Interview 1337 - New World Next Week with James Evan Pilato

01/11/201829 Comments

Welcome to New World Next Week – the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:

Story #1: Vermont Poised to Enact Legal Pot Through Legislature

Paraguay Legalizes Marijuana for Medicinal, Scientific Use

Story #2: Kraft/Heinz Net Income Fell 24 Percent

Story #3: DIY Powerwalls Using Recycled Laptop Batteries Powering Homes

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  1. john.o says:

    Hey it’s Jan 10, not April Fools day! That was sneaky. I thought I was in a suspiciously good mood toward the end. Love#GoodNewsNextWeek, JEP!

    I might pick at an item or two later, but you don’t have to be perfect, guys. Even you are allowed a little processed truth with preservatives once in a while.

  2. HomeRemedySupply says:

    This was a stellar episode of New World Next Week!

    I am all grins.

  3. scpat says:

    Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network
    Andrew Trask: OpenMinded – A Decentralized Artificial Intelligence Platform

    “OpenMined will allow AI companies of the future to develop models, have them trained on user data without compromising user privacy, and incentivise users to train their model. We walk through the OpenMined vision and its potential impact on AI business models and AI safety”

  4. VoltaicDude says:

    Wow, that tamale lady sure gets around!

    I usually get the chicken, but sometimes she’s out so I try the beef or pork.

    This breaks my commitment to my organic vegan lifestyle, but I guess that happens a bit. I seem to vacillate between veganism and baconism.

    (I also try not to think about her sources for the corn meal – you know: soy, corn, canola,… – and meat – Perdue, Tyson,… – but I do feel good about supporting her directly, and while I know better than to think I could get away with this, it makes me feel good that she might not “declare” her income. Mind you I don’t see her getting rich like this. Besides being damn tasty and generally nutritious, the “peso” price tag fits the necessities of my budget – certainly I’m doing better with her than Micky-D’s pink sludge.

    I’d rather see only LARGE corporations taxed – as is appropriate for the socialist entities that they are – and not the average true individual.

    By the way, many non-average individuals on the grand side of things set-up as corporations precisely for the tax breaks. If the reason disappeared they’d still be individuals that had amassed huge concentrations of wealth – as is sometimes noted to be an inherent tendency with wealth; the snowball effect – but all true individuals could live tax-free, not just the grand ones.

    However, even just as true individuals these bigwigs might become so rich that the scope of that wealth would reach well beyond any personal benefits – a sort of fact of life; just as you can only eat so many hotdogs, you can also only eat so many fat goose livers.

    Great wealth has a sort of social gravitational mass to it, so for the greatly wealthy non-corporate individuals that would mean they could shape other people’s lives in a coercive and maybe sometimes even in a deceptive and brutal fashion, just as corporate individuals have done in the past, such as R.J. Reynolds Corp. and Phillip Morris Corp., who made some great friends in the healthcare industry, who in turn somehow misinterpreted the health benefits of smoking – something must have confused them – and which in turn, well, didn’t turn out so good for a lot of average people.

    I don’t know, I think that is how the entirely man-made concept of ownership works – I tend to think “natural law” is bogusly posing as a real “law of nature.” It’s a way of hiding human cultural values and rules behind a smokescreen of what “feels natural” because we’re used to it. In that way it might even be interpreted as a type of aloof technocratic philosophy. I think we need to take ownership and be responsible for those “rules.”)

    Anyway, I had this dream with the tamale lady; I asked her “tienes algo biologico.”
    She smiled, handing me a hot tamale – “cinco pesos.”

    I responded: “Pardon, no – dos do regular por favor.”

    • mik says:

      Thank you VoltaicDude.

      And for James Corbett:

      “When words lose their meaning, people lose their freedom” (Confucius)

      • VoltaicDude says:

        Thanks mik – glad my comment resonated with you.

        I often focus on a fine-tuned point to create some tension and contrast – I think this is a friendly and open site for that type of participation, which is inspiring.

        I myself also always feel some internal tension with that sort of participation.

        For me the main point of this J&J pod was “get off the grid” – perhaps the single most important action anyone could take in their life.

        That said, easier said than done (a maliciously structured reality of our lives).

        Corporatism is a materially, technologically, psychologically and sociologically sophisticated new-fangled authoritarianism, but in important ways not much different from old style authoritarianism when you scratch away the veneer, and it’s deceptively cloaked in the language of “freedom,” including “free-market.”

        Corporatism is a deep state.

        Our struggles here wrestling with that sociological imbroglio seem like good work.

        • mik says:

          When I’ve watched this episode I got quite upset.

          I was thinking how to find right approach, right words for my thoughts that at the end people might understand me. And also I didn’t want to turn out as a dick.

          You solved my problems with beautiful hopping from one perspective to another perspective, painting picture in its wholeness. I think, changing perspectives is proper approach to overcome dichotomies.

          Regarding corporatism, enemy of the day.
          There is a saying here on Balkans.

          Why a dog licks his balls?
          Because he can.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      VoltaicDude says: I seem to vacillate between veganism and baconism.

      • VoltaicDude says:


        I never said that.

        I’m not even on this website.

      • john.o says:

        Is that vacillation? or WISDOM?

        Balancing lifeism and deathism is The Way.

        Any extreme, even the middle for too long, is dangerous.

        I personally could probably use a couple of YEARS of STRICT veganism to achieve balance, but WITH eggs and yogurt, and occasional raw oysters, of course.

  5. generalbottlewasher says:

    James and James should be in comedy. That was a hilarious setup and delivery . laugh out loud kind of funny.
    However, I could go along with the dope thing for pure anarchists delight if we did not have this matrix of the powers that should not be. The reality of controlling the masses by the ruling elite 101 includes from the time of the Pharaohs, alcohols, tobaccos, and drugs. Why believe they were worn down by social movements that the politician has to get in front off. If you want culture to want it ; than denie it to them. Either way they still control the game. Whether you believe you have won something over on them is part of the sad way we are manipulated at many levels. We are not able to think clearly and when it gets so bad you just want something to get you through, you need to wake up. They don’t drink and they don’t smoke dope. That’s one way they are able to win. Think about it. Lets party when we get a real victory so in the meantime call a spade a spade.

    • generalbottlewasher says:

      Thanks to herrqles, see The six priorities of global manipulation. By Victor A. Efimov. Lecture given to FSB.
      If I only new how to turn it blue…and it was so!

      • mik says:

        Generalbottlewasher, thanks for the link. Brilliant.
        This one goes to the same folder as James’ ‘How to herd your tax cattle’

        James E Pilato’s uncritical enthusiasm regarding weed legalization bothers me too. I’m not so concerned as Efimov is. I think both, Apollo and Dionysus should have a place in our life (I like them both very much). “Ratio” between two of them depends on individual preferences, but preferences have to be Discovered (not an easy task) by individual.

        And btw, what a perversion of language: Recreational use of marijuana
        (Yeee, recreation with drugs, recreation with e-sport……because being drugged is so sinful, apage Satana)

  6. LenZoo says:

    I do not intend to promote or so, but I did want to mention that because my wife is a Heinz ketchup junkie, I compromised with her in buying the “organic” Heinz ketchup. They offer it here in Germany and it costs a bit more. Sure, it’s another coin down the dragons den, but what would I not do for my sweetheart. I have tried tricking her with other brands, she noticed every time.

    • NES says:

      Boy, do I know what you’re talking about! No matter how good a product is ‘someone’, not naming names (my husband), wants what’s familiar over the better product. Oh well. As they say, there’s no accounting for taste! I refuse to buy bad food. I told him if he wants bad food he has to shop for it himself. That puts the breaks on most of his purchases.

  7. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Help get the word out
    With MLK Day around the corner, I have been commenting at different publications. I encourage other Corbett Report followers to do the same.
    The following is a rendition of the patter which I have been using…

    In December 1999 at a Federal Memphis Civil Court a jury of 12 found that the government had conspired to assassinate Martin Luther King, Jr.
    The transcripts of the trial are on the King Family website.

    Dr. William F. Pepper, a personal friend of Martin, was the attorney for the King Family in this trial.
    The updated story can be found in this April 2017 interview by James Corbett with Dr. William Pepper.

  8. NES says:

    One of the best episodes, EVER.

    I’m was so impressed with the wall battery makers. Wow. They are doing amazing things. Also, loved the Big Food report. It’s good to see that the public has been waking to the facts and voting against Big Food. What a sad, sick and embarrassing campaign they signed on for, too. OMG. In a sick way the ads reminds me of the “Reach Out and Touch Someone” telephone campaign of old.

    AND, Corbett! What a declaration about the nature of capitalism–what it is and is NOT. Loved that comment. Agreed! Each person votes everyday. So know that you vote with every choice you make and every dollar you spend on that choice. Corporations know one thing: no money–no business. I make this comment too much these days. No one is holding a gun to your head to eat bad food, buy bad products, watch bad internet sites and the list goes on. STOP IT! STOP IT! STOP IT!

  9. mik says:

    “What a declaration about the nature of capitalism”

    Nature??? Describing the nature of something so complex in few sentences?

    Economic activity of people is driven by supply/demand. This is dynamic process, not just in one instance of supply/demand, or just in one class of supply/demand, but also when observing chains of supply/demand.

    Snapshot is not a film.

    • john.o says:

      Thanks, mik. I often hear the usually profoundly analytical and careful James Corbett get sloganistic and not very thoughtful when it comes to the dialectical binary:


      This is complicated for me because I have learned much from James on both topics, and have enormous respect for what he is doing here. I am also not above feeling responses inside myself that are reactive in nature, when certain topics around money and power are broached, so I have considered how to refine my critique beyond those, and get to the essence of what bothers me. This is my attempt to state it as plainly as possible in a few words. What I hear, admittedly oversimplified for effect, is something like this:

      SOCIALISM: Bad! Why? It is an attempt by some to control others. How do we know? History. Those who advocate it are woolly thinkers who fail to notice that it always ends up as a tool of oppression in ACTUAL history and actual human psychology, both of which stupid socialists ignore, while they preach a theoretically liberating socialism that has never existed anywhere in practice.

      CAPITALISM: Good! How do we know? We can ignore history, (in which all capitalism everywhere has been connected to slavery, usury, war etc. and the “right” to conduct them) and simply concentrate all our freedom loving smarts on an IDEAL capitalism that we can imagine somewhere in a future society, in which everyone starts trading freely in a “free” market, which has never actually existed anywhere, but let’s move on. We need not mention that ALL ownership everywhere presently starts at the point where the wars of capitalist slavery have left each of our families, nor mention the possibility of removing, as a group, the sacred “property” of any individual. That would be stupid socialism. Rather, we shall lecture people that, really, this system exists not because of systematic historical violence, but because the stupid plebe consumers just don’t smarten up, make different purchasing decisions and acquire assets instead of assuming liabilities in the matrix they have created for themselves.

      • mik says:


        obviously you haven’t read all commentaries here. Also, it is quite probable that I haven’t expressed myself good enough because of language barrier. Certainly I had no intention to have debates of this type. Particularly debates conducted in a way you started, because it is pointless.

        Read this story
        Video proposed by Generalbottlewasher is also excellent.

        So let me dissect you commentary.
        First, you are absolutely confident you know the truth. Well, I’m pretty sure that when there is dichotomy that polarizes people so much, the truth is probably elsewhere.

        You are not using the same criteria when analyzing cases.
        In your analysis once history matters, once we should ignore history.
        Once we should consider a perfect instance of Idea, while in the other case we should consider an application of Idea.

        Is your analysis a kind of woolly thinking?

        And finally, I also have learned a lot from James Corbett and have great respect.

        • john.o says:

          mik, I wasn’t looking for a debate. The only thing I think I KNOW is that there has never been any actual historical manifestation of capitalism, in any meaningful modern sense, ever, that has not, in historical REALITY, been mixed with war, slavery and usury. (I would add theft.)

          If you know one, I am all ears.

          I live on a continent of 500 million non-anarchists and on an island surrounded by increasingly desperate crazy people and a bunch of cops and soldiers armed with weapons no cops or soldiers have ever had before in history.

          What happens when, “one hundred anarchists are stranded on an island paradise” does not interest me much.

          That was kind of my point.

          • mik says:

            You disappointed me. You are treating me like a person that is not worth talking with. I feel like I’m talking to “normie”.

            Are my feelings substantiated?

            I showed you drawbacks in your reasoning. No response.

            I posted a link to ‘Hundred anarchist’ article that might show you a perspective that is related to the issue. You dismissed it with dubious arguments.

            Most of the people here are also concerned with currents state of affairs. James said many, many times, it’s not about concrete people nor about events. It’s about Ideas.

            I’m sincerely telling you, I’m not interested in winning debate.
            If we won’t try to understand each other we won’t get anywhere.

            • john.o says:

              mik, I apologize for what looks like a misunderstanding, but I think language might be a problem. I am certainly not dismissing anybody, even “normies.”

              You say you showed me drawbacks in my reasoning. I think you mean:

              “You are not using the same criteria when analyzing cases.
              In your analysis once history matters, once we should ignore history….Once we should consider a perfect instance of Idea, while in the other case we should consider an application of Idea.”

              But that is not me. That is exactly my point about James. In my opinion this is what I hear him (and many others) do. He/they contrast the realities of Socialism in history to the benefits of a pure Capitalism that has never existed, except as an imaginary future in their minds. (I am exaggerating slightly for effect, but not much.)

              In my opinion, and I do NOT know everything, but in my opinion, this looks like classic ideological thinking. Everybody does it. Religions love to contrast the reality of an opponents’ behavior to the idealized image of one’s own saints in heaven. In my opinion I hear James doing similar things with economics.

              I this episode, as I recall, he dismissed a critique of capitalism (which admittedly sounded lame) with a speech on the “true nature” of capitalism = consumer choice.

              Things run a little deeper than that, in my opinion.

              And James’ sermon on the pencil, which ignores the brutal historical realities of that little marvel, and his lectures on things like the minimum wage and net-neutrality, all of which I AGREE with, in the end, as policy, but these, to my ears, show some very real misunderstandings of the way the world actually works and the difference between economics on paper as discussed by bright young men, and economics lived by real people in history.

              My intent in laying this out as a dialectical binary: SOCIALISM BAD, CAPITALISM GOOD, is because I believe, like the left/right binary, it is an impediment to clear thinking.

              • mik says:

                1.” I am certainly not dismissing anybody, even “normies.”


                “… stupid plebe consumers just don’t smarten up…”

                2. This is your reply to the drawbacks in your thinking I’ve pointed out:
                “But that is not me. That is exactly my point about James.”

                You are not even able to stand behind your words.

                You mentioned James three times in your latest commentary. Are you trying to get James involved in this discussion? I doubt you will succeed.
                Your writings are increasingly more trollish. Be careful.

                3. Stay away from me.

              • mik says:


                I just noticed, hahaha

                In your first reply to me you are selling me Orwell’s: past-future, present-past

                what a daring joker


  10. mkey says:

    Ah, the batteries. And misconceptions, going hand in hand.

    Going solar is great, isn’t it. It’s also very green. Were it not for the fact solar panel production is very wasteful and dirty. I’m not advocating against solar panels, but users should be aware.

    It’s also very interesting how far these LiIon cells have come, in terms of price/Wh ratios. Comparing to standard lead acid batteries, LiIon cells are about 75% more expensive, plus extra part and tool costs and work. Comparing to higher quality AGM lead acid cells, they are about 30% more expensive and should last (quite a bit) longer; neither will require any maintenance. These prices are valid for off the shelf products, as cheap as I could get them in my neck of the woods. I’ve seen deals on ebay for LiIon cells for less than a dollar a piece for large lots which would blow these price comparisons out of the water.

    One thing that supports lead acid batteries from the green perspective is the fact the material can be reused about 98%. The case is reused, lead is extracted from the sludge, even the acid can be recovered. Lithium is not reused that much, sadly.

    Obtaining large quantities of used cells is something I’d deem problematic to say the least. Price efficiency becomes dubious as cell prices are lowered and going with used ones is rather work intensive. If you can get them for next to nothing, I guess it’s a done deal but otherwise not so much.

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