Category Archives: Policy

If it’s purely economic reasoning applied, then I don’t use this tag, and vice versa.

That’s rare though. If it’s about policy then politics cannot be ignored.

Does marijuana legalization CAUSE reduced overdose deaths? If so, here’s one way how.

Item #3 in a Cato Institute video mentions evidence that overdose rates are declining in states (USA) where marijuana is legal, with little other interpretation evident than this: availability of marijuana reduces the number of people who are introduced to … Continue reading

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EFF video on effect of US warantless surveillance, including of foreign targets

From a video by EFF J: Section 702 is designed in such a way that the targets of the surveillance do not at all have to be bad guys. 702 allows for targeting of any foreigner abroad, so long as … Continue reading

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Notes on Russia scandal, of generalizeable nature

Through Quartz, Nov 4: The key lesson of the scandal is not that Russia is dangerous to US democracy, but that social media makes all democracies vulnerable to anyone with a political agenda, a bit of money, and a reasonable … Continue reading

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Russian Facebook ads for polarization purposes (seeds of future revolution), or just to get someone Krelim-friendly into the Whitehouse?

Russian Facebook ads were aimed at Muslims and anti-Muslims, blacks and anti-blacks. Also, Clinton is the devil. Quartz shows a number of images of ads bought by Russia-based entities prior to the 2016 US election.   Also, Reuters reports on … Continue reading

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Conference highlights

1) Around the minute of getting very close to sleep the first night, I was informed that the room was in fact for women, asked to change rooms to make space for 2 women, and then within a fairly short … Continue reading

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Methods to think out of the box

If you are unwilling to be told when to view things through the analytical lens of a strictly “rational economic actor” view, taking yourself as the actor whose interest is at stake, then you’re biased. For example, if the question … Continue reading

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Highlights from Frontline’s “American Terrorist”

Among other things which would tend to suggest legitimacy of some variety of conspiracy theories which indicate that USA-originated brainwashing is behind at least some share of terrorist activities internationally, the reference to psychological torture is also worth mentioning. It … Continue reading

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Mandatory public service activities in support of a ‘million maybe leaders’

For national security and broader public wellbeing reasons, when speaking (or pretending to speak) on one’s phone one is at all times to maintain heightened vigilance for the possibility that some criminal or deviant of any sort is presently the … Continue reading

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Sovietesque open-closed genius logic

In the process of Big Brother mind controlling everyone for general public safety and law compliance, ‘so sorry’ if you were the type for whom this was not at all necessary, and for whom eternal punishment was required to demonstrate … Continue reading

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Health TO July 2017

Notes: The frequency of puppets who make routine use of various provocations with clearly intended hostile psychological effect toward those who have undergone certain previous treatments is, as compared to the 5-10% observable on the subway, much closer to the … Continue reading

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