Is Walmart part of a state sponsored oligopoly to dictate social behaviour? Seems so.
Does corporate welfare count as socialism?
“The study estimated the cost to Wisconsin’s taxpayers of Walmart’s low wages and benefits, which often force workers to rely on various public assistance programs,” reads the report, available in full here.
“It found that a single Walmart Supercenter cost taxpayers between $904,542 and $1.75 million per year, or between $3,015 and $5,815 on average for each of 300 workers.”
Centralized servers, search and DNS, go against the spirit of the web.
Could the unnecessary SSL push be used to setup a two tier internet?
Will fakeologist go to the second, unsearchable tier?
SSL and Lets Encrypt – a Trojan horse for internet censorship?
Since this is on the wall right now (good call to clean up the chatbox) I just want to voice my concerns regarding SSL (Secure Sockets Layers) technology and its implications.
First of all, SSL is a great thing. What it does is to encrypt a connection between two parties and ensure the identity of these by the use of asymmetric encryption and a certificate chain. This is very useful when we do bank transactions or purchase things on the internet since it’s harder for an internet eavesdropper to get hold of for example card information. SSL has been in use for many years by banks and e-commerce.
However what’s happened the last years is that the idea has taken foothold that a website is somehow inherently insecure if it does not implement SSL. And to help every website implement SSL, a free certification entity – Lets Encrypt has emerged and Google has started punishing websites that do not use SSL, regardless if they have any functions that actually justify the technology. Why would for example a web forum be safer because of SSL? It makes no sense.
What does makes sense however is the usual problem, reaction, solution dialectic. Despite Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and an enormous disinformation machinery, the free web is still causing problems and needs to be controlled. And with a certificate chain in the hands of the Nutwork and web clients that does not accept communication from servers outside this chain, there is a swift way to shut down unwanted sites. I think this is the actual reason for all the care and effort being spent right now on having SSL universally implemented. Its a Trojan horse for internet censorship. In the future we might read in New York Times about how Russian cyber criminals have staged attacks from certain websites but that our valiant protective agencies have eliminated the threat by revoking their SSL certificates…
Mythical nuclear science is used for so much – including nuclear weapons.
We’ve seen in many ways that the whole nuclear scare is fake, since the alchemy behind nuclear is fake science.
This is why they torture Iran, one of 3 countries not yet integrated into the globalist economy. Like the former Yugoslavia, they have many of their own internal industries, such as automotive, and don’t need access to the outside world to survive.
This is unacceptable to the globalists, and that’s why they make up the nuclear ruse story to get what they want and absorb Iran into the world economy and make the richest of the rich, richer and closer to total control of the entire world.
Across Iran’s capital, rush-hour traffic always grinds to a halt, a sea of boxy Renault four-doors and Peugeot coupes all idling their way through the streets of Tehran. Soon, however, Iran’s faltering nuclear deal with world powers may be what causes the country’s domestic automotive market to stall out.
I don’t think body scanners see much more than metal. I still opt out, and accept a pat down.
I like the part about the random (fake) alerts on the scanners, and that people reward themselves in times of stress.
Lets think about the business case for a moment. Currently airport companies make about 50% of their income with services (shops, restaurants etc.) and of course 50% with start and landing fees. When flights are delayed people spend more in airports. When security checks are longer, people are forced to be earlier at the airport. Then they buy water (you are not allowed to carry water, you might… what exactely?) for an exorbitant price, than food, parfume, chocolate or whatever. That is probabily the issue. In Munich, recently, I saw you can get a massage, cut your hair or get your fingernail done! All that in addition to buing food and drinks or shopping. So I guess the stress we are experincing at the security check is part of the plan. Allegedly, when people get under stress they tend to reward themselves more. Mentioning the cancer inducing effect of the check could be a hoax. Why? I flew this week for a couple of days to Portugal. I went through the machine (full body scan, 3D) and it „rang“. So the security man had to do a body check on me. Problem is, I was wearing a T-shirt, shorts, sneekers and not much else. Not even a watch. So I looked over the shoulder too see the monitor myself. It was highlighting my arms, and especially where you would carry a watch. Only, I did not. So the machine could be a box with random numbers, who knows. One last comment: the flight back was canceled and we spent 12 hours at the airport. Slept on the floor, bought very expensive water (I would refill, but sometimes they dispence only warm water, sometimes it tastes disgusting). Airports are weird business models.Comment on In Defense of Miles Mathis by Andrea cuttingthroughthefog.com/2018/…
Fascinating story of the transformation of the GM culture to the Toyota culture of building better cars.
This can be applied to American attitudes towards the 2nd Amendment, since it involves people, perception, and psychology.
The task seems insurmountable, but so was the idea to turn GM around, on an albeit smaller scale.
The point of this fantastic business story is that it takes a generation or two to change a way of thinking, unless you can blow it up and start over.
To process to amend the American Constitution is virtually impossible. If there is any chance at all, you will need to change the hearts and minds of one or two generations to effect change. This will take hundreds, maybe thousands, of capstone #hrdpar events over tens of years.
The controllers always have time on their side. Their corporations are patient and long term planners.
But in America, everyone I talked to said it took about a decade and a half after NUMMI for change to even begin to take hold at GM. By the year 2000, GM finally started to see a generational transformation. Jeffrey Liker says, so many managers had come through NUMMI for training, for a day, or a week, or a year.
Over time, you start to get 10 people, 20 people, 100 people, 300 people, and you now have a critical mass of people in GM who’ve all been in NUMMI, they’ve lived it. Now they’re managing people and teaching them what they learned, and it snowballs, and suddenly the world is different in GM, and nobody can even tell you exactly why.
I’m not sure they can steer a hurricane, but it sure has “cleared” the way for more debt for the island colony. Puerto Rico was already under corporate management for ignoring its debt interest payments. Perhaps the latest inevitable new wave of debt will pave the way for total ownership of its land and resources and return the peasants to a complete life of serfdom – with solar panels.
Natural disasters create destruction and pain, but also open doors to opportunity. The tsunami that destroyed the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan changed that country’s mind about relying on nuclear energy to create electricity. The devastation visited upon Puerto Rico and several other islands in the Caribbean this year has left their electrical grids in ruins. While that has created hardships for the residents, it has opened the door to discussing whether renewable energy companies like Tesla can