Welcome to Saturday's Potluck - 9-24-2022
“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
Tonight I am in a reflective mood, reading past writings on C99. Most fairly recent and an odd one I wrote 5 1/2 years ago are example/s of how our understanding of issues and definitions of specific language has been shifting.
TDS - the three letters get thrown around a bit in conversations today, usually as an insult. The first definition that comes to mind is Total Dissolved Solids - a measurement of particulate matter in water smaller than 2 microns. Then I got used to using Technical Data Sheets to evaluate products. Acronymfinder.com lists 125 definitions and none include the word Trump.
Dig a little deeper and the confusion increases.
Urban dictionary calls it Trump Devotion Syndrome in the search results and Trump Derangement Syndrome and both descriptions apply the abbreviation to Trump supporters.
Urban Dictionary: TDS
TDS is the acronym for Trump Devotion Syndrome. It's characterized by a singular willingness to serve criminals with the surname "Trump." Secondary symptoms include the following: edema of the heart and lungs, inflammation of the internal organs, chest tightness, and difficulty forming coherent sentences.
The actual page.
Trump Derangement Syndrome, is the unwavering adoration and devotion to a political leader, beginning with Donald Trump the namesake of the disorder, extending to other forms of leadership including presidents and rulers typically of a fascist or populist nature. While the name is meant to have pejorative connotations the actual condition is characterized primarily by behaviors found in in "cult of leader" or "cult of personality" scenarios.
Dictionary.com applies the insult to another group of people.
What does TDS mean?
TDS is an acronym for Trump Derangement Syndrome, a term applied to people who express deep loathing and fear of President Donald Trump. It’s usually used by Trump supporters for liberals.
It’s also used as a social-media hashtag in reference to the Tour De Suisse bike race. And, when it has a lowercase s, it’s used to abbreviate touchdowns.
Wikipedia tries to cover all the bases, everyone can be described or insulted.
Fareed Zakaria defined the syndrome as "hatred of President Trump so intense that it impairs people's judgment". CNN's editor-at-large Chris Cillizza called TDS "the preferred nomenclature of Trump defenders who view those who oppose him and his policies as nothing more than the blind hatred of those who preach tolerance and free speech". Pointing to previous allegations of Bush Derangement Syndrome and Obama Derangement Syndrome, Cillizza suggested, "Viewed more broadly, the rise of presidential derangement syndromes is a function of increased polarization—not to mention our national self-sorting—at work in the country today." Bret Stephens has described the term as something used by conservative groups whenever someone speaks out critically against Trump, regardless of political affiliation.
Political analyst John Avlon uses the term using a more generalized sense inclusive of positive emotions as well as hatred towards Trump, so that for example, TDS accounts for denialism about Trump’s defeat in the 2020 election, as a "political diagnosis" of people who "simply can’t accept the fact that he lost the election."
This new definition derogatorily describing the rabid nature of Trump followers rather than his deriders has been picked up by others and is now widely used.
Published a diary Jan 19, 2017 using the abbreviation TDS with a different meaning.
Patterns: The Deep State
There are few opportunities for the general public to see The Deep State (TDS), people they influence and tentacles that reach into industry, non-profits and federal agencies. Bernie, Trump, 9/11 and now are a few of the times we have been able to view TDS in real time. The power struggle between CIA, FBI, Department of State and Pentagon has erupted into a non compliant public. I don’t think Congress is a major player anymore. NSA was probably created to try and squelch the power struggles of the CIA and FBI.
The current version of TDS is probably the one created by the Reagan administration. Described in the article, The Armageddon Plan, as method to survive a nuclear war with the USSR which morphed into terrorists with nuclear weapons. The immediate actions following 9/11 were based on the drills Cheney and Rumsfeld had participated in during the Reagan and Bush I years.
Lookout highlighted a video last Sunday with a group of physicians changing views on improving health. This information has been available for years and the doctors still do not understand the full complexity, but it is a beginning. Most fact checking sites will explain the information presented is quakery.
They are missing carbs in the diet is important for some people to maintain control in diabetes. They provided no warnings to anyone taking treatments for diabetes should not make major changes in their diet without working with their health professionals to avoid life threatening low blood sugars.
Edit: If taking medication which effects blood pressure either as direct treatment or side effect monitor for changes. Include a check for orthostatic blood pressure problems. A couple sites with directions Science Direct and WikiHow. A major contributor to falls.
From humphrey last night update on Ukraine. From the expressions on Judge Napolitano he is having a hardtime processing some of the information Scott Ritter is presenting a truths.
The awareness keeps growing.
US military using tool that captures '93% of the internet' - senator Russia Times Sept 24, 2022
Multiple branches of the US military have bought access to “petabytes” of American citizens’ private online data via a tool called Augury, giving them access to an almost omniscient set of data points, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) claimed in a letter to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) on Wednesday.
The alleged data trove includes an individual’s email communications, browsing history, and other behavioral information, all on demand and without a warrant,
As a general rule I am anti nuclear energy as an alternative energy source. The waste problem needs to solved. Not simply burying waste out of sight, keeping spent fuel rods in waste ponds or creating weapons. So is this a partial solution for the accumulated waste around the world?
Russian Nuclear Reactor That Uses 'Innovative' Fuel Goes Into 'Full Power Mode' Sputnik News Sept 23, 2022
On September 22, Unit 4 of the Beloyarsk Nuclear Power Plant in Russia reached 100 percent capacity for the first time.
According to the Atomic Energy web portal, the entire active zone of the BN-800 fast breeder reactor at Unit 4 has been fully switched to mixed oxide fuel (or MOX fuel for short) made from plutonium dioxide, which is made from reprocessed fuel rods used in standard VVER pressurized water reactors, and depleted uranium oxide made from reprocessed byproducts of the uranium enrichment process.
The use of MOX fuel essentially brings the entire Russian nuclear industry a step closer to a “new technological platform based on the closed nuclear fuel cycle,” drastically increasing the fuel base of the nuclear power generation sector and further minimizing radioactive waste, the portal suggests.
For the next few weeks until the end of irrigation and harvest season my time and energy is limited. The table is set with the main dish - salads and deserts are up to C99 members - have fun.
What is on your mind today?
edit - add text on blood pressure monitoring