Russian Nerve Agent? Not Exactly
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Mar 18, 2018 - 1:58am
Russian Nerve Agent? Not Exactly

                                                        We are bombarded with news of the latest inhuman outrage attributed to those election and power grid hacking Russians. Official statements, from various allies, use carefully worded language that is identical. "Nerve agent of a type developed by Russia." We think,' Aha! The diabolical Russians are at it again.'         Let's look at that statement. "Developed by" does not state that it was made in Russia or actually made by Russian personnel. This is not an accidental wording. This is a carefully crafted statement that appears to leave wiggle room if needed.         'Novichok' nerve agents ar…

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  • - Mar 20, 2018 - 5:33pm
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How Old is the Earth?

How old is the Earth? Most people and virtually all scientists say that it is 4.5 billion years old, but some still claim that the Earth is just 10,000 years old, and even more incredible some actually claim it is half that age!   People that make such outrageous arguments that I have encounter…

Mar 18, 2018 - 9:44pm
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The Big Four...

Given the market dominance of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google, is it time to bust up big tech? This is specifically for people who don’t know these things.   This was a question today on a Saturday morning financial show and based on an article in Esquire magazine.  There are arg…

Mar 17, 2018 - 11:28am
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  Good times.   Here we have the bad bad Russians and there the good good Americans/Europeans, and on the other side one can read the opposite, although RT does not blow the same hysterical horn as the US/EU media does.   Why ? Simple. The Russians don't need a war against the US. Th…

Mar 20, 2018 - 4:42pm
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Happiness?? Do we need a happiness revolution?

Reading around it seems that the happiest state of being is that found in a hunter/gatherer society. They have the best ratio of work to leisure, a fulfilling life, variety and pleasure. Of course we must not romanticise. There was disease, dangerous animals and food shortages. It was not ideal. But…

Mar 19, 2018 - 6:16am
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I have a Chinese Uncle...

  My uncle and I had a discussion about China's rising influence close to twenty years ago. In my youthful exuberance (not yet 40) I extolled the virtues and need to crush the Chinese economy with every economic weapon we could bring to bear on the problem. I would like talk about what the pict…

Mar 18, 2018 - 5:51pm
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The Rough Men

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.   George Orwell       Old George. The good do die young. The man left us with a veritable trove of wisdom, penned to thousands of pages and translated to hundreds of …

Mar 20, 2018 - 2:53am
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'Patriotism' and Manipulation of it by the State

The notion that we must ‘support our troops’, that we must be ‘patriotic’ towards our nation state and its military because they are fighting for our freedoms and democracy is at a minimum misguided and more egregiously a manipulated conditioning by the state. The idea that m…

Mar 20, 2018 - 10:32am
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  • - Mar 20, 2018 - 5:24pm
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The true costs of the present trade arrangement

Those wealthy, free-trading countries of the past didn't have a treacherous elite who transferred tens of thousands of the nation's factories to the shores of repressive governments and who were oblivious to the possibility that foreigners might keep a thumb on the scale in all transactions.  N…

Mar 17, 2018 - 4:22am
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  • - Mar 20, 2018 - 6:22pm
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Making Noyes, three chapters of fiction to break u…

A work by Mark Henry Smith 8/15/57 All rights reserved by the author, me^ (C) 3/9/2018 aka Marko Noyes (-:)>+ Making Noyes, a novel Chapter One: Knowing not Knowing I know he is there whenever I close my eyes. I feel him in me. It’s sort of like having a benign tumor on your soul. It…

Mar 19, 2018 - 2:11pm
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Da Jews

Autumn requires a certain number of words, but I feel that the title suffices. Still, some mock article:   We all know the thing with DA JEWS. After Rothschild founded Israel to harm the Muslims, the highly mobile hill of Zion was put on wheels. Sighting of it have been recorded in many places,…

Mar 18, 2018 - 5:02pm
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Plunge Protection For The Rich

Over the weekend I viewed a 1960s vintage special about the start of the Great Depression (sorry don't have a link, its about 53 minutes long on YouTube).  Originally produced 50 years ago the documentary interviewed people that had either actually worked on Wall Street or were the childre…

Mar 20, 2018 - 10:37am
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The limits of artificial intelligence

Other than take off/landing it's actually much much easier to fly an airplane automatically than drive a car 35mph down the road.  Planes are more akin to trains.  They follow clear "rails" in the sky and there aren't generally a whole bunch of unexpected things happening.   If you wa…

Mar 20, 2018 - 5:06am
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The u.s. doesn't need QE, its economy is booming, more people in work than ever before, businesses booming, tax cuts for everyone, energy (oil&gas) independent...I don't understand!!  trump said everything was coolio!    america has pulled all its troops from foreign entanglements…

Mar 20, 2018 - 1:50pm
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  • - Mar 20, 2018 - 6:54pm
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Guns, Violence & Public Policies.

Over the past few weeks we've all been inundated with 2 sides of the same coin. Gun control or no gun control. Supporters of the 2nd A and opponents of said. Those whom have “the blood of children on their hands” and those whom only want “common sense” gun control. The dichot…

Mar 16, 2018 - 7:41pm
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The US is the dominant global hegemon...

The US is the dominant global hegemon so it will tend to be under the microscope more since it projects that power over everyone, everywhere. And as much as the Western ruling caste would like to convince us all that our 'way of life' is under threat from Russia/China/Iran/North Korea/etc., the 'tru…

Mar 19, 2018 - 1:41pm
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Comprehensive Refutation of the Radiative Forcing…

  As we all know, the base of the lowest layer of the atmosphere (called the troposphere) is warmer than the middle and upper altitudes in the troposphere.  The same happens in all planetary tropospheres and the base of the 350Km high nominal troposphere of Uranus is hotter than Earth's su…

Mar 20, 2018 - 5:37pm
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One of my all-time favorite songs is from the Canadian band Rush (as if anyone didn't know they were Canadian), called "New World Man" from the 1982 album Signals. Although that album heralded the beginning of Rush's crazy 80's synthesizer period, I still absolutely love it; it's kind of rare for me…

Mar 18, 2018 - 1:12pm
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A Great Day For a Grass Fire

Sunday was a great day for a grass fire.   No, not that kind of grass, although wildland fires can make your day go to pot.   It's that time of year. People get cabin fever, and at the drop of a match they're using any excuse to get outside, and fire is cool. (It's not really cool, it's h…

Mar 20, 2018 - 6:17am
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Is it Racist to Reject Zionism?

Pleased that there is a rational discussion finally commencing in our age, about who the Jews are, why there is so much terrorism, unrest and violence in the Middle East, and of course the overabundance of so called "anti-Semitism" throughout the world, the discussion spurred me to highlight so…

Mar 20, 2018 - 1:08pm
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Conservatives - bring on your one liner drivel

While conservatives were fighting wars and funding the military -  the left was infiltrating the schools and changing minds.   While conservatives were creating new rifles and banning pot - the left was creating these platforms.     What do conservatives think is gonna happe…

Mar 20, 2018 - 4:46pm
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  • - Mar 20, 2018 - 7:01pm
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Finally! The Probing Produces Some Justice

Finally!  We have a small taste of justice resulting from all the Russian probe crap… or more specifically the Clinton email server white wash!    About an hour ago.  (10 PM EST 3/16/2018) … Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired dirt bag, deep state, former Deputy Dire…

Mar 16, 2018 - 11:54pm
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Going short is the only way to make an easy, clean…

The fact of the matter is that the Stock Market can rise up for another 12+ years and all people of America can make an easy 12% - 15% per year. This is how Trump is going to "save" the Economy. He is going to do it via Stock Market expansion. He's not kidding when he says they're "Just getting Star…

Mar 18, 2018 - 7:07pm
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