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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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Alfons Mucha, Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors, 1899

Le Pater was an illustrated edition of The Lord’s Prayer intended to present the way to the Divine Ideal. This is the sixth allegorical scene included in the book. Mucha was a Czech painter and illustrator best known for his Art Nouveau posters.


art-remus-ident-04.jpg The trajectories of history's bits and pieces seem commonly governed by war, the Great Attractor, converging again and again as if no velocity is escape velocity. It's said peace is the time between wars when nations rearm and rewrite their battle plans. True that. Just now there's a "last warning" feel to it all, as if the ref just came on the field and said time's up, it's meat-grinder time.

We needn't waste time looking for the cause of the next war. Like complexity, causes of war don't exist outside the human mind. If you believe otherwise, get some complexity, put it in a paper bag and show it to me. Same with "causes of war", a quarter pound will convince me. If war causes peace, we can rightly say peace causes war and let it go at that.

Explaining war by citing those who gain from it is like explaining football by citing cheerleaders and venders of hot dogs. The case to be made smells like what it is, a debate device to fortify rhetoric for other ends.

Causes are preferentially imputed to fit an imagined reality, and don't often meet even that low standard. Example: Germany and Russia invaded Poland in 1939. France and Britain declared war on Germany. Germany went to war with Russia. When the war ended, Poland was given to Russia. Um, what was the cause again?

Nothing beats war for waste and injustice. We should deflect or delay war where possible, and limit it when it's not. Survivalists should also prepare as if war were inevitable, if unpredictable. Because it is. Poets and utopians say it isn't. Thousands of years of war say it is.

So, no more philosophizing for you. Let's get to the "news you can use" part.

What it comes down to is this: with all sides escalating, look to your resources and make good on deficiencies. Should a military event trigger mobilization, actual shortages combined with DC's plans for "emergency redistribution" will make life difficult even for the prepared. Should there be military strikes on the US itself, look for draconian martial law reminiscent of Leningrad seventy-five years ago. History may not repeat itself but—oh wait, yes it does.

Next item please.

The famous Norden bombsight of WWII was Manhattan Project-like in both cost and secrecy. Unknown at the time, the Germans had the engineering drawings from a spy within Norden itself in 1938. The question arises, why didn't they simply copy it? Turns out their own bombsight was at least the equal of the Norden.

The Norden's price was $8,800 each. Another source says $14,000. The US bought 90,000 of 'em. The Luftwaffe's "Zeiss Lotfernrohr 7" was far cheaper to manufacture, much simpler to use—it could be used one-handed by the pilot of the Arado jet bomber—easier to maintain and just as accurate. So there's your answer. The Germans were not impressed with the Norden. The British Mark XIV bombsight was simpler and cheaper yet, tests in 1944 showed it was about equal to the Norden in terms of results.

Keep this in mind next time you see a photo of a bomber crew taking their supersecret Norden bombsight to the on-base safe after a mission, one of 'em with a .45 in hand. Or the Navy stripping flotation devices from their planes to ensure they'd sink immediately when downed, taking the hallowed Norden with it. And perhaps the crew.

Next item.

Here's something for those who follow the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, a paper from arXiv ["arXiv" means papers not yet peer reviewed] at Cornell University entitled: "Discovery of peculiar periodic spectral modulations in a small fraction of solar type stars", 10 October 2016. Abstract. full paper in .pdf format. Money quote: "We find that the detected signals have exactly the shape of an ETI signal predicted in the previous publication". Wow!

Now comes word Breakthrough Listen at Berkeley will coordinate the followup to this observation. They caution,

"Internationally agreed-upon protocols for searches for evidence of advanced life beyond Earth require candidates to be confirmed by independent groups using their own telescopes, and for all natural explanations to be exhausted before invoking extraterrestrial agents as an explanation."

Update: Mail Online has picked up the story, excellent synopsis, easier to follow, here .

This could be a case of "never believe a rumor until it's officially denied", or it could be just another glitch. The instrumentation involved is pressed to its absolute limit to wring out the very last byte of information, so tiny deviations from spec or interactions between components can introduce misleading "fringe" signals. Okay. But would these same researchers double down if no signals were detected?

Personally, I find the notion of extraterrestrial life per se less than profound, meaning, should unequivocal evidence of pond scum on Mars be discovered it would hardly upset my understanding of our place in the scheme of things. NASA acts as if they're addressing medieval Europe. However, extraterrestrials transmitting messages we can receive is qualitatively different. My first thought: should such a discovery be made I believe it unwise to make our presence known until we have a reliable understanding of their capabilities and intentions.


Got two "quote of the week" for you. First one comes from Richard Fernandez at PJ Media: "That's the trouble with history; any time before too late is often too early". Second one comes from Brett Stevens at Amerika: "like a midget flung from a trebuchet, the arc of liberal democracy has reached terminal velocity. Everything is failing all at once."

Next item please.

Like most Americans, I have no real connection to Paris, just a place to pass through to or from de Gaulle, spend a few hours at most. A report caught my eye, about waves of African squatters transforming the city into a third world sink hole. Not long ago Paris had the cleanest streets in Europe, washed twice a day. The video is here , via Generation Europa at Facebook, 2m 26s. Prepare yourself.

There's little room for us to condemn the French. What we're seeing in Paris is seen here in its more advanced phases, Chicago and elsewhere. Absent effective countermeasures, they'll all be Detroit-like settling ponds of crime and depravity, civilization having been driven off to die of neglect, their new occupants unable to maintain or even understand their surroundings, while largely supported by the city's former inhabitants and unwillingly so. Were we to put it in ancient terms, words like "conquest" and "barbarians" and "tribute" come to mind.

Ask this. If Atlanta or Camden or Baltimore disappeared—poof, gone—would we feel compelled to replicate them? Or, if the necrotic fate of these cities were fully divulged to our ancestors, would they build them in the first place? They still look good in those "skyline at twilight" photos, but nostalgia doesn't seem reason enough.

Enough chit chat. Put on your hazmat gear and goalie mask, get out your ten-foot pole. It's time to poke around in the latest toxic roadkill, as chronicled in yer ol' Woodpile Report.


Remus's notebook

Hidden camera interviews with Democratic Party contractors for violent attacks on Trump supporters, by Project Veritas Action.

Zero Hedge - Rigging the Election - Video I: Clinton Campaign and DNC Incite Violence at Trump Rallies. Includes video.

Project Veritas Action video only, YouTube, 16m 26s

WFSB Connecticut - Lawmakers, police to call on paintball makers to stop sale of 'deadly toys' ... "law must be updated and strengthened"

Zero Hedge - "The Elite 'Have No Idea' - Society Is Near The Breaking Point" ... They are vulnerable in ways they simply cannot imagine, unprepared and unskilled for what will matter most.

Return of Kings - 5 Firearms A Man Should Own

American Mirror - “I’m a white Southerner, I remember what it was like when somebody said they were going to make America great again,” Clinton said, referring to Trump’s slogan. “They basically said, ‘Here’s your tobacco, here’s your shotgun, you’re in charge,” he said as the crowd laughed.

Chronicle Live - Excavations at Vindolanda Roman Fort have dug up a haul of old shoes - and one looks rather familiar

Vintage News - Paintings from 2000 years ago depict the ancient faces of Egypt ... startlingly realistic portraits

A local news story and a followup story that'll make you go "hmmm"

Frederick News Post - Frederick police investigating death of doctor accused in kickback scheme ... foul play was not suspected

What Does It Mean - Maryland Doctor Who Treated Hillary Clinton For Blood Clot On Brain Mysteriously Dies [report allegedly traces to the Russian SVR]

Gateway Pundit - Podesta Documents Suggest Scalia Assassination

Newser - Man Interrupts Bear Sex, Pays the Price

NY Daily News - Black FDNY employees plan to hit the department with a $150 million federal lawsuit charging they have been discriminated against on the job

art-remus-ident-04.jpg Recall the city "settled a massive suit charging discrimination against blacks and Hispanics applying to become firefighters, agreeing to pay $98 million and revamp its hiring practices." In other words, a payoff for being unqualified. Now the affirmative action hires want a payoff for the city's noticing the otherwise unemployable are also unpromotable. It's a federal lawsuit natch, i.e., Lynch and her merry band of social justice warriors shaking the money tree for their patrons. No sane society would put up with any part of this.

SF Gate - Houston 911 dispatcher charged for hanging up on calls because she didn't feel like talking [another incompetent affirmative action hire]

Bloomberg - You Can Eat Gluten Again, America ... Only 1 percent of the U.S. population has been diagnosed with celiac disease

Cosmos - Universe contains at least two trillion galaxies ... some 10 times higher than before.

Prehistoric Voice Box Reveals Dinosaur-Era Sounds ... dinosaurs were noisy but didn't sing or roar

Sky & Telescope - Space Rocks Hit the Moon Often ... roughly 180 new craters at least 10 m wide each year

Daily Caller - After Syed Farook was identified as one of the San Bernardino terrorists, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman expressed dismay that Farook had an ethnic-sounding name rather than a stereotypical white one, newly released emails show.

Officer.com - An Indianapolis police station was shot at Thursday night, less than two weeks after someone opened fire on another police station in the city.


1929. Magazine ad for Kelvinator


art-remus-ident-04.jpg Kelvinator refrigerators date from 1916. By 1929, when this ad was printed, it had 80% of the market. The name comes from Lord Kelvin, creator of the Kelvin scale which starts at absolute zero. Clever, no? Kelvinator merged with Nash Motors in 1937, which became part of American Motors, was then sold to White Consolidated Industries, Electrolux blah blah, and is now part of National Refrigeration.



World War III
The run up.


Zero Hedge - Russian Government Officials Told To Immediately Bring Back Children Studying Abroad

Daily Star - US nuclear attack warning 'upgraded to level 3' as Russian threat goes 'beyond Cold War'

Telegraph - Vladimir Putin cancels Paris trip as diplomatic crisis over Syria deepens

Independent - Russia's top propagandist says US behaviour could have 'nuclear' implications ... has been a 'radical change' in relations between Russia and the US

CNN - Russia, US move past Cold War to unpredictable confrontation

Free Thought Project - Time to Pay Attention — In the Last 48 Hours, Humanity Just Moved to the Brink of World War

Armstrong Economics - Are we Being Prepared for World War III?

Global Research - Global Tensions Between East And West Reach Boiling Point

Express - Putin's weapon of destruction: Footage emerges of Russian death-ray that FRYS enemy drones ... ready for deployment

Express - Nuclear war 'IMMINENT' as Russia tells citizens to find out where the closest bunkers are

ABC News - 7 Ways Russia Is Telling People to Prepare for War

NBC News - CIA Prepping for Possible Cyber Strike Against Russia ... already begun opening cyber doors, selecting targets and making other preparations for an operation

France24 AFP - Russia slams 'unprecedented' US threats over cyber attacks ... and vowed to respond.

Telegraph - 'Posturing' Russians to send aircraft carrier and fleet along the English Channel

DC Clothesline - Putin Sends Aircraft Carrier Group to Mediterranean as Syrian Powder Keg Poised to Erupt ... escorted by four other naval vessels

RT - Russian border patrol opens fire as North Korean fishing vessel crew resists search ... crew resisted search, behaved aggressively, tried to flee with Russian security forces on board

Strategic Culture - Going Beyond Propaganda. Nuclear Conflict: Deception or Real Threat? ... after years of negotiations with the schizophrenic diplomacy of the US, Moscow and Damascus have decided to protect themselves against any sudden decisions that may come from the American deep state

Washington Post - Are the Russians really preparing for war?

Reuters - Pentagon voices caution on latest Yemen missile incident ... declined to say destroyer was targeted by missiles fired from Yemen

SHTF Plan - This Is The Brink Of World War: “Hostilities Have Commenced… There Is Little Time Before The Missiles Begin To Fly”

Daily Beast - Russia Is Building Fallout Shelters to Prepare for a Potential Nuclear Strike [includes information not seen elsewhere]


Stuff you may want to think about
Synopsis with links


Nuclear War Is On The Horizon, SHTF Plan - Putin and the Russian people believe the U.S.’s actions are going to lead to a nuclear conflict initiated by the United States. The leadership of the U.S. is made up of politicians who began their careers as Marxist-Socialists. Traitors now have their fingers on the triggers of the nuclear warheads, aided by “yes-men” of the general staffs who will not remember their oaths to the Constitution of the United States and the American people. They will ignore that these charges take precedence above any orders given by a petty, dope-smoking, Marxist community organizer of dubious citizenship who was “emplaced” into office to destroy the country. When the missiles begin to fly you can be certain they will be in bunkers and other safe places and out of harm’s way.


Russia tests wartime military government, RT - A recent military exercise in southern Russia saw the first real-time test of the state management system that allows the Defense Ministry to assume direct control over municipal and regional authorities, police, state security and emergency services. The military wants to switch completely from the previous scheme, under which in times of war all regional authorities and federal ministries worked on their own dedicated tasks and the Defense Ministry only had a coordinating role. Earlier this month, Russia conducted major civil defense training involving 40 million people nationwide. A total of 200,000 rescue professionals and 50,000 vehicles took part in the exercise, which lasted four days.


The Final Act will be World War, MineSet - Sadly, I must write what follows and do not do it lightly. Over the years when writing, I have held little back. Nothing will be held back in this missive as we are on the brink of war because apparently we have lunatics in Washington far more insane than the inmates they oversee. This past week has seen the lunacy shift several gears in only days. We see the U.S. pushing Russia for war everywhere. We recently stationed and commissioned live nuclear missiles in both Poland and Romania, along Russia border. I can only imagine the response were Russian missiles stationed in Cuba or even Mexico? Russia has taken this very seriously as their population of 40 million drilled last week for a nuclear attack. I believe there is still a chance to avoid global war but will result in U.S. civil war.


The end of mass media - Z Blog - It’s not that they color the news or that they make up stories. The actors posing as a journalists on TV can be written off as grifters working the system so they can land lucrative TV gigs. There’s no excusing what appears to be an organized and coordinated attempt by major media to suppress the news. It is one thing when the news is slanted. People adjust to the bias. We are in a strange age in that the mass media is entirely made up. None of of it is on the level. It’s layers and layers of manufactured stories, crowding out real news, to the point where it is impossible to take any of it at face value. You can’t even be sure the people in the stories are real. The Clinton campaign is planting child actors in crowds, posing as adorable local kids, to ask questions. Our public life is now less authentic than professional wrestling.


Two nations in one, Phys Org - A new University of Virginia survey, conducted by the Gallup organization, reveals Americans' deep dissatisfaction with the country's political culture.
Two-thirds of those polled said they have little or no confidence that people in government will tell the truth. Sixty-four percent of those polled believe that what American really needs is a new political party, because the current two-party system isn’t working. More than half of all Democrats and Republicans hold this view, but three out of four of the growing number of independents are especially adamant about this. “In general, whites are twice as likely as blacks and Hispanics to be very distrustful of the government on a variety of measures,” he writes in the poll analysis.


1940. Jackson Kentucky.


art-remus-ident-04.jpg Jackson, a town of 2,100 in 1940, and about the same today, is on the Kentucky River in the Cumberland Plateau of the Appalachian Mountains of eastern Kentucky.


Using Google Earth street view, this appears to be the intersection of State Highway 3094 and Broadway Street. The top photo is 1941, the rest are 1940.


Same corner as above. At left is Brack Noble Lunch Restaurant, up the hill is Comb's Furniture Store, at center is Dot Food Store/Brack Noble, at right is Stacy's Apartments and Rooms. I'm guessing it's Stacy Noble.



Court day.


More stuff you may want to think about
Synopsis with links


Oldest Civilization in the World Found in Appalachian Mountains, Ancient Origins - An accident of history has been exposed on a Virginia Appalachian mountainside. Scattered across Clover Hollow Mountain is a whole complex of petroglyphs of unknown origin intimating important cultural and strategic stone alignments. For this discussion we can call it the ‘Lost Tribe of Clover Hollow.’ It shouldn’t be surprising an ancient civilization of unknown origin has been found in the Appalachian Mountains. These mountains are ten times older than, for example, the Andes. It may be true however, that the oldest civilizations on Earth once thrived in the Appalachian region of North America only to have been ravaged by time and is now eroding, and crumbling into dust and eternity. Luckily the ‘Lost Tribe of Clover Hollow’ has been found and should encourage another look into the ancient origins of the Appalachian Mountains.


Redoubt of the East, Survivalist Blog - Let me give you an example of the general choices for people on the East Coast. The first line of retreat is that chain of mountains to the West—we’ll call it the Appalachians generally, even though you might know it locally as the Catskills, Berkshires, Great Smokeys or Blue Ridge mountains, etc. These are the most convenient retreat sites for most people because they are closest to the suburban areas in which they live. You can achieve a significantly higher level of safety going beyond the Appalachians to the high plateau regions of Tennessee and Kentucky. In a meltdown of the social order, by the time refugees get through the first mountain range and the numerous mountain rifts that confront them—before seeing the 1000 foot high Cumberland Plateau, they will be highly motivated to stay on the valley floor with its promise of food and civilization.


Colonized by pod people, Z Man - We are a nation of two worlds now. The Cloud People are in their world, which is just about divorced from our world. Increasing they speak in their own argot that uses English words, but with alien meanings. They don’t live where we live or live as we live. We have been colonized by pod people, who are only vaguely aware of the rest of us. Unlike the British Colonial officers of old, our rulers don’t have much interest in us. We’re just a bad smell to them, something they tolerate while dreaming of the day when will be rid of us. One of the lessons of Africa in the mid-20th century is that people prefer to be ruled poorly by their own, rather than expertly by strangers. The Managerial class spends all of its time debating how to expertly manage the economy and how to replace the Dirt People.


Chances of war, Club Orlov - All-out nuclear annihilation remains quite unlikely, barring an accident. One reason to be cheerful is that any plan to attack Russia is bound to become mired in bureaucracy. The top brass and the politicians may be delusional, megalomaniacal and inadvertently suicidal, but the mid-rank people who develop the battle plans are rarely suicidal. Another reason to be cheerful is that Russia has carefully limited the Pentagon’s options. One plan that could lead to an all-out war with Russia, would be the imposition of a no-fly zone over Syria. The Russians made this step significantly worse by introducing their S-300 system. Last on my list of reasons why war with Russia remains unlikely is that there isn’t much of a reason to start one, assuming the US behaves rationally. It seems that anti-Russian hysteria is a sideshow of anti-Trump hysteria.


Trump doesn't matter, Outlander Systems - Trump’s support is a direct result of the seething, white-hot rage in the American spirit. He’s the final gasp of a dying body politic of red-blooded Americans, manifested in flesh. He is a political weapon thrust into the side of Leviathan, as a last-ditch Hail Mary effort to expunge the self-anointed “know-betters” before they take the whole house down in a blazing cacophony of nuclear fire-and-brimstone. Whether he wins the election, loses the election, has the votes rigged against him, or the Repugnant party disowns him; it’s irrelevant – we’ve got a lot of work to do, and the future of American sovereignty, not-beholden to back-room deals conjured up by Corruptocratican globalist parasites, literally depends on anyone who doesn’t want to see their grandkids living in a third-world hellhole, while perennial near-felons suck caviar and spit in the face of the Rule of Law. Whether he wins, and wins YUGELY, or is crushed miserably; it doesn’t matter.


1941. Chicago diner


art-remus-ident-04.jpg You know you've made a wrong turn when the spiffiest building in sight is a repurposed trolley car.



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Lowering the bar, Blue Lives Matter - The Department of Justice and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released a report earlier this week about the impact of background checks police officer diversity. Researchers found that things like criminal background checks can cause a disproportional impact on the hiring of racial minority applicants. The report states “Allowing work-authorized non-U.S. citizens to work in state and local law enforcement, particularly in jurisdictions with large immigrant populations, can enable agencies to more closely represent the diversity of their community”. This is the biggest load of politically correct garbage that I have ever seen. Here’s the Cliff notes version of what the report suggests ...


Comey as dirty cop, American Spectator - "There is a revolt against the director. The people inside the bureau believe the director is a dirty cop. They believe that he threw the Hillary Clinton email case. They do not know what he was promised in return." The loss of faith in the bureau chief stems in part from a dishonest rendering of the decision not to indict Mrs. Clinton as unanimous rather than unilateral and in part from the bureau’s decision to destroy evidence in the case and grant blanket immunity to Clinton underlings for no possible prosecutorial purpose. “These people are trained to be loyal, honest, and forthright,” diGenova points out. “What Comey did was force them to corrupt their oath of office. They have had enough.”

Fox News - New FBI files contain allegations of 'quid pro quo' in Clinton's emails ... FBI interview summaries and notes, provided late Friday to the House Government Oversight and Intelligence Committees, contain allegations of a "quid pro quo" between a senior State Department executive and FBI agents during the Hillary Clinton email investigation

art-remus-ident-04.jpg They won't revolt, nor were they "forced" to corrupt their oath of office. The FBI has revealed itself for what it has become one time too many. So too have "people inside the bureau" revealed themselves for what they are. Where was their outrage when it counted? On what grounds, other than fear, shall we now respect them or the FBI? As for diGenova's defense, Beria's and Himmler's agents were also "loyal, honest, and forthright". The truly offended who "have had enough" will retire early, write a book and be a hot item in the media for a while. Those who don't leave on their own will be forced out. No one revolts in DC and lives.


Dinosaur fosillized skin print found, Daily Mail - Detailed skin impressions of a massive dinosaur that rested in a muddy river bank some 66 million years ago have been uncovered in Spain. The fossil was formed by sand petrifying into sedimentary rock over millennia and distinctively shows the pattern of large scales that once lined the creatures hide. Experts believe the prints may have been left by a titanosaur that lived in the Late Cretaceous era, just before dinosaurs became extinct. Researchers found footprints near the site that support the titanosaur theory.


Buried Glaciers Of Mars, Universe Today - In the northern hemisphere of Mars, between the planet’s southern highlands and the northern lowlands, is a hilly region known as Colles Nilli. This boundary-marker is a very most prominent feature on Mars, as it is several kilometers in height and surrounded by the remains of ancient glaciers. And thanks to the Mars Express mission, it now looks like this region is also home to some buried glaciers. Such was the conclusion after the orbiting spacecraft took images that revealed a series of eroded blocks along this boundary, which scientists have deduced are chunks of ice that became buried over time.


Campus Mental Health Centers Swamped, Daily Caller - America’s taxpayer-funded colleges and universities are aggressively pushing an array of mental health counseling and therapy programs on students. At the same time, school officials say they just can’t understand why there has been an increase in student demand for the programs. Nationally, various doctors and counselors have diagnosed fully 17 percent of America’s college students with some kind of mental disorder. Overwhelmingly, the two most most-popularly diagnosed maladies are the hazy catch-alls of depression or anxiety. Taxpayer-funded campus therapists say they just can’t figure out why there has been a massive increase in demand for counseling and therapy now that schools are aggressively funding and promoting various counseling and therapy programs.


1941. Brattleboro Vermont. Living large.


art-remus-ident-04.jpg Not everyone was ill-fed, ill-clothed, ill-housed and insecure. Someone in Vermont had a Buick Century and a well turned out driver. Or I've been misled and this is actually a still from a Three Stooges two-reeler.

Brattleboro is a college town of 12,000 in the southeast corner of Vermont just north of the People's Republic of Massachusetts. In 1941 the population was about 11,000. So, a growing community.



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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.
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18 Oct 2016