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At Times Like These. Epictetus or Wittgenstien. Showing the way out of the bottle, Wittgenstein or Epictetus?
In Such times as these John, I usually reach for the Enchiridion. Epictetus and his handy handbook reminds us all to Stick to our own knitting and do the right thing, eventually every one cottons on ( and it only takes 5% of us ( see Erica Chenoweth’s Work), Their team identified over 200 violent revolutions and over 100 nonviolent campaigns. Twenty-six percent of the violent revolutions were successful, while 53 percent of the nonviolent campaigns succeeded. Moreover, looking at change in democracy (Polity IV scores) indicates that nonviolence promotes democracy while violence promotes tyranny. In addition every campaign that got active participation …

The Skripal Deception. Mrs Mays BlairCon NEO CON CON

In short, official propaganda is not designed to deceive the public (no more than the speeches in an actor’s script are intended to deceive the actor who speaks them). It is designed to be absorbed and repeated, no matter how implausible or preposterous it might be. Actually, it is often most effective when those who are forced to robotically repeat it know that it is utter nonsense, as the humiliation of having to do so cements their allegiance to the ruling classes (this phenomenon being a standard feature of the classic Stockholm Syndrome model, and authoritarian conditioning generally). The current “Russian hacking” hysteria is a perfect example of how this works. No one aside from total morons actually believes this official narrative (the substance of which is beyond ridiculous), not even the stooges selling it to us. This, however, is not a problem, because it isn’t intended to be believed … it is intended to be accepted and repeated, more or less like religious dogma. (It do…

Energy Returned on Energy Invested, Surplus Energy Economics Data Base ( SEEDS) Embodied Energy CIrcular Economy.

Fig. 8. Imbalance in the intermediate trade and final trade (The size of the sphere represents the corre- sponding economy's gross trade volume of embodied energy.).
Global primary energy use associated with production, consumption and international trade (PDF Download Available). Available from: [accessed Mar 10 2018].

I have spent a Week Assembling Data available through public API's so that I can build a model of World Economy based upon Energy Generation and Energy Consumption. Most of all of that has already been done what has not been done is creating a Money that embodies embodied energy as its objective valuation basis, The Value basis of money is subjective and as a subjective phenomenon is also a variable. A Bugbear expressed and repeated in the pages of this Blog more than once.…