Category Archives: Arts, media & society

Books, music, journalism, communication, language, film, fine art, social networking. Commentary thereof or any random sorts of musings relating to any of the above.

Among the more absurd man-in-the-middle applications

If someone who has been watching you for years can correctly guess what you take in your coffee, therefore if they suggest insider knowledge regarded the intended meaning of a communication that addresses a politically sensitive issue, their knowledge of … Continue reading

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Lead Economist in the research department of the African Governance and Development Institute debunks for main anti-immigration arguments for EU

To start with, the fact that these four arguments against immigration can be easily debunked does not therefore imply that the debate is open and shut. The full article is here. 1) Loss of Christian values 2) Undermining liberal democratic … Continue reading

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We say ‘guru’ because ‘charlatan’ is too long in the headline

We are using the word ‘guru’ only because ‘charlatan’ is too long to fit into a headline – Peter Drucker, a business consultant, in reference to business consultants

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Women are three times as likely to be fired after misconduct in finance

Women are three times as likely to be fired after misconduct in finance, despite being much less likely to perpetrate any misconduct. The authors suggest that “old boy club” sort of mentality prevents the market from capitalizing on the opportunity. … Continue reading

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The USA could build high speed rail between every city over a million, or buy 10,700 F35s per year, with the savings (!) from changing to universal public health care

Canada health care: 11% of GDP. USA health care: 17% of GDP. Canada average results: higher in almost all categories (data.worldbank.org is an easily accessible source on this for a variety of indicators). USA economy: $17.9 trillion. Potential annual savings … Continue reading

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The cover up of the cover up. Dissemination of neurolinguistic programming stage presence tools as the cover up for classical conditioning being the mechanism when in fact neurotechnology was being used for brainwashing and societal control purposes

The coverup involved efforts to promote belief that classic conditioning was the mechanism involved in various mind control (and brainwashing) methods being applied widely in the pschological warfare situation some years previous. This was to cover up the fact of … Continue reading

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Double unplus freedom promotion

I will help you prove your freedom by building multiple negative associations with everything you want to do. In so doing, I can help you feel more free by not liking any of the things you want to do while … Continue reading

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Luring the working poor to vote against their interest, episode #21038740321 (2017 Canada budget)

“If you … take the bus … and when you get home you like to have a beer, well both of those things are going to cost you more” – Rona Ambrose, Party Leader, Conservative Party of Canada Putting billions … Continue reading

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Pending case to judge whether sending strobing images to someone with epilepsy can land you in jail

I’ve long wondered what sorts of additional risks epilepsy sufferers may face. Specifically, the use of technologies tailored to their epilepsy to cause them special harm, for example at times that could cause special damage in their social lives or … Continue reading

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1960s sci-fi horror or 2019 reality?

The government should retain a comprehensive library relating to what is captured from previous thought processes (harvested using one of the variety of possible means of doing so). Then, entrust an AI to clear your every passing thought through a … Continue reading

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