Post Liberation Society Has Exposed The Info-Serfs To Gross Info-Inequity With The Info-Lords

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Post liberation society has exposed the info-serfs to gross info-inequity with the info-lords. They can listen to all of our phone calls. Nearly every picture, mp3 audio, video recording, etc. contains hidden “steganographic” data about where it was taken (via GPS), the device’s media access codes (telling where it was bought, often with credit card info, etc.). Just posting a photo with hidden personal info on the Internet can let “certain people” know everything about you! The info-lords know everything, while their activities are totally hidden from the info-serfs by security clearance secrecy.

Go to any Walmart anywhere; look up; see 300 video cameras, of course. You are going to be recorded by at least five of them at any given time in there, and you damn well know it. Or go serf-walking down Main Street; in many, many cities and towns you are now subject to being an observee to the info-lords. And you know it; you are an info-serf on a technotronic plantation.

Indeed, welcome to the mass observation culture, where an eleet ruling patrician observer class oversees the submissive subordinate observee class. The wealthy info-eleet will be entertained by the spectacle of our misery. The relationship will be non-reciprocal with no info-equity at all. All information about the wealthy info-eleet will be classified Top Secret, and censored by the mediums that they control. so the info-pleb observees will never be allowed to know what the eleet are doing and enjoying.

So what are we waiting for? let’s even the score. Let’s outlaw all those cameras at Walmart and on city streets. Hire a few of us peasants to watch over things. Prices will go up a little, but very little. How much is it worth to you to be out of sight of the super-rich info-lords and their deputies, and not be an info-whore?

While we’re at it, lets demand info-equity! Lets demand that every room in the White House, and in every police station, everywhere, should have a camera and microphone, and that we should all be able to watch them all the time on TV. Why not? What good are their precious secrets? Did the protect us from 9/11? No. Did they protect us from the Boston Marathon bombing? No. It’s a complete joke; their secrets can’t protect us from anything, and they are just too busy cashing in on their corruption to be bothered with our welfare anyway. They don’t need or want to protect us.

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Fusion. Not Carbon

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Here’s why I don’t worry about CO2:

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Focus Fusion Society — What is Focus Fusion?
http://focusfusion.org/index.php/site/category/C36/

“Focus Fusion” is the aneutronic fusion of hydrogen & boron (pB11) fuel using the Dense Plasma Focus (DPF) to create the greenest energy imaginable. Can it be done? We’ll know when the LPP Experiment is done.

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“a-neutronic” = “no neutrons”. The ideal fusion reaction generates essentially no neutrons, ergo no radiation and no weapons capacity. This is not your grandpa’s fusion.
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Focus Fusion Society — Could A Deuterium-Boron Fusion Reactor Be Used To Produce H2O2 As A Fuel? — by blues
http://focusfusion.org/index.php/forums/viewthread/393/

I’m not a physicist or chemist, but come from an electronics background, and have done some “amateur” projects in math and linguistics. I’m retired now, and mainly do political and economics blogging. In my blogging, I took a special interest in the energy issue and began a quest to find the best possible means of obtaining and storing energy. The info I was able to find on the web began to look rather grim.

There are multiple complex problems with both the production and storage of energy, which turn out to be distinct issues. And even efficient systems of energy storage tend to be either too heavy to be portable, require exotic materials that will soon become scarce, are too toxic, produce “sludges” or solids that are very difficult to manage or recycle, etc. I also observed that there is a distinction between “soft” and “hard” energy. Soft energy can be used to provide warmth and light in buildings, but you cannot, for example, melt steel with it, and modern industry requires hard energy. Hard energy is intense, or “focused.” For example, bituminous coal does not burn hot enough to melt steel — it’s energy is too soft, so it must be converted to coke, which does burn hot enough — it produces harder energy. A narrow light beam is harder than a wide or diffuse light beam, even if they represent the same quantity of energy — so it can melt substances.

After reviewing many ways to store and use energy, such a burning lithium, potassium, sodium, magnesium, lithium hydride or boron hydride, etc., I found that they generally produce “sludges” or solids, which interfere with their utilization, and are often quite caustic. Many people are trying to find ways to store pure hydrogen, but it easily leaks through containers, and other storage methods require exotic substances or tremendous pressurization. Then I hit upon “high test” (over 60% to 90% pure) hydrogen peroxide, or H2O2, which actually seems to be the most reasonable fuel available. It’s ignition produces only pure water and oxygen. Another other storage possibility would be compressed air, which seems practical in some ways, but its “energy density” is sadly low.

H2O2 is not a “perfect” fuel, but it is pretty good. It always is “contaminated” with some water (H2O), which acts as a mild catalyzer, (normally) slowly transforming it into more H2O and oxygen (O2), but there are many good stabilizers, such as sodium stannate. However, when high test H2O2 rapidly decomposes into H2O and O2, the reaction is very energetic, so energetic that it has been used to power rockets. Yet, in the absence of catalyzers, it is no more dangerous to handle than gasoline. It explodes upon contact with silver (acting as a catalyst), and could probably function as a carbon-free substitute for gasoline in automobiles! The oxygen exhaust would presumably be “sacrificed,” but I think it would be wise to cool, retain and recycle the resultant water vapor.

It seems reasonable to guess that the power of a deuterium-boron fusion reactor could be used to produce H2O2, possibly even directly by projecting electrons and/or X-rays directly into ordinary water! (I have already posted articles about this in Free Speech Zone Blog, Pffugee Camp, and Culture of Life News.) Improved methods of generating H2O2 are currently being investigated by groups of chemists. See:

ScienceDaily (Mar. 3, 2009):

Gold-Palladium Nanoparticles Achieve Greener, Smarter Production Of Hydrogen Peroxide
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Phys.org — Tests find Rossi’s E-Cat has an energy density at least 10 times higher than any conventional energy source
http://phys.org/news/2013-05-rossi-e-cat-energy-density-higher.html

(Phys.org) —In the ongoing saga of Andrea Rossi’s energy catalyzer (E-Cat) that promises clean, cheap power for the world, the latest events continue to bring as many questions as answers. Several scientists have performed supposedly independent tests of two E-Cat prototypes under controlled conditions and using high-precision instrumentation. In a paper posted at arXiv.org, the researchers write that, even by the most conservative of measurements, the E-Cat produces excess heat with a resulting energy density that is at least 1 order of magnitude—and possibly several—higher than any other conventional energy source, including gasoline.

Of the seven scientists who authored the paper, two are from Italy (Giuseppe Levi at Bologna University and Evelyn Foschi of Bologna, Italy) and five are from Sweden (Torbjörn Hartman, Bo Höistad, Roland Pettersson and Lars Tegnér at Uppsala University; and Hanno Essén at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm).
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Climate issues are probably insignificant in comparison with fresh water depletion and desertification. About 1/3rd of the ocean rise in recent decades is the result of humans draining fresh aquifer (deep underground) water into the oceans. For example, we are emptying the Ogallala Aquifer to grow corn, for example. When the fresh water’s gone, we will have no more abundant corn. We used to use lead to make gasoline work, by increasing its ability to withstand compression before detonating (its octain), but it was poisoning the environment. So we switched to the chemical MTBE, but that turned out to be almost as toxic. Now we use ethanol made from corn to achieve the necessary octane levels. So now at least 25% of corn is used to power motor vehicles. By using gasoline, we are trading dwindling fresh water for fuel. This is obviously absurd. So I suggest using high-test hydrogen peroxide. It is easy to make, and anyone can easily concentrate hydrogen peroxide in any kitchen.

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Surveillance State Patsies Being Liquidated

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First — this:

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Reuters — Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:54pm EDT — Boston bomb suspect in custody: CNN [CNN via Reuters?]
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/17/us-usa-explosions-boston-arrest-idUSBRE93G0WD20130417

(Reuters) – Authorities have arrested a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings based on security video that showed a man depositing a bag at the bomb scene before the blasts, CNN reported on Wednesday, citing U.S. and Boston law enforcement sources.
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Then — Reuters decides to venture out on its own, and finds out that the arrested alleged perpetrator is now conveniently dead:

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Reuters — Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:51am EDT — Suspect in Boston Marathon bombing died of gunshot and possible [possible?] blast wounds, doctor says
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/19/us-usa-explosion-boston-doctor-idUSBRE93I0C820130419

The man arrived at the hospital in cardiac arrest, the doctor from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston told reporters.
“There were signs of more than just gunshot wounds,” said the doctor, who did not give his name.
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These apparently motiveless young former students were probably set up as patsies in order to “justify” a new total surveillance state. A mass observation culture, where an eleet ruling patrician observer class oversees the submissive subordinate observee class. The wealthy info-eleet will be entertained by the spectacle of our misery. The relationship will be non-reciprocal with no info-equity at all. All information about the wealthy info-eleet will be classified Top Secret, so the info-pleb observees will never be allowed to know what the eleet are doing and enjoying.

A brave, and naked, new world. Big brother “loves” you!

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What Is “Information?”

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Physicists have a lot to say about what they perceive as “information.” They use mathematics that is even peculiar to them to describe it. (They are still, apparently, messing around with Claude Shannon’s bits, logarithms, uncertainty of communication, etc.) But really, what is it? Years ago, I came up with a “dimensional” way of answering the question. It was not elegant; and it went (almost) nowhere. The mathematical “real numbers” can be conceived as being “one dimensional.” That is, they describe quantities such as “how long,” “how heavy,” “how hot,” etc.

The most basic mathematical “functions” are two-dimensional — they are curves on a (flat) plane. The theory gets a bit messy here, since sketches made with soft chalk on flat canvases could just as well be called “functions.”

So real numbers are one-dimensional. “Basic” functions are two dimensional. Boolean values would be “in” or “out,” “yes” or “no,” or “true” or “false,” etc. Clearly they are zero-dimensional. They are not entities that have the quality of being “more” or “less,” They either “are” or they “are not.” This all makes clear sense, yet it goes nowhere by itself.

I used to work for the State of Connecticut, in the U.S.A. as a surveyor’s assistant, planning long highways. They were very long, and so we would have to take “earth curvature” into account. In ancient times, for ships sailing on the vast oceans, this was done with something called spherical trigonometry. Distances on our spherical earth were measured in degrees of arc, rather than in, say, meters. A spherical triangle is formed by the shortest distance (on a globe) of three points. Etc. If we ignored this earth curvature, roads from New York State would simply not quite meet up with roads from the State of Connecticut. That would be a very bad thing!

Now this is all absurd from the point of view of the ordinary land surveyor. He or she would do a “cadastral” (line-by-line) survey, which is concerned with pieced-together bits of evidence, such as stone walls, iron pipes driven into the ground, and sometimes, fences. It was all performed using precision instruments. But there was no thought at all given to “earth curvature!” It was taken for granted that the earth was basically flat, and it would be ridiculous take into account tiny distortions caused by earth curvature. I worked at jobs doing both types of surveying. But these ways of thinking, though perfectly logical, were completely incompatible! This means that, for human beings, two-dimensional information is fundamentally incompatible with three-dimensional information. Basically, three dimensional information cannot be faithfully represented in terms of two dimensional information. Yet, it is usually necessary to think of geography in terms of two dimensional information. The physical universe manages to operate with no difficulties arising from the discrepancies between a “flat world” and a “round world.” It is “monological”. Everything fits together, and there is no possibility of any contradiction between chemistry, physics, mathematics, logic, and so on. The universe “talks to itself only.” But nonetheless, operating on a small scale, human beings (and most everything else) would waste vast amounts of energy by trying to take notice of earth curvature. Is this perhaps a line of demarcation between the human and the rest of the universe? A human being has a brain that can negotiate discrepancies between incompatible systems of logic. The essence of sentience is that it has the ability to negotiate between inconsistent systems. Between the two dimensional and the three dimensional, for example.

There exist other incompatible systems in the world that must be reconciled. Human speech is not an “monological” process. That is, it is not at all like mathematics or physics. In monological systems, everything locks together into a totally coherent process. This has engendered a fallacy that has persisted for 2,500 years. Human speech is a “dialogical” (mediated) system, much like an advanced biological system. It is a system comprised of subsystems that are in fact somewhat incompatible, and which thus require the services of a computational apparatus (the human mind) to mediate their mutual interference.

Now, consider the biology of your physical being, for example: Your brain requires glucose constantly; it demands 25% of the ATP energy of your cells. But that glucose is rather toxic to most every other organ in your body. So the size of your brain is not so important as the size of your liver. Humans have huge livers to keep their blood free of neurologically disruptive chemicals, and they work with the pancreas to balance the insulin that keeps the brain running without the glucose in the bloodstream poisoning every other organ. This is not an monological system that runs automatically. This “dialogical” system is fundamentally unstable, and requires the mediation of many mutually interfering subsystems by a DNA/protein computer, which must run constantly to maintain a tenuous dialog.

The brain is another computational system whose main function is the mediation of mutually interfering subsystems. One of them is language. So, language is not amenable to ordinal proofs and corollaries. It can only be understood in terms of typology and “comprehensive closure” (an approximate, yet detailed and reasonably accurate “fitting of things together”). We can observe its organs and their interactions, but we will never arrive at proofs and corollaries.

The science of computing is merely at the threshold of becoming able to manage incompatible dialogical systems. For example, if a computer program is tasked with dividing three by zero, the machine could just “crash,” or it could “throw an exception,” which might be “handled” by some special sub-program. This sort of solution is often seen as awkward. In fact it is the first step toward the evolution of dialogical (sentient) systems.

Mutually inconsistent systems can sometimes co-operate via the implementation of stochastic methods. Decisions can be made by lackadaisical coin-tossing, but that will not usually give adequate results.

What we think of as “information” is really always the product of dialogical mediated systems, that are alive, or intelligent, or (sometimes) merely computational.

And the entire human enterprise of “science” has always been a never-ending attempt to represent information in the zero-dimensional form, manifested as written and spoken words.

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The Real Truth Of The Cyprus “Haircut”

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They say that Cyprus initially got in trouble by foolishly lending money to bankster-infested Greece. The thing about Cyprus is that it’s main “industry” is the off-shore tax shelter racket “business.” They “shelter” many tens of $billions of Russian mafia loot. But also many tens of $billions of Russian Government funds! (Just don’t ask.) And when Greece went belly-up, both the Russian mafia and the Russian Government stood to be looted — Unless somebody would “bail out” the Cypriot banks.

That would be the Russian Government itself, or the austerity-loving IMF. Putin was not keen at all on bailing out (throwing away sovereign wealth at) the Russian oligarchs, but the IMF wanted to impose a 10% confiscation of all Cypriot bank deposits, plus the usual austerity measures (libertarian “social cuts”). If no bail-out agreement was finalized before 3/25/13, Cyprus would become instantly bankrupt and would exit the European Union. Add to all this that Cyprus is largely comprised of Turkish (an Islamic NATO country) ethnics in its North, and Greek (largely Orthodox Christian non-NATO) ethnics in its South (and so a civil war happens on-and-off).

The game of chicken went on until the very last moment. Putin refused to budge. The protests got so tremendous that Cyprus had to limit bank account confiscation to accounts larger than €100,000. But the austerity cuts were still in play. So at the very last moment before 3/25/13, the IMF winked, and agreed to do the bailout (with austerity measures).

The Russian oligarchs (mostly former KGB) are certainly going to leave a body trail. But NATO didn’t get Russia to bail them out. Putin knew that Cyprus had become too expensive.

Wait for the “humanitarian” intervention when the Turkish Cypriots rebel.

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Capitalist Threat!

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If you’re a capitalist (or member of the terrorist-employer class), you get a Get-Out-of-Jail-Free card.

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The Market Ticker — Quick Update On Cyprus — by Karl Denninger — 3/24/13
http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=219093

You probably didn’t get directly screwed tonight, unless you live in Cyprus. You probably didn’t get directly screwed when GM went under either, nor when any one of a number of other, similar events (Greece anyone?) has taken place.

But you did get screwed, because your place of work had its capital structure and the ability to attract capital damaged. Your ability to invest with a reasonably-calibrated level of risk and reward was damaged. You were personally harmed by these acts, even though your harm is at this point diffuse and difficult or even impossible to pin down and put a number on.

But make no mistake, you were harmed, and when, not if, those who were directly hosed in any of these incidents decide they’ve had enough, and that they will no longer sit still for this form of financial rape, if you’re within the blast radius of whatever they decide to do you will be harmed again — and quite possibly to a much greater degree than you can imagine.
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“Blast radius?” Even Hal Turner was tame compared with these guys!

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ChattahBox News Blog — White Supremacist Blogger Hal Turner: Former FBI Informant — 4/29/09
http://chattahbox.com/us/2009/07/29/white-supremacist-blogger-hal-turner-former-fbi-informant/

Some of Turner’s top hits of hate and violence are below:

In 2006, Turner told his audience to clean your guns, have plenty of ammunition [and] then do what has to be done to undocumented workers and also suggested that half the U.S. Congress may have to be assassinated.

He threatened violence against anti-racist activist Floyd Cochran saying that he arranged for a group of guys to physically intercept Cochran and that Cochran would get such a beating that his next stop is going to be University Hospital.

Turner sent a threatening letter to the Poverty Law Center, which said, If you do not change your stance soon, you will face a wrath of fury that you will never be able to defend yourself against. We have the ability to reach out and touch someone.
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On December 21, 2010, Hal Turner was sentenced to 33 months in prison by a federal judge. And he was barred from participating in Internet or satellite radio programming for three years. He had said many frightening things on his blog, but never mentioned any anything about a “blast radius.”

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Eat Dirt And Live!

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Smithsonian.com— April 2013 [?] —The Unintended (and Deadly) Consequences of Living in the Industrialized World
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/The-Unintended-and-Deadly-Consequences-of-Living-in-the-Industrialized-World-199164051.html?c=y&page=2

Think about it this way: At birth, our immune cells make up an aggressive army with no sense of who its enemies are. But the more bad guys the immune system is exposed to during life’s early years, the more discerning it gets. “The immune system is programmed within the first two years of life,” says Knip. “With less early infection, the immune system has too little to do, so it starts looking for other targets.”

Sometimes the immune system overreacts to things it should simply ignore, like cat dander, eggs, peanuts or pollen. Those are allergies. And sometimes the immune system turns on the body itself, attacking the cells we need to produce insulin (Type 1 diabetes) or hair follicles (alopecia) or even targeting the central nervous system (multiple sclerosis). Those are autoimmune disorders.

Both appear to be mostly modern phenomena. A century ago, more people lived on farms or in the countryside. Antibiotics hadn’t been invented yet. Families were larger, and children spent more time outside. Water came straight from wells, lakes and rivers. Kids running barefoot picked up para­sites like hookworms. All these circumstances gave young immune systems a workout, keeping allergy and autoimmune diseases at bay.
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So clean living is not all it’s cracked up to be. In fact, if you are really dying from a bacterial infection, you can get an amazing load of fungus-produced antibiotic protection simply by eating forest dirt. Another fact well-known in the past, and suppressed in our ultra-commercial present.

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