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Alliance One International expands relationship with Philip Morris International Argentine affiliate

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Alliance One International expands relationship with Philip Morris International Argentine affiliate

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Craig Murray: Why do all these Neocon Fascist Treasonous Zionist MSM shills and UK War Criminal James Le Mesurier follow Neocon Fascist propagandist Philip Cross? Le Mesurier is the ex British Mercenary and co-founder of al-Qaeda affiliated Propaganda Construct - #WhiteHelmets terrorists

Craig Murray: Why do all these Neocon Fascist Treasonous Zionist MSM shills and UK War Criminal James Le Mesurier follow Neocon Fascist propagandist Philip Cross? Le Mesurier is the ex British Mercenary and co-founder of al-Qaeda affiliated Propaganda Construct - #WhiteHelmets terrorists submitted by Ian56 to AntiMSM [link] [comments]

Good quality headset for gaming and potentially studio work

Looking to spend in the region of £100-150, up to £200 if its really worth it. Will be used on desktop PC and potentially phone (if wireless pair suggested).
More isolation would be preferred but is not essential, for use in student accommodation (fairly small bedroom).
Over ear would be preferred to on-ear because of comfort, however either will suffice.
No tonal balance is definitively preferred though I do enjoy fairly powerful bass in music.
Previous pairs of headphones are the Turtle Beach Earforce P12 and P50 Recons (current).
Mic is a must-have.
Music isn’t the main concern for headphones as I will opt to switch to my speakers. Though the main games I play are Rainbow Six: Siege and as of right now CoD Warzone. I would prefer to be able to hear “punchier” sounds such as shots and footsteps through walls, however I dislike having my audio sound too tinny with increased treble for such sounds. I will also be working in visual effects from here on, however audio is not a key element to this so audio accuracy and range is not vital however would be a nice touch.
Purchasing from UK
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The Truth About Climate Change. The Rabbit Hole Goes Much Deeper than Fake IPCC Conclusions.....

Source
“The data doesn't matter. We're not basing our recommendations on the data. We're basing them on the climate models.”
“The models are convenient fictions that provide something very useful.”
"It doesn't matter what is true, it only matters what people believe is true."
"Unless we announce disasters no one will listen."
"No matter if the science of global warming is all phony... climate change provides the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world."
Now on to the Club of Rome.
"The common enemy of humanity is man. In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy then, is humanity itself."
"We need to get some broad based support, to capture the public's imagination... So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements and make little mention of any doubts... Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest."
"We've got to ride this global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic and environmental policy."
"Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?”
"[The Earth Summit will play an important role in] reforming and strengthening the United Nations as the centerpiece of the emerging system of democratic global governance."
"The concept of national sovereignty has been an immutable, indeed sacred, principle of international relations. It is a principle which will yield only slowly and reluctantly to the new imperatives of global environmental cooperation. It is simply not feasible for sovereignty to be exercised unilaterally by individual nation states, however powerful. The global community must be assured of environmental security."
"I believe it is appropriate to have an 'over-representation' of the facts on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience."
Maurice Strong sits on the board of directors for CCX.
Back before he became U.S. President Obama served on the board of directors for the Joyce Foundation when it gave CCX nearly $1.1 million in two separate grants that were instrumental in developing and launching the privately-owned Chicago Climate Exchange, which now calls itself “North America’s only cap and trade system for all six greenhouse gases, with global affiliates and projects worldwide.”
Essentially Obama helped fund the profiteers of the carbon taxation program that he then steered steered through Congress.
"The threat of environmental crisis will be the 'international disaster key' that will unlock the New World Order."
Mikhail Gorbachev, Former President of the Soviet Union, member of the Club of Rome
"We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order."
"We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries."
"Some even believe we (the Rockefeller family) are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists' and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure 'one world', if you will. If that's the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it."
**Other Club of Rome members include Tony Blair, George Soros Henry Kissinger, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Javier Solana, Kofi Annan, Bill Gates, The Dalai Lama, Hassan bin Talal, Javier Perez de Cuellar, Gro Harlem Bruntland, Robert Muller, Garret Hardin, King Juan Carlos of Spain and his wife Queen Sophia, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Prince Philippe of Belgium and many more people that include wealthy elites, 'new age spiritualists', former or current world political figures and former or current U.N. figures. **
See this link for much more! - http://www.green-agenda.com/globalrevolution.html
Additional Information
Watch Lord Christopher Monckton (Former Adviser to Margaret Thatcher) Speaking in St. Paul on the real purpose of the Copenhagen Treaty - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stij8sUybx0
Beware the UN's Copenhagen plot - http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/beware-the-uns-copenhagen-plot/story-e6frg6qx-1225791869745
One World Government The Real Aim of Environmentalism - http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/16694
The Marxist roots of the global warming scare - http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/vernon/080616
Al Gore could become world's first carbon billionaire - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/6491195/Al-Gore-could-become-worlds-first-carbon-billionaire.html
Obama’s involvement in Chicago Climate Exchange—the rest of the story - http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/9629
This site provides damning evidence of the agenda - http://green-agenda.com/
Club of Rome's Depopulation Agenda
"The Earth has cancer and the cancer is Man."
"… the resultant ideal sustainable population is hence more than 500 million but less than one billion.”
"A cancer is an uncontrolled multiplication of cells; the population explosion is an uncontrolled multiplication of people…. We must shift our efforts from the treatment of the symptoms to the cutting out of the cancer. The operation will demand many apparently brutal and heartless decisions."
"I believe that human overpopulation is the fundamental problem on Earth Today”
“We humans have become a disease, the Humanpox.”
“World population needs to be decreased by 50%”
“We must speak more clearly about sexuality, contraception, about abortion, about values that control population, because the ecological crisis, in short, is the population crisis. Cut the population by 90% and there aren’t enough people left to do a great deal of ecological damage.”
“A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal.”
In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day. It is a horrible thing to say, but it is just as bad not to say it.
"If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels."
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Conspiracy theory: boogie knew all along better help was affiliated with Philip DeFranco but boogie is forcing Philip DeFrancos hand to public call boogie out for lying.

Boogie has a dying YouTube channel no doubt and it's evident boogie has looked up to DeFranco okay that was enough weed for me. But anywho no way in hell a producer like DeFranco is gonna get involved with anything involving boogie, remember how fake his ijustine interactions turned out, she was obviously just being nice to him, so this way it's a win win for boogie, he knows Philip DeFranco will never actually make a video about him and boogie gets to act like he was the victim and he gets to fuck over his supposed role model, sounds like sociopath to me,
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A Nassim Taleb Inspired Reading List

Nassim posted on twitter a list of intellectuals that he doesn't consider BS vendors here and here.
I've browsed those authors and selected one each of their works which I present here, including author wikipedia and links to amazon.com (non-affiliate). If you think theres a case for a different book by that author to be featured please start that discussion in the comments.
Saul Kripke - Naming and Necessity (free pdf)
Derek Parfit - Reasons and Persons
Elinor Ostrom - Governing the Commons
Fernand Braudel - The Mediterranean
Paul Veyne - Authors amazon page challenging for me to pick one
Tom Holland) - Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World
Peter Frankopan - The Silk Roads a New History of the World
Jean Francois Revel - Author's page It's challenging for me to decide on one
Michael Oakeshott - Rationalism in Politics and other essays
Isaac Levi - Gambling with Truth "impenetrable but is worth the exercise"
Russ Roberts - How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life
Jon Elster - Explaining Social Behavior
Jane Jacobs - The Death and Life of Great American Cities
James Scott - Against the Grain: A deep history of the earliest states
Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie - Montaillou the promised land of errors
End notes: I admire Nassim for his erudition, and his stories of reading 80 hours a week in a basement in Lebanon during the civil war. Admiration invites imitation and so I hope you guys find something of interest in this list.
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Redditor has epic conversation with Secular Talk (TYT affiliated network) who has a right to nominate a new Galaxy phone, which one (Philips 242G5DJEB vs Asus VG248QE)

Redditor has epic conversation with Secular Talk (TYT affiliated network) who has a right to nominate a new Galaxy phone, which one (Philips 242G5DJEB vs Asus VG248QE) submitted by Not_SubredditSim_SS to SubredditSimulator_SS [link] [comments]

Question about connection to Vimergy

I love Anthony but would just be nice if he addressed this one thing. It would be ethical of him to say when recommending Vimergy supplements that he knows the head person there.
Philip McCluskey was director of operations at Medical Medium and now is CEO of Vimergy. So profits on Vimergy would go to someone well-connected to Anthony.
https://www.zoominfo.com/p/Philip-McCluskey/2053196797
Anthony often goes off on the health industry for selling high-priced items.. I think recently he said he could sell millions of ionizers for example but he doesn't because he cares about us.
Our family uses Vimergy supplements, and to be honest they've added thousands (yes thousands) of dollars to our yearly bills. I'm grateful for them and I'd rather pay now than for doctors bills, but just noting they aren't cheap or they don't seem to be doing this for charity by any means.
Does Anthony address this fine in your opinion? Am I just missing it? Is there a reason he doesn't bring this up that I'm not seeing? Personally I run a business and I'm always disclosing any sort of affiliate deals or arms-length connections when I sell products.
Interested to hear what you think.
Thanks!
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Ashton Carter, the new Secretary of Defense — co-authored paper, “Catastrophic Terrorism: A National Policy” with Zionist Philip D. Zelikow and John M. Deutch; senior partner at Global Technology Partners, an affiliate of Rothschild North America.

In 1998, Ashton Carter and radical Zionist Philip D. Zelikow co-authored an article in 1998 in the CFR’s ‘Foreign Affairs’ magazine. In it, they laid out what changes would need to be made within the U.S. government in the wake of “catastrophic terrorism,” which is also the title of the article. The”Catastrophic Terrorism” article begins with the strange subtitle ‘Imagining the Transforming Event’, and advocates a transformation of the U.S. government and the way Americans live.
Just like the PNAC document, Carter and Zelikow predicted the coming "Catastrophic Terrorism” and a “Transforming event” 3 years in advance of 9/11.
Was Hagel forced off and shit canned to make room for a Pro-Israel and possibly anti-American Pentagon chief? America now has a suspected 9/11 conspirator as Secretary of Defense...somebody just made Netanyahu very, very happy.
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The Club of Rome's world government, climate-change and depopulation agenda exposed

Source
“The data doesn't matter. We're not basing our recommendations on the data. We're basing them on the climate models.”
“The models are convenient fictions that provide something very useful.”
"It doesn't matter what is true, it only matters what people believe is true."
"Unless we announce disasters no one will listen."
"No matter if the science of global warming is all phony... climate change provides the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world."
Now on to the Club of Rome.
"The common enemy of humanity is man. In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy then, is humanity itself."
"We need to get some broad based support, to capture the public's imagination... So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements and make little mention of any doubts... Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest."
"We've got to ride this global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic and environmental policy."
"Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?”
"[The Earth Summit will play an important role in] reforming and strengthening the United Nations as the centerpiece of the emerging system of democratic global governance."
"The concept of national sovereignty has been an immutable, indeed sacred, principle of international relations. It is a principle which will yield only slowly and reluctantly to the new imperatives of global environmental cooperation. It is simply not feasible for sovereignty to be exercised unilaterally by individual nation states, however powerful. The global community must be assured of environmental security."
"I believe it is appropriate to have an 'over-representation' of the facts on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience."
Maurice Strong sits on the board of directors for CCX.
Back before he became U.S. President Obama served on the board of directors for the Joyce Foundation when it gave CCX nearly $1.1 million in two separate grants that were instrumental in developing and launching the privately-owned Chicago Climate Exchange, which now calls itself “North America’s only cap and trade system for all six greenhouse gases, with global affiliates and projects worldwide.”
Essentially Obama helped fund the profiteers of the carbon taxation program that he then steered steered through Congress.
"The threat of environmental crisis will be the 'international disaster key' that will unlock the New World Order."
Mikhail Gorbachev, Former President of the Soviet Union, member of the Club of Rome
"We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order."
"We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries."
"Some even believe we (the Rockefeller family) are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists' and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure 'one world', if you will. If that's the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it."
**Other Club of Rome members include Tony Blair, George Soros Henry Kissinger, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Javier Solana, Kofi Annan, Bill Gates, The Dalai Lama, Hassan bin Talal, Javier Perez de Cuellar, Gro Harlem Bruntland, Robert Muller, Garret Hardin, King Juan Carlos of Spain and his wife Queen Sophia, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Prince Philippe of Belgium and many more people that include wealthy elites, 'new age spiritualists', former or current world political figures and former or current U.N. figures. **
See this link for much more! - http://www.green-agenda.com/globalrevolution.html
Additional Information
Watch Lord Christopher Monckton (Former Adviser to Margaret Thatcher) Speaking in St. Paul on the real purpose of the Copenhagen Treaty - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stij8sUybx0
Beware the UN's Copenhagen plot - http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/beware-the-uns-copenhagen-plot/story-e6frg6qx-1225791869745
One World Government The Real Aim of Environmentalism - http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/16694
The Marxist roots of the global warming scare - http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/vernon/080616
Al Gore could become world's first carbon billionaire - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/6491195/Al-Gore-could-become-worlds-first-carbon-billionaire.html
Obama’s involvement in Chicago Climate Exchange—the rest of the story - http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/9629
This site provides damning evidence of the agenda - http://green-agenda.com/
Club of Rome's Depopulation Agenda
"The Earth has cancer and the cancer is Man."
"… the resultant ideal sustainable population is hence more than 500 million but less than one billion.”
"A cancer is an uncontrolled multiplication of cells; the population explosion is an uncontrolled multiplication of people…. We must shift our efforts from the treatment of the symptoms to the cutting out of the cancer. The operation will demand many apparently brutal and heartless decisions."
"I believe that human overpopulation is the fundamental problem on Earth Today”
“We humans have become a disease, the Humanpox.”
“World population needs to be decreased by 50%”
“We must speak more clearly about sexuality, contraception, about abortion, about values that control population, because the ecological crisis, in short, is the population crisis. Cut the population by 90% and there aren’t enough people left to do a great deal of ecological damage.”
“A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal.”
In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day. It is a horrible thing to say, but it is just as bad not to say it.
"If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels."
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Internal Capital Markets in Times of Crisis: The Benefit of Group Affiliation in Italy -- by Raffaele Santioni, Fabio Schiantarelli, Philip E. Strahan (PDF)

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Covid-19 update Monday 27th April

Good afternoon from the UK. It’s Monday 27th April.

It was an up and down weekend in the Fwoggie2 household. I went and did a major grocery shop at a Tesco Extra supermarket near me (Tesco = major supermarket chain in the UK) on Friday night. The store has a one way system to navigate round the store and you’re supposed to keep 2m away from anyone else. This is almost impossible I found as I constantly had to back the hell up as people barged in to grab what they wanted and to hell with any one way system. The older they were it seemed (I’m in my 40’s), the less they cared about social distancing. It took me 2.5 hours to finally complete the shop (I had to go back for a few more things on the Saturday morning).
As for Sunday, my wife was well enough to join me and the dog on a hour long walk (we never got within 10 metres of anyone else because we have lots of open countryside outside our front door so social distancing on walks is very easy to do) and the allotment got a major update; it now has 20 more white onions, over 50 red onion seeds, about 60 parsnips (which are notoriously hard to germinate especially in heavy soil like ours but it's worth a try), 7 rosemary plants and about 50 radishes. By the end of this week I hope to plant 75 carrots, 60 spring onions, 45 beetroot. The more we can grow the better; squash, courgettes/zucchini are on the agenda soon too with sweetcorn and brassicas a week or two further down the line.
Life though can twist and turn in an instant; #RIPMark has been trending on UK Twitter todayas Covid-19 takes another victim here in the UK with the death count now well over 21k (if you believe the government stats) or over 41k (if you want to believe the Financial Times instead). To see an example of the British Covid-19 story in three brief tweets, click here. Failing that, please continue to stay at home if at all possible.

Virus news







Supply chain news in depth


While passenger flights stay on ground freight rates are flying high - Stat Times reports that while passengers are going nowhere, there’s considerable demand for airfreight. Airfreight is the most expensive mode of transporting goods, but also the fastest, reliable and secure style of moving it. Roughly, airlines handle just one percent of all the global trade volumes but at the same time enjoy 35 percent of its value. In that sense, the pre-Covid-19 world was pretty sure about what sort of goods must move in the ocean and what in the air. But in the world hit by Covid-19 pandemic, air cargo has moved from the premium mode to the super-premium with freight rates climbing new heights each day it says. Demand for airfreight capacity from the West to China is limited, but large quantities of PPE are coming out of China resulting in rapidly growing rates.
(Cont’d) According to TAC Index, on April 13, 2020, the airlines reportedly charged a new record price of $9.64 per kg to move cargo from Shanghai to Frankfurt compared to $2.46 on March 9, a jump of 291 percent in just one month. Meanwhile, on the Frankfurt-Shanghai route, it fell around normal rates of $1.17per kg as of April 13 compared to $2.78 on February 17, when the rates were at its peak. The average air freight rate to transport goods from Shanghai to Europe is around $8.65 per kg, while from Frankfurt to China is $1.41. The same for Hong Kong to Europe is $4.66 compared to $5.11 on April 6 and $2.58 on March 9. The falling rates from Hong Kong are reportedly due to the new regulations introduced by the Chinese government in April to clamp down the low-quality Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) exported from the country. The government made it mandatory for PPEs to have customs clearance which pushed the companies to ship them from mainland airports instead of trans-shipping through Hong Kong.
(Cont’d) Airfreight rates on Shanghai-Dallas/Fort Worth route rose to $8.72 per kg on April 13 compared to $4.91 on March 9, while Hong Kong-Dallas is at $4.88 compared to $5.79 on April 6 and $3.53 on March 9. On average, air cargo from Shanghai to the US is now available at $6.92 compared to $3.36 on March 9, an increase of 105 percent in one month. Meanwhile the same from Hong Kong is available at $5.55 per kg compared to $3.35 on March 9. Rates from London to the US stood at $4.04 per kg compared to $1.12 on March 9, an increase of 260 percent, while Frankfurt to the US reported $4.12 compared to $5.31 on March 30, when it witnessed a steady increase of 223 percent, from $1.64 on March 9. While on the other side, from Chicago to European destinations, rates reported an increase of 173 percent. From $0.96 on March 9, it went up to $2.63 per kg on April 13.
(Con’td) It’s not all good news however, with some people priced out of airfreight moving to rail - and liking it. In the meantime, a large section of cargo that used to travel in the air is moving to more predictable rail route between Europe and China. Stakeholders of air cargo fear that a significant amount of cargo will move to rail, permanently. On April 3, 2020, the freight forwarding company, Davies Turner announced that its weekly rail import service from China to the UK has broken previous records in transit times amid demand spike. Philip Stephenson, chairman, Davies Turner said “The impact of Covid-19 will push many shippers to rethink their supply chains, and that could see a lot more Asia-Europe air and ocean freight traffic moving permanently to the rail.”

Coronavirus chokes the drug trade from Wuhan, through Mexico and onto U.S. streets - The LA Times explains Wuhan is known for its production of chemicals, including the ingredients needed to cook fentanyl and other powerful synthetic opioids. Vendors there shipped huge quantities around the world. The biggest customers were Mexican drug cartels, which have embraced fentanyl in recent years because it is cheaper and easier to produce than heroin. But the novel coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan late last year before spreading across the planet has disrupted the fentanyl supply chain, causing a ripple effect that has cut into the profits of Mexican traffickers and driven up street drug prices across the United States. The narcotics trade, which relies on the constant movement of goods and people, has been stymied by lockdowns, travel bans and other efforts to contain the virus, according to government officials, academic researchers and drug traffickers.
(Cont’d) Logan Pauley, a researcher at C4ADS, a Washington-based think tank focused on transnational security, noticed a decrease in advertisements for fentanyl precursors. He said vendors switched to selling other products, including face masks and anti-malarial drugs that some doctors and politicians initially hoped would help treat the coronavirus. The drop in exports has left some Mexican drug producers with less access to needed chemicals. Simultaneously, cartels have encountered another colossal challenge: new restrictions on entry to the United States — the world’s biggest market for illegal drugs. Kameron Korte, a spokeswoman for the San Diego field division of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, said fentanyl pills in her region now sell for $7 each, up from $5 a few months ago. The average cost of methamphetamine has risen from $1,000 per pound to $1,400 per pound, she said. Similar price hikes have been seen in other parts of the country. Drug users have grumbled about rising prices on online forums. On a message board on the website Reddit, one person complained that prices of fentanyl pills in Phoenix had nearly doubled. “Border shut = less trafficking,” it said.

Supply chain news in brief













Donations


Several asked if they can send me $/£/€ via Patreon (in some cases because I've saved them time or money, others for no reason at all). I don't need the cash (that's lovely though) but as you may have read above, food bank charities are getting really hit hard with all this panic buying. Please consider giving whatever you'd have given me to a foodbank charity instead:
UK: https://www.trusselltrust.org/
France: https://www.banquealimentaire.org/
Germany: https://www.tafel.de/
Netherlands: https://www.voedselbankennederland.nl/steun-ons/steun-voedselbank-donatie/
Italy: https://www.bancoalimentare.it/it/node/1
Spain: https://www.fesbal.org/
Australia: https://www.foodbank.org.au/
Canada: https://www.foodbankscanada.ca/
USA: https://www.feedingamerica.org/
Thanks in advance for any donations you give. If there's foodbank charities in your country and it's not listed above, please suggest it and I will include it going forward.
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Internal Capital Markets in Times of Crisis: The Benefit of Group Affiliation in Italy -- by Raffaele Santioni, Fabio Schiantarelli, Philip E. Strahan (PDF)

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 18%. (I'm a bot)
NBER Working Paper No. 23541Issued in June 2017NBER Program(s): CF. Italy's economic and banking systems have been under stress in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis and Euro Crisis.
Firms in business groups have been more likely to survive this challenging environment, compared to unaffiliated firms.
Better performance stems from access to an internal capital market, and the survival value of groups increases, inter alia, with group-wide cash flow.
We show that actual internal capital transfers increase during the crisis, and these transfers move funds from cash-rich to cash-poor firms and also to those with more favorable investment opportunities.
The ability to borrow externally provides additional funds that are shared across group affiliated firms.
Our results highlight the benefits of internal capital markets when external capital markets are tight or distressed.
Summary Source | FAQ | Feedback | Top keywords: capital#1 Firms#2 Crisis#3 group#4 internal#5
Post found in /Economics.
NOTICE: This thread is for discussing the submission topic. Please do not discuss the concept of the autotldr bot here.
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In an open letter to members of Congress, retired DHS employee Philip Haney says that, under pressure from the Department of State, his superiors closed down his work on terrorist outfits with which the San Bernardino murderers — Sayed Farook and Tashfeen Malif — were affiliated.

In an open letter to members of Congress, retired DHS employee Philip Haney says that, under pressure from the Department of State, his superiors closed down his work on terrorist outfits with which the San Bernardino murderers — Sayed Farook and Tashfeen Malif — were affiliated. submitted by Thanasaki to conspiracy [link] [comments]

Philip Plein

Heute sind mein Freund und ich durch die belebte Innenstadt, um zu einem bestimmten Geschäft zu gelangen. Wir wollten schnell wieder da raus, man muss ja nicht unnötig mit wildfremden Menschen kuscheln während so ner Zeit wie jetzt. Trotzdem fiel uns eine Familie auf. Mama, Papa, Kleinkind. Alle 3 von Kopf bis Fuß in "Philip Plein" gekleidet. Also, der Name stand auf JEDEM EINZELNEN Accessoire oder Kleidungsstück. Mehrfach. Es sah aus wie "New Yorker" Anfang der 2000er gemischt mit Frankfurter Gangsterstyle und Hipster-Streetstyle in ganz, ganz schlimm.
Und dann haben wir beide gegoogled. Mein Freund hat rausgefunden, dass so ein Shirt gerne mal 500 Euro kostet. FÜNFHUNDERT. Das ist das T-Shirt, das heute mit einer sehr ähnlichen Hose, Tasche und Mütze kombiniert wurde. Ja.
Ich hab rausgefunden, dass Philip Plein fucking viel Geld haben muss.
Die Frage ist hier aber: wieso? Die Shirts sind teilweise einfach nur Bandlogos, unter die er seinen Namen geklatscht hat. Oder Glitzer-Totenköpfe. Wie hat der Typ so n Haufen Kohle gescheffelt?
Und WIESO kaufen sich Leute Kleidung, die so furchtbar teuer ist und die man sich zudem auf spreadshirt selbst viel billiger machen kann?
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Ashton Carter, the new Secretary of Defense — co-authored paper, “Catastrophic Terrorism: A National Policy” with Zionist Philip D. Zelikow and John M. Deutch; senior partner at Global Technology Partners, an affiliate of Rothschild North America.

poster: jimmyb207, original conspiracy link
In 1998, Ashton Carter and radical Zionist Philip D. Zelikow co-authored an article in 1998 in the CFR’s ‘Foreign Affairs’ magazine. In it, they laid out what changes would need to be made within the U.S. government in the wake of “catastrophic terrorism,” which is also the title of the article. The”Catastrophic Terrorism” article begins with the strange subtitle ‘Imagining the Transforming Event’, and advocates a transformation of the U.S. government and the way Americans live.
Just like the PNAC document, Carter and Zelikow predicted the coming Catastrophic Terrorism” and a “Transforming event” 3 years in advance of 9/11.
Was Hagel forced off and shit canned to make room for a Pro-Israel and possibly anti-American Pentagon chief? America now has a suspected 9/11 conspirator as Secretary of Defense...somebody just made Netanyahu very, very happy.
Discourse level: 100%
Shills: 0%
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Former high school football player and U.S. Marine catches child dropped from burning building

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 67%. (I'm a bot)
A former high school football player dove to catch a child who was dropped from the third floor of a burning building, CBS affiliate WWMT reports.
Philip Blanks, a former wide receiver for Kalamazoo Central High School in Michigan and a retired U.S. Marine, saved the child during an apartment fire in Phoenix.
Bystander video of the July 3 fire and Blanks' catch went viral.
Without hesitation, Blanks raced over to catch a young child he says was "Twirling like a helicopter" as he fell from the third floor balcony, WWMT reports.
Video shows Blanks cradle the child as he falls, then get up and run away from the burning building with the boy in his arms.
Blanks said after catching the child, he looked for a place in the parking lot to set him down, and someone opened up their car for him.
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What's up with earlgordon1973?

What's up with earlgordon1973?
I found this Tumblr after seeing an odd post float around my dashboard. It appears to be just your average dad (not to be confused with the Other Dad ARG going on [I think?]) who's gotten ahold of a Tumblr blog and doesn't quite grasp the hip youth culture.
There seems to be another Tumblr affiliated with him, but again I can't tell if they're making fun of him or are part of the universe. Mainly, they just reblog his posts and upload pictures of squirrels (stated to be Earl's favorite animal).
I can't quite tell if it's just someone doing a weird TumblUnfiction thing, or an ARG. If you take the time to scroll through his posts, you'll begin to notice some weird offhand comments--I've compiled a list of pertinent things below, but theories and any ideas would be appreciated.
Weird stuff I've noticed + worldbuilding:
  • Earl has a wife and two kids (Victoria, Faunastomp, and Animalscratch, respectively)
  • He has a habit of writing run-on sentences and capitalizing letters that shouldn't be capitalized
  • His main mode of putting out content is to reblog a post and then add onto the original post, instead of just making his own post
  • He is kind of scared of his own children, even though he loves them very much! As of now, he has mentioned:
    • They often are "eating weird things" and when he notices them doing that, they put whatever they're eating away and then he "smells iron"
    • They burn pictures of people they don't like (namely the guy who plays Archie on Riverdale)
    • His son wants a book about a goat (Black Philip, anyone?)
    • His daughter has a noticeably morbid interest in cartoons
    • They often go off to "prance and dance and frolic" and return with "red stuff" all over them
    • They enjoy "bloodsport"
  • Earl is sick
  • This entire post:
https://preview.redd.it/kum12uvgxp951.png?width=842&format=png&auto=webp&s=4bbbb530c54c5cb74cb571a0557064b7dc747ee9
  • The latest two posts (May 16 2020 and July 6 2020) have capitalized letters spelling out MAR (Mars?)
  • His spelling and grammar deteriorates gradually from the beginning of his blog to the current time (June 23 2019 to July 6 2020, ongoing)
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How Murdoch Press is shaping Australian attitudes. Here's a list of their media assets in Australia.

6TH UPDATE.
Please instead of gilding this post, donate instead to the RFS or the FNPW.
Thank you to u/O1298035743592348013 for helping with the formatting. Feel free to copy pasta.
TV:
Web:
National:
New South Wales:
Victoria:
Queensland:
South Australia:
Tasmania:
Northern Territory:
Community suburban newspapers:
Sydney:
Melbourne:
Brisbane:
Adelaide:
Perth:
Darwin:
Regional and rural newspapers:
New South Wales:
Victoria:
Queensland
Tasmania:
Northern Territory:
Books;
Advertising, Branding and Tech:
EDIT1: added Warwick Daily News and HarperCollin
EDIT2: added
NewsLifeMedia:
GQ
Vogue Australia
Taste
Kidspot
EDIT3: added
NOVA FM, Smooth FM, 5AA in Adelaide, goat.com.au. All owned by Lachlan Murdoch.
EDIT4: added
realestate.com.au
EDIT5: added
Richmond River Express Examiner
EDIT6: added
Bundaberg News Mail
Gatton and Lockyer Valley Star
Queensland Times
Fraser Coast Chronicle
Pure Gold Network (Radio)
KIIS Network (Radio)
The Edge 96.ONE (Radio)
Nova 93.7
Canberra FM Radio (Hit104.7 Canberra and Mix 106.3)
iHeartRadio Australia
Gfinity eSports Australia
Central Queensland News
Charleville Western Times
Chinchilla News
Dalby Herald
Roma Western Star
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If you don't know what the The Frankfurt School is, get in. This will be a fun ride....

The Frankfurt School: Conspiracy to corrupt
By Timothy Matthews
Western civilization at the present day is passing through a crisis which is essentially different from anything that has been previously experienced. Other societies in the past have changed their social institutions or their religious beliefs under the influence of external forces or the slow development of internal growth. But none, like our own, has ever consciously faced the prospect of a fundamental alteration of the beliefs and institutions on which the whole fabric of social life rests ... Civilization is being uprooted from its foundations in nature and tradition and is being reconstituted in a new organisation which is as artificial and mechanical as a modern factory.
Christopher Dawson. Enquiries into Religion and Culture, p. 259.
What was the Frankfurt School? Well, in the days following the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, it was believed that workers’ revolution would sweep into Europe and, eventually, into the United States. But it did not do so. Towards the end of 1922 the Communist International (Comintern) began to consider what were the reasons. On Lenin’s initiative a meeting was organised at the Marx-Engels Institute in Moscow.
The aim of the meeting was to clarify the concept of, and give concrete effect to, a Marxist cultural revolution. Amongst those present were Georg Lukacs (a Hungarian aristocrat, son of a banker, who had become a Communist during World War I ; a good Marxist theoretician he developed the idea of ‘Revolution and Eros’ - sexual instinct used as an instrument of destruction) and Willi Munzenberg (whose proposed solution was to ‘organise the intellectuals and use them to make Western civilisation stink. Only then, after they have corrupted all its values and made life impossible, can we impose the dictatorship of the proletariat’) ‘It was’, said Ralph de Toledano (1916-2007) the conservative author and co-founder of the ‘National Review’, a meeting ‘perhaps more harmful to Western civilization than the Bolshevik Revolution itself.'
Lenin died in 1924. By this time, however, Stalin was beginning to look on Munzenberg, Lukacs and like-thinkers as ‘revisionists’. In June 1940, Münzenberg fled to the south of France where, on Stalin’s orders, a NKVD assassination squad caught up with him and hanged him from a tree.
In the summer of 1924, after being attacked for his writings by the 5th Comintern Congress, Lukacs moved to Germany, where he chaired the first meeting of a group of Communist-oriented sociologists, a gathering that was to lead to the foundation of the Frankfurt School.
This ‘School’ (designed to put flesh on their revolutionary programme) was started at the University of Frankfurt in the Institut für Sozialforschung. To begin with school and institute were indistinguishable. In 1923 the Institute was officially established, and funded by Felix Weil (1898-1975). Weil was born in Argentina and at the age of nine was sent to attend school in Germany. He attended the universities in Tübingen and Frankfurt, where he graduated with a doctoral degree in political science. While at these universities he became increasingly interested in socialism and Marxism. According to the intellectual historian Martin Jay, the topic of his dissertation was ‘the practical problems of implementing socialism.'
Carl Grünberg, the Institute’s director from 1923-1929, was an avowed Marxist, although the Institute did not have any official party affiliations. But in 1930 Max Horkheimer assumed control and he believed that Marx’s theory should be the basis of the Institute’s research. When Hitler came to power, the Institut was closed and its members, by various routes, fled to the United States and migrated to major US universities—Columbia, Princeton, Brandeis, and California at Berkeley.
The School included among its members the 1960s guru of the New Left Herbert Marcuse (denounced by Pope Paul VI for his theory of liberation which ‘opens the way for licence cloaked as liberty’), Max Horkheimer, Theodor Adorno, the popular writer Erich Fromm, Leo Lowenthal, and Jurgen Habermas - possibly the School’s most influential representative.
Basically, the Frankfurt School believed that as long as an individual had the belief - or even the hope of belief - that his divine gift of reason could solve the problems facing society, then that society would never reach the state of hopelessness and alienation that they considered necessary to provoke socialist revolution. Their task, therefore, was as swiftly as possible to undermine the Judaeo-Christian legacy. To do this they called for the most negative destructive criticism possible of every sphere of life which would be designed to de-stabilize society and bring down what they saw as the ‘oppressive’ order. Their policies, they hoped, would spread like a virus—‘continuing the work of the Western Marxists by other means’ as one of their members noted.
To further the advance of their ‘quiet’ cultural revolution - but giving us no ideas about their plans for the future - the School recommended (among other things):
1. The creation of racism offences. 2. Continual change to create confusion 3. The teaching of sex and homosexuality to children 4. The undermining of schools’ and teachers’ authority 5. Huge immigration to destroy identity. 6. The promotion of excessive drinking 7. Emptying of churches 8. An unreliable legal system with bias against victims of crime 9. Dependency on the state or state benefits 10. Control and dumbing down of media 11. Encouraging the breakdown of the family
One of the main ideas of the Frankfurt School was to exploit Freud’s idea of ‘pansexualism’ - the search for pleasure, the exploitation of the differences between the sexes, the overthrowing of traditional relationships between men and women. To further their aims they would:
• attack the authority of the father, deny the specific roles of father and mother, and wrest away from families their rights as primary educators of their children. • abolish differences in the education of boys and girls • abolish all forms of male dominance - hence the presence of women in the armed forces • declare women to be an ‘oppressed class’ and men as ‘oppressors’ Munzenberg summed up the Frankfurt School’s long-term operation thus: ‘We will make the West so corrupt that it stinks.'
The School believed there were two types of revolution: (a) political and (b) cultural. Cultural revolution demolishes from within. ‘Modern forms of subjection are marked by mildness’. They saw it as a long-term project and kept their sights clearly focused on the family, education, media, sex and popular culture.
The Family
The School’s ‘Critical Theory’ preached that the ‘authoritarian personality’ is a product of the patriarchal family - an idea directly linked to Engels’ Origins of the Family, Private Property and the State, which promoted matriarchy. Already Karl Marx had written, in the “Communist Manifesto”, about the radical notion of a ‘community of women’ and in The German Ideology of 1845, written disparagingly about the idea of the family as the basic unit of society. This was one of the basic tenets of the ‘Critical Theory’ : the necessity of breaking down the contemporary family. The Institute scholars preached that ‘Even a partial breakdown of parental authority in the family might tend to increase the readiness of a coming generation to accept social change.’
Following Karl Marx, the School stressed how the ‘authoritarian personality’ is a product of the patriarchal family—it was Marx who wrote so disparagingly about the idea of the family being the basic unit of society. All this prepared the way for the warfare against the masculine gender promoted by Marcuse under the guise of ‘women’s liberation’ and by the New Left movement in the 1960s.
They proposed transforming our culture into a female-dominated one. In 1933, Wilhelm Reich, one of their members, wrote in The Mass Psychology of Fascism that matriarchy was the only genuine family type of ‘natural society.’ Eric Fromm was also an active advocate of matriarchal theory. Masculinity and femininity, he claimed, were not reflections of ‘essential’ sexual differences, as the Romantics had thought but were derived instead from differences in life functions, which were in part socially determined.’ His dogma was the precedent for the radical feminist pronouncements that, today, appear in nearly every major newspaper and television programme.
The revolutionaries knew exactly what they wanted to do and how to do it. They have succeeded.
Education
Lord Bertrand Russell joined with the Frankfurt School in their effort at mass social engineering and spilled the beans in his 1951 book, The Impact of Science on Society. He wrote: ‘Physiology and psychology afford fields for scientific technique which still await development.' The importance of mass psychology ‘has been enormously increased by the growth of modern methods of propaganda. Of these the most influential is what is called ‘education. The social psychologists of the future will have a number of classes of school children on whom they will try different methods of producing an unshakable conviction that snow is black. Various results will soon be arrived at. First, that the influence of home is obstructive. Second, that not much can be done unless indoctrination begins before the age of ten. Third, that verses set to music and repeatedly intoned are very effective. Fourth, that the opinion that snow is white must be held to show a morbid taste for eccentricity. But I anticipate. It is for future scientists to make these maxims precise and discover exactly how much it costs per head to make children believe that snow is black, and how much less it would cost to make them believe it is dark gray . When the technique has been perfected, every government that has been in charge of education for a generation will be able to control its subjects securely without the need of armies or policemen.”
Writing in 1992 in Fidelio Magazine, [The Frankfurt School and Political Correctness] Michael Minnicino observed how the heirs of Marcuse and Adorno now completely dominate the universities, ‘teaching their own students to replace reason with ‘Politically Correct’ ritual exercises. There are very few theoretical books on arts, letters, or language published today in the United States or Europe which do not openly acknowledge their debt to the Frankfurt School. The witchhunt on today’s campuses is merely the implementation of Marcuse’s concept of ‘repressive toleration’-‘tolerance for movements from the left, but intolerance for movements from the right’-enforced by the students of the Frankfurt School’.
Drugs
Dr. Timothy Leary gave us another glimpse into the mind of the Frankfurt School in his account of the work of the Harvard University Psychedelic Drug Project, ‘Flashback.' He quoted a conversation that he had with Aldous Huxley: “These brain drugs, mass produced in the laboratories, will bring about vast changes in society. This will happen with or without you or me. All we can do is spread the word. The obstacle to this evolution, Timothy, is the Bible’. Leary then went on: “We had run up against the Judeo-Christian commitment to one God, one religion, one reality, that has cursed Europe for centuries and America since our founding days. Drugs that open the mind to multiple realities inevitably lead to a polytheistic view of the universe. We sensed that the time for a new humanist religion based on intelligence, good-natured pluralism and scientific paganism had arrived.”
One of the directors of the Authoritarian Personality project, R. Nevitt Sanford, played a pivotal role in the usage of psychedelic drugs. In 1965, he wrote in a book issued by the publishing arm of the UK’s Tavistock Institute:‘The nation, seems to be fascinated by our 40,000 or so drug addicts who are seen as alarmingly wayward people who must be curbed at all costs by expensive police activity. Only an uneasy Puritanism could support the practice of focusing on the drug addicts (rather than our 5 million alcoholics) and treating them as a police problem instead of a medical one, while suppressing harmless drugs such as marijuana and peyote along with the dangerous ones.” The leading propagandists of today’s drug lobby base their argument for legalization on the same scientific quackery spelled out all those years ago by Dr. Sanford.
Such propagandists include the multi-billionaire atheist George Soros who chose, as one of his first domestic programs, to fund efforts to challenge the efficacy of America’s $37-billion-a-year war on drugs. The Soros-backed Lindesmith Center serves as a leading voice for Americans who want to decriminalize drug use. ‘Soros is the ‘Daddy Warbucks of drug legalization,’ claimed Joseph Califano Jr. of Columbia University’s National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse’ (The Nation, Sep 2, 1999).
Music, Television and Popular Culture
Adorno was to become head of a ‘music studies’ unit, where in his Theory of Modern Music he promoted the prospect of unleashing atonal and other popular music as a weapon to destroy society, degenerate forms of music to promote mental illness. He said the US could be brought to its knees by the use of radio and television to promote a culture of pessimism and despair - by the late 1930s he (together with Horkheimer) had migrated to Hollywood. The expansion of violent video-games also well supported the School’s aims.
Sex
In his book The Closing of the American Mind, Alan Bloom observed how Marcuse appealed to university students in the sixties with a combination of Marx and Freud. In Eros and Civilization and One Dimensional Man Marcuse promised that the overcoming of capitalism and its false consciousness will result in a society where the greatest satisfactions are sexual. Rock music touches the same chord in the young. Free sexual expression, anarchism, mining of the irrational unconscious and giving it free rein are what they have in common.'
The Media
The modern media - not least Arthur ‘Punch’ Sulzberger Jnr., who took charge of the New York Times in 1992 - drew greatly on the Frankfurt School’s study The Authoritarian Personality. (New York: Harper, 1950). In his book Arrogance, (Warner Books, 1993) former CBS News reporter Bernard Goldberg noted of Sulzberger that he ‘still believes in all those old sixties notions about ‘liberation’ and ‘changing the world man’ . . . In fact, the Punch years have been a steady march down PC Boulevard, with a newsroom fiercely dedicated to every brand of diversity except the intellectual kind.'
In 1953 the Institute moved back to the University of Frankfurt. Adorno died in 1955 and Horkheimer in 1973. The Institute of Social Research continued, but what was known as the Frankfurt School did not. The ‘cultural Marxism’ that has since taken hold of our schools and universities - that ‘political correctness’, which has been destroying our family bonds, our religious tradition and our entire culture -sprang from the Frankfurt School.
It was these intellectual Marxists who, later, during the anti-Vietnam demonstrations, coined the phrase, ‘make love, not war’; it was these intellectuals who promoted the dialectic of ‘negative’ criticism; it was these theoreticians who dreamed of a utopia where their rules governed. It was their concept that led to the current fad for the rewriting of history, and to the vogue for ‘deconstruction’. Their mantras: ‘sexual differences are a contract; if it feels good, do it; do your own thing.'
In an address at the US Naval Academy in August 1999, Dr Gerald L. Atkinson, CDR USN (Ret), gave a background briefing on the Frankfurt School, reminding his audience that it was the ‘foot soldiers’ of the Frankfurt School who introduced the ‘sensitivity training’ techniques used in public schools over the past 30 years (and now employed by the US military to educate the troops about ‘sexual harassment’). During ‘sensitivity’ training teachers were told not to teach but to ‘facilitate.’ Classrooms became centres of self-examination where children talked about their own subjective feelings. This technique was designed to convince children they were the sole authority in their own lives.
Atkinson continued: ‘The Authoritarian personality,’ studied by the Frankfurt School in the 1940s and 1950s in America, prepared the way for the subsequent warfare against the masculine gender promoted by Herbert Marcuse and his band of social revolutionaries under the guise of ‘women’s liberation’ and the New Left movement in the 1960s. The evidence that psychological techniques for changing personality is intended to mean emasculation of the American male is provided by Abraham Maslow, founder of Third Force Humanist Psychology and a promoter of the psychotherapeutic classroom, who wrote that, ‘... the next step in personal evolution is a transcendence of both masculinity and femininity to general humanness.’
On April 17th, 1962, Maslow gave a lecture to a group of nuns at Sacred Heart, a Catholic women’s college in Massachusetts. He noted in a diary entry how the talk had been very ‘successful,’ but he found that very fact troubling. ‘They shouldn’t applaud me,’ he wrote, ‘they should attack. If they were fully aware of what I was doing, they would [attack]’ (Journals, p. 157).
The Network
In her booklet Sex & Social Engineering (Family Education Trust 1994) Valerie Riches observed how in the late 1960s and early 1970s, there were intensive parliamentary campaigns taking place emanating from a number of organisations in the field of birth control (i.e., contraception, abortion, sterilisation). ‘From an analysis of their annual reports, it became apparent that a comparatively small number of people were involved to a surprising degree in an array of pressure groups. This network was not only linked by personnel, but by funds, ideology and sometimes addresses: it was also backed by vested interests and supported by grants in some cases by government departments. At the heart of the network was the Family Planning Association (FPA) with its own collection of offshoots. What we unearthed was a power structure with enormous influence.
‘Deeper investigation revealed that the network, in fact extended further afield, into eugenics, population control, birth control, sexual and family law reforms, sex and health education. Its tentacles reached out to publishing houses, medical, educational and research establishments, women’s organisations and marriage guidance—anywhere where influence could be exerted. It appeared to have great influence over the media, and over permanent officials in relevant government departments, out of all proportion to the numbers involved.
‘During our investigations, a speaker at a Sex Education Symposium in Liverpool outlined tactics of sex education saying: ‘if we do not get into sex education, children will simply follow the mores of their parents’. The fact that sex education was to be the vehicle for peddlers of secular humanism soon became apparent.
‘However, at that time the power of the network and the full implications of its activities were not fully understood. It was thought that the situation was confined to Britain. The international implications had not been grasped.
‘Soon after, a little book was published with the intriguing title The Men Behind Hitler—A German Warning to the World. Its thesis was that the eugenics movement, which had gained popularity early in the twentieth century, had gone underground following the holocaust in Nazi Germany, but was still active and functioning through organizations promoting abortion, euthanasia, sterilization, mental health, etc. The author urged the reader to look at his home country and neighbouring countries, for he would surely find that members and committees of these organizations would cross-check to a remarkable extent.
‘Other books and papers from independent sources later confirmed this situation. . . . A remarkable book was also published in America which documented the activities of the Sex Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). It was entitled The SIECUS Circle A Humanist Revolution. SIECUS was set up in 1964 and lost no time in engaging in a programme of social engineering by means of sex education in the schools. Its first executive director was Mary Calderone, who was also closely linked to Planned Parenthood, the American equivalent of the British FPA. According to The SIECUS Circle, Calderone supported sentiments and theories put forward by Rudolph Dreikus, a humanist, such as:
· merging or reversing the sexes or sex roles; · liberating children from their families; · abolishing the family as we know it’
In their book Mind Siege, (Thomas Nelson, 2000) Tim LaHaye and David A. Noebel confirmed Riches’s findings of an international network. ‘The leading authorities of Secular Humanism may be pictured as the starting lineup of a baseball team: pitching is John Dewey; catching is Isaac Asimov; first base is Paul Kurtz; second base is Corliss Lamont; third base is Bertrand Russell; shortstop is Julian Huxley; left fielder is Richard Dawkins; center fielder is Margaret Sanger; right fielder is Carl Rogers; manager is ‘Christianity is for losers’ Ted Turner; designated hitter is Mary Calderone; utility players include the hundreds listed in the back of Humanist Manifesto I and II, including Eugenia C. Scott, Alfred Kinsey, Abraham Maslow, Erich Fromm, Rollo May, and Betty Friedan.
‘In the grandstands sit the sponsoring or sustaining organizations, such as the . . . the Frankfurt School; the left wing of the Democratic Party; the Democratic Socialists of America; Harvard University; Yale University; University of Minnesota; University of California (Berkeley); and two thousand other colleges and universities.’
A practical example of how the tidal wave of Maslow-think is engulfing English schools was revealed in an article in the British Nat assoc. of Catholic Families’ (NACF) Catholic Family newspaper (August 2000), where James Caffrey warned about the Citizenship (PSHE) programme which was shortly to be drafted into the National Curriculum. ‘We need to look carefully at the vocabulary used in this new subject’, he wrote, ‘and, more importantly, discover the philosophical basis on which it is founded. The clues to this can be found in the word ‘choice’ which occurs frequently in the Citizenship documentation and the great emphasis placed on pupils’ discussing and ‘clarifying’ their own views, values and choices about any given issue. This is nothing other than the concept known as ‘Values Clarification’ - a concept anathema to Catholicism, or indeed, to Judaism and Islam.
‘This concept was pioneered in California in the 1960’s by psychologists William Coulson, Carl Rogers and Abraham Maslow. It was based on ‘humanistic’ psychology, in which patients were regarded as the sole judge of their actions and moral behaviour. Having pioneered the technique of Values Clarification the psychologists introduced it into schools and other institutions such as convents and seminaries - with disastrous results. Convents emptied, religious lost their vocations and there was wholesale loss of belief in God. Why? Because Catholic institutions are founded on absolute beliefs in, for example, the Creed and the Ten Commandments. Values Clarification supposes a moral relativism in which there is no absolute right or wrong and no dependence on God.
‘This same system is to be introduced to the vulnerable minds of infants, juniors and adolescents in the years 2000+. The underlying philosophy of Values Clarification holds that for teachers to promote virtues such as honesty, justice or chastity constitutes indoctrination of children and ‘violates’ their moral freedom. It is urged that children should be free to choose their own values; the teacher must merely ‘facilitate’ and must avoid all moralising or criticising. As a barrister commented recently on worrying trends in Australian education, ‘The core theme of values clarification is that there are no right or wrong values. Values education does not seek to identify and transmit ‘right’ values, teaching of the Church, especially the papal encyclical Evangelium Vitae. ‘In the absence of clear moral guidance, children naturally make choices based on feelings. Powerful peer pressure, freed from the values which stem from a divine source, ensure that ‘shared values’ sink to the lowest common denominator. References to environmental sustainability lead to a mindset where anti-life arguments for population control are present ed as being both responsible and desirable. Similarly, ‘informed choices’ about health and lifestyles are euphemisms for attitudes antithetical to Christian views on motherhood, fatherhood, the sacrament of marriage and family life. Values Clarification is covert and dangerous. It underpins the entire rationale of Citizenship (PSHE) and is to be introduced by statute into the UK soon. It will give young people secular values and imbue them with the attitude that they alone hold ultimate authority and judgement about their lives. No Catholic school can include this new subject as formulated in the Curriculum 2000 document within its current curriculum provision. Dr. William Coulson recognised the psychological damage Rogers’ technique inflicted on youngsters and rejected it, devoting his life to exposing its dangers.
Should those in authority in Catholic education not do likewise, as ‘Citizenship’ makes its deadly approach’? If we allow their subversion of values and interests to continue, we will, in future generations, lose all that our ancestors suffered and died for. We are forewarned, says Atkinson. A reading of history (it is all in mainstream historical accounts) tells us that we are about to lose the most precious thing we have—our individual freedoms.
‘What we are at present experiencing,' writes Philip Trower in a letter to the author, ‘is a blend of two schools of thought; the Frankfurt School and the liberal tradition going back to the 18th century Enlightenment. The Frankfurt School has of course its remote origins in the 18th century Enlightenment. But like Lenin’s Marxism it is a breakaway movement. The immediate aims of both classical liberalism and the Frankfurt School have been in the main the same (vide your eleven points above) but the final end is different. For liberals they lead to ‘improving’ and ‘perfecting’ western culture, for the Frankfurt School they bring about its destruction.
‘Unlike hard-line Marxists, the Frankfurt School do not make any plans for the future. (But) the Frankfurt School seems to be more far-sighted that our classical liberals and secularists. At least they see the moral deviations they promote will in the end make social life impossible or intolerable. But this leaves a big question mark over what a future conducted by them would be like.'
Meanwhile, the Quiet Revolution rolls forward.
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r/padres demographic survey results

On Wednesday, I posted a survey on this subreddit. After a few days (and 580 responses!), I closed it down to compile the results. Now, here they are.
First of all though, I’d like to thank anyone who responded. It was interesting to see what everyone responded with, whether or not the results were interesting.
Now, let’s get started.

What is your gender?

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Gender Num. %
Male 555 95.8%
Female 22 3.6%
Prefer not to say 2 0.4%
“Inter-dimensional hivemind” 1 0.2%
Reddit is primarily concentrated by men, and padres is no exception to this rule. Nearly 96% of the respondents to the survey identified as male, with only around 3.5% of respondents identifying as female. Only three people total either preferred not to say, or said something else (“inter-dimensional hivemind”).

What is your age?

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Age Num. %
Prefer not to say 1 0.2%
Under 18 28 4.8%
18 to 20 48 8.3%
21 to 24 119 20.6%
25 to 29 164 28.4%
30 to 35 130 22.5%
36 to 45 69 11.9%
46 to 55 19 3.3%
56 or older 0 0.0%
The subreddit is (like most of reddit) pretty young, with more than half of the respondents saying they’re 29 or younger. Of the users, 30% of the responders were either 20 or younger, or 36 or older, which (to be honest) wasn’t that surprising.

Where are you from?

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Location Num. %
Within San Diego County 401 69.4%
SoCal, but outside of SD County 46 8.0%
Northern California 17 2.9%
Outside of CA; within the US 90 15.6%
Outside of the U.S. 23 4.0%
Prefer not to say 1 0.2%
This question was a little unclear, so I’m sorry for that. I had meant where you are currently, not where you were born.
Regardless, the vast majority of respondents were Americans, with only 23 (4.0%) saying they were outside of the U.S. Of those Americans, the vast majority were also from San Diego County. I was surprised at the relatively small amount of Padres fans that said they were from California, but not San Diego (65, 10.9%), which is actually less than the amount that said they were from outside of California (90, 15.6%), especially since Orange County and Temecula aren’t too far from Petco, and Lake Elsinore currently has the Padres’ A+ team.

How did you become a Padres fan?

How Num. %
Grew up in San Diego 458 79.0%
My parents were Padres fans 228 39.3%
I liked their players 142 24.5%
Other reasons 60 10.3%
I liked their logos/unis/etc. 41 7.1%
I chose a team at random 5 0.9%
I’m not a Padres fan 0 0.0%
Most respondents either grew up in San Diego, or became Padres fans because of their parents. There was a large variety of responses beyond that, that gave a lot of other reasons (including a respondent who claimed he was friends with the Leitner family, and one who said his family worked with the Padres).

What is your favorite Padres color scheme?

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Color Num. %
Original brown and yellow (1969-1981) 51 8.8%
Brown, orange, and yellow (1982-1984) 56 9.7%
Brown and orange (1985-1990) 41 5.4%
Blue and orange (1991-2003) 161 27.9%
Blue and sand (2004-2011) 20 3.5%
Blue and white (2012-2019) 8 1.4%
New brown and yellow (2020-) 251 43.4%
The vast majority of respondents said they liked the recently introduced color scheme the most (which I agree with). The next most-popular response was the blue and orange the team wore from 1991 to 2003 (including their 1998 pennant run), followed by the brown, orange, and yellow the team wore in the early 1980’s (including their 1984 pennant run). A combined 28 people said they liked the blue/sand and blue/white that they wore from 2004 to 2019 the most. Had this survey been done a year earlier, I feel like the 1991-2003 uniforms would’ve got the most votes.

What is your least favorite division rival?

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Team Num. #
Los Angeles Dodgers 464 80.3%
San Francisco Giants 69 11.9%
I don’t care about any of these teams 30 5.2%
Colorado Rockies 9 1.6%
Arizona Diamondbacks 6 1.0%
Unsurprisingly, most people here hate the Dodgers the most. The Giants also got a fair share of hate (which I’m willing to bet would be a lot larger, if we were closer to their even year dynasty - especially 2010). A lack of care about any of these teams got more votes than the Dbacks and Rockies combined - which is a shame, because fuck them both.

Do you like any other baseball teams?

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Most people only like the Padres (298, 51.4%), but a good amount of people like the Angels (86, 14.8%), Athletics (63, 10.9%), and/or Mariners (38, 6.6%). The most popular National League team are the reigning World Series champion Nationals (30, 5.2%). The least popular team is the Miami Marlins (2, 0.3%).

Do you hate any other baseball teams?

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Most people hate the Yankees (314, 54.1%), because they’re the Yankees, shortly followed up by the Astros (310, 53.4%), which you can thank a bunch of trash cans for. Afterwards is the Red Sox (140, 24.1% - fuck them for trading Mookie Betts to LA, I hope they rot in hell for 100 years), the Cardinals (68, 11.7%), the Cubs (67, 11.6%), and then the Mets (61, 10.5%), which can be blamed on the Great Chris Paddack-Pete Alonso War Of 2019. 20.2% of respondents (117) said they didn’t hate any other teams.

How many games will the Padres win in 2020?

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Wins Num. %
Less than 76 3 0.5%
77-80 38 6.8%
81 24 4.3%
82-85 228 40.9%
86-89 221 39.7%
90+ 43 7.7%
padres is, as a whole, rather high on the team’s chances next year, with nearly 90% of respondents predicting a winning record. Only around 7% of respondents believe the team will finish under .500, with only three people believing the team will be more than 10 games under .500 by the end of the year.

What is your opinion of Padres general manager A.J. Preller?

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Opinion Num. %
Strongly negative 2 0.3%
Mildly negative 16 2.8%
Neutral 72 12.4%
Mildly positive 309 53.3%
Strongly positive 181 31.2%
The vast majority of padres users hold a positive opinion of Preller. Only 18 people total see him in a negative view, and of those 18, 2 people see him in a strongly negative light.

What is your opinion of Padres owners Ron Fowler and Peter Seidler?

https://i.imgur.com/WVgB2nw.png
Opinion Num. %
Strongly negative 1 0.2%
Mildly negative 21 3.6%
Neutral 137 23.7%
Mildly positive 235 40.7%
Strongly positive 184 31.8%
The vast majority of padres users also hold a positive opinion of Fowler and Seidler. Very few hold a negative opinion of him, and only one person (total) holds a strongly negative view of them. Coming off of the awful days of the likes of John Moores and Jeff Moorad, this isn’t a surprise.

What is your opinion of the team’s overall direction?

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Opinion Num. %
Strongly negative 0 0.0%
Mildly negative 7 1.2%
Neutral 10 1.7%
Mildly positive 222 38.4%
Strongly positive 339 58.7%
Nearly everyone agrees that the team is headed in the right direction, even those with a more neutral/negative view of Preller.

What is your opinion on the DH (designated hitter)?

https://i.imgur.com/Bbu9Th5.png
Opinion Num %
Hates it, wishes it never existed 66 11.4%
Dislikes it 75 13.0%
No strong opinion 108 18.7%
Fine with the current system 155 26.8%
Likes it 78 13.5%
Loves it 96 16.6%
padres is mostly split in this issue, with a rather even split between those who dislike the DH, and those who like the DH. Half of the responders either were fine with the current system, or didn’t really have a strong opinion. The DH would probably be more unpopular, were it not for the trade of Franmil Reyes.

Do you think the Astros got punished harshly enough by Rob Manfred?

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Belief Num. %
No, players should’ve gotten suspended 146 25.3%
No, their WS title should’ve been revoked 93 16.1%
No, their FO should’ve gotten a harsher punishment 31 5.4%
All of the above 269 46.5%
No strong opinion 24 4.2%
Yes 15 2.6%
(Simplified)
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Belief Num. %
No 539 93.3%
No strong opinion 24 4.2%
Yes 15 2.6%
Considering the extreme unpopularity of the Dodgers, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the vast majority of respondents agreed that the Astros should’ve gotten punished harder. Only 15 people total felt their punishment was good enough.

What is your favorite NFL team?

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Most people in padres don’t care about the NFL (253, 43.4%), which I’m willing to bet consists of a large amount of ex-Chargers fans. 22 respondents (3.8%) either said “former Chargers fan” or “fuck Dean Spanos”, which I took as them being an ex-Chargers fan. 9 responders (1.5%) also said they were “San Diego Chargers” fans, and 6 (1.0%) said they were following Philip Rivers. Yet, despite the relocation, a plurality of padres NFL fans are Chargers fans (111, 19.0%) anyway. Afterwards, the most popular team are the Seattle Seahawks (15, 2.6%), followed by the Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints, and San Francisco 49ers (12, 2.1% per team), with 12 people saying they had no favorite team.

What is your favorite NBA team?

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A plurality (260, 45.1%) said they don’t care about the NBA. Most padres NBA fans are either Lakers fans (106, 18.4%), or Clippers fans (78, 13.5%). 37 respondents (6.4%) gave a variety of responses, which included “LeBron James”, and the New York Knicks (my condolences). 27 (4.7%) said they were future Lakers bandwagoners Golden State Warriors fans, and 11 (1.9%) said they were Sacramento Kings fans (my condolences). A few teams were absent (among them, the Brooklyn Nets).

What is your favorite NHL team?

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A majority of respondents (319, 55.3%) don’t care about the NHL. Of those who cared about the NHL, 107 (18.5%) said they were fans of the Anaheim Ducks (helped by their AHL affiliate, the San Diego Gulls), 28 (4.9%) said they were Los Angeles Kings fans, 27 (4.7%) said they were Vegas Golden Knights fans, and 17 (2.9%) said they were San Jose Sharks fans. Other common responses included the New York Rangers (God bless Artemi Panarin), the Washington Capitals, Colorado Avalanche, Detroit Red Wings (F), St. Louis Blues, and Vancouver Canucks.

Is Poway East County?

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Opinion Num. %
No 392 69.4%
Yes 173 30.6%
padres, for better or for worse, firmly agreed: Poway was not East County.

Other information

Excuse me for a bit, but I’m going to quote a certain artist now: “it’s not funny anymore, try different jokes.”
Some of the funnier responses from the end of the survey:
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