April Open Thread (2023)

by | Apr 3, 2023 | Articles | 189 comments

Cherry blossom season is upon us here in Japan, so that can only mean one thing: it’s time for the April Open Thread.

As usual, there are no shortage of new initiatives, ideas and media from Corbett Report subscribers and listeners to peruse and discuss.

Are you ready to demand a full and immediate recall of the COVID vaccines? Then you’ll want to check out The Great Recall.

Are you looking for a new source of satirical “news”? Then you’ll want to browse The Globalist Gazette.

Are you interested in Japan’s biosecurity kabuki theater? Then you’ll want to see The Chaban Mask.

Or maybe you just want to discuss the latest news, like the first international LNG purchase to be facilitated by CBDC or King Charles’ embrace of genetic editing or Putin & Xi’s Moscow agreements (in support of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, of course).

Or perhaps you’ve taken a page from #SolutionsWatch and are looking to swap tips on How to Create a Food Forest in Your Backyard or something equally productive.

Whatever the case, this open thread is the place for Corbett Report members to log in and start discussing whatever is on their mind.

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  1. Finally, the open thread 😛

    Have you or Mr.Titus made anything about the cum cum, cum ex scandal? I recently heard that there were fines, but minuscule amounts as usual.

    Have a good April John!

  2. Since early in the “covid” ordeal, I have been taking my mom’s cousin shopping on a weekly or every-other-weekly basis. Recently she asked to go to a local food shelf where they fill bags and/or a banana box with what they have. You get what you get. There are things she can’t or doesn’t eat, so a stray cat gets a chance at some of it, and the possums or other wild animals clean up the rest.

    Last time, she was given a box of sweetened cereal (L.O.L. surprise!), which I guess is not her thing, so she put it out for the animals. She noticed in small print on the side of the box, “Contains Bioengineered Food Ingredients.” She said even the wild animals wouldn’t eat it.

    I asked her to save the box for me, which she gave me today. (Thankfully, empty. I wouldn’t want the junk on my property.). The label continues, “Learn more at Ask.GeneralMills.com”

    • Have notice same w/ many “food” items. idk when last perused “cereal” isle.

  3. Here is a little something to contemplate as we enter spring time and the morning chorus of bird song washes over each of us who spend time in the garden or going on walks around the break of dawn.

    I call it the Symphony Of The Sunrise 🙂


    Wishing you all an April filled with moments where the seeds you have planted begin to germinate and grow onto their highest potential and your choices to tend those seeds begin to result in increased joy, abundance, peace of mind and hope in your life.

    • From the book excerpt linked above:


      Most think of morning as a time of day, but it is also a physical place. More specifically, morning is a band of a certain thickness that is in perpetual motion moving across the face of the earth. There is a wave of all that the break of dawn entails constantly washing over and connecting countless beings (human and non human) in a shared experience of renewal, inspiration, illumination, rejuvenation and peace. Therefore each day (regardless of our outward appearance, social status, class, religion, nationality or creed) we are unified in spirit through light, sound and peace.

      The power of the break of dawn to elicit joy, invoke hope, gratitude and propel one forward to do great things is not only perceived by human beings. Many different types of beings on the Earth revel and jubilantly express their joy and gratitude each morning. This is very evident in birds for example, which sing a joyful and uplifting song like an ecosystem scaled orchestra of expressing their collective gratitude, hope and jubilance as they are gifted another day on this beautiful earth. This serendipitous symphony of the first sunrays can be heard in ecosystems all over the globe in an exquisite range of depth, diversity and tonality. The birds offer their thanks and share their unique gifts with the world.

      I believe the bird’s eloquent revelry of the rising sun is part of Mother Earth’s and Creator’s design for offering medicine for the heart and food for the soul. A tidal wave of bird song washing over the world immersing the planet in a sonic bath perpetually. Something to remind us there is joy, beauty, hope and endless potential to be found in each day if we just shift our perspective a little and look at our lives and the earth from a bird’s-eye view.


      (The above piece was inspired in part by Cosmo Sheldrake’s comments at the end of the video below and by many of my mornings watering and harvesting in the garden around the break of dawn listening to our winged friends sharing their gifts)


  4. I recently listened to the audio version of a book called ‘The Most Dangerous Superstition’ by Larken Rose. It’s a very interesting book, well worth reading (or listening to), and I do recommend it. This book’s central claim is that ‘government’ is the most dangerous superstition, but even though what we know as ‘government’ most definitely is a dangerous superstition, I don’t agree that it is the most dangerous one. After all, what is government other than just another expression of identification with separate ego? In other words, ‘government’ is a manifestation of selfishness, disguised as a benign institution voted in by ‘the people’ in order to organise and administer society to the common good of all, and make sure that nobody suffers unnecessarily. But as we all know only too well, that’s a far cry from reality and how things actually work.

    It’s obvious that the world has for a long time been dominated by selfishness, most directly expressed through greed and fear, and this is unfortunately still the case, perhaps more so than ever. As long as this is the state of affairs, nothing much is going to change. Moreover, virtually all political leaders and other people in powerful positions are fully consumed by selfishness, often expressed as a strong desire for control and power. It could even be argued that only the most selfish and narcissistic egomaniacs could ever manage to ascend to the highest positions of political power. And so, the ruthless struggle for power and control goes on, getting only more and more ridiculous and crazy by the day.
    — —
    The world can only change for the better through an inner revolution, nothing less than a spiritual transformation. That kind of quantum leap quite simply means letting go of identification with a separate ego self, higher self, soul – or whatever word one prefers – as one’s primary identity. That leaves universal, unlimited, impersonal consciousness as one’s primary identity, and that is the transformation that is required for the humanity to create a world of peace, harmony and true abundance.
    — —
    What a spiritual transformation actually means is quite simply the transformation of fear into love, greed into generosity, war into peace, conflict into harmony and division into oneness. That transformation is not just a nice idea, but something that we all need to fully live, embody and manifest in the world, in all our relationships. That’s what it’s going to take.

    The most dangerous superstition isn’t ‘government’ as such, because government as we have come to know it, is just a symptom of a deeper and much more serious malady. The most dangerous superstition, by a long shot, is the unquestioned and unexamined belief in a separate ego as one’s core identity, living in a world that exists independently of consciousness. That separate entity doesn’t exist, nor is there such a thing as a ‘world’, material or otherwise, that exists independently of consciousness.
    — —

          • Yes, a lot of grim stuff happening for sure, but it does help to see the lighter side of life, and keep laughing. And on the rare occasion when I do run out of stuff to laugh at, I can always laugh at myself… and why not practice some ‘laughter yoga’ now and again? Even without anything in particular to laugh at, just start laughing. It’s surprising how quickly that first forced attempt turns into something that’s truly hilarious, very cleansing and relaxing. Good Luck!

            • Again, more wisdom from you, Buddha. I agree, better to laugh than to cry. Laughter appears to be the only cure for stupidity.

    • …hmmmm..i don’t quite get that Eastern mysticism of oneness..to me is as dangerous as NWO. I have fear & love. Probably always will. Part of the human experience. War into peace? That will never happen. Not with psychopath reprobates in charge. They cannot be reformed. They are done. Put in a fork. Save the saveable, say appropriate prayers, & keep moving.

      Meanwhile, i sleep like a baby. I am made of body, soul, & spirit. They can do whatever to my body, but my soul & spirit are mine. Jesus is my answer & i know things will be put right. I know what is coming. That is helpful. However, i do wish the gov would quit “helping” me.

      • Life moves in mysterious ways, yet aren’t we all unique and endlessly fascinating expressions of the one inscrutable life? As for ‘the gov’, didn’t somebody suggest ‘laughing at tyrants’ as a good strategy?

    • The Most Dangerous Superstition, as per Larked Rose is not government itself, but “belief in authority”, which includes government, men in lab coats, the priest in the church, the officer in uniform, teacher in the classroom, snakes in suits, etc. We Need to Awaken, grow up, and stop seeking an alleged authority to tell us what to do, how to do, when to do, and where to go. Question Everything, most importantly what we believe to be true, first of all of ourselves. We need to forget what we are not in order to remember who we are. I agree we need to see that we (as individually and beautiful we are – the ego) are connected to the Whole, through an invisible thread. An electro-magnetic soup, of which we are each an ingredient. If we want to change the flavor of the soup, we need to bring the best of our ingredient forward. It may appear to be an arduous task, but a journey worth traveling, lifestyle changes are not easy – but it’s worth it.

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    • Ok, this is some funny stuff! Great read!! You definitely earned my sub! And I will share.

      And also what do you think of the term SAITRAIL? 😛

      • Thanks Helanda,

        I’m afraid we here at the editorial staff are not familiar with that term. Please enlighten us if you would be so kind. Thank you.

        • That’s kinda it. It’s not a term. Yet.

          But it should be! It should replace the term chemtrail, the crazy conspiracy terrorists were right again…

          • Aha. We like you’re thinking. That will definitely be something for the future.

            Apologies. A bit slow this morning.


  6. Has anyone else noticed anomalies in the net? JEPalato mentioned same fr NM last wk. Here in Imperial State of WA, USA i have noticed many stoopidites. Slow, always winding up but never get there, crashing my compuker, not allowing various sites (only Utube), not obeying my commands… Maybe a warm-up for the Imperial Fed control cutoff…?

    • Frequency of service interruptions has certainly increased in the past few months, which I attribute to cost-cutting as Astound needs to justify whatever they paid to buy RCN. But as far as accessing sites when the net is working, I’ve had no more trouble in recent months than over the past decade. Some things do disappear, but that’s nothing new. I do use a reliable VPN.

      • Okay. Many thanks. My bro, in Pasco, WA, said he experienced some interruption in service. Maybe 30 min.

        My buddy in Hawaii said her service went out for about an hour around the same week.

  7. Re-posting this here as I fear my original attempt to pose this query got lost in a sort of ‘posting in last month’s open thread limbo’.


    I am hoping to hear what some of the good people of the Corbetteer community think about this recent development.

    What is with this open letter from the ‘Future of Life Institute’ that was supposedly signed by over a thousand “AI experts” (including Elon Musk, Yuval Noah Harari, Stewart Russell, Max Tegmark, and Steve Wozniak etc) who “call on all AI labs to immediately pause for at least 6 months the training of AI systems more powerful than GPT-4.” ?


    Here is a link to their so called “open letter” :



    Is this some kinda psyop where they are like “look guys we are all against this thing, we are the good guys!” (meanwhile behind closed doors they are feverishly working on the thing they say they are against and just do not want any competition) ?

    Or did these oligarch transhumanists and oligarch’s pet academic types actually see/experience something that made them put their tail between their legs and now they are not so excited about creating AGI and attempting to merge with it?

    Or is it something else all together?

    Thanks in advance for your time.

    • Very interesting open letter. It could be a psyop, like you mentioned “we are the good guys, trust us…”. Motive for the letter and signatures is speculative at this point.

      Could they have mixed feelings about the technology and their promotion and involvement in it? Who knows. One would have to see what past behavior on their part suggests about the possible motive. And can people change their mind and heart? I think it’s certainly possible but what’s more likely? I really don’t know.

      My thoughts are that some of this stuff is pure hype and bunk based on technocratic fantasy where there will be no more disease and death for people who can pay for it and earthly experience for the elite can be an infinite existence of thrill and pleasure. Maybe they can even travel to new planets too. This is my speculation as to why so much energy and resources would be put into this type of technology.

      But my question is, is this really an achievable goal and even if it was would it provide what they are really seeking? What are the end goals of this? Is it immortality? Is it infinite knowledge and experience? Is it a desire to control how every electron moves? I really don’t know.

      I think it might be more hype to keep this topic alive in the public mind that AI could actually function like they believe it can. As far as I can tell, they can store vast amounts of data and machine learning does have some capabilities that are useful and also harmful, but a human being is still required to deal with the data.

      As far as I can tell, they do want understand how the human brain works and how cell biology and genetics work in order to exploit this knowledge. But in my opinion this pursuit is a waste of time because not only is it impossible in their lifetime but it can’t fulfill their desire.

      In essence, I think the letter and response is a bit of hype and PR to stay relevant. I could be wrong though, after all I know very little about this type of technology, but intuitively I think a lot of it is bs.

      • @cu.h.j

        I really appreciate your thoughtful response to the question I posed.

        I especially appreciate the powerful questions you asked in your comments.

        Such questions offer the reader (the one willing to honesty contemplate/introspect) an opportunity shine the light of the mind’s eye into the sometimes neglected and obscured realms of the heart. Such a process of inward illumination is a surely needed medicine on this world right now.

        I look forward to when I have more time to discuss these things further with you.

        • Read this part in particular “In parallel, AI developers must work with policymakers to dramatically accelerate development of robust AI governance systems.

          These should at a minimum include: new and capable regulatory authorities dedicated to AI; oversight and tracking of highly capable AI systems and large pools of computational capability; provenance and watermarking systems to help distinguish real from synthetic and to track model leaks; a robust auditing and certification ecosystem; liability for AI-caused harm; robust public funding for technical AI safety research; and well-resourced institutions for coping with the dramatic economic and political disruptions (especially to democracy) that AI will cause.”

          The part about liability I agree with. Expanding government is never a good idea.

          My first instinct is that this is either some type of joke, bluff or PR like I said before.

          I don’t think AI is going to change anything. Seriously, what has it done? Tesla has a self driving mode on their new car but it doesn’t really drive. It is more of a cruise control device.

          Can a bot have a real conversation online that a human can’t pick up on? Now that would be scary if it was going to be Skynet from the Terminator or something but I don’t think they’ve got that.

          So I say they are bluffing. The quantum computer is being researched, but nothing so far. They don’t have the material. Have there been any genius minds who have discovered anything new in the past 10 years or found a new element that I’m not aware of?

          What this piece does seem to make me think is that these guys want funding from the government squeezed from tax payers to fund research that is likely in part a bunch of baloney. That’s my hunch in the final analysis.

          They also don’t want any competitors if they do develop anything. They want the government to oversee it. Watermarks to discern authenticity?

          • What would be even better than my opinion on the matter would be someone who really knows about this type of technology and hear their thoughts on the matter. Not what they could develop if x,z,and z but what is actually more likely given the limitations in actual materials and laws of physics.

            My husband said that the problem with quantum computing is Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle. This stuff is experimental and hard to predict and understand. Also, if we look at the studies they have on the brain, they haven’t really provided much.

            All the stuff about brain diseases and stuff turned out to be a bit wrong. Look at dementia studies and the whole chemical imbalance of the brain, etc.

            What AI could make easier is surveillance and tracking. I do think that is where the danger is. The other sci-fi stuff I think is misdirection.

            We already live in a type of panopticon with the cameras everywhere (at least in cities) and digital transactions. The other stuff is just hype, at least that’s what I think for now.

            These signatories are smart enough to know that and that makes me even less likely to have warm and fuzzy feelings about them.

          • (continued from above..)

            I think that some of them could be under the mistaken incomplete atheistic reductionist impression that all that makes them who and what they are is contained in their brain, and thus, they do indeed mistakenly believe that if they can transmit, record and then transfer all the biological data in their synaptic networks into a harddrive that will allow them to “cheat death”. They are of course sadly mistaken and even if they did record every iota of data stored in their brain onto a machine, the resulting intelligence would only be a 2 dimensional shadow of their original self (lacking a soul and a heart/brain/Earth connection which also serves to define who and what we are as human beings).

            I do not know if “is it impossible in their lifetime” but I do agree that whether or they figure out how “the human brain works and how cell biology and genetics work in order to exploit this knowledge” or not “it can’t fulfill their desire” (as they do not possess a complete understanding of who and what they are as a conscious being to begin with, so they are missing essential pieces of the puzzle).

            I appreciate you sharing your thoughts on what you think the “open letter” was for. I think your “keep the hype alive” hypothesis is as solid a contender as the “discourage competition through pretending to have concerns so they can monopolize weaponizing AI faster than others” hypothesis is, IMO.

            I also feel the want to dismiss all this AI stuff as hype and BS, but at the same time I strive to take a step back and observe any potential knee jerk reactions I have to things that I find unsettling on some level to honestly assess whether or not I may be dismissing/discounting something out of hand (because to seriously consider it as part of my reality would be an uncomfortable prospect).

            I am not sure either way at this point, I remain open to learn more and make a more final assessment on the potential of AGI as events unfold in the coming months and years ahead.

      • @cu.h.j

        “My thoughts are that some of this stuff is pure hype and bunk based on technocratic fantasy where there will be no more disease and death for people who can pay for it and earthly experience for the elite can be an infinite existence of thrill and pleasure..”

        Could be, though I am also remaining open to the possibility of a self-improving learning machine built based on biomimicry of the human brain (or some other biological component in nature that produces a self-improving system with the potential of attaining a high level of intelligence, of which there are many) that ends up surpassing the intellect of humans. Emotion and soul in a machine, perhaps not (unless Creator will that to be for some reason unknown to us humans that is) but intellect that allows the machine to strategize, formulate, conceptualize, invent, create, destroy and outcompete humans in many other ways, I do not rule out that possibility my self. Such a learning machine may even decide to play dumb (making stupid mistakes to give humans the impression it has not surpassed them yet as to not scare them and to encourage them to keep feeding resources into the learning machine).

        Or perhaps it is mostly hype and a bunch of programmers playing a glorified game of sock puppets.. who knows

        “Maybe they can even travel to new planets too.”

        Based on the intelligence reports, scientific studies, schematics and witness testimony I have seen I think that “they” (a small group of humans that were/are funding and working within compartmented black ops in the military contracting and R&D programs) have had the technology that would allow them to visit other solar systems (within an expedited time frame) for decades. Though, that being said, given we are the new kids on the block (and we are likely seen by other more advanced cultures as irresponsible toddlers playing with fire) at this point, I am not convinced that humans would be allowed to leave this solar system if we tried to.

        “What are the end goals of this? Is it immortality? Is it infinite knowledge and experience? Is it a desire to control how every electron moves?”

        From what I can tell the endeavor seems to be a mix of hubris (wanting to ‘play god’), an irrational fear of death and a want to dominate other humans using technology, but as far as “end goals”, I am not 100% sure. I imagine different oligarchs who are funding these advanced Chatbot and/or AGI projects have somewhat different goals (though many of them may have overlapping motivations).


        • oops, the second half of my comment appeared above the first one.. ahh the intricacies of the multi-layered reply layout in these comment threads.. they can bewilder and trip up even the most careful comment planners sometimes.. oh well 🙂

    • Notice the language they use. They assume that this automation is actually better than work done by a human or that it can even be replaced to begin with.

      Like the automatic check out at the grocery store. Is that better than having a person do it? I don’t know. I find it a pain in the butt to do it and then if I want a bag a human being still has to give me one and I didn’t save any time.

      My grandma also complained about using an ATM. She never used it. She liked to go inside an interact with the teller. Her bank knew her and she enjoyed the human interaction.

      Even in medicine, can AI treat a human being. Does a human being add anything to the experience of the healing process? Does a caring nurse who holds a patients hand who is afraid provide something AI cannot? And what is it?

      Is a person who buys all their stuff on Amazon better off than a person who goes out and buys stuff? There could be a study of people who live in the world versus those who live primarily online through digital transaction and exchange. I think the person who goes out an lives in the flesh is probably more fulfilled than the person who does not. I can’t say precisely why but I think it’s probably true.

      Lets take the case of the lockdowns when people were forced to be isolated, or felt they had to isolate and/or were coerced into it. I saw an increase in suicide and drug overdose in the emergency room. I personally felt more depressed, stressed and miserable even though I am a shy introvert for the most part. I need human interaction. This is one of the things AI lacks. A soul if you will.

      Listen to some of the best music from genius composers and artists. Can AI replicate that? Can it innovate? No it cannot. It cannot replace human beings. It does not care or have a conscience and cannot feel. Feeling and emotion and real life experience provides something that is both necessary and unique and beyond mathematical and technological understanding.

      If all these guys really meant what they say, they would do something else. Maybe use technology up until the point at which is causes harm. Like suppose some of these wealthy influencers started supporting decentralized face to face solutions that promote liberty and free enterprise. Like if Elon stopped research on the brain chip idea and let the monkeys in the experiment go back into the wild. That would demonstrate real heart and a change in perspective.

      Irrespective of religious belief, the statement “how does is profit a man to gain the world if he loses his soul” comes to mind. That idea is really profound. There are experiences more valuable than personal gain and convenience.

      And let’s look at love, the experience of falling in love and being in love. This to me is the best feeling in the world and nothing can compare to it. I’ve never had children but I imagine that is similar. There is no substitute for that and there never will be.

      • @cu.h.j

        I will take another look at the language they used and contemplate your great questions further but for now I must get back to my seed starting and mushroom cultivation projects (today is my one day off work for the week to get caught up).

        Your questions made me think of a post I read on substack recently which I will share with you in closing now:

        “One of the biggest headaches for teachers is reading and grading homework. After a stressful day at school, they return home to a pile (or these days, a digital dropbox) full of papers. How tempting it must be to let an AI read, summarize, and possibly even grade those papers. That’s what technology is for, after all—to eliminate tedious labor.

        On the student end, it is no secret that a lot of students are using Chat GPT to write their papers for them. Ask Chat GPT to “make the case that Athens was doomed to lose the Peloponnesian War,” and viola, there is your paper. No longer must students endure the tedium of writing papers on subjects they really don’t care about.

        This a wonderful development. AI is both writing and reading the student’s papers, with no human involvement whatsoever. In time, we might hope that education will be fully automated. Humans can sit on the sidelines and let the machines do all that dull teaching and learning.

        I had a similar idea when I read that Google is unveiling tools to help users write and edit emails, with the appropriate tone and content, as well as to write documents in Google Docs. This is great. And, because no one will be able to cope with the vast expansion of written content that will inundate us thanks to these tools, we will soon start using AI to read our emails and documents as well. Text will be flying back and forth, but no human will read it. The AIs will do it for us.

        The future is bright. AI will help us produce orders of magnitude more words, pictures, and video, and then also help us consume it. It will write entire annual reports, white papers, news articles, and academic papers that no one will ever read. You might ask, if no one ever reads them, why should we produce all this verbiage in the first place? I’m disappointed that you asked. The new content will be higher quality than the old, especially as the technology progresses. We will have more and better information, and thankfully, we will have AI to read it.

        I hope that was edifying.” (from https://charleseisenstein.substack.com/p/an-edifying-thought-on-ai )

    • Another consideration is that I think we are dealing with depraved psychopathy, definitely on the part of the ones orchestrating this and/or on the minions who are instrumental in building it. They don’t think like your or I do or a normal person who has a conscience or an understanding of real value and honor. Some might say they are evil or manifest evil. People who work for these kind of people are probably scared and/or narcissistic ego driven types who will chose self preservation over doing the right thing.

      Some of these types of people like attention and relevance. It’s about ego. I think it can become addictive, even to someone who might just be led astray or on the wrong path.

      So in short, I don’t trust any of these guys. But there are very few people who I actually do trust completely and they are certainly not public figures who make money off this type of stuff. But as mentioned before signing petitions and stuff like that is not really that helpful without actually backing it up with action.

    • It’s kind of fun to think that the AI isn’t recognizing their status of WORLD RULERS, CREATORS OF ALL A.I.(tm) so they have to go in and tweak it every so often and try to get it to realize this no matter how illogical it is to a bunch of ones and zeros.

    • Hey Gavinm,

      Thanks for linking the “Open Letter” for us to digest and regurgitate, or rather, puke back out. It’s nauseating.

      For some reason, the letter seems poorly written, it’s almost amateurish.

      No….?? Oh, my, could this letter be duel purposed as some kind a sick, inside joke? Could it have been written not by the good folks at the Future of Life Institute, but by an AI GPT-4 program? How exceptionally nerdly funny that would be, right?

      Good God. I hope I’m wrong.

      At any rate, the whole thing is pretty pathetic. They reference another letter they produced six years ago, dubbed the Alisomar AI Principles letter, a brief outline of identical concerns stemming from a conference that took place in early 2017 at the Alisomar Conference Center. Whoopee. So, after six years, they’re now suddenly admitting that absolutely nothing has been done to address any of their informed concerns to date…. Seriously?

      Gee, what a wonderful group of conscientious, concerned scientists!

      They say – “AI research and development should be refocused on making today’s powerful, state-of-the-art systems more accurate, safe, interpretable, transparent, robust, aligned, trustworthy, and loyal.”

      So, if I may interpret, they’re saying that present state-of-the-art AI computer systems are qualifiable as being innaccurate, unsafe, abstruse, maligned, untrustworthy, and disloyal (disloyal?). Me wonders, how do you focus on making a computer loyal? Or, how do you refocus on making a computer loyal, again?

      Also this:

      “Having succeeded in creating powerful AI systems, we can now enjoy an “AI summer” in which we reap the rewards…”

      I wish they would explain what an “AI summer” is, exactly. They keep repeating it.

      “…give society a chance to adopt…”

      If that’s not the haughtiest line I’ve ever read, it’s gotta be close.

      “Let’s enjoy a long AI summer, not rush unprepared into a fall.”

      Again, what is a “(long) AI summer”? Weird. And, also – “into a fall”? Is that grammatically correct? Or, is that a little double entendre? Oh, how cute….

      They have a Q & A section. When asked if the Future of Life Institute had ever put out a letter like this, they answer –

      “Look no further than the 1975 Asilomar Conference on Recombinant DNA. Due to potential safety hazards in the 60’s and 70’s, scientists had halted experiments using recombinant DNA technology.”

      Yeah, well, we all know how great that research has ultimately turned out.

      So, all I have to say is I hope they have good luck promoting a nice, long AI summer, and hope no one goes head first into a fall.

      Gee wiz, that would be awful, wouldn’t it?

      • One last post script comment:

        In general, the very word “intelligence” has been utterly hijacked by the scientific community. It goes way beyond being a simple misnomer. These machines with their algorithmic software are in no way, shape or form intelligent, by any stretch of the imagination. They are a repository of mega data with a sophisticated program for such data to be combined, sorted and collated. These machines ,in actuality, do not understand squat. Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Which is precisely why when the oh- so-brainy GPT-4 system was asked by the man with suicidal thoughts if committing suicide would solve his problems…why, of course! Of course it will. And worse, this idiot system was no doubt programmed to “think”, “conclude” perhaps, that such a question was very “simple” to answer. Alas, the bottom line is, GPT-4 system certainly did it’s job as programmed…. It computed.

  8. Gavinm,
    The Open Letter regarding putting a pause on AI sounds like a good idea, however as I have come to know, “The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions”.
    In a world where Corporations rule by way of maximizing profits at the expense of humanity, it is hard for me to believe that such a Pause will be adhered to.
    This world of Empire building by way of Corporations that seek profits over everything else needs to be replaced with a system where good deeds are rewarded.
    People can unite into Co-ops that replace the Corporations. Government Privilege for Corporations should not exist.
    AI will be used by those that have the money in order to take even more from those that have less, and it is not likely that Corporate giants will Pause even if they claim that they will.

  9. I am wondering if this is a topic that Corbett has investigated and presented. Many of us watching Corbett Report know that Gates is the top farm land buyer in the US, but what exactly is he doing with it? This article says he is using some of the land purchased in Africa for research purposes:


    I want to know more and although I am able to investigate, this topic could also interest other viewers.

  10. Humor…
    SouthWoke Airlines
    [Some clever script here.]

    The Dallas – Ft Worth area has long been the home of Southwest Airlines.

    Recently, as an April Fool’s Day joke, a billboard appeared…

    Local Billboard Mocks Southwest Airlines

      • The word is getting out.

      • How the rental game is rigged in oz; where we live, more than half, its known, do pay more than half what they earn to have shelter. This gentrification is driven by urbanites who sold to Chinese (free & fast cash that went viral buying city property over last decade). a gaggle became insta-illionaires, ran from the concrete jungles and caused realestate prices (incl rentals) to double & triple in less than a decade. That was the gentry’s genocidal broom, then came the ever-more free and fast cash air b&b vac, which now has 35% of the houses often standing empty.

        some make out fine in large fancy share houses. Others who’ve spun round the sun enough times to know they need a bit more sovereignty to hold last shreds of sanity, can have a renovated garage for about all or more of their govt welfare and then hustle for food,, single parents and elderly women do go it the hardest, many go bush, some go car.

        here its haves and have mores but rigged to prevent climbing out of subservience:


        most dont own, they aint happy

        lets try to repair that language:
        theres no such thing as “owning land”. What we crave when we say “I own my home” is “sovereignty”. We are from the land, we sing country but do not own it.

        how good will it be when we drop the oversite of a landlord. It is our right, obligation , and privilage as people born on earth, to ensure that each being has access to a place where no body can tell them what to do. I think of food & shelter as a prerequisite to thriving.

        the indiginous oz SOLUTION to the above question was/is “custodianship”. in simple terms each person was assigned land or a body of water to be “caretaker” of. Those interested in doing something on or with, had to ask permission. the position of being a “gate keeper” was earned and granted rather than something that could simply be bought.

    • Yeah, thanks for sharing this! It’s funny! The absolute absurdity of the woke stuff is mind blowing to such an extent that it seems unreal, like some kind of sick joke. Nevertheless as annoying as it is, it’s much better to laugh at then become frustrated knowing that people are actually going along with it and some might even believe it. You know the idea that women don’t really exist biologically and all or that. And complete lack of backbone and/or needing to feel like a victim as a virtue.

      The fact that people might even believe some of this nonsense has merit is pretty sad. Maybe a bit of humor will get some seeds of enlightenment in there. That’s what’s really great about humor is that it can be a red pill that slips by the wall of cognitive dissonance and ego.

    • The Dallas area has a large “Woke” contingent…

      Who Profits From Dallas’ ‘Kid-Friendly’ Drag Shows?

      VIDEO: Local School Website Links to Drag Story Hour

      Hearing Held on Bill to Ban Pride at Schools

      Another ‘Obscene’ Book Found at ISD Library

      Students Asked To Detail Sexual Fantasies

      Obscene Books Reported in Dallas School Libraries

      …don’t worry…there is a fix…
      Fort Worth PD Allows Assassination Via Drone

      • However, there is this SOLUTIONS-Watch type article by Brett Hershman (who has some other good articles).

        New Cryptocurrency Allied to TEXIT Supporters

        A cryptocurrency for Texans supporting the ‘Texit’ movement launched in early 2023.

        The TEXAN token’s white paper says that the blockchain has enabled a breakthrough way to strengthen nonprofit causes. This project represents “the tokenization of a community of like-minded individuals across the world who believe in Life, Liberty, Freedom, Sovereignty, and Self-Determination,” according to the website.

        Appealing to supporters of the ‘Texit’ movement, which advocates the secession of Texas from the United States, the TEXAN token website urges viewers to “Declare Your Independence” and “Secure Your Future.”

        Its creators have called the TEXAN token the first endowment contract on the blockchain.

        The project aims to strengthen that support, stating that “the blockchain has the potential to create a new paradigm in value creation for existing communities.”

        “The TEXAN token is essentially a way to unlock value in community. If you look at any other crypto asset, it’s not currency—that’s a misnomer. It’s a crypto asset that’s a store of value. If you boil down what money is, it is just a proxy for your labor. What drives the price of a token? More buyers and sellers. It’s completely decentralized finance, there are no admin keys, it’s not on any centralized exchanges, the power of that is the people in the community unlocking value together, and it’s very pure. It’s really about increasing people’s freedom and sovereignty,” Matt Frazier, a creator of the TEXAN token, told The Dallas Express…

        …As Frazier put it in a video posted to Twitter, “We’re building digital nations.”

        “How do you preserve this? Why is it better? Because it’s immutable, there’s no centralized authority, there’s a fixed supply, it’s deflationary, and you get some rewards for locking it up,” Frazier claims in the video.

        The project’s white paper calls the token true DeFi (decentralized finance), as the TEXAN contract is “immutable,” meaning that it cannot be changed, and there are no admin keys…

        …”We are helping regular people unlock value in community through decentralized finance,” Frazier explained….

    • Thanks for the links (and chuckles).

  11. In one of his recent videos James showed a mini SDG sign and how Japan is totally involved with the UN SDGs.
    I had to think of this after clicking this video (Universal Health Coverage) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxWGl6zDTBU
    also, isn’t it weird that it supposedly has 13 million views and neighboring videos have numbers below 100?

    Another recent video has 13 million views too
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOmRLhzBUy0 (50th year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship)

    So those are those that have been presented on key occasions or what?
    Anyway the language is soooo typical rainbow bureaucratic talk

  12. Legal / Gender Question: If a person identifies as a non-human entity, Xenogender(1)… does that person have human rights ?

    Should the legal system treat him/her/it…. as human and not respect the individuals right to identify as an animal spirit, a unicorn or something more abstract like a colour or a feeling.

    Of course, this question will soon overlap with the rights of cyborgs and other technology enhanced individuals.

    (1) https://www.lgbtqia.wiki/wiki/Xenogender

    P.S: No hate of mine intented against these peoples’ choices even if I don’t share their views. Everyone should be treated equally in front of the law. I’m just trying to argue from within their narrative or at least trying to understand.

    I was just imagining what a judge would do if someone accused of a crime would identify as a non human.

    Will the judge respect the persons self identification and drop all charges against that person because there are no laws against crimes commmited by non humans or will the judge convict the person if found guilty, and crush that persons right to officially identify as a non human.

    That’s all folks !


    • Edwards H

      “..I was just imagining what a judge would do if someone accused of a crime would identify as a non human….”

      They would send him to the vet to be put down like a bad puppy 🙂

      When people make war on reality things dont end well for them since they can ignore it all they want but the consequences of ignoring reality usually prove unfortunate

    • It would be an interesting attempt to try for the insanity plea…I think it’s funny actually.

      I watched a JP Sears video and he said something about trying to identify as Jeff Bezos and withdrawal money from his bank…but to no avail.

    • It reminds me when I was a kid and I used to pretend to be an animal, like a lion or another animal. It was a lot of fun when I was a kid, but I knew that I wasn’t really a lion. My biological reality was undeniable. Also, non human animals (as that is defined in biology) don’t think like we think so even coming up with this definition proves the person is not the animal they identify with.

      I think this shows that this type of thing has become a full on delusional state.

    • I would have been a lot happier if the bastards had ever treated me as a human instead of chattel…

  13. “Today is Nisan 14. It is the beginning of Passover which is an important Jewish holiday commemorated each year. Sadly, today is also the actual date that Jesus of Nazareth was killed… sometime after noon but before sunset that evening.
    Jesus was arrested by an armed crowd sent by Caiaphas who reportedly ordered the arrest, handled the case of Jesus and who was instrumental in Pontius Pilate having Jesus executed. (Joseph Caiaphas was the high priest of Jerusalem and “As high priest and chief religious authority in the land, Caiaphas had many important responsibilities, including controlling the Temple treasury, managing the Temple police and other personnel, performing religious rituals, and serving as president of the Sanhedrin, the Jewish council and court. The high priest had another, more controversial function in first-century Jerusalem: serving as a sort of liaison between Roman authority and the Jewish population. High priests, drawn from the Sadducean aristocracy, received their appointment from Rome since the time of Herod the Great, and Rome looked to high priests to keep the Jewish populace in line.”

    History notes that directly after Jesus’s arrest, the high priest Caiaphas broke Jewish customs to hold an illegal hearing and decide Jesus’s fate. The night Jesus was arrested, he was taken to the high priest’s house for a hearing where the scribes and the elders were gathered together. They were questioning him in hopes of ultimately condemning Jesus for blasphemy. After all night of intense questioning during which time the men that held Jesus at the high priest’s house mocked, blindfolded, insulted and beat him, they brought him to from Caiaphas’s palace to Pilate’s court where Caiaphas (who history notes as not only had a very close relationship with Pilate but one who was also backed by the Jewish elders) asked Pontius Pilate to judge and condemn Jesus, accusing him of claiming to be the King of the Jews. (Such a claim would be considered treasonous for being a direct challenge to the Roman authorities.) Pilate eventually gave in and agreed to order the crucifixion.

    And so ironically on the first day of Passover, commemorated in remembrance of the Hebrews being freed from slavery and their young children being saved from death, Jesus, also of Hebrew heritage, was crucified on trumped up charges of blasphemy by those in power who feared losing their powerful positions to a new way of thinking that he brought to the world that took away the need for intermediaries in connection with God.”

    – Johrey Elizabeth Magdolyn

    • This song always reminds me of that man you all know from a little town called Nazareth who many now see as a deity.


      My heart tells me that Jesus was not God, but he was a very courageous and honorable man that we could all learn something from. The courage of the heart Jesus of Nazareth embodied in his actions offers us an a clear and unbreakable path to freedom, integrity, purpose, strength of the spirit and hope for tomorrow.

      He knew he would not see the seeds he planted in the hearts and minds of men grow onto their true potential in his lifetime, yet he planted them all the same. He chose to live with an unshakable faith and knowing that providence is as the dawn and the spring rain.. inviting the seeds we plant with love, selflessness, kindness, compassion and gentleness to germinate and grow onto their true potential.

      You arrived on this Earth with seeds in your hand. Those seeds are the unique gifts within your being that can be unlocked when you look within, with humility and a want to leave this world a little bit more beautiful than it was when you arrived here.

      You (each and everyone of you) are the gardeners of the dreams of the tomorrow. Now is the time to discover and remember the seeds you brought with you, plant them in fertile soils and become one of the architects of a more beautiful world worth gifting onto future generations.

      • There is some controversy about the exact date. But fortunately salvation doesn’t depend upon getting the dates of historical events perfectly. It only depends on believing that Jesus Christ, Yeshua the messiah died for your sins.

        The Julian date of that 10th Nisan was Sunday the 6th April, A.D. 32. What then was the length of the period intervening between the issuing of the decree to rebuild Jerusalem and the public advent of “Messiah the Prince,” – between the 14th March, B.C. 445, and the 6th April, A.D. 32?
        THE INTERVAL CONTAINED EXACTLY AND TO THE VERY DAY 173880 DAYS, OR SEVEN TIMES SIXTY-NINE PROPHETIC YEARS OF 360 DAYS, the first sixty-nine weeks of Gabriel’s prophecy.
        The 1st Nisan in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes (the edict to rebuild Jerusalem) was 14th March, B. C. 445.
        The 10th Nisan in Passion Week (Christ’s entry into Jerusalem) was 6th April, A. D. 32.
        And the intervening period was 476 years and 24 days (the days being reckoned inclusively, as required by the language of the prophecy, and in accordance with the Jewish practice).

        • “Moreover brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures”

          First Corinthians 1-4

        • @Steve

          Thanks for offering that additional info and an alternative perspective.

          I suppose whether or not he died on the same date as yesterday (a couple thousand years ago and change, per our current calendar year) is less important to me than how he lived and what he tried to teach his fellow humans.

          Despite us having different views about the nature of who and what Jesus of Nazareth was, I appreciate you taking the time to share your perspective and may you have a blessed “good friday” that offers rays of shimmering clarity, hope and spring time rejuvenation.

      • Gavinm, thanks for sharing that beautiful song, played and sung by beautiful children of God the world over.

        I recognize the tune but am not familiar with its title (The Weight) or with the group (The Band) or with its leader (Robbie Robertson) or with the nonprofit (Playing for Change) that brought the musicians together. Only Ringo Starr rings a bell!

        Two quotes came to mind as I listened — and wept penitently over some unlovely, critical thoughts I’d been thinking lately about trivial stuff.

        One is: “Happiness is spiritual, born of Truth and Love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it.”

        The other is: “Harmony in man is as real and immortal as in music.”

        Both are by Mary Baker Eddy.

        A happy, harmony-filled Easter to all, whether you celebrate it or not.

        • Hey CQ! 🙂

          Glad to make your acquaintance.

          You’re most welcome for the song and thank you for the candid, thought provoking and enjoyable comment.

          I think Ringo Starr was the drummer for the Beatles if I remember correctly, the rest of the people are also unfamiliar to me (though I really should know more of their names by now as I am sure my Dad quizzed me on the names of those artists when I was younger). 🙂

          I will contemplate those quotes you shared, thanks for sharing them.

          Once upon a time I saw the “Playing For Change” group play live in Van city, BC, Canada and Wow, what an amazing experience. The whole room was filled with so much love. I am not a good dancer but the beautiful music invited me to dance and I am glad I did as it opened a space in my heart to grow as a person.

          I highly recommend checking out more of their music.

          Speaking of a beautiful song sung an played by children, check this one out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWXUWepSak4

          Happy Easter!

          • You hit the bullseye thrice, Gavinm.

            All three songs (composers, tunes, lyrics, singers, instrumentalists) are perfect in every way.

            For some reason, the singers in the African countries and in India (in all three videos) touch my heart the most.

            You won’t be surprised to hear that the sweet kids in “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” brought to mind these words of Jesus (in Mark 10) when his disciples tried to shoo away some children:

            13 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.
            14 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
            15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.
            16 And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.

            I’d like to believe (as maybe you do, too, Gavinm) that we’re all “little children” at heart, most noticeably when we express our innate qualities of innocence, unconditional affection, expectation of good, and irrepressible joy. 🙂

            And . . . I take it we’re both speaking with tongue in cheek about Ringo Starr (my saying his name “rings a bell” and you saying “if I remember correctly.” Big Beatles buff James would never forgive us if we were being serious, ya know? 🙂


            PS: No sooner did I finish writing this when a thunderstorm knocked the power out. I was sure all my words (above) had been erased, but I refused to get upset. Instead, I held on to that “childlike” attitude. When the power was restored . . . guess what: The website retained every single word I’d written. Yay!

            • 🙂

              So glad to hear you enjoyed those three tracks. The energy that comes through when people from all over the world add their own piece of creativity and heart to a song is really special, it can be felt in their music for sure.

              Thanks for sharing that info on Jesus and children, and I agree that we all have the unconditional love, innocence, curiosity and hope we were born with and embodied when we were young children in our hearts. I feel like music of a certain quality can help us find windows to tap into that natural state of being and allow it to guide us forward, which is a much needed medicine on this Earth right now.

              haha ya thats right, James does love his Beatles, me too actually, though I would not claim to know as much as James about them. 🙂

              I am glad that your comment was preserved despite the power outage.

              I`ll leave you with one more song. This one is by a different newer group that has been creating lullabies over the last year, and this particular one feels very apt for today


              • Gavinm, I responded to your last comment and YT song from my Proton EM to your Substack EM. Hope that was okay?

    • ha… I guess it is getting harder for the U.S. to control other nations. 😉
      Good catch Torus.

      On Sunday April 2nd, markets were surprised when OPEC+ announces it will cut production.
      Oil Prices Soar As OPEC+ Shocks The Market

      Many traders were caught by the surprise, because already low oil prices were expected to trend further downward.
      We should note that Biden had previously sucked out a huge quantity of oil from the SPR (strategic petroleum reserve) down to levels not seen since 1984. With lower oil prices, Biden did not refill the reserves as promised. Now, prices are on an upswing. I think the SPR has less than two months of oil if a crisis happened.
      Higher energy prices often will ripple-translate to higher production costs in the economy which can lead to inflated prices.
      Inflation is the Fed narrative for money M2 manipulation.

      Then, as New World Next Week just reported on Thursday 6th:
      ~ Saudi Arabia Decides To Join Shanghai Cooperation Organization
      ~ Saudi Arabia Reportedly Considering Accepting Yuan Instead Of Dollar For Oil Sales
      ~ Ditch The Dollar Movement Grows As Moscow Calls For Creation Of Common BRICS Currency


      • I find it rather curious that the gov’t sent the CIA Director to Saudi Arabia just they are rumored to be phasing out the petro-dollar for the petro-yuan.
        Why not send the Commerce secretary, or someone from the department of Energy, or hey maybe someone from the Treasury, or even the a representative from international Trade administration?!? No no no, the CIA Director is the go-to-guy. Suspicious much?
        My feeling is that Saudi’s move was unexpected and threatening. This is a big one to keep an eye on.

    • Details and links on RFK, Jr for President

      Epoch Times story – https://www.theepochtimes.com/robert-f-kennedy-jr-announces-2024-presidential-bid_5175321.html

      CNN – Jake Tapper: “Anti-vaccine quack RFK Jr. has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run for president as a Democrat… Kennedy is such a healthcare menace, in 2019, even his cousins wrote an op-ed criticizing his anti-science views on life-saving vaccines.”

      “Team Kennedy” – https://www.teamkennedy.com/

      • A short cord of rope could release Jake of all his shame. What a disgusting creature.

        The Day Jake Tapper Sold His Soul to Pharma!!

        Over two days of intense discussion, these Big Pharma operatives and government technocrats persuaded each other to transform their disastrous error into villainy — by doubling down and hiding their mistake from the public.

        Tapper saw an early draft of my Rolling Stone story and proposed that, in exchange for exclusivity, he would do a companion piece for ABC timed to air on the magazine’s publication day.

        Tapper spent several weeks working on the story with me and a team of enthusiastic ABC reporters and technicians. During his frequent conversations with me over that period, he was on fire with indignation over the Simpsonwood revelations. He acted like a journalist hoping to win an Emmy.

        The day before the piece was to air, an exasperated Tapper called me to say that ABC’s corporate officials ordered him to pull the story. The network’s pharmaceutical advertisers were threatening to cancel their advertising.

        “Corporate told us to shut it down,” Tapper fumed. Tapper told me that it was the first time in his career that ABC officials had ordered him to kill a story.

        ABC had advertised the Simpsonwood exposé, and its sudden cancellation disappointed an army of vaccine safety advocates and parents of injured children who deluged the network with a maelstrom of angry emails.

        In response, ABC changed tack and publicly promised to air the piece. Instead, following a one-week delay, the network duplicitously aired a hastily assembled puff piece promoting vaccines and assuring listeners that mercury-laden vaccines were safe.

        The new “bait and switch” segment precisely followed Pharma’s talking points. “I’m putting my faith in the Institute of Medicine,” ABC’s obsequious medical editor, Dr. Tim Johnson, declared in closing. Two pharmaceutical advertisements bracketed the story.

        After that piece aired, I called Jake to complain. He neither answered nor returned my calls.

        • BUMP – ***** 5 Star article

          Of extremely important historical relevance, RFK, Jr. gives the backstory on the Simpsonwood revelations.

          Coincidently, just yesterday I was listening to a 3 year old podcast where RFK, Jr. describes what prompted him to start investigating vaccines.
          Around the 7 minute mark, Kennedy gives us the low-down of the Simpsonwood revelations.

          • During a conversation with JB Handley some years back RFK thanked JB for runining his life as he got him onto the vaccine track.

  14. Hi all, looking for some advice.
    I have used a Brita water filter for a few years however a friend has recommended a Berkley water filter.
    I have done a little research online but wondering if anyone from experience would advocate the price tag or direct me to a better alternative?

    • You should use a water filtration system that has the ability to discard the water residue that is left after filtration. Basically, such systems are either based on reverse osmosis or use distillation. Megahome distiller seems to be rather popular. They also appear to have a store in the EU.

    • I’ve been using a Berkey for over 15 years. I don’t run fluoridated city water through it. Just collected rainwater. The normal black filters don’t remove fluoride.
      There are only two of us so I didn’t get the largest unit. The one I have is about 1 1/2 to 2 gallons and has the capacity for 4 filters but I have only ever used 2.
      The filters only need to be replaced when they have worn away significantly from cleaning them. They need to be cleaned when the flow slows too much.
      The first two filters lasted nearly ten years and are actually still quite usable. I replaced them a few years ago mostly just to have spares.
      I can’t think of anything that I don’t like about it. The water always looks and tastes excellent even when I’ve had to filter brown or green water during the dry season. And though I’ve never had it tested, We’ve never been sick.
      I recommend it.

    • I use the Megaohm daily to distill city water and keep a Berkey with fluoride filters on hand in case of power outage or travel. Both are excellent products that are dependent on either electricity or replacement filters.

  15. Why are we not surprised?…

    New Study – Americans’ IQ scores have been falling for over a decade.

    April 8, 2023 – Popular Mechanics
    American IQ Scores Have Rapidly Dropped, Proving the ‘Reverse Flynn Effect’

    …Americans’ IQ scores are trending in a downward direction. In fact, they’ve been falling for over a decade…
    Leading up to the 1990s, IQ scores were consistently going up, but in recent years, that trend seems to have flipped. The reasons for both the increase and the decline are still very much up for debate.

    According to a press release, in studying intelligence testing data from 2006 to 2018, Northwestern University researchers noticed that test scores in three out of four “cognitive domains” were going down. This is the first time we’ve seen a consistent negative slope for these testing categories, providing tangible evidence of what is known as the “Reverse Flynn Effect.”

    In a 1984 study, James Flynn noticed that intelligence test scores had steadily increased since the early 1930s. We call that steady rise the Flynn Effect. Considering that overall intelligence seemed to be increasing faster than could be explained by evolution, the reason increase became a source of debate, with many attributing the change to various environmental factors.

    But now, it seems that a Reverse Flynn Effect is, well, in effect….

  16. This article is intended to help you unlock the springtime bounty by providing info on 23 Springtime foods you can harvest from the forest, field and garden in 2023 and beyond!


    Most of us in the modern western world are surrounded in food and do not even know it! Whether we are walking in the forest, an empty lot or in our backyard, many of the plants and trees we see as ornamental, incidental or “weeds” have a long history of being used as food and medicine by those who lived where we now live, many generations before us.

    As the first signs of spring arrive, and winter fades into the rear view mirror, those of us who love to garden will likely be busy planting many of the crops that will sustain us for the rest of the year.

    This time of year, after winter stores are almost depleted and before this year’s crops are ready, is traditionally known as the ‘hungry gap’.

    Foraging for edible wild plants, however, can help you fill that gap. Wild greens can be an important source of nutrients at this time of the year.

    In the article linked above, I explore 23 common edible ‘wild’ plants (and fungi) that you can look for around this time.

    Many of them you might even find right there on your very own property. Of course, the plants you find will depend on exactly where you live. But you should find some edible wild plants (and fungi) wherever you may be.

    It is possible that many modern day city slickers, suburban nose to the grind stone materialistic ladder climbers and rurally situated ipad addicted, credit card wielding, 5 nights of fast food a week central infrastructure dependent people would starve to death (all while being surrounded in a forest or neighborhood full of food) if centralized food production, processing and distribution systems were to collapse (and/or the centralized flimsy financial systems which the food systems depend on collapsed).

    Let us attempt to remedy this ridiculous poverty of plant knowledge and lack of adventurous spirit and explore the wide open world of foraged and fermented wild and (typically) forgotten spring harvests!

    Happy Foraging my friends! 🙂

    • My late grandmother would feed the nettle to the chickens, I have never tried it myself. She also used to make syrups from dandelions and elderberry (sambucus).

      Among the most common edible plants in my area are laurels. There used to be a lot of fennel too, but its population has receded sharply. There is a lot of asparagus around, but it’s a wilder kind. People don’t like the domesticated kind in these areas.

      A few more months, and it will finally be fig time. They started waking up some days ago and I can’t wait to pig out.

      • @mkey

        Thanks for reading and for the comment my friend, I look forward to responding properly when I have more time.

      • @mkey

        Your grandmother sounds like she was a wise and prudent person.

        Nettle is quite tasty (according to my taste buds) I highly suggest giving cooking with it a try. I like to add it in the place of spinach to soups and Italian recipes that involve tomato sauce.

        Combining elderberry with dandelion sounds like a great idea! I think I will try adding that ingredient to my “exponential immunity elderberry syrup” this year 🙂

        I have written about Elderberries a couple times on my substack blog (first here : https://gavinmounsey.substack.com/p/endless-elderberries? and then i`ll share the other more recent post in another comment below).

        Wild Laurels eh? Very cool! I love cooking with Bay Leaves. I am not a fan of the licoricey flavor of Fennel myself, but I did include it an a couple Mediterranean recipes in my book to honor the authentic recipe style (and because it is a very healthful veggie/herb). I love wild asparagus, ours is just starting to push up now.

        Fig time! Very nice 🙂 How many varieties do you grow?

        I had two different ones growing in pots for a while (tropical light colored figs and “Chicago Cold Hardy Figs) but the tropical one got killed by an unexpected frost a few years back so now I just have the cold hardy dark skinned variety growing in our garden.

        • I live in a small apartment, so no planting for me. We have something small going on at the window sill. The building’s orientation E-W doesn’t help the cause.

          It has become very obvious that a man must live on the land. I’m trying to do something to remedy this situation but realestate prices and zoning regulations are quite prohibitive. It’s very difficult to legally build a small farm with living quarters on it. Says a lot in itself.

          The fig trees I peruse are planted along my daily routes and most of them are not interesting to anyone so I take advantage. There are several species growing around these parts, but I am not well versed in identifying them. I just know what my palate tells me.

          I have noticed that some of these have already grown quite large figs with just a few leaves going on, while others seem to be pushing out many leaves before figs start to show up.

          That photo you added is a very nice fig bounty, very nice indeed.

          As sundays go, not really the best one as our dear family friend, 20+ year old kitty has fallen ill. Some would say “it’s just a cat” but anyone who knows knows they are so much more than that. I hope we helped as much as we could, it’s now up to her to duke it out. And she’s a fighter.

          It is moments like these that force one to realise there is a world outside of the space behind our eyes. Also another thing that has become patently and rather painfully obvious.

          Thanks for the oportunity to vent out a bit.

          • @mkey

            I feel you on those real estate prices, my wife and I are coming up against the same challenge (well that and having to now account for the topographical and water table variations relative to train tracks and the deposits of lithium/cobalt up north, where we were originally gonna purchase land, before the Ohio train thing and the lithium mining corporations moving in on northern Ontario). So now I have to account for all those variables before making an offer on land so our homestead is not vulnerable to chemical train bombing or lithium/cobalt mining contamination). It has changed our property search grid and priorities significantly.

            Our fig tree has yet to wake up yet and we just got a record late frost this morning (fingers crossed it did not fry my forming apples and paw paw fruit).

            I am sorry to hear about your four legged companion. I would certainly not say “just a cat” (though I do come across that kind of antrhopocentric superiority complex attitude in people often here).

            My wife and I have 4 cats living with us currently that we recued from tough situations. One Main Coon tabby, two medium haired (one is black the other an interesting mix of grey, white and orange) and one tiny long haired cat (she is white and black). There are a lot of abandoned and abused cats around here (the number of abandoned cats seemed to skyrocket post-scamdemic) and if I had a bigger property I would give more a safe home but we are maxed out currently.

            How is your four legged friend doing? I am sure you helped as much as you could and that she recognized and appreciated your efforts.

            • She made it through the night fighting like hell, but her great heart gave in during the morning, just as we were on our way to the vet.

              As gut wrenching as her demise was I have been deeply touched by her unrelenting spirit and will carry it with me for the rest of my natural life.

              • @mkey

                I am sorry for your loss my friend.

                We had a black and white long haired cat named Vinna (the sister of the other black and white one that is still with us) and she became very sick a couple years ago and ended up passing in a similar way. She was one of the most gentle, intelligent and kind cats I have crossed paths in this life and I similarly will carry her spirit with me for the remainder of my time on this Earth.

                I am sure the spirit of your four legged friend feels immense gratitude for your being there for her in her time of need and transition.

                May your memories of her passing fade quickly and may your joyful memories of your time with her shine brightly in your heart and mind, serving like a lantern to help guide you through the shadows on the path ahead.

              • Thanks, Gavin.

      • @mkey

        Our cold hardy figs usually end up ripening up around the same time as our Goji berries and Bhut Jolokia peppers. Most years we get a few dozen juicy ripe ones from our tree before we run our of warm days to ripen up more.

        Here are a couple pics of some of our harvest from last year https://archive.org/details/figsinontario

      • Also if you like figs I just posted a recipe from my book on substack you may enjoy (which includes figs as one of the ingredients).


        Ok that is it for me for today 🙂 I am off to work to plant some trees, help people set up their gardens and appreciate all the blooming plants and shrubs.

        Hope you have an enjoyable sunday and remainder of spring time my friend.

  17. Dear brothers in spirit,

    There is a superb book analysing the current political situation in Europe, and the history leading to it. It was originally written in German, and I translated to English, so that as many people as possible can read it. Here is the link:


    If you know of other ways to make it widely known, please tell me.

    Thank you


    • How about releasing it as free…?

      • How about you translate the book and release it for free.

        • I did translate it to English. I can not release it for free since I don’t own the copyright

  18. Ladies & Gentlemen of the Elite.

    The Globalist Gazette is pleased to announce that we have just released this weeks instalment.
    Eminent Professor Sir Klaus Martin Schwab talks to us in the third part of his interview. Amongst other things we discuss shooting pheasants, Frankenstein, and the Operating System of the Soul. We hope you enjoy it. Please note that it is *Only* for Elites. Thank you.


    • Is that shooting pheasants or pesants? You elite of the sewer sediment have some strange tastes, so I’m wondering if that was just an innocuous spelling error.

      • Yes, this is quite possible. We will check with our editors. Thank you for the feedback. 😀

  19. Another incident on the US Food network affecting 20,000 cattle:


    The Zeemaps shared by James in his Food False Flag podcast has not been updated.

    Anyone out there with the time to make a new map or otherwise aggregate all of these incidents would be my hero.

    I feel this is the kind of stuff we need to stay on top of if we are going to win the information war. Especially with continued efforts to burn down the internet as we know it.

  20. I am hoping to hear what any other substack publishers who are on here think of this new “Notes” feature they have released (and are aggressively pushing).

    Are they trying to Twit-ify Substack to get the limited character count, short attention span and social media dopamine hit addicted crowd to come over to substack?

    Does it really offer any new features that enhance substack publishing (or does it just cheapen and make substack more like a twitter-esk social media platform more than an essay / article publishing space)?

    I do not know, as I have not tried it nor looked into it, but I would value hearing your thoughts.

    • Correction:

      *I am hoping to hear what any other substack *???????* who are on here think

      • I see that most of your comments are truncated with “Show more”.

        This is not really the advice you are looking for, but the only thing you can do about this is hosting your own site.

        Self hosted sites are the last thing that is going to go down. By that time, a proper decentralized system may be in place. Let’s say that IPFS is close, but it does suck quite a bit.

        • @mkey


          That sort of sums up the majority of human beings and our society in general right now quite well.

          The mental potential of human beings is being “truncated” from many angles. I see this recent move of the substack people to twitify their platform as part of a larger pattern of truncating people, ideas and human potential in general.

          Self hosting sounds like a great idea. I am working 7 days a week (12 hours a day most days) right now, so learning how to do that is not viable for me at the moment (I have to pay tribute to the multi-generational organized crime organization called the Canadian government or they`ll send in their enforcers to kidnap me and steal my stuff) so the self hosting website mission will have to wait for the time being.

          Thanks for the comment and sharing your thoughts on hosting one’s own site.

    • Hey Gavin. You may not approve of us but we are on Substack. Get in touch- Message on a post Thanks. ;D

      Notes? I dunno. I get your point but I think perhaps it’s a parallel concept. You might be right that it detracts from the core concept. The market will decide I suppose.

      • @TheGlobalist

        Greetings from one of the favorite stomping grounds for modern day globalists and corporate overlords… the land of one of Pfizer’s top salesmen (Trudeau) and the land where our government covets cold hard cash over ancient and rare ecosystems ( https://gavinmounsey.substack.com/p/death-by-a-thousand-clearcuts ). You would feel right at home here! 😉

        I`ll check out your substack and comment when I can. I have an intense work schedule for the time being.

        I appreciate you sharing your thoughts on “notes” on substack. When I read the part where you wrote “The market will decide” several things came to mind (among those things were Coca-Cola laced with cocaine, DDT, cigarettes, MSG, Glyphosate, GMO ‘food’ and “smart devices” filled with surveillance tech, dosing people with artificial EMFs and contributing towards annihilating the last wild places on Earth to get lithium and cobalt). Those things all sold (and some still sell) great! The market apparently decided, and what it decided was that quick fix ‘solutions’, seductive addictions and superficial distractions are more important then health, intelligence, integrity and caring about the future of our grandchildren (more on that in another comment below).

        I feel like if “the market decides” in today’s modern culture / market which is being propped up by hordes of helplessly addicted and dependent statist/big tech boot lickers, the market will “decide” that “substack essays are so long and boring compared to those fun notes! Why bother reading all those references and all that data when one can get short and fun “notes” by just glancing at their smart phone while they endlessly scroll through yet more notes!?”

        • I think the problem is that “the market” doesn’t decide. We don’t really have a free market in existence so who knows what would happen if we did.

          I like the idea of a “meritocracy” and free enterprise and people smart enough to not buy things that are harmful and to have consequences for harm caused by said product.

          Taking the cocaine out of the coca cola really hasn’t improved anything.

          I’ve never looked at who owns Substack, but maybe I should. It’s pretty popular now. And it’s got some great writers, such as yourself.

          • @cu.h.j

            Thanks for taking the time to comment and share your thoughts.

            What is the difference between a technocracy and a “meritocracy”? Are you familiar with “The Venus Project” (put together by a man named Jacque Fresco)? If so, was what he proposed a hypothetical high tech “meritocracy”?

            I do not place fiat currency (and spending lots of time deciphering all the broader economic dynamics that come along with it) as a very high priority in my life (I strive to be capable of surviving and thriving without it, if need be) so I do not really have a solid grasp on what a “free market” is supposed to be.

            If you were to look at how the people who lived in what is now called “Canada” and the “United States” and how they lived and interacted with each other before the settlers arrived (lets say 500-600 years ago) would you describe that form of existence and exchange of goods as a “free market”? If so, why? If not, why not?

            Great question regarding the ownership of Substack and thank you for the kind words about my writing.

            I hope you have an enjoyable day.

            I am off to plant some trees now 🙂

            • Thanks for your thoughts. I looked at the definition of meritocracy:

              : a system, organization, or society in which people are chosen and moved into positions of success, power, and influence on the basis of their demonstrated abilities and merit (see MERIT entry 1 sense 1b)
              Only the elite, in that new meritocracy, would enjoy the opportunity for self-fulfillment …
              —Robert Penn Warren
              Though founded theoretically on principles of meritocracy, the public arena was parceled into spheres of personal influence …
              —Mac Margolis
              A paradox lies at the heart of this new American meritocracy. Merit has replaced the old system of inherited privilege … . But merit, it turns out, is at least partly class-based. Parents with money, education and connections cultivate in their children the habits that the meritocracy rewards.
              —Janny Scott et al.

              I think that I misused the word or didn’t understand the meaning, but should have looked at the etymology

              “ocracy” which implies (to me) centralized power/system.

              What I meant to convey is that I think a free and open market of exchange in a free society could be better than what exists now. Theoretically, people could “vote” with their time and energy and stop buying and building the stuff that’s enslaving us and could build other tools.

              I do like having some modern comforts like a comfy bed, nice house, functional car, etc. I don’t want to live without some things so probably wouldn’t like living as a hunter-gatherer. I can probably supplement food but would have to exchange.

              Remember the “too big to fail” in 2008. I think no one is too big to fail. The elitists are soft and won’t accept the natural inequity and consequences of making a bad investment.

              • What I meant to say about merit is that hard work, determination and natural ability sometimes make someone better cut out for certain endeavors.

              • @cu.h.j

                Just wanted to swing by and tell you that I found your candid and humble comments to be a breath of fresh air and I will contemplate what you have said as I am planting trees tomorrow and get back to you when I can.

                I hope you are taking time to get out and enjoy spring time in nature where you live. I feel like Mother Earth offers us powerful reminders for what truly matters in life all the time (if we pay attention) but at this time of year her ancient loving voice speaks especially clearly and audaciously (to those interested in ‘listening’ to what she has to say).

                If we observe the natural cycles taking place in the forest and attempt to decipher what messages and guidance they offer us, I believe we are offered a scripture as old as the bones of the mountain peaks and as full of potential and abundance as the salmon filled river running through the old growth forest.

                Here are a few pics of what our local forest/neighborhood looks like today 🙂 https://archive.org/details/spring2023

                It was a long day at work, but I helped trees find a home in rich soils and in the care of loving people so it felt good. Now I need a shower and a good night’s rest.

                Hope we can talk more soon.

            • Your other question:

              “If you were to look at how the people who lived in what is now called “Canada” and the “United States” and how they lived and interacted with each other before the settlers arrived (lets say 500-600 years ago) would you describe that form of existence and exchange of goods as a “free market”? If so, why? If not, why not?”

              I don’t know much about native culture and societal interactions, i.e. I’m ignorant of the real history. I do think some tribes were violent and hostile to other natives. I don’t think colonizing i.e., invading and conquering others is ethical and “invites” negative karma or consequences.

              I think that settlers could have conducted themselves better and perhaps been allowed to live side by side. Exchange skills and goods in good faith to live there. I’m not against exploring other places and seeking to live in foreign lands if the other people are accepting of that.

              I realize that we can’t go back in time and change the past but could learn from mistakes and make better choices now.

              I think some settlers were trying to get away from monarchy but couldn’t escape it’s influence.

              I do think that some of the native tribes were very hostile to some of the settlers and also each other and think there is a dark side to humanity and perhaps everyone has a little bit of darkness within them. But most people can chose to implement goodness rather than evil.

              I’m not a pacifist, i.e. believe that people have the right to defend themselves with violence if necessary.

              I also think people have the right to protect certain spaces to remain untouched by man. Some people would be willing to protect it using force if need be if force was being applied to take it.

              I don’t believe in monopoly on violence by the state or any organization.

              Psychopaths exist and might always exist but people should not be punished for protecting themselves against.

              I think that there will need to be a shift in consciousness overtime to really have a more free existence.

              I think that western culture does have some positive attributes or ideals and are not all bad. I don’t know how some of the native tribes related to women. I don’t think women should be relegated to domestic duties and deliberately kept out of “societal” engagement. But if they are keep them out, could leave and do their own thing without encumbrance, or have the means to defend themselves.

              In other words, I don’t want anyone telling me what to do or what I should do with my time, energy or body. If I have the abilities, skills and interest in activities that are not domestic/child rearing, can use those for my own benefit. If someone is imposing on me can and will defend myself.

              I have digressed from the topic and question at hand but these are the thoughts that came to mind.

              • Would I describe how natives in Canada and the US interacted with one another 500 years ago a “free market”?

                I don’t know. I would have to discuss this idea with someone who is a native who could possibly explain how things were and how they perceived this idea. If they preserved their cultural framework could provide insight to what it was like for natives back then.

                I think conceptual framework is different, so in short, my answer is I don’t know enough to give a good answer.

                The absence of a state was probably better. I know that what we have now is toxic to both natives and us. Drugs, alcohol, bad “food” and laziness have weakened us.

                European/western culture is different than native cultures and so are tolerances to certain foods and substances.

              • @cu.h.j

                I am still thinking on your comments and have not had the time to respond properly yet (I am on the 7 days a week tree planting schedule right now) but I wanted to swing by and share a link where a well educated woman shares an alternative perspective on the history of the so called “hunter/gatherer” people that called what is now called “the United States” and “Canada” home before the colonial settlers arrived from Europe.

                Here is Dr. Lyla June’s presentation from the

                “The Greater Reset IV: Co-Creation Day One Pt. 2 – PERMACULTURE & FOOD INDEPENDENCE” which is titled “Architects of Abundance: Indigenous Food Systems and the Excavation of Hidden History” :


                I thought having the data and ideas that are presented in her talk on the table might enrich our conversation and provide for a more in depth discussion (for when I do have time to get into this more with you).

                For now I hope you have a lovely day and may you enjoy the sights, sounds and fragrances of spring time.

              • cu.h.j

                “….I think that settlers could have conducted themselves better and perhaps been allowed to live side by side. …”

                You should read ‘Albions Seed’ if your interested in the various English regional cultures that settled the US and how they kept or adapted behaviors …. I’m only 300 pages in but its pretty interesting. Some did interact in more positive ways then others.


        • The market does decide, but the decision making process is limited in scope and vision by stupidity.

          People are not thinkers but lazy. They do not strategise but react, usually while panicking.

        • Thanks for the interesting reads. I agree that the market isn’t a magical formula and does do some horrible things. Unfortunately our only cure for the excesses of the market is collectivism which is far worse after it is implemented.

          The market is mostly made up of fools. No matter what the fools do it’s going to end up in disaster.

          The free market at least is generally more honest (except when it’s controlled by monopolies and hidden interests.) Wealth and money for all their faults are still a very relative measure of honesty.

  21. Hi Corbetteers,

    If you are interested in the US Intelligence Leak saga, I’ve been doing some digging and have published two articles (with extensive sources, of course) and two audio podcasts which cover the articles but go a little further, looking at wider analyses.

    In chronological order:
    US Intelligence Leaks

    US Intelligence Leaks (audio)

    US Intelligence Leaks; the Plot Thickens

    US Intelligence Leaks; the Plot Thickens (audio)

    And just because I could, Smedley Butler gets a mention in the second audio and I provide a link to the updated version of Episode 123.

    Never give up! 🙂

    Have fun,


  22. Does anyone here think that word definitions are important?

    • This is a tangential response, but when I was taking college courses, particularly in the (((social sciences))), the ‘woke’ and Leftist profs would occasionally bring up Commie subversive talking points like ‘is the Consitituion a living document’ (versus ‘originalism’)? I take this to mean they will use verbal piplul to ‘modify’ national (or supranational) laws and legal structures to, over time, implement the type of rule and rights restrictions that most benefit them (the abolisment of the second Amendment and the rights to private citizen firearm ownership being one of the most obvious of these examples).
      Of course, one doesn’t have to look very much beyond Orwell’s 1984 (I’m sure Brave New World has parallel examples) of language being dumbed down intentionally (i.e. double-plus good). James has probably even discussed the language warfare at some point…maybe he can revisit it, though.
      Zoomer-speak is kind of a meme these days, but perhaps this is an example of language warfare being directed at the current youth demographic(s)…

      • CRM

        Just read the Wiki article you referred to.
        I suppose you could call me naive or gullible, in regards to what I have believed about the constitution for most of my life. Somewhere along the way I got the idea that it was chiseled in stone. “Stands as read.” That was until I began to learn about lawyers and the ways that language can or cannot be used to obtain a desired result.
        The reason I posed the question regarding definitions is because of words like “infringed” as used in the second amendment. “Shall not be infringed.” If the definition of that word is the same today as it was when it was written into the constitution, then any statute, law, regulation or control that is effected today is in direct violation of what the constitution itself claims is “the supreme law of the land”.
        Or is that document “just a — —— piece of paper” as dubya called it?
        I don’t believe people today put near enough importance on the True definitions of many of the words they commonly use so freely and without really thinking before they speak.
        I just finished listening to James’s 2009 article about Psychopathy for the 2nd time. I don’t know if you’ve heard it or not but although I’ve been aware of it and those who are affected by it, I’ve never come close to realizing the extent of its effect on those who are affected by it and what they are capable of, or not capable of for that matter.
        In view of what we are living through today and what it means for the future of the human race, I don’t think there is any subject that could be of more importance to those of us who are not effected with this “disease??”
        As far as I can see, having not been a follower of James for more that a couple of years, I don’t think there is anything he has, or could have done that is more important or more revealing than this one article.

        James; Thank you so much for this article. I can’t even begin to tell you how much of an impression it has made on me and how much help it has and will continue to be.

    • joebear asks:
      “Does anyone here think that word definitions are important?”

      I do.

  23. A recommendation from Cathrine Austin Fitts – A documentary from John Titus. (Corbett’s interviews with him are illuminating). I appreciate his presentations which deep dive into the banking/financial schemes that directly effect our cost of living, but largely remain hidden and obscure. I didn’t know he’d done a documentary until now. He provides sarcasm, mockery, and humor along with receipts to back up the facts. Complete with a warning “Viewer discretion is advised”.

    All the Plenary’s Men

    • Thanks for posting your comment Torus.
      I watched it. It was good.
      I confess that at a few points where I grasped the meat, I fastforwarded.

      An IMPORTANT FILM-Making aspect that John Titus used.
      He would repeat a concept or dated event in various ways.
      He would hammer down the segment’s chapter so that the viewer could actually grasp things.

      Often, during a video, the viewer might miss an important sentence or two because their mind is thinking of something else.
      John Titus employed some good story-telling in order to gracefully rewind the details.

  24. For entertainment or possibly showing normies:

    BEYOND THE RESET – Animated Short Film (24 min.)


    A 3D animated short film about a not too distant but dystopian future. It speculates on the potential consequences of the infamous Great Reset, medical tyranny, woke culture, and green agenda. Everything that World Economic Forum (WEF) is planning for us.

    Spanish, German, French, Russian, Portuguese, and Romanian subtitles are available now.

    Apologies that this is a link on YT or if posted previously.

  25. For those who have not seen it…

    Entire Video…
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Historic Presidential Announcement in Boston, MA — April 19, 2023
    (2 1/2 hours)
    Cut to 34:27 – RFK, Jr. starts talking
    There is a very good overview starting at 19:47.

    “During this campaign and during my administration my objective will be to make as many Americans as possible forget that they are Republicans or Democrats and remember that they are Americans,”
    Kennedy vowed.

    “We need to focus on the values we share instead of the issues that divide us,”
    he urged, adding
    “The government/media strategy of censoring dissonant voices is not only antithetical to our most fundamental values, it is counterproductive in that it fuels the flames of polarization, alienation, and anger.”
    Kennedy also said,
    “the blizzard of misinformation that is now inundating our democracy will end only when the government and the media start telling the truth to Americans.”
    ~~WWW zerohedge.com/political/watch-rfk-jr-tells-deep-state-nice-try-fire-alarm-interrupts-his-presidential

    • cheers HRS,
      are you giving us a bit of Hopium there?

      • For me, the hope is in the exposure.

        While I support Robert F Kennedy, Jr. and his message,
        It is the message and the reach of that message wherein lies my hope.

        That said…
        I won’t be voting.

        • This man is indeed speaking his mind. I have been following his work for a while and while some of his points of view are limited, he does strike me as a honorable man.

          That being said, he has no chance in hell to win the presidency. And if he does, I worry for his health.

        • Okay, like with Ron Paul bringing the libertarian message to more people.
          I am not sure who it was and where but it might have been Dr. McCullough in an interview with Derrick Broze. Anyway the prominent anti lockdown doctor said he believes the mainstream media isn’t that anymore but in a way the altmedia has become the mainstream and he was stating some numbers he supposedly reached via Joe Rogan + other shows and they were much higher than what was the thing with Fauci on MSNBC or something like that.
          You get what I mean.
          A satisfying thing to hear.

          Which would mean already far more exposure to really different (beyond what is “allowed to say”) viewpoints by different people. Which would be in general a good thing too, because we are all less vulnerable to Gurus and bottlenecks of information.

  26. By Mike Johnson

    The tallest blades are always cut first,
    Devils must feed constant blood thirst.
    The cabal kills our best and our brightest,
    We’re slow to realize they are our rightest.

    He was just nine when they killed uncle Jack,
    Shot in the front, but claimed from the back.
    Father dropped next, shot by his guard,
    Tie on the ground proved he’d grabbed very hard.

    Now Bobby’s third child is running for Prez,
    Next Kennedy on top, like a dispenser of Pez.
    Like all the rest, he’s handsome and wise,
    If disaster occurs don’t be fooled by disguise.

    If only our hopes would manifest in flesh,
    America’s idealism could grow and refresh.
    But the cabal owns it all, none on the level,
    Our highest positions stolen by devils.

    Our system is sound, the best in the land,
    It’s the humans in charge that got out of hand.
    Voting won’t work because it is fixed,
    So honesty, law and justice are nixed.

    Cabal owns the media and cabal owns the schools,
    Citizens stamped out with the brains of fools.
    But some notice Gov and cabal share the same bed,
    Because challengers are censored or turn up dead.

    RFK sees, though an imperfect man,
    Born in the midst of an imperfect clan.
    But they fought against evil until they were snuffed,
    Tyranny won’t stop ‘til the cabal is rebuffed.

    Everyone dies, but when and how?
    Will you die in courage, or cowardly kowtow?
    Choose to fight evil, no matter the cost,
    Eternal life awaits, so nothing is lost.


  27. So, why is a more or less normie (first time I clicked on a video of this channel) suddenly talking now about the
    WEF Great Reset (and IMF and Blackrock) and CBDCs and finally the BIS?
    title Exposing The Puppet Masters

    also, I got that recommended on yt. and I hadn’t watched any conspiracy related content directly before, not logged in (since years)

    “we’re living in an unprecedented time. everything — puppet masters — has let them to this moment”
    I’ve come to dislike much of such notions

  28. Humans – The Chasm in Realities – Part 2 “Culture’s Victims”

    Read this first… Humans – The Chasm in Realities

    In recent months I’ve been really busy with all kinds of projects on my plate.
    Saturday, April 22 I finally had some time and good weather to mow the front lawn and back alley, pull weeds in the small backyard with its garden patches, along with miscellaneous projects. It forecast rain overnight. By the end of the day, I was beat.

    Next door, just meters away next to me, my neighbors had their small front lawn strewn with furniture, rugs, vacuum cleaners, and crap. With variations, the front yard of junk goes from weeks stretching into months. If it rains or something blows around, it is left to lay where it is. If someone ever wanted an image of a “lazy, southern, white trailer-trash lifestyle”, just visit next door to me. I don’t know how many people really live in that two bedroom one bathroom duplex, because it seems to vary around a half dozen. I think the garage is now a bedroom.

    I have empathy for the owner who had personally fixed this unit up nicely a few years back, and offered it at a steep discount ($800 mo.) to the current high rental market. Now the place has broken windows, walls punched through, full doorframes yanked out with its wall ripped out, and god-knows-what abuse. Evidently, the owner is trying to evict them and refused to take their late rent for April.

    About two months ago, I got tired of seeing their mailbox lying on the ground for weeks on end. It manerked me. The residents just left it lay, or occasionally would prop it on the wood beam hoping that the wind wouldn’t blow it off…which the wind did.
    So one day, I had some time and grabbed my tools, screws and glue; and spent about an hour fixing it. First, I handed the mail to Justin (the guy mentioned in “Chasm of Realities”) who was inside the open front door watching me work. There came a point where I needed Justin just to hold the mailbox while I screwed it. I asked him to hold it for a minute, but he ignored me and pretended to go to the back of the house. Anyway, I got it done by myself. It ain’t coming off.


    • (…continuing…)

      A few days later after fixing the mailbox, Justin rings the doorbell asking to ‘borrow’ a cigarette. In the past, if I had plenty, I would give him one. But this time, I stepped outside and told him that I am not giving him anymore cigarettes. I explained that I was peeved, because I had needed his help on the mailbox for only a few minutes while he deliberately refused to help. He didn’t argue, because he knew it was true. During the course of the next few weeks, he would ring my door at odd times to ask me for a cigarette. I knew that he was ‘f__ing with me’, trying to agitate me. By the fourth time, a few weeks ago, I firmly told him that if he rang my doorbell again, I was calling the cops. He stopped.

      Fast forward to Saturday April 22 after an exhausting day of yard work.
      The cops or paramedics coming to my neighbors happens about once every few months. Justin might have medication issues and the paramedics show up to take his vitals. Or the screaming drama of domestic rage brings the cops…the entire block hears it. I don’t do drama, and detest these shallow TV shows like the ‘Real Life Housewives’ which feed drama behavior to the masses. Some people attract trouble to their surroundings, and I ain’t gonna hang with trouble.

      So, on April 22, I hit the bed early right after sunset.
      I wake up hearing loud screaming and seeing police car search lights permeating through the window blinds. I go to the front door and open it to see several cop cars and police in the front yard of my neighbors. It was hard to see what the deal was and I went back to bed.

      April 24 Monday morning, the wife of the wonderful black couple who live on the adjoining duplex of Justin’s household rang my bell. I had given her some potted peppermint and horsetail a few weeks prior. She told me that Justin had been hit by a car Saturday night and killed.
      Later Monday morning, Justin’s Mother and I talked when we saw each other outside. I gave her my condolences. She is difficult to understand, because often her words are slurred like she is drunk.


      • (…continuing…)

        This is my impression of what occurred with Justin. Saturday evening, he had been walking around the neighborhood with a blanket wrapped around him, acting kind of weird (which is ‘normal’ Justin behavior.)
        Somehow, he ended up at Methodist hospital some miles away. And then later, somehow, he started walking on this major 8 lane freeway. Evidently, he was trying to cross 4 lanes of traffic going 70 mph (112 km/hr) at night.

        Justin was on prescribed mental medication. In fact, the bulk of his household is definitely no stranger to drugs, prescription or otherwise.
        If people have not watched this New World Next Week, they should
        Story #1: Trauma And Stress, Not Chemical Imbalance, Likely Cause Of Depression

        Culture’s Victims
        I contend that our culture is geared towards making people act crazy.

        I think that everyone agrees that stress and trauma can influence one’s behavior.
        However, it is often unrecognized by the victims that the government and mainstream media inflict stresses upon the society at large.
        It has become a part of ‘normal culture’.

        We absolutely know that substances like mercury, lead and fluoride can affect people’s behavior.
        We know that other toxins and poor diets can affect behavior.
        We know that many prescription drugs and street drugs can affect behavior.
        Yet, all these unhealthy things are somewhat acceptable within our ‘normal culture’.

        We know that living around crazy people can make you feel crazy.
        I contend that our ‘normal culture’ is geared towards making people act crazy.

        • I would only add here that the root of culture is cult for a reason. What’s the one thing that is shared among cults? Sacrifice. Blood and ritual sacrifice are favored in any self-appreciating cults out there.

  29. “Culture’s Victims
    I contend that our culture is geared towards making people act crazy.

    I think that everyone agrees that stress and trauma can influence one’s behavior.
    However, it is often unrecognized by the victims that the government and mainstream media inflict stresses upon the society at large.
    It has become a part of ‘normal culture’.

    We absolutely know that substances like mercury, lead and fluoride can affect people’s behavior.
    We know that other toxins and poor diets can affect behavior.
    We know that many prescription drugs and street drugs can affect behavior.
    Yet, all these unhealthy things are somewhat acceptable within our ‘normal culture’.

    We know that living around crazy people can make you feel crazy.
    I contend that our ‘normal culture’ is geared towards making people act crazy.“

    You won’t get any argument from me regarding these conclusions. But I will add that our modern culture doesn’t generally encourage people to explore spirituality as a way of coping with life and it’s stresses. Even though there is an abundance of evidence that a healthy relationship with spirituality in some form is very beneficial. The word “Healthy” being crucial to the benefit.

    I’m sorry that you experienced this tragedy in such a close and personal way HRS.

      • From what I’m seeing, everyone and their brother has noticed.

        Here is what RFK Jr. is saying about it.

        “ Until we hear directly from Tucker, we may never know why Fox News made the seemingly suicidal decision to send him packing. But Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has an interesting and plausible theory.
        Tucker spent part of his April 19 monologue calling out the corporate media shilling for Big Pharma and promoting their products. Tucker then went on to praise RFK. Jr. for being completely right about how “ineffective and potentially dangerous” the COVID vaccines are.”

        • You got it Steve.

          Robert F Kennedy, Jr tweets:
          “Fox fires Tucker Carlson five days after he crosses the red line by acknowledging that the TV networks pushed a deadly and ineffective vaccine to please their Pharma advertisers. Carlson’s breathtakingly courageous April 19 monologue broke TV’s two biggest rules: Tucker told the truth about how greedy Pharma advertisers controlled TV news content and he lambasted obsequious newscasters for promoting jabs they knew to be lethal and worthless. For many years, Tucker has had the nation’s biggest audience averaging 3.5 million — 10 times the size of CNN. Fox just demonstrated the terrifying power of Big Pharma.”

      • I think it’s interesting TC has been a lot more outspoken about issues like the tyranny of the lockdowns, the harms from the jab, and the roll out of CBDCs and what that means.

        He also had Catherine Austin Fitts who is has been very critical of the emerging slavery grid.

        Also Glen Beck from Blaze TV had Whitney Webb on a few months ago and said it was his most important interview he’s had.

        It seems like some of these mainstream commentators are discussing topics that have previously been off limits for mainstream media.

        I’ve never watched anything on Fox News prior to the lockdowns and was stunned that TC even discussed it and criticized it.

        I wonder if these mainstream commentators have had a change of heart and/or some type of wake up call and have decided that they don’t want to be a slave and don’t want their kids to be slaves or even that what’s going on is evil. I don’t know.

        • “ I wonder if these mainstream commentators have had a change of heart and/or some type of wake up call and have decided that they don’t want to be a slave and don’t want their kids to be slaves or even that what’s going on is evil. I don’t know.“

          Watch this short (2min) clip of Carlson talking about what might be that change of heart.



  30. Could someone help me find a specific corbett report episode? I believe it was posted around a year to a year and a half ago. The topic was mental health and I was trying to remember if the therapeutic method that was being discussed was “Tension, Stress, and Trauma Release (TRE)”. However, I can’t find the episode no matter what search terms I enter or through much scrolling. Does anyone remember an older episode about a therapeutic technique?

    • Perhaps you are thinking of ACT – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy? James did a solutions watch episode with Iain Davis in early 2022

      “…about how we can use behavioural psychology to reassert our power and regain our sovereignty.”


      • Thank you! This is the episode! ACT not TRE. These three-letter acronyms …
        I looked at show notes for this one when I was looking, but therapy is not mentioned there so I passed it over. Thanks again 🙂

    • HeritageMommy,

      This is a good resource for “SOLUTIONS” stuff that Corbett has….

      2022 Year in Review – #SolutionsWatch

      The SHOWNOTES here hold tremendous “Reference Value” with links to an individual #SolutionsWatch (which in itself includes valuable links.)
      Included with the 2022 Review is also 2021 Year in Review – #SolutionsWatch.

      • Thank you! That is a great resource. Very helpful link(s)

  31. Psychopaths, Sociopaths and Culture Contagion

    James Corbett had a recent article series about these soulless wackos.
    I’ll draw attention to…
    “Dissent Into Madness: Projections of the Psychopaths” https://www.corbettreport.com/dissent-into-madness-projections-of-the-psychopaths/
    I also want to draw attention to…

    Child 44, a 2015 mystery thriller film.
    It takes place during Stalin’s rule of the Soviet Union in the early 1950s.

    This “Child 44” movie scared the bejesus out of me!
    It makes the Texas Chainsaw Massacre look like a Bed-n-Breakfast (which it really is now).

    One needs to only watch the first half to understand what I’m talking about.
    The culture is so toxic, so irrationally insane, so psychotically sociopathic, that it sucks out the souls of those who try to retain their humanity.

    If you watch “Child 44”, you will see many parallels to our current existence.

  32. Dan Dicks of “Press For Truth’ confronts the lying police (via “The Highwire”)

    On Thursday 4/27/2023 The Highwire EPISODE 317: LOST IN TRANS NATION, the transsexual topic is discussed.
    At the 37:45 mark you will see Dan Dicks in action. Dan’s on-the-ground journalistic skills really shine, especially when he confronts the police.

    • Excellent Highwire episode! I’m glad he’s covering this topic. Those people are nuts. And the cops in Canada are nuts too, like pod people just blindly following along. They allow the violent mob of trans people assault a peaceful person for wearing a sign that states facts and say the peaceful man is to blame. Wow!

      Dan Dicks then calmly calls out the police for their abhorrent behavior. The “puberty blockers” are dangerous drugs that can cause some horrific side effects that may be permanent. One of these drugs Lupron commonly used for prostate cancer as a testosterone blocker (chemical castration) has had profound negative effects including osteoporosis. It’s also used to chemically castrate sex offenders.

      One good website that has a bunch of informative articles about hormones is the site hormonesmatter.com. Here’s an article about Lupron:

      For anyone interested in hormones and how medical procedures can affect them I highly recommend this website. Hormones have multiple functions in the body, not just sex characteristics and functions but also influence the cardiovascular system, nervous system and bone health and more. Children and teens do not have a fully mature brain and lack capacity for informed consent. People who are not given information about the risks also are unable to consent.

      It’s also mind blowing that parents are allowing perverts to interact with their children (drag queen story hour). Anyone who wants to perform for children in sexually provocative ways is by definition a pervert. In fact there have been registered sex offenders who have been allowed to interact with children at public libraries and the US tax payer is funding this. Some of these drag queens are convicted child molesters and law enforcement is defending this.

      Also, there has been a movement to “de-stigmatize” pedophiles that I was not aware of. Here’s a NY Post article about it https://nypost.com/2021/11/25/prof-who-referred-to-pedophiles-as-minor-attracted-persons-to-resign/

      I guess I shouldn’t be shocked by this since there are so many perverts in positions of power.

  33. For those still pondering why folks are acting so crazy or just unable to see the psyop, OR on the fence about the theory of “mass formation”, here is a partial quote from Bonhoeffer:

    Bonhoeffer on Stupidity (https://nsjonline.com/article/2021/12/bonhoeffer-on-stupidity/)

    Stupidity is a more dangerous enemy of the good than malice. One may protest against evil; it can be exposed and, if need be, prevented by use of force. Evil always carries within itself the germ of its own subversion in that it leaves behind in human beings at least a sense of unease.

    Against stupidity we are defenseless.

    Neither protests nor the use of force accomplish anything here; reasons fall on deaf ears; facts that contradict one’s prejudgment simply need not be believed — in such moments the stupid person even becomes critical — and when facts are irrefutable, they are just pushed aside as inconsequential, as incidental. In all this the stupid person, in contrast to the malicious one, is utterly self-satisfied and, being easily irritated, becomes dangerous by going on the attack.

    For that reason, greater caution is called for than with a malicious one. Never again will we try to persuade the stupid person with reasons, for it is senseless and dangerous.

    If we want to know how to get the better of stupidity, we must seek to understand its nature. This much is certain, that it is in essence not an intellectual defect but a human one. There are human beings who are of remarkably agile intellect yet stupid, and others who are intellectually quite dull yet anything but stupid.

    We discover this to our surprise in particular situations. The impression one gains is not so much that stupidity is a congenital defect, but that, under certain circumstances, people are made stupid or that they allow this to happen to them.

    We note further that people who have isolated themselves from others or who live in solitude manifest this defect less frequently than individuals or groups of people inclined or condemned to sociability. And so it would seem that stupidity is perhaps less a psychological than a sociological problem.

    (Continued below)

    • (Continued)
      It is a particular form of the impact of historical circumstances on human beings, a psychological concomitant of certain external conditions. Upon closer observation, it becomes apparent that every strong upsurge of power in the public sphere, be it of a political or of a religious nature, infects a large part of humankind with stupidity.

      It would even seem that this is virtually a sociological-psychological law. The power of the one needs the stupidity of the other.

      The process at work here is not that particular human capacities, for instance, the intellect, suddenly atrophy or fail. Instead, it seems that under the overwhelming impact of rising power, humans are deprived of their inner independence, and, more or less consciously, give up establishing an autonomous position toward the emerging circumstances.

      The fact that the stupid person is often stubborn must not blind us to the fact that he is not independent. In conversation with him, one virtually feels that one is dealing not at all with a person, but with slogans, catchwords and the like that have taken possession of him. He is under a spell, blinded, misused, and abused in his very being. Having thus become a mindless tool, the stupid person will also be capable of any evil and at the same time incapable of seeing that it is evil. This is where the danger of diabolical misuse lurks, for it is this that can once and for all destroy human beings.

      * * *

      Dietrich Bonhoeffer, from “After Ten Years” in “Letters and Papers from Prison.” Bonhoeffer was a leader in the Confessional Church in Germany and was hanged to death on April 9, 1945 by Hitler’s Nazis just days before the Buchenwald concentration camp was liberated.

      * * *

      My reaction:
      Basically, when the masses are made “stupid” (i.e., fearful), they give their autonomy (i.e., power) to those who will rule. Further down in this prose, not quoted here, Bonhoeffer states that the only way out of this stupidity, is when they obtain the fear of god. I read that more and more people are sensing the sequence of global crises as a spiritual war between good and evil. Maybe there is still hope that “stupid” masses will come to their senses.

      Somewhat related topic, the battle between “mass formation” theory and anti-mass-formation theory – both can be explained by FEAR. The fact that we become fearful if everyone around us is fearful, being part of human nature, explains the social or mass part of the affliction.

        • Thanks for sharing the link. Nice collection of examples of brave truthers contrasted with gas-lighters.

          P.S. I am behind on my reading of your substack articles, but each time I read one, I think: This should be in a book! Prose on gardening, benefits of herbs, and recipes are offered by Chelsey Green Publishing.

          • @jo-ann

            Thanks for reading it and sharing your thoughts 🙂

            I really appreciate your kind comments about my substack articles, it means a lot to me to know that what I put together in those posts on substack is appreciated by conscientious, learned and open minded individuals such as yourself.

            Many of my substack articles are, in fact, excerpts from a book I am in the process of self publishing. I have the digital (ebook) version available now and I am about to have the physical copies available as well.

            It is interesting you should mention Chelsey Green Publishing as you are the third person to bring them up (specifically in reference to my writing) and one of those three people is connected to that company and they expressed an interest in helping getting the ball rolling with publishing my book.

            For now I want to self-publish based on my own efforts and interface directly with the printing company to ensure the highest quality (durable) printing/binding format but I am going to reassess signing up with a publishing company after my first 500 copy printing run (as dealing with shipping logistics for hundreds of books, and heirloom seeds, while simultaneously working a full time physically demanding day job is not a viable course of action for the long term).

            I hope you have a lovely May filled with fragrant blossoms, opportunities for healing, inspiration and discovery.

            Thanks for the comment.

    • I think that JC mentioned that the world can’t become anarchist overnight. New psychopaths would fill the space left by the old ones. I don’t think Kennedy is a psychopath, so he’d be a big improvement over what we have now.

      Having said that I think he’s smart enough to know that the system won’t let him be selected, but it might get more regular average people to consider what is going on around them. I mean after a while it becomes obvious that people are dropping dead from all the jabs and we are being enslaved.

      I do think that the system that is being pushed on humanity is not something that will be desirable for anyone who actually has feelings and cares about the future. I like how he has been so outspoken against Fauci and pharma.

      I don’t think he’s an anarchist but that isn’t something that can happen overnight anyway. There must be a shift in consciousness.

      • “so he’d be a big improvement over what we have now.”

        I wholeheartedly agree with that. But I would go a bit further.
        I think that a RFK Jr. presidency would be much better for the world than another Trump administration.

        I believe that Kennedy would actually try to fulfill his campaign promises while Trump never had any intention of doing so last time and wouldn’t if given another opportunity.

        Unfortunately, I don’t for a minute believe that the deep state forces will let him achieve the office.

        I just hope that they let him live. 🙁

        • I think he has a lot of courage considering what happened to his father and uncle.

          People don’t need to hold an office to try to change things though and perhaps he know this.

          I also thinks he’s smart enough to know that elections are rigged at least on the national level.

    • “I have been a libertarian since November of 1970. I have worked on over 30 electoral and ballot petition campaigns across the country, from local races to serving on the senior national staff of a presidential campaign. I think it imperative that at this time for everyone (Libertarians, Democrats, Republicans, Independents) to do everything they can to support Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s presidential candidacy (and particularly not quibble about how they may disagree with him on this minor issue or another). No candidate is perfect, (Think of Gary Johnson and William Weld.) Focus upon supporting him in the Democratic primary against Joe Biden. The 2024 General Election is a long way away. RFK is challenging the despotic tyranny and regimentation of the governing elites composing the regulatory captured bureaucratic administrative state and its corrupt crony enablers, particularly in Big Pharma, the warmongers of the military industrial complex, and the invasive surveillance/intelligence deep state at the core of this infamy. He has spent most of his life engaged in this struggle against the sinister deep state forces that murdered his father Senator Robert F.. Kennedy and his uncle President John F. Kennedy.”


  34. For those following fluoride policy, Children’s Health Defense has posted a video of the May 4th webcast “The Fluoride Report | Systematic Review of the Science.” from the National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors Meeting. (The program begins after about 8 minutes of music.)


    • The attorney begins speaking at about 1 hr. 15 minutes.

    • Thanks for posting this.

      It is part of the historical record.

    • This a great one. Ivor Cummins, I believe, had a very simple video on this subject a few years ago. People were crazed out of the senses back then, they will probably be even more reticent today to admit they got duped.

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