Three Types Of Tax Criminality: Legal, Illegal, And Unprovable. “Democratic Party” Corruptocrats Sponsor The Latter

July 24, 2021

Mathematical logic discovered three types of propositions: true, false, and unprovable. This conceptology applies to politics, and tax avoidance. The definition of the ultra-wealthy is that they pay, basically, no taxes… and it cannot be proven they paid no taxes. Some “Democrats” make a loud noise about increasing the budget of the tax agency, the IRS… “Catch all the miscreants!” This is, typically, disingenuous: the same “Democrats” organized the world tax system so that the wealthy, especially if fiscally in the US, pay no taxes. There is legal tax cheating, and illegal tax cheating: everybody knows this. But there is also an intermediate zone, unknowable tax evasion. The legal cheating enables potentially illegal tax evasion which considerably leverages the legal cheating. In other words legal cheating also creates convenient massive dark and grey matter which make the IRS job very costly, if at all possible, when dealing with wealthy tax evaders, and their armies of lawyers and accountants. So the IRS is discouraged to pursue the wealthiest, it just does not have, and could never get, the means to do so.

The obvious example is given by Delaware. The laws of the state of Delaware, thanks to a long serving “democratic” Senator, prevent the IRS from knowing what is going on… Delaware does not require companies to identify their beneficial owners when formed. Thus, although it is technically illegal for US citizens to use Delaware as a tax haven, it does not matter how much money the IRS has to find out if tax evasion has been committed or not: a wealthy cheater is protected in Delaware by inexpugnable secrecy. Any tax haven overseas is easier for the IRS to figure out than the “Diamond State”. 

This is why more than one million companies and two-thirds of the Fortune 500 and 90% of startups are based in Delaware… That’s right: more companies than people call Delaware home. In the present situation it is not just that it is easier for the IRS to persecute small taxpayers, it is nearly impossible to figure out what the truly wealthy really earn. That should be fixed first.

Patrice Ayme

New triangular trade. The highest wealth value system involves “art”, old castles and other. Nowadays, Biden will sell you a painting for half a million, what the White House called “the right [for Biden] to make a living”. “Art” acts as a currency which escapes currency trading laws… That makes art very valuable to those who organize the planet, the plutocrats and their employed corruptocrats…

P/S: The preceding is a slightly extended version of a comment sent to Paul Krugman who published it immediately …are we friends again? Good. The Economist argued that the USA is “the Biggest Tax Loophole Of All”. Having launched and led the battle against offshore tax evasion, America is now part of the problem. 

Said the Economist:

“The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), passed in 2010, is the main shackle that America puts on other countries. It requires financial institutions abroad to report details of their American clients’ accounts or face punishing withholding taxes on American-sourced payments. America’s central role in global finance means most comply.

FATCA has spawned the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), a transparency initiative overseen by the OECD club of 34 countries that is emerging as a standard for the exchange of data for tax purposes. So far 96 countries, including Switzerland, once favoured by rich taxophobes, have signed up and will soon start swapping information. The OECD is also leading efforts to force multinationals to reveal more about where and how profits are made, and the deals they cut with individual governments, in order to curb aggressive tax-planning.

Because it has signed a host of bilateral data-sharing deals, America sees no need to join the CRS. But its reciprocation is patchy. It passes on names and interest earned, but not account balances; it does not look through the corporate structures that own many bank accounts to reveal the true “beneficial” owner; and data are only shared with countries that meet a host of privacy and technical standards…”

FATCA and CRS became weapons to impose domination of the USA, thus of the US based plutocracy which employs the US government.

Hillary and Bill Clinton set up two shell companies listed at “1209 North Orange Street” in 2008 and 2013. The names of the companies, but not their location, weret made public in tax filings released by Hillary Clinton in 2015.  “1209 North Orange Street”  is the locale for 300,000 anonymous shell companies.

One of the Clintons’ “1209 North Orange Street” companies is WJC, LLC, which was set up by Bill Clinton in 2008 as a pass-through for his consulting fees.

Another company at the same location, ZFS Holdings, LLC, was set up in February 2013, one week after Hillary Clinton left the State Department. Hillary Clinton received $5.5 million from her book publisher, Simon & Schuster, through the company. The Clinton Foundation also has three shell companies in Delaware, according to its financial disclosures released in 2015.

While campaigning in 2008, President Obama slammed the “Ugland House,” a five-story building in the Cayman Islands that is reportedly home to over 18,000 companies.

“That’s either the biggest building in the world, or the biggest tax scam on record,” said Obama. “Some of you may have just heard about these disclosures about outrageous tax havens and loopholes that super-rich people across the world are exploiting in Panama and elsewhere,” said Hillary Clinton during her campaign in 2016. She added: “Now some of this behavior is clearly against the law, and anyone who violates the law anywhere should be held accountable. But it’s also scandalous how much is actually legal.

Individuals with Trump Derangement will want to talk about him. But Trump’s tax situations are different. I used to be critical of Trump’s activities many decades ago. However, in the meantime I saw the dearth of housing in the most developed metropolises, the devastation it caused (homelessness, and distorted, racist housing markets)…. and I came to understand wealthy developers were necessary evils. However the “Democratic” Party (I belong to) has still not seen the light, and the dearth of ecologically and sociologically correct housing is the most blatant failure of the so-called “West” at this point… And has to do with the dominance of plutocrats, especially of the real estate variety.

Burning The Natives Tied In Mentality With Burning The Planet

July 22, 2021

There are a planetary crises with too much CO2, too much oxides of nitrogen, too many fluor based greenhouses gases, too many phosphates, too much devastating insecticides, too much plastics, too many heavy metals extracted, too much deforestation, etc. Emblematic species such as the Western Monarch, a migratory butterfly, of which there were millions a few years ago, are getting exterminated before our eyes.

The leading crisis is the carbon dioxide crisis which heats up the atmosphere and acidifies the oceans. The US has led in the wrong way: per capita the USA emits twice the CO2 that Europe emits, and 3 times what France emits. No excuse for this: the USA is the wealthiest country…

But US citizens have been unwilling to reduce their creature comforts, even a little [1]. It is even more striking to realize that, per capita, Canada and Australia, also giant and extremely wealthy countries, pollute even more than the USA. The obvious explanation is that, in these three places, the Natives were de facto basically exterminated. It is this exploitative mentality of burning everything and those we don’t like, to gain personal advantage, which those three giant countries have in common.

The US, Australia and Canada are also highly successful countries and thus give a bad example to the rest of the planet: if you want to be most successful, exploit your environment, covering up the destruction you impose, behind lip service and homilies to the opposite. That message is heard by other giant countries, in particular China, India, Brazil. US politicians reject a carbon tax, so the fossil fuel supremacy is allowed to go on unchecked. (Pseudo) Ecologists do not help by refusing some clean energy alternatives: nuclear and hydrogen.

Patrice Ayme

Half Dome should be right and lower than the sun, but the smoke obscures it. Interestingly, I am planning to go to the Sierra Nevada next week, and where I planned to run, there are fires, one of them I could see the pyrocumulus yesterday from 200 miles away as it crossed into the next state over (Nevada). That particular fire, the Tamarack fire, has been burning since July 4, 18 days ago. The other two wilderness runs I contemplated, in the same area also have their own fires… The Pacific Crest Trail is blocked by fires. To the north California suffers two enormous fires, and the one in Oregon has already burned an area larger than London, sending smoke around the planet… Some of the fire fighting has become silly: California used FIRE TRAINS (!), carrying thousands of tons of water, to fight fire from railroad bridges… Burn, planet, burn…

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[1] Instead, US citizens have opted for ever bigger houses (2,500 square feet, average; 250 square meters) and ever bigger trucks and SUVs. Biden gives them more subsidies for batteries made in China, for their giant, tank-like electric cars and trucks… Biden calls that being an ecologist (his friends fill their pockets with electric cars investments)… while switching cars to electric does not solve the CO2 free energy production problem.

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The preceding essay was a comment sent to the New York Times to an essay bemoaning the state of Yosemite (National Park)… A park I have literally run all over. I approved of the essay, and my comment was immediately published. My, my, my… Times have changed (perturbed by my critique of the Iraq invasion, and the pseudo-progressive, truly de facto fascist, in Mussolini’s Professor Gentile sense, Obama administration. the NYT had cancelled me for a decade…

Science The Only Way Out Of Fossil Fuels

July 21, 2021

Abstract: Some fashionable academics advocate violence to get rid of fossil fuels. That’s a category error: fossil fuels are not used from lack of violence, but from lack of alternatives which ecologists have been willing to use. Those alternatives have not been used, in great part because most persons presenting themselves as ecologists are against nuclear, and never heard of hydrogen. Also they are naïve about getting huge quantities of ore out of atrocious regimes, providing batteries, or what’s needed to make them thanks to dictators and human traffickers enslaving children, or abusing millions. Other technologies, such as carbon capture (although used successfully in precise places for special geological reasons) simply cannot be deployed now as a mass solution (although the Chinese energy plan pretends they carbon capture will be deployed on 980 gigawatts… that’s a lie, we don’t have the tech; Chinese planners say this, to keep building one new coal plant a week…). The wind power and battery route seems unsustainable as a world solution from needing too much special toxic elements.

The only sustainable solution is better minds and better science, thus a better educational system producing better youth. Out of it will arise better energy systems and then fossil fuels, which have been used for 80,000 years, will be dropped. violence is not the solution out of our ecological crises, only future science is. 

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The science on climate change due to CO2 increase has been clear for four decades. Yet despite decades of expensive world conferences, mass street protests, petition campaigns, and homilies to world peace, we are still facing a booming fossil fuel industry, rising seas, rising greenhouse gases emission levels, rising temperatures, dying seas and acidifying oceans. With the stakes so high, why haven’t we moved beyond peaceful protest? Could it be that… There is no other solution than keep on keeping on, and that, after all, the stakes are not that high?

The answers are not those US, Canadian, Australian and many other ecologists want to hear. France uses just a quarter of the CO2 emissions as Australia, per person. However, France uses nuclear and carbon pricing massively. Small cars too. And living in some of the densest cities on Earth (Paris in particular is that way). Plus sky high taxes and government spending relative to GDO, highest in the world. This powerful brew has been concocted while French know-how went down… Brute force has its down sides…  

A very close friend of mine, head of drilling at an oil giant (!), conducted, thanks to his technical knowledge, very efficient eco-sabotage against heavy equipment of a massive construction company in the Calanques (it was around 40 years ago!) The authorities never found who did it. This violent action gained time, enforced protection, and enabled the ultimate creation of the Calanques National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site (aside from stunning scenery, it has world famous undersea-access prehistoric sites). So I know and approve of justifiable eco violence… But not the sort Malm is advocating… which is grotesque, counterproductive, indiscriminate, hypocritical, a lie… and constitute mass murder, even genocide, as civilization cannot work without fossil fuels at this point…

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In the ridiculous manifesto “How to Blow Up A Pipeline”, claimed saboteur of SUV tires and coal mines, Andreas Malm, a Marxist-like climate change opportunist from Lund University in Sweden, makes a call for the climate movement to escalate its tactics into violence in the face of ecological collapse [1].. We need, he claims, to force fossil fuel extraction to stop– by destroying its tools… start blowing up some oil pipelines. Now, as I point out in the note, and millions of words of my writing testify, I am no shrinking violet… And was personally advocating for ecological violence, in specific and extremely justified cases, when Malm was not even born… But “specific and extremely justified” is the important qualifier. Ecological lessons from Sweden, a country who could not help clear the environment from the Nazis, and got wealthy from them, always smack of consummate hypocrisy.

Sweden has lots of forest, lots of hydro power, and is very wealthy (by dealing with, and profiting from, Hitler… and escaping WW2 devastation). 

In his core section, “Breaking the Spell” (p 65-132) Malm argues for direct violence as ethical. Malm accepts the prevailing view that property damage is a form of violence, but distinguishes violence to property and violence to people. He makes the utilitarian argument that given the failure of corporations and governments to act, the climate movement must begin to escalate its tactics to shut down the fossil fuel infrastructure. He does not seem to realize that shutting down energy shuts down civilization, thus lives. Because he misses the point: there is no alternative to fossil fuels, except a cocktail of nuclear, hydrogen and renewables… That most ecologists reject… allowing them to be de facto for fossil fuels while claiming to be against them..

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We cannot blow up all the pipelines, that’s fantasy. Because we cannot get rid of fossil fuels, at this particular juncture.If we did, that would be criminal: think about all the innocents dying from cold or failing machinery.  I do not like fossil fuels, and I have screamed about planetary heating for decades… but things have to be kept in perspective. 

Saying that “nothing else worked” is tantamount to beating one’s head on a wall, because nothing else worked. Other methods to reduce fossil fuel usage exist: France does with one third of US per capita CO2 production than the USA. Europe with less than half, per capita, per year. 

French CO2 is around the world average. But this hides the fact that more than half the world population emits neglectable amounts of CO2. As that half starts to produce more power, be it only for irrigation, desalination, air conditioning, food production from adaptation to a heating planet, or just living better, they will need energy.

A solution is photovoltaics, but they will need storage, thus the infernal cycle of more precious metals, for batteries, which cannot clearly be done… So we need to develop hydrogen massively… and safe nuclear, thermonuclear or fission. So it is an engineering and science problem.

Patrice Ayme

***[1]. If Malm had really committed eco-terrorism, he would be more discrete about it. I have known eco-terrorists. They were extremely efficient, sabotaging heavy equipment to stop a development, the area concerned is now the Calanques National Park in France (I am saying this as the main organizer was the head of drilling at Total, the French oil giant!!!!!!!!!!!! This friend of mine committed suicide later…). Malm is a scholar of human ecology, teaching at Lund University. He is the author of The Progress of this Storm: Nature and Society in a Warming World and Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming, which won the Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Prize. So Malm is establishment… Need I say more? The establishment is excellent at promoting buffoons who want to destroy it, thus making people believe that only buffoons with idiotic ideas and reprehensible anger want to destroy it…

This undermining the opposition of the plutocratic governance by ridicule it itself promotes is a variant of the classical method of the “agent provocateur”. Malm is there to incite people to cuddle pipelines

Waning Dinosaurs, Victim Of Their Success In A Warm Climate?

July 20, 2021

The question of the disappearance of the dinosaurs is closely entangled with the deepest philosophical questions (and already were so at the time of the Ancient Greece or China, where as recently as a few years ago dinosaur bones were mistaken for dragon remains, and finished as soup…) Do smarts have to do with it?

An old, all too old, idea is that, if dinosaurs had no gone extinct, mammals in general and homo in particular would not have arisen… Dinosaurs would have kept on eating mammals. Instead highest intelligence would have arisen from dinosaurs. Some scientists have claimed that, based on the size of T Rex’s brain, it was as smart as a chimp. But that dinosaurs prevented the rise of primates, let alone mammals, is a complete absurdity, as it blatantly contradicts logic and facts.

Instead, one can turn the argument on its head: maybe mammals caused, ultimately the disappearance of dinosaurs… With the little help from three well-known catastrophes…

Indeed here is the general scheme I propose: mammalian reptiles are arguably older than dinosaurs… They may have arisen directly from the previous mass extinction 250 million years ago. Then, as the climate became balmier for around 150 million years, dinosaurs could evolve… in a less demanding way. Dinosaurs were mesotherms: they generated some internal heat, and they often had some sorts of feathers for insulation. Still they were not fully generating their own heat in 36 C-96 F to 40 C, 100F range as mammals and birds do.

An analogy is aircraft carriers: the latest class of US supercarriers is on the verge of service. USS Gerald Ford (WW2 naval aviator who became president) is undergoing its last trials, which consist in giant submarine explosions next to the ship to check for shock resistance. The Ford is the same size and mass as the earlier carriers the last of which was built 35 years ago. However, Ford carries three times the electric power of the preceding Nimitz class. Ford is more energized than Nimitz. That enables Ford to do things Nimitz could not have done.

By being higher temperature constantly, thus much more energized, constantly, mammals and birds were constantly dangerous to dinosaurs.

Imagine this: the planet cooling, a whiff of a cold blast. What would dinosaurs do? Go sluggish, we know they were expert at that: some were living next to the poles and were probably used to semi-hibernation (as many bear species in cold climes do today). One can imagine the dinosaurs’ nests raided, during a cold worldwide “nuclear winter” by enterprising mammals and birds. Well before the mass extinction event of 66 million years ago, there were primates, and they survived the mass extinction (some fossils are from 100,000 years afterwards). Several species of the genus Purgatorius are known (see below).

The advantage and characteristic of the most powerful philosophy is to love, discern and use the biggest, strongest arguments. For example why two different inflation mechanisms in cosmic evolution… One of them all too much an apparent copy of the Bible… Yes, really! Do away with that latter Judaic inspiration, and simplify matters with an expanding but much older universe, using the only cosmic expansion we can see instead of a superluminal expansion ad hoc to save the Bible? That (philosophical) argument is so simple, I have no doubt it will impose itself, and everybody will forget that I originated it… Once the philosophical argument has been found, an educated guess, the scientific method can move in and check the details.

So back to dinosaurs, plesiosaurs, and pterosaurs. The pterosaurs were highly evolved, and much better fliers than the birds: whereas birds appeared around 150 million years ago, pterosaurs appeared 80 million years prior (230 million years ago), and birds probably hid in the forests, flying between the trees, thanks to their feathers, for as long as it took (namely 84 million years) to not become pterosaurs’ dinners (or then they live in climes too cold for pterosaurs… we have evidence of this). Still, then, in spite of their tremendous aerial mastery, and their four limb capability to launch their enormous masses in the air, the enormous flying dragons disappeared with the dinosaurs…. Probably victims of that same evolutionary trap, the balmy Jurassic-Cretaceous climate. Sluggish cold pterosaurs’ eggs eaten by rats or the like? That’s my (gory) vision of what happened. Here is, from the prestigious scientific journal Nature, June 29, 2021:

Dinosaur biodiversity declined well before the asteroid impact, influenced by ecological and environmental pressures

Abstract
The question why non-avian dinosaurs went extinct 66 million years ago (Ma) remains unresolved because of the coarseness of the fossil record. A sudden extinction caused by an asteroid is the most accepted hypothesis but it is debated whether dinosaurs were in decline or not before the impact. We analyse the speciation-extinction dynamics for six key dinosaur families, and find a decline across dinosaurs, where diversification shifted to a declining-diversity pattern ~76 Ma. We investigate the influence of ecological and physical factors, and find that the decline of dinosaurs was likely driven by global climate cooling and herbivorous diversity drop. The latter is likely due to hadrosaurs outcompeting other herbivores. We also estimate that extinction risk is related to species age during the decline, suggesting a lack of evolutionary novelty or adaptation to changing environments. These results support an environmentally driven decline of non-avian dinosaurs well before the asteroid impact.

Dinosaurs were dying, and had been dying out for millions of years, out-competed in a cooling climate by hot, conniving primates, warm energizer rabbits and hot, angry birds:

If I added the planetary temperature graph, it would look a bit like the collapsing diversification rate on the right…

Introduction
The most famous mass extinction was the disappearance of non-avian dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous, 66 million years ago (Mya), after ruling the Earth for 170 million years1,2,3. The best-supported extinction model is the impact of a large asteroid in the Yucatán Peninsula (Chicxulub, Mexico), which set off a global cataclysm and environmental upheaval4,5. Although evidence for an end-Cretaceous impact is indisputable6, most scientific debate has focused on whether the extinction was geologically abrupt or gradual7,8,9,10,11, whether it was caused by factors intrinsic to dinosaurs12,13,14,15 or by extrinsic physical drivers16,17,18 or both acting in concert19,20. If extrinsic events had a role, the question is whether this driver was terrestrial or extra-terrestrial21,22,23. It has proved harder to posit a convincing killing model that explains exactly how the dinosaurs, as well as many other groups24,25, vanished. And yet other groups of animals and plants survived through this singular, short-term crisis26,27. Could some groups have been teetering on the brink already? Furthermore, the extinctions coincide with a period of long-term environmental changes that resulted in remarkably high sea levels, cooling climates and the spread of new habitat types on land, as well as massive volcanic activity at the end of the Cretaceous16,19,20.

That there was an impact at the time, there is no doubt. That there was massive Large Igneous Province (LIP) at the time, there is no doubt. A LIP, the Siberian Traps, caused the even more massive mass extinction, 250 million years ago. Remarkably the bolide (I suspect a comet) impacted just when the Dekkan Traps were at their eruptive maximum (or so it seems at this point, 2021). It always seemed to me that one impactor the size of the one on Yucatan, was not enough. However, if the bolide was a comet, it may well have disintegrated in several fragments prior to impact, as happened with Jupiter and Shoemaker-Levy comet (which broke up in seven main fragments).

But there is an even bigger factor which seems indubitable: the biosphere was cooling. And we are talking drastic cooling, as much as seven (7) degrees centigrade over the Atlantic… for comparison, the Atlantic was only five degree C lower in temperature during the last glacial maximum, when monster glaciers kilometers high crushed New York…   

So I propose (and have long proposed, see Trapped By Super Traps) three layers in the dinosaur extinction:

1) The surface of the planet was cooling, and had been for dozens of millions of years. (Such large cooling, over dozens of millions of years are probably related to plate tectonic preventing warm water to get to the poles; this is why Antarctica got covered by ice, from the closing by the Indonesia island arc, simultaneous with the closing of Mesoamerica; once the poles ice up, the albedo of the planet shoots up, as solar radiation is sent back to space by ice and snow

2) Dekkan Traps had been erupting, for millions of years, causing all sorts of mayhem, from poisonous gases, sometimes heating the atmosphere, sometimes cooling it, acidifying the seas.

3) … with the impact of bolide(s) being the coup de grâce, driven by warm blooded hunger (the latest my idea).

From the Nature article:

The Late Cretaceous was a greenhouse world, characterized by high temperatures and reduced latitudinal temperature gradients72,73, which likely contributed to a flat latitudinal diversity gradient in dinosaurs74. Peak warmth was attained in the Cenomanian-Turonian (100–90 Ma) with sea-surface temperatures reaching ≥30 °C in the tropics and the southern latitudes72,73,75. After this interval, sea-surface and deep-water temperatures decreased to the cooler greenhouse of the Campanian–Maastrichtian (80–66 Ma)72,73,76. This important cooling (~7 °C in North Atlantic77, and ~10 °C in southern latitudes76), which intensified during the Maastrichtian until the K/Pg event, could have impacted dinosaur diversity. However, other factors, such as Cretaceous geological changes17,41 or floristic turnover78,79 should not be discarded.

These results imply that warm periods favoured dinosaur diversification whereas cooler periods led to enhanced extinctions, as observed in the latest Late Cretaceous77. This result is particularly in agreement with a recent analysis of multiple tetrapod phylogenies showing the significant effect of Cenozoic cooling on diversification slowdowns, which is linked to the metabolic theory of biodiversity63. As dinosaurs were probably mesothermic organisms85 with varying thermoregulation abilities in different groups86, their activities were probably partially constrained by environmental temperatures. This is particularly true of larger dinosaurs, which almost certainly relied substantially on mass homeothermy to maintain constant body temperatures. It is likely that climatic deterioration would have made such a thermoregulatory strategy more difficult, and that global climate cooling was an important driver of the dinosaur diversity decline as indicated by the MBD diversification model. A physiological explanation for the cooling-driven extinction could be the hypothesis that if sex determination in dinosaurs was temperature dependent, as in crocodiles and turtles, sex switching of embryos could have contributed to diversity loss with a cooling global climate at the end of the Cretaceous87.

So basically the essay is saying in a thorough way what I also said… With, in my case, the twist that predation by fast, hot species may have been the ultimate factor. 

A few years ago I was talking with a friend of mine, a top paleontologist (he is the top editor of the subject at Science, chair of a paleontology department in a most prestigious university, and head of a museum…). And also an extinction-by-bolide advocate. When I exposed the preceding to him, he said: “Oh, but then you are saying that the bolide gave the coup de grâce… So the bolide caused the extinction…” No, not quite. The house was on fire (that’s the 25 million years cooling), then got full of lethal smoke (that’s the Deccan Traps), then a beam fell on the unfortunate half passed out dinosaurs (that’s the bolide), trapping its leg, but even then the coup de grâce happened when the rats ate alive the trapped beast…

Causation is often a complicated matter, more of a causal web than a causal chain.

As long as the planetary climate was cooling the mesothermic (middle-temperature) creatures were doomed, from competition from warm mammals and hot avian, high metabolism dinosaurs (the birds). Paradoxically the very success of say, Pterosaurs, caused their doom. Pterosaurs were such efficient fliers that they did not need the highest metabolism, high temperatures of avian dinosaurs: Pterosaurs fell victim of a sort of evolutionary hubris. 

But wait a minute, some may say, what about dinosaurs in Alaska? Yes, certainly. Polar dinosaurs are an archeological fact.

Dinosaurs certainly could not migrate out of the way of Antarctic or Alaskan winter, the distances are immense, no non-flying animal could cover them. Evidence of adaptation to Arctic conditions, such as smaller size, are clear. Predators, such as in Troodon, a feathery, eight-foot-long dinosaur genus with large eyes, to see in the polar night, showed that they spent the winter there. So then what of brutal winter caused by an impacting comet or massive eruption, why couldn’t dinosaurs resist to it? If they could resist to winter? As I said, a sudden drop of say twenty centigrade all over, would have made life very difficult. We know, from fossil evidence that dinosaurs became sluggish in winter, they stopped growing. So a “nuclear winter” would have made them go comatose big time, and the frantic hot blooded critters would have viewed dinosaurs as living refrigerators, full of ready to eat meals… Actually feathered dinosaurs found in Australia, at that time, more than 100 million years ago, by the South Pole had dark feathers (in summer)… and shared their ecology with flight capable birds… not pterosaurs… This observation, if it holds, shows that pterosaurs, which are suspected to have been warm blooded, and furry (with sort-of hair), were not as warm blooded as birds. In any case the K-T extinction was massive, and many bird and mammals species went extinct. The slight difference in sluggishness may be all one needs to get an explanation for the disappearance of dinosaurs and pterosaurs, etc.. When the going gets tough, the toughs get going…

Here is one of our potential ancestors, Purgatorius, below, an omnivorous primate, getting smarter, hunting meat, was around while dinosaurs roamed. Purgatorius is highly evolved, so it is likely that primates got started well before 100 million years ago. 

As the long sharp teeth above show, our ancestors were omnivorous… And that means that, if dinosaurs were too sluggish, they, or their young or eggs, were dinner. So it is entirely possible that, in the end, we, or at least our fellow warm blooded relatives, are the ultimate cause of the dinosaurs’ disappearance…

Patrice Ayme

Governmental All Encompassing Censorship Made Official. Thanks To Tech Monopolies, It Said.

July 18, 2021

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said people who are removed from one social media platform for spreading misinformation should face the same consequences across the board of the “Free Speech” society.

“You shouldn’t be banned from one platform and not others for providing misinformation out there,” she said during a White House press briefing on Friday.

Psaki also said social media companies, such as Facebook, should “publicly” share information about the “impact” of misinformation.

Except who decides what “misinformation” is? And what grave misinformation is? Biden, who spread misinformation for a decade so that the USA would go invade and occupy Iraq, kill dozen of thousands and practice waterboarding there? … For reasons having to do with the price of oil and just imperial ire?

Thus the Biden spokeswoman said, and repeated later, that, if someone is banned on a social platform, thus, by a private company, that person should be banned on ALL other platforms, by all other private companies. Thus, since I was banned for life from a few social platforms already 12 years ago, and some were then much larger than Facebook, I should be banned on all? And what of the New York Times which banned me for years, and has now, under new management, reinstated me? Are they illegal according to the Biden White House? 

[In the picture above, the health minister of the UK is kissing the multimillionaire woman he made his deputy, on taxpayers’ salary.]

All these bans against yours truly arose because yours truly had the impudence of correcting misinformation found on these platforms. The sort of misinformation which brought the death of millions throughout the Middle East. Misinformation can be in the eye of the beholder, at first sight at least. Daunting opinions viewed initially as “misinformation” can lead to productive debate out of which new truths can arise.

One “leftist” platform I was banned from was the Daily Kos…  that particular platform was founded by Kos, an ex CIA officer (about as left as US pseudo-progressives can go)… At the time I was called a “troll” there, for expressing dissatisfaction about Obamacare, finding it insufficient (and I was hated for telling the truth). But also I claimed the Democratic Party was manipulated by its wealthy sponsors… That was one “misinformation” too far… I did not even point out that a “leftist” site founded by the CIA seems to be an intrinsic contradiction: I was careful to not indicate to all these pseudo-leftists that they were basically CIA agents… unbeknownst to themselves… Or so they claimed.

Armed with a bachelor degree in English, but a competitive swimmer, Jen Psaki became close to Obama in 2008, serving as his secretary. I like the personal aspect of these things. Psaki was named Deputy Press Secretary. On  9 September 22, 2011, Psaki left her Obama position to become senior vice president and managing director at the Washington, D.C., office of public relations firm Global Strategy Group. She returned later to Obama, and then CNN. Psaki is a full member of the Deep State. She is apparently on three different salaries right now, earning perhaps more than half a million dollars a year for…violating the Constitution? This kind of career entangling personal relations should be unlawful, because they trade in access to the power of the few, and transcend the electoral process.

In Britain the Health Minister, Hancock, offered a taxpayer paid job to a similar multimillionaire public relation woman as his deputy. He was also having sex with her in his office and it was documented on government video. The Prime Minister’s office declared that the video was of public interest and should be released. Hancock resigned for not respecting his own office stringent social distanciation orders during COVID. The fact that multimillionaire influencers without any respect for the constitution fester in all Western capitals contribute to a lowering of what common people feel the constitution is about.

Biden has blamed misinformation for stalling U.S. vaccine rates, and suggested, “They’re killing people… they are murderers” when asked what his message was to the social networks for allowing misleading claims to spread.

“‘Misinformation’ is covered by the First Amendment. Under the First Amendment, all information, no matter how wrong, is protected by the First Amendment. That is why, for example, Holocaust deniers can say what they say (and why in countries such as France and Germany specific laws make the holocaust of the Jews  by the Nazis, or that of the Armenians by the Turks, a crime). Justice Holmes’s exception for falsely yelling fire in a crowded theater carves out the exception it does because the 100% certain consequence that will follow is that there will be an immediate stampede and, as a result, immediate death. 

Publicizing military information in wartime is also an exception to free speech. However, right now, misinformation on vaccines is greatly from derelict teaching by the state at school level. The First Amendment has to protect misinformation, otherwise, someone would have to decide what constitutes misinformation… And also because in some cases we don’t know how misinformed misinformation is. Saying that existing COVID vaccines are 100% safe is apparently itself misinformation (as health authorities have given warnings, most of them directed at the Astrazeneca-Oxford vaccine). 

As it is the government clearly cannot be given the power of determining what disinformation and misinformation are: that’s a direct route to dictatorship. But the Deep State has made the argument that a private company like Facebook is not subject to the First Amendment – which, of course, applies only to the government – Private companies can decide that someone is spewing false information and can decide not to give that person their time and means, their platform and access to their users.

However, first of all Facebook, with nearly three billion users, is not a private company anymore, but a world public utility, the world’s most prominent monopoly. The Facebook’s leader has been welcomed in the presence of ultimate leaders and palaces, all over the planet. If there was a world monopoly ever, Facebook is it; even the oil giants of the 1950s never had that sort of power

Secondly there is judicial precedent saying that using private companies to do, or say what the government wants in matters of opinion, is unconstitutional. Third, the platforms are not private companies anymore when they do what the government is suggesting them to do. That the government claims to be merely suggesting that the platforms ban people who spread misinformation but not requiring the platforms to do so, is a distinction without a difference… especially as the White House admitted they “worked closely”.

In other words, no isegoria and no parrhesia... This is outright sinister.

The way out is to establish an independent court of truth, debate and plausibility which would just give explanations, debates, recommendations and stars.

Patrice Ayme

Debate rejuvenates society, just as fire rejuvenates a forest, by letting eternal truths stand bigger and stronger, by clearing the brush:

The Islamist “Mistake” In Afghanistan, Imperium Americum, And The Civilizational Clock

July 16, 2021

America’s rhetoric has always been for progress and human rights: Jefferson, owning 200 slaves, some of them nearly as white as himself, and his own children, was an expert at this. Talk one way, act the opposite. In truth the roots of the mentality of the USA are exploitative and genocidal. That does not mean we should stay stuck in that way, and we did not. The five thousand US Navy sailors who died in the Guadalcanal campaign, in a few weeks, when two US aircraft carriers were sunk, were, indeed, fighting fascism. In one family, in that single battle, five brothers died.

However, US plutocracy had sold oil to Hirohito and his generals, enabling them to invade Korea, Manchuria, China, Vietnam, and Asia in general, for decades. Similarly, Mussolini, Hitler, and even Stalin were fed in all sorts of ways by US plutocracy. The result of this mess was US domination.

It is indeed troubling that many on the so-called left, full of rage, embrace overseas horrible versions of what they condemn at home, although the domestic versions are quasi innocuous. That is nothing new: European Communists embraced the dictator Stalin (and his ally Hitler). People get carried away by anger.

The mistake in Afghanistan was embracing an Islamist Constitution: at Islamism, the Taliban is better. Instead the civilizational clock should have been put back to 1979, to the secular republic that president Jimmy Carter attacked on July 3, 1979. But there may have been a secret US will to fail: after all, Islamism keeps the world divided.

The British, then the US, from the 1920s, weaponized Islamism to get access to oil, undisturbed by populism.

Patrice Ayme

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P/S: David Brooks (NYT) published my preceding comment above, bringing the following reaction:. 

Afghan Papers, New York:

@Patrice Ayme Brilliant analysis, thank you!

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October 26, 1942, Santa Cruz islands battle, US Navy aircraft carrier Hornet under the first attack of the day, already on fire, hit by several bombs. A few weeks earlier in the same area, the aircraft carrier Wasp was also sunk. Hit by many bombs, two suicide bombers, nine torpedoes, and four hundred five inch rounds at least, during three separate coordinated attacks, Hornet would sink that day. The thousands men on board believed they were fighting evil, and they were. Imperial fascist Japan suffered 2.5 million killed in World War Two, mostly underfed troops… But inflicted more than 40 million fatalities on others, mostly Chinese civilians… Thanks to California oil from Getty and company, which made possible the invasion of China… The plane diving at the Hornet in the picture above is a suicide bomber, which would hit the carrier just where it is pointed at, aft of the island.

We Are Multitudes

July 15, 2021

How many brains do we have?

I am running on a tough mountain trail. It’s full of rocks, roots, drops, holes. A misstep, and my foot will get caught: I will fly, head first, into rocks, bringing much reflection to a sorry end. What then, and how come, is my higher mind doing, thinking about relativistic momentum, and the conceptual mistake Feynman and many others made about so-called “relativistic mass”? Yes, there is no such a thing. As relativistic mass. Feynman got big time confused. I am getting confused by all this terrain going too fast now… Yes, more rocks zooming by, getting steeper, speed too high considering the more difficult terrain, and my higher consciousness orders to slow down and to concentrate more. So my muscles brake harder, my visual system interprets the terrain more carefully, looks more at the complicated ground, and the anticipation system tightens up. 

Lack of concentration and hubris is how falls generally happen. I fell twice above 12,000 feet recently, going down from a peak: slippery shoes (changed since) but also lack of concentration, inexcusable after the first fall and before the second, which drew blood, and could have resulted in a very serious tumbling. 

OK, higher concentration back on, where was I with relativistic momentum, why is it from a division by infinitesimal moving time? Why should that be obvious? That’s not in books, but there should be an obvious reason…

Big deal is made about octopuses and their many brains, nine of them, eight of which in the arms, and the central one, shaped like a torus… But we humans are quite a bit the same. We have thousands of neurons in the gut. 

This octopus lives at great depths and is mostly known as stomach content of larger predators. It illustrates well the fact that we are mostly an architecture of light, it is Quantum Physics which gives us substance…

It was discovered in 1991, that the heart has its own “little brain”, just like the gut, and with a similar number of neurons.  This “intrinsic cardiac nervous system” has approximately 40,000 neurons that are alike neurons in the brain. The heart communicates with the brain in many methods: neurologically, biochemically, biophysically, and energetically. The vagus nerve, which is 80% afferent, carries information from the heart and other internal organs to the brain. Signals from the “heart brain” redirect to the medulla, hypothalamus, thalamus, and amygdala and the cerebral cortex. The heart sends apparently more signals than it gets. Moreover, when the heart starts to exercise extraordinarily, it sends its own signal, within a couple of minutes, directly to the kidneys to shut down… to preserve water, a hot runner adaptation.

One has to remember that a neural network composed of three neurons can create apparent free will.

Now consider the human spinal cord: it would have 69 million neurons (latest count, 2017; around 25% of those neurons are in the lowest, lumbar region). Very few animal species have more than 69 million neurons. (Mice and crocodiles have roughly that many neurons.) So our own spinal cords are brainy animals of their own, and probably we should treat them as the brainy pets they are… instead of ignoring them.

The basic running system in a human is pretty much automatic, autonomous, with a mind of its own: it gets perfunctory input from the visual system, with rare interventions from the conscious system, such as jump off far from that trunk or rock, to avoid possible rattlesnakes hidden below [1].

I run in the wilderness without headphones. I used them for many years until I realized that what I had occasionally taken for cicadas were rattlesnake warnings… and I had even mistaken mountain lions or bear warnings for sounds coming from birds. (I had long known about the bears as I had, with my family, an oral fest once with a European brown bear, in Iran, of all places… aka grizzly… I had an adventurous youth, courtesy of my parents…

We Always Kill Two Birds With One Stone:

Birds are astoundingly intelligent, yet their brains are small. Those brains are built in a smarter way. Corvids and some parrots’ cognitive feats are comparable to those of great apes. How do birds achieve impressive cognitive prowess with walnut-sized brains? Well, by packing more neurons. A fascinating twist is that they have no corpus callosum. Birds have no corpus callosum, so avian brains are made of two, they can be seen as ‘natural split brains’. How do birds cope with situations, when both hemispheres are brought into conflict? Well that conflict can happen in birds and launches what is called “meta-control”… Which is something we could profit from studying more, as it certainly affects us too… In any case, we always kill two birds with one stone, birds are always two.

So what is consciousness? A supervisor, an examiner, a captain, philosopher, mathematician scientist… But most of the mind’s activity is routine, so below consciousness steady gaze… Including dreaming, which prepares tomorrow’s mind. To come back to the mountain running example, when mountain running a vast part of the brain, including the visual system, the equilibrium system, the cerebellum, and most of the motor control system is involved. Call that the MRS, Mountain Running System. The MRS is a mind of its own, and the beholder is conscious of it. But that consciousness is dual with the rest of the mind, including the parts pondering hefty concepts such as relativistic momentum. This is all supervised by even higher but fuzzy consciousness strategizing about the state of the environment in general and that of the trail in particular at, say, ten meters, three to four seconds away. If the fuzzy strategist notices something special, laser like consciousness intervenes, calling instantaneously all means. Branches or roots across looking like rattlesnakes are frequent, breaks in the trail terrain, much more so [2]. The point is that there are then a minimum of three streams of consciousness running (!) simultaneously, and generally talking to each other only episodically [3].  

The multiverse, a fashionable figment of extravagant fantasy physics, cannot exist. But our minds are indeed a type of multiverse, and yes it says something about, and from, Quantum Physics. And yes, they practice a sort of rambunctious democracy inside!

Old fashion majesties called themselves “We”. In the latest fashion, some want to be called “they”. Well, we are we and they, and always have been.

We are multitudes.

Patrice Ayme

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[1] Consider maximum human running speed. At ten meters per second, legs cover twenty meters, and control has to be of the order of ten centimeters. That means a reaction time of the order of less than one hundredth of a second. Large-diameter, myelinated neurons that link the spinal cord to the muscles can travel at speeds ranging from 70-120 meters per second (m/s). Now the most important running, and walking muscles are the quadriceps, the biggest muscle group in the human body, located a fraction of a meter away from the spinal cord. One sees its reaction time under proprioception is of the order of less than a hundredth of a second if the neurons of the spinal cord are in charge.

Now if one considers much lower running speeds in the wilderness, precision has to augment, down to a few centimeters, proportionally to the speed.

If the brain were systematically, constantly involved, reaction times would be multiplied by a factor of maybe ten (considering both the distance of the brain, and the complexity therein)… So roughly we could run at only a tenth the speed, and we would be dinner instead of making it, prehistorically speaking… 

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[2] I have become an expert at running in places and weather conditions which minimize snake interactions (after many close calls in the distant past). Also there are more raptors now, so fewer snakes. However I had a very close call with a gigantic rattler at 8,000 feet (probably of its own subspecies from the lack of a blotched pattern on the back, characteristic of all ten other species of rattlers in California).    

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[3] I knew a theoretical physicist named Alvarez. He started a running program, but then asked me :”How do you do not to get bored?” I explained to him he should not run around a track, first of all (last I ran track I was in high school in Africa). So then he tried (very mild) trails, and he was still bored. I told him I was using running to approach my usual subjects in a different neurohormonal and neurological state, and that provided me with insights. He looked at me completely baffled: “You, what?” It turned out that, when he ran, he could only think about running. So the ability of developing several streams of consciousness is acquired! I have always run: the first time I nearly got killed mountain running cross country, in face of the Cervin/Matterhorn, I was not even ten years old… Life is good, charmed life is even better…

The Central Bank Cannot Be The Government

July 12, 2021

Pretending otherwise has been a pretext to plutocracy, because, intrinsically, the Fed is all about making the wealthy, wealthier.

The central bank, known in the USA as the Federal Reserve bank (“Fed”), centralizes banking policy. Banks provide financial capital which they typically charge with interest. The big banks are for profit, and on the board of the Fed. That’s it. Banks are not in charge of health, education, defense, energy policy, welfare, children, agricultural production, food distribution, empathy, etc.

As private financiers are strongly represented on the Fed board, individuals such as Jamie Dimon, JP Morgan-Chase CEO since 2005, one may suspect that the Fed is by the financially wealthy, for the  financially wealthy. Actually the rescue plan of the wealthy implemented starting in late November 2008, was elaborated by the ex-head of Goldman Sachs, then Bush’s Treasury Secretary… with the approval of president-elect Obama (a lawyer and senator, novice in financial matters).

The fundamental error in recent decades has been to delegate many governmental functions to a purely financial organization the composition of which is, at least in part, for profit… Although the Fed’s mandate is not for profit, its operators are mostly individuals whose modus operandi is to give others the means (financial capital) to work. Those individuals don’t work themselves: they make others work. Sociologically, they interact with the world’s wealthiest individuals, those who need gigantic amounts of capital. Small earners are not in their sociological or visual domain. It’s systemic class separation in decision and influence making.

In contradiction with the preceding, the Fed charter mandates that the crocodiles shall raise hens. That’s not how the universe works.

Patrice Ayme

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Thank you Obama, you deserve the 100 million dollars we the wealthy gave to you to reward you for your work on our behalf. Notice that Trump helped a bit the wealth of the 50% lower half, demonstrating once again that he is, indeed, a hateful, despicable populist. (Graph from NYT using Fed data.)

P/S: Except for the first, and last two sentences, the preceding was a comment to the NYT. It was published within one second, and I am grateful… That’s the way my cogent comments should be published (instead of being blocked, or delayed three days… As the NYT generally does, especially in opinion pieces which are full of lies, dissembling and distortions)

Only the Rich Could Love This Economic Recovery

By Karen Petrou. July 12, 2021

Ms. Petrou is the managing partner of Federal Financial Analytics and the author of “Engine of Inequality: The Fed and the Future of Wealth in America.”

Conventional wisdom has it that the lower a central bank sets interest rates, the faster the economy grows. But the longer rates stay ultra-low, it’s not the economy that grows — it’s inequality.

There are signs of worsening inequality across the U.S. economy. But recent surges trace back to a major change after 2008, which transformed how America fights economic recessions.

The Fed, which controls America’s monetary policy, is mired in conventional thinking, even though its policy since 2008 has been unconventional in scale, scope and omnipotence. Adhering to its “lower rates are better” axiom, the Fed has kept “real” U.S. short-term interest rates at — or even below — zero, after taking inflation into account. The Fed now plans to keep rates ultra, ultra low until about 2023, even if inflation ticks up.

This results in even wider wealth inequalities as the gap between rich and everyone else grows.

Is the stunning growth in U.S. inequality all the Fed’s fault? Of course not. Tax policy has favored the wealthy and corporations for decades, to name one other cause. But income and wealth inequality result from who gets the money. And the Fed has unrivaled power over who gets the money across markets, communities and even families.

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I have been saying this for a very long time, and when I say it, or roll out numbers, critters come and contradict reality (the facts) in the guise of criticizing yours truly… But here are the facts and their numbers:

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Karen Petrou:

The Fed controls the flow of money, and it flows to the wealthy

The Fed’s main tools for fighting recessions are twofold: those ultra-low interest rates and a policy known as quantitative easing, or Q.E. Q.E is what happens when the Fed buys up assets, like bonds, which keeps money flowing and gives banks lots of liquidity that is supposed to make lending easier.

To get an idea of the magnitude of the Fed’s role, take a look at its portfolio. Assets the Fed has taken out of the economy as part of Q.E. now stand at $8.1 trillion, or about one-third of gross domestic product.

A growing portfolio: To stimulate the economy after 2008, the Federal Reserve increased its balance sheet and slashed interest rates. The current coronavirus pandemic sent that strategy into overdrive, creating the largest balance sheet on record and the lowest interest rates in modern U.S. history.

No one else could own that much, meaning no one but the Fed has so much power over the economy’s winners and losers.

The Fed’s approach is premised on trickle-down expectations adopted, following Reagan and his advisers, by the… Democrats, starting in the 1980s…

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Karen Petrou:

U.S. central bankers believe the higher that markets fly and the more that the wealthy spend, the better that everyone else will be.

In truth, this policy works only for the wealthy.

Although the Fed’s huge Q.E.-based portfolio initially prevented still worse economic mayhem when the 2008 and 2020 financial crises struck, its benefits over time were 10 times greater for stock-market prices than for overall economic prosperity.

Ultra-low interest rates are meant to spur growth. But they stop having a beneficial effect when they dip so low that they distort savings incentives and instead drive speculative investing, like in Bitcoin or GameStop, to cite two current examples.

Savings, home values and stocks are up — but these also favor the rich

Many Americans own stock, but most stocks – 54 percent – are owned by the 1 percent and much of the rest by the next 9 percent.

The same can be said of real estate. Low interest rates set by the Fed spur lending, creating more demand to purchase homes and forcing prices higher. Rising equity is great for existing homeowners, but richer Americans who own property are the ones who benefit most.

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Karen Petrou concludes, observing that the Fed charter mandates that the crocodiles shall raise hens:

“What is the Fed for?

The Fed’s role is spelled out under its statutory charter, which establishes the road map for unraveling the inequality it helped create.

The charter’s first goal is “full employment,” meaning pretty much everyone who wants a job has one. This would get a meaningful, immediate boost if the Fed reversed its cheap-debt policies that lead companies to take out debt to fund investor profits, instead of funding new plants or products.

Another goal is “price stability,” best measured by what it costs for a middle-class household to make ends meet. The measure the Fed uses misses the cost increases obscuring a household-to-debt build-up for all but the wealthiest. The Fed thus misses the long-term risks this debt poses to financial security, home ownership, and a secure retirement.

The law has a third Fed goal: “moderate” interest rates. Rates below zero after taking inflation into account are anything but moderate, so they must be gradually raised, starting now.

The current recovery is being driven not by the Fed but by the stimulus bills passed by Congress. After that spending fades, we will be a nation in which at least a quarter of middle-class households still can’t even afford the medical treatment they require, lower-income millennials have student debt equal to at least 372 percent of income, and still more won’t be able to handle even a $400 unexpected expense.

This is wealth without prosperity, a violation of every tenet in the Fed’s statutory mandate. Instead of regretting inequality even as it makes inequality worse, the Fed can and must quickly rewrite policy with a new goal in mind: shared prosperity, measured by how most of us do, not by how high the market flies.”

So why is it that officials and opinion makers believe that the Fed’s crocodiles can should, and do raise hens? Plutocratic information and opinion making control, in an awesome colluding conspiracy is the answer. Roman emperors ruled, because they had made the people ignorant, stupid and gullible.

Sun Valley Colluding Conspiracy Of Plutocracy and Its Billionaires

July 11, 2021

Con-spirare: together-breathe. Collusion? From com “with, together”plus ludere “to play”. They play together, they breathe together. They conspire, they collude, and they own all you are getting information from. What is there more to love, from the point of view of world gangsters, even Roman emperors did not have the means to dream of?

Now most dimwits have been programmed to heap contempt on anybody making a theory of how conspiracies works. The wise know better: People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public.” This 18th-century warning from Adam Smith against mercantile CONSPIRACIES is worth considering in light of the gathering of opinion controllers in Sun Valley.

The conspiracies and collusion of the wealthiest and most influential US citizens have been blatant, for more than 30 years. In 1994, when they met in Sun Valley, the colluding conspirators were worth a few billion dollars at most: the wealthiest, Bill Gates, was worth only six billions. Now Bill owns or controls more than 200 billion dollars. But Bill, whose father headed the most powerful law firm in Washington, and whose mother was, among other things, an IBM director, thus landing the most juicy IBM contract and deal for her son, is now much more than a controller of a huge fortune and many companies. Bill is also a controller of awe and a certain idea of civilization. He is all over the media controlled by his co-conspirators. To make sure the Gates are awe inspiring among the fools, that great humorist, Obama, made him and his then-wife recipients of the “Medal of Freedom”, and then put them in charge of US education, as if they were scholars of some sort, instead of dirty dealers. 

Together the top plutocrats conspiring at Sun Valley own or control trillions. 

That solar gang controls what the world sees, hears, feels, and even reasons and emotes about. Because they own, or control all the media, including the Internet. This reach extends through history: the most indignant Trump hater and profssional homosexual mainstream corporate star CNN’s Anderson Cooper is there. Cooper is known for his silver head venom against “populism”. Indeed, it’s a family affair: his grandmother Gloria Vanderbild, was one of the world’s wealthiest person and the daughter of a major US diplomat, including ambassador to Berlin. Cooper is the great great great grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt, also frequently referred to as Commodore, an immensely wealthy magnate. 

The hatred against Trump craftily displaced their loud hatred for populism… a pretty unhinged position to have in demos-kratia (people-power).  Look at the leaked video of Google’s town hall meeting following the 2016 election. The recent immigrants to the US at the head of Google… hated the People of the USA… because they believed that a popular revolution had started! Such immigrants are viewed a success stories, but they are really just showy frontmen, like the ex-UK Vice PM in charge of truth at Facebook: the real money which financed and promoted and smooth the way of Google, Facebook and company with the Deep State, are all old money, itself part of the Deep State for generations. The entire idea was to create spy and propaganda outfits to control the youth and the world.

CEO Sundar Pichai states in that linked video that the company will develop machine learning and A.I. to combat what an employee described as “misinformation” shared by “low-information voters.”

There are plenty of other wealthy families, among the 1%, but they are irrelevant: they control or own, nothing important, they are just in for the ride provided by the .01% [1].   

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Many of the top propagandists of the anti-“populist” domineering propaganda are directly tied in to the worst plutocracy one can imagine. Although at least one Vanderbil was anti-Nazi, most old money in the US, entangled with the Deep State was itself entangled with its(part) creation, Nazism. And made a fortune from it, directly or not….

Trump sued some owners of media for censorship, July 8, in a class action. The next day Biden signed an executive order to crack down on them. 

Why worry? Centerpieces of democracy in Ancient Greece were isegoria (equal right to address assemblies) and PARRHESIA… “to speak candidly or to ask forgiveness for so speaking. Under systemic Internet censorship, they have pretty much disappeared. One can ackle all day long about cats or horses, just as one could cackle about them under emperor Justinian. But if one gets dangerous for the system, one gets cancelled. 

However, in the last two decades, the Internet became the province of an oligarchy. I have been witness, and victim, of that Internet censorship. My essays on ancient Greek democracy one day disappeared from the Yahoo search engine. That was before even Google was created (2004). When I confided this to an underclass hobo friend of mine, an ex-mathematician, and computer programmer who was anti-system by religion, he looked at me with disbelief and told me I had become completely paranoiac. Far from becoming less paranoiac, I became more so, as I realized anti-systemics themselves were part of the system, so great was the propaganda. Since then I have been banned from dozens of media, including many supposedly from the left.  

Top plutocrats at the biggest and most influential monopolies in tech and propaganda, including the cable giant John Malone; the Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg; the Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin; the Apple chief Tim Cook; Warren Buffett; Bill Gates; Mike Bloomberg, Sumner Redstone’s daughter Shari Redstone, herself a media mogul, billionaire Sherril Sandberg, from the Clinton administration, sent to overview the launch of the spy agencies, Google, then Facebook…  and on and on. media chiefs like Disney CEO Bob Iger, one of dictator Xi close collaborators. The 90-year-old Rupert Murdoch, a regular, is absent this year.

In 1936, their plutocratic predecessors basked in their collaboration with Hitler, Mussolini, Hirohito, Franco. The Nazis had just hosted the 1936 Olympic winter games and were going to host the summer games. All the fascists were using, and invading countries, thanks to US oil, US banks, US tech, US investment, US connivence, US diplomacy… which was excellent at discouraging enemies of fascism such as France.

Now the moguls collaborate with, and empower the Chinese dictator, Xi, who, in turn, augment their profits..

Some call it “mogulfest,” hosted by Allen & Company, where major monopolies are built. Verizon’s purchase of AOL, for example. Or Comcast’s blockbuster acquisition of NBCUniversal. Comcast is controlled by Mr. Roberts, a friend and collaborator of Xi. “Mogulfest” is a picturesque expression, fascistfest is more like it. When only a few control everything, it’s called fascism.

Facebook tried to ban me for 30 days for relating well-known historical facts about World War Two’s fascist regimes, claiming it was “hate” to do so. (After I sent pages of protest, Facebook recognized it had been “wrong”… But it remains to be seen if nothing will happen next… Meanwhile I now know that just telling the most official truth can get me banned… for “hate”; I have been banned under similar mechanism from MANY Internet outlets… Including for saying that non-German bankers financed Hitler… The exact mechanism the Nazis used in 1933 during the Warburg affair…) 

 In 2010, Newark Mayor Cory Booker met Mark Zuckerberg in Sun Valley, leading to Zuckerberg’s $100 million dollar donation to Newark schools. Booker next became a powerful US Senator, presidential candidate.

The Sun Valley conspiracy was suspended last year because of the pandemic. But this year, these top moguls are traveling again to Sun Valley for an annual weeklong plotting organized by a boutique investment firm called Allen & Company, known as intensely secret. The firm doesn’t have a website, and, of course, doesn’t give interviews.

Run by the same family since it was founded in 1922, Allen & Co. may be small, but it has developed some deep relationships that have led to roles in some of the biggest tech and media deals and initial public offerings in the last half decades, in particular Google, Facebook, the famous spy agencies.

Bezos reportedly decided to buy “The Washington Post” when he was in Sun Valley. Sun Valley organizes the biggest conspiring service for the media companies they control, enabling plutocrats to achieve total media control. The media lives and breathes only because ultra-powerful people have an interest in keeping it alive for their own profit, and that rests first in making the sheeple think and feel whatever plutocrats and their milieu think the gullible public should feel and think. .

When the Kaiser and his goons decided, on December 11, 1912, to launch a world war, they thought it wise to prepare public opinion with the newspapers. From unexpected French resistance, they lost that war, and that enabled US plutocrats to win the peace, making Germany into their toy, tool and instrument… thus bringing another lethal hysteria, Nazism… Which, in turn, made the entire world into an extension of US plutocracy 

At Yalta, the US Deep State offered half of Europe to Stalin; meanwhile the US was making Mao and Ho Chi Minh ever more powerful… So it was indeed world control…Sun Valley Lodge, built by Union Pacific Railroad heir W. Averell Harriman in 1936

Herbert A. Allen, premier investment adviser of the Information Age, who owns a nearby ranch. Allen’s involvement in the entertainment industry began in the 1970s, when he became chairman of Columbia Pictures. “I cannot think now why I invested in a film company,” he says with that flat Wasp detachment. “I think I was bored.” 

By luck, brains, or instinct, these men are in a position to define and feed the markets of the future. “The country creates a tidal wave, and some people get to ride it,” says Allen. “the technology is secondary to the people.”

Malone pointed out, at Sun Valley in 1994: “Only America was big enough to justify building mass-production centers for Fords. So, here, in the latter part of the century, our market is the only one large enough to justify building the next Microsoft Windows software, or the next Terminator 2, Jurassic Park. That gives us, as an exporter, a huge edge.”Added Ovitz, another top plutocrat then: “This country is posed to set the standards around the world for information and entertainment services.” Setting up the standard for information? Global plutocratic US based empire OK, anything else not OK.

Collaborating with the fascist regimes of the mid-twentieth century enabled plutocracy to evade the US anti-monopoly laws, making them stronger than those laws had anticipated they could become. What next? The plutocrats rigged the tax system, worldwide. It is tax evasion, pure and simple.

They evaded corporate taxes by claiming their profits in jurisdiction with little, or no tax. That had two wonderful effects:

  1. They did not pay their fair share of the services the world provided them with.
  2. As smaller and weaker competition constrained to national theaters could not play the same tax evasion conspiracy, they prevented competition and ever increased their monopolistic powers.   

Also remember this: below the most visible plutocrats, there is an entire plutocratic ecology supporting the alpha species. For one plutocratic whale jumping out of the water, there is an army of wealthy minnows below feeding it. The Roman Republic limited wealth absolutely around 50 million dollars or so. Also personal political powers were severely constrained by term limits, and other laws (except in ultra emergencies). The passage to the fascist empire was characterized by the instauration of enormous family hereditary wealth, influence and power… In one concept: enormous hereditary inequality. Most of the wealthiest families in the USA inherited their wealth and power (even Gates and Zuckenberg did so, and that’s why they dropped out of Harvard).  

Technology has advanced, and when civilization advances, so does technology. At some point energy procurement became too important, and energy companies were made into public utilities. An example is PG&E, the California public utility which provides electricity and gas in California. It is tightly regulated. AT&T used to be also a tightly regulated entity producing cheap phone links and plenty of physics Nobel laureates in its top notch labs. AT&T was mostly destroyed, and now phone service is extremely expensive and the Nobel winning labs are no more. But then, as in Mexico, fortunes were made by a few and the layers of wealthy hereditary  minnows with their charities, foundations and Delaware registered anonymous companies…   

In particular telecommunication technology advanced with the invention of the Internet. Facebook in particular, with three billion users can hardly claim to be private. What is happening is that a few privateers with the complicity of some if the US government grabbed world control of the Internet agoria. 

This Internet control was achieved already two decades ago, but became obvious to the sheeple only in the last year or so. In particular, crucial information about the deadly COVID was banned from the media, and, in particular, the Internet. The result was around two million dead in the West alone. 

Anti-monopolies laws were used to prevent one pole from seizing the production of goods. Now there is just one pole which seized the production of thoughts and even emotions, worldwide, and that conspiracy of the ultra-powerful plots for all to see, in Sun Valley, Idaho.

And if you start to worry a bit too much about it, prepare for the ultimate distraction, war.

But no imminent worries should be had: before it died from invasion and collusion with the invaders, the Roman state spent centuries degenerating in incurious stupor, transforming the Populus Romanus into the bleating sheeple. Actually the Catholic manipulators brandish the concept: the Populus became a flock of sheep. 

To think critically nowadays means to be banned by Microsoft, The Guardian, The New York Times, the Daily Kos, official philosophy sites, Facebook, the European Tribune, countless others, etc…. Just as yours truly [2]. Real critical thinking is for the future to learn about, the present sheeple are busy bleating, self loving, content with their common rages, adoring all the plutocratic propaganda they have been bottle fed on….

Sun Valley forever, they all contently bleat. 

Patrice Ayme

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[1] By 2020, the 1,149 billionaires from Asia-Pacific countries were worth $4.7 trillion, while the U.S. billionaires were worth a total $4.4 trillion. And this is only the tip of the iceberg: those billionaires are themselves financed by the vast mob of ultra wealthy below them. The families worth more than 30 million dollars, roughly the Roman wealth limit, are worth together around 40 trillion dollars.  https://robbreport.com/lifestyle/news/world-population-increase-ultra-high-net-worth-individuals-1234622357/ 

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[2] I even had a scuffle with Searle a famous Berkeley philosopher, who accused me of “fantastic logic”, and had me banned, for life, from the major philosophy site he controlled. It was later revealed he had sexually assaulted many female students. In spite of the accusation, UC Berkeley (my university!) kept him on his extravagant payroll, more than 4 times the US family income. A prestigious accuser in astrophysics, literally a few hundred feet away, was not so lucky: instead of getting a Nobel he did not deserve, but was planned to get, he was unceremoniously kicked out… Who said academia was boring?

US “Liberalism” As Plutocracy, Inaugurated By Genocidal Slavemaster Jefferson, #3.

July 7, 2021

The word “liberal”, from “liber” (free) entered usage to oppose tradition in the Fourteenth Century… top thinker, physicist and Paris university rector Buridan refused to be anything else than “magister in artibus”, as a frustrated Pope bemoaned. 

“Liberalism” was a driving thought of the Enlightenment. Yet, according to the Encyclopædia Britannica: “In the United States, liberalism is associated with the welfare-state policies of the New Deal programme of the Democratic administration of Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt, whereas in Europe it is more commonly associated with a commitment to limited government and laissez-faire economic policies”. In the United States the ideas of individualism and laissez-faire economics previously associated with classical liberalism became the basis of libertarianism and components of American conservatism.

Unlike Europe and Latin America, the concept liberalism in North America refers to social liberalism. Governing parties, the Canadian Liberal Party, and the US Democratic Party, are considered “liberal” in the United States.

I claim that American “liberalism” has been mostly fake since LBJ. Actually Clinton repealed the financial reform of FDR, the Banking Act of 1933. I have written thousands of pages on the subject, from many historical perspectives, going back centuries. 

American style fake liberalism was founded by Jefferson, the “founding liberal”. Jefferson was a great US president: he doubled the territory of the USA. Lofty words covered up his evil power (Pluto-Kratia). Exalted thoughts from Jefferson are all over Washington: all men are created equal… but may as well be his slaves, he had 200… 200 slaves, and never freed them.

Supremely exploitative mentality, then, by this Founding Father, covered up by big words to the contrary. Jefferson got in trouble with the police in Paris for keeping slaves (slavery had been unlawful in France for eleven centuries, since 657 CE!) Is that the “liberalism” the world needs? Talking gloriously, implementing genocide? Is that the American way? 

Jefferson purchase: Louisiana. He pushed maximally for expansion in the Indian lands beyond the 13 colonies. Not only the Natives were not consulted, but Jefferson established the blueprint of the plot to exterminate the “Indians”.(see below).

This is why “liberalism” got to mean very different things on different sides of the Atlantic. Organizers of the “Democratic” party were plutocrats such as the Harrimans, heirs of a railroad monopoly, decorated by both Stalin, and Hitler… for formidable help (think Baku offshore oil). 

The US never did one thing while talking the opposite under Roosevelt… thus making World War Two, its holocausts, and the “American Century”. possible. This will be scrutinized someday.   

The banking crisis of the late 1980s was a forerunner of the one 20 years later. More than 800 “thrifts” (a type of bank) and related institutions failed, plus more than 1600 commercial banks. The US gov took control of these institutions while their value was roughly zero (as happens in nationalization). However, by retaining an interest in asset portfolios, the Resolution Trust Corporation was able to participate in the extremely strong returns being realized by portfolio investors. 

Obama, instead, gave to the rich. Obama agreed to the Bush approved, Goldman Sachs devised, plan of transferring assets to rich people. Between TARP, Quantitative Easing and “Twist”, more than 5,000 billion dollars were transferred to the wealthiest people in the USA… by “liberal” Obama, asking for nothing in return… just because he was told what to do by the invader of Iraq? Or because he wanted to become wealthy afterwards, by pleasing the wealthiest?

I know Obama personally, as a friend for several decades, and can testify to the fact he just did what he was told, indeed, and understood very little beyond that. So he was completely manipulated in a totally illiberal strategy.

With President-elect Obama’s full approval, the Fed started to buy 600 billion of mortgage backed securities in late November 2008. Quantitative Easing finished in 2014, with gifts of 4.5 trillion dollars to banks… without anything in return (differently from the RTC 20 years earlier!)

US “liberalism” has a fundamental problem: its founding giants, Jefferson and Jackson were fully intent on removing the “Indians”. The “Removal Act” was actually passed in 1831, under Jackson… But the genocidal program had not been implemented earlier, i part from fear that the Natives Americans would constitute an alliance with European powers (UK, France, Spain).

Here is this little known aspect of Jefferson:

In an 1803 private, secret letter to William Henry Harrison, Jefferson wrote:

To promote this disposition to exchange lands, which they have to spare and we want, for necessaries, which we have to spare and they want, we shall push our trading uses, and be glad to see the good and influential individuals among them run in debt, because we observe that when these debts get beyond what the individuals can pay, they become willing to lop them off by a cession of lands…. In this way our settlements will gradually circumscribe and approach the Indians, and they will in time either incorporate with us as citizens of the United States, or remove beyond the Mississippi. The former is certainly the termination of their history most happy for themselves; but, in the whole course of this, it is essential to cultivate their love. As to their fear, we presume that our strength and their weakness is now so visible that they must see we have only to shut our hand to crush them, and that all our liberalities to them proceed from motives of pure humanity only. Should any tribe be foolhardy enough to take up the hatchet at any time, the seizing the whole country of that tribe, and driving them across the Mississippi, as the only condition of peace, would be an example to others, and a furtherance of our final consolidation.[13][14]

Jefferson believed that this debt strategy would get rid of this pest, without giving offence or umbrage to the Indians”.[15] He stated that Harrison was to keep the contents of the letter “sacred” and “kept within [Harrison’s] own breast, and especially how improper for the Indians to understand. For their interests and their tranquility, it is best they should see only the present age of their history.”

Roman emperors distributed life sustaining bread, US emperors distributed ruinous debts… the debt strategy is used to this day. Students with progressivist mentalities are encourage to undertake ruinous degrees of no market value in ruinous universities, saddling them for a life of servitude (the New York Times has dozens of recent articles on this, the one linked her is one of many!)

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Forced Removal And Official Extermination Of Aborigines Inaugurated By Jefferson:

Jefferson believed for decades that “aboriginal inhabitants” should be exterminated or forcefully relocated and sent west.[6] 

Jefferson’s first promotions of Indian Removal were between 1776 and 1779, when he recommended forcing the Cherokee and Shawnee tribes to be driven out of their ancestral homelands to lands west of the Mississippi River. Indian removal, said Jefferson, with consummate hypocrisy typical of exploitative mentality, was the only way to ensure the survival of Native American peoples. Jefferson’s first such act as president, was to make a deal with the state of Georgia that if Georgia were to release its legal claims to discovery in lands to the west, then the U.S. military would help forcefully expel the Cherokee people from Georgia. At the time, the Cherokee had a treaty with the United States government which guaranteed them the right to their lands, which was violated in Jefferson’s deal with Georgia.

As Jefferson put it in a letter to Alexander von Humboldt on December 6, 1813:

You know, my friend, the benevolent plan we were pursuing here for the happiness of the aboriginal inhabitants in our vicinities. We spared nothing to keep them at peace with one another. To teach them agriculture and the rudiments of the most necessary arts, and to encourage industry by establishing among them separate property. In this way they would have been enabled to subsist and multiply on a moderate scale of landed possession. They would have mixed their blood with ours, and been amalgamated and identified with us within no distant period of time. On the commencement of our present war, we pressed on them the observance of peace and neutrality, but the interested and unprincipled policy of England has defeated all our labors for the salvation of these unfortunate people. They have seduced the greater part of the tribes within our neighborhood, to take up the hatchet against us, and the cruel massacres they have committed on the women and children of our frontiers taken by surprise, will oblige us now to pursue them to extermination, or drive them to new seats beyond our reach.[17]

Jefferson told his Secretary of War, General Henry Dearborn (who was the primary government official responsible for Indian affairs): “if we are constrained to lift the hatchet against any tribe, we will never lay it down until that tribe is exterminated, or driven beyond the Mississippi.”[18]

US liberalism double talk at its best… With a mentor like that, no doubt US progressivism could comfortably sink into unsuspected abysses. Jefferson did not just relocate and exterminate Indians. He taught how to make it look as if it were for their own good. Now we have had for generations plutocrats, who are typically monopolistic thieves, proclaiming themselves to be “lovers of man”, philanthropists… Some descending from the “most important” collaborators of the Nazis (Hitler dixit), became presidents (the two Bushes)….

Although all the preceding is in plain sight, US academia has been excellent at teaching how not to see it…. thus fulfilling its mission of molding sheep-like masses of uncurious gullible creatures. To feed on a prey, the predator need first to make it unconscious…

Patrice Ayme


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