Country music is dead

I can’t say I ever paid any attention to it, but based on recent observations, it’s hard to argue with Loretta Lynn’s opinion:

Loretta Lynn voiced her displeasure with current country music during a recent podcast, and she didn’t hold back. The 87-year-old country music pioneer told Martina McBride that she thinks country music is “dead.”

“I think it’s a shame,” she said on the ‘Vocal Point with Martina McBride’ podcast, according to WhiskeyRiff.com. “I think it’s a shame to let a type of music die. I don’t care what any kind of music it is. Rock, country, whatever. I think it’s a shame to let it die.”

Inclusivity kills every form of entertainment. The case for the prosecution is conclusive.


That would be SO different!

Well, I don’t know about you, but I know I’m incredibly excited about the totally new and revolutionary idea of sex-swapping Willie Wonka. Then again, Willie Wonka as a woman would almost certainly be an improvement from the obvious pedophile he was in the last two films:

Willy Wonka could reportedly return to screens as a woman in a new prequel film.

Bosses at Warner Bros. are allegedly considering taking on a female actress to play the role of the iconic chocolatier, after two previous adaptations starred Johnny Depp and Gene Wilder.

It’s also been reported that after Warner Bros. acquired the rights to the character from the Dahl estate in 2016, they are in the process of putting together a production team for the film.

I’m most curious about what they will call her. Vaggie Vonka? Baba Yanka?


The reason for the clampdown

It’s been a bit of a mystery why the media and the Deep State have been so desperate to keep Eric Ciaramella’s name out of the press and the impeachment hearings. Greg Rubini suggested a possible explanation in a twitter thread.

ERIC CIARAM3LLA is involved in much darker things than you can imagine. Joe Biden, John Brennan, & Barack Obama are also in it and Victoria Nuland. The Ukraine Holocaust

In Feb 2014 there was a Coup d’Etat in Ukraine. a violent Coup. There was a massacre in the main square of the capital, Kiev. 100 people were killed.

There were SNIPERS at windows of tall buildings surrounding the square. Strategically placed. The snipers from the buildings shot both at protestors, both at police officers. it was a HORRIFIC massacre

100 people were killed BY THE SNIPERS. both Ukranian citizens, both police officers. that was The Ukraine Holocaust.

The SNIPERS were professional mercenaries. They were hired and paid to do that job. Their assigned job was to KILL about 100 people. They had been given precise instructions. Hired and paid BY WHOM?

Why 100 people had to be brutally killed? Because the CIA Director John Brennan and Victoria Nuland (State Dept.) wanted 100 people killed. That would trigger a Coup d’Etat in Ukraine. Which in fact happened.

And WHO organized those SNIPERS in Ukraine, to make this massacre? WHO hired them? WHO paid them? ERIC CIARAM3LLA. E.C. in this photo with Victoria Nuland.

Eric Ciaramella was assigned that task by the CIA Director John Brennan. Brennan was the CIA Director at that tme, in 2014. And Eric Ciaramella was, and is, a CIA Operative. He was Brennan’s CIA point man in Ukraine, in 2014.

Obviously, there is no way to know if this is true or not, but the facts about the massacre in Kiev are generally correct and the Ukrainian government was falsely blamed for the shootings before it was toppled in the “color revolution” coup in which the Obama State Department invested $5 billion. And the involvement of corrupt U.S. officials, both before and after the coup, is one of the things that the Deep State is now so desperate to hide from the American public.

Given the likelihood that Russian intelligence has a complete record of everything that happened and everyone involved, and that they have provided that information to the Trump administration, it should not surprise us to see signs of the Deep State thrashing around and lashing out as the noose continues to close in around it.


Chuck Dixon’s Avalon #5

The hunter has become the hunted. As the mysterious vigilante continues to stalk her prey, the crack international superhero team is on her trail and is determined to bring her down before she can accomplish her deadly mission.

But is there another way to find her? What is the connection between the vigilante and the unknown coma patient she was once observed visiting in the hospital? The Avalon police, too, are patiently trying to track her down before she adds to her body count.

Chuck Dixon is the most prolific comic book writer in history. Set in the world of Alt★Hero, CHUCK DIXON’S AVALON is the legend’s newest creation.

Now available in print at Castalia Direct and at Amazon. The digital version will be going out to the backers as soon as it is ready. Chuck Dixon’s Avalon #6 will be ready soon, at which point we will begin producing the omnibus editions for the original Alt★Hero backers.


A corrupt justice

John Roberts is breaking Senate protocol by refusing to read a senator’s question for fear that it will identify the whistleblower behind the impeachment debacle:

Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) attempt to ask about the whistleblower whose report helped spark the impeachment inquiry is running into a roadblock in the form of Chief Justice John Roberts.

A source confirmed that Roberts has indicated he would not read a question from Paul regarding the whistleblower at the center of the House impeachment inquiry.

The question from Paul is expected to name the individual. Because Roberts is responsible for reading the questions that would put him in the position of publicly outing the person on the Senate floor.

Paul indicated to reporters after a closed-door Republican dinner that he was not backing down from trying to ask his question.

The sad thing is that Roberts appears to be such a Boy Scout that no one would probably even care about whatever it is they have on him that they are using for control. Then again, appearances can be deceiving, and perhaps he is a full-blown Promethean infantivore.


A landmark

I’m pleased to be able to announce that SocialGalactic surpassed 1,000 daily posts for the first time in its very brief history yesterday, 9 January 2020. There were 1,133 new posts, to be precise. The crushing will continue. Once we get the necessary badges created, we will start inviting the creator-specific subscribers, including Feed the Bear, The Legend, and Grow or Die subscribers.

In other news, I am contemplating a change to the Castalia Deluxe / Castalia Library lines as we finalize the covers. At present, the favored approach for the latter favors the Latin, as opposed to the Italian I’d originally suggested.

  • Castalia Deluxe —> Castalia Library
  • Castalia Library —> Libraria Castalia

I think both will look very good on the spines. If you are a subscriber of either leatherbound line, please share your opinion in the comments.

Speaking of SocialGalactic, an artist there has created what may be one of the strangest “advertisements” for a “televised” show ever produced. I have to admit, I like it.


My first Nobel Prize

I would have thought it would be in Economics, perhaps even Literature, but it appears my first Nobel Prize will be in Physiology or Medicine. You see, everyone is understandably concerned about Corona-chan, but then it occurred to me, as we all know, race is just a social construct:

To further understand the special population of ACE2-expressing AT2, we performed gene ontology enrichment analysis to study which biological processes are involved with this cell population by comparing them with the AT2 cells not expressing ACE2. Surprisingly, we found that multiple viral process-related GO are significantly over-presented, including “positive regulation of viral process” (P value=0.001), “viral life cycle” (P value=0.005), “virion assembly” (P value=0.03) and “positive regulation of viral genome replication” (P value=0.04). These highly expressed viral process-related genes in ACE2-expressing AT2 include: SLC1A5, CXADR, CAV2, NUP98, CTBP2, GSN,HSPA1B,STOM, RAB1B, HACD3, ITGB6, IST1,NUCKS1,TRIM27, APOE, SMARCB1,UBP1,CHMP1A,NUP160,HSPA8,DAG1,STAU1,ICAM1,CHMP5,D EK, VPS37B, EGFR, CCNK, PPIA, IFITM3, PPIB, TMPRSS2, UBC, LAMP1 and CHMP3. Therefore, it seems that the 2019-nCov has cleverly evolved to hijack this population of AT2 cells for its reproduction and transmission.

We further compared the characteristics of the donors and their ACE2 expressing patterns. No association was detected between the ACE2-expressing cell number and the age or smoking status of donors. Of note, the 2 male donors have a higher ACE2-expressing cell ratio than all other 6 female donors (1.66{de336c7190f620554615b98f51c6a13b1cc922a472176e2638084251692035b3} vs. 0.41{de336c7190f620554615b98f51c6a13b1cc922a472176e2638084251692035b3} of all cells, P value=0.07, Mann Whitney Test). In addition, the distribution of ACE2 is also more widespread in male donors than females: at least 5 different types of cells in male lung express this receptor, while only 2~4 types of cells in female lung express the receptor. This result is highly consistent with the epidemic investigation showing that most of the confirmed 2019-nCov infected patients were men (30 vs. 11, by Jan 2, 2020).

We also noticed that the only Asian donor (male) has a much higher ACE2-expressing cell ratio than white and African American donors (2.50{de336c7190f620554615b98f51c6a13b1cc922a472176e2638084251692035b3} vs. 0.47{de336c7190f620554615b98f51c6a13b1cc922a472176e2638084251692035b3} of all cells). This might explain the observation that the new Coronavirus pandemic and previous SARS-Cov pandemic are concentrated in the Asian area.

Therefore, to significantly improve the resistance of the population to Corona-chan and end the risk of a global pandemic, all that is necessary is for the Asian men in the areas at risk of infection to begin identifying as African-American women.

I shall await my Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with serene confidence.


Is Boeing going down?

Boeing just posted its first significant loss in a long time:

Boeing reported its first annual loss in more than two decades as costs from the 737 Max crashes rise sharply. Boeing said it lost $636 million in 2019, marking the company’s first annual loss since 1997 and in stark contrast to the profit it posted in $10.46 billion in 2018 — before a second crash grounded its best-selling planes worldwide.

The dismal results come as Boeing is struggling through the crisis stemming from two crashes of its 737 Max that killed all 346 people aboard the flights. The manufacturer this month suspended production of the planes, which regulators grounded in March after the second of the two fatal flights.

Boeing reported a loss of $2.33 per share for the fourth quarter of last year. Revenue in the last three months of the year dropped 37{de336c7190f620554615b98f51c6a13b1cc922a472176e2638084251692035b3} to $17.91 billion compared with $28.34 billion in the year-earlier period.

The debacle’s costs to Boeing are rising to more than $18 billion, the company said, roughly double what it outlined in the previous quarter. That amount includes an additional $2.6 billion pretax charge to compensate airlines and other 737 Max customers because of the grounding. Boeing had taken a $5.6 billion pretax charge in the second quarter to compensate its customers.

The company recently reported its worst annual sales figures in decades and it handed the crown to the world’s biggest aircraft manufacturer to its rival Airbus.

For some reason, this article reminded me of when Enron reported a surprise loss of similar proportions back in 2001.

In October 2001, Enron reported a loss of $618 million— its first quarterly loss in four years. 

Due to the massive debt these megacorporations carry, it doesn’t take much to take them down once things start to go south. Enron filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy only two months later. I’m not saying Boieng is in anywhere nearly as bad shape as Enron was, but the synchronicity may be worth noting.


Is the coronavirus weaponized?

Anonymous Conservative is, as is his wont, deeply suspicious of the coronavirus, but he is not alone in this:

Harvard epidemiologist says he is not saying the Corona virus was bioengineered as a bioweapon, but a new study analyzing the full genome says it does have a center segment in its genome encoding a special protein to get it into human cells, and that center section does not appear to have indices of having gotten there through normal natural random mechanisms:

BOTTOMLINE: 1) Seafood market not the source. 2) This RNA #coronavirus mutates really fast. 3) has unusual middle segment never seen before in any coronavirus. 4) Not from recent mixing. 5) That mystery middle segment encodes protein responsible for entry into host cells.

The thing that concerns me is that I knew the impeachment was the result of desperation on the part of the hunted. If we consider the possibility that a) the coronavirus is a bioweapon and b) the release of the coronavirus was intentional, that would tend to indicate considerably more desperation on the part of the same people.


Another failed “peace plan”

I don’t know why U.S. presidents waste their time on this nonsense:

US President Donald Trump unveiled his “Deal of the Century” peace plan on Tuesday in the White House, giving Israel full control of the settlements and Jerusalem as its undivided capital. The plan also established a Palestinian state.

The plan, Trump said, has the support of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main political rival, Blue and White head Benny Gantz.

“If [the Palestinians] are genuinely prepared to make peace with the Jewish state,” Netanyahu said in his remarks at the unveiling ceremony, “Israel will be prepared to negotiate peace right away.” Trump said that the United States will recognize Israeli sovereignty over any land that “my vision provides to be part of the State of Israel” and will require the Palestinians to recognize Israel as the Jewish state and to agree to solve the refugee problem outside of Israel.

The prime minister is expected to vote on Sunday at the Cabinet meeting to immediately apply sovereignty to the territories in Judea and Samaria.

In other words, the Israelis are confirming the long-held beliefs of the Palestinians concerning the settlements, and they doing so with the blessing of the United States. How is this substantially different than the scores of Indian treaties that lasted until the settlers decided that they wanted more Indian land?

And who seriously regards this as a peace plan? Of course the Palestinians won’t accept it.

Israel has a right to exist. Its right of conquest is no less, and no more, illegitimate than any other nation’s right to land it has won through military victory. But it does not have a right to exist in peace; that has to be won separately, through convincing neighboring parties that peace is in their interest. And while I could certainly be wrong, I don’t see how this “Deal of the Century” is likely to be of much interest to any non-Israeli parties.