Category Archives: Political science

This is my strongest field and I had an excellent opportunity to hone my ability to reason in this field from some very knowledgeable thinkers at one of the top international schools in the field (U of T). Either I’m a good researcher, can effectively write and argue BS, have some capacity to original intuitions, or some combination of all three. As far as I’m concerned, nothing is truly apolitcal or amoral the moment it enters the public sphere. Still, I’ll limit use of the tag for domestic and international political issues, involving institutions and/or people at the level of villages and the international community and perhaps occasionally for more abstract stuff in political theory.

Decimal-place-free economic analysis of effects of Trump protectionism of imports and exports (and thus jobs)

Via Project Syndicate, from the guy who a decade was arguing against all opposition that globalization was not an inevitable thing that could not be reversed, and that in fact states have powers to make decisions that influence such things. … Continue reading

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EMG mindfuck, by use of adults as neurally whipped independence-ridden toddler-replacements

Background: When you think some specific words, regardless of whether you actually vocalize the words or whether they are only vocalized in your heads, “subvocalized”, this leads to the initiation of motor movements going to your throat (larynx). This occurs … Continue reading

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The kind of helping hand that anyone could do without

“Damning by faint praise” is a known means of trying to look respectable while throwing mud at people. There are extremely diverse analogues of this method of personalized attack and/or generalized propaganda. Not really the same as the following, but … Continue reading

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Why the “Why” matters in a context of psychological profiling, neurowar and political suppression

If you know why someone does something, you can start by suggestively or otherwise promoting a change in the explanatory approach to WHY they do that thing. Once they are doing that thing for some different reason than previously, it … Continue reading

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When accidentally consuming faux miniature carrots, be attentive to psychological associations, for puppethood avoidance purposes

Theoretically you could have an EEG headset programmed to remind you of certain minutae that you don’t want to forget about. For example, while reviewing a paper (I review/proofread/edit academic papers and similar such documents), if ┬ásubvocalizations of “et al” … Continue reading

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Psychological dominance by proposing alternative explanations for actions which always place one in the dominant position

Any time you go to do something, they propose an explanation which revolves around them having had control over the situation. This is along the lines of telling the dog to roll over whenever you observe that it is already … Continue reading

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Good news for net neutrality in Canada. Following consistent and ongoing efforts by Open Media to ensure that the general public is well represented on this issue, another effort by internet service providers to transform consumers and content creators into … Continue reading

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Causes of attack (getting at some micro level psych stuff wherein neurotech is used to assist in pupetting and enslaving people at the level of thought itself)

Causes of attack – don’t want to look at the insurance policy number in a document being translated for a new client – don’t want to be habitual in ignoring external manipulations applied for the purpose of altering meaning while … Continue reading

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Vulnerablity to involuntary recruitment

It would be good to have some good indicators on such risks.   Presumably, particularly nefarious types are likely to obtain them in advance of those without such┬ánefarious inclinations. So … in the context of anti-brainwashing curriculum, what might this … Continue reading

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Poetic justice for AGW denialism via betting markets?

Someone should start a sea level betting market. Samoans and others can take positions which will pay out around the time they start to flood. Thanks to widespread ignorance in the largest economy in the world, this should provide a … Continue reading

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