Into a silence that was punctuated by poetry I had no intention of sharing, and of withdrawing completely from social networks. I find myself unable to do so. Mainly it’s because of an oath I made many years ago regarding what I’d do if I managed to live this long in spite of myself, and if there were no sign of someone else in the world particularly like me.
What I mean by “like me” either does or doesn’t make sense. I approach patterns in a different way because I “see” them in a different way, probably because of the way my brain is formed. Right now I’m primarily playing the money-making game, for real this time. I was very good at it playing pretend as a child. We’ll see.
you encounter Dell “Technical Support” again. They haven’t managed yet to realize that an update put out about 24 hours ago now disabled touchscreen. At least I wasn’t trying to decipher a thick Hindi accent.
Go to app My Dell, it will process and come up with Suggested Items. Turn the USB processor back on. #XPS2720Touch
You’re doing it, generally, hoping to do attention. @JayBusbee (I capitalized to emphasize that’s a name and represents a person) is an example. I’m using him because he’s been extraordinarily composed when responding to or ignoring attacks. I have watched flamers now for 20 years. Been one, in a game (but there can be true haters there too).
If you can’t support someone and you’re not offering constructive criticism, you’re using their reputation to get attention.
That was written for the writers of Yahoo! Sports Corner.
Here is my analogy. The young lord-to-be at Dune, at dinner table, is witnessing voracious attacks by various people on others in order to gain the new duke’s favor. He says, “You know, I read of a shipwreck once in an ocean.” Since Dune was a desert planet at the time, the concept of an ‘ocean’ had to be explained; after all, on Dune the servants were selling the water wrung from towels thrown on the floor. “Most of the sailors died, and many of them had terrible marks on their shoulders. The ones who lived had stood on them in order to keep breathing and avoid the sharks.” [That is not nearly an exact quote.] “It’s astonishing to see such behavior at the dinner table.”
Don’t attack those who obviously like you and entertain you, or someone may end up standing on your shoulders while you try to breath; who knows.
Did WordPress just call me trash?
I have been told I’ve an odd sense of humor.
The reason for the pause was various. I moved. I now own the place I live. I had to take care of security, all sorts. I had to very, very carefully consider linking the pen name and the ‘real’ name for actually real, although online there is one knot yet to be tied to actually confirm it. Mind you, it’s not hard for most.
I was adopted, this is the name that I had, having disowned my adopted family. Should I be asked, I will actually respond. You don’t want to know. Hell, I didn’t.
I also had to considerably consider, ponder and otherwise obfuscate the matter of whether I was going to be as selfish as I said I wanted to be, consistently. After all, I was forced illegally to perform a job that (I knew this; I don’t believe I told the ones who inducted me into well, the NSA) was going to make me a war criminal according to the Geneva Conventions which I had inconveniently acquainted myself with in the process of reading The House of Krupp and The Writings of Mao Tse Tung–which went over well in a Secret school but could be covered neatly by ‘know thy enemy’ since The Prince was required reading over at the Academy and I was familiar with it. I was followed presumably inconsistently for two years just as they said they would. Unfortunately that was the model for those who had had Top Secret clearances, and I’d had crypto and not only that but I was privy to a lot of the planning at the end of the Vietnam war.
The Navy gave me a certain set of choices after boot camp, all involving A school, all but one involving mechanics and most involving heavy math usage. I’m *more or less deliberately, in the past–the explanation becomes intricate and doesn’t fit here* not good at math but becoming expotentially better. I was also an E3 when I got out of boot camp, incidentally. Everyone is an E2. My word, there are a lot of desperate questions out there. I was first officially scored a genius in an interview duo of tests. One was the General Classification Test and based on the Stanford-Binet which is no longer used. I got a perfect score on it. A perfect score on it (I’ve been asked the question) means you got the answers to all the questions correct. I have pondered the question ever since, to be honest. My score on the math test was “impossibly bad”. I’ll add to this I could write programs and was shitty at math. Part of it was exposure to Japanese math and I need to leave here right now or my PTSD is likely going to program my actions.
Putin is aware of history and has read versions of The Art of War and The Prince.
Russia shares approximately 18 miles of land with North Korea; that is, they have a border.
It’s quite hard to track traffic on either side of that border. I don’t have the evidence yet, but check; there has been recent evidence of heavy traffic during conditions when the traffic itself is hard to track, and the roads there have been carefully constructed so as to be hard to see from satellite. I will attempt to Google this. I do know from the Vietnam era that some of the roads existed then. I know by virtue of a high clearance and ‘curiosity’. [To be precise, I was gathering information sufficient to tell me that if certain conditions occurred and I was still alive whether or not I would need to attempt to do certain things to avoid WW III. I was desperately hoping someone much smarter than I was or am would happen along. I have seen no indication of her or him, although I have met my near equals who basically begged me to lead. I have never, to my knowledge, claimed wisdom; I certainly do not claim it now. However, I am apparently a genius; they apparently were right about that, damn them. “They” are the kind of people who run your country and did.]
Russia is taking advantage of the unrest in the Middle East. There is every indication that the North Korean Kim Jong-un although probably mad is well aware of current events to that extent; that is, to knowing about the Ukraine, the Middle East, and Putin. There is no indication that either Putin or Kim are particularly stupid, particularly in the realm of power politics. They should be trading. An armed North Korea would appear to Putin to be valuable, although he would have to also try to trick them in some manner. Paranoia would appear on both sides of that glass table. However, there would be strong mutual interests. The formation of a stronger economic bloc not dominated by classical ‘Western’ interests would have strong appeal.
The Middle East religion at stake demands the death of unbelievers and demands that they have a certain racial heritage to be believers. It is a religion of war. It was barely defeated at Tours, and it has been predicted ever since that Tours would recur. That there are forms which vary somewhat does not unfortunately seem to vary the dynamic at all. They will have no hesitation at using the unholy to strike against the unholy.
That means that there will be increasing cooperation between various parties in the Middle East, in Africa (most of the news of the wars there is still not easily available), North Korea and Russia.
The United States still has Russian sleeper agents*. Without doubt some of the North Korean refugees are spies, although they may be being steadily “turned”; I strongly doubt it. If I need to comment on the Middle East situation in this regard, you shouldn’t have bothered to read this.
The strongest motivation for people in other countries to cooperate against the United States is very simple. We wish to spread “the American way to the world” and they don’t want it. Ketchup is not the true and necessary seasoning. The flat “a” is in fact nauseating. Having been a sailor in Japan and for one moment having been able to see others from the Japanese cultural aspect (I was there as a child as well), I realized emotionally what I’d long known intellectually; Americans have no culture, any more than the Romans did. What we have we’ve stolen, or fled from worse countries. The American culture is that only of the dollar. There are cultures within it, and they are actually viewed with suspicion by the state because they have values which aren’t monetary.
What we mean by “the American way” isn’t clear and isn’t actually a program; it just sounds threatening. Basically it apparently just means forcibly spreading incompetence and enforcing the usage of key phrases and words which are basically meaningless. “Democracy” means you have a multiple-choice questionnaire for your government that theoretically gives you control of it and actually means that you either pick from a bunch of people pre-selected for you…or basically abstain from voting. “Dictatorship” means there’s a drunk or addict who thinks he or she is in charge and is actually at the mercy of his accountant. Anything else is the attempt to add emotion. Enough. It’s one of my cynical days, where I’m sharing a tiny portion of what I was ‘privileged to learn’ from the ages of 17-21 during the Vietnam war, in its final days.