“Them and their Illuminist fish-counter buddies.”

“For years past I have continually been conscious of some power behind the malefactor, some deep organising power which forever stands in the way of the law, and throws its shield over the wrongdoer. Again and again in cases of the most varying sorts – forgery cases, robberies, murders – I have felt the presence of this force, and I have deduced its action in many of those undiscovered crimes in which I have not been personally consulted. For years I have endeavored to break through the veil which shrouded it, and at last the time came when I seized my thread and followed it, until it led me, after a thousand cunning windings, to ex-Professor Moriarty of mathematical celebrity.”

Sherlock Holmes, from “The Final Problem“, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1893

 

 

 

 

 

The title of this post, “Them and their Illuminist fish-counter buddies”, is from the old forum, from an article I wrote on salmon. At the time, someone (I’m sorry I don’t recall who) complimented me by saying it was “the funniest Don-ism ever by someone other than Don.”

I used it here because I love humor. Humor is somehow key to understanding. I once read that, when one comes to understand a Zen koan such as “what is the sound of one hand clapping“, it’s like “getting” a joke.

I also used it so that it will be (humorous) click-bait hanging out there in cyberspace, leading to this forum and dialog. I mean, how can you not want to see what that article’s about?

Well, it’s about the fact that it’s January, 2018, and that Nature is booming and burgeoning to a level not seen in my lifetime. Since that statement directly refutes our State Religion, which holds that “Poor Mother Gaia is Dying, Crushed by the Virus-Like Burden of Mankind“, I’ve appended numerous recent news accounts below to support it.

There’s no Illuminist fish-counting chicanery on display that I can see, but, oh boy, is there a  whole lotta fish-record-obfuscating Illuminist reporter misbehavin’ going on. Seriously, where else but here can you have fun breaking down formulaic, repetitive propaganda?

One of those stories details the largest Opah ever caught in history of Washington state. That story tell us what the new record is, but I had to look up a completely separate story to learn the weight of the old record. That’s because the first story used a general phrase (“The new record exceeded the previous opah record by more than two pounds. ”) as a hedge, versus providing the specific weight. As you may recall, generality is a hallmark of propaganda.

And they obviously also withheld the percentage of the new record over the old, as providing it would go badly off-message re: Poor Mother Gaia dying, and all. So I had to do the math. The old record was 35.67 pounds, and the new record is 37.98 pounds. That’s a 6% percent increase. Such records are usually broken by tiny margins.

And we also had to go to that second article to learn that the old record was set in 2015, which is within the three year period covered by this thread.

That same story details the largest Blue shark ever caught in the history of Washington state. That story tells us what the new record is, but I had to look up a completely separate story to learn the weight of the old record. That’s because the first story used a general phrase (“the new record exceeded the previous blue shark record by almost 22 pounds”) as a hedge, versus providing the specific weight. As you may recall, generality is a hallmark of propaganda.

And they obviously also withheld the percentage of the new record over the old, as providing it would go badly off-message re: Poor Mother Gaia dying, and all. So I had to do the math. The old record was 27.63 pounds, and the new record is 49.5 pounds. That’s a 79% increase. Such records are usually broken by tiny margins.

And we also had to go to a second article to learn that the old record was within the three year period covered by this thread.

A second story I’ve featured below details the largest Blue Marlin ever caught in the history of Australia. That story tell us what the new record is, but I had to look up a completely separate story to learn the weight of the old record. That’s because the first story used a general phrase (“Australia’s largest blue on record was a few pounds shy of the grander mark”) as a hedge, versus provding the specific weight. Remember, generality is a hallmark of propaganda. And they obviously also withheld the percentage of the new record over the old, as providing it would go badly off-message re: Poor Mother Gaia dying, and all. So I had to do the math.

The old record was 368.2 kilograms, which equals 812 pounds. Which is 188 pounds less than 1,000 lbs. So they’ve described 188 pounds as “a few pounds shy.”

Shy” means “less than; short of”. Which is pretty general. Remember, generality is a hallmark of propaganda.

Linguistically, the word “shy” is often used in the context of “just shy”, implying a very small margin. The author’s pairing of “few” and “shy” clearly imply that there wasn’t much difference between the old record and the new. The old record was 368.2 kilograms and the new record is 496.3 kilograms. That’s a 35% increase. Such records are usually broken by tiny margins.

And we also had to go to a second article to learn that the old record was set in 2014, which is within the three year period covered by this thread.

But perhaps the most significant data below, from a scientific perspective, is from the story headlined “N.J. hatchery sets record for number of fish in 2017.”

The author hedges by using the general phrase “sets record” in the headline. A you may recall, generality is a hallmark of propaganda.

In journalistic parlance, they “bury” the numbers in, hilariously, the very last paragraph in the article:

“In addition, some 171,788 fish of other species were raised in 2017 setting the facility’s new yearly production record at 5,082,841, far surpassing the previous high of 3,774,885 set in 2014.”

In the body, the author has hedged again, using “setting” the record, which is, again, general. Remember, generality is a hallmark of propaganda. Then hey finally cough up “far surpassing”, which is more descriptive, but still hedges, as it is still general. As you may recall, generality is a hallmark of propaganda.

And, while they gave us the numbers of the old and new records, they withheld the percentage of the new record over the old, as providing it would go badly off-message re: Poor Mother Gaia dying, and all. So I had to do the math.

The old record is 3,774,885 and the new record is 5,082,841. That’s a 36% increase. Such records are usually broken by tiny margins.

The old record was set in 2014, which is within the three year period covered by this thread.

So, what gives with the, you know, farmed fish, which are booming and burgeoning to a level not seen in any of the hatchery-employees’ lifetimes?

“Some of the many factors that contributed to a great season included the successful collection of broodstock and their eggs, an excellent hatch and extensive on-site pond management. Modern fish diets and nutrition also played important roles, as well as ideal temperatures, sunlight and precipitation for adequate growth, proper health monitoring and avoiding the hazards of overcrowding.”

And that’s just some of the many factors driving a 36% increase, to the highest level in history. What else went on? I’m so confused and ensheepled!

That big, blah blah blah paragraph, and the implication that there’s even more where that came from, is what is called, in the Intelligence trade, “chaff.” “Chaff” being what they used to call the clouds of cut-up-aluminum-foil strips thrown out of the back of planes to confuse enemy radar.

They can’t just out and out lie, or you’d catch them at it, which is why they have to carefully mix the truth in there with a cloud of plausible-deniability excuses designed to try to keep your eyes off the bigger picture I’m elucidating here.

Here are the truthful statements:

successful collection of broodstock and their eggs –  an excellent hatch – ideal temperatures, sunlight and precipitation for adequate growth.

Wait, what? 35% over the old record is way more than adequate growth. That was thrown in there deliberately to imply that the big upside was not driven by ‘ideal temperatures, sunlight and precipitation.’ And can you see how they carefully positioned the climactic drivers last among the truthful reasons?

The plausible-deniabilty ruses:

Modern fish diets and nutrition – proper health monitoring – avoiding the hazards of overcrowding

Modern fish diets and nutrition, proper health monitoring, and avoiding the hazards of overcrowding were all in place at that hatchery three years ago, and are still in place there, now. No revolutionary fish-husbandry changes have been made in any of these areas since the last record was set, just three years ago, or they’d have been specifically mentioned, vs. these general plausible deniability excuses. As you may recall, generality is a hallmark of propaganda.

I think that the fish hatchery data is significant in that it’s a controlled environment, vs. the wild. It introduces a very interesting “control” to this experiment.

Thanks for taking the time to read this. Please consider spreading the word. And, if you have not already done so, please consider distributing simple, inexpensive Orgonite devices where you live and work today, or sponsor a gifter, perhaps even through a vehicle such as this forum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 17, 2015 – It’s official: CdA angler catches Washington record opah

Jim Watson of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, caught the large-eyed, orange-red colored, disc-shaped giant while fishing with anchovies 45 miles offshore of Westport in Grays Harbor County. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed its weight at 35.67 pounds and measured 37-7/8 inches.

 

August 14, 2017 – New blue shark record set for Washington waters – KXRO News Radio

An Arizona man fishing out of Westport caught the sport fish record for the largest blue shark in Washington waters according to fishery managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Zachary Jackson, from Show Low, Arizona, caught the 27.63-pound blue shark on July 30.

 

November 20, 2017 – OLYMPIA–The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) confirmed today that two state sport fish records fell during one late September weekend.

Mike Benoit, of Gig Harbor, set a new state record for the largest opah caught off the coast of Washington on Sept. 23. The 37.98-pound fish measured 32.5 inches. Benoit was live bait fishing with anchovies out of Westport.

The new record exceeded the previous opah record by more than two pounds. That record was held by Jim Watson on a fish caught 45 miles off the coast of Washington.

Then, on Sept. 24, Erik Holcomb of Lynden set a new state record for the largest blue shark. The 49.50-pound fish measured 71 inches. Holcomb was also live bait fishing with anchovies out of Westport.

The new record exceeded the previous blue shark record by almost 22 pounds. That record was held by Zachary Jackson on a fish caught 57 miles off the coast of Washington.

(Says who held the record, but deliberately withholds when it was set – ed)

 

January 3, 2017 – The largest blue marlin previously caught in Western Australia was 368.2 kilograms, also caught off Exmouth in 2014 by Rowan Smith.

 

January 4, 2018 – First 1,000-Pound Blue Marlin Landed in Australian Waters

The 1,090-pound marlin, taken on a day charter out of Exmouth on the northwest coast, is the country’s first grander blue

The first grander blue marlin — weighing more than 1,000 pounds — has been landed off Exmouth, in the Indian Ocean off Australia’s northwest coast. While a number of grander black marlin have been caught and weighed or released in the Pacific off the northeast coast of Australia, this is the first blue.

Until the 1,090-pounder (496.3 kilograms – ed) taken out of Exmouth, Australia’s largest blue on record was a few pounds shy of the grander mark.

 

 

January 11, 2018 – N.J. hatchery sets record for number of fish in 2017 | NJ.com

The state fish hatchery in Hackettstown has been around since 1912, but it has never had a year as productive as 2017. The Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery, operated by the DEP’s Division of Fish and Wildlife, stocked more than 5 million fish in 2017.

Some of the many factors that contributed to a great season included the successful collection of broodstock and their eggs, an excellent hatch and extensive on-site pond management. Modern fish diets and nutrition also played important roles, as well as ideal temperatures, sunlight and precipitation for adequate growth, proper health monitoring and avoiding the hazards of overcrowding.

(Where “successful collection” is a completely mil-speak way to say “there were tons more fish to collect”. It implies they used somehow-much-better collection methods. – ed)

In addition, some 171,788 fish of other species were raised in 2017 setting the facility’s new yearly production record at 5,082,841, far surpassing the previous high of 3,774,885 set in 2014.

 

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