Amazon Foods

Not much to say about it. On the face of it I don’t think it is necessarily bad. Whole Foods’ actual committment to oragnics is pretty weak already. Their committment to truly healthy foods over and above selling stuff intended to make profit is rather low IMHO. Look at how much space they waste for example on the baked goods, pretty much all of which is sugar-infested toxic shit, vs. what would be truly healthy alternatives with no sugar.

Aisle space says a lot about committment or lack thereof.

So what will acquisition by Amazon mean? It could me more efficiency as Amazon is known for its hard-core logistics. Isn’t that already where Whole Foods has been headed?

Then again, the selling of Whole Foods seems like the abandonment of yet another business by it’s creator, as happens over and over, as once homey brands get acquired by big conglomerates. It seems like a disease to me. It’s the wrong direction. We should have more smaller, family-owned brands that make their producsts with care, than large conglomerates swallowing up everything.

What’s happening seems to fit in with the overall pattern of increasing globalization at the expense of localization, which is unhealthy.

But we can try to remain open-minded and optimistic and see at least what happens.

Fake news about Russian hacking

These are a few lines from a security log on one of my computers:

REJECT all -- 109-184-128-77.dynamic.mts-nn.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- broadband-95-84-178-46.moscow.rt.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- broadband-95-84-132-221.moscow.rt.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- 065.192.81.95.chtts.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- dynamicip-95-79-199-1.pppoe.nn.ertelecom.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- 5f449d5f.dynamic.mv.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- 32.38.32.95.dsl-dynamic.vsi.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- host-95-152-45-41.dsl.sura.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- ws36.240.50.zone94.zaural.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- 94.41.217.67.dynamic.neft.ufanet.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- 94-231-112-88.nat.nlink.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- 93-120-159-221.dynamic.mts-nn.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- 92.50.135.14.static.ufanet.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- host-90-188-158-100.pppoe.omsknet.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- 90.150.125.19.permonline.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- line75-28.adsl.kirov.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- 59efa25b.dynamic.mv.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- 152-229-190-89.baltnet.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- PPPoE-78-29-125-211.san.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- 5x167x64x229.dynamic.irkutsk.ertelecom.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- 5x167x181x90.dynamic.spb.ertelecom.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- adsl-5-141-80-241.salekhard.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- ppp-5.137.255.70.nsk.rt.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- ppp-5.137.154.242.nsk.rt.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- host-46-63-216-9.stv.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- client-251.79.37.183.permonline.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- 37-145-115-158.broadband.corbina.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- 37-144-247-222.broadband.corbina.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- 46.115.47.31.vpn.mgn.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- clients-4.173.31.62.misp.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- b-internet.212.164.91.113.nsk.rt.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- pppoe-198-041.prtcom.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- net248.234.188-140.ertelecom.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- host231-194-58-185.serverdedicati.aruba.it anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- ip-178-46-162-75.adsl.surnet.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- adsl-178-46-1-107.muravlenko.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- b-internet.176.51.193.28.nsk.rt.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- ip-176-194-140-77.bb.netbynet.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable

Notice the IP addresses ending in .ru? Those are Russian addresses. That means my computer is being attacked from Russia.

Guess what? Every fucking device connected to the Internet is attacked every single day, probably dozens if not hundreds of times, from addresses in Russia and other places.

Guess what? Every fucking day tens of millions of phishing attacks are carried out against people and organizations across the world by – yes! get this! – hackers in Russia among other places.

Yes there are more hackers in Russia compared with other places. This has been the case for like decades now. Hacking from Russia and Ukraine is so bad that I have literally set blanket bans for all IP addresses from both those countries on my websites.

This shit in the news about attacks is fake because it deliberately makes it seems like there’s something exceptional about the attacks that are reported.

There are headlines like “Russian attacks against US voting infrastructure were made in the days before the 2016 election.” This is pure bullshit because, guess what? – like every other device that is on the Internet – i.e. has an IP address – it gets attacked – not just in the days before the election, but always. The headline is a form of a lie by misrepresenting something, making it seems as if there’s a special intent where there’s none. It’s fake.

Even if they were targeted it still would not make it exceptional because it is to be expected. If any IT administrator or manager doesn’t know about and expect this kind of thing they are incompetent. That would be newsworthy. The actual attacks aren’t.

Actual headlines would be about things like 1) whether any organiztion with critical infrastructure adheres to basic security guidelines which are designed to protect and prevent against attacks. These include things like keeping systems fully patched, not exposing critical infrastructure, having strict access controls, having policies which will limit damage if some form of intrusion does occur, and infrastructure to detect and alert staff if something does go wrong.

That is actually news. What is also news is that Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State under Obama deliberately attempted to avoid Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests by taking the unprecedented step of paying staff to run a mail server in her house. She was clearly trying to cover up her extensive, corrupt pay-to-play bribery bullshit by doing that and yes that was extremely unprofessional, irresponsible, insecure, and illegal.

Congratualtions lying mainstream media. You just made yourself look even more rotten and despicable with this latest witchhunt against President Trump. I’m guessing 99% of you ignorant fucks wouldn’t be able to even understand much less implement sound security policies on critical IT infrastructure. You’re just a bunch of lying fucks trying to drum up more opposition to our President. Fuck you.

I don’t get LinkedIn

So I signed up for LinkedIn last week because I’m starting to explore the possibility of employment. I thought I wouldn’t hurt to at least sign up and try to connect with some of my professors as a good start.

But the thing I don’t get about LinkedIn is this: They push so hard to get you to “connect” with people – based on what seems the most tenuous to virtually non-existent threads.

Isn’t LinkedIn supposed to be a professional networking thing? If that’s the case, why the fuck would I want to “friend” all these people whom I don’t know? I would only want to have connections with people which have meaning which to me means: 1. Professors or instructors; 2. Bosses; 3. Professional colleagues.

It’s like when you sign up the first thing they prompt you to do is to destroy the meaning of your account by having all these meaningless connections.

Maybe LinkedIn’s intentions aren’t bad. They’re just trying to make it convenient to expand your network. But what would the point be of adding for examle some person I happened to exchange e-mail addresses with several years ago but I have no idea what they actually do nor do they have any idea about me?

But if anything, it seems like if LinkedIn is going to have significance then it can’t be like Facebook. So why would they try to be like that?

LinkedIn doesn’t make sense.

Reject Islam

Islam is fundamentally antagonistic to the West, to Western values and, most importantly, to Western people. To protect Islam and Islamic culture is delusion.

To show altruism for something that is antagonistic is sickness, not health.

Even people who do not actively practice Islam but are from Islamic countries are fundamentally antagonistic to the West.

Their form of degeneracy and misogyny has been bred into their culture, literally baked into their DNA over hundreds of years of barbaric conduct.

They do not belong in the West.

Islam and people from Islamic countries should be rejected.

Tolerating antagonism is sickness, not virtuous.

Black Mall Violence

Study Forecasts Thousands Of Store Closures As Malls Become Obsolete

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The American shopping mall could become a thing of the past in the not so distant future.

A new report by the bank and investment company Credit Suisse predicts one out of every four shopping malls in the United States will go out of business by the year 2022.

That translates to roughly 220 to 275 shopping centers.

It’s estimated that in 2017 alone, some 8,600 stores will close.

According to Credit Suisse, “Barely a quarter into 2017, year-to-date retail store closings have already surpassed those of 2008.”

The main reason the study cites for the decline comes from the upsurge in online shopping.

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/06/03/credit-suisse-malls-closing/

1. Invasion. 2. Rebellion.

The privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.

We have both.

Carbon and Nationalism

California Bill Would Punish Firms That Bid On Trump’s Border Wall

SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — The California state senate has approved a measure that would prohibit the state from contracting with companies that bid to build President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.

Senators voted 23-16 Thursday to send the bill to the Assembly.

How much carbon will be saved by building the wall?

California, New York, Washington Unite To Back Climate Pact

SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — Three Democratic governors said Thursday they won’t let the United States back away from a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, despite President Donald Trump decision to withdraw from an international pact.

“This is an insane move by this president,” California Gov. Jerry Brown said, blasting the decision as “deviant behavior from the highest office in the land.”

The sovereignty of our country is being threatened by madmen.

They’re happy that all our shit is made in China where the amount of pollution not to mention the yearly deaths in coal mines is extremely high.

By the way, having a pet dog has the same carbon footprint as owning an SUV.

Fearless Girl, Sketchy Dog, Charging Bull

Just read a news article about some of the sculptures in New York and how people are reacting to them.

When I read things like this is really makes some teachings of Buddhism poignant, especially the sermon of the dead wood.

You can look at a sculpture as a hunk of metal. Does the hunk of metal harm you? Does it affect you? It’s just a bunch of metal molecules. Only the mind sees a shape and spins around and gets all caught up in it. But in the end it’s just a harmless bunch of molecules.

So I think you could just walk by a hunk of metal like that and basically ignore it. Or witness in an objective way how this object, this collection of molecules effects other people and just accept it all as part of the world.

If you walk past it every day you could think as you pass it: “Here is this metallic object which exerts an effect on people.” or, perhaps more accurately: “Here is this metallic object which people engage in a range of mentations over.”, and just keep walking without giving it more thought.

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