Young #blood, #GermanShepherds and a quick review of #JihadisNextDoor

In my previous post, I made the comment that Zbigniew Bzrzenski probably died because he got cut off from the supply of young people’s blood that feeds the world’s supervillains. You may have thought that I was making a joke but science is with me on this one. In fact, science is so with me on this one that there’s even a startup, Ambrosia, built on this very model. The founder, a doctor trained at Stanford by the name of Jesse Karmazin, charges around US$8K for a blood transfusion from people under 25. Here’s the link to the article at Vanity Fair.

The process is called parabiosis, from the Greek root “para” meaning “next to”. It’s actually a relatively old field of physiology, with experiments dating back to the mid-1800s. (In comparison, the first rabies vaccine was only (illegally) tested in 1885.) The theory behind parabiosis is that if you join two animals together surgically, their physiological systems will eventually merge into one shared system. Parabiotic research has covered such topics as diabetes, cancer and questions of metabolism, but the area we’re concerned with–the rejuvenation of an aging body using blood transfusions from younger ones–really only got started two years ago. Or so we’re told. An article from Inc. magazine has the following quote:

[Karmazin] became interested in launching a company around parabiosis after seeing impressive data from animals and studies conducted abroad in humans: In one trial after another, subjects experience a reversal of aging symptoms across every major organ system. While the mechanisms at play aren’t totally understood, he said, young organisms’ blood not only contains all sorts of proteins that improve cell function; somehow it also prompts the recipients’ body to increase its production of those proteins.

“The effects seem to be almost permanent,” he says. “It’s almost like there’s a resetting of gene expression.”

In my first June post, I mentioned Peter Thiel, the billionaire who invested in college student dropouts, and what a washout that project turned out to be. Well, imagine my surprise when Thiel pops up again in relation to the blood transfusion thing. In fact, Thiel’s “Personal Health Director”, Jason Camm, also looks after the health of “a number of other prominent Silicon Valley business leaders and investors”.

Thiel’s best statement in the Inc. article is when he’s asked about what “health interventions” he recommends. Thiel is purported to say:

“There are all these things I’ve looked into doing. I haven’t quite, quite, quite started yet,” he told me, adding that he is “always really uncomfortable giving general advice on this stuff.”

“I suspect we’re a little too biased against all these things in society,” he told me.

What is Thiel smoking? Biased against? Really? By whom? Which average person thinks that an extension to their life is a bad thing? Which supervillain would think this is a bad thing? So I think Thiel is trying to hypnotise us into thinking that, while he’s doing this, we’re not doing it because we’re “biased”. It’s ridiculous, but that’s how propaganda is built, one soundbite at a time.

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Speaking of propaganda, I’m reminded of my very first audio post, which was a review of Cat Warren’s book, What the Dog Knows. You may have noticed that I kept my most scathing criticism for last–the negligence on Warren’s part to help improve a breed she supposedly adores; one that is becoming more crippled with each generation. I am, of course, referring to the North American lines of German Shepherd dogs (GSDs). Last week, I heard about a similar post on the GSDs from a blogger called “cdr salamander”. I have to give you his byline because it’s so hilarious:

Proactively “From the Sea”; an agent of change leveraging the littoral best practices for a paradigm breaking six-sigma best business case to synergize a consistent design in the global commons, rightsizing the core values supporting our mission statement via the 5-vector model through cultural diversity.

As you can tell, this isn’t a guy who minces words. cdr salamander’s post is entitled “OK Rep. Palmer (R-AL), You Want to Talk Dogs? Let’s Talk Dogs” from 24 May. He’s reacting to the named Representative complaining that the dogs used by the TSA were being “foreign sourced”. Why not American, Palmer asks? And salamander answers him in plain language:

The worse national election of the last year was not Clinton-v-Trump, it was the German Shepard [sic] Dog winning the Westminster Kennel Club following the equally horrid disgrace at Crufts last year where the Mother Country picked up our bad ideas. The American GSD is the poster child for systemic animal abuse in the guise of “love” of a breed. [my emphasis]
As they have with so many breeds, the “Bench” conformation crowd created a crippled, unhealthy, and generally useless line of GSD that come from the USA. See that sloping back? You do not see that deformity in German, Dutch, and Belgian lines of those dogs. Untold hundreds of puppies are born each year in conformation kennels who spend their lives in pain and misery just to get that look from a few.

The poor puppers [sic] have had their purpose bred out of them. Herding dogs can’t herd, retrievers cannot retrieve, pointers can’t point, guards can’t guard, terriers can’t terrorize, and hounds are scared of their own shadows.

It’s nice to get some confirmation of my opinion, even if salamander doesn’t know me from a bar of soap. He misses the sins visited on the English Bull Terrier, but hits the English Setter, Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers and his post is worth a read. Enjoy.

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Lastly, I’d like to do a quick review of the UK documentary, “Jihadis Next Door” (JND). It’s freely available on YouTube if you do a search. Forty-six minutes in length, JND purports to follow a group of firebrand Muslim fundamentalists as they ply their trade in England, attempting to convert everyone to Islam and generally making a nuisance of themselves.

The first thing that struck me about JND is how improbable it all is and, as I watched, the sense of being played got stronger and stronger. As I said, this is a quick review, but I’ll tell you the things that stood out to me.

The first thing is, where do all these people get their money? I wouldn’t have thought that hiring out bouncy castles for children’s parties and being on welfare were the road to riches. The Australian welfare system, for example, is very strict about what you can, and can’t, do while on their money and will pursue you even when you’re in the right if they get the slightest whiff of impropriety. As the Australian system originated from England, I have to assume that it’s not that much different in the United Kingdom. Yet these men are able to travel around the country, buy equipment, have leaflets printed up, give away Korans, turn up here, there and everywhere without any kind of blowback from their welfare system case representative. If you’re on welfare, aren’t you supposed to check in regularly with some kind of plan as to how you’re going to get off welfare? Go on, talk to someone who’s actually on welfare anywhere in the Anglo world, and tell me that they can just take joyrides up and down the countryside when they feel like it. Concerns like money and movement don’t even figure into the lives of these men and, still personally smarting from a two-week brush with the unemployment office almost ten years ago, I have to ask, why not? That’s not how it works in the real world.

Secondly, the extremist group is described as “secretive”. Sure. Planting a table with pamphlets and Korans next to an amplifier in front of popular shopping malls would be the way I’d behave if I were a member of a secretive organisation. I’m sure you’d think the exact same way.

Thirdly, if any USians think their surveillance systems are bad, they are sadly deluded. The United Kingdom in general, and England in particular, is the most invasive country in the world. From a Guardian article from last November:

The Investigatory Powers Act, passed on Thursday, legalises a whole range of tools for snooping and hacking by the security services unmatched by any other country in western Europe or even the US.

The Investigatory Powers Act legalises powers that the security agencies and police had been using for years without making this clear to either the public or parliament. In October, the investigatory powers tribunal, the only court that hears complaints against MI6, MI5 and GCHQ, ruled that they had been unlawfully collecting massive volumes of confidential personal data without proper oversight for 17 years.

The Guardian also noted, from an article six years old, that there is one CCTV camera for every 32 UK citizens. And, as you can imagine, the density within London is even greater. Yet, the JND documentary makes the claim that one bearded and robed cleric with a heavily pregnant wife and four young children are able to “disappear” at a London metro station. That’s right; according to our erstwhile narrator, the authorities just “lost” them! Do they seriously expect me to believe that?

The men make a big deal about not actually coming out and saying they support ISIS. Oh, they talk about killing infidels, pray to the ISIS flag in a public park, but we’re told over and over again in the documentary that as long as the I-word doesn’t leave their lips, the British government can’t touch them! What are we, toddlers playing make-believe? The British government was a brutal colonising and exploitative empire for centuries. They shipped people to Australia for stealing a loaf of bread, ffs! You mean they can’t haul someone up on charges of supporting extremism? What utter rot! If the documentary is correct, the entire British judicial system–a ruthlessly litiginous, money-backed institution that has harried and bankrupted whistleblowers, investigative journalists and innocent civilians–is completely pussy-whipped by a gaggle of unemployed giggling men who refuse to say “ISIS”. Puh-lease.

It has long been the case, and continues to be so, that a persona non grata in a country usually has two options in the end: execution or exile. Entire populations of a country’s citizens have been exiled for even been thought to think the wrong way. Yet, and this is what really struck me as odd, the men in the video have had their passports taken away from them, forcing them to stay within the United Kingdom and do nothing else but drum up support for Muslim extremism. Does that make any sense to you?

I think the saddest part of the video was watching all the real Muslims round on these play actors and loudly condemn their policies. The scenarios filmed (labelled “provocative” even by the narrator himself) were obviously staged to provoke, insult and demean, and coloured people have a tough enough time living in Anglo countries without this additional hate from people like them playacting a particular agenda.

So to sum up, people without means still able to afford quite a bit of equipment and paraphenalia. Multiple arrests with no charges ever laid. Passports taken away to prevent them from leaving the country, even though they say they want to. Smug and boastful attitudes. A curious slip where one extremist talks (twice) about having dinner with a compatriot “last night”. The problem? That compatriot has supposedly been in Syria for the better part of a year.

The obvious conclusion from the JND documentary is that we’re dealing with agents of the British secret services here. That is the only conclusion that supports the utter hands-off attitude towards these men. As a shortcut experiment, why don’t you stand outside a popular shopping mall giving out Bibles and talk about killing women or gays, but also add that you’re not a Christian fundamentalist. Let’s see how long you last. Unless you can feed the larger government agenda, I think you’ll be hauled in front of a judge quick time.

Even if you accept my argument, though, your next logical question must be: but why? Short of any other reason (and I’m open to suggestions), this is what I think it is. If you’re in a minority and in a position of power and you wish to remain in that position of power, the best way you can do that is to deepen the differences between community groups. Turn people away from each other, highlight (if not outright create) the divisions. The more citizens are at each other’s throats, the fewer are eyeing yours.

I’ll be told at this point that this is what the Social Justice Warriors are doing–preaching love and inclusivity. No, they’re not. They’re preaching passivity. There’s a difference. Getting on with your neighbour takes effort on both sides. You know it and so do I. The SJWs don’t want you to put any effort into it; they just want you to sink into meaningless mantras and “hugs” as a way of healing deep scars between citizens. As I keep saying in my posts, making the world a better place takes effort. Democracy takes effort. Effort, dialogue, understanding and compromise. The Fake Left, spouting unicorns and sparkles, are leading us up the garden path. They take well-meaning people and turn them into objects of ridicule. And the chasm between us deepens.

We have a lot more in common with each other than we do with the world’s supervillains. But we’re being played like a Stradivarius by them. Don’t succumb. Start thinking and resist the easy path to moral superiority. Start forming real connections with others in your community and maybe we’ll all get out of this alive.

That’s it for me for the first of July. Again, I apologise for the snafu on the fifteenth of last month. Blame exams. I’ll touch base with you again this coming fifteenth. Take care and bye for now.

Copyright © KS Augustin, 2017

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