Stalin’s Children

When I was just starting out in the world, I worked for a company that had an active human resources department. This was when HR was being overhauled to accommodate middle-aged women without useful skills. Companies were trying to “diversify” their management so they hired a bunch of women for their personnel departments, re-branded them as “human resources” and set them loose to get involved in things well outside the normal scope of corporate personnel departments.

I was new in the world so I had no way to see what was happening. I just assumed it was the way things worked, even if it was obviously insane. There was one woman, who was always gossiping with the female staff, trying to find out who was dating whom, who was socializing with whom and generally playing the role of busybody. In a better age, she was the sort of woman who would end up fitted with a bridle. As far as I could tell, her only job was to gossip, as I never saw her doing anything else.

Inevitably, people would be called into HR for some crime. Once in a while, someone would disappear. It was always males getting the call and it was almost always over having said or done something that offended a female employee. The thing that puzzled me at first was that the males who survived the interrogation never spoke of it. Maybe it was shame or fear, maybe something else that was not obvious. They got called in, something happened and they came back chastened from the experience.

The way it worked is familiar to anyone who has read about Stalin’s show trials. The prosecutor, in this example it was the gossip, functioned as a spokesman for the accusers, as well as the witnesses, in addition to laying out the case against the accused. She would say something like, “Some people have said you said X and you know that you have a reputation for saying X so you can see how we would be concerned. In order to get to the bottom of this, we thought it was a good idea to call you in so we could talk about it and hear what you have to say.”

The accused was presented with an invisible accuser who could never be confronted so their testimony went unchallenged. Slipped into it was the assertion that the accused had a reputation for whatever it was he was accused of doing. Again, there’s no way to confront this as there is no accuser, just a whisper in the wind. The poor bastard in the hot seat was faced with the impossible task of not only defending himself, but doing so as a person assumed to be a habitual offender or at least known as one.

The use of invisible victims and imaginary crimes is the core tactic of the social justice warriors. You see that in this response from Apple to Gab about their application to the Apple app store.

Notice the language. They “find content that is defamatory and mean spirited” but they never mention who is being defamed. The only way words can be defamatory is if someone, a real living human, is being defamed. You see the same thing when they write “there is no tolerance for objectionable material.” Objectionable to whom? The only way something can be objectionable is if someone objects. The person defamed and objecting is an undefined entity that is just assumed to exist.

In Stalin’s show trials, the victims were accused of mysterious crimes like conspiracy and sabotage, even though it was never clear with whom the accused were conspiring or what it was they were sabotaging. Stalin’s henchmen would use pressure to get some of the victims to confess, which was then used as “proof” that the rest of the accused were not just guilty, but guilty of obstructing the revolution’s search for truth. An innocent man trying to defend himself was left to swing at ghosts and shadows.

The modern day Stalinists use the same tactic, in which they accuse enemies of fostering a hostile environment or promoting objectionable material. Apple is not saying they object to the material. They are claiming to speak for those unnamed people who do object, because Apple is just looking out for them, whoever they may be. Since these alleged victims are a mystery, there’s no way for Gab to confront them or argue that they are complying with Apple’s terms of service. It’s just modern show trial in which the verdict is known in advance. The only question is how long before the accused breaks.

Those who confessed quickly in Stalin’s trials did so hoping for leniency, but that never came. Just as the verdict was known in advance, so was the punishment. The same system applies today. Gab could ban all of its users and just have pics of Hillary and Obama and they would still not get on the Apple store. They have been found guilty of blasphemy and heresy. That will be the verdict of the trial and the punishment will be banishment. The only mystery is whether Apple can make them grovel.

The guy running Gab is not going to grovel. He knows the deal. In fact, more and more people are figuring out that there is no dealing with the Left. There’s no accommodation to be made, no compromise to be found. In fact, that was true thirty years ago when I was just getting started. The company gossip was not a person with whom you could strike a bargain. She was a Torquemada, who existed to find the guilty. The answer then as now was what Andrew Breitbart said years ago. The answer is “Fuck you! War!”

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Matt
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War it shall be. Game on.

kokor hekkus
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Exactly….These people have shown us that there can be no retreat, only war. Excellent. As Sun Tzu wrote 2500 years, it’s a mistake not to leave your enemy a way out, because then they will have nothing to lose.

Doug
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Never underestimate their capability for violence either. They certainly have proven themselves capable of doing anything to advance their ideology.

pdxr13
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“Whatever it takes” is the slogan heard over and over from AntiFa. I don’t doubt them.

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That’s because well-mannered people have been watching this for a while thinking it is a silly phase that will soon pass. Like a parent watching a little boy who thinks he is a cop. He dresses up, yells at parents who smilingly comply with orders and play along. Then the child starts beating the dog for loitering. Then playtime is over. If he doesn’t settle down, superior force will be employed. As it goes with the fuckheads on the rampage now. They have had their time of yelling and crying. We’ve played along and tried to be “tolerant.” Next, the… Read more »
Doug
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He also said something about not interrupting your enemy when he making a mistake. They kind of screwed themselves, they walked into a couple traps of their own making. One is these call for a military coupe against Trump by former Obama Administration official, Rosa Brooks, who just happens to be a Fellow at a George Soros-funded New American Foundation. That is the kind of stupid you can’t fix right there, but give it a good think, would you want to? If they try a military coupe, guess what? Trump declares Martial Law, and being declaration of Martial Law gives… Read more »
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Leave them a way out? No way! We annihilate them, or they annihilate us. There is no middle ground.

Karl Hungus
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delenda est progs

LetsPlay
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A way out … a one-way ticket to Cuba or Venezuela where they can build their utopia from scratch! Then they can sing “I did it My Way!”

fodderwing
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We are living in the time of a Great Awakening of sorts. Seems folks are figuring out that the Left cannot be shown the error of their ways and need to be shown the consequences instead. Did I just say that? Until recently I was still trying to explain my views to them, casting pearls before swine. The times they are a changin’.

meema
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I do so hope you are right about the Great Awakening because we certainly have been in the era of the Great Delusion for some time now. Reminds me of a quote from Brian Andreas – “I know there is balance in life, I can see it as I swing by.”

Member

When do you think the Great Delusion began? I tend to see the Kennedy assassination as the beginning.

Karl Hungus
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my aunty was the lady who dropped a dime on Oswald, at the movie theater. her testimony to the Warren Commission is in the public record. John McCone was also well known to our family at that time (you might want to look that name up).

meema
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Seems to me the Era of the Great Delusion began in the shadows long before Kennedy was snuffed. Even as WW2 was wrapping up, and the wounded beast retreated to repair and regenerate, new kinds of delusions were being born and nurtured by the era of advertising. The Great Delusion is a system for coaxing logic and reason out of thought processing. Makes the herd more pliable. It takes time so it’s a slow seep not a flash.

Harriet
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The hardcore government lying definitely began in 1963. That was related to Operation Northwoods, which was related to 9/11/01.

SamlAdams
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Reluctantly agree. But as is demonstrated every day, their ideology is the leftists entire raison d’etre. For me conservatism is a framework to maximize freedom, opportunity, and the possibility of just being left alone. I’ve got other things to do and politics is simply a tool to enable that. This is going to be a razor fight in a closet and we need to understand that up front.

Doug
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The next stage of the Great Awakening is because we are legion, we have to realize we are legion, and discover solidarity. It is this unity we become indomitable, they can never win against us. They use fear as a tool to cow and frighten us, their enemy, thus the intent is thru fear and intimidation we can not bind together to win.

james wilson
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We are not legion, never were, and never will be. They are legion. To win the fight let us understand our limitations better than they understand theirs.

Doug
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Am I missing something here James? Explain to me if you don’t care please, if us dirt people are not legion, why is Hillary Clinton not POTUS and Donald Trump is President?
How did that man win with the entire cabal of globalists, cultural marxists, probably the largest organized crime syndicate the worlds has seen, billions of dollars in influence money, probably millions of fraudulent votes, gerrymander by the oil tanker full, and an entire media complex, not to mention almost the entire Republican party apparatus arrayed against the will of us dirt people, the governed?
Are you smoking your lunch?

Dutch
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Trump won because a lot of us quietly did what needed to be done to get things done, by voting for him. What we do now is what Harrison Ford did in one of the Indiana Jones movies. The guy comes out with a machete and makes a big production, and when things get scary Ford takes him out with a bullet. The point being, don’t look for trouble but be prepared and willing to take care of matters when trouble finds you. That is how you stay on the right side of things and still take care of business,… Read more »
FaCubeItches
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“Explain to me if you don’t care please, if us dirt people are not legion, why is Hillary Clinton not POTUS and Donald Trump is President?”

You do realize that for every 1 vote the winning president gets, there are about 3 people who didn’t vote for him, right? Even wildly successful candidates only get about half of the vote from the half -ish of the population that that votes.

Doug
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I realize there is no voting our way out of this. It will take much more than that. I also think that not voting can be a vote, in the sense it is a form of withdrawal of consent, or tacit consent, depending on one station. It also seems to me nat a few who voted for Trump are rebelling against the administrative state of tyranny and technocrats they deemed itself immune for the will of the governed.

JimVonYork
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I have been saying for years that “reality has been classified since the National Security Act of 1947”.

Texastea
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I think this is an absolutely true statement. I don’t see how democracy can function if the government routinely lies to the people. Especially if the government tells us it is for our own good.

Harriet
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I just gave up on the casting pearls before swine last week. Must be an epidemic.

Guest
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Gab will die of SIDS in the crib because of it’s idiotic registration requirement. Wake up, Torba.

Fred
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You’re welcome for the free (paid for by my donations) beta testing. Please enjoy the platform. Would you like a free invitation to bypass the waiting period?

Oh wait, you called people bad names instead of using reasoned logic. Hmm. You seem like a jerk. No soup for you.

Doug
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Freedom is never convenient. It has to be earned. If you think it should be handed to you on a silver platter or somehow it is owed to you you will never have it.

John Rivers
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Kind of puzzled by Gab’s decision to go to GabTV next. I know money is tight for them and video streaming & hosting is very expensive. Hopefully it works, though.

Doug
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It’s the message that matters. TV is another medium. The idea being the lefts days of it’s insidious monopoly of social media and communications is over. Look at it this why, it has been called TV programming for a reason. Look at the agitprop and propaganda, the social engineering platform it has been for the left. They hold an almost exclusive monopoly. Gab is action in the direction of freedom. Plus you have to think, maybe the people behind Gab, and Infogalactic, the alternative media, Z’s blog here for an example, they all probably are not in it for the… Read more »
John Rivers
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Apple really screwed Gab and hurt their growth as they’ve spent 6 weeks running in place trying to get the iPhone app approved. I’m hoping that Progressive Web Apps (Native Apps are Doomed https://medium.com/javascript-scene/native-apps-are-doomed-ac397148a2c0#.2a1ar68al) can help break the App Model, bypass the Duopoly Gatekeepers and return us to the Website Model on mobile. Apple and Google have too much power. They control 99% of the mobile market. And they’ve proven they will abuse that power. The exciting thing is that Progressive Web Apps seem to have that potential. (Why Native Apps Really are Doomed: Native Apps are Doomed pt 2… Read more »
George Orwell
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I think I saw that “letter” from Apple to Gab, posted on Twitter. On the Twitter app. Freely available in the precious App Store. With the screen cap. With the mean words. Can you imagine? Mean words on Twitter?

Let’s not dump the oligarchy of NBC, CBS and ABC just to replace it with the dual hegemony of Apple and Google.

This revival of web apps should proceed with all haste. Let the war over content begin as well. There is no modus vivendi with these cancerous totalitarians.

John Rivers
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Google and Apple control 99% of the Global Mobile OS Market. Making them the gatekeepers for 99% of Mobile Apps.

The App Model just gives them too much power.
Apple has abused that power much more than Google.
With Google, they at least allow sideloading of apps even if they won’t allow the app in their official App Store.

With Apple, they just ban the app completely.

Doug
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I’ll bet somebody in the open source software community develop’s an interface for things like Gab. That will bypass that tyranny of monopoly of apps of Apple and Google.

UKer
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The only thing I can recall from my days working at a place with a small HR department was when one of the computer programmers was dismissed on the spot — reasons unknown — and one of the HR team was detailed to accompany the ex-employee to collect his lunchbox and see him out of the building. Presumably the HR man had to be close by to stop this man throwing himself on a spare keyboard and in a few clever keystrokes reduce the company’s accounts to zero. But as the man in question once came to work stinking of… Read more »
Xennady
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My fix- use the armed might of the state to force Apple and Google to allow non-sjw content on their platforms, whether they like it or not.

Plainly they won’t, but elections have consequences. Those consequences should include making these losers dance, because they need to be taught that there should be limits to what the government should demand of its citizens.

It’s rather obvious that they don’t comprehend that now, having been taught by the miserable failure of the Republican party that are no consequences for them and their endless thuggery.

Failing that, we will indeed get that war.

Member

Declare them a Utility subject to government oversight. That should do it.

BillH
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If you mean destroy them, I’m in.

Xennady
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That is of course a good start, but I don’t think it goes nearly far enough. I simply don’t think the worthless minions of the gop have the stomach for this fight or any other. Assuming the Trump administration would enact such regulations, the left would immediately judge-shop to with the intent to find one that would declare that their discrimination against dissenters was constitutionally protected, unlike (for example) when Christians (but not Muslims) decline to bake cakes for gay weddings. I’m sure they would find a judge to rule as desired, just like they were able to find a… Read more »
Doug
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Go around them, find and create alternatives. Reject it and them. It adds up when more and more people turn their backs and withdraw consent. It is far more powerful than many of us realize. The alternative media is one way. The effect is it makes them irrelevant. Just as MAGA has had a devastating irrelevancy effect on the political elite. They are going nuts over being rejected and resisted. The growing defiance of them has caused them to employ desperate measures as we are seeing everyday. Riots. Violence. Witch hunts. The legacy media has turned into a lie manufacturing… Read more »
SamlAdams
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How I became a Native American This is more on the theme of the inanity of identity politics insinuating into the workplace under the guise of diversity. A long time ago, when I was working on a large RIF and HR was running their “disparate impact” analyses I made the mistake of asking how racial assignment was determined since it was illegal to flat out ask. The reply, “well if they don’t we will assign based on appearance, last name, anything we think might indicate their race”. Ok, so you operate one step above phrenology. Okey, dokey. Science at work.… Read more »
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I always select Native American- I was born here. I find that most HR departments are too Chicken s**t to challenge people.

Solomon Honeypickle IV
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Solomon Honeypickle IV

it really really is.

Tim
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Speaking of twitter, I can no longer access twitter posts on my iPad without first taking the “always block” off in my cookies preference. This just started happening about two days ago. I wonder what they’re up to? Hope this is not considered OT. Tim

Ned2
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There is no method I have found, despite searching, to reason with leftists. They do not want to debate because they have no factual information with which to make a point.
Trying to discuss current events with them merely elicits cries of well worn slogans and catch phrases designed to deflect the conversation, not engage in it.
We really have only one option to deal with them, and it’s not afternoon tea.

Doug
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You can’t reason with collective insanity. The collective, the hive, is it’s own reason, to be part of the collective is to discard all other reason.

Karl Hungus
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Hoffer covers this in his excellent book “The True Believer”

Ned2
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Thank you for the reference. I’ll be sure to pick it up.

Ned2
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One wonders when real reason will infiltrate our common discourse. Let;s hope for an intelligent future.

Fuel Filter
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Completely O/T (but maybe not so much). This is far too important not to post here. 

(H/T WRSA)

This is a change.org petition asking President Trump to declare AtiFa a terrorist org. It’s up to well over 65,000 sigs as of 1000 PST last night.

https://www.change.org/p/president-of-the-united-states-declare-antifa-a-terrorist-organization

These are the fuckers that rioted at Berkley and NYU, and they will  continue to do do until stopped. 

Please sign and then spread far and wide, twitter, FakeBook, Gab, blogs, wherever. 

Please.

Fuel Filter
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Ooops…meant 2000 PST.

Sorry.

Doug
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It jumped to 76,000 this morning. There is an interesting facet to a petitioning the present Administration, I think, I could be wrong though, President Trump needs all the populist support he can garner. MAGA is only possible if we stick together and act. It really begins with each of us. Donald Trump is only one guy. And the left is arrayed in unity against him. The support of the dirt people of actions and of what Trump does, lends those things, and just as important Trump himself legitimacy. Legitimacy is the battle. The left creates illusions of legitimacy. The… Read more »
Doug
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My bad. They are looking to get 75,000.

Tdurden
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One of the most crippling blows to employment in the US was when colleges started offering masters programs in “human resource management.” That’s where stupid shit like not having a job being a disqualifier for employment came from. It’s where people with no productive skills insert themselves as gatekeepers to those who do.

Doug
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Oh man did you say a mouthful there. I’ll give you an great example what your talking about. I been a welder for 42 years, 11 of those years as an aerospace “metal joiner”, I have 64 weld certifications to my credit in various materials and processes, not including induction, torch, furnace brazing, various certs in non destructive testing and inspection. I love it, its what I wanted to do from when I was a little kid. It is all I’ve done. I have self educated myself to the point I have quite frequently more pratical knowledge of engineering and… Read more »
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Same thing is true in medicine. One of the problems I have with electronic medical records is that it slows the productivity of the most experienced and capable down to the level of the least experienced and capable because the least experienced and capable are faster with computers and having to go through interminable documentary steps negates all of the accumulated learning that results in cognitive shortcuts that can only come via experience or superior learning skills. I was going through some computer teaching with a tech the other day and pulled up an x-ray, mentioned that the patient was… Read more »
Doug
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I here you Doc. It is the disease of the left. The lowest common denominator. It’s is a plague. That is what equality and diversity gets you. It destroys everything good. I could trade experiences just like described all day. I’ve had “managers” and manufacturing engineers tell me something I just did, actually welded, and passed, a very technically challenging weldment that everyone who tried previously failed radiographic inspection, couldn’t be done. One day we got a tube assembly from Lockheed Martin, for Atlas launch vehicle, to be qualified to weld these parts you had to pass a .250 OD… Read more »
Dutch
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Thanks for the “welding p0rn”. Awesome stuff. I am a self-trained uncertified amateur welder, armed with Home Depot sourced equipment and a lot of Youtubes. I have rolled through piles of practice material with a willingness to try different things to make it work. I have learned a few things. Welding is an art and a skill, as surely as making music. There is immense satisfaction in a job well done. You never will learn all there is to know. You figure things out by using different techniques, not by doing the same thing over and over again. But doing… Read more »
Doug
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Your so right Dutch, that is a wonderful insight, you never stop learning. I too think it is why it is such a rewarding trade and skill. I think it one of the skills only a mind can accomplish. Is that called pysonic? Sure there are weldments that are perfectly suitable to robotics mass production, but in processes like GTAW and SMAW used in complex weld joints, they require a level of instantly interpreting constantly changing variables only a living person can accomplish them. There is an intuitive aspect to it probably even advanced AI may never be able to… Read more »
Dutch
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Thanks for the recommendation. Everyone in the field has his own preferences, but I prefer to follow those who have been-there, done-that. I am learning for myself, as I am an older guy now, and I have a good late-career desk job, but “hands on” appeals to me, the metalworking I like to do would cost a mint if I farmed it out, and it is always good to have tradeable skills if the SHTF.

Doug
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Oh don’t mention it, my pleasure. You got the right attitude and git er’ done mentality. That is half the battle right there. Perseverance and not being afraid to try things takes you far. Practice is everything as you yourself recognize. You would be surprised how many welders don’t understand that simple thing like diligence and mind set. It is very important. But I’m telling you anything. I can see you have a natural talent for welding. Dutch, you would probably like being a Bladesmith, one who forges knives, weapons, and tools. Forge welding is intriguing and a serious challenge.… Read more »
Ganderson
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Doug- in my high school we would have pushed you into some sort of college track- welding? when you could go to college? Very little appreciation for the trades among professional “educators”. Sad, really.

Doug
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Oh brother I remember that time when it began, how you couldn’t be somebody if you didn’t go to college. It was such a departure from before, when a trade was held in esteem. Knowing what I know now I’m pretty sure that was a meme of the intelligentsia to deliberately destroy another facet of the wealth and prosperity of this country.

Guest-to-Guest
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Doug, with that much skill in your craft, why were you not working for yourself? Why make someone else wealthy at your expense?

Doug
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Oh I do work for myself, I also have a regular job. Right now I’m a coal miner/welder. It is a great profession. I just like to do things, money isn’t everything. I have a fab shop at my house. At one time I had a full on custom fab business, designed, raced built and sold my own racing chassis for V Twin road racing bikes, using Ducati and Buell engines. I started out designing/crafting fully tuned race exhaust systems. They where my mainstay product. I also designed built and raced Titanium alloy tube chassis kits. I’m the only guy… Read more »
Guest-to-Guest
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These guys (based out of Spain) have a Buell kit that looks pretty good. But they’ve been perfecting it over a number of years, including prototype iteration testing on a race track.

http://bottpower.com/bott-xr1

For similar Ducati work Walt Siegl seems to be the man these days.

Doug
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The BOTT is pretty cool. You know BOTT, stands for Battle Of The Twins? It has been an on again off again racing series since the 80’s. We had one going up in NH at the old Loudon track. I love that Buell engine, the raw torque it puts out is exhilarating, it’s almost primal. I’m building a Ti chassis right now. I raced Ducati’s and Buell engined bikes for almost 20 years. I’m partial to the 750SS engines with the late engine cases for racing. They can be made light enough and enough reliable power can be made to… Read more »
Guest-to-Guest
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Ti shock spring! That’s really going for it. I wish the OEMs had the same “lighter is better” philosophy in their mass products instead of “bigger/complex is better” (and has higher profit margins).

The only ones currently doing it are those with their main product line in the racing applications, like KTM.

Doug
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PS, I’m about to quit the coal mining gig. there’s a really sweet guy lives down the other end of the ridge, he opened a custom meat cutting shop. I been curing my own and friends ham’s bacon, corned beef all my life. I approached this fellow, and we struck up a business arraignment adding to his meat business to cure bacon and other products. We have begun constructing an addition to his current shop, a separate processing space, freezer and cooler, plus a smoke house. We got the OK from the state back last August. Already my wife and… Read more »
notsothoreau
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That is my biggest complaint about digitizing medical records. It should make those connections. In my case, I take prednisone. That should flag for a regular bone density check and something to boost my adrenals. My pulmonologist didn’t even ask if I’d had a bone density scan. It seems like a huge waste of money and it’s left us with doctors that spend more time staring at the screen than looking at the patient.

Miss Marple
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When my blood pressure/cardiologist’s practice was merged with a larger group from the hospital, I went in for my yearly blood pressure check-up and the nurse asked me how I was doing on my surgery recovery. I had had no surgery; I only see them for blood pressure medication. She insisted that the records showed I had had a double by-pass! I had to open my shirt and show her there was no scar before she really believed me. What is scary about this is that someone who HAD had a bypass was probably not listed as such, so that… Read more »
Dutch
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My in-laws recently went into the hospital for care, one for COPD and the other for heart issues. When their doctor forwarded their medical records to the hospital, they blended the medication list together so that each one listed the medications for both of them. We, the family, had to go back to their house and read the names on each bottle to sort it all out. What a dangerous mess.

PRCD
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The same is true in engineering if you’re an American. Read “The Employment Game.”

Al from da Nort
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An interesting and apt connection of the dots between Stalinism and Feminism (both forms of the religion of Marx) in action against their internal enemies. Another larger lesson is that it is a critical strategic mistake in any possibly looming war, particularly a religious civil war, to not recognizing that, due to enemy intentions, war might soon be afoot and act accordingly. Often this mistake plays out in making seemingly trivial concessions that the potential opponent seems oddly fixated upon, that have large implications. Both the Stalinists and the Feminists knew that religious civil war was afoot but the unseeing… Read more »
Member

Now, if Gab could just get one of those automatic post linky things it would save me having to copy/paste all of your articles over there.

Doug
Guest

In the citizen small unit infantry tactics community, essentially a widespread body of people who are arming and training to defend themselves and theirs from the left, who are universally viewed as a most probable source of violence against those who do not submit, over the last couple years what Andrew said, and he is well respected for his warrior ethos, has evolved into “BFYTW”: Because Fuck You Thats Why.

PRCD
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Do you have a recommended reading list and know who I should talk to make friends in this community? I figured Airsoft was a good place to start. It kind of is but people don’t want to train in small unit tactics, they just want to run around shooting.

Doug
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Sure do. Max Velocity is a superb place to begin. https://www.maxvelocitytactical.com Max has a number of books he has written, which are quite good, in fact all are. But he and a few others have written fiction/adventure stories which are entertaining for the purposes of teaching small unit infantry, insurgency and the moral precepts of fighting and defending oneself. Matt Bracken has written a line of books, that are uncannily predictive, Enemies Foreign and Domestic trilogy. Along with a few instructional pieces pertaining to gear and preparations. Max is ex SOS and SOF, along with combat medic and contract soldier.… Read more »
Doug
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PS PRCD, how do we get in touch with each other without the spambots and trolls getting hold of our private contact info? I’d be delighted to help you get started personally.

PRCD
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Maybe The ZMan can pass us each-other’s email addresses? How about it, ZMan?

Doug
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Works for me.

PRCD
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PRCalDude@gmaildotcom

Lars
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As a security officer I witnessed a deportation at work. I was asked about it by a coworker, then based on what I said what I truthfully witnessed, was called into HR. I had forgotten there were two people in the breakroom. That was what saved me.

Yub
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More details, please

bogbeagle
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“Fuck you. War.” This has been the only choice you ever had, from the day you first popped out of your ma’s womb … submit or fight. I’m assuming now, that you are alive, else you wouldn’t be reading this. So, it’s safe to bet that you have thus far lived a life of submission. Submission to the State and the demands of its acolytes. Otherwise, you’d be dead, or some sort of outlaw, forever on the run. Because you were born into it, you didn’t see it as submission, of course. It was the norm. It was expected of… Read more »
Chu
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All this started with people complaining that there is ‘hurtful’ content out there. I’m beginning to believe that their should be an internet ‘safe space’ that this millennial group can join, and leave the rest of the world out of it. If you can take the heat, go chat with you friends in you internet safe haven comprised of like minded spirits.

Doug
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Lulu
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Years ago, when I was giving other more senior executives (men) too much trouble, it was suggested that I be “promoted” to the newly-vacated directorship of Human Resources. I did not allow myself to be “kicked upstairs” to a title that sounded impressive – a position I’ve always thought was way down the hall and around a corner in the corporate structure. The worst kind of “staffnesss” as opposed to the line management I was doing well and well-suited for. The woman they hired was the busybody you describe.

I love retirement.

Lulu
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Modern day Stalinists will try to use every trick in the book to quell dissent – and real progress, not Progressivism.

(I’m still chuckling about Torquemada!)

Doug
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They are terrified of this guy. I think Steve Bannon is Andrews legacy. Look where Steve ended up. They will be calling Steve Trumps Rasputin any day now once calling him Vice President Bannon wears off.

Doug
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Doug
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Andrew always said, “No Fear”

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Pretty funny that Gab thing…when you consider just one day of Twitter or Facebook. Apple’s ethics are for sale, and that’s no secret. At my last job, one of my friends there was the HR lead whose job was to enforce corporate HR policies across 15 states and about 5,000 employees in her region. She was one of the few HR people I knew who considered most of her job to be complete bullshit, sprinkled in with important HR matters like helping people access their pay/benefits, helping managers fire poor performers (on, in my case, helping me fire a guy… Read more »
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[…] The modern day Stalinists use the same tactic, in which they accuse enemies of fostering a hostile environment or promoting objectionable material. Apple is not saying they object to the material. They are claiming to speak for those unnamed people who do object, because Apple is just looking out for them, whoever they may be. Since these alleged victims are a mystery, there’s no way for Gab to confront them or argue that they are complying with Apple’s terms of service. It’s just modern show trial in which the verdict is known in advance. The only question is how… Read more »
Joseph Martino
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If it’s war they want, war they shall get.

R Daneel
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Modern HR treats people as furniture not valuable personnel. Hence they are disposable.

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Ted
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Since we can no longer download Gab from Apple, could you provide a link so we can download it directly from the developer? Thanks!

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