Monthly Archives: May 2014

Narcissism epidemic

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A good audio presentation here from Jean Twenge, interviewed by Lynne Malcolm.

 

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/the-narcissism-epidemic/5455512

Interestingly she cited Facebook and reality TV as major sources along with overly doting parents (you’re so special) and easy credit to live out the fantasy life.

She has been saying this for years, even at a conference in Melbourne over 3 years ago.

A study Jean Twenge  conducted of 16,000 university students across the US showed 30 per cent were narcissistic in psychological tests, compared with 15 per cent in 1982. ”They are all 18 and 19-year-olds, so this is clearly a generational shift,”

Jean Twenge, professor of psychology at San Diego State University

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life/new-generation-infected-by-narcissism-says-psychologist-20110302-1bewf.html

 

Of course there are subtle aspects to this the overconfidence of narcissism makes successful stock traders overconfident. Over confidence is good in a rising market but disastrous in a falling market as trader will have fewer fall back positions and be poorly hedged. While traditional investment theory states market generally rise, traditional market theory was developed in an environment where oil supply was expanding one decade to the next. So now there is no great expansion in oil, our specially preened narcissists at the helm of the financial system are a liability rather than a benefit. The only way to expand the financial system is to encourage horde of young narcissists to create debt-money with credit card spending, its no surprise this epidemic has been encouraged.

Facebook-Narcissism

Facebook; one of the most insidious tools of narcissism was funded by people with links to shadowy connections in the US government. Seriously how could you run a site with hundreds of millions of users without receiving money from somewhere, think about where that somewhere was/is.

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This of course bring us to the first Facebook president, Obama. Obama campaigned  heavily on Facebook edging out Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination to go head to head with McCain, was it not for Facebook, likely Hillary would have got the nomination. Look at the narcissism overdrive we see in Obama, two Auto biographies before 45.

 

It all reminds me of a quote I remember from an occupier.

Nick Carson, Oh my god, what a narcissist! He hijacked Occupy Melbourne.

The worst part was that there were a hundred more just like him, waiting around ready to take his place.

 

At OM a problem we could see that was hard to address was gen Y hipster narcissists, and narcissists in general. The kind of self deluded people living in a self constructed fantasy world who will lie, cheat and steal if it gets them what they want. Narcissists think they are smart and greatly able, but its only because they thrown all of their failures into a memory hole or blame some one else for it. Narcissism the disease that will rot any community, tents or no tents.

 

 

Roughly 1 in 3 in Gen Y is clinically a narcissist, that’s very scary considering how much and how fast this delusion has grown in just a generation, what if its 50% in the next generation?

 

Not only are we living in a post peak oil world, we are living in a post peak sanity world.

Things Can Only Get Better

peak stupid

electoral commission calling Mick Dundee

I think we really captured the essence of Tony Abbott here. Yes this is photo-shopped for all those that have to know.

I think we really captured the essence of Tony Abbott here. Yes this is photo-shopped for all those that have to know.

 

Note: Paul Hogan the actor who played Mick Dundee famously had wars with the ATO over taxes on money he earned outside of Australia.

Thailand has another military coup

For people of most nation states martial law and a military coup is terrifying prospect,

but for Thailand it seems to be a standard part of the political process in recent decades.

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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-22/thailand-coup-as-army-takes-control-of-government/5471734

Tony Abbott budget explained

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Tony Abbott sex education on 774 ABC

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This should help explain why we feel so angry about Tony Abbott.

Before election day (the big date) he was saying “It’s OK if we just hold hands and cuddle”.

On budget day (the next morning) we were feeling violated.

 

 

Quick FAQ:

Q: Is Tony Abbott earning $4 per minute?

A: Yes. Tony Abbott is earning more than $4 per minute.

Q: How did you work that out?

A: I’m pretty smart with maths and stuff.

Q: How did you get so smart?

A: Luck of the draw and avoiding Facebook and TV.

 

Liberal party stench of corruption intensifies

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I wish we could all ‘do the heavy lifting’ like Tony Abbott and his family are.

 

Dad bringing home 500,000 per year with a guaranteed superannuation of 200,000 per year plus perks, Daughter getting a full scholarship to university, Mum used to work for the Rothschild’s (masters of of the financial universe) bank. Gee they are doing it tough! Well they would be doing it tough if the average wage was 2 million per year, but its not. This greedy pig has his snout in every trough and is as corrupt as they come. He has the audacity to talk about doing things according to the constitution. Well Mr Abbott, the Australian constitution I have read clearly specifies the penalty for treason as being, death by hanging. What is does not specify is where the culprit is to be hanged from. Honestly, it’s looking more and more likely that Tony Abbott will be the first sitting Prime Minister of Australia to be hung for treason, and I suggest that if we can’t hang him by the scrotum we’ll hang him by his ankle…until dead.

 

 Old money is behind politics, as the puppet masters.

Michelle Obama To High-School Graduates: Monitor Your Parents For Thoughtcrime

occupymelbournenet:

Thought crime, your parents may be guilty

Originally posted on ActivistPoster:

Michelle Obama

‘There can be no aspect of your daily life that’s removed from politics. Now you will be monitored by your own children for expressing unapproved opinions. You’d better watch what you say at the dinner table, Mom and Dad.

Pete Kasperowicz, The Blaze:

First lady Michelle Obama is encouraging students to monitor their older relatives, friends and co-workers for any racially insensitive comments they might make, and to challenge those comments whenever they’re made.

The first lady spoke on Friday to graduating high school students in Topeka, Kansas, and in remarks released over the weekend, Obama said students need to police family and friends because federal laws can only go so far in stopping racism.’

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More socialist bullshit

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To believe in socialism you have to be pretty stoned.

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Here is a famous socialist, can you feel the cognitive dissonance kicking in?

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Socialists love to talk about the utopias that exist only in their own minds, that can never actually work in practice for any extended period of time. Don’t get fished in.

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Socialists love to talk about their values and ideals, but always have an excuse when they are not sticking to them. You’ll soon see Socialists are hypocrites. Hypocrites if given power quickly become tyrants.

It all looks good until you realise you gave up freedom for security and ultimately got neither.

It all looks good until you realise you gave up freedom for security and ultimately got neither.

 

 

Socialism in just USSR and China has been responsible for more than 130 million deaths, of their own people.

The true death toll will never be know as some people simply disappeared.

The socialist utopia is always just one more execution away…

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VSS_Vintorez

That’s why the USSR created this: the VSS; a silenced, fully automatic, armor piercing, sniper rifle. It’s designed for internal political assassinations. It even breaks down to 3 small pieces to fit in a brief case. Now that’s what I call a socialist utopia! Where do I sign up?

 

 

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VSS_Vintorez

Beware of Socialists!

Work for the dole: UK experiences and analysis

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Poundland is a low cost retail chain in the UK. Workfare was the work for the dole scheme they had in the UK at the time.

 

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You could say its way of reducing the minimum wage by stealth.

 

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‘Tory’ is UK political slang meaning right wing corporate owned politicians. If you step back and look at the bigger picture you can see the agenda here. Hint: Germany made similar reforms in the mid 1930’s.

 

If a typical individual could learn how to do your job in two weeks or less, you are at serious risk.

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