Live Zika Virus Found In Saliva – Kissing Transmission?

This is disturbing:

Scientists identified the Zika virus in the saliva and urine of two infected patients, a top Brazilian biomedical research institution said on Friday, prompting its president to urge pregnant women not to kiss strangers just as local carnival celebrations begin…

These developments come just as Rio kicks off its annual carnival celebrations, a raucous five-day bacchanalia known for street parties and lots of alcohol and kissing. Some revelers even keep track of the number of complete strangers they kiss.

If it is in saliva, it is in stool. What we don’t know is how long it can survive outside the host, and if it can infect humans through hand to mouth. So far the known transmission risk has been expanding from mosquito-borne, to blood-transfusion-borne, to sexually transmitted, to possibly kissing-transmitted. Nothing says it will stop there. You could end up with a weak hand to mouth, like a less transmissible norovirus, favoring hosts with reduced disgust and limited tendencies toward cleanliness.

It is also worth noting that some viruses are classified as lysogenic. A lytic virus like the flu invades cells, reproduces, and eventually bursts the cell, freeing reproduced viral particles as it kills the infected cell. A lysogenic virus, like a Herpes virus, invades cells, cut’s the host cell DNA with a little restriction enzyme, and then splices its viral DNA into the cut in the host cell’s genome, where it then hides from the immune system until the immune response cools down.

Some host cells then enter a lytic phase and reproduce virus, killing their host cells, but not all. Some cells just hang around, reproducing normally (and unwittingly producing more cells carrying the virus’s hidden DNA). Periodically, biochemical signals like stress then trigger cells in the hibernating lysogenic phase of the infection, leading them to pop their viral DNA out into the cell, beginning the reproduction process, and the virus then erupts into a lytic phase.

That yields an infection that periodically re-emerges for the life of the host, like a herpes infection, infecting cells and shedding viral particles to infect others. It would be possible for females infected with such a lysogenic virus to carry it, as well as the risk of having deformed babies, for the rest of their lives.

What I have not heard is if Zika has a lysogenic capability. If Zika is exclusively lytic, it will burn out and cease to be a problem, probably very soon, as everyone develops immunity. If it is lysogenic on the other hand, then it could be a very long-lasting and costly problem without an easy solution, which will also likely prove resistant to vaccination, as have other lysogenic viruses like the Herpes simplex viruses and Epstein Barr.

The panic I see makes me wonder if researches know something we don’t.

You can see how with Carnival, and the upcoming global sex-fest called the Olympics scheduled for Brazil, this virus could preferentially remove a number of sex-driven, disgust-suppressed leftist genetic predispositions from our populations world-wide, even though it isn’t lethal to the host, or even uniformly sterilizing.

If a lethal pathogen emerges (and I would bet one will during the collapse), you can see how quickly leftism could disappear from the face of the earth, without anyone lifting a finger. Many leftists would be converted to conservative psychologies just by the threat of mortality and still others, resistant to such adaptation, would be killed outright.

As I’ve said, the Renaissance was not a chance event. Y. pestis cleaned out the r-strategists.

It will happen again. The only thing we don’t know is when.

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r/K Selection and Burger Competitions

Picture this. You spend all day running around in the woods. Your muscles are tired, you are starving, and your spear broke in half three hours ago so all you have is the half-spear with the arrowhead. Roots reach up and grab your feet tripping you, branches seem to purposely smack you in the face each time you catch up to the rabbit you are chasing, and suddenly another human sees you and charges, as if he is about to chase you off of your own territory. He tries to stab you with his spear, but you sweep it to the side, close and clinch low on his body, lift him up, and slam him to the ground, getting on top of him. You see a large rock, grab it, and begin bashing him in the head with it until he stops moving, and then for good measure you continue until his skull is visibly caved in. As you look up, you see some unripe blackberries, and what appears to be a recently dead, large bat corpse. It smells a little funky, but looks edible, if you cook it enough. It won’t easily feed you, your wife, and your three kids, but it is better than nothing.

That is pretty much how you spend every day. As your species evolves, that begins to look easy. Humans like you spend their days in the freezing cold, in foxholes at the front lines of a war. Frostbite of the toes in not uncommon, your clothes are often soaked through in the freezing cold, food is paltry MRE’s which you try to make last because supply lines are thin, and every so often the other side charges and you have an hour or so of terror as you try to kill them before they kill you.

Now, picture how differently the dopamine/stress systems in your brain would be exercised, and operate, as you read this:

The bacon bomb explosion burger has been crowned the peoples’ choice award winner for the Florida State Fair, which begins Thursday (Feb. 4)…

The winning burger features fresh ground chuck, with ranch, BBQ sauce and a special seasoning. After the addition of some bacon crumbles, the meat is wrapped in a lattice of fresh bacon and slow roasted with hickory smoke until golden brown, then sliced into patties. This mouthful of a burger is served on a Kaiser roll with a slice of cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles and, for the adventurous, a few more strips of bacon.

The bacon bomb explosion burger edged out the runner up, red neck burger, which is a fresh burger patty, with bacon and cheese, fried bologna, baked beans, potato sticks, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle, on a toasted bun. The French toast burger was a close third. This breakfast-inspired burger featured a burger patty topped with bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle, sandwiched between slices of homemade French toast and drizzled with a special sauce. In fourth place was the ice cream burger, a beef patty with cheese bacon, tomato, onion and pickle, and topped with a coated scoop of Mexican-style fried ice cream.

You go to a fair, play some games, enjoy all sorts of delicious foods, and then partake in a contest to see who can cram the most delicious flavor into a bacon burger that is probably slightly too big to eat fully with comfort. And one burger actually features “Fried Ice Cream.” My mouth is actually watering from just reading the words describing all of that, and yet anyone can actually live that experience every day now.

You can see how stress systems that had evolved to meet the first circumstance would atrophy due to the safety and ease. Meanwhile, dopamine/pleasure systems meant to find the rotted bat pleasurable would be overwhelmed with pleasurable signal levels they were not evolved to encounter on a daily basis. It should be obvious how this overwhelming ease and pleasure could begin to produce breakdowns in cognitive function. The brain literally wasn’t designed for this.

It is really surprising that more people in this world are not batshit crazy – and not at all surprising that we are heading to a full scale governmental/economic collapse.

In fact, in light of the Bacon Bomb Explosion Burger, the Apocalypse really looks like exactly what we should expect.

Posted in Dopamine, Economic Collapse, K-stimuli, Psychology, r-stimuli | 7 Comments

European Migrants – Where Is The Money Going?

Just saw this article:

The Berlin Senate has announced an audacious, and some would say totally inappropriate plan to house 10,000 migrants in mid level to luxury hotels in the city with a total price tag of at least 600 million euros.

The senate has requested a contract with Grand City Hotels to lease out 22 hotels to house migrants in the city. According to German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine the senate entered negotiations with London-based Hampton Holding, the owners of the popular Holiday Inn and Wyndam hotels in Berlin.

Obviously it is r-strategists currying favors with angry outsiders. The problem German homeless have is that they don’t have enough of a reputation for violence, and a hatred for Germans. But there is more to it.

That 600 million Euros is just for temporary housing, for only 10,000 of the migrants who arrived in 2015. Imagine the full amount of money that will have to be spent on the full one million migrants just from 2015, for their entire lives, from clothes, to mobile phones, to food, to transportation, to law enforcement, to the multitude of mini-government diversification programs like bilingual government pamphlets – not even considering legal services, background investigations, and government offices to handle all the asylum applications. Now imagine that 1 million number becoming the 20 million some were estimating this would turn into after the current migrants sought family reunifications, and brought over their wives and children. And that is just the migrants for 2015. Now imagine how this increased consumption with conjured fiat currency will create jobs as it drives the demand for these products and services up. Then imagine how those increased prices will force increased spending and decreased saving by native citizens, who will have to spend more to get the same amount of food and housing.

I don’t know if this is an attempt to prop up the housing market so people’s home values will increase and they will feel richer and not worry about the collapse, if it is designed to affect spending by the populations, or if it is a boondoggle forcing excessive spending and funneling more debt-spending state funds into the pockets of a select few state cronies, or if it is a craven attempt to import a hostile force to tie up indigenous citizens enraged after a collapse. Most likely it is a combination of all of that.

I do strongly suspect when we look back at this someday, we will see a clear motive which is at present, eluding us.

Posted in Economic Collapse, Europe, Immigration, Migrant Crime Deniers, Muslims, Politics | 2 Comments

Snowden Almost Rendered?

Interesting, to the extent that we may all find ourselves trying to sneak into Russia one day while avoiding the emissaries of the machine:

THE UK GOVERNMENT is facing demands to reveal the details of a secret flight through Scottish airspace which was at the centre of a plot to capture whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The plane, which passed above the Outer Hebrides, the Highlands and Aberdeenshire, was dispatched from the American east coast on June 24 2013, the day after Snowden left Hong Kong for Moscow. The craft was used in controversial US ‘rendition’ missions.

Reports by Scottish journalist Duncan Campbell claim the flight, travelling well above the standard aviation height at 45,000 feet and without a filed flight plan, was part of a mission to capture Snowden following his release of documents revealing mass surveillance by US and UK secret services.

It appears the plan was to force down any plane Snowden was on by denying it the right to cross airspace of friendly nations. They tried with the Bolivian President’s plane:

The presidential plane of Bolivian leader Evo Morales was forced to ground in Vienna, after four EU nations refused airspace access on the mistaken belief that Snowden was hidden on board.

I’d imagine the secret plane had the team that would then swoop in and grab up Snowden once he was on the ground. What they planned on doing with him then is unknown, especially since they were trying to keep the flight off the radar, even before anything went down. I could see them not wanting the publicity of a trial, or potentially making him a martyr.

At that level there are no rules, no laws, and no morals. If they are after you, their only goal is success, and all of the machine, even foreign governments and regulatory agencies, will bend their rules, laws, and moral behavior to the machine’s will easily. That commitment is a strikingly different psychology from what we are adapted to in our peaceful, resource-rich lives, where everyone obeys laws and rules because with our ease and free resources, it is all just so much easier that way.

When there are no resources, there will be no rules. Everyone would be well advised to begin imagining what that might be like, and how their current planning, around the various laws, rules, and morals we are accustomed to might change.

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Refugee Crisis – Where Does The Money Go?

An interesting article here:

Another big battle is brewing over Syrian “refugees” sweeping into small-town America.

Rural folks in Montana are pushing back against plans by urban elites to plant hundreds of Muslims from the Third World into Helena and Missoula. They plan a protest rally at 10 a.m. Monday in front of the county courthouse in Missoula. And if the pattern holds of similar rallies in Twin Falls, Idaho, and Fargo, North Dakota, a contingent of pro-refugee people will show up to counter protest.

This makes you wonder, who has the time, energy, and motivation to show up to a pro-refugee protest in these podunk areas? Most interestingly, the article goes on to make this little statement:

Nachman has written several letters to the editor to local papers, countering what he says has been dishonest propaganda put out by representatives of pro-refugee agencies that stand to make a lot of money off of the resettlement of Syrians in Montana. One group, Soft Landing Montana, is affiliated with the International Rescue Committee or IRC, which is one of nine major contractors the U.S. government pays to resettle refugees. It wants to bring Syrians to Missoula.

This raises the question, how does the money flow differently due to the influx of refugees? Is this a means of forcing additional debt spending, due to the exigency of the circumstances, and that additional emergency debt spending is being used to fund globalist organizations, perhaps backed by the likes of Soros, who are issuing the marching orders to leaders like Merkel? Do politicians prefer giving government money to immigrants since they will immediately spend the money, rather than save the funds or invest them. Are there politically connected entities getting rich off of this, who are giving sufficient campaign contributions to politicians to buy their fealty? How does diverting government funds to refugees alter domestic economic activity, given the refugee’s immediate spending patterns?

It has always seemed strange that otherwise smart politicians like Merkel would so aggressively pursue their own culture’s suicide. I have heard the argument that this is being done to provide young workers to fuel the social programs required by an aging domestic population, but clearly nobody expects thee migrants to do that. Indeed, they seem to immediately sign up for welfare and socialized housing, only further stressing a system that is already at the verge of collapse.

To this point I have assumed that actions such as Merkel’s are ideologically driven attempts to build a bulwark against the right, but perhaps there is a more immediate financial motive somewhere which we are all missing.

Posted in Economic Collapse, Europe, Immigration, Muslims, Politics, rabbitry | 6 Comments

Red States Outnumber Blue Now In Gallup Tracking

The K-shift in America in action:

Gallup’s analysis of political party affiliation at the state level in 2015 finds that 20 states are solidly Republican or leaning Republican, compared with 14 solidly Democratic or leaning Democratic states. The remaining 16 are competitive. This is the first time in Gallup’s eight years of tracking partisanship by state that there have been more Republican than Democratic states. It also marks a dramatic shift from 2008, when Democratic strength nationally was its greatest in recent decades.

This is the Conservative Policy Mood rising, the Misery Index rising, and either a decline of resource availability, or a perception of a reduction in resource availability. Money isn’t going as far as it used to.

Eventually there will be a real resource restriction, and the changes it will provoke will dwarf a simple conservative revival. We will be lucky to avoid a real war – civil, world, or otherwise.

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Dangerous Website Return of Kings Holding Pro-Rape Rally

Tsk Tsk,

The City of Nederland is responding to reports that a group supporting the legalization of rape may meet Saturday night at a park as part of what the group calls meet-up events across the nation and in 43 countries.

On a website advertising the “Return of the Kings” event, self-styled “pick up artist” Daryush “Roosh V” Valizadeh has encouraged his misogynist supporters to “come out of the shadows and not have to hide behind a computer screen for fear of retaliation.”

The City of Nederland released this statement about the possible meeting, set for 8pm local time Saturday in each location.

Tooling the mental midgets of the mainstream media and the retards in our government just to amuse themselves… Just shameful.

Roosh should really play up his Muslim heritage, and point out this is part of his culture. Who are these people to judge?

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Zika Virus, Microcephaly, and K-selection

According to this, around 1.5 million people are estimated to have been infected. Brazil has a population of about 202 million. According to this article, there are estimated to be roughly 4074 cases of Microcephaly. If you can extrapolate that out, then if all 202 million people were infected, you could end up with almost 550,000 cases of microcephaly just in Brazil.

According to this site, Brazil has a birth rate of around 15 births per thousand people, which means you should expect about 3,000,000 births in a year. Just as a loose ballpark figure, lacking more detailed data, that works out to almost 1 in five births possibly ending up with microcephaly, if Zika were to infect all 202 million people this year. In this age of vastly reduced infant mortality, that is actually pretty strong selection pressure favoring people who are driven enough to plan and act to avoid exposure to mosquitos, and sexual contact with infected people.

Those who sacrifice pleasure by avoiding night-time parties, are conscientious in applying mosquito repellant, avoid unprotected sex with people who might be infected, and work to protect their child by shielding themselves from exposure will have a significant advantage. Those are all amygdala-driven behaviors.

Disease is among the most K of selection pressures. Zika is poorly communicable, not even lethal to the patient, and we still have copious free resources with which to confront the outbreak. Yet you can see its potential effects on the psychology of a population here.

Now imagine what would happen if a highly communicable, highly lethal plague were to suddenly sweep through the populations of the world, at the very moment our resources were at their nadir. When the collapse happens, that is not at all unlikely. The Renaissance was not an accident. It was a disease knocking out as much as half of a population, and focusing on the less capable.

Given the suicidal leftist insanity I see all around, I’m half tempted to get a bumper sticker saying, “The Renaissance was not an accident – Yersinia pestis is our friend.”

Would that be too much?

Posted in Amygdala, Pandemic, Psychology | 8 Comments

Hillary Outed The Names Of American Spies

I don’t see how this doesn’t get her charged:

Discussions with Intelligence Community officials have revealed that Ms. Clinton’s “unclassified” emails included Holy Grail items of American espionage such as the true names of Central Intelligence Agency intelligence officers serving overseas under cover. Worse, some of those exposed are serving under non-official cover. NOCs (see this for an explanation of their important role in espionage) are the pointy end of the CIA spear and they are always at risk of exposure – which is what Ms. Clinton’s emails have done.

Something strange is going on, though. The Democratic Party had to know Hillary stood no chance. I am certain somebody set her up for this scandal, by arranging for the company that was supposed to wipe her server to instead preserve it. Even beyond this scandal, the Democrat machine had to know she would never get elected. Now she might even have to drop out due to criminal charges.

Yet nobody in the Democrat Party’s leadership went to some successful governor, or fresh face like Corey Booker – whose image they could control through the media, and said, “Launch a campaign, so just in case Hillary goes down, we have a viable backup option.” There is no way the party would sacrifice any chance at acquiring the most powerful office in the land for their money men. There is no way all the ambitious jerks in that party would all opt out of the contest for the most powerful office in the land on their own. It is as if everyone knew Obama’s real legacy of destruction would begin in the next four years, and no Democrat was willing to be within a country mile of the White House when this ship of state went down.

Either that, or there is a plan in place to give the nomination to somebody else at the convention, after Hillary is forced to bow out.

Whoever ends up the Democrat nominee, the next four years will almost certainly be rocky.

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Bonobos, Chimpanzees, and r/K Selection

A commenter pointed to this article at Return of Kings:

Chimpanzees and bonobos are our closest evolutionary relatives with whom we share anywhere from 95 to 99 percent of our genes…. the two exist under a completely opposite social order.

The chimpanzees organize themselves into a patriarchal order with the alpha male at the top… In the wild, chimpanzees exist as warrior tribes that go on regular patrols to guard their territory, engage in hunting expeditions, as well as fight wars with the other tribes.

Bonobos, on the other hand, exist in a peaceful matriarchal order. Their tribes are ruled by group of females who form a sisterhood with an alpha female as their leader. Unlike their chimpanzee counterparts, the male bonobos are weak and ineffectual… Besides the matriarchal order—which is already unique among the primates—bonobos distinguish themselves as highly sexual species. They have frequent casual sex on a daily basis (albeit lasting only about ten seconds) in every way and every pairing imaginable. Sex is used to greet, bond, decrease stress, resolve conflicts, etc.

It goes on to basically detail every aspect of r/K without actually saying the words, “r/K.” You have r-selected Bonobos with sexualized Bonobo females using sex to control effete males, Bonobo homosexuality, Bonobo pacifism, and Bonobo matriarchies. On the other side, the chimps are exactly the opposite.

These are the types of brilliant passing observations of similarities that ultimately, inevitably, lead one to suddenly see r/K Theory beneath the surface. Obviously Bonobos have relatively free resources, while chimps have to fight for their’s. As you follow the threads, you ultimately find free or restricted resources leads you to the dopamine system’s malleability, the dopamine system leads you to the amygdala’s functions, the amygdala leads you to the reproductive traits of r/K, and r/K leads you to politics. Once you come full circle, there is no looking back, because each piece interconnects with, and reinforces, the other. Politics links to amygdala. Resources link to political trends. Amygdala activity links to resources. Rearing links to amygdala. Sex links to dopamine. Dopamine links to resources, and so on, and so on. It all interlinks.

Commenter Black Knight at RoK says:

I agree. It seems like the most devastating blows against masculinity have been done in the past 10 years. Sure, feminism has been around for decades, but only recently have men been turned in to complete pussies. That’s really sad.

Notice that 10 year time frame just about encompasses the $12 Trillion in conjured money Obama has borrowed in the name of the US and given away, plus all the bailout money Bush II handed out after the 2008 financial crisis, plus the crazy spending spree Bush II let the Democratic Congress go on at the end of his term. Free resources is the root of the problem. It changes the very nature of the masses. All of that spending was dopamine, elicited in people’s brains, as well as the resultant amygdala atrophy that produces. The result is a Bonobo psychology that just emerges out of thin air.

I sometimes try to imagine how politics will look once r/K is widely known and accepted. I cannot imagine narcissistic, personal-image-obsessed liberals being able to self-identify as liberal, if that self-identification will immediately call forth all the associations with the r-strategy, from weakness and inability, to cowardice and degeneracy, to the lowly rabbit’s status in nature as a helpless prey species. Even more amazing will be watching how they handle the inevitable associations with the decline and degeneracy produced by an inherently hedonistic psychology incapable of sacrifice in the short term, to produce lasting greatness in the long term. It is even a logical explanation for why every society which trends toward r inevitably trends toward degeneracy and collapse.

Combined with the practical realization of the very real harm which arises from free resource availability and national debt spending, I cannot imagine the left will survive in anything like its current form.

Posted in Amygdala, Conservatives, Cowardice, Cuckservatives, Dopamine, DRD4, GOPocalypse, Homosexuality | 15 Comments