Mercury In Retrograde

A Commentary On Staying In Action When Communications Fail by Mitch Santell

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Three times each year Mecury Goes Into Retrograde which sincerely affects communications. Not only does it affect communications, but you may also experience a break down of appliances, recording gear, emails, and software you are wanting to install.

For me, Mercury In Retrograde is my favorite time of the year. Each time it hits I have a big grin on my face. Most people will give you all of their sob stories of how things messed up for them but not for me.

You see there is a deep secret related to Mercury In Retrograde that most people don’t know and I’ll share the secret ready?

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Here goes: If you have a relationship, a project, a contract or anything else that started prior to Mercury In Retrograde it will work perfectly. Most times you will notice that things seem almost easier for you because everyone else is complaining.

You have had a transition year, haven’t you? Oh my gosh, we all have. Life is not a dress rehearsal for me and I live it full out with as much passion and compassion as possible.

This year more than at any other time I am having to say goodbye to so many relationships while the ones that remain are stronger, more dedicated and somehow more in sync. 

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Here are some simple things you can do if things are not going your way during this time:

1). Do a favor each day for someone you love. 

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2). This is a wonderful time to go through old photographs, old folders, and contracts and dump those things that don’t work anymore. A real sign of mental illness are people who can’t get rid of old possessions that you don’t need! ( The rule that my wife of 33 1/2 years and I have is that if we haven’t used an item in a full year we dump it).

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3). This is a great time to plan for projects and schedules that you need to accomplish after the stalling of communications is over. Have fun, be creative and don’t overthink anything.

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4). This is a great time to do some soul searching and careful reflection of how you are handling the frequencies as they increase. Now you may ask yourself “What the heck it Mitch talking about?” Answer: Every 24 hours Planet Earth is moving into unchartered space. This shift is causing a lot of people to lose it. Can I prove this? Oh yeah, I can because of the bombardment of high technology is all around us. If you are worried about your eyeballs exploding after all of the 5G cell phone towers go up all over California, you may be onto something so I might recommend a good dose of THC. (That is a subject for another posting).

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5). Let go of the need to be right and simply ride the wave of change without freaking out. If you can simply do this and the other four items I listed in this post you will be just fine. At that point, you feel like a human being and not a human doing.

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California Chaos ~ Agenda 21 Burn Out

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A Commentary About Agenda 21, Chemtrails, & Mind Control by Mitch Santell

Fires here in Southern California are horrific, and while most of you live outside the USA, I simply see another year of Agenda 21 in full swing.

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Not only does the Federal Government own a lot of lands throughout the South West and throughout the western part of the country. This is all a part of the U.N. Agenda 21 to burn out huge swaths of the state.

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PG&E Corp. is preparing to cut power to an estimated 2.5 million Californians in what would be the state’s largest — and potentially longest — deliberate blackout ever.

The bankrupt utility giant is warning the lights may go off in about 850,000 homes and businesses across Northern California — including parts of Oakland, Berkeley and other San Francisco Bay Area cities — as it tries to keep power lines from igniting wildfires during a wind storm. The shutoff would hit almost one-tenth of Californias population and spread to nearly 20% of the utility total customers, spanning 36 counties. The city of San Francisco is expected to be spared.

Read more here: https://cutt.ly/Eelmq49

LOS ANGELES — You can now add firefighting to the list of the ways that the wealthy are different from the rest of the world.

The rich aren’t fighting their own fires, for the most part. But they are hiring private firms to supplement the firefighters provided by state and local governments.

These teams, depending on who you ask, are either part of the dystopian systemic inequality in fire-ravaged California or are offering an extra, necessary service beyond what public agencies can provide.

[Read more: Hundreds of thousands of people across California were evacuated from their homes or without power this week because of wildfires.]

Read more here: https://cutt.ly/zelQolr

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Obama & Trump, The Big Deception

A Commentary About Corruption And Misinformation by Mitch Santell

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The country is divided because it was planned this way. Most significant events that happen are all planned, and the “illusion” that it just “happened by accident” is fantasy.

Do you remember the term “Quantitative Easing?”

This was started during the Obama Administration. 

Here is what was written:

The federal government has run massive deficits since President Obama became president in 2009, but the deficits, and the government’s interest payments on the cumulative federal debt, would have been even greater if the Federal Reserve had not intervened with a massive and unprecedented bond and securities buying program.

Beginning in 2009, the Fed began its multi-stage program of quantitative easing through large-scale purchases of Treasury and other securities. In the aftermath of the financial crash, the agency had quickly lowered the targeted federal funds rate to between zero and 0.25 percent. In early 2009, the bank’s leaders, especially Ben Bernanke, sought to provide further monetary stimulus to the national economy and settled on large-scale asset purchases as the most viable way to expand the monetary base with interest rates already at the lower bound.

As of September 2008, the Fed held $477 billion in federally-issued debt, out of a cumulative total of $5.8 trillion. Thus, the Fed owned about 8 percent of all federal debt before the quantitative easing program began. In fiscal year 2009, the Fed then made net purchases of Treasury securities totaling $292 billion, followed by nearly $900 billion over the two-year period of 2010 and 2011 and $800 billion over the three-year period from 2012 through 2014. The Fed now owns $2.5 trillionin Treasury securities, or about 18 percent of all outstanding federal debt, which is well outside the historical norm.

The purpose of quantitative easing was to stimulate asset valuation by lowering long-term borrowing costs and thus also to encourage business expansion and consumption by households. It was also intended to make it easier for the federal government to run larger deficits and thus to provide fiscal stimulus to the national economy. This month, the average interest rate on a newly-issued 30-year mortgage is 3.43 percent, near the lowest level ever recorded. Fixed-rate 30-year mortgage rates have been below 5 percent continuously since January 2011.

Other central banks around the world have followed similar policies. The result has been a long-period of extremely low borrowing costs for governments. Amazingly, in 2016, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) expects net interest payments on nearly $14 trillion in outstanding federal debt to total just $253 billion — the same level of interest payments that were made by the federal government in 2008 on $5.8 trillion in debt.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/2P2IAEj

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The Banks Create Money Out of Debt. (US Dollar not backed by Gold or Silver since 1971).

Question: Why are we in deep trouble?

Answer: Instead of the Federal Reserve Pumping 75 Billion Dollars a month into the economy, they are now pumping in 75 Billion Dollars a day, five days a week until November 4, 2019.

Don’t Believe me?

Here you go:


(Reuters) – The New York Federal Reserve will continue to boost liquidity in money markets into November, the bank announced on Friday.

The bank will offer daily repurchase agreement, or repo, operations, offering at least $75 billion a day in daily cash injections through Nov. 4. The Fed also announced term repos for firms wanting to borrow cash for longer, with most offerings lasting two weeks. This extends a policy that was initially supposed to end next week.

The continuation of the daily repo operations ensures that financial firms will be able to turn to the central bank to borrow cash until at least the next Fed meeting, when policymakers are expected to discuss a more permanent solution.

The New York Fed began holding daily repo operations on Sept. 17, after a key borrowing rate in overnight lending markets for cash spiked to 10%. The central bank succeeded in calming markets through the operations, but some investors and former Fed officials have been calling on the central bank to deliver a long-term fix.

Some investors say the Fed should permanently increase liquidity in the banking system by expanding the size of the balance sheet or introducing a standing repo facility, which would allow firms to borrow cash as needed at a fixed rate.

The pre-emptive action from the New York Fed could help minimize market volatility in the near term because firms now know they can turn to the central bank if they need liquidity, said Blake Gwinn, head of front-end rates strategy for NatWest Markets. “It’s a full fledged lean into providing repo liquidity through these temporary operations,” he said.

Read more here: https://reut.rs/31kSKmb
This was just reported this morning (October 16, 2019):

“Something Snaps: Repo Locking Up Again As Overnight Fed Operation Oversubscribed, Repo Rate Jumps”

Now Read this:

First it was supposed to be just a mid-month tax payment issue coupled with an accelerated cash rebuild by the US Treasury. Then, it was supposed to bejust quarter-end pressure. Then, once the Fed rolled out QE4 while keeping both its overnight and term repo operations, the mid-September repo rate fireworks which sent the overnight G/C repo rate as high as 10% was supposed to go away for good as Powell admitted the level of reserves was too low and the Fed launched a $60BN/month Bill POMO to boost the Fed’s balance sheet.

Bottom line: the ongoing repo market pressure – which indicated that one or more banks were severely liquidity constrained – was supposed to be a non-event.

Alas, as of this morning when the Fed’s latest repo operation was once again oversubscribed, it appears that the repo turmoil is not only not going away, but is in fact (to paraphrase Joe Biden) getting worse, because even with both term and overnight repos in play and with the market now expecting the Fed to start injecting copious liquidity tomorrow with the first Bill POMO, banks are still cash starved.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/2nUBVRi

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We Are In Financial Trouble. What will you do?

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Chinese Military Invade Hong Kong

A Reflection On Global Change In Hong Kong by Mitch Santell

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Mainland China Military Enters Hong Kong: August 11, 2019

Please take just a few seconds and look at this video clip taken off an iPhone documenting in real-time the Chinese Military entering Hong Kong.

My analysis and prediction based on my own discernment and research:

There has never been a better time to call your best friend and tell them how much you love them. Why do I say that?

Answer: China Holds Over 1.2 Trillion Dollars In U.S. Bonds and may sell them at any time. It is my sincere prediction that we are about to see a global financial reset that is going to make the U.S. Stock market crash of 1929 and the Global Sell-Off of Stocks After 9/11 seem like a picnic on a New Zealand Beach.

Don’t believe me? Look at this link below while you still can.

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As of March 31, 2016:

Chinese ownership of U.S. debt has increased to just over $1.2 trillion, allowing China to maintain its position as the largest foreign holder of federal debt, according to a new report.

China owned 20 percent of all foreign holdings in federal debt as of last December, according to a report from the Congressional Research Service published this week. Chinese ownership of U.S. debt increased by $94 billion in the four years since December 2011, when China owned 23 percent of all foreign holdings in federal debt.

The report comes as tensions between the United States and China have escalated over Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea. On Thursday, China’s defense ministry warned the U.S. Navy to “be careful” in the South China Sea. American warships have repeatedly sailed near disputed islands in the region in recent months as part of “freedom of navigation” exercises.

The Pentagon sent a carrier strike group to the South China Sea at the start of this month after reports that China had deployed a surface-to-air-missile system to a disputed island in the region. The Philippines also recently agreed to give the U.S. military access to five bases, some of which are close to the disputed South China Sea, a deal which China’s defense ministry rejected as “a reflection of a Cold War mentality.”

President Obama is due to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday in Washington, which will take place as leaders from Asian countries are in town for a summit on nuclear security.

Japan followed China as the second major holder of U.S. debt according to data from last December, owning just over $1.1 trillion, which accounted for 18 percent of all foreign holdings in federal debt. Caribbean Banking Centers followed far behind in third with $351.7 billion in federal debt.

Approximately two-thirds of foreign holdings in U.S. debt are held by government sources while the rest is held by private investors.

Read on here: http://bit.ly/2Z0ZSTk


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Rollerball, A Dystopian World

A Commentary On a Dystopian Global World by Mitch Santell

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Quotes From George Orwell’s 1984.

For so many who have lived outside the USA, we look at America as a Corporate Empire. Hollywood Showed us back in 1975 what a Dystopian World could look like. Is it here now? You tell me.


Rollerball’s action takes place after the world’s nations have gone “bankrupt,” and after the destructive “Corporate Wars” have come and gone  

Now, corporations “take care of everyone,” and the violent, team sport of Rollerball has been created by big business to remind people of “the futility of individual effort.”  The goal of the corporations is to be essential to every individual’s life, and for “the few” to make important decisions on “a global basis.”

Unfortunately, there are serious downsides to corporate rule as depicted in Rollerball.  For one thing, all citizens are treated as powerless employees of the “Executive Class.”  This means that your beloved wife can be transferred to another man’s possession with the ease an on-the-job departmental transfer.  Indeed, this is the indignity that the world’s greatest Rollerball player, Jonathan E. (James Caan) has suffered…and never forgiven.   He still loves his wife, but an executive in Italy had more power and stature…and took her.  And she was paid handsomely to leave Jonathan, rewarded with a villa in Rome, and extreme wealth. 

Rollerball depicts a society in which the people have indeed accepted control by a ruling elite…in return for being “provided for,” in return for “privilege.”

But, in accordance with the President Carter quote, these same people have no sense of meaning or purpose.  

Part of the reason the people live with such an unjust arrangement is because of a deliberate black-out of educational materials and information.  Rollerball tournaments play endlessly on the television, and local libraries are impersonal computer centers that feature only “summaries” of important literary works and ideas. 

Instead, the corporations own history itself: “What do you want books for?,” Jonathan’s team-mate, Moon Pie asks innocently.  “Look Johnny, if you wanna learn somethin’, just get a Corporate Teacher to come and teach it to ya’. Use yer Privilege Card…”

It’s clearly an Internet-less world, and in one scene in the film, Jonathan E. goes to Geneva to visit a computerized archive where all the answers about “corporate rule” are purported to exist.  Not surprisingly, the computer librarian, named Zero, proves absolutely unhelpful. in providing such data.  In fact, the machine has lost the totality of the “13th Century” in terms of knowledge.  Thus, there is no place to turn to in this world to learn about history, science, or nature.  Everything is the gameEverything is blood lust.

Because as long as you think about the game, and which team is winning or losing, you aren’t thinking about who is gaming the system and for what agenda.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/2MchCcF
“Ladies and gentlemen, will you stand please for the playing of our Corporate Hymn?”

If you are into movies, check out this blog:

https://reflectionsonfilmandtelevision.blogspot.com/


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We Create Violence So You Don’t Have To.

A Commentary On Why This Is Happening by Mitch Santell

My prayers go out to all the families who suffered a loss as a result of the massive shooting in El Paso. Yes, these shootings are real and what is fishy is, that in each and every case, there always seems to be one shooter who always ends up getting “taken out.”

Global Censorship on the Internet is getting worse, and the level of Censorship in the USA is the worst I have experienced since returning home from New Zealand in 2013.

This announcement was made by Cloudflare today.

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The mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio are horrific tragedies. In the case of the El Paso shooting, the suspected terrorist gunman appears to have been inspired by the forum website known as 8chan. Based on evidence we’ve seen, it appears that he posted a screed to the site immediately before beginning his terrifying attack on the El Paso Walmart killing 20 people.

Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident. Nearly the same thing happened on 8chan before the terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand. The El Paso shooter specifically referenced the Christchurch incident and appears to have been inspired by the largely unmoderated discussions on 8chan which glorified the previous massacre. In a separate tragedy, the suspected killer in the Poway, California synagogue shooting also posted a hate-filled “open letter” on 8chan. 8chan has repeatedly proven itself to be a cesspool of hate.

8chan is among the more than 19 million Internet properties that use Cloudflare’s service. We just sent notice that we are terminating 8chan as a customer effective at midnight tonight Pacific Time. The rationale is simple: they have proven themselves to be lawless and that lawlessness has caused multiple tragic deaths. Even if 8chan may not have violated the letter of the law in refusing to moderate their hate-filled community, they have created an environment that revels in violating its spirit.

We do not take this decision lightly. Cloudflare is a network provider. In pursuit of our goal of helping build a better internet, we’ve considered it important to provide our security services broadly to make sure as many users as possible are secure, and thereby making cyberattacks less attractive — regardless of the content of those websites.  Many of our customers run platforms of their own on top of our network. If our policies are more conservative than theirs it effectively undercuts their ability to run their services and set their own policies. We reluctantly tolerate content that we find reprehensible, but we draw the line at platforms that have demonstrated they directly inspire tragic events and are lawless by design. 8chan has crossed that line. It will therefore no longer be allowed to use our services.

What Will Happen Next

Unfortunately, we have seen this situation before and so we have a good sense of what will play out. Almost exactly two years ago we made the determination to kick another disgusting site off Cloudflare’s network: the Daily Stormer. That caused a brief interruption in the site’s operations but they quickly came back online using a Cloudflare competitor. That competitor at the time promoted as a feature the fact that they didn’t respond to legal process. Today, the Daily Stormer is still available and still disgusting. They have bragged that they have more readers than ever. They are no longer Cloudflare’s problem, but they remain the Internet’s problem.

I have little doubt we’ll see the same happen with 8chan. While removing 8chan from our network takes heat off of us, it does nothing to address why hateful sites fester online. It does nothing to address why mass shootings occur. It does nothing to address why portions of the population feel so disenchanted they turn to hate. In taking this action we’ve solved our own problem, but we haven’t solved the Internet’s.

In the two years since the Daily Stormer what we have done to try and solve the Internet’s deeper problem is engage with law enforcement and civil society organizations to try and find solutions. Among other things, that resulted in us cooperating around monitoring potential hate sites on our network and notifying law enforcement when there was content that contained an indication of potential violence. We will continue to work within the legal process to share information when we can to hopefully prevent horrific acts of violence. We believe this is our responsibility and, given Cloudflare’s scale and reach, we are hopeful we will continue to make progress toward solving the deeper problem.

Rule of Law

We continue to feel incredibly uncomfortable about playing the role of content arbiter and do not plan to exercise it often. Some have wrongly speculated this is due to some conception of the United States’ First Amendment. That is incorrect. First, we are a private company and not bound by the First Amendment. Second, the vast majority of our customers, and more than 50% of our revenue, comes from outside the United States where the First Amendment and similarly libertarian freedom of speech protections do not apply. The only relevance of the First Amendment in this case and others is that it allows us to choose who we do and do not do business with; it does not obligate us to do business with everyone.

Instead our concern has centered around another much more universal idea: the Rule of Law. The Rule of Law requires policies be transparent and consistent. While it has been articulated as a framework for how governments ensure their legitimacy, we have used it as a touchstone when we think about our own policies.

We have been successful because we have a very effective technological solution that provides security, performance, and reliability in an affordable and easy-to-use way. As a result of that, a huge portion of the Internet now sits behind our network. 10% of the top million, 17% of the top 100,000, and 19% of the top 10,000 Internet properties use us today. 10% of the Fortune 1,000 are paying Cloudflare customers.

Cloudflare is not a government. While we’ve been successful as a company, that does not give us the political legitimacy to make determinations on what content is good and bad. Nor should it. Questions around content are real societal issues that need politically legitimate solutions. We will continue to engage with lawmakers around the world as they set the boundaries of what is acceptable in their countries through due process of law. And we will comply with those boundaries when and where they are set.

Europe, for example, has taken a lead in this area. As we’ve seen governments there attempt to address hate and terror content online, there is recognition that different obligations should be placed on companies that organize and promote content — like Facebook and YouTube — rather than those that are mere conduits for that content. Conduits, like Cloudflare, are not visible to users and therefore cannot be transparent and consistent about their policies.

The unresolved question is how should the law deal with platforms that ignore or actively thwart the Rule of Law? That’s closer to the situation we have seen with the Daily Stormer and 8chan. They are lawless platforms. In cases like these, where platforms have been designed to be lawless and unmoderated, and where the platforms have demonstrated their ability to cause real harm, the law may need additional remedies. We and other technology companies need to work with policy makers in order to help them understand the problem and define these remedies. And, in some cases, it may mean moving enforcement mechanisms further down the technical stack.

Read the rest here: https://blog.cloudflare.com/terminating-service-for-8chan/


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Happiness Is A Simple Solution Part 2

Further Observations On What & How We Can Be Happy by Mitch Santell

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There are so many of us out there who have panic, anxiety, depression, PTSD, or something even more distressing.

The reason you feel this way is that you have you may be a bit “confused” with where our society is going. Believe me, I understand this, and it’s why I dumped Facebook.

Now, I never thought I would write a commentary about a Reality Talk Show, but I am going to do it. Why? As an illustration as to why most people either can’t commit, won’t commit or don’t even know what they stand for.

My Godmother was married 9 times. Her daughter, my 3rd cousin, was married 7 times. I have been married once as were my parents (my side of the family) and grandparents (my side of the family). My other cousin was divorced once after 7 years and remarried for a second marriage until his wife passed on from Cancer after 30 years.

This last season of The Bachelor with Hannah Brown was like no other that I ever saw. Now mind you, I got rid of cable TV in 1995 so to sign up for a “trial” of Hulu (a streaming service that competes with Netflix and HBO), I had to be intrigued.

It was amusing watching Hannah Brown consistently make bad decisions.


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Hannah Brown and Peter Weber Taking Off In A Private Plane.

The dynamics of relationships between men and women have never been more complicated than they are now, and I’ll give you some basics to start with.

First, we are living in a society that is driven by social media and algorithms.

Second, most people don’t know what it was like to be alive without an iPhone, Samsung, or any brand of smartphone connected to their hip.

Third, everyone is connected, but no one is communicating.



Happiness Is This:

1). You simply make a decision to be happy.

2). You make a decision to work on yourself more instead of gossiping and blaming other people.

3). You let go of the need to worry about what other people think.

4). You let go of the labels.

5). You re-invent yourself by getting rid of people who don’t get you or don’t allow you to be You.



Authentic Is This:

1). Letting Go Of The Need To Be Right.

2.) Letting Go Of Any Assumptions Of How Things Are Going To Turn Out.

3). Letting Go Of Any Expectations.




Staying Grounded Is This:

1). Take off your socks and shoes twice a day and go barefoot on the grass or dirt.

2). Make sure that you are hydrating because most people never drink enough water.

3). Find passion in simple things that make your heart sing.




Why didn’t I write more about Hannah Brown’s screw-ups on The Bachelor?

Answer: Because that wasn’t the purpose of this blog posting….the posting was to get you happier by getting you to think about you.

Only You will know where life needs to take you and if you are like a lot of my followers and readers, you don’t live in the USA. For me? That has been the single most profound discovery that I have made about myself since returning from New Zealand in 2013.

What is that?

That everything I learned has affected me here in America and I can never go back to being that person that I was when I exited in June of 2013.

Now onto to something deeper I want you to think about……..

According To Alan Watts, Happiness Is NOT the Meaning of Life.

Listen to this audio and read the transcription below for the greater meaning.

Let’s suppose that you were able every night to dream any dream you wanted to dream.

And that you could, for example, have the power within one night to dream 75 years of time or any length of time you wanted to have.

And you would naturally as you began on this adventure of dreams, you would fulfill all your wishes, you would have every kind of pleasure.

And after several nights of 75 years of total pleasure each, you would say, Wow, that was pretty great. But now let’s, let’s have a surprise.

Let’s have a dream, which isn’t under control.

Well, something is going to happen to me that I don’t know what it’s going to be. And you will dig that and come out of that and say, Wow, that was a close shave, wasn’t it.

And then you will get more and more adventurous and you will make further and further Gamble’s as to what you would dream. And finally, you would dream where you are now you would dream the dream of living the life that you are actually living today.

That would be within the infinite multiplicity of choices you would have of playing that you weren’t God.

So then…

This means that you’re not victims of a scheme of things of a mechanical world, or of an autocratic God.

The life you’re living is what you put yourself into only you don’t admit it. Because you want to play the game that it’s happened to you.

Because if you play life on the supposition that you’re a helpless little puppet got involved. Or if you play it on the supposition that it’s a frightful, serious risk, and that we really ought to do something about it and so on. It’s a drag.

There’s no point in going on living unless we make the assumption that the situation of life is optimal. And it makes you realize you see how – how great things are. So in this idea that everybody is fundamentally the ultimate reality. Not God in a politically kingly sense, but God in the sense of being the self, that deep down basic, whatever there is, and you’re all that only you’re pretending you’re not.

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Unplug & Get Your Life Back

Commentary That You May Have Thought Of by Mitch Santell

Your Dystopian Future Is Here

Each and every time I go into a grocery store to purchase something, I leave my iPhone in the car.

Each time I run errands, I always just leave the iPhone in the car, 100% of the time.

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Now that I have dumped FaceBook and never post to Instagram, I am prepared to turn in my iPhone 7plus before the end of 2019 and never use a smartphone again.

Are You that Brave?

Can you take your own life back?


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Apple’s Bigger Problem

Commentary About The Cult Known as Apple by Mitch Santell

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iMac G3 (The Original).

The most common question that I get as a radio producer is: What gear do you use?

Answer: Apple is my #1 go to product for producing media.

The part I don’t say: I use a 2014 MacBook Air and a 2013 iMac because I know they still work.

My iMac needed a new SSD hard drive, which was about 330.00 dollars, and my MacBook Air needed a new battery.

The reason I have stayed with Apple is that I love the Mac software and how it integrates with my iPhone 7.

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Jony Ive Is Making People Uneasy

Apple pessimism is on the rise. New Apple products are being questioned like never before. Even some of Apple’s most loyal customers are beginning to wonder about Apple’s direction. While many are directing criticism towards Tim Cook, nearly all of the criticism pointed towards Apple can in one way or another be traced back to a different person: Jony Ive. 

Apple Power Brokers

The two most powerful people at Apple are Tim Cook and Jony Ive. While Cook is tasked with making sure the Apple machine is being run by the best team possible, Jony’s role is much more abstract. Cook aims to foster collaboration at the top of Apple’s functional organizational structure. If something goes wrong, much of the criticism is quickly pointed at either Cook or one of his top lieutenants. (Phil Schiller and Eddy Cue seem to take the brunt of the criticism.) Cook has also taken on the more traditional CEO role of representing Apple in the outside world

However, the one area Cook does not have complete control over is product strategy. That distinction belongs to Jony. It may seem hyperbolic to consider Jony the most powerful person at Apple. He no longer spends much time managing anyone on a day-to-day basis. He doesn’t speak on Apple’s earnings conference calls. Wall Street knows very little about him, and neither does Silicon Valley. In fact, following his recent promotion to Chief Design Officer, Jony doesn’t even spend as much time at Apple HQ these days. Yet Jony has such a significant influence over Apple’s product strategy, it is safe to say we are firmly within the Jony Ive era at Apple. 

Design Led

Jony holds an incredible amount of power because Apple is a design-led company. Apple’s functional organizational structure and culture are set up in order to give the Industrial Design (ID) group absolute power. ID holds more power at Apple than any other group. 

This structure was put in place more than 15 years ago with the iMac being the first product to take advantage of this new culture. Up to the late 1990s, engineers held the most power at Apple. Designers were merely tasked with skinning Apple products created by engineers. With the iMac, ID was afforded the freedom to move ideas from conception to reality without compromise. While Steve Jobs was the primary architect of this new power structure, the relationship he had with Jony undoubtedly played a role.

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Homeless & Disease Killing Los Angeles


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In the modern version being played out today on the streets of Los Angeles and almost every other major city in the state, tens of thousands of the homeless are desperate for shelter, services and of course, drugs. Lots and lots of drugs. Eric Johnson reports on Paradise Lost: Homeless in Los Angeles.

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Typhus is seeing a resurgence among the homeless population of Los Angeles, and it’s not just them who are at risk. Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney Elizabeth Greenwood filed a claim against the city for $5 million saying she contracted the disease due to a rat infestation at City Hall. Typhus can be spread by rats carrying infected fleas. It can cause extremely high fever, headache and muscle pain. The disease dates back hundreds of years, and occurs largely in areas with poor sanitation.

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Multiple cases of typhus have popped up in downtown Los Angeles and prompted health officials to warn about the flea-spread disease, which can cause organ damage in severe cases.

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In Los Angeles’ Skid Row, tents line entire city blocks. These makeshift shelters for the city homeless are now an almost permanent fixture of the city’s landscape, with barbecue grills and clusters of bikes standing alongside them.

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Some residents have tethered their tents to nearby fences and industrial buildings. Others run long power cords from their tents to nearby light poles to tap into the city’s power grid. A few Skid Row pet owners have created small dog yards next to their tents under tarps to block out the sun and makeshift fencing. On a recent evening in this industrial part of LA’s downtown, a young woman was washing her hair and her tank top in the jet of water gushing from a fire hydrant into the street.

As Los Angeles city and county officials struggle to shelter and build housing for nearly 60,000 people who are living on the streets, they are facing resistance — not just to new structures in neighborhoods where residents fear more crime and blight, but also from some within the homeless community, who insist they would rather continue living independently on the streets in their tents.

While the homeless crisis is perhaps most visible in California, it is gripping so many other cities, including Washington, that many of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are beginning to face questions from voters about their plans. In 2018, about half of all Americans experiencing homelessness lived in one of five states — California (24%), New York (17%), Florida (6%), Texas (5%) or Washington state (4%), according to the 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report, presented to Congress in December.

In dozens of interviews with unsheltered people in LA over the past year, many told CNN they won’t apply for housing because they are afraid of the police, or unable to access the right documents to apply for ID, or sometimes simply wary of losing their independence if they are forced to live under rules that might be imposed if they moved into subsidized housing facilities.

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Los Angeles, where are we now?

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