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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 some level
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
evidence shows
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
not who we are
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
research tells us
root cause
sends a message
shared values
social justice
solidarity with
sow discord
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
value neutral
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
troubled youths
unarmed teen
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

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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Overused Military Sayings
Task & Purpose

Long pole in the tent
Oh and by the way
And getting blown up/shot could ruin your whole day
Bottom line up front
Zero dark hundred/ zero dark thirty
All of us are smarter than any of us
Been there, done that, got the t-shirt
Standby to standby
That’s not in your seabag
Hurry up and wait
Too easy
Only easy day was yesterday
You get what you inspect
Needs of the [service]
Ship, shipmate, self
Full spectrum
Slow is smooth, smooth is fast
Boots on the ground
Lackadaisical attitude
Soup sandwich
Warmy fuzzy
Shut up and color
Stay in your lane
Show me your war face
Just to piggyback on what the CO said
High speed, low drag
Dog and pony show
Shit hot
We got a lot of moving parts here
Break break
Are you tracking?
It would behoove you




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Pieter de Hooch, The Bedroom, 1658

Hello there. I was about to get myself a de Hooch. May I get you one as well? De Hooch painted this picture twice, both are accepted as genuine by experts, identical except for details on the little mirror on the wall.

The title is not strictly accurate, it's a multipurpose room with a boxed bed. The mother is preparing the room for the day's use, airing out the linen, tending to the chamber pot. The painting comments on the life of an ideal mother and home maker.

De Hooch was a master painter of interiors during the Dutch Golden Age.


art-remus-ident-04.jpg How 'bout some chitchat? When writing ad copy for some luxury stuff, I drew on my short time in Taxco , a silver mining town in the mountains of Guerrero. It was pretty good, mostly local lore told to me in conversations mixed with a bit-o'-history, all neatly tied to the product. When I passed it to my boss he came back, shaking his head. He didn't think prospective customers would believe such a totally invented confection. Well, okay. I replaced it with a bunch of believable lies.

Way back in the old old Woodpile Report I usta write stories. I'd wrap a tale around things that really happened in these hills, some so bizarre readers thought the real parts were made up. Story writing got to be too time consuming so I turned it over to an old friend, known to readers as Zeke.

Change subject. A wood stove gets to be smaller and smaller, effectively, as the ashes build up, and cleaning it while it's burning works only so well. It needs a wall-to-wall cleaning from time to time. After it's cleaned out the draft needs a different setting. But wait.

I chose to clean it out the day a warm spell started, meaning well above freezing, which also needs a different draft setting. Doing both simultaneously needs a setting that takes some figuring out. More than one variable requires advanced statistical analysis, specifically, Design of Experiments ... kidding. Anyway, no use loading it with select "overnighters", then banking it wrong so it either burns too quickly or smolders like a charcoal maker all night. The difference is about a quarter to a third turn, that much I knew.

You'd think I'd have it down pat by now. There are kids around here whose grandparents weren't yet born when I got this stove.

Speaking of grandkids, I got grandkids. Where did they all come from? Oh ... oh yeah. One is in Air Force basic training. His Dad and I are getting a lot of chuckles with this. Boot camps are all the same. You remember. Daily life is a stream of insults and threats relieved only by dark foreboding about impending doom. Every tiny detail is an three-alarm emergency and even the details have details, yadda yadda. Okay, what else we got?


DC at Conservative Hardliner has a plausible theory about fake news outfits:

I had the perspective that foreign money buys the media so their puppets parrot what they’re told, and ditto from the spook side, where spooks do the sqwaking or tell the media personalities what to say and write like good little mockingbirds. I assumed the media’s primary role was prostitute who knew they were behaving seditiously, or covertly, but needed the cash.

All that happens, but I think it’s more of their cover than primary role. Now I think such a media company is simply a brand or logo acting as an umbrella for spooks and foreigners to get together under the cover of “journalism”.


In his essay at Taki's Magazine about protecting an otherwise inconsequential outpost to defend the heartland, Steve Sailer mentions:

The Soviets were content with a neutral Finland because they remembered how the Finns had defeated them in the opening months of the Winter War of 1939–40. During the Continuation War, John Keegan points out, German liaison officers rated the Finnish army as man for man better than the German army, making it the best land fighting force per capita of WWII. If there were enough of them, Finns would rule the world.


With the evidence obvious and undeniable, the Iranian regime admitted their armed forces shot down the Ukrainian airliner, which infuriated the opposition. From Zero Hedge

Mass protests have again broken out in Iran at the end of a chaotic week for the country, capped by the early Saturday admission and apology for the military accidentally shooting down a Ukrainian passenger plane, killing all 176 people on board.

... Angry student-led demonstrations broke out in front of Tehran's Amir Kabir university demanding that Iran's leaders, including Ayatollah Khamenei step down over their initially concealing the truth about the airline downing.

One correction. It was a scheduled flight they'd seen again and again, part of the routine of their job. The "accident" part doesn't wash. They had the training and equipment to shoot it down, someone made the decision to do it, and they knowingly did it. There's more to this than we're being told.


MSN reports the Justice Department has released their findings in the Clinton investigation, finding what they expected to find. Namely and to wit: nothing.

A Justice Department inquiry launched more than two years ago to mollify conservatives clamoring for more investigations of Hillary Clinton has effectively ended with no tangible results, and current and former law enforcement officials said they never expected the effort to produce much of anything.

... They included the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One matters, along with the FBI’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state and alleged leaks by former FBI director James B. Comey.

This settles the matter. We're not to speak of it again. At this point, what possible difference can it make?

Wisdom in one breath

From Don Surber, about Iran's rocket attack

It also showed the American media is a joke that should not cover anything more important than a PTA meeting.

From Anthony Esolen at American Greatness

We have reversed the wisdom of Solomon and now saw children in half, to satisfy the feelings of their irresponsible parents.

From Brett Stevens at Periscope

You have to be brain-dead to fail to notice that this civilization has fallen and we are living in the ruins.

From Commander Zero at Notes From The Bunker

Look at any major city and you’ll see that the segments of the population that have everything handed to them seem to be the most troubled and troublesome.

From James Pogue at The Baffler, about book-to-movie

You just have to tell a gripping story and leave the powers-that-be unnamed.

From James Quillian at Fantasy Free Economics

Both the economy and the stock market will collapse but the economy will be the first to fail.

From James Lileks at Minneapolis Star Tribune, about his mom

She also used to make me gargle with hot saltwater, which is why every cold always ended with deer following me around wanting to lick my arm.

From Brandon Smith at Alt-Market

The levels of central bank gold buying have increased so rapidly in the past two years, this suggests to me that whatever they are preparing for is about to occur very soon.

From Aesop at Raconteur Report, about Richmond 2A demo

Why walk into a venue where you control nothing, and risk everything, when the best outcome you can hope for is that it doesn't explode in your faces, to the detriment of your purported cause, and risks injury or even death to your nominal supporters?

From Jim Rogers, quoted at Zero Hedge

Eventually, the market is going to say: ‘We don’t want this, we don’t want to play this game anymore, and we don’t want your garbage paper anymore’.


CDR Salamander recounts the last day of the destroyer USS Chevalier. This excerpt tells you all you need to know about the old Navy.

On 6 October 1943 Chevalier, O'Bannon, and Selfridge intercepted nine Japanese destroyers and destroyer transports attempting to evacuate troops from Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands. Although greatly outnumbered, the American destroyers attacked. After firing half of their torpedoes and scoring several hits with gunfire, the group continued to steam into the line of fire of enemy torpedoes in order to keep their own guns bearing.

At approximately 2205 Chevalier was struck on the port bow by an enemy torpedo which tore her bow off to the bridge, throwing the ship entirely out of control. The destroyer O'Bannon which was following Chevalier could not avoid the damaged destroyer and rammed her in the after engine room, flooding that space and stopping Chevalier's port shaft. While making preparations to abandon ship, Chevalier's skipper ordered the torpedoes in her tubes to be fired at the Japanese destroyer Yugumo. The burning Japanese ship blew up soon after.

A quarter of the crew dead, the ship torn in half and sinking, and the skipper orders all torpedoes fired before abandoning ship. Well done.


Eric Peters asks, What is the point of Autopilot and “autonomous” – automated – cars if you have to pay any attention at all?

Do the passengers on a cruise ship go below to check whether the ship is taking on water? Are they expected to visit the bridge, to make sure the ship is headed in the right direction? That the captain isn’t drunk or asleep on the sofa? The whole point of being a passenger is to not have to pay attention – whether you’re a passenger on a cruise ship or a passenger in an Autopiloted/automated car.

But Tesla gets away with building cars designed to encourage drivers to become passengers; to take their hands off the wheel – and their eyes off the road – and then blames the driver when the car drives itself into something. Or someone.

and finally,

Ever notice people see Bigfoot, and people see a UFO, but never in the same place at the same time? Just sayin'.

The warm spell, with rain, took all the snow. All of it. No north facing patches, even. It was a good time to try my beloved Nikon prime lenses on my fancy digital camera.

When Nikon redesigned their lenses for auto focus back in 1986, used top-o'-the-line AI manual lenses slowly came within my budget. In the late 1990s I was using a Nikon FM2n, the last iteration of their mechanical cameras. Buying one lens a month I accumulated the battery of my dreams, from 24mm to 200mm, selected for the best midrange performance in each focal length. An f1.4 rarely outperforms an f2 at midrange, for instance, but an f2 is likely to outperform an f2.8, and the addition brightness allows critical focusing.

Doing this makes my digital Nikon into the equivalent of a mechanical camera without an internal light meter. I bought a Westen Master V on eBay, from the last production run, made only in the UK. It was a dud. Didn't work. No problem, I have a "burner" digital, a Nikon A10 point and shoot. It's obsolete but it allows selection of a "film speed", i.e., ISO, then displays the shutter and aperture setting on the screen. It's now my zoomable spot meter. All I have to do is translate it's oddball and overprecise information, say, 1/356 second at f4.7, to the equivalent shutter speed for the f stop of my choice. It pleases me to exercise this formerly dormant mental skill.

There's nothing mysterious about how "film speed" came about. It was based on photographing an ordinary subject lit by the sun in a clear sky, at noon. At f/16, chosen arbitrarily, the shutter speed was determined by the sensitivity of the film. If 1/100 second yielded optimal results—densitometer above base fog, blah blah—the "film speed" was said to be 100. All very nineteenth century in spirit, and that's a compliment. When you had no meter, and most people didn't, calculating a setting for other lighting situations worked quite well. Such latitude was something of a miracle, film captures only seven or eight per cent of the light that falls on it.

Incidentally, not only was high quality photography practiced for a couple of generations before any electric accessories were invented, there were light meters in use before photovoltaic units became available in the twentieth century. Called "extinction meters", they relied on a stepped series of neutral density filters. Such stuff seems rather steampunk today, but it worked well enough. Coupling my heavyweight brass-and-glass Nikkors—example —to my "engineering grade plastic" digital camera may seem similarly retro but the desired end dictates the method.

Anyway, my results were overexposed by some part of a stop, consistently, which is not serious. The correction is trivial, let the tweaking begin. In terms of resolution, contrast and color fidelity they were superb, meeting my absurdly high expectations. Incidentally, the kit zoom lens that comes with the camera is quite satisfactory, one day with another. I'm just preparing for when I get all high minded about Pheautography.

My woods cruising point-and-shoot is now a Kodak PixPro WPZ2, which is a GoPro except with a mild wide-to-tele zoom instead of a fixed ultrawide lens. Waterproof, drop proof, acceptable results. Should I fall off a cliff into a river, I'm comforted to know my photographic capabilities will survive the event.

Okay fellow travelers, 'nuff of this chitchat, time for Yer Ol' Woodpile Report to poke the compost pile and make note of what crawls out. But first, this urgent but somewhat tardy message from Chrysler Motor Company.


1950. Dodge Wayfarer magazine ad


art-remus-ident-04.jpg The 1950 Dodge Wayfarer was a restyled 1949 with a new grille, new bumpers and rear fenders, but it remained stubbornly 1941-ish about amenities and accessories. Shown is the two door sedan. All Wayfarer models were powered by an L-head inline-six cylinder engine producing 103 hp from its 230 cubic inches. The Wayfarer was discontinued in 1952.



art-remus-ident-04.jpg Remus's notebook


Associated Press - Video in apparent Epstein suicide attempt is lost, US says ... the footage does not exist on the jail’s backup video system “as a result of technical errors”.

Fox News - FISA court selects former Obama admin lawyer, left-wing blogger to oversee FBI's surveillance reforms ... “It’s a ridiculous choice. The FBI lied to the FISC, and to help make sure that doesn’t happen again, the FISC chose an FBI apologist who denied and defended those lies. The FISC is setting its own credibility on fire.”

Here's an example of David Kris's credentials as a reformer:

David Kris, Twitter, 2019: Do we want to be a country in which elected officials can use their governmental power to attack political opponents? If not, it’s pretty simple: Trump has to go.

art-remus-ident-04.jpg FISA court defenders can no longer claim it's merely an incompetent farce. It's now obvious the court has been a knowing accomplice from the beginning. The appointment of David Kris is an announcement the deep state is still in control, that the court will continue to exercise its unconstitutional mandate and will tolerate no impediment to business as usual. Said differently, we're being given the finger.

American Thinker - Redeeming the FBI ... "there will be a period of mistrust that follows the clear breaches committed by a small percentage of the organization. Please don't let their deeds permanently undermine your faith in the FBI".

art-remus-ident-04.jpg What the FBI says means nothing. What they do is what they are. And people have long memories of what the FBI does.

The comments section is worth a look.

WSMV - Attorney sends letter to Tennessee clerks' offices claiming same-sex marriages are invalid ... Supreme Court opinions are not law, until a law is amended or repealed, that's the law

Antiwar - Iran Gave Advance Notice of Missile Attacks on US ... also directly communicating with the US to assure the attacks were the extent of their retaliation

Space - Satellite Spots Iran Missile Attack Aftermath from Space ... clearly show which buildings were reduced to ruin and rubble

WND - American city sued for censoring 'Trayvon Hoax' movie ... cinema canceled it, explaining that city officials insisted it be closed down

Fox News - Baltimore sees 12 shot, 5 dead in just 1 day of shootings ... city recorded 348 homicides last year, its fifth consecutive year with more than 300 murders

Philadelphia Inquirer - 3 dead, 7 injured — including a toddler — in 8 Philly shootings ... no arrests were reported in any of the shootings

Law Enforcement Today - Virginia vows to shut down all gun ranges not owned by the state ... up to a $100,000 fine and potential civil penalties

Universe Today - Astronomers See the Farthest Galaxy Group Ever Found, When the Universe was Only 5% of its Current Age ... will reveal much about how the first galaxies formed

Washington Free Beacon - March For Our Lives Raised Nearly All Funding From Secret Six-Figure Donations ... 36 donations between $100,000 and $3,504,717—a grand total of $16,922,331

Pagun Blog - details of the contributions

American Spectator - Did the Media Force a False Narrative on the Trayvon Martin Case? ... a new lawsuit claims Trayvon’s defense used a false witness, the mainstream media refuses to look into it

Scientific American - Quantum Slits Open New Doors ... triple-slit trials have clarified how the superposition principle applies

Phys Org - The Milky Way's impending galactic collision is already birthing new stars ... Magellanic Clouds are on a collision course with our own

Campus Reform - College admin suspended after suggesting Iranian leader pick American targets 'he would bomb' ... Massachusetts Babson College Director of Sustainability suspended with pay, suggests Iran list 52 sites of beloved American cultural heritage they would bomb

art-remus-ident-04.jpg From his resume: serves on the Board of Directors of Net Impact and on the Advisory Council for the Power Shift Network which empower young people to drive sustainable change, also serves as the Board Treasurer for the Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund, active proponent of carbon pricing.

Babson College is "committed to: Integrating social and environmental sustainability concepts into the education of the world’s next generation of business leaders", and "is a signatory of the Carbon Commitment"

College Fix - Student admits falsely accusing several men of rape, judge refuses to punish her ... .women alone can get away with lying to police so innocent people go to prison

Trump Hater Starts Fires in Jewish Girls’ Dorm, Released the Next Day ... Jews being attacked because the attackers know that they can get away with it

The Hill - Chelsea Clinton reaps $9 million from corporate board position ... IAC/InterActiveCorp, controlled by Barry Diller, a friend of Hillary Clinton

Modern Survival Blog - How Much Wheat in a 5 Gallon Bucket – Pounds, Calories, #Loaves Bread ... and therefore how much wheat to store in your long term food storage

Science News - This material could camouflage objects from infrared cameras ... coating negates hotter objects radiating more light, not yet useful for concealing people

National File - Amish Lift and Move Entire Barn with Bare Hands ... took five minutes. Includes video.

Mexico News Daily - Investigators find human remains that could be those of 43 missing students ... results of laboratory analyses expected within two months

Judicial Watch - In 2019 Over 90% of Illegal Aliens Arrested in U.S. Had Criminal Convictions, Pending Charges ... in North Carolina alone, hundreds of violent criminals were released by local authorities last year to honor measures that offer illegal immigrants sanctuary. Among them were illegal aliens charged with serious violations such as homicide, kidnapping, arson and sex offenses.


Ad, McElroy's Philadelphia City Directory of 1842



Stuff you may want to think about
Synopsis with links


Pearl Harbor coverup, Warfare History Network - The discovery of the documents in the Schuler Papers held at the Roosevelt Presidential Library revealed bombshell after bombshell about Bally’s Project. One of the many critical revelations came from Helen Shaffer, a former secretary who worked in the Far Eastern Division of the Department of State from 1940-1941. In 1963, Shaffer, who was an old acquaintance of Schuler and his wife Olive from their State Department days in 1941, “revealed she was the secretary assigned to Ballantine on the project. “She stated she clearly recalled shortly after the Pearl Harbor attack being required to retype memoranda and communications ‘as though from hindsight,’. She had no idea what was going on, she said, as it never occurred to her that files were being altered.…” Unlike their military counterparts, these diplomats successfully avoided any intense scrutiny and in so doing saved their careers.…”


Final solution, Taki's Magazine - The literally retarded ask, “Why would blacks attack fellow minorities?” In fact, the ghetto thugs are only doing to Jews what they’ve done and continue to do to gentile whites whenever the opportunity presents. For every Jew who’s been beaten to a mocking cry of “Take that, kike,” there are a hundred gentile whites who’ve taken a similar beating to “Die, cracker.” Don’t ask, “Why are urban thugs attacking Jews?” Ask why it is being allowed to continue—and why is it being defended—by Jews? If the motivation of the perps is easy to decipher, the motivation of the defenders and enablers isn’t. Unless you look at it from the perspective that there are matters more important to leftist Jews than the safety of their own people.


Domestic refugees, Survivopedia - If a major disaster occurs in the United States or some apocalyptic event if you will, we will have to deal with a human exodus. If you are a prepper or a homesteader living off the grid, your chances of surviving a SHTF event are higher, but sooner or later, you will have to interact with refugees. They will either migrate to a friendlier environment, or they risk it all and try to make it work with what their current environment has to offer, often competing with others over what is left. A post-collapse community is a must. There will be people coming and requesting access. There are some general guidelines that can be followed as a survival group when taking new people in.


Justice, Paul Craig Roberts - Plea bargains have replaced trials for three main reasons. One is that the defense attorney doesn’t want the hard work of defending his client. One is that the majority of defendants cannot afford to pay the cost of defense. One is that refusing to plea guilty and demanding a trial angers both the prosecutor and judge. Trials take time and provide a test of often unreliable police and prosecutorial evidence. They mean work for the prosecutor. Even if he secures a conviction, during the same time he could have obtained many more plea bargain convictions. For the judge, trials back up his case docket. Consequently, a trial means for the defendant very high risks of a much longer and more severe sentence than he would get in exchange for saving prosecutor and judge time and energy. All of this is explained to the defendant by his attorney.


1941. Eden Mills, Vermont


art-remus-ident-04.jpg Eden Mills is a village in the town of Eden, in north central Vermont. Looks like an addition to an existing structure.


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Deputies, Raconteur Report - Instead of being the bait in the next Opposition Media Event, suppose the good folks who showed up to sway their counties into declaring themselves a 2A sanctuary started taking the next logical steps, instead of storming the castle with squirt guns and airsoft armor. Because hope ain't a plan. At least one sheriff in one county of VA stated that should the state begin unconstitutional confiscations, he'd deputize the population as a posse-at-large. Why aren't all your 2A sanctuary counties and cities pushing your respective sheriffs and police chiefs for the exact same plan?


Long tail, Bison Prepper - Let me try to be clear, here. I do not advocate rebellion. Mostly, not just because it is illegal, is because no one is on your side and they will turn on you. You'll have no support group. What I am saying is that if you choose to fight back, do it the smart way. Don't fight people. Fight the long tail of logistics. Burn it all down. Even if you cannot use it to survive, the enemy cannot use it against you. The system is collapsing anyway. By not clinging to the last bitter years of the infrastructure, you might stand a fighting chance of surviving.


Kleptocracy, Of Two Minds - Financialization is the exploitation of assets/income that were previously safe from predation by those with access to low-cost central bank credit. One example is the student loan "industry," which prior to financialization did not exist. A previously safe from predation asset/source of income—college degrees—has been securitized so that loans issued to students for largely worthless diplomas can be sold globally as "secure assets with guaranteed yields." That the exploited class of students have little to no income and no guarantee of income doesn't matter. What matters is a previously unexploited asset can be turned into debt that can be sold at an immense profit.


Underworld, Quanta - Decades ago, scientists first harnessed the echoes of earthquakes to make a map of Earth’s deep interior. They didn’t just find onion layers, core and mantle covered by a cracked crust. Instead, they saw the vague outlines of two vast anomalies staring back from the abyss. Over the years, better maps kept showing the same bloblike features. One huddles under Africa; the other is beneath the Pacific. These are the largest things on the planet. Many earth scientists have begun to make the case that these vague shapes are piles of dense, smoldering rock that are the last surviving remnants of the infant Earth, or even be fragments of Theia itself, forever interred in the deep Earth.


1943. Warsaw Poland


art-remus-ident-04.jpg The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of mid-April to Mid-May 1943 was the largest single act of resistance to the liquidation of the ghettos. It ended with the death of about 50,000 Jews, 100 SS men, and the ghetto razed to the ground. A year later the Warsaw Uprising resulted in the near total destruction of the entire city.

At center is the commander of the operation, SS-Gruppenführer Jürgen Stroop, tried and convicted during the Dachau Trials, hanged in Poland in 1952. He was a defiant True Believer right to the end.


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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.
NoPension at Zero Hedge

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We have reached the stage where satire is prophecy.
Theodore Dalrymple

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Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better.

When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity.

To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control.

I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.
Theodore Dalrymple

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