…The 13-inch 2015 MacBook Pro was in slightly better shape. It could boot up, but the keyboard was unresponsive. I pulled out an external keyboard and asked for permission to log in.
Hunter started laughing.
“My password is f–ked up. Don’t be offended!” he said, before announcing that it was “analf–k69” or something to that extent. His inebriated condition made it difficult to understand is speech. My eyes widened a bit, and I told him that maybe it would be best if he tried to log in himself.link
[Important to read the following. It is a comment on an article in the Unz Review. It provides a brief overview of something deeply lacking in our society and in most in the world—a way to place the brightest, most talented and capable people at or near the top of society where, in the main, they will make better decisions than less talented and less intelligent people. Everything below this is a quote. ABN]
People go where they can exercise their talents to the fullest.
I emigrated to the US because grad schools here offered me opportunities that did not exist in my native Australia.
Now China’s crushing immature technologies like quantum communications, AI, supercomputing and utterly dominates every aspect of clean energy.
And they outspend us on R&D, big time. Biden’s promising $1.5 billion for quantum computing. Xi committed $10 billion.
We’ll never keep their best and brightest, the IQ 140+ crowd. China offers them unique opportunities.
Officials in China are held in much higher regard than dukes in the UK, and similarly descendents’ marriage prospects for generations.
These days, the smart kids choose administration or research, but the smartest choose both, because the selection committee (the opaquely named Organization Department) is looking for leaders who are empathic and intellectual geniuses.
Xi, for example grew up in a desperately poor village whose people cast their eyes down in his presence because he could read, and ate bark most winters. He visited and fretted about them until they started giving guided tours of where he lived with them, telling tales of his youth, and showing cracked, faded photos of him as a teenager.
Self-educated, he eventually got a (grudging) BSc in chemical engineering, from Peking University, and later, a PhD in rural marketization.
The #1 priority of the current 5 Year Plan is raising rural incomes through rural marketization.
In 2021, 28% of farmers’ profits came from direct sales to consumers. Billions of smartphones, millions of drones and thousands of miles of high speed rail let Beijingers choose oranges from the bough and receive them next morning.
China’s next president could be one of two current provincial governors. Both have physics PhDs. They previously ran the rocket and space programs, and now they’re ‘father and mother officials,’ to a hundred million people, and responsible for doubling everyone’s real wages of by 2031.
Where else can you exercise such talents?
Investors managing a combined $140 trillion have come together to put pressure on corporations to disclose their plans on how to deal with climate change in the future.
Investment groups have combined not only to seek out more disclosure about adaptations to climate change, but also to demand that companies meet pledges to become carbon neutral by 2050, Bloomberg reported Monday morning.
The groups, called Responsible Investment and the European Sustainable Investment Forum (sigh), are urging that the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive require companies to prepare “transition plans”.link
The insufferable claims of “democratic norms” from the European Union are laughable in their construct. While sitting atop their elitist perches preening philosophically about values and democracy, the ruling globalist elites in Brussels are now going to trigger €5 billion in punitive sanctions against Hungary because the citizens overwhelmingly voted for an unapproved European candidate to be their national leader.
Does that sound like a European Union embracing democracy or a democratic outcome from a national election? Of course not, because the European Commission is not based on any bottom-up form of democracy, the EU is a totalitarian assembly of selected and installed corporate elites who abhor democracy in the same way the multinational corporations abhor competition and free markets.
After the globalist elites, World Economic Forum and EU failed in their efforts to influence the election, the reelected Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and the people of Hungary will now be punished for perceived transgressions against the European order.link
When I become Governor, I will send armed National Guard Troops to the border to arrest & detain Illegal Aliens invading Arizona — then we will send them back.
Think I’m bluffing? Just wait.
I refuse to take a single penny from Special Interest groups — my only Special Interest is Arizona Families.
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“I refuse to take a single penny from Special Interest groups — my only Special Interest is Arizona Families.” If she lives up to this, she has my full support. ABN
Two major things have to go nuclear: 1) the fact that Biden/Harris are completely illegitimate, no question about it, the election was stolen and their handlers are both evil and incompetent, no question about that either; and 2) Donald Trump is the ONLY politician who has a ghost of a chance of bringing sanity back to USA, the West, and the world. For some reason Trump has been tarred with a deep mind-control brush.
For some reason he is not cool, even to intellectuals who fully recognize that national sovereignty, nationalism, and some semblance of a world with representative governments is the only way to move toward a livable future. I am going to name just three respectable intellectuals who frequently further those ideas while ignoring Trump, but there are many more. Van Wolferen, CA Fitts, and Alex Mercouris all talk about the importance of national sovereignty and lament a looming global dystopia ruled by WEF and company. But they never say the most practical way as of today to avoid that future is through Donald Trump, either in a second presidency or as a kingmaker for a refurbished Republican party. I personally believe the deep semiotics of the “cooties” Trump has for these people is he is an extreme representation of whiteness, maleness, and worldly success. Biden is about to blow up the fucking world and our best people still can’t or won’t understand Trump or speak rationally about his importance. Politics is the art of the possible and Trump is by far the best realistic possibility we have. ABN
…The key takeaway here is that the almost two decade-long détente within Russia between the pro-West and pro-Russia factions has now been totally shattered. President Putin has made a play to consolidate more power and move the country in the direction of autarchy and autocracy by appealing to the support of the people. His recent speech at a stadium in Moscow was something you don’t see often from him — the last time we saw something comparable was when he appeared on stage after his electoral victory in 2018 and gave an emotional thank you to the Russian people for re-electing him again. But for the most part, Putin has not often utilized mass rallies as a political instrument, preferring to stream conferences with ministers and deliver pre-prepared video speeches. In that sense, he is quite unlike Trump, who built his entire movement on his high-energy political rallies where he would rail on and diss his personal and political opponents for hours at a time in front of a rapturous crowd. His populist appeal to the Russian people was answered in force: the stadium was overflowing and there were massive crowds outside it as well.
With this move, Putin has proven that he has the Russian people behind him.link
This post is an assembly of previous research, in preparation for what is likely to surface soon.
Anyone who has followed politics for any amount of time knows the Nancy Pelosi “January 6th Committee” is an opposition research effort under the guise of a House investigation. The goal is to frame an extremist narrative favorable for the Democrats in the 2022 mid-term election. That is the entire goal.
What the Mueller probe was to President Trump, the J6 Committee is to the MAGA movement.
Everyone, and I do mean e.v.e.r.y.o.n.e in Washington DC knew Robert Mueller was appointed as special counsel for one reason, to target President Trump, weaken his administration and ultimately remove him from office. Not a single entity in DC did not know that was the goal. The same is true here.
Everyone in DC knows Nancy Pelosi’s J6 Committee is intended to target Democrat political opposition. That is the goal. That is ONLY the goal. Not a single entity in DC does not know that is the goal.link