cracks of the System. How many is that now? Man, all these guys who are severely mentally-ill and have had multiple run-ins with the cops are still able to buy guns even in heavily-regulated states like California. Too weird. Things are really going crazy lately. Someone fix that damn simulation program already.

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Weird syncs abound-- the Borderline is not only a 10 minute drive from Jack Kirby's former home (who I was discussing in a podcast that went live during the shooting event), it's just north of Cornell.
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We'd better get these AIs listening to us pronto so they can figure out who's depressed or not. We can't trust this responsibility to the System. Too many mass shooters have  fallen through the cracks already.
Depression can manifest with many different symptoms, from a "loss of energy" to "indecisiveness" - broad criteria that make the condition difficult to diagnose with a high degree of certainty. Now, researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory are working on an algorithm that could eliminate some of that guesswork.



Seeing as how this latest shooter was suffering from PTSD, maybe we should prescribe molly for military personnel upon discharge. Maybe everyone else too. Eventually, I mean.


It's a shame there's already a drug trade-named "Soma." Maybe they can work that out with whoever gets the legalized MDMA contract.

Either way, we'd better start hoping another of Huxley's predictions-- namely industrialized baby farming-- is ready to go because it looks like all that radical anti-natalist propaganda that entities like the BBC have been pushing round the clock for the better part of a century is starting to have an unforeseen effect:

'Remarkable' decline in fertility rates There has been a remarkable, global decline in the number of children women are having, say researchers. Their report found fertility rate falls meant nearly half of countries were now facing a "baby bust" - meaning there are insufficient children to maintain their population size. The researchers said the findings were a "huge surprise".

Get those birth-bags ready, Science. We're counting on you!




It is tough being a parent these days, though. After all, those anti-vaccination maniacs have caused 37 people to die from the measles this year, thanks to scare stories over mercury levels in MMR vaccines. Shame on them.

That being said, it's so weird this writer failed to mention the thousands of people- usually very young children-- who become seriously ill, permanently disabled or killed by adverse reactions to vaccines. Here's the stats for the US alone in 2014:


1,244 cases of people reported hospitalized
416 cases of people reporting a disability
122 reported deaths
388 reported life-threatening cases

I guess it was an oversight on her part. Hey; we all overlook things. Relax.





The mystery of skyrocketing autism rates might have another solution, however. Researchers are now linking air pollution to autism spectrum disorders. There may be something to this; at one point there were five autistic boys in my neighborhood. But a major interstate is at the end of the street and we're smack-dab in the flight path back and forth to Newark Liberty.

So, in other words, maybe autism is a result of heavy-metal toxins and their impact on unborn children, especially boys and not necessarily because of the MMR vaccine.

Note: heavy-metals are elements such as mercury.



The Camp Fire kicked up the day of the Borderline shootings and destroyed the town of Paradise, CA. Talk about symbolism already. Gah. 
And now it's yet another "Biblical" fire producing "Apocalyptic" scenes.  





But the Camp Fire has introduced me to the concept of the "fire whirl," a term I'd never heard before. I guess it's like "fireball season" and as such is an artifact of the Mandela Effect.


Speaking of the Mandela Effect, here's a good example: a proto-metal band I've never heard of until recently but seems now to be the mostest importantest proto-metal band ever.

Take my word for it: these guys didn't exist before. I don't mean they were so obscure I didn't hear of them, I mean they didn't actually exist. I would know, believe me.





There was a much happier story to emerge on the 7th though. The so-called urban mermaid, who's swimming the length of the Thames (allegedly to raise awareness about plastic)  stopped to rescue a drowning cow, who'd fallen into the river.  

Drowning cow saved by 'mermaid' on swim 

A drowning cow was rescued from a river by a passing "mermaid" on a 200-mile swim of the Thames. Lindsey Cole splashed into the river in a wetsuit, tail and hat at Lechlade, Gloucestershire, on Friday. She is raising awareness of the environmental effects of single-use plastic.

A lot of folks told me about this woman for obvious reasons. And regular readers remember this is the second Thames-connected mermaid story in the past six months. 

What struck me in light of the symbolism here is the fact that Jeff Buckley identified himself as a "calf" in his "I'm sorry that I cheated on you with pretty much everyone with feet, Liz" song, "Morning Theft," whose title and lyrics make connections to the gut-wrenching "Theft and Wandering Around Lost."





That just three short days after this odd story ran, about someone I never heard of before who communicated with Buckley through time. Incidentally, OA.





Oddly enough, the 7th was the 35th anniversary of this milestone's release, which is where I first heard the Sibyl calling to me across stretches of infinite time on tracks like "Because of Whirl Jack," which may actually be about airships (it clearly namedrops the Parseval and whip stitching). 

NOTE: "Whirl Jack" is the one that sounds exactly like the best Smithereens song ever when played at 3/4 speed.



Lastly, this may be the Year of Violaine (purple for the unitiated) but Orange is still a thing. Connecting back to the Orange Astronaut's book of stunning Rob Liefeld establishing shots is this photo. It's weird- can anyone explain the perspective here? Every photo I see from the ISiS seems to be a wildly-divergent orbital heights. 

I'm sure I'm just stupid but do let me know.

The ORANGE planet: Stunning NASA image reveals Earth in rare 'airglow'




There's also this bit of Orangosity concerning the greatest football team and coach that has or will ever be.




And then there was this story of Pete Davidson bashing you upside the head with Orange during the skit in which he looks-shamed a number of politicians, including a disabled veteran. Weirdly enough, it was the first time this guy ever made me laugh.

And he was big enough to admit that he's no Brad Pitt himself. Sadly, he's got one of those faces that will only get uglier in time. But hey; did YOU bang Ariana Grande?

I didn't think so.

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  1. My vote is for celebratory spectacle for our new/old overlords
    https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/artificial-life-quantum-computing/?utm_content=buffer6f8ab&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=dt-buffer
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  2. On top of things like usual,CLK.

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  3. On the subject of autism I think you may be on to something. One has to be BORN autistic, as it has to do with structures in the brain that are laid down BEFORE birth, particularly the size, number, and insulation of minicolumns. Misdiagnosis does account for much of the increase, both the low functioning being considered retarded and the higher functioning passing for human (like myself and half of my family, going back generations). But that does not account for all. There is also an unequal geographic distribution, with a greater number on the east coast than the west. I have some suspicions as to their being an artificial contributions to the increase, given the "astounding" abilities that about 10% have, with many more having "astonishing" abilities (per the Oxford Short Intro to Autism), and our often machine-like nature and executive dysfunction making it difficult to make decisions, making us more useful and at the same time perhaps more controllable. I may say more and refine my ideas on this later if i have the time, but these thoughts have been on my mind for a while (for obvious reasons.) -dan

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    1. Very interesting, Dan. Please feel free to share more on this.

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    2. Agree with Dan. Autistics seem to form a nebulous collection of people easily used to divide, among other things, as we are the very definition of "other" in many ways. And that can be completely overwhelming to those who just want to fit in reasonably comfortably in a live-and-let-live way.

      As for the connection between autism and the siren meme/meaning, I will save details for a later post yet I see a strong connection. While the assumed "bad dad" theory of dysfunctional families is well known (the daddy-drunk/abuser/molester/neglector memes) there are in fact many crumbling families in which a bat-shit crazy woman (BSCW) is the cause and center of a great deal of problems. And many of these BSCW/sirens I believe are undiagnosed auty/aspys. More later.

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    3. Interesting. I just left a company I worked for 7 years at. The company was bought out, but I think the MD still residing is definitely on the spectrum. BTW he sold the company but is being used as a henchman. He can recall what happened on June 02 1988, but doesn't seem to understand what he's doing to staff by the new owners. And yes, he can't make decisions, not real ones. When I was there he was more concerned by numbers and the workings of the coffee machine. A real shame. He built a company up with the workings of his "autistic" mind, to sell it out to the bottom dollar. And he didn't see it coming.

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    4. To expand on the executive dysfunction.. The frontal lobe which controls planning and decision making doesn't operate properly. Studied have shown that damage to that area of the brain can make it impossible to make decisions. The typical example used to illustrate the is the inability to choose between a red pen and a blue one. Decisions are not, and cannot be made logically, but emotionally. Most people actually choose what is true, and make the facts fit, or more accurately they choose what the see as relevant. Autistics being incapable of this are often overwhelmed with data. This makes us good at seeing details and thinking logically, but dysfunctional at the same time.
      An interesting side note on this is that some supernatural entities like leprechauns and even sometimes vampires are said to be compelled to count things like grains of salt, and some people spread things like this outside their doors, so that the entity will have to stop and count and will not have enough time before dawn to finish and enter the home. We autistics can sometimes fall into similar traps (though on the plus side it makes us perfectionists.) -dan

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    5. @anon10:50 Sounds about right. Autistics often have terrific memories. See what i wrote above about frontal lobe dysfunction and attention to detail, which also makes us miss the "big picture" (hence "not seeing it coming".) As to not seeing the effects of actions, that may be the result of our mirror neurons not responding normally. This is why we said to lack "social empathy." Normal people literally feel what they see other people experience the same as when they personally feel it (or at least the same neurons fire.) Some of us compensate (even instinctually) in other ways, but speaking for myself i cannot empathize with what i do not understand. I understand pain for instance, and can thus sympathize (sometimes too much due to my wonky frontal lobe), but there are some social pains that are alien to me. I am very high functioning in ways that i still do recognize they are in pain and can sympathize without understanding it, but don't naturally have the ability to recognize that some things as being painful. Not all autistics can do that though.
      Apparently normal people, when seeing other humans instinctually wonder about their "hopes, dreams, and fears." We autistics do not. (In the Oxford Short Intro, the author wonders what it is like to not think like that, which was strange to me, as i was wondering what it is like to think that way.)
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    6. Expanding on my theory of an artificially induced autism: it is considered to be caused by a fault at some point during fetal development. Genetics obviously plays a part. If however one could find what causes this fault, one could in induce it. This would not be out of character for our overlords.
      Most autistics tend to be hyperfocused on particular areas of interest (often called "special interests" in the literature.) Some have no interests outside of them, and combined with other characteristics tend to be like specialized machines. We even tend to make some of the same mistakes machines make, though being still living beings have some of the programming they may not be able to reproduce properly in their AIs to be independent learning/adapting entities.
      Control would not be too difficult, given the natural isolation of many autistics, their varying natural dysfunctions, and, to supply a carrot, giving them an outlet for their special interests, which also gives them a sense of place and purpose.
      If it were possible to induce autism, it needn't be precise. When they genetically "engineer" things, they use retroviruses to alter the DNA of a large sampling (of course with CRISPR on the way this may change, but current practice..) They then just pick out the ones that take. Since there is ample evidence of our "betters" seeing us as nothing more than bacteria in a petri dish... An added benefit is that in the cases where it does not take it essentially causes a drain in energy, there is that much less energy spent in opposition to their goals. -dan

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    7. Great stuff Dan. Have you also heard about the inflammation theories related to being more subject to greater inflammatory reactions? Think allergic responses. It sometimes presents as situations akin to some brain-dead self-improvement guru yelling "You control your reactions!" at a stung bee-allergic person trying to find an epi-pen to avoid dying.

      Turns out very intelligent people tend to have this special tendency to inflammation as well so intelligent folks on the spectrum face a double whammy. I believe that outsiders may have learned to manipulate these reactions in some cases.

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  4. As to measles, it is interesting to watch old shows where they don't take it seriously. It's often treated like it's the flu. Also of note is that the last time an outbreak killed people (Disneyland I believe, I am out of touch though), many of the 'victims' were vaccinated.

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    1. Yeah, when did it get so catastrophic?

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    2. People, this is something I actually KNOW something about. As in, it is my damn job to know something about it. As in, my job is to actually build the machines that are used to make vaccines, OK? And this bloody blows my fake name cover, so I'm not going to repeat it, and Chris, you damn take note.

      You want to go back to the times when infectious diseases go rampant, take a ticket to India and live there. And I have friends who spend half their year in India, and they tell me it isn't all that bad. So maybe it isn't. But they also tell me they are terribly carefree about people dying. Like, here in the Western world you get the news of somebody dying, and you get upset. Over there, in India, people receive the news with: "Oh, really?" Because, it kind of happens a little to often. And yeah, measles can be deadly. Doesn't mean it is every bloody time.

      The thing about vaccines is, enough people get vaccinated, you don't get an epidemic. Enough people think their kids won't run the risk of vaccines, you get epidemics. And the thing with epidemics is, they kill lots of people. Hey, even the flu kills lots of people. Just because most people survive the flu, doesn't mean that every year there aren't quite a few grannies that don't.

      Now, I have a heavy suspicion about who's behind the anti-vax movement: pharmaceutical companies. Because all the evidence I have is that, while the average person working there is a really nice individual, the average CEO of a pharmaceutical is constantly plotting ways of making a heavy profit by causing massive suffering. I'm sure that some CEO is spreading every little tidbit of info about the risk of vaccines, because actually want an epidemic to happen, and they have a stockpile somewhere of antivirals that will sell at the right market price - close to infinity.

      So Chris, if you love the idea of a fat cat making a killing in all senses of the world, go and spread anti-vaxing memes. If you actually like the vast majority of people to stay alive, tell them to sacrifice their virgins to the dragon, or the epidemic dragon will burn the whole village, and that won't be any fun. Better still, don't tell them about sacrificing virgins. Tell them their virgins will be just fine.

      But of course, you are American. So you can be trusted that all your memes aren't for the benefit of the many, but for the benefit of the fat cats. Your elites still have the mindset of slave-owners, and nothing less that total mental slavery satisfies them, including demanding that people feel very pleased when they are mind-raped.

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    3. Maria, sometimes you sound insane. As a child we all had measles. Chicken Pox too. Throw in Mumps for good measure. None of us died. In fact, when I was a kid more parents cared more about head lice than those diseases. They weren't going to kill you and in the end it was better to get them than not. Immunity and all that. Chill out. If you finally evaded Chicken Pox and got it in your 20s...helllo a nasty case or shingles.

      I suspect the rampant fear of these things and the awful drugs designed to "combat" them have made these diseases far more deadly.

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    4. So in Maria's logic the same pharmaceutical companies that make trillions with vaccines are secretly plotting against themselves in order to sell medicines to the rump of humanity left over after a global pandemic.

      Maria, I realize you are severely mentally ill and I try to make allowances for that but I'm not an anti-vaxxer. My concerns are about shitty, contaminated products and overuse, both of which are the real-world manifestations of the corporate greed you speak of.



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    5. Starting to think Maria’s really a bunch of guys

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    6. So to tie several topics together, my 15 year old was a bright happy child until he had the flu shot around 18 months old. Then I watched him spiral down into a diagnosis of autism right before he turned 3. We have been detoxing him ever since and even though he is diploma-bound, he is deficient in expressive and receptive language and may never live an independent life. Thousands of dollars, special diets, tons of time spent on special services- yes, vaccines did this to my child and to our family. With constant attention to building immunity naturally, natural remedies, our family never gets sick and I have researched, prepared myself for the possibility of encountering one of these old diseases. But the fear scam is worse than the disease itself. They are killing us with their vaccines, in the name of what? Money? Control? Chris, you are helping to peel the layers back.

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    7. @anon10:08 You have to be born autistic, as the structures in the brain that make one autistic are laid down in the womb, and the brain cannot later be restructured in those ways (eg greater folding in the cerebrum.) It took decades before most doctors really started to make diagnoses of autism, despite good accurate tests being available. Now there is an opposite tendency towards over-diagnosis now that they are aware if it. It is similar to doctors when I was growing up declaring many children ADD. This is not to take away from your difficulties, as i believe there is something to what you are saying. I suspect that forms of brain damage are being diagnosed as autism due to similar dysfunctions. -dan

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    8. @Maria: Have you considered how many of those deaths may be due to compromised immune systems due to things like sanitation and malnutrition? Those shows i mentioned are not from times and places when life was considered cheap, and yet no one seems worried. My mother tells me the only worry about measles was it would make males sterile, but that no one was worried it could be fatal. Yes, people die, but i think Chris adequately addressed that. There is also the issue of the duration of the immunity, which always tends to be less than natural immunity.
      And as to the vaccines themselves, you do know how they are manufactured apparently. So what of the cultures they use? It is estimated that the cells they use may have 100-200 unidentified/unidentifiable viruses. The first polio vaccine was fatal for a fair number of people for this reason. Actually, the ones given the oral version did fine because they did not try to bypass the immune system.
      Oh, as to trusting the manufacturers, there was one major producer in Canada that inspections had shown to be contaminated, and yet was producing those contaminated vaccines for years afterward (the original inspection was in 2010, but they continued on for years.)
      By law they are not liable for their products, thus that much less incentive to "do it right."
      -dan

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    9. Maria just hasn't quite cracked her shell yet to see more clearly. Let's not get nasty. Vaccines are enormous profit as the y can be made for pennies on the dollar. A populace has now been trained to get injected with whatever the man in the pointy hat says. How is that not scary?

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    10. Dan, more on that pre-birth brain structures. I think that is on the right track and research at least hints that in utero exposure to excess testoserone may be one of the keys. In the "normally" genetically predisposed this seems to produce athletes. Those with the "other" genetics go on the spectrum. The similarities and differences with athletes is rather interesting.

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    11. @anon6:33 I am familiar with the effects of prenatal testosterone on athletic ability, which is measurable in the difference between the index and ring fingers. You can predict the winner of a race rather accurately, all other things like training being equal, by the one with the greatest difference between them, which does show that it is also predetermined before birth. The relation to autism is new to me but sensible.

      I do think genetics plays a major part in what abilities autistics express, and may enhance some traits. For instance, my brother is very clearly not autistic. He is also very intelligent, but could never compete with me, though was probably the smartest in the room most other times. I also do not "lack prosody" (ie not monotone) like many autistics (like my mother.) I am actually quite a gifted speaker, sometimes even hypnotic. I attribute this to my Irish genes, perhaps heightened by my "condition." -dan

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    12. I realize I'm sorta late to the party; but here are a few statistics that everyone in the discussion might find interesting...

      (In the interest of Full Disclosure: I'm the proud father of a young man who's living (pretty successfully, by the grace of God) with MMR-induced autism; he dodged the vaccine bullet and only got a flesh wound; millions of people were not so fortunate. So I'll admit to being emotionally invested in this topic. But my fellow commenters are already very capably grinding the MMR-autism axe; so there's little I could add.)

      First, many of the diseases that we vaccinate against had already fallen to their present rate of occurrence well before we began vaccinating against them, as a result of improved nutrition and more strict sanitation laws ( https://www.winterwatch.net/2018/06/western-populations-continue-to-be-vaccinated-for-illnesses-that-no-longer-exist-in-western-countries/ ). For instance, measles had already hit its present rate of occurrence in the early 1950s, more than a decade before the measles vaccine was developed in 1964.

      Second: we "anti-vaxxers" (a deliberately pejorative misnomer; but more on that in a second) get blamed anytime there's an outbreak of anything; but there are tens of millions of people out there who have had every vaccine the archons told them to get, but who have no immunity, and so can spread, and fall ill with, whatever disease the "anti-vaxxers" are getting the blame for. It's perfectly well-established, but almost never discussed, that vaccines fail in a significant number of cases. (Even so accessible a reference as Wikipedia mentions it; but phrased so obscurely that the average reader might miss it.)

      Example: 5% of rubella vaccinations fail, and the person develops no immunity. Fully 15% of mumps vaccinations fail; and even in those that are considered successful, the person can still possibly contract mumps, though the disease (already pretty mild), will in this case generally be much milder.

      The measles vaccine fails somewhere between 5%-15% of the time; though there's some indication that the failure rate is actually considerably higher: according to the DOC's own numbers, fully 30% of measles cases occur in people who have been vaccinated.

      Since my evil phone sometimes eats long comments, I'll post my thoughts on the anti-vaxxer label separately.

      I hope this info will be of some use to someone.

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    13. Apologies: in my above comment, Autocomplete scrambled CDC into "DOC". Anyway, concerning "anti-vaxxers"...

      I've personally spoken with dozens (maybe better than a hundred) of parents who have concerns about the safety/effectiveness of vaccines. I've not met *one* who is opposed to vaccination, per se; I've simply met people who want to be informed about the process (after all, you're injecting your child with *pathogens*; shouldn't wanting all the information you can get about that be considered normal good parenting?), and who think that *they*, rather than the State, should be allowed to parent their children.

      For instance: I have not ever met anyone who is opposed to the Tetanus vaccine. Pretty much everyone I've listened to agrees that it's both safe and effective. But the majority of parents I've listened to oppose Gardasil for their daughters (and consider the current push to force Gardasil on their sons as madness), for the reason that Gardasil offers no protection that simple condom use doesn't give: and a young woman who doesn't insist that her partner use a condom is leaving herself defenseless to a host of STDs that Gardasil is useless against. But if someone were to do no more research than, say, Wikipedia, they would easily get the idea that the only reason anyone is skeptical of Gardasil is because they're worried that if their daughter isn't afraid of getting cervical cancer, she'll end up promiscuous. I personally have never heard anyone make that argument.

      I describe myself as a "vaccination realist"; and I've tried to get the term into as wide a circulation as I can. It doesn't carry all the baggage that "anti-vaxxer" does; and it much more accurately describes the position of almost everyone I've met who's studied this topic.

      Not, of course, that I think the Big Pharma shills will ever use it. But I've found that it makes it much easier for average folks to hear what you're saying.

      In any case, I hope someone else will find the term useful. And two thumbs up (way high) for anyone who's fighting this fight!

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    14. Your info is ALWAYS useful, Khadir. Thank you.

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  5. we live in The Zero Theorem

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  6. The libertarian right only favored “open borders” to the free movement of capital for global exploitation. Big difference between that and refugees. Love the blog tho, read every night

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    1. That's the only reason the open borders concept even exists. You see refugees, the people who call the shots see cheap labor and higher rents. Period.

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    2. Bernie Sanders said the same during the 2016 election. "Open borders, that's a Koch brothers proposal..."

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    3. Yes, indeed he did. And got smacked down hard by the Party for it.

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  8. As I read this a replay of a 2015 episode of AAliens is on right now. Stating that extraterrestrials that visit our planet are robotic/organic creations dispatched across the universe. Kicker being these robots are also able to reproduce autonomously. Airing again at 3am EST:
    https://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/season-10/episode-3

    Also there was this headline rolling around the newswires this week about the commissioning of a supercomputer that mimics the human brain. https://www.hpcwire.com/off-the-wire/human-brain-supercomputer-with-1-million-processors-switched-on-for-first-time/

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    1. Star Trek First Contact was not SF, it was a docudrama.

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    2. Damn right, and ST:Insurrection looks more and more like a reality TV show with each passing year, "Real Housewives of Mt. Shasta"

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    3. CK I agree.
      This is an obvious WRONG turn made by god knows what.
      MAN makes MACHINE.
      MACHINE then 'REVOLTS' against said MAN and creates a 'prison' to hold 'MAN'; it's "CREATOR" in check??
      Another way of looking at this; 'MAN' and 'MACHINE' are actually comprised of the same 'STUFF'??
      MIND is at work here; what was and what will be is irrelevant.
      The focus now should be on "WHAT" do we wish/want to "CREATE"?
      Bear with me.
      The joy and satisfaction of "CREATION" that brings ALL into ONE is not only worth looking into, it is worth "CREATING".
      Just a 'THOUGHT'.

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    4. Always so appreciate your comments, Mysterious Capitaliser.
      We have 'been' the machine for a long while now. Time to fall in love with ourselves again. Forgive if we can, and play a little perhaps?
      What was and will be are in-the-making.
      Even if you can see it, you still need to feel it, once you feel the penny drop, the echo of the act still needs to take it's own sweet time to ripple out, backwards and forwards and return the middle again.

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  9. Camp Fire (they seriously had to call it that huh? Is nothing sacred anymore?) is seriously bad, and I hope the tens of thousands of people effected evacuate in time.

    I might be wrong, but It’s a weird time of year for a forest fire but it’s not the only weird weather in the world to hit recently: “A violent tornado raged through the city of Terracina, south of Rome, for about 10 minutes during the afternoon hours of October 29, forcing residents to run for cover, seriously damaging numerous homes and buildings and leaving at least two people dead and dozens injured. The city center was brought to its knees, local media said. It was one of the two reported tornadoes in the city on October 29”. A 10 minute tornado, huh?
    And this too reported from same site: https://watchers.news/2018/11/09/new-zealand-storm-november-2018/.

    Add the super powerful (200mph+ winds) and many typhoons, the many hurricanes reported in the pacific and Mediterranean (since when?). The introduction of the Derecho terminology, the Firenado terminology, the Metatsunami, all 2018. Snow in April in the northeast US. A Nor’Easter in October. The Kiluwea eruption. The list goes on and on it has not only been a year of weird weather but completely fucking unbelievably weird.

    And most of us are stuck glued to our blue screens and don’t give a second thought of the big picture. Thanks Chris for helping us refocus.

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    1. I'm here to serve, Dave. The Earth is a violent, unstable place but this business is odd...

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    2. All of the other weather you mention is indeed strange, but wildfires are very common in California in October and November. It’s the hottest time of the year there, and in a drought all the trees and plants continue to desiccate further and further, creating perfect wildfire conditions.

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    3. The Santa Anna Winds happen every Autumn in California and historical Wildfires are well documented.In hindsight,the noted Jack Kirby connection was a "Red Flag" tip off to Stan Lee's passing.

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    4. And of course the psychologicaly-troubled black Trenchcoat wearing ex-Marine Borderline bar shooter is synced with "The Punisher" character and is directly linked to Stan Lee via Marvel Comics.

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  10. Tucker Carlson's oak door broken by activists.
    https://www.businessinsider.com.au/fox-news-tucker-carlson-washington-dc-home-hit-by-protestors-anti-racist-2018-11?r=US&IR=T

    Oaks = Druids

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    1. Things are getting dark out there. The War in Heaven will be leaving lots of collateral damage by the time it's done.

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    2. CK what is the war in heaven?
      Please elaborate.

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  11. That robot minatour is quiet the idea. Only the french. People think art is going to die when AI can make paintings. Art left the idea of painting a long time ago. The people who make the robots will be the artists. And artists are very creative. While a normal person thinks robots will look like humans. An artist will think..... why cant i make a giant blue spider robot?

    Now that i think about it. What if the aliens land on antartica and make it their home? What if they have tech that can terraform it. and since Antarctica really doesnt belong to anyone there will be no natives to complain. And its not like other countries will be able to stop them. Really, the perfect place for aliens to colonize.

    The future is bumpy, You can already see it in california.

    All jobs will be automated except for really highly skilled and technical jobs that deal with the robotics or computers. The entire west is going to turn into a third world slum. You see the preview of this in places like California. There are going to be homeless people everywhere. The solution the elite will come up with will be something like universal basic income, which you will use to buy food and basic necessity. The only people who will have jobs will be people like engineers and roboticists and shit like that. The people will be placated with Virtual reality and drugs. The elite will be working on various plans to live in space and colonize diffrent planets so they can escape. they will live behind walls of highly exclusive gated communities that are protected by both robots and highly skilled mercs.

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    1. https://www.theonion.com/wealthy-americans-assure-populace-that-heavily-armed-fl-1830183535

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    2. Three words: Fight the Future.

      Think on it.

      Great Onion link. They have a freethinker embedded in their ranks.

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    3. That is hilarious. Also, it's part of the premise for the old Battle Angel Alita comics.

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    4. The world is already fueled by the majority of corporate employees doing futile work, and people spending money on things they have been conditioned to think they need. And there's no end in sight. Basic income or not, we are already there.
      There is a satisfaction in work and we need to find it. Learning about new things and being productive can be rewarding. Hands outs are the beginning of the end (not saying we don't need them at some level)

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    5. AI will never replace artists. I'm an artist and am never moved or inspired by digital art even a human hand was behind it. The reason people are moved by art is because of the humanity behind it. AI can never pour its soul and emotions into art. Another big reason people are moved and I pressed by art is the realization of the struggle, learning, and growth that goes into being an accomplished artist. AI doesnt have that struggle and long journey to strive for greatness. If anything, I think AI will make human artists more appreciated. I think sometimes, when it comes to AI, there's much ado about nothing.

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    6. AI is overhyped in that none of what we see today is "hard AI" or general purpose AI but more like glorified spreadsheet macros that nobody understands. It could be that a general purpose AI could create art for humans way better than anything any human could create. That is not jam for today but jam for tomorrow. Thing is about art that very little that is commercial is actually proper art but commercial kitch that is actually formulaic enough for computers to have a crack at. A human would have to oversee it, naturally, to make sure than nothing interesting or original is added to the work by the machines.

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    7. Good thoughts on AI and art (including music, dance and other art generally beyond two dimensional works). Two important concepts that may not map well to AI brains are "space" (both using it and creating it) and knowing when to stop.

      With all the CGI excesses we see daily the latter already seems problematic. And the first may or may not be "sampleable" to create reasonable imitations. Either way, the soul and greatness of art often lies in these two things and whether AI can capture this is an interesting question.

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    8. A hypnogogic moment this morning:
      All our made up stories are real, sometimes we just exagerate a little. And sometimes not enough!
      If the pole shifts, up becomes down,
      The breakaway civilisation doesn't need to be space faring... Trillions of dollars poured into a cataract at the melting edge of the world.
      As the ice dissapears Antarctica might become a floating island city, fit for the lords of the earth (does it matter if they are at the top, or the bottom? They can look down on us from either direction)

      My feeling is that all of this has already happened, we are just remembering it by doing it again... Though it's possible to put the pieces back together more or less playfully.

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    9. When waking it is called hypnopompic. Which should be a big "who cares" but the experience is qualitatively different. I personally catalogue your Antarctic paradise as being called "CIAtopia" in that it is like the movie Zootopia but without the Disney imagineers making it seem less creepy and terrifying than Jacob's Ladder. Not that CIAtopia is the only possible game in town or the real end game. In the long run we are all dead, you know, if we are lucky.

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    10. Appreciate the correction Anon (though I'm mildly embarrassed, dreams are my mill's grist) I was still half sleeping I think!
      I wouldn't particularly care to live in either 'topia, time to dream something else...

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  12. The Greeks themselves were extremely confused about the nature of their mythical creatures or what they looked like. One obvious reason for this, other than the super obvious one that they were all made up/drug delusions, is that the myths were from a time before the bronze age collapse. Long before living memory with no reliable sources.

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    1. Interesting proposition. Any citations you have to share? it's a fascinating topic.

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    2. This is just something I conclude from watching lectures by "mainstream" academics on the late bronze age collapse and following certain threads of Greek myth.

      One thing that strikes me as being especially odd are the various descriptions of Cerberus. The figure of it being a dog with three dog heads is very widely accepted and based on ancient Greek sources and it's involvement with Hercules. Although the number of heads and other details vary a lot more than the modern image with the older stories having way more heads, 50 to 100, way more than you draw if they were "dog" heads. Almost like they could more sensibly be snake heads instead. It is a beast with snake like physical characteristics and related to the snake like Typhon. And then couldn't the "doglike" characteristics instead be related to it's loyal personality which is what is emphasised in the story of it before "Hercules" and "Hades" came into the picture?

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  13. Hi, a few months ago i posted a dream about the blue orbs, and yesterday my dream was about an orange glow/star. I saw one of the planets aligned near the moon, and commented to a friend how big it was compared to how it looks normally. Then i catched a star near the planet being very bright, and twinkling fast, until it descended to earth very fast, in my direction. I "woke up" in my bed in the classic lucid night terror dream, feeling a presence outside the door of my room, and then woke up.

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    1. I have many horrible dreams which unfortunately include exploding head syndrome, vivid violent images and sleep paralysis. Many times I hear voices talking to me in my ear as I wake up. Fortunately, when I'm fully awake they are gone. Dreams are interesting, often scary, well worth looking into....but not too much! Certainly not my dreams. I shake my head, get rid of those images and go on with my day.

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    2. That's awful. Take a tip from someone who suffered from chronic nightmares for most of my life; get help. Those dreams are like an alarm bell. Figure out what they're trying to tell you. They're trying to tell you something is wrong and it needs to be fixed.

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    3. Yeah, no shit. I put off sleep as long as I can. I know what my dreams are telling me, and I don't like it. Nightmares every night, my husband doesn't understand why I want to sleep alone. I also sleep walk, sleep eat and have found myself on streets away from my home. It scares the crap out of my hubbie and me.

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    4. 10 bucks says they won't get help...sounds like they like the drama.

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    5. Hi Anon 1.04pm. I see you overflow with the milk of human kindness. Imagine going to sleep as your biggest nightmare, so to speak. I'm not sure how writing an anonymous comment on a fairly obscure website means I like drama. Seeing that I've never talked to anyone except my husband about it means I like drama? It scares the hell out of me. You Sir/Madam respectfully know nothing.

      Imagine, if you will, that on one of your nocturnal excursions you believed you died and that thought lingered for months because you don't know how you got where you did and still lived (i.e walking through traffic and lying in the middle of a road). You think you are now living in limbo. Or so you believe. Imagine telling a doctor that. What then?

      I don't want to be medicated. The thought went away eventually that I wasn't real. If anyone else reads these words and has been through the same as I have, trust me, it gets better. You do start feeling real again.

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    6. And I just want to add, I also found myself curled up asleep under my desk at work a few times with my husband phoning me till 12am until I woke up, scared for me. No, I do want to get help. Considering I quit my job to get better, I think I know of what I talk.

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  14. Whether the Thousand Oaks shooter was created in the military or was an already-defective recruit may be the real question.

    https://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/Thousand-Oaks-shooter-s-former-coach-said-he-13378200.php

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    1. It looks to me like IDL suffered from a terminal case of Amybishopitis.

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  15. Maybe it really is the Mandela effect, but I recall about 20 years ago that these protester types were fighting against globalization and a One World Govt. Now they're all for it?

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    1. World govt? Why did you bring that up. You made me wet myself with terror. I hear that only way to fight against that insidious threat is to slash the rights of workers and to stop taxing corporations.

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    2. Sorry, I don't understand your comment. I'm Anon 9.41.
      Would that be sarcasm? Don't get it.

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    3. No, silly-- slashing the rights of workers and exempting corporations from taxes is what's done *after* world government takes effect. That's the whole point of it, dummy.

      Funny silly person.

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    4. The Intel-Mic-MSM hijacked the word : Resistance.The real Revolution leadership was gangstalked for years after N30 and many were murdered by gov agents.We still exist...but fled underground.

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    5. underground in lemme guess...Thailand? No wait, Malaysia.... oh or maybe one of those North Korean nuclear test mountains

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    6. American post-human Zombies eat humeat and GMOs.

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  16. https://youtu.be/zWkQ7S2Cf2M

    bit orange.

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    1. "Fuck You is a bold, astute, and unapologetic approach to teenage sex and expected power dynamics."

      Sweden.

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    2. Wow just...well, that's...yeah. Sweden man, Sweden.

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    3. Swedom & Gomorrah, anyone?

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  17. Speaking of Aliens, AIs & Autism:

    https://aeon.co/essays/first-contact-what-if-we-find-not-organic-life-but-ets-ai

    "If we do meet an AI in our cosmological jaunt, it probably won’t be conscious in the full sense of the word. In fact, I think we’d find ourselves facing something akin to a ‘savant’ intelligence – a whiz at specific tasks, but otherwise extremely limited in its capacities.

    A recent example right here on Earth is Google’s AlphaGo Master, a system that plays the board game Go, and learns some of its skills by exposure to vast catalogues of human-played games. Within a year of its inception, it began outdoing the world’s highest-ranking human Go players. Next came an evolved system called AlphaGo Zero. In 40 days of training, without recourse to data from historical games, this new AI made itself better than its silicon ancestor, and better than any living human. Now, yet another variant, AlphaZero, has taken a mere 24 hours to train itself and beat a modestly trained iteration of AlphaGo Zero – as well as topping other systems at playing both chess and Shogi, sometimes known as Japanese chess. If you read interviews with expert players, you’ll see that these machines don’t even play like humans, their strategies are alien and seemingly unfathomable.

    These Alphas are the epitome of a savant machine. Such AIs will help us answer a host of scientific problems that are presently on the hairy edge of tractability. The researchers behind the Alpha systems are already talking about the puzzle of protein-folding – how chains of amino acids twist, gyrate and fold into structures with essential biological utility. The underlying molecular rules are understood but predicting what a particular recipe will give you is currently extremely difficult. It certainly sounds like a job for some future AlphaFold Zero."

    Savant Machine Aliens? Or Ancient Autistic Astronauts? You decide. (Actually, the latter might make for a great band name.)

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  18. “Researchers have succeeded in creating a fifth state of matter in space”
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.businessinsider.com/researchers-just-succeeded-in-creating-fifth-state-of-matter-in-space-2018-11
    The kicker is they achieved this using RUBY(idium) on a rocket
    Toostoned

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    1. Toostoned, the photo in that link reminded me---
      "Her honey mouth has got me all fools gold".

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    2. I think Star Trek covered this one, too! (The Changeling and Veger for non fans.)

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  19. Note that the link between the Las Vegas shooting and Borderline is one Telemachus Orfanos (rich symbolism here). His mother Susan is the one calling for gun control. It is also interesting to note the 11s clustering around 11-11: 11 civilians+1 at Thousand Oaks; 11 victims at Malibu; 11 Pittsburgh syngogue victims. 11-11 at 11 was chosen by Ferdinand Foch, he who "predicted" the outbreak of WWII, was devotee of St Martin, occult saint associated with the Martinist obsession w this number and an avatar of Mars very central to French foundation myths and the rise of united Europe. 11-11 marks the beginning of the Rhineland Carnival (carnevale, 'farewell to the flesh') thus a very nice end to the war that (didn't) end all wars.

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  20. Looks like Kim and Kanye got some Orange Love out there in Malibu...
    I dunno about Leafhound, but people have been unearthing all kinds of rare and unknown proto-everything over the last two decades, and I dig quite a lot of it...so I guess I have been seduced by the Borg(?)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oR0umfQWPo

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    1. Ask Dave.Borg HQ is inside Kim K's behind.

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  21. Orangosity is my favourite strand at the moment. It seems like some cultural expansion of the weird, creeping corn-syrup-ification of food, that weird moment when you realise that all the worst items from each food aisle are all the same colour. It's like we've eaten just enough nacho-cheese and golden twinkies that the colour starts seeping out through archetypes. Bravo Chris!

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  22. Wow- Molech -vs- Shelob- who would win?

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  23. Front page of Reuters = “Devil Winds may worsen deadly California blazes”

    Thanks for making the news a lot more interesting!!
    Aside from yourself do you know anyone that does specific headline news analysis using star mythology or other occult phenomena interpretation? Almost like an alternative news channel? The mathisen corollary is good but a bit over my head sometimes. Maybe a bit more broken down for the average interested party who hasn’t pounded the books yet.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-california-wildfires/extreme-devil-winds-may-worsen-deadly-california-fires-idUSKCN1NG0A8

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    1. Taurid Meteor showers peak on Sunday Night.

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  24. Just a couple quick notes (and a little conspiracy theory!) on the pop-science article about using lasers as interstellar beacons...

    First, though, the good news: were such a laser to be built, it could possibly be used as a beacon, and could (purely theoretically) transmit information to the target system, but it would be entirely a one-way conversation; we wouldn't even be able to tell if anyone there had even noticed it, let alone use it to get any information about the target system. So no one could use it to send their genome back at us.

    Lasers as interstellar beacons are by no means a new idea. I'm not sure when it was first floated, but I remember reading about it in the early 90s, in astronomy texts that were a decade out-of-date. It was apparently a bright new idea back when lasers themselves were shiny and new; but then the numbers got crunched, it was determined that it was probably never possible to get it to work in practice, and so it was never pursued. Least-geeky-possible explanation: at interstellar distances, the light from the laser would get buried in the glare of the sun, so that any all an alien astronomer would see is that the spectrum of the Sun is *very*slightly* stronger at the wavelength of the laser than it ought to be. This might lead said alien astronomer to further investigate our system, and thereby discover Earth...but, since *we* already know of any number of stars with off-kilter spectra, and it usually just merits a bare footnote in the star catalogs, it stands to reason that our hypothetical laser beacon would be similarly shrugged off.

    In the late 90s, however, engineers took another look at the idea, and realized that while it's hopeless at interstellar distances, it would pretty much be the gold standard for communication *within* the Solar System. Not only would it would it for more distant, better-quality reception than even a very-narrow-broadcast radio transmitter, it would also be almost impossible to eavesdrop on, since anyone trying to listen in would have to have their own receiver directly in line with your transmitter and its target.

    This is where the conspiracy theory comes in. That an unworkable, decades-old idea like this is suddenly (and widely) reported as news makes me wonder if the archons haven't seen something much closer to home that they want to signal, without the rest of us being able to hear what's being said. This synchs up with one of CLK's "Astronaut Theology" posts from 2012, where, in a Hollywood blockbuster about alien contact in a distant stellar system, one of the characters comments that they are half a billion miles from Earth: which would put them well within our own solar system, which led CLK to wonder if someone was trying to let us know that we should expect alien contact in the outer solar system, not out among the stars.

    Of course, this is all speculation on my part; it might just have been that someone on a deadline needed a catchy pop-science story, and underestimated the obsessive memories of space geeks (we'll know for sure which it is if we ever see one of these laser beacons being built). Anyway: as always, CLK, keep up the stellar work!

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  25. Add a moving mud volcano to the signs of the California apocalypse:

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/11/bubbling-pool-mud-moving-california-dont-know-why-geology/

    The story starts with the obligatory reference to CO2 yet ends clearly identifying our friend hydrogen sulfide as part of the bio-activity involved in this odd show.


    "Mud pots and volcanoes are common but normally stationary objects. That’s why scientists sat up and took notice when this mud pot began to move sometime between 2015 and 2016.

    Currently located just north of Niland, the mud pot is moving toward Union Pacific Railroad tracks and giving engineers there a headache. A well dug to depressurize the source of the gas had no effect. Steel walls driven 80 feet into the ground were also nonchalantly circumvented; the mud pot simply ducked under them and continued its freakishly linear path of destruction.

    “No one has seen a moving mud pot before,” says David Lynch, a consulting physicist who has long studied the area’s geothermal features. Mud pots and mud volcanoes also generally don’t emit much water, but this one is extremely vigorous, producing somewhere around 40,000 gallons of water a day. Lynch and other experts have taken to calling it a “mud spring.”


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  26. An alternate thought on the unknown old music popping up that still relates to the CD-AI is that it may be connected to the ongoing google archive project at universities around the world. You'd be surprised what gets deposited in such places in terms of personal archives. It is quite likely many such donations have been made by various middlemen, bit players and even high rollers in the music business. Some of those archives may involve tapes of totaling years of unreleased music.

    Remember, google claims they do all this universtity digital archiving because they're such good guys helping out all us little researchers and increasing available knowledge for all. Consider what else they may be archiving without our knowledge.

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  27. I might have the winning Secret Sun Scrabble for ya this week. Gotta love some C.G. dolphins. Cosmically Generated of course.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/spaceporn/comments/9w3cxz/cosmic_dolphin_spotted_swimming_on_jupiter/

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    1. dolphin syncs keep coming up for me.
      The indie band animal collective released a new song with a cgi dolphin.
      The rock band a perfect circle released a video that depicts a leave it to beaver esque 1950's neighborhood being nuked. In one scene the planes turn into dolphins

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo6Sf80Uco8

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkHSmDxX1t4

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  28. You really make it seem so easy together with your
    presentation however I find this matter
    to be really something that I feel I would by no means understand.

    It sort of feels too complicated and very broad for me. I am having a
    look ahead in your subsequent publish, I will try to get the hang of it!

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    1. Oh, don't worry D Wave, we believe in you! We can see that you are trying your best. Hit those published hard I'm sure you'll get it. 😜

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  29. Hi Chris - This "Leaf Hound" band is driving me nuts, too. Why haven't we heard of them before and why now? No one has ever referenced this band as an influence or as a contemporary comparative until now. It's as if someone created this narrative and then started 'back-hoeing' them into history by creating fake album covers and interviews and personas. The Internet is certainly pliable enough to handle that facade if one needed to be invented. I genuinely hate to sound like one of those people who cry "Conspiracy" at the drop of a hat, but this is pushing at my seams. Why the sudden dip into social archaeology with this band? Why would it be important to make them relevant, even if they were for real? Arguably, rock and roll as we used to love it died decades ago, so is this some effort to re-invent a mythology of connections to a creative paradigm? I can't see this clearly and it sticks in my craw, man. Like an itch you just can't scratch. But with the current ongoing program of dumbing down the masses and high-end media manipulation jamming our senses, I don't think its a far fetched as some might imagine.

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    1. The arcade game "Polybius" was edited onto existence on internet databases and some people refuse to believe that it never existed. Watch the documentary on youtube by "Ahoy" called "POLYBIUS - The Video Game That Doesn't Exist".

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    2. @anon11:31 I'm definitely gonna check that out. I always considered it to possibly be a mk-ultra related test. Fits the bill.

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    3. The Leaf Hound stuff has been bothering me all weekend. I am not a music scholar, but I felt like I had a pretty good handle on most of the classic rock/60s/70s era, including tons of obscure records and bands. Never heard one whisper about Leaf Hound, though.

      On a similar note, Vermont jamband Phish recently played their Halloween concert, at which they have been prone to covering a famous album as their "musical costume." This year, they "covered" a supposedly legendary prog rock album by a Norwegian band called Kasvot Vaxt. They planted a couple of internet posts, including a fake 2005 blog post on WFMU, an Allmusic entry, and one or two others to lend credence to what turned out to be a huge prank. "You might have heard this one if you worked at a college radio station in the 80s," and how the band members only a cassette dub of it they listened to riding around in their van during the early years. And so on. What they really did was write and debut ten new songs with goofy lyrics (how very Phish!) supposedly translated from the original Norwegian and Swedish-language original. A pretty cool gag, quite well executed in terms of the internet sleight-of-hand, and indicative of the possibility of pranking on a large scale. Not broad enough a prank to have actually included the production of a fake source album, but now Kasvot Vaxt lives on despite never having lived in the first place. Welcome to 2018.

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    4. I personally have been aware of Leaf Hound for at least five years now, maybe as far back as 2011 or so. As far as I can tell, they same to have first been "rediscovered" in Europe at some point early in this decade. There are a lot of retro metal outfits like Graveyard from the Nordic nations that are heavily influenced by Leaf Hound. I think I first heard of them when one such band (maybe Greenleaf?) was listing their influences some years ago. Truth be told, I wasn't that impressed. Give me Captain Beyond or the Flower Travelin' Band any day.:)


      -Recluse

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    5. With respect to Leafhound, I believe the singer of Swedish band Witchcraft (Magnus) used to feature them in his top friends on Myspace 12 years ago. So, I cant vouch for them being in this universe since the 1970 s, but I have known of them since 2006-2007 thanks to being on Myspace back then.

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    6. Are you referencing Chris' response to me in the last post when I talked about how hard it was to get a hold of Tim Buckley's Star Sailor and then he said Leafhound's record was selling for 4.5 grand?

      How did a few throw away comments bury into your brains? This is not an insult, just curious.

      My brother invented a metal band when we were in High School...he called it Muttox, covered desks, etc with the logo. Some of the kids swore blind they loved the band. Too bad it never existed.

      Not saying that's the case here.

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    7. Hang on, back up a sec. Same anon who just made the last comment. Chris cracked a joke in the comments with me about Leafhound last post, I thought that was what you were referring to.

      Now I find re-reading this blog post, there is a reference to Leafhound that wasn't there before???!!!

      Am now convinced Mr. Knowles is in on IT. Whatever IT is. Herr. Knowles would you care to explain yourself?

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  30. What a information of un-ambiguity and preserveness of precious familiarity on the topic of unexpected feelings.

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    2. You said it D-w. Keep coming here to gain the precious familiarity of unexpected feelings. They will help with the un-ambiguity.

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    3. RIP HAL 9000

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  31. Kurt Cobain's Iconic Pink Fluffy Coat no longer exists.

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      Damn that's one of the best Mandela effect examples so far. Nuts!

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    2. It had to be edited out because it was a cosplay of Donquixote Doflamingo from the comic One Piece. The character was only officially created after the death of Cobain so it was a rather cheeky thing for him to try to pull off.

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    3. The Pink Coat was worn in the famous photo series with the big White Sunglasses.He is now wearing a Leopard pattern jacket.

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  32. Yes! Finally someone writes about Sandali Isabel Marant Saldi.

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  33. I heard BBC radio 6 play Leaf Hound before, at least once, in the last year.

    I enjoyed it a lot, which is why I made an effort to remember. Thankyou for the reminder.

    By the way, Chris, I have meant to mention for a long time, BST fans do exist, and also people who enjoy them in smaller doses.

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  34. Threatin, Leafhound for the post-truth world; https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-46179210

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  35. much to say about this post but first... this just in Vice is now chronicling Sinc's oh no wait its just more of them occurring... damn. Goodbye Seapunk hello SolarPunk. and welcome to a LARP of a good time.

    https://garage.vice.com/en_us/article/a3mgv8/seapunk-solarpunk

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    1. Smells like globalist agenda spirit...From a link embedded in that article:

      https://www.e-flux.com/architecture/positions/191258/is-ornamenting-solar-panels-a-crime/

      "By now, dystopia may have become a luxury genre. Indulging in miserable future scenarios is not something everyone has time for. William Gibson recently repurposed his own adage, “the future is here, it’s just not evenly distributed” to say that “dystopia is not very evenly distributed” either. For most, the dystopias the privileged entertain themselves with are old news. In the current political landscape, “when we are all living in the shadow of at least half a dozen wildly science fiction scenarios,” to quote Gibson again, and while Hollywood harps on every version of paranoia to construct a thousand dystopias according to formula, dwelling on dystopia could be seen as downright lazy.

      Along with the resources to sit around and ponder the future of humanity, shouldn’t there come the responsibility to invent actionable proposals as opposed to cautionary tales?

      Enter the coalescing movement called Solarpunk. In a 2015 blog post titled “Solarpunk wants to save the world,” writer Ben Valentine summarizes: “Solarpunk is the first creative movement consciously and positively responding to the Anthropocene. When no place on Earth is free from humanity’s hedonism, Solarpunk proposes that humans can learn to live in harmony with the planet once again. Solarpunk is a literary movement, a hashtag, a flag, and a statement of intent about the future we hope to create.”

      Ummm...yeah. In other words...The future you "hope to create", that THEY created for you; ie. branded controlled opposition subcultures in manufactured conflict with each other, tailor-made to order. Now THAT's a dystopia!

      Snark aside, I truly feel sorry for the younger generations. They just don't/can't/won't see how they're endlessly manipulated. Some memes are demons.

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    2. Because they are have demonic mind parasites and became NPCs.Gen X Revolution (Christ Consciousness) banned by MSN media was the final Generation of humans.

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  36. not sure what the significance of Leafhound here is, I've enjoyed that album since the early 2000's sometime. Didn't realize some uptick n popularity. lots of unreleased stuff has gotten turned up by similar bands in the last couple decades though. I quite like Iron Claw who I never heard of until a couple years ago.

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  37. It seems Stan Lee was part of the "I thought he died" Mandela effect earlier this year: there was an article that said if you asked SIRI about Stan Lee she stated that he died July 2 2018 at the age of 95 it was noticed while he was still alive, so they wrote an article about it. While I was looking at that there was clickbait for a story about Stan Lee claiming people were trying to sell his blood.

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  38. Pretty much the plot of The Three Body Problem.

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  39. @CLK: You may have already seen this but on the subject if 'it never ends' the White House Christmas Tree this year id a Fraser Fir... -dan

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  40. SS hinted that the Apocalypse was knocking on door. Italy has recently faced surreal destruction from "Extreme Weather" and Middle-East Countries have experienced floods for the past 30 days.Welcome to new little ice age and the big Game Over finale.

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    1. You know it. & how about that decreased sun activity?

      http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/november-snow-in-texas-experts-warn-decreased-solar-activity-will-shatter-all-global-climate-models

      "Our sun has been behaving very strangely, and this unusual behavior is really starting to affect our weather patterns. There have been virtually no sunspots in 2018 as solar activity has dropped to alarmingly low levels. As a result, our atmosphere has been cooling and shrinking, and experts are warning that we are heading for a bitterly, bitterly cold winter. And even though the official start of winter is well over a month away, winter weather is already sweeping the nation. As you will see below, a giant winter storm is about to slam into the east coast, but what is happening in Texas is even more unnerving. On Wednesday morning, the temperature in San Antonio plummeted to just 23 degrees, and that absolutely shattered the old record…

      “This shatters the old record low of 28 degrees set back in 1916,” the National Weather Service tweeted of Wednesday’s weather. Tuesday night just before midnight, the city hit 28 degrees, breaking the previous record of 29 set in 1907, records show.

      Typically, November temperatures are significantly warmer. The average high for the month is about 71 degrees and the normal low is 51 degrees. San Antonio’s average low this year has been comparable to other years, but its average high, a cool 66.6 degrees, has been lower than normal.

      Over in Houston, things were even stranger. When Houston residents woke up on Wednesday morning, they were stunned to see snow on the ground…

      An incredible sight danced over the cities glistening skyscrapers of Houston this morning and likely caused many to rub their eyes and shake their heads. No, it wasn’t your lying eyes but rather the earliest snowfall ever observed in the city of Houston and surrounding areas.

      It’s official, according to the National Weather Service, that Houston has recorded it’s earliest snowfall ever observed — and not just by a day or two but by 10 days! The previous earliest trace snow was November 23rd, 1979."

      Solar punk? Or Solar Punked?

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  41. The Siren Hotel in Detroit gets a mention from Fodor's.

    https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/fodors-go-list-2019

    "A boutique hotel boom is underway and it’s only growing. The Detroit Foundation Hotel was a frontrunner when it opened in 2017 in the former fire department headquarters with an industrial-chic design and a restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Thomas Lents. The Siren Hotel opened in 2018, giving new life to the historic Wurlitzer Building downtown with a gorgeous design that evokes Detroit’s golden age and destination dining and drinking outlets. Next up, the Element Detroit and the Shinola Hotel are both slated to open later this year."

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