Expect The Unexpected

Inspiration by Mitch Santell

Only Change Remains The Same. Right now in Washington D.C., I am witnessing a soft civil war as the hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh seem a bit out of control.

When I read this blog posting this morning, I had to reblog it because the only thing that remains constant in life is change.

May this posting inspire you as much as it does me.

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If there’s one thing I’ve learned from working in marketing for eight years, it’s that stuff happens.

Let’s face it.

No matter how prepared we are, we often end up thrown off guard.

When things happen differently to how we predicted.

When things don’t go to plan; even if they’re planned well.

It happens often in marketing.

I’ll explain.

Nearly 200 years ago, The Whitehouse was set on fire.

The British Army moved in on Washington DC, burning everything in sight.

Just before this attack, the British sieged the state of Maryland.

America’s last line of defense at Bladensburg was overthrown.

Paving the way for the British to invade the capital.

President James Madison had already left with the American Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

The War of 1812 started two years before as the Americans declared war on the British.

But they weren’t really prepared for war. They…

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Netflix, Look Away In 5 Seconds

This just in by Mitch Santell

Many years ago a dear friend of mine in the movie business told me that Ben Stiller paid extra money not to have anyone look at him while on a movie set. While I thought this was a bit extreme, I think Netflix has set a whole new standard.

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The new sexual harassment policy started by Netflix is a bit overboard. It all boils down to this when you are in production you have 5 seconds to look away; otherwise, a charge of “sexual harassment” can be filed against you by management.

Check out more here: http://bit.ly/2wOz3GC


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Life Used To Be So Much Easier Back in the Day!

As part of an effort to further the goals of the #MeToo movement and enforce more stringent sexual harassment guidelines in the workplace, Netflix has independently implemented a series of feminism-inspired rules for some of their employees who work on shows like “Black Mirror” in the United Kingdom.

Among the most bizarre of these new rules is Netflix’s directive to film crew members that they should never “look at anyone for longer than five seconds.” This appears to be an attempt to stop all flirting in the workplace, and to be fair, it is quite hard to imagine how sexual harassment could take place at Netflix in the absence of normal social interactions where people look at each other while having conversations that last longer than five seconds.

Even more here: http://bit.ly/2M8lLcS

#metoo #harveyweinstein #hollywood

 

American University Brainwash Agenda

Commentary That Is Not Politically Correct by Mitch Santell

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There is no greater reprogramming device that a human can use than attending an American University.

Teachers and administrators in their ivory towers are living in a protected world of “political correctness.”

In the past attending a University was about building a foundation of knowledge, debate, exploration and authentic dialogue with professors, fellow students, and rival schools.

Most students rather than having an authentic dialogue with professors learn how to manipulate their teacher, so they get a passing grade.

Most of my followers at AfterHollywood.Online are outside of the USA, so I can openly state that I see and have experienced the American University System as a “Corporate Re-Educational Camp” that prepares our young to be cloned off repeaters directly.

You can be so politically correct, that you are no earthly good. Don’t be afraid to go to a trade school or intern or become an apprentice. Life has a lot to offer. Do your own thinking mate!



If you haven’t noticed, universities are not places of invigorating inquiry and debate. They are stagnant backwaters that reek of moral compromise and disillusionment. There are hundreds of them we have never heard of – comfortable sinecures and hotbeds for sports.Mankind is groping in the dark. “All we know is the wind that blows,” Thoreau wrote. Our false confidence is based on material progress and technology, which Thoreau calls “improved means to unimproved ends.”

Humanities education today is a placebo, a substitute for a true education. It is indoctrination which qualifies you for employment.

Students should eschew the humanities and social sciences. They should only take practical programs like sciences, engineering, computers, pharmacy, commerce etc. which are not ideological and guarantee employment. 

The world will not be saved by acts of God but acts of men representing God. Our duty is to take spiritual ideals seriously in our personal lives and bring them into the world. The cost of rejecting God is to become slaves of very bad men. 

Read more here: http://bit.ly/2N8HgPy

 

The American Dystopian Dream Machine

Another uncoded commentary by Mitch Santell

The amount of zombies that pass as humans that I deal with on a daily basis blows my mind. I know that I should not “go there,” in this way but I can’t help it. For those of us who grew up in an Analog world which includes things like Audio Cassettes, Analog Amplifiers, and Schwinn Bicycles, this new digital crack addicted dopamine empire control grid can get a bit stressful at times.

Concerning evaluating the current Truman Show Like Matrix that is Southern California, a special friend sent this to me, and I had to share. Like I said when I started writing this blog months ago, I was looking to explore, evaluate and dialogue on issues that most people don’t think about or even consider.

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Analog People Living In A Digital World. ~ Mitch Santell 1981

(CJ Opinion) — In the movie The Matrix, humans are imprisoned in a virtual world by a powerful artificial intelligence system in a dystopian future. What they take to be reality is actually a computer program that has been jacked into their brains to keep them in a comatose state. They live their whole lives in that virtual simulation, without any way of knowing that what they appear to be experiencing with their senses is actually made of AI-generated code.

Life in our current society is very much the same. The difference is that instead of AI, it’s psychopathic oligarchs who are keeping us asleep in the Matrix. And instead of code, it’s narrative.

Society is made of narrative like the Matrix is made of code. Identity, language, etiquette, social roles, opinions, ideology, religion, ethnicity, philosophy, agendas, rules, laws, money, economics, jobs, hierarchies, politics, government, they’re all purely mental constructs which exist nowhere outside of the mental noises in our heads. If I asked you to point to your knee you could do so instantly and wordlessly, but if I asked you to point to the economy, for example, the closest you could come is using a bunch of linguistic symbols to point to a group of concepts. To show me the economy, you’d have to tell me a story.

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You will learn to love your servitude. 

“Am I good enough? Am I doing the right thing? Oh man, I hope what I’m trying to do works out. I need to make sure I get all my projects done. If I do that one thing first it might save me some time in the long run. Oh there’s Ashley, I hate that bitch. God I’m so fat and ugly. If I can just get the things that I want and accomplish my important goals I’ll feel okay. Taxes are due soon. What’s on TV? Oh it’s that idiot. How the hell did he get elected anyway? Everyone who made that happen is a Nazi. God I can’t wait for the weekend. I hope everything goes as planned between now and then.”

On and on and on and on. Almost all of our mental energy goes into those mental narratives. They dominate our lives. And, for that reason, people who are able to control those narratives are able to control us.

And they do.

Most people try to exert some degree of control over those around them. They try to influence how those in their family, social and employment circles think of them by behaving and speaking in a certain way. Family members will spend their lives telling other family members over and over again that they’re not as smart/talented/good as they think they are to keep them from becoming too successful and moving away. Romantic partners will be persuaded that they can never leave because no one else will ever love them. To varying degrees, they manipulate the narratives of individuals.

Then there are the people who’ve figured out that they can actually take their ability to influence the way people think about themselves and their world and turn it into personal profit. Cult leaders convince followers to turn over their entire lives in service to them. Advertisers convince consumers that they have a problem or deficiency that can only be solved with This Exciting New Product™. Ambitious rat race participants learn how to climb the corporate ladder by winning favor with the right people and inflicting small acts of sabotage against their competing peers. Ambitious journalists learn that they progress much further in their careers by advancing narratives that favor the establishment upon which the plutocrats who own the big media companies have built their kingdoms. They manipulate the narratives of groups.

Read the rest here: https://theantimedia.com/awakening-matrix/ 

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Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

Commenting on Brain Power by Mitch Santell

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Each day when you wake up, you get to make a decision. What is that decision? Today will be fantastic, or maybe I should have stayed in bed. (That is the decision). Your brain has millions and millions of neurons that are firing at all times. You can tell your mind whatever you wish, but it is still up to you.

One of the ways that I keep my brain calibrated positively is to avoid complainers as much as possible. Sometimes the best way to solve a problem is to complain about it, but I am talking of the deeper connection we have with our soul.

You cannot control what others say or do or even think, but you can control how you feel.

Here is something that you may find of interest in your quest for a most positive future. How is that possible? By changing your thoughts now.


Negative people are almost always complainers, without fail. Worse, complainers are not satisfied in keeping their thoughts and feelings to themselves; instead, they’ll seek out some unwilling participant and vent. 

Undoubtedly annoying to their friends and family, these “Debbie Downers” aren’t to be chastised but understood. 

You see, we all complain from time-to-time. In fact, researchers from Clemson University empirically demonstrated that everyone grumbles on occasion. Some just do so much more often than others. 

Complainers generally fall into one of three groups:

Attention-seeking Complainers: People who seek attention through complaining; always dwelling on about how they’ve got it worse than everyone else. Ironically, (rational) people are apt to ignore outright the person rather than waste mental energy focusing on their negativity. 

Chronic Complainers: These folks live in a constant state of complaint. If they’re not voicing about their “woe is me” attitude, they’re probably thinking about it. 

Psychologists term this compulsory behavior rumination, defined as “repetitively going over a thought or a problem without completion.” Rumination is, unfortunately, directly relayed to the depressed and anxious brain. 

Low-E.Q. Complainers: ‘E.Q.’ is short for emotional quotient, and constituents within this group are short on E.Q. What I.Q. is to intelligence, E.Q. is to emotional understanding. 

These people aren’t interested in your perspective, thoughts, or feelings. You’re a sounding board – a brick wall. As such, they’ll dwell and vent at every opportunity. 

Is the Brain to Blame?

The answer is (mostly) “Yes.” 

Read the rest here: http://bit.ly/2PwO5Zo

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No Expectations Leads To A Happy Life

Commentary by Mitch Santell

There have been so many times in my life where I am at some venue or gathering, and there will be people there who were “disappointed with this” and “disappointed about that.”

These are people who are never happy. How to cope with them?

First, ignore them.

Second, if they keep bugging you, next, you have to deflect them.

Third, if you discover they won’t stop and are toxic, all you can do is to make them think you’re crazy.

You may not like my approach so here is something else I found:

  • Toxic people try to control you. Strange as it might sound, people who aren’t in control of their own lives tend to want to control yours. The toxic look for ways to control others, either through overt methods or subtle manipulation.
  • Toxic people disregard your boundaries. If you’re always telling someone to stop behaving a certain way and they only continue, that person is probably toxic. Respecting the boundaries of others comes naturally to well adjusted adults. The toxic person thrives on violating them.
  • Toxic people take without giving. Give and take is the lifeblood of true friendship. Sometimes you need a hand, and sometimes your friend does, but in the end it more or less evens out. Not with the toxic person — they’re often there to take what they can get from you, as long as you’re willing to give it.
  • Toxic people are always “right.” They’re going to find ways to be right even when they’re not. They rarely (if ever) admit when they’ve messed up, miscalculated or misspoken.
  • Toxic people aren’t honest. I’m not talking about natural exaggerations, face-saving or white lies here. I’m talking about blatant and repeated patterns of dishonesty.
  • Toxic people love to be victims. The toxic revel in being a victim of the world. They seek to find ways to feel oppressed, put down and marginalized in ways they clearly are not. This might take the form of excuses, rationalizations, or out-and-out blaming.
  • Toxic people don’t take responsibility. Part of the victim mentality comes from a desire to avoid responsibility. When the world is perpetually against them, their choices and actions can’t possibly be responsible for the quality of their life — it’s “just the way things are.”

Do any of these sound familiar? They might help diagnose toxicity in the people around you, even if the toxic pattern isn’t always or immediately obvious. In fact, toxicity can easily go unnoticed for years until you stop to consider your own experience of a difficult person. Though our thresholds for toxicity are relative, that’s often because we fail to recognize the symptoms.

So how do you go about removing toxic people from your life?

Read the rest here: https://theartofcharm.com/empowerment/cut-toxic-people-life/

Actions speak louder

 

The American Cult Creation Machine

Reflections of an 11-year-old boy rediscovered at 61 by Mitch Santell.

It is when you realize that the land of your birth may be a national cult that you start to question your dreams and visions.

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Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

In 1968 as an 11-year-old boy, I had a neighbor in the same building as my Aunt and Grandmother in Los Angeles who’s granddaughter was rescued from a cult in New York City. As a kid, I kept scratching my head thinking “Julie is in a cult? How can that be, she is about the same age as me?”

Now as I fast forward to August of 2018, I see cults all around me and observe the sincere cloning off of humanity placed merely into a maze of thought that may not even be their own.


Cults know that if they can control your relationships then they can control you. Whether we like it or not we are all profoundly affected by those around us. When you first go to a cult they will practice “love bombing”, where they arrange instant friends for you. It will seem wonderful, how could such a loving group be wrong! But you soon learn that if you ever disagree with them, or ever leave the cult then you will lose all your new “friends”. This unspoken threat influences your actions in the cult. Things that normally would have made you complain will pass by silently because you don’t want to be ostracized. Like in an unhealthy relationship love is turned on and off to control.

Cults also try to cut you off from your friends and family because they hate others being able to influence you. A mind control cult will seek to manoeuvre your life so as to maximize your contact with cult members and minimize your contact with people outside the group, especially those who oppose your involvement.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/2AJr3v4


Further reading on the subject of cults would include:

The hippie Christian cult that encouraged sex with children is still around today.

http://bit.ly/2ATUjzc


Cult Warning Signs
https://www.cultwatch.com/cultic-warning-signs.html


Satanic Cults Exist! Been Around For A Long Time! (Part 1)

http://bit.ly/2AOh7jT

 


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10 Of The Most Dangerous Religious Cults

America Is Gay, “Not that there’s anything wrong with that!” ~ Jerry Seinfeld

Accepting Our Culture In 2018 by Mitch Santell

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America is turning gay on purpose and if you don’t believe me here is a quote below and a video to prove it. You can’t make this stuff up!


Atrazine is one of the world’s most common pesticides: over 80 million pounds of it were used on American crops last year, and it has been in use for 50 years. This harmful pesticide is an endocrine disruptor that can turn male frogs into females at concentrations as low as 2.5 parts per billion. Atrazine causes cancer in laboratory mammals and developmental problems in fish. Atrazine is one of the most commonly detected pesticides in rainwater, groundwater and tapwater in the USA. Atrazine is used on corn, sugar, sorghum, yams, rice, christmas trees, and for lawn care.

Frogs and humans share half our DNA, so Atrazine can’t be good for humans either. That’s likely why the European Union banned the harmful pesticide in 2004. But the company that produces it, Syngenta (based in Switzerland!) has $11 billion in revenues, and has a huge lobby to keep Atrazine on the market in the USA. SAVE THE FROGS! needs your help to ensure Atrazine gets federally banned and out of production as soon as possible!

More here: http://bit.ly/2vhwOv0


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Court of Appeals to Decide Boundaries of Fair Use in the Digital Age
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The Copyright Act provides a fair use defense that permits an unauthorized use of a copyrighted work in certain circumstances. Following the Google Books case, which, according to the Second Circuit, “tests the boundaries of fair use,” Authors Guild v. Google, 804 F.3d 202, 206 (2d Cir. 2015), two cases pending at the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eleventh and Federal Circuits may further test these boundaries.

In Code Revision Commission v. Public.Resource.org, No. 17-11589, the Eleventh Circuit will decide whether Public Resource’s copying and distribution of the annotated version of the official state code of Georgia is a fair use. And in Oracle America v. Google, No. 17-1118, the Federal Circuit will decide whether Google’s use of portions of Oracle’s Java programming language in Google’s Android mobile operating system constitutes a fair use. We report here on these cases, providing guidance for practitioners.

The Federal Copyright Act

Section 107 of the Copyright Act states, “the fair use of a copyrighted work for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright.” 17 U.S.C. 107. The act provides four non-exclusive factors that courts may consider when deciding whether an accused use is fair:

(1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes; (2) the nature of the copyrighted work; (3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and (4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

(1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes; (2) the nature of the copyrighted work; (3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and (4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

The accused infringer bears the burden to prove that the factors, together, weigh in its favor.

As the legislative history of the act makes clear, the question of fair use is highly fact-specific. “Indeed, since the doctrine is an equitable rule of reason, no generally applicable definition is possible, and each case raising the question must be decided on its own facts.” S. Rep. No. 94-473, at 62 (1975).

Jaron Lanier Is Done With Social Media

Comments on Waking Up to Social Engineering by Mitch Santell

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Yes, this is called a Newspaper.

Happy Saturday dear readers and followers and thank you for being here. Pour yourself a fresh hot or ice tea or a cup of coffee and listen as Jaron Lanier shares how he is building his career without being on social media. Jaron Lanier works for Microsoft, and his employer opening encourages him to dump on any platform that he feels is messing with society.

On this week’s new episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, Kara Swisher talks with Jaron Lanier, a VR pioneer and longtime technology critic who currently works at Microsoft Research. He’s the author of a new book, “10 Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now” and explains why those who have the opportunity to quit platforms like Facebook and Twitter should do so. He compares the problem to past crusades against “mass addictions” like smoking or drunk driving, arguing that hearing more voices from people who are outside of the addiction may be the most helpful way to turn the tide.

You can listen to Too Embarrassed to Ask on Apple PodcastsSpotifyPocket CastsOvercast or wherever you listen to podcasts. Below, we’ve shared a lightly edited full transcript of Swisher’s chat with Lanier.

You can play the file here: (45 Minutes 6 Seconds).


The embedded podcast would not work here on my Word Press blog so here is the direct link: https://www.recode.net/2018/7/27/17618756/jaron-lanier-deleting-social-media-book-kara-swisher-too-embarrassed-podcast


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“If you can quit social media, but don’t, then you’re part of the problem, Jaron Lanier says!” 

God Gives You Free Will

Inspirational Predictive Programming by Mitch Santell

The debate regarding the topic of God Gives Us Free Will has been a dynamic discussion with my friends, colleagues, peers and grown children.

If you believe in God then you see, feel, hear and sense God all the time. If your an atheist you take the point of view that it is all up to you and God has nothing to do with it.

There is even a more significant element to how we move in the world. What is that? It is our thoughts.

Want to know what your future is going to be? Observe without judgment your thoughts. There is another part of your free will, and that is your stomach. How many times have you said to yourself, “I should have gone with my gut.” Only you can decide what is right or wrong for you, but I can tell you one thing. You can make a decision right here right now that in the next moment by merely making small changes to how you do things, you will experience an astounding shift.

Find this video at: https://youtu.be/nKd2QVrQVIM

Now imagine how spectacular your life will be when you dump FaceBook. Do it, get rid of your social media. It’s a fake online lifestyle that you are not living anyway. My next dump? Instagram. Don’t let the A.I. take you over.

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