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  1. Then at not. --Brant if you're fighting the criticism follows; if you're not it proceeds I enlisted in the army in September 1964 and was recruited into Special Forces in Basic Training n in jump School March 1965 the training NCO told us conventional forces were going in n the Marines landed in April I thought, 40,00 Americans died in Korea but they stopped it by drawing a line across the peninsula, how could d they do that in Vietnam does this mean 40,000 will die in Vietnam? but how will they stop it? look at those long borders naw, they can't be that stupid; they must've learned something I was 20 yo n two weeks I left Ft Benning on a bus to Ft m Bragg n passed the wooden barracks of the soldiers made famous by the Mel Gibson movie with some Air Cav soldiers lounging about wondering how many were going to die looking at dead men, I knew I was looking at dead men hoping I was wrong we arrived in SC on Sunday, my 21st birthday n no place to buy a celebratory drink, boy was I pissed at Ft Bragg I jumped into my short sheeted bunk before that the well made bunk had a cherry on top thus I was welcomed into the United States Army Special Forces I wasn't dumb; I volunteered for medical training and many months of hedonistic temporary duty at Ft Sam Houston Texas after of which I went to two months of hospital training at Ft Gordon GA and former President Eisenhower had a heart attack playing golf at Augusta (he kept hitting his balls into one tree n asked it be cut down n was refused but it became the Eisenhower Tree which out lived him} so I volunteered to help take care of him n I was taken to a blocked off corridor in this old WWIi wooden army hospital n left alone --five years before the most powerful man in the world--with him while he was sleeping all beneath a primitive beating heart monitor the next night they moved him into a large suite n several days later the brass sent down the prettiest army captain nurse to share the evening shift with me I kept out of his sight but one PM I saw an elephant with flowers sent to him by my hero Barry Goldwater so I walked up to it n put my Green Beret on its head, looked at Ike looking at me me looking back at the elephant then back at Ike then giving him a huge Eisenhower grin then walking out of view about a year n a half later he had a Readers Digest article saying I have seen the youth of America n I'm not worried about the future of our country! he died on my 25th birthday n I knew smoking had taken ten years off his life n that's the day I stopped smoking I smoked in the army because I figured I had a good chance of being killed in Vietnam so WTF?
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  2. Heh. Comey's daughter (yeah, that Comey) is the lead prosecutor. Anyone doubt how this is going to turn out? The good news is that I believe the MAGA side now has a whole lot of sneaky shit they will be pulling just to get the information out there. They would not do that before, but I think they are fed up with the persecution, and especially with the pedo stuff. Michael
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  3. William, I realize everyone is seeking the One True Truth about others (Jews are greedy, Blacks are lazy, Homosexual men are effeminate, Whites are callous oppressors, etc. etc. etc.), but those categories are simply not true for vast quantities of people. Q is the same thing. If you listen to the end of the conversation you posted, Lin even says (I paraphrase) that he judges Q on what a specific person talking in the name of Q is saying because facts are facts and fantasy and/or misinformation is different. It doesn't matter where a fact comes from. It's still a fact. Both Lin and General Flynn agreed that, when Q is a "leftist or CIA disinformation campaign" (to quote The Q Origins Project tweet in your post), it is about 75% fact and 25% disinformation. Notice how you almost always gloss that kind of information over? How you ignore it? In most of your postings on Q I have seen up to now, I think it would be safe to say you want Q portrayed as one thing only, a One True Truth, that it is 100% wrong, either a disinformation outfit or simply an organization devoted to boneheaded opinions presented by boneheaded people (the more white, the more Christian, and the more Southern the better ). Note: I don't mind that you dislike Q. I feel a cringe, though, every time I see you misidentify what it is. If you commented on the goofy shit, the misinformation shit and the actual facts a Q person presents, I would be perfectly fine with it. Frankly, I would probably agree with you most of the time. But I can't agree with you on any of it when you are judging a fantasy and calling your fantasy a fact, or implying it is a fact, and want everybody to treat that fantasy as a fact. And presenting only the goofy stuff and pretending that eliminates the facts part (which, according to Lin and Flynn in your very post just now, is about 75% facts when it is a psyop) shows a total misunderstanding of how propaganda works and what Q--in all its variety--really is. I have said from the beginning years ago that Q is some kind of information--or better, propaganda--campaign due to all the covert techniques employed. Nowadays, I would even call it entrenched in the culture as a meme. And I admired (and still admire) the sheer competence of those who came up with such a cultural figure. I don't know who they are (although I have a few speculations), but some day I could list the covert stuff again that I have identified if you like. But not within the context of the One True Truthy Truth. Every time I have tried, we talk past each other and it goes off into some kind of verbal dueling. At which point I have generally given up with a dive straight into banter. (At least banter is fun. ) Notice that you even asked: I didn't get that impression at all. I got the impression he abandoned the people he now considers as using Q to run psyops from the left or from the Deep State. There are a hell of a lot of good patriotic people left in the Q universe and I don't get the impression that General Flynn has abandoned them at all. I don't know how much General Flynn believes in the more extravagant claims of some of the fringe Q people (such as many government leaders like Hillary Clinton, James Comey, etc., have already been executed by the military or are imprisoned at Gitmo, etc., etc., etc.) but I don't recall hearing him ever say these things. So I think Flynn likes the people--especially the military people--in the Q orbit he knows and respects and doesn't believe in the bullshit the fringe engages in. And now he sees another part of it, psyops from hostile quarters using Q. That, to me, is what he doesn't like. Not the entire One True Truthy WWG1WGA Truth. On the contrary, I actually think it possible, given Flynn's history, expertise and experience in nonconventional warfare, that he helped come up with Q as a propaganda tool. Michael
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  4. William, Exactly. Rules to follow instead of using your brain to identify. According to your own explanation, algorithms are rules used for calculations and problem-solving. That means measurement and human-designed processes. That does not mean core identifications. As the saying goes, garbage in, garbage out. That's what algorithms get you without correct identifications. You don't use an algorithm to see if it's day or night when you want to go out. You look out the window. You don't use an algorithm to identify whether it's a snake in the grass or a water hose. You observe more closely. And do on. The closest thing you can use as an algorithm for basic identifications in order to not fall into brainless (literally) bigotry is to ask yourself, (1) What do I know? and (2) How do I know it? But there is no way to make the rules themselves (the algorithm) give you the answer automatically. You yourself have to do the thinking. You might want to do that when waging your campaign to ridicule Q. What do you know about Q? Not much apparently. You know the fringe and that's about it. The rest is generalities you get from others. How do you know it? You restrict your observation (the kind that shows you the difference between the snake and the garden hose) to the most quirky and loopy examples you can find. If you see something more serious, you ignore it. This is what I have seen in your writings on Q. There is no algorithm to provide you with a method that will make all people who find value in Q become like the loopy and quirky ones. There is only bigotry. And that is based on faulty identification, habit as a learned response to "What is it?", and a strong negative emotional imprint as frame. (Incidentally, that correctly describes TDS and any other form of blind hatred or blind contempt brought to the social level. That goes for all sides, too.) An algorithm is a tool for the brain. It is not a replacement. On a more fun level, Ray Bradbury once wrote a short story ("There Will Come Soft Rains") about an automatic house in an automatic neighborhood system that went through its day fixing meals, cleaning, making repairs, chiming the time, and so on. Except there were no humans left on earth. Only shadows left on the walls, presumably from a nuclear explosion. All of the "algorithms" and robotic routines they governed were designed for human activities, but there were no humans anymore. The thing just churned on and there was no meaning to the activities anymore. That, to me, is a great metaphor for how many people seek to use their brains. Michael
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