Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Happy New Year Foods to cure cancer.

Happy New Year.

I mix pumpkin and spice into coffee.
Improves taste and health.
Yellow pumpkin is good for the eyes.
I am trying to improve my vision both focus and retina health that was damaged by phones, computers about 7 years ago.
My prescription did not change in 1 year.
Use glasses less to force eyes to see distance better.
I exercise indoors on machines so don't have to visually look for dangerous dogs, shit, cars, bikes, skateboards, hippies, addicts, criminals, muggers, smokers, etc.
Always have water handy, restroom, not excessive sunshine, clean filtered air the right temperature for a good workout, etc.

New year goal to eliminate coffee mostly.
I quit coffee for a few months and alternated tea and coffee daily for a few months.
Seems coffee has too much caffeine that is a diuretic.
So I actually get more dehydrated a few hours after 4 cups of coffee!
Coffee can also cause afib Atrial Fibrillation that is common in older marathon runners.
Coffee is the most pesticide food in the SAD Standard American Diet.
Tea is better,
green tea the healthiest.

I lost 15 pounds by walking 15 miles per day since June 1 changed gyms.
Feels better, more room for internal organs to function correctly.
But need skinnier clothes.
Will increase walking distance and speed over the next year.
Training for Pikes Peak Marathon up to 14,000 foot elevation.

Microsoft Windows 10 is junk, sits confusing and updating itself much of the time on brand new HP computer.
but I finally found I can watch youtube ok on my 1GB fiber connection.

I have actually found some useful mathematical lectures on youtube.
Also many good health oriented lectures, etc.

This lecture is 10 years old
but Harvard professor does show how to cure cancer by food.
Much cheaper and safer than drugs.
Insurance companies are starting to notice
but most doctors do not know cooking so need remedial training.
Old fart doctors cannot learn due to dementia.
Has been a lot of useful research in the last 10 years - some may be on youtube before publication and cheaper than publications if you lack university access.

Many diseases related to too much or too little blood vessels in the right or wrong places.
Cancers cannot grow bigger than a pinhead without a blood supply.
angio.org
The Angiogenesis Foundation disrupting disease through angiogenesis,
the process the body uses to grow new blood vessels.
Our mission is to improve global health by advancing angiogenesis-based medicine, diet, and lifestyle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9bDZ5-zPtY

Monday, December 30, 2019

Virginia governor preparing for mass incarcerations of gun owners with increase in “corrections budget”

The dead cannot shoot.
Stay alive.

The mentally ill should not shoot.
Prevent dementia, suicide, homicide...

Go the library.

1. learn survival skills
diet and exercise.

2. 2nd amendment.
research the constitution well-regulated militia
(hint: lesbians, criminals, idiots, addicts were not what the writers were not talking about).

How to move USA to a real militia?
Devise a plan.
Write a book, blog, speeches, tours, videos, social media…
Get rich $$$$$

Combine forces with other leaders, organizations,..
Educate politicians and voters.

Language from the original writers is not under copyright.
Most K-12 college students never have access to the right size book
containing constitution and writings from 1776, etc.
Produce a quality affordable book.

The pen is mightier than the sword
but few can write well nowadays,
Modern ill idiot addicts can pull a trigger easier than writing a coherent book.
So we get more shootings than quality books worth reading.
Not what the writers meant by well-regulated militia.

I lived in Lexington Concord many years and often walked by the Minuteman statue where the first shots were fired.
Most voters nowadays never heard of it or know the history,
Never saw it on the TV idiot box.
Never read the constitution or the many writers of that era.
Or Gutenberg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Gutenberg

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution#Meaning_of_"well_regulated_militia

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From: Lothar

https://civilwar.news/2019-12-28-virginia-governor-preparing-for-mass-incarcerations-gun-owners.html

Toejamicus •
Let's not forget that Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, as were others from their time, native sons of Virginia.

What the commies (democrats) are doing in Virginia is a real time test to see what they can get away with.

Already other states are waiting with baited breath with commie gun confiscation either on the books or pending if the commies in Virginia are allowed to get away with their criminal plans.

Hold fast sons of the Republic.
Give not an inch to this tyranny.

Support your constitutional sheriffs and counties with numbers that will make the commies shake in their neo-Bolshevik jack boots.

This may be a real test if President Trump is or is not a weak reed.

Dennis
"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves from tyranny in government." Thomas Jefferson

Arizona •
IF anyone wonders whos side your POLICE GANGS and MILITARY will be on,You have lots of examples,
KATRINA,
BOSTON,
HUGO,
HOUSTON,
WACO..
and the list of crimes against the people by the BUTT kissers in government,means YOU AIN'T GOT NO FRIENDS,
in any agency when they come for the weapons,
TRY TO NOT WASTE YOUR AMMO, it may be all you'll ever have....

Dan •

There so much to say about what most likely in VA next month.

This should be a wake up call to the voters of every state.

The 2A county's should deny the state any sale tax revenue, the uses of there jails or court houses.

The citizen need to use Jury nullification on all charges that arise from the 2-A violations.

Businesses should refuse to sell to the state. Employers should not send in state tax with holding.

Any criminal charge should be found not guilty( nullification)

These are a few ideas that the citizen of VA can use to help weaken the tyrannical government of VA.

Surfer Joe •

where will they put all the people they arrest---limited facilities--tent cities---what medical facilities with gunshot wounds---will Nat Guard Solders turn on their own people—

How about State Troopers how will they respond in sanctuary areas or any area---just a few questions—

Where are the law suits—
what does Trump say about it and what can he do---

2nd amendment must not mean anything—
why have courts systems, then much less Supreme Court—

If done in Va. then party over—
Yankees have let it happen eg. NJ/NY/Conn/MD/Mass—
yet nobody has done a thing---

Why NRA not in court, they have the power and influence--yet they want my money---where is congress ---executive orders nice but can be undone----

anonymous4u4me • 12 hours ago
Among measures that have been considered or proposed:
A "red flag" law empowering judges to authorize police to take guns away from people who haven't yet committed any crime but are only thought to be dangerous;

an 'assault weapons' ban; a gun buyback program associated with the assault weapons ban;

forced confiscation of said assault weapons that are not sold or turned in; bans of large capacity magazines; and 'universal' background checks.

All of this along with many other so called laws that exist are not legal and are unconstitutional and it is the peoples duty and right to ignore and break them.

Perhaps the extra money being asked for and being used for correctional purposes should be approved and when they drag these legislators from office, and arrest the outside interference of Bloomberg and the likes,

the money will be well spent, especially if you lock up any and all judges and cops that participate in the enforcement of any law that is unconstitutional and treasonous to the oaths they took.

I know this is long but well worth the reproduction and circulation by all that need to keep the Republic and God's will alive.

Among measures that have been considered or proposed:

A "red flag" law empowering judges to authorize police to take guns away from people who haven't yet committed any crime but are only thought to be dangerous; an 'assault weapons' ban;

a gun buyback program associated with the assault weapons ban;

forced confiscation of said assault weapons that are not sold or turned in; bans of large capacity magazines; and 'universal' background checks.

Gun Quotations of the Founding Fathers

Who knows better what the Second Amendment means than the Founding Fathers? Here are some powerful gun quotations from the Founding Fathers themselves.

If you know of a gun quotation from a Founding Father not listed here, send it to us. (But make SURE it's not already listed. Okay?)

Back to the main Famous Gun Quotes page.

"A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined..."

- George Washington, First Annual Address, to both House of Congress, January 8, 1790

"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."

- Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Constitution, Draft 1, 1776

"I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery."

- Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, January 30, 1787

"What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance.

Let them take arms."

- Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, December 20, 1787

"The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature.

They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes….

Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."

- Thomas Jefferson, Commonplace Book (quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria), 1774-1776

"A strong body makes the mind strong.

As to the species of exercises,

I advise the gun.

While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind.

Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind.

Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks." -

Thomas Jefferson, letter to

Peter Carr, August 19, 1785

"The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves;

that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed."

- Thomas Jefferson, letter to to John Cartwright, 5 June 1824

"On every occasion [of Constitutional interpretation] let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates,

and instead of trying [to force] what meaning may be squeezed out of the text,

or invented against it, [instead let us] conform to the probable one in which it was passed."

- Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Johnson, 12 June 1823

"I enclose you a list of the killed, wounded, and captives of the enemy

from the commencement of hostilities at Lexington in April, 1775, until November, 1777,

since which there has been no event of any consequence …

I think that upon the whole it has been about one half the number lost by them, in some instances more, but in others less.

This difference is ascribed to our superiority in taking aim when we fire; every soldier in our army having been intimate with his gun from his infancy."

- Thomas Jefferson, letter to Giovanni Fabbroni, June 8, 1778

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
- Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759

"To disarm the people...[i]s the most effectual way to enslave them."

- George Mason, referencing advice given to the British Parliament by Pennsylvania governor Sir William Keith,

The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adooption of the Federal Constitution, June 14, 1788

"I ask who are the militia?

They consist now of the whole people, except a few public officers."

- George Mason, Address to the Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 4, 1788

"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every country in Europe.

The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword;
because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops."

- Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, October 10, 1787

"Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation,
the existence of subordinate governments,
to which the people are attached,

and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition,

more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of."

- James Madison, Federalist No. 46, January 29, 1788

"The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country."

- James Madison, I Annals of Congress 434, June 8, 1789

"...the ultimate authority, wherever the derivative may be found, resides in the people alone..."

- James Madison, Federalist No. 46, January 29, 1788

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."

- William Pitt (the Younger), Speech in the House of Commons, November 18, 1783

"A militia when properly formed are in fact the people themselves…and include, according to the past and general usuage of the states, all men capable of bearing arms… "

To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them."

- Richard Henry Lee, Federal Farmer No. 18, January 25, 1788

"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty.

Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel.

Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force.

Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined….

The great object is that every man be armed.

Everyone who is able might have a gun."

- Patrick Henry, Speech to the Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 5, 1778

"This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty….

The right of self defense is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible.

Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction."

- St. George Tucker, Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England, 1803

"The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms, like law, discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property.
The balance ofpower is the scale of peace.

The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside.

And while a single nation refuses to lay them down, it is proper that all should keep them up.

Horrid mischief would ensue were one-half the world deprived of the use of them; for while avarice and ambition have a place in the heart of man, the weak will become a prey to the strong.

The history of every age and nation establishes these truths, and facts need but little arguments when they prove themselves."

- Thomas Paine,
"Thoughts on Defensive War" in Pennsylvania Magazine, July 1775

"The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."
- Samuel Adams, Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, 1788

"The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them."

- Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, 1833

"What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty ….

Whenever Governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins."

- Rep. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts, I Annals of Congress 750, August 17, 1789

"For it is a truth, which the experience of ages has attested, that the people are always most in danger when the means of injuring their rights are in the possession of those of whom they entertain the least suspicion."

- Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 25, December 21, 1787

"If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no resource left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government, and which against the usurpations of the national rulers, may be exerted with infinitely better prospect of success than against those of the rulers of an individual state.

In a single state, if the persons intrusted with supreme power become usurpers, the different parcels, subdivisions, or districts of which it consists, having no distinct government in each, can take no regular measures for defense.

The citizens must rush tumultuously to arms, without concert, without system, without resource; except in their courage and despair."

- Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 28

"[I]f circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form an army of any magnitude that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people while there is a large body of citizens,

little, if at all, inferior to them in discipline and the use of arms, who stand ready to defend their own rights and those of their fellow-citizens.

This appears to me the only substitute that can be devised for a standing army, and the best possible security against it, if it should exist."

- Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 28, January 10, 1788

"As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people before them, may attempt to tyrannize,
and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country,
might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens,
the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms."

- Tench Coxe, Philadelphia Federal Gazette, June 18, 1789


Joseph Adams

Once it starts go for the politicans who passed this illegal act.

blagostwin
An immediate recall should begin.

The citizens of Virginia should do everything legally possible to remove this two bit despot from office before the next election.

Caprock
Virginia politicians of all other politicians should remember how dim a view our founders took on ex post facto creations by dictatorial/
authoritarian criminal politicians.

Put all who support them up against a wall and shoot them!!

DJ

• Tell him he's going to need body bags.

• Civil War is inevitable.

• Molon labe

Zaphod Braden

• Boycott the census.
• Civil Disobedience at all levels.

• They refuse to acknowledge your RIGHTS .... do not cooperate ... cause failure of their systems.

• Boycott Charities ... make Them carry the burden ...

john pyskaty

The dems know they can win even if the supreme court over turns the law.

• Confiscate and destroy the guns.

• NRA fights in court, takes 4 or 5 years and wins, but guns are gone and any reimbursement will not be enough to replace the firearms.

• The dems are experts at abusing the legal system and Obama/Works have packed the courts and prosecutor offices.

We see this day after day as every action President Trump makes,

even undoing Obama executive actions, are held up by the courts.


When seconds count the cops are just minutes away !

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Oat beta-glucan - Wikipedia

A "Market" Crash Is Baked In--Here's Why by Hawaii California author

These topics are covered in depth in economics and financial graduate programs.
The author writes fiction books and non-fiction books - 
to sell lots of books to sheeple you must think like sheeple to entertain and lead the sheeple and separate them from their money.

He has a successful website / blog to help sell his books.
The website works well, sample book chapters pdf, readable fonts, no invasive ads, noise, gimmicks, flashes,…
He is not greedy or part of the disinformation establishment media.

He has read some economics - educated in Hawaii.
This article is a brief summary of some parts of it.
Then read the free pdfs on his website.
After that you can find better from full time professionals, investors, traders 
(often over-paid gambling addicts producing no value).

And in the original works written for those professionals - shepherds not sheeple.
Unfortunately the world is complex 
so the sheeple will never understand it 
so you can be misled and waste time by listening to sheeple too much.

His is easy useful reading, well written breezy style he developed from much writing.
Can motivate you to read more of the source works.
His Hawaii experiences help him understand the importance of biology / survival / warfare / depletion / extermination…

I found his his photo (looks like me) related?
and bio (similar to my family) on his website:

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I was raised in southern California as a rootless cosmopolitan: 
born in Santa Monica, and then towed by an upwardly mobile family to Van Nuys, Tarzana, Los Feliz and San Marino, 
where the penultimate conclusion of upward mobility, divorce and a shattered family, 
sent us to Big Bear Lake in the San Bernadino mountains.

The next iteration of family took us to the island of Lanai in Hawaii,
 where I was honored to join the outstanding basketball team (as benchwarmer),
 and where we rode the only Matchless 350 cc motorcycle on the island, 
and most likely in the state, through the red-dirt pineapple fields to the splendidly isolated rocky coastline. 
In 1969-70, this was the old planation Hawaii, where we picked pine in summer beneath a sweltering sun.

We next moved to Honolulu, where I graduated from Punahou School and 
earned a degree in Comparative Philosophy (i.e. East and West) at the University of Hawaii-Manoa. 
The family moved back to California and I stayed on, 
working my way through college apprenticing in the building / remodeling trades.

I was quite active in the American Friends Service Committee (Quakers) 
and the People's Party of Hawaii in this era (1970s).

I next moved to the Big Island of Hawaii, 
where my partner and I built over fifty custom homes and a 43-unit subdivision, 
as well as several commercial projects.

Nearly going broke was all well and good, but I was driven to pursue my dream-career as a writer, so we moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1987
 where I worked in non-profit education while writing free-lance journalism articles on housing, design and urban planning.

Within a few years I returned to self-employment, a genteel poverty interrupted by an 
18-month gig re-organizing the back office of a quantitative stock market analyst. 
I learned how to lose money in the market with efficiency and aplomb,
 lessons I continue to practice when the temptation to battle the Monster Id strikes.

Somewhere in here my first novel was published by The Permanent Press, but alas it fell still-born from the press—
a now monotonous result of writing fiction.
 (Seven novels and I still can't stop myself.)

I started the Of Two Minds blog in May 2005 as a side project of self-expression, 
and in an unpredictable twist of evolutionary incaution, 
that project has ballooned into a website with about 3,500 pages that has drawn almost 60 million page views.

The site's primary asset may well be the extensive global network of friends and correspondents I draw upon for intelligence and analysis.

The blog is #7 in CNBC's top alternative financial sites, and is republished on numerous popular sites such as Zero Hedge, Financial Sense, and David Stockman's Contra Corner. 
I am frequently interviewed by alternative media personalities such as Max Keiser, 
and am a contributing writer on peakprosperity.com.

End conventional bio; bits and pieces

My work does not fit into any ideological box; indeed, 
I view all ideologies as obsolete and misleading. 
I doubt this is a surprise to you if you've read the blog.

My lifelong avocations include bicycling, gardening, guitar, camping in the American West, cooking, carpentry and fitness, all of which are reflected in the blog.

I would re-write the bumper sticker "New York, London, Paris, Hilo" as "Shanghai, Kyoto, Bangkok, Paris, Hilo." 
Many people wonder where I live; I split my time between the S.F. Bay Area and the Big Island, though I visit friends and family on Oahu as often as possible.

Our heritage is Scots-Irish (County Down), English and Norman-French; via marriage the family inlcudes Hispanic-American, African-American and Asian-American members. I think the word is polyglot.

Our military history: 
grandfather, U.S. Navy, 4-stack destroyer U.S.S. Lea (DD-118), Pacific/China, 1920-22; 
father, U.S. Navy, LST, Pacific Theater, 1945; 
uncle, Army Air Force, 1943-44, 25 B-17 missions over Europe; 
stepfather: Career U.S. Air Force, retired as Lt. Colonel, served in U.S., Europe, Vietnam and Korea.

Measured in terms of money I am not rich, but measured in friendships, health and output, I feel very wealthy indeed. 
I like my work and feel there is purpose in the blog's independent critiques of the Status Quo and in the positive view I have of the next iteration of our economy and society.

I lead most of my life in the real world, and as a result my time online is extremely limited. 
This is why email to this site is read but may not be acknowledged. 
I regret the limitations but I receive thousands of emails a year and am only one 64-year old person with many other duties and tasks.

In my experience, good luck is rare; the default setting is rejection, disinterest and failure. 
I concur with Winston Churchill, who held that "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 
That more or less sums up my biography.

If your curiosity has yet to be sated, that is, you're drowsy but not yet fully asleep, here are some links which contain more information about my work and interests:

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Begin forwarded message:

From: Lothar 

https://www.oftwominds.com/blogdec19/market-crash12-19.html

A "Market" Crash Is Baked In--Here's Why
December 26, 2019

Anyone looking at the hollowed-out, fragile shell of a Fed-managed "market" as a system realizes a crash that runs away from central planning control is already baked in.

The last thing punters and pundits expect is a stock "market" crash, yet a "market" crash is already baked in and here's why: 

real markets have internal resilience (they're anti-fragile, to use Nassim Taleb's phrase), and central-planning manipulated "markets" don't.

Few look at markets as obeying systems-level dynamics that have little to do with "news" or conventional metrics. 

The media makes money by reporting every tiny change in mood, metrics, rumors, etc., as if these drive markets. 

But we all know that the reality is much simpler: 
The Federal Reserve is the "market."

In other words, the "market" is no longer a functioning (real) market; 
it is a central-planning signaling utility of the Fed and other central banks. 

This hollowing-out of the real market in favor of a central-planning, top-down controlled "market" destroys the system-level functions of markets.

If you want a refresher on the legitimate functions of a market, 

which explains why all the hundreds of billions of dollars of top-down, central-planning "aid" to impoverished nations has failed, 

enriching kleptocrats and autocratic regimes while assuaging the guilt of the poverty-pimps in the IMF, UN, and all the philanthro-capitalist foundations.

The only programs that actually improve the lives of the impoverished are those that enable small-scale markets 
in which participants make their own decisions
 rather than suffer the consequences of decisions made by central-planners who not only know nothing of local conditions,
 they're uninterested in local conditions because
 we know best.

This is the core of central-planning: a handful of those with power make decisions that cripple markets' ability to respond to reality by allocating goods, services, capital and credit as participants see fit.

Centrally planned markets enrich the few at the expense of the many. 
This is as true of "markets" in developed nations as it is in kleptocratic developing economies. 
The Fed is akin to Soviet-era central planners, and the net result is the same: 
capital is grossly misallocated, distortions are optimized to enrich the few at the top, and the market's functionality is destroyed because it doesn't align with the goals of the central planners.

Central planning hollows out systems and increases fragility and vulnerability. 
Once a market has been gutted and turned into a centrally planned "market," it can no longer perform the key functions of markets: communicate information to all participants, discount flows of capital, goods and services, allocate capital, etc. 
These functions are what enable markets to alleviate poverty by increasing the wealth created by the free flow of information, goods, services, credit and capital.

Just as the collapse of the Soviet Union was baked in by the systemic fragilities of central planning, the Fed's commandeering of the stock market bakes in a crash. In systems-speak, central planning manifests as non-linear effects, i.e. the consequences are not proportional to the triggering events.
Just as a light snow seems to have no effect on the snowpack piled on a mountain slope, central planning-manipulation seems to have no ill effects on "markets." 
The signaling utility keeps signaling that all is well because 
"markets" keep rising until the snowpack gives way in an avalanche.

Central planning is all about creating the illusion of permanence and the illusion of beneficial control: 
central planners are careful to present themselves as all-powerful beings whose actions are beneficial to all. 
But like Soviet-era planners or top-down poverty pimps, their actions are not beneficial to all, and so they must labor mightily to create an illusion of permanence and absolute control, 
lest the systemic fragility they've unleashed become visible.

The Fed's phony "market" only signals "all is well" when it's rising, but this masks the reality that crashing markets are just as profitable as rising markets. 
The idea that rising markets are "good" and declining markets are "bad" is reserved for rubes and chumps, 
as traders and algos don't care whether "markets" are going up or down, 
the only thing that matters is profiting from the trend.

Central planning optimizes a disconnect from reality that erodes trust in the market's signals. 
Now that the Fed has commandeered the "market" as a signaling utility, it no longer reflects the real economy. 

Trust in its "signals" is as thin as liquidity: both are an inch deep and a mile wide, the ideal set-up for a crash that takes almost everyone by surprise.

Anyone looking at the hollowed-out, fragile shell of a Fed-managed "market" as a system 
realizes a crash that runs away from central planning control is already baked in. 
The timing is unknown, 
but the greater the confidence that the central planners are god-like, 
the closer we are to an "out of the blue" crash that takes the punditry and punters by surprise.

That this now seems completely and utterly "impossible" is an interesting signal in itself.


Lothar

http://www.antiwar.com/
When seconds count the cops are just minutes away !

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Deep State communism Not America anymore

Begin forwarded message:

From: Lothar

When seconds count the cops are just minutes away !

> On Dec 27, 2019, at 10:54, Ron wrote:
>
> The Deep State and the Left are excited about the possibility of Chinese communism coming to the US.

> They are aware of the rise in populism throughout the world.

> Given the US is under unpayable debt and the dollar will not last as the reserve currency,

> required tyranny to maintain order will need to be great.

> I believe many Americans having little knowledge of life outside the US, envision Communism to be benevolent similar to the EU social welfare states.

> Others, mostly Young Turks have no illusions regarding Communism.

> They see themselves on the vanguard of such a movement.

> A way to seek retribution against Deplorables who threaten the world they were promised in college.
>
> Ron
>
>>
>> 
>> In the midst of the Deep State's brazen coup against a sitting U.S. President, you and I witnessed something extraordinary . . . and deeply troubling!
>>
>> Bowing to their Deep State pals,

>> Congress rammed through massive new Government spending,

>> expanding the budgets of the same Deep State actors that ALL of America saw exposed during impeachment.
>>
>> And this is even after the FBI was roundly criticized by the FISA court for their abuse of citizens' privacy!
>>
>> for those of us who believe in liberty and limited government, it's almost certain to get uglier as we round the corner into this critical 2020 election year!
>>
>> That's why I need all hands on deck for 2020.

Fwd: Eddie Gallagher's fellow Navy SEALS describe him as 'evil' | Daily Mail Online

Lazies and stupids trying to get undeserved promotion, get rid of higher ranks, hard workers.

My experience is 1% are doing work,
the other 99% parasites trying to get paid for doing nothing,
conspire with other parasites to get all the money, fame, power,
until the whole system collapses.

Lazies and stupids are incapable of building systems, 
and in their greed they destroy their own life support system.
Why empires collapse, 
Rome ran out of easy victims to exploit,
Soviets could not stop workers from organizing and toppling their rulers.
Rulers need workers more than workers need rulers.

Communist emperor of China wants USA to fail everywhere and parasites, 
Muslims to take over USA to topple the system.
Could easily be a deep state conspiracy.
Trump figured it out and put extended deep state on notice to shut up.
Or just shut down the deep state.
Fire them all.

Reduce crime and improve economic function by firing everybody in the FBI, CIA, IRS, NSA, Fed, and Departments of State, Education, Interior,….
Income tax standard deduction of $100,000 per year.
Eliminate all sales taxes, the most unfair tax.
Move functions back to the states, local control, open disclosure, transparency…

Recall all Seals and troops from the Middle East.
Put them on the Mexican border.
Close the Mexican border, Canadian border, immigration, and all ports, and airports until the climate emergency is over.
Emigrate all Jews and Muslims to the Middle East using sail boats.

Friday, December 27, 2019

ethanol engine damage conspiracy

Ethanol is a communist conspiracy to poison USA land and people with glyphosate GMO corn,
and destroy your engines
costing you $$$ on repairs
forcing you to buy new vehicles that will be electric chairs to fry your brain and nervous system,
further destroy the environment with toxic battery components,
and fail to operate when Obama hits the kill switch.

I noticed some starting problems in cold weather
especially since moved to where I walk everywhere.
Replaced fuel filter trying to clean up the mess in the tank.

I am going to premium gasoline that is
zero ethanol
at some gas stations around here
find at https://www.pure-gas.org

Ethanol-free does not cost much more
I do not drive much.
Cheap engine protection.
Save your engine by not driving.
Grow your brain by walking.

I had problems with ARCO ethanol back in the 1980s
dissolved my big fancy plastic Thermo Quad Carter Carburetor
Company in St. Louis, Missouri established in 1909
ceased operation in 1985.
Founded by William Carter,
who started experimenting with automotive carburetors while running a successful bicycle shop.
The final Chrysler use of four-barrel Carter carburetors was the Thermo-Quad,
which used a lightweight thermoplastic float bowl,
on the most powerful Chrysler engines.

https://auto.howstuffworks.com/fuel-efficiency/alternative-fuels/ethanol-damage-engine.htm

All gasoline is susceptible to changes due to weather and moisture content,

but ethanol exacerbates this problem.

A higher concentration of alcohol in a gas tank (any gas tank -- at the production facilities, the tankers traveling on the highway, the storage tanks at a gas station,

your car's reservoir means that the alcohol can grab and hold more water than straight gasoline.

If the water concentration gets high enough, the alcohol and water will drop out of suspension,
turning the fuel into a globby mess that your car's engine can't use.

And it can happen at any stage of the transport, storage and usage process -- even getting worse as it goes along.

ethanol increases the chances that your car will be damaged trying to process and burn contaminated gasoline.

Let's assume that most of the time the fuel's environmental conditions aren't seriously compromised,
its ethanol stays in suspension,
and the gasoline is properly reaching its destination.

The ethanol in the fuel is still doing damage.

Many older fuel system components weren't designed to resist alcohol's corrosive properties,
and as ethanol travels through the system it can cause considerable damage.

Gasoline companies sometimes even market specific blends as having "engine cleaning" properties,
but if the alcohol in the fuel cleans old deposits from engine components,

those deposits won't simply dissolve -- they'll probably just get carried along until they're stuck elsewhere.

A 2012 study by Auto Alliance showed that some cars (model years 2001 to 2009) showed internal engine damage as the result of using an ethanol fuel blend.

Damage to the valves and valve seats was evident in some of the cars tested.

One of the 16 cars in the Auto Alliance study failed emissions compliance standards, which means it emitted more pollution than allowed by the EPA.

The study also showed that cars running on E15 take a hit on gas mileage -- so they require more fuel to travel the same distance, which counteracts the benefits of diluting it in the first place.

Some organizations are trying to delay the launch of E15 until the public understands how the change will affect them.

The EPA says that stickers on gas pumps will adequately communicate what E15 means, and assure users that based on the EPA's information

Right Wing anti-communist newspaper: Epoch Times China Falun Gong

Might be worth paying for, $$$$
get real hard copy mailed once per week.
Or move to New York City and buy at news stand.
Larger font indicates it is meant to be read.

A real newspaper
printed on real paper.
Save your eyes, read in natural sunshine.
Electronics is the wrong light wavelength as I discovered the hard way.
Spiritualism aesthetics in the great outdoors sun fresh air causes long life why Hawaii and Colorado people live longer.

Banned in China so probably good.
Appears to be run by anti-communists.
Resistance.

The main threat to the communist empire of china
is inside of china, the people, - a revolution
takeover of government
by victims of the emperor.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Epoch_Times

The Epoch Times is a multi-language newspaper[2] founded in 2000 by John Tang and a group of Chinese Americans
associated with the Falun Gong spiritual movement.[3]

Though the newspaper is known for general interest topics with a focus on news about China and its human rights issues,
it has become known for its support of U.S. President Donald Trump

and favorable coverage of far-right politicians in Europe;

a 2019 report showed it to be the second-largest funder of pro-Trump Facebook advertising after the Trump campaign

The newspaper is part of the Epoch Media Group,
which also operates New Tang Dynasty Television (NTD).[7]
The group's news sites and YouTube channels are viewed by NBC News as spreading conspiracy theories such as QAnon and anti-vaccination propaganda.[7][12][13]

For its articles, the publication draws from a network within China, as well as staff living in the West.[14][15][16][17]

The Epoch Times has print editions in English, Chinese, and six other languages.[18]

Fifteen additional languages are published online only.

The English edition of The Epoch Times is sold in broadsheet format Monday to Friday in New York City and Washington, D.C., and weekly across the United States and Canada.[18]

A typical issue includes news sections, including Nation, World, Business, Opinion, and Commentary, and lifestyle sections, including Travel, Life & Tradition, Mind & Body, Food, and Puzzles.[19]

The Epoch Times has been publishing in Chinese since May 2000.

It is either sold or distributed free-of-charge in 35 countries, including various international regional editions.

The Epoch Times websites are blocked in mainland China.[20]

Contents
• 1 History
• 2 Distribution
• 3 Relationship to Falun Gong
• 4 Notable coverage
• 4.1 Organ harvesting in China
• 4.2 Other reports
• 5 Editorial stance
• 6 Trump administration
• 6.1 Advertising controversies
• 7 Editorials
• 7.1 Nine commentaries on the Communist Party
• 8 Assessments
• 9 Awards
• 10 See also
• 11 Footnotes
• 12 External links

History[edit]
The Epoch Times was founded in 2000 by John Tang and other Chinese Americans
associated with the spiritual practice Falun Gong.[21]

The founders said they were responding to censorship inside China and a lack of international understanding about the Chinese government's repression of Falun Gong.[22][23]

In May 2000, the paper was first published in the Chinese language in New York, with the web launch in August 2000.[24]

By 2003, The Epoch Times website and group of newspapers had grown into one of the largest Chinese-language news sites and newspaper groups outside China,
with local editions in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and major Western European countries.[25]

The first English edition launched online in 2003, followed by the New York print edition in 2004.[24]

In 2000, ten of The Epoch Times correspondents were imprisoned in China, but current staff of the Chinese-language edition work in Hong Kong.[26]

According to NBC News, "little is publicly known about the precise ownership, origins or influences of The Epoch Times,"
and it is loosely organized into several regional tax free non-profits, under the umbrella of the Epoch Media Group, together with New Tang Dynasty Television.[7]
Its revenue in 2017 was US
$8.1 million, and reported a spending of US$7.2 million.

Distribution[edit]

As of February 2012, 67 The Epoch Timesnewspaper editions are published in print in 11 languages online in 21 languages[27][self-published source?]

In April 2019, videos and ads from the Epoch Media Group including The Epoch Times and New Tang Dynasty (NTD) totaled 3 billion views on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, according to the analytics company Tubular. That ranked it 11th among all video creators, and ahead of any other traditional news publisher, according to NBC News.[7]

Relationship to Falun Gong[edit]

Associated Press reporter Nahal Toosi wrote that it is "technically inaccurate" to say that the Falun Gong organization owns The Epoch Times,
but many of the newspaper's staffers are Falun Gong practitioners.

Toosi noted that "many observers" have said that Falun Gong uses the newspaper as part of a public relations campaign[28]
and that it is connected with the group and carries sympathetic coverage of it.[28][29][30][31][32]

Canadian scholar Clement Tong echoed others[29][33][34][35][36] in writing that The Epoch Times "operates as a mouthpiece for" Falun Gong,
despite the absence of an official statement of affiliation with the movement.[34]

In 2008, David Ownby, director of the Center for East Asian Studies at the Université de Montréal and the author of Falun Gong and the Future of China,
said the newspaper is set up by Falun Gong practitioners with their own money.[37] He describes The Epoch Times as wishing to be taken seriously as a global newspaper rather than being judged on the basis of its strong association with Falun Gong.[37][38] He wrote: "Epoch Times is a newspaper with a mission, that of reporting on issues bearing on human rights throughout the world, which allows for considerable focus on China and Falun Gong."[39]

In 2009, Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gong, appeared at the newspaper's office in New York City and called for the expansion of The Epoch Times to "become regular media." Former employees also noted the involvement of Falun Gong practitioners in the management and editorial process.[7]

While many individuals involved in the production of the newspaper practice Falun Gong, according to sociologist Zhao Yuezhi, it seeks to present itself as "public interest-oriented" and "independent of any political and business groups ... objectively and fairly reporting facts and truth."[25]

Its reporting on Chinese affairs often highlights negative news about the Chinese government and coverage of Falun Gong in a sympathetic light. In this view, the paper articulates Falun Gong's views on a range of issues, and may be part of a de facto media alliance with democracy activists in exile.[40]

English The Epoch Times chair Stephen Gregory said in 2007:
"It's not a Falun Gong newspaper.
Falun Gong is a question of an individual's belief.
The paper's not owned by Falun Gong,
it doesn't speak for Falun Gong,
it doesn't represent Falun Gong.

It does cover the persecution of Falun Gong in China."[28]

The Epoch Times runs frequent promotional stories about the Shen Yun dance troupe, which is affiliated with Falun Gong.

A critical review of Shen Yun in The New Yorker
called The Epoch Times "the world's foremost purveyor of Shen Yun content."[41]

In 2019, an investigative report by NBC News suggested that The Epoch Times'spolitical coverage may be affected by Falun Gong believers' anticipation of a judgment day in which communists are sent to hell and Falun Gong's allies are spared.

Former Epoch Times' employees told NBC News that President Donald Trump is viewed as a key anti-communist ally,[7] allegedly "hastening judgement day and the delivery of communists to hell."[8]

Notable coverage[edit]

Organ harvesting in China[edit]

Further information: Persecution of Falun Gong § Organ harvesting, and Organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners in China

In March 2006, The Epoch Times published the allegations of three Chinese individuals who said that thousands of Falun Gong practitioners had been killed to supply China's organ transplant industry,[42][43][44] including a doctor, who said there were 36 concentration camps all over China.[44]

The Kilgour–Matas report[45] stated that "the source of 41,500 transplants for the six year period 2000 to 2005 is unexplained" and "we believe that there has been and continues today to be large scale organ seizures from unwilling Falun Gong practitioners".[45]

Appendix 16 of the revised report refuted Harry Wu's negative comments.[45]

In 2008, two United Nations Special Rapporteurs reiterated their requests for "the Chinese government to fully explain the allegation of taking vital organs from Falun Gong practitioners and the source of organs for the sudden increase in organ transplants that has been going on in China since the year 2000".[46]

The Chinese government has consistently denied the allegations.

The Foreign Affairs Subcommittee of the United States House of Representatives has adopted resolutions condemning alleged organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners of conscience.[47]

Other reports[edit]

During the 2009 New York City Comptroller elections, The Epoch Times alleged that Taiwan-born Democratic nominee John Liu is part of a "United Front" by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to infiltrate the United States and subvert its government, democracy, and human rights in general.[48]

The newspaper alleged that "the CCP works tenaciously and systematically to place its people [...] in key positions in corporations, academia, and government in the United States and other countries."[49]

The Epoch Times also published an 8-page "special edition", and also featured on its website a section focused on coverage of Liu's reported ties with CCP officials.[50]

During Hu Jintao's visit to Canada in June 2010, the Toronto Star noted that The Epoch Times had published several "hard-hitting" critical stories on Hu's visit, such as allegations of the local Chinese embassy's orchestration of welcome parades, as well as an alleged recording of a speech by the first secretary of education Liu Shaohua, in which Liu stated that embassy would provide accommodation and transport for over 3,000 participants in the welcome parade.[51]

Canadian media reported that the parliamentary press office made deliberate arrangements in relation to Hu's public appearances limiting The Epoch Times' access to the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, even though the newspaper is an accredited member of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery.[51]

The paper carried an exclusive interview with outspoken Canadian Member of Parliament Rob Anders, wherein Anders alleged that the Chinese government used gifts and business deals in attempts to influence Canadian political decisions.[52][53]

Editorial stance[edit]
The editorial stance of The Epoch Times is generally considered anti-communist, specifically opposing the Communist Party of China.[33]

In recent years, the newspaper has also been noted for favorable coverage of the Trump administration, the German far right and the French far right.[9][54][4][5][7][11]

According to a report by NBC News, The Epoch Times "generally stayed out of U.S. politics" before 2016, "unless they dovetailed with Chinese interests."

Ben Hurley, a former Epoch Times employee until 2013, told NBC News that the newspaper was critical toward abortion and LGBT, and that Falun Gong practitioners "saw communism everywhere" including in figures like Hillary Clinton and Kofi Annan who were considered sellouts, "but there was more room for disagreements in the early days."

Since 2016, according to NBC News, The Epoch Times has promoted favorable coverage of Donald Trump's campaign and presidency, and emphasized issues such as Islamic terrorism and illegal immigration to the United States.

It has also emphasized "what the publication claims is a labyrinthian, global conspiracy led by [Hillary] Clinton and former President Barack Obama to tear down Trump."[7]

The newspaper counters what it considers to be Chinese Communist Party propaganda through its own opinion pieces and reporting. The newspaper covers causes and groups opposed to the CCP, including Falun Gong, dissidents, activists, and supporters of the Tibetan government-in-exile.

The paper also reports on Falun Gong-related news, including the group's attempt to sue former Communist Party general secretaryJiang Zemin under civil legislation for "genocide", not covered by most other overseas Chinese-language newspapers.[55]

The newspaper is also at odds with the Taiwanese-owned newspaper World Journal, accusing it of being a "megaphone for the evil Chinese Communist Party".[56][57]

The Epoch Times is known for alleging conspiracies against former Communist Party general secretary Jiang Zemin,[56] under whose administration the Falun Gong was prosecuted.

In 2005, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that "three new U.S.-based, Chinese-language media outlets that provide provocative reporting about the Communist Party, government oppression and social unrest in China [namely The Epoch Times, Sound of Hope, and NTDTV] have ties to the Falun Gong spiritual movement."

When interviewed, executives at each outlet claimed they did not represent the Falun Gong movement as a whole.[55]

The Epoch Times also runs mainstream newswire stories and in some places can resemble a community newspaper.[58] According to sociologist Zhao Yuezhi, "While mainstream newspaper typically treat Web versions as an extension of the already-existing print version,

The Epoch Times website serves as the master for all its worldwide papers."[25]

In some cases The Epoch Times operates in a hostile overseas environment, in which "overseas Chinese media companies choosing to remain independent or publish non-approved content become the targets of an aggressive campaign of elimination or control."

In one instance Chinese diplomatic officials made threats against media for reporting Falun Gong-related content; in other cases, advertisers have been regularly threatened not to support The Epoch Times in any way. Communist Party authorities have been accused of resorting to "militant methods" against the newspaper and its staff, including attacking staff and destroying computer equipment.[59]

The newspaper reported that in 2005 the Communist Party "exerted hard and soft pressure" on printing houses in Hong Kong, forcing the paper to stop printing, after it reported on Tibet, human rights, Falun Gong, and was the first media to break the story on SARS.[60] The newspaper was also briefly banned from Malaysia after coming under reported pressure by the Chinese Communist Party.[31]

In 2016, the newspaper was removed from the pharmacy of Australian National University, after the President of the Chinese Students and Scholars Associationconfronted the pharmacist and threw out the papers. The incident drew national media coverage over questions of Chinese government sponsored overseas student organizations.[61][62]

In September 2017, The German edition of the newspaper, The Epoch Times Deutschland, which became Web-only in 2012, was accused by online magazine The China File of being aligned with the German far-right, and attractive to readers supportive of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party and the anti-immigrant group Pegida.[9] Stefanie Albrecht, an reporter for the German broadcaster RTL who spent several days inside the Berlin office of The Epoch Times while investigating the far right, said that The Epoch Times staffers she met had no journalistic training and didn't check facts, trusting instead in the alternative sources they consulted.[11]

In France, The Epoch TImes gives "an unfettered platform to Jean-Marie Le Pen, the patriarch of the French far right, and his daughter, Marine, who leads the nationalist party her father founded," according to The New Republic.[11]

Trump administration[edit]
According to BuzzFeed News, The Epoch Times is known as "one of the staunchest defenders of Donald Trump's presidency."[4] The paper has championed Trump's Spygate conspiracy theory in its news coverage and advertising, and the Epoch Media Group's Edge of Wonder videos on YouTube have spread the right-wing, pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy theory.[7]

The Edge of Wonder hosts, according to The Daily Dot, "embrace QAnon completely" even though "almost nothing QAnon has foretold has actually taken place."[63] A NBC News report found that the Edge of Wonder hosts have been creative director and chief photo editor at The Epoch Times, and the newspaper promoted Edge of Wonder videos in dozens of Facebook posts through 2019.[7] The hosts and the newspaper's publisher deny that they are currently affiliated.[7][64][65]

In a response to a BuzzFeed report about The Epoch Times' coverage of Trump, The Epoch Times editor-in-chief Jasper Fakkert wrote in a letter to readers: "We see the Trump administration's efforts to change socialist policies in America, as well as set policies to counter infiltration and subversion by China, as remarkable reversals from past policies, and sincere efforts that, if fully realized, will benefit America and the world as a whole."[4][5]

In April 2018, The Epoch Times publisher Stephen Gregory and editor-in-chief Jasper Fakkert reported a third-hand claim that Donald Trump reads The Epoch Times every day and "it's the one newspaper that he believes to be a truthful and correct paper."[4][66]

In September 2018, The Epoch Times photographer Samira Bouaou broke White House protocol and handed Trump a folder during an official event.[67]

Advertising controversies[edit]
During a six month period in 2019, The Epoch Times spent more than $1.5 million on about 11,000 Facebook ads that NBC News said were "pro-Trump advertisements". NBC said the amount spent was more than any group except the Trump campaign itself.[7][10] Political ad spending on Facebook in April 2019 through an account called "Coverage of the Trump Presidency by The Epoch Times" exceeded any politician's spending except Trump and Democrat Joe Biden.[6][68] Journalist Judd Legum wrote in May 2019 that The Epoch Times ads were "boosting Donald Trump and floating conspiracy theories about Joe Biden".[6][68]

In August 2019, Facebook banned The Epoch Times from advertising on its platform, after finding that the newspaper broke Facebook's political transparency rules by publishing pro-Trump subscription ads through sockpuppet pages such as "Honest Paper" and "Pure American Journalism."[8][13] A Facebook representative told NBC: "Over the past year we removed accounts associated with The Epoch Times for violating our ad policies, including trying to get around our review systems." [8]

The Epoch Times publisher, Stephen Gregory, wrote in response that the paper didn't intend to violate Facebook's rules. The video ads, he wrote, "are overtly Epoch Timesadvertisements for our subscriptions," and "discuss The Epoch Times' editorial and feature content and encourage people to subscribe to our print newspaper."[8] [69]

In October 2019, the fact-checking website Snopes reported that The Epoch Times is closely linked to a large network of Facebook pages and groups called The BL (The Beauty of Life) that shares pro-Trump views and conspiracy theories such as QAnon. The BL has spent at least $510,698 on Facebook advertising. Hundreds of the ads were removed for violations of Facebook's advertising rules. The BL network of pages has 28 million followers on Facebook in total, according to Snopes. The editor-in-chief of The BL recently worked as editor-in-chief of The Epoch Times, and several other BLemployees are listed as current or former employees of The Epoch Times. The BL is registered in Middletown, New York, to an address that also is registered to Falun Gong's Sound of Hope Radio Network and is associated with the YouTube series Beyond Science, but Snopes found "the outlet as a whole is literally the English-language edition of Epoch Times Vietnam."[70][71] Snopes found thatThe BL uses more than 300 fake Facebook profiles based in Vietnam and other countries, using names, stock photos and celebrity photos in their profiles to emulate Americans, to administer more than 150 pro-Trump Facebook groups amplifying its content.[71][72]

An unnamed representative of The BL wrote to Snopes that "The BL has NO connection with The Epoch Times," and a "few of our staff has job experience … working in The Epoch Times, but now they are working full time in The BL." The Epoch Times' publisher, Stephan Gregory, said "The Epoch Times is not affiliated with the BL." [70]

In December 2019, Facebook announced it removed a large network of accounts, pages, and groups linked to The BL and Epoch Media Group for coordinated inauthentic behavior on behalf of a foreign actor. The network had 55 million followers on Facebook and Instagram, and $9.5 million had been spent on Facebook ads through its accounts.[73][74]

Editorials[edit]
Nine commentaries on the Communist Party[edit]
In November 2004, the Chinese version of The Epoch Times published a series of editorials titled "Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party"[75] (traditional Chinese: 九評共產黨; simplified Chinese: 九评共产党). The editorials detail what The Epoch Times characterizes as the CCP's violent political campaigns throughout its history, from its ascent to power under Mao Zedong to its present-day form. The CCP is criticized as an illegitimate institution that used underhanded tactics to gain power. The commentaries allege that the CCP "destroyed traditional Chinese culture" and call the CCP an "evil cult".[76] According to China scholar David Ownby, the Nine Commentaries are a "condemnation of communism and a direct indictment of the legitimacy of the Chinese Communist Party's rule in China". While acknowledging the "unnecessary violence" the Chinese Communist Party has inflicted, Ownby finds that the lack of balance and nuance in tone and style makes the editorials resemble "anti-Communist propaganda written in Taiwan in the 1950s."[39]

The Nine Commentaries have been translated into more than 30 other languages[75]and released as a DVD.[77]

The Epoch Times website hosts a "CCP Renunciations" service, encouraging Chinese people to quit the CCP and its related organizations. [78] The Chinese edition of the newspaper publishes the number of people who it claims have quit.

Assessments[edit]
According to Ming Xia, political science professor at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York, The Epoch Times represents part of Falun Gong's effort to expand to non-practitioners, and "is part of the Falun Gong strategy to embed itself into the large civil society for influence and legitimacy".[79] He described The Epoch Timesstaff as largely part-time and volunteer, and said they "do not follow the protocols professional journalists abide by."[80]

The Epoch Times has been criticized by some scholars for biases, particularly regarding the Chinese Communist Party and mainland China issues, as well as for being a "mouthpiece" of the Falun Gong movement.[29][33][35][30][31][32] James To, a New Zealand political scientist, described The Epoch Times as the "primary mouthpiece" of Falun Gong, writing that it "lacks credibility", despite the newspaper posing a "viable threat to the CCP" by publishing articles about the party's negative aspects.[81] In his book Blocked on Weibo: What Gets Suppressed on China's Version of Twitter and Why, University of Toronto research fellow Jason Q. Ng referred to the paper's coverage of mainland China issues as "heavily biased against the Communist Party" and thus its reportage "should be viewed skeptically."[82]

Seth Hettna wrote in The New Republic that The Epoch Times "has built a global propaganda machine, similar to Russia's Sputnik or RT, that pushes a mix of alternative facts and conspiracy theories that has won it far-right acolytes around the world."[11]

The paper has also been lauded by some political commentators and media experts. Ethan Gutmann of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a neoconservative think tank, has characterized The Epoch Times as a leader in political analysis of the Chinese regime, writing: "With the "Chinese Regime in Crisis" series, Epoch Times has finally and indisputably arrived. Any China expert who wants to save face by pretending the paper doesn't exist can continue to do so—for a little while anyway—but they had better be reading it in secret."[83]

James Bettinger, a professor of Communications at Stanford University and the director of the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships, said "Even if Epoch Times is not associated with Falun Gong, if they consistently write about Falun Gong in the same perspective, or if there are no articles examining Falun Gong, people would perceive it as being not credible."[84] Orville Schell, dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at University of California, Berkeley, said in 2005 that "It's hard to vouch for their quality because it's difficult to corroborate, but it's not something to be dismissed as pure propaganda."[85]

In his 2008 book on Falun Gong, David Ownby wrote that The Epoch Times articles are "well written and interesting, if occasionally idiosyncratic in their coverage."[39][86][87]According to Ownby, the newspaper has been praised and also criticized for a perceived bias against the CCP, and support of Falun Gong practitioners and other dissidents such as Tibetans, Taiwanese independence advocates, democracy activists, Uyghurs and others. The paper, therefore, is often assessed in light of its connection to Falun Gong, rather than a thorough analysis of its editorial content.[88]

Jiao Guobiao, a former Beijing University journalism professor who was dismissed after criticizing the Propaganda Department, proposed that even if The Epoch Timespublished only negative information highly critical of the CCP, the weight of their attacks could never begin to counterbalance the positive propaganda the party publishes about itself. In addressing media balance, Jiao noted that the Chinese public lacked negative, critical information regarding their country.

As such, he noted for a need of media balance based on the principles of freedom, equality, and legality, and that media balance "is the result of the collective imbalances of all".[33]

In 2010, The Epoch Times successfully defended its reporting in the Canadian court system,[89][90] when a publisher it had reported on, Crescent Chau of Les Presses Chinoises, sued for libel.[91]

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that The Epoch Timesarticle expressed "legitimate concerns and constitute an opinion which is drawn from a factual premise."[89]

In examining the case, John Gordon Miller, a Canadian journalist and media professor, noted that articles in question "appear to be thoroughly and professionally reported".[92][91]

Hayes Brown of Buzzfeed News called The Epoch Times "one of the staunchest defenders of Donald Trump's presidency."[4]

The web-only, German edition of the paper, Epoch Times Deutschland, has been criticized by media analysts[93] for its favorable coverage of far right populist groups such as the Alternative for Germany and Pegida, both of which proclaim anti-immigrant views, and promotion of skepticism towards mainstream German media and politicians.[9]

A German media report described the outlet, along with Sputnik News and Kopp Report, as a "favorite" of Pegida supporters, and found that its articles critical of immigration have been shared almost daily.[54]

A report by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a London-based think tank, said the German edition of The Epoch Times "primarily runs anti-West, anti-American and pro-Kremlin content – a high proportion of this content is based on unverified information."[11][94]

Awards[edit]

• 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal — Canadian publisher Cindy Gu of The Epoch Times was one of about 60,000 recipients awarded this commemorative medal, which honors "significant contributions and achievements by Canadians."[95][96] She was nominated for the medal by the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness for raising awareness of human rights abuses in China and the organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners.[97]

• 2012 National Ethnic Press and Media Council Award —The Chinese edition of The Epoch Times was one of nine newspapers given an award for "excellence in editorial/free expression, best concept and visual presentation."[98][99]

• 2012 New York Press Association Award — The Epoch Times won first place in the category "Best Special Section — Advertising, Division 2" for a special section produced for Asia Week New York in March 2012. "A great special section has five strong components: a great cover, appealing design, good art, strong content, and well-designed complementary advertising. This section has all five", said the NYPA judges. "In all, this is one of the nicest sections I have ever seen produced by a newspaper."[100]

• 2012 Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi Award — The Epoch Times China reporter Matthew Robertson won this award in the category of Non-Deadline Reporting in newspapers with a circulation of less than 50,000 per day, for a series of articles he wrote on forced, live organ harvesting in China.[101]

• 2013 Newswomen's Club Award — The Epoch Times New York reporter Genevieve Belmaker won a Front Page Award from the Newswomen's Club of New York for reporting on the effects of Hurricane Sandy, in the category of newspapers with a circulation of less than 100,000 per day.[102]
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1. numerous blog free services.
2.  Social Media, facebook, etc.
Pay a $8 per month and post it to more places like your own website - some hosting is free too.

Buy a printer and learn to make books on youtube.
Sell books and give some to libraries.
Gutenberg and since, books have been used to spread often controversial ideas so people can read without being tracked.

SHTF already, everybody suffering from multiple fatal diseases they just don't know about it.
Your genetics make 10,000 DNA errors per day that can grow into cancer if you do not eat and exercise right.
You can greatly prolong life by proper growing, shopping, cooking and exercise.
Naturally.

Your brain will grow 3% per year if you run enough, neurogenesis, 
so by age 100 your brain will be triple the capacity of non-runners who will not live so long either.
Smart brain makes it easier to understand all the new scientific facts being discovered.

Pills mostly made in Communist China read the book "China RX"
I changed to a cheap brand of Vitamin Pills in the 1990s on the advice of a German Professor.
I got sick, felt poorly until I quit Vitamins altogether,
 like the first day off the pills I felt better!

Recently started back on multi-vitamins with a brand that seems to be ok made in the USA but more expensive.
I was and early victim of Communist China weaponization of pills, cheap for a reason.

It is a full time job to get enough exercise, and shop and cook properly, and study medicine.
You have to go to college to get up to date on molecular and cellular biology many new discoveries each year.

Hollywood electronics disinformation system designed to mislead you.
Ads to mislead you, paid for by whom?  
Communist Conspiracy.  
Indirectly, your monetary system is not accounted for.

Soviet Union, Russia, Ukraine, Communist China, etc. all still active and many culprits immigrated to USA for treason.
USA on the wrong side of the WWII?
Still have dictatorships in China, Russia, etc?
Red emperor of Communist China looks to be the biggest victor.

From: Ron

Wishing all the best for the New Year.

Have very much enjoyed the information and critiques conveyed in our posts. 

Goes a long to keeping the gray matter between my ears exercised 
while maintaining an intellectual comraderie with my contemporaries.

Was acknowleding that this email dialogue has been ongoing for about 12 years.

This last year we lost Bob Bartch whom I sorely miss.

Often I ask myself regarding certain information 

"How would Bob have responded?" 

We have also added contributing members.

On to 2020! 

We live in "interesting times" that will provide much fodder for our analysis 
and posts and thereby enrich our existence.


Ron