It’s December, 2017, and crime rates all over the globe are plummeting to their lowest levels in history

“Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.” Thomas Paine           December 1, 2017 – Chicago police tout 14% homicide drop, and… Read more »

It’s December, 2017, and the general populace has realized that the communications infrastructure has been weaponized against them.

“The Ministry of Truth– Minitrue, in Newspeak — was startlingly different from any other object in sight. It was an enormous pyramidal structure of glittering white concrete, soaring up, terrace… Read more »

“Confidence game – Noun – A swindle in which the victim is defrauded after his or her trust has been won.”

“A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody.” ― Thomas Paine         “Confidence game. Also, confidence trick; con game… Read more »

It’s December, 2017, and four in ten U.S. citizens – nay, half of Millenials – support a state’s right to leave the union.

““A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims… but accomplices.” George Orwell       February 27, 2017 – 2017 Forecast: Will Brexit mean Boom… Read more »

“These English are ours—they are lost. They will fly. Who overtakes them will need good spurs. Forward—close up!”

“By and by we were nearing Patay; it was about a league away. Now at this time our reconnaissance, feeling its way in the bush, frightened a deer, and it… Read more »

“Ionizing radiation is driving rapidly-increasing cancer rates of all kinds. Everybody knows that.”

“I am a practitioner of the science of deduction, of using the known facts in a case to unveil the unknown.” Sherlock Holmes, from “The Whitechapel Murders”, by Sir Arthur… Read more »

The folks in charge are not your friends, and are lying to you about basically everything, including Ugandan coffee.

“Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.” George Orwell, from “1984”         August 19, 2016 –… Read more »

December, 2017: Unprecedented Seagrass Abundance in the Chesapeake – “We are at numbers that we have not seen in—ever.”

“Doublethink lies at the very heart of Ingsoc, since the essential act of the Party is to use conscious deception while retaining the firmness of purpose that goes with complete… Read more »

The folks in charge are not your friends, and are lying to you about basically everything, including rapidly-rising suicide and mortality rates.

‘What one man can invent another can discover.’ Sherlock Holmes, from “The Adventure of the Dancing Men”, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,1903           Did you know… Read more »