This is one reason why I support Chevron

News story: Bus Fire At San Francisco Chevron Station Controlled

Many years ago I was at this sustainability conference thing which was kind of cool. I met a number of interesting people there. People had cool products there. I also ate food from a vendor there who has an amazing organic Thai restaurant which I ended up going to many, many times.

I remember one guy was talking and he mentioned that he was going to publishing something about which gas stations are the best/worst. However to my knowledge it never did get published. Then for years afterwards I always wondered: Which gas station actually is the best?

A lot of people like Arco however it turns out that Arco is owned by BP. So for many years I have not gone to Arco. There is another popular chain called Valero but I read somewhere that there are issues with how they treat employees, so I never went there.

There are some chains where it seems like the stations are frequently crappy. Many 76 and Shell stations I have gone to have issues with the water and/or air not working. At many stations you have to get a token from the attendant to use the air/water and to me that is annoying. Some also require that the attendant press a button in order to activate the air/water, which gets annoying if you’re dealing with an overheated radiator or trying to fill all 4 tires and have to keep asking the attendant to push the button.

Still other stations I’ve been to have had issues with the fuel pumps. Sometimes the pumps would suddenly jump out when inserted into the gas tank intake thing, splattering gasoline all over the ground and sometimes the car as well. Some of them do not lock so that you have to stand there holding the nozzle the entire time.

There is one station which I’ve used which to me clearly seems to be the best: Chevron. Nearly every Chevron station I’ve ever been to has had working air and water and does not require a token nor the attendant to press a button. Their pumps almost always seem to work well and do not leak fuel. The stations are clean. The bathrooms are clean. And the staff are nice.

These things all mean a lot to me and are indications that Chevron is a well-run company. If they are running their company well in these ways, it indicates to me that they are likely to run other aspects of their business well.

For example I do not know about best practices with respect to the actual design and or maintenance of underground fuel storage tanks, but that is a very important aspect of a gas station. If the underground tanks leak then, over many years it can create serious contamination. There are also other considerations, such as the transport of fuel from refineries to stations.

And, as indicated in the video clip for the news story above, the station staff are well-trained in dealing with emergencies. I love the response of the attendant in the video and how confident he was in knowing exactly how to respond in an emergency situation.

All of these factors then have led me to conclude, in the absence of any further information, that in fact Chevron is the best gas station, and I am happy to pay a slightly higher price for fuel knowing that the staff are well-trained, the stations are well-maintained, and that the services are always available.

Europe is collapsing fast

Sweden is now the rape capital of the world. Yes, Sweden. This has been completely blocked out of the news by Big Media – by the oligarchy – in the United States. Completely.

Burned at the stake by the PC cult – Maybe this is a good video to start:

Sweden has collapsed. The country has had an avid policy of welcoming vast hordes of Muslim migrants, who have created dozens literal no-go, lawless zones throughout the land where even the police do not go.

Swedish women now have a 1 in 4 chance of being raped in their lifetimes and 77% of the rapes are commited by Muslims. Male Muslims account for only 2.2% of the country’s population. In neighboring Norway’s capital Oslo, 100% of the rapes are committed by immigrant, non-western men and 9 out of 10 victims are white, Norwegian females.

There have been vast numbers of “unaccompanied refugee children” entering Europe, many of whom disappear after entering. I put it in quotes because in fact many if not most are not children but men who are lying about their age. In many cases the lies are absolutely egregious yet permissive government policies have forced government workers to rely on verbal statements from these so-called “children” about their age.

Start researching this. You will find that the situation in Sweden and Europe is terrible. Native Swedes, French, Germans, and others are predicted to become a minority within their countries within a generation.

People need to wake the fuck up.

Europe needs revolution now!

WARNING! THIS VIDEO BELOW IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO WATCH AND CONTAINS VERY DISTURBING IMAGES.

In this final video, near the end of the video a Swedish politician gives an intense and highly provocative speech from what appears to be a lectern in a legislative chamber of its national government:

MDMA for therapeutic use?

There were a couple news items about another study being done on the use of MDMA for psychological therapy. There is a problem with MDMA. Yes, for a time it has the effect of a pleasant “high” with feelings of goodness, warmth, even intense spirituality.

But the other side of it is dark: Feelings of being low, coldness, blocked, depression. In the coming-down phase – which can stretch for days after its use – a person is as much or more prone to negative feelings as they were to positive ones during the relatively short time that they were experiencing the “high”.

There’s a further problem with it however which concerns me the most: I believe that one of the effects of MDMA use, one of the types of damage it inflicts, is that it damages emotional resilience. Emotional resilience is a critical aspect of psychological health and well-being. It is the ability to easily handle even difficult or stressful situations.

But one of the effects of MDMA is that it messes up emotional regulation and resiliency. Even relatively small experiences can trigger highly negative emotions, even months or perhaps years after taking it. Another way to put this is to say that use of MDMA makes one crash-prone. By crash I mean emotional crash.

To be clear, what I mean is that the use of MDMA changes something physiologically in the human brain whereby the response to stress is permanently altered. This physiologic change has psychological consequences, but the change is physiologic, not simply psychological.

If you pay very close attention to your emotional states not just during and in the weeks immediately after using MDMA, you will notice that there is a lingering, long-term effect of weakened emotional resilience in which it is more easy to crash emotionally. This is the real price paid for using MDMA, not the “crash” phase of the immediate aftermath which is obvious. It is this subtle, long-term damage to the way the psyche handles things which is a real problem.

While there is a lot of focus on the “high” and the come down from MDMA, I think the focus should be on long-term emotional resiliency.

I believe that it is possible for the brain to recover but not easily and only after a long time. My guess is that most people who have used it will never fully recover their emotional resiliency to what it was before they ever used the drug. But yes, depending upon how much of it was used, how well one maintains ones health, and other factors, it is perhaps possible to mostly recover.

I would NOT recommend trying to use MDMA for therapeutic reasons. There are far, far better options. There are states that can be attained relatively easily through meditation which far exceed the “high” from MDMA and which not only does not cause damage, it actually strengthens the psyche and the soul.

This really did make me laugh so hard I cried

This is one of the funniest videos ever:

I also found this one which is really hilarious:

“Indoctrinating them at this young age…”

Indoctrinating them at this young age at the expense of real academic learning is child abuse. It really is.

I fully, 100% support Ayla and what she stands for and I admire her greatly for having the courage to speak out on imporant topics. Thank God for people like her. I’m glad that there are signs of awakening in response to the outrageous level of collapse that is occurring.

I like the end when she says to bypass all the brainwash crap they are trying to program kids with and put on a Bach CD. Amen!

If you want one of the coolest mobile smartphones on the planet

This is the coolest custom ROM for the T-Mobile (and MetroPCS) Samsung Galaxy Note 4:

TEKXodus HYBRID N4

Here is a list of new features in the latest “N5R9” release which was made on February 17. Ok, so someone who doesn’t know may read this list and wonder “What? What is all this?”

What this all is is *cool*! Waay cool! There are a lot of features from the more expensive Note 5. Basically this ROM supes up the Note 4 so much that its almost like having a completely different device. This happens because Samsung is always updating features in its newer devices while its older ones remain stagnant. So what developers like TEKXodus do is take a lot of these newer apps and features and create a custom build for older devices. And they also add a bunch of other cool features which are not included in Samsung’s releases.

– NEW Exclusive S7 Edge Wallpapers
– NEW Note 5 Setup Wizard
– NEW Note 5 Gallery
– NEW Note 5 Wallpaper Picker
– NEW Note 5 E-Mail
– NEW Modified Camera 4
– NEW Further Note 5 Enhancements
– NEW Fast/Accurate Fingerprint Service
– NEW Marshmallow Launcher – mods
– NEW Floating Messages Toggle
– NEW Invert Colors Feature Added
– NEW Invert Colors Toggle
– NEW Material Design – TEKXControl
– NEW Xposed Updated – v80
– NEW Tapatalk Updated
– NEW Note 5 S-Pen – Scroll Capture
– NEW Settings – N5 Air command option
– NEW NO Edge Activator required
– NEW Settings – Kernel Adiutor option – if installed
– NEW TEKXodus N4 @560DPI – Note 5 DPI
– NEW SystemUI Updated to 560DPI
– NEW All apps updated to 560DPI
– NEW Nearly all Apps are Note 5 Apps
– NEW Stock TW Hybrid Launcher Updated
– NEW Settings – Testing Mode Enabled
– NEW ROM Fully Compatible – N910T/T3/N915T
– NEW 2 More S7 Wallpapers Added

One thing to be aware of when installing this ROM is that you also have to install a kernel with it. You can find the link for the BeastMode kernel in the forum.

Migrating to this new ROM is trivial if you use TitaniumBackup Pro and do a batch backup of all apps + data (available from the menu under batch actions). Then after the ROM is installed you install TitaniumBackup again and select batch restore of all apps + data.

However I don’t actually restore ALL apps. I selectively restore only the actual apps that I need and use which contain my important user data. I also restore SMS messages, the phone log, bluetooth pairings, and accounts.

You can find information about all this from many other places online including TitaniumBackup’s own website but its pretty straightforward to use.

After the restore is complete you will still have to do some minor tidying up. For example after my owncloud account is restored I still need to go into the settings and reselect the calendar to sync. I also have to go into language & input settings and re-enable the alternate keyboards I use.

The entire process of backup, flashing the ROM, restoring apps, and final tidying up takes less than a half hour.

Amazing video discussing social dynamics behind a lot of BS going on

First of all I think Wife With A Purpose is a really brave person for making this video. She has a lot of guts especially in the climate we are in.

Second, I think she’s a genius. She has intense insight and a way of looking at things which transcends a lot of the programming which people inherit and which basically self-perpetuates in cultures.

Here is another highly thought-provoking video I just saw:

Maybe transsexuals are the answer 😉

Here is one more shocking video about some of the insanity that is going on:

I just found this video and its clear that this 16 year old girl is vastly more intelligent than many of the “leaders” in Europe:

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