9/14/11

Thought is a thread of melody (Slide Show)

Charles Sanders Peirce on Thought as Melody - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com: "Thought is a thread of melody running through the succession of our sensations. The emphasis is on the objective elements of consciousness. Thought is not a feeling. It contributes to our knowledge."

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How Close is Saudi Arabia to Democratic Revolution?

Saudi activist defiant in face of state intimidation | Amnesty International: "A prominent Saudi Arabian human rights activist taken to court this weekend for calling for a constitutional monarchy told Amnesty International he will not bow to intimidation by the authorities."

Democracy begins in the hearts and minds of the people.

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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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Switch on the automatic update

US politics live blog - Wednesday 14 September 2011 | World news | guardian.co.uk:

Guardian also has a new US home page. News will all be digital within five years me thinks - if not sooner. And I rather hope the casualty is not newspapers as much as strident cable talkers. Not naming names anymore.


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Maybe this is why she is not much in evidence now

Sarah Palin Used Cocaine & Had Affair With Todd’s Business Partner — Claims New Book | Radar Online: "Sarah Palin has dabbled in cocaine use and carried on an extramarital affair with her husband Todd’s business partner, Brad Hanson, according to an explosive tell-all book."

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Wrenching Gay Bullying Tale (Video)

American Civil Liberties Union: "Her gay thirteen year-old son, Seth, took his life after his school failed to keep other students from bullying him because of his sexual orientation."

Don’t be so shocked, consider what is true:

Abba's Way: On The Messiah:

"Don’t be so shocked, consider what is true:
The good news is not what’s been made of me;
The good news is the truth that time has won:
Abba is near, available, alive."

More at the link above.


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Bedside Book

Abba's Way - Stephen C. Rose : IUniverse:

End of commercial.

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Science is no more set in place than supernatural was

Science is no more set in place than supernatural was
That's where Dawkins and others veer toward new fundamentalisms
Nothing including stone itself is set in stone
We have a moving and growing and developing body of knwledge
And if I had to guess I would say it is in its infancy

The gulf between what Jesus wanted and what we now have

Windows on The Bible: Sixty Great Expectations: "Jesus expected great things from his disciples. But because all people have a partial freedom and a fallible nature, the disciples did not live up to his high expectations"

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.




He will be the One Who Was Too Early

Obama's Way: An unsure nation awaits an Obama sign:

"But until he gets the truth embedded
In his mind and sees that it is as large and portentous
And dangerous as it is
He will be the One Who Was Too Early
Sad to say
So sad to say"

Read it all at the link above.

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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How we access eternity


Eternity is not forever from our POV
Eternity is time made holy by Abba
Who can be called any time by grace vouchsafed to all
When Abba rules eternity is now
To eyes that see

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The Tao lives only in eternity

The Tao lives only in eternity
Which is to say that sometimes so do we
We take our memories as history
The Tao lives timelessly eternally

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 way
People 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

Jesus chimes in on the messianic delusion

Abba's Way: On The Messiah:

"Your bible speaks of me as Messiah;
Your bible speaks of me as Jesus Christ.
Your bible makes of me the gospel whole;
Your bible is your bible, it’s not mine."

Strong words but there has been a strong correction needed for some time. Read the whole thing above.

Beyond green and high speed (Slide Show of Sorts)

Forget High Speed Leap Beyond Green - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

A fanciful conjecture.

Its not the wind, it's the transmission

The power struggle for Wyoming's wind - Fortune Tech: "Wyoming is an ideal place to generate electricity from wind. But getting current from turbines to customers is a political and economic puzzle. How it plays out will have lessons for renewable-energy projects nationwide."

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Go Mo

New York Yankees at Seattle Mariners - September 13, 2011 | MLB.com NYY Recap: "Not only did the Bronx Bombers keep their American League East lead at four games with a 3-2 win over Seattle, but closer Mariano Rivera inched closer to breaking the all-time saves record with his 600th career save, securing New York's third straight victory in front of 18,306."

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Today's The Day

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.”

To walk is Abba's greatest gift of all

Sprawl World: Shades of Jane Jacobs Walkability At the Core:

To walk is Abba's greatest gift of all
It means that we are movers we stand tall
To live in metal prisons on a road
Serves greed and sprawl but violates the code

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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New Blog First Post

Sprawl World:

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I once figured out you could but the whole world population at the density of LA in California. It is time for a blog called Sprawl World. So here is is.

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

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