Weekly Digest 6-18-2022
Flooding in Portland, underground media, fake statistics and more
Two of the major rivers in Oregon have flooded, including the Willamette, which cuts through the city of Portland. Above is a picture of steps to the boardwalk near me.
You can tell the trees are underwater. Unusual weather, this much rainfall in the summertime here.
Beneath the trees there used to be a little beach and rocks down in that area. It looked like this…
And, it’s still raining. Which seems to be contributing to the high pollen count and my allergies don’t like that.
Anyways, hope the weather is better out your way.
This Week’s Posts
Why Home-Owners No Longer Truly Own Their Homes - how we are conned into endlessly paying rent.
Precious Nonsense from the WEF ‘Experts’ - The World Economic Forum props up psychologists who claim you don’t need to be happy or live a meaningful life.
New Art: Just for Laughs - I drew a space alien that might make you chuckle.
Philosopher: 'Specialization Has Made People Stupid' - on the importance of generalization over specialization, and if we have entered a new dark age.
What Orwell Got Right, and Wrong, About the Destruction of Language - on the prevalence of acronyms over contractions and the spontaneous tabooing of words.
Depraved New World - ringing in the depraved new world with the saddest Nick Cave song.
Open Source Journalism - an update about adding sources to footnotes of my articles, and how to find missing urls.
7 Poems, Short and Mid-Length - deep sea creatures, men like wolves, Irish fists...
Meditations on Bullshit - laughing and seeing through it all.
From the Archive
Welcome to the lockdown economy brought to you by the American ruling class - ‘Who would have thought that destroying real productivity, detonating supply chains, waging a war on reliable energy, printing trillions of dollars, and isolating workers in their homes for two years would have negative economic repercussions?’
Why Do People Believe Fake Statistics? - on lies, damned lies, and statistics.
Transhumanism and the Metaverse - on the gospel of progress and technology, and how it’s doing more harm than good.
Pfizer clinical trial in kids 6 months to 4 years old is an embarrassment - ‘Any VRBPAC member who votes Aye on this junk science application should be removed from his/her job.’
Concise summary of the FDA meeting (Day 1): Went as expected; unanimous approval - ‘unanimous vote to approve the Moderna vaccine EUA 6 to 11 and 12 - 17. Tomorrow is Moderna 6 month to 5 year; Pfizer 6 mo to 4 yrs.’
Swan song - a substantially sized list of substack writers exposing the mainstream Covid narrative.
How To: Eliminate Off-Patent Competition & Defend Your Proprietary Drug - ‘A guide for beleaguered Big Pharma executives.’
Underground Media - sources for independent truth tellers.
Song of the Week
To complement the piece on statistics referenced above, here’s a sample of lyrics from Todd Snider’s witty song on statistics:
64 percent of all the world's statistics are made up right there on the spot
82.4 percent of people believe 'em whether they're accurate statistics or not
I don't know what you believe but I do know there's no doubt I need
Another double shot of something 90 proof, I got too much to think about