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“The main danger that arises from machine intelligence,” according to according to philosopher Byung-Chul Han,  “is that human thinking will adapt to it and itself become mechanical.” One of the characteristics of information generated by computers is that it is data and only data. It can be added to, theoretically ad infinitum, but the machine does not understand or provide the means of understanding the data it generates.

Liberate Europe from low Russian natural gas prices!

Finally, at least for the spotty reading of Badlands, a reasonable, plausible explanation for EU and NATO madness about Russia arrives.  Of course, we are in the realm of Tragedy Time now, where things ring true but always too late except as a warning for future generations, assuming, of course ...Once again, we applaud F. William Engdahl for another act of profound responsibility. -- blj



New Eastern Outlook
Europe’s Energy Armageddon From Berlin and Brussels, Not Moscow
: F. William Engdahl

Knucklehead hope skewered from the grave

Of all the sentimental errors which reign and rage in this incomparable republic, the worst, I often suspect, is that which confuses the function of criticism, whether aesthetic, political or social, with the function of reform. Almost invariably it takes the form of a protest: “The fellow condemns without offering anything better. Why tear down without building up.” So coo and snivel the sweet ones; so wags the national tongue. The messianic delusion becomes a sort of universal murrain.

As Ye Sow

 “The worsening drought crisis across the west is not just bad for business and farms. It’s an existential threat to our communities and to our livelihoods,” (Interior Secretary Deb) Haaland said during a visit to a Madera-based Specialty Crop Company almond orchard. -- Fresno Bee, 8-18-22.

The true existential threat to the communities and businesses of the Central Valley is agribusiness, Dr. Walter Goldschmidt, anthropologist, said in As Ye Sow, 1947.

Cargill -- fighting American obesity one environmentally correct corn-syrup refinery at a time


Cargill to build corn syrup refinery
Cargill_corn syrup refinery rendering
Rendering of Cargill's new refinery planned for Fort Dodge, Iowa, US. Image courtesy of Cargill.

By Lisa Berry
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, US — Cargill has announced plans to invest more than $50 million to build a corn syrup refinery in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Feds copped out on the Colorado. Bonus: Western senators' $4B slush fund

But the federal government left unresolved the looming question of how seven Western states will divide what’s left of the dwindling river in the years ahead. Those states blew past Monday’s deadline, set by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in June, to reach a voluntary agreement on how to reduce water use by 2 million to 4 million acre-feet — up to a third of the river’s annual average flow. -- Partlow and Bruliard, Washington Post, Aug. 16, 2022

In other words, midterms Trump. -- blj


Washington Post


YIKES10  -- blj

Colossal Financial Pyramid: BlackRock and The WEF “Great Reset”
By F. William Engdahl
Global Research, August 13, 2022
Region: USA
Theme: Global Economy

First published by Global Research on June 20, 2021

A virtually unregulated investment firm today exercises more political and financial influence than the Federal Reserve and most governments on this planet.