Category Archives: Cognition

Life in Third Person

It’s A Small World After Monsanto, Et Al – Brer Beyer



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The French are all mais oui RE: B0b’s posting of “Spanish Earth” because the French are still gay for Papa Hemmingway.

Regardez; from:

http://bibliobs.nouvelobs.com/blog/a-lair-libre/pisser-en-douce-chez-hemingway

“Tout de suite apr�s, il me raconta son s�jour en 1957 � Cuba o� il avait rencontr� Hemingway ne jurant plus d�sormais que par les anarchistes. Cependant, c’est dans cette maison de San Francisco de Paula que Bill obtint de son h�te de pouvoir voir sa copie de Terre d’Espagne, le film hyperstalinien que celui-ci avait tourn� avec Joris Ivens en 1937. �Malgr� le message, �a tient le coup, m’assura Bill. Et puis, sur la p�riode, que nous reste-t-il?� M’emp�chant de lui parler de Diego Camacho, je l’invitai � m’en dire plus sur l’auteur de Pour qui sonne le glas?

~[at this point two (2) of the Spanish Earth vids were inserted, not the simple playlist with all 6 (six)]~

�Il �tait tr�s hospitalier, tr�s g�n�reux, il payait partout. Et en mer, quand on est sortis p�cher le gros, il tenait bien sa place. Seul probl�me, il voulait toujours �tre le meilleur. Du coup, il tentait le diable. Et apr�s il la ramenait. Mais il avait la classe. Il avait lu une de mes nouvelles et m’en avait parl�. J’ai connu peu d’�crivains, je parle de ceux qui ont d�j� un pied dans la renomm�e, qui se souciaient ainsi de leurs cadets. Vous devriez aller � Cuba. Faut toujours voir l’int�rieur des �crivains!�

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Here’s the B0tTranslation from http://www.tranexp.com:2000/Translate/result.shtml:

At once after , he me gossip her living room at 1957 at Cuba where he had meet Hemingway ne jurant anymore from now on as by the anarchists. However , is in that dwelling house about San Francisco about Paul as Billiards achieves about her host about may behold her copy earthen of spaces , him film hyperstalinien as which ci had off with Joris Ivens at 1937. �Malgr� him message , thanksggiving holds him bash m’assura Billiards. And then , about the period , as ourselves remainder t – he? � M’emp�chant about her refer to Diego Comrade , I the invitation at m’en put anymore about the author about For thanksggiving blares him knell?

�Il was greatly hospitable , greatly free , he due all over. And on the sea , when on am out fish him big , he held all right her seat. Alone issue , he voulait always be best. Any bash , he tentacle him devil. And after he her bring back. But he had her class. He had lu a about my news and m’en had talk. I knew little d’�crivains , I talk about which drove already a foot at her fame , thanksggiving herself souciaient like this about their cadets. You will have to fit Cuba. Blame always behold the interior any writer! � 4

The Ol’ BabelFish‘s worthy attempt:

Immediately after, he told me his stay in 1957 in Cuba where he had met Hemingway not swearing more from now on but by the anarchists. However, c’ is in this house of San Francisco of Paula that Bill obtained from its host to be able to see his Ground d’ copy; Spain, the film hyperstalinien that this one had turned with Joris Ivens in 1937. ?In spite of the message, that holds the blow, m’ Bill ensured. And then, over the period, which us does it remain?? M’ preventing of him to speak about Diego Camacho, I l’ invited to m’ in saying more on l’ author of For whom rings the knell? ?It was very hospital, very generous, it paid everywhere. And at sea, when one left to fish the large one, it held its place well. Only problem, it wanted to always be the best. Blow, it tried the devil. And after it brought back it. But it had the class. It had read one of my news and m’ in had spoken. J’ knew d’ little; writers, I speak about those which have already a foot in the fame, which was concerned thus with their juniors. You should go to Cuba. Is always necessary to see l’ interior of the writers!

So WTFE.

GTAasqatsi



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[Overlapped the third and fifth movements of Reggi’s 1982 travelogue, worked out better than Dark Side? with “Under The Rainbow” or w/e crunchy myth… Brother Orange does a nice Broddy-cum-tango, makes both stunts for the irony layers.]

http://www.koyaanisqatsi.org/

http://www.spiritofbaraka.com/koyaanis.aspx

Godrey Reggio directed, cinematographer and editor was Ron Fricke, Philip Glass did the soundtrack. This is half of the middle third of one of three (1:3) film studies of human experience that are worth watching in entirety. Text at close explains the title of this 1982 masterpiece.

Koyaanisqatsi

ko-yan-nis-qatsi (from the Hopi language) n. 1. crazy life. 2. life in turmoil. 3. life out of balance. 4. life disintegrating. 5. in a state of life that calls for another way of living.

Translation of the Hopi Prophecies Sung in the film:

“If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster.”

“Near the Day of Purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky.”?

“A container of ashes might one day be thrown from the sky which could burn the land and boil the oceans.”

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Holiday Office Party FunBook

Here’s a fun way to lively-up the conversation around the punch bowl: Print out one or more of the PDFs created from the articles in this list and hang ’em around the breakroom like mistletoe! Remember to use the Company’s time and resources since it IS for the Staff Party and all.

 

http://www.projectcensored.org 

The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2007

 Listed on Project Censored

1. No Habeas Corpus for “Any Person”

2. Bush Moves Towards Martial Law

3. US Military Control of Africa’s Resources

4. Frenzy of Increasingly Destructive Trade Agreements

5. Human Traffic Builds US Embassy in Iraq

6. Operation FALCON Raids

7. Behind Blackwater Inc8. The US Neoliberal Invasion of India

9. Privatisation of America’s Infrastructure

10. Vulture Funds Threaten Poor Nations Debt Relief

11. The Scam of “Reconstruction” in Afghanistan

12. Another Massacre in Haiti by US Troops

13. Immigrant Roundups to Gain Cheap Labour for US Corporate Giants

14. Impunity for US War Criminals

15. Toxic Exposure can be Transmitted to Second Generations on a “Second Genetic Code”

16. No Hard Evidence Connecting Bin Laden to 9/11

17. Drinking Water Contaminated by Military and Corporations

18. Mexico’s Stolen Election

19. People’s Movement Challenges Neoliberal Agenda

20. Terror Act Against Animal Activists

21. US Seeks WTO Immunity for Illegal Farm Payments

22. North Invades Mexico23. Feinstein’s Conflict of Interest in Iraq

24. Media Misquotes Threat from Iran’s President

25. Who Will Profit from Native Energy? 

D/L PDF of the Top 10

D/L PDF of the Bottom 15

 

D/L PDF of All 25 Articles

 

 

The Top 10 of 25

 The Top 25 News Stories You’ve Never Heard

Ripped fresh from the bloggings of ThierSpace’s Beloved Dee-Lightful ‘n’ Dee-Lovely Violet-Skye(News): 
Project Censored: The news that didn’t make the news . . .
Project Censored is a media research group out of Sonoma State University which tracks the news published in independent journals and newsletters. From these, Project Censored compiles an annual list of 25 news stories of social significance that have been overlooked, under-reported or self-censored by the country’s major national news media.

http://www.projectcensored.org

 

The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2007 listed on Project Censored

 

1. No Habeas Corpus for “Any Person”

2. Bush Moves Towards Martial Law

3. US Military Control of Africa’s Resources

4. Frenzy of Increasingly Destructive Trade Agreements

5. Human Traffic Builds US Embassy in Iraq

6. Operation FALCON Raids

7. Behind Blackwater Inc

8. The US Neoliberal Invasion of India

9. Privatisation of America’s Infrastructure

10. Vulture Funds Threaten Poor Nations Debt Relief

11. The Scam of “Reconstruction” in Afghanistan

12. Another Massacre in Haiti by US Troops

13. Immigrant Roundups to Gain Cheap Labour for US Corporate Giants

14. Impunity for US War Criminals

15. Toxic Exposure can be Transmitted to Second Generations on a “Second Genetic Code”

16. No Hard Evidence Connecting Bin Laden to 9/11

17. Drinking Water Contaminated by Military and Corporations

18. Mexico’s Stolen Election

19. People’s Movement Challenges Neoliberal Agenda

20. Terror Act Against Animal Activists

21. US Seeks WTO Immunity for Illegal Farm Payments

22. North Invades Mexico

23. Feinstein’s Conflict of Interest in Iraq

24. Media Misquotes Threat from Iran’s President

25. Who Will Profit from Native Energy?

 

 C_jz Raison d’entre: A previous reposting revealed a reader to be on the

silent side of an anti-information network, rendering all links null. Hence:

Click to D/L PDF of the first 10 documents

  

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Contra Negative

Givens:


John Locke


Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“The Upper Middle Class To The Rescue!!!”

According to most summations i’ve recently reperused, Rousseau had ditched the Nobel Savage for Competitive Man prior to hashing together Enlightenment Natural Law. Everybody seems to agree, as they always have, that Rousseau’s Social Contract begat Locke’s, which begat modern Populism, Socialism, Democratic Theory, Marx, Disney, The New Yorker (especially those witty and urbane cartoons), and Unified Field Theory. John Locke: Rebel Genius.

Bullocks.

First of all let’s finnally do away with the Swiss-born Frenchman, Rousseau, whose “genius” determined natural humans to be individuals moved by animal needs and whims, only cooperating begrudgingly to better thier fortunes. These are the ideas of either a complete dullard with no picture-book encyclopedias at his disposal or a Cheneyesque attempt at meme vectoring. I think we can easily pick it out as the later, given the young Rousseau’s rapid navigation from immigrant footman to Ambassador with apparently no merit other than nice hair. He was writing in the late 1700’s, a time misty in collective memory, the height of Enclosure.

He was writing treatises on accepting Authority, implying that common citizens need control, desperately so, exhorting on on hand that majority will should be the Rule of Law and on the other implying that the majority were a lawless bunch bound together for thier own good, like it or not.

Recognize it now? “Work with the System We all agreed to live under, it’s reformable and just at heart; otherwise the Abyss of Mob Rule will swallow us all!”

Contra Rousseau: The New Savage And Natural Law

Given:

Humans are a subspecies of hominid primates. Like all such creatures, these social animals organise themselves into either matrialinial or patrialinial clan hierarchies to control breeding priviledges and establish territorial boundaries. Like thier cousins the gorrillas, these primates have a dramatically divergent morphology between sexes, which tends to emphasise and reinforce divisions of labor. Females, equipped with lactal glands, tend towards tasks involving caring for the long-developing offspring, facilitate nesting maintainance and gathering of utility items of low unitary weight. The stonger, agressive males will defend territory and fulfill the hunting requirments of the human omnivour diet. These roles may be altered, swapped, or abbandoned altogether as local environment dictates; the human is nothing if not virulently flexable, a quality enhanced by thier innate social instincts. Humans in solitary situations often suffer rapid mental degradation even in otherwise favorable conditions, and are generally prone to death rates that quickly eclipse birth rates in areas where populations are spread too thin. Although formidable in numbers, even prime Alpha males and females of Homo Sapiens are weak of vision, brittle-boned, feeble in musculature and poor of hearing compared to other mammals.

Natural Law is such that we need to cooperate. We unfortunatly inheirited hierarchical tendancies from our family, who all organize in pyrimids. We also have an odd mix of ourangutan/gorilla bluff, Bonobo sexual reaffirmation, and murderous chimpanzee psychosis techniques that we innately draw on to navigate and organize our social groups, and we innately love feeling we have a strong leader to the point of…

…well, to the point of US President and Evil Puppet of Choice, Ronald Reagan. A piss-poor human being, B-list actor on the skids, and yet convincing in the Uber-Alpha role to the point that the worthless casual butcher of a shit-stain would be freaking elected TODAY by a landslide if i dug his ass up, put new strings on him and shoved a loop-tape of the 1984 debate highlights in his neck. A new coat of Grecian Formula, America would have Morning Again, and every nation in the world would fear us the way we like. Like 1984.

I hated every minute of Reagan, from his local closing of the assylums in my homestate through his declaration that ketchup was all the vegatable a public school kid needed through his drugs-for-missiles rape and torture of every nation south of Houston and WTF shoot him AGAIN, Hinckley you fucktaRD….

I digress. Hated him. Never felt safer.

Never. Not even when he was dancing with Brezhnev over the Afgahnistan sunset, trying to re-start the Race for Atomic Supremacy we had lost, LOST, flat out, 10 years prior. The Old Guards were smiling, astonished, knowing we hadn’t yet caught on to the fact that our Naval Inteligence office was moled out by family of traitors who had been selling secrets on demand. Smiling, but backing down. Brezhnev, i think, died prematurely just to not have to deal with the cognitive dissonence he was experiencing as a result of buying into the Reagan Myth; knowing he could draw John Wayne in for a decisive deathblow by the Bear at his command, but finding himself at the table making unnessesary concessions to an arrogant moron.

Last time i saw The General in public was a Mayday parade vid, and the bastard looked like he just didn’t know who to kill anymore, or why. Like Stalinism had lost it’s glow, and he knew why: No Stalin.

Stalin. Reagan. Hitler. That’s Natural Law, kids, and you know it.

Given:

Humans are social primates who maintain an innately predisposed hierarchy with lies, violence and sexual manipulation.

Given:

This situation is not an equilibrium with tendencies towards egalitarian developement.

Groove on that for a spell.

(‘coz i love my ‘Press kinder so, here’s some ImaginationLand for ya.)

Smith Operatorus

These are divisive times, and the fractous ebb of popular action signals an accademically developmental era for democratic unionists.

So let’s try to do better than our Forebears and Betters™.
Let’s get the principles of populism down to provable precepts.

For All to inarguably accept a precept as Givens, it has to become Law.

This is a lengthy and nebulously defined “scientific” phenominon. Regardez the declention ofPythagorias’ Theoreum -vs- Boyle’s Law.

The reasons for this obviously skewed, specialty-dependent and arbitrary nomenclature being bandied about by our Expert class of Authorities are variously incompetence, corruption and petty stupidity in differing ratios. In general, though, the gestault of the Academic Authority will move towards acceptance of a given principle if it is arguably true (and stated falsifiably), or at least gives them enough to chaw on that Papers can be written, thus affording the individuated Authority Units of current Academia opportunity to advance thier own personal Status.

Unless of course it proposes a direct danger to the Dominant Culture or it’s Control Authority, in which case a discovered principle, it’s technological applications and quite possibly it’s proponer and thier adherants are generally bashed, banned and burned in public.

Therefore the Populist in search of a Principia Primae upon which to rest a less-Elitist Demagogiae Democratii, one which forgoes the repugnant and lazy side-step towards the hated Republic By Patricians, must belabor a bit the methodology, lest an obvious Truth™ be badmouthed as balderdash too simple to besmudge another blog entry with.

V ≣ L

Take our precious Labor Theory of Value, which should rightfully be a Law.
I mean, think about it. Even gold is valueless as is, especially in a State of Nature. It’s Labor, applied and layered, that gives an object of gold any actual Utility Value that it has. Bread has more Value than raw wheat, and good 9-grain bread more again due to increased Labor enhancing the Utility Value.

UV L

Kenysian Value theory, and economics per Authoritee Academe, shied purposefully away from such and abandoned the Utility based science that had been built in favor of an quantatively aggregationist, statistically specious, psuedo-science cum propaganda platform far more useful as a soapbox for industrial appologism than as a tool for inquiry. Oh, maybe it could be used by a marketteer to describe preference changes of a target demographic in a given set of circumstances, since Preferences are MainGod for market economics and it’s flimsy, mutable excuse for Value. We can suppose also that one can use Thier™ stats against Them™, but why?

{∑∞⇅⋓ॐ≢x(n+1)}≣¡|Justice + Equality|!

(There Does Not Exist a Theory of Everything that is Strictly Equivalent To a Strong Argument For the Absolute Value of Justice and Liberty)*

In light of the task at hand, being devising or divining a logical expression of principles governing Human Social Macrodynamics (political economics), let the following operators be (re)defined THUS:

means Authority.
means Strictly Equivalent To.
means Given (Because).
means Therefore.
means Dialectically Reciprociprocal.

This expresses a relationship which may be negative, neutral or possitive with regards to impact. A model to consider here is English and spin on a poolball, which impart with reversed direction when vectored off another ball.

⤴⤷A⥤B=⤵⤶B+⤵⤹A
or
¡A!-⇅¡B!

where ¡! is indicative of an integrated unity of the multi-phasic set of vectors and forces describing the movement of the enclosed Variable Unit.**

means There Exists
means There Does Not Exist.
means Is Not Equal To.

These are our Operators; let us pray that we never have to use them against the Innocent™. Except and . They’re cool looking. with a circle around it is of course the traditional “Authority” symbol, -v- the Circle A™ of our Beloved Future Perfect, Anarchy. Go figure why they aren’t standard unicode characters.

Better yet, go remind yourself of the Twin Tards, the Authority Agents whose “Enlightenened” ideas we need to supplant and surmount to succeed in seeding Democracy.


John Locke: Ovaltine

To make his arguments John Locke had to re-write some of the “Noble Savage” drivel of J-J Rousseau, upon whose Natural Law our idea of the Social Contract is hung, tacked up like a Proclaimation the Sheriff was told to nail onto the doors of our peasants’ hovels, en masse under the cover of an Absinthe-flooded night.


Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The Return of The Golden Rectangle?

Refresh your heads as breifly as possible (if you wish) on these gentlemen and thier odd ideas. Ruminate about thier Class, perhaps, and what thier goals were, if you think they indeed had any.
Then we’ll move on.

* One should likely insert the words “Piss-Poor, Senseless and Hastily Fabricated” prior to “Theory of Everything” in the refering sentence to get more literal translation from the equation above it; however, this is contrapositive to it’s given and nominatively eponymous raison d’etre.

**(Luckily, we won’t be doing physics proofs with demographics, per se. Your Candidate is notably weak on the quantificationisms.)

Il Communistacationismo

One thing that can be* asserted to be a valid critique of Your Candidate** is that i haven’t been very good at winning Hearts And Minds over to The Struggle on a broad scale. Sure, we’ve penetrated the Target Demogaphic deep, with the C_j Ultraz hooking successful pitches into the temporal lobes of a few not-so-much-key-placed-as-hoped-for Citizens. This may pan out to be invaluable during a future Food Riot or some such,*** but to my knowledge no electoral delegates number amongst the hapless and happier victims of our ongoing brainwashing experiment.

Hence the impetus giving rise to this Appologia. I’m not The Great Communicator™, but i’ll try to be as holistic yet coherant as…

*(and very well may have at some point by someone)
**(i can only assume that you, dear Reader, are indeed bold and brave enough to have chosen a Constitutionalist™ pony to champion this Electoral Season and are a rabid C_j_08 Delegate, natch)
***(sub-commitee study groups now forming to explore meme-implant transmorgraphibility, see me after class)

Bonzo’s Blitzes


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…well, as i feel like. WTF. kid. This crap ain’t paying the bills, getting me Action or making me younger and thus better able to provide for both myself. It has brightened my whites some, but i am unmoved; i crave greater Liberty than afforded by Linen.

If you want to start with an synappetizer of the Boznia-Hergotz’ian Voice Of Reason, please do.

PermaKulturae With 8rf


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Democracy and the Communaeum: En Appologia

The course of action proponed by this campaign, which is to secure the guarantee of direct democracy through popular vote for the US Executive, strikes many as premature in proposal and preposterous in practicablity. Pundits from all sides reveal thier true elitist leanings and wave off talk of a direct count as an affront to the intent with which our Founders created and cast this Republic™ using this eponymous nomenclature as if they’ve found the perfect circular argument to win the Junior Debate with. Surely advocates of a popular vote know that the wisdom and indisputably nobel intentions of the Constitutional Congress provided the peasants of America with the fairest of all representative process in the crafting of the Electoral System? The US is the most democratic republic ever, rationnally conceived on Natural Law with respect given to the Individual’s Soveriegn Rights™.

I hold no card against these fishwives’ recitations of Thier Masters’ Voices. I am an Individual; i do hold my own Soveriegn Rights as i perceive them to be Inalienable, Immutable and Sacrosanct; and thusly the cognitive dissonic yelp of withdrawing from the challenge and promise of developing our society further along the Populist Path with such an Authortarianist set of arguments repells me. Liberty in Her simple beauty begs the Post-Enlightenment heart to pound in rythmn with an egalitarian drum, not to shy up from the press of the common hand and turn back toward the vague Authority of the Unseen that is the omnipresent bulwarks of Oligopoly Autocratic Tyranny.

That shite’s an Intolerable Act, and this Peasant doesn’t do those.

Let’s instead see what Natural Law we can find to rest our elbows on, since the crux of the matter is really a simple duality:

Given that Her Citizens will continue to be governed by the triple-tiered Federalism (with Bicammeral Legislate™!) of the current United States governmental system, & that that said system, dynamic as all systems are, will tend towards equilibrium but develop if acted upon, would it be preferable to:

A – Maintain current levels of Citizen power reflected in the beurocracies and policies of the Nation, regardless of effect;

B – Maintain current overall social atmospherics, or find a better equilibrium state and call it an Epoche for the American Empire, by any means neccessary;

C – Increase Citizen power and involvement in the affairs of State, so long as this doesn’t change other social equalibriums; or

D – Increase Citizen power and involvement in the affairs of State by any means neccessary.

The Quadratic Duality: Should we work to keep things as they are or work towards the functional idealogical goal we as Americans hold to be our Uniting Cause and Founding Purpose, Democracy; one Nation, by the People, for the People, of the People; where one person equals one vote and the King is dead forever?

To work towards the lessening of Citizen power or the lowering of social equalibrium values are both now Federal offences triable under the Patriot Act; sitting on the sidelines and doing nothing will add to the inertial drag that’s pulling the current equalibrium into a whirlpool bound for stagnancy at best, perhaps leading us right back into Obliege Britannica. So action is, as always, a True Patriot’s Endevour™ encumbent upon all Citizens to engage.

We’re Not Special – Voice

FluxRostrum

TWIF


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Turn that over a spell ‘afore we ReNaturalize Law.

Watching the Skys, Nets

Let’s not add to the rolling snowball of self-perpetuated insanity that has most recently gathered a hefty layer from The Decider’s proclaimations of sanction ag’in Shi’ite Persia.

Let’s instead look at what, perhaps, They™ would use such sabre-rattling clamor to obfuscate. Reports of true Kafkaesquisity in the ever-growing beurokrautik
double-blind farce of the WatchList, which a SlashDot post posits is most probably fueled by datamining. With recent NSA and telecom collusion coming into fine focus, one might argue that this is not so much a lame-duck Presidency as an infant totalitarian dictatorship we here in the US of A have allowed to bloom.

Not this Candidate.

Personally, i’ve always thought that the NSA had best be wiretapping and the FBI watchlisting and the CIA renditioning and such. I just would have thought these agencies more targetted and adroit at thier game, like they were during the CoIntelPro days. These days their nets are too big, too broad and ill-suited to the tasks. They aren’t going to catch any fishies like this, all they’re going to do is piss good people off. Or scare them.

This doesn’t make it any more palattable. It just makes us a bigger target, which we didn’t need help with. We’ve been, as the Latin Americans who survived our decades of death squads and dictators say, “pinche hue Gringos.” What’s the gain in this game Cheney and Company are running?

Follow the money. The “left” press is almost there; watch them pull back from it like a slug from salt. It’s right under your noses when you sniff at Fox news. It’s why we fight in Afganistan, Iraq, and every other Eastern Hemisphere theatre, it’s why you were so confused about the voracity with which the shut-down of Lyndon LaRouche was effected.

If you say “oil” i swear to Maa i’ll fucking reach through the tubes and smack your dumb asses. I done tol’ allz’y’all prior that the USA is not going to get oil from Iraq. That much is obvious, or should be, to anyone with access to the internet who cares enough to look into who owns the damn pipelines. However, follow those pipelines and they’ll lead you home.

If you care.

If not, look up. There’s a new star in the North Eastern skies.