Category Archives: International

“How many targeted individuals?”

Estimates seem to range between a few hundred thousand and a few million. A YouTube video even said so, so probably it’s true. This number suggests somewhere in the range of tens or hundreds of millions of active perpetrators. But … Continue reading

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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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Orwell’s Big Brother on steroids-2.0

Every media you consume scanned in advance to tailor the individualized brainwashing and/or torture which is¬†inflicted in the moment you consume it. If ever trying to stray from the pre-predicted¬†path, or to some other-than-predicted news story, film, song or scientific … Continue reading

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Want to move somewhere so dirty that you can see the accumulated filth on your skin by afternoon?

The following logic may not apply well into the future, but I’ve long been relatively unconcerned about prospects that large numbers of highly educated, connected and/or competent individuals who have immigrated to Canada may respond to improving economic conditions in … Continue reading

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100th anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution

I’m not convinced that regimes under Stalin or Mao would have been particularly less murderous under some form of capitalism (whether state capitalism, monopolistic capitalist, or other), or that any system birthed by revolutions against Czarist Russia or pre-revolutionary China … 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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The subject of “mobbing” is increasingly well studied in recent decades

As it turns out, the subject of “mobbing” is increasingly well studied in recent decades. This can be easily verified by doing an academic journal search. Considering the percentage of the population reporting being a victim of mobbing in various … Continue reading

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Organized stalking and systematic psychosocial torture, if “extort a say nothing” is not a sure thing

I participate in organized stalking at any indication of a victim of organized stalking being present. Upon meeting any person try to obtain means to “extort a say nothing” before considering to know that person, and otherwise indicate the need … Continue reading

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