Monthly Archives: January 2014

Farewell to the Year of the Water Snake, Greetings to the Year of the Wood Horse, and updates regarding Plato

January 30th is the final day of the Year of the Water Snake. So we should present a snappy ending. Advertisements

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Mitch berates bureaucrats, but J. Edgar Hoover was the definitive USA bully

“Bureaucracy is that dreadful state of when more emphasis is placed on the process than the actual resolution of a problem.”  William Powell Mitch wrote an excellent piece on why the USA is so very screwed up, at: http://apocalypsecometh.com/bureaucracy-everything/ … but … Continue reading

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You would rather read about dogs, wouldn’t you?

I noticed that my brief post with a picture of a dog sticking its tongue out got vastly more hits than my 2000-word disquisitions on political economy. If I want blog-hits, I should stop talking and just post pictures of … Continue reading

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How Allan Bennett’s “blasting rod” fuelled certain frenzies of 1980s mass-marketed pop occult consumerism

Crowley wrote: Having now rejected Catholicism, he took up Magick and at once attained extraordinary success. He used to carry a “lustre” — a long glass prism with a neck and a pointed knob such as adorned old-fashioned chandeliers. He … Continue reading

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It’s not just one training exercise; it’s a persistent culture of police militarization going back for decades – but Wolverton lauds the CSPOA

Joe Wolverton has voiced concern about a recent exercise that gave military training to civilian police in the USA. http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/17474-secret-military-training-blurs-line-between-police-and-soldiers

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