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EoP observations of possible random and/or military intelligence psychotronic manipulated coincidence; are subject to EoP Radical Honoursty Information Quality Operations caveat.

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Iowa State: Andrew Paleczny & Young W Kwon – To whom it may concern; Stahl/Steel Construction, Emmaus Bible College, Algorithmic Trading Operator, Shell Buckling, Finite Element, SCIRP.

» IG: 17-09-15_iowastateandrewpaleczny-youngwkwon-etal.

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Carrie & Emma Buck on Bench – Charlottesville – Eugenics in Virginia.

Carrie Elizabeth Buck (July 3, 1906 – January 28, 1983) was the plaintiff in the United States Supreme Court case Buck v. Bell, after having been ordered to undergo compulsory sterilization for purportedly being “feeble-minded.” The surgery, carried out while Buck was an inmate of the Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, took place under the authority of the Racial Integrity Act of 1924, part of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s eugenics program. Carrie Buck was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, the first of three children born to Emma Buck; she was soon joined by a half-sister, Doris Buck, and a half-brother, Roy Smith. Little is known about Emma Buck other than that she was poor and married to Frederick Buck, who shortly into their marriage abandoned her.

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White House Climate Page: Joint Announcement with China: Barack Obama and Xi Jinping on bench disappears:

CNBC: The White House website’s page on climate change just disappeared. National Geographic: White House Scrubs Mentions of Climate Change, Tells EPA to Do Same, Then Backtracks. Vice Motherboard: All References to Climate Change Have Been Deleted From the White House Website. Reuters: Trump to target Obama’s climate initiatives: White House website.  Science Mag: Trump officials suspend plan to delete EPA climate web pages. Vanity Fair: Trump White House Orders EPA to Delete Climate Change Web Page.
» IG: 17-01-26_syria-wadibaradavalley-reconoffer.

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Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes: Buck v Bell: Authorization of Compulsory Sterilization.

“Nine scorpions in a bottle,” Oliver Wendell Holmes’s description of the Supreme court.

We have seen more than once that the public welfare may call upon the best citizens for their lives. It would be strange if it could not call upon those who already sap the strength of the State for these lesser sacrifices, often not felt to be such by those concerned, in order to prevent our being swamped with incompetence. It is better for all the world if, instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind. The principle that sustains compulsory vaccination is broad enough to cover cutting the Fallopian tubes.  Three generations of imbeciles are enough. – Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr; U.S. Supreme Court: Buck v. Bell, 274 U.S. 200 (1927); Argued 22 April, Decided 2 May 1927. – Justicia; US Supreme Court: 274 U.S. 200 (1927).

Buck v. Bell, 274 U.S. 200 (1927), is a decision of the United States Supreme Court, written by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., in which the Court ruled that a state statute permitting compulsory sterilization of the unfit, including the intellectually disabled, “for the protection and health of the state” did not violate the Due Process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The decision was largely seen as an endorsement of negative eugenics—the attempt to improve the human race by eliminating “defectives” from the gene pool. The Supreme Court has never expressly overturned Buck v. Bell.

The concept of eugenics had been put forward in 1883 by Francis Galton, who also coined the name. The trend first became popular in Europe, but also found proponents in the United States by the start of the 20th century. Indiana passed the first eugenic sterilization statute (1907), but it was legally flawed. To remedy this situation, Harry Laughlin of the Eugenics Record Office (ERO) at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, designed a model eugenic law that was reviewed by legal experts. In 1924 the Commonwealth of Virginia adopted a statute authorizing the compulsory sterilization of the intellectually disabled for the purpose of eugenics. This 1924 statute was closely based on Laughlin’s model. Looking to determine if the new law would pass a legal challenge, on September 10, 1924 Dr. Albert Sidney Priddy, superintendent of the Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, filed a petition to his Board of Directors to sterilize Carrie Buck, an 18-year-old patient at his institution who he claimed had a mental age of 9. Priddy maintained that Buck represented a genetic threat to society. According to Priddy, Buck’s 52-year-old mother possessed a mental age of 8 and had a record of prostitution and immorality. She had three children without good knowledge of their parentage. Carrie, one of these children, had been adopted and attended school for five years, reaching the level of sixth grade. However, according to Priddy, she had eventually proved to be “incorrigible” and eventually gave birth to an illegitimate child. Her adopted family had committed her to the State Colony as “feeble-minded”, no longer feeling capable of caring for her. It was later discovered that Carrie’s pregnancy was not caused by any “immorality” on her own part. In the summer of 1923, while her adoptive mother was away “on account of some illness,” her adoptive mother’s nephew raped Carrie, and Carrie’s later commitment has been seen as an attempt by the family to save their reputation.
» IG: 17-09-07_fewgoodmen-handlethetruth-2.

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Forest Gump – Life is a Box of Chocolates

Forest GumpForrest Gump is a 1994 American comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and stars Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, and Sally Field. The story depicts several decades in the life of Forrest Gump, a slow-witted but kind-hearted, good-natured and athletically prodigious man from Alabama who witnesses, and in some cases influences, some of the defining events of the latter half of the 20th century in the United States; more specifically, the period between Forrest’s birth in 1944 and 1982. The film differs substantially from Winston Groom’s novel, including Gump’s personality and several events that were depicted. Trailer.  Honest Trailer.
» IG: 17-01-26_syria-wadibaradavalley-reconoffer.

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Life and Second Law: Douglas Fir v Quarry: Metaphor for EoP Cooperating Fir v WiP Competitive Quarry Communication Practices

Individuals who cooperate with ego literate clear honest – including brutally honest – sincere communication [Douglas Fir Forest], can accomplish far more with a small amount of energy/resources/time; than ego illiterate individuals who compete with deception, passive aggressive, plausible deniable, obsfucation, requiring a huge amount of resources to accomplish the same task [Quarry Burn].

Life and the Second Law: Surface Temperature (C) vs Transect Distances (M): Figure 3: A thermal Infrared Multichannel Scanner (TIMS) profile over a varied landscape in the Braulio Carrillo National Park in Costa Rica (done by Luvall et al, 1990). The TIMS is mounted on an aircraft measuring six thermal channels in the wave length channels of 8.2 to 12.2 um and flown over a 400 meter transect. Temperatures are canopy temperature values calculated from net reradiated thermal energy. Temperatures showed that forest fire burn was the warmest system (it did not degrade as much incoming energy) and the tree island the coldest (best degrader). The pasture degraded energy in an intermediate fasion. Airborne thermal imaging may hold great promise for rapid evaluation of terrestrial ecological integrity. — Excerpt: Life as a Manifestation of the Second Law of Thermodynamics (Schneider and Kay, 1995) [PDF]; referenced by Paul Chefurka in The Thermodynamics of Civilization. Cool Tree Island Douglas Fir Forest vs Hot Quarry: Correspondence to Paul Chefurka with reference to Communication Entropy between Cooperating Cool Forests and Competing Quarry’s. Individuals who cooperate with clear honest sincere communication, can accomplish far more with a small amount of energy/resources/time; than individuals who compete with deception and obsfucation, requiring a huge amount of resources to accomplish the same task.
IG: 15-11-17_awrldfrance-permacultureentropy; 17-01-20_usfs-natparksvc-djt20janinaug17-01-26_syria-wadibaradavalley-reconoffer17-09-08_vic-devilsbridge.

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WiP ‘Pretend we Care about Resource Conflict Problem Solving; while doing nothing about Root causes of Resource Conflict’ Quarry / Ocean Garbage Patches.

The Global Commons WiP Supremacist Social Conflict Religious, Legal, Academic and ideological [eop-v-wip-ism.tygae.org.za] Experts Garbage Patch is a massive dump of floating bullshit the public verbal diarhea in the global problem solving discussion commons..
» EoP v WiP Neg: 11 Aug: Ocean Pollution Patch … United Nations.
» IG: 17-09-06_un-usa-fuckhonourgarbagepatchcommons.

[…] If a social-cohesion – aka resource conflict solving – communication relating value does fuck all to help the individuals in the resource conflict dispute to confront and eliminate the root causes of their resource conflict, it is not a sincere honourable social cohesion resource conflict process. It is nothing but the individual engaging in fuck honour bullshit the public relations verbal diarhea’.
» EoP Leg Sub: 10 Aug: J Doursey, V Gadde: Re: Case# 64816225: @EoPMILEDClerk 09 Aug 13:58 tweet to Dalai Lama.
» IG: 17-09-08_vic-devilsbridge.

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Taganrog Quarry: Gully of Petroshino aka Gully of Death:

Gully of Petrushino [archive.is/HrmfS] (Russian: Петрушинская балка or Балка смерти from German: Todesschlucht) is a site on the outskirts of Taganrog, Russia at which 7,000 Soviet civilians were massacred by the German military in 1941-1943 during the Occupation of Taganrog. Petrushino is a thin sand spit on the Gulf of Taganrog, Azov Sea on the Southwestern outskirts of Taganrog. The Gully of Petrushino is a quarry situated near Beriev Aircraft Company, which was formed in the early 20th century after extractions of clay for a no longer existing brickworks. On October 17, 1941, the armored divisions SS Division Wiking and 1st SS Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler of 1st Panzer Group arrived on the outskirts of Taganrog and several panzers made breakthrough to the seaport and opened fire at gunboats “Krenkel” and “Rostov-Don” and the last transport ship evacuating women and children. The city was left by the Red Army on October 22, 1941. The SS Einsatzgruppe Sonderkommando 10a performed systematic genocide of Taganrog citizens from the first days of occupation. The large groups of citizens (old men, women, communists, young communists, gypsies, Jews, and anyone suspected in aiding the Taganrog resistance movement) were taken from Vladimirskaya Plaza in Taganrog to Petrushino village (near Beriev) and shot in the Gully of Petrushino (Todesschlucht). The massacres in Taganrog started with the Final Solution of the Jewish question. On October 22, 1941 the Ortskommandant issued an order for all Jewish people to wear a Star of David sign and to register at the Ortskommandantur. It was followed by Appeal to the Jewish Population of Taganrog signed by the Ortskommandant Alberti. The “appeal” was calling all Jews to assemble on October 29, 1941 at 8:00AM on Vladimirskaya Plaza in Taganrog from where they were supposed to be taken to a ghetto. Alberti explained this measure as necessary due to alleged rise of antisemitism among local population, and that the German police and Gestapo would better manage the question if the Jewish population were separated into a certain district of the city. On October 29, 1941 all Jews of Taganrog (around 2,500 people) were gathered on Vladimirskaya Plaza, promptly registered at the building of the school no.27 in front of Vladimirskaya Plaza and taken by trucks to the Gully of Petrushino near Beriev Aircraft Factory, where they were shot to death by Schutzmannschaft collaborationists under control of Otto Ohlendorf’s Einsatzgruppe D. Of all the Jewish children who lived in Taganrog in 1941 only a 14-year-old boy Volodya Kobrin (Russian: Кобрин, Владимир Моисеевич) managed to escape the certain death, thanks to the help of various people in Taganrog and especially Anna Mikhailovna Pokrovskaya, who was awarded the title of the Righteous among the Nations by the Professor Alisa Shenar, Ambassador of Israel in Russia on July 19, 1996.
» IG: 17-01-26_syria-wadibaradavalley-reconoffer17-09-08_vic-devilsbridge.

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Vote Vermin Supreme

Vermin Love Supreme (born c. 1961) is an American performance artist and activist who has run as a candidate in various local, state, and national elections in the United States. Supreme is known for wearing a boot as a hat and carrying a large toothbrush, and has said that if elected President of the United States, he will pass a law requiring people to brush their teeth. He has campaigned on a platform of zombie apocalypse awareness and time travel research, and promised a free pony for every American. In 2011, he participated in the Occupy Boston protests. He is the subject of the 2014 documentary, Who Is Vermin Supreme? An Outsider Odyssey, which follows his 2012 campaign and explores his life as an activist and political prankster. MOtherboard: Vermin Supreme for President. Acronym: I will Faithfully Execute all Americans.

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Woody Allen: Curse of Jade Scorpion

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion is a 2001 crime comedy film written, directed and starring Woody Allen. The cast also features Helen Hunt, Dan Aykroyd, Elizabeth Berkley, John Schuck, Wallace Shawn, David Ogden Stiers and Charlize Theron. The plot concerns an insurance investigator and an efficiency expert who are both hypnotized by a crooked hypnotist into stealing jewels. The film bears much more in common with Allen’s earlier screwball comedy films than with other films made by him around the same time. Trailer.

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Standard Catalog of Depression Scrip of the United States

ScripScrip (sometimes in India called chit) is a term for any substitute for legal tender and is often a form of credit. Scrips have been created for payment of employees under truck systems, and for use in local commerce at times when regular currency was unavailable, for example in remote coal towns, military bases, ships on long voyages, or occupied countries in wartime. Besides company scrip, other forms of scrip include land scrip, vouchers, token coins such as subway tokens, IOUs, arcade tokens and tickets, and points on some credit cards. Scrips have gained historical importance and become a subject of study in numismatics and exonumia due to their wide variety and recurring use. Scrip behaves similarly to a currency, and as such can be used to study monetary economics.

Depression Scrip: During the Great Depression, many local governments were forced to pay employees in scrip at the height of the crisis. Scrip became illegal under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. Depression scrip was used during the depression era of the 1930’s as a substitute for government issued currency.  Because of the banks closing temporarily and the lack of physical currency, someone had to come up with another form of currency to keep the economy going and a way for trade to continue.  Therefore the old idea of  local currency was reborn.  Paper, cardboard, wood, metal tokens, leather, clam shells and even parchment made from fish skin was used.  At one point, the U.S. Government considered issuing a nation wide scrip on a temporary basis.  But that idea was quickly shot down by the Secretary of the Treasury  William H. Woodin.  Instead, the  U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing was tasked with increasing their printing of new Federal Reserve notes.- Amazon: Standard Catalog of Depression Scrip of the United States: The 1930s Including Canada and Mexico.

Community-issued scrip: The use of locally issued scrip accepted by multiple businesses within a community has increased during the Late-2000s recession. Community-wide scrip usage has begun or is on the rise in Ithaca, New York; Detroit; The Berkshires; Pittsboro, North Carolina; Traverse City, Michigan; Lamar, Colorado; Calgary, Canada and Hagen, Germany. Thailand’s township Amphoe Kut Chum once issued its own local scrip called Bia Kut Chum: Bia is Thai for cowry shell, which was once used as small change, and still so used in metaphorical expressions. To side-step implications that the community intended their scrip as an unlawful substitute for currency, it now issues exchange coupons called Boon Kut Chum.

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Robert Oppenheimer – Two Nuclear Scorpions on Bottle

We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to enquire. We know that the wages of secrecy are corruption. We know that in secrecy error, undetected, will flourish and subvert.
“Encouragement of Science” (Address at Science Talent Institute, 6 Mar 1950), Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, v.7, #1 (Jan 1951) p. 6-8.

We may anticipate a state of affairs in which the two Great Powers will each be in a position to put an end to the civilization and life of the other, though not without risking its own. We may be likened to two scorpions in a bottle, each capable of killing the other, but only at the risk of his own life. – J Robert Oppenheimer; “Atomic Weapons and American Policy,” Foreign Affairs, July 1953, p. 529.

There must be no barriers to freedom of inquiry … There is no place for dogma in science. The scientist is free, and must be free to ask any question, to doubt any assertion, to seek for any evidence, to correct any errors. Our political life is also predicated on openness. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it and that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. And we know that as long as men are free to ask what they must, free to say what they think, free to think what they will, freedom can never be lost, and science can never regress. – As quoted in “J. Robert Oppenheimer” by L. Barnett, in Life, Vol. 7, No. 9, International Edition (24 October 1949), p. 58; sometimes a partial version (the final sentence) is misattributed to Marcel Proust.

There are no secrets about the world of nature. There are secrets about the thoughts and intentions of men. – Interview with Edward R. Murrow, A Conversation with J. Robert Oppenheimer (1955)

Julius Robert Oppenheimer (April 22, 1904 – February 18, 1967) was an American theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. Oppenheimer was the wartime head of the Los Alamos Laboratory and is among those who are credited with being the “father of the atomic bomb” for their role in the Manhattan Project, the World War II undertaking that developed the first nuclear weapons used in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The first atomic bomb was detonated on July 16, 1945, in the Trinity test in New Mexico; Oppenheimer later remarked that it brought to mind words from the Bhagavad Gita: “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”

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Req’g DoD to ignore/Kill EoP Luten-sink Bridge Engineer won’t stop WiP Titanic

EoP MILED Clerk: 08 Sep 2017: 12:51 hrs: @RayDalio @LockheedMartin Req’g @DeptofDefense @sniper_picks 2 ignore/kill EoP Luten-sink brdge enginr; wont stop WiP Titanic https://youtu.be/ZKie_34cpJI [Schindlers List: Comdt Amon Goethe & Jewish Engineer]  @StanMcChrystal pic.twitter.com/sePa4xwyuT [IG: 17-08-06_stanmcchrystal-gwotcauses-eopsolutions; 17-09-08_eoprhfr-obswipmatchsticklegbridge]

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1984: NSA: National Security Agency – 4 Nov Scorpion

The National Security Agency (NSA) (November 4, 1952) is a national-level intelligence agency of the United States Department of Defense, under the authority of the Director of National Intelligence. The NSA is responsible for global monitoring, collection, and processing of information and data for foreign intelligence and counterintelligence purposes, specializing in a discipline known as signals intelligence (SIGINT). The NSA is also tasked with the protection of U.S. communications networks and information systems. The NSA relies on a variety of measures to accomplish its mission, the majority of which are clandestine. Originating as a unit to decipher coded communications in World War II, it was officially formed as the NSA by President Harry S. Truman in 1952. Since then, it has become one of the largest U.S. intelligence organizations in terms of personnel and budget. The origins of the National Security Agency can be traced back to April 28, 1917, three weeks after the U.S. Congress declared war on Germany in World War I. A code and cipher decryption unit was established as the Cable and Telegraph Section which was also known as the Cipher Bureau. It was headquartered in Washington, D.C. and was part of the war effort under the executive branch without direct Congressional authorization. During the course of the war it was relocated in the army’s organizational chart several times. On July 5, 1917, Herbert O. Yardley was assigned to head the unit. At that point, the unit consisted of Yardley and two civilian clerks. It absorbed the navy’s cryptoanalysis functions in July 1918. World War I ended on November 11, 1918, and the army cryptographic section of Military Intelligence (MI-8) moved to New York City on May 20, 1919, where it continued intelligence activities as the Code Compilation Company under the direction of Yardley.

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American Drug War: Scorpion Logo on Drugs – Last White Hope: We Have Met the Enemy its our own Government.

American Drug War: The Last White Hope is a 2007 documentary film by writer/director Kevin Booth about the War on Drugs in the United States.: We Have Met the Enemy and its our own Government. The film states the War on Drugs has become one of the longest and most costly wars in American history. Texas filmmaker Kevin Booth sets out to prove his claim that the Drug War has failed. Three and a half years in the making, the film includes sections showing 62 people including: former DEA agents, CIA officers, narcotics officers, judges, politicians, gang members, prisoners and celebrities. There is also extensive treatment of CIA and Contras cocaine trafficking in the US. San Jose Mercury News journalist Gary Webb exposes the connection between the arrest of “Freeway” Rick Ross and his cocaine source who was employed with the CIA. Trailer.

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We have met the Enemy and its our own Ego: Lack of Ego Literacy.

Egological Literate Honourable Discourse:

If you are committed to honourable discourse; and you are still giving an individual you are relating to the the benefit of the doubt that they are committed to honourable truthseeking discussion:

Clarify your preferences; to enable people being communicated to, to clearly know what you want; and whether they are willing to engage you in entering into an agreement; to help you get what you want; and reciprocally whether you can help them to get what they may want.

Always respond to verbal and written correspondence: from honourable communicators, with a sincere honest response. If you don’t have time to respond; inform them by when they can expect a response.

You sincerely and actively listen to the evidence from any individual, irrespective of their political ideology (right wing to left wing), religion, race or culture. Active listening means you verify that your interpretation of their statements is accurate; before concluding that you have ‘heard their argument’.

You focus on simplifying the issue discussed, using as much as possible descriptive words; as opposed to abstract concepts. If or where you do use abstract concepts; you are willing to define your meaning of that abstract concept within that circumstance.

You evaluate their argument based upon the evidence they present, not their race, religion or political ideology; etc.

If you are not convinced by the quality of their evidence on any particular issue; you are willing to agree to disagree on that particular issue, and if they are wiling to engage in cooperative truthseeking to get better evidence so that you are both able to get more quality evidence; so that a stronger beyond reasonable doubt conclusion can be drawn on the particular issue in dispute.

You remain in the conversation until you find agreement; and support each other on other issues that you do agree upon; based upon more conclusive buck stops here evidence.

If conflict sincerely arises in the discussion about the issue, you are committed to remaining in the conversation and finding a way to resolve the conflict, by allowing yourselves to get over your anger; as opposed to requiring yourself or others to suppress their anger for political correct ‘lets pretend we are getting along’ reasons.

If or where sincere conflict arises: if sincere about resolving the disagreement; engage each other to find a fair ‘buck stops here’ arbitrator; whose arbitration values are based upon the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, based upon the evidence, the whole evidence and nothing but the evidence. Once the emotional steam has been released through the conflict resolution process; both parties will find themselves in a more calm neutral space where the truthseeking conversation can proceed.

If at any point during discussion; or arbitration proceedings; their evidence proves any of your evidence for any of your ideological, racial or religious working hypothesis theories or beliefs to be inaccurate; you love reason and logic more than your ego-identity and hence you are willing to publicly change your mind, on that particular subject and amend your ideological working hypothesis or belief with the new evidence provided; and if necessary to apologize.
» EoP ADR: Ego/Eco Literacy.

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EoP v WiP Gender: Drug Addiction.

Individuals who are not honest with themselves about what they want, will – like drug addicts; but in this case fragile ego ‘please confirm my racial, gender, religious perspective of reality’ ideocultural reality addicts —  surround themselves with other individuals to peer pressure brainwash them to stay on their gender, ideological, racial or religious ‘object of devotion’ script’s ecologically illiterate goals.

According to Tony Robbins, one of the ways in which he helped individuals to get over their addictions was for them to almost overdose on the addiction – for example: eat so much chocolate until you puke yourself sick – to create a biochemistry revulsion for it, and thereby alter their biochemistry away from that particular addiction.
» EoP v WiP Neg: 20 Aug: EoP Re: The Damage we do to boys and men explains the Trump presidency.
» EoP v WiP Neg: EoP v WiP Gender.

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Sympathy for the Devil: To Whom It May Concern

Sympathy for the Devil: John Boehner Orange – Sympathy for the Devil by Kent Anderson: Special Forces Hanson compares Agent Orange exponential growth chemical warfare scorching the earth and cities and civilization exponential growth killing the earth.
» IG: 15-10-25_arielsharon-grapeswrath.

Sympathy for the Devil: To Whom It May Concern:
‘It’s not the round with your name on it you gotta watch out for, it’s the one that’s addressed “To Whom it May Concern” was the phrase that contained the two ways of looking at life and death in Vietnam.’
» IG: 17-09-08_vic-devilsbridge.

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Nine Scorpions in a Bottle

Nine Scorpions in a Bottle: We’d like to believe that our highest court is an ivory tower, its members dispensing justice outside the realm of politics and power. Max Lerner, a venerable journalist and Court watcher who died in 1992, knew better. This collection of essays spans his career: his youthful opposition to the Court that opposed FDR’s New Deal; his belief in the 1950s that, though guilty, the Rosenbergs should not have been executed; his opposition to the “plebiscitary trend” that scotched the nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court. The constant throughout is Lerner’s commitment to a balance between judicial restraint and judicial activism, and to independent thinking. Facing his second Supreme Court nomination, Clinton might do well to bear in mind Lerner’s definition of the “passionately judicial temperament”: “a flexible mind, a compassion for the walking wounded, a refusal to be cowed by power, a capacity to live with the contradictions of life and to separate the permanent from the transient. – Kirkus Reviews.

For men whose differences would be the stuff of legend, these four had remarkably parallel early lives. All were self-made outsiders. Frankfurter was born in Vienna and grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where his father sold linens, silks and furs door-to-door. A City College graduate, he was toiling in New York’s Tenement House Department when he quixotically set his sights on Harvard Law School. Jackson was born into a family of small farmers in the western New York hamlet of Frewsburg. He studied at Albany Law School but did not graduate — the last justice appointed to the court not to have finished law school. A country lawyer, he argued in makeshift courtrooms in schools, churches and, as he later recalled, a barn. Black was the eighth and last child of a rural Alabama shopkeeper. He grew up in an unpainted house with farm animals out front, and attended the University of Alabama’s law school when there were just two professors and roughly 40 students. Douglas, a Yakima, Wash., native, had the most hardscrabble upbringing. After his father, an itinerant minister, died, he was raised by a struggling single mother. He paid his way through Whitman College in Walla Walla by working as a janitor. ……  The narrative picks up steam when it turns from what drew these men together to what tore them apart. The pages overflow with rivalries and a “Devil’s Dictionary” of invective. Jackson blasts Black for not recusing himself from a case that his former law partner argued. Black exacts his revenge by persuading the president not to appoint Jackson chief justice. Douglas assails Frankfurter as a pedant, complaining that his speeches at the justices’ conferences last precisely 50 minutes — the length of a Harvard Law School class. Frankfurter calls Douglas one of the “two completely evil men I have ever met.” If this were all there was, it would be little more than a legal soap opera. But the justices’ larger disputes were over what sort of a nation America would be. – New York Times: Jousting Justices.

In addition to whatever political jolts it caused, the ruling in Planned Parenthood v. Casey showed that the outer-limits conservative justices were still one vote short of taking control. Despite six appointments by Presidents Reagan and Bush, the court refused to become the standard-bearer of an ideological charge. While the 168-page Casey decision was badly factionalized, the message was clear: by a 5-4 margin, abortion remained a constitutional right. The fissures within the court over abortion were transparent; but they exposed, too, just how mean-spirited and tense life has become inside the Marble Temple. “Nine scorpions in a bottle,” Oliver Wendell Holmes’s description of the court, never had more resonance. – Newsweek: Nine Scorpions in a Bottle.

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Top Navalny Campaign Activist ‘Attacked’ with ‘Steel Pipe’ in Moscow

A top aide to Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny says he was attacked on the street with a metal pipe in Moscow, the latest incident in what Navalny calls a state-sanctioned campaign of violence and intimidation against supporters of his presidential bid. Nikolai Lyaskin, head of the Moscow bureau of Navalny’s presidential campaign, said on Twitter that shortly after he left the campaign headquarters in the city’s central district on September 15, an unidentified assailant struck him several times from behind with the pipe and then fled the scene. “Some scumbag just attacked me from behind,” Lyaskin wrote. Lyaskin said in a subsequent tweet that he was taken to the hospital by ambulance. He told Russian media outlets that he was hit once in the back of the head with the pipe, but that the other blows largely missed their mark. The extent of his injuries was not immediately clear. Lyaskin posted photographs of what he said was the weapon, which was wrapped in newspaper. He told the RBK business daily that the weapon was a “steel pipe.”
– RFERL: Top Navalny Campaign Activist ‘Attacked’ With ‘Steel Pipe’ In Moscow.

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Daniel B Luten – Chemist, Population Control Advocate & General MacArthur Resources Advisor

“… an organization cannot have a conservation policy without having a population policy.
… the sanity test—in which the candidate, confronted with an overflowing sink, is classified according to whether he reaches for the mop or the faucet.” – Daniel B. Luten; The Sierra Club Bulletin; Paul Ehlrich: The Population Bomb: Population Control or Race to Oblivion? [PDF]; Google Books: Behold a Pale Horse by William Cooper.
» IG: 17-09-07_instinct-illusions17-09-08_vic-devilsbridge.

In the early and mid-1960’s, the population issue came up frequently at Sierra Club annual meetings. One frequent advocate of population control was Daniel Luten, a chemist who spent two years in Japan as a resources advisor to General Douglas MacArthur. “Does a wilderness program, a wilderness policy, without a population policy make any sense? he asked at the 1961 meetings. Luten also specifically attacked America’s growth fetish: ‘If we believe, with Lord Keynes, that a capitalist economy must grow to survive, then we will perhaps seek a society with an ever-growing population.” – Google Books: The Malthusian Moment: Global Population Growth and the Birth of American Environmentalism, by Thomas Robertson.

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Daniel B Luten – Luten Arch Bridge Builder & Engineer.

Daniel B. Luten also known as Daniel Benjamin Luten (Dec. 26, 1869-July 3, 1946) was an American bridge builder and engineer based in Indianapolis, Indiana. He designed and patented the Luten arch, a type of concrete arch bridge. He obtained more than 30 patents eventually, including various refinements of design that used transverse and other reinforcement which allowed bridges to be lighter. “By 1919, Luten claimed to have designed some 17,000 arches, and stated that examples of his designs could be found in all but three states of the Union. Indiana alone had some 2,000 Luten arches.” He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1869.
» IG: 17-09-08_vic-devilsbridge.

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Putin 666 Days: Siemens Moustache Curl; Combine Harvester, Kremlin.ru Pictures.

Putin Goodbye 666 days is no longer available. Similar: Putin New World Lord.

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Bridge of Spies

Bridge of SpiesBridge of Spies is a 2015 historical drama legal thriller film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg, written by Matt Charman, Ethan and Joel Coen and stars Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan and Alan Alda. Based on the 1960 U-2 incident during the Cold War, the film tells the story of lawyer James B. Donovan, who is entrusted with negotiating the release of Francis Gary Powers—a pilot whose U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union—in exchange for Rudolf Abel, a captive and convicted Soviet KGB spy held under the custody of the United States, whom he represented at trial. The name of the film refers to the Glienicke Bridge, which connects Potsdam with Berlin, where the spy exchange took place. The film was an international co-production of the United States and Germany. Bridge of Spies was shot under the working title of St. James Place. Trailer.
» IG: 17-01-26_syria-wadibaradavalley-reconoffer.

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EoP Obs re: JCS: Gen Joseph Dunford Mil 2 Mil Comm’s Trip to Asia: China & Korea; incl ref to Devils Bridge builders.

The Joint Staff: 23 Aug 2017: 18:38 hrs: #GenDunford just wrapped up a trip to the #AsiaPacific to meet w/ his counterparts in #ROK, #China and #Japan. Learn more in this recap:pic.twitter.com/DQmuj7JEI8 [GenDunfordInAsia: Trip Recap]

EoP MILED Clerk: 08 Sep 2017: 22:41 hrs: @thejointstaff @DeptofDefense @ChinaEUMission @Chinamission2un @CMC_NATO @natopapress @Kremlin_E @natomission_ru @INTERPOL_EC @ROK_MND @AndersenAFBGuam Peace Ftpt pic.twitter.com/fNfHRoFSeN [IG: 17-09-08_vic-devilsbridge; 17-09-08_vic-devbridge-decslifedeathbillions-rai-wilkerson]

» IG: 17-09-09_jointstaff-dunfordmil2mil-vicdbridge.

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China 1970’s Environment Posters: Collect Scrap Metal

Fifty years of industrialization and economic development have had severe consequences on China’s environment. China’s rush into industrialisation after 1950 was undertaken with hardly any regard for the atmosphere, water supplies, forests or the countryside in general. Belching smokestacks were seen as proof of the success of socialist construction. Severe environmental pollution, including acid rain, thick smog, toxic waste, water pollution, and rapidly growing emissions of carbon dioxide, has been the result. Although the negative environmental effects of industrialization were not addressed, the poster above shows that already in the 1970s, some attempts were made to create an awareness about the necessity of making China green. Likewise, a poster from the early 1970s that called for the collection of scrap metal and other waste materials for recycling purposes must be considered a rarity.

Designer unknown (佚名)
Early 1970s
Strive to collect scrap metal and other waste materials!
Dali huishou fei gangtie ji qita feijiu wuzi! (大力回收废钢铁及其他废旧物资!)
Publisher: Beijingshi wuzi huishou gongsi (北京市物资回收公司)
Size: 75×53 cm.
Call number: BG E15/329 (Landsberger collection)
– Chinese Posters: Environment:  Collect Scrap Metal.
» Military Gospel: MG China NPFPCReports: 1970’s Environment Posters.

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Gen Douglas MacArthur Corn Pipe

Douglas MacArthurDouglas MacArthur (26 January 1880 – 5 April 1964) was an American five-star general and field marshal of the Philippine Army. He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II. He received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines Campaign, which made him and his father Arthur MacArthur, Jr., the first father and son to be awarded the medal. He was one of only five men ever to rise to the rank of General of the Army in the US Army, and the only man ever to become a field marshal in the Philippine Army. In 1930, he became Chief of Staff of the United States Army. As such, he was involved in the expulsion of the Bonus Army protesters from Washington, D.C. in 1932, and the establishment and organization of the Civilian Conservation Corps. He retired from the US Army in 1937 to become Military Advisor to the Commonwealth Government of the Philippines. MacArthur was recalled to active duty in 1941 as commander of United States Army Forces in the Far East. A series of disasters followed, starting with the destruction of his air forces on 8 December 1941, and the invasion of the Philippines by the Japanese. MacArthur’s forces were soon compelled to withdraw to Bataan, where they held out until May 1942. In March 1942, MacArthur, his family and his staff left nearby Corregidor Island in PT boats and escaped to Australia, where MacArthur became Supreme Commander, Southwest Pacific Area. Upon his arrival in Australia, MacArthur gave a speech in which he famously promised “I shall return” to the Philippines. After more than two years of fighting in the Pacific, he fulfilled that promise. For his defense of the Philippines, MacArthur was awarded the Medal of Honor. He officially accepted Japan’s surrender on 2 September 1945, aboard USS Missouri anchored in Tokyo Bay, and oversaw the occupation of Japan from 1945 to 1951. As the effective ruler of Japan, he oversaw sweeping economic, political and social changes. He led the United Nations Command in the Korean War until he was removed from command by President Harry S. Truman on 11 April 1951. He later became chairman of the board of Remington Rand.

Corncob Pipe: American style of pipes made from corncobs are cheap and effective, even if some regard them as inelegant. The cobs are first dried for two years. Then they are hollowed out to make a bowl shape. The bowls are dipped in a plaster-based mixture and varnished or lacquered on the outside. Shanks made from pine wood are then inserted into the bowls. The first and largest manufacturer of corncob pipes is Missouri Meerschaum, located in Washington, Missouri, in the United States.[5] Missouri Meerschaum has produced the pipes since 1869.[5] General Douglas MacArthur and Mark Twain were perhaps the most famous smokers of this type of pipe, along with the cartoon characters Popeye and Frosty the Snowman.

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Wheat: The Case Against Civilization: Did our hunter-gatherer ancestors have it better?

Anatomically modern humans have been around for roughly two hundred thousand years. For most of that time, we lived as hunter-gatherers. Then, about twelve thousand years ago, came what is generally agreed to be the definitive before-and-after moment in our ascent to planetary dominance: the Neolithic Revolution. This was our adoption of, to use Scott’s word, a “package” of agricultural innovations, notably the domestication of animals such as the cow and the pig, and the transition from hunting and gathering to planting and cultivating crops. The most important of these crops have been the cereals—wheat, barley, rice, and maize—that remain the staples of humanity’s diet. Cereals allowed population growth and the birth of cities, and, hence, the development of states and the rise of complex societies.

The story told in “Against the Grain” heavily revises this widely held account. Scott’s specialty is not early human history. His work has focussed on a skeptical, peasant’s-eye view of state formation; the trajectory of his interests can be traced in the titles of his books, from “The Moral Economy of the Peasant” to “The Art of Not Being Governed.” His best-known book, “Seeing Like a State,” has become a touchstone for political scientists, and amounts to a blistering critique of central planning and “high modernism,” the idea that officials at the center of a state know better than the people they are governing. Scott argues that a state’s interests and the interests of subjects are often not just different but opposite. Stalin’s project of farm collectivization “served well enough as a means whereby the state could determine cropping patterns, fix real rural wages, appropriate a large share of whatever grain was produced, and politically emasculate the countryside”; it also killed many millions of peasants.

[..]  The other conclusion we can draw from the evidence, Scott says, is that there is a crucial, direct link between the cultivation of cereal crops and the birth of the first states. It’s not that cereal grains were humankind’s only staples; it’s just that they were the only ones that encouraged the formation of states. “History records no cassava states, no sago, yam, taro, plantain, breadfruit or sweet potato states,” he writes. What was so special about grains? The answer will make sense to anyone who has ever filled out a Form 1040: grain, unlike other crops, is easy to tax. Some crops (potatoes, sweet potatoes, cassava) are buried and so can be hidden from the tax collector, and, even if discovered, they must be dug up individually and laboriously. Other crops (notably, legumes) ripen at different intervals, or yield harvests throughout a growing season rather than along a fixed trajectory of unripe to ripe—in other words, the taxman can’t come once and get his proper due. Only grains are, in Scott’s words, “visible, divisible, assessable, storable, transportable, and ‘rationable.’ ” Other crops have some of these advantages, but only cereal grains have them all, and so grain became “the main food starch, the unit of taxation in kind, and the basis for a hegemonic agrarian calendar.” The taxman can come, assess the fields, set a level of tax, then come back and make sure he’s got his share of the harvest.

It was the ability to tax and to extract a surplus from the produce of agriculture that, in Scott’s account, led to the birth of the state, and also to the creation of complex societies with hierarchies, division of labor, specialist jobs (soldier, priest, servant, administrator), and an élite presiding over them. Because the new states required huge amounts of manual work to irrigate the cereal crops, they also required forms of forced labor, including slavery; because the easiest way to find slaves was to capture them, the states had a new propensity for waging war. Some of the earliest images in human history, from the first Mesopotamian states, are of slaves being marched along in neck shackles. Add this to the frequent epidemics and the general ill health of early settled communities and it is not hard to see why the latest consensus is that the Neolithic Revolution was a disaster for most of the people who lived through it.
– New Yorker: The Case Against Civilization.
» SQSwans: Reports: Scott/Suzman: The Case Against Civilization.

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Wheat / Grains / Cereals: McVeigh Snowman: 60 Minutes Tragedy of the Commons “Someone Better Start Pointing Out the Obvious Committee for a Better Planet”

» IG: 14-08-18_ghardin-tragedycommons-tmcveigh; 16-08-08_putin-unintendedincidents_mcveightocbrat17-05-08_sanctions-selfsufficiencylessonspeakoil17-05-31_djtrump-manchesterlosers;17-09-11_nktragedyofcommonsgrass17-09-11_nktragedyofcommonsgrass-2.

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Bible/Christianity: EoP Abel & WiP Cain: EoP Garden of Eden v WiP Babylon Law.

EoP Summary: EoP Garden of Eden v WiP Babylon Law.

Indigenous tribes living in their Garden of Eden’s around the world were obeying EoP [breed & consume below Mother Nature/God’s ecological resource carrying capacity] law, while they consciously or unconsciously required their tribes to breed and consume – in terms of their hunting, nomadic herding, hunter gathering and/or sustainable subsistence agriculture – below ecological carrying capacity limits.

Once one or more Cain tribes adopted totalitarian agriculture; they changed their breeding/consumption to obey WiP cultural / religious and/or national law. Practicing totalitarian agriculture involves intensive cultivation of the land for surplus food production; which then results in growth of population of the tribe, and extension of territory – for growing population / consumption greed – into a neighbouring Cain or Abel tribe’s territory.

Many Cain tribes / religions living in accordance to totalitarian agriculture WiP law; results in resource conflict as tribes demands for expanding territory comes into conflict with neighbouring tribes territory. All tribes can cooperate & return to harmony with EoP Gaia law for all; or develope their ‘war’ – alienation from honesty – deception skills on their WiP Tower of Babel Four Horses Armageddon journey.

The ‘knowledge of good and evil’ – flattery / spin / public relations – deception resource thieving war skills; are then used to deceive: (a) self: in order to better deceive others, it helps if you believe your own ego ‘its my God given right to breed/consume above ecological carrying capacity’ bullshit; (b) tribal followers: to convince them to be economic brood sow and/or sperm donor or military cannon fodder for your political resource thieving campaigns; and (c) other tribes: to deceive their political leaders and/or followers; so as to more easily steal their land and/or cheap labour capital.
» IG: 17-09-04_eop-bible-eopedenvwipbabylonlaw.

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NYM: Doomed Earth Catalogue: Uninhabitable Earth

Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak — sooner than you think.

Over the past few decades, the term“Anthropocene” has climbed out of academic discourse and into the popular imagination — a name given to the geologic era we live in now, and a way to signal that it is a new era, defined on the wall chart of deep history by human intervention. One problem with the term is that it implies a conquest of nature (and even echoes the biblical “dominion”). And however sanguine you might be about the proposition that we have already ravaged the natural world, which we surely have, it is another thing entirely to consider the possibility that we have only provoked it, engineering first in ignorance and then in denial a climate system that will now go to war with us for many centuries, perhaps until it destroys us. That is what Wallace Smith Broecker, the avuncular oceanographer who coined the term “global warming,” means when he calls the planet an “angry beast.” You could also go with “war machine.” Each day we arm it more.
– New Yorker Magazine: The Uninhabitable Earth.
» SS DEFCON: SQSwans: Reports: NYM: The Uninhabitable Earth.

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Urinetown Population Resources & Human Idealism:

Al Bartlett, retired professor of physics at the University of Colorado, developed a lecture in the early 1970s that he has since delivered over 2000 times. Titled Arithmetic, Population, and Energy, the talk takes his audience along on an exploration of the meaning of steady growth (so many percent per year)—which is of course the sacred basis of all modern economies. As Bartlett makes clear, no steady rate of growth in population or resource consumption is sustainable.

During the course of the lecture, he asks, “Well, what can we do about this? What makes the population problem worse, and what reduces it?” On the screen he projects a slide with two columns of words. On the left-hand column are the principal factors leading to population growth; on the right, factors leading to a decrease of population.

Table of Options

Increase populations                               Decrease Populations
Procreation                                                           Abstention
Motherhood                                                          Contraception/Abortion
Large Families                                                     Small families
Immigration                                                         Stopping Immigration
Medicine                                                               Public Health
Sanitation                                                             Disease
Peace                                                                      War
Law and Order                                                     Murder/Violence
Scientific Agriculture                                         Famine
Accident Prevention                                           Accidents
Clean Air                                                                Pollution (Smoking)

Ignorance of the Problem

Bartlett notes that population growth will cease at some point: the mathematics assures us of that (otherwise, in just a few centuries, the entire surface of the planet would be covered with humans). Moreover, we need not do anything to solve the population problem: nature will take care of that for us. Sooner or later, from the right-hand column nature will choose some method or methods of limiting human numbers. But the options chosen may not be to our liking. The only way we can avoid having to live with (or die by) nature’s choices is to proactively choose for ourselves which options from the right-hand column we would prefer voluntarily to implement. Hesitating in our choice, or failing to implement it, leads us directly back to nature’s options.
– IGN: Population, Resources & Human Idealism, by Richard Heinberg.
» IG: 17-03-22_rheinberg-urinetown-mcoetzee-licencetobreed.

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Shell Scenarios: 1970’s oil embargo; Post Apartheid, 66, etc.

Royal Dutch Shell plc (LSE: RDSA, RDSB), commonly known as Shell, is a British–Dutch multinational oil and gas company headquartered in the Netherlands and incorporated in the United Kingdom. It is one of the six oil and gas “supermajors” and the sixth-largest company in the world measured by 2016 revenues (and the largest based in Europe). Shell was first in the 2013 Fortune Global 500 list of the world’s largest companies; in that year its revenues were equivalent to 84% of the Netherlands’ $556 billion GDP.

Prepared for an oil shock: Arab oil-producing countries imposed an oil embargo on Western governments in October 1973 – a response to US support for Israel in the Yom Kippur war. Within weeks, the price of crude oil soared from around $2.50 a barrel to $11. The high price restricted economic activity in the West, causing a slump in the stock market and a rise in unemployment. Shell’s scenarios work had allowed it to foresee and, to some extent, prepare for this shock. We were able to recover more quickly than our competitors.

A vision of post-apartheid South Africa: Following the official end to apartheid in South Africa, Shell’s approach to scenarios inspired a series of meetings by politicians, business leaders, trade unionists, academics and community activists to consider the country’s future. Supported by the Shell’s Scenarios team, they devised four plausible scenarios for the country from 1992-2002. The project contributed to a common vocabulary and mutual understanding.
» Shell: Earlier Scenarios: Video: Shell Scenario’sShell energy scenarios to 2050.

The Man who Saw the Future: I had the feeling,” said Pierre Wack, “of hunting in a pack of wolves, being the eyes of the pack, and sending signals back to the rest. Now if you see something serious, and the pack doesn’t notice it, you’d better find out — are you in front?” That observation is probably the most succinct description there is of the practice of scenario planning. Scenario planning — the use of alternative stories about the future, many with improbable and dramatic twists, to develop strategy — is one of the few management innovations to have actually been created in a corporate setting, amid the real-life battle for profits. Pierre Wack, who died in 1997, was the leader of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies’ elite London-based scenario team. With his colleagues and successors at Shell’s Group Planning department, he designed and refined this important business tool, in effect serving as the chief analyst of Shell’s version of Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
– Strategy Business: The Man Who Saw the Future.

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William Clark: Peak Oil Peace or Petrodollar Warfare

 

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EoP TRC or WiP Aluminium Pipeline Scorpion Wars

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The Day of the Jackal / Jackal.

The Day of the Jackal: The Day of the Jackal is a 1973 Anglo-French political thriller film directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Edward Fox and Michel Lonsdale. Based on the 1971 novel The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth, the film is about a professional assassin known only as the “Jackal” who is hired to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle in the summer of 1963. The Day of the Jackal (1971) is a thriller novel by English writer Frederick Forsyth about a professional assassin who is contracted by the OAS, a French dissident paramilitary organisation, to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France. The OAS did exist as described in the novel, and the book opens with an accurate depiction of the attempt on de Gaulle’s life led by Jean-Marie Bastien-Thiry, but the subsequent plot is fiction. Trailer.

The JackalThe Jackal is a 1997 American political action thriller film directed by Michael Caton-Jones, and starring Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, and Sidney Poitier (in his final film appearance to date). The film, which is a loose remake of the 1973 film The Day of the Jackal, involves the hunt for a paid assassin, known as the Jackal. 1997 The Jackal Trailer. 1973 The Day of the Jackal Trailer.
» IG: 17-01-26_syria-wadibaradavalley-reconoffer.

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Leon the Professional

Léon: The Professional (French: Léon; originally released in the United States as The Professional) is a 1994 English-language French thriller film[3] written and directed by Luc Besson. It stars Jean Reno and Gary Oldman, and features the motion picture debut of Natalie Portman. In the film, Léon (Reno), a professional hitman, reluctantly takes in 12-year-old Mathilda (Portman), after her family is murdered by corrupt Drug Enforcement Administration agent Norman Stansfield (Oldman). Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the hitman’s trade. Trailer.

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3 Days of the Condor.

Three Days of the Condor (stylized on the poster art as 3 Days of the Condor) is a 1975 American political thriller film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, and Max von Sydow.[2] The screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr. and David Rayfiel was adapted from the 1974 novel Six Days of the Condor by James Grady.[2] The main point of variance from novel to film lies in the presentation of the CIA. In Grady’s book, a rogue element within the Agency is motivated by drug-running greed. In the film, the same individuals act with equal ruthlessness to hide a project intended to protect long-term national interests. Set mainly in New York City and Washington, D.C., the film is about a bookish CIA researcher who comes back from lunch, discovers all his co-workers murdered, and tries to outwit those responsible until he figures out whom he can really trust. Trailer.

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