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  1. Nietzsche would have had something like a proto-freudian model of depression, which is obsolete. Similar in this fashion to relying on perfumes to ward off infectious disease, or deploying knives and leeches to break a fever. In a more modern context it is at least conceivable that a self-actualizing philosophy could mitigate elements of some forms of depression. One might imagine a counteraction or retasking of perseveration, for example, in the subset of sufferers who have that tendency. But it does not seem like there would be hidden medical power in his writings.
  2. Up to the present my spirit has not been depressed by the unremitting suffering that my ailments have caused me; at times I even feel more cheerful and more benevolent than I ever felt in my life before; to what do I owe this invigorating and ameliorating effect? Certainly not to my fellow men; for, with but few exceptions, they have all during the last few years shown themselves "offended" by me; nor have they shrunk from letting me know it. Just read this last manuscript through, my dear friend, and ask yourself whether there are any traces of suffering or depression to be found in it. I don't believe there are, and this very belief is a sign that there must be powers concealed in these views, and not the proofs of impotence and lassitude after which my enemies will seek. Keeping in mind that Nietzsche was writing in the 1800s, and from behind an immense mustache, the author would likely prescribe a mixture of reading more Nietzsche, taking "whatever is cast into us down into our depths," and relocating to a climate that better agrees with one's own bodily temperament. He seemed convinced that cold was essential.
  3. Always nice to see the light side win. I will add Beyond the Black Rainbow and Under the Skin
  4. Cat.
  5. Per the OP, there's a recommendation of no charges from the FBI. Given the fact that no charges are now likely to occur, I find the former argument less salient than the possible effects of bringing these agencies into the midst of a presidential election. Not localized to this election; if the practice becomes commonplace, which is what some seem to want. Consider for example the impeachment process. That is one conception of holding elected officials to account. Votes of no confidence in a prime minister occur more often in parliamentary systems, while in the US these have been rarely applied to presidents. If the goal is to 'impeach' a candidate though, you would need to appeal to some other process. I'm not familiar with the way they handle classified material in the cabinet. Which law are you referring to?
  6. Antarctica. Highest average education level, 100% literacy rate, lowest crime, breathtaking climate, near total investment in scientific development, fewest gibbering human things strewn about the countryside.
  7. You say that as if it was shown Clinton broke a classified materials law to which the office of the secy of state has been subject. If the objective is to reduce corruption in the state, then backing stump speeches and political controversies during a national election with the powers of unelected military or police agencies, as if these bodies are or ought to be standard participants in an electoral process that would otherwise govern their policies, is a questionable thing to say the least.
  8. The FBI is an arm of the executive branch. I don't know how fundamental it is, being created at the behest of Roosevelt. Its influence in the electoral process doesn't seem like something that ought to be increased. The executive ought to be ultimately gated by the electorate, rather than the other way around. I would rather see the DEA totally abolished than have it drug testing leading presidential candidates in response to campaign rhetoric. NSA might have way too much power. Grant these agencies political influence over who sits in the office that defines their mandates? Why would the public, in its concern, want to surrender the remnants of its own political authority to bureaucrats? Rhetorical questions here.
  9. Globalization is doomed simply because world government remains technologically impossible. You will have fragmentation of a social system well below population scales in the tens of billions. Language itself seems to fragment below that threshold. Latin evolves into French, Spanish, Italian et cetera, and these norms become mutually unintelligible to speakers over time. I think you would see the same effect with laws, markets, political institutions and so forth. It becomes moot what globalists want. The aim is precipitous.
  10. I am not convinced this can be accomplished by injecting martial agencies like the FBI into the outcome of the most significant single election within a state, in terms of the influence of the office, by positioning them such that they can as a matter of course and at their own internal discretion take up campaign issues and threaten with jail those candidates who have a significant democratic mandate. How does establishing this kind of Nixonian influence in the political process not open the door on juntas, adding one form of corruption to another, rather than improving political conditions? At this point I could not care less about Hillary Clinton's emails.
  11. And also if it wasn't warm. Snowing through ice fog. Dusted coniferous flora.
  12. I guess it could be worse. Apple has had a strict proprietary hardware attitude since the Macintosh. There were no Mac x386 equivalents back in the day, just prefabricated aesthete boxes sealed up with obscure torx screws that endusers would not have the bits for. The emphasis on software proprietaries has always been a pillar of Microsoft corporate, and all the creepy telemetry in Windows 10 looks like Google-humping. So this 'new trend' in consumer electronics smells like stale praline to me. Not that I really disagree with you. It's Linux from here on out.
  13. The rhetoric permeating this election, where it is implied that opposing partisans of the leading parties ought to be imprisoned or otherwise suffer financial ruin, is just about the most flagrantly corrupt narrative I've witnessed in American politics in my lifetime. People really want to live in a fucking banana republic.
  14. Propergol - Cabin Altitude Aural Warning Couldn't find it streaming anywhere that isn't shady as fuck. Incessant problem.
  15. Stoked, but with reservations, if there is such a thing. Can't help but expect horrendous jovian radiation to thin the sexiest data by damaging this probe's cameras.