Category Archives: Web and computing

A history of the Anti-Brainwashing League on Facebook

Day 1: Point out that the Canadian Medical Association’s statements on marijuana legalization quoted their own OPINION piece, and did not cite any actual science. Day 1: Banned for 2 days for no reason that I was able to find … Continue reading

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How not to build a culture of tax compliance (among other “how not to’s” consistent with the following)

1) Tolerance for tax evasion is higher when government competence is lower. 2) Tolerance for tax evasion is higher when (loosely) pressure of monitoring is higher. 3) Thus, it may be concluded that hostile levels of monitoring by non-tax officials … Continue reading

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The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed

“The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.” – Steven Biko

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Neurowar puppetry tactics. A.k.a. “Who the hell programmed that?”

The tactic referred to here is to try to force very numerous estimated-as-maybe-would-say things into your mind, so as to prevent from being able to gather thoughts to the extent to say or think what you actually want to say … Continue reading

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World Economic Forum (the Davos billionaire’s club) advice on what makes a great employee, contrasted with behaviours promoted for “targeted individuals”:

The World Economic Forum published a description of what makes great employees, with a focus on personality aspects. This post is a rough draft which compares a) the main points of advice disseminated by the billionaires’ club with b) behaviours … Continue reading

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Apparently not many criminals are aware of this

Anything to the effect of “I will harass you until you understand that the situation is that I will fuck with you endlessly until I can be sure that you will not report me” – is blackmail. Blackmail is a … Continue reading

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Information technology and peace

Existing statistical indicators of war, even under the assumption that they accurately reflect the reality on the ground (e.g., capture most or all deaths, etc., in a conflict), are not sensitive to psychological warfare, inclusive of that which abuses neuroeffective … Continue reading

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Indian Supreme court recognises the right of a citizen to be the master of his body and mind

A recent Indian Supreme Court decision overrules two previous decisions (from decades previous), and privacy as a fundamental right is now ruled as having a constitutional basis. The main present relevance is Aadhaar, a biometrics-based ID scheme increasingly required for … Continue reading

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Facebook and free speech

Today Facebook requested my phone number to verify identity. I had posted a single message which contained a link to a current project (directly related to the raise d’etre of the groups I’d joined), requesting feedback and input. Specifically, it … Continue reading

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Wouldn’t a foreign power have more interest to stoke terrorism in the USA than legit Americans? (Also, open/closed considerations regarding stupidities of excessive information collection.)

Among targeted individuals, rumour has it that the rise in mass murders (etc.) is at least in part due to electronic harassment where synthetic telepathy operators promote the idea for an individual to commit such a mass murder. This rumour … Continue reading

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