Thursday, November 30, 2017

Tea Lovers Have It Made Thanks to Markets

Tea is of course god's gift to the porcelain industry. that never stops giving.  There is also a serious alternative called Yerba Mate out of South America that is in early days of biological improvement.

The husbandry has become global and that will continue.  It is a holly like bush which is surely ideal for planting with orchard trees.  As we need to see working fence rows separating agro - fairways this type of plant is a working option able to withstand a robust ground cover.

This article is also an excellent economics lesson as well.  The globalization of tea has been a true boon to humanity in terms of pleasure and natural economic flow.

Tea Lovers Have It Made Thanks to Markets

From Chinese god-emperors to bags of Lipton: the story of tea is the story of trade.

by Leisa Miller

When I say “tea time,” what do you think of? The dainty clinking of fine china, biscuits and cucumber sandwiches, posh British accents… Maybe you picture the small teapot with the side handle and the Japanese tea ceremony. Or a tulip-shaped glass with scalding hot Turkish tea. I personally think of tiny clay cups and tightly rolled Taiwanese oolongs. There are so many possible mental images because tea has been traded and embraced by so many different people.

A Brief History of the Tea Trade

Legend has it that tea became a thing 4,000 years ago in China when the god/emperor Shennong asked his servant for a cup of water and some tea leaves blew into his drink. The drink was widely regarded to have medicinal properties ever since. But it wasn’t until the 9th century AD that the first book was written about it.

At some point in the same century, tea was brought from China to Japan by Buddhist monks. The drink and its preparation developed into something totally unique. While tea in China at the time was primarily considered medicinal, tea in Japan took on a more pronounced religious nature (think: the Japanese Tea Ceremony).

International competition and trade have increasingly caused its price to go down

Enter the Europeans in the early 17th century. The Dutch were the first to bring tea from China back to Europe. It took a while to catch on, but gradually tea became a luxurious drink among the upper classes and aristocrats in France and Great Britain. Eventually, it made an appearance to the general public in coffeehouses in Europe and the American colonies. Much like in Japan, tea in Europe started to take on its own unique character. Europeans saw tea time as a social activity. They shifted away from green tea in favor of black tea, and began adding sugar, milk, and sometimes lemon to their cups.

By the end of the 18th century, Great Britain was importing more black tea than green tea, and it quickly became one of the world’s largest consumers of the drink. In order to challenge the Chinese monopoly on tea production, the British began growing tea in India and Ceylon (Sri Lanka). And again, a new tea culture emerged. The Masala chai as we know it originated in India in the 20th century.

Tea has since started being grown in many other countries too: Taiwan, Indonesia, and Kenya, to name a few. Each country that adopts tea gradually gives it a character of its own. And international competition and trade have increasingly caused its price to go down.

Tea Today

Trade and globalization have made this drink and the secrets of how to best brew it way more accessible today than at any other point in history.

It doesn’t even matter that coffee dominates the hot drink industry in the United States. As an obsessive tea enthusiast, I can still satisfy my eccentric needs by researching and buying the good stuff online. You see, where there’s a need, there’s a market. And the online tea market is bustling with a great selection of leaves that will delight you no matter what your tastes or budget are.

There are a ton of affordable, convenient options out there if you’re looking to buy tea. But not all teas are created equal. If you’ve ever been to Teavana, you know what I’m talking about. Their wares are so delicious, but so, so expensive.

What should you get instead? I’m glad you asked.

For the College Kid Who’s Fed Up with Coffee Crashes

Thankfully, you don’t have to shell out $50 for a single tin of quality tea. So if you’re a poor college kid that needs a reasonable dose of caffeine right now, I recommend buying Twinings or Harney & Sons bagged tea from your local supermarket.

Bagged tea is a fantastic invention. Just plop the bag in your mug and fill it with hot water. Done. You can even reuse the tea bag if you need another quick pick-me-up.

Twinings and Harney & Sons produce my favorite bagged teas. The quality of their tea is consistently good, and they're usually available at Target, Kroger, or wherever you happen to shop. Even if you’re a millennial who no longer goes to the store (UberEats and HelloFresh, anyone?), you can pick these brands up on Amazon and have them sitting on your doorstep in two days.

Easy to drink and easy to find. What more could you ask for?

For the Busy Mother Whose Kids Are Spending the Night at Grandma's

I wouldn’t be a proper tea connoisseur if I only told you where to buy bagged tea, would I? So let’s say you’re ready to take the plunge into loose leaf teas. You’re a mom whose kids got picked up by grandma for the evening. You’ve got some time to pamper yourself and really relax. What should you check out?

Scratch Teavana off your list (unless you hate your wallet) and hit up Adagio Teas. Adagio is an online vendor that sells a massive variety of tea. Want something with pineapple? They’ve got it. Vanilla? It’s yours. That African herb called “rooibos?” Add to cart. They even give you the option to create your own blend of tea with whatever herbs, spices, or fruits you want.

The best part of all is definitely the reasonable pricing. I remember the first time I went to Teavana, I spent almost $100 on tea that lasted me about 6 months. Assuming I drank 1 cup a day, that means I spent around $0.50 per cup. That’s still better than Starbucks, but the average cup of tea on Adagio only costs $0.12 per cup. Adagio Teas provides better quality, better selection, and lower prices. 

And even though this scenario is supposed to be about buying and brewing loose leaf tea, you can buy your tea from Adagio in the loose leaf or bagged variety. Loose leaf tea is more cost effective and fun, but like we said earlier, where there’s a need, there’s a market. And the market for quality bagged tea is plentiful!

Fun to drink and easy to find. Treat yo’self.

For the Instagram Foodie or Introvert Who Loves Trying New Things

Finally, we’re getting to the greatest achievement of the tea market: the vast selection and distribution of specialty tea.

“Tea” is technically any drink that is made with the plant Camellia Sinensis (the tea bush). Herbal “teas” like chamomile and rooibos are not technically teas.

“Specialty teas” have an even more extreme definition: they’re any drink that is made solely with the plant Camellia Sinensis. They contain no fruits, no herbs, no oils, no added fragrances, nothing. You get tea leaves. That’s it.

This might sound bizarre or boring, but there’s a surprisingly large demand for specialty tea. You can find a bunch of people on Reddit, Instagram, and Steepster who are extremely dedicated to the craft and process of preparing a good cup of tea. They go all out with exotic-looking, handmade teaware imported from China and Japan. You’ll find on every connoisseur’s shelf several bags of the same tea harvested during different years or seasons or varieties that are harvested at different altitudes.

Part of the delight of these teas is asking the question, “If I do X to the tea leaves, how will the taste change?” What happens to the taste across leaf varietals, aging, oxidation levels, terroir? Curiosity very quickly transforms into fascination, and then into obsession.

The number of people who want this particular kind of tea isn’t as large as the number who want a cup of coffee. They’re not even the majority of the tea-drinking population. But still, because there is indeed a demand for this stuff, and because the internet keeps operating costs low, lovers of specialty tea can get what they want for a totally reasonable price.

Back to the important details though. Where can you buy specialty tea?

Yunnan Sourcing is one option. The founder, Scott, is an American who sources his tea and operates his business directly from China. If you want to try authentic Japanese teas, take a look at Yunomi. Interestingly enough, Yunomi was also started by an American, and ships fine Japanese teas worldwide. Or maybe you want something truly unusual, like a wet stockpiled tea from Nepal or a “purple” tea from Kenya. That too can be arranged! What-Cha, which is operated by a guy from the UK, specializes in unusual teas from all over the world.

There’s also Eco-Cha, White2Tea, Crimson Lotus, Vadham, Teavivre… the list goes on and on. Each vendor serves a particular market need. And specialty tea lovers are eating — or rather, drinking — it all up.

The ease of international trade and access to information today has made it possible for all these vendors to operate and serve tea fanatics like me.

Trade and the Exchange of Ideas Have Made This Drink What It Is

Tea has been around for thousands of years. It went from being an exclusive commodity only available in China to an expensive luxury only known to European aristocrats to less than a dollar per cup across the world. Each time it’s changed hands, it’s turned into something new and unique. And thanks to the internet and the present-day capacity for international trade, tea doesn’t have to be the dominant drink of any culture to be bought and sold in a wide array of fashions.

Quality, consistency, and variety have all gone up, and prices have come down. This is the power of trade.

Factory-Like Schools Are the Child Labor Crisis of Today

 I do think that my one room school did it better.  My high school did well enough but not so good as to provide for a useful alternative to social smoking.  Or to create bully free environments even with access to coercion.

The first problem is time control which has obviously degenerated into what is convenient for the laziest teacher.

The school has the children for six to seven hours.  That whole protocol needs to be better understood and creatively managed.  We have already had a discussion of reversing the homework presentation cycle.  How about teachers been attached to their classes during recess to direct social interaction and provide authority as requested?  It is still a serious change of pace.

This way it becomes plausible that homework becomes contemplative meditation in which material is carefully read.  And with prepared minds, it may become possible to have class sessions in which student present additional readings  to their fellow students thus encouraging the rest to expand their preparation.

A history class about the thanksgiving myth will be a lot more interesting if all came to class having read same and then listen to readings of alternative descriptions.  In fact it allows a proactive learning environment.

After school, children do need chores to attend to, either family driven or better yet, community driven.  This burns off any remaining physical energy before going home for supper.  Those forests do need active grooming by ad hoc grooming teams who set out to collect a bin of material. .


Factory-Like Schools Are the Child Labor Crisis of Today

Compulsory schooling was meant to save children from the dangerous conditions of the factory, but these days, "traditional" schooling is easily just as dangerous to children's well-being.

Most American children and teenagers wake early, maybe gulp down a quick breakfast, and get transported quickly to the building where they will spend the majority of their day being told what to do, what to think, how to act. An increasing number of these young people will spend their entire day in this building, making a seamless transition from the school day to afterschool programming, emerging into the darkness of dinnertime. For others, there are structured afterschool activities, followed by hours of tedious homework. Maybe, if they’re lucky, they’ll get to play a video game before bed—a rare moment when they are in control.

There is mounting evidence that increasingly restrictive schooling, quickly consuming the majority of childhood, is damaging children. Rates of childhood anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, and other mental illness are surging. Teenage suicide rates have doubled for girls since 2007, and have increased 30 percent for teenage boys. Eleven percent of children are now diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and three-quarters of them are placed on potent psychotropic medications for what Boston College psychology professor Dr. Peter Gray describes as a “failure to adapt to the conditions of standard schooling.”

Dr. Gray goes on to explain:

It is not natural for children (or anyone else, for that matter) to spend so much time sitting, so much time ignoring their own real questions and interests, so much time doing precisely what they are told to do. We humans are highly adaptable, but we are not infinitely adaptable. It is possible to push an environment so far out of the bounds of normality that many of our members just can't abide by it, and that is what we have done with schools.

In the early twentieth century, concern about children’s welfare in oppressive factories was a primary catalyst for enacting child labor laws and simultaneously tightening compulsory schooling laws. Yet, for many of today’s children, the time they spend in forced schooling environments is both cruel and hazardous to their health. Gone are the oppressive factories, but in their place are oppressive schools. Where is the outrage?

In a New York Times Op-Ed article this week, author Malcolm Harris posits that young people are placed into these high-pressure, increasingly competitive schooling environments by corporate interests aiming to push job training to younger ages without having to pay for it. He writes:

There are some winners, but the real champions are the corporate owners: They get their pick from all the qualified applicants, and the oversupply of human capital keeps labor costs down. Competition between workers means lower wages for them and higher profits for their bosses: The more teenagers who learn to code, the cheaper one is.

[ this is total leftest rubbish - arclein ]

Harris’s solution is to encourage students to unite collectively, following a labor union paradigm, to demand better schooling conditions. He asserts:

Unions aren’t just good for wage workers. Students can use collective bargaining, too. The idea of organizing student labor when even auto factory workers are having trouble holding onto their unions may sound outlandish, but young people have been at the forefront of conflicts over police brutality, immigrant rights and sexual violence. In terms of politics, they are as tightly clustered as just about any demographic in America. They are an important social force in this country, one we need right now.

While Harris and I agree that the conditions of forced schooling are untenable and rapidly worsening, we disagree on the solution. To suggest that students unionize to demand better compulsory schooling conditions is similar to suggesting that prisoners unionize to demand better prisons: It’s a fine idea but it’s completely futile. Children are mandated under a legal threat of force to attend compulsory schools.

The first step to addressing the oppressiveness of forced schooling and its harmful effects on children is to fight the compulsion. Rather than trying to improve the conditions of an inherently unjust, state-controlled system, the system itself must be overturned. After all, humans cannot be truly free when they are methodically, and legally, stripped of their freedom under the pretense that it’s good for all.

Money, It Turns Out, Is a Practical Art

What money established a long time ago is the market demand for a common medium of exchange.  what made it particularly attractive was that money is also consumed, first as a physical store of value and later as a way to pay for interest.
We no longer use it as a store of value, but interest payment has steadily declined because the pool of electronic debt instruments has steadily increased over time much faster than our need to create new money.
Crypto has produced a secure currency that is technically better than our historic dispensation simply because it is impossible to merely print the stuff.  It really has to be mined costing real energy for the hardware.  Bitcoin could well have reached its natural limit although splitting it may change that and free energy even more.
The serious take home is that any crypto currency can provide the same service money provides.  Better, government will prove powerless to stop it.  Since interest rates are so low we can actually create a huge crypto credit portfolio as well and the tight supply allows negative interest to work as well.
Id do think that Bitcoin needs to split two for one perhaps every six months to support demand although it is actually unnecessary thanks to fractional ownership....

Money, It Turns Out, Is a Practical Art

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Cryptocurrency opened up the floodgates of monetary innovation a century after the enterprise had been shut down.

by Jeffrey A. Tucker

If you read on the topic of money’s history from any mainstream textbook, you will already know the drill. In the past, money took many forms. It was shells, pelts, salt, and various metals. Finally we got paper money, credit institutions, then central banks. At this point, we are told, history was complete. The final and best form had arrived.

The state would be in charge of money forever. All that was left was to have it managed in a way that better served our needs. People argued about systems of government management. Maybe a rule of some sort, based on quantity or the gold price or some other scheme. The system can be reformed, but the idea of treating money as a technology to be managed by the market – well, let’s just leave that to utopians like F.A. Hayek.

Frozen in Place

But look what actually happened. From the time when money came to be nationalized by the state and managed by central banks, roughly 100 years ago, the improvements stopped. Everything else got better: cars, flight, communication, homes, indoor environments, distribution of all essentials from food to clothing to finance. What did not improve was the money itself. In fact, it became worse.

This is for a reason. The nationalization of money froze it in place. It was no longer subject to the pressure that free enterprise places on everything else. It was the great exception (there were other exceptions too, like schools and courts). It was stuck. In the 21st century, we were using the same core money technology as we were using in the early part of the 20th century. Hardly anyone thought anything of it. Surely we had come to the end of history.

The consequences were not only that money never got better. The nationalization of money led to a huge increase in government debt, wild swings in credit cycles, inflation, and even war because government no longer had to tax people for funds but rather could print it without limit. All of this ended up eating away at liberty itself, growing government beyond what any liberal society should tolerate, and fed human rights abuses.

Then Came Crypto

From the time that Bitcoin became viable, however, monetary theory would never be the same. In the years since that time (2009), I’ve noticed a gradual change taking place. We used to think about money as somehow existing in a finalized form. No more. It is now being thought of as we should have thought about it all along, as a technology that can become better in response to human needs.

In the 19th century, the word technology was not in common use. Instead a different phrase was popular: the practical arts. I think it is better. Inventing new things for human use is an art form. But it is not art just for admiring. It is art for using, art to make life better, a tool to enable a better path forward for all.

The practical arts today involve new apps, new buying options, new ways to communicate, new modes of transportation, and new markets. They make things cheaper, better, and more adaptive to our needs. Entrepreneurs compete to find better ways of serving us through the practical arts.

Thanks to the rise of cryptocurrency, the practical arts are being applied to reinventing money itself. It is going on every day, with thousands of companies innovating new monetary technologies. The big breakthroughs include: the uniting of money with payment systems, the dramatic diminution of counterparty risk, the inclusion of the unbanked, the impossibility of censorship, the security of ownership, the absence of a central point of failure. We keep discovering new virtues.

Cryptocurrency opened up the floodgates of monetary innovation a century after the enterprise had been shut down. F.A. Hayek wrote, “I have no doubt that competition would be much more inventive in providing the kind of monetary institutions needed for the proper functioning of markets.” He thought this might only happen by eliminating legal tender laws and dismantling central banks.

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about cryptocurrency is that it unleashed competition without any reform of the system that still operates from the top down. No law was repealed, no plan was enacted, no new reforms were passed. It was as if a Maserati had sudden driven up alongside a fleet of Model Ts.

When will mainstream monetary theory adapt to the new reality? Check back in ten years.

Richard Dawkins defended "mild pedophilia" in an interview with the Times magazine back in 2013.

In the end, he remained an apologist for pedophilia.  Because he was a surviving victim, he rationalized his way past the memories through social communion with fellow victims.  This hardly makes any part of it defensible.

It also informs us how victims actually tacitly join in the support circle for those who perpetrate.  

All of which provides cover for the totality which is completely outrageous.   The solution for this disease is summary castration.  Our bodies produce sexual hormones which drive our mental apparatus to change in terms of our behavior.  One of those available pathways is pedophilia and it can be easily guarded against.  Not true for other pathways.    Homosexuality appears to be biological but its variants are not at all.  Same problem.

This may appear draconian but it is not.  We know that a cure may be impossible but ending the risk solves two issues.  It eliminates the communal risk and it also allows the individual to return to society as a valuable and productive contributor.

Down playing it as hysteria when it is now been confirmed wholesale and actually by his own words is disingenuous.  He knew several as a boy as well which does not make this a rare condition at all.  What it makes is the perfect conspiracy..
Richard Dawkins defended "mild pedophilia" in an interview with the Times magazine back in 2013.

And while the quote itself is quite jarring, especially to those who look to Dawkins for his influential writings on atheism (but haven't noticed some of his other strange stances), it's far from the first time that the scientist has launched a defense of the behavior — or talked about his own abuse at the hands of boarding school teachers. 

First, here's what Dawkins said to The Times magazine, as condensed by the Religion News Service:

“I am very conscious that you can’t condemn people of an earlier era by the standards of ours. Just as we don’t look back at the 18th and 19th centuries and condemn people for racism in the same way as we would condemn a modern person for racism, I look back a few decades to my childhood and see things like caning, like mild pedophilia, and can’t find it in me to condemn it by the same standards as I or anyone would today,” he said.
In Mr Dawkins' opinion, instilling a child with religious beliefs is worse than "mild" pedophilia. The following video is an excerpt from a 2012 Al Jazeera interview: 

In 2006, Mr. Dawkins wrote "we live in a time of hysteria about paedophilia, a mob psychology that calls to mind the Salem witch-hunts of 1692," in his popular book The God Delusion.

He continued: 
“All three of the boarding schools I attended employed teachers whose affections for small boys overstepped the bounds of propriety. That was indeed reprehensible. Nevertheless, if, fifty years on, they had been hounded by vigilantes or lawyers as no better than child murderers, I should have felt obliged to come to their defence, even as the victim of one of them (an embarrassing but otherwise harmless experience).”
There's more. In 2012, a few conservative publications finally noticed what Dawkins wrote in 2006, and dredged it up. Dawkins then defended pedophilia, again, in defense of those earlier remarks: 
“I was myself sexually abused by a teacher when I was about nine or ten years old. It was a very unpleasant and embarrassing experience, but the mental trauma was soon exorcised by comparing notes with my contemporaries who had suffered it previously at the hands of the same master.”
The following quote, from the same defense, drives home what's so off about Dawkins's argument here, beyond the knee-jerk recoiling of the idea of defending a pedophile. 

Dawkins, a scientist, relies on anecdotal evidence and speculation to "prove" his point (and once again states that religion is worse than "mild" pedophilia): 
“Thank goodness, I have never personally experienced what it is like to believe – really and truly and deeply believe – in hell. But I think it can be plausibly argued that such a deeply held belief might cause a child more long-lasting mental trauma than the temporary embarrassment of mild physical abuse.”

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Huge actionable intelligence haul from Marine raid on CIA HQ

I posted weeks ago that any effort to secure the CIA could well involve the Marines and possibly Micheal Flynn.  I actually thought that is was likely inevitable simply because it has been running rogue since JFK and long before.  It still demanded clear strategic thinking, often missing.

What this is describing is exactly that but not nearly as clumsy as I anticipated.  It focused on intelligence and left the seats warm.  Better yet, forces were on standby to use all the intelligence immediately and what is slowly becoming apparent is that the US military is acting to interdict all drug sources whatsoever and has been since day one of Trump's presidency.

Other resources are also targeting all forms of child trafficking as well and it now appears that this will culminate in those 4000 sealed indictments on high level pedophiles and corrupt politicians.  He has to have ordered the military to assist in draining the swamp.

Once we wade past the disinformation providing investigative cover, it is clear that the only possible target is what i just described.

The epidemic of foot injuries and the unusual silence out there tells me that many are now in the know and the rest are sleep walking through their roles.  It really cannot be kept quiet much longer and the mountain of indictments tells me that they are simply waiting for the last to be finished off.

In the meantime is is hard to get any confirmation except independent observation of movement and a few connected nods.

Some of the claims made here seem seriously unlikely and certainly premature but also cannot be ruled out.  What appears certain is that we have an intelligence haul that answers clear CIA insubordination regarding the JFK files.  We just have not quite blown up the CIA yet which could be reckless.

Huge actionable intelligence haul from Marine raid on CIA HQ


By Benjamin Fulford White Dragon Society 125 Comments

The good guys are winning, folks, and it will not be long before the last brainwashed slaves are freed from the Khazarian debt-slavery mind-control matrix and the criminals rounded up.

The Marine raid last week on CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia has yielded a huge haul of actionable intelligence, say Pentagon and other sources. “[U.S. President Donald] Trump is winning BIG, with Clinton-linked pedo rings busted in China as well as the Philippines, Africa, and Germany. Military tribunals and sealed indictments across the USA are approaching 4,000,” according to Pentagon sources.

This raid was made possible because Trump signed an executive order on October 20th to recall retired military to active duty in order to “take down the Bush-Clinton cabal, the Jewish mafia, and purge the CIA and FBI of traitors,” the sources say.

The sources say that during the November 18th raid on CIA headquarters, computers and documents were seized and as a result, “some 400 drug facilities were located and the U.S. military began bombing them in Afghanistan on November 19th.” They added that the bombed locations were labelled as the Taliban’s in order “to be politically correct.” In other words, they do not want the world to think there is a civil war going on inside the military-industrial complex.

In any case, “The Marines have proven once again that they are semper fidelis (always faithful), as this was not just a military operation but an intelligence operation, a psychological warfare operation, and the largest anti-drug operation in history,” the sources continue.

In addition to cutting off heroin money from Afghanistan, the cutting off of air flights and land connections to North Korea has stopped the flow of amphetamine money to the Khazarian cabal as well, according to Asian secret society sources.

The mass arrests and deportation of the MS-13 El Salvadorian gang who are hired killers for drug kingpin El Chapo, as well as a new attack on the Mexican and Colombian drug cartels, means cocaine money from South America is also being cut off. The ongoing legalization of marijuana worldwide has also cut off that source of Khazarian black money.

With CIA drug money influence drying up, the International Criminal Court is poised to prosecute the CIA and the Bush cabal for torture and other war crimes in Afghanistan as well as elsewhere, the Pentagon and other sources say.

Also, one of the largest corruption cases in U.S. military history has led to the investigation of 440 people, including 60 admirals—one third of the Navy’s top brass. The removal of these corrupt officers, mostly stationed in Asia, means the 7th Fleet is soon going to stop protecting the corrupt politicians in Japan, South Korea, and the secret Khazarian colony of North Korea. This will mean that U.S. arrests will be followed by similar arrests in Asia. 

The Japanese criminals involved in the March 11, 2011 tsunami and nuclear mass-murder attack on Japan, fearing for their lives, have detained whistleblower and Gnostic Illuminati Grandmaster “Alexander Romanov,” aka Slasha Zaric, and confined him in inhuman conditions at the Hasegawa Hospital in Fuchu, Tokyo. The hospital phone number is 81-422-31-8600. Former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori, the mayor of Koganei City, the Police Chief of Koganei City, and all other criminals involved in the Fukushima crime against humanity will be jailed and eventually executed unless they release Zaric and immediately hold press conferences to confess their sins. Their assets will be impounded and Zaric will be compensated for the harm that has been done to him, say White Dragon Society (WDS) sources. Of course, senior masterminds in the U.S., Italy, and Switzerland will also be brought to justice for these crimes.

Many top Khazarian mobsters like Bill Gates and George Soros have already been “taken out of commission,” WDS sources say. Next among the most prominent people expected to be taken down are Eric Schmidt of Google, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, as well as

Forget Scientology — Exposing the Satanic Sex Cult


Seriously, if any of this appeals to you, then you have a serious screw lose and are potentially in trouble.  Same with Pedophilia which is clearly driven to this small crowd, not least because of its need for secrecy.  Thus interest in all this is diagnostic of something wrong that may well include harboring what we would call a demon spirit.

I do think a strong mind can hold off an attached demon but not the weaker mind types.  And would you really want the spirit of Jack the Ripper trying to manipulate you?

Regardless this so called church provides a home for those so bleast.
Forget Scientology — Exposing the Satanic Sex Cult

Taken at face value it was an innocent enough remark, encouraging friends to explore 'a belief system to apply to day-to-day life to attain peacefulness'.

But when Peaches Geldof chose to share her 'religious' convictions with her 148,000 followers on Twitter, it lifted the lid on a much more sinister world than first impressions would suggest.

The socialite, 24, is a devotee of Ordo Templi Orientis, known as OTO, and even has the initials tattooed on her left forearm.

Given her tendency to flit between fads and fashions (at one point she was a Scientologist, more recently she has wandered into Judaism), this could be dismissed as another harmless flirtation.

But a closer look at OTO — and Aleister Crowley, its founding 'prophet' — gives the lie to that assumption.

Crowley, who was born into an upper-class British family in 1875, styled himself as 'the Great Beast 666'. He was an unabashed occultist who, prior to his death in 1947, revelled in his infamy as 'the wickedest man in the world'. 

His form of worship involved sadomasochistic sex rituals with men and women, spells which he claimed could raise malevolent gods and the use of hard drugs, including opium, cocaine, heroin and mescaline. 

Crowley’s motto — perpetuated by OTO — was 'do what thou wilt'. And it is this individualistic approach that has led to a lasting fascination among artists and celebrities, of whom Peaches is the latest in a long line.

Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, for example, routinely took part in occult magical rituals and was so intrigued by Crowley he bought his former home, Boleskine House, on the shores of Loch Ness in Scotland.

And there are now OTO lodges scattered around the country, practising the same ceremonial rituals and spreading the word of Crowley.

While membership is secret, Peaches is said to have been initiated into it, raising the prospect that many of her impressionable fans could try to do the same.

Indeed, when one of her Twitter followers asked how she could find out more about Thelema, another word for Crowley’s teachings, Peaches directed her to read his books, which she described as 'super interesting'.

Other celebrities linked to OTO include the rapper Jay-Z, who has repeatedly purloined imagery and quotations from Crowley’s work.

Whether wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with 'Do what thou wilt' or hiring Rihanna to hold aloft a flaming torch in his music videos (a reference to the Illuminati, an outlawed secret society whose name supposedly derives from Lucifer, or 'light bringer'), he has given the sect priceless publicity. 

His clothing line, Rocawear, is shot through with OTO imagery such as the 'all seeing eye' in a triangle, the 'eye of Horus' (an ancient Egyptian symbol frequently referenced in occult texts) and the head of Baphomet (the horned, androgynous idol of Western occultism).

Some conspiracy theorists have seized on this as evidence that he is a member of a secret Masonic movement which they believe permeates the highest levels of business and government.

Others take a more pragmatic view: that it is commercial opportunism, cashing in on impressionable teens’ attraction to the 'edginess' of occult symbolism.

Yet OTO is much more than a marketing opportunity for attention-seeking celebs. It is a living religion, with adherents still practising occult rituals set out by Crowley in his books.

This week I tracked down John Bonner, 62, the head of OTO in the UK, to his home in East Sussex. He told me: 'We are not a mass-appeal sort of organisation — in the UK we number in our hundreds. Worldwide it’s thousands.'

Celebrities are not always a boon or a benefit. 'We are used to being misunderstood. Many stories about Crowley, like people saying he filed his teeth down into fangs, are nonsense.

'You could call us a sex cult in a way, because we recognise, accept and adore the whole process which goes towards making tangible the previously intangible.'

According to adherents of OTO it takes years of study before you can begin to understand what the religion is about — much like the equally controversial Church of Scientology.

Bonner takes issue with the comparison, saying it is 'extremely expensive' to study Scientology, yet OTO demands no financial contributions.

Given her own dabbling in heroin and casual sex, particularly during a rootless period when she lived in Los Angeles a few years ago, it is perhaps natural that the troubled offspring of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates should be attracted to such a liberal school of thought.

And if Peaches’ own interest is so shallow, heaven knows what her impressionable — and mostly very young — fans will take from it.

A former FBI agent, Ted Gundersen, who investigated Satanic circles in LA, found that Crowley’s teachings about 'raising demons to do one’s bidding' suggested human sacrifice, preferably of 'an intelligent young boy'.

John Bonner is dismissive of any idea that he and his fellow believers would even begin to countenance such excesses, pointing out that his is the only religion that sends people a letter of congratulations when they decide to leave ('because they are exercising free will, which is what we’re all about').

But he accepts many people may not be able to deal with Crowley’s complex teachings.

'You’re not supposed to just jump straight in to it. It takes time and study, but our rituals are not for public consumption. You need to join us and go through the initiation process before you can begin to understand.

'But according to our beliefs we can’t turn anyone away. So if you are over 18, are passably sane and are free to attend initiations, then you have an undeniable right of membership.'

Peaches Geldof is playing with fire. One can only hope her fans treat this latest pose with the scorn it deserves.

By Richard Price for the Daily Mail

Nearly every job is becoming more digital

Well yes. Anything that needs to be done and also engages the mind is a prospect soon enough.  This is our technological revolution.  It will spawn a human revolution as well.
It will simply be no longer acceptable to be not have the mindset of an achiever. It never was, but this ethic must also return in order to raise the base well above all forms of poverty.  Accepting a check and then drinking it was never a viable proposition.  Our civilization will end that as rational ideas are progressively adopted.
The jump into our technological future has been fast.  Our human transition has been constrained by the need to allow the past to simply die out.  I have lived with one foot in the Nineteenth Century and the other firmly in the twenty first century.  Now is the time to merge the two and understand that digital progress itself is largely spent, or more correctly the digital bulge is almost past.  
All other transitions including the coming conversion out of fuel based energy will be more physical. Even the transition of digital tech directly into our brains.
We will travel about in gravity cars while working with a screen in our internal vision field.  our task will be to manage local robotics and share anomalies and observe beauty.  we will play at physical work for joy.  That is not too far from where we are already at.. 
Nearly every job is becoming more digital — Brookings study

"Not everybody needs to go to a coding boot camp but they probably do need to know Excel"

November 15, 2017

The shares of U.S. jobs that require substantial digital knowledge rose rapidly between 2002 and 2016 — mostly due to large changes in the digital content of existing occupations. (source: Brookings analysis of O*Net, OES, and Moody’s data)


Digital technology is disrupting the American workforce, but in vastly uneven ways, according to a new analysis of 545 occupations in a report published today by the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program.

The report, “Digitalization and the American workforce,” provides a detailed analysis of changes since 2001 in the digital content of 545 occupations that represent 90 percent of the workforce in all industries. It suggests that acquiring digital skills is now a prerequisite for economic success for American workers, industries, and metropolitan areas.

In recent decades, the diffusion of digital technology into nearly every business and workplace, also known as “digitalization,” has been remaking the U.S. economy and the world of work. The “digitalization of everything” has increased the potential of individuals, firms, and society, but has also contributed to troublesome impacts and inequalities, such as worker pay disparities across many demographics, and the divergence of metropolitan economic outcomes.

Mean digital scores and share of jobs in high digital skill occupations in 100 largest U.S. metro areas, 2016 (source: Brookings analysis of O*Net, OES, and Moody’s data)

While the digital content of virtually all jobs has been increasing (the average digital score across all occupations rose 57 percent from 2002 to 2016), occupations in the middle and lower end of the digital skill spectrum have increased digital scores most dramatically. Workers, industries, and metropolitan areas benefit from increased digital skills via enhanced wage growth, higher productivity and pay, and reduced risk with automation.

The report offers recommendations for improving digital education and training while mitigating its potentially harmful effects, such as worker pay disparities and the divergence of metropolitan area economic outcomes.

“We definitely need more coders and high-end IT professionals, but it’s just as important that many more people learn the basic tech skills that are needed in virtually every job, said Mark Muro, a senior fellow at Brookings and the report’s senior author. “Not everybody needs to go to a coding boot camp but they probably do need to know Excel and basic office productivity software and enterprise platforms.”

Key findings of the report

(credit: Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program)

Wages: The mean annual wage for workers in high-level digital occupations reached $72,896 in 2016 — a 0.8 percent annual wage growth since 2010, whereas workers in middle-level digital jobs earned $ 48,274 on average (0.3 percent annual wage growth since 2010), and workers in low-level digital occupations earned $30,393 on average (0.2 percent annual wage decline since 2010).

Uneven job growth: While job growth has been rapid in high and low digital level occupations, middle digital occupations (that can be more readily automated), such as office-administrative and education jobs, have seen much slower job growth.

Automation: Nearly 60 percent of tasks performed in low-digital occupations appear susceptible to automation, compared to only around 30 percent of tasks in highly digital occupations.

Gender: Women, with slightly higher aggregate digital scores (48) than men (45), represent about three quarters of the workforce in many of the largest medium-digital occupational groups, such as health care, office administration, and education. But men continue to dominate the highest-level digital occupations, as well as lower digital occupations such as transportation, construction, natural resources, and building and grounds occupations.

Race/ethnicity: Whites and Asians remain over-represented in high-level digital occupations such as engineering, management and math professions; blacks are over-represented in medium-digital occupations such as office and administrative support, community and social service, as well as low-level digital jobs; and Hispanics are significantly underrepresented in high-level digital technical, business and finance occupational groups.

Regional disparities: The most digitalized metros include Washington, Seattle, San Francisco and Boston; fast followers such as Austin and Denver; and university towns such as Madison and Raleigh. Locations with low digital scores include Las Vegas and several metros in California , including Riverside, Fresno, Stockton and Bakersfield.

Sugar found to cause plaque in the brain, raising chances of Alzheimer’s

 Not quite sure what the practical take home could be here.  Certainly the management of sugar is high on everyone's list.

That last item is useful though as it informs us that a little extra sleep as we get older is beneficial and protective.  Just in case you needed an excuse.

It is also good to know that sleep allows a build up of brain sugars.

Sugar found to cause plaque in the brain, raising chances of Alzheimer’s

Monday, November 13, 2017
by: Zoey Sky


(Natural News) If you’re craving something sweet, grab an apple instead of a bar of chocolate. A group of scientists has recently discovered a link between high glucose levels in the brain and symptoms of memory loss, which could lead to Alzheimer’s.

The brain breaks down glucose, or sugar in its most basic form, and it is used to provide energy to make the brain function. However, individuals with brains that had a hard time breaking down glucose showed more signs of brain plaques and tangles, which are indicators of Alzheimer’s.

According to the scientists, the study has proven a significant link between high levels of glucose in the brain and the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Individuals with brains that were less efficient at breaking down glucose showed worse outward dementia symptoms like memory loss, which is often associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Since the research is still in its early stages, it remains to be seen why being bad at breaking down glucose results in plaques and tangles.

Dr. Madhav Thambisetty, at the National Institute of Aging (NIA) in the U.S., studied brain tissue samples from autopsies collected by the Baltimore Longitudinal study on Aging. The study is part of a research project that is looking into the health conditions of people over several decades. 

Along with his colleagues, Thambisetty is studying areas of the brain that are vulnerable to plaques and tangles, such as the frontal and temporal cortex, both of which are necessary for memory and language.

The researchers also observed areas of the brain that could resist these features, like the cerebellum, which is responsible for movement, muscles, and muscular activity. The scientists determined that individuals with more severe Alzheimer’s

Both the slower rate of glycolysis and higher brain glucose levels were linked to more severe plaques and tangles in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s. The former was also connected to symptoms of the disease like memory problems.

Richard J. Hodes, the director of the NIA, shared that researchers have already considered the possible connection between how the brain processes glucose and the disease. He added, “Research such as this involves new thinking about how to investigate these connections in the intensifying search for better and more effective ways to treat or prevent Alzheimer’s disease.”

Dr. Clare Walton, the research manager at Alzheimer’s Society, said, “The link between how well the brain uses glucose and Alzheimer’s disease is not new – in fact we’ve been using brain scans that show changes in glucose use to study the disease for more than 30 years. What we don’t know is whether changes in brain glucose metabolism play a role in causing or worsening Alzheimer’s disease or whether the changes are just a by-product of damage already occurring to brain cells.”

Walton believes that the revolutionary research is studying glucose metabolism in a unique way by examining the brain tissue of people who have already passed away, and that it points to “changes in the pathways that transport and use glucose in the brain cells,” which happen when Alzheimer’s progresses.

The concluded, “As these changes appear to precede the onset of dementia symptoms, they should be further investigated.”

Tips to manage your blood sugar

Aside from limiting sweet treats that you consume, here are some tips you can try to lower your blood sugar:

Exercise – Try to be active daily. Take the stairs instead of using the elevator, or do some sit-ups while watching TV.

Drink more water – When you drink more water, it’ll be easier to stave off hunger. Choose a bottle of water instead of soda or other sugary beverages.

Get enough sleep – When you sleep late, your blood sugar increases. Manage your time so that you get at least eight hours of sleep every night. Keep electronics outside your bedroom so you won’ be tempted to stay up late.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Texans with gun licenses have lower murder conviction rate than Britons

This should be obvious but it is not.  Gun safety and use is all about training. Gun owners usually have some training.  It is my opinion that they should have a high level of mandatory gun training before been allowed to own a weapon.

As in basic training equivalent.  A great use for cadet training.  Could even throw in some fitness and drill.

The point of drill is to train up your muscle memory so that safety becomes the default muscle mode.  None of this happens because your brain thinks that safety is a good idea.

Texans with gun licenses have lower murder conviction rate than Britons


Over a million people in Texas are licensed to carry a handgun. Texas, which is where a crazed gunman, Devin Patrick Kelley, shot 26 people to death at a church on November 5, also reports on the number of crimes published by legal owners of handguns. In 2016, two were convicted in Texas of murder and another two were convicted of manslaughter. If Texas were an independent Republic, as indeed is the aspiration of many Texans, homicide convictions among legal gun owners would be about 0.4 per 100,000 residents.

In the case of Kelley, he had a firearms license that he had obtained fraudlently. On his application for a firearm, he stated falsely that he had no felony convictions. In reality, he was convicted of serious domestic abuse, as well as battery of his step-child. For his crimes, he was kept in prison for a year and given a dishonorable discharge by the Air Force. In addition, he escaped a mental health facility. On November 5, Stephen Willeford -- a former NRA instructor -- confronted Kelley after the shooting and shot him twice with a rifle. Willeford was licensed to possess his rifle.

By comparison, the homicide rate in England and Wales, where guns are strictly controlled and handguns are banned, is twice the rate for legal gun owners in Texas. In addition, convictions for legal gun owners in Texas for any crime is relatively rare.

According to an official report for March 2016, Britain’s Office of National Statistics noted:

“There were 571 homicides (murder, manslaughter and infanticide) in the year ending March 2016 in England and Wales. This represents an increase of 57 offences (11%) from the 514 recorded in the previous year.

“The number of homicides has shown a general downward trend over recent years and the 571 recorded was still one of the lowest levels since the late 1980s, despite having increased from the previous year.

“There were 9.9 offences of homicide per million population, and the homicide rate for males (13.8 per million population) was more than twice that for females (6.0 per million population).”

A Deeper Look into the Heads and Networks of Sick minded Predators

Add in that an apparent eight year back log of police files are been processed and are at the stage of plea bargaining and we have a perfect storm of disclosure.

In fact it is certain now that this whole culture has lost its protection and is now been hunted down.  As posted, it is the perfect conspiracy and surely underpins all other conspiracies as well.

There is absolutely no way in which this behavior can ever be permitted and I suspect we will need to apply summary castration at least.  It all circles around using power and trust to enforce pain and suffering for pleasure.  Even abject fear of consequences appears insufficient to deter the worst.  And they are all masters of co-oping the willingness to forgive.  That can also not be on the table anymore.  This is a mental disease hard wired and driven by biology.

Summary castration may be enough.
A Deeper Look into the Heads and Networks of Sick minded Predators

Posted by Emily Love | Nov 10, 2017 |

Hey, everybody, Jason Bermas reporting for We Are Change. We have yet another lawsuit alleging human trafficking and this time it’s a longtime financial associate of George Soros a Howard Rubin.

The 63-page lawsuit claims that he raped, beat, and drugged women during four incidents in 2016. One of the most disturbing accusations with this lawsuit is that one of the women alleges that he said, “I’m going to rape you, like I rape my daughter.”

These are the people we are dealing with folks. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time that an associate of George Soros has been in the midst of alleged human trafficking.

We know that David Brock the head of Media Matters ended up in those Podesta emails that many researchers have pointed to have ties to human trafficking.

What a time we live in folks. We finally see the dam break on some of this unbelievable sexual behavior. Anthony Rapp, an actor in the new Star Trek series, has alleged that Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted him when he was only fourteen-years-old.

The mainstream media tried to spin this as Kevin Spacey’s coming-out party however many people pointed to the fact that this didn’t mean he was a homosexual this meant that he was a sexual predator of young boys.

“I’m gay, and as a gay woman, I have a lot of problems with Kevin Spacey’s statement. The first problem it is inappropriate to respond to an accusation of pedophilia by saying I’m gay.

Those two things are totally unrelated. Let me be clear coming out is a courageous act of honesty not a justification for a crime you committed.” – Show Host got another witness to go on the record and speak of a relationship he had in the early 1980’s with Spacey when he was a fourteen-year-old boy.

He also alleges not only did they have inappropriate sexual contact but that Spacey eventually tried to rape him anally. Another caveat to this is that Kevin Spacey was named on the flight logs of the Lolita Express. Yes on Jeffrey Epstein’s private planes.

So far Epstein has only been convicted of one count of being a 14-year-old prostitute.

There are many allegations out there that he ran a widespread network of under-aged girls and now we have to wonder if under-aged boys are part of this especially seeing that Spacey was on those planes.

“Jeffrey Epstein has been going to jail for being with underaged girls, boys, whatever it is.” – MSNBC

It was under-reported in the mainstream media that just in the beginning of October, Epstein paid out another 5.5 million dollars in a lawsuit to three of his victims. The lawsuits continue as the lawyers of these victims are suing Epstein for defamation.

The saga has not been written on Epstein quite yet. In fact, it may even intertwine with the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

We know that Harvey Weinstein has at least one allegation of trying to be with Kate Beckinsale when she was only 17 years old. According to Beckinsale he later asked if anything happened because he couldn’t remember.

This shows just how predatory the behavior of Weinstein was and how many of these altercations must be out there that have still been unreported.

The question being is he connected with Epstein?

We now have this clip where Weinstein discusses being the projectionists for Bill Clinton and going on vacation with him.

“I’ve had the privilege of knowing the president for 20 years, and I just wanted to tell you that how I really got to know the president really well. Some of you don’t know because there wasn’t a Senate confirmation hearing this was done rather privately. I was the chief projectionist at the White House from 1992 to 2000, and I’m gonna tell you the president and I saw so many movies together.

I’m not kidding by the way we even built a little when on vacation we even built a little portable screening room for the president.” – Harvey Weinstein

We know that Bill Clinton took vacations on Epstein’s jet to Epstein’s Island at least 26 times during this period. So that question is also in the air.

Finally, Corey Feldman has started to name names in public and although there are some Internet sleuths out there that have alleged to have found the links to the pseudonyms he uses in his book “Coreyography.”

We now have Corey Feldman confirming this week on Dr. Oz that actor John Grissom was one of the people that took advantage of him.

“It’s the guy John Grissom yeah.” – Feldman

“Where in Mexico is he?” – Dr. Oz

“We can find out cuz I found him through Facebook.” – Feldman

“How’d you know what you? You just went through and found them?” – Dr. Oz

“This guy on his MySpace page and his Facebook pages has pictures of me and Corey Haim.” – Feldman

“You’re kidding?” – Dr. Oz

“No, he still taunts it and flaunts it.” – Feldman

In my opinion, this man is one of the lower-level pedophiles in a network who Corey Feldman is now trying to put pressure on to release more of these names.

Folks, it does seem like the dam is beginning to break. It does seem as though we have a chance to really get this out into the public eye and stop this type of behavior once and for all.

However out of the names that have been named we know there are much more. For instance look how blase comedian Ricky Gervais brings up pedophilia in Hollywood when he’s pressured about possibly offending people about him being an atheist.

“In terms of controversy Ricky you are not shy… do you like, well I know you like getting into trouble?” – Graham Norton Show

“I’m a comedian. Fred West gets into trouble. There are pedophiles with careers what have I ever done?” – Ricky Gervais

The bottom line is I’ll start to believe that real change is happening when people like Tony Podesta and John Podesta are indicted in a court of law. Those two obviously have very odd tastes in artwork, to say the least, and have some very odd exchanges in these emails.