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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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Johannes Duntze, a winter landscape in Holland, circa 1870

I can't find anything about this painting, and not much about the artist, so I'll use the Wiki entry (translated and summarized): Johannes Duntze, born 1825 in Germany, studied 1839-42 at Munich, then in Berlin, Antwerp and Geneva.

In 1856 he settled in Düsseldorf. He continued to study in Switzerland, painting since 1852. His main themes are Alpine and Norway landscapes and winter landscapes in Holland. He died in 1895.


art-remus-ident-04.jpg Another October Surprise has been sprung, and it came from off-stage:

Daily Mail - FBI dramatically reopens Hillary email investigation - because of new messages found on Anthony Weiner's phone

"New messages" means tens of thousands of "Hillary Clinton-related emails thought to be lost forever". Press reports say the FBI is also looking into the Hillary Clinton => Huma Abedin/ Anthony Weiner => Cheryl Mills routing of classified emails. Yawn. Another sham . It only means we don't know from what the FBI and DoJ is protecting her this time. Consider: the FBI is part of the Department of Justice, which in turn is part of the Executive Branch, which means Obama's White House. 'Nuff said.

If anyone's betting Hillary Clinton will be indicted, I'll take the other side. It's like watching a movie rerun on tevee and hoping it ends differently this time. For my money this is more stone walling, it didn't take a month to find these emails. It's a barely open bet whether Hillary will be re-exonerated before or after election day.

With DC y'gotta remember, it's "weasels all the way up". The FBI recommends whether or not to prosecute but Comey's boss, Lynch, makes the decision. And Lynch reports to Obama. It's not credible she'll prosecute any case against Hillary Clinton, she's involved up to her eyeballs for one, as is Obama, and for another she's just another "dindo nuffin", to wit:

Free Beacon - Congress: Attorney General Lynch ‘Pleads Fifth’ on Secret Iran ‘Ransom’ Payments ... to avoid incriminating herself over these payments

Zero Hedge - John Podesta's Best Friend At The DOJ Will Be In Charge Of The DOJ's Probe Into Huma Abedin Emails ... we are a little skeptical the DOJ will find "anything" of note.

There are many plausible theories being circulated but as events unfold the treachery will disclose itself in detail. It'll come a piece at a time, with tedious delays and spin from the Clinton playbook piled on, the whole of it understandable only in hindsight. Until then, look for sudden twists, rumors and a rolling barrage of disinformation.

This was a historic opportunity for the FBI to cover itself with glory by merely doing its job. It's depressing to see the FBI annihilate its credibility to shield Clinton and, probably, others. It puts us on notice, this once trusted and respected agency has been turned. It's now "in your face" IRS-grade corrupt, openly servile to the Clinton crime cartel , at minimum. If the DoJ were honest, Comey and Lynch would be up on charges of obstructing justice, &c., along with Hillary Clinton and her henchmen. Which is unspeakably sad.

Yes, there are honest toilers in the FBI vineyards. Would that the leadership of the FBI just do their job too. How it affects the election is not their problem to solve. The FBI is, by design and intent, a non-political outfit. No political calculations are legitimate. Comey not only didn't do his job, he voided that covenant. It's simple. Lynch is protecting Clinton and he protected Lynch. He betrayed our trust, knowing what he knows. He was sent out to take the fall. And he did. Which makes him an accomplice.

So who still has confidence in the FBI? Anyone? Who now believes it serves justice rather than its masters? *crickets*. Okay, so be it. Fear, yes. Respect, no.

Next item please.

Perhaps you read Mr, Rawles's detailed advice at Survival Blog on how to get ready for a possible Hillary Clinton election. The item was linked to here last week.

Remember the years-long ammo shortages of 2008 and 2012. Clinton's a devoted and clever enemy of the Second Amendment. But a Trump win could accelerate the left's sponsorship of Ferguson-style arson and mayhem, perhaps prompting the affected states to showy draconian measures. Either way it's shortages and worse. Top off your ammo. Top off batteries and magazines too—all that stuff. And then stay away from crowds.

Speaking of firearms, my thinking about rimfire rifles centers on hunting in a post-collapse scenario. The mainstay is a bolt action zeroed at 60 yards for .22 subsonics. I favor the Aguila, it uses a .22 short to lob a 60 grain bullet. They're not far from "air gun quiet" but they pole ax game up to racoon-size. Downside? The word "hunting" says it all.

The other is a .22 WMR bolt action zeroed at 100 yards with 40 grain pointy bullets. It's only somewhat louder than .22 LR but delivers substantially more punch down range. And it's good for another twenty-five yards of "down range". I'm doing two-inch groups off the bench at 100 yards without getting all Wimbledon Cup about it. Notice the standard .22 LR is missing, it's neither-nor.

That said, there's preps and there's preps, my friend. It pleases me to tell you the Woodpile Report Global Headquarters True and Accepted Woodpile is in place and under cover. Among the pleasures in life is looking out the window and seeing our winter's heat. Call it "stacking" of a different kind. But wait! There's more. The woodpile is big enough for next winter as well. Such hillbilly riches are important to those of us who live in a "zip code with a creek".

Further, the chimney liner's clean as the whistle on Nickel Plate 765 at track speed, and the wood stove sports my best re-gasketing to date. It became my duty to re-gasket the stove many decades ago, which duty I've discharged with results ranging from satisfactory to exemplary. This one is my masterpiece, it drew gasps and applause at the unveiling.

I also reset the dog on the loading door so it snugs up at just the right place on the cam, with travel reserve to allow for gasket set. Been meaning to optimize it for a long while. Not as straightforward as it seems, the door is a heavy iron casting but it's acquired a half-millimeter or so of warpage over time. Yeah, yer right, it doesn't take much to keep me entertained.

Next item please.

For your reading pleasure, this is an excerpt from a comment at American Digest about "Michael Moore's Monologue Redone As a Trump Campaign Ad":

We still afford Mr. Moore the lack of respect which is his due from us. We still hold fast to our knowledge of him being, then, now and always the loutish man his reputation lives down to.

But. BUT. We use his reputation as the lever, to pry open the weak and directionless minds of the LiV, the lazily leftist, and through that wedge, we pour Mr. Moore's words into the void where those folks brain would normally nestle...

I'll email that video of him at any suitable opportunity. To liberals, to fence-sitters and to staunch conservative leaders in their respective communities.

I have absolutely no compunction against turning the enemy's howitzers around 180 degrees and pulling the lanyard.

Rich like baklava. Oh, and "LiV" means "low information voter", I think. There are a dozen definitions on line, this one seems the best fit. Are you reeling from abbreviation overload or is it just me? Seems no clique is a real clique unless it goes faux-hermetic with its own set of abbreviations.

Mr. Moore's monologue itself is linked to below or click it here .

Next item.

Here's an update on the mass beatings of white Temple University students by a black mob on Friday night, the 21st. I've provided clarification, in parenthesis, for foreign readers not familiar with how to read American news non-reportage.

Philadelphia Inquirer - A group of over 150 (black) juveniles coordinated a “meet up” (a flash mob for knockout games) on Instagram, amassing on Broad Street near the campus at approximately 8 p.m.

Four (black) youths, ranging in ages between 14 and 17 (ranging in size up to six feet tall and 180 lb), were arrested in connection with wide-ranging attacks on (white) Temple students, others (other whites) in the crowd, and two Temple police officers.

In one incident, police say a group of three (whites) that included two students were assaulted by a group of about 20 (black) juveniles. The (white) trio were kicked, punched, and knocked to the ground. One of the (white) students, Christina Lauletta, was hospitalized at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Linh Dinh has posted an excellent essay about this at Unz Review. He points out this was a major, organized, riot-size, out-and-out racial assault, yet:

Not surprisingly, the latest incident at Temple University has received scant media attention. Though AP did cover it, it never pointed out that these were racial crimes. As usual, only “teens” are fingered, with their race not mentioned. Had mobs of whites attacked random blacks, the entire world would have known about it by now.

Apparently journalists believe everyone's racist except the perps, another reason the media is universally despised. No news outfit can suppress central facts and present itself as legitimate. Fact: blacks as a people are dysfunctional and volatile . As Mr. Dinh puts it, "everyone knows this, including, say, a fresh-off-the-boat immigrant from Mali or Bangladesh." Got that? Everyone knows. So the press should stop overthinking everything and do its job, which is reporting the news, not covering up the news.

It's getting old, it's always been lame, now it's embarrassing. And it's not working. Perhaps the news media will stop writing to assure each other of their social virtue and start reporting the news as-is to their customers. While they still have customers.

Next item.

The quote of the week comes from Ann Coulter:

Every ethnic group except whites bloc-votes for the Democrats.

Next please.

We learn from The Daily Caller a "new Little Ice Age" started at the end of 2015, according to a study by the head of the space research at the Russian Academy of Sciences. Low solar activity means "the Earth has, and will continue to have, a negative average annual energy balance and a long-term adverse thermal condition,” he says. "“Since 1990, the Sun has been in the declining phase of the quasi-bicentennial variation in total solar irradiance,” he adds.

Well gang, add never-ending winter to your extinction-level threats. Unless you have a magnificent woodpile, in which case you're at liberty to entertain all the other existential menaces with full attention. By way of assistance, a brand new Woodpile Report awaits below.


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

Rigging the Election - Video IV: $20K Wire Transfer From Belize Returned. YouTube, 17m 40s

WikiLeaks - We commence phase 3 of our US election coverage next week.

Daily Caller - DC Attorney: FBI Never Destroyed Laptops Of Clinton Aides

Smithsonian - 133-Million-Year-Old Pebble Discovered to Be First Fossilized Dinosaur Brain

Science News - DNA data offer evidence of unknown extinct human relative

The Conversation - Donald Trump and the rise of white identity in politics... Whereas racial prejudice refers to animosity toward other racial groups, white identity reflects a sense of connection to fellow white Americans

YouTube - Michael Moore's 'Trump's Election Will Be The Biggest "F You" Ever Recorded' video 4m 10s

Rutherford Institute - The Path to Total Dictatorship: America's Shadow Government and Its Silent Coup

Most damaging WikiLeaks

AEIdeas - The infinite information problem and state centralization

Audible Range - Hear What Scholars Think English Will Sound Like In 100 Years

Today I Found Out - The Curious Case of the American Accent

Democrats: RNC violating anti-voter intimidation agreement ... says is a violation of a 1982 consent decree in which the RNC agreed to curb its vote watching tactics

art-remus-ident-04.jpg The Republican Party is called "the stupid party" because they're stupid.

Express - Fury as German primary school ‘forces’ children to chant ‘Allahu Akbar’ in Muslim prayer ... students forced to memorize Islamic chants.

Daily Caller - Reddit Users Declare War On Hillary’s Paid Internet Trolls

Daily Sheeple - Hillary Clinton’s Gun Control Agenda Exposed in Wikileaks Emails ... "worried about blowback from our supporters"

YouTube - AK-74: Fast Assembly & Disassembly In Russian School. Video, 4m 01s

Fox Business - Top Guns: What Americans Are Buying

Hot Air - Gallup: Support for ban on assault weapons hits all-time low

Art Of Manliness - Field-Expedient Tricks for Estimating the Height and Width of Objects [simple and adequate]

art-remus-ident-04.jpg When we were kids out hunting or woods-cruising, we'd point to a distant object up ahead, estimate the range, then pace it off. Over the years we got very good at it, I'm talking within five or ten per cent at one or two hundred yards, say. It's a skill that stays with you, too.

Zero Hedge - Unprecedented Surge In Election Fraud Incidents From Around The Country

Reuters - Venezuela crisis enters dangerous phase as Maduro foes go militant

WBZ Boston - Poll: National Anthem Protests Leading Cause For NFL Ratings Drop

College Fix - Content restrictions placed on university’s free speech wall

Next Big Future - Aquarius Engines claims a revolutionary combustion engine with twice the efficiency ... one moving part


1949. Chevrolet magazine ad


art-remus-ident-04.jpg The 1949 Chevrolet featured the slightly more powerful version of its inline six "Blue Flame" engine introduced in 1947 and the first restyling since 1941. As with other makers, the shark nose front was tamed and the fenders crept upward toward hood level. In addition to the "three on a tree" manual transmission, a two-speed automatic was offered in the Deluxe and Bel Air models, coupled to a more powerful—105 hp versus 90 hp—version of their six cylinder engine.



World War III
The run up.


National Interest - Why the U.S. Army's Readiness Crisis is So Terrifyingly Real

National Interest - Russia Has Been Reading the Art of War

Zero Hedge - NATO Pushing For "Biggest Military Build-Up On Russia's Borders" Since The Cold War

Mirror - Britain sends hundreds of soldiers and tanks to Russian border in biggest military deployment since Cold War

Washington Post - Philippine leader Duterte now wants U.S. troops out ‘in the next two years’

Express - 'Russia WILL invade Lithuania' Leaders tell people to prepare for guerrilla war on streets

Sun - As Vladimir Putin sends 330,000 troops to the EU border, experts reveal just how much of a threat Russian president is to Europe

Peak Prosperity - We Risk Being Collateral Damage In The Neocon Lust For War, So much so that I've upped my personal preparations

art-remus-ident-04.jpg Risk equals probability times severity. The severity of any nuclear exchange is so high the probability can be very low and still yield an unacceptably high risk.

National Interest - Is India Losing Russia? ... to Pakistan

National Interest - Russia's Super Secret Spy Submarine Returns to Sea

National Interest - America's Latest South China Sea FONOP Did More Harm Than Good ... fail to contest excesses and you consent to them by default.


Stuff you may want to think about
Synopsis with links


The empire prospereth not, Fred On Everything - The seaboard Axis of Evil needs a war because almost every tide runs against it. Proximately, the Axis has pushed China, Russia, and Iran together against the Empire. Many signs suggest that the world, or much of it, is beginning to see China as its future. The BRICS, the SCO, the NDB, the AAIB–all exclude the US. China becomes the major trading partner of country after country. The twilight deepens. Washington will in desperation do something phenomenally stupid. At this writing Hillary’s camp seems to be prepping the public for war with Russia. The telescreen tells us day after day that Putin is Hitler, that Russia is expanding, that the Russkies are hacking the election, that they cause indigestion and falling hair. Is this just Hillary waggling her codpiece in the expectation that Moscow will demurely back down, as God intended? Or will she again send other people’s children to fight for her in somebody else’s country?


Let Russia be Russia, Taki's Magazine - We wouldn't be shocked that other countries don't resist the temptation to flip through classified reports when the Secretary of State leaves them sitting on her windowsill like a fresh blueberry pie. Yet because it's Putin's Russia Clinton thinks she can rally public support for shooting the messenger. This caricature of the menacing Russian is rapidly losing traction. A December 2014 Gallup poll found Putin to be the tenth-most-admired person in the United States... Those pro-Russian regimes we keep trying to overthrow actually draw huge support from the people they govern. We just mind our own business for once. Let those regional disputes play themselves out, as they have done for thousands of years without our meddling.

National Review - No, Hillary, 17 U.S. Intelligence Agencies Did Not Say Russia Hacked Dem E-mails

art-remus-ident-04.jpg Who hacked who isn't the point. The contents of the emails and Hillary Clinton's criminal mishandling of them is the point. She's revealed herself for what she is, and nothing the media does or says can change that.


FBI email scandal widens, NY Post - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a longtime Clinton confidant, helped steer $675,000 to the election campaign of the wife of an FBI official who went on to lead the probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email system. The money directed by McAuliffe began flowing two months after the FBI investigation into Clinton began in July 2015. Months after the completion of her campaign, then-Associate Deputy Director McCabe was promoted to Deputy, where, in that position, he assumed for the first time, an oversight role in the investigation into Secretary Clinton’s emails.


Confiscating America, Burning Platform - Barack Obama has invoked the obscure 1906 Antiquities Act to grab 265 million acres from states, privately held individuals and companies; which is more than any other U.S. president in history. Under the guise of preservation for future generations, the Dark Powers That Be are actually stealing lands that are loaded with resources including minerals, metals and timber that could be used for various agricultural purposes, to help pay down the national debt or to provide jobs that would benefit middle class families. Instead, however, these areas have been sealed off and not even allowed to be used by U.S. citizens for hunting or recreation. Through the ruse of various .gov agencies, over 36% of the entire United States land mass, or 836.5 million acres, has been confiscated.

Oregon Live - Jury finds all Oregon standoff defendants not guilty of federal conspiracy, gun charges

Oregon Live - Ammon Bundy's lawyer tackled, Tasered by U.S. Marshals in a surreal ending to the Oregon standoff trial


Christianity as spiritual technology, Amerika - Many of us growing up in the 1980s ran from both conservatism and Christianity: the only people we saw who admitted to these beliefs were absolute morons or were moral weaklings who had permitted the situation to come about in the first place. You will not find many Generation Xers inside of a church or Republican convention for this reason. To us, these groups appeared as retards and liars. In particular, Christians and conservatives indulged in the illusion that everything in the world turns out just fine if all of us work hard at our boring jobs and pay those taxes. Just lie back and enjoy it, in other words.


1942. Chicago Illinois scrap yard


art-remus-ident-04.jpg The wartime scrap drive stuff had to go somewhere and this yard in Chicago was one of those somewheres. Yards like this sorted the scrap and sent it on to the ultimate user. I'm saying it's obvious who the boss was.



1936. New York City, the Garment District


art-remus-ident-04.jpg The Garment District is in Manhattan around Penn Station and north to the Theatre District. Once home to the world's top designers and premier international fashion shows, and most of the nation's clothing manufacturing, it's been in decline since the early 20th century. Presently about half its former floor space has been been converted for use by financial, legal and hi-tech outfits. Notice the guy on the corner selling razor blades.



More stuff you may want to think about
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The selfish left, Fash The Nation - The idea that you’re going to bring in Somalis and other assorted dysfunctional cultures to run a country like Germany is insanely stupid. If Germany could be so easily built and run, why can’t the Somalis simply copy their success and stay put? Alas, it looks like Germans are now going to have to work longer to support the imported help that was supposed to make them work less. The results of this demographic disaster are predictable. The new arrivals not only aren’t smart enough to maintain the country they were imported into, but they are not going to work to support old whites as they die alone in a nursing home.


It's not the economy, stupid, Right Stuff - The arguments for mass immigration and the economy are all classic “We must grow the GDP above all other reasons or we will die” variety. How does having more crowded cities, highways, schools, and communities make everyone happier? I can’t think of a single country that will have their social and environmental problems solved by adding more people to the situation... Nobody is moving to a Western country to support retiring white people. Once an imported population gains political clout, they simply vote for politicians that funnel funds to them and their kids. After all, the left tells these groups constantly that whites are racist, wicked people that cause all their problems. Why would the imported help feel any compulsion to pay for white people’s retirement?


The real Alt-Right, Right On - If anything, the Alt-Right brings people together based on what they mutually dislike, not a shared set of ideas. If we look at the Alt-Right in this way, I feel we can make more sense of why “it” has succeeded so spectacularly and why the Left finds it so hard to combat. Stop trying to define to Alt-Right (and in the process, kicking people out of your little boat). I say this for two reasons: first, movements that avoid being pinned down by a definition tend to gain more grassroots appeal than movements that are rigidly defined, and second, diversity of thought within the Alt-Right makes it just that much harder for the Left to defeat you. Diffuse movements are the most dangerous.


Rebellions and devolutions, Liberty's Torch - Century after century, the West ascended. Its people became ever more capable. Their expectations of themselves, their fellows, and their progeny rose ever higher. Their appreciation for the unwritten laws that guide the hands of wise legislators became clearer and firmer. The first derivative of Civilization appeared to have set a lower bound below which it would not dip – and the second derivative seemed positive as well. Then came the Twentieth Century.


Culture war - hot war, Return of Kings - You’ll start seeing institutions invert their stated missions. The FBI will sponsor crimes instead of solve them. The Department Of Homeland Security will allow questionable foreigners to immigrate but punish law-abiding citizens. The Federal Reserve will sink the economy by destabilizing the banking system. Universities will teach anything except “education” and Christian churches will leap towards Satanism when they endorse soft forms of pedophilia. The name of the game for the elites is to foster enough chaos so that the Federal government can usher in their dream list of centralization.


1936. Ames Iowa.


art-remus-ident-04.jpg A peanuts and popcorn wagon, or alternatively: van. It appears to be unoccupied and without equipment. The bright object seen in the window, second from the left, is vertical window framing in direct sunlight. Attachments for a horse harness appear to be missing as well, nor is a motor vehicle hitch evident. It's been carefully leveled, a static display, perhaps. All the vertical surfaces on the clerestory-like roof structure are perforated and under eves, ventilation assumedly. The transverse leaf spring at front was carried over into early automobile suspensions.



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Why The UN Wants Control Over The Internet, Activist Post - While everyone is stressing over Internet censorship of web sites and the suppression of free speech, the real prize is completely overlooked: The Internet of Things. The digital Smart Meter on your home communicates energy usage via WiFi to the utility company; but it also communicates with the major appliances in your home and can even control them remotely without your consent or knowledge. The United Nations is acting in a perfectly predictable manner. It seeks to establish a global Scientific Dictatorship where it controls all resources, all production and limits all consumption to its own liking. These Technocrats will dutifully apply their pseudo-scientific methodology to every problem in the world, and simply issue instructions to the Net to ‘make it so.’


The Dust Veil of 536, About - For 12-18 months in AD 536-537, a thick, persistent dust veil or dry fog darkened the skies between Europe and Asia Minor. The climatic effects of the dust veil brought decreased temperatures, drought and food shortages throughout the affected regions: in Europe two years later came the Justinian plague. The combination killed perhaps as much as 1/3 of the population of Europe; in China the famine killed perhaps 80% of people in some regions; and in Scandinavia the losses may have been as much as 75-90% of the population. Scholars are divided concerning what caused the dust veil: a violent volcanic eruption, a cometary impact, even a near miss by a large comet.


BLM kills, Front Page - The Black Lives Matter exploitation of Freddie Gray’s accidental death led to a major spike in murders the next month. Black Lives Matter’s incitement and hatred claimed more black lives in one city in one year than police officers across the entire state did in four years. Black Lives Matter has killed far more black people than the police forces that the hate group attacks. The arrests that the hate group denounces as “racist” are actually saving the lives of young black men. When the arrests fell, the murders rose. The Ferguson Effect isn’t just bad for police. It’s a death warrant for young black men.


Reality Is Not What It Seems, New Statesman - Theoretical physicists are working with two highly successful, but entirely incompatible, theories of how the universe works. The first is general relativity, developed by Einstein over 100 years ago. This describes the universe on cosmic scales, and utterly undermines our intuition. The other troublesome theory is quantum mechanics, which describes the subatomic world. It, too, is a century old, and it has proved just as disorienting as relativity. Here is the most disturbing point. Both of these theories are right, in the sense that their predictions have been borne out in countless experiments. And both must be wrong, too. We know that because they contradict one another


It's a Mad, Mad War, Sultan Knish - The Cold War has become reborn as a strange farce in which two failing power blocs are fighting an old war that no longer has any purpose or meaning. Russia has reinvented its brand, but not its ambitions. Its clumsy alliance with Iran will fall apart once the Shiite terror state has gotten what it wanted and boots the Russians out of its backyard. America’s alliance with Saudi Arabia may one day be described by historians as the cause of our downfall. Russia and the West can make jets that casually break the sound barrier. What they aren’t doing is making people. European welfare states and Russian expansionism are built on Muslim populations. As imperial strategies go, that’s a suicide pact. Civilizations that fail to learn from history become the object lessons of history.


1945. Dachau Germany. Liberation.


art-remus-ident-04.jpg The photo was taken when the concentration camp at Dachau was liberated by the US Army in late April, 1945, rescuing 30,000 prisoners. Note the two GIs at lower left in this photo. Some dozens of SS guards were killed out of hand or turned over to the former inmates, as were the Kapos. There was no court martial. In the months following the war it held 18,000 captured SS. Afterwards it was an American military post for several years.

The camp opened in 1933 with a capacity of 5,000 and grew during the war years to include many subcamps. Adolf Eichmann was among its early staff. Dachau, small as concentration camps go, was used for training staff for other camps, as a slave labor pool, and to develop methods of mass extermination for use elsewhere. Poles and Russians were the largest groups of wartime prisoners. Dachau is near Munich.



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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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