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Politics / Unlike At Columbia, Yale Prote...
Last post by RE - Today at 12:48 AM
It appears the Yale university administration did not want the negative publicity of having Yalies arrested for their anti-Israel protest and did not give the go ahead for ther security force and the New Haven Gestapo to go in and clear the occupation with arrests the way Columbia had the NYPD do it.  They let the protesters hang out all night to continue the action.

Now if you remember 1968, the anti-Vietnam War protests spread across college campuses all over the country after Columbia, culminating of course in the massacre of 4 students by the National Guard at Kent State University in Ohio.  So the question is, will this movement grow outside the elite universities of the Ivy League and spread to the state universities across the midwest and down south in Trumpland, or will it be short lived and squashed out before a simiar result can be achieved?  It was the student protests that eventually forced the withdrawal from Vietnam by Nixon in the 70s.

The big difference of course is that we had the Draft in 68 and Amerikan boys were being shot and killed every night on the news, along with the college protests.  Today, not only do we not have the draft, news coverage of overseas wars is highly controlled by the military and you don't have independent journalists wandering around with cameras and footage being shown on network news shows.

We do of course now have zillions more cameras out there, practically everyone has one on their cell phone.  We also have the internet, s in theory there should be tons of footage coming out from these towns.  But of course, it's all highly censored and controlled as to what can be posted on YT or tiktok etc, plus anything that does go up can be disinformation and fake, so you don't know what's real and what's not.  As a result, people believe what they want to believe, and most people tend to accept Da Goobermint narrative they are sold.

Definitely more pressure is building against Israel though, so it will be interesting to see how this plays out.


https://www.newhavenindependent.org/article/one_day_after_columbias_arrest_yale_chose_to_let_students_sleep_in_beinecke_plaza_encampment

Unlike At Columbia, Yale Protesters Not Arrested

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#2
Creative Diners / The Aging Hippy: What's so fu...
Last post by RE - Apr 20, 2024, 06:24 PM
The video asks the question are Hippies Doomers?, and pairs up "Hippy Doomer" to consolidate it, but in fact true Hippies of the Whole Earth Catalogue-Back to the Land movement of the 70's were the leading edge of the Doomer  psychological mind set.  So it's kind of redundant.

Hippies of this variety were most concerned with the environmental issues outlined by Rachel Carson in "Silent Spring", they were anti-capitalist and anti-consumerism with the "tune in, turn on and drop out" philosophy of living poor and not working rat race jobs, and self sufficient starting communes like The Farm in Tennessee.  I did several interviews with Albert Bates, one of The Farm's founding members on the Collapse Cafe, my video arm of the Doomstead Diner doomer franchise. lol.  8) The Farm is still in existence and Albert is very much an active Doomer himself, though The Farm has morphed over the years and got a bit touristy in order to survive.  You couldn't just run on Peace, Love and Understanding for the last 50 years, it took money too. lol.

Here's an interview I did with Albert back in late 2013, a little over a decade back.  Haven't spoken to him in a few years, hopefully he's still above ground:


Here's my playlist of Alberts vids:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwZcL5fTVOw6zfe8PnYWBA6XahhrDQNyq


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#3
Creative Diners / - The Aging Hippie's Conspir...
Last post by K-Dog - Apr 20, 2024, 04:31 PM

In Canada it is Aye-Eye.  This latest incantation of out of control technology which has made a mess of the planet.

AH (Aging Hippie) looks down on the sewer of consumption.  The cancer on the planet that crawls north to consume him as it always has.  The retarded giant on the doorstep never had a chance.

Final message:

QuoteHave a good week and try and be kind to almost everybody.
#4
Tech Won't Save Us / - Tech Won't Save Us
Last post by TDoS - Apr 20, 2024, 02:23 PM
Quote from: RE on Apr 19, 2024, 02:27 PMOK, now I know why it's BMW that is going after Hydrogen powered ICE engines as the new, new solution to a carbon free transportation fleet  The engine type they are talking about is the horizontally opposed configuration, which BMW uses in its motorcycles.  I had one back in the 70s, a horizontally opposed twin, air cooled in those years, the BMW R100RT.



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Had mine in this decade. Loved the thing. Sold it right as Covid arrived.



#5
Life on the Doomstead / - Employment as a senior
Last post by K-Dog - Apr 20, 2024, 11:35 AM
QuoteTo many reasons to name but the largest single reason is the company does not understand the nature of the people in the position I am, the front line workers competent with electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic. I have found the good ones to largely be self motivated, self organizing, and would have what today would be called non neurotypical thinking.

I'm working in retail part time.  The  company will schedule me for five hours a day, Sometimes four and a half, sometimes even four.  But I think they know that pisses me off, so not so much.  I just worked six days in a row to get 31 hours.  My proletarian undercover work tells me unions should be mandatory.  I hope your sick worker gets well.

When I am at work the young managers I work with who are actually great guys can get in the way of my self-motivated, self-organizing style.  The company just opened store number 1500 and to earn my McWage I have to follow recipes for everything.  Every day I have to do ten minutes of training video.  Cubicle workers in California figure out the 'best' way to do things and everybody learns over time how to do things the 'right' way.

No business ever succeeds without some workers just plain figuring out what their job is supposed to be and then just takes it upon themselves to do it.  But getting off script too much begs for trouble.  Not getting off script at all does not deal with the reality of every situation.

It is an ass-kissing pyramid, but I am lucky to work with a bunch of great guys.  We all work hard and look after each other. 

The company is huge and takes advantage of every opportunity to run the operation at low prices.  In WA State lunch is unpaid, but you have to take the time off.  And you must be given a half hour lunch if you work more than five hours.  This turns into pressure to cut my time.  On top of that there is heavy pressure to get things done and 'close early'.  Every pay pereiond the walls echo with 'too many hours'  'we have to cut hours'.  This does not reward good work but over a few months the company manages to screw me out of a couple of hundred.  Wage theft is part of low prices.

Some states have better employment laws, WA state is one of the states that is 'out to lunch'.  Telling an employer they must pay for all of an employees time is somehow construed to mean that an employee's civil rights are somehow being violated if you pay them by the rules of their own game.  Capitalism.  Capitalism pays for time.  WA is a 'right to work state'.

I wind up feeling like a full time worker and I currently bask in two days off in a row after working six days in a row.  For half the actual work, and of course half of full time pay.  But 100% of a full time commitment.  My social security is essentially subsidizing the company.  Without it I could not get by, and I could not be there.  I'd need more hours.  It is not would not, it is could not.  I have asked myself, 'you are doing this why' a few times in the last few days.

All power to the Soviets.  For the time being my undercover proletarian explorations will continue.  I have been undercover studying this companys' capitalism for going on three years now. 

* A "right to work" state is a state in the United States that has laws prohibiting contracts between employers and labor unions which require all employees in a unionized workplace to become union members and pay union dues.   In right-to-work states, employees are not required to join a union or pay union dues as a condition of employment, even if their workplace is unionized. These laws are intended to protect workers' freedom of association and choice regarding union membership.  In the old days even being hit up on the side of the head by a police baton was not enough to discourage union membership. Scabs had to be legalized and protected.  In 'right to work' states, workers have few rights, but scabs and exploiters do. 

I live in this greater west coast free trade zone.
#6
Life on the Doomstead / - Employment as a senior
Last post by 18hammers - Apr 20, 2024, 10:46 AM
Quote from: K-Dog on Apr 06, 2024, 12:33 AMWhy do you think the turnover is so high?  My experience is that turnover is high when hours burn people out and the employer tries to pay for as few of the extra hours as possible.



To many reasons to name but the largest single reason is the company does not understand the nature of the people in the position I am, the front line workers competent with electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic. I have found the good ones to largely be self motivated, self organizing, and would have what today would be called non neurotypical thinking. This often leads them to be great problem solvers. The company does not let such people run with the ball so to speak.
 I kid you not they have our entire days planned out 7 to 10 days ahead, and every one of us knows this wont work, they either don't have stock, or are using just in time inventory that results in jobs backing up. They have average time on site targets we are supposed to meet or beat but that results in mistakes being made because people are in a hurry.
 I am finishing up some jobs from as far back as last year. Then as things back up meetings are called where all the blame is on the front line workers. It is a cluster fuck. I suspect this division does not make money. Does not have to, it is being carried by the rest of the conglomerate.
Just in this last week, of the 5 of us on the tools 3 were off sick at least once this week. One guy off 2.5 days this week, and he was really sick, maybe 28 years, I could see he had not been handling the stress well. could not catch his breath, coughing, looking terrible, caught him holding his chest a couple times in pain. They still did not send him home he finally just said I have to leave and he did. That was midway through Wednesday. Maybe there will only be four of us Monday. I was riding shotgun on a job out of town to give a guy a hand replacing a transaxle and when we got there he had forgot to put the part in the van. I don't blame him, the company did though. Mistakes are always made when you are rushing to keep a arbitrary time schedule.

On a more positive note, I picked up another wonderful dc gear head motor with just the right rpm range to build a mid drive electric bike with. Best parts is the nameplate specs indicate this to be a 400 watt motor,  500 watt is the legal maximum  here in Canada, but.......here is the good part, this industrial quality motor is extremely conservatively rated, From my experience this thing could put out 1000 watts all day long with peaks even much greater. Bevel cut gears for quiet operation. ( was used in a hospital environment  where quiet operation was required)  A project for the future.
#7
Resources / - Conventional Oil 101
Last post by K-Dog - Apr 20, 2024, 10:35 AM
Quote from: RE on Apr 20, 2024, 02:38 AM
Quote from: K-Dog on Apr 19, 2024, 09:16 PM* Accusing you of being a scooter salesman suggests that three days is not long enough.

I deleted that post because it was just plain stupid.....

That he was obsessed enough to travel to this town which is 40 miles west of nowhere in North or South  Carolina (can't remember which, I'm sure he can tell us)just to spend 5 minutes chatting banalities with me should give you some idea of how tenuous his grip is on reality.  That is stalker behavior, and I'm not even a rock star! lol.

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#8
Tech Won't Save Us / New Energy Tech of the Day: So...
Last post by RE - Apr 20, 2024, 05:49 AM
Here's today's entry for new battery tech.  ::) Quick charge sodium.

https://techxplore.com/news/2024-04-sodium-battery-capable-rapid-seconds.html

Researchers develop sodium battery capable of rapid charging in just a few seconds

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#9
Resources / - Conventional Oil 101
Last post by RE - Apr 20, 2024, 02:38 AM
Quote from: K-Dog on Apr 19, 2024, 09:16 PM* Accusing you of being a scooter salesman suggests that three days is not long enough.

I deleted that post because it was just plain stupid.  I had a scooter there I bought for Lucid Dreams' son as a gift and for myself to tool around on while down there, since although I still had both legs at the time, my ability to walk more than a few steps was already limited.  At the time, not a lot of people had scooters like this (it wasn't a trike for cripples, it was a 2-wheeler like an EV mini-motorcycle), when I rode it around pople were curious about it and stopped me to talk about it.  At which point I would extol the virtues of electric scooters.  Not sure how many people I talked with riding it around, a dozen at least.  Apparently, Tdos was one of these people.  Later online he bragged about how he met me as though he was some sort of deep cover black ops Peak Oil 007 License to Troll operative who had pulled off an amazing undercover mission to expose me.

Even if I had been selling scooters, WTF difference would that make?  I still think little EVs like that are a great prep and good for all sorts of local tasks, not just for cripples but everyone.  If he had any backbone whatsoever, he would have introduced himself as MKing, the Geochemist World Class Peak Oil Expert whose real name was Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein or whatever.  But noooo,  So I have no idea which one of these people I chatted with he actually was, and I just exchanged the usual ideas that Industrial Civilization was going bye bye and we needed to build more sustainable communities.  He didn't even dispute any of it in person as he does on line, so HTF would I know it was him?

That he was obsessed enough to travel to this town which is 40 miles west of nowhere in North or South  Carolina (can't remember which, I'm sure he can tell us)just to spend 5 minutes chatting banalities with me should give you some idea of how tenuous his grip is on reality.  That is stalker behavior, and I'm not even a rock star! lol.

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#10
Resources / - Conventional Oil 101
Last post by K-Dog - Apr 19, 2024, 09:16 PM
Quote from: RE on Apr 19, 2024, 04:06 PM
Quote from: TDoS on Apr 19, 2024, 03:09 PMBut it was nice meeting you in person.

I've never met you, since you didn't introduce yourself.  I met an anonymous person among many I spoke to at an outdoor festival where we had an information booth.

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I decided to only suspend TDOS for three days.  While I was changing the ban from thirty to three days he made a post and answered your question.  I agree with you.  He did not introduce himself so he did not meet you.

He sees this as the reason if he logs in:

If you post again you will not be attacking my intellectual abilities, accomplishments, or what you allege my social position to be.

TDOS will do well to remember that there are two of us and he only has to piss one of us off.

* Accusing you of being a scooter salesman suggests that three days is not long enough.