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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Clif High: Consequences of Woo

 


I have followed Clif's work a very long time.  I don't always agree with everything he says but I love where he is lately.  He's awakening so fast now its wonderful to watch.

Clif is a logician (programmer) and linguist by training.  I come from a similar logic background and I have worked with natural language systems in the early 1990s.  A system I and a young man from MIT  reverse engineered, became the software which was Google Translate until 2009,  which they the switched into using neural networks (a better tech honestly).

Clif's software that analyzes the words from social media tends to skew to the negative and scary side of things about 100 to 1, over positive outcomes (from my observation) so I always keep that in mind. It has to do with the fact that humans are more expressive when things are bad.  Still he often has some really interesting insights. 

I really think the human body is much more resilient to the mRNA vaccines than people think, but it could weaken people for a bit.  I have a loved one who took the Pfizer vaccine, despite my encouraging them not to.  So I am hoping for the best on that.



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What a week!

 

Last Thursday my car started misfiring.  I thought at first it was the air conditioner compressor locking up because of the heat as it seemed to subside when I shut the air conditioner off.  It was a really hot day somewhere in 100F range.  There was also three solar flares and a CME coming in.

I limped into the parking lot of an Autozone parts store. They are really good about using their decoder device to read the codes from the car computer on what is going wrong.  The guy this time didn't seem to have the more advanced reader, but he plugged it in and got the codes.   He says "we'll its misfiring on cylinder #2 and I have never ever seen this code pop up 'replace engine'".   That latter part of his statement shook me, but then I realized he was getting the translation of the codes from the company computer they sell from, so it could just be plain wrong and they have a vested interest in selling rebuilt engines.  But I honestly think the engine replacement part is just plain bogus.  I have seen this before.  I might have been able to drive it home but unburnt gasoline can put a lot of carbon into a cylinder.  I was extremely uncomfortable driving it farther than 10 miles in that condition. 

Honda's have an ignition coil that sits above the spark plug, and some low voltage wires plug into that from the device that determines the spark timing from the car computer.  It seems like over kill to have a coil for each spark plug because old cars only had one coil and used a mechanical distributer cap, but in reality it enables very precise timing on cylinder timing which can be affected by temperature, fuel, load etc. and it actually saves on fuel and makes the engine more efficient.  

I have had this problem crop up before when I was in Portland doing ride share driving at the airport.  In Portland the mechanic replaced the coil and I drove it home. Seemed fine, then it was misfiring the next day so I took it back.  Turned out there was also a cracked spark plug  Once that was fixed it was fine.  The problem occurred again in 2019 when I returned to Texas.  But I think it was a different cylinder.   I took it to a mechanic and it was fixed. The car is 11 years old and the plastics which make up the coil insulation could be getting old.  They were manufactured at a time that had very different energies.  Both prior occurrences happened when there was some kind of solar event and now this is the third time its happened since 2018.  Otherwise the Honda has been an extremely reliable car. Its a known quirk of this model.

So here I was with a car that was not running right, which likely would be damaged if I drove it the 60 miles back to my home, and I'm parked in Round Rock, Texas not far from I-35.  I was on my way to the chiropractor and my back was killing me, but I never got there. My back went out of place just prior to coming down this COVID variant, and I had to deal with all that while sick because I didn't want to spread whatever it was I had (now cleared).  

I called AAA, then realized I hadn't paid the renewal after I asked Bev to split me off her AAA account.  It was an expense she shouldn't carry.  They would not give me the discounted towing rate until after a week as my coverage lapsed.  I recently got this AARP card (never thought I'd get one of those!) which I got as part of my Medicare supplement insurance as I became eligible for Medicare in August. There was a towing "rescue" option and the towing was arranged through Allstate Insurance.  I used the app and it said it would cost me $378 to get towed home.  But the tow truck never came and it was hotter than heck out.   So after a couple of hours of that I canceled the tow request but it took until this Tuesday to have the charge reverse off my bank account.   I called AAA to see if they'd bend the rules, they had done that before in Southern California but they weren't budging and quoted me nearly $600 to get my car towed.

I was hot, felt heat exhausted and my back hurt like hell.  I talked to the parts store and they assured me my car would not get towed away if I left it there overnight.  I'd figure out what to do when I had cooled off and rested and rehydrated.  I called Uber and a very nice Kenyan man drove me home.

My retired policeman friend, who I will just call "Hero" found a U-Haul towing trailer the next morning and he drove me first to the chiropractor to get me pain free, then to my stranded car and we loaded up the car and headed home.  

I wanted to repay his kindness so I offered to buy a Mexican food lunch.  We pulled off the highway and parked the SUV and trailer and ate lunch.  When I went to pay for the lunch, the cashier asks me if I had any cash.   All the solar activity brought down their computer network and they couldn't accept cards.  I didn't have any cash on me. I just had my debit card.  "Hero" did have cash and paid for the lunch so I now owe him for the trailer rental and the lunch (if he will even accept reimbursement - he often doesn't).  "Hero" is a good Christian man in the best traditions of those beliefs. He's the kind of police officer we really need more of, those who serve others. He's the best of Texas law enforcement.

I called my mechanic to see if we could drop my car off at his business until he could get to it.  He informed me he was booked solid until the 21st.  I said okay and hung up.  I needed my car before the 21st and asked my friend to just take it to my house.   

I pulled up a YouTube video on replacing Honda ignition coils and it was surprisingly easy to do.  I used to do car mechanic work on my cars when I was a young man, my dad had a car repair business and had lots of tools.  But after I got into computers I disliked banging my knuckles on metal.  And I was skinny back then.  But this one is so dang easy to repair.  I thought it was more complex than it is. I ordered the parts online and paid for them and Bev picked them up Monday on the way home from work.   I am awaiting a couple of tools which should arrive today from Amazon.  I have a pretty good selection of tools but not what I needed. Hopefully by the end of the day I will have it fixed.

My purpose is not to seek pity.  These things happen to everyone sooner or later.  But all this made me realize how important it is to have good friends you trust.  Especially if you get into a jam. Even being sick is rough when its just you alone.  My neighbor, "Hero" and all the others who have helped me have been a godsend.  As have all you readers.  Things are getting weird out there. Supply chains are breaking down and stuff sometimes go missing in stores.  Americans are used to convenience and being able to buy groceries late at night.  There are stories of the government paying famers to plow under crops at the risk of losing their subsidies if they don't.  There are reports of shipping containers delayed or gone missing.  There are reports of companies who can't get enough workers, which is often blamed on COVID unemployment benefits but I think it could be also people just sick or dead from vaccine reactions.  Even when ordering car parts I was struck by how some brands were not in stock and had to be backordered.  It's reminding more and more like living in Morocco where things are not instantly available.   It's likely to become more that way.  It used to be you could move somewhere else when things go strange, but these vaccine mongers are making that more problematic.  My heart goes out to the Aussies down under!

I have not paid enough attention to my local friendships,  sometimes my head is off in the clouds or observing things in another realm.   Where would I have been if Hero didn't have a heart of gold?  I'll never forget his kindness!  This is a time where we have to be present and available to those around us. We are going to have to calm people down.  We are going to have to explain to people that this reality is changing while we are in it.  Nothing is staying the same.  It was never meant to be like it has been.  We can only really help those near us, or those that read or hear our words.  If financial systems or comms break down that will only become more true.   We may be going back to some old school tech if Clif High is right in his speculations, and some of us older ones remember how things were done old school and we may have to teach the younger ones.

I love you all!

Terran


 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The Need for September

 

Hi everyone.  

I've been out of commission for the last 2 1/2 weeks.  Something similar to COVID, (variant?) my body partially recognized it but I had some symptoms I didn't have the first go around 18 months ago.  I didn't have much of a fever like I did in 2020,  but in the beginning the body aches were off the chart.  My neighbor had similar symptoms. 

I got a hold of some ivermectin and that immediately got rid of the aches and restored my sense of taste. I wish I had known about that therapeutic 18 months ago.  I can attest it does work.  So don't let the Joe Rogan haters on CNN deter you from something that really does seem to work (and will also deworm you all you Sushi eaters!).  I still don't have a sense of smell of but I am sure that will come back eventually.  

The last week was mostly about clearing my lungs of the secondary infection.   A friend sent me some antibiotics but this never arrived in mail.   Some dear friends did a collective energy healing on my me and that cleared my lungs and broke the low grade fever and got my O2 levels up to where they normally are, so the antibiotics were not in the end necessary.

I haven't been able to work on my side gig (wasn't up for it energy wise, and I wouldn't knowingly expose anyone to this in any case). I have not posted here much despite so much going on.  The level of disinformation out there is still pretty high.   

 I know there's lots of people that think COVID doesn't exist because there's no genome mapping for it.   My feeling on that is mapping the genome is proof of a crime against humanity and they don't want that proof out there.   There may also be patent issues as we know this virus was patented.

I really had a disappointing experience with Telemedicine, was told by the assigned doctor that ivermectin didn't work for COVID, when I had already proved to myself that it did work. I was after a Z-PAK, but just hung up in disgust that any doctor would rather be politically correct than actually help a patient.  Wasted $89 on that Live MD call.   But no worries, I got most of what I needed anyway.   

We are in a weird time, and you have to weigh the local situation and I don't really have a trusted doctor at this point that I am comfortable with.  If I had made a lot of money I'd get a concierge doctor like Joe Rogan but I am not on that kind of budget.   

Still I suppose I fared better than the purported death of Robert David Steele at the hands of the hospital in Florida.  If anyone has an obituary or death certificate on him let me know.  

I need $800 to make this month's expenses,  If you can help out it will be most appreciated.

I'll be posting more that I am on the mend.   

I love you all! 

Terran



Friday, September 10, 2021

Two Clif High Interviews






A couple of hard to find Clif High Interviews that may be of interest







Wednesday, September 1, 2021

XERXES: Childhood monologue - Part 2



IF IT PLEASES OUR HOSTESS. I RETURN TO THE MISCHIEF. THE ADVENTURE. WAS I A BOY OF 8? OR 9? I WAS HALF THE SIZE OF A FULL GROWN MAN. MY COHORTS WERE THE SAME IN SIZE AND STATURE. WE RAN TO THE ORCHARDS FOR COVER. FOR TREATS. FOR RESPITE FROM THE VERY FEW CHORES THAT WERE IMPOSED UPON US. WE WERE TREATED AS ROYALTY. ALL OF US CHILDREN. AND LAUGHTER PERMEATED NEARLY EVERY MOMENT.

THERE ARE FEW OCCASSIONS OF DISPLEASURE. OF SPYING ON THE ADULTS TO OVERHEAR THE GRIM NEWS OF A FAR DISTANT ATTACK. OF THE RARE OCCASSION THAT A LOVED MEMBER OF THE TROUPE WE CALLED FAMILY RETURNED ON THE BACK OF HORSE. OR IN THE BED OF AN OLD WOODEN CART. THE DEATHS WERE FAR AND FEW BETWEEN AS I RECALL. YET NOW IN RETROSPECT AND REFLECTION WE CHILDREN WERE PROTECTED FROM IT. FROM THIS VANTAGE OF ALL SEEN THE DEATH WAS A DAILY DIVERSION FOR MANY OF THE ADULTS. DEATH BOTH NATURAL AND NOT. DEALT WITH IMMEDIATELY WITH REVERENCE AND YET WITHOUT REVERIE. NEARLY ALWAYS KEPT HIDDEN FROM THE CHILDREN.

THIS BRIEF DIGRESSION IS COMPLETE. IT SETS THE SCENE FOR THE PURE JOY AND COMFORT WE CHILDREN OBTAINED. SO WHY THE MISCHIEF? WHY NOT THE MISCHIEF? THERE WAS ALWAYS AN URGE TO PUSH BOUNDARIES OF JOY. AND OCCASSIONALY THAT INCLUDED PLAYING THE ADULTS FOR FOOLS AND FOOLS PARDON.

IF OUR HOSTESS STOPS TO REVIEW EACH PHRASE WE MAY TAKE A MOMENT MORE THAN REQUESTED.

TO THE MISCHIEF. WHAT WOULD ONE DO IF ALL THE DAYS WORK OF FIG HARVEST WAS REMOVED FROM VIEW? THE BURDEN OF REVEALING THE THEFT OF SUCH HARVEST WOULD FALL TO THE YOUNGEST OF WORKERS. TAKEN TO THE EMPOROR AND AND GUARDS THIS WORKER WOULD BE SHAKING WITH FEAR OF REPRISALS FOR SUCH A LOSS.

WHAT IF IN THE EARLY MORNING OF THE LAST HARVEST DAY THE YOUTH STOLE INTO THE SHEDS AND REMOVED THE HARVEST TO THE PALACE?

WHAT IF IN THE BOREDOM OF THE AFTERNOON QUIET TEN OR SO HALF SIZED MEN STALKED THE ORCHARDS AND REMOVED THE LAST OF THE BASKETS OF FIGS. WHAT IF THESE BASKETS WERE CARRIED ONE BY ONE QUIETLY WITHOUT REPRISAL TO THE GRAND MEETING HALL?

WHAT IF THESE BASKETS WERE HIDDEN UNDER COVER OF THE RICHEST GARMENTS AND BLANKETS?

AND THEN TO THE UTMOST REGRET OF THOSE MEN IN THE POSITION OF HARVEST AND STORAGE REALIZING THE HARVEST HAS GONE MISSING? OFF TO THE PALACE THE YOUNGEST WORKER WAS SENT.

AND UPON ENTRANCE TO A GRAND HALL FILLED WITH GRAND ADULTS IN GRAND ATTIRE THIS YOUNG HARVESTER WAS USHERED TO THE FRONT OF THE EMPOROR AND GUARD?

THE MOMENT OF STILLNESS AS ALL WATCHED IS CLEAR AND PRESENT FOR ME EVEN IN THIS NOW. AND THOSE ADULTS HOLDING BACK THE MIRTH IS ONE OF PURE DELIGHT.

AND THE EMPOROR, BRINGING THE YOUNG WORKER TO THE FRONT OF THE BULK OF GARMENTS AND THE CHILDREN TEARING AWAY THE COLORFUL FABRICS TO REVEAL THE FIGS!

THE UPROAR OF LAUGHTER AND MUSIC AND THE FLAT LEATHER SOLES OF THE SANDALS AS THE CHILDREN RAN CIRCLES AROUND THE WORKER.

I DO NOT TAKE COMPLETE CREDIT FOR THE GRAND SCHEME. BUT TO THE ADULTS IT WAS A GREAT WONDER. THAT THE CHILDREN WOULD EXPEND SUCH ENERGY TO DEVISE AND IMPLEMENT SUCH MISCHIEF.

A FEAST WAS PREPARED FOR ALL AND SPILLED OUT INTO THE COURTYARD AS ALL OF THE PEOPLE JOINED THE MERRIMENT.

AND THIS IS BUT ONE MOMENT OF PLEASURE RECALLED NOW. MISCHIEF IN THE PALACE AND WITHOUT. TO THE EDGES OF THE PALACE GROUNDS WAS OUR FIELD OF PLAY.

AND WE LEARNED MORE THAN ONCE THAT PLAYING TRICKS ON THE GOATS WAS FOLLY AT BEST.

SO I RETIRE NOW. AND PLEAD A RETURN ONCE MORE. IN A MOMENT OF LONGER ATTENTION. AS THE HOSTESS PROVIDES.

I AM A MIRTHFUL XERXES.