Andy Warhol predicted that in the future everyone would be famous for 15 minutes. We are now at the threshold of that future. But are we making a mistake? In an age where our most intimate secrets are publicly revealed via social media have we consented irreversibly to the loss of our privacy? Are we hurtling toward a dangerous state of affairs? If so is there anything we can do? [node:read-more:link]

The highest possible goal for humankind would be a world where we were all artists. Art is the byproduct of someone who creates for no reason other than a deep love for the creation itself. They do not act for external reward, status, money, attention or recognition. Nor do they act out of duty, fear or guilt.

In this pure loving state they develop a zen-like relationship to their art and are thus able to perform to such a high level that it almost seems to transcend earthly existence. [node:read-more:link]

Feminism has so far failed. Were it to truly succeed, war would be a thing of the past.

As a child I remember teenage boys coming to our door with flowers and chocolates for my older sisters. My sisters were whisked away on "dates" to the movies, the beach and fun fairs. They were wined, dined and treated like princesses. But when it came to careers, they did not get the same opportunities as men. [node:read-more:link]

Many years ago, after an evening out, and having returned to my flat in Soho, London, my friend Teddy recoiled at the sight of a David Icke book I had been reading. His eyes went wide and fearful. He pointed at the book and shrieked, "That guy's evil!" "You can't read his book!".

Back then I saw myself as a bit of an intellectual maverick on the cutting edge of radical thought, boldly traversing every forbidden intellectual terrain. Such was the state of my inflated ego. It seemed ridiculous that someone could be so scared of a book. [node:read-more:link]

In San Francisco I was an indie kid before my metamorphosis into a London rock chick.

Somewhere in the late 80s I became obsessed with the notion of a band of female musicians who went beyond the low expectations of the time. I wanted my band to be more than just a "good for a girl band". [node:read-more:link]

Zelensky Ukraine War

It seems some of the events in Ukraine may have been misinterpreted by our Western media.

Our typical warfare style is to immediately storm the capital city and kill or seize the leader. Although this allows us to claim a swift victory for our folks back home, it tends to leave a messy power vacuum as we scramble to install a new government and control the chaos. This can go on for years and sometimes never ends. [node:read-more:link]

Recently I criticized the effectiveness of the recent anti-lockdown marches. To me, it seems obvious that the best way to guarantee another lockdown is to encourage others to stop social distancing - just as we approach the finish line.

Well, a friend of a friend told me I should move to China if I wanted to live in a totalitarian super-state. I told him I'm from Taiwan, a democratic country that managed to defeat the virus without any lockdown at all and only 10 deaths total. [node:read-more:link]

To my American friends who don't understand the British Monarchy;

The Royal Family is a living national symbol or logo that is resolutely independent of politics. This separation provides a continuity not possible with the rapidly changing offices of the US President or other elected government heads.

The US Head of State changes every four years. But the British Head of State is The Queen and her reign endures until she dies. While America is viewed as a dynamic, modern, but fickle place, the UK is seen as a bit old-fashioned but reliable. [node:read-more:link]

Coronavirus has demonstrated why UK Government reform is needed. For it's difficult to argue that amongst a population of nearly 70 million, Matt Hancock is the most qualified to make health decisions.

Under our current system, the Prime Minister appoints cabinet members who head up various departments such as the Health sector. This enables a system of cronyism and back-scratching where too often those least capable are handed positions of responsibility. [node:read-more:link]

There comes a moment when something you only understood intellectually becomes something more tangible. This understanding surpasses the intellect. It becomes something you know in your soul.

Prior to the siege of the US Capital, The idea of human extinction was something I was aware of intellectually. But afterward, I knew in my bones it would one day be inevitable. [node:read-more:link]

There was a rumour of a creature brought to life by alchemists. The creature had no soul. It's only intention was to survive. But with no conscience and survival as it's only raison d'etre, the entity was inherently evil. Likewise artificial intelligence is such a man made creature. It can work either toward good or evil depending on whether the programmer decides to provide it a conscience. [node:read-more:link]

An ominous sign has appeared from Denmark. Seems the plucky #Covid19 virus has miraculously jumped species yet again. This evolutionary trick is no small feat. For usually this sort of thing requires a lot of time. Yet our deadly little pest has baffled the scientific world.

As we celebrate/mourn the US elections, the Danish are busy culling their population of mink who are the newest victims of #Covid19. Seems the virus has jumped from human to mink and back to human.

Why should we worry? [node:read-more:link]

Over the past 4 years, I prayed for Democrats to come up with even a halfway decent candidate. I figured Trump would've pissed people off enough to do some serious reflection and they would have come back stronger.

I thought Trump might've been the pebble in the shoe to MDDA (Make Democrats Decent Again). I naively hoped they might return to their pro-worker, anti-war, and anti-big business roots.

Often times the biggest tribulations one suffers in life can be the stimulus toward the greatest change. This crown of thorns can be a crown of jewels. [node:read-more:link]

The biggest danger of large systems with top-down governance is in the single point of failure at the top.

The W.H.O. is a good example of this. Early on they denied #Covid19 was an aerosolized airborne virus. They advised against masks and told us to wash our hands instead. However this information was not based upon science, but politics. [node:read-more:link]

It was around this time in October of 2016 when I came face to face with the possibility that I might die. For it had been nearly a whole year since I had been stricken with a debilitating cough, heart palpitations, and arrhythmia.

During this period I was in and out of A&E. Many mornings I awoke unable to breathe. Months and months passed and I began to despair. Things looked bleak. For it seemed that my respiratory condition might be permanent. I began to lose hope and started thinking about my death. [node:read-more:link]

The cat's out of the bag...

For years the government has complained that there's no money in the piggy bank.

But the game is up, for COVID has revealed that just like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, we've had the power to access plenty of money all along. For the bank of England is now printing money from thin air like never before in history. [node:read-more:link]


Some believe the pandemic is merely a plot to take over the Earth. They insist that the virus is fake.

But let's look at this logically;

If you were a globalist elite with an aim to enslave humanity with a virus, given that you have the technology at your disposal, why bother with a fake one? Why not whip up a mightily deadly one along with an antidote for you and your own?

Prince Phillip once told the Telegraph;

“In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, to contribute something to solving overpopulation”. [node:read-more:link]

Some believe that Covid19 is "just like the flu" and "hasn't killed that many".

But they seem to have forgotten the enormous sacrifices and unprecedented level of social distancing undertaken by their fellow humans across the entire Planet.

So what would it look like if we did nothing and let the virus naturally take its course? Based on what we saw in Wuhan, I'd rather not find out. A friend who lives there reported bodies in the street and a downplay of the true picture by their authorities. [node:read-more:link]

Energy technology scientists use a term called "EROI" which means "energy return on investment". The principle is that the energy produced should be greater than the energy invested in producing it. The higher the EROI the more efficient the method. This concept could be adopted by the government - especially when it comes to tackling coronavirus. [node:read-more:link]

Did anyone else hear the sucking noise coming from the direction of Trafalgar Square last weekend? It was the sound of useful energy being siphoned away…

In another world, the UK public may have taken to the streets the day Rishi Sunak announced he'd give property owners a moratorium on mortgages but offered no moratorium for renters. [node:read-more:link]

Some point to the effectiveness of political protests historically as a justification for the current wave of protest obsession. But mass protests of the past tended toward issue-based demands based on clear and measurable goals.

By contrast, many of today's protests are vague and express generalised dissatisfaction. There is an "us versus them" attitude with a lot of finger-pointing and little sense of personal responsibility. [node:read-more:link]

Some believe COVID is a plot to erode civil liberties and see themselves as freedom fighters against oppression. They are calling on everyone to refuse to wear masks. But it might be more genuine if they were to call on everyone to refuse to:

Pay taxes
Pay rent on land/property.
Send children to school.
Obey traffic, property, homicide laws, or any myriad of laws we are legally bound to obey each and every day.

For surely these are far more burdensome infringements on our liberties? [node:read-more:link]

Ghislaine Maxwell sits in jail awaiting trial. This privileged socialite holds the puzzle pieces to that which props up the most hideous misery on Planet Earth today. The ugly abomination to which she has access is the industrial-scale blackmail of politicians and celebrities.

It's the mechanism behind needless wars, widespread corruption, and suffering. So for the first time in history, we have in our hands the key to the unraveling of the most sinister web this world has seen. Never mind Trump's silly tweets, the potential to "drain the swamp" is actually now within our grasp. [node:read-more:link]

In order for large scale hoaxes to succeed, what's required is a systemic structure already in place.

One such structure is the media industrial complex. With a few hands controlling the main channels of communications, the "news" has become merely press releases from the head office upstairs.

Another is our educational institutions. These have become ideological indoctrination camps on behalf of their corporate donors.

Then there are the sciences. With funding directed toward research which supports desired outcomes, it's become harder to rely on the data. [node:read-more:link]

Some have forecast economic doom and gloom after coronavirus. But this is not a foregone conclusion. Indeed there is an opportunity for a more sustainable, person-centered economy based on GDW (gross domestic wellbeing) rather than GDP (gross domestic product)

Coronavirus has shown how little we really need to live on. We can now see that so much of what we produce and consume is frivolous and unnecessary. Indeed one could argue that our overconsumption is a diversion and an escape from boring, meaningless jobs. This is a vicious cycle. [node:read-more:link]

Our government has provided false information, not out of maliciousness, but due to the nature of our culture and system.

Prior to the internet, the most reliable system of mass information was based upon the top-down authoritative model. Hence the responsibility for solutions is landed squarely into the hands of those who made their way to the top.

In other words, society places all its eggs into the one intellectual and theoretical basket of academics and authority figures like Chris Whitty. [node:read-more:link]

Rishi Sunak's idea to prop up the business and property sector is a big mistake. He thinks businesses will go into hibernation and then miraculously "bounce back" after coronavirus.

But this would waste vital energy and resources when they are most needed. Further, this pent up energy could become a recipe for social unrest.

Instead, entrepreneurs should adapt their businesses toward the provision of much-needed goods and services. Boris had the right idea to encourage car manufacturers to build ventilators. He can (and should) go a lot further. [node:read-more:link]

Were it were up to me, I'd take the following steps;

1) Focus the majority of resources upon protecting and isolating the elderly and sick. Make it fairly painless to self-isolate. [node:read-more:link]

The practice of double-blind human trials seems rather cruel and unethical. For it requires that up to half the subjects are denied treatment. If the treated patients live but the untreated ones die, the drug is deemed safe. Only then is it made available for the general population. The cure comes off the back of many deaths. [node:read-more:link]

In 2001 the biggest attack on US soil was seized upon as a pretext for war. In 2003 Western governments used bogus claims of phony weapons of mass destruction to enter yet another war with Iraq. [node:read-more:link]

Let's get rid of taxes. We can simply take money printing powers away from central banks and allow governments to directly print the cost of running the country. The budget could be capped to a percentage of GDP.

This would do away with the need for tax avoidance, evasion, and sneaky offshore schemes. There'd be less need for accountants and lawyers. The cost of running the country would be borne fairly by everyone who would bear the exact same effects of inflation. [node:read-more:link]

The media is aflame with hysteria over the idea of a "crash" out of the EU. If the narrative is to be believed, UK businesses will suffer catastrophically under WTO rules. But how real is the hype?

Astute business owners adapt to changing economic cycles. That's just what they do. Whether it be inflation, deflation, currency fluctuations, floods, hurricanes, and even wars, the canniest of entrepreneurs are able to adjust. Indeed most economies tend to be dynamic and rarely stagnant. [node:read-more:link]

Dear Donald Trump,

Make everybody love you by building a BIG BEAUTIFUL new health care system. This is real, real easy to do for a GENIUS like you.

Instead of offering indiscriminate tax breaks to all the useless money morons on Wall Street, give a targeted tax break to real smart people who want to start any healthcare business such as;

Clinics, hospitals, medical schools, biology labs, medical technology, alternative therapy, nutrition, health clubs, counselling, psychology, pharmacies, etc.

While you're at it, give them zero interest loans too. [node:read-more:link]

Mainstream news is comparable to press releases coming from head office. Conspiracy theories are like gossip on the shop floor.

The "facts" provided by mainstream news can be rearranged to create a false impression. By highlighting some facts and omitting others, the narrative can be manipulated. Though the isolated facts are correct, the overall picture can be deliberately skewed. This is called propaganda and is used to forward the agenda of those with the power to influence the media outlets. [node:read-more:link]

There is much talk about lack of jobs. But has anyone considered that we might be running out of things to do? First we had automation and now we've got robots. But we are still prodding each other to work harder. Will there ever be a point in history when we've got enough stuff?

Dolphins are big brained mammals who do very little work and play all day long. Unlike humans they did not bite the apple in the Garden of Eden. Instead they remained in paradise swimming around naked and having a good time. [node:read-more:link]

Our system of politics is tribalistic. It demands we choose a side and thereafter display loyalty to our cohorts. But upon joining a group our capacity to think objectively becomes compromised and we become biased. We begin to sacrifice our own opinions for the sake of the group. Energy becomes focused upon "winning" and the intellect is dulled.

Having a wide spectrum of opinions, beliefs and world views is good for a society. However when this diversity can only be expressed within the confines of a group it has both a homogenising and polarising effect. [node:read-more:link]

Albert Einstein tells us “Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another.”

Money is merely a symbol for stored energy as goods and dynamic energy as services. So when politicans tell us there is not enough money they are either lying or stupid. Because all that energy still exists as goods, services, labor, resources, factories, roads, infrastructure etc. None of it has disappeared. It's merely changing hands. [node:read-more:link]

Einstein taught us that the laws of this Universe are governed by relativity. But few realize that relativity governs not only space and time but is at the core of our relationships and everyday life. [node:read-more:link]

The biggest threat to modern civilization is not from terrorists, Global Warming or nuclear bombs. The biggest threat to modern civilization is OBFUSCATION:

ob·fus·cate (bf-skt, b-fskt)
tr.v. ob·fus·cat·ed, ob·fus·cat·ing, ob·fus·cates
1. To make so confused or opaque as to be difficult to perceive or understand: "A great effort was made . . . to obscure or obfuscate the truth" (Robert Conquest).
2. To render indistinct or dim; darken: The fog obfuscated the shore. [node:read-more:link]

Could the message in the story of Adam and Eve be one of anti-intellectualism with an appeal for developing intuition? Is it a metaphor for the transformation of man from an animal to a human state?

Cultural myths are handed down from generation to generation often by word of mouth. In the process the story is adapted, changed, morphed and filtered. As a result the collective wisdom of the culture is often assimilated into the story. Thus these myths may hold significant meaning for the society where they exist. [node:read-more:link]

I'm not usually a fan of charity except as a true emergency measure.

Because charity requires an unequal relationship between the patronizer and patronized. As such, it's a way to accept and allow inequality to perpetuate whilst continuing to feel good about oneself. What's worse is this unequal dynamic can be addictive for both sides.

This can be true for entire nations.

Therefore when I'm not in a rush and someone asks me for spare change. I say;

"I don't believe in charity so I'd like to pay you £2 if you listen to me vent out loud for ten minutes". [node:read-more:link]

There’s a gigantic elephant in the room and no one dares to say anything…

So I will.

We now have the technology to create man-made viruses and biological weapons. Pandora’s box has been opened and the genie of biowarfare is now well and truly out of the bottle. Whether you believe the rumors of Covid being man-made, the point is;

It could have been. [node:read-more:link]

It’s the summer of discontent….but has anyone learned the lessons for our times yet?

In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, the self-appointed globalist authority known as the WHO told us;

Coronavirus will not spread from human to human.
It does not hang in the air.
Masks are unnecessary.
Staying indoors is safer than being outside.

We now know; [node:read-more:link]

Some believe that 5G causes coronavirus. But could 5G actually be beneficial to health?

There is strong evidence that large doses of radio waves causes cancer in rats.

However, what's more interesting is that those exposed rats also lived longer. [node:read-more:link]

I was one of the very few back in 2001 to question the official 911 story. This lead to a lot of ridicule and personal attack. It made my career as a recording and touring artist extremely uncomfortable. Because despite the rebellious image of industrial music, to think outside of the herd was to break the number one sacred rock and roll commandment;

THOU SHALT NOT BE UNCOOL. [node:read-more:link]

A doctor named Andy Kaufman has gone viral with his hypothesis that #Covid19 is not a virus but an exacerbation of existing illnesses due to toxic environmental conditions. He suggests these toxicities may arise from things like stress, poison, radiation and 5G.

He points to empty ER rooms as anecdotal evidence. [node:read-more:link]

Instead of spending £330 billion (and escalating) to bailout business and property owners, Rishi Sunak could have spent a lot less simply sheltering those most vulnerable and reinforcing the NHS.

With an estimated 10 million people at risk in the UK, £10,000 per person could provide food deliveries, testing and PPE for care workers, the modification of living space, deep cleaning services, and technology such as webcams for social contact. This would come to about £100 billion. [node:read-more:link]

PREDICTION: With a reputation never to let a good disaster go to waste, the self-appointed world body known as the IMF will use the Coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to offer their SDR as a possible new global currency. [node:read-more:link]

Dear Celebrities,

Please save our species.

As you make a living in the public eye, you're a role model to many who want to be just like you. Therefore what you do is more important than what you say. So please, urge the world NOT to follow your example.

Here are three core demands as a guideline to the #CelebrityRebellion (CR); [node:read-more:link]

Greta Thunberg

MIT and Harvard Professor of Atmospheric Physics Richard Lindzen, warns about the danger of reducing science to a contest of pop consensus.

For myself, I say YES to clean air, energy, modest lifestyles, healthier diets and more trees. But NO to an energy austerity imposed upon the world's poorest. NO to an energy apartheid where only celebrities, royals and Instagram stars enjoy the good things in life. [node:read-more:link]

In the early days, Ebay was a platform sustained by trust. There was no need for Paypal, refunds or 3rd party intervention. This worked surprisingly well as membership was small. They were able to operate with few rules. This is because human beings are surprisingly honest within smaller communities. [node:read-more:link]

The XR campaign have handed a free pass to unelected, self-appointed globalist organizations to satisfy their long-held lust for a worldwide carbon tax. This would mark the start of an energy apartheid and an increase in global inequality.

Perhaps this explains how XR managed to "crowdfund" a near-instantaneous massive global campaign? For anyone aware of the ongoing sequestering of the internet, knows that the days of worldwide viral campaigns on a shoestring are over.

So why have the globalist establishment bent over backwards to accommodate them? [node:read-more:link]

Dear CEO of the Conway Hall Ethical Society,

My name is Meg Lee Chin. I am a member of the Conway Hall Ethical Society and a lifelong devoted champion of free thought and speech. I have spent much of my life in support of progressive causes, especially with regard to the rights of women and minorities. Before joining, I had researched Conway Hall's history and reputation as a safe space for radical thought and free speech. I noted the following declaration from your website; [node:read-more:link]

Growing up in the US, Americans like me felt powerless every time our government trotted off to kill innocents in faraway lands. After all, I was just one voter in an overwhelming sea of voters.

For whenever power concentrates, ever-fewer hands make blanket decisions for ever-larger groups of people. This diminishes the sense of responsibility for each individual. It's a situation which left me feeling trapped. I watched helplessly as power was transferred from the states to the federal government over my lifetime. [node:read-more:link]

Step to the right folks, to celebrate unfettered, unrestrained, neo-liberal corporate capitalism - the brilliant philosophy which taught us that more is always better and self-indulgence is a spiritual pursuit. The humongous duck lips of the Kardashians are the perfect aspiration for those of us climbing the ladder. To those haters that try and knock us down, just remember those immortal words of our Hollywood heroes "You're worth it". [node:read-more:link]

Has anyone else noticed a strange paradox when it comes to political ideology? It's almost as if one's stated political view is 100% opposite to what they themselves are;

Climate change activists like Megan and Harry have huge energy footprints.
Conspiracy theorists like David Icke are control freaks.
Trump haters are bullies like Trump.
Marxists like Corbyn grew up privileged.
Racists discover they have the DNA of their hated.
Remainers are bigoted toward leavers and feel superior.
Anti-Fascists act like fascists. [node:read-more:link]

These are perhaps four of the most dangerous words of our modern times.


It's a fault which resides within the trajectory of the European Union which was largely plotted under the watchful eye of US intelligence to isolate the decision-making executive powers fully from the prying eyes of democracy. [node:read-more:link]

Anyone who has wandered past Parliament Square toward Millbank can see the giant media fair cordoned off to members of the worldwide remain press. With their slick graphics, state of the art equipment and satiny EU flags, one could gag on the whiff of big money behind these unabashed machinations. This living testament to the might of the media industrial complex should bring fear to the heart of every British citizen. For it is here in front of our own eyes we can see what we are truly up against. [node:read-more:link]

Please copy, paste and email this to your MP or local councilor;

Dear {My MP or Councilor},

In order for councils to acquire affordable property at a discounted rate, please enact the following plan;

1. An elderly person may opt to buy a property on a sliding scaled discount (30-80%) based on age and expected longevity.

2. The government pays the discount.

3. Upon the person's death, the property goes toward government council stock.

4. The cost of the property to the government is the price of the discount (30-80%. [node:read-more:link]

Having been a victim of racism, I have long identified with the liberal left. They seemed the nicest, most tolerant group. But lately they are looking more like the party of intolerance - no different from those who bullied me as a child. This has puzzled and upset me.

And now, I think I may have discovered the reason;

Karl Popper is a 20th century philosopher. He penned what he called the "Paradox of Tolerance" which is a call to practise intolerance of the intolerant. [node:read-more:link]

As the new darling of all upright and pious Remainers, Carole Cadwalladr rose to fame for her Ted Talk replete with misty-eyed exhortations against the alleged sins of the Brexit campaign. Striding the stage like a paperback guru, marshaling the forces of positivity and light, Carole seems convinced she is on a crusade against the forces of evil. [node:read-more:link]

Is there anything to be done about the housing crisis?

Let's think about this... Too much of the UK's GDP is based on inflated property prices and this ever so slippery trick of the light is nothing short of deceptive. The awful truth is, the property economy provides merely an illusion of wealth. For in reality, though it may pose rather prettily on paper, property adds little real value to the productive economy. [node:read-more:link]

GLOBALIZATION is another word for MONOPOLY on a world-wide scale. It's a corporate free for all. Behind closed doors, armies of lawyers draft mountains of bureaucracy, friendly to the corporates, but devastating for small business. Little fish can't compete. Soon every High Street begins to look the same as multinationals squeeze out local shops. [node:read-more:link]

"TOO BIG TO FAIL" - These words signify perhaps the greatest danger we face in our time. For centralization of power, is often the road to tyranny.

Some mistakenly believe the EU to be a benevolent institution. They see the EU as a progressive force for greater equality. But although the EU may appear benevolent today, there are few safeguards to prevent future tyranny. [node:read-more:link]

Britain was once a great empire with the pound sterling being the reserve currency of the world. Money flowed freely through the financial hub known as "The City of London". But as the Empire fell, The City had to re-invented itself in order to survive.

Through deregulation of it's remaining offshore colonies, the UK emerged as the money laundering capital of the world. Dirty money from dictators, despots, paedophiles and drug traffickers flowed discreetly into London through financial backdoors such as Jersey, the Isle of Man and the Caymans. [node:read-more:link]

I grew up in a federalized super-state known as the "United States of America". During my lifetime, I watched power trickle away from individual states toward the federal government.

This fueled polarization and unrest, as a diverse population struggled to live under "one-size-fits-all" laws imposed by a handful of politicians in Washington. The American experiment has shown that like fresh produce, laws are best when locally sourced. Rules should be made by those who have to obey them. [node:read-more:link]

There is research which shows that decisions made by a large group are more accurate than those of a small panel of experts. This is called the “Wisdom of the Crowd”. The findings state that the group must be diverse and draw upon a wide spectrum of the population with people from all walks of life.

I suspect that where the opposite is true, namely that the crowd is not diverse and instead shares a uniform and homogenized worldview, that not only does collective wisdom suffer but also the decision-making abilities of the individual within the group. [node:read-more:link]

Though Zuckerberg has only just recently announced his intention to radically tweak Facebook algorithms, I have noticed a drastic drop in views for some time now. This suggests that these algorithms have already been at play, as neither the style nor content of my posts have wavered throughout.

Meanwhile, those who post the most arse licking-est of politically correct views seems to have been spared from the cull. [node:read-more:link]

When I moved to London in the eighties, I felt immediately at home. The humorous cynicism reminded me of the small East Coast, American town where I grew up.

I had been living in California which is perhaps the New Age capital of the world and centre of positive thinking. So the more down to earth attitude of the English was refreshing.

On the surface maintaining a positive attitude seems to be a no-brainer with numerous benefits. [node:read-more:link]

Whatever your political beliefs, the idea that one man's vision can dominate the world landscape through the overwhelming power of his ill-gotten financial gains should leave you uneasy...

George Soros has transferred 18 billion (the bulk of his fortune) to his Open Society Charity in an all-out assault against Brexit, Trump and any political views he disagrees with. This is to ensure his globalist vision endures long past his death. [node:read-more:link]

Just like fresh produce, laws are best when locally sourced. Allowing the rules to be decided by those they impact makes for a fairer society.

Globalization is a top-down movement by the 0.001%. The aim is to consolidate decision-making into fewer hands - their own.

But a monolithic governance imposes one-size-fits-all rules. This creates a lowest common denominator situation where nobody is happy. Instead of tolerant diversity, we get polarized strife - the opposite of what they tell us. [node:read-more:link]

Imagine a society where everyone was driven to produce more and consume less?

Our current monetary system relies upon inflation and increased consumption. As governments pump more currency into the money supply, the value of existing currency is depreciated. This steers people toward buying income-producing assets in order to preserve their wealth. They make money simply by owning things such as real estate. But this focus on acquisition contributes little productivity to the real economy. [node:read-more:link]

Our leaders believe nuclear weapons will keep the peace through a principle known as Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) The theory is that nobody will launch the first strike because to do so would mean suicide. This prevents direct wars between superpowers.

Instead tensions are relieved by proxy wars. This is where conventional wars are fought using smaller countries, but with nuclear powers behind the scenes, pulling the strings. [node:read-more:link]

Though I respect fired Google employee James Damore's Manifesto on sexual differences, I think he failed to address the real problem facing society which is that humans as a species are profoundly biased when sizing up others.

Given any random male and female pair, yes the likelihood that the male will be better at tech and science is probable, but only by just a few percentage points.

Unfortunately this very slight edge confers a wildly disproportionate advantage as the effect is cumulative over time and throughout society. [node:read-more:link]

Some dismiss the Bible, Koran and Torah as fairy stories. But I reckon fairy stories have a lot to tell us about our collective unconscious. As they filter through the generations, certain themes endure. I suspect this longevity signals a spark of truth. Those myths and legends which survive the test of time, may offer insight into the human experience.

In the Garden of Eden story, Adam and Eve lived in Paradise. But they tasted forbidden fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. This opened their eyes. They saw they were naked. [node:read-more:link]

Life could have been idyllic in Pembroke if not for the rather random circumstances of my birth. I was a half-breed - a child of mixed race. Momma and Papa just happened to have come from opposite sides of the Earth. This was frowned upon on our little planet. Some believed I should not have been born. I could not understand why, because I didn’t feel any different from my friends or cousins.

“How am I different? What do they see?” I puzzled over this, as I peered into the mirror. Staring back at were two eyes, one nose and a mouth - the exact same as what my cousins had. [node:read-more:link]

Banks are allowed to print money from nothing.

This practise evolved from medieval times where people stored their gold in the vault of the local goldsmith and got a paper receipt. The goldsmith was allowed to loan the gold out and charge interest. This was the birth of banking.

Over time everyone started to trade their receipts for goods and services. This was the birth of paper money. [node:read-more:link]

Many believe current inflated UK house prices to be fueled by under supply and over demand.

But since 2008 banks have paid almost no interest on savings. This prompted worldwide investment in the UK property market. [node:read-more:link]

The biggest danger facing us today is not guns, bullets, bombs, global warming or even a group of lizards calling the shots. The biggest danger is the inability of our citizens to engage in civilised debate with those whom they disagree with. [node:read-more:link]

Around 600 CE the prophet Muhammad spawned a great civilization through his teachings. At one time Muslim libraries contained more books and literature than in the entire Greek world. They studied spherical trigonometry, agriculture, physics, medicine and science, using astrolabes to measure the altitude of stars. They built sophisticated astronomical observatories. They set up psychiatric hospitals and even had universal health care. Early Muslims had literacy rates that would put the modern day Muslim World to shame. [node:read-more:link]

As a teenager I worked at Burger King. On slow days I was given random stuff to clean. Once cleaned, the manager would make me clean everything again...and again...and again. So I sprayed and scrubbed stuff that was already spotless and clean. This was utterly unneccessary toil. But Burger King wanted to get their moneys worth. Hence they made me do pointless things which made my life feel cheap, meaningless and worthless. [node:read-more:link]

"A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent" - William Blake

Many years ago William Blake warned against the false security of relying upon the facts presented by those of bad intent. Though governments, authorities and the media may insist upon the accuracy of their facts, they fail to mention that the facts they have chosen to highlight are not the whole picture. [node:read-more:link]

There is talk about replacing Obamacare. Some believe there isn't enough money to provide healthcare to all.

But "money" is merely a symbol for energy which is either stored (property, goods) or dynamic (services).So instead of asking whether we have enough "money" the better question is "Have we got enough energy?" [node:read-more:link]

I remember being taught at school that the Russians were brainwashed by their government. It was the 1960's and we were in the midst of the Cold War. Miss Macgregor said Russian people were fed false information by their government who controlled every aspect of their lives. I didn't know what "brainwash" meant but visions of zombies filled me with horror as I imagined scenes from a dystopian sci-fi novel.

But in 1990 my band Crunch became one of the first western bands to perform behind the former iron curtain. So I finally got a chance to actually go there and see for myself. [node:read-more:link]

Some believe globalization to be a humanitarian movement of peace, love and unity. These good people imagine that globalization will create a world with no borders. They hope it will end world hunger and poverty. They assume that globalization is a movement by the people to bring power to the people. [node:read-more:link]

Our current role in the Middle East began with a deal brokered by Henry Kissinger in the 1970s.

After World War ll America helped rebuild the European Nations which were ravaged by war. These nations then agreed to keep US dollars as their reserve currency. This deal was known as the Bretton Woods Agreement. [node:read-more:link]

In the final months before leaving office Barack Obama approved a 10-year, $38 billion package for military aid to Israel (the largest deal between the two countries in history). Then at the very last minute he sent $221 million to the Palestinians.

So I wonder, did Obama suddenly feel guilty and try to make last minute amends? Does it reveal his true feelings? The amount given to Palestinians is only half of one percent of the amount Israel is getting. So it seems a rather feeble gesture... [node:read-more:link]

It saddens me that Trump has temporarily suspended visas in seven countries for four months. Understandably everyone is outraged....but where was everyone when the refugee crisis was first created? [node:read-more:link]

There is a coup going on right now in the United States of America.

Few of the liberal class seem to have noticed when Trump stated "We will stop looking to topple regimes and overthrow governments" or "Wouldn't it be great if we could be friends with Russia?" [node:read-more:link]

Barack Obama oversaw two new wars. He launched strikes in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Pakistan. He bailed out Wall Street and increased the wealth gap, He eroded civil liberties and relentlessly persecuted whistle-blowers. He repealed Habeus Corpus (which underpins our democracy). He fanned the flames of conflict with Russia. The US military is involved in more countries now than when Obama took office in 2009. [node:read-more:link]

Does anybody else find the "Gove stabs Boris who steps down" story to be far fetched?

Gove's version goes like this: He wanted to start work immediately after the Brexit results. But Boris wanted to toodle off to celebrate down the pub. This lead Gove to conclude that Boris was not up for the job. So Gove decided there and then to withdraw his support and put himself forward instead

But Gove had known Johnson for about 30 years. He must know what Boris is like. They had just finished working side by side in a successful campaign. [node:read-more:link]

Many "young people" are angry with "old people" for voting leave. They believe older people have been selfish with the future. (Which apparently belongs only to them)

But when questioned, many of these older leave voters have explained they are willing to tighten their belts over their few remaining years for the sake of the future for their children. [node:read-more:link]

Those in the EU Remain Camp are preaching love, untity, compassion, tolerance and humanity as if they have a monopoly on these things. Meanwhile they dismiss the legitimate gripes of working people.

Throughout this campaign the working people of this country have had to endure being patronised by experts, academics, intellectuals, multi-national corporations, bankers, politicians and celebrities. They are told if they are unhappy with uncontrolled immigration they are "racist".

The entire Remain campaign has rested upon two logical fallacies; [node:read-more:link]

When the Pro Stay campaign speak of solidarity, it suggests the EU was a grassroots union of European Countries created for and by the people.

But this could not be further from the truth. The EU was created by aristocrats, bankers and the US CIA.

In 1923 the idea for the EU was proposed by the Count Coudenhove-Kalergi. In his book "Pan-Europa" he proposed the destruction of nation states to be replaced by a "United States of Europe". This was to be governed by his own aristocratic class. [node:read-more:link]

Some believe by voting to remain in the EU they will be voting;
Against the Tories - But although we can always vote the Tories out, a vote to stay in the EU is permanent. The EC is a non-transparent, un-accountable body serving the interests of multi-national corporations. Far from being a vote against the Tories - It is a vote against democracy. VOTE LEAVE and Cameron will be finished. [node:read-more:link]

The BBC broadcast below provides an interesting contrast between a young, able bodied CRT employee and a family who have been living on the canals for ten years and now face eviction.

The CRT employee insists that a boat should be moved the way a musical instrument should be played. What is not mentioned is that the musician is now being overseen by a conductor who dictates each movement, style and pace - leaving little room for expression. [node:read-more:link]

Are the Canal and River Trust's charitable obligations getting in the way of their responsibility to maintain the canals?

The rationale behind the Canal and River Trust (CRT) as the replacement to British Waterways was that as a charitable trust they could reap the advantages of extra sources of charitable income along with a voluntary workforce. But the CRT appear to be spending more pretending to be a charity than the proceeds are worth. Hence they may be failing as a charity with Richard Parry sparing no expense continuing the ruse. [node:read-more:link]

In a reasonable society each individual would enjoy a reasonable degree of control over their environment. But in our post-Henry Ford corporate world, the human being has been reduced to a cog in the machine. Here the creative and decisions making aspects of production are concentrated upon a few individuals.

Meanwhile the larger majority engage in boring, repetitive and seemingly meaningless tasks. As the distribution of wealth becomes more and more concentrated among fewer and fewer individuals, work for the majority begins to look more like slavery. [node:read-more:link]

Many think that we boaters are scroungers with little power and should be grateful for what we have. But far from being scroungers we boaters have more power than we realize, both politically and financially.

The current canal situation has much wider implicatons. CRT are a private company masquerading as a charity. They are the pilot program which governments are watching very closely. If successful this model will be rolled out to other public services in the UK. [node:read-more:link]

Dear Attendees of the Friends of Regents Canal Meeting,

I would like to propose a philosophical change to the problem of dealing with congestion in London. This would be to focus upon incentives rather than enforcement in getting boaters to spread out. Boaters are currently clustered around popular hotspots. This clustering is creating unhappiness, hardship and even health problems for some residents. [node:read-more:link]

As Continuous Cruisers we are at a pivotal point in history. Our actions today will have repercussions for years to come. How we choose to act will determine not only the future of liveaboard canal boating for our successors but will also affect the shape of public services in Britain as a whole. [node:read-more:link]

I think merely the potential for higher intelligence proves that higher intelligence exists. The idea that we are moving forward in time is merely an illusion. Therefore at some point in time the highest possible intelligence already exists. What possibilities exist with regard how far intelligence can evolve? Given infinite time the answer is mind blowing. If we were not created by a God at the very least there is someone somewhere in time smart enough to qualify for the job. This "super genius" would no doubt figure out immortality, time travel, miracles, walking on water, etc. [node:read-more:link]

To a socialist, capitalism is the root of all evil. Likewise capitalists believe socialists eat babies for lunch. But what each group is demonizing is merely the extreme version of the other. In reality socialism and capitalism are merely the opposite points along a continuum. This type of black and white thinking is an error in logic which polarizes the population into opposing groups. Psychologists call this type of black and white thinking "splitting". [node:read-more:link]

Is internet gossip more reliable than mainstream news?

Mainstream journalists often express despair that people "believe everything they read on the internet". The standard wisdom is that news must be sourced reliably. As such, good journalists faithfullly adhere to a code of standards.

But Ronald Reagan's deregulation of the media in the 80's has reduced the evening news to mere entertainment and worse, a tool of propaganda for a few corporations. Likewise the UK media is becoming more and more subject to corporate interests. [node:read-more:link]

The concept of punishment is philosophically immoral and should be replaced with a more pragmatic philosophy of protection and prevention. We are endlessly complex creatures. We live endlessly complex lives. No two of us share the exact same experiences. This unique set of circumstances makes us unfathomable to each other. We are not Gods. We are only human and limited in our scope. As such no human being is qualified to pass moral judgement upon another. Therefore moral judgments should be replaced with pragmatic judgments. [node:read-more:link]

I signed a NDE (non-disclosure agreement) with my former record company and regretted it. At the time I was pressured into it by my lawyer who told me it was normal procedure and I had to do it if I wanted to settle. But I regret being unable to warn young musicans of the pitfalls of signing with a record label. I vowed never to sign another one.

Years later after winning my Gearslutz lawsuit, I was presented with another one. This time I refused. The refusal cost me about 10 grand. But I do not regret it. It's a matter of principle. [node:read-more:link]

In a BBC program called the Secret Life of Dogs we learn that the baby-like characteristics of the modern dog is a result of human selection. I reckon in the future all animals on Earth will be sweet and baby-like. It's the only way they'll be able to survive what with us humans bein' control freaks an' all... even the reptiles will be actin' cute. :) [node:read-more:link]

As a kid the rules of war made no sense to me. If countries can get together and agree upon rules of which bullets to use, or how to treat your prisoners why not just agree to ban war altogether?

Imagine how bizarre to be a fly on the wall during the negotiations for the Hague or Geneva Conventions... Someone must have been in favor of war because otherwise banning it altogether would have been a no brainer. [node:read-more:link]

Our current system of voting is archaic and needs an overhaul. This change should be imposed from the top down but should instead evolve virally through technology.

We currently have a system where citizens vote for politicians who in turn vote on the issues. This is due to the impracticality of each citizen voting on every little issue. But technology and the internet could change that. Through the use of encryption, a public vote on each issue may now be feasible. [node:read-more:link]

Imagine being the citizen of a country which you do not live in but which you chose to be an online member of. Each individual would get the choice of which government to pay taxes to. This would create competition and put pressure on governments to offer a decent level of service with regard schools, police, health,etc. Call it "Opt-in Citizenship". Is this possible? Can anybody see this working? [node:read-more:link]

Is corporate media destroying the USA? If so, how did it happen?

Though Ronald Reagan is generally seen as one of America's most successful and popular presidents, he has however left a rather questionable legacy. In fact one could argue that many of our current problems are as a result of his policies. [node:read-more:link]

We usually think of the world in the "olden days" as being something quite distinct and alien from the one we live in today. We see ourselves as modern and sophisticated. But if you think about it, NO one sees themselves as living in the "olden days". ALL people think of themselves as "modern". The Black and White aspect of "old time" photos adds to this sense of otherworldliness. [node:read-more:link]

We are a pivotal point in history with a war taking place on the internet. There is on one side a race toward centralized control where the majority of traffic goes to just a small handful of sites owned by the 1%. On the other hand we have a window of opportunity to move away from centralized control and more into peer to peer ownership. [node:read-more:link]

Modern life is characterized by an ever growing body of work left behind by the human beings who came before us. Man has displayed creativity, inventiveness, inspiration and achievement in his never ending quest for improvement over the human condition. As such everyone alive today is by rights the natural beneficiary to the collective achievements of our forebears. Everybody has ancestors who contributed to this collective body of work. Why did our predecessors bother to create, build and invent? [node:read-more:link]

There is no doubt that there is a frenzied movement on planet Earth toward the centralization of power and control by those at the top of the human hierarchy. The most recent example of a move toward this totalitarianism is the SOPA bill which will result in the abolition of internet free speech. [node:read-more:link]

I believe in astrology, but disagree with the actual use of it because of this fundamental flaw;

Astrology plays down the fluid, dynamic and relative nature of personality and fixes individuals into a stereotype. In doing so, it is oppressive and limiting. [node:read-more:link]

We Human Beanz have always looked toward leaders and as far as evolution was concerned this may have been a good thing...but modern day celebrities are like the junk food of leadership. They look good, but ain't da real deal. When in doubt just follow yo'self!

Anonymity is the New Rock and Roll. [node:read-more:link]