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Yes and No - Think Meaningful Work Forget Pay

Are Jobs on Their Way to Becoming Obsolete? And Is That a Good Thing? | | AlterNet: "He argues that perhaps we're going about it backward when we call for jobs, that maybe it's not a bad thing that technology is replacing workers, and points out that actually, we do produce enough food and “stuff” to support the country and even the world—that, in fact, we produce too much “stuff.”"
We would do better to have guaranteed incomes and structure society so that there was a massive uptick in meaningful work opportunities. In other words divorce jobs and income and, yes, build a new economy.



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Wrenching Gay Bullying Tale (Video)

Birth of a gentle robber baron (Memoir Fiction)

The Complete History of Adam Panflick:
"The youngest, Stanley Panflick, was a compact, orderly boy who grew into a compact, orderly young man. Stanley regarded his father as an abject failure and Chipping Norton as a a prison for one of soaring ambition. Accordingly, he embarked on the Oceanic’s maiden voyage in Liverpool in 1871. After a false start, the vessel steamed and sailed across the Atlantic. In Boston, Stanley went west by train and got off in Cleveland. There he negotiated a loan on the strength of his confident presence. Though threadbare, the fellow possessed authority, mainly conveyed by commanding speech. In the press, Stanley’s talk came to be described as Shakespearean."

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Why Peirce?

Peircelets: It is true that we do generally reason correctly by nature.: "It is true that we do generally reason correctly by nature."

The interesting thing is that with Peirce we eliminate the notion of the one philosopher who has it all. The one correct theorist and so forth. We move instead to a worldview appropriate to the future and to the world of cyberspace. Many if not all participate in the same reality and try to reason within it. We stumble toward truth. We move forward. Life is continuity and community. Peirce is not THE philosopher. He is simply the prophet of a world n which there are no more THE anythings. The world is slow to hear.

It is true that we do generally reason correctly by nature.

The Fixation of Belief:

"The object of reasoning is to find out, from the consideration of what we already know, something else which we do not know. Consequently, reasoning is good if it be such as to give a true conclusion from true premisses, and not otherwise. Thus, the question of validity is purely one of fact and not of thinking. A being the facts stated in the premisses and B being that concluded, the question is, whether these facts are really so related that if A were B would generally be. If so, the inference is valid; if not, not. It is not in the least the question whether, when the premisses are accepted by the mind, we feel an impulse to accept the conclusion also. It is true that we do generally reason correctly by nature. But that is an accident; the true conclusion would remain true if we had no impulse to accept it; and the false one would remain false, though we could not resist the tendency to believe in it."


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It is true that we do generally reason correctly by nature.

The Fixation of Belief:
"The object of reasoning is to find out, from the consideration of what we already know, something else which we do not know. Consequently, reasoning is good if it be such as to give a true conclusion from true premisses, and not otherwise. Thus, the question of validity is purely one of fact and not of thinking. A being the facts stated in the premisses and B being that concluded, the question is, whether these facts are really so related that if A were B would generally be. If so, the inference is valid; if not, not. It is not in the least the question whether, when the premisses are accepted by the mind, we feel an impulse to accept the conclusion also. It is true that we do generally reason correctly by nature. But that is an accident; the true conclusion would remain true if we had no impulse to accept it; and the false one would remain false, though we could not resist the tendency to believe in it."

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Sometimes you can only sing the truth

Original Biblical Songs: Come Now You Rich: "Come Now You Rich"

It is funny how everyone on all sides uses the Kumbaya word to express cynicism about the propects for better outcomes in this world. In point of fact a positive view based on universal values and nonviolent opposition to principalities and powers is the precise stance that any valid spiritual way mandates. When I hear from the lips of allegedly intelligent commentators such bilious disses, I lower my respect level a notch and determined to speak more insistently the antiphon to this negativity.




Do they really call it the green stream pipeline

ENI Chief in Tripoli: "The main aim of the trip was the establishment of the necessary measures to recover exports through the Green Stream pipeline, which may carry 10 bcm per year of gas from the Libyan coast to Italy.

During his visit Scaroni stated: “Our priority is the quick recover of Libyan gas export towards Italy, aiming to guarantee Italy with the security of supplies.”"

And I like the phrase security of supplies. More like fuel for future wars and global warming.

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Jesus is not a corporate logo

Markman: A Film About Jesus:
" DAVID: I've been fired.

JONES: For good reason. That's not the issue, however. The issue is your status in the church.

MALCOLM: Mr. Markman, you no longer accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. Is that true?

Pause.

DAVID: I no longer accept the hypocrisy of those who use salvation language to feather their own nests and build their own kingdoms. Jesus has been turned into a corporate logo, sir.
"

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The World Is Beginning To Go The Right Way

Beyond Pattern Language: Quill Cuts To The Chase:

The world is beginning to go the right wayPeople know better now what must be done Life must be more centered on personal growth and development And less on pursuit of goals that do not deliver Without face to face community Without enough happening to engage the mind and heart Without enough time to take care with oneself and others We become burnt toast And life is too short to end up burnt toast at the end of every day

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Noxious Oil: Al Gore Fights Back:

More at my new blog above.

Al Gore says:

“Cataclysmic events,” we are told, “are becoming the new normal,” and the truth has become one of its causalities. Big oil and coal are spending fortunes to spread doubt beneath the radar, but, according to Al, “Not anymore. On Sept. 14th, the world will join hands to create 24 hours of reality, an event that will focus the world’s attention on the Full Truth, Scope, Scale, and Impact of the Climate Crisis.”

Shades of Jane Jacobs Walkability At the Core

Vaughan development leads suburban core renewal trend | Posted Toronto | National Post: "“This avant-garde project marks the beginning of a new era in our city’s history,” Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua said. “It will set the standard for future development in the downtown core and will embody the essence of Vaughan’s transformation from a suburban municipality to a world-class city.”"

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Fantastic graphic illustrates the noxious effects of sprawl

World Population Concentrated | ArchDaily: "What would the world’s landscape look like if it were concentrated into one megalopolis? This graphic analysis illustrates the amount of land required to accommodate all 6.9 billion people based on the densities of cities across the globe. The differences illuminate the adverse affects of suburban sprawl."

Cap tip @JohnnyBravvo