Monthly Archives: May 2014

How to interfere with American sovereignty

Ask them to stop interfering with other people’s sovereignty.

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Why aren’t Canada and USA “in”?

Much like police preferences (globally, perhaps not in Toronto, for example) for methods of beating people which do not leave obvious markers of abuse, it seems safe to assume that there will be a strong preference for methods of torture … Continue reading

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What happens when everyone is “in”?

If you have been manipulated into thinking you are part of some “in” group who can benefit by dominating everyone else, keep in mind that once everyone is “in”, all you are is brainwashed. Who needs freedom anyways? Thinking for … Continue reading

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Medieval justice 2

When all peaceful means of resistance are exhausted, when then?   The victim is punished, in a manner designed to portray guilt which legitimizes the initial victimization. This is medieval justice as per Michel Foucault.

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Faith-o-meter

Faith in humanity: Trending towards zero. Faith in God: Reality is still there. Faith in self: I’m still here too.   We need a hero. You’re not worth it. There, are you happy now? Want to brainwash someone into thinking … Continue reading

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The blind leading the blindered

Got a business idea? What’s the first thing you do? Market research. National statistical services provide statistical services for public sector decision making (not convenient when you plan to rule by ideology, not evidence-based decision making), but also often tailor … Continue reading

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How to start a doomsday cult

Invite participants to the following steps. Pathway to heaven: – First you brainwash everyone into agreeing with you. – Then you kill (or excommunicate) the ones who you can’t brainwash. – Then you brainwash everyone into thinking it all never … Continue reading

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How long does it take nine-tenths of humanity to develop offshore oil platforms relative to the other tenth stuck on the other side of a desert?

I have previously argued that, even though colonialism, slavery, etc., is generally considered as highly unethical from the moral standpoint of the present day, that the technological gains initially afforded by these stolen surpluses may make it worth it, from … Continue reading

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Credit offered where due: Anti-spam legislation

Newsflash: Some of that consumer-friendly legislation is not tricksy stuff which probably doesn’t actually help consumers much (Discovery Channel only sounds like a good option, but once you watch 3-4 channels or more you will probably be paying more than … Continue reading

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Who has experience in rehabilitating child soldiers?

Who to go to for ideas on how to council children who have been made victims by virtue of being coopted into abusing other people. Uganda. They have loads of experience in reintegration of child soldiers.

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