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Dave Cohen
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Denial is not just a river in Egypt.
Interests: evolution, energy, the economy, climate, astrobiology, music, paleontology, culture
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To my fellow Americans— Go back to my last post and click on the link underlying the text "sham impeachment bullshit." What will you see? That was a Tim Poll video. You can no longer watch it on YouTube. What was Tim's crime? He talked about the partisan political ties of the so-called "whistleblower" and named him. That Democrat political operative's name is Eric Ciaramella. Everything Tim discussed was already public knowledge. It was on the record. For example, Real Clear Politics had already written a story outing this "deep state" asshole. And now, according to our corporate and political... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Decline of the Empire
Well, we're back to George Carlin again. His prescient observations have withstood the test of time (video at the end). That "big club" you ain't in consists of the elites who own and run this country. Ever since right-wing populist Donald Trump got elected through the electoral college, those elites have waged constant war on Trump and the Truth. These evil elites have waged war on ordinary working Americans through their "woke" minions on social media (especially Twitter). They are waging war on what's left of the Republic and Democracy right now with this sham impeachment bullshit. Make no mistake,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2019 at Decline of the Empire
Perhaps you are concerned that the United States in turning into some 1984-like authoritarian/fascist/totalitarian state where (1) history is routinely rewritten and (2) current events are manipulated by the Powers That Be. Well, I'm here to ease your concerns. America is not turning into an Orwellian state; it already is one! But you probably don't care or you're completely unaware that this Orwellian thing is happening. OK, then. As the old song goes, Don't Worry, Be Happy. When they eventually come for you through the media or at your front door, if I'm still around, I'll just pretend it didn't... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2019 at Decline of the Empire
In 2016 I missed my opportunity to vote for Donald Trump. I didn't vote. That was a mistake. But I didn't know then what I know now. Lots of water under the bridge since then. The Big Reveal. Mea Culpa. And if Trump were to do some really bad thing, something that would bring this evil world to a screeching halt, then good for him. Good job! But that's very unlikely. As the great comic Dave Chappelle said recently, the only way Trump has affected him was to give Chappelle a tax break. The good news is that I will... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2019 at Decline of the Empire
What did Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey tweet? In a since-deleted tweet on Oct. 4, Morey shared an image with this slogan: "Fight for Freedom, Stand with Hong Kong." ( Fight for Freedom, Stand with Hong Kong 'We too love money more than freedom and democracy': Creators of 'South Park brutally mock NBA's China apology BEIJING – The creators of “South Park” have issued a mock apology to China after censors scrubbed their popular animation from the Chinese web. The tongue-in-cheek statement, skewering Beijing’s demands that Western brands conform to its world view, came with officials apparently annoyed about an... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2019 at Decline of the Empire
George Monbiot opens the video below by talking about his occasional feelings of despair. After all, there is lots to be despairing about. The climate is rapidly transitioning to a hostile state, though it is happening far too slowly for humans to grasp what's going on. The world's top soil is disappearing, again rapidly on any time-scale longer than the human one. On the global scale, a relative handful of humans own most of the wealth and are accumulating even more wealth as I write this. George even talks about humans as storytelling animals. Ironically, the title of the video... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2019 at Decline of the Empire
Well, what do you do when you realize that the very powerful turd-flinging monkeys elite journalists working for our corporate-owned media are bat-shit crazy? What do you do when you see them getting worse every day? When you see them going down some unhinged Alex Jones conspiracy rabbit-hole? When you finally understand the meaning of the phrase divorced from reality and can easily apply it to what you're seeing? When Trump Derangement Syndrome goes infinite? Tim Pool doesn't know what to do. He's at the end of his rope now—he sees the double standards, the moral hypocrisy, the lies, deceptions... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2019 at Decline of the Empire
I just ran across an article in The Atlantic called A Famous Argument Against Free Will Has Been Debunked. I accept the result. What Benjamin Libet thought he was measuring was something else (he had found reliable brain activity prior to a subject's conscious decision to lift a finger, called the unconscious "readiness potential"). Read the article for details. That said, the new study does not make a case for free will. It merely debunks an argument that was meant to support the position that free will does not exist. In the Flatland model, I hypothesized that when there is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2019 at Decline of the Empire
Once in a while I check in to see how humans are progressing toward their own extinction. I did so yesterday, which was fortunate because we've gotten some climate data updates lately. Humans are making excellent progress in this regard. NOAA updated the global temperature record. July was the hottest month ever recorded on Earth (since 1880), coming in at +1.71°F with respect to the 20th century average. But what caught my eye was this illuminating data point— The year-to-date globally averaged land surface temperature was 2.63°F above the 20th century average of 46.8°F. This value was the third highest... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2019 at Decline of the Empire
Clueless idealists aside, all of those who support Tulsi Gabbard have known that the Democratic National Committee would find a way to fuck Tulsi over well before the first primary next year. And so the inevitable screwing will happen about 10 days from now. As Kim Iverson explains in the video below, the DNC is desperately trying to keep Tulsi off the debate stage before she does any more damage to their corrupt plans. After the first debate, in which Tulsi destroyed Tim Ryan, the most googled name in the country was ... Tulsi Gabbard. After the second debate, in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2019 at Decline of the Empire
I'm truly sorry. I literally couldn't help myself. Like you, I lack free will. Not my fault! Meanwhile, the New York Times, without evidence, claims that they are journalists (see here). I mean, in 2019 evidence is so passé, right? You win. No Mas. Proud to be an American! Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2019 at Decline of the Empire
Independent journalist and youtuber Tim Pool is the first person I know of to wake up and smell the coffee. In the video below, Tim explains that those in the authoritarian "woke left" are tools of globalist elites, including the Big Tech oligopoly and the corporate-owned mainstream media. For example, Vox editor Ezra Klein and his "woke" staff don't speak for "social justice" as they claim. They speak for their biggest investor NBC-Universal. Identity politics is merely a ruse enabling an ongoing war on the nationalist working class by globalist elites. That's the main reason Trump won—he appealed to working... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2019 at Decline of the Empire
Fascist Antifa thugs beat up journalist Andy Ngo at a protest in Portland, Oregon, a city which is becoming a shithole due to the enlightened leadership of it's "woke" mayor. Andy was hospitalized because of brain trauma (bleeding) after the attack. Our "woke" mainstream media didn't cover it much because the narrative isn't politically correct. But CBS did put a small report out. Here is the paragraph discussing the attack on Ngo. I have annotated it to reflect reality (the italicized text between dashes). Andy Ngo, who describes himself as—he is—an editor at the conservative website Quillette—the website is not... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2019 at Decline of the Empire
Update — Senator Josh Hawley will introduce legislation "requiring companies to prove they are politically "neutral" before they receive protections under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA), which largely gives internet platforms legal immunity over content posted on their sites by third parties." If passed this legislation would end the repeal of our free speech rights on giant social media platforms. Of course billionaire fuckheads in Silicon Valley will fight this. Their evil representatives, like Michael Beckerman, president and CEO of the Internet Association, are distorting the facts and lying like crazy to prevent effective regulation of Facebook,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2019 at Decline of the Empire
John R. MacArthur is the publisher of Harpers Magazine. He is interviewed by Brendan O'Neill, the editor of Spiked. If you are unfamiliar with the Salem witch trials, or the post-WW II McCarthy era, or the fatwah against Salmon Rushdie as well as with other subjects discussed in this interview, then this would be excellent time for you to fucking learn something instead of simply expressing your groundless but oh-so-sacred opinion about shit you nothing about. Those familiar with these historical events and their significance can ignore the statement above. Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2019 at Decline of the Empire
Watch this hour-long interview with American ex-pat and writer Lionel Shriver. Consider watching this video a prerequisite for my next post. I recommend making the time to watch the whole thing. Shriver is a highly aware human being. She's about as good as it gets. You might learn something. Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2019 at Decline of the Empire
I see that comments have not been posted due to internal Typepad settings I created but forgot about entirely. Anyway, the last comment I got, about 3 hours ago, was this-- We need to defend the dark money and Saudi royal family backed Steven Crowder from the elites. Great work, Dave. You see, this very-low-awareness human is confused and has got it completely backwards. We want to defend free speech because otherwise a totalitarian society, especially in the age of mass media, becomes so much easier to create. Powerful corporate elites are trying really hard to create such a society.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2019 at Decline of the Empire
Sometime ago I issued a Warning To Humanity about the absolute necessity of preserving free speech rights. Last year I abandoned all mainstream media and started getting all my political news from sources I came to trust on YouTube. I had to filter out various biases in each case of course. All human sources of information on political matters are inherently biased in one way or another due to their loaded nature—social status, power and control are always in play, i.e., who will have it and who will not. Thus all of our baser social instincts are on display when... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2019 at Decline of the Empire
Recently Facebook announced they would be "standing against hate" in the future. And that future started last week when they banned, among others, Paul Joseph Watson, who used to hang out with Alex Jones ("Infowars"). He no longer does as far as I know. Once a liberal bastion of free speech and other human rights, The Atlantic Magazine heartily endorsed Facebook's embrace of regressive neo-facism. Material related to Infowars is subject to the most severe restrictions. Infowars is subject to the strictest ban. Facebook and Instagram will remove any content containing Infowars videos, radio segments, or articles (unless the post... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2019 at Decline of the Empire
I intend to do some serious writing again. I will be posting something along those lines very soon (like maybe tomorrow). At my advancing age (66), I need to do something to give my days the proper rhythm. When I recently referred to the EU as an authoritarian (incipient fascist) organization, I was not kidding, though getting a sufficient number of people to take an interest in protecting their freedoms remains an intractable problem. Well, in a world in which all 16 felony charges against Jussie Smollett can be dropped at the whim of a corrupt prosecutor, and the evidence... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2019 at Decline of the Empire
Poor Tim Pool — he's a sane person in the United States in 2019. He's trying to talk to the nut cases, but knows in his heart there's no point. Eventually, as Tim's said in the past, he will give up, go skateboarding, or maybe he'll go sit on the beach and drink margaritas. Either way, Tim, I'll respect you. I mean, he's the god-damned King in the North! And as Tim knows full well, the headlong flight from reality and evil's ascendancy in America can only get worse as time goes on. I feel for you, Tim, I really... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2019 at Decline of the Empire
David Cameron made a "mistake" some years ago by allowing U.K. voters to determine their own future. The issue at hand was whether to leave or remain in the EU. They voted to leave. This result infuriated the London and EU (Brussels) elites, who have worked ceaselessly to thwart the will of the people and overturn the result. Now it appears in 2019 that these elites have won. Listen to the first 10 minutes of the Spiked podcast below. Make no mistake, recent political events mark the death of democracy in the United Kingdom. Whether it will ever be revived... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2019 at Decline of the Empire