Ramblings, football is life, and, oh yeah, about a place called Iwo Jima

A year ago I attended my fiftieth class reunion, Billings Central Catholic High School, Billings, Montana. If you are anywhere close, or even if thirty years away, my advice would be don’t bother. Two things were upsetting … the general level of intelligence is not indicative of fifty years of forward movement, and … I’ll be be delicate here, I won’t  be cruel or crude … so many of the women and quite a few of the men too … have gotten really fat. A couple of girls I dated were there, and all I could think was “Phew! Dodged a bullet!”

But that is all cosmetic. It goes deeper. People and attitudes do not change. I was an outsider in high school, and fifty years later, I was still an outsider. That’s a two-edged sword: I would not belong to a club that would have me as a member, but I wanted, like everyone, to be accepted and admired. In high school I did not like being an outsider and took no pride in my status. That mindset, however, inability to blend into the group, has molded me into the person I am, gave me self-employment and a happy life. Two-edged sword indeed.

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5G: Pushback Begins

https://www.saferemr.com/2015/04/cell-tower-health-effects.html

We — head to toe — are electro-magnetic systems. The proliferation of cell towers, especially near preschools, and other schools, is causing controversy and economic loss when parents find out how close their kids are to radiation risk.

5G roll out will require a lot more cell towers, which will adversely impact more and more residential neighborhoods and businesses.

In California there are battles shaping up over 5G technology. Public health concerns were exempted in the 1996 Telecommunications (Consolidation) Act, but that’s not stopping businesses and parents from expressing concern, and in some cases moving kids out of existing schools to avoid what they perceive as unacceptable risk.

Firefighters don’t want towers on their fire stations. https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/01/25/consumerwatch-5g-cellphone-towers-signal-renewed-concerns-over-impacts-on-health/

Government “standards” for human exposure to radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic fields have been developed in consultation with numerous other federal agencies. Does anyone believe the government to protect public health and safety? Lots more to come.

The psychology behind thought stopping

CTI have long been intrigued by the power of the term “conspiracy theory,” but not because it contains any useful information. It does not. It is a blunt weapon used to beat people into quiet submission even as they hold views of the world around them at variance with their peers and colleagues. It is a powerful thought control device. Its true content is this:

“STFU.”

I think most who come to this website know or are vaguely remember that the origin of the term is in a 1967 CIA memo circulated to all of its bureaus called “Concerning Criticism of the Warren Report.” That’s rich, as in that document we will find unspoken knowledge within the Deep State that the JFK assassination was a public hoax, making the memo itself a “ riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.”

In the wake of the memo, newspaper outlets began using the term, and its use has spread. I find it ghastly, as those who mimic the words imagine themselves smarter than those they hurl them at. They do not know how to think. I once devised a response for use against people hurling the epithet, roughly as follows:

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Biometric Nightmare.

We’ve got you covered.

https://id2020.org/

As 2020 approaches, isn’t it time we meet the folks designing your “full-spectrum” ID future?  ID2020 doesn’t just expand national biometric identity programs.  Casting a wide net to ensnare stateless individuals with no “record” in state-based systems.  This is of course being pitched as a benefit to individuals who “…must have the capacity to assert their identity across borders…”  —  “Privacy, portability, and persistence are necessary for digital identity to meaningfully empower and protect individuals.” 

Meet the ID2020 Alliance: 

The ID2020 Alliance is an innovative public-private partnership committed to improving lives through digital identity. The Alliance brings together multinational institutions, nonprofits, philanthropy, business, and governments to set the technical standards for a safe, secure, and interoperable digital identity that is owned and controlled by the user. It funds high-impact pilot projects that bring digital identity to vulnerable populations, and uses the data generated to find scalable solutions and inform public policy. Partners include Accenture, FHI360, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Hyperledger, IDEO.org, iRespond, Kiva, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, Simprints, and United Nations ICC.

Anybody buying this benevolent corporate double-think?  I know, to many of our POM readers this is covering well-traveled territory.  But there are always new wrinkles to what we think we already know.  Here’s something new:

H. R. 1729, introduced March 13, 2019 by Mr. Higgins of Louisiana, amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002, establishing the Office of Biometric Identity Management.  https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1729

In the last session of Congress (115th) there was a bill requiring biometric ID for all U.S. citizens.  It hasn’t been reintroduced in the 116th Congress as far as I know.   If passed, anyone who wants to work in the U.S. would need a biometric ID.  Cross a border, get on a  plane, enter a secure federal building, you get the ID-ea.

Questions?  Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about biometrics.  https://www.gemalto.com/govt/inspired/biometrics

The elitist ruling class has really outdone themselves.  Use your unique, biological features as a weapon against every human being still breathing on earth.  Who says you aren’t the target?

Smarmy. MWA Embraces Sheep

Desertification is real, and irreversible.

The Montana Wilderness Association (MWA) has always thrown wildlife and native trout habitat under the bus when faced with a choice between a bigger budget and standing up to corporate enterprise.

https://wildmontana.org/wild-life/shearing-sheep-in-the-ruby-valley

Their latest sell-out, in alliance with other NGO sell-outs Trout Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy, Greater Yellowstone Coalition among others, is a deal with the devil — the industrial sheep business in Southwest Montana.


John Helle’s private, domestic sheep graze in prime grizzly bear, bighorn sheep (roadless, public land) habitat for 27 cents per head per month.

I have nothing against sheep, except when there are too many of them in one place, for too long. Ever been to the Middle East? Greedy men in the sheep and goat business have destroyed continents.

The story of conservationists and corporate capitalists working in harmony, side by side, whatever the industry, is a false one dependent on paid agents posing as people with a passion for nature. Their passion is for status, money and power. It’s that simple. One way to always tell the fake from the real deal is to look at the size of the budget and number of employees. Over $1 million annually pretty much guarantees nothing will get done for the land, water or wildlife. The other way to tell the shit from shinola is the media coverage. Lots of favorable, smarmy, human interest stories is a dead giveaway you’re being duped.

Mark and I have both been duped by MWA and similar ilk. If this little diatribe prevents one more honest conservation-minded person from being taken in and disappointed, it’s well worth the ink.

Extinction is the New Global Warming. Beware.

Commercialization of earth’s lifeforms is expanding into new territory. Emotion, not facts or evidence, is the primary organizing tool of the corporate controllers behind the scenes. Children will “lead.” Unsuspecting newcomers to the “movement” are the targets/marks. Profit is the goal. Meet the “Extinction Movement” before it is too big to recognize for what it is.

Extinction Rebellion Training, or How to Control Radical Resistance from the ‘Obstructive Left’

http://www.wrongkindofgreen.org/blog/

Extinction Rebellion Training, or How to Control Radical Resistance from the ‘Obstructive Left,” May 6, 2019, by Cory Morningstar is recommended reading for anyone trying to make sense of the MSM “extinction” hype flooding the airwaves and social media. Like all high-profile campaigns, most of us are only (spoon fed) observing the “tip of the iceberg.”

No, that’s not Willie Nelson.