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Reeling and Writhing…

Welcome to No6ody’s website. Most of the links are to PDF files because I can’t post text. Creative Commons 4.0, You can use my work for any NON-COMMERCIAL purpose.

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Nov 2 2015 Here is a collection of short stores: More Short Stories, Parably Allegories ver 1v00 

updated Nov 30 2016  Minding the Brain: a collection of short stories

Nov 2 2015 This is a strange story where I try to tell the truth by telling lies. Dragonic Logic ver 1v00

updated Nov 30 2016   Jade-and-Dragonic Logic 1v00 Book two.

updated Nov 30 2016  dragonic-ink-1v00 Yet more… Book three.

updated Nov 30 2016 To Know is To Grow 1v00 Legalize it already. 

updated Nov 30 2016  Corp-Cult Medicannibals

updated Nov 30 2016 No6ody tries Writhing Badvertising  Ummm… prolly shouldn’t bother posting this…

Nov 2 2015 The title explains it all: Doggerel for Caterwauling Guerillas 1v00

Mar 15, 2015 Know thyself 1v00 (PDF) A hope-this-helps book for truthseekers.

Mar 15 2015 Here are stories… Allah Glories! a PDF book of short stories, mostly allegories, fables, and parables.

Xenophon wrote in The Memorable Thoughts of Socrates: “(…) he [Socrates] would accept of no gratuity from any who desired to confer with him, and said that was the way to discover a noble and generous heart, and that they who take rewards betray a meanness of soul, and sell their own persons (…)” Many years ago, it was wisely thought that teaching for pay was a bad thing. Paid teachers will always be tempted to make what is easy seem to be difficult. I once sought science-fiction stories that taught science. I found that such stories were becoming scarce. My culture didn’t seem to value teaching or learning unless it leads to profits. Both of these reasons are why this science-fiction book is free.  a psych-rhet experiment  (PDF file) updated Jan `1 2015 The Psych_Rhet Experiment ver 1v5

A being from another planet would probably be mechanical, because it is possible to turn off a machine for ten thousand years.  An intelligent electro-mech might have the following viewpoint– xeno-datagathering report PDF file

I don’t know what ‘enlightenment’ means, but these ‘koans’ may have some wisdom in them.  Koans For The Western Mind PDF file  

More Koans For The Western Mind  “We live in a world which is full of misery and ignorance, and the plain duty of each and all of us is to try to make the little corner he can influence somewhat less miserable and somewhat less ignorant than it was before he entered it.” Thomas Henry Huxley

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is an allegorical tale first printed in 1900. What was apparent to readers then has been obscured by the mists of time and, sad to say, by propaganda. The original book by L. FrankBaum is available for free at http://www.gutenberg.org and worth reading if you either liked the movie or if you like history (especially once you ‘see through’ the allegory). The following (large PDF, many pix) is a guide to the original story and no6ody’s explanation of some of the symbolism.  The Wonderful Wizard of Oz allegorical allusions partly explained (PDF file) updated Jan 1 2015 Seeking the Allegory of Oz with lots of Denzer pix ver1v05

Dorothy saves Toto

This part wasn’t in the movie!

 

What no6ody knows about money…  A brief look at the power of money (PDF file)

The science of rhetoric: mostly ignored by modern “educational” systems, yet very important. Rhetoric is the science/study of effective communication. A brief look at the science of rhetoric (PDF)

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Posted by on Wed, 2013 in General Knowledge, stories

 

nine fables

 

 

slithy toves best

l love to eat toves, the slithey-er the better. However, despite how much I love to eat them, toves are not health food. Sometimes I ignore this unpleasant-to-me fact, and declare that I don’t eat too many toves, even though I gyre and gimble and have to pretend not to notice the slithy stains. What happens when I read a scientific article indicating that toves bioaccumulate slithy compounds? I don’t want to trust the scientists now, especially when there are $cientists paid-for by MegaTove, Inc, who say no way, and toves contain 34% more vital nutrients, and these $cientists have makeup technicians, brand-new labcoats, and lots of money for ads and publicity (sellout shills and astroturf-smurfs and come-on commontaters and propaganda pushers, all of which are cheap to hire and not actually illegal–and in corp-friendly-istan they have internet connections and speak multiple languages). I want to believe these paid-for $cientists… even when they start talking about things non-tovey. Cog dis kicks in, which is a description of the consequences of tovey love carried to extremes in an all-too-human brain. As time goes by, the size of the lies I want to believe is maximized by trained per$onne1%, all too willing to help me fill my mind with thoughts that help them profit, and they cannot care about me cough tobacco cough for that would cost MegaTove potential profits.
The Fire of Desire can burn logic and knowledge. Corppredators feed this Fire, non-ethically, non-morally, legally, and inexorably.
fire
“There was a man who invented the art of making fire. He took his tools and went to a tribe in the north, where it was very cold, bitterly cold. He taught the people there to make fire. The people were very interested. He showed them the uses to which they could put fire – they could cook, could keep themselves warm, etc. They were so grateful that they had learned the art of making fire. But before they could express their gratitude to the man, he disappeared. He wasn’t concerned with getting their recognition or gratitude; he was concerned about their well being.
He went to another tribe, where he again began to show them the value of his invention. People were interested there, too, a bit too interested for the peace of mind of their priests, who began to notice that this man was drawing crowds and they were losing their popularity. So they decided to do away with him. They poisoned him, crucified him, put it any way you like. But they were afraid now that the people might turn against them, so they were very wise, even wily. Do you know what they did? They had a portrait of the man made and mounted it on the main altar of the temple. The instruments for making fire were placed in front of the portrait, and the people were taught to revere the portrait and to pay reverence to the instruments of fire, which they dutifully did for centuries. The veneration and the worship went on, but there was no fire.” Anthony DeMello, from his excellent and free e-book “Awareness” http://awareness.tk

fire ant A rant about ants. Ants have been around much longer than the human species (that considers itself superior to mere ants). Their tiny ant brains are good enough for an anthill/nest and a ‘culture.’ Each ant has only a few simple rules to follow, and that’s enough to make ant colonies prosperous. The queen of the ant hill do not command–each individual ant does what it thinks is best–yet the queen ant is the only female that reproduces. All the other ants live lives of constant toil so that one or a few queen ants can lay thousands of eggs. The system is set up, evolutionarily calibrated, and runs smoothly even without commands and enforcement and punishment of ‘wrongdoers.’ Each individual ant knows just a few things and does them, and the queen is no more intelligent than the workers. As long as the ants are in a familiar environment, the ant hill can survive and grow, even though the queen ant(s) does nothing but eat and lay all the eggs while the ‘exploited’ worker ants do everything else. But, if the situation changes, ants can do foolish things. For example, a patient person with a paintbrush can manipulate trails of ants into circles or unproductive loops.
Wea1%thy humans know what will benefit themselves, and those like them, and don’t really need any further organization to be frightfully effective in getting more more more. They often own and command corpor-ants, with many in-greedy-ants; and corpor-ants have many more rules than an ant colony and the large worker hum-ants have external energy sources and powerful tools. The ultra-wea1%thy sometimes buy govern-ants and inform-ants, for they cannot be ultra-wealthy without being a burden upon hum-ant-ity. Perhaps the ultra-rich are ignor-ant assist-ants of the ‘ant tea cries.’
And, there but for the lack of cur-ant-see go I, forthe love of money is the root of evil. NON $ERVIAM.

Once upon a time, a peacock stole all the other peacock’s tailfeathers and glued them onto his own butt. He now had a super-normally magnificent display, sure to impress the peahens. Like he planned, all the peahens wanted to mate with him… but all those tailfeathers were too heavy for him to move, and he couldn’t stand up, much less mate with the willing peahens. That year, very few eggs were laid and fertilized, and those only because a few of the oddest peahens had found tailless males to be acceptable sex partners.
In diversity there is strength.

Once there was a scientist who developed a bio-safe enzyme that broke down cellulose. The scientist’s minions (grad students) tried it in their food, but it failed because stomach acids destroyed the enzyme. Another scientist put the enzyme in a special capsule that would dissolve only after exposure to stomach acid, which released the enzyme in the small intestine. The grad students now reported other problems–this enzyme now turned much of the dietary fiber (cellulose) into glucose, so plant foods were more calorie-dense, and those who took the enzyme capsules were often unhappy with the quantity of their food. The lack of dietary fiber also caused problems. However, both problems were partly solved when enzyme-resistant dietary fiber was added to their food. A $cientist-spy stole the enzyme, and tried to sell it to corporations. The $cientist claims that if less food is needed, less time will be spent eating, and even the time spent pooping could be reduced. Soon, corp$€whores required their employees to eat these enzyme capsules or not come to work anymore. However, efficiency-reducing digestive upsets were common. So, ©orp-$ci€ntists added sawdust and/or water-absorbing indigestible plastics to their minions’ diet, but this caused unexpected consequences for the chief cause of problems is solutions.

“…Macbeth is the story of Hitler or Napoleon. But it is also the story of any bank clerk who forges a cheque, any official who takes a bribe, and human being in fact who grabs at some mean advantage which will make him feel a little bigger than and get a little ahead of his fellows. It centres on the illusory human belief that an action can be isolated–that you can say to yourself, ‘I will commit just this one crime which will get me where I want to be, and and after that I will turn respectable.’ But in practice, as Macbeth discovers, one crime grows out of another, even without any increase if wickedness in yourself. His first murder is committed for self-advancement; the even worse ones which follow from it are committed in self-defense.” George Orwell _Orwell, The Lost Writings_

Officer Smeg waits patiently. He’s not a very smart man, but he knows the boss is thinking about the bleeding budget, how a few extra thou could save a job–or be spread around as pay raises. Smeg is confident he will hear what he expects to hear, and he does. “Okay. Do it.”
So he does it. He gets a sheet of the important-looking official stationery he can, then gets some poor secretary to type up a letter on it. Then he puts on his best uniform and takes a trip to MEGACORP. He hands the receptionist the letter, and tells her it’s so very important, and eventually one of MR MEGA’s corp-drones reads a poorly worded and vaguely suggestive letter asking how much it would cost to find out if there are any meth users in their collected blood samples? MR MEGA may want the dumbass local cop outta the building–but dumbass local cop knows he is likely to get what he wants, and his letter will go in the shredder.
Smeg is happy. He gets names, and a foot in the door for more. Maybe he’ll try fishing for heroin users next time. Or a young-un who he just knows takes something illegal and some dumb [deleted] lab tech won’t tell him what it is but that hot chick is wanted by Smeg for non-smegmification in his Smeg-dom.
MR MEGA is happy. There is a steady income stream that didn’t exist before, for Smeg’s police farce will become addicted to impounded income and will cause no trouble. MR MEGA may ask for a personal share of the confiscated money (‘paid informally’) (‘under the table’) (‘off the books’) (‘dammit Smeg, IN CASH, but more than this miniscule little present you brought me today!!1!11). Perhaps he’ll sell the names and data to other whoreporations for their profits-over-people purposes. Or maybe not. But he does have a ‘duty to the stockholders’ to grab every coin he can that should cost less than a coin to grab), and and perhaps neither he nor the stock/stake/shareholders live near the Smeg or even the country infested with the Smeg. Or near the victims. Hopefully. But the owners are sure that their wealth protects them from all that smells of Smeg.
Someday, Smeg will tell the judge that he got a phone call, or that he smelled an odor, or that the official hightech hippie-detester is an amazing device, accurate seventeen times out of seventeen trials, and that tests proved that the suspect(s) had THC in the blood samples ‘taken at the station’ or once blotted off the fender of a County cruiser.
If you lose, you lose, Smeg always says.

Once, it3oMW, there was a misguided individual who took pictures of a lab’s monkeys used in research. The monkeys were living in filthy cages and were filthy themselves. The individual published those pictures. However, the research lab found out that this misguided individual was once hired to clean the monkey cages and was quickly fired from his job for incompetence. This individual was willing to abuse the lab’s research monkeys to get pictures to use to stop the mistreatment of such animals. This individual was willing to become what he hated to defeat his ‘enemies.’

Dunce upon a time, Vlad the mad ad-man was a sad man. His ads were bad, but not enough to chase 7\/ viewers away from their sets (usually). Since Vlad worked cheap, and his ads were short, and they didn’t actually hurt sales, the 7\/ ran a few of Vlad’s bad ads. Some viewers saw them again and again until they could recite every nearly-incomprehensable line of Vlag’s bag ags. Wlag produced more brad rads, and the 7\/ played a few of those too, but VladCorpse still wasn’t very profitable. So Vlad paid some poor people to hype his ads, and called them ‘publicists.’ He paid other poor people to disrupt a few internet forums where the ‘commentariot’ had claimed to have figured out ‘Vwads bad pwan’ and were talking about matters that Vlad couldn’t/wouldn’t understand but made him squirm. Then Vlag’s staff had to pay more destitute people to post irrelevancies and trivialities into the ‘comments’ section of certain websites, because the website admin would delete obvious paid-for troll comments. The expenses were minimal, but Vladcorpse was about to go bankrupt anyway. Exactly the day that Vlad decided to close up his corpse forever, he was visited by a governbent reprehensitive that wanted elebenty billion more ads, and would pay cash, and they’d also take over the ‘viral’ propaganda cannedpain to popularize Mad Vlad tha Ad Man and his cleber waze wif wordturds. They would even take over Vladcorpse’s ‘internet policing’ (for free!) because they claimed that Vladcorpse was doing a poor job of it. And, because the gov reprehensitive claimed he understood Vlad’s troubles and provided paper rectangles. One was whiter and wider and too tall, but the other pile was taller, darker, and had someone’s picture on every piece.
And so it goes. And sown, it grows. ‘Vlad’s’ staff learned to say things like ‘Orwellian mindbomb’ and ‘dumbed down Newspeak’ and ‘babytalk for big brother’. One day, Vlad died of a heart attack brought on by eating too much rich food over too many years. His funeral was small. His elderly relatives smirked and chuckled during the funeral orations, for each speaker used lines from Vlad’s blad ads.
And so sown, it grows and grows, aided by governbent men, spread by ©∅rp$€-created 7\/ programming, paid for by those who preferred the masses to act like asses. These occasionally psychopathic people find it easier to steal from the stupid, the ignorant, the hated, the less-than-human, but some would deny this.
Bad thoughts can damage a mind {Vladly Badly}

 
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Posted by on Tue, 2013 in stories

 

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Radiate the Date

This picture is worth a million words

This picture is worth a million words

A very dangerous way to boil water...

Would you sell a nuke to this man?

[Begin edu-metaphors] Imagine that you are on a small boat. There are a huge number of well-cared for sandcastles on a nearby beach, symbolizing living cells. In the boat, you have moderately heavy bowling balls (a metaphor for alpha particles), standard baseballs (symbolic beta particles), and a loaded rifle (mock gamma particles). The distance between the boat and the sandcastles on the beach represents human skin. To mimic an external source of radiation, wear a blindfold and earplugs to simulate the random action of nuclear reactions. When you fling alpha particles/bowling balls off the boat, you are extremely unlikely to hit a sandcastle, or even the beach, unless you are very lucky and very strong. If you throw the beta particle\baseball, you might hit the beach or even a sandcastle, but you are more likely to throw the ball in the wrong direction or not far enough. If you shoot the rifle, the gamma ray/bullet is more likely to hit a sandcastle because the distance is less important, but any blindfolded human randomly shooting a rifle on a rocking boat isn’t likely to hit any distant targets. This is a metaphor for external radiation exposure.

If you imagine that you are standing on the sandcastle beach with your implements of destruction, internal radiation exposure is symbolized. The bowling balls will likely demolish a sandcastle if they hit one, but they won’t roll far. Damage will be localized around you but severe. The baseballs are likely to hit many more sandcastles, but each hit will likely do less damage than the bowling balls. The rifle can damage many sandcastles, and since you are standing on the beach, you can aim it more or less parallel to the sand (to make up for a weakness in the metaphor–living cells are 3D and thus surround internal radiation sources, unlike a roughly two-dimensional array of sandcastles on a beach). The blindfold does not matter much anymore–only the supply of bowling balls, baseballs, and bullets, as well as sandcastle repair personnel (who can also be damaged). Some of the sandcastles may quickly come to resemble the Tower of Barad-dûr… and damaged living cells can cer tainly be much more effective spreading evil than sandcastles could ever be.

[End metaphors.]

The take-home lesson: internal radiation exposure is far far far more damaging than external radiation exposure, and do not trust those who pretend otherwise.

Obviously, it is important to keep radiation doses to a minimum and internal radio-dosing should be scrupulously avoided, especially by children. However, the world is becoming increasingly dirty and radioactive, so some exposure to man-made toxins and radioactive substances is unavoidable. You can avoid the heaviest contamination by eating low on the food chain–eat plants, rather than the animals that eat plants. Each step away from primary producers is a potential step towards bio-magification–for example, eagles that eat fish that eat plants were found to have damaging levels of DDT metabolites in their bodies, so much so that their eggs did not hatch. This could have destroyed this species (and others) if DDT was still in use as much as it was previously. You are an omnivore, able to survive on a wide range of foods, and selecting plant foods is probably safest. Examples of fraudulently-labeled plant foods (like rice bearing a label that conceals its Fuku-origin) complicate this process, but no6ody puts labels upon meat and fish and dairy products that state what the animals ate.

As long as you are reading this… let’s do a thought experiment. I’ll be an evil overlord, and you can be my prisoner. Here’s your dinner, which consists of four delicious-looking cookies. Since I (half-)baked them in this thought experiment, they have magical properties.

The first cookie emits alpha particles. The others emit solely beta particles, or just gamma rays, or only neutrons (all possible only in thought experiments). All of these cookies emit the same total energy in their particular way, and you must choose one cookie to eat, one cookie to put in your pocket, one cookie to hold in your hand, and one cookie to toss to the imaginary but nasty orc turnkey–what should you do?

imo…

Alpha particles are big and heavy, as particles go. They also have a positive charge, which means they attract/are attracted to all nearby electrons that they encounter as they travel. Because of this, alphas do not travel far, and at point blank range, an alpha particle can do great damage. This cookie is a bad one to eat because, once inside you, some of your DNA would be in point blank range.  However, the fabric of your pocket and your skin should be protection enough.

Beta particles are basically electrons in a straight-line hurry, and these also interact with other electrons. They are fast enough to penetrate skin a little bit, but they are only about 1/8000 the mass of an alpha particle. If they hit an atom directly, the atom doesn’t move very much and can stay in position, even if it does create an unstable chemical situation. Plus, the event is effectively over for the beta particle… unless it hits a really massive atom. Then the energy of this collision can be expressed as a gamma ray. (Throw the gamma ray cookie to the orc immediately. Even in a thought experiment, don’t delay!) The beta-emitting cookie can be held in your hand (unless your hand is made out of massive metal atoms}.

The neutron cookie is probably the best one to eat. Free neutrons have a half-life of about fifteen minutes and do not have an electric charge, so other atoms ignore them. Even if a neutron impacts an atomic nucleus directly and doesn’t bounce off, the lightweight atoms humans are made of probably won’t fission (like uranium does with the addition of a neutron), and may not even be radioactive. Boron is a commonly used neutron absorber, as the isotopes it changes into aren’t nasty and it captures stray neutrons better than average. If you agree with me and decide this cookie is the safest one to eat, perhaps you’d like a boric acid topping on the cookie? As an evil overlord, it is my duty to try to sell you Roach-Death Bio-cide (which contains boric acid), even though there’s pure boric acid in my imaginary lab. Should you?  Boric acid is so cheap, safe, and effective at roach killing that adding adulterants to it might raise the costs of producing Roach-Death Bio-cide, even if produced and sold by my money-whore minions.

hot teeth

bite deep

in time

and keep

no rhyme

nor reason.

This website is brought to you primarily by WordPress, who probably isn’t making any money off of it. Therefore, I’m not going to complain that I can’t upload text files, insert page breaks, or control the ads here. The following PDF file is more my style, such as it is.

Amused to DeaTV

 
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Posted by on Wed, 2013 in General Knowledge, Rants, stories, Uncategorized

 

Vox Screams

May I inject you with a solution (PDF warning) that contains a tiny amount of formaldehyde? My injectable solution needs to have formaldehyde in it or it might get contaminated. Sometimes I may use antibiotics instead of or in addition to the formaldehyde because I’d like to keep my proprietary solution from spoiling for as long as possible. Oh, and sometimes thimerosal, too. This ethyl-mercury containing compound won’t hurt most people–at least not enough to be blatantly obvious. Often, I add aluminum compounds or other substances (as adjuvenants) that are supposed to provoke a strong reaction from your immune system. I hope that challenging your immune system in this way doesn’t have any bad unintended consequences (such as triggering/intensifying allergies–your immune system doesn’t ‘know’ that I don’t intend it to react strongly to everyday mold spores or pollen) but doing that kind of research is hard and the results will likely reduce my profits. I ‘forgot’ to mention that somebody is going to pay me for this injection, and that is the only reason I am bothering to make my injectable solution in the first place. I must keep my costs down, for I live on profits and I will die quickly without them.

You don’t want my injection? Sure you do. I’ll pay advertisers, I’ll set up ‘free’ conferences with ‘free’ food and lodging for those who will recommend and inject my solution into actual people. In my quest for profits, I’ll corrupt inspectors, regulators, and lawmakers if I cannot delude them. They are only human, unlike me.

You still don’t want to pay me for an injection? Perhaps you don’t trust me because I am motivated solely by money. Perhaps you also realize that I also sell drugs and equipment in my insatiable search for profits. Perhaps you know that sickness can be profitable for such a corp-being like myself, and probably you know that I am morally and ethically ”challenged.”  But you’ve probably already had many such injections, and will likely have even more, because I’ll also put some weakened or killed bacteria or mutant virus in the solution (sometimes with contaminants of animal origin) and call it a v@cc!ne. It usually works, too. Of course, if there are any debilitating unintended consequences, I’ll pay legions of lawyers to keep those injured from making much of a fuss, and 3mpyremedia will keep quiet if it wants more of my corporate advertising dollars. Even the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld liability protections for v@cc!ne makers, ruling that they can’t be sued in state court for design-defect damages.

The following was saved from an article on the ‘Toronto Sun’ website, but their computers seem to have ‘lost’ the article.  Here is a particularly good article from one of the websites that link to the ‘lost’  article (fourth link down). The ‘lost’ article has been rescued intact from the memory hole by no6ody, who is responsible for the bold text.

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Toronto

News Canada

Baxter: Product contained live bird flu virus

By Helen Branswell, THE CANADIAN PRESS

Last Updated: 27th February 2009, 3:26pm

The company that released contaminated flu virus material from a plant in Austria confirmed Friday that the experimental product contained live H5N1 avian flu viruses.

And an official of the World Health Organization’s European operation said the body is closely monitoring the investigation into the events that took place at Baxter International’s research facility in Orth-Donau, Austria.

“At this juncture we are confident in saying that public health and occupational risk is minimal at present,” medical officer Roberta Andraghetti said from Copenhagen, Denmark.

“But what remains unanswered are the circumstances surrounding the incident in the Baxter facility in Orth-Donau.”

The contaminated product, a mix of H3N2 seasonal flu viruses and unlabelled H5N1 viruses, was supplied to an Austrian research company. The Austrian firm, Avir Green Hills Biotechnology, then sent portions of it to sub-contractors in the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Germany.

The contamination incident, which is being investigated by the four European countries, came to light when the subcontractor in the Czech Republic inoculated ferrets with the product and they died. Ferrets shouldn’t die from exposure to human H3N2 flu viruses.

Public health authorities concerned about what has been described as a “serious error” on Baxter’s part have assumed the death of the ferrets meant the H5N1 virus in the product was live. But the company, Baxter International Inc., has been parsimonious about the amount of information it has released about the event.

On Friday, the company’s director of global bioscience communications confirmed what scientists have suspected.

“It was live,” Christopher Bona said in an email.

The contaminated product, which Baxter calls “experimental virus material,” was made at the Orth-Donau research facility. Baxter makes its flu vaccine — including a human H5N1 vaccine for which a licence is expected shortly — at a facility in the Czech Republic.

People familiar with biosecurity rules are dismayed by evidence that human H3N2 and avian H5N1 viruses somehow co-mingled in the Orth-Donau facility. That is a dangerous practice that should not be allowed to happen, a number of experts insisted.

Accidental release of a mixture of live H5N1 and H3N2 viruses could have resulted in dire consequences.

While H5N1 doesn’t easily infect people, H3N2 viruses do. If someone exposed to a mixture of the two had been simultaneously infected with both strains, he or she could have served as an incubator for a hybrid virus able to transmit easily to and among people.

That mixing process, called reassortment, is one of two ways pandemic viruses are created.

There is no suggestion that happened because of this accident, however.

“We have no evidence of any reassortment, that any reassortment may have occurred,” said Andraghetti.

“And we have no evidence of any increased transmissibility of the viruses that were involved in the experiment with the ferrets in the Czech Republic.”

Baxter hasn’t shed much light — at least not publicly — on how the accident happened. Earlier this week Bona called the mistake the result of a combination of “just the process itself, (and) technical and human error in this procedure.”

He said he couldn’t reveal more information because it would give away proprietary information about Baxter’s production process.

Andraghetti said Friday the four investigating governments are co-operating closely with the WHO and the European Centre for Disease Control in Stockholm, Sweden.

“We are in very close contact with Austrian authorities to understand what the circumstances of the incident in their laboratory were,” she said.

“And the reason for us wishing to know what has happened is to prevent similar events in the future and to share lessons that can be learned from this event with others to prevent similar events. … This is very important.” 

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Thank you, Helen Branswell, as you did your job well. I hope you didn’t suffer after all your hard work.

Perhaps a certain corporation was cutting costs a bit too much, or maybe a rare accident occurred, or could it be that somebody got paid to do evil? Nobody knows if it was an error or an ”error.” Nobody knows except those with the currency.

A story: Many, many years ago, in the land of cobras, each village had a ‘poison doctor.’ This person was responsible for treating any villager who was bitten by a cobra. This person was expected to do this for free, because untreated cobra bites are often lethal. A person bitten by such a venomous serpent is in no position to negotiate a price for a cure, and a sane culture does not prey upon its weaker members. This is one reason why most countries have ‘socialized’ the cost of medical treatment. One prominent country does not do this rational thing, so it pays at least twice as much for it’s medical treatments than any other culture, and it often gets poor results. This prominent country is insane. Greed is not good, no matter who says it or how often.

pucked up mind destroyers, disease-mongers, whore$, your munnygrubbing karma is worse than running sores.

 
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Posted by on Thu, 2012 in General Knowledge, Rants, stories

 

Storytelling GOLD!!!1!1!

I hope you will pardon this no6ody who wishes to use certain powerful storytelling ideas found in certain  O : – )    ( – : <   publications. This storyteller thinks that the AntiC Riced memecomplex is pure storytelling 901d, surviving a very long time in human meme-space. This use of the auntie-cur-iced memecomplex is not a trivial undertaking… for this is a plea, a prayer, an attempt to keep other people’s brainspace out of the metaphorical fire/chaos/damage.

The moral of this story can be told at the beginning: When power has no concience, and greed has no limits, the killing has no end.

No6ody thinks it is written that nobody would see the αuntie-cr¡esω coming. So far, I have noticed an un¦-¦0LY triplet.

Component: The ©οrpθrate business model powered by greed. Long ago, its memes achieved critical mass and were able to change human cultures to favor increased ©ôrp-memethöüght propagation. Through various amoral means, this component includes limited liability for 5t0ckh0lders/owners. Employees are legally bound to seek unlimited pr0fit$. It has a top-down command structure, and the commands are obeyed or no paycheck–like an econ0m!c dic7atorship. Legally, the risks are minimized for the 5t0ckhοlders/οwners, but never potential prof!ts. Layers of management hide the negative effects, for the employees have limited data and upper level manangers are well paid to pretend all is well. All c0rp0rate servants may seek rewards, including super st!muli like the authority to command others and/or more cμrrency, which is currently exchangeable for many other super 5timuli).

“I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.”  Thomas Jefferson

Component: F!@T cur rent see and its control. This is a m0ney mutation that evolved from a preciøus metal standard.  If Frak shun-all Reserve of a F!@T currency 8@N king is combined with the C0rp Bus!ness Model, then one plus one equals sixs!xsix. Immense power (another 5upern0rmal st!m) accumulates to the currency controllers. It is impossible to have too much cur3ncy, so all humans could spend their entire lives accumulating more.

Fract!0nal reserve b4nk!ng has long been known to be inherently unstable; every major religion forbids usury. The curren(y supply must grow at an exponential rate or borrowed cur rentseized plus interest cannot be paid back. The curr3ncy masters: 1) make the L0@N5 and thus regulate the amount of their paper in use, 2) control interest rates on their paper, 3) are powerful enough to force governments to use their increasingly metaphorical rectangles of paper, who then force its use upon taxpayers.

Easily produced paper ∞rectangles do not have much intrinsic value.

 “He that is of the opinion m0ney will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for m0ney.”  Benjamin Franklin

“8anking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The 6ankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create m0ney, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier and better world to live in. But, if you wish to remain the slaves of 6ankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create m0ney.” – Sir Josiah Stamp, Director of the Bank of England (appointed 1928).

“Whoever controls the supply of currency would control the business and activities of all the people.”  President James Garfield, shortly before he was assassinated in 1881

Component: Electronic devices combined with hi-tech pr0p-agenda. A huge pop of peeps will sit in front of a glowing, talking box for an average of  five  hours a day, forced to select from whatever choices the mon3ywh0res allow them, learning only what they are allowed to learn, exposed to the most manipulative @dverts and ‘pr0duct placements’ that mon3y can buy. The sound-and-light show box is an electronic add!ction, a plug-in dru9, the use of which sedates and hypnotizes even if the content is Faux-ick. C0rp0rate content –> consumers’ craniums. C0nnedsumers will even pay for cable hooked-ups and w!de5creens, making this 5upern0rmal 57!mulus even more effective.

“It is utterly wrong that what we see in our homes should depend on the advertisers to make profits.”  Hugh Gaitskell, Labour MP (UK), 1951

“A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself.”  Joseph Pulitzer

“…that control through the punishment of undesirable behavior is less effective, in the long run, than control through the reinforcement of desirable behavior by rewards, and that government through terror works on the whole less well than government through the non-violent manipulation of the environment and of the thoughts and feelings of individual men, women and children.” Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited, 1958

Assembled together, these components could make servants and slaves out of potential 90I)5 and 90dde55es. Together, they might create situations that force ordinary people to lie, cheat, steal, murder. Together, they could make endless w@r possible. Together, they make 3mpyr3 potent.

~   currently seeking more telling of the tale than has been told  ~

 
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a parable for the 6anksters

Once upon a time… there was a paper dragon fighting against two tiny dragons, one silver, the other gold. They are fighting over a troll hole that is ’embedded’ in a huge population of humans. The trolls have again created the paper dragon, F1AT. It fights their battles and never sleeps. It works for the trolls tirelessly, but the trolls view it (and the humans) as useful slaves. The humans are as a source of labor and food. Most of the humans don’t even notice their servitude. F1AT never eats the humans as the trolls do. The trolls are very careful to feed their creation paper rectangles (complete with bloodstains) so it will continue to grow. Even though most humans pay no attention to F1AT or the metal dragons, even the most oblivious of their number cannot but notice how quickly the trolls’ paper dragon grows.

Once, the tiny metal dragons were mere toys for F1AT. In the scarce seconds that they were free of F1AT’s grasp, they sunk their teeth into F1AT’s paper and slashed it with their claws, but the damage the metal dragons delivered was minor. They inconvenienced F1AT only a short time as the trolls always had more paper and repaired their F1AT quickly. The metal dragons are alternately crushed under F1AT’s weight or clutched in it’s claws and jaws, but in time the metal dragons always seem to burrow out of the paper mountain that is F1AT.

The metal dragons are persistent. They fight as unemotionally as F1AT, for they share the same artificial origins. However, the flightless metal dragons were created by humans thousands of years ago, while F1AT is always created anew by troll-controlled humans after each of it’s many defeats. The metal dragons have always proved the more durable and lasting. This time, however, F1AT is bigger than ever and both sides have some new tricks.

F1AT, like the metal dragons, long ago learned to enthrall the humans. Long ago the trolls taught F1AT to force the spellbound and enslaved humans to carry water, and more humans were seduced into applying the water to F1AT so that it might not burn. Even though there are more humans than ever, F1AT is never in danger of becoming waterlogged. The trolls seem to have an infinite supply of dry paper and so F1AT has grown greater than ever before. The trolls supplied F1AT with the ability to fire energy bolts, an invention they stole from the humans. The trolls find the device quite useful, as an energy bolt torments most of the humans it hits. Tormented humans are easily troll-controlled, as long as the device is not used too often.

The trolls have always trained some humans to throw mud at any metal dragon they see, in hopes that the other humans will join in. Another stolen human invention allows a very few troll-trained humans to speak directly to nearly all of the other humans, and this furthers F1AT’s magic.

Another day, and the sun sets on yet another human Empyre. The humans carry water and feed the trolls, for nearly all seek to obtain the marked troll paper and are thus enslaved. The dragon F1AT is larger than ever, but is looking tattered. There is little the trolls can do for their creation other than continue to overfeed it. The metal dragons are as shiny and tireless as ever.

A stiff breeze turns into a strong wind as the day ends.  Clouds of damp paper fly downwind in the fading light. F1AT has wounds that defy the troll’s dry paper for long periods. Despite this, F1AT becomes ever larger but also less agile, and occasionally the metal dragons are free for quite some time. Sometimes the trolls and mudslingers struggle to aid F1AT, and the wiser humans work slower and carry little water. Sometimes, a brave human will merely spit on the paper dragon, and this emboldens other humans–especially when the trolls are too busy to notice. F1AT’s magic is weakening. But nearly all humans still use the troll paper, even those who secretly wish that F1AT would blow away. Nearly all humans still carry water for F1AT.

It is nearly night. Two dragons gleam in the fading light. Human hands brazenly wipe mud out of golden ears and silver eyes.  The multitudes of blackened paper bits flying away with the intensifying wind are barely even damp. A very few humans point at the troll hole and laugh at the mudslingers, and occasionally other humans join in the magic-nullifying laughter. In ways like this some humans learn to resist the troll spells and move far from the troll hole. But most humans do none of these things. Far too many humans are battered by the increasing wind, their vitality sapped by the task of carrying water, completely oblivious to their likely future. The darkness will come for all, ready or not.

Paper is poverty…it is the ghost of money, and not money itself.  Thomas Jefferson

“I care not what puppet is placed on the throne of England to rule the Empire, …The man that controls Britain’s money supply controls the British Empire. And I control the money supply.”   Nathan Mayer Rothschild

“Make money your god and it will plague you like the devil.”  Henry Fielding

“Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overthrowing the existing order of society than debauching the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose.”     John Maynard Keynes

“Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create money, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier and better world to live in. But, if you wish to remain the slaves of bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create money.”   Sir Josiah Stamp, Director of the Bank of England (appointed 1928).

 
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