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The Uncivilized Civil Bear

Anyone remember that 3 tech giants began providing testimony to Congress by court order earlier this week? As of midnight, November 5th, 2017, a check of my Twitter feed showed the most recent article on the matter had been shared a whopping 7 hours earlier. There was very little to be found aside from a New York Times puff piece with Trevor Noah citing the most base excuses against social constructivism a la “Anger & Fear” which are as indifferent to the premise which brought these juggernauts to Washington, as Watters Worlds attempt at the same comedic vein.  

The best coverage out of the gate on November 5th, seems to be held by USA Today – unless this is YET ANOTHER example of the hackUverse taking itself too seriously for anyone’s good. “Cis-gender” rather than AI & Machine Learning was the premise Watters World cited when repeating a recent Tech engineer demand for neutrality as if it is synonym with transparency and something other than a blatant threat toward anyone challenging the Cold War historiography that they depend on. I award an honorable mention to a set of video clips titled “Facebook testimony in under 3 minutes.” Beyond this, Texas Hold Em rules appear to continue to be tacitly observed. 

I have little to add to the USA Today article that would change its scope. I did appreciate its subtleties. I’m suddenly reminded that I saved a pin on Pintrest today that says: 

Observer. Confirms. Bias. We dont have “Gods” with Unlimited Free Will but we have to do all the work to suffer thru Russian Communisms faux death throes until such a time as the “Gods” can create “Russian Capitalism” from the ashes of Voldemort and Edward Cullen. 

Meanwhile, The Paradise Papers have gotten (deservedly) more notice than a release of “new JFK files.” And yet each measured op ed piece that leads beyond the scope of social media sharing contains seeds of mortality. Vice Network’s series CyberWar spoke with Dan Geer who noted that this state of affairs is, for the time being, its own reward. With candor Geer went on to explain that The Internet Of Things cant currently support the complexity that humans create. Geer said “Because risk is proportional to dependency” and “complexity hides risk” the IOT must have remote management interface or a finite life cycle. Currently, the speed of innovation ensures the latter to the exasperation of the former.  

While we all hear the saber rattling for the publics submissive retreat into the shadows of idealism the ACLU floats pop pieces of science about infintesimaly small statistical disorders to vulnerable minority communities of gender, knowing that the Achilles heel of such fluff, like the IOT itself, has its own limited learning curve, a limited re-entry window into the mainstream fabric of American society which many young and veteran members of vulnerable communities need in order to simply live the lives they have. 

Why have I drawn the verbal equivalent of a crop circle when Tech Giant Testimony is the unifying theme? If you dont already suspect the answer goes beyond mere sociopathology, I do suggest watching Vice Networks CyberWar series. 

  • Its about the LONGEVITY of a Business Model? Is that all? 

    I personally cant withstand the drama of living outside the scope of the present moment. The intellectual challenge presented by the testimony of these “infintesimaly small’ Tech conumdrums is part & parcel of a dilemma in philosophy that parallels it. I do see my own retreat as a reserve removed from the views of military and government participants that structure their narratives in such a way that flash words like “Deep State,” “Alt-Right,” and “Unity” casually undermine the boundaries built by consensus that allowed us all to reach this moment, November 6th, 2017. 

    I need MORE SILENCE and more precision. I need my family back and a few friends. I need honesty and admissions of Facts. 

    I also would love to play a game of Clue. 

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    Grey Hair & Fenimore Cooper 2017

    In James Fenimore Coopers classic novel Last of the Mohicans, the native villan, Magua nicknames The English General “Grey Hair.” Well, I’ve been called worse. And it just so happens I started going salt & pepper around 26. One grandmother wasnt even a true salt till she reached her 70’s but the other was COMPLETELY white haired by 45. ( A side effect of meningitis in her 30’s we were told.) 

    Here is the recipe I’m using to go true grey.

    • Age Beautiful Creme Lightner for aging hair x 3 with 40 volume developer. I have long hair, So I’ve had to double product. I COULD have gotten ALMOST AS LIGHT AS NECESSARY for a true to swatch color deposit but didn’t have double product the second time. I was left with a red tone in the undermost layers and a yellow cast on top. So tomorrow in fact, the third time should be the charm. 
    • Ion color brilliance permanent color in Chrome. I had purchased Splat Silver Mist but decided to hold off for the first test. 
    • Paul Mitchell Blue Violet color toner. 
    • Foil One & Only Argan Oil Ash 8A. 

    Did I mention I’ve never gone to Cosmetology school and don’t do hair professionally? True. 

    Inspirations:

    See the gold in my most current decent photo? That it’s a DL photo is a hoot! It’s yellow as a proverbial canary and is more flattering than I normally expect when I step in front of a camera. The gold has to go! Lightening again tomorrow. 

    I think and emphasize THINK is approximately the way my crown would look if I allowed it to emerge naturally. 

    The photo above is the grey base color I plan to create. I’ve wrestled between this and the following photo as a base for months. If I end up going back to a professional for this the application process will be reversed. My preference is actually the photo below for a base but my lack of training forces me into minimalist simplicity of application found above. 

    The effect below strikes me as a nod to Helena Bonham Carter’s portrayal of Bellatrix Le Strange and Angelina Jolie’s Maleficient but all who look outward for such signs and symbols can’t forget Morticia Adams either!

    This is a shut up and cry boys photo. This striking is a goal. Approachability optional. 

    I should be able to post the results in two weeks! 

    Socialist Realism: Examining the Corpus of Body Vibes Wellness Claims 

    Have you heard of Body Vibes? Metaphysical and religious speculation aside of course. The words are somewhat counter to the prevalent drum beat of Trump Russia I know but I found Body Vibes website and their wellness products after a blurb on Gwen Paltrow over at CNN.

    Then the “scandal” broke around 8:30 p.m. Central time. It seems no less an artist than Salvador Dali will be exhumed from his grave following a PATERNITY CLAIM to get a DNA sample.

    Oh. My. Gods. Where is Freud? Can you spot him amidst all the syncretic accretions of Post-Modern tripe?

    Look at that but by all means, dont turn OFF the news yet. That’s only one Paltry legal battle. It seems no less an Icon than Southern Poverty Law Center is set to be SUED by a UK intellectual who claims the SPLC is guilty of defamation of character. Unsurprisingly, he’s Muslim. Also unsurprising is the tactful display of news articles from the last six months with titular references to Surrealism spread in bi-polar reference from the NIH to The Financial Times. 

    Oh. My. Gods. Is the Spirit in the Sky or in the Vodka? 

    What IS BODY VIBES?

    Body Vibes may very well BE A SOLD OUT POLITICAL STUNT or *Gasp!* an ACT OF PROTEST!

    Good-bye 4Chan Bullies who never grew up after that last 1969 trip down amnesia lane with Bill Ayers and The Weather Underground!  Be NOT Proud Anonymous! The dark haired stranger will either admit what women of my generation have known was IRRELEVANT FOR YEARS…Johnny Depp’s paternity is surpassed only by his art, or proclaim that El Duce found a ruined bank in the Benghazi sands long ago, prior to 1939…with or without audio commentary from Julius Evola. 

    It does seem that http://www.shopbodyvibes.com is ALL SOLD OUT of it’s recent forward thinking and progressive “offerings” to Bacchus. But vapes are still plentiful folks along with Cotton Candy Tobacco juice.

    Oh Anonymous.

    “My desire to please you Caesar is very slight. Though I greatly care to know if you are black or white?”  ~ Catallus

    I most certainly can say some witty and mostly truthful things about Body Vibes, including that the idea has previously gotten air time courtsey of the BBC and David Tennant as Dr. Who in the reboot S3 E3 titled Gridlock. 

    David Tennant folks. And Ms. Martha. Bill? Darling? Nardole’s Rebel Flesh may still be located in the depths of academia. Who would wager he is alone in a silent library?

    Vampires STILL DON’T SPARKLE.