I just read a great post about the Federal Reserve. According to this post, President Trump is criticizing the Fed all the time and will be on the winning side when it collapses. This post is sure it’s going to collapse and bring the whole banking system with it. Take housing: people aren’t buying houses–they can’t afford them. Take cars: people can’t buy cars–the market is stagnant. College graduates have enormous debt and can find only minimum wage jobs. People are working 3 part-time jobs to raise a family. The Fed isn’t working for the country, and it raises interest rates! But I must warn President Trump–It’s dangerous to confront the Fed.************************************ Now for the blog. Redfern attacks education in the US. He says 20% of graduates can’t read beyond a fifth grade level. As a former teacher, I can tell him that these are the students who won’t read. Honors classes and Advanced Placement classes exist for the leaders of tomorrow. I spend time in high schools because I’m a substitute teacher, and the picture is not as bad as Redfern paints it. Redfern quotes “Psychology Today,” which is a pop-psy magazine, as follows: “There is a growing and disturbing trend of anti-intellectual elitism in American culture. It’s the dismissal of science, the arts and the humanities, and their replacement by entertainment, selfrighteousness, ignorance and deliberate gullibility.” That, even if true, is not the fault of Education. There are too many other forces acting on the individual. What is anti-intellectual elitism? There is no such thing. The intellectuals are always the elites. Susan Jacoby, in “The Age of American Unreason,” “focuses on the convergence of social forces–usually treated as separate entities–that has created a perfect storm of anti-rationalism. These include the upsurge of religious fundamentalism, with more political power now than ever before; the failure of public education to create an informed citizenry; and the triumph of video over print culture” (Redfern). Jacoby says, “Americans have embraced a universe of ‘junk thought’ that makes almost no effort to separate fact from opinion.” Students are constantly taught how to separate fact from opinion, but it’s not the fault of education that they don’t apply it in real world situations. Jacoby was asked by the Washington Post to write an article based on her book. She said that one of the reasons that dumbness has steadily been defined downward is “the fusion of anti-rationalism with anti-intellectualism”(Redfern).****************************** One way the Controllers might be keeping us under control is by making us obese and lethargic. Redfern gives us some statistics from the US Department of Health and Human Services (2009-2010). More than 1 in 3 adults are considered to be obese. More than 1 in 20 adults have extreme obesity. 1/3 of those 6 to 19 are obese. By 2010 33% were overweight, 36% were obese and 6% were extremely obese. Another alarming statistic is that in 2011 5% of military personnel were found to be obese. By 2016 the figure grew to 8%. Obesity was having a definite effect on soldiers’ ability to perform. Obesity brings other health problems like heart, lung, cancer, diabetes, etc. Diabetes claims 10% of the American population, and it brings other problems as well. The obese diabetic sure isn’t going to take to the streets and start a revolution, but Redfern has a solution: homeschooling. This is impractical for parents who both need to work or single parents–which covers a large part of the families in the US.*********************** Police departments and the military are becoming more interested in non-lethal weapons. One such non-lethal weapon is sound. Many things can be done with sound. It can be used as crowd control when nobody can even hear it. All sounds are vibrations traveling through the air as sound waves. They are caused by the vibrations of objects and radiate from their source in all directions. Infrasound is very low frequency and can’t be heard by the human ear. Elephants use this sound to communicate miles to another elephant. Targeted at humans, infrasounds produce a variety of symptoms: odd, ghostly, haunted sensations. Audible frequencies are in the 20 to 20,000 Hz range. Dogs can hear higher frequencies, called ultrasound. The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) found out the the Soviets were experimenting with sound. This technology could be beamed to a targeted individual and induce all states of agitation, depression, anxiety, lack of concentration. Of course we know the CIA has been doing this for years. I have a suspicion that the synagogue shooter and today’s bar shooter were Manchurian Candidates under the control of someone else. Someday you might go to a protest march and find yourself and others falling unconscious on the ground. This will be as a result of the new infrasound technology the police have for controlling crowds

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