First, let me offer a nice bit of poetry from William Skink over at Reptile Dysfunction. It concerns use of Big Bird to get kids to vaccinate, as in, you know, there is nothing these monsters will not do, no low that is too low. First Chomsky telling us to cease commingling with ordinary stooges who have not figured out the hoax, and now a popular television character engaging in child abuse.
I wish I had the right words. I do not. My outrage is indescribable.
I came across a concept over the weekend, I do not remember where, but something well known and probably better understood by readers here than by me. It is the “noble lie.” It comes from Plato, I am told, but the concept doesn’t need a deep philosopher to grasp it. It is to mislead for the greater good. An example might be telling kids there are trolls living under bridges to keep them from going down to such places. Santa Clause might be another.
All right, all right – a joke explained is a joke not funny. I titled this post Noam’s Guarding the Cave as a play on words, substituting “Noam’s” for Gnomes, which are mythical creatures that guard trees and animals of the forest. Swiss bankers are referred to as the Gnomes of Zurich, and it is not a compliment.
I went through a period in the 1990s to some later date, how much later I am embarrassed to say, wherein I followed the work of Noam Chomsky and his own personal Minime, David Barsamian. I read most of his books, and Barsamian interviewed the hell out of him, making yet more books.
I want to first point to a 2016 paper by Miles Mathis, Noam Chomsky is and Has Always Been a Spook [I cannot get the link to work, but it is http://mileswmathis.com/chom.pdf, or just go to his updates page and search for “Chomsky.”], as it appears that he went through a similar infatuation, and is well recovered. The MM essay stands well on its own, but after publishing it he received an email from a former student of Chomsky’s at MIT, published on page 29 forward. In it the former student indicates that Chomsky, whose prose on political matters was forthright and well written, in matters of linguistics appeared to be the product of ghost writers. He also suggests that much of Chomsky’s early work might well have been derivative of his father’s.
I have no interest in Loretta Lynn nor her music, but I still felt the need to compile this post since something about her Wikipedia profile just “sticks in my craw.” But first, let’s get the Covid nonsense out of the way.
Well, I bundled up and Peggy Jean and I rolled out of Hurricane Mills so I could get this vaccine. I’m sure glad to get it and am sure ready to put Covid in the rear view mirror! And I enjoyed the mom daughter time, too! #winning #sickofcovid #stayhealthy #besafe #getyours,” Lynn posted on social media.
I have a few questions for Loretta:
Why did you need to “roll out” of Hurricane Mills at all? How is it that an 89-year-old “legend” with your resources couldn’t get the jab at home from a personal nurse?
If you did indeed leave home, why did you need to “bundle up?” Your ranch in Hurricane Mills features a recording studio, museums, lodging, restaurants, western stores, and since 1982 has hosted the largest amateur motocross race of its kind. Does it not include indoor facilities to house vehicles? Why haven’t you demanded a luxury vehicle with heated seats in an indoor garage?
Is getting injected with God-knows-what the only way you can get mom-daughter time, and why are you and all your celebrity friends always so giddy and “glad to get it?”
Contemporary climate change includes both global warming caused by humans and its impacts on Earth’s weather patterns. There have been previous periods of climate change, but the current changes are more rapid than any known events in Earth’s history.
The above words appear at YouTube under any video (that is allowed to air) that mentions climate change, either believing it to be real (allowed) or being mildly skeptical, also allowed but surely monitored. The link, of course, is to Wikipedia. The text is a big lie.
The above banner appears below any YouTube video that discusses Covid-19 in any manner, those believing it to be a real thing (allowed) or being mildly skeptical of certain aspects (also allowed, but surely monitored). That link, of course, is to Centers for Disease Control and all of its lies and urging vaccination for all.
The strategies and tactics directing human health systems and forest health management exhibit striking similarities.
Religious believers in the “active forest management” cult have declared that we need more vegetation manipulation — prescribed burning, logging, and thinning — to control large blazes. Cultist ignore the numerous examples around the American West where burning/thinning/logging did nothing to halt fire ignition and spread.
These proposals are based on the idea that due to fire suppression a build-up of fuels is the problem, and hence a reduction in fuels will solve the issue. There are reasons to believe fuel build-up due to fire suppression is greatly exaggerated. Most of the West’s vegetative communities including higher elevation pines like west-side Douglas fir, lodgepole pine, aspen, most fir and spruce species, sagebrush, juniper, and chaparral to name a few plant types that naturally have long fire rotations of decades to hundreds of years. Fire suppression has not influenced these communities with long fire rotations. There are no forest problems to “fix.” “Fuel reduction” will fail to fix the drivers of large blazes: extreme drought, low humidity, high temperatures, and wind.
How on earth have our forested lands survived before there were humans to come to the rescue and save them from wildfire, bark beetles, root rot, and a dozen other (real or imagined) ailments.
Everything is being gobbled up by what Stephers described in her latest (Halloween) entry as “a rapidlyexpanding digital panopticon.”
With Halloween arriving, it’s that spooky time of year. So, why not speak about a bit of spookery in relation to COVID? There’s plenty of spookdom to go around when it comes to the pandemic tale, but I will focus on just one aspect — having to do with the village of Haslemere in the Surrey region of the United Kingdom.
Boyd disclosed,“The outbreak in the Surrey town has drawn spooky comparisons to the programme ‘Contagion: The BBC Four Pandemic’, which aired in March 2018 . . . Designed as a digital experiment to ‘help plan for when the next deadly virus comes to the UK’, Dr Hannah Fry was ‘patient zero’ and used Haslemere as the place to launch the outbreak . . . It set out to answer questions on how quickly it would spread, how many it could kill and what could be done about it, using a smartphone app to monitor the simulated virus after starting it in Haslemere.” Boyd continued in this vein when quoting a tweet from Twitter, “Spookily, that’s precisely where the first person was diagnosed to have caught #coronavirus in the UK (my emphasis).”
Just so you know, I inserted the banner words “We Are Morons”in to the demonstration and group photo of an Extinction Rebellion ‘rally.’ It was also the working title for this piece, which I forgot to change before publishing. The Extinction Rebellion group is so pessimistic that the word “rally” seems inappropriate. “Funeral” or cavalcade of mourners would be a better description.
They are wrong. We are not headed for a sixth great extinction, at least one within our control. The planet routinely undergoes collisions with foreign bodies, and that has led to great tragedies. I think that is hidden somewhere in our collective psyches, and that might be the reason that Immanuel Velikovsky was so vilified. Routine human disasters as he described are forbidden knowledge. Mike Baillee in his book New Light on the Black Death*** calculated that we endure a major catastrophe involving an asteroid every 300 years or so. That’s a huge problem, one we ought to be studying. That could lead to extinction of species and … even climate change.
“A car can massage organs which no masseur can reach. It is the one remedy for the disorders of the great sympathetic nervous system.”
~ Jean Cocteau
I am a gal who loves cars.
When I was 16 years old, I got my dream car — a white ‘66 Ford Mustang. I called her my “little deuce coupe” (loosely) based on one of my favorite songs at the time — the 1963 song by The Beach Boys, “Little Deuce Coupe.” I had a customized license plate. I think I still have that plate stored away somewhere — in one of the plastic bins that survived the Ida flood.
In any case, I purchased (with considerable financial assistance from my dad and my grandfather) a used Mustang when she was about 20 years old for about $2,000. She came (precisely as shown in this video) with a light blue interior, deep front bucket seats, a large leather-wrapped steering wheel, two waist seat belts in the rear seats, and of course, a 289 V-8 engine.
She purred, and she purred sweetly. She was a beauty! That said, I was a new — and timid — driver. I do not recall taking her over 55 MPH. Even on the highway, I drove cautiously in the right lane. Well, my dad thought that was a waste of a good engine, and he told me that my little deuce coupe needed to be run “properly.” So, my dad took her out for a spin about once a week. I bet he had a blast.
The Heartland Institute held its 14th Annual International Conference on Climate Change this past weekend down in Colorado Springs. I wish I had been paying attention, as I would have attended. Videos of all the talks are available here. For me it is brain candy. Heartland is a good outfit, and the speakers they line up for these events are highly knowledgeable in the field of Climate and other specialties. Climate Alarmists are in a privileged position allowing them to merely make up their unchallenged facts. Only people like those at Heartland dare speak up. (Reporters were sent to the 14th ICCC, but only to do hit pieces.)
I am quoting as best I am able from this video from the link above. I think the speaker is H. Sterling Burnett, a Senior Fellow with Heartland. The quoted words below happen at around five or six minutes. (There is a long stretch of music leading into the video.)
“I have been on stage with seven or eight different climate scientists over way too many years of doing this. And I always asked them what would it take for you to disbelieve the theory of catastrophic climate change caused by human CO2 emissions. What would disconfirm the theory for you? Six of these scientists had no response. They couldn’t think of anything evidently by their lack of response that would disconfirm the theory. One scientist – I won’t mention him by name because he’s known for suing people and I don’t want to be the target of a lawsuit – he gave me an answer:… “All of physics would have to be overturned.” I said “really the law of conservation of energy, e=mc2 all of that has to go for you to be wrong about climate change?” He said ‘yes.’
I appreciate that he had an answer. He provided an answer. I thought it showed some extreme hubris on his part, but that is what it would take for him to be wrong about climate change.”
He is talking, of course, about Michael Mann, inventor of the fake hockey stick and a man known to slap lawsuits on anyone critical of him. The lawsuits are not done for any real cause, but it does tie people up in court, often for years. One suit against Professor Tim Ball was settled by the Canadian highest court in Ball’s favor. He was just tying up Mr. Ball’s hands, his seeming intent. Mann was ordered to pay all court costs – after all, he was doing nothing to advance the case. Has he paid those costs? I have heard he has not, though it would seem that Canada’s highest court has reach enough for force him to do so. But certainly Mann is not out-of-pocket, as he is just a tool backed by powerful and wealthy sponsors (whom he referred to in the Climategate emails as “our closeted friends”).
WordPress is an annoying outfit, most likely an Intelligence front. Very little of our lives, especially intellectual activity, escape the hand of enclosure, wherein we are lured to the paddock thinking it is a place where we get to freely express ideas.
They have, for several years now, been pressing writers into using a program called “Gutenberg,” which they claim to be superior to their old program, now called “Classic”, where in we simply write and avail ourselves of several simple, basic commands for organized presentation, such as blockquoting, linking, insertion of images, and limited text features such as bullets and numbering. We don’t need any more than that, but Gutenberg is a complicated maze of options, most of which might be useful to specialists writing, say, a scientific paper, but way too complicated for ordinary blokes. Keep it simple should be the rule. But WordPress insisted that we use Gutenberg, removing Classic from our options. For our own good of course, They know what is good for us.