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Monday morning cancer crushing

by | Jul 17, 2023 | Mondays | 2 comments

That image comes from our good friend, The Male Brain, and it perfectly encapsulates and explains what a time-warp the weekend really is. Certainly, that is what the past weekend felt like. While it was relatively restful, it was also far too short for any real enjoyment. There are definitely times when I think the whole 4-day work week might not be quite such a barmy idea after all. (And then I get back to work, and I realise that shortening the work week would just make the actual week far more painful and stressful.)

Speaking of pain and stress, these are leading causes of cancer, as we all know – but what we do not know, even now, is what causes cancer, and how one can stop it.

The conventional approach is to use chemotherapy, which literally involves injecting poison into your veins, and has a highly variable track record, to say the least. (That is putting things EXTREMELY mildly – while I do not subscribe, at all, to the notion that chemotherapy has only a 2% success rate, it certainly is not as effective as one might like, given how nasty the treatment is.)

Turns out, though, it might be possible to starve cancer itself to death. Maybe that is true – maybe it is not. But, the ideas presented in the video below are certainly worth considering. Here, Dr. Thomas Seyfried talks to Max Lugavere about the untold truth of cancer – how to beat it using diet and healthy foods, and how to literally starve it out of you:

The interview is absolutely fascinating. I of course have zero medical qualifications whatsoever – unless you count those Boy Scout merit badges in first aid, and I wouldn’t, if I were you – but what he is saying sounds quite plausible to me. I would of course like to see more data and evidence on the subject, but given how badly wrong we have gotten basic medical treatments for chronic illnesses, and how Western medicine continues to insist on treating the human body as a collection of bits and symptoms, instead of a holistic system, I am certainly willing to give him a listen.


The Mighty God-Emperor

His Most Illustrious, Noble, August, Benevolent, and Legendary Celestial Majesty, the God-Emperor of Mankind, Donaldus Triumphus Magnus Astra, the First of His Name, the Lion of Midnight, may the Lord bless him and preserve him, ridicules the notion that “nobody knows” who brought the White Flour to the White House:

Look, it’s really simple. Just look for that one guy who is a CONFIRMED CRACK-HEAD in the Biden family, and who has DIRECT ACCESS to the sanctum sanctorum, the Oval Office, and that’s likely to be the guy. This isn’t very difficult.

Of course, that chain of LODJIK!!! automatically makes me substantially more qualified to be an investigator than just about any Fibbie, so there you go.


#BasedTucker is Based

Let me be very clear about one thing: I have not watched the Tater Tots interview, and may not do so. I find Abu Tate more than a little disingenuous – ah hell, I’ll just come out and say it:

The guy is a lying scumsack.

#BasedTucker, and other interviewers, like Jedediah Bila and Patrick Bet-David, really need to grow a clue and press him on just how false his narrative about his conversion to Izzlam is. He might say a lot of the right things, but he’s basically just a shyster and a try-hard.

However, #BasedTucker thoroughly redeemed himself when he absolutely DESTROYED the also-ran Republicuck POTUS candidates on their positions over 404:

His demolition of Cuck Pence, in particular, is a thing of beauty:

I think we can summarise #BasedTucker‘s sterling performance with a single meme:

Ayup

Dawn of Battle

The Male Brain has supplied a veritable feast of great content this week. We begin with a video from Astrum about what the much-feared “Beast from the East”, or “Trondheim Troll” (no, NOT the Gretard, not this time) will do to us all over the coming years:

FreedomToons laments the sacrifice of MAFF at the Altar of Woke:

Another one from the same bunch about why SJWs always project:

Cracked explains what you can actually expect from casinos, which – SURPRISE!!! – exist to TAKE money from you, not to give it to you:

Moon points out that Facebuchenwald’s latest hideous creation simply won’t be around soon – which, in my view, is a VERY GOOD THING:

By the way – take a close look at the Threads logo. You know what it actually says?

666.

Yeah. Seriously. And not in the fun way, like the IRON MAIDEN song (which, despite the “Satanic Panic” of the 1980s, was NOT about a daemonic sacrificial ritual, but was in fact based on a bad dream of bassist and band-leader Steve Harris.)

Honest Trailers unpacks an EXCELLENT sci-fi film – though, as Dawn Pine pointed out in his email, you have to switch your brain off to watch it:

That comment is true about most Tom Cruise films, to be honest. Don’t get me wrong, he is perhaps the last true action hero left, and I will happily watch any of his latest films, no questions asked, because he has a dedication to his craft that perhaps only Keanu Reeves and Scott Adkins come anywhere close to matching.

But, let’s face facts, Edge of Tomorrow was basically a sci-fi Groundhog Day with aliens and ASSPLOSIONS!!! and a rather fetching yet, amazingly, non-bitchy STRAWNG FEEEMAYLE LEED. And, honestly, it works.

Ryan George – we haven’t seen him around these parts for a while – explains what people from the 1990s might make of this “Threads” thing.

Andrew Flusche Attorney at Law points out the seemingly obvious truth, which nonetheless must be restated often and emphatically – DO NOT TRUST THE POLICE!!!:


Poli-ticking Off

Mark Dice gets serious for a moment and discusses the hidden and quite awful realities of the secretive Bilderburg Group:


Jackson Hinkle tries to figure out what is going on with all of the intrigues behind the resignation and reshuffling of one Maj. Gen. Oleg Popov, former commander of the storied and highly decorated 58th Army:

Based on what I am seeing, it looks like Gen. Popov is actually still in the Army, and will move to a different command. He is not being demoted, and he is not necessarily being moved laterally.

This sort of thing is not uncommon, at all, in the Russian Army – Col. Gen. Lapin, for example, was unfairly held responsible for the Khreat Khokholite Kharkov Khounteroffensive and the roll-back of Russian forces in that region, for which he had zero responsibility. He offered to resign, which Putin refused to accept, and then moved to a different command for a few months.

Now, however, Col. Gen. Lapin is back in command, at the front, and by all accounts doing a very good job as one of Gen. Armageddon‘s subordinates.

We will just have to wait and see what actually happened.


Lord Razor of the Fist Clan has no patience whatsoever for the ridiculous notion that T-RUMP is somehow “unelectable”:


PJW looks at the growing scandal over the Bullshit Broadcasting Corporation’s latest disgraced star:


Дед Сварливый Говорит!

Grandpa Grumpuss grumps, grumpily, alongside his good friend Larry Johnson about the current state of the war, while speaking with the lovely and charming Ania Konieczek:

He also did double duty on Polit Vera‘s show, as translator and pundit, for both Larry Johnson and the always-excellent Ray McGovern:


It’s All Greek To Us

The good gentlemen of The Duran break down the results of the utter clown show that was the NATO summit in Vilnius this week:


The Bald Truth

Brian Berletic of The New Atlas analyses the latest arms package going to Banderastan, and finds it sorely lacking in anything useful or even remotely impressive:

He also did an excellent live-stream with Scott from the Kalibrated podcast (who is a frequent guest over on the Donbass Devushka/DD Geopolitics Telegram channel), and Angelo Giuliano, who lives in China and offers a very good East Asian perspective:


Semper Fi!

Maj. Scott Ritter has been STUPIDLY busy this week (as usual). Here is just one of his many video appearances on Dialogue Works, discussing the unfolding catastrophe in Banderastan:


Warrior’s Rage

Col. Douglas Macgregor has also been absurdly busy this week. Here is his interview with Judge Nap, before the latter went on vacation to Lake Cuomo (the lucky so-and-so…):

And here is his appearance on Stephen Gardner‘s show, discussing the clusterphuckery bombs that the FUSA has actually already sent to 404:

He also did an excellent long-form interview with Michael Savage, covering a wide range of topics:


Bad Medicine

Dr. John Campbell is not amused by the poor quality of Australia’s not-vaxx mortality data:

Let us keep in mind, this is AUSTRALIA – where LITERALLY EVERYTHING WANTS TO KILL YOU AND EAT YOUR EYEBALLS FOR JUJUBEES!!! Jus’ sayin’, is all.


Warriors of Faith

Tha Dizzle and his buddy The Apostate Prophet decide to court controversy by unpacking the interview #BasedTucker did with Tater-Tots:

Again, I have not watched the interview. So I have no strong opinions on the interview on its own merits. I will simply say that Abu Tate is a confirmed liar and bullshit artist, even as he does, in fact, get quite a lot right about the current state of the world. That doesn’t make him remotely a good person, or any kind of role model, and we should simply accept him as such.


Dr. Jay Smith from PfanderFilms and his good friend Al-Fadi from CIRA International look at how the final version of the Koran, which we now have today, came to be:


Want to short-circuit a smug High Church atheist’s brain? Try this:


Manly Men of Manliness

Terrence Popp provides some hard-won life lessons from his time in uniform about how to keep yourself from going stark staring mad:


Joker from Better Bachelor points out the sheer inevitability of the Wall:


Burn Paedowood to the Ground

Midnight’s Edge reckons Li’l Bobby Iger is in a fight to save his reputation, now that The House of the Devil Mouse has so obviously and totally failed:

It is kind of ironic that Disney brought back Iger. That is a lot like bringing in an arsonist as a firefighter, who then torches a building, and everyone knows it – and then bringing him back again to try to put out the fire.


Overlord Dicktor Van Doomcock thinks the latest Devil Mouse bombs will FINALLY result in sense and sanity returning to LucasFarts:

To which I can only respond: keep huffing glue, bro. STAR WARS is DEAD and it ain’t never comin’ back. So is every other Lucasfilm franchise. Just let it go.


Gary from Nerdrotic unpacks the colossal failure of The Witcher, Season 3:


The Drinker thoroughly recommends the latest Franchise: Unkillable movie, and I do as well:

Tom Cruise truly is the last great action hero left. Go watch that movie. I haven’t seen it yet, but I plan to do something about that, this week.


Reading Too Much Into Things

Your “Science is F***ING WEIRD” moment of the week is from The Male Brain, and tries to figure out whether or not we can actually “hear” silence:

Significance

Do we only hear sounds? Or can we also hear silence? These questions are the subject of a centuries-old philosophical debate between two camps: the perceptual view (we literally hear silence), and the cognitive view (we only judge or infer silence). Here, we take an empirical approach to resolve this theoretical controversy. We show that silences can “substitute” for sounds in event-based auditory illusions. Seven experiments introduce three “silence illusions,” adapted from perceptual illusions previously thought to arise only with sounds. In all cases, silences elicited temporal distortions perfectly analogous to their sound-based counterparts, suggesting that auditory processing treats moments of silence the way it treats sounds. Silence is truly perceived, not merely inferred.

Abstract

Auditory perception is traditionally conceived as the perception of sounds—a friend’s voice, a clap of thunder, a minor chord. However, daily life also seems to present us with experiences characterized by the absence of sound—a moment of silence, a gap between thunderclaps, the hush after a musical performance. In these cases, do we positively hear silence? Or do we just fail to hear, and merely judge or infer that it is silent? This longstanding question remains controversial in both the philosophy and science of perception, with prominent theories holding that sounds are the only objects of auditory experience and thus that our encounter with silence is cognitive, not perceptual. However, this debate has largely remained theoretical, without a key empirical test. Here, we introduce an empirical approach to this theoretical dispute, presenting experimental evidence that silence can be genuinely perceived (not just cognitively inferred). We ask whether silences can “substitute” for sounds in event-based auditory illusions—empirical signatures of auditory event representation in which auditory events distort perceived duration. Seven experiments introduce three “silence illusions”—the one-silence-is-more illusion, silence-based warping, and the oddball-silence illusion—each adapted from a prominent perceptual illusion previously thought to arise only from sounds. Subjects were immersed in ambient noise interrupted by silences structurally identical to the sounds in the original illusions. In all cases, silences elicited temporal distortions perfectly analogous to the illusions produced by sounds. Our results suggest that silence is truly heard, not merely inferred, introducing a general approach for studying the perception of absence.

Here is an explanation, also provided by Dawn Pine, to help us understand the subject a bit better:

Silence might not be deafening but it’s something that literally can be heard, concludes a team of philosophers and psychologists who used auditory illusions to reveal how moments of silence distort people’s perception of time.

The findings address the debate of whether people can hear more than sounds, which has puzzled philosophers for centuries.

“We typically think of our sense of hearing as being concerned with sounds. But silence, whatever it is, is not a sound — it’s the absence of sound,” said lead author Rui Zhe Goh, a Johns Hopkins University graduate student in philosophy and psychology. “Surprisingly, what our work suggests is that nothing is also something you can hear.”

The research is set to publish in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The team adapted well-known auditory illusions to create versions in which the sounds of the original illusions were replaced by moments of silence. For example, one illusion made a sound seem much longer than it really was. In the team’s new silence-based illusion, an equivalent moment of silence also seemed longer than it really was.

The fact that these silence-based illusions produced exactly the same results as their sound-based counterparts suggests that people hear silence just like they hear sounds, the researchers said.

“Philosophers have long debated whether silence is something we can literally perceive, but there hasn’t been a scientific study aimed directly at this question,” said Chaz Firestone, an Assistant Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences who directs the Johns Hopkins Perception & Mind Laboratory. “Our approach was to ask whether our brains treat silences the way they treat sounds. If you can get the same illusions with silences as you get with sounds, then that may be evidence that we literally hear silence after all.”

Like optical illusions that trick what people see, auditory illusions can make people hear periods of time as being longer or shorter than they actually are. One example is known as the one-is-more illusion, where one long beep seems longer than two short consecutive beeps even when the two sequences are equally long.


In tests involving 1,000 participants, the team swapped the sounds in the one-is-more illusion with moments of silence, re-working the auditory illusion into what they dubbed the one-silence-is-more illusion. They found the same results: People thought one long moment of silence was longer than two short moments of silence. Other silence illusions yielded the same outcomes as sound illusions.

Participants were asked to listen to soundscapes that simulated the din of busy restaurants, markets, and train stations. They then listened for periods within those audio tracks when all sound stopped abruptly, creating brief silences. The idea wasn’t simply that these silences made people experience illusions, the researchers said. It was that the same illusions that scientists thought could only be triggered with sounds worked just as well when the sounds were replaced by silences.

“There’s at least one thing that we hear that isn’t a sound, and that’s the silence that happens when sounds go away,” said co-author Ian Phillips, a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Psychological and Brain Sciences. “The kinds of illusions and effects that look like they are unique to the auditory processing of a sound, we also get them with silences, suggesting we really do hear absences of sound too.”

The findings establish a new way to study the perception of absence, the team said.

The researchers plan to keep exploring the extent to which people hear silence, including whether we hear silences that are not preceded by sound. They also plan to investigate visual disappearances and other examples of things people can perceive as being absent.

See also:


Your long read of the week is by Dmitry Orlov, via Grandpa Grumpuss, about the true meaning behind all the bafflegarble and nonsense that came out of Vilnius last week:

Why is the failure of relentlessly propagandized Western weaponry more important than just about anything else, including the increasingly dire state of Western finances, the ridiculous failure of anti-Russian sanctions, the obscenely huge numbers of Ukrainian casualties or the general Western fatigue with all things Ukrainian and especially with the flood of Ukrainian refugees that the West can no longer cope with?

The reason is simple: NATO is not a defensive organization (remember, USSR has been gone for over 30 years); nor is it an offensive organization (well, it did bomb Serbia and a few other relatively defenseless countries, but it can’t possibly think about facing off against Russia or any other well-armed nation).

Rather, NATO is a captive buyers’ club for US-made weapons. That is what vaunted NATO standards, with which the Ukraine must comply before it is deemed worthy to be invited to join NATO, are all about: to comply with these standards, your weapons have to be mostly US-made. That is also the reason for all of the various wars of choice, from Serbia to Iraq to Afghanistan to Libya and Syria: these were demonstration projects for US weapons, with the additional goal of using up the weapons and the munitions so that the Pentagon and the rest of NATO would have to reorder them. The geopolitical rationales for these military conflicts are mere rationalizations. For instance, between 1964 and 1973, the U.S. dropped more than 2.5 million tons of bombs on Laos during 580,000 bombing sorties—equal to a planeload of bombs every eight minutes, 24 hours a day, for nine years. What was the geopolitical rationale? Nobody can even remember if there ever was one. But those bombs were about to expire and needed to be used up and reordered to keep the money flowing.

In response to such strange inducements, US-made weapons tend to be overly complex (so that their makers can charge more for the useless extra features) and rather fragile (never tested against a peer adversary like Russia or China, or even against Iran), developed slowly (to clean up on R&D funding), built slowly (because what’s the rush?) and very high-maintenance (so that US defense contractors can get even richer delivering spare parts and service). These weapons were supposed to be tested every so gently by giving hell to backward tribesmen armed with old Kalashnikovs and RPGs.

Ukraine is a different story altogether. There, the Ukrainians, with their mismatched hand-me-down Western armor, are being asked to penetrate three lines of hardened Russian defenses. After about a month of effort and staggering losses of men and equipment, they haven’t yet been able to reach the first defensive line. The sight of Western armor ablaze does not make good advertising. Consequently, the US defense contractors must be very eager to stop this steady stream of negative advertising for their products to stop right this second — before their reputations end up completely ruined; hence the unseemly haste with which the entire Ukrainian project is being orphaned.

The alternative to active warfare, now that that’s failed, is what in the West is usually called “negotiation” but in reality would involve acceding to Russian demands made in November of 2021 (which include NATO rolling back its weapons to where they were in 1997), plus more recent requirements, such as denazification, demilitarization and neutrality for what remains of the Ukraine, recognition of Russia’s new borders (which include Crimea, Kherson, Zaporozhye, Donetsk and Lugansk regions) and prosecution for all of the Ukrainian war criminals, including all the ones that have been torturing prisoners of war and shelling civilians since 2014. Oh, and the lifting of all the insipid sanctions would be required as well.

Read the whole thing. I assure you, it is well worth the time.


Linkage is good for you:

And some more from Dawn Pine:


MUH RUSHIAN KAHLOOOOOZHUN!!!

The Neo-Tsar shows great, and thoroughly justified, confidence in Russia’s hi-tech sector, which is weathering MUH SANKSHUNS WERKIN REEL GUDDER!!! and thriving like never before:

See, THIS is what happens when you ignore the neoliberal consensus and focus on building out your own country with a view to a long-term stable future, rather than short-term financialised gains and profits concentrated in the hands of a tiny minority of oligarchs.


HALO Nation

Slayergod Remy aka Mint Blitz is super-hyped about the upcoming release of a substantial amount of cut content from the original games:


That’s Not Gone Well…

Wazzocks gonna wazzock:


Comedy Hour


Meme Warfare

We begin with some great memes from our good friend, Dawn Pine:

Relates to that “Don’t Date Zoomers” story from up above
He has a point there
Almost any day, I believe
I say solitary confinement for now. Let’s start with that.

[Didact: Whaddayamean, we can’t IMPALE paedos?!?!?!]

It’s a London Bus. NATO membership will probably arrive 1st.

[Didact: CAN. CONFIRM.]

I didn’t know Hunter was into little girls
This did not end well for everyone – imaginary or not
Victim blaming
Second that
Did I mention we are doomed?
“Let not the one who puts on his armor boast like the one who takes it off.” — 1 Kings 20:11
Tow key points:
1) Israel TDR (Total Divorce Rate) is just under 30%.
2) The girl in the pic is slim, and her face is neutral. Also, from the hand holding we see the guy leading.

[Didact: Having been to Israel myself, can I just say, the sabras there are really quite fetching.]

WTF Mexico?

[Didact: I suspect it’s a way of getting the cartels NOT to kill them, but I could easily be wrong]

Lion has a point
The guy who thought about it is a genius

And also we have a large contribution of epic memes from LRFotS Robert W:

Yeah, everyone always stops at the whole “Jesus is love” thing – without reading the full context

But the best one by far:

Onward:

It is also a country where people literally have sex as a way of saying hello, so… YMMV
Newton’s First Law of Politics
Modern Americans are complete pussies
“Dad. CALL THE HORSEMEN.”
Probably a damn sight longer than that, bro
Plus, at least some people think it is unethical to shoot monkeys
Remember when you could go to a bar and pick up a drunk chick WITHOUT having to check her hands and possible Adam’s Apple?!?!
GOOD
In fairness, they are mostly correct

This next one will take a moment to figure out:

F THEM. Get married. Have kids. Raise them to fear God. THE END.

Animal Planet

Your aminules are adorkable moment of the week:

And also your animals are absolute DICKS moment of the week, to balance things out:


The Lords of Steel

Gym beast props this week go to a kid, literally – Nabil Lahlou, who is French, but don’t hold that against him:


Ass-Kicking of the Eight Limbs


They See Me Rollin’…


Palate Cleansers

Axe Me Anything

Jump-Starts

Gingervitis Injections


Livin’ in the Land of the Metal Gods

Also Einstein: “I fear that someday people will post my pic on the Internet with bogus made-up quotations in Comic Sans font”

Album Recommendation

Check out VISION DENIED and their latest album, Age of the Machine. I’ve been listening to it for the last few days, it is very solid – kind of like CRYONIC TEMPLE from Into the Glorious Battle, but better:


Rock Out With Your Glock Out

Isn’t that Mat Best‘s wife?

Hot Totty

Right, we are at the end, finally. Here is your Instathot to get the week off to a suitably absurd start. This is Caterina Ramsay, apparently of Ukrainian and British descent. (Given the crazy eyes and terrible fake tan, I can believe it.)

That’s all, boys, back to work now.

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2 Comments

  1. Don't mind me.

    Fenbendazole.
    Kills cancer.

    Reply
  2. Bardelys the Magnificent

    I like that you’ve been including the St. Michael prayer at the end of your memes. Next step is to add it to your daily prayer schedule.

    Reply

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