The title King of Jesusalem currently belongs to Felipe VI of Spain.
1 year ago by HibikiBlack to /s/conspiracy from (en.wikipedia.org)
The Akashic Records.
The National Socialists got a lot of their symbolism from the Jesuits. The SS was modeled after their group with even their name being related to "Sedes Sacrorum" and their signature salute being the same as the one from the Romans.
The CIA's influence on public opinion.
This friday saw the 20th largest single-day S&P 500 loss in stock market history
1 year ago by magnora7 to /s/finance from (en.wikipedia.org)
The Venezuelan 1992 coup attempts.
A family succeeds from Australia over wheat taxes, invokes law from 1495, creates own nation with 30 people. It now has its own anthem, flag, passports, and currency. In 1977 they declared war on Australia for three days to take advantage of a legal loophole.
1 year ago by magnora7 to /s/whatever from (en.wikipedia.org)
In the 1940s through the 1960s, the Quebec government collaborated with the Catholic Church to falsely certify 20,000 "orphaned" children as mentally ill and confine them to psychiatric institutions. The orphans were then subjected to medical experimentation and sexual abuse.
1 day ago by HibikiBlack to /s/conspiracy from (en.wikipedia.org)
Black Cube - private intelligence agency (London, Paris, Tel Aviv since 2010) former Israeli intelligence, Aman, Mossad, Shin Bet, with legal and financial experts for "litigation support" as they provide intel, evidence & advisory services in multi-jurisdictional legal & white collar crime cases.
1 day ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Intelligence from (en.wikipedia.org)
Black box - (science, computing, engineering) a device, system or object viewed only in terms of inputs and outputs (or transfer characteristics), "opaque" (black) non-transparent faith-based implementation, without knowledge of its internal workings.
1 day ago by JasonCarswell to /s/OpenScience_Scientism from (en.wikipedia.org)
Fragging - deliberate killing or attempt of a fellow soldier, usually superior officer. Now encompassing any direct deliberate means, coined in the Vietnam War most often with fragmentation grenade "accidents" or in enemy combat, especially symptomatic of the war's unpopularity in the latter years.
1 day ago by JasonCarswell to /s/WarWatch from (en.wikipedia.org)
3 days ago by old to /s/Holocaust from (en.wikipedia.org)
Wikipedia's article about Isaac Kappy was deleted 3 days after his violent death since it did not contain a "credible claim of significance".
3 days ago by Robin to /s/censorship from (en.wikipedia.org)
In 2008 as U.S. Attorney, Alexander Acosta approved a plea deal that mostly let Jeffrey Epstein off the hook. Alexander Acosta now is Trump's US Secretary of Labor. Will Epstein be prosecuted this time, or will his political connections get him out of trouble again?
6 days ago by magnora7 to /s/corruption from (en.wikipedia.org)
Mani pulite (Italian for "clean hands") was a nationwide investigation into political corruption in Italy in the 1990s, resulting in the demise and disappearance of many political parties. As many as 5,000 public figures fell under suspicion and more than half of Parliament were under indictment
9 days ago by Orangutan to /s/conspiracy from (en.wikipedia.org)
The Raft of the Medusa
14 days ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Art from (en.wikipedia.org)
The CIA and Operation Mockingbird.
21 days ago by HibikiBlack to /s/conspiracy from (en.wikipedia.org)
Crokinole - a circular dexterity board game, akin to pitchnut, carrom, marbles, and shove ha'penny, knipsbrat, shuffleboard, and curling - but table-top sized. Players take turns trying to shoot discs onto higher-scoring regions while knocking away opposing discs.
22 days ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Retrogames from (en.wikipedia.org)
Rally 'round The Flag effect (or syndrome) - a political science & international relations concept of increased short-run popular support of PotUS during periods of international crisis or war. As it can reduce criticism of governmental policies, it's seen as a factor of diversionary foreign policy.
23 days ago by JasonCarswell to /s/WarWatch from (en.wikipedia.org)
Black Tiger - known in Japan as Black Dragon (Japanese: ブラックドラゴン Hepburn: Burakku Doragon), is a 1987 platform game released for arcade by Capcom. - [ From highschool, at lunch we used to go to the mall and play this. ]
1561 celestial phenomenon over Nuremberg
23 days ago by Optimus85 to /s/UFO from (en.wikipedia.org)
TIL about the Pfeilstorch (German for "arrow stork")
1 month ago by Mnemonic to /s/TIL from (en.wikipedia.org)
"On this day June 8, 1967 – The Israeli Air Force attacked the U.S. Navy intelligence ship USS Liberty (pictured) in international waters, killing 34 and wounding 173." - [ SHOCKINGLY on the front page of Wikipedia. Maybe there is hope truth will out. ]
1 month ago by JasonCarswell to /s/history from (en.wikipedia.org)
The Hôtel du Lac (English: Lake Hotel) is a hotel in Tunis, Tunisia. The building was designed in the Brutalist style by the Italian architect Raffaele Contigiani and built from 1970 to 1973 for the Tunisian government of Habib Bourguiba.
1 month ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Architecture from (en.wikipedia.org)
TIL the board game "Snakes and Ladders" or "Chutes and Ladders" was invented in the 2nd Century in India
1 month ago by magnora7 to /s/TodayILearned from (en.wikipedia.org)
TIL about how BBC once convinced people Spaghetti grew on trees. In 1957,BBC broadcast a 3min program about Switzerland farms growing Spaghetti trees. The farmers harvested them and put in the sun to dry them.The presenter explained Spaghetti always grows to the same length. People believed it.
2 months ago by magnora7 to /s/whatever from (en.wikipedia.org)
After Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace in 1999, walking out of the theatre past the next audience waiting, I loudly said, "I can't believe they killed Chewbacca!" The next crowd got really angry like it was a legit spoiler. Sadly the original Chewbacca has actually died. RIP Peter Mayhew.
2 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/StarWars from (en.wikipedia.org)
WireGuard - a FLOSS application and communication protocol that implements virtual private network (VPN) techniques to create secure point-to-point connections in routed or bridged configurations, run as a module in the Linux kernel aiming to beat IPsec and OpenVPN tunneling protocol performances.
2 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Linux from (en.wikipedia.org)
Fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) - a disinfo strategy used in sales, marketing, public relations, politics, cults, propaganda, software, hardware, and tech industries, generally to influence perception by disseminating negative and dubious or false information and manifesting an appeal to fear.
2 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/propaganda from (en.wikipedia.org)
2 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/FLOSS from (en.wikipedia.org)
TIL about Van Eck phreaking
2 months ago by Mnemonic to /s/TIL from (en.wikipedia.org)
Wikipedia Censorship: They list ~300 Bilderberg participants, so I linked in the Wikispooks list of the 2853 members mentioned in the official guests lists. Guess what happened 18 minutes later...
2 months ago by Robin to /s/censorship from (en.wikipedia.org)
Sanofi Pasteur is the vaccines division of the multinational pharmaceutical company Sanofi. Sanofi Pasteur is the largest company in the world devoted entirely to vaccines. More than 1 billion doses of vaccines produced yearly to immunize more than 500 million people against 20 infectious diseases
2 months ago by Orangutan to /s/Health from (en.wikipedia.org)
Free and open-source software (FOSS) is both free and open-source unlike proprietary software, and anyone is freely licensed to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.
Gratis versus libre (no cost vs no restriction, or free stuff vs freedom)
Open source - a term for a product with permission to use its source code, design documents, or content, most commonly referring the model, where software or other products are released under a license. Originating with software, it has expanded to cover other open content and collaboration.
GNU Project - a free-software, mass-collaboration project, started by Richard Stallman in 1983, aiming to give users freedom and control over their computers and devices, by collaboratively developing and providing software based on freedom-rights.
Unplanned (2019) - American drama film written/directed by Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman, based on the memoir Unplanned by Abby Johnson. Follows the life of Johnson as clinic director for Planned Parenthood and her subsequent conversion to anti-abortion activism.
2 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Sex from (en.wikipedia.org)
May Day - a May 1st traditional public holiday and ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival in many cultures - AND - International Workers Day, recognition of the working class and many bloody battles and lives lost for rights in a complex largely forgotten history dating back over 1.5 centuries.
2 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/AlternativeHistory from (en.wikipedia.org)
TIL about: the Petroleum Warfare Department
Regulatory capture - a form of government failure occurring when a regulatory agency, created to act in the public interest, instead advances the commercial or political concerns of special interest groups that dominate the industry or sector it is charged with regulating.
2 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/RulingClass from (en.wikipedia.org)
Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) - the deity of the Church of the FSM, or Pastafarianism, a social movement promoting a light-hearted view of religion and opposing creationist's intelligent design. Pastafarianism is a "real, legitimate religion, as much as any other", though some states say not.
2 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Religion from (en.wikipedia.org)
TIL of the Invention Secrecy Act. The government has a program in place which specifically deals with inventions that are deemed to be "threats to national security" (open thread for choice quotes). There are currently 6102 inventions under lock and key, some of which "pertain to energy generation".
2 months ago by Orangutan to /s/technology from (en.wikipedia.org)
Fischer–Tropsch process - liquid hydrocarbons made in chemical reactions converting carbon monoxide and hydrogen in the presence of metal catalysts, at 150–300 °C (302–572 °F) under one to several tens of atmospheres of pressure. First developed by Franz Fischer and Hans Tropsch in Germany, in 1925.
2 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Energy from (en.wikipedia.org)
Memetics (aka memeology), a pseudoscience, is the study of information and culture based on an analogy with Darwinian evolution. Memetics describes how an idea can propagate successfully, but doesn't necessarily imply a concept is factual.
2 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Memetics from (en.wikipedia.org)
sudo apt install marble
2 months ago by chainsaw-subliminals to /s/worldsimulators from (en.wikipedia.org)
The Treaty to establish an EU constitution never passed. Instead we got the Treaty of Lisbon.
3 months ago by Rakehell to /s/Europe from (en.wikipedia.org)
Decentralized power is more profitable for 207 reasons, maybe ten times more profitable
3 months ago by Gangster to /s/DecentralizeAllThings from (en.wikipedia.org)
World War Z by max brooks (book)
3 months ago by poestal to /s/horror from (en.wikipedia.org)
Guangzhou Opera House (simplified Chinese: 广州大剧院; traditional Chinese: 廣州大劇院; pinyin: Guǎngzhōu dajùyuàn; Jyutping: Gwong2 zau1 daai6 kek6 jyun2) is a Chinese opera house in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, People's Republic of China. Designed by Zaha Hadid, it opened in 2010.
3 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Architecture from (en.wikipedia.org)
Motives for spying - M.I.C.E. = Money, Ideology (patriotism or religion), Compromise/Coercion, Ego (Self-importance)/Extortion/Excitemet - or - R.A.S.C.L.S. = Reciprocation, Authority, Scarcity, Commitment/Consistency, Liking, Social Proof.
3 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Intelligence from (en.wikipedia.org)
The Canton Fair is a trade fair held in the spring and autumn seasons each year since the spring of 1957 in Canton (Guangzhou), China. It is the oldest, largest, and the most representative trade fair in China.
Active Denial System (ADS) a non-lethal, directed-energy weapon developed by the U.S. military, designed for area denial, perimeter security and crowd control. Informally called the heat ray since it works by heating the surface of targets, such as the skin of targeted human subjects.
3 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Radiation from (en.wikipedia.org)
Salvator Mundi - Leonardo da Vinci's c. 1500 painting shows Jesus in Renaissance dress, making the sign of the cross and holding a crystal orb in his left, as Salvator Mundi, "Savior of the World", master of the cosmos, and of the 'crystalline sphere' of the Renaissance heavens.
3 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Art from (en.wikipedia.org)
Triggerfish (surveillance) - a technology of cell phone interception and surveillance using a mobile cellular base station (microcell or picocell). The devices are also known as cell-site simulators or digital analyzers. (see also: Stingray phone tracker)
The Weather Underground Organization (WUO) - a radical left-wing domestic terror group founded on the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus in 1969 as a faction of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) with a 1974 political goal to create a revolutionary party to overthrow U.S. imperialism.
3 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/history from (en.wikipedia.org)
StingRay phone tracker - an IMSI-catcher, a controversial cellular phone surveillance device, 1st manufactured by Harris Corporation for military and intelligence, and now a generic name for similar devices in widespread use by local and state law enforcement agencies across Canada, USA, and UK.
FBI MoneyPak Ransomware - Today's front page of Wikipedia's top Did you know... states "... that the FBI can lock your computer (logo pictured)?" - as clickbait to this article.
3 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Internet from (en.wikipedia.org)
Dunning–Kruger effect - cognitive bias where people mistakenly assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is, related to illusory superiority, from folk's inability to see their lack of ability, without self-awareness of metacognition to objectively evaluate their competence or incompetence.
3 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Psychology from (en.wikipedia.org)
Conflict-of-interest editing on Wikipedia
3 months ago by Vigte to /s/Internet from (en.wikipedia.org)
Conflict-of-interest editing on Wikipedia - occurs when editors use Wikipedia to advance the interests of their external roles or relationships. The type of COI editing of most concern on Wikipedia is paid editing for public relations purposes.
3 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/censorship from (en.wikipedia.org)
TIL Hitler wanted to burn Paris to the ground but the order was disobeyed by General Dietrich von Choltitz who believed Hitler was mentally insane
3 months ago by useless_aether to /s/TIL from (en.wikipedia.org)
Parallel construction - an bent law enforcement process building separate evidentiary basis concealing how criminal investigations actually begin. Evidence laundering occurs when a crooked cop unreasonably obtains evidence then passes it to another officer who in good-faith presents it to the court.
3 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/PoliceMisconduct from (en.wikipedia.org)
In Search Of Enemies by John R. Stockwell - former CIA officer then critic of US government policies after serving 7 tours of duty over 13 years. As Chief of the Angola Task Force during 1975 covert ops in their civil war, he resigned and wrote the book that influenced Cynthia McKinney.
3 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/USAmerica from (en.wikipedia.org)
TIL The film The Shawshank Redemption remains one of the most valuable assets in Warner Brothers catalog (which has several multi-billion dollar movie franchises) and Bob Gunton (the warden) still makes six figures a year from it.
3 months ago by Orangutan to /s/Movies from (en.wikipedia.org)
Barry Goldwater, great Political Candidate responsible for an upsurge of true conservatism(libertarianism) in America
3 months ago by HoppeanAncap to /s/Libertarianism from (en.wikipedia.org)
In 1962 a strange spring was found in northern Texas. Despite being 500 miles from any coast, it was home to marine species such as crabs, barnacles and seaweed, all isolated thousands of years prior when the sea levels rose and fell. Sadly, all this was wiped out after a dike was built.
4 months ago by Orangutan to /s/offbeat from (en.wikipedia.org)
Liar paradox - If this sentence were true, then what it says would be the truth, implying that it is false which is a contradiction, so if it were false then it is false that this sentence is false, hence it is true which is also a contradiction.
4 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Philosophy from (en.wikipedia.org)
"HyperNormalisation", a 2016 BBC documentary by British filmmaker Adam Curtis, argues that governments, financiers, and technological utopians have, since the 1970s, given up on the complex "real world" and built a simpler "fake world" run by corporations and kept stable by politicians.
4 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/PsyOps from (en.wikipedia.org)
Psychological warfare (PSYWAR), or the basic aspects of modern psychological operations (PSYOP), have been known by many other names or terms, including MISO, Psy Ops, political warfare, "Hearts and Minds", and propaganda. ...
Psychological operations (PSYOP) - are operations to convey selected information and indicators to audiences to influence their emotions, motives, and objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of governments, organizations, groups, and individuals.
"The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism", 2007 book by Naomi Klein arguing that neoliberal free market policies have risen as a deliberate strategy of "shock therapy" that exploits national crises to push through controversial policies over emotionally and physically distracted citizens
TIL: That Israel does not have a Constitution.
4 months ago by Tom_Bombadil to /s/Israel from (en.wikipedia.org)
Demon core - a 6.2-kilogram (14 lb) subcritical mass of plutonium measuring 89 millimetres (3.5 in) in diameter, which was involved in two criticality accidents
4 months ago by magnora7 to /s/technology from (en.wikipedia.org)
Keith Charles Flint (17 September 1969 – 4 March 2019) was an English vocalist and dancer most associated with the electronic dance act The Prodigy.
4 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/music from (en.wikipedia.org)
CITIZENS OF CANADA UNITE ! - I asked the mod of "canada" if I could co-mod or provide a custom banner for the sub, to no response. SaidIt's admins might grant us Canucks access to our nation's sub if we beg politely. I'd be happy to co-mod with all Great White North subjects of the Queen.
4 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/canada from (en.wikipedia.org)
How Michelangelo created his statues - the water method. Working large marble blocks carved top down, Michelangelo referenced small wax models immersed in water, gradually lowering the water line that he used as a cross-section outline shape to copy - not unlike a 3D laser scan.
4 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/AlternativeHistory from (en.wikipedia.org)
Ancient mystery "impossible carvings" are obviously NOT IMPOSSIBLE! These small polygraph duplicating devices for dual hand written pages could easily be scaled up for large construction projects, set at other angles than just side-by-side AND with templates to guide and limit the resultant shapes.
TIL the founder of the KKK, a Confederate cavalry general, later ordered the klan to disband and called for racial harmony between whites and blacks
4 months ago by HibikiBlack to /s/conspiracy from (en.wikipedia.org)
"New Chronology (Fomenko), a pseudohistorical theory argues conventional chronology of Middle Eastern and European history is fundamentally flawed and events attributed the Roman Empire, Ancient Greece and Ancient Egypt actually occurred during the Middle Ages, more than a thousand years later."
4 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/ZoonPolitikon from (en.wikipedia.org)
Purism is a computer technology company based in South San Francisco, California, and registered as a social purpose corporation in the state of Washington. Purism manufactures the Librem personal computing devices with a focus on software freedom, computer security, and Internet privacy.
4 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/TechCompanies from (en.wikipedia.org)
4 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Purism from (en.wikipedia.org)
Purism - A post-war 1918-1925 arts movement influencing French painting and architecture, led by Amédée Ozenfant and Charles Edouard Jeanneret (Le Corbusier) who created a variation of the Cubist movement and called it Purism: where objects are represented as elementary forms devoid of detail.
Propertarianism (or proprietarianism), a right-libertarian ethical philosophy advocating the replacement of states with contractual relationships. Propertarian ideals most commonly cite advocation for state governance bodies whose main or only job is to enforce contracts and private property.
4 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/politics from (en.wikipedia.org)
"List of self-publishing companies" on Wikipedia - I revised a list into these improved lists, added my new template to most articles, and hope it's easier for folks to research self-publishing or customized merchandise online stores (T-shirts, mugs, etc). One day SaidIt may benefit from a store.
4 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/DIY from (en.wikipedia.org)
4 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Art from (en.wikipedia.org)
"I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong." -- Frederick Douglass
4 months ago by useless_aether to /s/quotes from (en.wikipedia.org)
Samizdat (Russian: "self-publishing"), Eastern Bloc dissidents hand-reproduced censored underground publications to pass from reader to reader to evade official Soviet censorship. People caught possessing or copying censored materials suffered harsh punishments. (Linked in the self-publishing lists)
4 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/censorship from (en.wikipedia.org)
Wattpad aims to create social communities around stories for both amateur and established readers and writers to publish new user-generated stories in different genres, including classics, general fiction, historical fiction, non-fiction, poetry, fanfiction, spiritual, humor, and teen fiction.
4 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Writing from (en.wikipedia.org)
4 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Transhumanism from (en.wikipedia.org)
TIL of sick building syndrome
5 months ago by StalwartJames to /s/TodayILearned from (en.wikipedia.org)
"Churchill's Secret War: The British Empire and the Ravaging of India during World War II" - - Madhusree Mukerjee's 2010 book on the Bengal famine of 1943 during British rule in India, and their role in the famine that killed 1.5 - 3 million people.
5 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/AlternativeHistory from (en.wikipedia.org)
5 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/RulingClass from (en.wikipedia.org)
The "Clean Break" Report - "A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm" - by Richard Perle for PM Benjamin Netanyahu, a 1996 new approach policy to solve Israel's security problems in the Middle East with an emphasis on "Western values."
5 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Israel from (en.wikipedia.org)
Weev - The pseudonym of Andrew Alan Escher Auernheimer, an American computer grey hat hacker affiliated with the alt-right, hacker group Goatse Security member, and exposed flaws in AT&T security. More links in comments.
5 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Security from (en.wikipedia.org)
Did you know US taxpayer dollars are spent bolstering the Jewish demographics of Israel? - "United Israel Appeal (UIA), a subsidiary of The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), is a link between the American Jewish community and the people of Israel..."
Learn a new word
5 months ago by StalwartJames to /s/whatever from (en.wikipedia.org)
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