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Thread: Do you want Free International Trade?
[-] 1 points by grapes (4715) 1 day ago

Here's a very important reason why rampant globalization is for idiots: http://occupywallst.org/forum/pan-antibiotic-bacteria-arriving-in-us-with-global/

I DON'T want the bad germs going worldwide knowing how many of my next-of-kins and siblings had died (and also nearly died) of contagious diseases(likely from stupid wars' conditions and/or their evil intentions). World wars became possible through globalization. As a part of the Faustian pact, globalization exacted a terrible toll.

Although I, being the joy of yet another and the last family reunion and very youngest one of all, had never experienced the scourges myself(yes, I lived in squalid conditions with cholera closeby but my Mom had already learnt quite a bit about hygienic practices due to the terrible history of contagious disease deaths in our family and next-of-kins; the government also decided to help clamp down hard on unsanitary conditions and practices so I probably lucked out), I did know that my Mom grieved for her lost children(and my would-have-been siblings).

Mom had sometimes talked to me of the 90%+ death rate of my Dad's elder siblings. When my paternal grandparents were so overwhelmed by war and disease, they had to send my Dad, the youngest child, far away as the baby to be wet-nursed(my steelily loving grandma's decision[more than once making the ones dearest to her leave her behind so they may live; she was absolutely a heroine well matched to blunt the sharp strikes of those awful times of wars, blockades, diseases, revolutions, and man-made hoarding famines] saved the eventual primogeniture lineage remnant of grace for our clan[the last shall be first; for God took away as His own, all other blessed children of the firstborn]) so that they could attend to (and then bury almost all of) their children there. It was traumatic.

Thread: Cain Ascendant
[-] 2 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 day ago

''MLK Day 2017 - Mobilizing Against Racism, Capitalism and Militarism .. in a Neo-Fascist Era''

From which, I briefly excerpt: ''In 1967, King named racism, capitalism and militarism as the"three evils of society." In this moment, we have a similar responsibility to name and connect how larger structures are behind the impacts people feel & will increasingly feel, in their daily lives. Just pursuing incremental reforms rather than structural transformations is no longer going to be a feasible strategy nor has it ever been enough.''

respice, adspice, prospice ...

Thread: Cain Ascendant
[-] 1 points by grapes (4715) 2 days ago

Yes, cancer of the light spectrum with the richer ones dissipating most of the revenue of the government leading to the ultraviolet catastrophe - with even more rich ones clamoring for more, stagnant standard of living for generations, and debt interest charges crowding out everything else(to create duct-tape navy, paper-aircraft airforce, lampshade-helmet army, hell-death panels, petfood re-dire-ments, burnt-egg-nightly hoods, and youdupe e-duc-ation that'll offer pre-cumming-of-age "advanced-massterpation-technik class" for Teutonic-style spearing, shielding, and eventually liberating the passion of iXtaccihuatl.)

Thread: Cain Ascendant
[-] 1 points by grapes (4715) 2 days ago

I guess that it will be the ultraviolet catastrophe playing "the last waltz" for the Drumpfanzees. Only "quantum leaps" will be possible.

Aloha! Volcanic Venus, how long will the horney moon be on the tallest mountain on Earth? Should we invite wahini and Māui back to Haleakalā's midnight sun, or invite Pele instead? Aloha?

Thread: Cain Ascendant
[-] 1 points by agkaiser (1591) from Fredericksburg, TX 2 days ago

The cons of both parties will never see the necessary course. Forgive all debts, tax away most of the rest of their hoard and start over with a clean slate. They'll have it all back in a few years and we can do it again.

But the cancer that's killing us by it's amoral stupidity and greed thinks if that happens our moral uprightness will be at risk!

Idiots!

Thread: Cain Ascendant
[-] 1 points by agkaiser (1591) from Fredericksburg, TX 2 days ago

tapeworm works but I like cancer better.

Thread: Curing Parasitic Diseases
[-] 1 points by flip (7101) 2 days ago

oh give it up with the working man nonsense - we all work here. you are not the only one here who works. you are the only working man here who thinks a bunch of billionaires will save him. time will tell.what do you think - we are all professors at yale - paul krugman writes for the ny times. he is not responding to you on an ows site. that is almost as dumb as thinking the billionaires care about you. i will not be surprised is trump gets the economy moving - more than hillary would. if only because congress will not block his every attempt to do so. if so good for you and all of us. but you - cut the shit

Thread: Curing Parasitic Diseases
[-] 1 points by grapes (4715) 3 days ago

We'll see if Trump'll advance your cause or simply pull the wool over our eyes just as the other ones, or even worse(probably much worse - you likely know little about inheritance but I do because I'd been stripped bare before of my ancestors' global wealth - Trump proposed robbing the U.S. Treasury through inheritance tax cuts, did you catch that at all? Sieg Heil!). Alexis de Tocqueville who had foretold in the 19th century the rise of the U.S. and Russia to greatness in the next century based his prediction of the U.S. upon our inheritance laws NOT following the British primogeniture inheritance laws. Sure enough, the U.S. replaced Great Britain as a global superpower in the 20th century. Long-term differential of growth rates imposed by a people's mores have great consequences. Haitian aristocracy ran their side of the island of Hispaniola into the ground from great wealth by killing the environment and catering to the whims of the rich.

Things've worked out well for me by following these, "An enemy who advances your cause is your friend in disguise." "Give everyone the benefit of the doubt so trust And VERIFY!"

Impose discipline as Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 said,

 There is a time for everything,
 and a season for every activity under heaven:

 a time to be born and a time to die, 
 a time to plant and a time to uproot, 
 a time to kill and a time to heal, 
 a time to tear down and a time to build, 
 a time to weep and a time to laugh, 
 a time to mourn and a time to dance, 
 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, 
 a time to embrace and a time to refrain, 
 a time to search and a time to give up, 
 a time to keep and a time to throw away, 
 a time to tear and a time to mend, 
 a time to be silent and a time to speak, 
 a time to love and a time to hate, 
 a time for war and a time for peace.
Thread: Cain Ascendant
[-] 2 points by grapes (4715) 4 days ago

"What can go wrong with a system that attempts to make something out of nothing at an ever increasing pace."

Collapse. We scraped the edge of the Abyss in October of 2008. It'll not be the first time. The experience in the EU showed that negative interests rates and bail-in's can all be used. History showed many previous collapses. People suffered greatly but societies still went on. Confiscations worked every single time. How else do you think why I, born as a 'war-/revolution-stripped-bare' victim into deep poverty, can have claims of all of Eurasia for my ancestral Lebensraum? 》Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil!Wahine, for Pax Ale-Mania, the Valkyries shall ride again!

Thread: Cain Ascendant
[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (32941) from Coon Rapids, MN 4 days ago

The Inaugural Anthem 2 b played after Drumpf takes the oath of office?

https://t.co/alAllt3xom

Seems appropriate 2 me.

Thread: Genesis, Chapters 1-3
[-] 1 points by grapes (4715) 4 days ago

Good! The Bible cannot be read and interpreted literally. In modern Computerese, "It yields many compilation errors." For it to be held in worthy honors, it must be read metaphorically(much like the gamma "variation-of-parameters" factor bridging relativistic physics with Newtonian classical physics) or limited to its domain of application in the similar way as Newtonian physics may still be used knowing fully well that it's only a good-enough approximation.

In the beginning, there was God. Then there was No God when God was sought for. Then there IS God because we've Found God within ourselves through Faith("If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it will obey you." - Luke 17:6) and so we can, of course, "walk with God," for God has been carrying us all along. God Is a figment of our imagination but is just as real as our imaginings made real. The God/No God dichotomy yields NO contradiction. Nature has never had any contradictions and never will, very unlike our "zero" - the "Something" standing for Nothing.

Analogous to the "phlogiston" theory of Chemistry or ancient Greek myths, the Bible should be interpreted as the culmination of millennia of human wisdom and morality sprung from the deep recesses of human psyches. Do phlogistons exist? Not now. Are they useful? Not quite nowadays but they were at one time. Are they less true now? Sort of but not necessarily if the history of science is being discussed.

People sympathize with others by giving them what is "from the bottom of their hearts." I looked in hearts and there was NOTHING at the bottom of the hearts! Hearts are pumps with voids in them. Did these (transcended over their falsehood by Love) lies told by these people help? Yes, definitely!!!

Thread: Cain Ascendant
[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (32941) from Coon Rapids, MN 4 days ago

Parasites. Yes that is exactly what the wealthy few are and those who would join them. They are like a deadly tapeworm at this point in time. Not happy to stay mainly dormant while sucking nourishment out of the body they have infested. NO. They have gone malignant, toxic to the body they infest. Now they want it all. Even though in taking it all they kill the body they infest and so die themselves.

Thread: Curing Parasitic Diseases
[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (32941) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 days ago

You are either being a determined dick or as another stated you are being -

"aggressively stupid"

Thread: Curing Parasitic Diseases
[-] 1 points by agkaiser (1591) from Fredericksburg, TX 5 days ago

You're right. The left abandoned labor and that's why they're losing.

That said: If you believe Trump to be an honest and sincere friend of the working man you really are "aggressively stupid."

Thread: Russia's Annexation of Crimea
[-] 1 points by grapes (4715) 5 days ago

Sex puts a high premium on social skills and social cognition which require having brains that can cope with the social complexities. Human cultures grow upon such brains with deferred sexual maturity to allow for long-term learning and returning memories, "Lära in, min kärleks." It's just too bad that you've been left out of the seminal event giving to the Rise of Man. Mirror, Mirror, Mirror!

Break the Mirror.

Thread: Curing Parasitic Diseases
[-] -1 points by BrentWeirick81 (109) 5 days ago

Thanks for calling me that. Typical non working men thinking they are tough. You guys really don't get it. Trump is bringing back the jobs and you small armed people in your ivory towers can't stand it. You don't represent the working man.

Thread: Russia's Annexation of Crimea
[-] 1 points by flip (7101) 6 days ago

the usual nonresponse - i know it is because of abuse as a child by a babysitter - boring!

Thread: Russia's Annexation of Crimea
[-] 1 points by grapes (4715) 6 days ago

Russia needs your advice. Let us round up a few duckies and pack up for a road trip in the VW. Masturbation will be strictly prohibited to channel sexual energy appropriately.

My Mom might have been worried about my sexual orientation for more than a decade because she breathed a sigh of relief when I sought her blessing for marrying my female fiancée. During most of that period (of nearly a decade), I was sexually dormant, probably due to the level of Sexual Hormone-Binding Globulin[SHBG] which made being human(i.e., with juvenile learning ability) possible by extending juvenile chimpanzee childhood for a decade or so - human chromosome 17 may hold an important key to what makes us human(i.e., by Never "growing up" and by retaining much learning ability before and even after reaching adulthood).

I don't regret having learnt "advanced masturbation techniques" as a preschooler because my neighborhood-boy playmate was only slightly older. The power relationship was rather equal so it was more of a cultural exchange than a coercion, as I knew more about female anatomy from my babysitter's molestation of me. He told me that the technique I had discovered on my own after my babysitter's molestation heightening my curiosity, was inferior and proceeded to "e-duc-ate" me. I still wonder, "from where did he learn his techniques?"

The techniques came in handy to relieve sexual tensions when puberty hit. They were especially helpful for behaving properly even when somehow my teachers often assigned me to sit behind a "class beauty" to "pay attention" in class(with furtive glances, right???, teacher man, are you kidding with me? Am I here for getting an "e-duc-ation?") - noblesse obligé! According to Teutonic customs, a boy coming-of-age was given a spear and a shield so I got my advanced manual knowledge as well as the accurate anatomical and biological knowledge I'd gleaned in my third grade off of my elder brother's high school textbooks. I was well armed.

When in a movie James Bond stripped a woman nude, flip'ped her onto himself, and rolled over, you can very well bet that "I got it!" even as a grade schooler(armed with discredited preschool sex "e-duc-ation" - being spanked due to having been caught in the class was no fun, though! It's tuition cost, I guess.).

Thread: Russia's Annexation of Crimea
[-] 1 points by grapes (4715) 6 days ago

I like the fact that the video delves a bit into a nuclear war with China and its aftermath. Our leaders of nuclear-armed countries behave as if nuclear wars are acceptable. I strongly believe that we are going to see nuclear incineration of cities within a few decades. A nuclear war with Russia will likely be far worse than one with China because of the Gigatonnage of nuclear weapons that will be used. I like staring down gun barrels through a mirror, not because I'm morbidly inclined but I know that the future is built from the past and the present, partly by our decisions and actions. Having accurate information allows better decisions.

The video has good Simplified Chinese subtitle. It's potentially a propaganda piece made partly with China's funding. It delves much into what the U.S. did and is doing but its coverage of what China did and is doing is sorely lacking.

I don't mind propaganda pieces as long as they contain sufficient grains of truth. I'm not particularly alarmed by the number of U.S. bases surrounding China(the U.S. has been a Pacific power for many decades already and China had certainly benefited from that stabilizing influence enabling peaceful commerce for China's economic rise - does China desire Japan's dominance more despite its history of military aggression against China?). The U.S. has direct diplomatic relations with almost All 200+ countries(except for Iran, DPRK, and Shangri-la Sikkim) and has global security interest to protect. If China doesn't allow any U.S. bases on its soil, the resulting distribution will automatically look like an encirclement of China. It's not quite an encirclement yet because there's no U.S. base in Russian Siberia near the Russia-China border.

Some legacy bases are no more than listening posts, partly to skirt around U.S. anti-domestic spying laws resulting from the Watergate scandal. If domestic U.S. communications are routed overseas and captured "unintentionally," then that is legal. With the erosion of legal protection against domestic spying in the face of terrorism, many of these "bases" have become unnecessary. Edward Snowden disclosed why the pretense to protect U.S. domestic Liberty was a farce, anyway. It's one reason I'm not particularly alarmed by foreign propaganda pieces with bits of truth in them. How else can we in the U.S. get untainted ugly truths about ourselves if our own government, corporations, and media collude to fool us?

Thread: Russia's Annexation of Crimea
[-] 1 points by flip (7101) 1 week ago

childhood bullshit is no excuse for an adult to be stupid. time to grow up. alan watts would tell you that some people get a cadillac at birth and some people get a vw. at some point those with the vw need to stop complaining about their bad luck and realize that the car will get them where they want to go. get in your vw and go! and maybe stop the excessive masturbation

Thread: Picking on the weak
[-] 1 points by grapes (4715) 1 week ago

Working hard unfortunately doesn't work out well for the average folk anymore. The system is rigged so we must fix it. There are some of us who may have done well with the current system but just about Any system will benefit some people. We as a society must do better than that, of just benefiting a few at the expense of the majority.

Money and fame are acceptable means but Never the goals for human beings.

"Serve the world and spread the light." Here we stand alone at the end of the land, spreading the light of knowledge everywhere. We'll keep the light on for you.

Thread: Russia's Annexation of Crimea
[-] 1 points by grapes (4715) 1 week ago

I'm on these chemicals: acetylcholine, dopamine, sérotonine, epinephrine, norepinephrine, oxytocin, melatonin, human growth hormone, testosterone, estrogen, thyroxine, cortisol, etc. Every human being is on these - I'm just human. My profile of quantities may be different from most people due to my exceptionally early exposure to and confrontation with sexual/genital issues as a preschooler.

I suspect that my corpus callosum may be thinner than other people's due to a higher testosterone exposure from age 4 up to at most age 6(I was the hairiest with the thickest and oiliest hair in my family and testosterone promotes hair growth so it could have been testosterone at work). I may well be a bit more cerebral-hemispherically "disconnected" than most people and appear to be more schizophrenic by running my brain more "open-loop."

The sexual molestation by my babysitter and my subsequently attending an "advanced masturbation-technique" class by my neighborhood-boy playmate could have done strange things to me(likely to my brain where long-lasting memories reside; the Subconscious exists, perhaps as an old attic or a closet with a skeleton in it and as long as it is not visited, everything is seemingly just fine except for some strange happenings from time to time that made no sense). I noticed that my 3-D visualizing capability was better than others. Could it be a beneficial effect, a silver lining?

Thread: Picking on the weak
[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22679) 1 week ago

Agreed, elf. It is imperative that we remove ourselves from the dumbing down and soul crushing corporate society we are living in. Everything is NOT about money and profit.

We need to also be really careful about feeling ashamed of our situations because TPTB want people to feel belittled and embarrassed about their economic situation. They throw the idea of the "work ethic" around as if people who don't become millionaires are somehow lazy and losers, not working hard enough. It's total b.s. We need to quit worshiping the rich and famous and start revering real, honest people again.

Money and fame are empty goals for the human being.

Thread: Combating Parasites
[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22679) 1 week ago

Cornel West on Barack Obama's sad legacy which is what we are living with today as you outline above:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/09/barack-obama-legacy-presidency

"Bernie Sanders gallantly tried to generate a leftwing populism but he was crushed by Clinton and Obama in the unfair Democratic party primaries. So now we find ourselves entering a neofascist era: a neoliberal economy on steroids, a reactionary repressive attitude toward domestic “aliens”, a militaristic cabinet eager for war and in denial of global warming. All the while, we are seeing a wholesale eclipse of truth and integrity in the name of the Trump brand, facilitated by the profit-hungry corporate media."

Those who supported Clinton, the same people who keep pushing Obama as god's greatest gift, are the same people who have given us Donald Trump. They failed to see that neoliberal policies only work for the wealthy and corporations. They are either wealthy themselves or they are wealthy wannabees and they voted against their own interests trying to maintain a status quo that is only working for the tiny few. Sick.

Thread: Russia's Annexation of Crimea
[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 week ago

John Pilger is an Aussie thorn in the side of UK, USA & Aussie Oligarchy!!! But I'm still very impressed that you watched his latest tour fe force { https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKD40nf-KSI - 1hr50m}!! I haven't the time to read & address your reply above but will do so at a later date! However .. I draw your attention to this tonight, 9th Jan. at 9pm EST:

multum in parvo ...

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