12 Feb 2019

Crypto-Collateralized Contracts

Max and Stacy delve deeper into the crypto-collateralized contracts introduced this week in the Abra Wallet and how that helps establish a bitcoin standard. While there is the risk of hedging gone wrong on the back end, on the front end this does offer residents of resource rich developing nations to hedge their risk against empire.

Non-Traditional Marital Partnerships: Ancient & Medieval Examples

procuress offering a female prostitute to manMen have traditionally been confined to the gender role of working away from home to earn resources for women and children. Many men want to escape from this oppressive gender role, but what are the alternatives? Is it possible for a man to marry, yet not be forced into the role of obligatory wage-worker outside the home? Ancient and medieval literature shows possibilities for non-traditional marital partnerships. Under the Roman Empire, most men lived in difficult circumstances, as have most men throughout history. The Roman Emperor Augustus enacted laws that pressured men into marriage. Moreover, Augustus established the lex Iulia de adulteriis coercendis {law of Julius restraining adultery}. Throughout history, punishment for adultery has been gender-biased against men. The lex Iulia de adulteriis coercendis apparently was less gender-biased against men than earlier adultery laws.

Gynocentric U.N. Sustainability Goals

How about some anger?
By : Normally, I write essays.  This is not an essay.  This is a directive.
Go here: https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/
You will find a list of the 17 Sustainability Goals for the U.N..
Note Goal 5: just note it.  Expect that the U.N. will mean “women” when they say “gender” and accept the fact that that item is all about women.  Just skip that one for now.  Let the women have their own goals.  Accept the fact that there is an entire directive only for women and girls.
At least men are in the rest of it.  Right?
Click on Goal 2: Zero Hunger: “Read More About Goal 2”
Scroll down to item 2.2
Let me give you a hint.  It does NOT say this:
By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving, by 2025, the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls and boys, pregnant and lactating women and older persons.
It says this:
By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving, by 2025, the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons.

Expansion In East Jerusalem: Jeff Halper & Alison Weir

If Americans Knew: Our guest on the "CNI: Jerusalem Calling" internet-radio show on January 21st, 2010, was Jeff Halper, co-founder and Coordinator of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD). Halper and CNI Board Member Alison Weir discuss settlement expansion in East Jerusalem, and how Jewish state Israel uses home demolitions to sow fear among Goyim and Shiksas [aka Palestinians] in the occupied territories.

Antietam Cemetery On A Windy Day

Men Are Good!: A windy walk through Antietam Cemetery, which holds 5000+ graves of soldiers most of whom died in the bloodiest day in US history, the Battle of Antietam September 17, 1862. What does this have to do with Men's Issues?

Is Anyone Above The Law In Canada?


Ausonius’s Bissula & Jerome’s Captive Maiden: Rabbi Akiba Understood

captive Greek maidenAmong primates generally, male sexual coercion of females is rare. Among humans specifically, females rape males about as frequently as males rape females. The same is probably true of primates generally. In contrast, human warfare throughout history has tended to have a highly asymmetric gender structure: men kill other men and take captive their young women. A captive maiden figures in Ausonius’s Bissula and Jerome’s epistles, both written in the fourth century. As Rabbi Akiba understood centuries earlier, erotic love and marriage between a captive maiden and her captor is no mere metaphor.
Ausonius’s Bissula was a young, blonde, blue-eyed captive German girl known only through Ausonius’s poem Bissula. Ausonius indicated that he received her as a war prize after Emperor Valentinian I’s victory against the Alamanni in 368. Ausonius loved Bissula, taught her Latin, and let her rule his house. According to Ausonius, she was too beautiful for a painter to represent:

How To Tell Who Is Controlled Opposition

By Caitlin Johnstone: Every day in my article comments and social media I get people warning me that this or that journalist, activist or politician is “controlled opposition”, meaning someone who pretends to oppose the establishment while covertly serving it. These warnings usually come after I’ve shared or written about something a dissident figure has said or done, and are usually accompanied by an admonishment not to ever do so again lest I spread their malign influence. If you’ve been involved in any kind of anti-establishment activism for any length of time, you’ve probably encountered this yourself.
Paranoia pervades dissident circles of all sorts, and it’s not entirely without merit, since establishment infiltration of political movements is the norm, not the exception. This article by Truthout documents multiple instances in which movements like the 1968 Chicago DNC protest and Peter Camejo’s 1976 anti-establishment presidential campaign were so heavily infiltrated by opaque government agencies that one out of every six people involved in them were secretly working for the feds. This trend of infiltration is known to have continued into the current day with movements like Occupyand Black Lives Matter, and we’d be ignorant not to assume that this has been at least as rampant in online circles where people organize and disseminate ideas and information.

New Yorker: ‘Private Jewish Mossads For Hire’ Use Avatars To Target Pro-Palestine Movement Via Cyprus Front

New Yorker: ‘Private Mossads for Hire’ use avatars to target pro-Palestine movementImage from New Yorker with caption: “Psy-group offered its avatars for influencing campaigns, boasting that they could plant seeds of thought in people.”

Israeli private intelligence companies Psy-Group, Black Cube, & others specialize in fake online identities known as “avatars,” some work with the neocon group Foundation for Defense of Democracies – the aim is to “destabilize and disrupt anti-Israel movements from within…” 

Psy-Group operatives scoured the Internet, social-media accounts, & the “deep” Web for derogatory information about BDS. activists…

They would then release the information online using avatars and web sites that couldn’t be traced back to the company or its American donors…

YouTube Will Determine What ‘Conspiracy’ Is And Stop Recommending Such Videos

By Michael Krieger: While the evolution of Google’s YouTube from a free expression platform into something entirely different has been underway for a while, it just took another step in a very short-sighted and restrictive direction.