RSA Replay - Why Nudge
Sendhil Mullainathan - Solving social problems with a nudge
TEDx Moral Persuasion Video Scribing
Design to nudge and change behaviour - Sille Krukow at TEDxCopenhagen
Inside the Nudge Unit - how small changes can make a big difference
Nudge - improving decisions about health, wealth and happiness
- the most likely avenues for PSYOPS delivery is via analysis and current affairs. News can be spun to a limited extent but not as greatly especially given the time considerations
- why is motto of RT 'Question More'? That's the whole point. It's to push those who are likely to do it into looking around. It means that some subjects will be 'broken down' allowing for easier agent recruitment down the line and neutralising others. Same thing for all countries. One thing I've never understodd though is why they sometimes continue to spin in spite of most of us knowing what they are saying aren't truthful. Only thing I can think of is for entertainment purposes? To keep you hooked. For some of you, it may take a while before you understand Russian humor and the way they perceive the West and vice-versa
CrossTalk - State Dept Follies
- given that we are exposing children to more violence at younger age I wonder whether or not this has any impact to their susceptibility to PSYOPS. The original MKULTRA/mind control experiments indicated that exposure to trauma such as that made it easier to control them later in life?
- sometimes when you look at things in depth you may figure out that you may not want to know the truth. Be prepared for that. Why do so many of these seem to be US/Western centric? Basically, because those are the first results that turn up
History of Journalism
Keiser Report - Power of alternative media (E748)
Devastating Expose on American Journalism and Media Concentration - Leading Thinkers
Discovery - how media lies documentary film - CNN CBS FOX NEWS channel distorted contents
Truth (2015) - IMDb
- once you reach the truth it's easier to navigate whatever system you're attempting to traverse. The irony is that the security services are designed to protect systems. The other strange irony is that this is completely at odds with the notion of 'democracy'? It's your right in a lot of democracies to have your voice heard isn't it? The news started out as propaganda, a lot of copying? They actually delivered sensationalist journalism right from the start to gain more readership. Different newspapers for different demographics
History of Journalism
- media can be used to suppress, entertain, contain people. PSYOPS makes it increasingly difficult to figure out what the truth is. Be aware that there are many actors/players on the world stage. Become familiar with the intelligence world and what 'national security' entails. It's very strange at times but it will help you navigate the world
Keiser Report - Tail Chasing Media (E696)
- as indicated in another post 'predictive programming' becoming more prevalent. States, organisations, and individuals attempting to manipulate actual storylines. If they can't hide certain things they'll try to make it cool. Think about about Inception (predictive programming), The Big Short (financial system), Minority Report (pre-crime), Matrix (our world), Bond/Bourne films (shows that the intelligence world is dirty and that we should simply become used to it, etc...
- as indicated in last post my belief is that if capitalism is hitting it's terminal limit then surely we need to take a look at alternatives? As indicate din Europe, US, Japan, China, and elsewhere there are quite a few people out there in exploring alternatives as well. If you examine some of the theories of Marx and understand capitalist as a system then you begin to understand some of the major contradictions. More and more people believing in socialist rather than capitalist ideas? Making more sense why Marxists see capitalism is self defeating. By extracting more and more from a finite system it basically causes itself to collapse. Whether others push or not capitalism itself will collapse in on itself?
The Empire Files - Understanding Marxism and Socialism with Richard Wolff
- humans started out mainly worrying about how to make money. Markets fundamentally breaks down collective units? Plato/Aristotle thought it was asocial. Against market economies for that reason. Master/slave relationship generally breeds anger/frustration. Go through history and you'll realise just how bad humans have been to one another over the years. Some of the comparions hilarious. Fuedalism is actual enslavement while capitalism allows slaves to choose their masters. Says that stories of inspiration in order to allow for continuation of system? Capitalism is neo-Feudalism. Inherent flaw is that it requires exploitation/class warfare. Ivy League background. Only very narrow education there. No exposure to Marxism. Capitalism has had some major falls several times in spite of what people have said. Capicity Utilisation Rate at about 60-70%. Boom bust cycles core to capitalism. In spite of debates over everything else US refuses to discuss the issue of capitalism? US was favourable for capitalism (environment, people, etc...)? Productivity and wage gap splits at around 70s. Doom loop has been created in stock market. Wealth inequality worsened. Elite understood so bought politicians to maintain status quo. Great depression doom loop was exited by re-distribution of wealth back to the poor through social security, government employment etc... Roosevelt four re-elections which made a difference and allowed them re-gain growth. They ended up with two terms thereafter and destroyed communist and socialist parties therafter. No interest in other social systems until last several years
Crisis and Openings - Introduction to Marxism - Richard D Wolff
Capitalism Hits the Fan - Richard Wolff
Karl Marx and Marxism
Global Capitalism - March 2016 Monthly Update
Richard D. Wolff Lecture on Worker Coops - Theory and Practice of 21st Century Socialism
The Big Short (2015) - IMDb
- For: Hybrid socialism and capitalism causes problems. Pure capitalism is better? Drastic drops in poverty and disease due to switch to capitalism? This guy is an idiot. Price factors in everything. Against: Inequality increasing. US now is more unequal than ancient Rome. Social mobility easier in ancient Rome than US? ABS for 2013/14 top 20% own 62% wealth. Bottom 20% own 1%. Easier for slaves to becomes masters in ancient Rome than working class to become millionaires in Australia now. Oxfam stats enough food dumped to feed world population 1.5 times for over a year but people starving to death every 3 seconds. False choice in capitalism. Forced to take horrible jobs. Stalin's Russia, North Korea, Venezuela, etc... all capitalist in spite of people's criticism of them. For: idiot. Point of capitalism is to get people into best position. For that to occur we need an equitable chance across the board Against: deregulation ideal for decades then why do boom/bust happens. Why did we have to bail out in 2007/2008? Socialist movement keeps capitalism in check. Massive demonstrations in China to exact workers advantage
The Great Debate - Capitalism v. Socialism
- inefficiency of capitalism with regards to shipping of goods back and forth around the world. Laura Flanders, Richard Wolf, John Nichols. Discourse/conversational width into how society is run has reduced significantly in the US. Previous US presidents more progressive with regards to background. Abraham Lincoln widely read, borderline radical/social democrat? Centre no longer exists? People are diverging outwards as capitalism's flaws (or at least aspects of it's implementation) are being exposed. Surely, FDR plan of higher taxes would tank asset prices? Then again, those who are wealthier have no incentive to trickle down? The only way is to force it? FDR taxed the rich and corporations most and became US most popular president. Helped pull them out of their depression? US citizens believe their own propaganda with regrads to capitalism. How are capitalism and democracy compatible. Trickle down theory makes even less sense in the world of automation. High taxes still allows for fast growth? Used to be said that a King interceded with God to keep society going and that they were 'necessary'. Our world still replicates this structure. Most monarchies gone now though. Ever seen a bunch of smart, motivated people work together? Doesn't really require a supervisor to keep things moving does it? More and more people fed up with capitalism. In Germany corporations have half representation of workers on board to acheive genuine democracy. Interesting thing for me is whether more equal distribution of wealth automatically leads to inflation? A core problem in the former USSR?
Richard Wolff - On Bernie Sanders and Socialism
Economist Richard Wolff on the Panama Papers
The Success and Price of Capitalism - Documentary
'The Game is Rigged' - Richard Wolff
Richard D. Wolff Lecture on Worker Coops - Theory and Practice of 21st Century Socialism
What is Marxism (Explained by a Marxist) _ JadedCulture
Interview with Economist Richard Wolff on How Marxism Influences His Work
Marxian Economics vs Capitalism with Economist Prof. Richard D. Wolff
- income inequality is really bad. Worse now in the US than in the Roman empire? Previous solution for FDR was 92-100% percent taxation of >25K USD. Current crop of political leaders have lost touch. On our current trajectory and with the added complication of globalism the entire worldwide economy could collapse. Why do we keep on going back over the same territory? One party moves in and then anothers moves but in reality they often end up back tracking which means we end up in the same place?
Capitalism Hits the Fan - Richard Wolff
- if the following is true the Marxists have the West/capitalists right where they want us. Our societal bonds and finances are in tatters. Flaws in capitalism and a system which doesn't haven't have sufficient checks and balances. It almost inevitably leads us down the road towards Marxism? The dominos have already begun to fall. Look at parts of Europe, South America, US, etc...
Why are we in Decline - Cultural Marxism
Paramilitary: The KGB Army Reborn
The Communist Manifesto - Terry Eagleton - Marxism 2011
CrossTalk - Bullhorns in the Bullpen
A GLOBAL REVOLT - Russia Insider Spring Crowdfunding Campaign
- if you read between the lines and look at the right figures/charts you basically know the global economy is in trouble. It's being held up with gimmicks and they're trying to come up with policies to pull us out. China has already won? US is on the defensive in multiple areas (finance, defense, intelligence, etc...) while China is on offensive?
Robert Kiyosaki - Biggest Stock Market Crash in History Coming in 2016 – June 28, 2015
Are the Markets Really Rigged Duh!
Stock market is rigged, its a scam!
ОБМАНИЗМ-1 (Fraudelism-1) - Barclays' bank LIBOR
Keiser Report - $32 trillion in pointless trading (E799)
The Bond Market (Documentary)
Interview with Rob Kirby; The Last Days of Rigged Markets and Phantom Economies
Keiser Report - 'Rubby Dubby' Market Rigging (E612)
Keiser Report - 'm from Goldman Sachs, and I’m here to help' (E909)
Keiser Report - Warnings from Confucius (E891)
Keiser Report - World Economy Manias (E914)
TV News - FINANCIAL CRISIS 2016 Will Dollar $ Collapse CIA Insider Interview (URGENT ALERT!)
X22Report - China And Russia Wanted to Bankrupt US Financial System- X22Report
China And Russia Are Preparing For A Bankrupt US Financial System - Episode 876a
John Rubino discussing Deutsche Bank Price Rigging, Gold_Silver Manipulation
Keiser Report - Fighting Algorithmic Bots (E751)
- most of the world has socialist tendencies in spite of what is sometimes said?
Noam Chomsky on Libertarian Socialism
This Is The Income Inequality Video CEOs Don’t Want Americans To See
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - Wealth Gap (HBO)
The rise of Marxism in France
- think carefully about this. How many people in society are actually taken up with the task of forecasting/predicting the future? Business analysts, public service, intelligence, defense, finance... It's almost like a obsession with prophecy? They're not genuine prophets though (if you look at the definition found in the Holy Scriptures) because they're mostly self fulfilling and rely on manipulation rather than the type of prophets that are spoken of in any of the Abrahamic religions. The strange thing for me is that in spite of everyone's belief in the virtues of religion they don't believe or have not built a financial system that is based on something simpler and more transparent. Despite what we say, there are insufficient safeguards there to enable it to function over the long term without inevitable boom bust cycles. The lure of corruption means that it could drag the whole system under. We can build a better system but we choose not to. Look around, understand how the system works, and you'll understand what I mean. Good governance and regulation can curtail growth rates somewhat but they can also reduce the chances of catastrophe when least expected
Identifying The Antichrist, The Beast, The False Prophet and The Whore Of Babylon - Joe Schimmel
Who is the Antichrist - Great Documentary!
Prophets from the Bible FULL DOCUMENTARY
The Bible's most Legendary Prophets - Spiritual awakening (Divine Possession)
True or False Prophet - 7 Ways to Discern
Keiser Report - Age of False Prophets (E749)
The Prophetic Timeline, Islam's Destiny, and a Look Toward 2016
- USSR gave away land to people? Confiscation was from industrial companies but that wasn't a really big part of Soviet economy? More people had private property? Markets existed in USSR? Most of these myths come from 'Cold War' propaganda? USSR never got rid of markets? Massive intervention though. 'Free markets' don't really exist. Private property wasn't banned? Land was given to USSR citizens in agragarian properties. Enterprises were state owned and profits were re-directed into industralisation. Both China and Russia can achieve higher levels of growth then capitalist states because of their system? Difference between USSR and Marx was that in USSR enterprises owned and run by state. At times, it just feels like the USSR/China simply got their implementation of socialism wrong in the past?
Richard D. Wolff explains the USSR _ Soviet Socialism
- if you're uncertain why and how did the 'Cold War' started. Basically, pure rivalry. Listen to West and Anti-Western media and it's like you're in the twilight zone. Exact opposites with West trying to talk things up and the other talking things down
How The Cold War Happened (in 4 minutes)
Why Did the Cold War Begin
Cold War in 9 Minutes
Can anyone explain the dangers of Communism and/or Marxism/Socialism to a country like the USA?
- a very obvious avenue for global growth is to come to an agreement with so called 'evil countries' such as Iran, North Korea, Russia, etc... I think it's pretty obvious that they're going to want to do this on their terms especially after everything they've been through. The world is basically rolling over debt over and over again but this is draining on actual real growth and progress. these nations will give you the extra growth without having to de-leverage. If you can't trust then then arrange for work for food/humanitarian supplies in for work zones where nothing can be taken in/out without permission from both sides. That means no contamination of their society, their humanitarian needs are taken care of while we get a source of relatively cheaper labour?
- sometimes you just can't believe you can this stuff online
Cambodian shows how to disarm a mine
- quite a few options to push MIDI signals over the network
- heaps of online tutorials and templates for any style of music online. Often for free
- in spite of Debian's mature packaging system you can get some really wierd problems sometimes in stock installations
- some phones have really wierd ways of acting up. Certain key sequences bring things to life pretty easily
Some recent quotes in the media:
"We are determined to do as much as we can to reduce or eliminate the threat that trouble at one big bank will bring down other big banks," Yellen said.
The rules would implement a portion of the Dodd-Frank Act passed by Congress in 2010 in response to the 2008 crisis, the worst financial crisis to hit the country in seven decades.
The rules would apply only to the nation's biggest bank holding companies with assets of $50 billion or more. Banks with assets between $50 billion and $250 billion would be subject to only the minimum requirements established by Dodd-Frank. That requirement is a limit of loans to another financial firm of 25 per cent of the bank's total capital.
Banks with assets above $250 billion would face a stricter limit of 25 per cent of the bank's safest capital, known as Tier 1 capital.
Fed Gov. Daniel Tarullo said that while the reforms already implemented have reduced the interconnections between the largest financial firms by roughly half from pre-crisis days, it is still important to "put safeguards in place to help prevent a return to those prior practices."
- Banks and speculators are attempting to offload mortgage default risk onto unsuspecting taxpayers and pension funds amid fears of a looming property crash in London, ethical finance campaigners have warned.
Earlier this week, it emerged that the Greater London Authority (GLA) is seeking to use residential backed mortgage securities (RMBS) to diversify its investments. At present, there is little direct investment in RMBS by council treasurers. However, the GLA’s proposal looks set to change this trend.
- "The problem is that doctors often (unknowingly) rely on biased evidence: what others have taught them, what is common practice, what appears to work, and on studies that fit with their beliefs," he said.
- Jacinta Carroll,the head of the Counter Terrorism Policy Centre at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, said Professor Pape's warning means that "as IS [and Jabhat al-Nusra and others] come under greater pressure in the Middle East, they may continue to focus on striking where they can, outside the Middle East, and particularly in those countries it seeks to undermine. These attacks serve a further purpose in demonstrating capability to attract potential recruits and funders," she said.
- Public Advocate Colleen Pearce said use of chemical restraint in aged care is a significant concern for the sector.
"While medications are appropriate in certain circumstances, they should not be the only choice as, even in small doses, anti-psychotic medication can have side effects," she said.
She said this could include drowsiness and docility.
Ms Pearce supports the collection of better data so that the industry, families and carers are aware of the issue and the true incidence of the problem of chemical restraint.
About half of people in residential aged care facilities and up to 80 per cent of those with dementia are receiving psychotropics, although this varies between facilities, according to research by Alzheimer's Australia.
- The alarm has sounded for ageing workers.
- Sydney Water's Keiran Smith said 75 per cent of all blockages were caused by wet wipes, which were now used for everything from removing makeup to cleaning kitchens and bottoms of all sizes.
- In their defense platform, the Liberal Party stated that the primary role of a new Canadian fighter jet would be to contribute to the defense of North America and not to act as a “stealth first-strike platform.”
- First tested in 2013, the Army began widely outfitting the Beechcraft prop planes–known by their military designation as MC-12s–with the EMARSS in 2015, according to a report from IHS Janes. The four-person crew is comprised of the pilot, mission commander, sensor operator and a systems operator. While there are different variants of the EMARSS, including one specifically designed for countering improvised roadside bombs, the system’s primary role is to rapidly track and identify ground targets regardless of weather condition and time of day. The aircraft can also gather signals intelligence.
- Genetically modified plants are grown from seeds that are engineered to resist insects and herbicides, add nutritional benefits or otherwise improve crop yields and increase the global food supply. Advocates say these new strains will boost yields and stabilize supply by also improving drought resistance.
India has allowed the use of genetically modified seeds only to grow cotton. It says further study needs to be done to guarantee consumer safety before genetically modified food crops can be cultivated in the country.
- "I have committed to not endorse a specific individual, but rather 'We the People'," he said.
"Though many today are making decisions based on fear and anger, I trust their judgment to logically examine the candidates and make the right decision by looking at:
Whether they have demonstrated significant accomplishments over their lives and careers.
If they have ideas that are clear and policies that are easy to find.
How they treat their family and others, as that is how they will lead the country.
What they have done to improve the lives of Americans; the people they are with, what they are saying and how they collaborate with others.
Their ethics, because what America needs is Trickle-down ethics.
"We need to understand that Republicans are not each others' enemies. We need to engage in conversation and challenge each others' positions, not fight each other. Conservatives need to unify together so that that we do not snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and put another secular progressive in the White House."
- Islamic State jihadists use children, trained as soldiers, executioners and suicide bombers from an early age, to become “more lethal fighters than themselves,” a major study has warned. The terrorist group is using Nazi regime tactics.
“The organization focuses a large number of its efforts on indoctrinating children through an extremism-based education curriculum, and fostering them to become future terrorists. The current generation of fighters sees these children as better and more lethal fighters than themselves, because rather than being converted into radical ideologies they have been indoctrinated into these extreme values from birth, or a very young age,” researchers for Quilliam, a London-based counter-extremism think tank, stated in the report, according to the Guardian.
- One project examined 200,000 comments posted on Latvia’s three main online news portals between 29 July and 5 August 2014. It found 1.45% of those comments were from “hybrid trolls”, a phenomenon that came to light recently when it emerged that Russia had set up warehouses in which an army of bloggers sat day and night, charged with flooding the internet with comments favourable to Russian interests. But in some stories, more than half of the comments were by Russian trolls – identified partly by their poor grammar, repetition of content and IP address.
Five types of troll were found: the “blame the US conspiracy trolls”; the “bikini trolls” (adorned with images of young women who would gently ask targets to rethink their views); “aggressive trolls” determined to drive people off the web; “Wikipedia trolls” working to edit blogs and web pages to Russia’s advantage; and “attachment trolls”, who would post link after link to articles and videos from Russian news platforms.
The audience for the presentations – including diplomats and military officers – were told that, while the number of trolls might seem small, they were the “glue” for a wider project.
Kremlin-backed TV channels were jammed into the airspace, Russian-language newspapers disseminated stories and content produced in Moscow, while NGOs, funded by Russian money, offered up talking heads on every issue under the sun. Meanwhile, automatic “digital bots” were churning out messages influencing the search engines. “If you research for Ukraine, maybe the top 10 results will be those backed by the Kremlin,” said Sanda Svetoka, a senior Nato communications expert.
Speaking on Thursday, Sārts held little back: “What we have to do is understand the strategies, the methods, the tactics, and, of course, from that understanding create an ability to resist, respond, and win and protect our societies, the hearts and minds of our people, our value systems, the way our societies work.”