INSPIRATIONAL: Where the WuFlu is concerned, we all should question every hypothesis with integrity

https://www.reddit.com/r/YouShouldKnow/comments/mnvm6n/ysk_everyone_can_be_a_scientist/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3

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YSK: Everyone can be a scientist

Why YSK: Getting an advanced degree in a scientific discipline does not automatically make one a scientist, nor does the absence of such a degree exclude one from making significant contributions to science.

When new evidence demands it, a scientist must be able to question every hypothesis. A scientist’s acceptance of idea must be based on measurable, repeatable findings, which the scientist must disclose with total integrity.

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Where the WuFlu is concerned, we all should question every hypothesis.

And the integrity of EVERY politician and bureaucrat who pontificates about it!

Masks?  Rejected — just like chain link fences can keep out mosquitos.

Lockdowns?  Rejected — Stupidly delaying the onset of herd immunity.

RNA “vaccines”?  Rejected — Absurdly untested genetic engineering.

“Vaccines”? Rejected — these are NOT what we know as vaccines.

Mask compliance? Rejected — it is about “control”; not health.

Argh!

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INSPIRATIONAL: How little we know!

A New Force of Nature

An experiment two decades in the making has provided strong evidence that the current theory describing the universe’s fundamental forces is incomplete, suggesting the existence of a fifth force currently unknown to science. 

The experiments, carried out at Illinois’ Fermilab, focused on subatomic particles known as muons—basically fat but short-lived electrons. Magnetic measurementsconfirmed, with much higher precision, tantalizing previous 2001 results that the particles’ properties deviate slightly from theoretical predictions. Scientists think the anomaly may come from an unknown interaction with the quantum foam—a sea of virtual particles perpetually popping in and out of existence. 

The chance of a fluke was calculated at around 0.0025%. If correct, the finding may suggest physics beyond the Standard Model—the theoretical framework that describes all known elementary particles but still faces a number of challenges (like explaining gravity). 

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More evidence that humans know so little.

Maybe that should be the new norm for a know it all like me — muon — as in “Mooo on you dumb cow”.   Actually cows are probably smarter.

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INSPIRATIONAL: “… … most white people and ​b​lack people are awesome people”

https://nypost.com/2021/04/05/charles-barkley-rips-politicians-for-stirring-racial-division/

Ex-NBA star Charles Barkley rips politicians for creating racial division
By Mark Moore
April 5, 2021

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“​I truly believe in my heart most white people and ​b​lack people are awesome people, but we’re so stupid following our politicians, whether they’re Republicans or Democrats, and their only job is, ‘Hey, let’s make these people not like each other. We don’t live in their neighborhoods, we all got ​the ​money, let’s make the whites and ​b​lacks not like each other, let’s make rich people and poor people not like each other, let’s scramble the middle class.’ I truly believe that in my heart​,” he continued. ​

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Man, I love this guy.

Every time, I hear one of his pronouncements I am astonished at how much I agree with him.

If he runs for office, then I’ll vote for him.

At least, he has common sense and a good heart.

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INSPIRATIONAL: Universal Laws of Human Stupidity

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-five-universal-laws-of-human-stupidity

POCKET WORTHYStories to fuel your mind.
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We underestimate the stupid, and we do so at our own peril.
QuartzCorinne Purtill

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Law 1: Always and inevitably everyone underestimates the number of stupid individuals in circulation.

Law 2: The probability that a certain person be stupid is independent of any other characteristic of that person.

Law 3. A stupid person is a person who causes losses to another person or to a group of persons while himself deriving no gain and even possibly incurring losses.

Law 4: Non-stupid people always underestimate the damaging power of stupid individuals. In particular non-stupid people constantly forget that at all times and places and under any circumstances to deal and/or associate with stupid people always turns out to be a costly mistake.

Law 5: A stupid person is the most dangerous type of person.

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This explains how some “smart” people can be so “stupid”.

Wonder where I fall in this spectrum?

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INSPIRATIONAL: We know so little about the wisdom of the ancestors

https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/antikythera-mechanism

Ancient computer found in shipwreck decoded by scientists
A new model of the Antikythera mechanism reveals a “creation of genius.”
KRISTIN HOUSER
28 March, 2021

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Today, if you want to know when the next solar eclipse is going to be, you turn to Google. If you lived in ancient Greece, though, you might have used a device now known as the Antikythera mechanism.

Considered the world’s first analog computer, this marvel of ancient engineering used dozens of bronze gears to predict the positions of the Moon, Sun, and five planets, as well as the timing of solar and lunar eclipses.

Divers discovered the Antikythera mechanism while exploring a Roman-era shipwreck in 1901, but the ancient computer was in far from pristine condition—only about a third of it had survived the 2,000 years underwater.

Researchers have been trying to understand how the Antikythera mechanism worked ever since—and now, a team from University College London (UCL) may have finally cracked its code.

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“The classic astronomy of the first millennium BC originated in Babylon,” researcher Aris Dacanalis said, “but nothing in this astronomy suggested how the ancient Greeks found the highly accurate 462-year cycle for Venus and 442-year cycle for Saturn.”

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What we think of “history” is really just a jumble of maybes.

The further back we go in time — don’t forget those 300 years that may not exist — the less we “know” about these people.

Look at Oak Island, and that is another “wake up call”.

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INSPIRATIONAL: That poor skunk! Is us like us humans today?

https://ritholtz.com/2021/03/transcript-william-j-bernstein/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheBigPicture+%28The+Big+Picture%29

Transcript: William J. Bernstein
March 7, 2021 12:00pm by Barry Ritholtz
The transcript from this week’s, MiB: Bill Bernstein on the Delusions Of Crowds, is below.

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BERNSTEIN: So we have this evolutionary drive, that let me we lead this to over interpret things and the analogy I think that is best is that you know if you’re a skunk millions of years of evolution have told you that when you meet a large predator, you turn 180 degrees, lift your tail and spray.

And that’s you know, very, very functional and very useful in a state of nature. But in a semi urban environment where the biggest threat to your existence is a hunk of steel weighing two tons moving at 60 miles an hour, that is not a functional response and unfortunately that’s the world we live in today.

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Somehow I feel that “We, The Sheeple” are like that poor skunk being unable to adapt to the politicians and bureaucrats taking control of life.

Argh!

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INSPIRATIONAL: African grey parrots are “charitable”?

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/parrots-share-currency-help-their-pals-purchase-food-180973917/

Researchers taught African grey parrots to buy food using tokens. They were then paired up, one parrot given ten tokens and the other none. Without any incentive for sharing, parrots with tokens started to give some to their broke partners so that everyone could eat.

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Wow!

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INSPIRATIONAL: Think of “Big Pizza” hanging up the phones … …

https://ritholtz.com/2021/03/the-landscape

The Landscape
March 7, 2021 10:00am by Bob Lefsetz

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COMPLAINTS

Go nowhere today. They’re forgotten. And oftentimes there’s not even anyone to complain to, try tweeting Apple, it cannot be done! Your goal is to improve your own little life. You need to seek out your own answers. Google is your friend. When you don’t know something, immediately go to Google, don’t ask the purveyor, you just look dumb, they put in the effort, why can’t you? Same deal with tech help. Figure it out yourself, once again Google is your friend. This is a huge sea change between the past and the present and future, between the young and the old. If you need to call someone to fix your problem, forget it, you’re already history. If you’re complaining your product didn’t last, you’re forgetting that if it was available at all, in the past it was ten times the price and it doesn’t pay to repair it.

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I think this bit of realization is earth-shaking.

When I reflect on my efforts this week, I recognize this wisdom in my interactions:

  • Trying to get a vax appointment for an 81 year old with health problems is a giant waste of time.  And, the frustration of hearing that a healthy 21 year old girl got one with ease just sends me into a spiral.
  • Attempting to get my mortgage paid automagically from my bank into my credit union led to an inane email response from my credit union which was just a cut ’n’ paste from their help screen.
  • My ongoing fight about some doors with transparent “opaque” doors continues with a letter from my credit card company asking for more details. Argh!
  • My car tire has a slow leak that the dealer has “fixed” at least twice.  This morning the tire is nearly flat. I can’t just put air in it; it’s nitrogen.
  • Recently I showed up for an MRI, only to find out I need to prep for it.  No one eve mentioned that fact, but I did get two tests and two emails about Covid safety. Argh!
  • I got a bill for a recent ER visit.  What little that was itemized was for labs.  You know the ones that I asked for copies before I left the ER, was promised, but never received. When I called about the bill, I was referred to another number.  Voice mail!
  • Don’t ask about my gal pal’s ongoing frustration with Optimum.

In short, this snippet is insightful.

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INSPIRATIONAL: One man competes with sex traffickers

https://whowhatwhy.org/2021/01/09/ex-monk-takes-on-the-thai-sex-mafia/

JANUARY 9, 2021 | EDWARD GIRARDET
EX-MONK TAKES ON THE THAI SEX MAFIA

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We have selected Hartanto Gunawan as one of our Global Genevans. These are inspired individuals whose work or legacies represent key issues ranging from human rights and humanitarian concern to health and climate change as embodied by the worldwide “international Geneva” community. Photo credit: Global Geneva

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Hartanto now lives and works out of Wat Arun, or Temple of Dawn, an early 19th century Buddhist enclave from the reign of Rama II, which is located in the Thong Buri district of Bangkok. Overlooking the Chao Phraya River, this is where in 2007 Hartanto established the Wat Arun Rajvararam Community Learning Centre (CLC) to train teenage high school graduates as nurse assistants. The one-year course is aimed at susceptible girls from poor families, but also orphans, who are the ones most likely to be taken by the traffickers.

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Hope he becomes even more successful in his mission.

Wish there was a way to contribute to his efforts.

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INSPIRATIONAL: A lesson from a TV quiz show

The other day I was watching the end of the “Price Is Right” — yeah I know “vast wasteland” blah, blah, blah — and I forged myself a “moral lesson” out of it.  The one contestant won both showcases with a bid that was only off by 150$.  It’s a rare event when that happens.  And I immediately thought … … …

 

… … … if it was me, I’d have given the “loser” her showcase.

 

Maybe I’m naïve, but what a lesson in … … something … … “good karma”?

 

After all what does one need with TWO cars when you can spread such joy?

 

Guess I’m just naïve.

 

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INSPIRATIONAL: Groundhog Day — a deeply Catholic movie

https://sjatabletalk.typepad.com/my-blog/2014/01/movie-groundhog-day-a-deeply-catholic-movie.html

Jan 23, 2014
MOVIE | Groundhog Day (a deeply Catholic movie)

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Groundhog day with Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell is on many peoples Top 10 favorite movies of all time.  But who knew that the movie has deep philosophical and Christian themes – in fact, it is a very Catholic. 

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The movie, the article went on to observe, “has become a curious favorite of religious leaders of many faiths, who all see inGroundhog Daya reflection of their own spiritual messages.” A professor at NYU shows it in her classes to illustrate the doctrine of samsara (the endless cycle of rebirth Buddhists seek to escape), while a rabbi in Greenwich Village sees the film as hinging on mitvahs (good deeds). Wiccans like it because February 2nd is one of the year’s four “great sabbats,” while the Falun Dafa sect uses the movie as a lesson in spiritual advancement.

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No secret this is my “favoritetist”movie.

The more the story unwound, the more engulfed I became.

I can see how it “grabbed” others.

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INSPIRATIONAL:Watch – Trump: Far-Left’s ‘Goal Is Not a Better America, Their Goal Is to End America’

Trump: Far-Left’s ‘Goal Is Not a Better America, Their Goal Is to End America’

Source: Watch – Trump: Far-Left’s ‘Goal Is Not a Better America, Their Goal Is to End America’

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I think he is correct about that!

That doesn’t make me “fan”.

But in the upcoming election — barring some “October Surprise”, I don’t see how anyone can NOT pick the lesser of two evils.

Sigh.

How about ranked choice voting?

While I’m wishing: term limits for politicians and bureaucrats!

Argh!

“We will not go quietly into the night!
We will not vanish without a fight!
We’re going to live on!
We’re going to survive!”
Today, we celebrate our Independence Day!

https://www.americanrhetoric.com/MovieSpeeches/moviespeechindependenceday.html

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INSPIRATIONAL: Inside Japan’s Highly Effective Lost and Found System | Mental Floss

What prompts the Japanese to be so diligent in handing over items? Respect. Children are taught in school that returning belongings to police is part of their civic duty. It’s also law. The Amended Lost Property Act of 2007 mandates that lost items be turned over to authorities if the owner can’t be located. The same law also enforces a reward that’s a percentage of the value of the item if it’s reunited with its owner.

Source: Inside Japan’s Highly Effective Lost and Found System | Mental Floss

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WOW!  This is something that “we” should import to the USA.

“Finders keepers; losers weepers” is the paradigm for the USA.

(Wonder why this was never addressed in Catholic grammar school that I attended?  I remember other moral lessons.)

“Catholic school taught them that it was their obligation, and could even be a mortal sin, if you didn’t use all your talents to the greater glory of God.” — “Chapter Fifty — Samaritans going to Jericho / Monday November 5, 1962 – Church Day + 17 (continues)” CHURCH 10●19●62 Volume 1 Page 296

Perhaps it’s not to late to change that to Finders returners; losers grateful”?

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[Josh Blackman] The Houston Astros Cheating Scandal and Legal Education

Mike Barry , the Dean of the South Texas College of Law, sent an insightful message to the students and faculty concerning the Houston Astros cheating scandal . With his permission, I reproduce it here. — I long have been a fan of baseball.

Source: [Josh Blackman] The Houston Astros Cheating Scandal and Legal Education

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First, culture starts at the top. Many of you will run your own law firms. Others will rise to prominent positions in government, the judiciary, business, and the legal community. And, regardless of the role you find yourself in, you will be a leader for, at the very least, your clients and your staff. You will set the tone for those who work for you and who work with you.

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If the manager – their on-field leader – had told the players to stop, they would have done so.  When you are a leader, your action – or your inaction – speaks volumes.  What you tolerate, you teach.  What you condone, you own.  Every leader must set not only a culture of ethical conduct, but must identify and eliminate behavior that deviates from that standard.

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A wise admonition to all Information Technology executive, especially those in Information Security and Disaster Recovery.

I’ve worked in and gotten “downsized” for expressing a factual opinion that the top leadership was being mislead as to the organization’s capabilities — to resist being hacked, the capabilities / capacities of new systems, as well as the organization’s ability to recover from a catastrophic failure.

Sure, being downsized stung.  But I went to Catholic school, where I was taught a standard — would your Mother be proud of you for what you’ve done.

In my book, I observed that “Catholic school taught them that it was their obligation, and could even be a mortal sin, if you didn’t use all your talents to the greater glory of God.” — “Chapter Fifty — Samaritans going to Jericho / Monday November 5, 1962 – Church Day + 17 (continues)” CHURCH 10●19●62 Volume 1 Page 296

Can’t say I’ve always met that standard, but I’d like to think, that more often than not, I did.

It seems that we’d have a much better world if politicians, bureaucrats, and everyone observed that.  John Wooden said: “The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.”

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INSPIRATIONAL: Seems like it always comes back to the same thing … … …

http://highexistence.com/self-help-minus-bullshit/

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1)  If you CONTROL YOUR MIND, you CONTROL YOUR LIFE.

This is the foundation of every success theory ever written. It’s the “eat healthier; exercise more” of self-help. It’s also where most people fail, because the mind is a fickle, petulant child that hates discipline. To clarify, “control your mind” means…

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Doesn’t it always?

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INOVATION: Seven points to help yourself

http://highexistence.com/self-help-minus-bullshit/

The 7 Universal Life Lessons Contained in Every Self-Help Book Ever Written

As Jon Stewart once said, “Bullshit is everywhere.” It stinks up politics, news, TV, school, religion, and of course, many self-help books.

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1)  If you CONTROL YOUR MIND, you CONTROL YOUR LIFE.

2)  FOCUS YOUR THOUGHTS in order to CONTROL YOUR ACTIONS.

3)  Controlling your mind takes PRACTICE EVERYDAY.

4)  Goals are useless unless you create SUCCESSFUL DAILY HABITS to achieve them.

5)  Results TAKE TIME.

6)  BLAME NOTHING.

7)  DON’T BE AN ASSHOLE.

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Interesting list.

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INSPIRATIONAL: International Holocaust Remembrance Day, lest we forget!

https://nypost.com/2018/01/20/why-this-holocaust-survivor-still-wears-his-concentration-camp-uniform/

Why this Holocaust survivor still wears his concentration camp uniform
By Doree Lewak
January 20, 2018 | 4:17pm | Updated

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Ed Mosberg’s hands stay steady as he slips into the striped cotton jacket and matching cap — an outfit identical to one he was issued 75 years ago, as a prisoner of the Plaszów concentration camp in Poland.

Although it brings back unspeakable memories, the 92-year-old occasionally dons the uniform, “so people remember [the Holocaust] happened. When I wear the uniform, they know,” Mosberg told The Post.

He still wears his original number plate — issued by camp guards as a way to dehumanize Jewish prisoners by taking away their names — every day. It’s now strung on a gold bracelet to replace the wires that once covered his wrists during his four years of hell.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which commemorates the 1945 Soviet Red Army liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, is on Jan. 27. But the Morris Plains, NJ, resident explained that, “For me, every day is my Holocaust Day.”

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We forget at our own peril. Only a Gooferment can exterminate human beings on such a horrific scale. 

To the “deniers”, this man’s, and other’s, testimony, puts them to shame.

To those who would deny anyone’s humanity, or human rights, regardless of which minority they belong to — and we are ALL a minority in some way or another — just needs to see the logical result of their stupidity.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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INSPIRATIONAL: Why was MLK assassinated?

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-15/ron-paul-who-killed-martin-luther-king-and-why

Ron Paul: “Who Killed Martin Luther King… And Why?”
by Tyler Durden
Mon, 01/15/2018 – 15:45

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Martin Luther King, Jr.’s own closest advisors begged him to avoid focusing on the Vietnam war.

It will alienate President Johnson, who is doing so much for the civil rights movement at home, they argued.

As Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams discuss below, MLK ignored his advisors, vocally opposed the war, and found much of the liberal establishment had turned on him (having applauded his work on civil rights in the US).

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I never connected this set of dots.

Argh!

I loved the “content versus color” spirit.

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INSPIRATIONAL: Why we need “our” “female Human Resources”

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/12/20/quiet-hero-its-wonderful-life-hint-its-not-jimmy-stewart.html

The quiet hero of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ (Hint: It’s NOT Jimmy Stewart)
By Paul J. Batura| Fox News

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As we approach the 71st anniversary of Frank Capra’s perennial Christmas classic “It’s A Wonderful Life,” I think it’s time to reexamine the film’s heroes. The result might surprise you.

As a child, I assumed the hero was Jimmy Stewart’s wholesome hometown character, George Bailey. The American Film Institute agreed, listing George as the ninth greatest screen hero of all time. After all, the whole point of the movie is to show us what life in Bedford Falls would be like without George.

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Here’s a lesson about why we need “our” “female Human Resources”. (And, we should thank all the countries of the world who keep “their” females barefoot, pregnant, and uneducated.)

While my personal “Christmas hero” is pre-transformation old Ebenezer — who gets a bum rap imho, I can certainly make room for a heroine as #2.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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INSPIRATIONAL: Finally someone walks the walk

FROM BEHIND THE WSJ PAYWALL

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Anonymous Email to Visa CEO Led to Top Executive’s Firing

This fall, Visa Chief Executive Alfred Kelly received a troubling, anonymous email: Jim McCarthy, one of his most senior and high-profile executives, had been involved in romantic relationships with women at the card giant, according to people familiar with the email’s content.

The email proved a test for Mr. Kelly. He had been in the CEO’s post for less than a year and had made a point from the get-go of stressing the importance of company culture and how executives manage staff.
Weeks after Mr. Kelly received the email tip, Visa fired Mr. McCarthy on Dec. 1.

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Let the chips fall where they may.

I never played the grab ass games common on Wall Street and large corporations. 

I’m sure that hurt me politically. But I could always put me head down in peace.

Hope there is more “justice”.

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INSPIRATIONAL: Gooferment Skrules need to be replaced

http://tomwoods.com/ep-1043-spontaneous-order-or-lord-of-the-flies-an-inside-look-at-a-school-that-puts-students-in-charge/

Ep. 1043 Spontaneous Order or Lord of the Flies?
An Inside Look at a School That Puts Students in Charge
21st November 2017 Tom Woods

A promotional video about this school sparked a heated debate among listeners in my private Facebook group. The video describes the school as having no classrooms, tests, or homework, in which the students direct and evaluate themselves, etc. Is this a natural model for libertarians, or is it just plain silly? I talk to a staff member and a student at the school in today’s episode.

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I bet I would have done well in a school like this. 

“Institutional prisons” replaced by a different meme!

Remember that the “Prussian model” for education was to create cannon fodder for the Army, willing morons for the factories, and useful idiots to vote for and be led by the elite. Remember that the “elite” cite NEVER sent their children to the “public school”.

Argh!

Great idea.

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INSPIRATIONAL: Let’s see if there is a real problem or if it’s just “optics”

2017-Sep-27

FROM BEHIND THE WSJ PAYWALL

https://www.wsj.com/articles/i-used-to-sit-for-the-national-anthem-too-1506464031?mod=djemMER

I Used to Sit for the National Anthem Too
But here’s the question: Is the ‘police brutality’ that NFL players are protesting based in reality?
By Jason L. RileySept. 26, 2017 6:13 p.m. ET

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An increase in press coverage of police shootings isn’t the same thing as an increase in police shootings.

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As a vet and a little L libertarian, I am conflicted. 

I respect that the Dead Old White Guys and lot of good young women and men have sacrificed lives, blood, tears, and sweat for the ideal the Flag and Anthem represent.

I also know that the ideal is long gone and that freedom and liberty are barely holding on.

So what should one do.

Boycott the NFL?

Seems a silly response. Respect the views being expressed — whatever they are — damned if I know.

OR —  “Move along, people. Nothing to see here. Go home, you looky-loos.” Officer Barbrady’s Catch Phrase South Park

I think the reasonable approach is to: demilitarize the police, require a uniform police reporting system for officer involved shootings, and transparency.

For example, why aren’t police body cams and car cams ever off? 

(Sidenote: I think that politicians and bureaucrats should have to wear them 24/7 also. Remember ABSCAM?)

For example, a felon recently used a gun and it was reported that he was released after 4 years of a 5 year “felon in possession” offense. Sorry DJT45 should pass the word — on “felon in possession”, no plea deals, vigorous prosecution, opposition to any early release, and federal time for such. That should  “disarm” the bad guys.

For example, let’s have a DOJ review of any officer involved shooting, which if warranted should be prosecuted by the DOJ in a federal court.

For example, let’s put pressure on the various State and City Gooferments to protect their citizens. The murder rate in Chicago specifically is unacceptable.

With those reforms, let’s see if there is a real problem or if it’s just “optics”.

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INSPIRATIONAL: “Worrying takes up cognitive resources”

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/expressing-ourselves-through-writing-helps-us-handle-stress.html

Expressing Ourselves Through Writing Helps Us Handle Stress
By: Katie Medlock September 23, 2017

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“Worrying takes up cognitive resources; it’s kind of like people who struggle with worry are constantly multitasking—they are doing one task and trying to monitor and suppress their worries at the same time,” lead author Hans Schroder, an MSU doctoral student in psychology and a clinical intern at Harvard Medical School’s McLean Hospital, told Science Daily. “Our findings show that if you get these worries out of your head through expressive writing, those cognitive resources are freed up to work toward the task you’re completing and you become more efficient.”

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Interesting. I should try this since lately I’ve been worrying a lot. That in and of itself IS very unusual for me since I think I am a “take it as it comes and roll with the seas” kinda of fellow. As a fat old white guy retired injineer who’s a poor old senior citizen on a fixed income, I tend to plan a lot. 

“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower

Always have a Plan B, Plan C, and as many others as is unreasonable. (Once I had alternatives up to the letter M and never needed any of them.)

I wonder if it is the physical act of writing or will an online journal do?

Hmmmmmmm?

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INSPIRATIONAL: Can DNA open eyes?

http://mailchi.mp/exponentialview/ev127?e=fa5da2e308

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https://www.statnews.com/2017/08/16/white-nationalists-genetic-ancestry-test/

White nationalists in America are flocking to DNA tests. They don’t always like the results.

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I thought this was a hoot.

It just goes to show you that when folks get a scientific fact they don’t like, they can quibble until they get one they do like.

My question for these … … “interesting individuals” is would you take a transfusion from a black human being to save your life? (You could ask the same question in reverse. My answer is “hell yes” and be eternally grateful to the donor.)

Perhaps, these finding could change some hearts and minds?

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INSPIRATIONAL: Pilot lands plane ‘blind’

http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/pilot-lands-plane-blind-after-giant-hailstones-shatter-cockpit-windscreen/news-story/9ffbdc793087b28340b988f2d71b3720

Pilot lands plane ‘blind’ after giant hailstones shatter cockpit windscreen
AUGUST 1, 2017 11:31AM

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A voice on the ground is heard saying: “He won’t do it, he won’t do it.”

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Is there a “Sully Award” for the most astounding feat with an airplane?

If there is, these guys should get it. I’d like to know how they did it.

For the voice on the ground, I’m reminded of this quote.

“People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.” — George Bernard Shaw

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INSPIRATIONAL: Tending a baby … …

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For the past few days / weeks / eons, I’ve been getting a taste of “parenthood 101”.

I now understand why I was never “blessed” with my own.

They are too much work. 

Laugh!

My blogging has been disrupted. I’ll try to do better in the future.

Laugh!

(Like anyone really cares.)

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