Interview 1335 – The Ripple Effect with Corbett and Caggiano

12/17/201713 Comments

James Corbett and Vinnie Caggiano join Ricky Varandas on The Ripple Effect Podcast to continue their dialogue on music, conspiracy, technology, life, the universe, and…well, everything! Don’t miss this wide-ranging, relaxed three-way conversation.

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  1. Pablo de Boer ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Hola aloha señor James,

    muchas gracias for mentioning the documentary The Net. I’m now for 2 days in Holland for Business and my guapita Cubana is at our home in Paris, thus I had some time tonight to watch the Net and it is a very interesting documentary. This documentary is written, directed, and produced by Lutz Dammbeck in 2003 and it is very visionary like your work señor James. I hope you will make self a report or documentary in the future of this topic as you self also want(ed).

    The Net: The Unabomber, LSD and the Internet (FULL)

    ‘What is it that hippies, LSD, and computers have in common?’ queries Dammbeck at the start.
    In later probes he takes up alliances between European postwar intellectuals from Norbert Wiener to Heinz von Foerster and their anti-fascist beliefs; delving momentarily into a document published by the Frankfurt School on the ‘totalitarian personality’ and its curious influences on a secret history of research known as the Macy Conferences.

    Designed to study the workings of the human mind and its authoritarian social psychology, these Conferences invited Margaret Mead, Norbert Wiener and psychologist Kurt Lewin, among others and later, avant-garde artists such as John Brockmann, Stuart Brand, John Cage, and Buckminster Fuller to exchange views on hippy generation concepts such as ‘mind expansion’, open systems and human consciousness.

    These Macy undertakings wound up influencing a period of psyop testings most notably performed by Dr. Henry A. Murray at Harvard University on Ted Kaczynski – elsewise known as ‘the Unabomber’ – as well as the CIA’s MK Ultra project.
    https://youtu.be/wr5M6oEx2j4

    And not only BTC helps my guapita and my person to fulfill together our dreams in Paris, because due to my present work I have to work a lot for a big Dutch energy distributor and with the help of the internet, I can almost do all this work in Paris. Viva la technologia (= la ciencia aplicada a la resolución de problemas concretos). Where there is a problem there is always a solution.

    Saludos y abrazos para todos,

    Pablo / Pieter de Boer

  2. murph ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Lovely chat, by the way, thanks guys!…

    Things you made me think about(!):

    High priests kept writing from the masses because they thought we’d forget how to memorise stuff; Like long stories, long songs, directions etc. The Kebra Nagast, the Ethiopian Bible, was only written down when some European turned up and said, “Come on guys, this just won’t do!”… (Or did I dream it?)

    Other ways to write songs: both at once (words & music); “holistically(?)” – see the shape of the whole song & fill it in like a painting… I’m rambling…

    Neil Young on his Tonight’s The Night tour, was expected to play all the big hits from Harvest, by most of the crowd; Instead he played the new album from the beginning. When they started shouting for the famous ones, he said something like, “When I get to the end, I’ll play some songs you’ve heard before”… He got to the end, then he started playing it all again. Loads of people left in disgust; others became the ‘real fans’!

    I’ll stop there shall I?!

    1. mkey ( User Karma: 6 ) says:

      The Neil Young anecdote is simply terrific lol
      I can only imagine what an author feels like when he has to perform his monkey on a chain act, over and over again. I’ll of course keep my right to dislike new ways some of my old bands are taking, but at the same time I shall honor their right to do whatever the hell they want to while finding the middle ground in minding my own business and choosing the products which I prefer to consume.

      Never would I stoop so low as to shout at an author “perform this and that.”

  3. mkey ( User Karma: 6 ) says:

    A really nice talk, I’d only like to reprove Vinnie regarding his IT prowess, if I may.

    While Windows XP was quite good for its time, it really can’t be considered more stable than Windows 7, not to any objective measure. People’s experiences vary greatly, but I have been doing a lot of IT and Windows 7 is quite an improvement. Windows 8 and later improved on some security features further, but shat all over design and the user input and decided to destroy completely any resemblance of privacy windows ever offered. To that effect, I won’t be touching that crap with a ten foot pole.

    Of course, every generation of hardware goes hand in hand with software available at the time. An old box running XP great may run later windows iterations terribly.

    As far as linux goes, one has to remember there is a number of distributions, many of which are really not intended for mainstream use. And there are those which are, like ubuntu, a great alternative for the open minded mainstream user. The problem being, as always, in people’s minds and habits. Lets never forget that various Windows “cracking” and licensing programs come from Microsoft themselves. They make a lot of profit from the Corporate sector of the market and it behooves them to keep the consumer sector as entangled as possible in their copyrighted digital compatibility world.

    Of course, depending on the hardware at hand and specific needs of the end user, mileage may vary a lot when using any of this software.

  4. HomeRemedySupply ( User Karma: 27 ) says:

    – guitar – I have a 30 year old grandson. Growing up, the poor guy strained and strained trying to do his classwork in school. I watched him and his frowns while he grunted to figure out his classwork. He never could even get the hang of writing. (I think that an early childhood vaccine may have affected him.)
    However, with the internet and YouTube, the boy taught himself guitar and plays like a champ. Incredibly impressive…emotionally moving. And he can jam with other musicians.

    1. mkey ( User Karma: 6 ) says:

      Someone linked to a story regarding the effects of mercury, was it, about the scientist woman who spilled some of the matter on her hand and ended up in a world of hurt.

      Well, watching that jogged and old memory of me as a kid, when I broke a thermometer, one with mercury in it, of course and I was trying to pick up the exotic liquid with my hands from the carpet. That was a close call, wasn’t it?

      1. john.o ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

        we used to play with it all the time! watch it roll around on tin foil or paper…woops what happened to that one?

        maybe i shouldn’t admit these things

        1. mkey ( User Karma: 6 ) says:

          I can’t but wonder how much damage stuff like that caused us.
          I can vividly remember the age of my life (some 20 years ago) through which I had extreme focus and concentration issues. One thing I changed drastically is sugar consumption. Another, I started paying attention to what I’m paying attention.

    2. john.o ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      This story was appreciated, HRS.

      The cure for so many ailments in youth: do something you love and try to heal from School.

  5. HomeRemedySupply ( User Karma: 27 ) says:

    Ripple is a big keyword with the cryptocurrency get rich fad.
    YouTube has this video placed with other cryptocurrency videos.

    So, I guess I will include other words in my comment like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Iota, Bitcoin Cash, LiteCoin, Bittrex, Binance, Liqui, EtherDelta, Coinbase, Gemini, JAXX, LedgerNano, GDAX, Ripple, Ripple Ripple, James Corbett, Vinnie Caggiano, Ricky Varandas, How and Why Big Oil Conquered the World, Environmentalism, Corbett Report, get rich, make lots of money, “search Corbett Report for hidden secrets”, and much much more.

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