«Wenn du überredet, ermahnt, unter Druck gesetzt, belogen, durch Anreize gelockt, gezwungen, gemobbt, bloßgestellt, beschuldigt, bedroht, bestraft und kriminalisiert werden musst… Wenn all dies als notwendig erachtet wird, um deine Zustimmung zu erlangen – kannst du absolut sicher sein, dass das, was angepriesen wird, nicht zu deinem Besten ist.»

Ian Watson

The Portuguese capital Lisbon has been in a state of emergency since Friday. Nobody is allowed to enter the city without a valid reason, the residents are only allowed to leave it with special permission. The official goal of this measure is to prevent the spread of the delta variant of the Sars-Cov-2 virus.

Let us remember what happened in China 18 months ago: At the beginning of 2020, entire cities began to be cordoned off under the same pretext and the freedom of movement of their residents was drastically restricted. The measures did not help, because within a few weeks the virus could be detected on all five continents.

So what we are seeing in Lisbon is the repetition of a measure that we already know will not achieve the goal set by those responsible.

So why is such a thing ordered?

To answer this question, one should first remember that a pandemic situation would never have been declared if the World Health Organization had not changed its definition of a pandemic in April 2009. Until then, one of the basic requirements for a pandemic was an “enormous number of deaths”.

In addition, in the course of the first cases of illness, the term “died of and with an illness” was introduced – a formulation that has never been used before and is just as scientifically untenable as the ban on performing autopsies on the deceased. Both of these measures have helped to drive up official death statistics.

However, the actual number of victims and the average age of those who died from the virus reveal something completely different: at no point did we have to deal with a global health emergency.

On the other hand, the measures ordered have had devastating consequences, and not only in the health sector: Parliaments have been sidelined, fundamental rights have been restricted in unprecedented ways and dictatorial structures have been set up worldwide, as we know them only from the darkest times of fascism.

Why?

In order to understand the motives behind the measures, one has to direct one’s gaze to a process that has assumed monumental proportions in recent years and has now completely dominated our lives: the concentration of ever more wealth and thus more and more power in the hands of the digital-financial complex, i.e. the alliance of the largest IT groups and the most important financial institutions in the world.

In contrast to the generally accepted view that our lives are largely determined by politics, it is this digital-financial complex that makes the trend-setting economic and political decisions in our time – single-handedly and worldwide.

Despite its power, this complex is currently facing a historical problem: the existing monetary system on which its rule is based threatens to collapse after being artificially kept alive by the central banks for over a decade and must therefore be replaced by a new one.

There is already a plan for this: the introduction of semi-private digital central bank currencies. These, however, will deliver people up to complete surveillance and total control by the state and the digital-financial complex. Its introduction would therefore, under normal circumstances, meet with tremendous social opposition.

For this reason, the leading forces in the digital-financial complex have obviously opted for the strategy of the Great Reset: They are using the end phase of the existing financial system to plunder it according to all the rules of the art and thus deliberately bring it to its complete collapse.

As soon as this collapse, which will be accompanied by severe social upheaval, comes up with the new money – not as a coercive measure, but as a humanitarian action, by using it as a saving straw for the millions of people threatened by unemployment and homelessness present in the form of the universal basic income.

The whole thing is a risky maneuver, because its successful completion requires that the majority of people do not oppose this path into digital imprisonment. Because of this, the digital financial complex is being forced to do everything possible to keep people at bay, to break their resistance and to ensure the highest levels of control, surveillance and intimidation until reaching its goal.

It is precisely for this purpose that arbitrary measures such as the cordoning off of the Portuguese capital are likely to serve, which incidentally is not due to a fatal epidemic, but because of an illness whose symptoms consist of headaches, runny nose and sore throat.

Source: Ernst Wolff on KenFM
2021-05-11 @ 10:41: Patina on CDs Music | Personal | Technology | Tools

Over the years I bought lots of compact-discs. The collection is massive (several hundred discs) and some of the discs are more than 20 years old, and to my mind in perfect condition. In order to preserve this wonderful collection for the future generation I decided to create perfect copies as FLAC files using EAC. Easy task: Install EAC, put disc into drive, click a button and wait. But there’s a catch. Due to the age of some of the discs some of them cannot be read properly. I checked the surface and it looks pretty perfect. No scratches, no marks, nothing. But the drive still had serious issues reading the disc. I use a new Asus BW-16D1HT and a new Asus DRW-24D5MT to extract the audio data. Very good drives by the way.

Still, EAC told me about read and sync errors on some discs. So, I canceled the extraction and again looked at the surface of the disc. Now, there were thin, matt clouds of some kind of patina on the discs, which were previously not visible. I guess, the laser made them somehow visible.

Since I was unable to remove them with a cloth and I didn’t want to ruin the disc, I tried a wet glasses cloth, and to my surprise it worked. Put the disc back into the drive and it had no issues reading it.

The downside of this is, since the patina is not visible prior trying to read the disc, I have to clean every disc before I put it in the drive regardless of if it’s dirty or not.

It’s ridiculous and dangerous. They aren’t pop stars. Support them if you agree with their policies, and criticize them when they are wrong. They are servants, not celebrities. And just in case you’re a fan of celebrities: they are monkeys who perform for our amusement. Also servants. I don’t want their political advice, and you shouldn’t want their advice, too.

If you’re a fan of politicians, you also think that the stripper actually likes you.

People hate you more if you’re successful. And they will do anything to make you feel bad and guilty for being successful. As you can’t just shoot them in the head to get rid of them, you try to discuss things and find a solution everyone can be happy with. Just like intelligent people do. Let me tell you, that it doesn’t work. Stupidity is like a disease which can’t be cured. Arguing with the stupid is a waste of your valuable lifetime. They drag you down to their level and beat you with experience. And in the end you’re the bad guy, that everyone hates, even though you didn’t do anything wrong.

Luckily there’s a third solution: Changing your social environment, like relocating or emigrating, right? No, it’s not! I did that several times and ended up with different people who’re the same assholes that I wanted to shake off.

As you get older, suddenly you realize that everything you do in your life is meaningless. You waste your whole life working and arguing with people giving you the needle until you die some day. Everyone elses life will go on. But not yours. Yours is over and nobody will care about you or your personal achievements, because everyone hates you for being you.

Think about it and use your lifetime wisely in order to have the time of your life.

2019-06-24 @ 07:56: déjà vus Personal

Lately I’m experiencing many déjà vus. Since I’m already used to that, it feels like falling down the rabbit hole most time. Maybe there’s a glitch in the matrix.

2019-03-15 @ 09:29: yawning Personal

I shouldn’t code when being tired as hell. :(


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