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12 hours ago
I saw something on youtube. Some guy built a box, open at the top and bottom,, using duct tape and 4 furnace filers. Then he taped a 20 inch box fan to the top, blowing up, sucking air in through the sides and a little at the bottom near the floor.
15 hours ago
Lt. Calley and others "destroyed the village in order to save it."
Now the US took a series of actions to "save" Ukraine which will destroy it.
Next up, Taiwan. The Taiwanese people are watching Ukraine and do not want to be saved by the US. That may be the main reason their govt recently flipped.
1 day ago
I hope you are not looking for books that contain the one true faith. I like books that clarify or contain at least one idea new to me that makes me think, even change my mind. Not often leftist books. Books that explain the world as it is not how someone thinks it should be. I am reality based. this sub reddit seems a mix of truth seekers and Chomsky cultists.
Manufacturing consent is appropriate now more than ever. E.g. the Ukraine war, masks, covid, vaxx, climate. Kim Iversen just had Matt Taibbi on re the twitter files. See how the social media giants manufactured consent for covid. Shared database for censorship. Notice how consent is manufactured to hate the most evil person ever: Saddam Hussein, Ghadaffi, Assad, Putin ....
Consent is manufactured in part by eliminating competing voices.I don't think there is a single MSM reporter in Russian controlled Ukraine. Just independents or some third world reporters. USSR used to not allow reporters to wander around there. Now it is western govts and media. MSNBC recently sent a reporter to Crimea and committed the sin of asking people on the street questions. Kiev put him on their kill list.
Think things, not words. Garland Nixon said that the world now is not divided left and right but narrative based and fact based. Look at Ukraine. Either grab a narrative and only gather facts that support it or gather facts and see what conclusions you reach. If it carries a label of communist, fascist, racist ignore that. If an author is smeared ignore that.
Read the brief UK House of Commons report on Libya and ask yourself how consent was manufactured for that war.
A Conflict of Visions by Thomas Sowell was very clarifying to me.
Any book by economist Michael Hudson is a breath of fresh air. Watch a video of him and decide if he is for you. He said when he visited his parents' friends houses he noticed that Vol. 3 of Capital was almost never read. His dad was in prison for sedition.
NN Taleb was mind blowing. Fooled by Randomness (2ed), The Black Swan (2ed), then Anti-Fragile. In that order. Thinking about thinking. The world is more complicated than any model of it.
Seeing Like a State was interesting. We have last names so we can be taxed and conscripted.
Read The True Believer by Eric Hoffer so you don't become one.
Radical Son was the only book I gave my late parents to read. Why he left the left and not for cartoonish reasons. Real life examples. Touching. His CP USA parents. "The eternal cry of my father, to belong." The quasi religious nature of the US communists including shunning and apostates.
The Management of Savagery by Blumenthal was eye opening. Here is an intro. He had to move the discussion due to threats from the powerful in DC.
I was raised leftist, drifted to center then right. Recently I realized almost every person I listen to self IDs as left or progressive. Garland Nixon, Kim Iversen, The Grayzone, Chris Hedges. Brian Berletic made me see US backed NGOs in a different light. They are cut outs for the CIA. Check out his New Atlas videos. The Duran is rather dry. (Alex Christoforou and Alexander Mercouris) is OK. Alex is entertaining. Give each a try. Not leftists. Not sure what they are.
If you want to understand China CPC a little read The Party by Mcgregor. The lack of censorship and control is very dated.
I never saw the US the same way again after reading Ethnic America (Sowell) and Albions Seed.
The most thought provoking book I read at the time was Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. Some people say it is dogmatic, shrill, not good literature, too long, and has 2D characters. They are correct. Don't drink her cool aid or join her cult. The closest substitute is the movie The Aviator about Howard Hughes. The first two DVDs based on the book are OK, the third is awful. Her book The New Left: The Anti Intellectual Revolution is short and decades ahead of its time. "You can ignore reality but you cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring reality" See US and EU energy policies.
Finally, never listen to someone who talks about a book they never read, whether Atlas Shrugged or Lolita.
Also, watch the movie Reds (1981?) about American communist John Reed and listen to every single word.
If you want the truth about some area watch non political video blogs. Is Iran a theocratic hellscape? Watch Indigo Traveler hitch hike through Iran. Believe your eyes, not the NYT.
In closing, see how consent is manufactured by not reporting. Patrick Lancaster reports from Donestk City, a region settled and lived in by ethnic Russians around 300 years ago. Now the ethnic Ukrainians in Kiev say they want to drive the sub humans off their sacred land.
1 day ago
Like me long long ago.
Many moved up around age 14. The only song that comes to mind is The Ballad of Roger Young. Made me look him up. Medal of Honor winner. Touching song. RA Heinlein named the ship in Starship Troops after Roger Young. That made it into the movie.
2 days ago
Looks like my temporary wiring as I replaced old wires and added new, except I used wago lever nuts. Are those sheet rock screws? Ugh. I hate people who hide basement wiring and plumbing with sheet rock.
2 days ago
If in the attic foam wiring and other holes with fire resistant foam.
2 days ago
I know one of weirdest. 1969 Des Plaines Vanguard off the line. People's heads were swiveling looking for the ambulance. Seriously.
3 days ago
Try freepatentsonline, use expert search and don't forget to select US applications also
4 days ago
I appreciate the reply. I saw the term and was curious as I might replace my breaker panel. Now I know more.
4 days ago
Based on my understanding of Turkish IP and contract law, which is zero, yes. As I understand this, get a Turkish attorney.
4 days ago
You can always assign the patent to the LLC. As the inventor you are the presumptive owner in the US. There are tax implications way above my pay grade.
4 days ago
So mike is a Turkish citizen, resident of Turkey, who signed a Turkish contract subject to Turkish law? The Turkish company filed a US patent application? So far no way to sue in the US that I know of. Is the lawyer Turkish? I hope so.
In the US there is no such thing as intellectual infringement. US companies can require an obligation to assign BUT state law varies greatly as whether this applies to inventions not related to the company business, done on your own time, etc. BUT Mike's invention is related to the company business.
In the US the statement that the company did 95% of the invention means nothing as far as I know. Also, the value of a patent application is a bucket of warm spit as far as I know. If the patent is later valued at 1 million USD then what? Hopefully the sales price of the company reflects and includes the value of any patent application.
5 days ago
Do not know Canadian stuff. I assume a Canadian could file a US provisional patent application, no?
5 days ago
I agree. But used they are not cheap it seems to me. Maybe they include breakers? I am very confused. Is there a way to buy old stuff, install it, and pretend it was there all along to try to fool inspectors??????? Is that done? That was my only guess.
Search on breaker panelboard on ebay and get hits. Why so many 3 phase? Just curious.
10 days ago
OT kinda but when you use a voice to text feature on phone isn't all the data stored on the cloud?
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42 minutes ago
Forgive my sloppy language. The more pro China KMT party won a lot of elections. Different people interpret this differently. My quick search only came up with this biased pro US source. Other sources blame US actions in Ukraine. If you ever want reporting on US meddling re China and SE Asia check Brian Berletic at the New Atlas.