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True but Forbidden #43: The End of Books and the Death of Rock Legends

Octave Uzanne’s “The End of Books” (1894) The Bibliophile— is asked his opinion on the future of books. He replies as follows: If by books you are to be understood as referring to our innumerable collections of paper, printed, sewed, and bound in a cover announcing the title of the work, I own to you frankly that I do not believe (and the progress of electricity and modern mechanism forbids me to believe) that Gutenberg’s invention can do otherwise than sooner or later fall into desuetude as a means of current interpretation of our mental products. Printing is…threatened with death by the various devices for registering sound which have lately been invented, and which little by little will go on to perfection.”

Warren is not just a less corrupt and less repulsive version of Hillary Clinton. She captures the seething rage of that demographic. Hell hath no fury like a scorned, menopausal feminist clutching her dream catcher.

The Last Communist City | Havana Outside its small tourist sector, the rest of the city looks as though it suffered a catastrophe on the scale of Hurricane Katrina or the Indonesian tsunami. Roofs have collapsed. Walls are splitting apart. Window glass is missing. Paint has long vanished. It’s eerily dark at night, almost entirely free of automobile traffic. I walked for miles through an enormous swath of destruction without seeing a single tourist. Most foreigners don’t know that this other Havana exists, though it makes up most of the city—tourist buses avoid it, as do taxis arriving from the airport. It is filled with people struggling to eke out a life in the ruins.

China Is Deliberately Using Fentanyl to Destroy the US, Says Dissident Chinese Businessman Guo claimed that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had a special plan codenamed “3F Plan.” Its goal is to weaken, mangle, and ruin the United States. The specific method to be used for 3F is the smuggling of fentanyl into the United States.

While Elites Gnaw on Stale Agendas, the Future Is Full of Things We’ve Yet to Imagine | In succumbing to the control urge, they achieve the opposite. By overspecifying the future, they make true discovery harder. As a result we don’t hear the alien; instead what we hear is Bernie Sanders doing his best impression of a spaceman. But it’s still a voice from the past. Observers get less information from an experiment when they rig it to prove what they already believe. But the explainers can’t help it and rig it they must.

“[Y]our private load of microbes weighs roughly three pounds, about the same as your brain, Every time you breathe you exhale some 25 sextillion (that’s 2.5 נ1022) molecules of oxygen—so many that with a day’s breathing you will in all likelihood inhale at least one molecule from the breaths of every person who has ever lived. There are as many connections ‘in a single cubic centimeter of brain tissue as there are stars in the Milky Way.’  The average grave is visited for only about fifteen years so most of us take a lot longer to vanish from the earth than from others’ memories.”

Cycling vs. Driving and the Death of Car Culture The bike doesn’t have to be inspected, stickered or license-plated. There are helmet laws in many states but that’s the only nanny law applied to cyclists – and their cycles. They are in full control of their machine, which is made to their specifications. There is no NHTSA decreeing the design of bicycles – which aren’t required to have air bags, ABS, stability control or back-up cameras – and for this reason, remain affordable as well as fun.

There’s a reason why there’s so many evil fat women in government. Where else would they be if government didn’t want them? They have nothing going on for them, except their membership in the Democratic party machine. The party gives them all they have, the same way the Communist party had given everything to that average peasant kid who became a middling bureaucrat in Moscow.

A 2-Year Study of More Than 5,000 People Shows This 1 Activity Destroys Your Emotional and Physical Health The use of Facebook was negatively associated with overall well-being,” the researchers wrote in a Harvard Business Review article. “These results were particularly strong for mental health; most measures of Facebook use in one year predicted a decrease in mental health in a later year.” Yikes.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR BLACK WEED DEALERS A Massachusetts group of aspirant black weed dealers—hey, it’s better than aspiring rappers—calling itself Real Action for Cannabis Equity, aka RACE, claims that only two out of the 184 marijuana business licenses the state has issued have gone to black vendors. RACE cofounder Richard Harding compares the situation to “Jim Crow laws or civil rights struggles of the past,” and we want some of whatever this guy is smoking.

I felt the weed down in Africa! EU Inspectors Reportedly Approve Uganda’s Medical Marijuana for Export Benjamin Cadet, a director for Industrial Globus Uganda, confirmed the approval. “Control Union Certifications is the EU-mandated body for certification of the medical cannabis,” Cadet said, as quoted by the Monitor. “Now that [the] EU has approved our products—the medical marijuana exports and the entire manufacturing chain—from planting to harvest, we are going to export medical marijuana products made in Uganda to European markets.”

TRUTH #5: The weaponization of nasty, slanderous epithets as a substitute for rational argument will destroy this nation. #MeToo and the embrace of the accompanying concept of “credibly accused” has already distorted and will eventually destroy jurisprudence. Screaming “racist” at everyone who disagrees with something or someone is simply calculated to shut down debate and end free speech. Academia is too far gone ever to recover. The New York Times has promised it will be chanting “racism, racism, racism” till November of 2020 — The “om” of a dying cult that desperately needs to keep black people on the Democrat plantation.

Why Can’t We Return To How Peaceful The World Was Before Guns? |   This all changed, though, when the inventor of guns (Bob Gun, I believe) created guns in his racism laboratory while trying to find ways to enhance racism. Since then, gun deaths have increased infinity-fold, from zero to more than zero. And there have been violence, murder, and, admittedly, some very entertaining John Wick movies. Also, think of all the wars since then. World War I. World War II. World War: Vietnam. World War: Desert Heat. And the World War prequel, World War Stories: The Civil War.

Worth doing and worth overdoing? Check and double check! Krispy Kreme Are Launching Kit Kat Donuts Dipped In Chocolate And Topped With Crushed Kit Kat Our new pair of donuts will come to us in no time but before it does, let us first get to know them and how they’re made. So, the first one is a chocolate-dipped Original Glazed donut partly covered in crushed Kit Kat. It’s topped with a milk chocolate Kit Kat bite. Its pair is dipped in white chocolate with half of it sprinkled with crushed Kit Kat as well. It’s finished off with a white chocolate KitKat bite. Can you imagine how they’re calling out to the sweet-tooths out there? Oh, wait, you!

The coming death of just about every rock legend Behold the killing fields that lie before us: Bob Dylan (78 years old); Paul McCartney (77); Paul Simon (77) and Art Garfunkel (77); Carole King (77); Brian Wilson (77); Mick Jagger (76) and Keith Richards (75); Joni Mitchell (75); Jimmy Page (75) and Robert Plant (71); Ray Davies (75); Roger Daltrey (75) and Pete Townshend (74); Roger Waters (75) and David Gilmour (73); Rod Stewart (74); Eric Clapton (74); Debbie Harry (74); Neil Young (73); Van Morrison (73); Bryan Ferry (73); Elton John (72); Don Henley (72); James Taylor (71); Jackson Browne (70); Billy Joel (70); and Bruce Springsteen (69, but turning 70 next month).

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  • Casey Klahn September 9, 2019, 6:13 PM

    It hurts to set you free, but you’ll never follow me
    The end of laughter and soft lies. The end of nights we tried to die.

    This is the end.

    All of this makes me ponder how long before commie-ism is ended; fini, hasta mañana, kaput. The progs in America insist on hanging onto that old, dead philosophy. You’d think they’d be interested in something new.

  • Joel September 10, 2019, 9:46 AM

    I’m still trying to wrap my head around Keith Richards being on a list of rock stars about to die of old age. In my (and his) time he made every list of “rock stars about to die of abusive lifestyles.” The man must have had the constitution of a god.

  • Montefrío September 10, 2019, 11:45 AM

    Havana. Last visit was in ’58 to my grandfather’s wonderful house in Miraflores before it was confiscated in early ’60. I’ve refused to go back there, but my daughter did and went to find it. It’s an apartment block now. No compensation ever paid. Lost track of my beloved nanny and God only knows what became of her. Camilo Cienfuegos, Fidel’s “second banana” (“¿Voy bien, Camilo? “Vas bien, Fidel!”) on the other hand wasn’t such a bad guy, but he got offed in a plane “accident”.

    May Fidel and el Che burn in hell.