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Where the name came from

What's with the title Woodpile Report? Well, it's this way, from January of 2004 until mid-2007 it was emailed to a subscibers list. In that form it was titled the Woodpile Weather Report. A picture of ol' Remus's woodpile appeared at the top as both a weather report and, by documenting the progression from log pile to chunkwood to a split 'n stacked woodpile, a witness to the seasonal changes. It was the thin thread from which comments hung. As thrilling as all that was, the comments metastasized and took over. But the title remains.

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You're about to be lied to when they say-

a hand up
a new study shows
a poll by the highly respected
a positive step
are speaking out
at-risk communities
best practices
broader implications
climate change
commonsense solutions
comprehensive reform
cycle of poverty
cycle of violence
demand action
disparate impact
diverse backgrounds
economically disadvantaged
emerging consensus
experts agree
fair share
fiscal stimulus
fully funded
give back
giving voice to
greater diversity
growing support for
gun violence
have issues
high capacity magazine
history shows
impacted by
in denial
inclusive environment
investing in our future
linked to
making a difference
making bad choices
marriage equality
mean spirited
most vulnerable
mounting opposition to
non-partisan, non-profit
not value neutral
off our streets
on some level
oppressed minorities
our nation's children
people of color (sometimes, colour)
poised to
poor and minorities
positive outcome
public/private partnership
raising awareness
reaching out
reaffirm our commitment to
redouble our efforts
root cause
sends a message
shared values
social justice
solidarity with
speaking truth to power
statistics show
sustainable, sustainability
the American People
the bigger issue is
the failed ...
the larger question is
the more important question is
the reality is
the struggle for
too many
too often
touched by
underserved populations
undocumented immigrant
vibrant community
voicing concern
war on ...
working families

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You know who the media means by not saying who they mean when they say -

at-risk students
low-income students
mob and rob
mobbing up
pack of teens
rival gang members
roving group
swarm mob
teen gang
teen mob
teen thugs
unruly crowd
urban youths
young people
young men
youth violence

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Tactics of the Left
Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals

Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have

Never go outside the experience of your people.

Whenever possible, go outside the experience of the enemy.

Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.

Ridicule is man's most potent weapon

A good tactic is one your people enjoy.

A tactic that drags on for too long becomes a drag.

Use different tactics and actions and use all events of the period.

The threat is more terrifying than the thing itself.

Maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.

If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside.

The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.

Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it.

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How To Create A Socialist State
by Saul Alinsky

1) Healthcare — Control healthcare and you control the people

2) Poverty — Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.

3) Debt — Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.

4) Gun Control — Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.

5) Welfare — Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income).

6) Education — Take control of what people read and listen to — take control of what children learn in school.

7) Religion — Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools.

8) Class Warfare — Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.

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Moscow Rules
via the International Spy Museum

Assume nothing.

Never go against your gut.

Everyone is potentially under opposition control.

Don't look back; you are never completely alone.

Go with the flow, blend in.

Vary your pattern and stay within your cover.

Lull them into a sense of complacency.

Don't harass the opposition.

Pick the time and place for action.

Keep your options open.

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Rules of Disinformation
via Proparanoid

Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil

Become incredulous and indignant

Create rumor mongers

Use a straw man

Sidetrack opponents with name calling, ridicule

Hit and Run

Question motives

Invoke authority

Play Dumb

Associate opponent charges with old news

Establish and rely upon fall-back positions

Enigmas have no solution

Alice in Wonderland Logic

Demand complete solutions

Fit the facts to alternate conclusions

Vanish evidence and witnesses

Change the subject

Emotionalize, antagonize, and goad

Ignore facts, demand impossible proofs

False evidence

Call a Grand Jury, Special Prosecutor

Manufacture a new truth

Create bigger distractions

Silence critics


Remus's antidote: tell the truth as plainly as you can. Humor helps.

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The Five Stages of Collapse
Dmitry Orlov

Financial Collapse. Faith in "business as usual" is lost.

Commercial Collapse. Faith that "the market shall provide" is lost.

Political Collapse. Faith that "the government will take care of you" is lost.

Social Collapse. Faith that "your people will take care of you" is lost.

Cultural Collapse. Faith in the goodness of humanity is lost.

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The Five Rules of Propaganda
Norman Davies

Simplification: reducing all data to a single confrontation between ‘Good and Bad', ‘Friend and Foe'.

Disfiguration: discrediting the opposition by crude smears and parodies.

Transfusion: manipulating the consensus values of the target audience for one's own ends.

Unanimity: presenting one's viewpoint as if it were the unanimous opinion of all right-thinking people: drawing the doubting individual into agreement by the appeal of star performers, by social pressure, and by ‘psychological contagion'.

Orchestration: endlessly repeating the same messages in different variations and combinations.”

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The Psychology of Cyber Attacks
Robert Cialdini
via securityintelligence.com

Principle of Liking - people tend to form trust with those they’re attracted to, both physically and emotionally

Social Proof - People are motivated more by what others do than a perceived or even quantifiable benefit

Rule of Reciprocation - Humans feel a sense of obligatory quid pro quo

Commitment & Consistency - Most people stick with their original decisions despite information that supports changing their course

Principle of Authority - Authority, whether real or perceived, elicits obedience in many people

Principle of Scarcity - People want to be included in exclusive offers and often make poor choices under pressure

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How to prosecute anybody

Look around for "suspicious" behavior, i.e., behavior on the part of a private citizen that can be made to appear suspicious

Ruthlessly probe every element of the "suspect's" life, using the effectively infinite resources of the State, until enough "suspicious" behavior has been amassed

Assemble a huge list of charges to place before a grand jury

Present the case in such a fashion as to promote the less plausible accusations and obscure the more plausible ones, thus securing a grab-bag indictment

Offer the indicted person a plea bargain that will spare him centuries in prison and complete pauperization at the bargain price of a few years and/or a few thousand dollars.

Francis Porretto

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Cornelis Springer, Zuiderhavendijk Enkhuizen, 1868

Another stunning cityscape from Springer, as promised.


art-remus-ident-04.jpg Michael Lind at Smart Set says , "Politics is only possible in a society in which much, if not most, of social life is not politicized." Here's the corollary. Where all things are politicized, the official position is taken to mean the only position. Therefore there is no official position, or any other position. So the notion of debate is preposterous. There is "the position" and there is hate. That's all, that's it.

These two excerpts from Seattle Times articles below demonstrate how Soros's mega-racist Black Lives Matter outfit is being taken outside the reach of debate. Yer going to slap your forehead. It's so simple. Just dilute the BLM rants with audience-tested confections and pump 'em intravenously into whitey's toddlers.

About 2,000 Seattle educators wore Black Lives Matter shirts at their schools Wednesday to call for racial equity in education ... The district said in a statement that it has asked students, family, staff and community members to “engage and join the conversation in our united efforts to eliminate opportunity gaps.” As a public institution, the district doesn't take official positions on social or political movements ... Each school planned its own events for “Black Lives Matter at School” day.

The school was inundated with hateful messages after conservative news outlets posted stories about the school's teachers planning to wear Black Lives Matter shirts ... In addition to the shirts, PTAs at several schools have made buttons and stickers for teachers and students to wear ... For the teachers, the whole episode drove home that racism still exists and that their work addressing racial equity matters ... “You’re wearing these shirts, but if you’re not really doing the work, the shirts mean nothing,” Jackson said. “When the shirts come off,” he added, “that’s when the real work begins.”

They tell mom 'n dad not to worry, "the district doesn't take official positions". Well of course not. There isn't any other recognized position. There is only "the position". Notice also, "the school was inundated with hateful messages", meaning stuff contrary to the Not An Official Position.

For mommy and daddy's part, they wouldn't want their name added to the Big Book of Haters, now would they. Think of how hurt their kids would be should their playmates learn they're being raised by Literally Hitlers. No apology could suffice, no rejection of their parents be enough. A life of devotion to Huey Newton Himself couldn't atone for such a taint.

Next please.

Someone discovered there are residual traces of standards in teaching programs. DC was quick to unmask these sordid remnants for what they are, a heinous plot to deny admittance to The Diversity. Eyes narrowed, chest bared, the sword of righteousness in hand, DC demands, oops ... suggests:

The federal government is trying to increase the number of minorities in the teaching profession by, in part, allowing institutions to maintain a low bar for entry into teaching programs.

I'll bet their Mission Statement includes the phrase "commitment to excellence". Don't be too harsh however, it's like accusing fish of being fish. It's just the way they are.

Next item please.

A few thoughts on surviving a worst case scenario, from ruminating during my woods-cruising the last few days. Really, just thoughts.

Those shelters I see in YouTube videos have a big drawback when stealth is required, cracking and hacking pole timber is noisy. Even a backpacker's saw makes too much noise. Better to have a tarp and lots-o'-paracord. Only after I had scouted the perimeter a long way out, over many days, would I build a semi-permanent shelter, meaning something habitable for weeks or months.

Wartime partisans in the woods of eastern Europe often built their shelters along the lines of a root cellar. In cold weather they stay above freezing and so require far less heating, in hot weather they're significantly cooler than ambient air temperature. Typically they'd dig into the side of a knoll or hillside, build the shelter, then cover all but the entrance. They were tall enough to stand up in. Some had the top quarter or so above ground, the Russians seemed to prefer this.

Drainage had to be well accounted for, although its not apparent how. I notice floors were built some inches above the ground. Bunkers built by the Finns in the Winter War are excellent examples but not something a person working alone could realistically accomplish while also attending to other survival necessities. The downside of "root cellar" shelters is: they're dark, damp and bug-infested.

In between these two are the above ground semi-permanent shelters. Many seen at YouTube have first rate ideas. Or you could ask the nearest boy in hill country. Good times.


Barack Obama said, in 2008 when he was running for president, via MRC TV:

Whenever people are in power, they have this tendency to try to tilt things in their direction. That’s why we’ve got to have, I believe, a voting rights division in the Justice Department that is nonpartisan, and that is serious about investigating cases of voter fraud. That’s why we need paper trails on these new electronic machines so that you actually have something that you can hang on to after you’ve punched that letter—make sure it hasn’t been hacked into.

Next item.

The Quote Of The Week comes from Gerard Van der Leun over at his estimable website, American Digest:

Every day I read of new usurpations of power as the current matched set of “ruling elites” takes a new section of the Constitution into the outhouse and emerges without it.


The long metamorphosis of DC into a fascist criminal enterprise became irreversible in 1913 when the Constitution was changed to elect senators by popular ballot rather than be selected by state governments, concurrent with the establishment of the Federal Reserve, no accident. It was an unalloyed disaster for the republic. Not only was the Tenth Amendment effectively obviated, the states lost their presence in the central government they originally, and reluctantly, created and became mere administrative divisions of the federal machine.

Senators make a show of looking out for the states they allegedly represent but their real loyalty is to their own place in the DC power structure. Are we to imagine, say, Hillary Clinton was elected senator from New York because the populace was impressed with her deep knowledge of, and commitment to, the interests of the state?

In years past, at every general election, I advised against voting for anyone running for national office. Meaning President, Senators and, usually, Representative. To do so is to knowingly consent to rule by an inbred class of smarmy hustlers, transparent frauds who rely on elections to lend them the appearance of legitimacy. Withholding your vote is withholding your consent, it's a vote for "none of the above", a refusal to be a co-conspirator at the "useful idiot" level, said I.

This election I find less need to do so. We've broken through to the other side. DC's fundamental illegitimacy is becoming generally recognized and accepted. Here's a typical example, a comment at Zero Hedge:

walkure - 2016 is the year that Americans are learning they've been living like Soviets all these years. The big bad Russians knew their entire electoral system was a joke and kept pretending or it was off to the gulag.

It pleases me some fellow bloggers have come to the same conclusion about voting in elections for national offices, if slowly, painfully and with admirable reluctance. That said, I've considered voting for president for the first time since Coolidge ran in '24. Happens from time to time. I'll get over it.

Next please.

Good health depends on attending to the basics rather than being distracted by prissy fads like nutrition and calories. 'Basics' means coffee, for one. My coffee is in an insulated, food grade 55-gallon drum on the roof of the house, kept at constant temperature with an immersion heater and equipped with an air-over-coffee compressor system. It feeds pressurized coffee into heavy-wall surgical tubing routed to several outlets in the living quarters below. A mating IV receptacle permanently grafted into my arm features a detector valve that opens when my coffee system becomes dangerously diluted with blood.

My portable bugout unit replicates this arrangement with a backpack system strikingly similar in appearance to a vintage flame thrower. A replenishment option I'm considering is a unit similar to those used by rural fire departments to fill their tankers from open sources. Placing a permeable container of coffee grounds in-line, similar to a charcoal filter, would be simplicity itself, making escape and evasion just that much less annoying.


Some of us haven't yet gotten over the demise of Herter's. Now it's Cabela's. Is there no end to the madness?

On 3 October 2016, it was announced that Bass Pro Shops will acquire Cabela's for $5.5 billion. Both companies are major outdoor apparel and equipment retailers. During mergers, the synergies between entities is emphasized, however it seems that both retailers in this instance have complimentary business philosophies, product offerings and expertise. Further the two retailers have different geographic footprints. Cabela's 85 stores are concentrated in Canada and in western USA. Bass Pro Shops, conversely, has 99 stores with a concentration in eastern USA and Canada

Next item

If yer interested in who's behind the Return of Kings website, linked to upon occasion at yer ol' WPR, here's an article at Newsweek about Daryush Valizadeh, known as "Roosh". When Roosh says "kings" he means Ralph Kramden , says Newsweek, but it's not bad as this kind of article goes. Caution, opens with an autoplay video.

Okay gang, it's time to discover What's Really Going On and What It All Means, stuff They Don't Want You To Know. It so happens I have a whole issue for you that meets this criteria, so lean forward, don't miss a single word of Yer ol' Woodpile Report. You'll laugh, you'll cry. 50 Dancing Girls 50, We're At A Crossroads, and the Fate Of Civilization Hangs In The Balance.


Remus's notebook


Project Veritas Action - a Democratic dirty tricks operative unwittingly provides a dark money trail to the DNC and Clinton campaign.

Rigging the Election - Video I: Clinton Campaign and DNC Incite Violence at Trump Rallies. YouTube, 16m 26s

Rigging the Election - Video II: Mass Voter Fraud. YouTube, 16m 31s

Rigging the Election – Video III: Creamer Confirms Hillary Clinton Was PERSONALLY Involved. YouTube, 14m 51s [not the torpedo below the waterline I expected but the fowl play quacks me up]

Still Report #1278 - Project Veritas #3, YouTube, 2m 06s

YouTube - White House Responds to Project Veritas Action Videos.

art-remus-ident-04.jpg Notice the content was not directly referenced or specifically denied. All Mr. Earnest did was smear the source. Which suggests these videos aren't only about the election, they lay groundwork for legal action. Josh Earnest and his boss understand this, they're smart enough to avoid any substantive statement, they can't know what could come back on them. One careless word is enough. And notice how quickly they threw Mr. Creamer under the bus, timely optics are a classic prep for the defense.

Remember, there's more to come from Mr. O'keefe & Company. Clinton and her accomplices don't yet fully know what Project Veritas has on them. Or what Wikileaks, or the National Enquirer have—I'm thinking Enquirer is Drudge's print side. Stray thought: a prospective disqualification may be the basis for Donald Trump's refusal to catagorically accept a Clinton win.

One thing's been proven, Clinton, her crew, the DNC and its subsidiary operating units are downright stupid to let all this get out. They now stand revealed for the inept losers they are. This alone changes some voter's minds. And it's fun to watch their toady press squirm now that they understand just how far out on a limb they've crawled . Watch for ever-so-delicate backpeddling by the more aware among 'em.

Survival Blog - Just In Case: Preparing for the Evening and Day After Election 2016 ... if Clinton is elected, then gun, ammunition, and magazine prices will rise immediately. I recommend that you take the following steps ...

Breitbart - Obama administration warns that Americans and journalists should be skeptical of material coming from James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas ... dodged questions about reports that Creamer met with Obama 47 times

Obama To Trump: "Stop Whining" About A Rigged Election. October 18. YouTube, 4m 52s. [click if you wish but this pretty much covers it]

YouTube - Dear Media, You Suck. 8m 24s of spittle-flecked rant by Doctor Watson, our favorite Brit. Critics rave. Four 'n ahaff stars.

Independent - The betting pattern that signals a Trump presidency isn't as remote as the world thinks ... betting patterns eerily reminiscent of the EU referendum

Taki's Magazine - Whiteness: The Original Sin

Associated Press - Students beaten, horse punched in mob attacks at university.

art-remus-ident-04.jpg It was Temple, in Philadelphia, which means at least some of these white students were on their way to a Black Lives Matter event when they were "punched, kicked, robbed and in some cases knocked to the ground by groups of 20 to 30 teens". They're probably apologizing right now for letting their faces get in the way of the "teens'" fists. A more pathetic gaggle of delusional mindbots you've never seen.

Incidentally, when you read of Pennsylvania being a blue state, they're talking about Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. In between is Alabama.

Patrick Buchanan - Is the System Rigged? You Betcha.

Daily Caller - Top University Stole Millions From Taxpayers By Faking Global Warming Research

Ars Technica - Flaw in Intel chips could make malware attacks more potent

Daily Caller - Soros-Connected Company Provides Voting Machines In 16 States

Club Orlov - the push for electric cars is motivated by a different sort of technology—political technology, of relegating wage-earners to a global disenfranchised underclass

Art of Manliness - The 15 Spookiest Episodes of Old Time Horror Radio [synopsis and links to recordings]

All Outdoor - Photos: Trees Swallowing Weapons of War. The helmets are the most amazing.

War Is Boring - A Crude Rifle for Desperate Times. In 1940, the British Army needed new weapons — and fast. [England's Volkssturm]

Modern Survival - How To Determine The Remaining Hours Before Sunset

Atlantic Centurion - Democracy Means Accepting Defeat (For You)

Coyote Blog - Three Reasons Why More Money Does Not Translate Into Better Education

Phys Org - Researchers posit way to locally circumvent Second Law of Thermodynamics ... a mathematical construction in which entropy increases, proof-of-concept system being designed

Daily Caller - WikiLeaks: ‘Corrupt Ruling Power Factions’ Are Going To Win The Election ... What election? It has been clear from the beginning who is going to win. This is, in effect, a power consolidation exercise.

Ram Z Paul - GOP Establishment Attempts a Coup ... Inside sources have confirmed that the GOP establishment leaked the infamous "pussy" tape

Motherboard - Twitter, Reddit, Spotify Were Collateral Damage In Major Internet Attack [ Schneier says it was retaliation against Brian Krebs]

Sunday Express - Earth faces another ICE AGE within 15 YEARS as Russian scientists discover Sun 'cooling' ... solar magnetic activity is set to drop by up to 60 per cent in the next 15 years.

Sunday Express - Austria. ‘He didn’t know the boy didn’t want to be raped’ court throws out migrant child sex charge ... An Iraqi asylum seeker who confessed to raping a 10-year-old boy in a swimming pool, claiming it was a "sexual emergency", has had his conviction overturned.


1949. Ford magazine ad


art-remus-ident-04.jpg Ad agencies finally had something to write about in 1949. Ford, and the rest of the auto industry, had tweaked and redecorating their pre-war models from 1946 through 1948. After four years of no production at all, then three years when customers would buy pretty much anything on the showroom floor, meaning brand new old cars, tired product from 1941. It all came to an end in '49 when they had actual new cars to market against the competition's actual new cars. Advertising heaven.

The "shark" look is gone, or at least severely muted, the fenders have risen to almost the same height as the hood, and the trunk step-down has finally appeared on 4-door models . It'll be the basic rear end treatment for decades to come.



World War III
The run up.


Zero Hedge - Russia Is Deploying The Largest Naval Force Since The Cold War For Syria ... carrier, cruiser, two anti-sub and four support ships

Next Big Future - Russia developing mach 12 hypersonic missiles that if successful would overcome US missile defenses

Daily Star - ‘Send in the MARINES’ US top troops deployed to Russia's doorstep amid war fears

Diplomat - India Quietly Commissions Deadliest Sub. The first-ever indigenously built nuclear armed submarine was reportedly quietly commissioned in August.

Info Wars - Top British General Warns of Nuclear War With Russia; “The End of Life as We Know It”, Claims Moscow plans to march into Baltic states

War Is Boring - As Russia’s Carrier Sails Around Britain, the Royal Navy Finally Gets Its Act Together ... that Admiral Kuznetsov is sailing with MiG-29K Fulcrums is a sign this is no ordinary Mediterranean cruise

Reuters - U.S. warship challenges China's claims in South China Sea

Jane's 360 - Another North Korean IRBM launch fails

Ready Nutrition - Triggering Events Could Put the U.S. Under Martial Law

National Interest - Why North Korea's September Nuclear Test Is Different. Pyongyang may have completed its nuclear missile development

Strategic Culture - NATO Continues to Prepare for War with Russia

Zero Hedge - Is It Time For Another World War? (In 2 Charts)


Stuff you may want to think about
Synopsis with links


It's over, Fred On Everything - American culture now drinks deeply from the ghetto, and there is no turning this around either. The country has achieved the dictatorship of the sub-proletariat ... The shift to the economic pattern of the Third World, the concentration of wealth in the hands of a few, proceeds apace and there is nothing to do about it. Impunity, normal in Guatemala, allows corruption to go unpunished. Think sub-prime. Hillary is as crooked as any president in Latin America, everyone knows it, and nothing happens to her... America is more fragile than it looks. Its people cannot feed themselves. The economy really can collapse. If civil unrest broke the link from farm to cities, in two weeks New Yorkers would be eating each other. Soft white urbanites eeeeking and squealing about guns cannot defend themselves.
Ronald can’t stop it. Lucretia doesn’t want to. It is over.


DC in panic, Patrick Buchanan - Pressed by moderator Chris Wallace as to whether he would accept defeat should Hillary Clinton win the election, Donald Trump replied, “I will tell you at the time. I’ll keep you in suspense.” What explains the hysteria of the establishment? In a word, fear. The establishment is horrified at the Donald’s defiance because, deep within its soul, it fears that the people for whom Trump speaks no longer accept its political legitimacy or moral authority. It may rule and run the country, and may rig the system through mass immigration and a mammoth welfare state so that Middle America is never again able to elect one of its own. But that establishment, disconnected from the people it rules, senses, rightly, that it is unloved and even detested.

Vox Day - They should be afraid. From America to New Zealand, they have gradually backed the people of the West into a corner from which there is only one way out. We do not accept their legitimacy. We do not accept their authority, moral or otherwise... Donald Trump is not the savior. Donald Trump is not the movement. Donald Trump is the warning. It makes very little difference if he is elected or not.

SHTF Plan - Unrest and Martial Law? Leaked Military Drill Anticipates “No Rule of Law” After Election Results ... According to an unnamed source – who has provided accurate intel in the past – an unannounced military drill is scheduled to take place during a period leading up to the election and throughout the month after... Hillary could bring very dark days to this country just by being declared the next president; Obama might, in turn, declare martial law.

Hope N Change - we will never accept Hillary Clinton as president of the United States.  She will never be "our" president, and we will never accept the legitimacy of the appallingly corrupt process which has gotten her this close to the White House... Thanks to Wikileaks and Project Veritas, we now know that this entire election cycle has been shaped by the Democrats' flood of dirty money, dirty deeds, systemic corruption, and collusion with the media.

PJ Media, Roger Simon - The implication here, of course, is that everyone should forgive Hillary Clinton after she is elected and just ignore what happened with the bogus FBI investigation... When Donald said he wouldn't necessarily accept the results of election 2016, he was doing us all a favor.


Why no Hillary indictment?, Market Ticker - How can we have a nation with an alleged "political process" where a candidate appears to pay protesters to commit violent acts to silence their opponent and then knowingly lies about what happened, claiming that said violence was "organic" and a "result of their opponent's positions" when in fact they paid those protesters to be there and prevent their opponent from holding his rally through violent protest which, I remind you, involved not only property damage but personal injury to police officers as well! Why is not Hillary Clinton under indictment right now for what appears to be a clear act of obstruction of the democratic process and direct incitement of violence for which the instigator appears to have been paid directly by Hillary Clinton's campaign.


Journalists shower Hillary with campaign cash, Public Integrity - Conventional journalistic wisdom holds that reporters and editors are referees on politics’ playing field — bastions of neutrality who mustn’t root for Team Red or Team Blue, either in word or deed. Nearly all of that money — more than 96 percent — has benefited Clinton: About 430 people who work in journalism have, through August, combined to give about $382,000 to the Democratic nominee, the Center for Public Integrity’s analysis indicates. About 50 identifiable journalists have combined to give about $14,000 to Trump.


Rolling Stone looks at Alt-Right, curbs snark, Rolling Stone - I first meet Spencer at the Republican National Convention in July, at a party headlined by Milo Yiannopoulos, the Breitbart editor and self-described "dangerous faggot" who tours college campuses to rail against "social justice warriors," political correctness and the left in general. Spencer perceives Yiannopoulos as a fellow traveler of sorts, but not truly Alt-Right; he does, however, see Yiannopoulos' followers as ripe for Alt-Right recruitment ... Clinton is not just a political adversary, in Spencer's view – she's "cagey" in her effort to reach the traditional conservatives he and his followers call, pejoratively, "cuckservatives" or "cucks," a reflection of their view that conservatives have been so "de-masculinized" that they've lost the ability to stand up for their principles.


1939. Migrant field hands.


art-remus-ident-04.jpg Seasonal field labor, the bottom rung of employment in the Depression, had gradations of its own. On the very bottom were those who lived in the open and slept in their cars. One rung up were those who had their own tents and portable furnishings. At the top were those who had basic but substantial housing provided by their employer.

Field labor wasn't without leverage, crops ready for picking and processing wouldn't wait, those employers who offered the best deal were assured of enough hands for the job, year after year.


Sebastion, Texas


Harlingen Texas


Mercedes Texas


Westley California


Salinas Valley California


1940. Jackson Kentucky.


art-remus-ident-04.jpg I missed posting this one with the others last week.



More stuff you may want to think about
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Story of folk etymology, JStor Daily - Etymology of course is the fascinating and popular study of word history and how words change meanings over time, tracked through recorded use. But when etymologists are on their coffee break, folk etymology is what happens when etymology gets into the wrong hands—those of the people who speak the language. While etymology remains a popular study for many language fanciers, speculating about the oddest idioms we know, its poor cousin folk etymology has been easily ignored and dismissed by linguists as the cluelessly fake or misunderstood histories of words and expressions. That may be. But folk etymology is also a curious look into the linguistic analogies we use to understand the meaningful connections between our world and our words, even if it’s not absolutely real and true.


Planet Nine explains tilt of sun, Science Daily - All of the planets orbit in a flat plane with respect to the Sun, roughly within a couple degrees of each other. That plane, however, rotates at a six-degree tilt with respect to the Sun giving the appearance that the Sun itself is cocked off at an angle. "It continues to amaze us; every time we look carefully we continue to find that Planet Nine explains something about the solar system that had long been a mystery," says Batygin, an assistant professor of planetary science. Mathematically, given the hypothesized size and distance of Planet Nine, a six-degree tilt fits perfectly, Brown says.


Rigging the electorate, Taki's Magazine - It took Democrats a while to figure out that their grand strategy ought to be to give up on persuading the American people to elect them and instead for them to elect a new people. The Democrats slowly figured out that mass immigration was the easy road to Chicago-style one-party rule. The more Democrats realized they could obtain permanent hegemony not by winning over the American people, but by repeopling America, the more they denounced rational inquiry into the merits of immigration. Is America to be a colony of the world?


Weaponized Morality, Radix Journal - Every society is hypocritical, but it was left to the modern post-Western world to be completely defined by duplicity. The only people who actually do seem to believe the ideals underlying liberal democracy on their own terms are American conservatives, who are eternal losers that can serve only as gullible fools or controlled opposition. To see a “Republican strategist” or a Beltway journalist pontificate about decorum is self-discrediting. To see the same people who celebrate the Folsom Street Fair suddenly clutch their pearls is revolting. It’s not about being “beyond good and evil” or denying standards. It’s about not falling for this same old con anymore.


Why NFL Viewers Are Tuning Out, Patriot Post - “The NFL has a long history of insisting that all political messaging and behavior remain taboo and absent from the turf, from expressing support for fallen police to patriotic demonstrations.” Apparently not anymore. The NFL and its executives have turned a blind eye to Kaepernick and little has been said and nothing has been done to thwart his un-patriotic, un-American behavior. The NFL is actually in denial that player protests have anything to with the drop in ratings. In fact, as David French writes, the league claims that “its own ‘data’ shows that player protests are not a factor, that fans aren’t tuning out because the league is relaxing its notorious restrictions on player self-expression so long as those players are social justice warriors.” The league is alienating its fan base by refusing to deal with these social justice warriors, who are drawing attention to themselves and their political views instead of the game they are playing.


1942. Southington Connecticut.


art-remus-ident-04.jpg What?! Southington again? Well, yes. I keep finding these things. I'm saying 6 x 6, or 2 1/4 square, as it was known then, 80mm with orange filter at f/11. Prove me wrong.



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Country versus city, Cracked - What rural Americans see on the news today is a sneak peek at their tomorrow. Blacks riot, Muslims set bombs, gays spread AIDS, Mexican cartels behead children, atheists tear down Christmas trees. Meanwhile, those liberal Lena Dunhams in their $5,000-a-month apartments sip wine and say, "But those white Christians are the real problem!" The foundation upon which America was undeniably built -- family, faith, and hard work -- had been deemed unfashionable and small-minded. Those snooty elites up in their ivory tower laughed as they kicked away that foundation, and then wrote 10,000-word thinkpieces blaming the builders for the ensuing collapse. It feels good to dismiss people, to mock them, to write them off as deplorables. But you might as well take time to try to understand them, because they'll still be around long after Trump is gone.


Sparticus is coming, Zero Gov - My interest in politics is always a matter of self-defense. Politics is nothing more than a sophisticated way to describe a violence system that uses coercion through threat and force to steal from its geographical inhabitants and regulate every aspect of their lives. It molds society through sheer naked aggression and blood lust; a willingness to kill a subject for violating a seatbelt law or not obeying a badged Praetorian in the pay of the state. And politicians are violence brokers and nothing more. There is no such thing as a statesman, a mythic fiction foisted by court historians through the ages to champion their country’s psychopaths in suit and tie. you’d have to be blind not to see that the Democrats and their Republican clients are nothing more than a vast combine of jobs programs, bureaucracy that never ends and a vicious war machine that makes equal violence on domestic and foreign enemies alike.


DIY flying IEDs, War On The Rocks - Non-state actors have been flying consumer drones for at least a couple years. Why have we seen so little weaponization? Where are all the attacks? The short answer is that the flying IED revolution has barely begun because key technologies are not quite ready. Only two sectors of the civilian drone market currently offer high reliability: a handful of consumer video drones and high-end commercial systems. The optimum systems for flying IED attacks lie in the space between. As key technologies mature and reliable systems fill this space, expect to see flying IED attacks increase dramatically. I experimented with building the cheapest “insurgent” drone I possibly could. The result required $4 of foam board, packing tape and hot glue, and about $250 in cheap Chinese components. It was ugly, but it could deliver two pounds at a range of six to 12 miles.


ObamaCare was designed to fail, Barnhardt - Both Obama and Barney Frank, among others, were caught on camera openly admitting that Obamacare was merely an interstitial device to bring about total collapse and the nationalization of all health care in the former U.S. Why? Simply put, to control the populace. Play ball with the regime and keep your mouth shut if you know what’s good for you, because “enemies of the revolution” and their families will find themselves unable to source things like chemotherapy, bypass surgery, insulin or even antibiotics. Also, it is the textbook application of the Cloward-Piven strategy. The fact that the ObamaCare website is a complete clusterbungle that is totally inoperative is 100% intentional. It was designed to cause denial of service attacks on itself, people. Come on. Wake up. This isn’t difficult. You are going to be punished for failing to comply with ObamaCare, even though the regime has specifically and maliciously seen to it that compliance is impossible.


Education with no results, Social Matter - Testing is required to keep education dollars flowing. Education advocates push for funding, which exceeds property tax tolerances, so a state gets involved. A state wants to make sure it is not just blindly sending money, so it requires a test. More money is demanded by the education advocates, and now the federal government sends money via programs. The federal government wants to test to make sure the money is spent wisely. Test scores continue to decline. No one is allowed to wonder if the changing composition of student’s ethnic and racial make up is responsible for it, and no one is allowed to attempt to teach using 1950s methods that did not require high-tech gadgetry and methods.


1941. London England. Keeping calm and carrying on.


art-remus-ident-04.jpg London was bombed seventy-one times during the "official" Blitz, from September 1940 to May 1941. Most were night attacks, the Luftwaffe having failed to gain air superiority. Raids averaged 200 bombers per night. Losses were light—low single-digit per cent, yet shifting strategy and lack of heavy bombers attained far less than could be expected for the effort.

Some one million houses were destroyed and 40,000 civilians killed, less than some single raids on German cities by the RAF and USAAF. John Bull, ever frugal, used much of the rubble for building airfields, and the "cleared" areas were handy places for Victory Gardens. Civilian morale was said to be higher at the end of the Blitz that at the beginning.


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Notate Bene

We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission.
Ayn Rand

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Gold is the money of kings, silver is the money of gentlemen, barter is the money of peasants and debt is the money of slaves.

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If, before undertaking some action, you must obtain the permission of society—you are not free, whether such permission is granted to you or not. Only a slave acts on permission. A permission is not a right.
Ayn Rand

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The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Ayn Rand

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Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thought crime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.
George Orwell, 1984

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There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
Ayn Rand

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The socialist ideal eventually goes viral, and the majority learns to game the system. Everyone is trying to live at the expense of everyone else. In the terminal phase, the failure of the system is disguised under a mountain of lies, hollow promises, and debts. When the stream of other people's money runs out, the system collapses.
Kevin Brekke

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When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal not in goods, but in favors; when you see that men get rich more easily by graft than by work, and your laws no longer protect you against them, but protect them against you … you may know that your society is doomed.
Ayn Rand

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Because the regime is captive to its own lies, it must falsify everything. It falsifies the past. It falsifies the present, and it falsifies the future. It falsifies statistics ... It pretends to fear nothing. It pretends to pretend nothing.
Vaclav Havel

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Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice.
H. L. Mencken

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We have reached a point of diminishing returns in our public life. Hardly anything actually needs doing. We may in fact be past that point; not only does nothing much need doing, but we'd benefit if much of what has been done were to be undone.
John Derbyshire

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The hallmark of authoritarian systems is the creation of innumerable, indecipherable laws. Such systems make everyone an un-indicted felon and allow for the exercise of arbitrary government power via selective prosecution.
Ayn Rand

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Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry.
Thomas Jefferson

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When you are fed, there are many problems. When you are hungry, there is one problem.
NoPension at Zero Hedge

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25 Oct 2016