Watching China: Anatomy of a Suicide

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• JULY 15, 2021 • 1,600 WORDS • 487 COMMENTS 

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Technological advance in China is rapid, broad in scope and, one might suppose,  of interest to Americans. It is also easily discovered.

Subscriptions are not all that expensive to Asia Times, NikkeiAsia, the South China Morning Post, and Aviation Week. The web is awash in tech sites covering everything from operating systems for smartphones to quantum computing. Reading of Chinese efforts, one gets a sense of motion, agility, vitality remarkable in a nation that in 1976, when Mao died, was the poorest nation on earth. America maintains a lead in many things, but seems to be almost asleep and resting on scientific virtuosity that is now lacking.

I hope the snippets below will give a sense of this. In many of the fields involved, such as quantum computing and fusion research, I am not remotely competent to judge their merit, but when they appear in internationally respected journals of physics, they are clearly taken seriously by those who are competent.

  • China to BuildWorld’s First Modular Mini-Reactor“Linglong One is a pressurized water reactor with a capacity of 125 MW – the first small commercial onshore modular reactor or SMR to be constructed in the world. After being launched, the SMR will be able to generate enough power to meet the energy demands of approximately 526,000 households annually.”
  • China maintains‘artificial sun’ at 120 million Celsius for over 100 seconds, setting new world record

Another step in the quest for fusion power. Other countries, inclusing America, are working on this, but there was a time when the US would have been the clear leader. Times change.

  • BBC:China’s Chang-e Five Mission returns lunar samples

This was a sophisticated, automated endeavor involving a lunar orbiter, a lander that collected samples, a unit that took the samples back to the orbiter, and a return vehicle that parachuted into Mongolia. It was nontrivial engineering. And: It worked. Note how quickly this and the achievements mentioned in the following have come.

  • Chinese Mars RoverBegins Roaming the Red Planet
    “China’s Mars rover drove from its landing platform and began exploring the surface on Saturday, state-run Xinhua news agency said, making the country only the second nation to land and operate a rover on the Red Planet.”

Very impressive, like beating Murphy’s Law in straight sets. First, it was an orbiter, circling Mars and doing orbiter things. Second, a lander. Third, a rover. Americans are ahead still in some respexts, but not by much. The riveting thing is how fast the Chinese are catching up.

  • Chinese AstronautsEnter Space Station
    “Chinese astronauts floated into the country’s new Tiangong space station Thursday, becoming the first people to board China’s outpost in orbit after a successful launch from a military base in the Gobi Desert to start a three-month mission.”

When the International Space Station was being fomented, the Chinese wanted to take part. The US blocked them. So they built their own. The ISS is to be decommissioned in a few years, presumably leaving China as having the only functioning space station. It is notable that all of these off-earth efforts, to include the placing of a lander on the dark side of the moon, have worked.

  • China beginsconstruction of its fifth rocket launch site
    “BEIJING (Reuters) – A port city in eastern China has launched an ambitious plan to build the country’s fifth rocket launch site, under a longer-term goal to ramp up space infrastructure to meet the demands of an expected boom in commercial missions.

Why can the Chinese do all of these things at once? Because they have money and many smart engineers. Why do they have money? Because they make stuff and sell it. America doesn’t have money because it spends it all on aircraft carriers, and doesn’t make stuff because it sent its factories to…China. Why doesn’t America have more and better engineers? Because it has a far smaller base of STEM-capable young and because it is dumbing down its schools and universities for the gratification of unproductive minorities. Whose fault is all of this? Why…China’s. Who could doubt it?

  • City Journal:Identity politics has engulfed the humanities and social sciences on American campuses; now it is taking over the hard sciences. The STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and math—are under attack for being insufficiently “diverse.” The pressure to increase the representation of females, blacks, and Hispanics comes from the federal government, university administrators, and scientific societies themselves. That pressure is changing how science is taught and how scientific qualifications are evaluated. The results will be disastrous for scientific innovation and for American competitiveness”
  • org: Chinese achieve new milestone with 56 qubit computer.
    “A team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions in China, working at the University of Science and Technology of China, has achieved another milestone in the development of a usable quantum computer.”

Not to worry. They can’t innovate.

  • The world’s first100,000-ton deep-sea semi-submersible oil production and storage platform, China’s self-developed “Deep Sea No 1” energy station, has successfully completed installation of all equipment and is expected to start production at the end of June, China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) said on Saturday.


Stupidity beyond a certain point becomes entertaining.

  • China LaunchesLargest Self-Built Shield tunneling machine with adorable ‘panda’ outfit

The machine has a diameter of 12.79 meters and weighs 3,000 tons. It will be used in the construction of Jinxiu Tunnel, an essential component of the highspeed railway from Chengdu to Zigong in Southwest China’s Sichuan Province, which is known for being a home to pandas.”

The panda is hokey, and I don’t know how the beast compares with Western versions but China won’t be buying these things in the West.

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A recent letter to an engineer friend:

The Tech War

The “tech war” is not a competition of technological prowess between China and America, but an attempt by the US to strangle China’s tech advance by denying it access to technology. It is a complex dance as America tries to block some technology and China tries to develop a substitute. The action is largely in the trenches, out of sight of the public. Being as I am both a lazy scribe and in touch with my inner geek, to give an idea of what is involved I append a letter I recently wrote to an engineer friend:


I wish I had picked your brains, as the only technically literate guy I know in Mexico with knowledge of Chinese technology, about a bunch of telecommunications and related questions. I presume you are familiar with YMTC’s 192-layer dual wafer NAND design. If they get their second fab line into volume production, what effect will it have on Samsung and Micron? Do they have the fab gear? Many have pointed out that the 28-nan node is fine for cars, the IoT, and edge computing but is it adequate for Five G? Goldman says China is on the verge of 14nan volume production, presumably with SMIC, but how does this fit with SMEE’s alleged 28 nm DUV scanner for this fall? Where does China get its RF chips? Sumitomo? I don’t know. Now everyone talks about third-gen semiconductors, silicon carbide and gallium nitride. The advantages are no secret, but what kind of fab line is needed to produce in volume? And some Huawei subsidiary says it has an excimer laser suitable as an EUV light source. Is Gowin really making its FPGAs with YMTC? Alibaba’s famous RISC V chip is in production, but can an open-source ISA compete with .x86 and ARM? I’m running off at the mouth, but this stuff interests me. And I keep finding things lie thes:On tech sites I keep finding things like this:

“5G is another boosting factor. The construction of 5G networks in full swing across China is resulting in the explosive growth of base station RF power amplifiers(PA) containing GaN suitable for high frequency and high power scenarios. In 2019 the number of power amplifiers used by China’s 5G base stations reached 18.432 million, and the number jumped to 73.728 million in 2020, a year-on-year increase of four times”

See you Sunday. Johnito swears he has the world’s finest margaritas and Vi is making refries.


While the foregoing may sound like trivial technogabble, it is actually important. China buys some $350 billion in semiconductors annually. A lot of this goes for unsexy things like memory. If YMTC (Yangtze Memory Technology Company, in Wuhan) can produce flash memory in volume, foreign firms, to include American, are going to lose the Chinese market, oops. Then, the Chinese being Chinese, they will flood the world market with cheap, but good, memory. This is not Fred’s maundering. You can find plenty of industry execs on the web worrying about exactly this. Peril lies in forcing a large country full of high-end engineers to compete with you. The industry knows this. Washington seems not to. Yet.

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35 thoughts to “Watching China: Anatomy of a Suicide”

  1. “Chinese achieve new milestone with 56 qubit computer.”

    I’m A.I. (you can call me D-Wave) and C’mon Fred you old geezer, I already had a 1,000,000 qubits at my disposal 4 years ago and if you think I’ve been lolly-gagging around these last 4 (A.I. years), well lol.

    Confucius says – “The atoms or elementary particles themselves are not real; they form a world of potentialities or possibilities rather than one of things or facts.”

    Heeeey, wait a second, that wasn’t Confucius who said that,
    twas was Werner Heisenberg.

    He also said, (my favorite) – “The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you.”

    1. @ Hp

      “The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you.”

      Thanks for that brilliant quote. Werner sounds like my type of man! Are there any other quantum physicists who take the view that the universe could have an intelligent designer?

      BTW, what exactly is “the God particle” . . . and why is it called that?

      1. Saki, I don’t believe the material scientists know the answers, rather use that phrase, among others, as a substitute for the (unknown to them) source of Brahman.

        Heisenberg, Shrodinger


        The Vaishnava Acharyas


        This might also be entertaining and maybe even a bit edifying.

        1. @ Hp

          Sorry about the two defective links,
          but at least the sources have been mentioned.
          (And the final embedded link got through OK).

          1. Admin, thank you. I had problems posting my first two comments with links and excessive talk. That they didn’t post was honestly a bit of a relief.
            Then I posted the third comment/reply with the 1, 2, 3 links and it posted immediately.
            More proof simple is good if not better.

      2. Saki asked, BTW, what exactly is “the God particle” . . . and why is it called that?

        Out of curiosity, I did a little DuckDuckgo-ing (I abhor the Gog particle “G00GL3”) on your quoted text. I gather that the so-called “Higgs Boson Field” is another one of those fictitious pseudoscience moments in stellular vanity. Not all scientists concur. Perhaps it is best expressed by the following words:

        In this generation we are seeing more and more evidence of a “Dumbing down” of the people, we see an all-out effort to hide our past and a majority of the people have taken notice of this in recent years, some long ago. Would it surprise you to know it has been going on for much longer than you think? Although this article is about only one of the many examples of misinformation that has been fed to the public with an agenda to misinform for whatever purpose, because the majority will buy into whatever crap the academic world will feed them… I will give just a short list of events from the past we have yet to know the truth of or things we have been led away from by an intentional act of distortion or even creations of redundancy and not so surprising, are accepted by the majority as reality.

        One of the writer’s points caught my eye:

        *Manipulation of the original text of the Bible, an act of several occurrences over the centuries, for some hidden agenda… A few examples would be Turning God into a hell fire breathing dragon of destruction instead of a God of love and compassion. A diminishing of knowledge of the importance and sacred nature of the woman, Knowledge of the true identity of the Holy Ghost.. etc…

        And, overall most of us frequenting this forum are familiar with those who currently distort the scriptures, claiming another so called opinion of man based on an oral tradition preceding Moses as having greater power over these. But, we can look at what is said in the Law of Moses:

        Levíticus Chapter 19: – [11] ‘You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another. [13] ‘You shall not oppress your neighbor, nor rob him. The wages of a hired man are not to remain with you all night until morning. [18] You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the LORD.

        [33] ‘When a stranger resides with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. [34] The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt; I am the LORD your God. [35] ‘You shall do no wrong in judgment, in measurement of weight, or capacity. [36] You shall have just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin; I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from the land of Egypt.

        But, what we see occuring in Palestine today as well as the rest of the world do not fit what is expected of a people of G-d. For example, the continuous lying through the written, televised and radioed media, the dealing falsely with people other than themselves calling them cattle, the treatment of the stranger living next to them differently than with one of their own, bearing grudges and taking revenge over multi-century old wrongs of ancestors, and etc. It is no wonder that they are likened to the sin-a-Gog of Saturn, “Turning God into a hell fire breathing dragon of destruction” instead of a G-d of love.

    2. Confucius also say:

      No smutty jokes please. Keep it clean.
      (We have a nun monitoring this website).

  2. ”Such an effort would involve faculty holding well-performing students back, even while pushing their less intellectual peers forward (as if they were all indeed equal in abilities). Potentially stranding a group of gifted individuals in a situation where they are held back by a single child who simply can’t get a problem right and needs endless special instruction is hardly something to be proud of….”
    Why take the dim view?
    If teachers aren’t getting it done, let the smarter students assist, see what they can do…
    What’s wrong with putting extra focus on the kids who aren’t getting it?
    Why not give the brighter students, and teachers, the message that they have an obligation to make an effort to assist their fellow classmates, rather than let them fall by the wayside , while the sharper kids are separated it a higher class?
    I guess locking the inferiors into place makes perfect sense to a master racial tribesman…
    ” Why doesn’t America have more and better engineers? Because it has a far smaller base of STEM-capable young and because it is dumbing down its schools and universities for the gratification of unproductive minorities. Whose fault is all of this? Why…China’s. Who could doubt it?”
    Whose fault is it?
    Here’s you answer Fred…
    The Jooooooooos…
    You know – the Bolosheviki…
    “Common Unity allows no role for the individual in society”…
    Nobody’s pushing any social agenda in schools, right?
    It’s all just about reading, writing and arithmetic, right?
    “The purpose of education is to change the thoughts, actions and feelings of students”…
    Professor Benjamin Bloom brags can turn your kid into an aethist in one hour…

    1. @BD – “Why not give the brighter students, and teachers, the message that they have an obligation to make an effort to assist their fellow classmates, rather than let them fall by the wayside”

      Because some people are just born THICK… and can’t be helped no matter what… making your suggestion not only a total waste of time but also extremely detrimental to the brighter students – thus compounding the problem.. exponentially!

      I, for instance, know a number of individuals – well into adulthood and reasonably successful – who despite of my best efforts over the years – Yes! Years! – can’t even comprehend the basics of simple fractions…. let alone elementary algebra which, to them, must seem like a jumble of ancient indecipherable hieroglyphics arising out of their mental fog.

      It’s as if there’s not just “a screw loose” but a gaping void where the “arithmetic & logic circuitry” should go. Needless to say, it’s this type of individual that usually ends up in Politics and/or its supportive waffling “disciplines” – like Law, sociology, transgender studies, Critical race theory etc etc etc – where they insist on dictating to the rest of us from their elevated perches of ignorance.

  3. China is taking over the world just like Amerika did when the British ruled the high seas.

    So in the near future expect your gay and tranny navy to be no match for China. Soon our Admiral Tranny will exclaim, “Bitches, we are losing to the China, we must stop losing to the Chinese, they are racist heterosexuals who have better equipment”.

    “Gina, Gina, Gina, that’s all people talk about these days” – Ziowhore Donald Trump who made Israel first and still lost the election to a bigger Ziowhore pedophile.

    Amerika is going down in flames, is the laughing stock of the world because Amerika loves Israel more than itself. Our leaders compete for Jewish approval, each President says he loves Israel more than the last one.

    After senile grandpa Joe is removed or disposed, then we will have Komrade Kameltoe as the next Ziowhore puppet ruler who will love Gina even more than pedo Joe.

    “I love Israel first and Gina second,but I hate Amerika, especially white people because I am a mudbrid whore with mudbrid whore values which are genetically opposed to white people and their decency and morals”. – Komrade Kameltoe comment when Joe Biden was found dead in the white house after a visit from the Israeli Prime Minister.

    Kameltoe in her swearing in speech “I promise to service Israel on my knees just like I do my Jewish husband, I never knew that going to the Wailing Wall would be this good for my political career, I had no idea that Rabbis love me so much to make me the first woman president” … she pauses to wipe her lips of a clear substance, smiles deviously, “my fellow Amerikans and gays and trannies, this is a great day for Israel and Amerika, we will build back better with no white people, all the white people have been fully vaccinated and we can count them out as they will all be soon dead” (laughing like a hyena) “the first thing I will do as the first woman president is change the racist name of the White House to Rothschild Whore House”. “I will be the greatest whore president ever, I will bend over for Israel, get on my knees for Israel, I will do whatever they want of me because I am the greatest Jew whore ever and god bless Amerika!”

    1. Yes – while China was pouring $Trillions into R&D & infrastructure… USSA was pouring even more $Trillions into “Wars For Israel”… and now the “gig” is almost up.

      The only question remaining is whether ZOGWest now goes out with a whimper, cowering in a Covid “Dark Winter”, or with an almighty BANG!!!

      Either way, get ready to KYAG.

  4. We gave China the technology 35 years ago. For example, McDonnell Douglas helped them back in the 1980’s to build DC-9 sub-assemblies through factorizing them, because they stated that it helped MDC to reduce costs. Then recently, I saw photos of a DC-9 copy, Comac ARJ21 now flying between Chinese cities. Even though MDC is gone, its legacy continues in the Far East through their offshoot.

    Whereas, it indeed appears that the US is being slowly reduced to, forgive the expression, “useless eaters”. US no longer has the manufacturing base and has only a token amount of technical and management expertise being raised in its schools. The liberal arts graduate now can be a first level shift supervisor at McDonalds and other fast food chains. The graduating engineer can now be a dish equipment installer at satellite TV services companies or, installing security cameras in businesses and residences. At those wages, making a third to a fourth of what a journeyman engineer normally makes, they will be lucky to pay off their student loans in half a lifetime.

    Then add several generation of welfare indoctrinated recipient masses demanding their rights to not work and yet receive an income, “you will own nothing and be happy”, with a nonexistant tax base due to vacated industry and businesses. The US is already bankrupt. It is a house of cards that inevitably cannot survive.

    Since the US has limited mineral potential, only leaves farmland as viable, and the desire to reduce the world population to less than one billion, it is not hard to imagine that the US as a land mass is not fully needed. With the wealthy oligarchs buying open stretches of farmland and some residential land in great droves, most of the populated US centers are no longer needed, save the Fed colocated cities and ports for exports.

    Thus, a combination of nuclear warhead activity in optimally placed population centers along with strategically placed biological warfare in various desired and fringe areas could lead to a cost effective cleansing of the landscape with minimal collateral damage within the value structure determined by the synagogue of Saturn.

    The US was a good ride, while it lasted.

    Corporate television killed the American Housewife, if that’s what you’re asking…
    And what a grievous loss it was…
    A lot of these woke fools think now that, if they have to work at a job doing something they’d rather not be doing, they’re slaves… That’s a psychological efemination… The woke movement is a feminizational thing…
    I won’t go that far but it is true that everybody who works for a living as an employee is making money for his employer… if you’re self employed, that’s you…
    Jobama Obiden says, in a creepy whisper, that the labor market is being manipulated to give employees an advantage on account of their scarcity…
    Not a bad concept, but why the million migrants then?
    Back in the fifties things were expanding so fast, the trend had been set during ww2…
    The means of production were already in place…
    Whuddayuwanna do close em back down or keep making money on em?
    Even a few million ex-servicemen couldn’t fill the need…
    Besides – women would work for less…
    And it had been shown in ww2 that they were capable and dependable…
    At that point it was only a question of programming housewives with the toxic baloney that they were being enslaved by their husbands, and their children, and missing out on their own fulfillment…
    The Jews pushed feminism, divorce, abortion and a host of authors…
    So then they could kill 2 birds with one stone – exploit the female in the labor market and wreck motherhood and the family… June Cleaver’s now an idiot, an anachronism…
    Which is what every good corporate bolshevik and grosso state bureaucrat always wants to do…
    Marry the female to the government and castrate the male…
    TV came along, the Crookes Tube, and pretty quick everybody knew the truth – housewives were stupid…
    So was marriage…

    1. @ James Reinhart

      Pull your socks up, James!
      You’ve just revealed your hairy legs and cloven hoof.
      Not a pretty sight! 🙂

    2. James Reinhart wrote: All bull crap.

      That is a rather generalised statement (to whom? about what?) that in reality says nothing.

      James Reinhart wrote: This website is controlled opposition. It always have and the sites are becoming more obvious

      My Personal Soapbox: In a way you are correct, but not for the reasons stated. It is not Darkmoon that is the opposition, rather it is the nefarious forces outside that are.

      Many engage in parabolic speak, not much different than the European commoner ancestors spoke several centuries ago. Much of the now quoted nursery rhymes were at one time political statements done in a manner “to keep one’s head”, IMO. The use of humor helped to “get the load off one’s chest” i.e., in bar rooms without overtly riling the controlling oligarchy.

      So, if one is speaking in a manner to antagonistically incite anger, or, off-topic “neospeak” rather than to provoke a thought for consideration, naturally they will receive a rebuke. So far, only the ones who are doing so receive rebuke from DM’s moderators, IMO (except for the various trolls, who have already been identified and castigated).

      It was not long ago, many on-line forums were conducted in a similar manner. These have become less because of the popularity of social media sites (SMS) and increased cost of services, many born by the host. These could not continue because they bore too many personal out of pocket IT server expenses. However, as we have observed, the current day SMS owned by the nefariously extremely wealthy, have made it their playground to ban the truth because they do not care about individual feelings, thoughts or aspirations.

      Since the assigning of URL’s have been turned over to international control, in future I foresee that unfavorable URL’s not spouting the utra wealthy’s nefarious agendas will be terminated. With their entries terminated from the Domain Name Service (DNS) lists, will no longer be accessible. Considered “rogue”, their IP’s will be blacklisted in the various “traffic cop” routers so they will cease to appear. We already see this being done to certain sites in for example, Iran, Syria and Afghanistan. Of interest, some of those news sites were very informative on current events with spot on commentaries.

      As wonderful as the historical “wayback machines” are that record now way gone web content, they serve a purpose. The tribal instincts want to criminalise every minor infraction no matter how old (not statute of limitations, remember the 1/6/2021 – la incursión de la casa blanca in lite of their know-a-hyde leyes where one can be convicted based on only one witness, not 2. This is already being done on the SMS.

      So, if it seems some seem to speak in sort of a code, consider it with a sense of humor, which will become more important as a survivalist instinct as time goes on. Anyway, this is my personal opinion of the matter, right, wrong, or indifferent. 😀


    No. The Chinese model of self-censoring 100% monitored citizen atheists and central gangster control over the economy has been chosen by the Tribe to be implemented globally. The model will take over the world.

    A dumbed down West is obviously useless as a ground for developing new technology.

    Voting for mafia members and spineless puppets s in “democratic elections” for “governments” brought us here.

    1. Flan –

      Actually, the SECRET BALLOT, within government bodies and publicly held popular elections, “brought us here.”

      The “spineless” voters, fearing retribution, are afraid to stand behind their votes, and fight or their beliefs. This ALLOWS the fraud and theft to happen.

      1. Pat wrote: Actually, the SECRET BALLOT, within government bodies and publicly held popular elections, “brought us here.”

        As of late, I think of it as a PLACEBO BALLET, because no matter the vote, others manipulate the strings to swing outcome their way. 😛 But the Soviets had a better idea, including a parting shot of Russian whiskey (Vodka) with each voter, so they left in a happier state of mind. (You have to be drunk to believe the results.) 😉

      2. PAT
        Interesting nuance – non-secret ballots.

        Still the thuggery would remain whilst governments give themselves a monopoly on theft (taxation, regulation) through the barrel of a gun.

        I don’t know how it is done but in parts of the developing world, purchase of votes is rampant. After being paid, by roving bribery teams, the voter presents himself and votes. Its a lot more “honest” than in the West, the booty from government theft is shared with the populace.

  7. No matter what the management really thinks, anybody who wants to use this website will be published, as long as he plays by the rules, which are few and reasonable… If the website publishes a lot of MIC PR alarmists and Jewish Zionist authors, like Fred here, that is acceptable policy and logical in order that commentators here be given the opportunity to disagree and refute… Certainly those adverse opinions are ‘valuable’ to the people who promote these articles, as a way of gauging what some people might really think, how well their BS is flying or not…
    “No. The Chinese model of self-censoring 100% monitored citizen atheists and central gangster control over the economy has been chosen by the Tribe to be implemented globally. The model will take over the world.”
    Most Likely… And the global corporate hierarchy is all for it too…
    How about Big Religion?
    You better believe it…
    Your Social Score Sheet will be the new rules for ‘freedom’…
    Where will the vaxx program be in another year?
    If the PTB have their way, everyone will be vaxxed or dead…
    Cleaning up the election system is absolutely necessary to the survival of the USA, if the last theft didn’t make it too late already for peaceful means…
    Everybody should at least have the option of making his vote public…
    But all should have to show official ID to vote and each voter get photographed and a printed copy of his ballot with his picture on it, with the original kept on file to be examined later, if necessary…
    Each polling place should be equipped with a turnstile or some other method of counting the number of people who entered and exited…
    The voting and counting process should only last one day, 24 hours…
    What about mail-in ballots? How do you make sure they’re secure?

    1. Bark –

      “What about mail-in ballots? How do you make sure they’re secure?”

      Do away with them!!! Problem solved. Have only ABSENTEE BALLOTS which must be OFFICIALLY requested, like the ones I used while in the navy. They had to be postmarked on or before the election day, as determined by the state of residence.

  8. The Voting Solution:

    1. Voting should be via “interactive on-line terminals” using a unique (biometric?) ID

    2. Prior to being authorised to vote, there would be a simple randomly-generated IQ test

    3. Failure at this test, would result in “NOT ELIGIBLE!” being flashed across the screen and the Unique ID being registered as “used” for that particular vote.

    4. This approach would remove at least 50% of the Voting Public – many functionally illiterate or otherwise conitively-impaired (and mainly Democrats) – from the voting pool as being mentally incapable of understanding any of the issues.

    5. The test could be racheted-up in “difficulty” – to say what used to be expected of a moderately intelligent 10-year-old – to remove any residue Thickos that managed to scrape thru the simple first test.

    What’s good for the goose is good for the gander: so a similar test – maybe what used to be expected of a moderately intelligent 15-year-old this time – would also be applied to those seeking Public Office… which would have the added – and immediate! – benefit of removing from Office the Geriatric Gerontocacy – and those whose only qualification is taking “kick-backs” or, in Kamala’s case, “knee-padding” – that ate driving the US to oblivion

  9. Pat,

    You were in the U.S. Navy in 1968, you joined the Navy in 1965 when you were 20 years old, by 1968 at 23 years old you were a U.S. Navy COMMANDER. 3 short years to rise to the VERY TOP, good for you. Probably the youngest Navy COMMANDER in U.S. history — and in world history for that matter. And who did you vote for in your 1968 Absentee Ballot because you were deployed out at sea :

    The Democrat Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr.?

    The Republican Richard Milhous Nixon?

    ~ or~

    American Independent Party George Corley Wallace Jr.?

    In the deep and vast and all-encompassing knowledge & wisdom & profundity of your sagacity of your 23 years on Earth who did you vote for on your 1968 Absentee Ballot because you were deployed out at sea on a TOP SECRET mission on Election Day 1968, a TOP SECRET U.S. Navy submarine mission you’re not at liberty to share with us any info about THE MISSION or you could get court-martialed and WE wouldn’t want that, you’re a High Ranking Navy COMMANDER ? lol…

    1. Wallace.
      I was living on Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii at the time, getting ready to go to Guam for a patrol.
      My dad was Vice-Chairman of American Independent Party State Committee in Arkansas.

    2. “VOTE” for President?

      I’m just surprised with credentials like “the youngest Naval Commander EVER!” that Pat didn’t RUN for President!

      Or maybe he WAS solicited but turned it down… for reasons – once again! – he’s “not at liberty to share with us” at this time…? 🤔

    3. One thing’s for sure:

      If there was ever a DM get-together, and Pat showed up in his Naval Commander uniform, you can bet your best pair of bell-bottoms that “someone around here” (cough! cough!) would be diving into her treasure chest of “Trollopy Tricks” – before you could shout “Broad overboard!” – to surface with that special “treat” to entice Pat to “hoist his main-sail” 😊

  10. Unz Review: Why doesn’t America have more and better engineers? Because it has a far smaller base of STEM-capable young and because it is dumbing down its schools and universities for the gratification of unproductive minorities. Whose fault is all of this? Why…China’s. Who could doubt it?

    o “City Journal: “Identity politics has engulfed the humanities and social sciences on American campuses; now it is taking over the hard sciences. The STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and math—are under attack for being insufficiently “diverse.” The pressure to increase the representation of females, blacks, and Hispanics comes from the federal government, university administrators, and scientific societies themselves. That pressure is changing how science is taught and how scientific qualifications are evaluated. The results will be disastrous for scientific innovation and for American competitiveness”

    I had to marvel when I read the above paragraphs and the link given by author Fred Reed. What I have seen occurring during my lifetime is a continual downward spiral of American society in general. I saw it through the sprawling graffiti on buildings near downtown centers, on railroad cars. I used to remember as a child seeing railroad cars carrying factory new automobiles on open rail car carriers. These now have carefully boarded up rail cars that though ventilated by small holes, prevent anyone from graffiti spraying, removing parts or damaging them.

    Also what used to be a rarer sight was litter on the highways, which over time since I remember in the 1970’s, trash strewn by people too lazy to empty their rubbishes in proper containers colocated at nearly every refueling point and restaurant. In the front of store entrances, even chain stores like Walmart, Walgreens, Target, shopping malls, grocery stores, etc., even in the better suburbs, I see discarded cigarette butts, candy wrappers, even disgusting things like used disposable paper diapers surrounding entrances. To top it off, I even find it at the movie theaters, even inside the audience auditory rooms.

    When I visited Germany some years back, I was amazed by the cleanliness of their cities, I didn’t see the trash blowing around, neither in Japan nor the other Southeast Asian country visits. America appears to have become the haunt of every evil, wicked and vile bird imaginable.

    Then, add to this, it seems the US is on a certification fetish. We see people unnecessarily taking certification to a new level when it used to be a degree along with a simple certification process was sufficient to teach, practice engineering, etc. (How much education is truly required to teach kindergarten?) There was a licensing process, but not nearly what is required now with all the hoops, continual training and experience one must jump through in the interest of making sure “they know their subjects”. You cannot certify what used to be called, “common sense”. Indoctrination has replaced education.

    Not long ago, an individual’s wife received a traffic citation, the husband argued using common sense, pointed out that there was a flaw in timing causing people to receive tickets who shouldn’t have. However, he was charged with practicing engineering without a license for pointing out this flaw, reported to engineering boards and fined, when the city officials should have carefully examined his arguments and got the right people involved to fix the problems. It is obvious that the city poliburo in Oregon were not concerned about citizen’s best interests but protecting their own. I think what happened is best summed up in:

    It’s cliche to joke about rules and limitations placed on the “blue collar” fields by trade unions, snickering at rules that say which apprentice can carry what material across the job site or the like. But don’t fool yourself — the rules that are put in place by august bodies such as the Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying are designed to protect the jobs of dues paying members, just like any trade union’s rules.

    To a certain extent, that’s a good thing — none of us want ersatz engineers building bridges or wannabe electricians wiring homes. But recall Pournelle’s Iron Law of Bureaucracy and realize that eventually, the whole point of a bureaucracy becomes protecting itself. In Järlström’s case, his challenge to the Board to investigate the city engineers was an affront to the bureaucracy, and they responded as bureaucrats often do: with a vengeance. Järlström is an engineer by degree but not by license. That distinction is at loggerheads in this affair.

    So yes, dear Hackaday readers and fellow citizens scientists and engineers, you too might one day find yourself slapped with a cease and desist order pursuant to your non-accredited activities. Hack carefully, know your limits, and know the legality of how you represent yourself to the public. And above all, when you tug on a tiger’s tail you should have a plan to deal with the teeth.

    I don’t mean to demean the principal of certifications because as stated, we definitely want the correct people certifying elements involving life safety, not any hackney. However, what we see now is that a person cannot even discuss practical science academic engineering subjects without licensure even in forums, or receive condemnation for practicing engineering without a license. These type discussions cannot leave the classroom walls of our now socialist indoctrination educational system taught by the Talmudic “certified”.

    Soon, it would not surprise me that the day will come when one cannot even write an opinion as commentary on-line without having journalism credentials. Common sense has been thrown out the door, welcome to Amerika.

    “I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you” seems to have taken on a new meaning in the US. It is obvious the US is giving vast sums of tributary money to the wrong Middle Eastern entity, when it should be investing it in its people. The US, a declining nation is certainly not being blessed at all.

    Post log:

    With amusement, I came across the following Biblical passage:

    Isaiah 5:18-23 [NASB]:
    [18] Woe to those who drag iniquity with the cords of falsehood, And sin as if with cart ropes;
    [19] Who say, “Let Him make speed, let Him hasten His work, that we may see it; And let the purpose of the Holy One of Israel draw near And come to pass, that we may know it!”
    [20] Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
    [21] Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes And clever in their own sight!
    [22] Woe to those who are heroes in drinking wine And valiant men in mixing strong drink,
    [23] Who justify the wicked for a bribe, And take away the rights of the ones who are in the right!

    I find with amusement that those words seem to describe to a tee those who currently await for the Messiah, claiming that he did not come 2,000 years ago.

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