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BSG: 'We have discarded the game is for fun doctrine' / 'The game […] is not intended for casual gamers […]' / 'We'll stay true to our concept of hardcore realism in everything.' --- We should have a hard discussion about realism.

We should have a hard discussion about realism.

First, let me say that anyone who comes in with the argument: 'The game cannot be fully realistic because it is not uninstalling after pmc death...' should remove himself from the topic right now, because he has the reasoning capacity of a hamster.
Take a look at this image of various quotes from BSG interviews: (some are google translated from other languages)

Image compilation of interview quotes

Images: https://imgur.com/a/ZDNNkNT
Mein-MMO: Aren't you worried that strong realism could make the game too difficult for casual gamers to shy away from?
Battlestate Games: In the first place, the game is basically not intended for casual gamers. And we try to convey this from the first impression. The success and effectiveness of the combat system will depend heavily on the knowledge of the game and the understanding of modern combat.

Remove ammo + gun + armor balance

All the weapons are absolutely real and have truly lifelike physical properties
Fully automatic fire ingame vs real life:
https://imgur.com/a/GZz4ndE
Teenage boy shooting glock18c: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF4Jda7kXKI&feature=youtu.be&t=182
Some might make the argument that then everyone would hipfire in close combat. So what? That is realistic, and it is balanced by:
Oops all of these three don't matter anymore:
What would fix all of that?
Most of that was like this early in Tarkov's development. Hit to a black limb would kill a player. Then it was nerfed to damage being distributed with a multiplier of 2x to other limbs, until that multiplier was removed. Now a player can walk around with FIVE .308 M80 hits and still fight and run around with 40 hp left.
Why? Because idiots using armor as a healthpool to tank damage complained about 'leg meta' which in reality means enemies shooting the exposed parts. That type of stupidity should force them into re-evaluating tactics. However players who don't use cover managed to get BSG to design the game around their tactical failures. BSG is virtually rewarding players for playing bad, instead of rewarding players for using realistic tactics.
This is an inversion of the original promise:
Battlestate Games: In the first place, the game is basically not intended for casual gamers. And we try to convey this from the first impression. The success and effectiveness of the combat system will depend heavily on the knowledge of the game and the understanding of modern combat.

'If the game is too hard no one will play it!'

That is just not true. Players will keep playing more the harder a game is.
Players want:
I think BSG wants 'too hard' too. As you can see in one of the quotes. Their own words:
Battlestate Games: In the first place, the game is basically not intended for casual gamers. And we try to convey this from the first impression. The success and effectiveness of the combat system will depend heavily on the knowledge of the game and the understanding of modern combat.
BSG borked that part by replacing hard with the rush of picking up items from the ground, which created a runaway diablo gameplay addiction for casual players, who downvote everything that gets in the way of the 'fun' of picking up stuff. Then it's a closed feedback loop that reinforces more and more loot collecting.
There is a hideout where players FARM bitcoins. This is a perverse inversion of the hardcore realism proposition. Players farm fetch quests to spawn gold coins in their stash. And they only come out when the gear is exactly what they want. This thing went off the rails.

What dis?

This list of interview quotes was compiled so the newer players can understand why some of the older tarkov players are so angry with the game at times. It was intended as an ultra realistic combat simulator, not a loot farm.
BSG likely has their goal to get as many people as possible to play, so the game gets into the billion (that is million x1000) revenue category, like PUBG.
I get that BSG won't jump off that money train and reverse the game to its original promise. At the least they should offer a second game mode that throws out balance, and models everything to realism. (That's going to be the mode everyone will play anyway after the reddit whining will stop, but that is for another time).
The player amounts are large enough for that.
Not a small team, not a small amount of players.

BSG made their success with hard work, however there should to be room for hard realism.

BSG did great work with making this game, however there should be room for the original promise, in form of a separate gamemode.
It would be simple, just replicate reality for that separate mode, every ammo type and armor, 1:1 to reality. Let helmets be useless, because their job in combat is to protect from shrapnel, concussion and perhaps some grazed rounds.
Just give the realism players their own niche to play in.

There are no chads

One more thing I would like to write about. Players like to classify groups into 'chads' and 'rats'. However to me, chads are just hamsters.
Rats are amazing, they are resilient animals that go out and get done what they need to do, under the worst circumstance. Hamsters only go out in absolute safety and stuff their pouches.
so u want 2 b a rat or a hamster? let's talk about ur future
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MeWe: A trip report

Among the more frequently mentioned G+ alternatives at the Google+ Mass Migration community, and others, is MeWe with over 250 mentions. The site bills itself as "The Next-Gen Social Network" and the "anti-Facebook": "No Ads, No Political Bias, No Spyware. NO BS. It is headed by professed Libertarian CEO Mark Weinstein.
As the site reveals no public user-generated content to non-members, it's necessary to create an account in order to get a full impression. I thought I'd provide an overview based on recent explorations.
This report leads of with background on the company, though readers may find the report and analysis of specific groups on the site of interest.

Leadership

Founder & CEO Mark Weinstein.
Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, Jonathan Wolfe (no longer with company).
Weinstein previously founded SuperFamily and SuperFriends, "at the turn of the millennium". Weinstein's MeWe biography lists articles published by The Mirror (UK), Huffington Post, USA Today, InfoSecurity Magazine, Dark Reading, and the Nation. His media appearances include MarketWatch, PBS, Fox News, and CNN. He's also the author of several personal-success books.
His Crunchbase bio is a repeat of the MeWe content.

Advisory Board

Ownership & Investment

MeWe is the dba of Sgrouples, a private for-profit early-stage venture company based in Los Angeles, though with a Mountain View HQ and mailing address, 11-50 employees, with $10m in funding over five rounds, and a $20m valuation as of 2016.
Sgrouples, Inc., dba MeWe Trust & Safety - Legal Policy c/o Fenwick West 801 California Street Mountain View, CA 94041
Crunchbase Profile.
Founded: 2012 (source)
Secured $1.2M in seed funding in 2014.
2016 valuation: $20m (source]
Backers:
Despite the business address, the company claims to be based in Los Angeles County, California and is described by the Los Angeles Business Journal as a Culver City, CA, company.

Business

Policy

In an August 6, 2018 Twitter post, Weinstein promotes MeWe writing:
Do you have friends still on Facebook? Share this link with them about Facebook wanting their banking information - tell them to move to MeWe now! No Ads. No Spyware. No Political Agenda. No Bias Algorithms. No Shadow Banning. No Facial Recognition.
MeWe provide several policy-related links on the site:
Highlights of these follow.

Privacy

The privacy policy addresses:

Terms of Service

The ToS addresses:
Effective: November 6, 2018.

FAQ

The FAQ addresses:

Values

This emphasises that people are social cratures and private people by right. The service offers the power of self expression under an umbrella of safety. It notes that our innermost thoughts require privacy.
Under "We aspire...":
MeWe is here to empower and enrich your world. We challenge the status quo by making privacy, respect, and safety the foundations of an innovatively designed, easy-to-use social experience.
Totalling 182 words.

Privacy Bill of Rights

A ten-item statement of principles (possibly inspired by another document, it might appear):
  1. You own your personal information & content. It is explicitly not ours.
  2. You will never receive a targeted advertisement or 3rd party content based on what you do or say online. We think that's creepy.
  3. You see every post in timeline order from your friends, family & groups. We do not manipulate, filter, or change the order of your content or what you see.
  4. Permissions & privacy are your rights. You control them.
  5. You control who can access your content.
  6. You control what, if anything, others can see in member searches.
  7. Your privacy means we do not share your personal information with anyone.
  8. Your emojis are for you and your friends. We do not monitor or mine your data.
  9. Your face is your business. We do not use facial recognition technology.
  10. You have the right to delete your account and take your content with you at any time.

Press

There are a few mentions of MeWe in the press, some listed on the company's website, others via web search.

Self-reported articles

The following articles are linked directly from MeWe's Press page:
The page also lists a "Privacy Revolution Required Reading" list of 20 articles all addressing Facebook privacy gaffes in the mainstream press (Wired, TechCrunch, Fortune, Gizmodo, The Guardian, etc.).
There are further self-reported mentions in several of the company's PR releases over the years.

Other mentions

A DuckDuckGo search produces several other press mentions, including:

Technology

This section is a basic rundown of the user-visible site technology.

Mobile Web

The site is not natively accessible from a mobile Web browser as it is overlayed with a promotion for the mobile application instead. Selecting "Desktop View" in most mobile browsers should allow browser-based access.

Mobile App

There are both Android and iOS apps for MeWe. I've used neither of these, though the App store entries note:
Crunchbase cites 209,220 mobile downloads over the past 30 days (via Apptopia), an 80.78% monthly growth rate, from Google Play.

Desktop Web

Either selecting "View Desktop" or navigating with a Desktop browser to https://www.mewe.com your are presented with a registration screen, with the "About", "Privacy Bill of Rights", "MeWe Challenge", and a language selector across the top of the page. Information requested are first and last name, phone or email, and a password. Pseudonymous identities are permitted, though this isn't noted on the login screen. Returning members can use the "Member Log In" button.
The uMatrix Firefox extension reveals no third-party content: all page elements are served from mewe.com, img.mewe.com, cdn.mewe.com, or ws.mewe.com. (In subsequent browsing, you may find third-party plugins from, for example, YouTube, for videos, or Giphy, for animated GIFs.)
The web front-end is nginx. The site uses SSL v3, issued by DigiCert Inc. to Sgrouples, Inc.

Onboarding

The onboarding experience is stark. There is no default content presented. A set of unidentified icons spans the top of the screen, these turn out to be Home, Chats, Groups, Pages, and Events. New users have to, somehow, find groups or people to connect with, and there's little guidance as to how to do this.

Interface

Generally there is a three panel view, with left- and right-hand sidebars of largely navigational or status information, and a central panel with main content. There are also pop-up elements for chats, an omnipresent feature of the site.
Controls display labels on some devices and/or resolutions. Controls do not provide tooltips for navigational aid.

Features

Among the touted features of MeWe are:

Community

A key aspect of any social network is its community. Some of the available or ascertained information on this follows.

Size

Weinstein claims a "million+ following inside MeWe.com" on Twitter.
The largest visible groups appear to have a maximum of around 15,000 members , for "Awesome gifs". "Clean Comedy" rates 13,350, and the largest open political groups, 11,000+ members.
This compares to Google+ which has a staggering, though Android-registrations-inflated 3.3 billion profiles, and 7.9 million communities, though the largest of these come in at under 10 million members. It's likely that MeWe's membership is on the whole more more active than Google+'s, where generally-visible posting activity was limited to just over 9% of all profiles, and the active user base was well under 1% of the total nominal population.

Active Users

MeWe do not publish active users (e.g., MUA / monthly active users) statistics.

Groups

MeWe is principally a group-oriented discussion site -- interactions take place either between individuals or within group contexts. Virtually all discovery is group-oriented. The selection and dynamics of groups on the site will likely strongly affect user experience, so exploring the available groups and their characteristics is of interest.
"MeWe has over 60,000 open groups" according to its FAQ.
The Open groups -- visible to any registered MeWe user, though not to the general public Web -- are browsable, though sections and topics must be expanded to view the contents: an overview isn't immediately accessible. We provide a taste here.
A selection of ten featured topics spans the top of the browser. As I view these, they are:
Specific groups may appear in multiple categories.
The top Groups within these topics have, variously, 15,482, 7,738, 15,482 (dupe), 7,745, 8,223, 8,220, 1,713, 9,527, 2,716, and 1,516 members. Listings scroll at length -- the Music topic has 234 Groups, ranging in size from 5 to 5,738 members, with a median of 59, mean of 311.4, and a 90%ile of 743.5.
Below this is a grid of topics, 122 in all, ranging from Activism to Wellness, and including among them. A selected sample of these topics, with top groups listed members in (parens), follows:
To be clear: whilst I've not included every topic, I've sampled a majority of them above, and listed not an arbitrary selection, but the top few Groups under each topic.

Google+ Groups

The Google Plus expats group seems the most active of these by far.

Political Groups

It's curious that MeWe make a specific point in their FAQ that:
At MeWe we have absolutely no political agenda and we have a very straightforward Terms of Service. MeWe is for all law-abiding people everywhere in the world, regardless of political, ethnic, religious, sexual, and other preferences.
There are 403 political groups on MeWe. I won't list them all here, but the first 100 or so give a pretty clear idea of flavour. Again, membership is in (parentheses). Note that half the total political Groups memberships are in the first 21 groups listed here, the first 6 are 25% of the total.
  1. Donald J. Trump 2016 - Present (11486)
  2. The Conservative's Hangout (8345)
  3. Qanon Follow The White Rabbit (5600)
  4. Drain The Swamp (4978)
  5. Libertarians (4528)
  6. United We Stand Trump2020 (4216)
  7. The Right To Self Defense (3757)
  8. Alternative Media (3711)
  9. Hardcore Conservative Patriots for Trump (3192)
  10. Bastket Of Deplorables4Trump! (3032)
  11. Return of the Republic (2509)
  12. Infowars Chat Room Unofficial (2159)
  13. Donald Trump Our President 2017-2025 (2033)
  14. Berners for Progress (1963)
  15. Sean Hannity Fans (1901)
  16. The American Conservative (1839)
  17. I Am The NRA (1704)
  18. Tucker Carlson Fox News (1645)
  19. We Love Donald Trump (1611)
  20. MAGA - Make America Great Again (1512)
  21. Q (1396)
  22. ClashDaily.com (1384)
  23. news from the front (1337)
  24. Basket of Deplorables (1317)
  25. Payton's Park Bench (1283)
  26. Convention of States (1282)
  27. Britons For Brexit (1186)
  28. MoJo 5.0 Radio (1180)
  29. MeWe Free Press (1119)
  30. The Constitutionally Elite (1110)
  31. Libertarian (1097)
  32. WOMEN FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP (1032)
  33. AMERICANS AGAINST ISIS and OTHER ENEMIES (943)
  34. #WalkAway Campaign (894)
  35. ALEX JONES (877)
  36. The Lion Is Awake ! (854)
  37. We Support Donald Trump! (810)
  38. The Stratosphere Lounge (789)
  39. TRUMP-USA-HANDS OFF OUR PRESIDENT (767)
  40. Official Tea Party USA (749)
  41. Mojo50 Jackholes (739)
  42. Yes Scotland (697)
  43. "WE THE DEPLORABLE" - MOVE ON SNOWFLAKE! (688)
  44. Judge Jeanine Pirro Fans (671)
  45. Anarcho-Capitalism (658)
  46. Ted Cruz for President (650)
  47. No Lapdog Media (647)
  48. Q Chatter (647)
  49. Daily Brexit (636)
  50. Tucker Carlson Fox News (601)
  51. The Trumps Storm Group (600)
  52. QAnon-Patriots WWG1WGA (598)
  53. 100% American (569)
  54. Ladies For Donald Trump (566)
  55. Deep State (560)
  56. In the Name of Liberty (557)
  57. Material Planet (555)
  58. WikiUnderground (555)
  59. Trump NRA Free Speech Patriots on MeWe Gab.ai etc (546)
  60. Magna Carta Group (520)
  61. Constitutional Conservatives (506)
  62. Question Everything (503)
  63. Conspiracy Research (500)
  64. Bill O'Reilly Fans (481)
  65. Conservative Misfit's (479)
  66. Canadian politics (478)
  67. Anarchism (464)
  68. HARDCORE DEPLORABLES (454)
  69. Deplorable (450)
  70. Tampa Bay Trump Club (445)
  71. UK Politics (430)
  72. Bongino Fan Page (429)
  73. Radical Conservatives (429)
  74. RESIST THE RESISTANCE (419)
  75. The Deplorables (409)
  76. America's Freedom Fighters (401)
  77. Politically Incorrect & Proud (399)
  78. CONSERVATIVES FOR AMERICA ! (385)
  79. Political satire (383)
  80. RISE OF THE RIGHT (371)
  81. UK Sovereignty,Independence,Democracy -Everlasting (366)
  82. The Patriots Voting Coalition (359)
  83. End The Insanity (349)
  84. Coming American Civil War! (345)
  85. Constitutional Conservatives (343)
  86. United Nations Watch (342)
  87. A Revival Of The Critical Thinking Union (337)
  88. The New Libertarian (335)
  89. Libertarian Party (official ) (333)
  90. DDS United (Duterte Die-hard Supporters) (332)
  91. American Conservative Veterans (331)
  92. Anarchism/Agorism/Voluntaryism (328)
  93. America Needs Donald Trump (326)
  94. The UKIP Debating Society (321)
  95. Coalition For Trump (310)
  96. Egalitarianism (306)
  97. FRIENDS THAT LIKE JILL STEIN AND THE GREEN PARTY (292)
  98. 2nd Amendment (287)
  99. Never Forget #SethRich (286)
  100. Green Party Supporters 2020 (283)
It seems there is relatively little representation from the left wing, or even the centre, of the political spectrum. A case-insensitive match for "liberal" turns up:
Mainstream political parties are little represented, though again, the balance seems skewed searching on "(democrat|republic|gop)":
The terms "left" and "right" provide a few matches, not all strictly political-axis aligned:
Socialism and Communism also warrant a few mentions:
And there are some references to green, laboulabor parties:

Conclusion

Whilst there may not be a political agenda, there does appear to be at least a slight political bias to the site. And a distinctive skew on many other topical subjects.
Those seeking new homes online may wish to take this into account.

Updates

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Get to know more about HashBX Global Co.,Ltd and ASIC machines

Because the ASIC price is quite high. Sale of machine and managing after sales service is quite difficult. Because the machine is at the customer. A lot of settings Need to teach and the machine must be turned on all the time. This causes heat problems and electricity is equal to 18,000 BTU air per unit.
It is a great barrier to selling out the machine. The company saw the opportunity to build an ASIC facility for Cloud Mining with a capacity of 2 megawatts on an area of over 30 acres to provide services for those who want to hash up digital money. But no knowledge of Blockchain technology or knowledge of the machine. We also have the confidence to let users access our Mining farm site at any time. We can say that we are the first and only digital money hasher in Thailand that open to the public.
HashBx Global Official launch of ASIC (Algorithm specified integrated circuit) from the Bitmain manufacturer of Antminer and owner of Antpool the world’s largest hashing pool on July 7, 2015. At the present Hashbx Global Headquarters is located at №90, CW Tower, Unit A, 3002–3, 30th Floor, Ratchadapisek Road, Huaykwang, Bangkok 10310 and has a branch office at Phanat Nikhom to place ASIC machines. Hshbx’s Mining farm allows visitors to visit the place and see the machines. This is to eliminate the problem of the business of cloud mining, which is a matter of credibility itself. When asked about how to solve the problem of the image of the Cloud Mining that is currently considered a negative because there are many that were created just a website. No machine exists. And there are other safety measures. In other words, the user’s bitcoin are stored in cold storage and the bitcoin compensation is returned to the user in the event of a cold storage being stolen or a factory fire.
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===Highly Recommended Articles:
Superintelligence Risk Project Update II by Jeff Kaufman - Jeff's thoughts and the sources he found most useful. Project is wrapping up in a few day. Topics: Technical Distance to AI. Most plausible scenarios of Superintelligence risk. OpenPhil's notes on how progress was potentially stalled in Cryonics and Nanotech.
Superintelligence Risk Project Update by Jeff Kaufman - Links to the three most informative readings on AI risk. Details on the large number of people Jeff has talked to. Three fundamental points of view on AI-Safety. Three Fundamental points of disagreement. An update on the original questions Jeff was trying to answer.
Podcast The World Needs Ai Researchers Heres How To Become One by 80,000 Hours - "OpenAI’s latest plans and research progress. Concrete Papers in AI Safety, which outlines five specific ways machine learning algorithms can act in dangerous ways their designers don’t intend - something OpenAI has to work to avoid. How listeners can best go about pursuing a career in machine learning and AI development themselves."
Radical Book Club The Decentralized Left by davidzhines (Status 451) - The nature of leftwing organizing and what righties can learn from it. An exposition of multiple books on radical left organization building. Major themes are "doing the work" and "decentralized leadership".
Study Of The Week To Remediate Or Not To Remediate by Freddie deBoer - Should low math proficiency students take remedial algebra or credit bearing statistics. The City University of New York ran an actual randomized study to test this. The study had pretty good controls. For example students were randomly assigned to three groups, participating professors taught one section of each group.
Kenneth Arrow On The Welfare Economics Of Medical Care A Critical Assessment by Artir (Nintil) - "Kenneth Arrow wrote a paper in 1963, Uncertainty and the Welfare Economics of Medical Care. This paper tends to appear in debates regarding whether healthcare can be left to the market (like bread), or if it should feature heavy state involvement. Here I explain what the paper says, and to what extent it is true."
Becoming Stronger Together by b4yes (lesswrong) - "About a year ago, a secret rationalist group was founded. This is a report of what the group did during that year."
The Destruction Of American Cuisine by Small Truths - America used to have a tremendous number of regional cuisines, most are dead. They were killed by supermarkets and frozen food. This has been costly both in terms of culture and health (antibiotic resistance, crop monoculture risk)
===Scott:
Targeting Meritocracy by Scott Alexander - Education and merit are different. Programming is one of the last meritocracies, this lets disadvantaged people get into the field. If a job is high impact we want to hire on merit. The original, literal meaning of meritocracy is important.
Classified Thread 2 Best In Classified by Scott Alexander - Scott is promoting a project to accelerate the trend of rationalists living near each other. There are four houses available for rent near Ward Street in Berkeley. Ward street is currently the rationalist hub in the Bay. Commenters can advertise other projects and services.
Url Of Sandwich by Scott Alexander - Standard links post, somewhat longer than usual.
Opec Thread by Scott Alexander - Bi-weekly open thread. Update on Scott and Katja's travels. Salt Lake City Meetup highlight. Topher Brennan is running for Senate.
Can We Link Perception And Cognition by Scott Alexander - SSC survey optical illusions. "So there seems to be a picture where high rates of perceptual ambiguity are linked to being weirder and (sometimes, in a very weak statistical way) lower-functioning." Speculation about fundamental connections between perception and cognitive style. Ideas for further research.
Change Minds Or Drive Turnout by Scott Alexander - Extreme candidates lower turnout among their own party. Is base turnout really the only thing that matters? Lots of quotes from studies.
===Rationalist:
Learning From Past Experiences by mindlevelup - "This is about finding ways to quickly learn from past experiences to inform future actions. We briefly touch upon different learning models." Model-based and Model-Free reinforcement learning. Practical advice and examples.
How Long Has Civilization Been Going by Elo (BearLamp) - Human agricultural society is only 342-1000 generations old. "Or when you are 24 years old you have lived one day for every year humans have had written records." Human civilization is only a few hundred lifetimes old.
Choices Are Bad by Zvi Moshowitz - Choices reduce perceived value. Choices require time and energy. Making someone choose is imposing a real cost.
Erisology Of Self And Will: The Gulf by Everything Studies - "Part 4 will discuss some scientific disciplines with bearing on the self, and how their results are interpreted differently by the traditional paradigm vs. the scientific."
Philosophy Vs Duck Tests by Robin Hanson - Focusing on deep structure vs adding up weak cues. If it looks like an x... More discussion of whether most people will consider ems people and/or conscious.
Knowing How To Define by AellaGirl - "These are three ways in which a word can be ‘defined’ – the role it plays in the world around it (the up-definition), synonyms (lateral-definition), and the parts which construct the thing (down-definition)." Applications to morality and free-will.
Change Is Bad by Zvi Moshowitz - "Change space, like mind space, is deep and wide. Friendly change space isn’t quite to change space what friendly mind space is to mind space, but before you apply any filters of common sense, it’s remarkably close." A long list of conditions that mean change has lower expected value. Why we still need to make changes. Keep your eyes open.
Meditation Insights Suffering And Pleasure Are Intrinsically Bound Together by Kaj Sotala - The concrete goal of meditation is to train your peripheral awareness. Much suffering comes from false promises of pleasure. Procrastinating to play a videogame won't actually make you feel better. Temptation losses its power once you truly see the temptations for what they truly are.
Be My Neighbor by Katja Grace - Katja lives in a rationalist house on ward street in Berkeley and its great. The next step up is a rationalist neighborhood. Katja is promoting the same four houses as Scott. Be her neighbor?
What Value Subagents by G Gordan (Map and Territory) - Splitting the mind into subagents is a common rationalist model (links to Alicorn, Briene Yudkowsky, etc). However the author preferred model is a single process with inconsistent preferences. Freud. System 1 and System 2. The rider and the Elephant become one. Subagents as masks. Subagents as epicycles.
The Order Of The Soul by Ben Hoffman (Compass Rose) - The philosophy of accepting things vs the impulse to reshape them. Many philosophical and psychological models split the soul into three. Internalized authority vs seeing the deep structure of moral reality. In some sense math is the easiest thing in the world to learn. School poisons the enjoyment of rational thought. Lockhart's lament. Feynman. Eichmann and thinking structurally.
Aliens Merely Sleeping by Tyler Cowen - The universe is currently too hot for artificial life to be productive. Advanced civilizations might be freezing themselves until the universe cools. "They could achieve up to 1030 times more than if done today" [short]
Book Reviews by Torello (lesswrong) - Rationalist Adjacent. Each book has an interesting 'ideas per page' rating. Homo Deus, Sapiens, Super-intelligence, Surfaces and Essences, What Technology Wants, Inside Jokes, A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind.
Geometers Scribes Structure Intelligence by Ben Hoffman (Compass Rose) - "How does spatial reasoning lead to formal, logical reasoning?" Fluid and crystalized intelligence. Some history of Philosophy. How social dynamics lead to the evolution of reasoning. Talmudic and Western law, and their oddities. Universal Grammar and connecting with the divine. FizzBuzz.
High Dimensional Societies by Robin Hanson - In high dimensional space the distance between points varies less. What implications does this have for 'spatial' social science models (ex analogues of 1D spectrums and 2D graphs).
Feelings In The Map by Elo (BearLamp) - Confusion is not a property of the external world. The same holds for many emotions. Non-violent communication and speaking from your own perspective.
Lesswrong Is Not About Forum Software by enye-word (lesswrong) - The best way to increase activity on lesswrong is to get back the top posters, especially Scott and Eliezer.
Explication by mindlevelup - "This essay is about explication, the notion of making things specific. I give some examples involving Next Actions and systematization. This might also just be obvious to many people. Part of it is also a rehash of Act Into Uncertainty. Ultimately, explication is about changing yourself."
Concrete Instructions by Elo (BearLamp) - "The objective test of whether the description is concrete is whether the description can be followed by an anonymous person to produce the same experience." Some examples including the 'paper folding game'.
Human Seems Low Dimensional by Robin Hanson - 'Humanness' seems to be a one dimensional variable. Hence people are likely to consider ems conscious and worthy of decent treatment since ems are human-like on many important factors. Some discussion of a study where people rated how human-like various entities were.
Erisology Of Self And Will: A Natural Offering by Everything Studies - A description of naturalism and it relation to science. Daniel Dennet. Many philosophers are still dualists about the self. The self as a composite. Freedom as emergent.
The Hungry Brain by Bayesian Investor - A short review that focuses on the basics of Guynet's ideas and meta-discussion of why Guynet included so much neuroscience. "Guyenet provides fairly convincing evidence that it’s simple to achieve a healthy weight while feeling full. (E.g. the 20 potatoes a day diet)."
Boost From The Best by Robin Hanson - [Age of Em] How many standard deviations above the mean will be the best em be? How much better will they be than the second best em? How much of a wage/leisure premium will the best em receive.
Becoming Stronger Together by b4yes (lesswrong) - "About a year ago, a secret rationalist group was founded. This is a report of what the group did during that year."
In Praise Of Fake Frameworks by Valentine (lesswrong) - "I use a lot of fake frameworks — that is, ways of seeing the world that are probably or obviously wrong in some important way. I think this is an important skill. There are obvious pitfalls, but I think the advantages are more than worth it. In fact, I think the "pitfalls" can even sometimes be epistemically useful."
Letter To Future Layperson by Sailor Vulcan (BYS) - A letter from someone in our age to someone post singularity. Description of the hardships and terrors of pre-singularity life. Emotional and poetic. ~5K words.
===AI:
Conversation With An Ai Researcher by Jeff Kaufman - The anonymous researcher thinks AI progress is almost entirely driven by hardware and data. Back propagation has existed for a long time. Go would have taken at least 10 more years if go-aI work had remained constrained by academic budgets.
Openai Baselines PPO by Open Ai - "We’re releasing a new class of reinforcement learning algorithms, Proximal Policy Optimization (PPO), which perform comparably or better than state-of-the-art approaches while being much simpler to implement and tune. PPO has become the default reinforcement learning algorithm at OpenAI because of its ease of use and good performance."
Superintelligence Risk Project Update II by Jeff Kaufman - Jeff's thoughts and the sources he found most useful. Project is wrapping up in a few day. Topics: Technical Distance to AI. Most plausible scenarios of Superintelligence risk. OpenPhil's notes on how progress was potentially stalled in Cryonics and Nanotech.
Real Debate Robots Education by Tyler Cowen - Robots are already becoming part of the classroom. K-12 is an artificially creation anyway. Robots can help autistic or disabled children. Children sometimes trust robots too much.
Robust Adversarial Inputs by Open Ai - "We’ve created images that reliably fool neural network classifiers when viewed from varied scales and perspectives. This challenges a claim from last week that self-driving cars would be hard to trick maliciously since they capture images from multiple scales, angles, perspectives, and the like."
What Is Overfitting Exactly by Andrew Gelman - "If your model is correct, “overfitting” is impossible. In its usual form, “overfitting” comes from using too weak of a prior distribution."
Conversation With Bryce Wiedenbeck by Jeff Kaufman - "AGI is possible, it could be a serious problem, but we can't productively work on it now." AGI will look very different from current technologies. Utility functions are a poor model of human behavior.
Examples Of Superintelligence Risk by Jeff Kaufman - A series of extended quotes describing ways AI with innocent seeming goals can destroy the world. Authors: Nick Bostrom, Eliezer (and collaborators), Luke M, 80K hours, Tim Urban. Jeff finds them unpersuasive and asks for better ones. Lots of interesting comments. Eleizer himself comments describing how 'paperclip maximizers' might realistically occur.
Superintelligence Risk Project Update by Jeff Kaufman - Links to the three most informative readings on AI risk. Details on the large number of people Jeff has talked to. Three fundamental points of view on AI-Safety. Three Fundamental points of disagreement. An update on the original questions Jeff was trying to answer.
Conversation With Michael Littman by Jeff Kaufman - CS Professor at Brown's opinions: Deep Learning is surprisingly brittle in his experience. General Intelligence will require large fundamental advances. The AI risk community isn't testing their ideas so they probably aren't making real progress.
===EA:
EAGX Relaunch by Roxanne_Heston (EA forum) - The EA global satellite EAGA-X conferences have been low activity. Changes: More funding and flexibility. Standardized formats. Fewer groups approved. Stipends to primary organizers.
Uncertainty Smoothes Out Differences In Impact by The Foundational Research Institute - Many inside view evaluations conclude that one intervention is orders of magnitude more effective than another. Uncertainty significantly reduces these ratios.
Autonomy: A Search For A Measure Will Pearson (EA forum) - "I shall introduce a relatively formal measure of autonomy, based on the intuition that it is the ability to do things by yourself with what you have. The measure introduced allows you to move from less to more autonomy, without being black and white about it. Then I shall talk about how increasing autonomy fits in with the values of movements such as poverty reduction, ai risk reduction and the reduction of suffering."
Eight media articles on GiveDirectly, Cash Transers and Basic Income.- A world where 8 men own as much wealth as 3.6 billion people by GiveDirectly -
More Giving Vs Doing by Jeff Kaufman - EA is moving far more money than it used to and the ramp up will continue. This means direct work has become relatively more valuable. Nonetheless giving money is still useful, capacity isn't being filled. Jeff plans on earning to give based on his personal constraints.
Why I Think The Foundational Research Institute by Mike Johnson (EA forum) - A description of the FRI. Good things about FRI. FRI's research framework and why the author is worried. Eight long objections. TLDR: "functionalism ("consciousness is the sum-total of the functional properties of our brains") sounds a lot better than it actually turns out to be in practice. In particular, functionalism makes it impossible to define ethics & suffering in a way that can mediate disagreements."
Tranquilism by The Foundational Research Institute - A paper arguing that reducing suffering is more important than promoting happiness. Axiology. Non-consciousness. Common Objections. Conclusion.
An Argument For Why The Future May Be Good by Ben West (EA forum) - Factory farming shows that humans are deeply cruel. Technology enabled this cruelty, perhaps the future will be even darker. Counterargument: Humans are lazy, not evil. Humans as a group will spend at least small amounts altruistically. In the future the cost of reducing suffering will go down low enough that suffering will be rare or non-existent.
Arguments Moral Advocacy by The Foundational Research Institute - "What does moral advocacy look like in practice? Which values should we spread, and how? How effective is moral advocacy compared to other interventions such as directly influencing new technologies? What are the most important arguments for and against focusing on moral advocacy?"
An Argument For Broad And Inclusive by Kaj Sotala (EA forum) - "I argue for a very broad, inclusive EA, based on the premise that the culture of a region is more important than any specific group within that region... As a concrete strategy, I propose a division into low-level and high-level EA"
Not Everybody wants a Goat by GiveDirectly - Eight links on GiveDirectly, Cash Transfers, Effective Altruism and Basic Income.
Mid Year Update by The GiveWell Blog - Encouraging more charities to apply. More research of potential interventions. Short operations recap. GiveWell is focusing more on outreach.
===Politics and Economics:
College Tuition by Tom Bartleby - Sticker prices for college have gone up 15K in twenty years, but the average actual cost has only gone up 2.5K. High prices are almost compensated by high aid. Advantage: more equitable access to education. Disadvantages: Not everyone knows about the aid, financial aid is large enough it can seriously distort family financial decisions.
War Of Wages Part 1 Apples And Walmarts by Jacob Falkovich (Put A Number On It!) - The Author thinks minimum wage hurts the poor. Walmart can't afford higher wages. Copenhagan Interpretation of Ethics: Walmart helps the poor and gets blamed, Apple does nothing for the poor but avoids blame.
Links 10 by Artir (Nintil) - Tons of links. Economics, Psychology, AI, Philosophy, Misc.
Pretend Ask Answer by Ben Hoffman (Compass Rose) - A short dialogue about Patriarchy and the meaning of oppression. Defensive actions are often a response to bad faith from the other side. Its not ok to explicitly say you think your partner is arguing in bad faith.
Cultural Studies Ironically Is Something Of A Colonizer by Freddie deBoer - An origin story for Writing Studies. The fields initial methodological diversity. Cultural studies took over the field, empirical work has been pushed out. Evidence that some cultural studies professors really do believe its fundamentally bigoted to do science and empirical research endangers marginalized students. The field has become insular.
The Dark Arts Examples From The Harris Adams Debate by Stabilizer (lesswrong) - The author accuses Scott Adams of using various dark Arts: Changing the subject, Motte-and-bailey, Euphemisation, Diagnosis, Excusing, Cherry-picking evidence.
Study Of The Week Modest But Real Benefits From Lead Exposure Interventions by Freddie deBoer - Freddie reviews a survey he found via SSC. The study had very good controls. Methodology is explained and key graphs are posted and discussed. Scott and Freddie seem to agree on the facts but have a different opinion on how large to consider the effects.
Descriptive And Prescriptive Standards by Simon Penner (Status 451) - Leadership means winning the Keynesian Beauty Contest. Public opinion doesn't exist as a stable reality. Prescribing public opinion. Dangers of social reform and leaders twisting the facts to promote noble outcomes.
A Taylorism For All Seasons by Lou (sam[]zdat) - "Christopher Lasch – The Culture of Narcissism, part 1/X, current essay being more of an overview." A Masquerade where you must act out the mask you choose.
Mechanism Agnostic Low Plasticity Educational Realism by Freddie deBoer - Freddie's educational philosophy. People sort into persistent academic strata. Educational attainment is heavily determined by factors outside of school's control. The mechanism differences in academic ability is unknown. Social and political implications.
Kin Aesthetics Excommunicate Me From The Church Of Social Justice by Frances Lee - A SJ-insider's critical opinion of SJ. Fear of being impure. Original Sin. Reproducing colonial structures of power and domination within social justice. Everyday Feminism's belittling articles. More humility. Bringing humanity to everyone, even those who have been inhumane.
Study Of The Week To Remediate Or Not To Remediate by Freddie deBoer - Should low math proficiency students take remedial algebra or credit bearing statistics. The City University of New York ran an actual randomized study to test this. The study had pretty good controls. For example students were randomly assigned to three groups, participating professors taught one section of each group.
Should We Build Lots More Housing In San Francisco: Three Reasons People Disagree by Julia Galef - For each of the three reasons Julia describes multiple sub-reasons. More housing might not lower prices much. More housing won't help the poor. NIMBY objections might be legitimate.
Kenneth Arrow On The Welfare Economics Of Medical Care A Critical Assessment by Artir (Nintil) - "Kenneth Arrow wrote a paper in 1963, Uncertainty and the Welfare Economics of Medical Care. This paper tends to appear in debates regarding whether healthcare can be left to the market (like bread), or if it should feature heavy state involvement. Here I explain what the paper says, and to what extent it is true."
Thoughts On Doxxing by Ozy (Thing of Things) - CNN found the identity of the guy who made the video of Trump beating up CNN. They implied they would dox him if he continued being racist. Is doxxing him ok? What about doxxing someone who runs jailbait? Ozy discusses the practical effect of doxxing and unleashing hate mobs.
On The Seattle Minimum Wage Study Part 2 by Zvi Moshowitz - Several relevant links are included. Seattle's economic boom and worker composition changes are important factors. Zvi dives deep into the numbers and tries to resolve an apparent contradiction.
Radical Book Club The Decentralized Left by davidzhines (Status 451) - The nature of leftwing organizing and what righties can learn from it. An exposition of multiple books on radical left organization building. Major themes are "doing the work" and "decentralized leadership".
On The Seattle Minimum Wage Study Part 1 by Zvi Moshowitz - The claimed effect sizes are huge. Zvi's priors about the minimum wage. Detailed description of some of the paper's methods and how it handle potential issues. Discussion of the raw data. More to come in part 2.
===Misc:
Childcare II by Jeff Kaufman - A timeline of childcare for Jeff's two children. Methods: Staying at home, Daycare, Au pair, Nanny.
Easier Chess Problem by protokol2020 - How many pieces do you need to capture a black queen?
Book Review Mathematics For Computer Science by richard_reitz (lesswrong) - Why the text should be in the MIRI research guide. Intro. Prereqs. Detailed comparisons to similar texts. Complaints.
Information is Physical by Scott Aaronson - Is information is physical a contentful expression? Why 'physics is information' is tautological. A proposed definition. Double slit experiment. Observation in Quantum Mechanics. Information takes up a minimum amount of space. Entropy. Information has nowhere to go.
Book Review Working Effectively With Legacy Code By Michael C Feathers by Eli Bendersky - To improve code we must refactor, to refactor we have to test, making code testable may take heroic efforts. "The techniques described by the author are as terrible as the code they're up against."
The Ominouslier Roar Of The Bitcoin Wave by Artem and Venkat (ribbonfarm) - A video visualizing and audiolizing the bitcoin blockchain. A related dialogue.
From Monkey Neurons To The Meta Brain by Hal Morris (ribbonfarm) - Neurons that only fire in response to Jennifer Anniston. Mirror Neurons. Theory of Mind. The path from copying movement to human-level empathy. Infant development. Dreams as social simulator. Communicating with our models of other people. He rapidly accelerating and dangerous future. We need to keep our mind open to possibilities.
Newtonism Question by protokol2020 - Balancing Forces. Gravity problem.
Short Interview Writing by Tyler Cowen - Tyler Cowen's writing habits. Many concrete details such as when he writes and what program he uses. Some more general thoughts on writing such as Tyler's surprising answer to which are his favorite books on writing.
Unexpected by protokol2020 - Discussion of gaps between primes. "Say, that you have just sailed across some recordly wide composite lake and you are on a prime island again. What can you expect, how much wider will the next record lake be?"
Interacting With A Long Running Child Process In Python by Eli Bendersky - Using the subprocess module to run an http server. Solutions and analysis of common use cases. Lots of code.
4d Mate Problem by protokol2020 - How many queens do you need to get a checkmate in 4D chess.
The Destruction Of American Cuisine by Small Truths - America used to have a tremendous number of regional cuisines, most are dead. They were killed by supermarkets and frozen food. This has been costly both in terms of culture and health (antibiotic resistance, crop monoculture risk)
===Podcast:
Sally Satel On Organ Donation by EconTalk - "The challenges of increasing the supply of donated organs for transplantation and ways that public policy might increase the supply." Tax Credits. The ethics of donor compensation.
Podcast The World Needs Ai Researchers Heres How To Become One by 80,000 Hours - "OpenAI’s latest plans and research progress. Concrete Papers in AI Safety, which outlines five specific ways machine learning algorithms can act in dangerous ways their designers don’t intend – something OpenAI has to work to avoid. How listeners can best go about pursuing a career in machine learning and AI development themselves."
88 Must We Accept A Nuclear North Korea by Waking Up with Sam Harris - "Mark Bowden and the problem of a nuclear-armed North Korea."
Triggered by Waking Up with Sam Harris - "Sam Harris and Scott Adams debate the character and competence of President Trump."
Conversation Atul Gawande by Tyler Cowen - The marginal value of health care, AI progress in medicine, fear of genetic engineering, whether the checklist method applies to marriage, FDA regulation, surgical regulation, Michael Crichton and Stevie Wonder, wearables, what makes him weep, Knausgaard and Ferrante, why surgeons leave sponges in patients.
Nneka Jones Tapia by The Ezra Klein Show - The first psychologist to run a prison. 30% of inmates have diagnosed mental health problems. Mental heath view of the penal system, balancing punishment and treatment, responsibility versus mental instability, the tension between what we use jail for and what we should use jail for.
Tamar Haspel by EconTalk - "Why technology helps make some foods inexpensive, how animals are treated, the health of the honey bee, and whether eggs from your backyard taste any better than eggs at the grocery."
From Cells To Cities by Waking Up with Sam Harris - "Biological and social systems scale, the significance of fractals, the prospects of radically extending human life, the concept of “emergence” in complex systems, the importance of cities, the necessity for continuous innovation"
Inside The World Of Supertraining: Mark Bell by Tim Feriss - "Mark’s most important lessons for building strength. How to avoid injury and breakdown. Lesser-known training techniques that nearly everyone overlooks. How Mark became a millionaire by offering his gym memberships for free."
Eddie Izzard by The Ezra Klein Show - 27 marathons in 27 days, process for writing jokes, why he wants to run for parliament, inspiration from Al Franken's, borrowing confidence from his future self. What he learned as a street performer, routines are based on history and anthropology, World War I, 'cake or death?'. His gender identity, and how he integrated it into his act early on, etc.
Martha Nussbaum by EconTalk - "The tension between acquiring power and living a life of virtue. Topics discussed include Hamilton's relationship with Aaron Burr, Burr's complicated historical legacy, and the role of the humanities in our lives."
Rs 188 Robert Kurzban On Being Strategically Wrong by Rationally Speaking - Why Everyone (Else) is a Hypocrite." The "modular mind" hypothesis, and how it explains hypocrisy, self-deception, and other seemingly irrational features of human nature.
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Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech For Philippine Real Estate - The Real Estate Group Philippines

I saw a redditor here post these topics/links: First Bitcoin Real Estate Purchase Recorded in Texas & First Sale of Property with Bitcoin Done Successfully Sumaré / SP
It got me inspired to write an opinion piece. My country, the Philippines, despite having a tough talking president, is still riddled with corruption and red-tape. The industry that I'm working in (Real Estate) have barely improved over the past 10-years. I do believe Bitcoin and the Blockchain technology have a great potential to disrupt and improve the Philippine real estate industry.
Disclaimer - I'm not an expert on both topic but I am very enthusiastic about it.
Here's my opinion:
To get things started, history was made in Austin, Texas when a house was purchased purely via Bitcoin: First Bitcoin Real Estate Purchase Recorded in Texas Another case was recorded in the city of Sumaré, located in the State of São Paulo, Brazil: First Sale of Property with Bitcoin Done Successfully Sumaré / SP
Real estate sellers, buyers and sales professionals are finally moving the needle.
The Philippines is a potentially bright spot for Bitcoin and here's why.
The Philippine Central Bank released last 13 January 2017 its "Results of the 2014 Consumer Finance Survey".
One headline stands out:
Eighty six percent (86%) of households are unbanked
The report reads:
Majority of households or 86 percent did not have a deposit account. This means that only the remaining 14 percent save their money in banks. The foremost reason cited by households for not having a deposit account was not having enough money to keep an account.
Other reasons cited by households were: (1) do not need a bank/cash account (2 percent), (2) bank/institution location is far (1.7 percent), (3) cannot manage an account (1.2 percent), (4) service charges are too high (1.0 percent), and other reasons (1.6 percent) such as minimum balance is too high, do not like to deal with banks/institutions and do not trust banks/institutions.
Based on the odds ratios, results show that majority of household heads who are employed in private establishments and government are banked. In contrast, majority of household heads who are self-employed, worked for private household, other household’s farm, and in other informal occupations, are unbanked.
This is the reality on the ground. No matter how everyone glosses over the improved economic situation of the country, our financial institutions & infrastructures are still apparently inadequate to support the masses in moving and expanding their money.
Just recently, we hired a staff member and learnt that he had no bank account. He uses LBC Pera Padala (LBC remittance) & other local, non-bank money transfer platforms to send money to people in the provinces. Bitcoin easily solves this problem. As everybody on this subreddit knows, Bitcoin users could conveniently & safely send coins to each other via their mobile wallets, without relying on banks or 3rd-party authority.
My friend, Federico Tenga, co-founder of Chainside, sent a coin from Italy to the Philippines, the transfer just took a few minutes.
The only thing holding the Philippines back is mass adoption, but we're moving slowly, but surely in that direction. There are currently only a handful of bitcoin exchanges (registered & non registered operating in the country).
PhilippineStar.com reports:
BSP approves registration of 2 bitcoin exchange operators
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has approved the registration of two companies to engage in the operation of bitcoin exchanges as part of efforts to regulate the fast growing but potentially risky virtual currency industry.
Coindesk even had a headline that reads:
The Philippines Just Released New Rules for Bitcoin Exchanges
The more bitcoin exchanges we have, the faster this mass adoption would take place.
Now, we go back to Bitcoin & Blockchain tech's impact to Philippine real estate. The first Philippine real estate sale that would be transacted through Bitcoin would (or might) have a huge significant impact to our general society.
This will signal a strong confidence not only in the cryptocurrency itself but also in the blockchain technology that powers it. Smart contracts and title transfers through blockchain tech & other related services may very well soon follow, thus (i) accelerating the advancement in local & international transactions, (ii) improving the industry's safety feature against fraudulent documents, (iii) mitigating data loss & (iv) effectively organizing the chaotic real estate services industry.
As an example, here in the Philippines, majority of the contracts and property titles are still on paper, which are most often lost due to fire, flood & other natural calamities. Its take a significant amount of time to reconstruct a title, blockchain tech will resolve this, since a title made under the blockchain tech would have multiple copies that cannot be destroyed or hacked or altered maliciously.
Furthermore, the current real estate services industry is very problematic with many scams and fraudulent activities still continue unabated. Multiple listings of the same property are being spammed all over the internet. Third-world problems that could be resolved by the Blockchain since it's a:
digital ledger in which transactions made in bitcoin or another cryptocurrency are recorded chronologically and publicly. -blockchain-documentary.com
continuously growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography. -Wikipedia
Many governments have already taken steps to harness the power of blockchain technology, here's a great example:
The First Government To Secure Land Titles On The Bitcoin Blockchain Expands Project
Academics have also started exploring the possibilities of this new tech. Take a look at this:
Blockchain: Digitally Rebuilding the Real Estate Industry by Avi Spielman
Utilizing Bitcoin and Blockchain tech in the Philippine real estate industry is the way to the future. I'm just hoping that the old politicians and bureaucrats controlling our industry gets thrown out or replaced by young and open-minded ones.
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Transcript of George Webb Video Series Part 303 "Hillary's Leakers, Hackers, and Henchmen" [@Georgwebb / #HRCRatline]

  • George Webb Delivers Imran's Bitcoin To Rahm - YouTube
    • George has a long live session for Q and A
    • Clowns around with with the idea of hangliding into the FBI building and stealing hard drives full of bitcoin to give to Rahm Emanuel
    • Truly, George is the new most interesting man in the world\
    • McCabe's dog is name Coup Coup Ka Chew. Or maybe it's not. (it's jeremiah. only stupid mccabe would name his dog jeremiah)
  • Day 167.1. 20 Saipov "Visa Lottery Winners", 20 Blackberries - Managing Deep Uranium Ratline? - YouTube
    • It's day 167 this is part 1
    • And I'm getting a tooth out back here molars coming out
    • So I appreciate that, for the wonderful contribution by the viewers to give me that for free--I appreciate it
    • Last night we tried to arrange a meeting between Task Force and Robyn Gritz
    • And it was in the area of Pleasant Prairie near the border of Wisconsin
    • We don't give away the exact location
    • Now, everybody's gonna say Pleasant Prairie Pleasant Prairie: oh is that where Paul Ryan did the FoxConn deal
    • The foxconn is is the manufacturer in China China China China that makes the iPhone
    • And that's a two hundred fifty billion dollar investment that Trump did
    • So that's that's nice when that goes into your district
    • I think I'm pretty sure Pleasant Prairie is in Paul Ryan's district--is that ways quitting, because that's enough money to live on forever?
    • I don't know who knows?
    • But I don't know if I'm be able to upload this that's why I had to do the live stream yesterday
    • So sorry that was a little haphazard
    • But I really want to get the blues sisters together
    • I think this is really important--Robyn Gritz has that nuclear--she did all these nuclear negotiations in Iran...I don't want her to give away anything obviously classified
    • But we have an expert--a top world expert
    • And then we have somebody who at the state and local level has been involved in all these domestic activities
    • So it'd just be great to put the blues sisters together at the International with the with the National to really lend more expertise
    • So I know Robyn doesn't necessarily want to become a blues sister
    • And remake the Blues Brothers
    • But--you could see I wish I could have done the whole Saipov--loop in one go--by the cop car with a cop shocks and the cop tires, and the cop engine
    • And a half a pack of cigarettes full tank of gas--go down to Raja Foods--get the hawala send it back on a plane to Pakistan, pull off the halal, cash it for chips, convert it to Bitcoin, take the Bitcoin down to Rahm
    • I wish I could have done that all one go--as a blues brother--kind of Saipov
    • Now, everyone says, "well George, 19 Saipovs, 20 Blackberries: did each Saipov get a blackberry?"
    • And that was why Saipov had all these trucking companies?
    • You found five trucking companies, but were there 20?
    • Was each Saipov really a Saipov, were they all from Tashkent?
    • Were they all recruited by Craig Murray in Tashkent?
    • And I was surprised to learn Saipov was from Tashkent
    • The other thing that came out of yesterday was the 16 tons of what-do-you-get
    • You get you get a hell of a lot of valuable over Uranium that never made it--that from that megatons to megawatts--never made it to the United States
    • The 16 tons was in the Ukraine
    • Now, it moved somewhere
    • Was Deep Uranium right again?
    • It was all moved to Astana
    • Astana was this deep underground
    • I mean the story as actually going toward Deep Uranium
    • I mean that's where it is if you add up the value of that by going by hot Bob highly enriched Mueller's--quarter pounder, eight million a quarter pounder
    • That comes out to 4.48 trillion dollars
    • So as they were taking little bits off the top--selling off the Uranium to different nuclear powers
    • They put the drugs in there Rahm--wants
    • Now, I'm not saying these aren't legal drugs legal quarter weight drugs to sell to our veterans
    • But that is what Deep Uranium said a year ago
    • So I just keep finding a Deep Uranium's credibility is just getting confirmed by all these experts along the way
    • We'll keep following this story, but I have this feeling that Robyn Gritz is expertise in Iran is gonna lend to the same kind of it's gonna be just yet another part of the Uranium ratline for their developing nuclear program
  • Day 167.3. KGB Agent In Next Room - Rahm’s Abbott Labs VeroPharm Agents? - YouTube
    • Day 167 the anesthetic is in
    • You can see over there is not on the x-ray
    • But you can see clearly there's no no identifiable information there
    • Before I numb up, this this nuclear cities program--there's a KGB--this gal she's in the next room
    • Her father is in the KGB now
    • I don't know if Rahm Emanuel sent over the KGB, but she told the dentist: if anything happens to me you're in trouble
    • True story she works for Abbott labs I believe the drug is called Respiral {? / respirol? -- that's for breathing George...bronchodialator }
    • I said immediately to him tell me tell me tell me if it's Verro Pharma
  • Day 167.4. Q’s Triple AAA Clue - Astana to Awans to Alexandria? - YouTube
    • Day 164 this is part excuse-me 167 this is part 4
    • Tooth is out: extraction is a little bit like extracting HEU from Ukraine and taking it to Astana
    • So Q's out with a clue with Triple A about the Awans--the Triple A and the kill box
    • And I again, I talked to Deep Uranium on the kill box
    • When a opponent goes around a corner that's the perfect time to ambush them, and then you bottle them up as they go around the corner
    • And then that's the kill box
    • You get them from both sides in a kind of a box Deep Uranium is the one that said that Astana was the starting point of the ratline
    • I think that's where the 16 tons of HEU goes
    • I published a piece about 128 tons was the total nuclear inventory of plutonium from the Russians in 1991, when the Soviet Union collapsed
    • It's about 700 tons of HEU
    • So could 16 tons of that huge amount of Uranium
    • And plutonium have been diverted to Astana? you bet
    • So I do think all clues lead to Uranium
    • And the clue this morning on on Triple A it could have been the start of the ratline a being the Astana
    • And then the Awans to a place like Alexandria or it could be the people involved Hina Alvi, Imran Awan, and also Adila, his sister
    • So there's a lot of aides that go from Astana to the Awans to Alexandria
    • But we don't know what they were
    • But Q definitely was dropping big hints today on the triple A's
    • I think Astana most Americans don't know where it is
    • Again, if you don't remember trip Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan is one of the key--I think I believe it's capital of Kazakhstan at the top of our ratline
    • Deep Uranium over a year ago saying that's the beginning the ratline for the Uranium coming to the United States
    • And the drugs went with it, underneath
    • The yellowcake was on top or whatever the HEU
    • And the bottom was the white cake
    • Weapons in the other direction
    • Also weapons going out of Pakistan to Isis through the Pakistan Ordnance Factory
  • Day 167.5. More Q Clue - Triple A - Astana - Awans - ARMZ? - YouTube
    • Day 167
    • And this is part 5
    • And you don't have to comment about Q to wait for feedback
    • Everyone's saying, "George you dum-dum dodo head {{ no one is saying that }} don't you realize the third A is ARMZ, John Podesta's ARMZ company for arms"
    • And that is supported by this Muller announcing this new memo
    • Muller was enabled as a special prosecutor in May of last year 2017 by Rod Rosenstein
    • But now, there's a secret memo that's come to light that came out two months later, in August, enabling him to look at the Ukrainian situation Ukrainian trade with Paul Manafort and who? Oleg Deripaska
    • None of the people we introduced you to ever are not a key part later on down the road it seems
    • So what do we know about Oleg Deripaska?
    • Well could it be that the Awans the it's Astana to Awans and ARMZ? Maybe...
    • And were the Awans just doing the Uranium layer with the one two three with with Manafort
    • And was Deripaska doing the arms and drugs below that with Rahm, with the 20 Saipov trucking agencies, with the 20 Blackberries? Could be
    • So that's a wrinkle I'm sorry I missed ARMZ
    • Please accept my apologies
    • AAA = Astana Awans ARMZ
  • Day 167.6. Sweet Home Chicago - Blues Sisters - YouTube
    • It's day 167 this is part one it's cold here in the Windy City
    • So we decided to stay a few more days in Chicago
    • And the reason being is (sorry about the wind) is the Task Force it's really not just Task Force our local and state police representative who you know as Task Force
    • But really we want to add to the Task Force we want to add professionals from the FBI, especially like a Roby Gritz or a Mike McMahan on this subject of vetting
    • Vetting is very much in the news (I'll pan around here a little bit) vetting very much in the news
    • Now, hopefully that helps with the wind' vetting very much in the news with 44 different Democrats not vetting the Awans--any of them
    • Three of them being on the Intelligence Committee
    • So we're going to talk about different techniques of vetting that professionals use
    • We're not going to disclose anything classified like simultaneous interviews, or corroborating interviews, or recursive questioning, or none of those things will be discussed
    • We won't give away any classified information
    • But what we will do is talk about vetting, and how we might go about vetting the Awans, because it's never too late to do an assessment a damage assessment of what actually was exfiltrated out of the United States
    • What was in those hundreds of suspicious activity reports (SARs) going to Pakistan?
    • What was in those terabytes going to Pakistan?
    • Now, still we don't know the question
    • Now, there's rumors that Jesse Liu of the attorney general's office in the DC district has gone back to the grand jury, and may be considering an up charge for the Awans
    • So we don't know if that's true or not
    • But that certainly would be something that would be with no vetting we have no idea now
    • Luke Rosiak I heard him on today on a on a radio show before Hannity's, talking about the fact that hardly any of them even had a college degree
    • So we know something went horribly wrong with them all having $160,000 a year jobs in Congress
    • So this certainly has to be looked into
    • We hear that Chuck Grassley is also asked for a list of all people with classified clearances
    • So we'll see if the Awans come up in that or any of the Awan gang if you will
    • So that's what we have here in Chicago
    • We're going to try to have the Task Force--the hopefully the first two members of the Task Force will be the Blues sisters the Blues sisters
    • We'll have one state and local police officer
    • We'll hopefully have one International law enforcement officer
    • And Robyn Gritz to get our Task Force started off with the Blues sisters
    • And we might even have a live broadcast from a famous Blues Brothers location a little bit later this evening
  • Day 167.7. Loop Capital - 111 Jackson. - YouTube
    • Why Boeing? Well there are a Washington-based corporation that moved because of Rahm Emanuel here in a beautiful Chicago
    • Well there's another company from Washington about ready to do the same thing: it's called Amazon
    • Why are we subsidizing Amazon?
    • We don't know Trump's on the case now, though, and that's changing the whole dynamic
    • A lot of these things were true, but just never got any attention
    • Trump tweets it out, even though Preet Bharara want Bezos to buy Twitter just so Trump can't tweet
    • Probably not gonna happen
    • So got a you beautiful Chicago taxi down here we haven't made contact with Robyn Gritz yet
    • But we want our expertise on all these vetting questions
    • So we're gonna talk to her about damage assessments that she's done do we need another Amazon
    • So we needed another Chicago headquarters of a company stolen from another state well we'll find out
    • But if there are no tax breaks,
    • And then we are on the Washington Street bridge, so it is a little shaky--I hope it's not Chinese Steel
    • So then there you go
    • And we're not far well you can't really see it we're not far from the Willis Tower
    • And 111 Jackson.
    • What's 111 Jackson?
    • I know everybody's gonna say the same thing that's got to be something AWAN because it's a-1
    • That's the one it's the one: Loop capital, Loop capital 111 Jackson
    • We'll get there tomorrow
  • Day 168.1 Q Drops Star Electric Clue - Our STAR Reactor? - YouTube
    • It's day 168 here in Chicago
    • And the shooters father Q had mentioned look into the shooters father at YouTube
    • And his name is Ismail
    • This is we talked about Ismail Aghdam, so think of an agricultural dam
    • And anyway his company is Star Electric
    • And you look at his clients they really range all over the country
    • They range a lot in California where the company is based in Orange County
    • So it's Star Electric OC like Orange County
    • Of course you would expect Disney to be a customer, united bank, Facebook, etc
    • That's probably the old LA part of LA companies at Facebook acquired
    • Edison energy
    • Kaiser Permanente is big down in Orange County in LA
    • Morgan Stanley
    • Toshiba
    • Toyota etc
    • But interestingly enough they're also potentially involved in the New York transit system
    • These are all massive consumers of electrical energy
    • And if you open your mind a little to Lawrence Livermore Lab being in the same state
    • And if again, if you think if you put any credence in Q, you can look at this paper that was certainly quite a while ago--15 years ago, called some secure transportable autonomous reactor or the star reactor, which was developed at Lawrence Livermore laboratories
    • And it's for exactly this kind of use, where it's portable, it's for mining applications oil field applications...you never need to change the fuel in the core
    • So that reduces a lot of the--a lot of the safety concerns, because opening the core up, closing the core up, transporting fuel to the core, taking out old fuel pellets etc
    • So the idea here is almost like--you use a can of shaving cream when you're done with it you throw it away, you never refill the can if you will
    • And central generation on small electrical grids here is good
    • If we had Jeffries Epstein's Island we could use a small core reactor there, and just have we could have lights on in the tunnels forever, right?
    • Oil fields military installations
    • And if you look at the Hillary emails
    • And I believe they were real-time exfiltrated--at least State Department emails--through the Awan server at the Navy Yard, or at the very close to the Navy Yard there on M Street: if you look at those emails they're gonna be relating to this kind of thing it's not just gonna be small energy reactors, but developing people's 1-2-3 plans for their nuclear development both for peaceful use in military use
    • I think this is going to hit me over and over
    • It's usually right around oil fields because you can use a lot of the waste products from Uranium mining...of sulfuric acid...to get the yellowcake to do leaching in oil fields
    • So this is I believe all the five hundred thousand emails are gonna be related to this type of thing
    • And you that this gentleman here was this is his house here in San Diego
    • So it's not a big outfit by any means
    • And he said he made $100,000 as a sole proprietorship
    • But there's this arrest that he's had
    • He was the CEO of a company for about six years from 2002 to 2008
    • And he's CEO again, for another four year period
    • So it's on and off, so it's odd
    • And if you remember earlier in our series we talked about the AP1000 this is a pressurized water reactor which Westinghouse makes
    • The light water the boiling water reactors are the ones that GE makes
    • So we don't know exactly, but we've talked about this many times before
    • And it can be brought in on a core just like this, and be installed in a modular method
    • So it makes it a perfect use for somebody like a Google or a Facebook
    • Somebody has a huge server farm
    • Disney would be another great one because they've got all these electrical rides, and all lighting--the costs are so staggering there
    • Nuclear fuel just makes a lot of sense of course if you are a Edison elec Drake or something like that it's it can help back up your power grid for those times where you have peak load capacity situations as well
    • As well as small developing nations,
    • As well as nuclear facilities for military installations around the world
    • So I'm gonna shift here briefly now, to talk about Andre Taggart
    • Andre Taggarts gonna be on the show, just before Hannity today on I believe
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    • I'm going to switch gears here a little bit to talk about Total Information Awareness
    • This was a proposal in about the year 2003 as you can see here
    • And was called Total Information Agency, then it got changed a couple of times, and then defunded
    • But the idea basically was a fusion center for the United States
    • And a lot of what was in Total Information Awareness--even though got defunded by Congress--still ended up being implemented at the NSA
    • So this is why I think the Doug Gabriel discussion is so interesting, because it kind of follows right along
    • Here Admiral Poindexter called Total Information Awareness the Manhattan Project for counterterrorism
    • Basically was a collected all approach as well as using the geolocation that I talked so much about
    • And then the other idea that it was gonna have was data mining software, so that it could do predictive policing
    • Sort of the thing you see in Minority Report with Tom Cruise
    • And they just basically changed the name of TIA, and they codenamed it basketball
    • And there was this New York Times article in 2012 that said, "it was quietly thriving at the NSA"
    • But the idea here is of the different agencies that support it and go into this TIA program
    • And you're gonna find here's I'll show these DARPA slides a little bit later
    • But if you I don't have people remember INSCOM
    • Now, we've talked a lot about NSA, DIA, CIA I would talk about Stratcom--Special Operations Command
    • And JWAC are just basically joint commands we'll get to those laters
    • But there was this group that was hacked, this is the Army Intelligence and Security Command at Fort Belvoir
    • This operation is based in Fort Belvoir
    • Now, I believe Andre Taggart is working in this operation
    • This is Fort Belvoir INSCOM
    • And this is the key infiltration strategy for MAVNI right here
    • And Taggart is going to be on this radio show later
    • And we have Taggard at the Hawkshead address at 2008
    • So if the Taggart was actually at the Hawkshead address by a couple of different sources now at 2008, it was definitely an INSCOM operation, and a TIA for Total Information Awareness
    • Again, why would Andre Taggart have lied on the video?
    • It must be not that he's lying because he's a bad person, but he's covering for an operation
    • He's still employed, and he's still covering this operation at Fort Belvoir
    • I think that's what you're gonna find later on this afternoon or maybe a little bit later
    • But this is coming the INSCOM is definitely coming for Fort Belvoir
    • And this Total Information Awareness
    • I just want to expose folks to the program this morning we can get more into it later
    • And then of course we're going to Chicago
    • And we're going to go to Loop Capitol to follow up on some other new stuff as well
  • Day 168.2. Is Doug Gabriel Aware of Total Information Awareness? - YouTube
    • It's day 167 this is part 2
    • And Total Information Awareness--I was not aware of Total Information Awareness
    • TIA Total Information Awareness
    • So I've apologize
    • But it apparently it's it's the big story it
    • So it ties everything together--the PROMIS software--the software for Palantir
    • It feeds Palantir
    • Palantir feeds TIA
    • This big effort was started in 2002, and basically just has been they just changed the name
    • So I guess there's a couple of really good documentaries and books about it
    • But what's interesting is this INSCOM, which really started this idea
    • This INSCOM started out at Fort Belvoir, and Fort Belvoir is also the place that probably that Doug Gabriel
    • Doug Gabriel of AIM is was at because he was Army Intel before he was NSA
    • So INSCOM was split between a Virginia location and Fort Meade
    • And was that Doug, before Doug became NSA as a cryptographer, cryptologist for NSA
    • Interesting how everything keeps coming back
    • That's where that we found the Nazi art
    • We found 30 foot by 20 foot panels of Hitler--Nazi art in Fort Belvoir in December of last year!
    • So something is definitely going on
    • I call it the naughty NSA
    • Is INSCOM the naughty NSA? I don't know
    • But the NSA the NNSA is certainly the one responsible for all this nuclear material moving around
    • Now, this woman who ends up getting shot or shooting herself yesterday at Google, excuse me Google's company YOUTUBE, was not Turkish as first claimed
    • She lived on the Turkish border, but she was actually Iranian
    • And she there are reports that she may have Iranian military connections
    • So not only is her father working for Star Electric--five-star electric does the transportation system in Manhattan
    • But and then Star Electric out west doing these major Silicon Valley is that like MedStar?
    • Is that like AStar our transportation company in Virginia? I don't know
    • But this woman this AGHDAM woman spoke Farsi
    • What other young ladies spoke Farsi?
    • Mark Lambert's two daughters?
    • Was this woman Iranian Intel, as a translator? Iranian military as a translator? We don't know. We don't know
  • Day 168.3. Still Trying To Get Rahm His Imran Bitcoin - YouTube
    • Day 167 this is part three
    • Rahm wasn't at the other building with the other Picasso, so we found another Picasso
    • This is the county building here--the Cook County Building
    • Rahm: I have your Bitcoin
    • I don't really feel comfortable carrying your Bitcoin
    • Can you wave?
    • Can you just wave your Imran flag?
    • Can you can you wave your flag that says I love Pakistani farmers land?
    • Can you wave the flag that says I love USAID?
    • Alright we'll let you know if we get Rahm his Bitcoin
  • Day 168.4. The Teal Trump Rahm Imran Battle Is A Few Hundred Meyers. - YouTube
    • It's day 168
    • Over one year ago Task Force gave me the lead of the Chicago Tribune talking about Melissa Bean. Melissa Bean
    • She was a Congresswoman from Illinois from 2005 to 2011
    • That's how Rahm Emanuel inserted Imran Awan into the Congress of the United States
    • Of course a beautiful Wrigley building behind us
    • And this building here was the building that Peter Smith worked in, right here
    • Of course the beautiful Chicago River and the water taxis
    • And of course Trump Tower
    • This whole drama comes down to really a few few hundred meters between the Wrigley Building right there, where Peter Smith was
    • The Oppo research, the MIS Department and the Trump Tower
    • It's all coming to a head and you're all here to witness it
  • Day 169.1 Q Query - Did Rahm's Loop Capital Prey On the VA? - YouTube
    • It's day 169 this is part 1
    • And if you didn't see yesterday I was unsuccessful yet again, trying to get rahm emanuel his Bitcoin from Imran
    • Here's a excerpt from it--I'm yelling can you wave a flag of some type to let me know you're there can you wave a USAID flag, potentially
    • Can you wave a flag of Pakistani farmers can you wave a map of the Pakistani farmers land you might have stole I'm imploring him to wave some type of flag here, and he is not waving the flag
    • So it's it was unsuccessful
    • So moving right along
    • If you're not aware of the other article I referenced, which was a Chicago Tribune article of 2005, it's talking about this Melissa Bean and her Blackberry
    • And it's talking about hey her calendars sent directly to us here at the blackberry regardless of where she is I also get her documents we also send her PDF documents to brief her
    • So this is these are gonna be coming from all those SES folks
    • And of course, it's also gonna be going to Pakistan
    • And at that time, way back then, 2005 Imran was doing IT technology for 8 members of Congress
    • So you just have people send whatever document you want, and have any of course you forward terabytes on to Pakistan
    • This is going on since 2005 then you can see where they say how indispensable BlackBerry is
    • So this is not a new thing a lot of people talked about Total Information Awareness--this series on BBC--which was the Last Enemy if you want to check it out
    • This is the Benedict Cumberbatch played this part I referenced the Minority Report, where Total Information Awareness allows these precognitive kind of autists cops to predict crime
    • And I'm not sure that we didn't exactly end up with with this
    • Peter Thiel just won an 876 million dollar contract with the Army
    • You wonder if it's not out of Fort Belvoir under another name
    • I looked up a lot of the Peter Smith's because I walked by where Peter Smith worked at the Wrigley building, through our Plum book
    • And here's just a random sample of Smith's
    • And I just noticed this guy here at Social Security
    • And then he was still working in the administration this "Peter B Smith", not the Peter Smith that was dead died in the Mayo Clinic with the helium
    • But this Peter Smith is the Social Security Administration analyst...
    • I just thought I would show you
    • But he moves from Housing and Urban Development over to Social Security Administration
    • I don't know if that's a path that's taken very often
    • But again, it just seems like they all start out in Homeland Security as lawyers
    • And then they infiltrate across the board--I guess that's the point I'm making here
    • Pick a lane as I guess is what I'm saying
    • And become a deep expert in your lane rather than just be kind of coming this journey man lawyer that can be infiltrated into wherever a political party might want to infiltrate you
    • Here's another one here's Laura Smith
    • And she is providing expertise in NOAA we know NOAA
    • And even though she's SES she leaves the Government after you can see here after the election is lost
    • And you can see kind of how these titles go
    • Deputy chief to the senior staff of the Under Secretary
    • If you don't have one of those types of titles in Washington you're really not much of anything
    • And of course the ubiquitous George Washington in the University Law School
    • This I'm seeing over and over again, with the Masters of some kind of business training and then the Georgetown Law, and then you become kind of the CIA lawyer that can move and be infiltrated, at a whim
    • Here's a last one I'll do which is when dindi Smith
    • And again, you're gonna find he was one of these weapons of mass destruction people
    • And he actually moves up even though Trump, with the Trump election--sorry about that--he moves up the ladder he was the deputy assistant 2005 to 2017, and Trump actually ends up promoting him
    • But the real Smith that to talk to about as this guy here here he is in the plum book this is Michael Mayo Smith
    • And of course Peter Smith made me think of the Mayo Clinic
    • And made me think of these veterans integrated service networks
    • And there was a reporter by the name of Kimball--I believe it was Sarah Kimball that said it Oh everything everything is going wrong not just a worgen harvesting
    • But--appointments for friends they're bringing in people from other countries the veterans are waiting forever I'd be just about everything
    • And of course she died immediately after that
    • But this gentleman here was one of three regional VISN directors--this Mayo Smith--to lose his job
    • Shulkin right before he left was able to fire three of them
    • One was New England, the other was Arizona, of course Arizona is very famous Arizona, New Mexico and Southern California, and then West Virginia Maryland, and DC was also the other person to go
    • We have that horrific report about the DC Washington DC VA
    • So Virginia and Maryland--Virginia still stays in place
    • I'll get that name for you as we move forward
    • But you can see Shulkin was kind of trying to throw everyone else under the bus to try to save his job
    • But in actual fact we finally shucked Shulkin
    • So progress is made along the way in this series I just I every once in a while I need to stop and take an accounting of it
    • And just say we are being effective by getting facts out to the public
    • And getting whistleblowers names like Campbell's names out in the public
    • It is having the effect on the Trump administration
    • And we are getting out these these SES folks that are really clogging up the mill
  • Day 169.3. Corporate Welfare To Entice Amazon at United Center - YouTube
    • It's day 169
    • And this is part three
    • And we're following Rahm Emmanuel's investments all over California
    • And we're following his corporate welfare
    • We're still we still have the Bitcoin from Imran--we're trying to get Imran his Bitcoin
    • Rahm is not checked off yet
    • So we decided to start going to some of the different places where Rahm has arranged corporate welfare
    • Uber being one of them
    • Even Peter Thiel even ambrosia Mr. Peter Thiel I've never saw any blood too young for me--even he says Uber is the most ethically challenged company in this in Silicon Valley, if you could imagine that
    • So of course you're gonna have Eric Schmidt involved
    • We're gonna have some other key guys involved maybe Tim Geithner I don't know
    • But there is just something I found out about a couple of minutes ago--other parts of corporate welfare welfare called a tax investment fund tax investment fund
    • You're saying that's TIF that's not TI a you're not saying Total Information Awareness--you're saying tax investment fund you change things you said TIA yesterday
    • And then had a letter another letter George
    • Now, you've got tax investment fund what the tax investment fund is that scrape some money off the top of your property taxes here
    • And then build places like uber or builds a hotel for Marriott Hotel or down by Homen Square just to make sure that your guests are comfortable getting corporate welfare
    • They redo the super boxes down there at United Center
    • And oh by the way we're gonna have that neighborhood patrolled by University of Chicago Police, University of Chicago, University of Chicago Police
    • And they're going to patrol an area outside of the campus because we want our fake cops at United Center sitting in the luxury boxes with our executives from Uber, we want them to be comfortable, and we want to make sure that there's no...no Constitution
    • Only color-of-law is good enough for our corporate donors here at Uber corporation
  • Day 169.4. Q Clue Cues Me To Go To Loop Capital. - YouTube
    • Day 169 this is part 4
    • And here we are at Luke Capitol
    • Now, a lot of people say Luke Capitol isn't that that Q thing? That's that Q thing right?
    • Well it's guess we're 111 Jackson
    • Now, you may remember a few of these scenes that we're gonna show you rights out out of Luke Luke Capitol 1 111 West Jackson
    • Of course we're not too far from Willis Tower here used to be Sears Tower for many people who know that and
    • Now, you're gonna go down what sometimes is known as Chicago's Wall Street, by the Chicago Board of Trade
    • Now, you may remember the famous scene from Trading Places
    • Of course you've always have to have your obligatory statues to goodness light
    • And Sophia the GODdess of wisdom right
    • So we're gonna illegally cross the street
    • And show you kind of Chicago's little Wall Street
    • Now, did Rahm Emanuel in fact corporate welfare for everyone wearing wing tips?
    • Hard to say
    • Was it Luke Capital his financial vehicle to bring in Boeing
    • Was Luke Capital the financial vehicle that he plans to bring in Amazon
    • Is it going to be corporate welfare for the foreseeable future?
    • We don't really know
    • But all we can do is bring you the truth
    • It's really odd it seems like corporate welfare is had an all-time high
    • But real welfare to real people that are freezing below the bridges in Chicago is a lady I'm with
    • It's called Bernie Bridges--hashtag capital B Bernie capital B bridges she's above the bridge during the day with a message that the Washington Post can't print
    • She's above Washington Bridge saying, "hey no Amazon in in Chicago", right
    • And then at night they go below bridges burning below bridges
    • And she gives out we just gave some stuff to some homeless people
    • And she always carry six meals with her
    • Before major holidays: 12 meals
    • So here it is the answer is Rahm: how much longer with the corporate welfare?
    • When will some of the money go actually for the streets, rather than for the super boxes at the United Center?
    • And will the University of Chicago be the police force for Homen Square, for another foreseeable future, for 65,000 residents where they're not constitutionally-empowered to do any policing?
    • {{ 911: Robocop: OCP!}}
    • Is it going to be corporate welfare forever, Rahm
    • Is it going to always fall to the citizens to do what really is right for the people who live here in Chicago?
    • ...Who are in need?
    • That's the question
    • << rhetorical question: HONK! car confirms. >>
  • Day 169.5. Trebuchet For Rahm’s Bitcoin From Imran - Joking! - YouTube
    • It's day 169 part 5
    • There is the challenge this is the Rahm Emanuel challenge--the office way up there by that American flag
    • Rahm has not come down to get his bitcoin Imran's bitcoin
    • I'm getting a little tired of carrying it to be honest with you I realize it's billions of dollars
    • So what we've done here is we've jury-rigged this this Picasso to be sort of a trebuchet
    • Now, you remember in medieval times the trebuchet was one of the most feared weapons immediate history, because it used spring action, spring action
    • So we're gonna actually take the picasso, we're gonna mount the we're gonna mount the disc drives with all be with all the bitcoin from Pakistan, we're gonna mount it, and we're gonna pivot it directly toward Rahm's office
    • And we are going to fire it at a very high speed
    • Now, this is a very innocuous bag of just billions of dollars in Bitcoin
    • So it will only break a few windows
    • But there is just literally no other way to get Rahm his Bitcoin
    • Now, you may say, "oh you should get a historical reenactor, from the battles of medieval times, back in England"
    • And you may say, "Oh Tewkesbury. Go get a Tewksbury battle reenactor. Go get a battle reenactor for the Earl of Gloucester. Go get someone who can play Richard the third better than you who knows the first line of the movie or the play better than you."
    • Well we're just going to have to improvise
    • The next video you see roms roms Bitcoin will be flying through the window up there on that trebuchet
    • And this this functionless art will now, take on great significance getting Rahm his due from Pakistan
  • Day 169.6. Trump Tweets About Amazon Destroying Towns, Rahm Works On Tax Shelter - YouTube
    • It's day 169 this is part 7
    • And Trump is sent a clear signal to Rahm Emanuel
    • And amazon to stop the corporate welfare
    • And you can see this battle going on right over here between Trump Tower in the old Wrigley building--the Chicago Tribune
    • Chicago Tribune being very much like the Washington Post
    • And Jeff Bezos' Washington Post
    • The key lobbyists, the head lobbyist for Rahm Emanuel, and Jeff Bezos that's where the battles taking place--200 metres apart
    • And I think the message is clear << Ding ding ding Bridge Stop signal >> stop corporate welfare
  • Day 169.8. Robyn Gritz - We Are Not Insiders, But We Can Learn - YouTube
    • It's day 169 this is probably part eight
    • Right in there is Robyn Grits meeting with Task Force
    • And another supporter, viewer of the channel: I really appreciate it
    • And so three hours we had a long conversation
    • And see Task Force trade kind of experiences with Robyn Grits was really him
    • And I think an important thing
    • There's so much with both of them--with just the whole Robert Levinson
    • And the whole antiterrorism the whole Andy McCabe thing
    • And then Task Force with all of the parolee attacks
    • And the Becerra attack etc
    • It becomes there's a lot
    • And both people need to get to know both of those sides of the story
    • But I think for us on the outside
    • (And this is my attempt at a an extended analogy here)
    • They're on the inside talking about their insider experiences
    • We're on the outside
    • What we're trying to do out here is to extend the expertise, extend the experiences, extend the things that may have gone wrong
    • And create a bigger learning for all women who may be in this position in law enforcement, where they were kind of crushed by males who made pretty bad decisions
    • And one of the things I love--probing
    • And asking deeper and deeper questions
    • >>>CONT
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'The Farm Project': Actress Zooey Deschanel's advice on organic food, pesticides is short on science

The actress and singer Zooey Deschanel has a message for Americans too poor to buy organic food: Stop eating apples, avoid fresh tomatoes, and give up on grapes, peppers, potatoes, and other items that appear among the so-called “Dirty Dozen,” a list of fruits and vegetables that, when farmed and harvested using standard industrial methods, tend to carry more pesticide residues.
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“If you can’t afford to buy organic, avoid the dirty dozen and look for produce with lower pesticide levels, like asparagus, cauliflower, or mangoes,” Deschanel advises viewers of her new, viral Facebook video series, Your Food’s Roots.
The problem: While this appears to be a piece of safety advice, it’s hard to find any scientific support to back it up. And it’s not the only questionable claim that Deschanel shares in the series, which debuted two months ago on Facebook and quickly attracted millions of viewers. The videos do touch on serious issues, but they also illustrate how sloppy science, celebrity culture, and social media virality too often converge to generate market-driven fear-mongering and baseless health claims, rather than serious consumer education.
It’s not entirely surprising to see Deschanel — a mid-2000s hipster icon perhaps best known for her role in the Fox sitcom “New Girl” — suddenly talking about food mileage and azodicarbonamide. As many celebrities have discovered, the combination of wellness culture, ethical consumerism, and Hollywood glamor can make for a potent — and profitable — media cocktail. Pioneers of the model include Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop, a health and lifestyle brand, Jessica Alba’s Honest Company, and even Tom Brady’s TB12.
These startups have attracted big followings. But scientific rigor sometimes gets lost along the way. Goop, in particular, has repeatedly come under fire for its pseudoscientific claims and products — including “bio-frequency healing” stickers, and perhaps most famously, jade eggs designed to be inserted into the vagina to coax “spiritual detox.” Alba’s outfit was sued last year by consumers after The Wall Street Journal reported that a detergent the Honest Company was marketing as a safer and more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional soaps actually contained a harsh chemical it had pledged to avoid. (Alba’s team settled the suit last June, while denying any wrongdoing.)
Deschanel’s videos are a collaboration between the millennial news-and-issues advocacy site ATTN: (pronounced “attention”) and The Farm Project, a new startup founded by Deschanel and her husband, Jacob Pechenik, that “empowers initiatives that reconnect people with food.” In the videos, Deschanel talks about everything from overfishing to the evils of factory-produced bread. The most popular video in the series, alleging negligent FDA oversight of chemical additives, racked up more than 17 million views in its first month on Facebook. ATTN: paid the series’ production costs.
The videos give lucid overviews of some complex topics, such as the FDA’s controversial “Generally Recognized as Safe” designation for food chemicals. Often, though, the videos seem to favor fear over nuance. A brief bit about the preservative sodium nitrite, which Deschanel jokingly calls “science salt,” implies that the compound is an artificial concoction (it’s a naturally occurring chemical and a metabolic byproduct of digesting many common vegetables) and that it causes cancer in humans (the evidence is mixed).
More concerning is the organics episode in which Deschanel — a millionaire Hollywood star — urges poor Americans to avoid many common fruits and vegetables if they cannot afford to buy organic. Deschanel warns that these are fruits and vegetables that “you should strictly buy organic, due to the amount of pesticides on them.”
There are, of course, real reasons to be concerned about pesticide use, including the effect of chemicals on the environment and on the farmworkers who come into contact with high concentrations of toxic compounds.
But to date, there is little clear scientific support for the argument that organic produce is, by definition, healthier for consumers than conventional produce, or that conventional produce is actively dangerous because of pesticides. The Environmental Protection Agency sets stringent legal thresholds for pesticide residues on produce, pegged far below levels known to be toxic to people. And organic produce can still contain pesticide residues too — both from nearby conventional fields and from powerful but naturally-derived chemicals that can legally be used on organic crops. (Some synthetic pesticides are also approved for use in organic farming.)
Much more worrying than the prospect of pesticide residues, many experts say, is the prospect of driving consumers away from including fruits and vegetables in their diets altogether. “My work over the last 30 years has consistently suggested that the health risks are negligible for the consumption of conventional produce, and the biggest concern is making sure people eat fruits and vegetables,” said Carl Winter, a specialist in the Cooperative Extension at the University of California-Davis who has published extensively on pesticide residues, including an analysis of the Dirty Dozen. “If public concerns over pesticides — tiny, tiny levels of pesticides in the diet — make them more wary, the tendency can be to decrease their consumption of fruits and vegetables.”
Even the Environmental Working Group, the toxins-focused consumer advocacy organization that publishes the Dirty Dozen list Deschanel cites, emphasizes that “the health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure. Eating conventionally grown produce is far better than skipping fruits and vegetables.”
Chloe Sacks, a marketing manager at ATTN:, rejected the suggestion that Deschanel was offering health or nutritional advice when she urged consumers to avoid many common fruits and vegetables. “When referencing the dirty dozen, we’re talking about a list of fruits and vegetables that people who strive for an all-natural diet should avoid if they cannot afford to purchase organic produce, since those are the ones found to have the highest level of synthetic pesticides,” Sacks wrote in an email to Undark. “We’re not talking about health risks.”
Policy experts had mixed reactions to the series. I showed the video on the FDA and food regulation to Thomas Neltner, chemicals policy director at the Environmental Defense Fund. “It’s pretty good!” Neltner said after watching the video. “I don’t think people realize how dependent they are on the integrity of the companies that are selling them their food.”
On the other hand, Timothy Caulfield, a health policy scholar at the University of Alberta and the author of a book about Gwyneth Paltrow and celebrity health advice, was concerned about the series’ tone. “I think there’s a little bit of fear-mongering going on,” Caulfield told Undark. The problem with advice like Deschanel’s, he said, is that it “makes it more difficult to take those simple, evidence-based steps towards a healthy lifestyle. It makes it more complicated. It makes it more expensive. And if something is more complicated, if something is more expensive, it’s less likely that healthy behavior is going to be sustained.
“There’s some stuff in these videos, that are very nicely produced, that is kind of true, right?” Caulfield added. “But there’s always this underlying — this blanket of pseudoscience that permeates the entire show.”
For Deschanel, this may only be the beginning. On its website and Facebook page, The Farm Project speaks only in vague terms about its mission and work. The project does not list any staff or contact information on its website, and it would be easy to mistake the startup, with its mission-driven language and world-changing tone, for a nonprofit. The company also did not respond to messages sent to its Facebook page requesting comment on its vision, and Deschanel did not respond to a list of questions sent through her publicist.
But details posted on the startup hiring website AngelList suggest larger — and more corporate — ambitions, describing The Farm Project as “a public benefit corporation that is leveraging media and technology to drive a meaningful shift to sustainably produced food.” The company aims to provide sustainable farmers with “information, technology, and access to financial resources that they need to meet the challenges of managing a modern sustainable farm,” and it’s trying to hire a team of web developers and product managers.
On AngelList, The Farm Project’s founder is listed as Gregory Campbell, a longtime business partner of Pechenik. The two men are MIT graduates — Pechenik got a degree in chemical engineering — and they already collaborate on a business venture called YellowJacket, which provides software to derivatives traders on Wall Street. They now appear to be teaming up with Deschanel to market a vision of a more sustainable, local future — one that’s premised on a deep skepticism of corporations, if not on hard science.
Michael Schulson is a freelance writer who has contributed to numerous science and general media outlets.
This article was originally published at Undark as "When Celebrities Talk Science" and has been republished here with permission.
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