Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Democrats go nuts over Trump-Putin Helsinki Summit

Didn't think it possible but the Perpetual-War Democrat Globalists have gone nuts over the Trump-Putin Summit in Helsinki.    Here are 2 good clips from NPR with effective debate by Glenn Greenwald of The Intercept.

And here is the excellent Putin Interview by Chris Wallace of Fox.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Why MSM is not doing its job

Ran across this video that explains how the vast power of the internet helps solve many challenges - and why "social media suppression/censorship" is a bad idea.  Veemo (at least as far as I could determine that is his handle) explains the role of 4Chan in facilitating this cooperation.

The most impressive example calling in an Air Strike.

And something more chilling

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Eroding Web Freedom

Dave Culllen of Computing Forever has recently done a number of good warnings on the growing Personal Threats to Security of the web (like this one).   I think ot is very important to remember that the early altrustic motto of Google "Do no Evil" is DEAD.    I thought I would include a few together to collect them.

Internet Regulation: The End of The Wild Wild Web

The Dark Arts of Software Updates

Monday, 22 January 2018

The R Project for Statistical Computing

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R provides a wide variety of statistical (linear and nonlinear modelling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering, …) and graphical techniques, and is highly extensible. The S language is often the vehicle of choice for research in statistical methodology, and R provides an Open Source route to participation in that activity.
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I used R quite extensively about 10 years ago.  It was a useful OpenSource application that was easy and intuitive to use and learn - plus it ran nicely in Windows DOS.  Then Google acquired/bought the operation and started integrating under their GoogleFusion Project and it seemed to get a boost.   But it seemed clear that it was only a preliminary inquiry and I think they decided to move more decisively into GoogleCode expanding their "Cloud" product utilizing their Java (which having seen where they are now was I think the right decision.
Al-in-all it is a simple Terminal/DOS window kind of older application - and with a bit of study is easily acquired - but in the scheme of things it would be more productive to learn Java and use the greatly expanded functionality into G-Suite/Google Docs (all in the cloud) than be stuck in this Year2000 technololgy.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Why is there such resistance to Anti-Vax Conspiricy

I have become somewhat OCD about this Anti-Vax issue recently - my last post was on this - and then Jeff Holiday made this video (below is the first of a long series apparently - which seems a little backwards to be submitting "solid conclusions" before one has completed the study).  Jeff is known as one of the Alt-Right's acceptable Progressives (for some reason - perhaps related to his Libertarian positions on pot/bitcoin).

Then today I saw this interesting video (and supporting article) entitled with  "Man-made Polio Virus Vaccine Created Cancer" which is fairly explosive in itself except I have personal experience of the risks of chimpanzee disease carrier when my sister was infected with Hep B by a bite pet chimp of her husband on their return from Africa in the 1970's.

Yes - there does seem to be alot of religious zealotry BUT is there any truth to these claims APART from that?   I refer to these books as additional references.

I just finished "Against their Will" that provides a very broad overview of many of the most shocking instances of Medical "licence" in America over past 100 yrs.  It was a great eye-opened and covered many new instances that I had never heard much about.

As well I refer to "Evidence of Harm" by David Kirby as I read a chapter in Sheryl Attkissons book "Stonewalled" that refers to her collaboration with him on this book.  She covered the story while at CBS and it was a huge scoop.  Her reference to it is Stonewalled is to examine the psychology of suppression of news and events by Government and Business.  That alone made it worthwhile as this is part of the story in Vaxxed 0- and it is a BIG part.   The underlying nag is "why are our Governments lying to us?'.

The Anti-Vax movement has issues - especially with delivery of Del Bigtree and the definitely zealous, bordeline PD Polly Tommey.   I recognize this kind of ginned up outrage and admit some of it may be misplaced but I also think that there is something to their claims and it has alot to do with the monolithic public health policy surrounding vaccines.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Vaxxed - Open Interviews

Vaxxed made a splash when initially released and was credited with then candidate Donald Trump promising to sponsor an investigation into the horrific claims that the CDC (U.S Center for Disease Control) ignored critical testing of various Vaccine Products.   Among the serious concerns are that through many ways various Vaccine programs are causing very serious medical injury's.

Here is young women (Savannah) who has been struck by a series of terrible health reactions that her mother attributes to a Guardasil Vaccine when she was 14 yrs old and had no health concerns at all.   From this interview we can see she is a walking medical disaster.

It some cases it appears to be servere allergic or adverse reactions that trigger serious neurological auto-immune responses that have been linked to Autism, Diabetes and other formerly rare illnesses like Dysautonomia (POTS) - [a malfunction of the Autonomic Nervous System].

Alot of controversy exists as there has been a growing public outcry in America about the obvious rising incidence of Autism (or more generally Autistic Spectrum Disorder) in America and in particular the aggressive response of Public Health in advocating - often strongly - more better vaccine programs. Actress  Jenny McCarthy was among the first to launch a strong public campaign to bring this issue to light after she claimed her son's suffered from autism after his vaccine.

Among the scandals was the de-frocking of by British researcher Dr Andrew Wakefield who was accuse of falsifying data in his study that suggested a link between Vaccines and Autism.   While he investigated relationship between Gastro-intestinal Disorders and Measles Vaccines.

Among the recent serious allegations made are that the adjutants included in Vaccine products (to preserve the vaccine over time) are the culprit - especially when given to very young children and babies.  It is well known that heavy metals like mercury - present in the adjutants - have serious neuro-toxin effect on the brain may, in some unknown way be related to the auto-immune disorders that can in some related to these behavioral dysfunctions or trigger neuro-immune disorders.

While I think vaccines can and have done alot of good in preventing illness - I have always been sceptical that they are "safe" - or at least as "100% safe" as Public Health officials claim - and have become much more opposed to the various "World Health" programs that push such programs.

There is good evidence that the PR Stategy has to change - and various Vaccine groups have to start paying much more attention to fact of harm.

Robert J. Kennedy - "Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak: The Evidence Supporting the Immediate Removal of Mercury -- a Known Neurotoxin -- from Vaccines"  link to article July 24, 2014

Monday, 8 January 2018

Handmaiden's Tale Redux

I see that an actress made famous as the slightly homey anodyne heroine of Handmaiden's Tale on Hulu.com.

I always think Children of Men was a much better scifi approach - and more precient.

Monday, 1 January 2018

2017 Bookshelf Clean-up

Here is list of  "Favourite" Books from my account at GoodReads.com.

Among the categories:

History:  The Cause of Hitler's Germany;  The Untold History of the United States; American Betrayal; The Reckoning;  Enigma; Paris 1919; The Discover's; Citizens.

Fiction: The Book Thief; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: Collected Jack London; The Little Prince; Schindler's List; Of Mice and Men; American Beauty (movie)

Politics/Social: Stonewalled; Tell Me No Lies; The Enemy Within; ShakeDown; The Emperors Embrace; Divorce Poison; Why Boys Don't Talk; Taken into Custody, Ties that Bind; America Alone; ;Who Stole Feminism, Voltaire's Bastards: Alzheimer's Portrait of an Epidemic.

Poetry/Art: Odes of Pablo Neruda; Borderlines (Travelogue of Thailand);  Sexual Personae; The Prophet; Kahlo; Klimt

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Music Software

I have recently discovered the remarkable ways that computers have been able to represent music (mostly classical) that sort of reminds me of  imagery from the blockbuster 1968 film  2001: A Space Odyssey.  Each of the videos below represents a slightly more complex piece with more and more instruments/ tonal qualities.  In addition all are represented in with different visual characteristics that allow complex ways to display data - mostly 3D - but all are very captivating.

The Maestro's of these productions  are included in links but feature the tremendous efforts of   Stephen Malinowski  and  AndyFilleBrown.

Pachelbel, Canon in D 

Vivaldi, Winter, Four Seasons (Allegro)

Beethoven, String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat major (opus 130), 5th mvt.

Pi as Music (C-major pentatonic)

Debussy -- Clair de Lune

Bach, J.S. -- Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Debussy, Syrinx 

Cummings, love is more thicker than forget

Stargate Sequence - '2001: A Space Odyssey'

*Here are some of different visual rendering techniques used.   And here is an explanation on how the Slit-Screen effect was created  and here was an example of how someone mocked-up a model to achieve special effects.

Software:  Synthesia - learn to play piano visual aid
                 MuseScore - Music Notation Software
                 Blender - complex digital 3D Rendering

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

How Government make us Debt Slaves

Recently the Federal Government updated its Quarterly Financial Forecast.  Of course they are fictions considering the possibilities that may occur to GNP growth and actual Fiscal developments - but here are the Deficit and National Debt figures.

$15bn to $39bn will be added EVERY Year over next 20 yrs holding the (nominal) Total Federal Debt/GDP ratio just under 30% - assuming the Nominal "BAU" GDP growth rate of 3.5-4.0% is correct.

Now one VERY SURPRISING factor in the Update was including Demographic factors - such as Fertility rates, Retirement ages and Immigration rates.    To me this was a real surprise as in the past (only 4-5 yrs ago) this was rarely considered important enough to include such factors - but obviously now with an aging Labour Force and sub-replacement fertility rates (assumed to be 1.67 births/women) these addition of Immigrants is an important factor to maintain productivity factors.

Here is an International Comparison (but included ALL Government Debt)

Blogger ViableOpposition has made some other observations about the trend in International debt ratio's.

Also here was the MacDonald Laurier Institute study of Provincial Default rates* from March 2011.

*It is notable that Ontario has the highest Default probability (and then Alberta) going out 15, 20 and 30 years.  Finally, is it not interesting that Alberta has the SECOND highest probability of Default which brings me back the point that in 1936 Alberta was the first Province to DEFAULT.  This event provoked a very interesting historical experiment by the Social Credit party that led to the second longest serving party (35 yrs) in party history until replaced by the Progressive Conservatives in 1971 (who were defeated by NDP in 2015 after 44yrs).

Therefore it should come as no surprise that on exactly the same day the Province of Alberta ALSO provided its own Fiscal Update revealing that it had upped its Borrowing authority to $37bn (the max) over the next 2 years hoping no doubt to avoid scrutiny as everyone was leaving for Xmas Holidays on a Fri Dec 23, 2017.
International Government Debt OECD Website
ProvincialSolvencyandFederalObligations by Marc Joffe - March 2012

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