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Psychic Warfare Department

A Study on the Human Condition and other Horrors

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E: I find it hilarious that so many people on dating sites and apps think that "Hi" is the epitome of conversational opening gambits.

V: I find it sad that dating sites and apps have become so mandatory that just meeting someone and saying "Hi" causes people's brains to freeze up with incomprehension.

E: If I'm at a bar and I want to talk to someone, I don't just walk up, say hi, and then just stand there and stare. I follow up my greeting with a statement or question.

E: This should be even easier to do online since everyone has a profile to give you conversational fodder.

V: Granted, but even if you can get her to acknowledge your existence over the numbing glow of her own smartphone social media things, you would then have to force her brain back into spoken dialog mode and hope that she can overcome the shock of real-life communication before her eyes & mouth dry out from hanging open too long.



V: That is weird. There is a bright, yellow thing in the sky aaaaaigh my eyes!

E: So put on some sunglasses and let it give you the vitamins you need to battle your depression.

V: I don't have depression. I have severe existential dread. Get it straight.

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"People will sprout whatever they believe, but without validating their view. It might be true. It might not. Doesn't matter. If someone thinks it helps their argument, they'll say it anyway."

Since you're on the subject...
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How to tell if a country is a shithole:


1) Failing infrastructure.

2) Low quality education system.

3) Poor access to medical care.

4) Flagrant racial & sexual inequality.

5) Lack of social mobility.

6) High incarceration rates.

7) Blows half it's GDP on defense.
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As I've said before, I've met smart Democrats and smart Republicans. I've also meet plenty of stupid Democrats and even more stupid Republicans. No one has the monopoly on smarts or stupid, but that's going to change over time, I believe. Just not in the way they think. Yes, all the smart ones will end up moving to one side and all the stupid to the other, but it won't end up neatly fitting those party lines. Not at all.

I predict that the coming political battles in the 2020s (if not sooner) will no longer be about the ideologies of Left vs Right, Liberal vs Conservative, or even Socialism vs Capitalism. Rather, I predict that these battles of the future will be Thinkers vs Feelers, Truth vs Fiction, Reality vs Desire, Snopes vs Facebook. The people who strive for the truth at the expense of popularity versus those who propagate and disseminate lies just for attention.

The old battle lines will be redrawn, with the intelligent partition of both the Democratic and Republican parties on one side of this line, while the stupid-as-shit demographic from those same two parties ending up on the other side it.

What we will then see is a mixed dish of these different trains of thought operating in a more or less civilized context of legitimate debate amongst themselves whilst the frothing, brainless moronic extremists from those same ideologies are kicked back to the kiddie table because, hey, grown-ups are talking here, OK?

Or to put it another way, the intelligentsia of what we now consider opposing political viewpoints will sit down together, close their blinds down on the zombie horde of bullshit-believers banging on their windows, lock the doors and (hopefully) come to sort of mutual understanding and consensus about how the world should actually be run in some sort of reasonably balanced manner they both can live with.

Outside this proverbial house, of course, there will still be dumbfuck rednecks waving rebel flags at tonsure-shaven art school girls, with naught but empty screaming consisting of much volume and zero content going back and forth, but so what? These people are all irrelevant. They don't matter. They have no real power and they never will, because they all lack any real ambition to do anything more than make up crap about the other side all day long while enjoying their little bullshit circle-jerk for their little special interest internet support group made up of gullible morons with no sense of emotional self-control.

And won't that be grand?
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Well, yeah.
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"But dude, they're Russian criminals!"
"Buddy, when you say Russian, criminal is redundant."
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Rome didn't fall in a day, either.
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We thought 2016 was bad when every celebrity died

But 2017 managed to top it and it didn't even try

Nazi marches, more mass shootings, and then all those Russian spies

The shit kept piling on!

Putin is still laughing because we're gullible as shit

Believing posts by Facebook bots and we never questioned it

The smart folks just threw up their hands and said "I fucking quit!"

And the shit kept piling on!


Remind me once again which side won the fucking war?

With rebel flags on pickup trucks next to swaztikas galore.

Our nation has forgotten every single thing we once stood for.

The shit keeps piling on!


We'll now that year is over and we all can take a bow

because we managed to survive it, though we'll never know just how

And if, by chance, the world's still here a hundred years from now

Thank gawd we'll all be gone!
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Is it dead, yet?
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US Dollar vs. Chinese Yuan
Jan 1, 2001: 8.27
Jan 1, 2002: 8.28
Jan 1, 2003: 8.28
Jan 1, 2004: 8.28
Jan 1, 2005: 8.28
Jan 1, 2006: 8.07
Jan 1, 2007: 7.81
Jan 1, 2008: 7.31
Jan 1, 2009: 6.83
Jan 1, 2010: 6.82
Jan 1, 2011: 6.59
Jan 1, 2012: 6.37
Jan 1, 2013: 6.31
Jan 1, 2014: 6.11
Jan 1, 2015: 6.15
Jan 1, 2016: 6.49
Jan 1, 2017: 6.94
Jan 1, 2018: 6.50

US Dollar vs. Eurodollar
Jan 1, 2001: 1.06
Jan 1, 2002: 1.12
Jan 1, 2003: 0.95
Jan 1, 2004: 0.79
Jan 1, 2005: 0.73
Jan 1, 2006: 0.84
Jan 1, 2007: 0.75
Jan 1, 2008: 0.68
Jan 1, 2009: 0.71
Jan 1, 2010: 0.69
Jan 1, 2011: 0.74
Jan 1, 2012: 0.77
Jan 1, 2013: 0.75
Jan 1, 2014: 0.72
Jan 1, 2015: 0.82
Jan 1, 2016: 0.91
Jan 1, 2017: 0.95
Jan 1, 2018: 0.83

US Dollar vs. Canadian Dollar
Jan 1, 2001: 1.49
Jan 1, 2002: 1.59
Jan 1, 2003: 1.57
Jan 1, 2004: 1.29
Jan 1, 2005: 1.20
Jan 1, 2006: 1.16
Jan 1, 2007: 1.16
Jan 1, 2008: 0.98
Jan 1, 2009: 1.21
Jan 1, 2010: 1.05
Jan 1, 2011: 0.99
Jan 1, 2012: 1.02
Jan 1, 2013: 0.99
Jan 1, 2014: 1.06
Jan 1, 2015: 1.16
Jan 1, 2016: 1.38
Jan 1, 2017: 1.34
Jan 1, 2018: 1.25


US Dollar vs. Indian Rupee
Jan 1, 2001: 46.90
Jan 1, 2002: 48.34
Jan 1, 2003: 48.12
Jan 1, 2004: 45.69
Jan 1, 2005: 43.47
Jan 1, 2006: 45.19
Jan 1, 2007: 44.12
Jan 1, 2008: 39.42
Jan 1, 2009: 49.90
Jan 1, 2010: 46.89
Jan 1, 2011: 45.46
Jan 1, 2012: 54.80
Jan 1, 2013: 54.87
Jan 1, 2014: 61.78
Jan 1, 2015: 63.42
Jan 1, 2016: 66.27
Jan 1, 2017: 67.80
Jan 1, 2018: 63.71


US Dollar vs. Mexican Pesos
Jan 1, 2001: 9.65
Jan 1, 2002: 9.14
Jan 1, 2003: 10.39
Jan 1, 2004: 11.22
Jan 1, 2005: 11.16
Jan 1, 2006: 10.66
Jan 1, 2007: 10.82
Jan 1, 2008: 10.92
Jan 1, 2009: 13.85
Jan 1, 2010: 13.08
Jan 1, 2011: 12.39
Jan 1, 2012: 13.95
Jan 1, 2013: 12.99
Jan 1, 2014: 13.08
Jan 1, 2015: 14.73
Jan 1, 2016: 17.34
Jan 1, 2017: 20.71
Jan 1, 2018: 19.67

US Dollar vs. Japanese Yen
Jan 1, 2001: 114.70
Jan 1, 2002: 131.68
Jan 1, 2003: 118.80
Jan 1, 2004: 107.40
Jan 1, 2005: 102.44
Jan 1, 2006: 117.68
Jan 1, 2007: 119.11
Jan 1, 2008: 112.05
Jan 1, 2009: 90.45
Jan 1, 2010: 92.58
Jan 1, 2011: 81.38
Jan 1, 2012: 76.95
Jan 1, 2013: 86.17
Jan 1, 2014: 105.04
Jan 1, 2015: 119.52
Jan 1, 2016: 120.38
Jan 1, 2017: 116.97
Jan 1, 2018: 112.65

US Dollar vs British Pound
Jan 1, 2001: 0.66
Jan 1, 2002: 0.68
Jan 1, 2003: 0.62
Jan 1, 2004: 0.56
Jan 1, 2005: 0.52
Jan 1, 2006: 0.58
Jan 1, 2007: 0.51
Jan 1, 2008: 0.50
Jan 1, 2009: 0.68
Jan 1, 2010: 0.62
Jan 1, 2011: 0.64
Jan 1, 2012: 0.64
Jan 1, 2013: 0.61
Jan 1, 2014: 0.60
Jan 1, 2015: 0.64
Jan 1, 2016: 0.67
Jan 1, 2017: 0.80
Jan 1, 2018: 0.78

US Dollar vs Australian Dollar
Jan 1, 2001: 1.78
Jan 1, 2002: 1.95
Jan 1, 2003: 1.78
Jan 1, 2004: 1.33
Jan 1, 2005: 1.27
Jan 1, 2006: 1.36
Jan 1, 2007: 1.26
Jan 1, 2008: 1.13
Jan 1, 2009: 1.44
Jan 1, 2010: 1.11
Jan 1, 2011: 0.98
Jan 1, 2012: 0.98
Jan 1, 2013: 0.96
Jan 1, 2014: 1.12
Jan 1, 2015: 1.22
Jan 1, 2016: 1.37
Jan 1, 2017: 1.38
Jan 1, 2018: 1.28

One GOLD ounce versus the US Dollar
Jan 1, 2001: $273.20
Jan 1, 2002: $278.80
Jan 1, 2003: $348.30
Jan 1, 2004: $416.50
Jan 1, 2005: $438.80
Jan 1, 2006: $516.76
Jan 1, 2007: $637.00
Jan 1, 2008: $833.87
Jan 1, 2009: $870.08
Jan 1, 2010: $1099.21
Jan 1, 2011: $1411.70
Jan 1, 2012: $1563.74
Jan 1, 2013: $1663.89
Jan 1, 2014: $1200.84
Jan 1, 2015: $1196.54
Jan 1, 2016: $1062.07
Jan 1, 2017: $1149.17
Jan 1, 2018: $1299.10

Gotta hand it to Trump - he managed to undo eight years of US economic growth in just one month.
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Well, that was uneventful.

And I'm OK with that.

I think.

Maybe.

Not sure.

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Q: How dumb are Americans?
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A: This dumb.

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