Monthly Archives: November 2016

A Tale of Two National Economies: Central vs. Distributed

Russia’s Economy Is Focused on the Core According to the latest available data from the Federal State Statistical Service, the Central Federal District accounts for 35 percent of the entire Russian economy. Located in this district, Moscow alone accounts for … Continue reading

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Whittling Off a Rotten Sliver of California for Secession

California was once the mythical land of sun and sand. A rich, fun playground for North Americans and world travelers alike, California was the model that other places tried to mimic. But over time, the gold turned into rust, and … Continue reading

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Making Government Unnecessary: Disruptive Innovations

Alexei Kudrov, a brilliant and honest Russian, speaking of the potential effects of blockchain technology on governments: “Soon technology will replace many of the functions of government. The technology of block chains can almost completely replace the state bureaucracy. Society … Continue reading

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A World According to Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel is not Afraid to Stand Out from the Crowd One of the few Silicon Valley giants to support political reformer Donald Trump, Peter Thiel risked irritating a lot of powerful and wealthy people in the establishment in order … Continue reading

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Destroying These Threats Before They Destroy the Human Future

The Three Faces of Challenge Three powerful forces seek to dominate — or conquer — today’s world. Each of the three should be considered deadly enemies to an abundant and expansive human future. The tactics and strategies used to meet … Continue reading

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Core v. Periphery VS. IQ and the Wealth of Nations

Core v. Periphery The world can be perceived as a core / periphery dichotomy where core countries are characterized by high levels of development, a capacity at innovation and a convergence of trade flows. The core has a level of … Continue reading

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Future Power: Particle Beams and Solid Ion Conductors

Without Abundant, Reliable, Affordable High Quality Power, Humans Have No Future Today’s article looks at some technologies that can make power systems more reliable, affordable, and more prolific creators of high quality power. To create an abundant and expansive human … Continue reading

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Russia is Reshaping Itself

Update: Russian Economy Now So Bad That Russians are Losing Faith in the Future. Every day brings fresh indications that the Russian economy under Vladimir Putin is disastrous now and will become more disastrous in the future. The World Bank … Continue reading

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Privileged, Arrogant Silicon Valley Goes Half Cocked

Deranged Supporters of Hillary also Sore Losers Silicon Valley calls for secession from America Tech CEOs and executives supported Hillary Clinton’s campaign most generously with financial largesse and copious verbiage. One might expect some degree of maturity in people who … Continue reading

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Illegal Aliens Cast 3 Million Votes in 2016 US Election — All for Hillary?

Three million votes in the U.S. presidential election were cast by illegal aliens, according to Greg Phillips of the VoteFraud.org [ed: votestand.com] organization. If true, this would mean that Donald Trump still won the contest despite widespread vote fraud and … Continue reading

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Solid Competents vs. Worthless Snowflakes: Working Out the Future

If you are young and not Dangerous, your dreams and passions are almost certainly pathetic shite. If you are not Dangerous, you have probably never been exposed to the full-spectrum world out there. So, here’s a word of advice: Don’t … Continue reading

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Siberia to Experience a Change in “Ownership”

Imagine Siberia Slipping Russia’s Leash, Becoming One Giant Patchwork Economic Free Trade Zone As for the massive Siberian resources, can the Russians be their guardians forever? … where Westerners have trouble imagining anything other than a flag – Chinese, Russian … Continue reading

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The Government Is Not the Country

My kind of loyalty was to one’s country, not to its institutions or its officeholders. The country is the real thing, the substantial thing, the eternal thing; it is the thing to watch over, and care for, and be loyal … Continue reading

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Protesting Against Reality: Leftists Resent Real World Feedback

The recent American election was a peaceful backlash against the US government’s ruinous and intrusive unconstitutional policies. Leftwing activist groups cannot tolerate this feedback — this reality — so they are taking to the streets in violent protest, marching toward … Continue reading

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Almost a Real Election

The US Republican Party gained the White House and held on to the Senate and House. It added 3 governors to its pre-existing majority of state governors across the country. Here is a closer geographical look at American repudiation of … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes: China Helps NATO Encircle a Russia in Decline

Beggars cannot be choosers, and a Putin besieged by both domestic economic woes and international isolation likely has no choice but to double-down on his bet on China. Of course, Russia’s strongman may have to kowtow to his … Chinese … Continue reading

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How to Find Happiness in an Unhappy World

Dimensions of Happiness Happiness is almost never where you think you will find it. If you become too impatient — if you never learn how to set the table and allow happiness to come to dinner — you may set … Continue reading

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Solar Whispers: Winter is Coming

Solar sunspot activity varies along a solar cycle of approximately 11 years duration. From the Wikipedia article on solar cycles: In 2015, a new model of the solar cycle was published. The model draws on dynamo effects in two layers … Continue reading

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Why Hillary Clinton Can’t Think

Video Source Parkinson’s Disease Dementia This is What Caused Comedian Robin Williams to Kill Himself A type of dementia similar to but different from Alzheimer’s disease was recognized and called dementia with Lewy bodies. Dementia with Lewy bodies is now … Continue reading

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