Sunday, September 18, 2011

Just Another PDC Win

I just tied together a whole bunch of things I’ve studied over the last years.

In 8-80, Ron talks about how the difference in potential between various bands on the Tone Scale produce energy.  For example, the technology on this planet depends on the energy produced by Effort interacting with Matter.  He mentions that the interaction of higher bands produces more energy.

In my current lecture in the PDC, he mentions thetans being perceived as balls of light.  It occurs to me that theta, merely by interacting with MEST, would indeed produce energy, merely by the difference in potential.

That made me look at the concept a bit closer than I have before.

I know that what I perceive as “existence” is merely postulated.  That sight, hearing, et al, are merely my interpretations of postulating and agreeing (which is merely other’s postulates taken up as own).

Then I really tied the two concepts together!

“Glow” is merely a perceiving of the postulates of another!  We outflow postulates constantly, even compulsively (especially in this mad world).  Of course we “glow” in that perspective.

And that ties directly to the 8-80 datum.  The difference in potential between Beingness/Space (Tone 40) and Aesthetic (Tone 39 in 8-80) is such a huge, titanic, immense source of energy, that it can and does produce whole universes!

The degradation into the current MEST universe is from moving below Aesthetics to lower bands.

The “glow” is energy outflowing from theta as postulates.

I’m in a lower tone than 40.0.  (I like to think it’s about 7 or 8 currently.)  If I want to improve that, I need to cut my compulsive discharge of energy I’m creating by interacting with lower tones, definitely including 0.0 (pure MEST), and move closer to Space vs. Aesthetics!

I know that the only thing “wrong” with me as a thetan is I need to sort out my confusions on my own postulates and agreements.

This tells me how to know what to do with any given postulate or agreement.

It’s like GPS for my postulates!

And that ties it directly to ethics and the Code of Honor!  Whole new way to look at “Be true to your own goals,” and “Be your own advisor, keep your own counsel and select your own decisions.”  I now know exactly how to do those two things, without confusion or hesitation.  (Thanks again, Ron.  You explained it exactly the way I needed it.)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Google Censorship

I got a notification early this afternoon that AdSense was being removed from this blog because of “unacceptable site content”.

Their policy on this is at  The relevant portion, that I apparently violated, has this:

Sites with Google ads may not include or link to:

  • Pornography, adult or mature content
  • Violent content
  • Content related to racial intolerance or advocacy against any individual, group or organisation
  • Excessive profanity
  • Hacking/cracking content
  • Gambling or casino-related content
  • Illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia content
  • Sales of beer or hard alcohol
  • Sales of tobacco or tobacco-related products
  • Sales of prescription drugs
  • Sales of weapons or ammunition (e.g. firearms, firearm components, fighting knives, stun guns)
  • Sales of products that are replicas or imitations of designer or other goods
  • Sales or distribution of coursework or student essays
  • Content regarding programs which compensate users for clicking ads or offers, performing searches, surfing websites or reading emails
  • Any other content that is illegal, promotes illegal activity or infringes on the legal rights of others
  • Nothing in my content matches any of these rules, so I simply have to assume they’re upset about my negative post about their own competence. 

    They might possibly be able to stretch far enough to say that my comment about faking my browser version is “hacking/cracking content”, but I’m not sure that “compatibility mode” in IE 9 to make it emulate IE 8 really counts as hacking.  If they think so, it’s just more evidence of their alarming ignorance.  (You’d think someone at Google would know how to search online for information about subjects….)

    So, I have to view it as arbitrary retaliation for saying mean things about them.  No big deal, it’s not like I get enough hits on this blog for AdSense to actually make any money, but it is interesting in a “who knew Google had fascist tendencies?” kind of way.

    Of course, now that I’ve linked to something about AdSense, I’m in actual material violation of the rule about not linking to “Content regarding programs which compensate users for clicking ads or offers, performing searches, surfing websites or reading emails”, I guess.  Gotta laugh at that!

    (Actually, read the right way, linking to ANYTHING hosted or owned by Google at all is a violation of AdSense policy.  It’s obviously not what they intend, but it can be read that way!)

    Monday, September 12, 2011

    Blogger (Google Incompetence, the Sequel)

    Okay, by faking which browser I’m using, I was able to get into my account.  So it’s not just incompetence and being out-of-date, it’s also not being able to tell which actual browser is being used.  Hardly top-notch standards, from as big a player as Google.

    Google Incompetence

    I find it very interesting that I can’t sign in to my own blog on Blogger to administer the site and to moderate comments, because Google doesn’t seem to know how to handle their own cookies.

    The “help” page for it tells me I need to allow all cookies from and, which is, of course, a security issue and really, really stupid to do, but I did it anyway.  Didn’t help.  Not at all.

    So I looked at their detailed instructions, which are out-of-date (no instructions for IE 9 for example), which is just sloppy on their part.

    So, for the time being, I can post on my blog, but can’t administer it, till Google learns how to handle security for their gmail accounts and their own sites.  Possibly till someone at Google searches on Bing for “current versions of web browsers” or something like that.

    (Yeah, I’m getting a bit snarky about a multinational tech company that has huge, gaping holes in their idea of Internet security and computer security, and wants to enforce these holes on millions of other people.)

    This is the same company that keeps getting told that Android and Chrome have serious security holes, but they’re so far behind the 8-ball on it that they just can’t seem to catch up.  Let’s just hope they never catch up with Windows in popularity, because the resulting Android virus frenzy will make Slammer look like a mild annoyance.

    Sunday, September 11, 2011


    I recently engaged in a rather interesting discussion of philosophy, in an online forum.  (See some of the later pages to get to the juicy parts.)

    While writing some of the posts there, I had to really formulate for myself what I mean by “knowledge”.  I’ve got the LRH datum that “knowledge is certainty”, but I had to ask myself what I mean by it.  Certainty about what?

    After chewing on it for a little bit, I finally ended up with a definition that I really like: Knowledge is certainty in predicting outcomes.

    Which breaks down further into data, faith, and imagination.

    Data is part of knowledge since you need to know details to predict outcomes.

    Faith is part of it, because data that you don’t trust is less useful than data you can trust, and also because of postulated reality (postulated beingness and nonbeingness).  Both are critical factors in predicting outcomes.

    Imagination is critical to knowledge, because it allows us to know things that we haven’t experienced yet and that we aren’t just postulating.  This can be as simple as extrapolating reasonable outcomes based on probabilities, or as complex as working out detailed universes to postulate.  It ties to both faith (postulates) and data (extrapolation).

    Without all the Scientology education I’ve been through, I wouldn’t have been able to come to that conclusion.  And it’s a very useful definition of a critical concept.