10/29/11

A service of communion for all

I wrote the following song  in the 1970s
It assumes that the communion as we have it can be done in myriad ways 
and does not require a formal service
This this music is able in effect to administer communion to anyone anywhere
From the way it is done the reason should be obvious
It is an MP3 free to all

http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/audioPop.jsp?episodeId=21269&cmd=apop

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Outline for a novel

I am hipped on the James Ellroy mode of doing history
That would be using real figures and creating fictional actors who interact
with the movers and shakers
The trilogy that includes American Tabloid and the Cold Six Thousand 
are exemplary
I like these the best of what I have read thus far
They are set in the late 50s and early 60s
The lead male characters 
would not be on the dance cards of most people
All of them kill with more or less cause
All exist in the demi-world where tawdry sex
Violence
Organized crime
and Racism
are endemic
There is seepage between that world 
And the world of official history
Ellroy convincingly creates
the backdrop for the assassinations of JFK MLK and RFK
He establishes to my satisfaction
the likelihood that all of these assassinations were not the work of 
single shooters
But grew out of a plausible environment where the driving force
is hate  
To create this plausible environment is 
challenge Ellroy met and overcame

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Traffic Musings


I am wondering how much search engines count any more
Only a small fraction of my visitors are referred by Google sites and no other engines appear in my stats
MySpace leads all others
Facebook not much at all
I suppose one could gin up search engine traffic by
following the varied rules of SEO
But I wonder if the reality has not changed 
And if one would not
be best advised to reach the Social Networks

Full disclosure
My daily traffic after a few months
 varies between a few hundred and a thousand page views daily
When I am active it is generally closer to 1000
I have no idea how reliable the Blogger stats are
The only way I measure impact/influence is if I hear things I have said echoed elsewhere
That means a community of interest has formed
Regardless what or who the source may be
In the realm of things like values and global democratic revolution
It is the spread and depth of community that counts

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I guess

400% Rise in Anti-Depressant Pill Use: Americans Are Disempowered -- Can the OWS Uprising Shake Us Out of Our Depression? | Drugs | AlterNet: "Is it time to repoliticize a great deal of our despair, and reconsider the old-fashioned antidepressant of political activism?"

'via Blog this'

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Beyond creed is a revolutionary work


From My Book Beyond Creed

Beyond Creed is a revolutionary work
Filled with much that few could see or hear
It translates everything to where we are
I wrote it then and now it becomes clear

(The link above is to a podcast based on a chapter in Beyond Creed)

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Veblen had Marx tagged from the gitgo

"Except as a whole and except in the light of its postulates and aims, the Marxian system is not only not tenable, but it is not even intelligible. A discussion of a given isolated feature of the system (such as the theory of value) from the point of view of classical economics (such as that offered by Bohm-Bawerk) is as futile as a discussion of solids in terms of two dimensions."

SOURCE

Veblen had Marx tagged from the gitgo
False assumptions false conclusions breed
He like Peirce was deemed unfit to know
And thus we lose the truths that we most need


To avoid the snow

To avoid the snow
Live in a stadium structure with a retractable roof
Car free with room for 
10K inhabitants
So you have a viable economy
And the money necessary to create a shared existence which is 
Sustainable
Pleasureable
Secure
and Sensible
Think cyber-community
Think pattern language
Think anything but what we now have

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Let's celebrate October snow

Storm Could Dump a Foot of Snow on N.E. - TIME: "Sections of the Northeast were bracing for an October snowfall Saturday as a storm moving up the East Coast was expected to combine with a cold air mass and dump anywhere from a dusting of snow to about 10 inches throughout the area. "In Phoenix, it's 113 all summer long," the 79-year-old Patrylak, of Glastonbury, said Friday. "So, it just depends on where you are and what the weather is and you learn to accept that. Whatever it is, I'm going to be ready for it.""

Let's celebrate October snow
And find away around it
Like living in New Mexico
Oh oh looks like we've found it

Flakes falling (as I wrote) within ten feet of me 8 stories up snug as can be.

Biden's mojo video

The Page by Mark Halperin | Bonus Video: Biden's Stem-Winding Closing:

Biden's mojo video
Was not that ballistic
But it's nice to see that he
Is at least optimistic

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We've known injustice all along

Bill Boyarsky: The Great Depression Right Outside Our Doors - Bill Boyarsky's Columns - Truthdig:

We've known injustice all along
But knowledge does not cure it
Democracy's the remedy
That's required to defeat it



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When you can't win what do you do


When you can't win what do you do
Self-flagellate or cut some slack
Or cogitate upon what's true
It's done there is no going back
 
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Do cows experience delight

Do cows experience delight
Do alligators know despair
Do ferrets find meaning in life
Does here exist if there's no there

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Regulation should be common sense

Obama's Way: "Here's what it comes down to: This administration is in favor of smart regulations that protect middle-class families and consumers, and against burdensome ones that don't do anything but waste time and taxpayers' money."

Regulation should be common sense
To keep tabs on competence
And ensure there's recompense
When wrongs lead to evil ends

No wonder Occupy's mainstream

SOURCE:

"1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?
Approve……………………………………………………..27%
Disapprove…………………………………………………. 73
2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?
Approve………………………………………………………3%
Disapprove…………………………………………………..9"

No wonder Occupy's mainstream
The people know exactly what they mean
Nothing is going quite as it should
So now it's up to us to forge new good




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Here's some small print you don't want to read

Obama administration’s new proposal would erode strength of FOIA | The Washington Independent: "The Sunlight Foundation has a rundown of new rules (PDF) the U.S. Department of Justice recently proposed for Freedom of Information Act requests."

Here's some small print you don't want to read
The DOJ versus transparency
Access to stuff should be easy and free
Why should our government know more than we

This is America not Kyrgyzstan but this sounds like their media law. Indonesia is in the mix too with a brand new rotten intelligence law. When will we learn?

Watch Obama's Weekly Video

Weekly Address: We Can’t Wait to Create Jobs | The White House: "President Obama says that we can’t wait for Congress to take action to grow the economy and create jobs -- and highlights actions he took to help families refinance their mortgages, put veterans to work, and lower the cost of student loans."

Watch Obama's weekly video
He cuts to the chase he does not lie
Like Mitch McConnell who blames everything on O
Watch this and then tell Mitch nice try

When you are somewhere why go anywhere

Pujols' crossroads complicate Cardinals' title - MLB - Yahoo! Sports: "He sounded, by God, like a man who wanted to stay. Because with what happened here, who wouldn’t?"

When you are somewhere why go anywhere
When you have won you might be up for change
Between these two a window for anxiety
Sometimes life is not easily arranged

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Cain flaunts constriction and succeeds

Cain momentum continues; South could be key - Yahoo! News: "Block argues that next year's compressed primary calendar means more states will play larger roles. So instead of tromping around New Hampshire trying to win over skeptics, the campaign team is revving up support in states where Cain's small government, anti-tax message and church revival-style delivery resonate with voters."

Cain flaunts constriction and succeeds
More than one way might be his mantra
While pundits scratch their heads until they bleed
And Karl Rove's anger builds up ever fasta

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Is facilitating sharing new economy?

Graduates Get a Crash Course in Sharing by Malcolm Harris — YES! Magazine: "But some young people are finding­ or inventing ways to make a living and maybe even make a difference."

Is facilitating sharing new economy
Say yes if it creates community
If it does needed things more personally
It's part of what we need to set us free

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Houses as we know them are passé

Houses as we know them are passé
We need new flat secure thin soundproof walls like lego pieces
We need to create a circulatory system that transcends single dwellings
We need to mass produce rooms customized like cars
We need to build for billions

Houses as we know them are cash cows
Houses as we know them do not work
Houses as we know them speak dispersion

The answer is cyber-community
A physical eco-matrix
That can be the skeleton for all those lego-like
Surfaces
That will be the rooms and spaces of the
Future

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I would make PCs the Everything

HP keeps its PC business: Price war, crumbling profit margins next | ZDNet: "Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman crunched the numbers and determined that the company had to keep its PC division. The big question now is how far HP will go on pricing to defend its PC market share."

I would make PCs the everything
As they already are in prospect
Only improved to be
The only thing
We need to
See and hear and speak with
Period

A minimal solution to thing glut

I would out gadget gadgets with new smarts
And blissful simplicity
And cloud-centric security

Evil is measured by relative degrees of harm.

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