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thinkspot Weekly Digest - July 14, 2022
In this issue of the thinkspot weekly digest, we have a wide variety of original art, poetry and music along with forum discussions and lively videos. We love what you’re creating! Thanks for reading, and we hope you'll check out some of the new thinkspot users you may not have discovered yet. #JoinTheConversation Machiavellian Postmodernism - The Aftermath of the Sokal Hoax… by Dr. Stephen HicksThis conversation took place on May 4, 2022, between Dr. Michael Robillard (The Patriot...
thinkspot Weekly Digest - July 21, 2022
In this issue of the thinkspot weekly digest, we have a movie trailer, several provocative forum discussions and lively videos. We love what you’re creating, and are especially interested in your written work, images, thoughtful discussions, and original audio and video content. It’s our goal for this digest to balance content from new-to-thinkspot users with the more established and popular contributors so you get a feel for the wide variety of thinking and creating on the platform. Thanks...
thinkspot Weekly Digest - July 28, 2022
In this issue of the thinkspot weekly digest, we have a wide variety of original art, poetry, and music along with forum discussions and lively videos. We love what you’re creating, and are especially interested in your written descriptions, images, thoughtful discussions, and original audio and video content. It’s our goal for this digest to balance content from new-to-thinkspot users with the more established and popular contributors so you get a feel for the wide variety of thinking and...
A Warning To Jordan Peterson
I do not want to write this. I have a great deal of respect for Doctor Peterson. If it was not for him, I would not be the man I am today. I would still be the lost, miserable, and resentful person I was before. I owe him a great deal.But I have to at the least attempt to warn you of what I am seeing within my fellow men, both in my personal life and on the internet:If unguided, the massive wave of masculine empowerment we are now seeing in American culture will result in the blind resentment...
thinkspot Weekly Digest - Aug 11, 2022
In this issue of the thinkspot weekly digest, we have a short story, a music video, several interesting forum discussions and lively videos. We love what you’re creating, and are especially interested in your written descriptions, images, thoughtful discussions, and original audio and video content. We'd like to encourage you to post your written content within the body of your thinkspot post, so people don't have to jump off the platform to read your website or other platform. You can add...
Empathizing with a mother's impossible choice
I just read Heather Heying's most recent Substack article presenting a mother's letter and was inspired to write this poem. I hope it can offer some comfort that there are many like me who feel for those struggling through these uncertain times.A mother's fear just shook my soulShe filled my thoughts with rage untoldare stories of the children whowe should protect but instead spewjustifications for inoculationsthat are "safe, effective, and protect the nation"How in the world are these claims...
thinkspot Weekly Digest - Aug 04, 2022
In this issue of the thinkspot weekly digest, we have a two short stories, original art, forum discussions and lively videos. We love what you’re creating, and are especially interested in your written descriptions, images, thoughtful discussions, and original audio and video content. It’s our goal for this digest to balance content from new-to-thinkspot users with the more established and popular contributors so you get a feel for the wide variety of thinking and creating on the platform....
On Learning to Keep My Mouth Shut
I had dinner with my twelve-year-old daughter alone last night. She’s the size of a ten-year-old, so it still surprises me when she says enlightened things. She told me there are things she can barely stand to think about because she can’t figure them out, like the concepts of forever and nothing. As she gloriously described her thoughts from contemplating these ideas, I tried to contain my excitement, but she was on to me. We talked about ’what is one?’ and nihilism and philosophers. We...
Is An Upcoming Global Famine Crisis...
Is An Upcoming Global Famine Crisis Inevitable?Will Cannibalism Re-introduce The New Red Meat In The 21st Century? “Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world.” – Henry Kissinger Unfortunately, Henry Kissinger’s famous quote is manifesting right before our eyes. It is this combination of elements at play that are causing the perfect storm. The food supply, energy and global currencies are all...
NATO — Most Dangerous Military Alliance on Planet
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (#NATO) and the arms industry that depends on it for billions in profits, has become the most aggressive and dangerous military alliance on the planet. Created in 1949 to thwart Soviet expansion into Eastern and Central Europe, it has evolved into a global #war machine in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America Africa and Asia...Flirting with Armageddon to profit the arms industry and carry out the futile quest to reclaim #USA global #hegemony is at best...
The "good fight" has failed!
The "good fight" hasn't stopped the far left, it has created the "group dynamics" that the far left claim existed in the first place.It's checkmate. The only "fight" is for individuals to get back to work, entrepreneurs to get back to building businesses, for individuals to get back to improving their own situation and helping those around them to improve theirs. Individuals built this western world, ideologues try to control it.They have only the control that we give them and here we are...
ST GEORGE IN RETIREMENT SYNDROME ft. Douglas...
STREAMDOWNLOADNFTWelcome back the esteemed DOUGLAS MURRAY to the MU!This week with a certified BANGER on the subject of the very real, very dangerous, very SAD and very WIDESPREAD disease...ST GEORGE IN RETIREMENT SYNDROMEIn which St George, after slaying the dragon and getting all the acclaim from slaying the dragon…might…MIGHT be tempted to… to go round the land! Finding MORE DRAGONS! MORE DRAGONS to slay! AND! There being a DEFICIT OF DRAGONS IN THE LAND…Might end up… swinging his word at...
What is education?
What is education? What is its purpose? These are questions I’ve been asking myself for a few years now. I am not exceedingly intelligent. To be honest, I’m likely just barely average. I had an average education, meaning I graduated as a B student knowing shockingly little about the world. i am raising five children. So far, some have been fairly intelligent and some are like me: just average. One struggled mightily with anything related to schooling. That child in particular is the reason I...
Marriage is disincentivized
QuickieLet's just take this on face value:After being married for 2 years, a Billionare's wife cheats on him with his friend, another richer Billionaire.The husband, betrayed by both wife and friend asks for a divorceShe sues him for 1 BillionSo, she is rewarded for her immoral behavior. Not only is she rewarded, but she is rewarded more than most people on this earth, to date, have ever been rewarded.And he is punished financially, more than most anyone, to date, for being harmed.Does this...
What Rippaverse Comics Says About the Comic...
Eric D July is a Libertarian Commentator who mostly addresses comic book culture on YouTube. His success led to him working on Glenn Beck's Blaze TV. Most recently, July decided to stop talking about what's wrong with comics and do something about it. He is launching his own comic book universe, the Rippaverse. Using a crowdfunding model, he is selling the first book, a graphic novel called Isom. For 35 dollars, you get a fully illustrated (meaning colored) 96 page book. He's calling it...
Protecting boys from sexploitation
Now here’s a funny thing. Take a look at this photo of the four people heading up Australia's Digital Platforms Regulators. The control of our county’s high tech online business is firmly in the hands of women. Not a skerrick of gender diversity to be seen. The cheerful long-haired blond is Julie Inman Grant, the powerful eSafety Commissioner whose 435 employees are beavering to keep our citizens safe online. The only problem is her cosy crew are devoting most of their efforts and $31m annual...
Rule By The Most Unwise – Very Progressive!
Rule By The Most Unwise – Very Progressive! Dear Friends,It seems to me, the unwise gleefully go where the wise know not to. The wise understand that no matter how wise, smart or learned they are, they are not qualified to make moral choices for others. The unwise, on the other hand, will use violence to force others to follow their moral dictates. Since they don’t know any better. The society we live in has become one where the wise know they will be set upon for speaking up. The...
19 Habits and Principles on Peak Performance...
The Age of Liars
ElonedLast night Tesla's earnings and recent stats were announced for the quarter. Among the information presented was his selling of bitcoin- 75% of it around 29K.Now, I know that he had circumstances he had to deal with. He probably needed the money. BUTHe had said that he would hold onto bitcoin.“If the price of bitcoin goes down, I lose money. I might pump, but I don't dump. I definitely do not believe in getting the price high and selling or anything like that,” Musk said. “I would...
Short Story Contest Entry -- "When The Devil...
When the Devil Stole the Bowler’s Bride A long time ago, in a land far away, a common tradesman’s bride vanishes on the day of their wedding. He must use all his wits to find her and risk everything to win her back. “Your bride’s stolen,” said innkeeper Farnham. Aelfric Bowler’s left leg ceased pumping automatically at the pole-lathe’s pedal-lever, which pulled the leather thong looped around the workpiece, turning it. His sharp bowl-maker’s gouging tool had cut long...
Meta [FB] Issues Sanctions
As per, FB stacks up so-called breaches & sanctions against users with its algorithms. It alleged I was in breach with some comment I made but wouldn't specify exactly what I said which triggered their typical crushing & compounding punishments. A big tech company actually believes it can monopolise free speech & dictate to humans what is or isn't acceptable to a human being with a voice.There's no viable appeal process, it is a monologue & FB gets the final say, every single time.I hate FB...
Whose Story Is This, Anyway?
< We All Get The Story Wrong >The Triune God, Creator and Sustainer of the universe, must be amused when philosophers, celebrity psychologists, actors, televangelists and politicians invite God into their story.But, we all do this.Christians not only attempt to fit God into our own stories, but we often lack the self-awareness to realize that we sometimes have our stories wrong. We tend to place ourselves as the central characters of the Biblical narrative. We are David, facing the...
Question for Jordan Peterson, on the "Gentle...
Where does one draw the line between the gentle monster, and "turning the other cheek"?I spent most of my life "turning the other cheek" and it did not get me very far. Now I am adopting the opposite strategy. My parents tried to get me to do this years ago, but I was reluctant to be assertive and stand up for myself.What about allowing others to destroy what we have created, and destroying all hope for the future? Of course, I think that is inadvisable, but is that not "turning the other...
RIchard and Ophelia Go to Vegas
There he was; hung over, naked, spooning a woman and palming her very large breast. Given the size of the cupping, he was immediately aware that it was not Hayley he was pressed up against. They were lying on the floor of a Las Vegas Penthouse suite and the events that led to here were a blur. Oh, and he had on his wedding ring. He removed his hand from her boob and found her hand. That’s where he found Hayley’s ring. And suddenly he knew with whom he was in flagrante delicto. “Oh...
Acorn
Acorn | Watercolor, gouache, color pencil, pencil, and crayon on paper | 9x7.4 inches (23 x 19 cm)It was a blue morning. I sat on the bed for a while even though I was fully awake. It'll be over 100 degrees later in the day, and I have a doctor's appointment around noon. If I don't take Dingo out now, there be no time to walk with him safely. I didn't want to do anything. I was angry at nothing. Now I have another worry about walking. I sat there arguing with myself for 30 minutes. Finally, I...
Ayn Rand at *The Internet Encyclopedia of...
I wrote the article on novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand for *The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy*. “Ayn Rand” — revised Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy article – Stephen Hicks, Ph.D.I wrote the article on novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand for The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. My entry focuses on her ethical philosophy. The articles are periodically reviewed by encyclopedia’s editors and authors, and here is the...
Fascist Propaganda Media Is Using The Sandy...
Alex Jones is on trial in a defamation case launched by the parents of the children killed in the Sandy Hook shooting. Trials and other legal proceedings bore me so I won't go into details about the case. There's plenty of information available elsewhere if you want to learn about what is, in my opinion, a very biased and unfair trial against Jones. What I'm focused on today is the mind control disguised as journalism that is being forced upon the public. The Fascist propaganda news sites are...
Donald Douglas
After having, taken, a more personal turn on my thesis/research project. I find it fitting that now, both the subject of this blog and my project get to collide in an interesting way. That being the progressive era and aviation industry in its earliest forms. Coming out of the post-bellum period, one could argue that the rise of the populist party, would change the landscape of American politics and economics going forward. The growth of a more national sense of self flooded in from the...
If You Are Lost... --variant on short story...
If You Are Lost… BySean Valdrow He hurt her too badly. She had to go now. Her mind detached, round and round she went as she climbed the spiral stair of the decrepit mansion. The worn stone steps gave her passing sneakers slith-slith sounds. She ascended the stair despite the inside-pain, the deep hurt. Her right leg needed to do odd out-and-forward locomotion to ease climbing. She found her way to the top of the stair and turned right. She moved under a kind of autopilot, her...
Lessons from NY Philosophers, A Tale of...
I recently went to a philosophy discussion here in Rochester, New York centering around an introductory reading on Eastern philosophy. When my turn came to summarize my impression of the reading I mentioned the Computational Universe. Against my better judgment, I might add. This was a mistake. They play rough here in New York, rougher than in Minnesota at least. If you need any proof of this I refer you to the drivers. It’s no surprise then that when I mentioned the Computational Universe...
The Rope-dancer
In the shards of my fragmented soul I seeWicked faces of humanity grinning back at me.When unsought darkness, from chains, breaks free,Unmet selves come flying at me.Led by shadows own in trap or trance,Or even with conscious will perchance,I prowl with not one backward glance.Behind me, the devils gleefully prance.Spirits I hound with vigour anew;My better self with demons I imbueTo enter chasms descended by few,Where games of light and shade ensue.Down there, stolen riches gleamed,While...
The Problem with Data is the Datum
Data, as we all know, has become this thing where everyone accepts the data as fact.What no one ever seems to do is question those inputting the datum. If it is AI, well, it is artificial, and I will leave that right where it belongs; it is artificial. Please do not make me define that word, less to state it is unnaturally manufactured by its definition, in a word, fake.If it is a human entering the datum, it gets manipulated to give the individual's desired outcome. This has been proven time...
Beach Bumming and Higher Order Knowledge, Part 1
The philosophy I grew up with was one of discipline and hard work; hard work being the metric to be maximized. In this case I take discipline to be the cognitive resource which enables an individual to either do what they decided to do or not do what they decided not to do, regardless of their particular feelings after that decision has been made. Hard work then is the application of that resource, discipline, to some task or goal. Maximizing hard work means that one takes the path that...
Competitive Democracy and Community Democracy
Democracy is currently a competitive sport. It has teams, rules, and goals. It's winner-take-all, so the stakes are high. In many ways, sports are domesticated variant of warfare. Being a child branch, a competitive sport inherits many characteristics of its martial parent, especially in the case of competition-based democracy, i.e., where candidates compete.But democracy is not all about warfare, either. It has its own ideals that are purpose-built: o Consent of the governed o...
Politics Is Not A Game
“Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.” – Dwight D. EisenhowerI became a Libertarian recently in Warren County, Ohio because it was time to have skin in the game. Prior to 2020, I was politically agnostic. I had no strong opinion toward most political topics and I chose to refrain from voting, which I thought was responsible given my...
Chinese Inventions: The Compass, Gunpowder
China became wholly obsessed with race, ethnicity, and identity politics to a degree not yet realized in the present-day West; although thanks to the Theorists, we are well on the way.Chinese Inventions: The Compass, Gunpowder, ...and Critical Social Justice?I suspect that we might learn something useful regarding our own situation by understanding the evolution from Chinese “Critical Social Justice” to Chinese Communism more clearly.newdiscourses.com
Pity the Cowardly Lion
(I am composing on a mobile, without the text options available on the hi-res site, so please bear with it. I will use quotation marks in place of italics wherever necessary.)Let's call to mind the character of the Cowardly Lion in the classic film, "The Wizard of Oz," as portrayed with great aplomb by Bert Lahr. As you may recall, assuming we are all film buffs here, there is a scene in the film in which the Lion affirms his belief in "spooks." He squints his eyes and stomps his feet, quite...
20220719: Nose To The Grindstone
I'm working on a project and have been really putting my nose to the grindstone to get it done. I'm happy with the progress so far, the big test comes Thursday; so keep me in your prayers and wish me good luck! :-)
De la târnăcop și lopată până la doctorat
Pe când aveam 17 ani, în timp ce colegii mei din generală făceau liceul, eu m-am văzut într-o țară străină, înconjurat de circumstanțe care m-au împiedicat să-l termin. Dintr-un elev care mergea la olimpiade, premiant în fiecare an, devenisem ceea ce nu aș fi crezut vreodată: repetent și caz de abandon școlar. De acolo s-au născut traume care aveau să mă domine mai bine de un deceniu și au urmat vremuri încărcate de adversități care aveau să-mi aducă o infinitate de lecții în dar. Dar nu ne...
Sovereign vs Civilized
Magic mushrooms are the most powerful plant medicine in the world and have a very wide variety of uses, they are not only great for healing those who are sick, but also for enhancing those who are healthy. They are safe, natural, organic, non-addictive, and superior to pharmaceutical drugs, as all natural medicines are. They are highly effective for treating mental health issues, whether it is depression, addiction, or anxiety. They are also excellent for treating trauma, which is often the...
God is eternally unconscious. Devoid of the...
The blowing wind brings a rain to the dry desert; a salvation so intense, so beautiful, the animals weep, only begging to know whom they must thank.Is it the blowing wind that gave them their salvation? Is it the rain that pours the water of life?Or could it be the desert soil that turns the water to trees, and the trees to fruit and shade?The animals will never know. But after witnessing such beauty, they simply must give thanks to someone. Something. So they gave the beauty of salvation a...
The Biological Roots of Knowledge: Sin and...
We are, in a real sense, still a single-celled organism: we abide by the rules for which that unity came to exist, how it continues to exist, and what it means to exist. Autopoiesis is the term used for a self-making unity. From the very beginning there has been something which we can call the seed of cognition. This is how the organism is structurally and dynamically in relationship to the environment, and knowledge is how it has adapted to be better coupled, more resilient to variables. The...
Who Writes History?
Who Writes History?Dear Friends,It seems to me, the term, “the victors write the history,” is as pernicious as it is nihilistic. The adage doesn’t inform, it gives permission. Because lets face it, what is your stake in the troubles between Marius and Sulla? Our view of Roman history is from such a vantage point in time, that we can dispassionately examine their history, regardless of the winner of any engagement or war. Tamerlane conquered India and will always and forever be a villain. His...
TRUTH & JUSTICE - Marcus Aurelius & Akira The...
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20220727: Visits
My brother and his family are in town visiting (from Texas). I always enjoy visits from family and friends who are out-of-state: the kids seem to grow like weeds and it's always fun catching up. It seems that even though we have such modern communications like phone, texting, email, and even video conferencing, it's still a great thing being in person with those you love.
Teaching the teachers to be Woke
As part of graduation and certification requirements. Postmodern Critique of Liberal Education | Pope Lecture 2019 | Stephen HicksThis lecture took place at Clemson University on October 30, 2019. It was sponsored by The Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism, America's premier academic institution dedicated to studying the moral foundations of capitalism and a free society. Their YouTube channel is at: https:...www.youtube.com...
Our Unjust Legal System
Our Unjust Legal System Dear Friends,It seems to me… our court system is rotten to the marrow. I should think, even a corrupt court system would attempt to maintain the appearance of impartiality, but not ours. It has thrown off all vestments of justice, and now stands before us nakedly political, unjust and serving evil instead of good… very progressive! I could fill pages with examples where the US court system is obviously unjust but that would be redundant. Colbert’s news crew trespassed...
Lessons from NY Philosophers, A Tale of...
So why would one use this paradigm at all? Using language as a paradigm opens a bridge between science, religion, spirituality, philosophy, etc.., and in a way that can be made mathematically rigorous. You can view our scientific and religious understandings as languages, look for translations between them where applicable, and discern where their subject matters are truly different. Maybe there are magical mystical things beyond comprehension for which reason fails completely, and which...
The Sightless Ones
Would you stand at the final thresholdAnd into the blinding light behold? If all your perceptions the flames consume, Would you live sightless till new eyes bloom? If, to hold your ground you chooseAnd measured passions you'd fain refuse, Once more your eyes may fill with wonderAnd spasms of divinity tear you asunder. Seared by beams but unmoved I stood,Till much in me reduced to dead wood.New forms sprung forth in flashes whiteFor poets to confine lest...
20220713: Teething Pains
A national chain restaurant just opened up near me and my wife suggested we go there for dinner. The food was excellent (although I had to have my pork chops re-fired, you don't serve pork chops "medium"), the service... well, they tried. It was clear that the servers were learning a new system (to them) and all-in-all they were doing quite well. The managers on-duty obviously had worked at this chain's other restaurants and were nimbly helping the new staff along the way. At the end of...
Salmon and Dams Prosper in Harmony
This year's salmon run destroys the Democrat narrative!Washington salmon fishermen are practically giddy with excitement over the massive sockeye salmon return this year. We are having the “biggest Columbia River Sockeye Return since 1938”! The sockeye numbers are exciting, and signal a monumental victory that all environmentalists, tribal leaders, hatchery managers, and dam managers should be celebrating. By working together, these groups appear to be making great progress in salmon...
20220714: Fending For Myself
My wife is taking a short trip to visit family in the Midwest; leaving me to "fend for myself" (and the dog). She texted me from the airport and I responded But...who'll feed me? I like to poke gentle fun at myself as it makes her laugh and feel less nervous about traveling. I'll be fine... and yes, the dog will get fed and walked too! :-)
20220723: Season Three, 30th Episode!!!
The thirtieth episode of Season Three of my video podcast, "The Integrated Man", is now out! The episode is entitled: "S3E30: Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation, Setbacks, And Overcoming Adversity", where we look at the challenges of recovering from major surgery.Our sponsor, Egard Watches, has very kindly given us an exclusive offer of 20% off your order! The link is posted in the Description field under the video. For Thinkspotters (the Thinkerati) it's in the Media Content of my page....
20220726: Good Ol' Fashioned "Play"
Our dog is quite large (a Great Pyrenees at 85 lbs. and still growing) and can't really play with small dogs. Our friend brings her Rhodesian Ridgeback over every now-and-then and they play and play: Tug-of-war with a rubber grip toy, chasing each other around the sofa, finally we have to let them out back where they chase each other around the yard. They then come back in and collapse on the floor panting. It's quite refreshing and a stress-reliever to watch them have so much fun at play....
How to build a hydrogen bomb (in three easy...
Back to Belief. Belief is the action of the mind that does not know. It is not the action of a mind that knows. You might say it is the action of the mind that wants to know. When we believe, we accept the truth of something in a propositional way, or provisionally, or temporarily, so that we may then test the particular assertion. Belief is an utterly disposable thought which cannot be long maintained in the absence of confirmation without becoming a mere delusion. When it is used properly,...
20220715: Over And Done With
I try to follow a Christian understanding of humility, non-judgementality, and respect for everyone's challenges. Yeah, over and done with that! These people (I won't say who) are obviously using that against me and their imbecility is now recognized for what it is: not a natural challenge that they were born with but a conscious choice to take advantage of the human capacity of others to give and care. It's "Atlas Shrugged" coming true 70 years later.
20220718: PT, Rehabilitation, Setbacks, And...
(Wow, long title): Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation after a major surgery can be very long and drawn out; and there are always setbacks and obstacles to overcome. We'll discuss in the next podcast...
A Win for Healthy Forests
Today’s topic is of vital importance to every county in Washington state that has Department of Natural Resource forest lands. The recent July 21 Washington Supreme Court ruling in Conservation Northwest v. Franz was a win for the DNR, schools, and the environment. What was this case about, and why is it so important?You may remember that many years ago, Washington State had a strong timber industry which created jobs and thriving communities. This industry produced sustainable and renewable...
20220717: Season Three, 29th Episode!!!
The twenty ninth episode of Season Three of my video podcast, "The Integrated Man", is now out! The episode is entitled: "S3E29: Suffer Fools", where we look at the difference between tolerance and being taken advantage of.Our sponsor, Egard Watches, has very kindly given us an exclusive offer of 20% off your order! The link is posted in the Description field under the video. For Thinkspotters (the Thinkerati) it's in the Media Content of my page. Otherwise, to watch click on VIEW CURRENT...
My Short Story in Bards & Sages!
Amazon - Bards and Sages Quarterly (July 2022)Bards and Sages Quarterly (July 2022) by Gregory Alan Burhoe, John Didday, Peter M. Floyd, Charlotte H. Lee, Susan Meyer, Carol Scheina, KT Wagner, Julie Ann Dawsonwww.amazon.ca022) "Z"Zor, Ruler of Earth" is a Sci-Fi comedy that's sure to make you laugh. 🙂 https://www.amazon.ca/Bards-Sages-Quarterly-July-2022-ebook/dp/B0B5JXRF9X/ref=sr_1_1#fiction #author #scifi #comedy #satire
Lessons from NY Philosophers, A Tale of...
In physics one way of making progress on a new phenomena is to treat it like something familiar and make adjustments from there. You use what’s already known as a descriptive language of what is new or unknown and see how far you can get, then add novel descriptions as needed - and hopefully minimally. Language, defined mathematically as a set of symbols together with formation rules, gives us maximal generality, any mathematical structure can be viewed through the lens of formal language,...
Dark Prince - Part Two
Music has played an integral role in the development of Jacqueline Hart Citizen Part One.One of our most influential musicians has been Atrey. Scroll on to find out why --> You can find out more about @atrey_tm in the links below: https://atreythetaste.bandcamp.com/https://open.spotify.com/artist/73S1zHIBGAuJyjdDIEELqw?si=8imEVL7xQ_ydvavWQw5NAw
20220722: Muscle Memory
Muscle memory isn't about your muscles retaining "thoughts", it's about the brain learning about repetitious behavior and mapping these to "memory" so that future actions are more automatic. Muscle memory makes you faster and more efficient in doing tasks over and over but it can also have negative effects when you need to move or act contrary to the muscle memory.
20220720: Traveling
Traveling to handle a project I'm working on - pray for me and wish me luck! :-)
The Work in Progress
Hell was catapulted into our senses from a visage not quite understood. This engulfing panorama and the reek of sulphur descended from some other plane like a sizzling of synapses in a drug induced debauchery. The smell of body odor, sweat and underarm-like smell, the heat of a campfire on the skin of the face, the nausea like that at an aircraft cabin’s manufactured pressure and air. All of this, and much more affected Santa Gloria and myself. The sum total felt like being engulfed by a...
20220716: Forcing Your Hand
To force someone's hand is to get them to act or speak prematurely or unwillingly or to do something they weren't otherwise inclined to do. For me, it's come to this: the actions of others is forcing my hand to speak out about the insanity that is now going on in this world beyond "normal" levels. I'm generally inclined to be quiet about this as I have a deep respect for the dignity of every person to have their own opinion and speak about it. But, like the child in "The Emperor's New...
20220731: Season Three, 31st Episode!!!
The thirty-first episode of Season Three of my video podcast, "The Integrated Man", is now out! The episode is entitled: "S3E31: Upon Further Review", where I review the original concept for The Integrated Man.Our sponsor, Egard Watches, has very kindly given us an exclusive offer of 20% off your order! The link is posted in the Description field under the video. For Thinkspotters (the Thinkerati) it's in the Media Content of my page. Otherwise, to watch click on VIEW CURRENT PODCAST at my...
Que devez-vous savoir sur la dépannage auto ?
Possédez-vous ou exploitez-vous une voiture dans la région de Paris en France ? Si vous ne l'avez pas déjà fait, vous aurez sans aucun doute besoin d'un atelier de réparation automobile digne de confiance à paris à l'avenir.Les services de réparation automobile inspectent les dommages causés à votre voiture et la réparent en conséquence. Votre véhicule peut nécessiter des réparations pour diverses raisons. Un accident peut laisser votre voiture avec d'innombrables bosses et égratignures. La...
Mobile Disasters
Mobile Disasters Dear Friends,It seems to me, whenever I listen to the expert class explaining why the world is so bad, all I hear is a half wit whining, “I shot myself in the stomach, three times… and its all your fault!” They set there, with nit brows and knowing looks, and claim that the Strategic Petroleum Reserve release is holding down the price of gasoline, even though it is going to China, and without fear they could be asked, “What happens when the SPR runs out in a few months?” Even...
We are more unified than we believe.
"I cannot say anything which hasn't already been said before. I cannot dream for that which my neighbors' neighbor hasn't also imagined. Even if we all thought the same, how would we ever communicate it?" - Forgotten men, with forgotten words
20220721: 580/24
My project required me driving a total of 580 miles in less than 24 hours! Ugh, but it was worth it. Price of gas is coming down a little bit, but still tough to bear... :-)
Short Story Contest Entry -- "The Zombi...
TheZombie ShipwreckHeist Synopsis:The stoolie stashed the thumb drive in the kid’s ship model. The boss needs it back and sends in the Mook. “I seen him do it, boss. Stuffed it in the kid’s toy ship. It’s on the kid’s desk in a clear plastic box. Right next to the window. Eazee-peazee, muh neezee.” The boss did not question Finn or wonder why that rat-faced stoolie Finn had been following would dump the thumb drive in such a strange way while being tailed. It was just the kind of...
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Bourgeois Overproduction and the Problem of...
"A society can only handle so much of a bourgeoisie. It's going to be a breeding ground for resentment, envy, hate, and hot takes that are going to start dragging society down at the level of the means of cultural production." -James LindsayBourgeois Overproduction and the Problem of the Fake EliteIn this episode of the New Discourses Podcast, James Lindsay walks through the idea of elite overproduction to focus in on the operant problem that it leads to, bourgeois overproduction, and posits...
20220724: Paying The Price
My wife begged out of the weekly trip we make to the national "warehouse" store for groceries. No problem, I tell her; I can handle it alone. I then proceeded directly to the nearby restaurant that we like before hitting the store. I left all the receipts (store, gas, restaurant) on her bathroom sink like I always do and she noticed the one for the restaurant and tried to complain. She quickly realized that if she had gone with me to the store, she would have enjoyed the restaurant as...
PARENTAL GUILT TRIPS! Rapidfire Philosophy!
Philosopher Stefan Molyneux takes on donor questions on a powerful livestream 31 7 2022Please help support the show!www.freedomain.com/donatehttps://rumble.com/v1eb95z-parental-guilt-trips-rapidfire-philosophy.html
20220801: Double Entendre
We seem to love double entendres. That there can be a very obvious "plain" understanding, but also a very devious (usually sexually derived) second understanding gives us great joy that we are somehow let in on a secret. Usually the second understanding is as obvious as the first understanding, but that doesn't seem to diminish the fun. The English comedian and TV star, Benny Hill, was a master of the trade.
Prison
20220805: Frustration
Frustration is a feeling or emotion arising from an obstruction of a goal, usually because of reasons that are unknown, unusual, or appear to be more than mere coincidence or otherwise unreasonable. An example might be trying to get to work on time but your 20 minute commute takes 35 minutes even though you do not see any accidents, road work, or first responder activity. It can also build over time; an example may be that the work you do appears to be undermined or otherwise reduced or...
Poem: Befriending the monster
PC: reader's digestHumbled, I stumbleI let myself, first-For when you list my flaws,I‘ll likely name worseIf attention is precious-productivity too,My priorities can’t include fighting with you-Manifesting your monster, you bait for a biteBut the monster stays with you in darkness and lightHe visits us with you, I flinch as he grows-He searches but can’t find where my monster goesMy own monster’s quiet, he tends to retreatMy monster’s still learning a gentle defeatHumbled, I stumble-And soon...
20220725: Timeframe
The environmentalist says: "OMG! The temperature [in TIMEFRAME A] just went up 20 degrees (F)!" Says I: "Relax, the temperature in SWFL always swings from 60 to 80 from 2AM to 2PM, it'll swing back in 12 hours. We understand this cycle well."The environmentalist yells: "OMG!! The temperature [in TIMEFRAME B] just went up 100 degrees (F)!" Says I: "Relax, the temperature in Chicago always swings from -10 to 90 from January to July, it'll swing back in 6 months. We understand this cycle...
5 Reasons Custom Jewelry Makes the Perfect Gift
Buying your loved one fine jewelry is a classic way to show how much you care. More than an added sparkle or accessory, custom jewelry is a significant gift for your loved one. The best gifts are those with a lot of thought and love. Whether a new pair of small hoop earrings or a diamond pendant to pass down to future generations, custom jewelry is the perfect sentimental keepsake for all occasions. Here are five reasons why it makes the best gift.1. Custom Jewelry Tells a Story Fine jewelry...
20220728: Out-The-Window
Well, my schedule/plans are out-the-window, but in a good way. My brother is visiting from TX and my daughter is flying in from WA; I have a video podcast to write, record, edit, and post, and we have plans with my other kids this weekend. I don't mind; it's always good to see family that you haven't seen in awhile. :-)
Putting the Fun back in the fundamental
The road below the window is utterly silent for only two hours each day, between one and three A.M. It is a state highway. Not an interstate highway, where we might expect the whoosh of passing cars and trucks to go without a rest, but a busy thoroughfare, nonetheless. Roads can be noisy. What do we call the noises roads make? Road noises. They rise and fall in awareness, like ocean waves breaking upon a rocky shoreline, though they are not as romantic to the discerning mind perhaps. To speak...
20220729: Triage Vs. Prioritize
When you have too many demands on you (and only so many hours in the day), you have to prioritize knowing that some of the demands may get addressed too late. This is similar to triage (medical care on the battlefield), where sometimes you separate-and-sort the injured for the limited resources at hand, knowing that there is a category of "they are going to die anyway". It's harsh, and grates on our ethics/morality; unfortunately, it is a reality we have to deal with.
The Washington Crime Clock
Did you see the Washington Crime Clock? It’s a visual representation of the crime rate in Washington for the worst offenses, and is on page 11 of the Crime in Washington 2021 Report from the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC). The Crime Clock shows there’s one crime against persons every five minutes. There’s one crime against society every 31.5 minutes. There’s one crime against property every 1.4 minutes. These numbers show clearly that Washington State public...
20220730: Who To Lean On
As I slowly emerge from a scheduling nightmare (mostly of my own making), I realize that in times like these, I rely on the patience and forbearance of family and friends. I'm very thankful.
The Washington Crime Clock
Did you see the Washington Crime Clock? It’s a visual representation of the crime rate in Washington for the worst offenses, and is on page 11 of the Crime in Washington 2021 Report from the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC). The Crime Clock shows there’s one crime against persons every five minutes. There’s one crime against society every 31.5 minutes. There’s one crime against property every 1.4 minutes. These numbers show clearly that Washington State public...
Where Do You Source News Reports, and Why Does...
Note that I've asked about reports, and not opinion, commentary, etc.This week I asked someone this question, and he gave me the name of a far right-leaning political pundit with a podcast. This would be akin to me getting all my news from the Rick Smith Show, I imagine (no offense to Mr. Smith).How do we know what we know? What difference does it make where and how we get our news?
Helping Someone Get Through a Stressful Event
Loss of a jobChanging jobsSeparation or divorceDeath of a loved oneMoving Serious illness or injuryThese are among life's most stressful events. Humans are remarkably resilient, and we're usually able to move through these transitions smoothly when we get the support we need.These are, however, unusually stressful days when we consider world events the last few years. The usual stress of daily living can become unbearable for many, as the added stressors of financial crises, sickness,...
Greedy for blessings
If Enlightenment were a virtue, it would be as Greed is a sin. Greed is the sin we most commonly accuse others of committing without ever finding it in ourselves. This is unfortunate because we cannot know what a sin is until we have found it in ourselves. If it is not there, it is nowhere else.Enlightenment is a virtue we praise others for having attained, but those very people we might praise do not generally make that claim for themselves. In fact, doubts would probably begin to manifest...
“Cruella” Kamala “de Vil” Harris, First...
Say what? Is Cruella Kamala being prepared and groomed to become the first female American President? While it would be fantastic to have our first female president of the United States reaching the levels that other countries have already reached, Cruella Kamala is not presidential material because her extreme corruption even surpasses her incompetence. This is what it looks like when someone is selected for a job/career/political position, in this case, the second highest office in the most...
Uhura is dead.
Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhura on 'Star Trek,' dies at 89Nichols broke ground and paved the way for Black actors in Hollywood as Uhura. Her castmate George Tak
Cain and Abel and the Vegan Metaverse
Yesterday a conversation I had on YouTube was disappeared by the dark overlords that controls our minds at this time in history.Now there was no offences in the conversation that YouTube deleted, no insults from either side, so I must assume that it was the subject, that the powers that be don't want us to speak about. Perhaps we should speak about it then as that probably means it is a threat to the total power of those who seek to control our minds and bend us to their will.I wrote a...
Absolutely Worth the Money: Crew & Axel...
Aren’t you tired of pumping your paddle boards by hand? You might want to switch to electric pumps since they are a superior option than manual pumps. Crew & Axel provides a high-quality electric paddle board pump that will take less than 15 minutes for you to fully inflate your paddleboard. Unlike the manual pumps where you have to spend time and energy blowing up your board, electric sup pumps can be simply plugged in to complete the job. Invest in a quality electric pump available from...
3 of the Best Paddle Boarding Spots Around NYC
New York City and the surrounding areas are full of paddle boarding opportunities. The city is a treasure trove of waterways ready to be explored on an inflatable paddle board. Of course, NYC’s waterways are also incredibly busy, so you have to be strategic about where you set off from shore. Regardless, there are plenty of spots that are completely safe while offering some jaw-dropping views no matter your SUP boarding experience level. Here’s a look at three spots around the Big Apple that...
20220808: Close Encounters Of The Covid Kind
My work sent me home (I can work virtually from home) since I had what the CDC states is a "close contact" with someone who just tested positive for Covid; and I have to quarantine for 5 days. It's almost like a free vacation - I can get up an hour later to be "at work" at the same time and my work rules change which makes it a lot easier. Of course, I have no symptoms and have tested negative. :-)
20220804: Emotional Energy
The emotional energy (or even, mental energy) required to get through all of the daily decisions you make can be sapped by one obstruction - for example, waiting on an expected response. This makes it more and more difficult to want to make decisions/move forward with other actions including working through problems that you are facing. Diet, exercise, and proper sleep can help a little but in the end, you have to face the reality that you are at a limit until something changes.