35 Matching Annotations
  1. Mar 2020
    1. It's been estimated that as many as 100 girls have been victimized by Epstein's trafficking circle.   Which may not sound like a lot until you realize that it's the tip of an iceberg, a microcosm that catches headlines because of its wealthy and influential defendant.  The guy with the high-profile friends, who owns an island in the Caribbean and has enough dough to live at the "most expensive townhouse in Manhattan."  A man with a private jet nicknamed Lolita Express.
    1. It's been estimated that as many as 100 girls have been victimized by Epstein's trafficking circle.   Which may not sound like a lot until you realize that it's the tip of an iceberg, a microcosm that catches headlines because of its wealthy and influential defendant.  The guy with the high-profile friends, who owns an island in the Caribbean and has enough dough to live at the "most expensive townhouse in Manhattan."  A man with a private jet nicknamed Lolita Express.

    Tags

    Annotators

    1. The coronavirus outbreak also has raised the question of whether interior enforcement of immigration laws would be curbed, both to protect illegal immigrants and the officers making the arrests. Immigration activists and civil rights groups urged ICE to suspend deportations so as not to scare illegal immigrants away from receiving health care.

      W. T. F. ? " ... to protect illegal immigrants..."?

    1. Multiple, sometimes contradictory, versions of this work exist. The earliest known version was probably composed in the 1st century CE, but the story may have circulated in different versions for centuries before it was committed to writing,

      It's a plausible explanation for origin of bible(s) as well..

    1. sarcasm is an insincere form of politeness which is used to offend one's interlocutor.
    1. MEDICAL DEEP STATE EXPOSED: LITTLE KNOWN SECRET AGENCY UNDERMINING TRUMP'S RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS

      At 3:04 Dr. W. Walters executed evacuation of "Diamond Princess" cruise boat to USA against Trump's orders.

    1. At the moment, Arena Amsterdam, where a 5G mast has been placed, is already working with Crowd Control by means of a data-driven assignment under the name Location Based Services.Hereby, the data from visitors’ mobile phones are tapped, stored and analyzed. This is so to say applied for guaranteeing safety and to control the behavior of visitors.Scanning mobile phones is therefore an essential part of Crowd Control.
    1. Sarah Ruth Ashcraft has come forward and announced that she was subjected to CIA brainwashing techniques and child sex trafficked to Hollywood at age 13 years and raped by Hollywood star Tom Hanks.“This is me at 13, the age I was when @tomhanks purchased me from my father for sex as a dissociated #mindcontrol doll. I wonder how much he paid? I wonder how much $$$ my father made for breaking my mind & selling my child body throughout my life. Will I ever get to know?” —
    1. Over the next five months some 17 allied NATO members will participate in military maneuvers across seven European states: in Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. All of the host nations have reported infections from the COVID-19 virus. “Host” being an operative word when it comes to also talking about the relationship with the U.S.-led NATO alliance.
    1. We all benefit from a more gender-equal society. Even men

      If we all actually benefit from "gender-equality" (whatever you mean by that), why do you think you need to proselytize about it?

    1. DENK party leader, Tunahan Kuzu, provoked a firestorm when he said, “If they don’t like a changing Netherlands in which people with different cultures live… like in the city of Zaandam or the neighbourhood of Poelenburg, they should get lost,” during an interview.
    1. clearly and unequivocally

      Isn't it the first time in human history that scientists - whatever is meant by this term - agree "clearly and unequivocally" on anything?

    1. With most of their needs provided by their governments, the people see little need to accumulate wealth.

      How can a government provide anything to anyone other than by stealing money from defenseless public under pretense of taxation and then using fraction of the looted funds to finance bureaucrat-run racket of welfare?

    1. socialism is not equivalent to, and is arguably in conflict with, statism.

      Seriously? Socialism - and other forms of collectivism - is an epitome of statism.

    2. voluntary cooperation

      Could cooperation be non-voluntary? Examples please.

  2. Jul 2018
    1. President Donald Trump has multiple reasons as to why he should take control of the Federal Reserve. He will do so both because he can and because his broader policies argue that he should do so. The president is anti-overregulating American industry. The Fed is a leader in pushing stringent regulation on the nation. By raising interest rates and stopping the growth in the money supply it stands in the way of further growth in the American economy.
    1. The Truth About Migrants (2018)

      7:37

      when this migrant in France scaled a building to save a baby I guess that means we should just get rid of borders and laws why this dude didn't grab the baby probably best not to ask questions

      The thumbnail of this video is ominous/portentous . it's a bad omen for women, their dautghters will pay for their mothers' stupidity.

  3. Jul 2017
    1. Cargo cultism is the bureaucratic rationality of blindly following established procedures and respecting authority. In the moral domain, that can lead ordinary people into committing genocide without reflection; in science, it leads to nutritional recommendations that may also have killed millions of people. When you look into how those recommendations were arrived at, it becomes obvious that honesty would compel the entire field of nutrition science to resign in recognition of its total failure—both scientific failure and moral failure.
    2. “Doing what scientists do” is not doing science, and won’t deliver—just as “doing what a ground crew does” doesn’t bring planes. It’s just going through the motions.
    3. In other words, you can only begin your career as a scientist by doing cargo-cult science. Eventually—if you are smart and lucky—you can upgrade. But almost all scientists get stuck at the cargo cult stage; and almost all supposed science is cargo culting.
    4. “Cargo cult” describes not just science, but much of what everyone does in sophisticated rich countries. I’m not speaking of our religions; I mean our jobs and governments and schools and medical systems, which frequently fail to deliver. Companies run on cargo cult business management; states run on cargo cult policies; schools run on cargo cult education theories (Feynman mentioned this one); mainstream modern medicine is mostly witch doctoring. An outsider could see that these cannot deliver, because they are scripted busy-work justified by ideologies that lack contact with reality. Often they imitate activities that did work once, for reasons that have been forgotten or were never understood.
  4. May 2017
    1. Is fiat really that bad? It's been instrumental in huge economic growth since coming off the gold standard.
      1. Whose growth is being considered hereby?
      2. Economic growth is "huge" comparing to what ? is there a way of knowing how huge that 'growth' would be if fiat wasn't involved?
    1. Take everything external away and you’re still going to continue with the same intensity you always have. Give you everything — fame, money, whatever else — and it wont derail you.

      finally;...it dawned on me what that 'everything' I need to need is. It is: "fame, money, whatever else..." . How deep :-)

    1. However, this re-scaling of the space and time coordinates is in fact the result of Einstein ignoring the principle of the constancy of the speed of light by applying the usual vectorial velocity addition and then subsequently trying to compensate for this error by making a further error and changing the given length and time definitions (see my page regarding the Speed of Light).
    1. if the corresponding distances are identical in both systems, then the delay times will also be identical and there won't be any difference in the clock readings afterwards
  5. Apr 2017