Monday, October 25, 2021

“Overnight in the World's Most Secluded Cabin”, in Cascadia

Mount Shuksan tarn


Overnight in the World's Most Secluded Cabin”, with Drew Simms.

Drew drives his jeep, parks, rides a mountain bike ten miles, locks it to tree, and climbs to a fire watch cabin, on peak in the Washington Cascades.  Another couple is there to share. There is an honor system to board up when he leaves.  

He also has to climb a rope and vertical ladder to get to the cabin.

Picture, Mt. Shuksan, AK, Wikipedia embed

Sunday, October 24, 2021

"Secrets of Dune" YT channel claims WB is trying to shut the channel down


Nevada desert 2012-5

Here’s an odd one.,

“Secrets of Dune” claims that Warner Brothers is trying to end his Youtube channel, with copyright claims and YT demonetization.

Is there a problem that spoilers would deter ticket sales?  Not for a story as complicated but well known from the books as this one.

Well my own script “Second Epiphany” drawn from my own SASE books could become just as complicated if it became a franchise.

Saturday, October 23, 2021

"Is China’s Social Credit System Real? " a westerner who has lived there tells us


Iowwhy86 offers a video on Oct. 21, “Is China’s Social Credit System Real? I Found Out”.

The system is fully implemented in only a few areas and is inconsistent.  It picks on rather specific, narrow violations. 

Yet China is very determined to demand social capital from every individual, through mandatory residential and workplace CCP organizing.

Wikipedia embed of Three Gorges Dam, click for attribution. 

Thursday, October 21, 2021

“Four Hours at the Capitol” from HBO Documentary

2021 United States Capitol VOA 1 (cropped)


HBO Documentary Films offers  a 92-minute film by Jamie Roberts, “Four Hours at the Capitol”.

This is the most detailed account yet of the events inside the Capitol on January 6, 2021, when 15000 insurgents tried to stop the counting of the Electoral College votes by Congress.

One of the most chilling scenes is the evacuation of the House from its own chamber.

The personal brutality of members of the mob, wanting to gouge eyes, is striking.

So is their immersion in erratic beliefs, as they do not trust mainstream sources of information om a world of algorithmic social media. Some believe in replacement ideology, and others fear expropriation by the radical Left, even according to CRT.   

Brendan Gutenschwager often appears and comments.

Ford Fischer and News2Share contributed licensed footage outdoors.

The film does not give a lot of detail on how the reinforcements pushed back the rioters after 4 hours. The lack of preparation by Capitol police seems to be Trump’s doing. We had a close call with Trump's use of martial law, and then what?

There is a line in the crowd: "Whose side are you on?"  Really.

Wikipedia embed of Voice of America image p.d., click for attribution.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

“What They Pay For”, from Film Courage


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Film Courage with Jack Grapes, “What The Audience Wants More Than Anything Else”, or “What They Pay For”

It’s the transformational line without the birthday cake.

It’s what in people you can care about when they have lost their own part-objects.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

“Restricted: How Big Tech Is Taking Away Your Freedom", from PragerU

9/11 memorial tower of song


“Restricted: How Big Tech Is Taking Away Your Freedom”, 2101/9/29, 20 min, documentary from PragerU, link.

BigTech is depicted as using its monopoly  tactics to favor an identarian progressive agenda, with a vague definition of hate speech based on relativism and grievance rather than normal social standards.

In practice it tends to shadow-ban or demonetize rather than deplatform. Or thry have refused to distinguish between citizen or independent journalism and direct speech.

But it in extreme cases it has used infrastructure companies to remove competitors (Parler) or even get bank accounts closed.

Monday, October 18, 2021

“A Walk Through Dementia” , in a supermarket, animated

“A Walk Through Dementia” from Alzheimers Research UK.

In a supermarket. Speaks for itself.  Animated, plain.