10 Golden Words Podcast I have linked with my Talkshoe account so expect podcasts with some regularity. They open after a pause automatically and while not loud you may want to pause them for any reason, and can do so in the normal way. Global Online Privacy
New map shows where tastes are coded in the brain: "Each taste, from sweet to salty, is sensed by a unique set of neurons in the brains of mice, new research reveals. The findings demonstrate that neurons that respond to specific tastes are arranged discretely in what the scientists call a "gustotopic map." This is the first map that shows how taste is represented in the mammalian brain."
S.E.C. Subpoenas Energy Companies for Records on Shale Gas Wells - NYTimes.com: "For example, the 2011 summer newsletter of the National Energy Technology Laboratory, a research arm of the Department of Energy, says that technology needs to improve in the Barnett shale in Texas, and in other shale gas areas, for these shale gas wells to be more economically viable. Shale gas wells often decline sharply after their first year ... “A crucial challenge for the industry today,” the newsletter said, is that only a “fraction” — a third or less — of wells show “sustained long-term production,” which makes it difficult for companies to make money on this drilling."
I am waiting for a ten year old genius to get us out of this oil and gas fixation. The current ads disgust with their complacency,
Heartily recommend a dose of C. S. Peirce to all who do not acknowledge him. Since things are evolutionary (continuity) and our theories are inevitably fallible (amendable), the draconian results of either too much or too little place for reason are eliminated. Indeed the realism of Peirce is a welcome liberation from the straitjacket of feeling that reason is impotent to perform logical acts such as Peirce spent a lifetime considering. We are approaching the 100th year of his death. I rarely see him mentioned in academic indices. A good example is the work of Harold Bloom which suffers from a failure to make Peirce's acquaintance. Peirce belongs, to alter a Bloom saw, in the world canon. Global Online Privacy
The Complete History of Adam Panflick: "Orlando was was eating shepherd’s bread and drinking Vernaccia Lido Del Sole, watching village boys kick a red ball back and forth on the beach. The sun was climbing gently over Monte Moro. Orlando thought to himself that there could never be a more pleasant day. (Not unlike my feeling in Manhattan on September 11 — a glorious morning — in the moments before the Towers went down.)"
Space junk is made by nature itself and we have nothing to do with it. Come come. We are as a universal humanity slobs. Some may have a fastidious streak but that is our default and we should acknowledge it and build a world that enables this trait to be accepted by eliminating our capacity to ruin the cosmos. This means that we need to create self cleaning technologies and follow this through on all products.
Does John McCain Still Have a Gambling Problem? - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com: "Published 8/18/2008. A good example of things in the open that were generally ignored by the MSM. A cursory search for material on McCain and gambling ends with material posted in 2008. So the answer to the title question is, I do not know. But the words below, unchanged, suggest that if there is no problem now, he reformed after dropping the election to Barack Obama. I do not detect that in his other activities."
For Software Developers, A Bounty Of Opportunity : NPR: "As people across the country suffer from long-term unemployment, the tech industry is experiencing a shortage of qualified workers. Particularly in software development, employers are waging bidding wars over a tightening supply."
Obama says Congress must pass job program - politics - msnbc.com: ""But we're not going wait for them," he said at an annual event sponsored by the Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO. "We're going to see if we've got some straight shooters in Congress. We're going to see if congressional Republicans will put country before party."
How idiotic you sayNaan being the wonderful Indian bread I can buy everywhere fresh I cook at home just take out meals from great cheap restaurants nearbyNow I am cooking some jumbo shrimp a pruneSome green grapes some sopresetta a little cheeseAnd yes some scraps of Naan with some honey drizzled on itA compact little lunch for a hard working fellowAnd if you mix in rice or pasta why not NaanIf I couldn't find NaanI could do the same with flatbread Global Online Privacy
Senior al Qaida commander captured in Pakistan | McClatchy: "Younis al Mauritani, a senior al Qaida commander described by some to be the organization's "foreign minister", has been captured by Pakistani security forces, officials said Monday, the most important Al Qaida figure in several years to be arrested in Pakistan. American intelligence was involved in the arrest. Al Mauritani, central to the group's plots against the West, was detained in the western city of Quetta, along with two other al Qaida operatives."
Khloe Kardashian Gets Downsized For Annie Leibovitz: "Apparently Annie Leibovitz was so angry that she's been reduced to photographing the Kardashian Kollection for Sears campaign that she went on a vengeful, Photoshopping rampage once the shoot was over. Either that, or Khloe downed some of the same Alice in Wonderland potion she had before posing for the ladies' swimwear line to make her 5'10" frame look smaller than her sisters', who are 5'2" and 5'3"."
These usually mean that the outcome is hardly assured as regards whether the election will be fair or not. We cannot cast stones from the US because we are the national victims of a manifestly unfair electoral process which has wreaked untold damage on thousands who are no longer with us.
frequencies | a collaborative genealogy of spirituality: Appears to be a project related to Immanent Frame and involves some moving still images and if you look carefully links to related text. Probably a bit heavy for the casual surfer but maybe a find for the deeper seeker.
I Blame The Patriarchy: "in my view the connective tissue is not Women’s Oppression, but rather the megatheocorporatocratic ideology of domination to which it is my somewhat lazy habit to refer as patriarchy. Domination ideology is predicated on the notion that social hierarchies are rooted in and validated by Divine Truth. All oppression — such as “women are whores” and “let’s enslave some Africans”– proceeds from this idea."
Futures Stolen | Human Rights Watch: "This 76-page report documents the hurdles that children with disabilities face in obtaining a quality education in Nepal. Some children with disabilities experience abuse and neglect at home and in their communities, making it harder for them to gain access to schooling. These barriers result in low attendance and high dropout rates for children with disabilities compared with their non-disabled peers."
Abuse begins at home. One solution is to be somewhat more careful about having children in the first place. Another is to embrace a non-lethal value system. All people are free to do that at any time.
Long-Term Unemployment: States Search For Strategies To Counter Joblessness: "To confront the growing problem of long-term unemployment, the Obama administration may seek to put Clark's strategy into practice on a national scale. The White House has signaled that it may replicate a program in Georgia that allows businesses to train jobless workers for two months without having to pay them."
Historical Jesus Theories: Gerd Theissen: "Theissen writes, "his vision of the future rule of God was that of a great shared meal in which Jews and Gentiles were no longer divided by commandments about food and cleanness" (op. cit., p. 571). Jesus was an itinerant with a "radical ethic of freedom from family, possessions, home and security" (op. cit., p. 571) "
More flooding expected as Lee nears Ala. - CBS News: "(CBS/AP) Tropical Storm Lee - downgraded to a tropical depression - has dropped a foot of rain in some places, spreading the risk of flash flooding as it heads north, especially in Louisiana. The storm left 13 inches in New Orleans and 15 inches in the metro areas, and spawned tornadoes in Lilliana."
At least in Dixie. Still waiting to find any text that sees convergence between Lee and Katia. And any text suggesting that we reconsider how we live in an era of weather extremity that we helped to create. I have an idea but no takers so far.
Windows on The Bible: Sixty Two Family Values 2: "No less than adults, children are in need of awareness of the ontological values of Abba and cleansing of Abba's Word which mandates non-idolatry, tolerance, democracy and helpfulness. And the practice of Abba's way which involves the practice of daily forgiveness of all in exchange for deliverance of you."
The Complete History of Adam Panflick: "According to Melchizedek Panflick, whose voluminous notes and diaries make up no small part of the archives, a great-grandfather named Orlando Panflick was vacationing in Sardinia in 1819 when he was taken by pirates to Algiers and sold into slavery."
Peircelets: Peirce's Balanced View: When you consider that these thoughts were formed in the 19th century in evident separation from the thought of Nietzsche, this is quite amazing. If you collate these two seminal thinkers, you form a basis for the synthesis that is Abba's way which adds to the insights of these two the theory that values represent the principal thing we can actually freely will (and change) and that values are what we live by all the time and that values are to be distinguished from characteristics and virtues, as Aristotle failed to do. Values relate to such things as the sanctity of life (not killing) and are in Abba's way called non-idolatry, tolerance, democracy and helpfulness, one root and three active and interactive values, an inference from the Jesus of Mark.
Convergence occurs when air moving from different directions collides. When convergence happens near the surface of the earth, such as when air spirals into the center of a low pressure cell, air is forced upward, a process called ascent. When convergence occurs high in the atmosphere, for example near the top of the troposphere, air is forced downward toward the surface, a process called descent, or subsidence."
Original Biblical Songs: Communion Song: This was written to work as a song for the administration of communion in any setting. Instrumental breaks provide for the sharing of bread and wine. For a time this was used when we had a small online community in Ecunet in the mid-1990s. It will have life yet.
FreakOutNation: "Rep. Andre Carson’s recent statement caused quite a stir in the Tea Party. Carson said members of the Tea Party movement on Capitol Hill would like to see African Americans “hanging on a tree.” That much publicized statement was/is demonized by the right, who deny any claims of racism in their party."
Trying to sort race from other forms of mindlessness and hatred in the Tea Party is like trying to separate various forms of bile in a boiling pot. The only remedy is to suggest an individual wake up, repent and start over. This is provided for in the Gospel of Jesus Christ correctly parsed. (See Mark 1)
Industry Victory: Obama Withdraws EPA's Stricter Smog Standards: "Work is already underway to update a 2006 review of the science that will result in the reconsideration of the ozone standard in 2013. Ultimately, I did not support asking state and local governments to begin implementing a new standard that will soon be reconsidered," Obama said.
Abba's Way: 64 On Night: "Some sounds are louder when they’re heard at night; Some things are more alive in our night dreams. Imagination bends to scary frights, Or trembles, longing for the warmth of arms."
Abba's Way: 65 The greatest event would be values changed.: "We do not see a future in our hands. Instead we are in thrall to Great Events. The greatest thing of all would be to own The very challenge that is life’s essence: That is to freely choose to co-create, And build the values on which life might thrive."
CA gay history referendum faces long ballot odds - Yahoo! News: "But so far, Mormon and Catholic church leaders and conservative groups who spearheaded the Proposition 8 campaign have not joined the effort to qualify the gay history referendum for the June 2012 ballot, leaving less-experienced Christian conservatives to lead the charge without the organizational prowess and funding to hire paid signature gatherers."
"This paper presents evidence of performance persistence in entrepreneurship. We show that entrepreneurs with a track record of success are much more likely to succeed than first-time entrepreneurs and those who have previously failed. In particular, they exhibit persistence in selecting the right industry and time to start new ventures. Entrepreneurs with demonstrated market timing skill are also more likely to outperform industry peers in their subsequent ventures. This is consistent with the view that if suppliers and customers perceive the entrepreneur to have market timing skill, and is therefore more likely to succeed, they will be more willing to commit resources to the firm. In this way, success breeds success and strengthens performance persistence." Global Online Privacy